The Benevolent Lords of Sometimes Island: A Novel by Scott Semegran

From the winner of the Texas Author Project and the Ben Franklin Award for Humor, comes his response to Lord Of the Flies.  Never being a fan of that book, I was intrigued.  This was so much better!  This clever work puts a positive spin on the relationship between four middle school boys.  Coming from … Continue reading The Benevolent Lords of Sometimes Island: A Novel by Scott Semegran

A Promise of Return (The Outlands Pentalogy Book 3) By Rebecca Crunden

I have read the first two books in this series and while I enjoyed them, I see a difference in this book.  Whether it is the seasoning of the author or just that I enjoy the character Thom more than his brother or Kitty, this book was a step above the first two. This series/author … Continue reading A Promise of Return (The Outlands Pentalogy Book 3) By Rebecca Crunden

Shadows of Doubt (A Kahale and Claude Mystery Series Book 2) By Timothy R. Baldwin

As was established in the first book in this series, these teens have a lot going on.  Mixing a mystery with teenage angst can be daunting but Baldwin does it with enough finesse to keep adults interested as well. This mixture of several subplots and teen flip flop emotions makes for a page turner.  Buy … Continue reading Shadows of Doubt (A Kahale and Claude Mystery Series Book 2) By Timothy R. Baldwin

BLOWBACK (Detective “Cadillac” Holland Mystery Series Book 1) by H. Max Hiller

This dynamic start to what I think will be a great series that had me quickly swiping pages.  Set in New Orleans, the area is a character and part of the plot adding an enjoyable dimension to the story.  The story jumps the reader in the middle of Detective Holland’s life with some of the … Continue reading BLOWBACK (Detective “Cadillac” Holland Mystery Series Book 1) by H. Max Hiller

Inferno of Silence (A Collection of Short Stories) by Tolu’ A. Akinyemi

This author is known for his intense and contemporary poetry.  In this collection, he is branching out into seven short stories and brings that fierce feeling to each one.  Using the depth of culture from his home country of Nigeria, he presents strong characters dealing with a myriad of life events.  The collection starts with … Continue reading Inferno of Silence (A Collection of Short Stories) by Tolu’ A. Akinyemi