Review of “Dark Before Dawn,” by Laurie Stevens

Amazon/Barnes &Nobles/Books-A-Million/Goodreads While mainstream publishing has a slew of wonderful books, I honestly feel that the indie publishing market- a market stigmatized normally as having subpar, inartistic, amateurish writing- is rife with some of the most gut-wrenching, visceral creative stuff in the market. And, Laurie Steven’s The Dark Before Dawn  is one-part nightmarish, and two-parts intense…

Review of “Tokyo Kill,” by Barry Lancet

Amazon/Barnes & Nobles/ Books-A-Million/Goodreads    Writing thrillers is no easy venture for any writer, and I’ve said that before with many of the previous thriller I’ve gotten the chance to read and review for this blog. Thrillers are easily some of the most challenging books, for any writer, to try their hand at writing. Many…

Review of “The Third Rail:An Eddy Harkness novel” by: Rory Flynn

Amazon/Barnes&Nobles/Books-A-Million/Goodreads Review: Deceptively, this book begins with a startling and a bit of an uneasy sense of slightly diminished chaos, as we are introduced to the book’s title cop character Eddy Harkness living a life both in the shadows and light of more polite society. During the night, he engages in activity that might be…

BEA Spotlight #2- Lori Rader-Day’s “The Black Hour”

Author Website/ Amazon/ Barnes&Nobles/IndieBound/Books-A-Million/Goodreads Interview with Lori Rader-Day Interview Setting: Book Expo America @ Prometheus Book/ Seventh Street Books Stand Bibliophile’s Reverie: Since the main character is a sociology professor, did you have any Sociology background for this book? Lori: I took one Sociology course, when I was in college, and I took it too…

Review of Marcus Sakey’s “Better World”

Amazon.com (Kindle Edition)/Barnes and Nobles/ Goodreads/ Books-A-Million    This recent single, from the Dutch metal act Epica, certainly has a very powerful message that is very pertinent to one of the core issues and conflicts of Marcus Sakey’s Better World. Thank you to Wunderkind PR- a fabulous publicity group- for providing this blogger a complimentary…

Review of “I am Pilgrim” by Terry Hayes

    Published by: Atria Books (Imprint of Simon Schuster Review written by: Justin Boyer Amazon.com (Kindle Edition)/ Barnes and Nobles (Nook Edition)/Kobo/ Goodreads Being a very judicious reader, I often find myself either staring intently at the clock on my nightstand or trying not to nod off, when reading a ridiculously soporific story that…

Review of The Poisoned Island by Lloyd Shephed

Amazon.com (Kindle Edition)/Barnes and Nobles (Nook Edition)/Kobo/Goodreads (All formats) Published by: Atria Books (Simon Schuster) Review written by Jonathan E. Upon my completion of reading Lloyd Shepherd’s novel The Poisoned Island, my only initial negative reaction was toward its title, which I felt rang of a cheesy, plastic beach read one might come across in…