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"Tiny Planet Filled With Liars" by Stephen M.A.

Posted by Matt McAvoy on Saturday, January 23, 2021 In : Book Reviews 

A slightly difficult book to review, mainly because it is a particularly difficult one to describe.  Not that Stephen isn’t a good author – he is intelligent, laugh out loud funny and incredibly eloquent – but if I’m being perfectly frank, I think he left me behind quite notably; truthfully, I was a little lost for most of the book.

The story, as far as I could tell, revolved around an investigation into a catastrophic incident involving a fleet battleship far in the future, and the ...


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"The Dyslexia Code" by Karl De Leeuw and Carolyn Flynn

Posted by Matt McAvoy on Sunday, January 17, 2021 In : Book Reviews 



Don’t expect a book by experts in the subject of living with the condition of dyslexia – at least, that is, professional or academic experts; this authority comes from a place of experience.  Karl is himself a sufferer, although I am sure he would not approve of being called a “sufferer”, as it is more accurate to say that this book is in fact a celebration of the “gift” of dyslexia.  It does, after all, outline all the ways in which the condition is of real benefit to the life of...


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"The Lifer and The Lawyer" by George Critchlow

Posted by Matt McAvoy on Friday, January 15, 2021 In : Book Reviews 


The moment I picked up this book and started reading, one thing struck me immediately: this is a work of serious quality, by an author of real professional pedigree.  As well as being a lawyer, George Critchlow is an outstanding writer, with a tremendous poetry to his work. 

Be aware, his work might be considered subjective, in favour of a man who is clearly his dear friend, as well as skewed by George’s uncommon profession, as a liberally oriented defence and human rights lawyer.  This i...


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"The Ordinary Leader" by Geoff Lew

Posted by Matt McAvoy on Sunday, January 10, 2021 In : Book Reviews 



An imaginative and highly creative take on motivation and life coaching by a non-fiction author who is entertaining and engaging.  Lew infuses large swathes of personality and humour into his writing, and is very easy to relate to.  He clearly has huge interest and knowledge of his field of expertise: the military history of ancient China.  Using popular fables and anecdotes from this long, eventful period, he goes on to apply the lessons of the time to how we approach life generally in the m...


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"The Connection" by Dana Claire

Posted by Matt McAvoy on Tuesday, January 5, 2021


This was a fun book.  I would say it is clearly Young Adult, but I did find the language at times a little bit coarse for a younger audience – or perhaps not.  It does have all the standard ingredients: the high school girl with a crush on the quiet loner; inter-species attraction; sinister agency men in dark suits – this strikes me as Y.A. sci-fi fantasy through and through.  As such, perhaps not necessarily my cup of tea – I always struggle to keep engaged, and always find the inevita...


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"Vidas: Deep in Mexico and Spain" by Edward Stanton

Posted by Matt McAvoy on Thursday, December 31, 2020 In : Book Reviews 



A detailed fictionalized memoir, which presents the second person viewpoint (i.e. you, the reader) as the main protagonist.  It is not clear why Stanton chose this tyle of narrative, though I would like to think (probably incorrectly) that the “you” to which he refers is a real person, to whom this book is tribute.  Telling the account of a divorced American man of Spanish heritage, who travels south to Mexico, then across the Atlantic to the old country, to explore his roots, in fact the...


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"Death Honk" by J.P. Mac

Posted by Matt McAvoy on Friday, December 18, 2020 In : Book Reviews 

A collection of ominous and entertaining short stories – real crackers, too – with large part metaphor and a tangible portion of underlying menace.  Mac is a fine writer, with a tremendously twisted sense of justice, injustice and just desserts.  A variety of different writing styles are employed, from a curation of fictional letters to a play manuscript, then standard format narrative, told in both the first and third person.  Mac seems to write what he pleases, and does so with a marvel...


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"The Savvy Ally" by Jeannie Gainsburg

Posted by Matt McAvoy on Sunday, December 13, 2020 In : Book Reviews 


An important and extremely useful guide, I feel – if, of course, much more to some readers than others. 

Jeannie Gainsburg herself doesn’t feel the need to provide any specific reason for her own choice to become an LGBTQ+ ally, though you can tell it has since become a much more important part of her life than simple vocation.  You don’t need to have the same passion as Jeannie, for the cause of identity-equity, to find this book useful and informative; “The Savvy Ally” might be ...


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"Bellybutton: The Source of my Strength" by Daniel Felix

Posted by Matt McAvoy on Friday, December 11, 2020 In : Book Reviews 


There are numerous reasons why people write books, though generally this infinite number falls within three general categories: pure creative expression; to inform the reader; or, for the author’s own therapy.  This appears to have been written predominantly for the latter reason – with perhaps a hint of the second.  Just how much of this memoir is true is not clear to me; at the risk of causing offence, I got the impression there was a lot of fantasy on the part of Felix, and I suspect a...


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"The Bodies That Move" by Bunye Ngene

Posted by Matt McAvoy on Monday, December 7, 2020 In : Book Reviews 


It seems daily now that we see images of asylum seekers turning up on boats in Europe and Britain, but for many of us they are little more than faceless migrants; little mind is paid to their background, or their tortuous journey to reach here.  This outstanding fictionalized chronicle by Bunye Ngene tells this particular part of their story in its full, shocking detail, from a writer who undoubtedly knows the reality, rather than simply rehashing the emotive triggers of competing news media ...


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"A Compendium of Unusual Tales" by Ramsey Harrison

Posted by Matt McAvoy on Saturday, December 5, 2020 In : Book Reviews 

I really enjoy short stories – the darker the better – and whilst they don’t particularly fall into the horror category, these atmospheric tales are pretty dark, and also pretty good.  Harrison is a very clever writer, and the imaginative compendium ranges from outright sci-fi, through simple slice-of-life drama, to the supernatural.  It is hard to pick a favourite; I like them all, to be honest, though I will admit that slick mystery “Joanne” is right up my street.  With “Karma E...


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"The Future is Autonomous" by Phillip Wilcox

Posted by Matt McAvoy on Monday, November 30, 2020 In : Book Reviews 



An awful lot of work, time and research have gone into this passionate and detailed case for the benefits of the development and mass production of autonomous vehicles.  In the context of the technological race between the two tech superpowers of the U.S. and China, it is in fact a far more comprehensive look at the sector in those two countries generally, profoundly comparing the economic, social, political and ethical aspects of the technology around the project.  Wilcox has covered every p...


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"Beat Your Weight, Beat Your Fat" by Ian Breaker

Posted by Matt McAvoy on Saturday, November 28, 2020 In : Book Reviews 


Perhaps not the informal educational self-help guide you might be expecting, this is a rather more academic affair, with two approaches.  The first focuses on the biology of fat dynamics and calorie storage in the body.  Loaded with technical language, footnotes and appendices, this aspect of the book is pure reference, rather than easy reading, by an author who undoubtedly knows the most intricate details of his subject matter.  In truth, on this point, I would have liked to see a note on Ia...


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"Krampusnacht" by James Drummond

Posted by Matt McAvoy on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 In : Book Reviews 


I was really looking forward to this fun horror adventure, particularly just as things are starting to get seasonal in our household, and I wasn’t disappointed at all.  The whole Krampus myth has enjoyed something of a popularity spurt in recent years, in books and films, and this version is no bandwagon passenger; it is as good an atmospheric, contemporary telling of the tale as you are likely to see, bringing to mind a couple of recent movies on the monster, which were actually a great de...


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"The Second Poison" by Pieter Wilhelm

Posted by Matt McAvoy on Sunday, November 22, 2020 In : Book Reviews 


This vivid and graphic crime thriller is perhaps in fact more an exposé of the shocking sex trade in Thailand, and other illicit activities of the Bangkok criminals; all on all, though, it seems to particularly emphasize the cultural exploitation of these desperate, destitute people by sex tourists from al over the world, and the lengths they will go to just to survive.  The Second Poison is detailed and holds nothing back in its candid portrayal of child prostitutes, ladyboys and their repu...


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"The Art of Accepting Yourself" by Marlow Pierce

Posted by Matt McAvoy on Thursday, November 19, 2020 In : Book Reviews 


It is very unusual for me to read a book more than once, yet that is precisely what I intend to do with The Art of Accepting Yourself.  Marlow will probably seethe when I say that I read the entire book from cover to cover, in a single sitting – and thoroughly enjoyed every page of it, because that isn’t the point of this book at all.  It is not a passive read, but rather more a self-help course; it is much more than simple affirmation and positive reinforcement – though there is plenty...


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"The Power of Targeted Choices" by Luis Pisoni and Aurora Mazzoldi

Posted by Matt McAvoy on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 In : Book Reviews 


I know very well just how much hard work Luis and Aurora have put into this heartfelt motivational book (indeed, I have been fortunate enough to assist in some aspects) and I think the final outcome has really paid off.  The premise is a considered and profound one: theorizing how we can literally live a better life by – to simplify and summarize – taking personal responsibility for our own decisions, by tackling our own fundamental psychological obstacles to doing so.  Of course, there i...


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"Moscow Honey" by T.M. Parris

Posted by Matt McAvoy on Monday, November 9, 2020 In : Book Reviews 


I’ve already read (and reviewed here) Reborn, the first in this superb spy series, and I do recommend that you do the same before reading this fine sequel.  Whilst it is not particularly necessary to make sense of the standalone Moscow Honey, reading the predecessor does give the characters and their respective backstories greater context, particularly that of Fairchild, whose childhood features quite prominently in the underlying narrative throughout the series, and is as pivotal to events...


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"The Little Book of Greatness" by Ari Gunzburg

Posted by Matt McAvoy on Friday, November 6, 2020 In : Book Reviews 

This contemporary parable might in fact better be described as a fictionalized self-help book, which is even complete with exercises woven cleverly into the story itself.  Its objective is clear: not just to inform, but to subtly coach the reader, drawing you into the role and thought process of David, the pupil of the tale.  You can certainly imagine that Ari Gunzburg has compiled into a creative narrative the resources and materials of the motivational presentations and workshops he gives i...


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"The Magdalene Reliquary" by Gary McAvoy

Posted by Matt McAvoy on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 In : Book Reviews 


A direct sequel to The Magdalene Deception, and it’s a good one, from my namesake (no relation, I promise).  One thing I will say from the off is that before you read …Reliquary it would definitely help to have read its predecessor first, because there is great backstory for most of the endearing cast of characters in this book, and there are multiple strands of narrative which stem from the first.  While the quest of this book is a new one (these books tend to revolve around archaeologic...


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"Gobbledy" by Lis Anna-Langston

Posted by Matt McAvoy on Sunday, October 25, 2020 In : Book Reviews 

This is an enjoyable, nicely written kids’ book for, I guess, the middle school, pre-teen age group – it also has some wonderful illustrations.  Lis writes well in the first-person viewpoint of a young boy who finds and befriends a cute little alien.  It is easy to see why this lovely author has received the plaudits she has for her children’s writing – she certainly deserves them.

With more than a touch of E.T. about the story, it is good, naïve and harmless fun, with a little susp...


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"Pelham on Parole" by Carl Plummer

Posted by Matt McAvoy on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 In : Book Reviews 



I do like a bit of British curmudgeonry, and this well written, well-crafted example of suaveness is your classic wartime comic adventure, very much with a feel of The Thirty-Nine Steps about it, infused with the tongue in cheek innuendo of John Steed and Emma Peel.

It’s a good, fun read, as our roguish upper-class spook is charged with recovering and transporting a top-secret suitcase, which can change the outcome of the imminent breakout of World War Two.  Hitler and Churchill alike are ...


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"The Empress and the Arctic Tern" by Angie Chasser

Posted by Matt McAvoy on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 In : Book Reviews 


This was a very good, very professional book, and my rating may seem a little contrary in this respect, but if I’m being quite honest, I did struggle with the writing a touch.  Not that Chasser is not high quality – she most certainly is – but more so that with this particular standard tale of magic and medieval fighting fantasy, the problem for me was perhaps not so much its content, but its pace.  To tell the truth, I always find fantasy extremely tough to bond with, and even harder t...


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"Ralley Point: Place of Refuge" by Daniel Bishop

Posted by Matt McAvoy on Thursday, October 8, 2020 In : Book Reviews 


A moving, at times heartbreaking account of the events in the life of a couple who, unable to conceive following a miscarriage, decide to become foster carers.  Their journey is shrewdly narrated from the first-person viewpoints of both, as well as the husband’s eleven-year-old daughter.

Well written and candid, this is clearly a book created with a great deal of procedural knowledge from the author; although fictional, it certainly appears to have its basis in factual events, and the fami...


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"My Life For Her" by Robert J. Saniscalchi

Posted by Matt McAvoy on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 In : Book Reviews 


Another high action, gung-ho suspense thriller from Robert, featuring his favourite characters, veteran soldiers Rob and Tex.  In this, the second instalment in their superb series, set ten years after the two friends met in the jungles of Vietnam, they now find themselves embroiled in a nightmare closer to home.  Rob, now working as a cop in a small town, is involved in a drug-related shooting, which sees his wife taken hostage in retaliation, by a vicious cartel.  With time running out, it ...


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"Sinai Unhinged" by Joanna Evans

Posted by Margaret Walker on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 In : Book Reviews 


Something horrifying is happening at the Particle Physics Research and Development Complex in North Carolina. Three physicists working on a sub-atomic particle accelerator known as the Destabilizer, have become psychotic and two of them have died. Alex, the daughter of physicist Jonas Kraig, cannot forget her father’s words, “Events will unfold that will rock the heart of man.”

Part psychological thriller, part sci-fi, part action novel, Sinai Unhinged by Joanna P. Evans has been ver...


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"The Twelve Spies of Moses" by Bruce Hampson

Posted by Matt McAvoy on Friday, October 2, 2020 In : Book Reviews 

A great fictional story, in some ways stunning and beautiful in others, for those of a religious persuasion – or maybe just lovers of good writing.  And Bruce Hampson is certainly a very good writer – as well as, quite clearly, an authority on the Old Testament.  This book expands in greater detail, with full creative licence, an event only very briefly touched on in the Bible: that of the twelve spies Moses sent ahead of the refugee Israelites into the Promised Land, in defiance of God. ...


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"Control: The Foundation of Life" by Lance Packer

Posted by Matt McAvoy on Thursday, September 24, 2020 In : Book Reviews 


An extremely well written, well presented and professional study textbook, in which Lance – clearly a very knowledgeable author and academic mind – presents what amounts to a vast and comprehensive thesis on the subject of control.  He uses all the basic schools of psychology, sociology and even philosophy and biology, to give as detailed an explanation as he can – and suffice to say it is an admirable feat, which he achieves well.  It is fair to say that he leaves no stone unturned in ...


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"Misery of a Halfling" by Serge Sanin

Posted by Matt McAvoy on Monday, September 21, 2020 In : Book Reviews 


I have to be honest, when I first saw the blurb for this book, my heart sank at the thought of yet another otherworld, magical fantasy.  But, while this book is kind of that, and certainly seems to plummet in that direction in the second half, for the first half of the book I was actually very surprised to see that it was nothing of the sort.  What it is, in fact, is a cynical, sardonic and at times very funny satire on day to day life in the office workplace, and an excuse for Sanin to pick ...


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"The Iron Lady" by Daniel Fellows

Posted by Margaret Walker on Monday, September 21, 2020 In : Book Reviews 



The Iron Lady is an entertaining young adult thriller that does not stop moving.

Agatha Freeman is not your average grandma. She loves her grandchildren but has a secret history of espionage that she keeps well away from them up in the cupboard with the cake mix. But criminal minds have long memories and sooner or later, if you have a history of fighting evil, your past will catch up with you. Age, as it is often said, is no barrier. As Agatha’s comfortable retirement is brutally interrupt...


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The Dyslexia Code by Karl de Leeuw
****
Reference

Tiny Planet Filled With Liars by Stephen M.A.
***
Sci-fi / Comedy

The Lifer and the Lawyer by George Critchlow
*****
Non-Fiction

The Ordinary Leader by Geoff Lew
****
Historical

Vidas by Edward Stanton
****
Travel Memoir

The Connection by Dana Claire
***
Young Adult

The Savvy Ally by Jeannie Gainsburg
****
LGBTQ+

Death Honk ny JP Mac
****
Short Stories

The Bodies That Move by Bunye Ngene
*****
Drama

Bellybutton by Daniel Felix
***
Memoir

The Future is Autonomous by Phillip Wilcox
****
Technology

A Compendium of Unusual Tales by Ramsey Harrison
****
Short Stories

Krampusnacht by James Drummond
****½
Horror

Beat Your Weight, Beat Your Fat by Ian Breaker
****
Nutrition

The Art of Accepting Yourself by Marlow Pierce
*****
Motivational

The Second Poison by Pieter Wilhelm
****
Crime Thriller

The Little Book of Greatness by Ari Gunzburg
*****
Motivational

Moscow Honey by T.M. Parris
****
Spy Thriller

Gobbledy by Lis Anna-Langston
****
Children's

The Magdalene Reliquary by Gary McAvoy
****
Thriller

The Empress and the Arctic Tern by Angie Chasser
***
Fantasy

Pelham on Parole by Carl Plummer
***
Comedy

My Life For Her by Robert J. Saniscalchi
****
Action Thriller

Sinai Unhinged by Joanna Evans
****
Science Fiction

Ralley Point by Daniel Bishop
****
Family Drama

Twelve Spies of Moses by Bruce Hampson
*****
Historical Fiction

Burn Me Out by Brandon Barrows
****½
Crime Thriller

Control: The Foundation of Life by Lance Packer
****
Reference

Misery of a Halfling by Serge Sanin
***
Comedy

The Iron Lady by Daniel Fellows
****
Thriller

Death Unexpected by Galen Barbour
****
Medical Thriller

All the Bay's Clams and All the Bay's Men by John Bauer
****
Drama

The Interesting Detective by David Alexander Brown
***
Mystery

Woods by J. Rodin
***
Mystery

Money Bags by Michael G. Browne
***
Comedy-Thriller

Strange Karma by Willow Healy
***½
Thriller

Hinterland by Lorna Brown
****
Drama

Justice Without Mercy by R.L. Burgess
***½
Sci-fi

Restless by Jedidiah Appiah
*****
Faith / Motivation

Ultra Betrayal by Glenn Dyer
****
Espionage

IHVJ: The Love Code by Foster Grant
*****
Thriller

Revenge is Coming by Glyn Haynie
*****
Action Thriller

Why is Everything Closed? by Lauren Patterson
****
Children's

The Lightning Horse by N.L. Holmes
****
Historical Fiction

Nobody Would Listen by R.A. Merrill
*****
Autobiography

The Liminal Lands by Robyn Sheldon
****
Spiritual Memoir

Thryke by Simon Gary
*****
Comedy

Reborn by T.M. Parris
****
Spy Thriller

Lucifer's Star by C.T. Phipps and Michael Suttkus
***½
Sci-fi

A Prince Who Destroyed My Life by Asia Jamil
*****
Non-Fiction

Straight Outta Fangton by C.T. Phipps
***
Action/Comedy

Killer Instincts by Anna Lee Rose
***
Romance/Thriller

The Surgeon's Obol by Arthur Williams
****
Comedy/Medical

The Perfection of Fish by J.S. Morrison
***
Comedy/Offbeat

Bird in a Snare by N.L. Holmes
****
Historical Fiction

as Maryam's Tree Stood Witness by Ali Kasem
*****
Family Drama

A Sparrow Alone by Mim Eichmann
****
Historical Fiction

Suicide Squeeze by Steve Hagood
****
Action

Dr. Insomniac by Samatha Polisetti
****
Memoir

The Magdalene Deception by Gary McAvoy
****½
Mystery

Lying Beneath by Kevin Moran
***
Mystery Thriller

A Nation Interrupted by Kevin McDonald
*****
Thriller

The Best Week that Never Happened by Dallas Woodburn
****
Romance

The Dead Don't Sleep by Steven Max Russo
***½
Action

Think Laugh Cry by William Baga
****
Short Stories

The Shepherd God by Matt Taylor
*****
Historical Fiction

On the Wrong Side of God by Harry Boyd
****½
Non-fiction

Servant Leader's Manifesto by Omar L. Harris
*****
Business

Photography for Well-Being 1 by Lee Aspland
****
Photography

The Corral Ring by Thomas Richards
*****
Historical Fantasy

Call Numbers by Syntell Smith
***
Drama

No Pianos, Pets or Foreigners by Joe Palermo
***
Memoir

Raven by Sue Loh
****
Mystery

Not Pregnant by Karina Savaryna
*****
Memoir

The Power of Targeted Choices by Luis Pisoni and Aurora Mazzoldi
****
Self-Help

Hotel Inspire by Douglas Warren
***
Drama

Return to the Madness by Glyn Haynie
*****
War / Action

The Final Weekend by Neal Cassidy
***
Comedy

Ivy is a Weed by Robert M. Roseth
****
Crime Thriller

Resilience During the Pandemic by Nick Arnett
*****
Motivational

Will and Mysteria by Christa Reynolds
****
Self-Help/Spiritual

The Power of Music and the ADHD Brain by Luz Galindo
****
Psychology

The Latecomers by Rich Marcello
***
Drama

Monsters Inside by Ric Rae
***
Sci-fi / Horror

Butterfly Lake by Robert J. Saniscalchi
****
Action

Our Teenage Years by T.J. Wray
****
Memoir

The Soloist by Donald Gates
****
Espionage

Lady Father by Rev. Susan Bowman
****
Memoir

Catamaran Crossing by Douglas Carl Fricke
*****
Memoir

Black Shade of White Justice by Cattleya
****
Fantasy/Romance

The Strawberry Road by Ritch Gaiti
****
Spiritual

Red Hail by Jamie Killen
****
Sci-fi/Mystery

Bullets and Bandages by Robert J. Saniscalchi
*****
War Fiction

Who's There? by Dimas Rio
*****
Short Stories

Beautiful Things by Eloise Kelly
****
Drama

Golgotha by Guy Portman
****
Dark Comedy

I Learned it From You by Kevin Douglas Wright
*****
Documentary

Boulder County by Marc Krulewitch
*****
Crime Drama

Stronger than Blood by Allan Mason
***½
Sci-fi

Bottomless Cups by Joel Bresler
***
Comedy

Non Obvious Megatrends by Rohit Bhargava
****
Non-Fiction

From Doctor to Guinea Pig by Angelique D.
*****
Biography

Freedom's Light by Robert J. Saniscalchi
****
Action Thriller

Bucket Showers and Baby Goats by Christine Brown
****
Travel Memoir

Four Calling Burds by Vincent Meis
****
LGBTQ / Drama

Promises to the Fallen by Glyn Haynie
*****
War Fiction

An Unwanted and Unwilling Hero by E. Gourm
****
Historical Fantasy

The Girl in the Scarlet Chair by Janice TRemayne
****
Paranormal / YA

Freedom Sex and a Meat Cleaver by Sherman Miles
*****
Travel Memoir

Freedom Sex and a Meat Cleaver by Sherman Miles
****
Historical Fiction

The Intelligence Factor by Mike Logsdon
***
Sci Fi / Action

The Apple by Devashish Sardana
****
Action / Adventure

Destiny's War by Pyram King
****
Historical Fiction

Black Volta by PEte K.J.
****
Drama

Payback by Steve Bassett
***
Noir Fiction

Were We Awake by L.M. Brown
****
Short Stories

Almost Persuaded by Nigel C. Ferguson
****
Crime Thriller

Do We Have A Center by Walter Frank
*****
Politics

World Football Domination
****
Sci-Fi

Sour Blood
***
Crime Thriller

Beware of the Thought Bubbles
*****
Children's

Beyond The Prison Of Beliefs
****
Science/Religion

Rocky Mountain Noir
***
Comedy

Rocky Mountain Noir
***
Science Fiction

Foster Care To Millionaire
****
Memoir

Flow Like A River
*****
Thriller

Secrets To Being Amazing
****
Self-Help

13 Dark Tales: Collection Two
****
Short Stories

The Wooden Man
*****
Children's

Count It All Joy
*****
Drama

Myth Agent
****
Fantasy

Voice of the Sword
***
Fantasy

No Quarter: Dominium
***
Adventure

A Trinity of Wicked Tales
****
Horror


****
Short Stories

The Day I Made Good
****
Crime Drama

Complete Poetry of Norman AJ Berisford
*****
Poetry

Chuck the Rooster Loses His Voice
*****
Children's

Living Blind Without the Internet
****
Documentary

Devil in the Countryside
****
Historical Thriller

Monoland: Into the Gray Horizon
****
Fantasy

Corrosive
****
Horror

Woodiss is Willing
***
Comedy

The Fear
***
Horror

Superi: Reborn
*****
Fantasy

Murder in the Medical Center
***
Drama

The Eye of Nefertiti
****
Children's

Not Exactly Shakespeare
****
Comedy

Finding the Narrow Path
****
Biography

The Wyndham Werewolf
****
Short Stories

Only Human
***
Supernatural

What is Justice
**
Documentary

The Rat Tunnels of Isfahan
****
Historical Fantasy

I Once Was Lost But Now I'm Found
*****
Documentary

Never Too Late To Die
***½
Thriller

Understanding the Patterns of Your Life
***
Non-Fiction

Happiness is Just a Pill Away
*****
Comedy-Drama

The Lucky Winner
***
Crime Thriller

Endohuman
***
Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Tummy Rumble Quake
****
Children's

Monoland: The Shimmering Mist
****
Fantasy

Goodbye Butterfiles
*****
Psychology

Treading the Uneven Road
****
Short Stories

The Cuckoo Colloquium
****
Comedy

When I Turned Nineteen
*****
War Memoir

Fortuna and the Scapegrace
****
Comedy

Gnosis
***
Young Adult

Buy or Die
***
Satire

Faithful Servants
****
Drama

Ghost Dog
***
Crime Adventure

Looper
****
Drama

The Sinister Urge
**
Drama

Read to Succeed
*****
Self Improvement

Gone to the Dogs
*****
Comedy-Drama

Die Back
****
Fantasy

Finding My Platoon Brothers
*****
War Memoir

Delivering Virtue
****
Comedy

The Room Above
***
Fantasy

Written By Blood: Conviction
****
Action

The Day My Kisses Tasted Like Disorder
****
Poetry

I Have Demons
****
Short Stories

Victoria's Voice
****
Real Life

The Revolutionary Youth
*****
Drama

The Dog Thief
*****
Short Stories

Appointment With Fear
*****
Children's

Mermaids Are Real
***
Fantasy

Legends of Persia
***
Historical Fiction

My Groans Pour Out Like Water
*****
Poetry

47 Hours
*****
Political Thriller

The Road to Alexander
***
Historical Fiction

Father Divine's Bikes
****
Drama

Winning With Data
*****
Business

Aquila
****
Historical Fiction

Lions, Leopards and Storms, oh my!
***
Children's

Sparrowhawk on the Horizon
***
Historical Fiction

The Warehouse Tour
***
Short Stories

Feast of Sapphires
****
Poetry

The Night Alphabet
*****
Short Stories

Just Another Girl's Story
***
Autobiography

No-one Listens
***
Poetry

The Irregular Inquests of Professor Peppercorn by Brennan McMahon
****
Poetry

Malthus Revisited
***
Suspense/Thriller

My Weight Loss Journey
****
Self-Help

Change of Chaos
****
YA / Fantasy

Fish Farm
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I Claudia
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God: Challenges From Philosphy and Science
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Translucent Boy
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Choose a Reality by Emmanuel Morfoboss
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****
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The Eden Complex by Elise Leise
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Tomthunkit's Theory of the Universe
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Nobody Gets Out of Catering Alive by Joe Montaperto
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****
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****
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Island Boy by Mark Bulahao
****
Drama

The Resurrection of Boraichee by William Natale
***
Comedy-Drama

Vanish by Dawn by J.D. Wells
****
Comedy / Drama

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