Let Me Die, by Virginia Babcock [Review]

Where Frankenstein meets Christine, The Killer Car in a disturbing gothic romance. In this original but disturbing gothic romance, Frankenstein meets Christine, The Killer Car and a young woman must choose between her father, her virtue, and the man she loves, but cannot touch. It’s not for everyone, but if your taste runs toward steamy … More Let Me Die, by Virginia Babcock [Review]

The Oort Federation: To the Stars: The Second Oort Chronicle, by Robert Williscroft [Review]

A masterful expansion of the Oort Federation saga. To the Stars is the second installment in the Oort Federation series, and the sequel to The Icicle, which I read earlier this year. Like many Sci-Fi series, it is essential that you read book #1 before reading book #2. The characters, the villains, the construction of … More The Oort Federation: To the Stars: The Second Oort Chronicle, by Robert Williscroft [Review]

Rex, the Kid, the Whore, the Witch, and the Scientist, by David Myles Robinson [Review]

“Witty, funny, and extremely original. This book will take you on a crazy ride filled with adventure, sex, tequila, and intrigue. The author has a deliciously cynical sense of humor that permeates this unique novel. Strap in and enjoy! Your mileage may vary.” This irreverently funny and off-beat novel includes many elements you seldom see … More Rex, the Kid, the Whore, the Witch, and the Scientist, by David Myles Robinson [Review]

Icicle, by Robert G. Williscroft [review]

Great science fiction writers like Robert G. Williscroft have the ability to explain fantastical concepts that you have never imagined, and make you say “Oh, of course. That makes sense.” In Icicle, Mr. Williscroft answers the obvious question of what happens to a cryogenically frozen head when it is thawed out and reawakened far in … More Icicle, by Robert G. Williscroft [review]

Circle of Darkness, by Phyllis M. Newman [Review]

A haunting story set in the late 1930s, Circle of Darkness weaves together a sinister present and a tortured past with exquisite prose and a complex heroine. The author captures the tone and atmosphere of the remnants of Southern aristocracy, clinging to the trappings of wealth even through the Great Depression. Gathered at a lakeside … More Circle of Darkness, by Phyllis M. Newman [Review]

Dead at Third (A Henry Walsh Mystery), by Gregory Payette [Review]

I picked up Dead At Third during a free offer and enjoyed this first installment in Gregory Payette’s Henry Walsh series. Henry is a former Rhode Island cop who moves to Jacksonville, Florida after an incident. He takes a job as head of security for the fictional Jacksonville Sharks baseball club, a major league franchise. … More Dead at Third (A Henry Walsh Mystery), by Gregory Payette [Review]

The last thing he told me, by Laura Dave [Review]

This bestseller and Reese’s Book Club selection is my book club’s January read. Based on the hype and the 60,000 reviews on Amazon, I had high expectations. The book did not live up to them. I’m certainly not the target audience, and I’ll admit that, as a male, I may be missing the emotional connection … More The last thing he told me, by Laura Dave [Review]

The Reeking Hegs, by Pete Peru and Lord Tupelo [Review]

This book is its own genre, to be categorized as gibberish satire fantasy adventure. I happen to be a fan of James Joyce, and have a dog-eared copy of Ulysses on my bookshelf. The Reeking Hegs starts out as a kind of retelling of The Odyssey, written in even more impenetrably language than Joyce, with … More The Reeking Hegs, by Pete Peru and Lord Tupelo [Review]

Dark Ride Deception (Nostalgia City Mysteries Book 4), by Mark S. Bacon [Review]

This is my first dive into Mark S. Bacon’s Nostalgia City Mysteries, and it was a worthwhile read. The author oddly chose not to identify the protagonist, Lyle, as a former cop, now working as a cab driver in the Nostalgia City theme park – and occasionally doing investigation work for the park’s owner – … More Dark Ride Deception (Nostalgia City Mysteries Book 4), by Mark S. Bacon [Review]

Searching for Sarah, by Phillip Vega [Review]

                This book is really more about the main narrator, Tom, searching for Nina – his sister. The story opens with Tom and his family preparing to dispose of Nina’s ashes, after her sudden death from a heart attack in her mid-50s. The story is then told in a series of flashbacks, some from Tom’s … More Searching for Sarah, by Phillip Vega [Review]