Remnants (Brandon Fisher FBI Series #6), by Carolyn Arnold

This book, and this series, has a lot to offer fans of police/FBI procedurals. I picked up this book during a free download offer and I was happy to discover a new author whose books I can now look forward to reading. There is some backstory from earlier books in the series that is sometimes … More Remnants (Brandon Fisher FBI Series #6), by Carolyn Arnold

The Oppenheimer Alternative, by Robert J. Sawyer

Science Fiction author Robert J. Sawyer treads a different path in his new historical fiction (and SciFi) novel, The Oppenheimer Alternative. (Currently available for pre-order HERE.) The story is a fictionalized, but still very true to history, depiction of one of the main cogs in the Manhattan Project (or the Manhattan Engineering District, the code … More The Oppenheimer Alternative, by Robert J. Sawyer

Living in a Star’s Light: A novel based on the life of Miss Lotta Crabtree, by Steve Lindahl

Author Steve Lindahl says in the afterward of this lovingly written book that he wanted to tell a story true to the life of the key character, actress Lotta Crabtree, while creating fictional characters who orbited around her. His mission was to write a reasonably accurate historical narrative about the era of the story, which … More Living in a Star’s Light: A novel based on the life of Miss Lotta Crabtree, by Steve Lindahl

Spyder Hole, by Bob Nesoff

                Spyder Hole is a thriller with a standard saving-the-world plot and somewhat interesting characters (all male), although the book is not really character-driven.  It’s a good vs. evil situation, with some political commentary and some suspense, but not enough to make it a truly gripping read.  It is also, unfortunately, very poorly edited, leaving … More Spyder Hole, by Bob Nesoff

The Cause lives (Warriors for Equal Rights), by Marie W. Watts

            The author would like this book to be an uplifting story about a group of justice-seeking EEOC investigators fighting the good fight in support of deserving underdog employees.  Unfortunately, the book is so poorly written, so badly constructed, so inaccurate about the legal issues and EEOC procedures, and so lacking in a coherent plot, … More The Cause lives (Warriors for Equal Rights), by Marie W. Watts

Jelvia: Not Human #1 — Holding out for a Hero, by T E Kessler (Louise Wise)

I enjoyed reading this book, but when asked what kind of book it is, this book is difficult to categorize.  It is a sci-fi romance with graphically erotic scenes, but it is also part one of an allegorical commentary on race relations, xenophobia, and how love can bridge chasms.  It is well written and the … More Jelvia: Not Human #1 — Holding out for a Hero, by T E Kessler (Louise Wise)

Fool Me Twice (Jake Lassiter Legal Thriller) by Paul Levine

Jake Lassiter is an endearing character and author Paul Levine has provided him with a thrilling roller coaster of a story in which Jake can show off his self-deprecating sense of humor and his folksy “I’m just a jock” persona.  On a superficial level, the plot and characters are fun, like watching a “B” movie … More Fool Me Twice (Jake Lassiter Legal Thriller) by Paul Levine