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A&A Reviews: Ashes of Regret

Ashes of Regret (MudHouse Publishing) by Searby Gray On a Summer Solstice, imprisoned Mesopotamian gods broke free of their sun god’s prison and literally rained fire on our world, changing it forever. Called “The Misbegotten” because of their petty and … Continue reading

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A&A Reviews: Wicked Crown

Wicked Crown (City Owl Press) by Joya Luna If you like steamy romances as part of your fantasy reading, and enjoy stories involving the court intrigue of non-human and supernatural beings, then you’ll love Wicked Crown. The crown of the … Continue reading

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A&A Reviews: The Insane God

The Insane God  (Water Dragon Publishing) by Jay Hartlove  Sarah’s been institutionalized for years with schizophrenia. A healing meteorite crystal necklace not only cured her–immediately–but intrigued her psych grad student brother Nate to the point where he tracked its origins, … Continue reading

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A&A Reviews Frankenstein: Monsters of the Abyss

Frankenstein: Monsters of the Abyss (Padwolf Publishing) by John L. French and Patrick Thomas It’s best to think of this as a “secret history” of Frankenstein and his monster. It’s done in the style of Mary Shelley’s original work but … Continue reading

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A&A Reviews: Blunt Force Magic

Blunt Force Magic by Lawrence Davis (WildBlue Press) It took me a short while to get past the way the author interrupted action scenes with reflections, but those were in the past tense and well done—so I quickly fell into … Continue reading

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A&A reviews: Between Two Scorpions by Jim Geraghty

Between Two Scorpions by Jim Geraghty (Discus Books) I read this book on a recommendation from somebody also knew that I liked thrillers, not expecting it to also have a paranormal edge. So if you happen to enjoy paranormal mysteries, … Continue reading

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A&A Reviews: Wergen: The Alien Love War

Wergen: The Alien Love War (NewCon Press) Mercurio D. Rivera https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09H7NSJ4S/ Abyss & Apex was the first place to ever publish something by Mercurio D Rivera: his “Snatch Me Another,” which you will find in our 2008 archives. I knew … Continue reading

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A&A Reviews: Elaninae

Elaninae (The Combined Service Book 2)  (Theogony Books) Jo Boone Set in the same universe as The Magnetar, which debuted last year — our review here — Elaninae is coming out on April 8, 2022. Her first book in the … Continue reading

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A&A Reviews: The Magnetar by Jo Boone

The Magnetar (The Combined Service Book 1) ‎ (Theogony Books) A planet-wide cataclysm destroys one humanity’s oldest colonies: billions of people perish on Fortuna, and Charlie is almost rescued before she dies. A stranger shows up after she’s been dead … Continue reading

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A&A Reviews ASSAULT

Assault: A Caine Riordan Universe Novel (Beyond Terra Press) by Mike Massa What’s that you say? Charles E. Gannon is a big name author? Then why is this spinoff being published by a small press? Never mind why, other than … Continue reading

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