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Category Archives: Small Press Book Reviews
Common Source by Bryan Thomas Schmidt Detective John Simon and his android partner Lucas George are back. Something is causing androids to cause property damage, and worse. What was the cause? Simon and his partner are assigned to the first … Continue reading
Shift by C.N. Lesley In this standalone paranormal romance/mystery/thriller C.N. Lesley (the pen name of A&A Flash Editor Elizabeth Hull) chronicles the life of Lily, woman who’d been in the Witness Protection Program – and it failed her. People she … Continue reading
Across the Universe: Tales of Alternative Beatles (Fantastic Books) Edited by Michael A. Ventrella and Randee Dawn Reading the introduction by Nancy Holder felt more like work than a non-serious Beatles fan like me was expecting. This book, she warns … Continue reading
The Hunchback’s Captive and Others: Stories and Poems of the Darkly Fantastic (Fairy Thrush Press) by Jay Sturner Jay Sturner’s collection—The Hunchback’s Captive and Others: Stories and Poems of the Darkly Fantastic (Fairy Thrush Press, 2019)—is comprised of 24 pieces. … Continue reading
The Sideman (John Simon book 2) by Bryan Thomas Schmidt I love this series I requested an ARC of this book because I enjoyed the first book in the series, Simon Says, so much. I was not disappointed. How could … Continue reading
Netwalk: Expanded Edition (The Netwalk Sequence Book 1) by Joyce Reynolds Ward It’s the middle of the 21st century and Melanie’s got family trouble. Her mother, Diana, runs one part of the split-up United States: the New Federalized United States … Continue reading
Within the Summit’s Shadow by Bonnie Randall Detective Andrew Gavin is under investigation for shooting and killing an unarmed teenager in what looked like a fit of rage. His breakdown in judgment was ultimately caused by his seeing a gruesome … Continue reading
The Black Queen (The King’s Daughter Book 3) by J. Kathleen Cheney In this third book in the series we get to see how the prophecy about Ellis Daetron, neglected daughter of the King and trained guardsman, plays out. It … Continue reading
Mystery!: The Origins Game Fair 2018 Anthology (Down & Out Books) Edited by Chantelle Aimée Osman This short story anthology has something unique. Usually a book of mystery stories is either mundane or mystical; these stories could be either, and … Continue reading