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A Post Apocalyptic Novel: Into the Outside

I’m giving Into the Outside a well earned 5 STARS!

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Lynda Engler hooks you from the very beginning with her tales of Malcolm and the other mutants of the outside. These mutants are the descendents of those caught out in the open when the world fell to shambles in massive terrorist attack that left the world without electronics and radiation that mutated many of the land’s inhabitants.

Lynda brings the troubles of both the shelter people and outsiders to life in such a way that it truly makes you wondered if this could really happen. She combines the action/adventure of the outside with an uncanny love story that truly melts the heart.

If you’re looking for your next post apocalyptic story that hits home then I full heartedly suggest checking Into the Outside out!

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Conquest: Rise of the Fifth Horseman

This one is so good that I don’t want to give anything away that isn’t in the blurb. So read it, and then continue on to my review of this captivating work of literature.

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Blurb:
A primeval darkness threatens to destroy mankind…In an alternate reality where in ancient times two of Earth’s largest continents mysteriously vanished to a world called Zion, NSA Agent Lily Thatcher finds herself in the midst of a plot to drag away a third of all mankind in a rapture-like event. Lily is spirited away to this evil-plagued world where dragons rule the skies and an evil darkness lurks in the shadows. The Leviathan has already consumed the souls of Zion and now thirsts for the souls of Earth. Will Lily be able tame the newly-discovered divine power growing within her in time to prevent Earth’s apocalyptic fate? The weight of both worlds bears down upon her shoulders and only time will tell if Lily has what it takes to save mankind.

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This one gets a full 5 stars!
Such an enjoyable and captivating read with as may twist and turns as can be imagined. Richard M. Mulder pulls you in with a deep and mysterious scene before dropping you off in the modern world of Earth. Mulder’s novel continues to surprise with every twist and turn of the story while still keeping the story grounded with his impeccable descriptions. Not wishing to spoil and of the surprises I won’t go into detail. But I will give you this, so many loose strings are tied up in a nice little bow while still leaving a HUGE cliffhanger. The ending is satisfying enough that I didn’t seek to pull my hair out, yet left me hanging so much that I have to pick up the next book in the series! Basically, Richard M. Mulder needs to hurry up with the next book!

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Thank you for a fantastic read Richard M. Mulder!
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​Review of Ten Lives (The Respawn Saga Book 1)

I’m giving this one a solid 4 stars.

The first thing I notice about this book is how it starts. The descriptions are excellent but the story is interrupted by additional descriptive words and repetition. If you can get past chapter one the writing gets better and the story pulls you in. You just have to get past that first little chapter to get there.

The rest of the story is extremely good. For being on the shorter side this book is very descriptive with characters you can truly relate to. The characters face internal and external troubles that resonate with you while also including those action packed fighting scenes that most people crave. There are a few typos here and there, but not many.

Overall, if you are willing to trudge through the first chapter and forgive a few typos then this is an excellent read.

I can’t wait to see where Christian Terry takes Mike and Lou next!

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Shiva XIV

Shiva XIVShiva XIV (Book One of The Shiva XIV Series) by Lyra Shanti

4 out of 5 Stars!

While Siva XIV was interesting from the beginning, it didn’t demand my attention until I was about 30% of the way through it. But right around that 30% mark it hooked me and wouldn’t let me go.

Without giving too much away, Lyra Shanti weaved an interesting and compelling story that’s bursting with emotion and set in a distant and complex universe of its own. Her world and character building is incredible, she gives just enough information about the cultures to feel as though they are real without subsequently bogging you down with all the boring information and each character is unique in its own right.

As for the reasons behind me giving this one four instead of five out of five stars. There’s just a bit too much head hopping going on inside each scene, I know it can be hard as I too am guilty at times, but picking one point of view for each scene would have made this a stronger book. Overall, the biggest drawback for me was that it was a bit slow to get started. I think the back-story could have been conveyed a bit quicker so as to push us forward to the point where our attention is truly captured. One minor thing that caught my attention was that there were a few punctuation errors towards the middle of the novel (no, I’m not counting off on that as it’s just something that happens).

With all that said, this book truly is a good read and once I get my stack hacked back a bit I hope to pick up The Veil of Truth, the next book in the series.

Secrets of the Mind

Five Stars!!!
This is an absolutely riveting read that keeps you on your toes!

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Going from an orphaned girl with no memory of her past to being drug off to a far away land by a women claiming to be her grandmother. One being in this new land that finds himself drawn to her, but every time they see each other he has to start again as her mind has been wiped clean time and time again. If this sounds like something that would interest you then take a trip with Kayla as she struggles to wrap her head around her new surroundings and her forgotten past. I could say more, but you know, I’m not one to spoil any surprises.

E.J Bennett has even started setting up her own website! Check it out here!

UPDATE! We just landed an interview with E.J Bennett, check it out here! 

Thank you for reading!

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