Tag Archives: Short Stories

Corporate Space Race: A Review of Loss Leader

Title: Loss Leader Author: Simon Haynes Publisher: Bowman Press Publication Date: May 1, 2010 Genres: Science Fiction Length: 45 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author. Rating: 2 Stars Blurb: After many delays and last-minute setbacks, the first colony ship leaves planet Earth for a distant star. Join the crew as they… Read More

A Muddy Quest: A Review of The Storm

Title: The Storm Author: Alex Cross Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: January 2, 2021 Genres: Fantasy, Historical Length: 10 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author. Rating: 5 Stars Blurb: A storm rages in the night. A dark and perilous journey through the southern forest. Doran races against time. Will he make it… Read More

A Review of This Time Around – A Canadian Werewolf Story 

Title: This Time Around – A Canadian Werewolf Story Author: Mark Leslie Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: February 16, 2013 Genres: Fantasy, Contemporary Length: 70 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author  Rating: 3.5 Stars Blurb: Caught Between the Moon and New York City  Being a werewolf isn’t all about howling at the… Read More

Unsettling Art: A Review of 300 Down

Title: 300 Down Author: Keith Minnion Publisher: White Noise Press Publication Date: January 21, 2021 Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Contemporary Length: 11 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author. Rating: 4 Stars Blurb: Arthur Hubbard just purchased another painting for his NYC art gallery: an Expressionist portrait of a red-headed woman in a… Read More

One Look Back: A Review of During the Dance

  Title: During the Dance Author: Mark Lawrence Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: July 4, 2014 Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Contemporary, Historical Length: 9 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author. Rating: 2.5 Stars Blurb: A story of love, loss, and the dance in between. Absolutely not a romance. A short story about a… Read More

Placid Revelations: A Review of The Lake

Title: The Lake Author: Tananarive Due Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Publication Date: August 11, 2011 Genres: Science Fiction, Horror, Contemporary Length: 21 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author. Rating: 4 Stars Blurb: A free short story taken straight from the pages of THE MONSTER’S CORNER, an all original anthology from some… Read More

A Review of Curse of the Nain Rouge: The Legend of Detroit’s Red Devil

Title: Curse of the Nain Rouge: The Legend of Detroit’s Red Devil Author: Michelle Nunley Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: October 20, 2020 Genres: Fantasy, Middle Grade  Length: 5 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author.  Rating: 3 Stars Blurb: There are many urban legends of hauntings throughout Michigan. Some tell of an… Read More

First, Do No Harm: A Review of Restore

Title: Restore – Stories of Singularity #1 Author: Susan Kaye Quinn Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: May 2, 2015 Genre: Science Fiction  Length: 42 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author. Rating: 2.5 Stars Blurb: Restorative Human Medical Care Unit 7435, sentience level fifty, is happiness level five out of ten to serve… Read More

Bedroom Battle: A Review of The Teddy Bear’s War

Title: The Teddy Bear’s War Author: Alex Cross Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: January 17, 2021 Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Contemporary Length: 9 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author. Rating: 5 Stars Blurb: Every little kid is afraid of the dark in some way. The unknown scares us all to some extent.… Read More

A Quiet Life: A Review of The Retirement

Title: The Retirement Author: Keith Minnion Publisher: White Noise Press Publication Date: January 4, 2021 Genres: Horror, Paranormal, Contemporary Length: 9 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author. Rating: 3 Stars Blurb: Charles Midwich, a recent retiree, decides to move to a new state, a new town, an entirely new life and… Read More