Tag Archives: Short Stories

A Hard Day’s Work: A Review of Bounty Hunter Stex

Every Thursday I share a list of free spectulative fiction books on Twitter. Last April, My friend Berthold Gambrel reviewed one of the books I mentioned, and now I’m reviewing it as well! Thank you for reviewing this book and nudging it closer to the top of my to-read list, Berthold!  Title: Bounty Hunter Stex… Read More

Overdue Consequences: A Review of The Swell

Title: The Swell Author: Adam Vine Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: March 1, 2021 Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Mystery, Contemporary Length: 11 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author. Rating: 2 Stars Blurb: Ana Barrington’s son is missing – and so is everyone else’s child. Every kid in Santa Cruz has vanished, leaving no… Read More

Chasing Victory: A Review of The Sea Witch

Title: The Sea Witch Author: Bethany Hoeflich Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: February 21, 2021 Genres: Fantasy, Historical Length: 30 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author. Rating: 3 Stars Blurb: For years, Ula has been content to hide behind her reputation as the sea queen’s quirky, loner sister. Isolation and mistrust are… Read More

A Review of Lux Terra – An Origin Story

Title: Lux Terra – An Origin Story Author: Zachary Hagen Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: March 9, 2021 Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Contemporary Length: 10 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author. Rating: 3 Stars Blurb: This is a prequel and origin story for the world of Lux Terra featured in the upcoming… Read More

A Calculated Risk: A Review of Go Outside

Title: Go Outside Author: Adam Vine Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: March 1, 2021 Genres: Science Fiction Length: 8 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author. Rating: 4 Stars Blurb: Cal has the opportunity to travel across the stars to the world of the enigmatic and enlightened Hosts… but doing so will mean… Read More

Second Chances: A Review of The Ghost of Beth’s Mother

Title: The Ghost of Beth’s Mother Author: Twylla Johnson Publisher: Self-Published Publication Date: February 20, 2021 Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Historical Length: 12 pages Source: I received a free copy from the author. Rating: 3 Stars Blurb: Beth was a homely little misfit girl who lived at the Maudlin Mary Magdeline Orphanage. She claimed her mother,… Read More

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