Monday, September 29, 2014

The Labyrinth Wall Book Review

The Labyrinth Wall (Obsidian Series Book 1)

By Emilyann Girdner

Araina’s isolated teenage life is forever altered when she witnesses a man emerge through a rippling wall into the dark labyrinth she calls home. As a result of the stranger’s arrival, Araina’s Creators have unleashed a series of magical attacks using the labyrinth against its inhabitants. Now Araina must decide if she will trust potentially deceitful allies in order to reach safety on the other side of the labyrinth wall. 

The Labyrinth Wall is the story of a young woman who discovers that although labyrinth walls confine her and her enemies try to repress her, the power of hope can set her free. 

Will the walls that confine her be the walls that set her free? 

4.7 Star, Amazon Best-Selling Novel.


 Araina lives in a world made by the Creators. She is of a race called the Mahk also their creations. While the Creators live lavishly inside a castle, Ariana’s world is a labyrinth of starvation, greed, barrenness, and no one is to be trusted. One day while fighting with Darith, a fellow Mahk, they both witness a strange man being pursued by guards, burst right through the stone labyrinth wall. This begins a journey that Araina could never have imagined and changes her life forever.

This was a world I could not imagine. I could feel how lonely Araina was, and the helplessness of her situation. There was one spot that I didn’t understand and it never was explained. How was Sir Riddles in the tree with Araina? I thought it would be revealed later, but it wasn't. I can see how this story can continue into the next phase. I don’t know if Araina and friends are any better where they ended up, but I look forward to finding out, and learning more about Korun and Vickon.

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Though she was born in Germany and raised in Turkey until the age of five, Emilyann Girdner spent the majority of her grade school years in Tallahassee, Florida. She discovered early she had a love for stories. Reading books, Though she was born in Germany and raised in Turkey until the age of five, Emilyann Girdner spent the majority of her grade school years in Tallahassee, Florida. She discovered early she had a love for stories. Reading books, watching movies and then acting them out with friends or toys gave living an extra flavor. This is likely why she spent the first part of her college career studying Creative Writing, before switching to Graphic Design and then graduating with a BFA in Digital Art from Missouri State University in 2011. Her writing has appeared on websites and blogs including Center for Work Life, Easter Seals Florida, MU Museum of Art & Archaeology's Musings and She is best known for her Amazon Best-Selling novel, The Labyrinth Wall. Emilyann is now living and working in Florida.

To truly understand this Author, there are two things to know about her. Emilyann hopes to share a love for others and God in all she does. She believes that imagination sparks beauty in the soul.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Lost in Texas Book Review

Lost in Texas: The Owen D'Monet Story

By Owen D'Monet and Felix Fortuna

Lost in Texas: The Owen D’Monet Story (Adult Language, Adult Humor, Adult Content - it’s very Adult) is the tale of a guy and his struggle to survive with defaulted Student Loans, the bane of his existence. In search of hope and kindred spirits, he has been lured to a town in Texas by a public relations campaign advertising “Keep Lostin Goofy,” but he finds the place to be just another city in the grips of the Corporate Pursuit of Crappiness. His inexcusable, inescapable past catches up with him right off the bat, and it’s all he can do as a member of the All-American reject crowd to find a job, job, job and stay homeful while navigating through one crisis, crisis, crisis after another. It’s a funny story if you are not him.


Owen D'Monet moved to Lostin, Texas attempting to outrun his overdue student loan bill collectors. Feeling that corporate America is out to get him, it doesn't take long for him to conclude that his circumstances will not be improved in this town, possibly anywhere.

First of all, I liked Owen very much. It was comical all of the circumstances he found himself in. With incidents like the bike spitting failure, the interview fart, and the Mexican kidnapping, I couldn't help but enjoy the story. The one thing I didn't like was the entire dialog he was constantly spouting. He is one of those people that I call a talker. Someone who never shuts up, and doesn't let you get a word in edgewise. I don't think I would be able to be around him for very long. But, in the long run, he's very likable.

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Smugglers 3 Book Review


Smugglers 3 Accidental Kingpin

By Gerald McCallum

From Florida to Hawaii

The smuggling never stops and neither does the killing. Ride along with Geraldo who never planned on smuggling drugs. You might say the first batch of cocaine simply fell into his lap about ten miles off the coast of Miami. He and his buddies can't resist the riches the first hundred pounds of the premium white stuff represents. It is the start of their journey through hell. 

Bullets and Bodies

Geraldo discovers that he has a talent for smuggling drugs. But his gift brings out the worst in his opponents. Journey with Geraldo as he outsmarts the drug cartel. When his lifestyle wrecks havoc on his family, Geraldo finds he has an even greater ability to deliver revenge to those who cross him.


During a friendly fishing trip, Geraldo and his friends come across a floating cooler containing 44 kilos of cocaine. They agree to cut and sell it in small quantities so as not to create suspicion. Before long though, they are spending money galore. which in turn puts them in the radar of crooked cops and the Mexican cartel.

I honestly didn't enjoy this book as much as the first two. Even though a few of the original characters were brought back, it still was lacking for me. All the carelessness and callousness had me constantly fearing for Geraldo's family. I guess greed is an addictive motivator. I also noticed that the author used the title of one of his books in the story. That was a nice touch. I would have liked more story along that line though. I think it would have added a little more strength to the scene.
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Gerald McCallum
Gerald "Mack" McCallum is an entrepreneur with the spirit of a true adventurer. He started out as a 15-year-old runaway who ended up on a Mexican beach where he and all the other Americans there were arrested. After 11 days in a Mexican prison, his aunt bought his freedom for $1000. Mack soon joined the Navy where he flew off an aircraft carrier to patch planes in war zones. Later, he became a successful sales executive for a national company, his work taking him from Las Vegas to Tucson and on to Florida where he lived on a houseboat in the Keys. Mack was an avid bodybuilder and is trained in "close combat" with edge weapons. He has scuba dived all over the world and is skilled as a skeet and trap shooter. He is now living out his dream of being a writer of novels filled with graphic violence based on people he's met over his years of travel and observation. His favorite author is John D. MacDonald. His favorite books are Dirty White Boys and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. He also loves watching shows like Breaking Bad and Deadwood.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Dragon Wife Book Review


Dragon Wife (Dragon Clan)

By Diana Green

The clan is waking. After centuries of spellbound sleep, dragon-shifters are returning to the mountains. They are few in number, and the outside world has become overrun with humans. 

Huroth, the dragon chieftain, recognizes a need for his kind to adapt, by forming alliances and mate-bonds with humans, but his clan is divided. From the first time she meets him, Lady Orwenna is drawn to the magnificent chieftain. The mind link he forms with her is both fascinating and frightening, as is the powerful attraction she feels for him. If only she knew what was in his heart. 

Does he want her for the woman she is, or for her magical abilities? When war breaks out between kingdoms and ancient enemies of the dragons resurface, the clan will be tested. In the midst of uncertainty, can Huroth and Orwenna find their way together? 


 Orwenna dreamed of experiencing romance, adventure and mystery in her future. Reality crushed those dreams when her father betrothed her to Rollin, a boring, uncaring man who worked with her father. She knew she had to do something drastic to avoid this turn of events. That opportunity came when she overheard the King telling her uncle about an imminent attack that would need the help of the Dragon people. Several years before, an alliance had been made with Huroth, chieftain of the dragons. Orwenna decides to secretly follow the group delivering the message to Huroth. Along the way, the group is killed and it is left to Orwenna to get the message through in time to save the town.

I liked the spunk that Orweena had. I could feel the disappointment she felt with her father and Rollin.  And I also felt how strong the feelings she and Huroth had for each other. If the author carries this story further, I would like to know how her father and Rollin reacted to Orweena’s decision to run. Also, it needs more volume added to her magical abilities and background. I don’t think enough of that was revealed.

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Since her childhood, growing up in New Zealand, Diana has been an avid storyteller. For years she enjoyed teaching art and special education, while continuing to write as a hobby. After she developed chronic fatigue syndrome, a career change was necessary, but happily this led her to become a professional author.

Diana has been a finalist in two nationwide published novel contests, with hopes for more. Her books are mostly fantasy and science fiction, with strong romantic elements. She currently lives in beautiful Washington State, where she writes for The Wild Rose Press.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

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The Misadventures of Hobart Hucklebuck Review

The Misadventures of Hobart Hucklebuck: Magic & Mayhem

By Stan Swanson

Things are not as the should be in Pennywhistle! Enchanted toasters are not toasting, enchanted sprinklers are not sprinkling and Hobart Hucklebuck’s origami messenger birds are suddenly attacking him. 

Someone seems to be draining the power from all of the enchanted items in the village. But who could it be and why have they implicated Hobart’s grandfather? 

Follow Hobart and his friends, Specks Spacklethack and Rosie Rumpleskirt, as they try to solve this mystery and free Hobart’s grandfather from the Tower of Tribulation on Mumblemonk Mountain. 

The trio’s investigation into the mysterious happenings on Druid Lane gets them into hot water more than once and ultimately brings them dangerously close to disaster not only for themselves, but the entire village of Pennywhistle... 


When normal everyday items seem to lose their enchantment, Hobart’s granddad becomes the one accused and convicted. It is up to Hobart and his friends to find the real culprit. But in a town like Pennywhistle where magic is everywhere, that won’t be so easy to do. 

This was such a cute little story. Young readers should enjoy it immensely. If you think Hobart Hucklebuck is a funny name, you should read some of the other names in the book. I think that was the most enjoyable part of it to me, listening to myself pronounce each name. I thought I knew who the mystery culprit was, more than once. Alas, all my suspects were wrong. That shows true talent. This is the second book by this author that I have read, and I liked it as much as the first. His humor and colorful characters are always interesting.

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Stan Swanson is a Bram Stoker award finalist and author of eight books including Horror High School: Return of the Loving Dead (the first book in a young adult horror series co-written with Araminta Star Matthews), Wind Up Hearts (romance novella with a hint of steampunk), Forever Zombie (a collection of short stories), Write of the Living Dead (a highly-praised writing guide written with Araminta Star Matthews and Rachel Lee) and Return of the Scream Queen (co-authored with Michael McCarty and Linnea Quigley). He is also editor/publisher for Dark Moon Books and Dark Moon Digest. Upcoming titles include The Misadventures of Hobart Hucklebuck - Book One: Magic & Mayhem (a middle grade fantasy/adventure/mystery which will be republished by Curiosity Quills Press), Dead Sparrows (a collection of apocalyptic poetry) and The Methlands (a horror novel co-written with award-winning author Joe McKinney).

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Intelligent Design: Revelations Review

Intelligent Design: Revelations

By J.M. Erickson 

Intelligent Design: Revelations is a science fiction novella that looks at the origins of our existence as a species, and our place in the universe. The story begins on the planet Mars during its apex where the balance between technology and nature is achieved. All is well until the Gemini planetoids between Mars and Jupiter fall out of their orbits and are set for a collision course. Master Architect Janus and his peers set forth a plan to not only preserve as much of their culture as possible, but the majority set out to find their Creator. Over six million years later on planet Earth, Lieutenant Colonel David Farrell is baffled by a conspiracy that not only cuts through the US's security as if it were non-existent, but also defies the laws of nature and the rules of science. FEMA Director Roberta Josephine Riesman's period of mourning her soul mate's sudden death is cut short by an assignment that requires her to spy on an old friend. Thrust in the middle of a mystery that involves the greatest natural disaster encountered by humans, Riesman discovers that the very core of human existence is about to be challenged. Earth is not prepared. Reluctantly, she is confronted with a choice – walk away to live in France with the memories of her paramour, or take the challenge to make a difference. 


Andrea Perez is on the verge of discovering how to bend light, when the head of NASA’s search for intelligent life division approaches her. He informs her that there has been evidence of something intelligent just out of sight behind the sun. The problem is every piece of data seems to disappear or become corrupt, along with each scientist working on it. This begins the first day of Perez’s new life where she also disappears from the human population, and world. She is taken to a world known as Terra, and spends the rest of her life there working on keeping the planet invisible to earthers.

I didn’t quite understand the first half of the book. There was a bit of technology talk that was over my head, and didn’t really keep me interested. At the halfway point was when it started getting interesting to me. I finally warmed up to Andrea when she became more comfortable on Terra. I was intrigued with the story as it seemed quite possible for all this to happen. Personally though, I don’t believe that there was no God, and that we are alien descendants. 

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J.M. Erickson earned his bachelor's degree from Boston College, majoring in psychology and sociology, masters degree from Simmons School of Social Work, and post-graduate certification program in psychological trauma, clinical assessment and treatment from Boston University.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Eclair Goes To Stella's Book Tour


Hi, I’m Éclair and I’m seven. My sister Meggie is two. When mom got sick we had to go live with Stella, my dad’s mom, the one with maroon colored hair. I begged Dad not to make us stay with her because she beat her horse and was going to eat her rooster, but he didn’t believe me. Even after I pretended I was going to barf, he left us with Stella.

So there we were, Meggie and me, on a strange pink farm with a skinny horse, a mean rooster, and Stinky Stella who had a living room filled with dead deer heads.

What would she do to us?

Would we end up on her wall too?

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First – Third grade GIRLS. 5 – 9 year olds

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“Do you want to name her?” Stella said. 
I squeezed my eyes to think again. “Star. She looks like a movie star.” 
I love it.” Stella reached up to give me a high-five. “Star, it is.” 

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Michelle grew up in the suburbs of Detroit with five brothers.  She enjoys writing her novels and encouraging writers and readers alike. She is living her dream writing stories of real people searching for their dreams and confronting their fears, showing the passion of the characters' plights, often giving her the ability to show the reader the 'other' side of the story. When she is not writing she enjoys life on the tennis court and is known as “Queen of the Rim Shots.”

Her debut novel, CACHE a PREDATOR, a geocaching mystery. was launched in July, 2013 and has been an Amazon best-seller in the crime/thriller category.  Her other works include: Willow, Scattered Links, Kelly’s Story, Eclair Series, and The Vision in a Kiss.  She has won contests in both The Writer’s Journal and The Writer’s Digest. Love is Just a Word (Scattered Links) was a bronze medalist is the 2010 Frasier Contest, a 2011 semi-finalist in the ACFW Genesis Contest, and won the Aspiring Writer’s Contest withe THE READING ROOM, 2013.

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When Emily Clair, learns that she and Meggie, her two-year-old sister, have to move to Indiana to live with their grandma, she is not happy at all. Her dad explains to Éclair (that’s what he calls her), that her mom had to leave because she was sick, and that his job involved traveling. Until he could find another job, this was the only solution.

When Éclair meets Stella, as grandma likes to be called, she immediately dislikes her. Éclair thinks Stella smells and that she mistreats her farm animals. As she slowly gets to know Stella, Éclair finds out how wrong she is.

This story as told by Éclair shows the innocence of a seven-year-old's thoughts and fears, and takes you back to a time in your own life when everything unknown was scary, but wonderful at the same time.

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Artist Book Review

Artist (Remote Psychic Thriller Book 3)

By Eric Drouant 

It's Just a Love Story with a Deadly Twist
Cassie Reynold is psychic, heartbroken, and struggling to build some kind of life. When she begins training as a government assassin, the assignment puts her in the middle of a series of murders in New Orleans. It also puts her in contact with Kurt Dupond, a seasoned Homicide Investigator with more to offer than advice. Now Cassie must decide how to live and perhaps just as important, how to kill. 

A series of brutal murders in New Orleans sets Cassie on a collision course with a serial killer. It's her first assignment on a murder case, part of the initial training that sets her on a path toward becoming a government assassin. Along the way she meets Kurt Dupond, the Homicide Investigator tasked with finding the "Artist". When sparks start to fly between Cassie and Dupond, she must cast off the pain of the past while dealing with the pain, and promise, of the present.

"Artist" Book Three of the Remote Series see Cassie Reynold begin a new life with remnants of the past still clinging to her psyche. Moving forward won't be easy. Living in the past isn't possible.


Cassie Reynold is an unknown government assassin trainee. Needing the experience of a working police department, she is able to work with and learn from the best homicide detective in New Orleans, Kurt Dupond. And with a serial killer on the loose in the Crescent City, there is much to learn. But exactly who is doing the learning, Cassie or Kurt?

I liked Cassie’s personality, and the chemistry she and Kurt had. Although I was expecting her to do a bit of psychic work, it never came. That was disappointing for me. That was my reason for reading the book.  This is the third in a series, but the first that I have read. I did enjoy it enough though, to go back and read the first two. I was impressed when I caught the author’s name as one of the street names. How clever. I especially liked when the author gave mention of some Mississippi towns that I am personally familiar with. 

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Eric Drouant lives and works in Slidell, Louisiana. He is the author of The Remote Series, a continuing Action and Adventure series with heavy doses of the thriller element, paranormal, and psychic ability. Other works includes short stories and commercial web work. 

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