Category Archives: Editorial Reviews

Editorial Review – Written By Blood: Conviction

 

Title: Written By Blood: Conviction

Author: Dwayne Gill

Genre: Action Thriller / Science Fiction

 

Written By Blood: Conviction follows Cane, an assassin who has broken free of the programming of Red Delta, the anti-terrorist government agency who raised him. However, Cane remains haunted by the sins of his past and struggles to adapt to his new life taking work wherever he can find it. Then, a mysterious informant reaches out to Cane to embroil him in a nationwide mystery.

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Editorial Review – Heroes By Design

 

Title: Heroes By Design

Author: D.A. Irsik

Genre: Young Adult / Christian

 

A tale of friendship, faith, and perseverance takes center stage in Heroes by Design by D.A. Irsik. It follows the lives of Sela, Emily, and Zach–three friends who take pride in their Christian beliefs and the work they do in God’s name, until tragic circumstances test this belief and threaten to tear them apart.

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Editorial Review – Our Frail Disordered Lives

 

Title: Our Frail Disordered Lives

Author: Mary M. Schmidt

Genre: Horror / Paranormal / Demonic

 

In Our Frail Disordered Lives, one demon breaks free of his binds in Hell to prove his boss wrong—that is, the Devil himself. Roach has been a demon since the fall of Lucifer, but Hell isn’t what he thought it would be. With his failure to meet Satan’s standards at his current job and a seven hundred-year-old grudge he’s holding, Roach is ready to go rogue. His exploration of the Upper World introduces him to humans that give him the perfect opportunity to show Satan who’s really boss.

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Editorial Review – The Sugar Merchant

 

Title: The Sugar Merchant

Author: James Hutson-Wiley

Genre: Historical Fiction

 

The Sugar Merchant follows the adventures of scholar and merchant Thomas Woodward. A twist of fate and a tragic childhood loss leads to him being adopted by a group of monks from a nearby abbey. It is there he meets the people who will ultimately play a role in shaping his future.

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Editorial Review – Kim’s Memoir

 

Title: Kim’s Memoir

Author: Young-Koo Kim

Genre: Memoir / Korean History

 

Kim’s Memoir is the passionately told story of a prominent Korean jurist, naval officer, professor, and scholar of international law who spent his life serving South Korea, in particular doing legal work to ensure the security of the country’s Northern Limit Line. Born into a Korea under Japanese occupation, the author is a firsthand witness to some of Korea’s greatest recent upheavals, including World War II, armistice agreements between South and North Korea, and landmark cases in the Korean justice system.

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Editorial Review – A Prophecy Fulfilled

 

Title: A Prophecy Fulfilled

Author name: Andi O’Connor

Genre: Fantasy

This novel rounds out The Vaelinel Trilogy, where readers follow the fate of Irewen, Silevethiel, and their friends as they try to destroy the Corrupter. Set in a medieval world rich in magic, the story pays homage to fantasy classics like The Chronicles of Narnia and The Lord of the Rings while creating a new, thoughtful world of its own.

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Editorial Review – Destiny of the Wulf

 

Title: Destiny of the Wulf, The Aduramis Chronicles #1

Author: Harrison Davies

Genre: High Fantasy

 

Orphaned as children by a marauding horde of orcs, Coinin and his brother Marrok have been raised by their mysterious uncle who trains them in the ways of swordsmanship, combat, and survival. They know little of their family history until they are thrust headlong into a treacherous journey to an island where a mysterious organization, the Brotherhood of the Wulf, welcomes them as long-expected chosen ones. Soon they take up arms to protect their new friends and are thrust into a clash between the god of death and the mortal protectors of life that will set them on the path to greatness.

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Editorial Review – You Saw Something You Shouldn’t Have

 

Title: You Saw Something You Shouldn’t Have

Author: Brandon Faircloth

Genre: Horror

 

You receive a text from an unknown sender early in the morning and it says: You saw something you shouldn’t have. Also the title of the book, this tale of a mysterious creature taunting a man as everything and everyone in his life suddenly vanishes is just one of seven short pieces in this collection of spooky stories. Ghosts, murders, magic, and monsters fill the pages of these horror stories that are just as thrilling as they are fun.

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Editorial Review – Poetry ‘n That

 

Title: Poetry ‘n That

Author name: Seána Geri McCloskey

Genre: Poetry

 

This collection of short poems cover a diverse array of topics, discussing Brexit, Theresa May’s time as prime minister, Scottish independence, and the plight of the downtrodden during Christmas over the course of its pages.

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Editorial Review – Stranded in Love

 

Book Title: Stranded In Love

Author: Victoria Grant

Genre: Contemporary romance

 

Two strangers find themselves stranded and at the mercy of the whims of Mother Nature in this offering by Victoria Grant. The first novel in the Calderone series, it tells the story of Laney Calderone who, by anyone’s standards, is having one heck of a bad day.

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