Featured Editorial Reviews

 

Below are The Book Review Directory’s featured Editorial Reviews. Click the link to go to the book’s Editorial Review page.

 

Criminal Beware

California, 1922. A growing coastal city is gripped by terror. The savaged remains of a third victim are discovered in the central park. Police find no suspect or motive to explain the violent deaths, nor any link between the victims. Signs are posted throughout the city’s neighborhoods to warn:

CRIMINAL BEWARE – You Are Being Watched

 

 


Eternal Shadow

What would you do if the world was going to end in ten years? For Jennifer Epstein, a by-the-books senior researcher at SETI, there is only one answer: prevent the apocalypse from happening. Pluto, Neptune, and Uranus were destroyed by an alien threat. The deck was stacked against humanity before the cards came out of the box.

 

 


Farewell My Life

A Cinderella-ish tale with not-so-charming princes in the edgy setting of 1920s and 1930s Berlin during the rise of the Nazis, Farewell My Life spins an operatic tale of dangerous love, obsession and loss; of crumbling, dissolving and nothingness, that revolves around Grace, a shy 17-year-old whose fabulous talent for the violin promises a shimmering career.

 

 

 


Roads to Meaning and Resilience With Cancer

The book tells the stories of 39 patients with incurable lung cancer. It aims to help patients, families, and healthcare providers understand the experience of living with cancer. It also invites reflections on the essential questions of meaning, resilience, and coping with adversity in life.

 

 

 


Incarnata

Increasingly disturbing Christmas decorations from a stranger. Simple phrases with sinister implications. A childhood monster that is all too real and lies waiting. These are some of the seventeen new horror stories by Brandon Faircloth, all of which connect to each other and to the realm of Incarnata–a wondrous and terrifying place filled with miracles and monsters. By the end, you will find yourself in the dark and silent halls of a cursed hotel, standing before a door that simply reads “The Halloween Room”.

 

 

 


Flow Like a River

When the patriarch of a New Orleans crime family dies in a fight-to-the-death with a Chanas Indian chief on the banks of the Mississippi River, little does he know his direct descendant, William Laveaux, will seek revenge 75 years later.

 

 

 

 


Aid From Above

The book is about what it is really like to be a flight nurse. Kurtis Bell brings over twenty years of flight nursing to bare in this no holes barred account of life working on a medical helicopter. With the most common question asked of him, “What’s the worst thing you’ve ever seen?” He answers that from his experience and perspective. He is brutally honest and direct. He tells of the early days in Native American AIr Ambulance, when the company was just getting started. It is graphic, vivid and uncensored.

 

 

 


No Long Goodbyes

Wracked with guilt over the tragic deaths of her husband and young son, Kate Cavanagh leaves 1939 Britain to start a new life in Burma, where she falls in love and marries teak plantation manager Jack Bellamy, a widower with two young children.

The 1942 Japanese invasion destroys their idyllic life in Burma. With Jack away fighting the enemy, Kate must embark on a perilous 250-mile journey, on foot, with her children and their Indian ayah.

 

 


How Can a Man Die Better

In the summer of 1862, Cage Carew is a self-admitted odd duck and soft handed academic living just north of the Ohio River. Immersed in his studies, he remains steadfastly disinterested in the growing Civil War. However, his indolence is shattered when sadistic slave catcher Francois Devol and his menacing band of outlaws, making accusations and issuing dark threats, invade the community in hot pursuit of a fugitive fleeing north on the Underground Railroad, When two young women are found viciously murdered, the immediate suspects are Devol and his gang who have suddenly vanished into Dixie.

 

 


The Art of Hunting Humans

The Art of Hunting Humans presents key aspects of the human mind. With straightforward language, weird metaphors and practical examples, it enables readers to understand human behaviour and evaluate their lives from an outsider’s perspective.

 

 

 

 


Rock Hard

Ryder, desperate to forget his past, throws himself into touring life and writing music. When Lexi joins the band, Ryder’s life becomes almost tolerable. Until one day when the rest of the band isn’t there and Ryder and Lexi have to share a hotel room: with only one bed.

 

 

 

 

 


Effective Leaders and Leadership

In this book, Effective Leaders and Leadership are talked about in almost every facet of life such as: Real Life Situations, Business, the Workplace, the Political Arena, (Spiritually) the Home, and Christian backgrounds.

 

 

 

 


The 28-Day Relationship Rehab Handbook

Over a period of time, even the strongest connections can begin to fray. With The 28-Day Relationship Rehab Workbook, Mary Delaney presents a series of solution-oriented worksheets to help restore awareness, kickstart communication, and grow appreciation.

 

 

 


My Uncle Makes Dolls to Replace Souls in Hell

When Cora unwittingly brought her Uncle Teddy back from Hell, it was just the start of her problems. She’s entered a world of magic and horror filled with evil occultists that want to kill her, demons and monsters lurking around every corner.

 

 

 


Relics of Andromeda

Anka has believed the stories since childhood: the alien relics bring ruin and madness. Ancient pieces of technology that seem to have minds of their own, the relics interface with human psychology, granting the power to bend space and time. When the colonists of Andromeda first discovered the relics, long before Anka was born, humanity was plunged into chaos.

 

 

 


Entertainment Fundraising: From $0 to $10,000

Entertainment Fundraising is a detailed step-by-step guide to promoting a show and/or Dinner Theater.  The amount you’ll earn is limited only by your willingness to put the suggestions to work.

 

 

 

 


Empathy Deficit Disorder

Our country is divided in so many ways, with a growing chasm between men and women. The news cycle is discouraging. Emotional and physical toxicity is affecting our health and well-being. There are words for what is happening. We are suffering from an empathy deficit disorder.

 

 

 


On a Cold Day in Hell

The stakes couldn’t be any higher. Stephen Parkes, a former Airborne Ranger and law school graduate, has been charged with a brutal crime. A career prosecutor has made him an offer of thirty years in return for a guilty plea. He has a hanging judge and his own public defender wants him to die in prison.

 

 

 

 


One Bite at a Time

A dead body that never decays. A magic trick with horrific consequences. An apartment with a unique roach problem. Finding a serial killer’s cell phone. Visiting a childhood friend who insists you really must see what’s in a nearby tunnel. This book contains twenty-five terrifying new horror stories by Brandon Faircloth, all of them short enough to be enjoyed a bite at a time

 

 

 


Zena: Soldier

A war without end. The woman who began a revolution. All Zena wants is a life beyond her home planet, the North Star. The life of a soldier.  When her brother is drafted into the Holy Army, Zena impersonates him to save his life. But women are forbidden from fighting in the army, and she will be killed if she’s caught. Her love affair with the High Priest’s daughter only makes matters worse.

 

 

 


An Extraordinary Life

In December 1944, P. Frank casually walked into the Pharamcie De La Nation in Paris and met Sophie, a frenchwoman. At the time, P. Frank couldn’t have imagined this chance encounter and friendship/marriage would lead to a ten year ” international war,” involving the use of private detectives.

 

 

 


The Robber of Youth

Fifteen year old Rosaletta Guiterrez finds things turning from bad to worse after witnessing the tragic accident that takes her brother’s life. Estranged from the only family she’s ever known, Rosaletta is sent to a foster home, to live with a couple she can’t relate to as she struggles to get on with her life.

 

 

 

 


Losing Normal

Everyone we love, everything we know, is going away…and only an autistic boy can stop it.

Giant screen televisions appear all over the city. The programming is addictive. People have to watch, but Alex cannot.

 

 

 

 


Written By Blood

Cane was supposed to be out of sight. His most important asset has always been his anonymity, spanning back to his days as an assassin for the U.S. government. But when he finds a cassette player taped to the bumper of his vehicle, he realizes someone not only knows what car he drives, but the routes he takes, as well as what’s most important to him.

 

 

 


The Sugar Merchant

When Thomas’s family is annihilated in a raid, his life changes forever. Wandering for days, starving and hopeless, he is rescued by a monk and is taken to live at the abbey of Eynsham. There he receives a curious education, training to be a scholar, a merchant and a spy.

 

 

 

 


Kim’s Memoir

An 80 year old retired jurist, Kim has lived through World War II, the Korean War, and the Cold War. Read as he walks us through his life filled with rich tradition and turbulent waters.

 

 

 

 

 


Destiny of the Wulf

In the eternal battle between dark magic and light, brothers Coinin and Marrok Wulf are called by an ancient Brotherhood to fulfil a great prophecy that will tip the fate of their world forever.

 

 

 

 

 


You Saw Something You Shouldn’t Have

You step into the dark for a thrill. To be entertained. Then you find yourself in a school where a group of friends have brought something terrible to life. You meet a family whose extraordinary luck comes at a horrific price. You write a letter to yourself and get a reply that leads to death and madness.

 

 

 

 

 


Productivity Equation: The Four Step Process to Accomplishing More of What’s Important to You

Do you feel that you have tried every time-management tool available with no real increase in your productivity?

In Productivity Equation, you will learn a simple, four-step process to improve your productivity permanently.

 

 

 


Finding Santa: The Adventure of Greedy Elf

What happens when one of Santa’s elves doesn’t want to share anymore? Using magic, Greedy Elf shrinks Santa and takes over Santa’s workshop. Solve the clues that a pixie leaves behind and break the spell. Told by Ellie Elf, Santa’s photographer, her story illustrates the transforming power of love.

 

 

 

 


A Price of Blood

Set in Regency England in the year 1811, A Price of Blood continues the saga of the Anowen Coven’s growing family in a story of the triumph of true love and happiness amid supernatural conflict and political intrigue.

 

 

 

 


 

The Company of Demons

The brutal murder of a friend leaves lawyer John Coleman stunned and sends shockwaves through the city of Cleveland. The technique of the killing recalls memories of the Torso Murderer, who dismembered at least twelve people decades ago and then vanished–eluding even legendary crime fighter Eliot Ness.

 

 

 

 


Wanna Go Wanna Stay

In the 70s, Maria Jordan is a Pastor’s daughter who follows her dream and moves to Atlanta. Though the college grad is making mega-money in a corporate job, she’s ready to settle down, marry, and begin a family. Then Mark enters her life. A handsome, intelligent man, Mark seems like the answer to Maria’s dreams. Instead, he becomes her nightmare.

 

 

 

 


The Outsiders: Book One

When Jason saw his grandfather, the renowned surgeon Dr. Patrick Barron, carrying a woman’s lifeless body into the woods, he was terrified. When Dr. Barron admitted to it and started explaining why it was necessary, Jason’s life would never be the same.

 

 

 

 

 


Sage Stone: The Magic Between the Worlds

Sage Stone and his twin sister Hanah have no idea how their lives will change on the day Sage is chosen by the Thunder Beings. He is brought back from the brink of death by their Grandfather Jack, the shaman of the Tachi nation.

 

 

 

 

 


When We Sleep

When We Sleep chronicles a four month journey through the subconscious and waking life of a prolific dreamer and the events and dream scenarios described are so bizarre that you really couldn’t make them up.

 

 

 

 

 


American River: Tributaries

Owen McPhalan’s Mockingbird Valley Ranch is still a thriving family business in 1959. But when his wife, Marian, leaves Mockingbird to follow her dream of becoming a successful artist, she ignites a firestorm that impacts the descendants of three families.

 

 

 

 

 


Melissa and Kasho

Melissa, a shy teenage girl, feels lost in a transnational high society world that drives her to the depths of despair. But her attraction to the very human Kasho, who has snippets of philosophy to impart, eventually enables her to develop her own strengths. But Kasho doesn’t dwell physically on Earth.

 

 

 

 


Give Place to Wrath

Detective Roger Viceroy, divisional head of the Midwest Region Special Crimes Unit, awakes one morning to a bombing in a wealthy suburb of Milwaukee. As he and his team dive into the investigation, a mysterious clue launches a manhunt with scant other evidence to point them in the right direction.

 

 

 

 


Valley Fever

A devastating earthquake that rocked Southern California turns Jill Cassidy’s life upside down, but the quake is nothing compared to what looms on the horizon. Armed with determination and an incomplete graduate degree in geology, Jill embarks on a dangerous journey through a world of elves and monsters she had no idea existed.

 

 

 

 


Zoey’s Zany Life

With a perfect twin sister and friends who have everything, Zoey Song can’t catch a break from quirky mishaps and hilarious accidents. Trouble follows this mischievous redhead everywhere. Can Zoey find a place in her world where life isn’t unbearable?

 

 

 

 


The Perfect Partner

Ursula LeCoeur’s The Perfect Partner is a Victorian romance set in New Orleans in the Gilded Age. In a city that knows pleasure—from elaborate balls to decadent food and drink—true love can be elusive. Of course, there’s always a love potion from the local voodoo priestess.

 

 

 

 


From Matzah Balls to Communication Wafers

This book comprises the episodic real-life recollections of a daughter, wife, and mother as she journeys through her Jewish upbringing and subsequent spiritual struggles following her son’s bouts with depression and drug addiction.

 


Willow’s Way

Willow Armstrong was a successful business woman in the world of weight loss and fitness until it was all suddenly upended following a devastating divorce. Now Willow must take a journey of self-discovery to learn the truth about her past as she sets about reclaiming her life.

 

 

 

 


The Secret Keeper

What if the worst thing isn’t that they don’t believe you? What if the worst thing is that they just don’t care? Seventeen year-old Emily has accepted the truth of her past trauma and made peace with her battered egos. She’s won the first battle… barely… but the war in her psyche still rages.

 

 

 

 


Breaking Into the Light

Even as hope begins to dawn, the Legionnaires wonder if they can ever be free of the darkness that haunts them… if their master, the beautifully treacherous Imperial Praetor, will ever really let them go.

 

 

 

 


Home: Interstellar

Murdered parents. A busted spaceship. Stories that horrified the therapists and terrified the space stations. The tentacles of a corrupt Earth reach out to strangle the near-earth stars. The single person who can stop it is Meriel Hope—if only she can remember.

 

 

 

 


Sunny Days

When a Natural Disaster visits Martine’s colorful little neighborhood, she thinks of a brilliant way to help people get back on their feet!
In this incredible story, International Award-Winning Author Jesse Byrd teams up with Master Illustrator Anastasiia Ku to Create a Picture Book of Laughter & Hope.

 

 

 

 


The Simple and Easy Manager

In The Simple and Easy Manager: What Managers Need to Know Before They Need to Know It, business consultant and executive coach Ned Parks illustrates that management problems can often be solved with easy-to-implement solutions.

 

 

 

 


Elements

Alexa is discovering that her whole life has been a lie. As her nineteenth birthday approaches, her true identity is revealed. The incredible world of witchcraft and Otherworlds come to light. Pulled into a prophecy centuries old, her existence takes a turn for the surreal.

 

 

 

 


The Seventh Seed

While researching the cause of beehive demise across the country, scientific prodigy Javier stumbles onto a breakthrough discovery—a virus carried by bugs that insecticides can’t eradicate. It explains a string of human illnesses and deaths, and it means a vaccine is possible. But instead of his achievement being celebrated, his bosses try to murder him.

 

 

 

 


Death Before Dishonor

Everything about brothers Terry and Yuri is a lie—their lifestyles, their careers, their behavior, right down to their friendly smiles. Beneath the veneer of luxury, lurk two killers with a lethal skill-set that was taught to them by a legendary subculture long-thought extinct.