Congratulations to the following authors whose books qualified for Round 13 of the Indies Helping Indies Book Review Project! Watch for each of these books/authors to appear on the IHIBRP Book Review section of my website soon at AuthorJBRichards.com! "Fairie Rising: The First Book of Binding (The Books of Binding 1) by A.E. Lowan "Cotton Tale" by E. C. Fisher "Dancing Through Dreams: Whispers From Beyond Book One" by SK Wee "The Fractured Ego" by K. G. Petrone "The Portal Pr
A Masterpiece Of Horror About Bullying & Revenge! “The Rain” qualifies as a mystery/horror masterpiece as Author E.C. Fisher sets up a macabre tale about bullying and revenge. When camp caretaker Charlie Hamilton is found dead nearly 30-years after covering up the drowning of a young boy who had been mercilessly harassed by a quintet of teen bullies, Detective Daniel Nash reopens the cold case, only to find that the five original persons of interest are quite suddenly being k
A Deliciously Romantic & Spooky Paranormal Short! It’s a typical scene when a young man’s car breaks down on a seldom-used country backroad and he has to walk miles to an old farmhouse to call for help. The eerie property is inhabited by a Bible-thumping matron straight out of the old—and I mean OLD—South. But the outcome of this pair’s encounter is anything but predictable in S. Tilghman Hawthorne’s “When Shadows Dance”. This macabre tale is a well-written and absorbing read
A Self-Confessed Liar Accused Of Murder In A Foreign Country! A highly unusual psychological therapy partnered with memory loss and a murder are the central themes in P. J. Mann’s intriguing novel, “Deadly Deception: Book 1”. Told from the first person perspective, Mann’s plot line in “Deadly Deception” is about a liar who can’t seem to sort out his own homespun tales from reality and who seeks out a revolutionary and unorthodox therapy treatment to solve his rare psychologic
Genius Level Sci-Fi! Whether it’s through oral or telepathic communication, the author’s concepts of an alien culture and its ideals are transmitted from one main protagonist to the other more as an interactive dialogue rather than action, making this one read that true Sci-Fi world-building and civilization buffs will enjoy.
Melson’s alien, ScOsh, is rather one-dimensional and reminiscent of Keanu Reeves in the popular Sci-Fi film, The Day the Earth Stood Still, possessing
A Masterpiece Of Mystery & Historical Fiction! O’Hagan’s research in “A Roman Death” is impeccable, and the author has inscribed a legacy within this read that will certainly stand the test of time. With a glowing foreword by Steven Saylor (Author of “Roma”), and a brief note by the author herself concerning men’s and women’s roles during the Roman Republic, the historical tone of this novel immediately comes through, allowing time for history buffs and mystery lovers alike t
A Fantasy Filled With Magic, Action, & Adventure! “Aradia’s Secret” is a fantasy filled with magic, action, and adventure. In her tale, Dobbs creates worlds within worlds—places for gods, goddesses, and demons to roam freely about the principalities of elves, humans, and halflings... just to name a few.
The plotline to “Aradia’s Secret” flows well and carries the story forward at a good pace. Dobbs’ characters are well-formed, with a likable leading heroine, and others of va
An Unforgettable All You Can Eat Buffet For Mystery Fans! Nostalgia, longtime celebrities, and the old Vegas strip highlight Toni K. Kief’s smart and humorous story about a savvy septuagenarian’s after-retirement gig as an undercover mole walking the floor of a popular casino.
This well-written and nostalgic jaunt through the titled character’s storied past takes readers back to the days when Tom Jones, Wayne Newton, and Elvis—lit up the stage, drew crowds of idol-worshipers
A Fascinating Read, Injecting Elements Of Sci-Fi Into A Classic Kidnapping Case! Proebstel’s readers will appreciate the passion she holds for her interplanetary traveling characters as she draws them together to overcome significant personal challenges and put their lives—as well as their families—back together.
Having been introduced to the third book in the “Ascension Quest” series as a novice reader, I found it easy to relate to the “Ascension Quest Book Three” story de
A Nail-Biting Dystopian Teen Action Adventure! Teens and young adults, in particular, will enjoy “Traverse Book 1”, a post-apocalyptic tale primarily about an orphan named Max and a few hundred survivors living the urban life in a huge glass-bubble-city that was constructed by their forebears after a global nuclear genocide. A secondary story also introduces Kina, another 15-year-old apocalyptic survivor, whose New Zealand Maori island culture has somehow escaped total annihi