Category: Reviews

THE MESSIAH MATRIX by Kenneth John Atchity – Review

THE MESSIAH MATRIX by Kenneth John Atchity – Review
Posted July 17, 2012 by Tammy in Reviews / 87 Comments

Although I knew from the book blurb more or less what The Messiah Matrix was about, I wasn’t quite prepared for the unique combination of carefully researched material and breathless adventure story. The subject matter of The Messiah Matrix is controversial, even for someone like me who has no religious leanings, and I expect it […]

AURARIA by Tim Westover – Review

AURARIA by Tim Westover – Review
Posted July 12, 2012 by Tammy in Reviews / 1 Comment

They say “don’t judge a book by its cover,” and sometimes I agree with that and sometimes I don’t. In the case of Auraria, however, I’m begging you to not judge it by the cover. When I was first asked to review Tim Westover’s latest, I was left a little flat by its nondescript gray […]

THE REALMS OF ANIMAR by Owen Black – Review

THE REALMS OF ANIMAR by Owen Black – Review
Posted July 5, 2012 by Tammy in Reviews / 0 Comments

Writing this review is such a dilemma for me. I absolutely loved the story and the creative ideas Black has come up with. And the story ends with a cliffhanger that made me scream with rage. But as in many other indie novels I’ve read and reviewed, I have issues with the writing. And if […]

THE ACCORDO by Roberta L. Smith – Review

THE ACCORDO by Roberta L. Smith – Review
Posted June 23, 2012 by Tammy in Reviews / 0 Comments

Roberta L. Smith is not only a talented writer, but she is the sister of one of my best friends. So when she asked me to read and review her latest book, I jumped at the chance.  She has three books under her belt, all featuring gruff but loveable Mickey McCoy, a psychic who can […]

THE DESTROYED by Brett Battles – Review

THE DESTROYED by Brett Battles – Review
Posted June 16, 2012 by Tammy in Reviews / 0 Comments

One of Battle’s most popular characters is at it again, the intrepid and satisfyingly complicated Jonathan Quinn, cleaner extraordinaire. This is the sixth Jonathan Quinn novel, and they just keep getting better and better.  The Destroyed may be my favorite of Brett’s books to date, as it combines highly entertaining and suspenseful action with truly […]

THE RECKONING – by Alma Katsu – Review

THE RECKONING – by Alma Katsu – Review
Posted June 9, 2012 by Tammy in Reviews / 1 Comment

(Caution: This review contains spoilers for The Taker, the first book in The Taker Trilogy) Alma Katsu is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. I loved her first book, The Taker (you can read my review here), and I was lucky enough to get an advanced reader’s copy of the second book in the […]

THE BREATH OF GOD by Jeffrey Small – Review

THE BREATH OF GOD by Jeffrey Small – Review
Posted May 25, 2012 by Tammy in Reviews / 0 Comments

I usually shy away from books dealing with religion and Bible stories, especially since my reading mainly focuses on horror and fantasy novels.  But I was intrigued by the strong historical element of The Breath of God, and it turns out the novel’s unusual mix of religious doctrines, romance, action and mystery made for a […]

A DARK TIME by Dennis Bradford – Review

A DARK TIME by Dennis Bradford – Review
Posted May 21, 2012 by Tammy in Reviews / 0 Comments

I started reading A Dark Time in much the same way I approach all independently published novels these days: with lots of trepidation, some curiosity, and just a bit of optimism. I’m happy to report that Dennis Bradford did not disappoint me.  A Dark Time was a unique murder mystery that did not go in […]