Review of Curse of the Chosen, by Richard Phillips

Curse of the Chosen by Richard Phillips My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is the third book of the Endarian prophecy, and you really have to read all of first three books in the series as a single entity. As with all Richard Phillips novels, the world build, character development, plot and story line are all excellent. The universe in this series consists of magic, sword and knife fighting, several different races including humans, and some societal commentary about gender equality. We follow multiple different story lines throughout the books to a satisfying conclusion in the Curse of the … Read More

RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB’S “SPOTLIGHT” Author Julie Watson!

Please Welcome Julie Wilson to today’s RRBC Spotlight! Julie is the author of several works, including Born for Life, A Midwife’s Story and is today’s RRBC Spotlight Author! See her guest post below on Why One Writes.   Why One Writes   One writes a book for many reasons and every author will have a different reason for putting pen to paper, for putting hours and hours of work into telling their story. Whether from their imagination or from their past experiences in life. Some write, as it is their passion and love, their life’s work and career to earn a … Read More

Why auras? Darin C. Brown on The Master of Perceptions main character, Hunter Miller

I have friends who see auras, although I do not myself. I spent many hours researching the occult, listening to hypnotists, mediums, Reiki masters, and many others in preparation for my novels. The reason why this all works well with The Master of Perceptions is the basic premise that Hunter perceives things differently that everyone else. There are only really three “senses” from a strict perspective. Electromagnetic, tactile (which includes vibration, the actual definition of temperature) and chemical. All perceptions are the brain’s interpretation of these sensed inputs. We all say “five senses” because Aristotle did many years ago. He … Read More

The Sound of Suffering Launches on February 21, 2019!

Anyone interested in helping me with a project — I want to get to #1 on Amazon on February 21, 2019. If you are interested in buying a copy to help me out, please do it on Feb 21 (the official launch date) so I can get as highly ranked on Amazon as possible!!   Help me achieve my goal!!    

Review of Bloody Jack, by LA Meyer

Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer My rating: 5 of 5 stars I was introduced to this series by a huge fan who bought and read all 12 books in the series before getting me my own copy. I enjoyed the story tremendously and I am on to the second book immediately. The main character, Mary “Jacky” Faber, is perfectly written. An orphan growing up on the streets of London, she is street-smart and naive simultaneously. She catches a lucky break in her miserable existence and gets aboard a Naval ship, where the adventure really begins. Between an engaging story, solid … Read More

The Sight of Demons Review from San Francisco Review of Books

http://www.sanfranciscoreviewofbooks.com/2018/12/book-review-sight-of-demons-master-of.html The Sight of Demons Saturday, December 15, 2018 Book Review: ‘The Sight of Demons (The Master of Perceptions, #1)’ by Darin C. Brown The Sight of Demons by Darin C. Brown ‘While he speaks, I struggle against the demons, overwhelmed by my internal battle.’ New Hampshire author Darin C. Brown earned a bachelor degree in engineering physics, a master’s degree in biomedical engineering from Cornell, and a PhD in biophysics from the University of Illinois. He has been an ER doctor, but now devotes his time to writing, acting, and directing theater as well as to an active and … Read More

Review of Lust (Lust, Money and Murder, #1) by Mike Wells

Lust by Mike Wells My rating: 4 of 5 stars Mike Wells wanted to write a fast paced, “unputdownable” book, and he succeeds with Lust, Money and Murder. With a fantastic kick-ass female lead, strong development of the major and minor characters alike, excellent writing, and a blistering pace, this series opener moves so quickly that you can read the whole thing in two hours. The plot is obviously incomplete as this is a series, and that’s why it’s a four star instead of five star review, but aside from that, there is nothing not to like in this action … Read More

The Perfect Assassin Review

The Perfect Assassin by K.A. Doore My rating: 4 of 5 stars For the right audience, this is a 5 star book. The plot is excellent. Doore builds a world in a barren wasteland of the dark ages which contains a few paranormal elements but mostly reflects historical fiction. The story twists and turns with action, intrigue, and emotion. The internal and external conflicts are both well developed and well resolved, with a satisfying and powerful ending. Included also is a message that plays perfectly within the storyline. The writing is excellent. Except for the formatting, which is quite terrible … Read More

It was great until… A review of The Jack, by M.K. Harkins

The Jack by M.K. Harkins My rating: 2 of 5 stars The Jack, by MK Harkins, is book two of The Immortal series. This review contains spoilers, by necessity. This is also a NetGalley review. I was apprehensive about reading a second series book without reading the first, but after a few chapters, I picked up that Archer, the lead character, had done many unspeakable things in the prior book, and he betrayed his race of Readers and tried to force Ann, who was destined to be with his best friend Devon, to marry him, killing the race of Seers … Read More