Book Reviews

The Serpent Lord: The Crown of Olmalis, Book 1

A princess torn between tradition and truth.
Princess Sarra of Olmalis is a vision of the future- compassionate, confident, and proud. As her kingdom settles into peace after a long civil war, she yearns to escape the shackles of expectation her father and his court place upon her.
But when she is abducted at the command of a man known only as ‘The Serpent Lord’, Sarra is led to question everything she has ever known.
Taken from the safety of her castle to the treacherous bogs and cold, stone walls of a forgotten city called Ro’al, she embarks on a journey searching for answers, intent on solving the mystery of her intriguing captor.
However, the more she learns of The Serpent Lord and his plight, the more she discovers secrets that surround her kingdom and the people who rule it. When she finally uncovers the truth, will Sarra trust her past or will she believe in her future?

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Bowie: Stardust, Rayguns & Moonage Daydreams

As one of the most magnetic icons of modern pop culture, David Bowie seduced generations of fans with his music and counterculture persona. While Bowie’s legacy as a musician is remarkable and genre-defying, as a visual performer he obliterated stage theatrics with his psychedelic aesthetics, larger-than-life image, and way of hovering on the border of the surreal.
Bowie: Stardust, Rayguns & Moonage Daydreams chronicles the rise of David Bowie’s career from obscurity to fame, as well as the rise and fall of Ziggy Stardust, Bowie’s historic alter ego. Ziggy accompanies Bowie on his rocky ride to the top, but when the Spiders from Mars finally implode and Bowie leaves London for a nomadic life abroad, he must lay the Ziggy persona to rest for good. The end of Ziggy not only changes Bowie but the world itself.
Featuring graphic storytelling by New York Times best-selling artist Mike Allred and critically acclaimed writer Steve Horton that is as colorful and diverse as Bowie’s many personas, this graphic biography tells the story of one of the most celebrated and beloved musicians like never before.

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Madness

Death is not an escape.
One night Ezra Adkins is brutally murdered in her own home. As she was dying, she expects to wake up in the afterworld.
She was wrong.
She loses consciousness and awakens into a horrific game of kill or be killed. Players can be killed an infinite number of times, but the only permanent way out of the game is their actual death by suicide.
Players in the game ruthlessly hunt each other for points, while others kill for fun. Most players have given up on finding an escape from the game and spiral into insanity, killing without reason.
It’s mayhem.
Ezra soon learns who to trust and who to hunt down. But as she falls deeper into the game, she starts to lose herself as the bodies pile up. The line blurs between what she’s always known to be right and wrong.
Metal will clash. Blood will spill. Minds will break. And before it’s too late, Ezra must find an escape from the game before she becomes the real enemy…

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The Girl in the Clockwork Tower: A Steampunk Rapunzel Retelling

A tale of espionage, lavender hair, and pineapples.
Welcome to Daiwynn where magic is dangerous, but hope is more dangerous still.
For Persinette—a lavender-haired, 24-year-old seer dreaming of adventure and freedom-the steam-powered kingdom of Daiwynn is home. As an Enchanted asset for MOTHER, she aids in Collecting Enchanted and sending them to MOTHER’s labor camps.
But when her handler, Gothel, informs Persi that she will be going out into the field for a Collection, she decides it’s time to take a stand. Now she must fight her fears and find a way to hide her attempts to aid the Enchanted or risk being sent to the camps herself.
Manu Kelii, Captain of the airship The Defiant Duchess, is 26-years-old and hasn’t seen enough excitement-thank you very much. His charismatic smile and flamboyant sense of style earned him a place amongst the Uprising, but his fickle and irresponsible nature has seen to it that their leader doesn’t trust him.
Desperate to prove himself, Manu will stop at nothing to aid their mission to overthrow MOTHER and the queen of Daiwynn. So, when the Uprising Leader deposits a small unit of agents on his ship, and tasks him with working side by side with MOTHER asset Persinette to hinder the Collection effort, he finds himself in over his head.
The stakes are high for this unlikely duo. They have only two options; stop MOTHER or thousands more will die-including themselves.

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From a Heart-Shaped Box

What do you collect in your heart-shaped box?
Fragments of memories. False promises. Shattered dreams. We are forged into ever-changing masterpieces by the gravity of the keepsakes we choose to collect.
The adhesive binding the fragile remnants of our souls? Love.
From the fractured soul of author Keira Lane, who helped bring The East Wind: A Horror & Weird Fiction Collection to life, featuring stories from Autumn Curtis and W.H. Ringer, comes a new anthology straight from the heart.

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The Well at the Bottom of Everything

Vain thought destroying the Portal to the Hotel at the End of Time would mean freedom for her and Roman, but her happy ever after is coming to an end.
A horrible mistake and a stray bullet force her to infiltrate the Hotel and contend with a new and terrible power: The Well at the Bottom of Everything.
Friendships will be tested. Loyalties will be broken.
The Hotel will have its revenge.