FF’s Star Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ In the introduction of his poetry collection Nocturnal Notes, Bola Olusanya tells us how, a little over two decades ago, his life almost came to a sudden stop while looking forward to his sophomore year in college. The poet is originally from Nigeria and has lived in … Continue reading Review: Nocturnal Notes by Bola Olusanya
FF’s Star Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ “Ideals are peaceful. History is violent.” These are words uttered by Brad Pitt in the movie Fury which, like Affinity Konar’s Mischling, is also set in World War II. I’ve seen lots of movies that show how cruel and vile some humans, if those beings that so many … Continue reading Review: Mischling by Affinity Konar
FF’s Star Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ I was a teen once, from a moderately dangerous place, and having lots of moolah and sexing our brains out was about all me and my boys talked about. Trapped by Maria Hernandez is a novella that I would love to put in the hands of the … Continue reading Review: Trapped by Maria Hernandez
FF’s Star Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ I was so not prepared for Always Yell Fire, a horror novella by Matthew Danza and co-author Adam Horeth, which plunged me without any degree of clemency into the scariest fictional world yet. The ash people… I shudder just thinking of them. And I don’t think I’ll … Continue reading Review: Always Yell Fire by Matthew Danza with Adam Horeth
FF’s Star Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Path of a Novice, the first book in The Silvan Trilogy by R.K. Lander, made me think back to those days when I dreamed about being a warrior in a magical world whose name is chanted everywhere I would go. One would have to train to wield … Continue reading Review: Path of a Novice by R.K. Lander
FF’s Star Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ Scions of Azazyel: War in Heaven by Robert Kenneth Wheeler Jr. is a full on fictional brew of Christian, Greek, and Norse mythology, along with a tremendous assortment of fantastical creatures. I rarely find a book to read about angels and demons and this book certainly saw to … Continue reading Review: War in Heaven by Robert Kenneth Wheeler Jr.
FF’s Star Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ What are the lives of mercenaries worth against a great discovery? A Prison of Flesh is the second book in Joshua Banker’s Realm of Tah’afajien steampunk science fiction series, posing this very question while taking readers of the first book to brand new locations across the Great Sea. … Continue reading Review: A Prison of Flesh by Joshua Banker
FF’s Star Rating: ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ For his family novel entitled South of Main Street, Robert Gately has created a seemingly silly fifty-five-year-old male protagonist to touch the lives of a drug addict trying to stay clean and a teenage boy who lives with an alcoholic father in a small Pennsylvanian town. And … Continue reading Review: South of Main Street by Robert Gately