Life is not a formula

This quote by Idowu Koyenikan (Wealth for All: Living a Life of Success at the Edge of Your Ability) might seem obvious, but it took me many years of growth and shedding baggage to reach this point.  Everyone tells you what to be, how to be, what to do, what not to do. It starts with parents,…

Book Review: Operation Bluebird, by Harry Old

Right from the beginning, we are given a secret, a deception, possibly a betrayal. “It isn’t true,” she says, leaving us with questions – what isn’t true? Carrie is in the hospital while her family rushes to her. What happened? Why? The story is one of addiction and the accompanying delusions. The temptation, the trial,…

Searching for Sarah by Phillip Vega

The sudden death of Tom Ruiz’s sister, Nina, leads him to the discovery that she was gay. Having been under the impression they were close, he is dumbfounded. Her last instructions are for Tom and her girlfriend, Sarah, to have a non-traditional funeral for the woman who led a non-traditional life. But Sarah is nowhere…

All Around the Watchtower – a short story by Ben Haskett

Creepy and enthralling like any good sci-fi thriller! A spaceship crew of 4 are jolted out of a long hibernation on their way back home by a collision warning from the vessel’s computer. What is presumed to be a “watchtower” looms before them, potentially “eyeballing” planets. The tower, though obviously created by someone or something,…

FLIT, a science fiction documentary by Ed Morawski

At first, I was expecting a novel with a beginning, conflict, ending, and well developed, engaging characters. Then I realized it was more of a fictional documentary of sorts. As such, even though the idea of an “Instantaneous Transport Portal” is not new, it was fascinating. The ITP, named FLIT is, in essence, the main…

Book Review: Gunmetal Gods, by Zamil Akhtar

What a read! An epic saga reminiscent of Game of Thrones in its complexity and grandeur. Political ambition and corruption, backstabbing, treachery, religious hypocrisy, cruelty, bloodshed, all against the backdrop of a variety of gorgeous settings, all brought to life by the author’s use of rich and detailed imagery, and original, often poetic diction. Then…

Book Review: Pivot by L.C. Barlow

Having been always fascinated by the workings of a mind that follows evil, I was intrigued by this book. A child brought up and conditioned to murder – what sort of conscience would she harbor? Does an innate sense of good versus evil exist in people despite how they are raised, or are there people…

“A phenomenal edge of your seat read!” – Amazon reader

14 years ago, Owl Manor trembled with echoes of madness, mysterious deaths and marauding owls. In 1870, Abigail fled the horror of Owl Manor with her fiancé, Peter. But she carried with her the terrible notion that she is unworthy of love, instilled by her reluctant mother. If her own mother could not love her,…