4 stars for A Tangled Weave

Great review from a LibraryThing reviewer for Michael Skeet’s second novel in his The French Intrigues series. Check out why it was given four stars. This is a highly enjoyable romp through the lives of French aristocrats, smugglers and the poorest of Paris during the 17th century. The impoverished protagonist, Mlle. Victoire de Berenguer from a noble family, has found a way to smuggle fanciful dyed cotton into the City. She earns an income using her entrée…

Timefall reviewed in Canadian Review of Materials

Timefall by Alison Lohans was reviewed in Issue 22 of Canadian Review of Materials Timefall Author: Alison Lohans Neustadt, ON: Five Rivers Publishing, 2018 394 pp., trade pbk. & epub, $33.99 (pbk.), $4.99 (epub) ISBN: 978-1-988274-46-1 (pbk.) 978-1-988274-47-8 (epub) Grades: Grades 8 and up Ages: Ages 13 and up Review by: Review by Ronald Hore Excerpt: Katie Neville sucked in a sharp breath. It was tempting to do exactly what Tyler did, lie there squalling until…

The Miramichi Reader reviews The Boy on the Bicycle

The Miramichi Reader, an independent book review site, has given a five-star review to Nate Hendley’s forthcoming book, The Boy on the Bicycle, about the wrongful conviction of Ron Moffatt during the 1950s. Readers of true crime will be happy to hear that Nate Hendley is back with The Boy on the Bicycle (2018, Five Rivers Publishing). This was a project Mr. Hendley had put on hold while finishing his encyclopedic book The Big Con, which was a history of…

Booksprens reviews D.G. Valdron’s The Mermaid’s Tale

There is a rather stunning review of D.G. Valdron’s equally stunning novel, The Mermaid’s Tale, over at Booksprens today. You’ll have to go there to read the entire, lengthy review, but a few highlights are warranted here: This novel is so much more then just a ‘Grimdark’, it was so freaking amazing and it was literally an emotional roller coaster. And: It got to the point where I would have to put the book down and just…

Publisher’s Weekly reviews A Time and a Place, by Joe Mahoney

Publisher’s Weekly reviewed Joe Mahoney’s debut SF novel, A Time and a Place, and we’d have to say it’s glowing. Debut author Mahoney sends a mild-mannered fellow on an interdimensional journey in this entertaining, chaotic adventure. Barnabus Wildebear needs to know why his teen nephew and ward, Ridley, is acting so strangely. Unfortunately the cause is an ominous entity, possibly a demon, named Iugurtha. She whisks Ridley away to dimensions unknown while implanting mysterious information in Barnabus’s mind…