Book Reviews

A Beginner's Guide to Invading Earth by Gerhard Gehrke

Acheron Highway by Gary Jonas

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The Alchemist's Box by Alex Avrio

Alien Jungle by Roxanne Smolen

Amazing Wolf Boy by Roxanne Smolen

At Yomi's Gate by John Meszaros

Beyond the Burning Sea by TB Schmid and R Wade Hodges

Broken Nights by Matthew and Michael Davenport

Broken Worlds by Drew Avera

A Bullywol Visitor by Cardigan Broadmoor

Caligation by Brhi Stokes

Crystal Horizon by Doug J. Cooper

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Damned by Chuck Palahniuk

Days Gone Bad by Eric Asher

Death in the Sunset by Guy Riessen

Dotwav by Mike A. Lancaster

Dragon's Gate by Gary Jonas

The Dreams of Phillip Aisling and the Numinous Nagwaagan by Brandon Bosse

Druid's Portal by Cindy Tomamichel

Dues of Blood by E.M. Swift-Hook

Exiles of Ascension by Drew Cordell

Fated Sky by E.M. Swift-Hook

Fighting Iron by Jake Bible

Fighting Iron 2 by Jake Bible

Fluffy Bunny by Sarah Buhrman

Ghostmaker by Eric Michael Craig

The Glitch by Ramona Finn

Gone by Julie Elizabeth Powell

Halfskin Boxed by Tony Bertauski

Headless by Tristram Lowe

Here be Monsters by Leenna Naidoo

Hunting Darkness by Ian C. Bristow

Kin of Kings by B.T. Narro

Knowing Jack by Julie Elizabeth Powell

Legacy of Shadow by Craig Gallant

Lose a Princess Lose your Head by Alex Avrio

Mathematics of Eternity by David Kelly

Max and the Multiverse by Zachry Wheeler

Mech Corps by Jake Bible

Modern Sorcery by Gary Jonas

Mr Bubbles and the Mystery of the Mayan Temple by Chris Sears

Murder in Absentia by Assaph Mehr

Nineveh's Child by Gerhard Gehrke

No Distance to Run by Leenna Naidoo

Oblivion's Forge by Simon Williams

Only the Few by L.N. Denison

Outcasts (Brotherband Chronicles Book 1) by John Flanagan

Polly! by Stephen Goldin

Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Neils Klim Narrative by Ludvig Holberg

Raven's Curse by Rain Oxford

Raven Song by IA Ashcroft

Repo Priest by Joel Roosa, featured on:     Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores

Riddle of the Gods by Lyra Shanti

RIng of Carnac by Brian Michaud

River of Time by Lyra Shanti

The Road to Nyn by Brian Michaud

Running Bear by Kit Fawkes

Saving the Last Dragon by Joe Broadmeadow

Sensation by Kevin Hardman

Set the Sky on Fire by LK Walker

Shiva XIV by Lyra Shanti

The Star Realm by Julie Elizabeth Powell

Stormhaven Rising by Eric Michael Craig

Sorcerer's Quest by Rain Oxford

Star Wars (Fate of the Jedi #9) Apocalypse by Troy Denning

Temptation of Dragons by Chrys Cymri

Threads (Author Versus Author) by Michea Bonilla and Leah Ruth Hart

Three Days Breathing by Mike Maguire

Through the Portals: Author Versus Author by A.E. Hellstorm and Lenita Sheridan

Times of Change by E.M. Swift-Hook

Totenkopf by Tom Morganti

Transient by Zachry Wheeler

Trust a Few by E.M. Swift-Hook

Tourists of the Apocalypse by CF Waller

UAV (Horizon's Wake #1) by Lincoln Cole

Undead LA 1 by Devan Sagliani

Veil of Truth by Lyra Shanti

Werewolf Asylum by Roxanne Smolen

Where the Hell is Tesla? by Rob Dircks

Wizard's Secret by Rain Oxford

Take a ten minute break from book searching and check out this short mash up! The Grind

The Wrong Unit by Rob Dircks

Xodus (The Astralis Series Book 1) by KJ McPike

Yeager's Law by Scott Bell

Yeager's Mission by Scott Bell

Here's My Scoop

My book reviews all result from me searching out a novel in the interest of reading it or listening to it for personal enjoyment. I love reading and writing, and since it stokes my passion I refuse to read through something solely for the sake of writing a review. Today I began a book by a very talented author, whose work has been adapted to a recent big screen success, but gave up at chapter seven simply because of a clash between my personality and the amount of scheming and plotting certain child characters get up to in a narrative. The writing is good, I know it. In the past I’ve finished an entire series and started another from this author, but with this novel, I wasn’t feeling it. So I dropped it.

If you notice that my reviews are in the 3-5 star range only, that it why. I won’t give a book review for something I don’t finish. I also won’t finish a book that I’m not excited to read. I’m an author too, and from an author’s point of view, I’d rather receive less reviews than bad reviews. You wonderful readers that leave bad reviews are welcome to your opinions and free to express them, of course, but this is my stance of reviewing.

You may notice that many of the books I read are free copies. Well, perhaps you even discovered by googling “free scifi” or some such. I’ve got bills too, dear reader! Don’t mistake me shirking the payment for getting paid off. I’m savvy. If you were a large man raising two boys destined to become large and looked at my grocery bills versus salary, you’d get savvy too!

If I get a freebie that I enjoy, I do the right thing and spread the word with a book review. You can too, and you don’t have to do it over the course of four hundred or more words! Simply click a star rating or describe what you liked in a sentence or two. The book market is flooded right now and your opinion of a relatively undiscovered title can make a huge impact on a blooming author’s career.

Note To Authors Who Would Like A Review

Are you an author looking for more reviews? I’m not accepting solicitations. Bummer, trust me. I solicit forty hours a week! I only review books I discover. Here is where I look to discover books for review: is the peer critiquing workshop I run all my work through. I’ve got a couple buddies there that I lean on, but sometimes I browse the chapter submissions for something new. Even if I don’t pick you up here, there are lots of your peers who will. They will also teach you a thing or two about writing!

Goodreads forums. I plead for readers who are willing to read a freebie in exchange for a review on these forums with my work, and in exchange I find books to review there, too.

By the way, if you promise to review after reading any of my publications, I’ll give you a free copy of one of my books, click on “Contact Shane” in the Navbar.

I’m also on Twitter @S_Shane_Thomas and Instagram @shane_is_tall, don’t bother with spammy commercials for your book, but if you post stuff I like, I might lurk around my feed and find you.

Your LARC Sci Fi and Your Paleolithic Fable. Play along, duh. You’d better believe that I look into anyone who contributes a piece of their short work to this website! This is not a guarantee. I only review books that sweep me off my feet, like a good double leg take-down! Plus, even if I don’t give you a book review, you still get promotional opportunities with my fan base! Some of my fans could be OUR fans, regardless of my book tastes and availability.

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