Book Reviews

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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

Crystal Horizon by Doug J. Cooper

Damned by Chuck Palahniuk

Days Gone Bad by Eric Asher

Dotwav by Mike A. Lancaster

Dragon's Gate by Gary Jonas

Edge of Doom by E.M. Swift-Hook

Fighting Iron by Jake Bible

Fighting Iron 2 by Jake Bible

Ghostmaker by Eric Michael Craig

The Glitch by Ramona Finn

Gone by Julie Elizabeth Powell

Halfskin Boxed by Tony Bertauski

Headless by Tristram Lowe

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

Mech Corps by Jake Bible

Modern Sorcery by Gary Jonas

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

Oblivion's Forge by Simon Williams

Out of the Darkness and into the Night by Brhi Stokes

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

Riddle of the Gods by Lyra Shanti

RIng of Carnac by Brian Michaud

River of Time by Lyra Shanti

Running Bear by Kit Fawkes

Saving the Last Dragon by Joe Broadmeadow

Sensation by Kevin Hardman

The Star Realm by Julie Elizabeth Powell

Set the Sky on Fire by LK Walker

Sorcerer's Quest by Rain Oxford

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

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

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

The Wrong Unit by Rob Dircks

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 LARC-SciFi.com 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

Lately I've been getting books by rubbing shoulders with the Facebook group SciFi Roundtable. One weekend I even posted that I was accepting submissions, but had to delete the post after thirty-six hours and nearly twenty submissions! I'll do it again when my To Be Read pile gets low...

However, I will give your Scifi, Fantasy, or Action novel a try if you are willing to (and technologically capable of) guest star on an episode of Shane's Book Club to talk about your book. If you are open to a fun recorded video chat click "contact Shane" in my navbar and we'll talk.

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