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August 22, 2016

Review of GANGSTERS OF SHANGHAI by Gerry O’Sullivan

by Kim Kash


O’Sullivan’s first novel is a treasure trove of historical information and a fully realized portrait of a complex, exquisite, and cruel place. I was not as concerned with the plot, though it was a fast-paced and well-constructed tale. Sometimes the characters in the novel felt a bit too stereotypical and one-dimensional. More—and better—dialog would have served it well. But these are small things to get past in order to enjoy the vivid descriptions in Gangsters of Shanghai. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys reading well-researched action stories in order to understand history.

Facebook Virtual Launch Parties: Being the Best Host Ever

by Renee Miller


A virtual launch party is an online event where you promote your book. It’s like a regular launch party (which might be held at a library, bookstore or bar/restaurant-type of place), but you get to do it from the comfort of your home, in your pajamas, or naked. Whatever floats your boat.

Author Spotlight: A. C. Burch

by Amy R. Biddle

Here at the Underground, our goal is to promote as many quality indie authors as we can. Toward this end, we’re continuing Author Spotlights. If you are an author and like what you see, go to our submission page for a chance to be featured on Underground Book Reviews! Please welcome A. C. Burch!

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When Doves Fly

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Lily Wright craves freedom in a time when men control women’s destiny. She flees her cruel husband and heads to Colorado, but finds brutality and vice in the fool’s paradise of the 1870s Wild West. Independence will cost Lily everything, unless she finds the courage to make her own destiny.

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