Believable

Viv Doyle
Votes: 1 Scheduled for Review on April 17, 2017
Ever Fallen in Love with a Game Avatar?

J. Lynn Else
Votes: 5 Reviewer Rating: 3.5 Stars
Discover the adventure of one woman's lifetime.
For fans of historical fiction, specifically that based on the ancient Egypt civilization, and readers who like stories based on an untold figure in history, this book may just find you delightfully surprised.
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Luke Smitherd
Votes: 0 Reviewer Rating: 4.5 Stars
An impossible choice. Kill someone to save someone. What would YOU do?

If you like psychological horror and books that make you think as well as scare you, this book is for you. The author is a true professional and this reader can tell that he knows his craft, his pacing and character development. The book never lags. The characters live and breathe and feel very intense emotions that draw you in and make you sympathize. The internal monologue is handled deftly as well, without bogging down the reader in Chris’s agonizing decisions, but giving us enough to allow us to experience this with Chris. It’s a great read and would please anyone who can stomach some violence and uncomfortable situations.

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Rolf Margenau
Votes: 0 Reviewer Rating: 4 Stars
CANDIDE meets MASH. Coming of age during the Korean War
Public Information was a highly enjoyable, detailed read on the Korean War. It gives the reader a real sense of what it was like in the war with lovable characters to root for and a great feeling of years gone by. History buffs and fans of war fiction will love this novel, but the war scenes are not very graphic and the novel incorporates enough humor to make it accessible for a wider audience. A very solid, albeit long, read.
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William Lehman
Votes: 1 Reviewer Rating: 3.5 Stars
The SEALS were looking for a few good critters
One of the most marvelous things about this novel, is how the prose reads like the observations and experiences of a detailed orientated cop without actually feeling that it was written by a cop who writes up so many reports that it’s second nature. I certainly got the feeling who John Fisher was, even if he’s not someone I’d be buddies with. Of course, part of that is I like my were-critters to be sexy. Cool. So, if you are looking for Anita Blake like Weres, John Fisher isn’t one of those. But what John Fisher is, rough and yet smarter than he’d like you to think, he is in a totally realistic way. The supporting cast carries this verisimilitude across the book with only two clunkers of minor characters. I’m referring to two total twits in suits that remind of cops from an accidentally deadly traffic stop. Yet, in this first person narrative, it is realistic that John holds them in such disdain that they do not actually come across as realistic. The dialogue is witty when John is not trying to be witty, and often not when he’s trying to be. The other characters often have better dialogue, which is amazing to me. It’s almost a police procedural, which I enjoy when done correctly (and this was). When a book isn’t going to be a straight procedural, I like to have seen more romance and more introspection. But, true to type as a military man, just kinda says he blows his top and rushes through through the moment until he is out of emotional upheaval. It’s realistic… just not as satisfying as it could be. I’m interested in reading more in the series. If William Lehman can adjust the mix a little, John Fisher could become quite the popular hero. Or Anti-Hero.
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Jane McGarry
Votes: 0 Reviewer Rating: 3 Stars
When her plan failed, their adventure began.
With action-packed scenes, a strong (albeit imperfect) female protagonist and set in a well-developed world, this story is for those who want a light and refreshing read about being brave enough not to live up to what others expect you to be and forging your own path. Readers who are looking for an extremely empowering female character, wholly perfect and strong, will not find one here. But if a flawed and relatable teenage protagonist is right up your alley, then this book is for you.
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Joe Rothstein
Votes: 4 Reviewer Rating: 4.5 Stars
Political intrigue from a master strategist
Those who regularly read political thrillers or crime thrillers will enjoy this book.  
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Michael Nabavian and Phil Wall
Votes: 0 Selected as a Top Pick!
Self-help from a virtuoso of self-delusion
Hilarious in its complete embrace of faith-over-substance approach to success and wealth, Gary’s Guide to Life will have readers cringing and laughing at this witty sendup of the Self-Help aisle. If you’re a fan of Dr. Phil types and take your self-help gurus seriously, you might not appreciate this rollicking satire. For everyone else, you’ll want to step in and give Gary a good shake for being so very blind to what’s blatantly obvious to the reader, but you’ll also root for him to succeed at being successful because he is so endearingly naive.
Review by Lynne Hinkey

L.C. Fiore
Votes: 1 Selected as a Top Pick!
A brilliant reimagining of the legend of Tecumseh.
THE LAST GREAT AMERICAN MAGIC is a worthy read and holds broad appeal for any who enjoy historical or literary fiction, romance and even fantasy. It is a beautifully written, quality novel and worthy of the title TOP PICK.
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Lisa Hare
Votes: 3 Selected as a Top Pick!
250 horses and one Indian man embody true freedom
A timely must read by all! Once you open it, you won’t be able to put it down. Heart wrenching and eye opening, it will make you angry and hopeful at the same time.
Review by Anita Lock

K.M. Breakey
Votes: 0 Selected as a Top Pick!
Awash with sports, violence & political taboo.
A disturbing yet highly recommended must-read, especially during current troubling times.
Review by Anita Lock

Susan Moore Jordan
Votes: 7 Reviewer Rating: 5 Stars
A young tenor strives to conquer "opera world."
You Are My Song creates a nice closure to a great trilogy! There is no doubt that the largest draw of readers will come from those who are musically inclined—whether instrumentalists or listeners. Yet Jordan incorporates so much more than the opera scene to grab the attention of anyone looking for a captivating read.
Review by Anita Lock

Kevin Berry
Votes: 1 Selected as a Top Pick!
Quirky Aspergers fiction in earthquake zone.
Stim was a delightful, insightful, and often funny read that pulls at the reader’s heart. It will appeal to those interested in Asperger’s Syndrome and those just wanting to understand the myriad of challenges and unique experiences associated with being different. Highly recommended!
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M. A. Phipps
Votes: 57 Scheduled for Review on April 17, 2017
If you could see the future, how far would you go to change it?

Ed Ryder
Votes: 11 Reviewer Rating: 4 Stars
Who controls the future when IVF is the only way?
This book will appeal to anyone who enjoys a dystopian style adventure. It has plenty of action, thrills and plot twists to keep a fan of most genres on their toes. The characters are interesting and believable, and the story is well written and paced. Towards the end, the action intensifies, with several disturbing plot twists meaning I was very reluctant to put the book down.
Review by Chantelle Atkins

Joel Canfield
Votes: 2 Reviewer Rating: 4 Stars
An overwhelming conspiracy - an underwhelming hero
Dark Sky is a fast paced and action packed detective style thriller. It keeps your interest in both the plot and in the characters. As well as the physical journey to the mysterious Dark Sky complex, there is the inner journey both Max and Jeremy undertake; the examining and letting go of the past and the attempt to make amends with estranged family members. Max Bowman is a great and believable character and once you’ve got to know him, you will be grateful there are further adventures to come in the series. An enjoyable adventure for fans of action, adventure and detective stories.
Review by Chantelle Atkins

K. N. Salustro
Votes: 1 Reviewer Rating: 5 Stars
Join the hunt.
Perfect for science fiction fans, especially those looking to dive into a new series. Both Lissa and Lance are compelling characters, and it is worth taking the time to get to know them. A great book.
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Lincoln Cole
Votes: 5 Reviewer Rating: 4 Stars
Everyone deserves a Second Chance at life.
This book is a good read, and anyone who enjoys a contemporary storyline with modern issues, such as prejudice, addiction and social inequality will enjoy the themes and ideas examined here. It is also driven nicely by the well rounded characters.
Review by Chantelle Atkins

Alice Degan
Votes: 1 Reviewer Rating: 4 Stars
Welcome to 7C. Good luck finding the bathroom.
The Tenants of 7C is a unique paranormal plot that includes a cast of human-like mythical creatures. While Degan’s often-humorous scenes are rather refreshing, aficionados of this genre may find themselves frustrated with her weak character development.
Review by Anita Lock

Lincoln Cole
Votes: 1 Reviewer Rating: 4 Stars
What happens when there is nothing to live for?
Cole’s human-interest story is definitely not a light read. Focusing on one man’s dysfunctional life and family, Cole’s plot presents life in the raw. Weaving in constant tension resulting from a lifetime of strife, readers may capture an overriding dystopian ambiance to Cole’s plot—and rightfully so since aging has its difficulties. Although well written and highly thought provoking, Ripples Through Time will not appeal to all, especially those who are faint of heart.
Review by Anita Lock

Brian Kindall
Votes: 0 Reviewer Rating: 4 Stars
A witty, ribald romp across the American Frontier.
Kindall pulls out all the terminology stops in his latest read. Although a fascinating read laced with allegory and human interest, Delivering Virtue’s highest appeal will be toward seasoned readers, especially English literature aficionados. Others may enjoy the tongue-in-cheek comments, but miss nuances of European literary legends.
Review by Anita Lock

Paul E. Horsman
Votes: 1 Reviewer Rating: 4.5 Stars
Non-stop fantasy adventure: swords, magic, danger!
For lovers of epic fantasy and sword and sorcery, Rhidauna is an enjoyable read with great world building and lots of adventure reminiscent of the Belgariad by David Eddings. Well-written and plotted, it delivers what readers of the genre would expect and keeps the reader turning the pages. For lovers of epic epic fantasy, Rhidauna might be a bit short, but overall a very good start to a series. Recommended.
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Jamie Jo Hoang
Votes: 0 Reviewer Rating: 4.5 Stars
An around the world adventure seen through the eyes of an artist.
Blue Sun, Yellow Sky is for readers who are moved by the power of the human spirit under difficult circumstances, and those who wish to intimately experience one character’s journey of discovery. It is for readers who appreciate depth, quality writing and detailed descriptions that make you feel like you are really there.
Review by Candi Sary

Jonathan LaPoma
Votes: 7 Reviewer Rating: 4 Stars
Hard partying teachers
Anyone who enjoys realistic fiction, with a gritty edge will enjoy this novel. The characters are extremely well written and believable, and the dialogue is perfect. Despite the serious matter, the book is also very humorous, visual and vibrant to read.
Review by Chantelle Atkins

Traci L. Slatton
Votes: 1 Reviewer Rating: 4.5 Stars
Power is pornographic
The book is beautifully written. The history is magnificent, and if you want to learn about occupied Paris from the perspective of persecuted Jewish families and Resistance fighters, this book is a fun way to do so. 
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Frank Haggerty
Votes: 0 Reviewer Rating: 4 Stars
A gutsy knock-out performance of one man's pursuit of redemption
With Strings Attached is for readers interested in a crime novel with likable characters, vivid descriptions and a close look at the underworld. Though a bit slow-paced with its detailed writing, there are still plenty of reasons to enjoy this street-smart, Jersey novel.
Review by Candi Sary

Glen Shuld
Votes: 1 Reviewer Rating: 5 Stars
Politically incorrect story of race relations in 1970.
Glen Shuld offers readers plenty of food for thought in his fictional memoir. Shuld incorporates topics on racism, inequality, minority issues and gender. Baby boomers will especially relate to the nuances he describes of the 1960s and 1970s. The Color of Character comes highly recommend—indeed, a wonderful and riveting read!
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Robert Klose
Votes: 1 Reviewer Rating: 4.5 Stars
Good fun for fans of campus satire.
Well-written, Long Live Grover Cleveland is an entertaining look at academic life, filled with both subtle and laugh out loud observations on the egos and insecurities that fuel it. A formatting issue in the electronic version results in numerous, random line breaks that interrupt the reading flow, but the meticulous editing of the narration, and the fun story with a feel-good ending more than make up for the inconvenience. An enjoyable read, definitely worth it, particularly for anyone who has experienced college-life in any form.
Review by Lynne Hinkey

Deng Zichao
Votes: 1 Reviewer Rating: 4 Stars
Aesthetics, unrequited love, and frozen courgettes
People Like Us is an intelligent (in some places brilliant), well-written and entertaining novel. It reads like a cold white wine, not sweet but dry enough to make you pucker your lips in anticipation of the next sip. Perhaps it might go well with courgettes.
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Susan Moore Jordan
Votes: 9 Reviewer Rating: 5 Stars
A brilliant pianist finds a way to love and live.
Fans of Nicholas Spark novels looking for similar romance themes will be pleasantly surprised with Jordan’s latest novel. One does not need to be a connoisseur or aficionado of classical music to appreciate the depth of relationship between Eli and Krissy. On the plus side, for those who are way into this musical genre, Jordan includes and rich list of suggested recording discussed in Eli’s Heart, as well as specific recordings by Samuel Sanders. Undoubtedly, a great read that comes highly recommended.
Review by Anita Lock