A UBR Miller/Wetherell Double Feature Issue!

February 13, 2017

Review of Kill’t Dead or Worse by Richard Hacker

by Brian L. Braden       Reviewer Rating: 4 Stars      

“Kill’t Dead or Worse” is a smart novel chocked full of great characters and light humor. Finding humor and action surrounding Texas culture and a toxic waste dump, “Kill’t Dead or Worse” is anything but toxic.

The War On Descriptive Writing

by Renee Miller            

The general “rule” is to avoid purple prose or fluffy narrative, writers should avoid the use of adverbs and adjectives whenever possible. I say there ain’t nothing wrong with an adjective, guys. Even a well-placed adverb is all right now and then.

Shyness and The Indie Author

by Steve Wetherell            

The symptoms of shyness and social anxiety are often born of being a perennial outsider, and this can be very useful indeed to a writer. In a sense, us writers report the news, we don’t make it. Standing on the side lines can sometimes give you a better view of the game. However, I worry that normalising the “LOL introvert!” trope is something of a crutch, the same way that when I joke about my weight, I worry I might be making excuses as to why I drove past my gym last night because I saw an ice cream van.

Underground Author Blogs with Talpa the Bookmole


There is a lot more to Underground Book Reviews than just great reviews and books. We’re a gateway to blogs and articles from high-quality authors. You could browse Underground Book Reviews for hours, finding tips on writing, author resources, and enjoyable articles on many subjects. This week, Talpa brings you five members from the UBR Community of Authors.

Meet UBR Co-Founder Brian L. Braden.


Underground Book Reviews co-founder Brian L. Braden is returning to Florida’s Amelia Island Book Festival this Saturday, 18 February. From 10 am to 5 pm, he’ll be selling and signing his newest book, the epic fantasy adventure THE GOLDEN PRINCESS. He will also be talking to authors and readers about Underground Book Reviews. If you are in the Jacksonville area, be sure to stop by!


Pitch Perfect Pick Winner

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Shards by James V. Viscosi

Pitch Perfect Finalists

The Existence of Pity by Jeannie Zokan
Blues Harp Green by Nicole Schubert
The Sound of the Stones by Beth Hammond
P.A.W.S. by Debbie Manber Kupfer
Six String by Stefan Bolz
How I Made $3,200,000 From My Hobby by Michael Bernhart
A Night At The Dream Theater by Mark Taylor
The Right Wrong Number by Jim Nesbitt
He Counts Their Tears by Mary Ann D’Alto
Harry’s Justice by Andy Wiseman
The Final Reconciliation by Todd Keisling
The Year of Uh by Jud Widing
A Flash of Red by Sarah K. Stephens
The Last Detective by Brian Cohn
Your Soul Was Made for Mine by C. L. Hunter
The Vatican Cameos: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure by Richard T. Ryan
Peyton’s Choice by Kimberley A. Johnson

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