James Byron Huggins Serves Up a Modern-Day Jack The Ripper Thriller: My Review of Maggie Magdalene

When a young nun is brutally murdered, an Assistant District Attorney (herself a former nun) teams up with a brilliant FBI agent and a crusty police detective to hunt down her killer. Their hunt for a modern-day Jack the Ripper turns into a race-against-time as the murders escalate, secrets long buried begin coming to the […]

Become a Knight in Medieval Times and Fight With King Arthur: My Review of Galen Wolf’s Camelot Overthrown

If you’ve ever pictured yourself as a knight in King Arthur’s Camelot, Galen Wolf’s latest LitRPG novel may be just for you. LitRPG novels are of course all about following a character or set of characters as they progress through a virtual reality game setting. In Camelot Overthrown, Wolf turns his attention to knights and […]

A Devoted Husband Struggles to Save His Wife via a Dark Virtual Reality Game: My Review of Stan Faryna’s Dystopian Novella ‘Francesco Augustine Bernadone’

Stan Faryna’s Francesco Augustine Bernadone: A Brief History of Our Tomorrows centers on an 80-year old Italian named Francesco as he desperately seeks to finance his wife’s cancer treatments, battles multiple sclerosis himself, and struggles to hold onto any work he can. All in a bleak world devoid of much happiness and hope. Francesco’s selfless devotion […]

An Alchemist Takes on a Bully and Wannabe King: My Review of the LitRPG Novel ‘Unwritten Rules’

A physically disabled young man experiences newfound purpose and excitement in a virtual reality game world when he confronts an arrogant bully posing as a king. That’s the premise behind Adam Horne’s enjoyable LitRPG novel Unwritten Rules. While in college, Kevin’s life took a tragic turn when a car struck him and left his body […]

A Janitor Becomes King: My Review of Adam Drake’s LitRPG Series Kingdom

Robert Barron is a widower and night-shift janitor. Still grieving the loss of his wife, the 52-year old cares only about his grown daughter, Anika, and wants to keep the rest of his life as free of stress as possible. And that’s why he traded in the corporate life in favor of cleaning office buildings. […]

Why You Should Love America (In Spite of its Flaws): My Review of Dinesh D’Souza’s Book on America

Today is America’s birthday. Two hundred and forty-one years ago today, John Hancock affixed his famous signature to the Declaration of Independence, the iconic document penned by Thomas Jefferson and then amended and approved by the Second Continental Congress. And on this Fourth of July, it’s fitting that we reflect on what kind of nation […]

A Founding Father Every American Should Appreciate: My Review of David McCullough’s Masterpiece Biography of John Adams

Two hundred and forty-one years ago today (July 2), the Second Continental Congress voted to approve Virginia delegate Richard Henry Lee’s motion for independence. And John Adams wrote his wife Abigail that the “Second of July” would forever be recognized as a national day of celebration. Two days later, the Second Continental Congress approved the […]

An Aging, Soon-to-be Mothballed Spaceship Saves the Earth in this Fun Space Opera: My Review of Nick Webb’s Constitution

In the year 2650, an alien menace returns. Its fleet invades our solar system, lays waste to our outposts on Mars and the Moon, and decimates our fleet. Only the aging, soon-to-be-decommissioned ISS Constitution can save the day. That’s the premise of Nick Webb’s Constitution, the first book in his Legacy Fleet trilogy. Seventy-five years […]

A US Navy Destroyer Battles an Evil Reptilian Race in an Alternate World: My Review of Taylor Anderson’s Into The Storm

Taylor Anderson’s Into The Storm, the first book in his exciting Destroyermen series, opens with the US Navy losing World War II. Badly. Three months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the US Navy is unable to stop the Japanese as they sweep across the Pacific Ocean. Having suffered a disastrous defeat at the […]