Robin’s Review of The Resistance

The Resistance


by Daniel House

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Red Mud River: A Callow and Oakley FBI Thriller

Missiles strike Southern California, school is canceled—and the fate of society lies in the hands of seven kids…

13-year-old Elijah Samuel is normally concerned about his next karate kick, taking down the middle school football rival, Valley…and keeping Gordon—the goblin-looking bully—from hurting his friends. These worries are quickly replaced when his hometown, West Garden, is attacked by Leon Abel, the notorious terrorist leader from the Inferno Sanctum, who has declared war on any country known to have Throngorian—a new metal discovered on Earth with intriguing scientific potential.

Elijah and his friends are evacuated to a safe haven—where they inadvertently become vital to the war efforts along with three rival gang leaders. The three gang leaders must be convinced to work together while Elijah has to persuade his friends to join alongside them to drive Leon Abel’s influence out of town. If not, destruction is imminent, and all lives are on the line.
Robin's Review: Rick, Taylor, Josh, Camyrn, Greg, Trevor, and Elijah, aka the Seven, are Oak Grove Middle School students. They are protected from the local bully Gordon and his crew by Elijah, who is a natural-born leader. As protector over the "Neighborhood," school, and dojo, everything is tense when he is around. Still, soon enough, that would become the least of their worries as terrorist leader Leon Abel and his troops take over parts of California in search of Throngorian. This special metal can be undetectable. It is up to Elijah and the crew to stand up to him, but this is something that they can't do alone. They must team up with some rival gangs and the National Guard in the hopes of pushing back Abel and his troops.
This book has a wide appeal and is easy to read. It follows a coming-of-age story primarily featuring young characters and offers an exciting glimpse into a potential apocalyptic future. With elements from multiple genres, this is an excellent read for any audience.

Favorite Lines and Quotes:
It’s funny how the news people talk for instance. 
“This is Anchorman Guy and to my left is Anchorwoman Selena, and we have breaking news,” said Anchorman Guy frantically.
“The Missile Heard By None”,”
“One of the capabilities of Throngorian metal broadcasted here was that anything with Throngorian couldn’t be detected.”
“Leon Abel has also taken a stronger hold in the Inferno Sanctum. Northern Lowry and some parts of Mason have been forced to give their metal to him.”

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Robin’s Review of Hotel of Madness: The Boy King: Book 1

Hotel of Madness: The Boy King: Book 1


by William Tchatchou

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Hotel of Madness: 
The Boy King: Book 1 
by William Tchatchou

A Necromancer. A careless Wizard. The Book of the Dead.

All Arthur wanted was a vacation. 
But when the Necronomicon he crafted to make a little dough falls into the wrong hands, Arthur finds himself having to save the world – again.

As zombies assault the Hotel Gaylord in Washington D.C., Arthur and a ragtag group of survivors face ancient evils and Old Gods in an attempt to salvage earth from the onslaught of the zombie horde… and worse. Can Arthur and newly minted Hero Susan save the day? Or is Washington slated to become the next Lost City of Atlantis?
Robin's Review: Arthur Curry, Necromancer Extraordinaire sold a special book; but it was no ordinary story. It was an ancient Sumerian copy of the powerful and mysterious 'Necronomicon', which had just opened hell itself in the hotel hosting Katsucon Convention! Zombies are wreaking havoc on Washington D. C’s Gaylord Hotel while more sinister forces threaten to swallow them all - that is until our brave hero rallies his unlikely group of survivors together for a nail-biting battle against evil! Join this thrilling adventure at Hotel Madness and see if you can manage to stay alive throughout its macabre entertainment! I highly recommend this author and his series.
Favorite Lines:
“And I have a strict your screw up your problem policy.”
“A Necronomicon is several parts; blood, bone, flesh, muscle tissue, bone marrow, topped with one human soul.”

Series Order:
Hotel of Madness: The Boy King: Book 1
Book 1 of 2: The Boy King
The Shadow Over Christmas: The Boy King Book 2
Book 2 of 2: The Boy King

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Robin’s Review of Red Mud River: A Callow and Oakley FBI Thriller

Red Mud River: A Callow and Oakley FBI Thriller


by DW Viergutz 

Red Mud River: A Callow and Oakley FBI Thriller

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Red Mud River: A Callow and Oakley FBI Thriller

First there was one. Then there were two. Now there is panic.

The latest victim was like the others — abandoned in the outskirts of El Paso. Exposed to the elements, they’re are left to die alone in the cold.

The FBI’s elite serial killer identification team, The Behavioral Analysis Unit, dispatches their top criminal profiler, Genevieve Callow and her esteemed partner, Marcus Oakley, to track down the elusive killer. The killer is crafty. Smart. Completely deranged.

In the midst of the investigation, another girl is taken, and the killer sets the countdown clock. People cower in their homes. Nobody feels safe.

What could drive someone to such violence? And why?

Unfortunately for Agent Callow, the trail is as cold as the victim’s bodies — sub-zero. The case proves to be the most difficult she’s ever worked, and the bodies are piling up.

If she fails, the mud will run red with more blood. He won’t stop.

Can Callow piece together the clues before the killer claims another life?
Robin's Review: Red Mud River is the gripping first installment in DW Viergutz's series of thrilling crime novels. Following esteemed criminal profiler Genevieve Callow, partnered with Marcus Oakley from The Behavioral Analysis Unit–the FBI’s elite serial killer identification team – readers are taken on a high-stakes mission to track down an elusive murderer. Filled with unexpected twists and fast-paced action, this book will leave you eagerly anticipating the next instalment! Well done DW Viergutz.

Series Reading Order:
Red Mud River: A Callow and Oakley FBI Thriller
May 7th 3 One More Victim: A Callow and Oakley FBI Thriller
June/July We’re Lost Forever: A Callow and Oakley FBI Thriller
August/September One More Body: A Callow and Oakley FBI Thriller

It was my pleasure to recive a free copy of this book but that doe not in any way affect my opinions in this review of this entertaing story.

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Robin’s Review of Fear City Cop

Book two of the Legends of the NYPD. The incredible true events of highly decorated NYPD retired Sergeant, Greg Quinn


by Pete Thron

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Fear City Cop
by Pete Thron

During the 1970's and 80's the NYPD was faced with gang wars, violent crimes. The city was in a financial crisis which resulted in many police officers being laid off. NYC would become what was known as Fear City.

 Visitors entered at their own risk. Retired Sergeant Greg Quinn would become a one man army fighting criminals on and off duty. Sergeant Quinn was involved in several shootings, hundreds of arrests and thousands of assists, and received many medals for his bravery. This is his fantastic true story. Heroes aren't born, they're made on the battlefield.The streets of NYC were Sergeant Quinn's battlefield.
Robin's Review: Fear City Cop by Pete Thron is a gripping true story about NYPD Sergeant Greg Quinn, who has since retired. Thron takes us on a wild ride filled with compelling twists and turns that will leave you on the edge of your seat.

The writing is realistic and powerful, making it easy to sympathize with Quinn and feel like you're walking in his shoes. In addition, you'll get a glimpse of what it was like to wear the badge in the 70s and 80s and how much has changed since then.

Overall, this thought-provoking book is an exciting and engrossing read that keeps you hooked until the end. So, if you're looking for a page-turner that will keep you up at night, Fear City Cop is the perfect choice.

I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Thron, a renowned author, at a signing event in Pennsylvania last year.

I discovered him to be a kind, articulate, and respectful author. Undoubtedly, he's one of the most amiable people you could ever encounter.

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Robin’s Review of Rose Red: A Fairytale Fantasy Romance

Rose Red: A Fairytale Fantasy Romance (The Sythea Chronicles Book 1)


by Elizabeth J. Rekab

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Rose Red: A Fairytale Fantasy Romance
Elizabeth J. Rekab 

A witch on the run from the fae who hunt her. A bounty hunting fae with a devastating secret. An unexpected alliance that will shatter everything they thought they knew.
In a land scarred by an old war where fae hunt witches to extinction and collect them for bounty, Rose must hide in the woods with her grandmother to avoid being turned over to the fae king for torture. Rose does what she can to survive, stalking and killing any fae that wander too close to home and using her magic sparingly to avoid detection.

One day, Rose is captured by a wolf-shifting bounty hunter named Emrys, and she immediately knows two things to be true. First, she must find a way to escape no matter the cost. And second... she's never hated anything more than she hates the fae. Especially her captor.
Robin's Review: This new adult epic fantasy is infused with intrigue. The writing is excellent, delivering an engaging plot that is easy to follow. The characters are well-crafted and realistic, with relatable flaws. The world-building is masterfully done, with a fantastic and richly described setting. The author handles sensitive content warnings in a respectful manner. Overall, this story was immensely enjoyable, and I eagerly anticipate more from this talented author.

CWs are listed in the front of the book and also on the author's website.

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Robin’s Review of The Price of Insanity

The Price of Insanity


by Z Martin

Rating: 5 out of 5.
The Price of Insanity 
by Z Martin 

What is the price of insanity? Journey into the twisted mind of Z. Martin and discover just how much it will cost you.

Tales of demons, creatures, and the horrors of humanity await you. These thirteen short stories might just leave you questioning your own sanity.

A Priest’s Duty
My Place
The Joys of Time Travel
Thin Spots
The Pharmacist
A Damn Good Doctor
Looking Back
The Director
Robin's Review: Prepare yourself for an unsettling ride into the depths of the human mind with "The Price of Insanity" by Z Martin. Delve into 14 chilling short stories that will leave you on the edge of your seat, searching for answers to bizarre and eerie events. These quick and easy reads are sure to satisfy your thirst for fun and freaky tales. I highly recommend them to anyone who wants to explore a good and twisted anthology.

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Robin’s Review of Do Nothing: A Griffin Knight Murder Mystery Thriller 

Do Nothing: A Griffin Knight Murder Mystery Thriller


by Miguel Angel Hernandez Jr.

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Do Nothing: A Griffin Knight Murder Mystery Thriller 
The Griffin Knight Series Book 1
by Miguel Angel Hernandez Jr.

This wasn’t the kind of day Griffin Knight looked forward to when he woke up this morning.
Sure, being a homicide detective is never unicorns and rainbows, yet knowing the victim of a murder scene is up there with some of the really bad days.
There’s an avenger on the loose in New York with all the hallmarks of a long-silent serial killer.
But how does this serial killer choose the victims? Do the victims share something in common? How many more names are on his list?
Can Griffin Knight cut through the questions this guy is throwing his way, or would there be another murder?
Robin's Review: Get ready to be completely engrossed in Miguel Angel Hernandez Jr's latest masterpiece, Do Nothing: A Griffin Knight Murder Mystery Thriller. This brilliantly written short story is a quick and easy-to-read page-turner that will leave you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. Hernandez Jr's captivating writing style skillfully draws you into the thrilling world of Griffin Knight, a detective trying to solve a mysterious murder. Full of unexpected twists and turns, this book is a must-read for any fan of the murder mystery genre. Be prepared for an exciting ride that you won't be able to put down until the very end.
Book Series Order:
A Colossal Injustice: A Griffin Knight Corporate Murder Mystery (The Griffin Knight Series Book 2)
Book 2 of 3: The Griffin Knight Series
The Nocturnal Devil: A Griffin Knight Mystery Thriller (The Griffin Knight Series Book 3)
Book 3 of 3: The Griffin Knight Series

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Robin’s Review of Angel from the Rust

Angel from the Rust: Earth Medieval Book 1


by Jason Link

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Angel from the Rust 
Earth Medieval Book 1
by Jason Link

They say Earth was a place of wonders, where towers pierced the clouds, cities lit up the night, and flying machines streaked across the sky. 

It was magic. But the magic conjured the End War. Fire fell from the sky, and metal beasts leveled the cities.
That was six hundred years ago. Now the ruins of the Ancient world are buried or overgrown. And the technology of the past is feared as forbidden magic.
Corvala, a young musician on the run from the law, never intended on getting mixed up with history. But when a murderer falls from the heavens and sets himself up as a god, she’s driven into the wilderness and discovers the secret of her bloodline: a code of immense power embedded in her DNA. The code could save thousands—or plunge her into madness.
To defeat the tyrannical false god, Corvala must do something more terrifying than confront the demons of Earth’s history. She must confront her own.
Robin's Review: Get ready to dive deep into a vivid and fascinating dystopian world in Jason Link's "Angel from the Rust." This thrilling post-apocalyptic novel introduces you to Corvalo, Serapha, and the nefarious Dane, all players in a story that pits the "haves" of space against the "have nots" of Earth. The world-building is top-notch, crafting a rich and detailed world without any trace of modern technology. I quickly found myself invested in the well-written and relatable characters, some of whom are even likable. But be warned, lurking in this world are gnarly creatures that only add to the suspense and excitement. This twisty, thought-provoking, and easy-to-read novel is a true page-turner that will keep you engaged until the very end. Trust me; you won't want to put this book down once you get into the groove. So don't miss out - I highly recommend "Angel from the Rust"!

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Robin’s Review of The Kaleidoscope (The Horror Trove)

The Kaleidoscope (The Horror Trove)


by A.P. Royal

Rating: 5 out of 5.
The Kaleidoscope 
The Horror Trove
by A.P. Royal

You peek through the kaleidoscope:
A town looks for answers from a mysterious woman on the verge of death.

A waiter works his way up the corporate ladder of a restaurant with compromising secrets. A man loses control as he struggles to cope with the truth about his wife's murder.

From the twisted mind of A.P. Royal comes a debut horror anthology filled with sinister twists and captivating storylines that promise to keep you guessing until the very end. The collection features twenty unique short stories sure to keep you up at night.

There are patterns to the madness, patterns we will never understand.

Take another look through the kaleidoscope...nothing is as it seems.
Robin's Review: Enter the twisted world of The Horror Trove with The Kaleidoscope, a collection of 20 short, creepy stories that will thrill your senses and leave you feeling unsettled. I know I was. These tales are quick, easy to read, and filled with freaky fun that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The Kaleidoscope offers something for every horror aficionado. I definitely recommend this collection and its author for anyone looking for a bit of freaky fun.
The Kaleidoscope:

Off the Coast of Nowhere
Abby's Little Tea Party
The Man at the Diner
Buyer's Remorse
Exotic Encounters
The Gully
Down the Spiral Staircase
The Crane Game
The Hand of the Devil
Azalea's Cookhouse

Lifeline Denied
Jimmy and the Flower Bug
The Vultures
Nanny Elda
Daddy was a Drifter
Prisoner 1N54N3

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Robin’s Review of Therapy Journal

Therapy Journal: 21 Days of Daily Check-In: Exercises, Prompts & Motivation to Overcome Depression, Heal & Improve Mental


by Relove Psychology

Rating: 4 out of 5.
Therapy Journal: 21 Days of Daily Check-In: Exercises, Prompts & Motivation to Overcome Depression, Heal & Improve Mental
by Relove Psychology

Therapy is often misunderstood,

If you believe it is just about "talking" or only for people with serious mental health issues, then it's time to learn about a new approach to improving your mental health.

Breaking the Stigma, A Therapy Journal for Mental Health & Life Improvement

Unlike traditional therapy, this journal allows readers to work at their own pace and in the privacy of their own home.

With daily prompts and exercises, it is perfect for anyone looking to improve their mental health and take control of their life.
Robin's Review: Therapy Journal is a concise and handy self-help book packed with journal prompts, exercises to overcome depression and heal your mind. Good book.

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