Robin’s Review of Staff Dominion: A Relic Hunter Thriller

The mystical staff of Aaron. A dying scientist. Will this latest treasure of the ark discovery heal him… or release a deadly plague?

Staff Dominion: A Relic Hunter Thriller Treasures of the Ark Book 2

by Neena Roth

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Staff Dominion: 
A Relic Hunter Thriller 
(Treasures of the Ark Book 2)
by Neena Roth

The mystical staff of Aaron. A dying scientist. Will this latest treasure of the ark discovery heal him… or release a deadly plague?
Archeologist Nichole “Nikki” Strauss thought she would finally have a future with the love of her life. But the outbreak of a horrific plague that leaves some dead and others healed threatens everything—and everyone—she loves.
After a family friend is infected and dies, Nikki finds herself in pursuit of the mystery man wielding this staff that either heals or kills. But when he makes an offer to heal Jerad, Nikki is presented with an impossible choice between saving the man she loves or protecting the world.

Can she save Jerad and prevent a global pandemic?

Staff Dominion is the heart-pounding second book in the Treasures of the Ark thriller series. If you like conflicted characters, high tension, and the saving power of love, then prepare to have your breath taken away by the second book in Neena Roth’s captivating series.
Robin's Review: So Moses spoke to the Israelites, and their leaders gave him twelve staffs, one for the leader of each of their ancestral tribes, and Aaron’s staff was among them.
— Numbers 17:6 (NIV)

A fictional tale about the Staff of Aaron and the power it has depending on the “owners” desires with good and evil having their own specific motives in wanting it.

This was a fast paced story full of action and suspense. The plot was interesting in that it involved many genres all put together nicely. The main characters and the love they felt for each other were compelling. This was a remarkable book and I wouldn’t mind going back and reading the first one in this series.

Manna Reign: (Treasures of the Ark)
Book 1 of 2: Treasures of the Ark

Thanks so much for a free review copy of this book. I am voluntarily leaving a review of my personal opinion.


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ALGORITHM – A Book Review

 by Theophilus Monroe

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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by Theophilus Monroe

Nanovax was supposed to be our salvation.
Death and disease, now obsolete.

Until the terrorist attack. Fifteen cities in a single day.

Again, they said Nanovax was the answer. The same technology meant to heal us could now be used, through an algorithm, to track us, to predict human behaviors… To thwart future terrorists.

I'm Lieutenant Brian Goff. I received the first injection. It healed my wounds in the war. I became the face of Nanovax... Then, the algorithm identified me as a threat... a terrorist. Now, I'm on the run and fighting against the very technology that once saved my life and if that wasn't frightening enough the government has my daughter.

Algorithm is the first book in Theophilus Monroe's Nanoverse, an action-packed dystopian sci fi thriller series. As a former soldier, suffering from PTSD, Brian Goff is not only a threat to the new system, but his very injury has given him control over the nanobots. Like Neo, in The Matrix, Goff is an unlikely hero whose "technomagic" makes him the last hope for human liberty, freedom, and justice.
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This story is set in the future in Kansas City Missouri where everyone is injected with the “Nanovax” that cures diseases with an algorithm that is embedded in it that is the perfect executor of preventative justice.

The algorithm would be levied only against the most imminent and gravest terrorist threats.

The main characters of the “Resistance”
Brian Goff soldier and first injected with Nanovax
“Bonecrusher” Keith Koontz fellow soldier
Dr. John Larson co-inventor of the Nanovax
Seneca Willms, I.T. extraordinaire
Dr. Eloise Larson wife of Dr. Larson and the one who found the flaw in the algorithm
Liza Rodriguez Spec-Ops soldier
Father Ezra Pulowski who has a natural immunity to nanobots
Carlos Rodriguez convicted Navy Seal in Leavenworth
Susie Goff daughter of Brian

President Harrison Neuhaus
Rowland Fuentes Chief of Staff
Dr. Archimedes Flat co-inventor of Nanovax

That’s all I’m telling about the story except for my favorite lines of the story.

“Brian Jefferson Goff. You have been marked by the algorithm as a threat to national security. By the authority of the President of the United States, you are under arrest. Do not attempt to resist. Your peripheral nervous system is now under the jurisdiction of the United States Bureau of Prisons. You have been charged with attempted terrorism and found guilty. The judgment of the algorithm is final. You are hereby sentenced to life in prison without parole. Your motor control will be returned to you upon your arrival at Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary. You are not entitled to an appeal.”

But Dr. Flat knows… this is what he intended. The algorithm is more than a code to predict crime. It’s like a religion, a law more absolute than the Ten Commandments. Flat claims it’s scientific, based on proof, and he’s done well to convince most of the country and the government that this is the case. But the fact of the matter is it’s based on inferences from things like heart rates and blood pressure that are too human to be confined to any kind of formula. The algorithm doesn’t root out crimes. It roots out threats… threats to the nanonetwork.”

None of us need to define ourselves as victims of circumstance. Horrible things happen. But these things need not define us. When we cling to others, when we allow love to flow through our hearts, we can find ourselves again.

Wow…just wow.

I really love this story. It took me back to the movie “The Matrix.” It has that science fiction, the fourth dimension, planes of reality what is real kinda feel to it. It was action packed and full of page turning angst that kept me awake while reading it.

I would highly recommend it to everyone because it crosses many genres and is an interesting and entertaining read.

This title will be released on October 28, 2021.

Upcoming Releases in this Series (Late 2021/Early 2022):

Young Adult
Science Fiction

How can you go back in time? Well, I’ll tell you how…Nope I won’t.

The Shield and the Thistle: The Grey Tower Chronicles by Jillian Bondarchuk

The first book in the Grey Tower Chronicles series.

By Jillian Bondarchuk

The Shield and the Thistle: The Grey Tower Chronicles by Jillian Bondarchuk

The first book in the Grey Tower Chronicles series.

Broken-hearted and recently dumped, culinary artist Meggie Washington leaves New York to visit her Gran in Scotland to heal and help with her 90-acre farm. While hiking on the MacKinnon Estate she falls through time by falling through a cave.  Present (2019) and past (1658)

How can you go back in time? Well, I’ll tell you how…nope I won’t.

All Meggie wants to do is escape her past and give herself some time to heal but did she want to wallow in the past or rejoice in the possibilities of the future. In comes Colin MacKinnon, the handsome hero that saves her from savages intent on harm. She struggles in this new and violent world.

A well-written story that left me excited and hungry for more. It had great characters, world building, romance, and adventure. What a combination. It was so fresh and real. Too Good to Be Put Down!
I loved this book so much I bought it for my mom!

The Shield and The Thistle is the start to an incredible book series!! Anxiously awaiting the next book. ️ ️ ️ ️

Time Travel

A Review: The Flu by Jacqueline Druga

Book 1 in a 2 Book series

By Jacquelin Druga

The Flu
Book 1 in a 2 Book series
By Jacqueline Druga
In an apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic society based in Lodi Ohio.

Their little town of Lodi is flu-free from a virus that has every horrible symptom. They fight to keep it safe and disease free.
The morale character of the whole town is being tested. Should they let others in? What do they do now that they are spared? And what are they willing to do to do to keep it that way?

I really liked the foreword where the Plague, Spanish Flu, Flu was explained.

I know! I know a pandemic book seems contrived. But remember this was written in 2011. And that was before the one that actually hit the world in 2020 or 2019 depending on who you ask.

I reread this book. I love and empathize with the characters. I root, cry and laugh with them.

Jacqueline Druga is a fantastic writer/author/storyteller. I will read anything she puts out. She is my “just buy it” author without even knowing what the books is about.

5 ️Stars ️ ️ ️ ️

Science Fiction

Why I Sleep With the Closet Door Open

Horror vs. Thriller

Salem’s Lot is the Reason, now the post…

My explanation of Horror and Thriller genres as I understand it.


Involves fiction in which the plot and characters are tools used to elicit a feeling of dread and terror, as well as events that often evoke fear in both the characters and the reader, but also the feelings they inspire in the reader. Your pulse quickens, and your skin prickles as you turn the page with bated breath. A horror story can also be called a thriller, if it employs psychological fear to build suspense but usually are themes of death, demons, evil spirits, and the afterlife.

Such as:

  1. Body (Frankenstein)

2. Ghost stories or ghost lore

3. Gothic fiction (mixing horror, romance, & death)

4. Monster

5. Psychological

6. Apocalyptic


Involves the protagonist, usually acting to save their own life, rather than to solve the crime. Thrillers typically include cliffhangers, deception, high emotional stakes, and plenty of action — keeping the reader on the edge of their seat until the book’s climax.

Such as:

  1. Conspiracy

2. Legal

3. Financial

4. Political

5. Psychological

6. Romantic suspense

7. Techno-thriller

book review: The China Pandemic

Graham’s Resolution Book 1 by A. J. Shaw

The China Pandemic: A Post-Apocalyptic Medical Techno Thriller Series (Graham's Resolution Book 1) by A. J. Shaw
5.0 out of 5 stars
I couldn’t put it down. Must read.
Such a well written story. The characters pull you in making you feel like you know them. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.

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