Robin’s Review of A Creation of Tomorrow

A Creation of Tomorrow

by D.L Fletcher

Rating: 5 out of 5.
A Creation of Tomorrow
D.L Fletcher

Alice's daughter Patsy now missing, her granddaughter Cami was without a mother and the one person that protected her from her father's anger. Having no doubt Cami's father Tom was responsible for the bruises, Alice turned to the police again and again, but just like when Patsy went missing, they repeatedly turned their backs on her.

Alice was desperate to find help. With nowhere left to turn, she turned to the most dangerous men she'd ever laid eyes on. Rumor had it that they were drug traffickers. The leader was thought to be the devil himself, and his men his demon disciples, but what choice did Alice have? She needed someone that could protect Cami.

They didn't wear patches on their leather, and they weren't called by any name, but they were brothers. For Rick, running a drug ring was challenge enough. Having each other's back was all that mattered until Alice approached him.

Drawn in the moment he looked at Cami's picture Rick ordered Jonathan and Swan to tail the little girl and find out what they could about her situation. It didn't take long to discover that she needed their help.

What none of them knew was the impact their decisions would have on tomorrow.
This is A Creation of Tomorrow...
Robin's Review: Alice Hendricks is trying to protect her granddaughter, Cami from her abusive father, Tom Watson. Enlisting the help of drug trafficker, Rick Stackston and his “boys.”

I couldn’t help but fall in love with the character Cami and I totally felt her pain, confusion, and anxiety.

This is a well written and engaging story with thoroughly fleshed out characters and some twisty turns. There is just enough cuteness and wit to make you keep turning the pages, blended well with drama, and stirred with a lot of action. I am so invested in these characters, I am heartbroken this journey has ended, but has it?

I never had such a wide variety of emotions while reading, I laughed, I cried, I cheered, and I mourned. This story was such an enjoyable experience, I highly recommend this book and this author. I am a fan for life.
My Favorite Line: “He thought about the little girl in the hospital all broken and confused. He thought about how life was before her, and what she brought to them when she walked into their lives. He thought of all the boys, and how they were always content after seeing her, and about how she gave them purpose in a world where they really didn't have one.”

Triggers: Child Abuse, Death and Violence

Next in Series:
A Creation of Yesterday (Creation series Book 2)

It was my honor and pleasure to receive a free copy of this book but that does not in any way affect my opinions in this review of this entertaining story.

Thriller
Suspense
Romance
Organized Crime

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Robin’s Review of We Who Sleep: Three Ghosts in the Machine Book 3

Those who sleep have awakened, and Dearborn is the only thing standing in the way of the rest they desire.

We Who Sleep: Three Ghosts in the Machine Book 3

by G. Allen Willbanks

Rating: 5 out of 5.
We Who Sleep: 
Three Ghosts in the Machine 
Book Three
by G. Allen Willbanks

The year is 1762 and the rough seas are threatening and treacherous—but they have nothing on Captain William Dearborn. Dearborn, captain of the Deadly Vagabond, is master of both his ship and his men—who know to turn a blind eye to his nefarious activities. But when a faulty compass guides them from their chosen course, his past comes back to haunt him. Those who sleep have awakened, and Dearborn is the only thing standing in the way of the rest they desire.
Robin's Review: This is a well written fast paced story. It was rich with cool pirate nostalgic feels. It is a short story, so I won’t go into detail. But it is about a Captain and his dark secret. An interesting and entertaining story from start to finish. Well done.
They: Three Ghosts in the Machine Book One

Spiritus ex Machina: Three Ghosts in the Machine Book Two

It was my pleasure to receive a free copy of this book but that does not in any way affect my opinions in this review of this entertaining story.

#shortstory #mystery #thriller #suspense #ghost #seastories #horror

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Robin’s Review of Charlie: Zombie Slayer Book 1

Charlie: YA Zombie Horror Story Zombie Slayer Book 1

by Gayle Katz

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Charlie: Zombie Slayer Book 1                         
by Gayle Katz

A snarky teenager. A new school to navigate. Can Charlie stop a zombie apocalypse in time for finals?
After she moves across the country and out of the hot zone, Charlie hopes to leave hunting behind. She's ready to make some friends at her new high school. But the past she hoped to bury rises again with a fresh, city-wide outbreak.


So much for settling into a normal life...

Desperate to stop the walking dead, Charlie enlists the help of some classmates to find patient zero. But as the scourge spreads, her talents may not be enough to keep them alive.

Will Charlie discover the source of the infection, or will she meet a gruesome end?

Charlie is the first action-packed novel in the Zombie Slayer apocalypse series. If you like sassy heroines, witty banter, and over-the-top zombie brawls, then you’ll love Gayle Katz’s tale of high school angst and flesh-eating walkers.


Zombie slayer or zslayer, Charlie Warner a 11th grade student moves from her hometown of Dallas, Texas giving up slaying to move with her Grandmother to Portland Oregon. Only her mentor, Stewart George follows her with bad news. The zombie leader, zleader bit someone before it died and that “person” came back to Portland and has started infecting others. So she must slay again. Not wanting to reveal her true calling to anyone in the beginning especially her friends Owen and Zan because that would put them in danger. As she searches for the new zleader and tries to figure out the supplier of the new drug, “zrug” she’s just your typical teenager. Yea right! What more could go wrong? Don’t ask just read it for yourself.
Robin's Review: I really loved this story and quickly became addicted. It’s fun and snarky but also, Zombies! The world that Katz has built, is a new and refreshing change from the usual zombie story. I’m a sucker for a strong female character with a kick butt personality and boy does this book have that in bulk. The characters are well written, and the plot was full of action and slaying. It was suspenseful, a real page turner, I was always ready to find out what happens next. The funny quips had me laughing from the get-go. I really, really, enjoyed this book. It was a lot of fun and hugely entertaining. Like some of my previous reviews, I would describe this as a “Cozy Zombie” apocalypse story. I could see myself reading it again and again, of course after I have read the rest of the series. Looks like it’s gonna be a few sleepless nights for me, and I hope for you also. Gayle Katz has authored a fantastic story and now, will be one of my go to authors. Will I read anything she writes? Books? Yes. Novellas? Yup. Cereal boxes? You bet!
Zombie Tips:

A zombie leader could mask as a human, but their eyes would still glow green.


Favorite Lines:

“Nope, this is a new drug. It’s believed that it’s manufactured from zombie blood and has a street name of zrug, at least that’s what I’m told.”

“It’s two grand for a finger,” he replied. “A finger?” she asked. “For real?”

“I’d feel more confident that you had the right equipment, than buying from some questionable Portland occult store for the tourists.”

“They had a peek, and then decided to leave. Wise move. If there were any more zombies here, they’d quickly be avocado toast.”



Next in the Series:

Second Strain: YA Zombie Horror Story (Zombie Slayer Book 2)

Claw: YA Zombie Horror Story (Zombie Slayer Book 3)

Conzpiracy: YA Zombie Horror Story (Zombie Slayer Book 4)

Spell to Hell: YA Zombie Horror Story (Zombie Slayer Book 5)

Good Zombie: YA Zombie Horror Story (Zombie Slayer Book 6)

Exorcizm: YA Zombie Horror Story (Zombie Slayer Book 7)


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

Teen
Young Adult
Monster
Horror
Science Fiction
Fantasy
Action
Suspense
Thriller
Supernatural
Magic




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Robin’s Review of Madness (Engine’s Game Book 1)

Madness (Engine’s Game Book 1)

by Paityn Parque

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Madness (Engine's Game)
Book 1 of 1: Engine's Game
by Paityn E. Parque

Death is not an escape.
One night Ezra Adkins is brutally murdered in her own home. As she was dying, she expects to wake up in the afterworld. She was wrong. She loses consciousness and awakens into a horrific game of kill or be killed. Players can be killed an infinite number of times, but the only permanent way out of the game is their actual death by suicide. Players in the game ruthlessly hunt each other for points, while others kill for fun. Most players have given up on finding an escape from the game and spiral into insanity, killing without reason. It’s mayhem. Ezra soon learns who to trust and who to hunt down. But as she falls deeper into the game, she starts to lose herself as the bodies pile up. The line blurs between what she’s always known to be right and wrong. Metal will clash. Blood will spill. Minds will break. And before it’s too late, Ezra must find an escape from the game before she becomes the real enemy.
Trigger Warning: mental health, PTSD, suicide, and death.
Robin's Review: An enticing blend of suspense and thrilling drama. It was a well written and well thought out story that was full of twisty turns which is just how I like it. I really loved the authors descriptive storytelling, the exceptional world building and the suspenseful “gotta turn the page” of it. I am really impressed with Paityn E. Parque and hungrily await more from her.


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

Dark Fantasy
Supernatural
Thriller
Murder
Suspense

These are such epic lines:

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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

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

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Medical
Biblical
Conspiracy
Suspense
Action
Adventure
Plague
Thriller
Kidnapping



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Robin’s Review of Piece by Piece

Sometimes, all it takes is perspective to appreciate the simple things.

Piece by Piece

by Daemon Manx

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Piece by Piece
by Daemon Manx

How would you live your life if you knew the year you were going to die. Sometimes, all it takes is perspective to appreciate the simple things, or a little extra concern for the frailty of the present moment to fully understand what makes life worth living. And sometimes, all it takes is a little shove in the right direction. When Bobby Canfield was eleven years old, he received a message from a mysterious presence called Mac. The delivery of this message was through a Ouija board, and it would forever change Bobby's life. After all, it's not every day you find out when you are going to die.
Robin's Review: Another great read from Daemon Manx.
His writing just sucks you in with how fluid he writes. His stories are so fantastically imaginative with rich descriptions that you feel yourself pulled into the story.

Piece by Piece

“I have discovered that life is a journey that we each must take, and the only way to find the answers is to ask the questions ourselves. No one can do it for us. It is a puzzle we must solve on our own, piece by piece.”

This was an exciting read for me. I loved how Mr. Manx made in such a short time such a vibrant and entertaining story with supernatural undertones that seem so undeniable plausible and real.

The Widower

“The noises that escaped from David’s lips were not exactly the cries of a man in pain, and they weren’t precisely the anguished wails of sorrow. The sound that David expressed as the beast drained him was much closer to that of relief.”

This story has an interesting and emotional tone to it that I found fascinating. I loved how it had a bit of an edge to it in how it was written.

I never want to pass up a book by Daemon Manx and neither should you. Always a five-star rating.

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Robin’s Review of You Might Feel This

You Might Feel This

by William Thomas Brumley

Rating: 5 out of 5.
You Might Feel This

by William Thomas Brumley


With my first poetry collection, I did not want to over-edit and polish true emotion. I want my words and feelings to translate off the page from when I was writing. I did not want to overthink it. I want my words and feelings to convey naturally. Poetry should not be overly polished. Write what you're feeling in the moment. Do not get bogged down in trying to perfect it. You are what you feel.

That is what the following blank pages are for. Write and draw how you feel. The decision lies in your hands alone. Share this book with others if you wish. Write amazing poetry you'd love to share with the world. I want to change the world with our words. Our words can make a difference.

As someone who suffers from crippling anxiety. I know writing emotions can help you get a better handle on how you are feeling. Since I started writing poetry, I discovered it is a good way to vent when you have no one else to talk to, or anyone that understands.

I want this collection to help you feel something. It might even awaken the poet inside you. I want it to help you through a difficult time you may be enduring. Keep being who you are. Write the next great poem. If you are an artist, draw an amazing picture. These blank pages are your journal and your canvas.

Thank you for giving this collection a chance. I hope you enjoy it.

Robin's Review: This is my second book of poetry by this author, and I have to say it was good. More than good it was wonderful and rich with strong heartfelt emotions. These poems captured my heart and soul. I really connected with them. What an emotional journey but it was rewarding.
This was what I needed. Thank you, William Thomas Brumley.

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Robin’s Review of Shadow and Lightning (The Lightning Rod Saga Book 1)

On a routine hunting trip with his friends, 16-year-old Ranir Trysfal stumbled upon something believed to be a myth: magic.

Shadow and Lightning: The Lightning Rod Saga Book 1

 by C.S. Ratliff

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Robin's Review of Shadow and Lightning (The Lightning Rod Saga Book 1)

On a routine hunting trip with his friends, 16-year-old Ranir Trysfal stumbled upon something believed to be a myth: magic. Nearly killed, he is saved by a stranger who can control fire. Teleported back to his farm, he is forced to reconcile with this new secret as the mage is killed, and another turns up in the village looking for answers. With newfound curiosity, he and his friends set out to hunt down the murderer. They quickly discover the world of magic is very real, and far more dangerous than the old tales had told.

During a storm, he is struck by lightning, and becomes mysteriously endowed with ancient elemental power. He soon learns that he has become The Lightning Rod, an ancient title bestowed upon the strongest mages. Under the tutelage of a fire mage, he will learn the world isn't as mundane as he once thought. Shadow magic is spreading beyond the walls of secrecy. He must learn to harness the power of the storms, for he is not the only one who has risen to power. The Necromancer has reawakened, threatening all of Gnariam. Full of treacherous paths and dangers at every turn, Ranir will begin his chaotic journey as the responsibility is placed on his shoulder to stop the spread of wicked shadow magic before Hel is unleashed.

Will he become the hero the world needs, or succumb to the darkness?
Robin's Review: Ranir Trysfal is out hunting vräel by the Veörn Mountains when he comes upon Detmés Ontaga, pyro mage and bounty hunter capturing Felgrin Eldìr, shape-shifting murdering druid. A battle of magic ensues. Ranir is surprised with the knowledge that magic is real and is unprepared for the ambush that happens.
The mage uses a teleportation spell to save him and send him to safety. Upon awakening and starting for home he is found by his best friends Marnos and Selendt.

They all return to his home but are then confronted by Taryn Ontaga, brother to the mage that saved his life, where he is told he is dead and that he believes Ranir killed him. After much discussion Taryn is relieved to know Ranir is not responsible for his brother’s death. Not knowing what to do Ranir offers to go with the brother to hunt down the killer on a “magical quest for revenge.”

This was but a quick summarization of how the story begins but I didn’t want to spoil anyones first time reading of it.

I found the story to be fast paced and full of rich descriptions of the fantasy world. It had characters that grew throughout the telling of the story.

It had everything action, adventure, mystery suspense, vengeance, bravery, friendship, magic, and twisty turns. Oh, my it was a blast to read. I enjoyed it very much. I can see it turning into a classic. Wonderful just wonderful.
These are such epic lines:

“That man's brother saved my life. I want to do this to help avenge him, show him I'm grateful. I want to do this to find out why he saved me––if there was a reason. And…I want you and Selendt to come with me.”

“Once we begin, there will be no going back to the simplicity you once knew.”



I was given a digital copy by the author, but I pre-ordered it anyway. I think I would like to get a “real” copy for my bookshelf. Any who, this review is my own personal opinion.

Coming of Age
Teen
Young Adult
Fantasy
Action
Adventure
Mystery
Suspense
Thriller

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Robin’s Review of A World Fallen

What would you do to save someone you love?

A World Fallen

by Nicholas Lawrence Carter

Rating: 5 out of 5.
A World Fallen
by Nicholas Lawrence Carter


A disease ravaged the world… …and now, it has adapted. What would you do to save someone you love? As a young girl, Rosaline watched her mother and sister die. The monsters were brutal, relentless. Now, she has a son. She will do anything to protect him. The diseased only want to kill and, to her horror, they've evolved. They can speak and deceive. "Are you alone?" That’s always what they ask. Over and over again."Are you alone?"Usually followed by the false promise, "I can help you." Anyone can be infected. Trust is a risk. Are there any good people left? You’ll love A World Fallen, because even in despair, we can find hope.

Mature Content Triggers: Violence, PTSD, Mental Illness, Cutting

Robin's Review: This was an amazing book. It went beyond just being an average zombie apocalypse story. It touched upon many issues that some writers might overlook like mental illness, depression, and PTSD that you might find in an apocalypse. I believe the author researched these issues fairly well and portrayed them realistically. I find the love and caring between the characters to really make the story. They were your average everyday people, so they were to me very relatable. And of course, the different types of zombies were intriguing and really creepy. I really enjoyed this book and I look forward to more from Nicholas Lawrence Carter. Well done, Sir.
Characters:

Rosaline and Mikey
Kylie, Marcus, and Patrick
Hawaii, Zee, Rad, Outlaw and Sweetie
Norman, Jack, and Daisy
Karo
KP

Zombie Names:
creatures, diseased, infected, beast, Adapted, afflicted, monsters, talkers, smart ones, and killers.

Zombie Tips:
The goggles are important to ensure no blood gets in the eyes and the gloves keep the hands clean.

Never take chances

never sleep on low ground go somewhere more defensible or to higher ground.

The disease infects people which makes people the threat.

sleep fully dressed

People need water so the infected lie in wait at the water source.

Favorite Lines:
“It only takes an apocalyptic event to give my profession a good name, how about that?” the attorney responds, a cheeky expression exuding from her.

“You’re sunshine in the flesh, you know that?



Suspense
Thriller
Science Fiction
Post-Apocalyptic
LGBTQ+
PTSD
Zombies
Action
Romance
Coming of Age

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Girl in the Reflection

What happens when our dreams and reality begin to blur together?

 by Monica Arya

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Girl in the Reflection
by Monica Arya

What happens when our dreams and reality begin to blur together?
 

Serena Indigo has the perfect life. A handsome husband, a beautiful daughter, a gated home, and a rewarding career as a physician, specializing in obstetrics and gynecology. She’s helped hundreds of people complete their families, which means all that more to her considering the lengths she went through for her own child. She even has a private practice with her best friend, Parker Sully, who is easy on the eyes and kinder on the soul. Sure, she sets herself to extremely high standards and is obsessed with perfection—which triggers a darkness of her own—but she’s managed to keep it under control. 
 
She’s always in control.
 
When suspicious things start to unravel, Serena begins to lose control over the perfection she thrives off of. Her husband breaks the vows he promised her, her neighbors aren’t the sweet family next door, and her perfect life seems more like the perfect lie. Her world crumbles in front of her eyes as she tries to piece it all together, but what happens when we look into our reflection and the pain of our past haunts our present? 
 
 
After all, you can’t piece together a broken mirror and expect to see the same reflection….
Finally, there are some trigger warnings. This is a psychological thriller with themes of: child loss, self-inflicted harm, infertility, toxic relationships, mental health issues such as anxiety are also present. I poured my heart and soul into this story and hope you enjoy it as much as I did telling it.
Robin's Review: Wow just wow. This was an extraordinary story. It was so well written with a plot that had twisty turns. The characters were outstanding and thoroughly written. It was easy to read and fast paced. No part of the book was useless or wasteful. It meshed cohesively and was a real page turner, as evidence of me staying up all night to finish it in one sitting. A must read for most genres. This is Monica Arya’s first psychological thriller and she nailed it. I can’t wait to read more of her work.


Psychological Thriller
Suspense
Thriller
Mystery

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