Robin’s Review of Flower of Memory: An Amaranth Prequel

In a scientific and spiritual sense, humanity has its world ordered

Flower of Memory: An Amaranth Prequel Amaranth #0.5

 by David M. Snow

Flower of Memory: An Amaranth Prequel (Amaranth #0.5) Part of: Amaranth by David M. Snow

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Flower of Memory: An Amaranth Prequel

by David M. Snow

An underwater ark that shelters the last remaining survivors. A young doctor tormented by his past. A mysterious power that could drive them into madness.
A cataclysmic Flood has forced the survivors to retreat into an intergenerational ark, secluded from the world they have always known. But the wait is insufferable in the abyss of the Great Ocean. More than a century, heavy with silence, has passed.

The surface is but a timeworn dream. A forgotten memory.

But Skyler Goldberg is not ready to give up. Even if it means losing everything.

Can a single man show the Archeans the path to redemption in a world abandoned by its creator?
Flower of Memory is the prequel of the dystopian science-fiction series Amaranth. Fans of the TV series The 100 and the Snowpiercer will enjoy every page!
Robin's Review: This is such a freaking cool story. It's a refreshing change to the science fiction/post-apocalyptic genre. I loved every part of it, the plot, the world building, the characters, and the writing. It was a great read. I highly recommend this book.

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.

Amaranth: Amaranth #1
Book 1 of 1: Amaranth
This title will be released on October 19, 2022.

#dystopian #sciencefiction #thriller #action #mystery #suspense

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Robin’s Review of Life After: The Line of Duty

In a scientific and spiritual sense, humanity has its world ordered

Life After: The Line of Duty

The Sixth Book in The Arising Series

 by Bryan Way

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Robin's Review of
Life After: The Line of Duty
by Bryan Way

In times of crisis, few bear a burden more demanding than local law enforcement, but even as a zombie apocalypse wreaks untold havoc, the undead are the least of their troubles.
Spread thin in the wake of a calamity, the remaining officers at the Broomall Police Department are faced with dwindling resources and manpower in a losing effort to contain the scourge. As state and government agencies fight to enforce a quarantine boundary prior to an impending evacuation, the station is mistakenly identified as a rescue center, forcing Lt. Arthur Gilchrist and a handful of cops to determine whether their new arrivals are trying to escape the mayhem or take advantage of it.Set during the events of Life After: The Arising, Life After: The Line of Duty examines the fortitude required to protect and serve the public in an unthinkable circumstance as well as what it means to maintain order when chaos becomes the status quo.
Robin's Review: I really liked this story. Bryan Way has come a long way no pun intended since I reviewed his first book in this series. His writing is tighter and more descriptive with deeper characters. He really nailed it with this one. Overall, this is a quick and satisfying read.

More is coming from this creative author with maybe another short story and a third novel sometime in the future. I can’t wait.

Books in this series:
Life After: The Arising (Book 1).
Life After: The Cemetery Plot (Short 1)
Life After: The Basement (Short 2).
Life After: The Phoenix (Short 3)
Life After: The Void (Book 2).
Life After: The Maze (Short 4)
Life After: Zugzwang (Short 5)
Life After: The Line of Duty (Short 6)

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

#horror #shortstory #postapocalyptic #thriller #action #adventure #zombie

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Robin’s Review of It Is What It Is, Because It Never Was, And What Never Was, Can Never Be

It Is What It Is, Because It Never Was, And What Never Was, Can Never Be

by Ronnell Beaty

Rating: 5 out of 5.
It Is What It Is, Because It Never Was And What Never Was Can Never Be
by Ronnell Beaty

This book is based on the first part of my life written in the form of poetry.
My poetry has feelings that are relatable, from the comfortable pleasures of a homemade meal, to the loneliness that arises when one feels like they don't fit in the world around them.

And the challenges that I have faced in my teenage years, the achievements I have made in early adulthood, and the unique situations I have faced on my walk to becoming an author.

I hope this new writing style of poetry excites, uplifts, and encourages you to do what you know is right.

Robin's Review: A compelling and unforgettable book that has a beautiful collection of poems. These short poems were filled with complex emotions, lessons learned and deep messages. This was an interesting read that provoked some inner thinking. Highly recommend.


Thanks so much for a free review copy of this book. I am voluntarily leaving a review of my personal opinion.
The Poems Include:Poems:
A First Page
A Positive Mind Changes One's Reality
All Alone
Beans And Rice
Blindly
Child Labor
Childhood Things
Consciously
Energy Part 2
Energy
For God
Got My Guard Up
Happy Birthday Serenity
Happy Mother's Day
Happy Thanksgiving
IRonnell
In Good Spirits
Just A Poem I Wrote
Just A Question
Just Let Me Be
Just Something I Made Up One Day
Knock-Knock
Life Food
Life
Light-Dark
Medication Part 2
Medication
My Own Prayer To The Father
My Purpose
My Voice
My Words - Part 2
My Words
Remember
Retain This Permanently
Smile All Day
Spiritual
Thanks For That Email
That's Good
The Real Enemy
The sun, The Moon. Those Lights. Those Vibes.
This Is The Time
Thoughts
VEGAN
Wayne, Ms. Francis, And Those Cats
We Are Spirit
What am I
What's Life
What's Peace
When The Wind Blows
Whisper
Who Is Better
Word..Truth..Speak. Part 2
Word..Truth..Speak.
Working Out Working In
Yes Ma'am Yes Sir

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Robin’s Review of The Day They Fell From The Sky

The Day They Fell From The Sky: 10 Lone Survivors and Their Harrowing and Incredible True Stories of Plane-Crash Survival

by Oliver Martin Cass

The Day They Fell From The Sky
by Oliver Martin Cass

10 Lone Survivors and Their Harrowing and Incredible True Stories of Plane-Crash Survival


Resilience is humanity’s greatest strength against the harsh realities of the world.

Warning: these tales may not be suitable for the light of heart.
Witness the dangerously impossible with riveting accounts of mankind’s astonishing aptitude for survival! This collection proudly presents 10 phenomenally true stories of brave and relentless souls who made it through the world’s most horrific airplane crashes. Be among the first to read detailed passages about their unfathomable falls, fight for survival, and road to rescue. Plus, discover personal testimonies about their lives after the disasters.

Prepare yourself for the ultimate page-turning experience with:

● The ‘miracle girl’ who defied the wrath of the Indian Ocean

● The single mother who clamored for safety in the heart of the Colombian jungle

● The flight attendant who broke the record for the highest freefall without a parachute

And more!

These people prove that we wield the power to rise up against even the most terrible adversities.

We are all capable of being survivors.

We can all be legends.

This book also includes a bonus chapter on how to increase your chances of survival in a catastrophic plane crash. This information is not readily available! But I am sharing this with you as a bonus for purchasing and reading this book.

With this book in your hands, you are better prepared for scenarios similar in nature. Equipped with your new knowledge, you can act quickly to save yourself and others. Taking inspiration from the stories and applying the skills you have learned can mean the difference between life and death.

Robin's Review: This was an amazing collection of stories about survivors of horrible tragedies. Stories of how each person has fallen from the sky. It was well written with detailed research and personal information from the survivors themselves. I was surprised with the stories. They were nothing short of miracles. These stories were sad that they happened but ended with their survival. This was truly an interesting and captivating read.
The Stories Include:
Bahia Bakari: The "Miracle Girl" From France

Lethal Limits: Vesna Vulovic's Record-Breaking Story

Eight Days Alone: Annette Herfkens' Survival Journey

Cecelia Cichan: The Toddler Who Became America’s Orphan

Maria Nelly Murillo: How A Mother’s Love Conquered All

Miracle In The Jungle: Julianne Koepcke's Ordeal In The Amazon Rainforest

Nestor Mata: The Man Who Slept Through A Plane Crash

Escape From A Deadly Inferno: James ‘Jim’ Polehinke's Story

Hope Among The Desert Debris: The Story Of Ruben Van Assouw’s Miraculous Survival

Hope Among The Desert Debris: The Story Of Ruben Van Assouw’s Miraculous Survival

And THEN THE ADDED BONUS OF TIPS

Bonus Chapter: Improving your odds of surviving a plane crash
#aviationhistory #planecrash

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Robin’s Review of Ten Years Gone

Ten Years Gone

by HP Newquist

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Ten Years Gone
by HP Newquist

Every November for nearly a decade, a body has been found hanging from a tree outside the town of Kerrville. As the tenth year approaches, the killer leaves clues that indicate there will only be one more murder. A reality show and its celebrity host decide that this last murder could be the ratings they've always wanted--and they are determined to find the murderer before the police do. But the police--and the killer--think that is a very, very bad idea.

Robin's Review: This was a creepy tale centered on murder that happens every year for the past 10 years and boy did it have some twisty turns. The characters were well thought out, although some were unlikeable at times. I really enjoyed this well written story, it was easy to read and has an interesting and entertaining plot. I will look for more of H P Newquist to add to my “want to read” list. I highly recommend this book.

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.
#murder #suspense #horror #thriller

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Robin’s Review of Poetry That Moves You

Robin’s Review of Poetry That Moves You
by Randall Daniels

A Must-Read collection of Rhythmic Poetry designed to Inspire, Provoke, Enlighten and Encourage.

Poetry That Moves You

by Randall Daniels

Poetry That Moves You
by Randall Daniels

A Must-Read collection of Rhythmic Poetry designed to Inspire, Provoke, Enlighten and Encourage. Stories about love, triumph, tragedy, and some sexy spice with love aromas arranged to entice. Galvanizing quotes alongside motivational poetry for self-improvement. I Introduce a new Trademarked category called Hip-Hop Memoirs. Real stories of real people I interviewed listening for sensational stories of pain or glory. Then after I digest it for a while, I share their story with the world in a Swingy Poetic Style. 

With Poetic Categories Titles:
Love & Romance
Ice Breaker
Motivational Poems
# ME TOO
Inspiring Poetry
Goodbye
Just Poetry
Sex & Romance
Hip Hop Memories (Trademarked Category)

This was a collection of well written poems that grab your attention and fill you with thought provoking emotions that inspire you with every turn of the page. I really loved these poems and I found myself amazed at how I connected with all of them. I highly recommend this book with its amazing collection of poetry.

#religious #inspirational #poetry #african

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Robin’s Review of Run From the Dead Book 3

Run From the Dead 3 A Zombie Apocalypse Series

 by Joanne Nundy

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Run from the Dead: Book 3 
A Zombie Apocalypse
by Joanne Nundy 

Are there worse things to run from than the dead? Amy knows all too well about the evil that lurks behind closed doors and not just the flesh-eating kind. 
Kidnapped and traumatised by her ordeal, she is picked up by a group of survivors when she escapes. Estranged couple, Steve, and Anna are no longer fighting amongst themselves but have a common enemy fighting the dead. In this crumbled civilisation, they are accustomed to helping those in need, but helping strangers isn’t always the safest option. They are all realising there are worse monsters out there. Steve can fight the dead. But when the living becomes more of a problem, he must learn to overcome past traumas to protect his ever-growing family. How much do good people need to battle just to stay alive?
My Review: Wow! This was the third installment about a zombie apocalypse, but the real monsters were the people. It was darker than her previous books but maybe that had to do with the “monsters”.
Fast paced and a quick read made this continuation of this series a perfect book. Love love love this author.


Next in this series:

Run from the Dead: Book 4: A Zombie Apocalypse
This title will be released on Jun 30, 2022.

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.


#dystopian #sciencefiction #postapocalyptic #horror #fantasy #zombies

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Run From the Dead 2

Zombie Tips: Screams mean it’s already too late.
Staying informed is always the best way.
Try not hitting the zombies but if you have to go fast and realize that they might damage your vehicle or get stunk underneath.

A Zombie Apocalypse Series (Book 2)

 by Joanne Nundy

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Run from the Dead: Book 2: 
A Zombie Apocalypse
by Joanne Nundy

When the dead come running, which way do you turn?

Blood flows in the streets as the undead tear limbs and flesh from the living in the city of Hull. A viral rage is unleashed, hitting the UK faster than it can be contained.

On the brink of losing everything, Marcus runs through the housing estates now occupied by the rising dead. He searches for his family whilst learning how to fight the flesh hungry beasts, collecting lost souls along the way.

Christina, a single nurse, hopes her unborn child stays inside her until this madness can be dealt with. Forming new alliances can bring surprises in many forms, proving the world can be shocking for even the most hardened of people. A zombie apocalypse isn’t the only thing that can take you by surprise.

The cruel times now thrust upon those still living separate the good from the bad. Some can be trusted with your life and others cannot.

But in a world where the dead have risen, can anyone survive this unchanged?


Robin's Review: Once again Joanne Nundy knocked it out of the ballpark. Grand Slam Baby! I really loved this cozy zombie apocalypse story. The plot was well written, exciting, and full of action. It was easy to read and fast paced. I finished it in one late night. The characters were so much more complex but fun and relatable. Add in a snarky teenager with an attitude and you got real life.
It broke my heart when some of them died. I must admit I cried over them. Joanne Nundy is so talented, intertwining the two books and doing it flawlessly. It did end with a to be continued but the next book is coming soon. Not soon enough if you ask me. Just kidding. I will wait patiently for the next book. I do hope these books turn into a long series. Wink wink.
Zombie Terms:

nasties, deranged, rising dead, mental things, dead things, walking dead, monsters, used-to-be-human thing, beast, undead still, dead undead, double dead guy, non-soul.

Zombie Tips:


-If you get bit or scratched, you will turn so don’t hide it from    anyone.

-Screams mean it’s already too late.
-Staying informed is always the best way.
-Try not hitting the zombies but if you have to go fast and realize that they might damage your vehicle or get stunk underneath.

Characters:

-Marcus “brother” and his mother, Judy

-Mel and her dog, Elsa

-Suzie nurse and her patient, Jessica

-Sandra and Ted owners of home that took in
-Christina, Roger, Frank, Lisa

-Cheryl and Jerry owners of the pub

-Anna “sister”
-Alex and Jasper
-Steve ex husband
-Jill and Ben ex in laws and owner of a home
-Rob and Jack


Favorite Lines:

“He’s not charging at the window to get us, so I think he’s a live one.”

“So, let me get this straight… you seem to be running around during a zombie apocalypse, rescuing, and collecting people along the way. Mostly women, from what I can tell.” She narrowed her eyes at him Shit, that sounds kind of bad. Marcus rubbed at the back of his neck and said, “Er, kind of…”

“Huh. Ok, then.” Marcus stared back at Mel. “There’s no way you’re fourteen. It just can’t be so.” “Why? Because I’m smarter than you already?”

Christina’s head whipped around so fast Marcus nearly stumbled backwards from his haunches to his backside. “J.C., that was poltergeist speed.”



Run from the Dead: Novella Book 0.5
The Beginning (prequel)

Run from the Dead: Book 1: A Zombie Apocalypse
Book 1 of 3: Run from the Dead

Run from the Dead: Book 3: A Zombie Apocalypse
This title will be released on March 31, 2022

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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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Vancouver Vengeance

After Albertans defeat an overseas aggressor

Vancouver Vengeance The McKinley Chronicles 2

 by John Keillor

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Vancouver Vengeance: 
The McKinley Chronicles 2
by John Keillor


After a vicious series of battles, Alberta defeats an overseas aggressor. Abandoned combatants are to be repatriated, but who made their invasion possible?

Calgary's best young warrior's in charge of seeing them away. In seaside Vancouver, a Toronto agent assists him in searching for traitors. the two patriots discover a post-apocalyptic city, divided, where nothing is as it seems.

Zach McKinley, senior security operator and son to soon to be Mayor of Winnipeg, Abraham McKinley, is tasked with moving fifteen hundred unarmed Chinese soldier detainees, progressive nationalist, to Vancouver 12 hours away. Once there, the Vancouver City Council contracted “fishing magnate” Andre Keats to ferry the “progs” back to Vladivostok.

Seems like an easy mission but Zach walks into a political hot mess in Vancouver where there is a union war with businesses that are in support of the city council and want exclusivity on their trades. Progressive nationalists want to replace the current mayors of the four cities and create New Canada, with them in charge. So, there is little “friction fires” everywhere. Add in Rosemary Phillips, the mayor’s girl, is kidnapped by someone with Vancouver connections and Zach has his hands full.
Robin's Review:

Sometimes the dialogue was confusing to figure out who was speaking but it had a good plot. The main characters were thoroughly explained, and I enjoyed their storylines. I believe this is being called a western apocalyptic story and I would have to agree with its action, adventure, and gunslingers its sure to please.

Favorites:

"Hold My Beer" line

A young lady was walking a half dozen ferrets on leashes.

“Did you see him fight firsthand?” The agent nodded. “Characterize his performance.”
“Superhuman. He moved like John Wick.”
“He’s one of those guys the flash strengthened, isn’t he?”
“I’m right here,” said the cowboy. 
“He is, Mr. Star.”

“Council assistants waited at intersections in pairs, offering free advice or cannabis, telling smokers the VCC loved them. 

“The one beside the site had a working bubble machine, launching soap bubbles from its second-story window”


Albertan Apocalypse: The McKinley Chronicles 1
Book 1 of 2: The McKinley Chronicles

Post-Apocalyptic
Dystopian
Action
Adventure
Science Fiction
Fantasy
Mystery
Thriller
Western

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