The Exile by Craig Washington

Story Summary: The Exile is the first book in a series of a historical fantasy adventure stories. The books center around the character of Mark North aka Kensi Lethias Nile. He was exiled to this world after aiding in the ousting of his king on his home-world Opawes. The series revolves around the characters adventures…

Butterfly Hill by Brendan le Grange

Book Summary: A psychopath with mother issues. A policeman with his career on the line. A beautiful agent with unclear allegiances. And an ancient organisation guarding a secret that could get them all killed. Hiko Shimizu is not a nice man, but he is ingenious. Ingenious enough to find a lost artefact capable of catalysing…

Grizzly Lake by Robert James Woods

Book Summary: Grizzly Lake is the true story of a boy ten years of age that run away from home. He is troubled by poor grades at school and his punishment was not to spend the summer vacation with other kids. Given an opportunity, he and another boy use every trick they can and join…

The Secret Life of Mrs. London: A Novel by Rebecca Rosenberg

Book Summary: San Francisco, 1915. As America teeters on the brink of world war, Charmian and her husband, famed novelist Jack London, wrestle with genius and desire, politics and marital competitiveness. Charmian longs to be viewed as an equal partner who put her own career on hold to support her husband, but Jack doesn’t see…

The Singularity Witness by Dan Grant

Book Summary: The Singularity Witness. What happens when a radical technology ushers in an ominous future? Governments and corporations will kill to control it. So murder and abduction are just the beginning. When a clandestine research lab disposes of its test subject and kidnaps a U.S. Senator to protect its secrets, those events trigger a…

Tour of Hobbiton & Waitomo Glowworm Caves — Travel With Nano B.

While New Zealand’s South Island typically gets all the praise and glory, there is a lot to explore up in the north as well. We spent beautiful time discovering the city of Auckland, sampling wine on Waiheke Island, and hiking through the rain forest of Waitakere Range. Although, one place we were particularly anxious to […]…

Five Sci-Fi Books That Are More Relevant Now Than Ever — Tor.com

There’s an old saying that I’m certain you’ve heard before: “May you live in interesting times.” The phrase is a translation of a Chinese curse, because peace, harmony, all those niceties make for a dull existence. War, unrest, injustice—now that makes for interesting times. It’s like Orson Wells said in his famous speech in Carol […]…

Book Reviews: Acts of Generosity or Ego? — The Green Study

I recently rejoined Goodreads after a long absence and am pondering whether or not to write book reviews. I haven’t done so in the past, as a rule, for a number of reasons. The first reason is that I have a lot of writer friends, many of whom have written books. Some of those books […]…