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November 15, 2019

There Is No Vengeance Mightier Than That Wrought BY Kin!

Kin Horror in Moonshine Holler by JB Richards

One dark and rainy evening, after a visit to test out his Uncle Charley’s new still, 17-year-old Jeremiah McCoy’s dreams to attend college are dashed to pieces when he loses his life as a result of a horrific accident while traversing the slick back roads of West Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains.

After spotting professor Cole Forester’s wrecked pickup a little further up the old backroad, not far from Jeremiah’s lifeless body, horror ensues as the deceased boy’s Appalachian kin set their sights on revenge and stop at nothing to track down and kill the man responsible for their family member’s death.

There is no vengeance mightier than that wrought by kin!

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A Gay Romance Filled With Plenty Of Suspense & Drama: A 4-Star IHIBRP Book Review for "Starting Over: Book 1 (The Knights Club)" by C.J. Baty!

Starting Over (The Knights Club, #1) by C.J. Baty

Overview: Club owner, Xavier Knight, and former cop, Sebastian Brady, have a lot to learn from each other. And hopefully, their growing love will survive Xavier’s past, Seb’s family, as well as a host of intriguing characters with ties to the Knights Club.

C.J. Baty writes an intriguing story about two men falling in love and the impact their pasts are having on their current familial and professional relationships. With a definitive theme based on self-esteem, family, acceptance, adolescent issues, past romantic relationships, and the influential bonds—forged or broken—between fathers and sons, this tale is as psychologically compelling as it is provocative.

Baty’s plotline is tense, highly sexually-charged, and suspenseful. Protagonists, Xavier and Sebastian, are confronted with both uplifting and heartbreaking issues as they separately live complicated lives that intertwine through common relationships before they finally personally connect. There exists a genuine sense of romance between these two likable men that is quite natural and not at all forced.

It is, perhaps, unfortunate that aside from her two main characters, Baty bases the majority of her cast on some rather stereotypical, if not exaggerated, male characters—including extremely homophobic and abusive macho Southern cops, a “wife-beater-clad” hot Latino bartender, and a gaggle of professional boy-toys. There also exists a sense that the plotline of this story comes to an abrupt halt to hurry and pave the way for a subsequent chapter based on another key character in the Knights Club series.

On the plus side (And, it’s a big plus.) this male-on-male romance does shine a light on the unwarranted violence, discrimination, and romantic pitfalls that many gay men must still deal with in today’s society despite the supposed modernization of majority opinion and law. One feels for Sebastian in particular—for the horrible and nearly sadistic abuse his father doled out on a son who wanted nothing more than his love and acceptance, who never wanted to follow in his illustrious footsteps, and who did absolutely nothing wrong in preferring men over women.

“Starting Over” is a homosexual romance filled with suspense and plenty of drama. It is also a statement about our current culture’s need to be more accepting and inclusive of others who have the same right to fall in love as everyone else, who engage in mutual adult consensual relationships, and who have the right to be who they were born to be.

“Starting Over” contains adult themes, violence, and graphic sexual situations. I recommend this read for adults only—ages 18 and over.


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A Trip To Italy Produces A Wild & Charming Fantasy Tale: A 5-Star IHIBRP Book Review for "Adventure in Malasorte Castle (Guardians of Val De Monio Book 1)" by Julia E. Clements!

Adventure in Malasorte Castle by Julia E. Clements

Overview: Twelve-year-old Izzy is excited to be spending the summer holidays in Italy with her grandmother. There, she hears spine-tingling tales of the evil spirits that once infested Val De Monio and the Guardians who did battle with them. But when Gran tells her about the Mazzapeghoul, a wicked demon, still inhabiting Malasorte Castle, Izzy begins to doubt her stories... At least until she accepts a dare to spend a night at the cursed location.

Julia E. Clements crafts a highly imaginative, page-turning read in “Adventure in Malasorte Castle” as she blends reality with just the right amounts of fantasy, adventure, horror, suspense, and foreshadowing to come up with THE perfect children’s story. Immensely creative and populated by fantastic, magical creatures, “Adventure in Malasorte Castle” is a wonderful children’s tale that the kiddies will want to read—or have read to them—over and over again.

Izzy is a charming, witty, adventurous, and tireless main character, drawing readers into her world with many of the same issues kids deal with in today’s world, particularly the impending separation of parents, peer pressure, and... well, growing up. At twelve-years-old, she is a character most children will relate to. She is stuck between childhood and puberty, acting much as an adult would in certain situations while very much maintaining her bond to her childhood in others. Placed in a situation where she is in unfamiliar surroundings—in a foreign country with only her Grandmother and new friends to help guide her through the challenges of her young life, Izzy’s fantastic adventure reflects her fears about her current home situation yet points her in the right direction for her future.

“Adventure in Malasorte Castle” is one fairytale that should be on everyone’s gift-giving list. Clements pens a charming, intuitive, and adventurous children’s story that parents can actually discuss with their kids. It teaches valuable lessons about responsibility, family, friendship, and growing up.

I highly recommend this chapter book for ages 6 and up. Of course, parents may need to assist younger children in this age range with their reading, but serving up this tale to a single child or multiples at story time will be well worth it.

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A Sound Romantic Tale Influenced By The Supernatural: A 4-Star IHIBRP Book Review for "Cloudy Rainbow" by Debbie De Louise!

Cloudy Rainbow by Debbie De Louise

Overview: Dulcie Mills, who’s unable to get over her fiancée’s death and facing the impending loss of her 15-year-old cat, escapes to a virtual world when pressures become too great. But, when Dulcie becomes attracted to an online stranger, and a clairvoyant offers predictions regarding her dead fiancée, history begins to repeat itself in ways that are both promising and terrifying.

The title of Debbie De Louise’s novel is oddly deceiving since “Cloudy Rainbow” sounds more like a children’s story than a contemporary romance thriller. Additionally, the plotline starts off with a bit too much saccharine as a young woman mourns her deceased lover and finds solace in her elderly feline companion.

Fortunately, as Cloudy Rainbow” continues, the pace of this story eventually picks up and turns tense and suspenseful as lead-character, Dulcie, chooses to spend a fateful weekend away at a work conference with her handsome and recently-divorced boss, Paul. Adding a sense of intrigue and urgency to this getaway, are dire predictions from a clairvoyant warning Dulcie that this particular weekend will be the most important time of her life.

The author’s injection of visions, dream therapy, predictions about the future, PTSD flashbacks, soul transfer, and reincarnation into her plotline, succeeds in livening things up considerably. De Louise’s foreshadowing skills prove to be the meat of this story, pulling readers through a tragic but familiar romance scenario with familiar characters and a cat-centric heroine, into a remarkable supernatural romance suspense thriller.

Overall, “Cloudy Rainbow” is a sound romantic tale with supernatural influences. Although it takes a while to pad through Dulcie’s endless musings about her former lover, Frank, and her relationship with her beloved cat, Floppy, De Louise’s work significantly picks up as predictions pan out and begin to affect Dulcie’s life in strange and terrifying ways.

Considering the adult themes and sexual situations contained in this novel, I recommend this paranormal suspense thriller for romantics and fans of the occult ages 17 and up.


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November 8, 2019

A Brilliant & Expansive Action-Packed Space Thriller: A 5-Star IHIBRP Book Review for "Prelude: The Expanding Seas of Earth" by J.H. Tabbott!

Prelude The Expanding Seas of Earth by J.H. Tabbott

Overview: The abducted crew of a Navy research vessel is forced to assist an alien invasion force determined to claim the Earth and all its resources.

J.H. Tabbott pens a brilliant and expansive, action-packed space thriller in “Prelude: The Expanding Seas of Earth” with a sound plotline and a heavy but unforgettable cast comprised of human and alien characters. The author introduces essential characters on both sides with detailed backstories, traits, and personal goals, thereby instilling a sense of intimacy and familiarity between his protagonists and readers.

Tabbott’s plotline gathers increasing momentum throughout this story as the indomitable scientists and crew of the Sally's Pride are abducted, then indoctrinated by their alien abductors. A sense of urgency propels this tale forward as Tabbott builds tension by presenting the aliens’ side of this story. His well-developed primer of their history, society, culture, military advancements, and technology, gives the reader just enough information to understand their motivation for the assimilation of other worlds and why it is necessary to completely subjugate humankind rather than allow them self-governance under their impending rule—A huge point of contention in this epic game of space invaders.

Although many Sci-Fi Thrillers have presented this same scenario, only a select few approach the subject with the urgency and realism that Tabbott puts forth to his readers. Tabbott’s earthly characters—scientists, military, journalists, and politicians—are quite realistic, however his aliens’ appearances could use a tad more imagination—Their physical traits bear more resemblance to earth’s animal kingdom rather than a more unexpected alien form of life.

It is evident that much time and research went into this story, resulting in an epic worthy of occupying space on the same shelf as “Star Wars”, “Star Trek”, and “Dune”. If any book out there had a chance of convincing you that sentient life does exist in our universe, and an alien invasion of Earth may possibly be on their agenda, “Prelude: The Expanding Seas of Earth” is that novel. I highly recommend this riveting read to Sci-Fi fans over the age of 13.

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An Inspiring Journey Of Heart & Soul: A 5-Star IHIBRP Book Review for "Life According to Poetry" by Sarah Northwood!

Life According to Poetry by Sarah Northwood

Overview: Poet/Author Sarah Northwood guides readers on an inspirational journey of heart and soul in a motivational, and oftentimes revealing, collection of approximately 40 poems.

The author’s Dedication speaks volumes about her target audience as she writes, “For all those who stand alone in a crowd, who feel things just a little bit too much and are still rocking at this thing called life, this one is for you.”

Northwood’s words flow from smooth composition to profound conversation as she unveils the various aspects of her life driving this intuitive and compelling collection of poetry.

As in real life, “Life According to Poetry” is a study of contrasts. Using various styles of poetry, Northwood successfully identifies with a wide variety of issues as she presents poem after poem geared toward specific topics of concern. Several poems, like “Heart-Breaking”, describe fear, rejection, and loneliness, while others, like “Winds of Hope”, offer hope and resolution. Northwood’s “United” describes how it feels to be separated from a lover while Jealousy” connects with those who are in restrictive relationships. Other works speak of family and career. Northwood even examines her own thoughts as a writer in “Sarah’s Soundbites”, and she essentially captures what it is to complete a work in her poem titled, “Six Feet Tall”.

All in all, “Life According to Poetry” is a volume of poetry any collector would be proud to possess, and I highly recommend this work to anyone who is searching for perspective and insight in their own lives.

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November 6, 2019

A Fun Love Story That Appeals To Romantics Across The Board: A 5-Star IHIBRP Book Review for "Cupid’s Connection (Single On Valentine’s Day Book 3)" by C.A. King!

Cupid's Connection (Single On Valentine's Day Book 3) by C.A. King

Overview: Competition often breeds admiration, and sometimes love. C.A. King develops the perfect prospective romance scenario when she sends two single magazine writers from competing publication houses and with opposing views about love on a weekend research assignment at a Valentine’s Day themed inn.

King pens her work in the tradition of popular romantic comedies as an unlikely couple begrudgingly stumbles upon a common goal, and through working together to solve a riddle and resolve a situation, soon become colleagues. On one side, there’s the beautiful but highly-career driven woman, determined to show her job savvy and abilities as a professional in her field, while her impossibly handsome, arrogant, and aloof male counterpart forces her to show her capabilities. They should fall in love and live happily ever after, but—oh, wow—there’s quite a few big twists waiting in the wings of this story.

C.A. King’s modern characters, tongue-in-cheek humor, and focus on the impact of today’s matchmaking technology begs to answer the question, “Can one find their happily-ever-after as a result of a computer compilation, or is Fate responsible for true romance?” The author effectively demonstrates how both a proactive approach, along with a bit of karma, can go a long way toward finding Mr/Mrs Right.

“Cupid’s Connection” is a fun love story that appeals to romantics across the board, and I’m happy to recommend this surprising, emotional, and humorous for ages 18 and up.

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November 2, 2019

A Brief But Essential Backstory For Children Of Corvus Fans: A 5-Star IHIBRP Book Review for "Cadie and Samuel: In the Interim: A Children of Corvus Short Story (The Children of Corvus Book 4)" by L.E. Harrison!

Cadie and Samuel In the Interim A Children of Corvus Short Story (The Children of Corvus, #4) by L.E. Harrison

Overview: This quick backstory serves to enlighten L.E. Harrison’s readers regarding the complex emotional connection forged between Cadie Maxwell and Samuel Singleton during the interlude between the “Merula” and “Corvus” novels.

Cadie and Samuel, both come to terms with their histories and what their current roles mean to each other and within the context of the Tribe in this short story accompaniment to The Children of Corvus series by L.E. Harrison. While the community considers Samuel the ultimate threat to their people—a renegade god with the power to destroy them all—Cadie sees herself as a liaison and possible savior to both Samuel and her people. Complicating their relationship is Cadie’s fear that Samuel could lose control over his inner beast and destroy her, even though she finds herself singularly attracted and bound to this young man. It’s a plotline that guarantees plenty of angst for readers hoping that Samuel’s strong determination and love for Cadie will override his beastly nature and prevail.

“Cadie and Samuel” is clearly meant to further define these particular protagonists’ relationship within the framework of The Children of Corvus series. Although I question why the author chose not to include “Cadie and Samuel” as an insert to an updated edition of either “Merula” or “Corvus”, I am certain that this backstory will satisfy fan of the series just as much as it will appeal to first-time readers choosing this novel as a stand-alone read. Harrison defines the Tribe’s history just enough to explain the social, moral, and political challenges affecting the pair, even as she pens a passionate yet tense love story that will one day determine the future of their people.

I highly recommend “Cadie and Samuel” for ages 17 and up, along with a warning that this high-intensity, eye-opening glimpse into the world of The Children of Corvus will definitely draw you into reading the entire series. Yes... It’s that good!

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October 16, 2019

An Edgy & Powerful Dystopian Thriller: A 5-Star IHIBRP Book Review for "Burden of Truth: Sequel to After the Green Withered" by Kristin Ward!

Burden of Truth Sequel to After the Green Withered by Kristin Ward

Overview: Armed with knowledge and honed into a weapon for the resistance, Enora Bynes leaves the watchful eyes of the all-powerful Company and enters a society barely surviving on the fringes. Life beneath the surface brings her face to face with a world struggling to survive, and it is that revelation that causes her to make a fateful choice—to fight alongside the rebels and become what she had been trained to hunt—A traitor.

Kristin Ward pens an edgy and powerful dystopian thriller in the second chapter of her After the Green Withered series, “Burden of Truth”. With bleak hopes for the future of humankind, a world teetering on the edge, and oppositional forces trying hard to overcome the current regime, Ward leads readers on a dire quest to save humanity as seen through the eyes of a young woman fated to be a leader, but who still struggles with her own internal demons.

Ward’s main protagonist, Enora, is the type of heroine most of us can identify with—She is caring, trustworthy, and hopeful. Yet, in a world where families are pulled apart and children are trained to kill other children, Enora is a regretful fighter but a stolid survivor. After witnessing a horrific scene involving genocide (in Book 1 of “After the Green Withered”), Enora escapes the Company, the ruling elite responsible for the degradation and denigration of society, and joins an underworld of freedom fighters. All she knows from her prior life as a recruit is how to kill, and compared to the wealthy Company that honed her skills as a Pathfinder, the rebels are a sorry lot. Still, there is leadership within these ranks and she hopes for a better way of life. When her primary assignment for the rebels-to protect a genetically engineered child—goes awry, she must make an impossible decision between life and death.

In Enora, Author Ward presents a strong and admirable, risk-taking female lead who is, at the same time, vulnerable to her thoughts and emotions. Although Enora has been brainwashed and trained to be a killer operative for the Company, she retains that part of her that is still very much human and fights against her programming to become a warrior of hope for the 99%. Ward provides a view into Enora’s mind, heart, and soul as she leads her character into danger time and again, only to escape the depths of despair like a phoenix rising from the ashes. In the end, like every great heroine, Enora must admit the reality of her situation and face her demons as Author Ward places her in an impossible situation in which her decisions will have major consequences on whether humankind will survive or not.

Ward’s tale is rather macabre in depicting the descent of humankind and the rise of human hybrids, but science is already moving forward with new discoveries such as genetic engineering, biological implants, and drugs that modify behavior. These very methods (gene therapy, body enhancement and reconstruction, etc.) are already employed by today’s medical professionals and militaries across the globe. The problem Ward so eloquently points out in her series is whether these medical marvels will prove to be a benefit or harm to our future world.

In the end, “Burden of Truth” provides a cautionary tale of what could happen to our own world if we allow privilege, political and corporate corruption, bigotry, and hatred to go unchecked. This book series appeals to a specific audience, and I highly recommend this read for dystopian fantasy lovers above the age of 17, and for those who dabble in speculations about the future of the human race.

Congratulations to the author on this award-winning story! This novel will be permanently featured on my website at AuthorJBRichards.com under IHIBRP 5 Star Recommended Reads!


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Imaginative, Dangerous, Magical, And Everything You Could Want In A Superlative Dark Fantasy: A 5-Star IHIBRP Book Review for "Ties of Blood and Bone: The Second Book of Binding (The Books of Binding 2)" by A.E. Lowan!

Ties of Blood and Bone (The Books of Binding, #2) by A.E. Lowan

Overview: Winter Mulcahy’s life has improved considerably since her recent brush with death. But when she meets and falls in love with Aldrich, a wizard who has the soul of a poet and the heart of a demon, the couple is already painfully aware that time is running out on them.

Imaginative, dangerous, magical, and everything else you would want to experience in a superlative dark fantasy tale is bound between the pages of A.E. Lowan’s “Ties of Blood and Bone”.

Lowan pens a plotline worthy of a true epic as wizards, witches, and fae come together to battle demons and protect both their world and ours from endless and total corruption. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in Lowan’s plotline with the insertion of such a rich culture, tradition, and history woven into the story. That the author introduces the reader to such an endless diversity of magical folk—dark and light, each with their own backstories and experiences, provides a major talking point, bringing this rich tale to heights reached only by authors like J.R.R. Tolkien and George R.R. Martin.

Lowan’s lengthy cast of characters provides endless entertainment and interest for the reader. Each cast member is easy to identify, endearing, and vital to the telling of this tale. Those individuals who possess unique magical gifts or traits seem as real as everyday people and everyday figures learn that magic can be found within if one only looks for it. Just as I did, most readers will find themselves strongly identifying with a particular character, not only wishing they had their skills, but dreaming about what their own place would be in this unique and absorbing world that Lowan has created.

This book does contain graphic violence and adult situations that may be a trigger for survivors of violence or sexual abuse. However, I strongly recommend “Ties of Blood and Bone” for anyone (ages 17 and up) looking for the best reads in dark fantasy epics.

Congratulations to the author on this award-winning story! This novel will be permanently featured on my website at AuthorJBRichards.com under IHIBRP 5 Star Recommended Reads!


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