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PIERCING THE CELESTIAL OCEAN: The Saga of the Cerulean Universe Begins by Kip Koelsch

A standout… In this multifaceted and rewarding novel, Koelsch has created a world which features some of the most ambitious aspects of SF: faster-than-light travel, alternate reality, multiple universes, and artificial intelligence among other intergalactic scientific elements. When Captain Anton…
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Taking Time: A Tale of Physics, Lust and Greed by Mike Murphey

Vibrant characters and scientific intrigue mark this engrossing SF thriller… Set in 2044 in the Eastern Arizona, Murphey’s intriguing latest science fiction tale featuring a young insecure hero finds the latter trying to fit in with a motley crew of…
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Blood on Their Hands by Bob Brink

A deliciously readable crime drama… With a grim picture of racism embodied in the theme, Brink’s latest introduces a racist and miserly alcoholic yet endearing hero, a criminal defense attorney who finds himself in the middle of violent conspiracies involving…
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Some Laneys Died A Skipping Sideways Thriller by Brooke Skipstone

A dark and thoroughly gripping YA thriller… Skipstone’s enthralling latest chronicles the tale of a teenager whose destiny is curiously intertwined with someone else from another universe. It was Delaney’s dad’s cheating that led to her parents’ divorce, but she…
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Soul Afterlife: Beyond the Near-Death Experience by Bud Megargee

  A compelling, must-read guide for those interested in soul’s journey after death… Megargee—former senior healthcare executive; a Washington, DC, healthcare lobbyist; and award-winning author—draws both on his personal journey of self-discovery and other people’s mystical experiences as he examines…
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I will pray for you by Janet Odani

  A tender tale of love, power of prayer, and redemption… Odani’s latest chronicles a young couple’s journey of faith as they find their way in life with the help of prayer. Twenty-five-year-old Mulenga lost his faith after unexpected death…
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Carlos Crosses The Line: A Tale of Immigration, Temptation and Betrayal in the Sixties by Edward Webster

A stirring romance… Set in California and Mexico, Webster’s gripping latest tells the story of one man’s journey through life. Carlos Montoya always had trouble with his culture’s unquestioning faith, but when at twenty-two, he arrived in California illegally and…
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Journey to My Voice by Janet Odani

A charming fairy tale… Odani’s short novella, the pleasant tale of Jaron, a flutter-boy born in Amir forest, who is forced to find his way back home after getting lost, achieves meaning through the many lessons Jaron learns during his…
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One Last Move by Wes Snowden

A stellar mystery… Packed with skill and nuance, Snowden’s latest is a treat for serious mystery buffs. When Doctor Lawrence Rosewood’s best friend and business partner Ted Villeneuve committed suicide, the latter left a Pandora’s box of mess in his…
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BAD KARMA: The True Story of a Mexico Trip from Hell by Paul Wilson

A gritty, adventurous tale… Wilson’s chance to join two local icons on a dream surf trip to mainland Mexico that resulted in a complete disaster makes for a compelling debut memoir. Being a one of the not-so-popular guys, twenty-one-year-old Wilson…