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SEAL Team 666 by Weston Ochse

SEAL Team 666 by Weston Ochse

SEAL Cadet Jack Walker is only halfway through training when he’s abruptly yanked out to join a very different team, SEAL Team 666. They just lost a sniper on a certain mission in Abbottabad, Pakistan and someone very high up thinks Jack is just the man to replace him. His first mission with the team is in Chinatown at a sweatshop where the workers never leave and black magic is … Continue reading

Sherlock Holmes: The Army of Dr. Moreau by Guy Adams

Sherlock Holmes: The Army of Dr. Moreau by Guy Adams

Sherlock Holmes: The Army of Dr. Moreau by Guy Adams Publisher: Titan/August 2012 Adventure Kind thanks to Titan for providing a review copy Following the trail of several corpses seemingly killed by wild animals, Holmes and Watson stumble upon the experiments of Doctor Moreau. Moreau, through vivisection and crude genetic engineering is creating animal hybrids, determined to prove the evolutionary theories of Charles Darwin. In his laboratory, hidden among the opium … Continue reading

Interview: Wesley King, author of The Vindico

Interview: Wesley King, author of The Vindico

I’m so pleased to have Wesley King on the blog today, which just happens to be the release day for his new YA book, The Vindico, featuring a group of teen superheroes that you won’t soon forget. Wesley was kind enough to answer a few of my questions, so please welcome him to the blog! Wesley, your new book The Vindico, is out today!! Have you always wanted to be … Continue reading

Dinocalypse Now by Chuck Wendig

Dinocalypse Now by Chuck Wendig

Dinocalypse Now by Chuck Wendig Publisher: Evil Hat Productions Pulp Adventure Kind thanks to Evil Hat Productions for providing a review copy 4.5/5 When the Century Club is called in to prevent the assassination of FDR, it’s just another day on the job — but what they discover puts not just the President, but the entire world in jeopardy. With psychic dinosaurs taking over Manhattan and beyond, it’s up to … Continue reading

Review: Immortal Hope: Curse of the Templars by Claire Ashgrove

Review: Immortal Hope: Curse of the Templars by Claire Ashgrove

Immortal Hope: Curse of the Templars by Claire Ashgrove Publisher:Tor/Jan. 2012 Paranormal Romance 4/5 Kind thanks to Tor for providing a review copy Centuries ago, Templar knights defied the archangels and unearthed the copper scroll that revealed the locations of the gates to hell. Cursed for their forbidden act, they now roam the earth, protecting mankind from evil. But darkness stalks them, and battles they fight bring them ever closer … Continue reading

Review: Dreadnought (Clockwork Century #3) by Cherie Priest

Review: Dreadnought (Clockwork Century #3) by Cherie Priest

Dreadnought (Clockwork Century #3) by Cherie Priest Publisher: Tor/Sept. 2010 Steampunk/Adventure 3.5/5 Nurse Mercy Lynch is elbows deep in bloody laundry at a war hospital in Richmond, Virginia, when Clara Barton comes bearing bad news: Mercy’s husband has died in a POW camp. On top of that, a telegram from the west coast declares that her estranged father is gravely injured, and he wishes to see her. Mercy sets out … Continue reading

Black Hole Sun by David Macinnis Gill

Black Hole Sun by David Macinnis Gill

Black Hole Sun by David Macinnis Gill Publisher:HarperCollins/Aug. 2010 (Cover pictured is for the 2012 edition) Sci-fi/YA 4.5/5 Durango is playing the cards he was dealt. And it’’s not a good hand. He’’s lost his family. He’’s lost his crew. And he’’s got the scars to prove it. You don’t want to mess with Durango. REVIEW Black Hole Sun starts off with a bang (lots of them) when Durango and … Continue reading

Review: Planesrunner (Everness #1) by Ian McDonald

Review: Planesrunner (Everness #1) by Ian McDonald

Planesrunner (Everness #1) by Ian McDonald Publisher: Prometheus Books (PYR/Dec. 2011) YA/SciFi Everness Series 5/5 Warm thanks to PYR for providing a review copy There is not one you. There are many yous. There is not one world. There are many worlds. Ours is one of billions of parallel earths. When Everett Singh’s scientist father is kidnapped from the streets of London, he leaves young Everett a mysterious app on … Continue reading

Early Review: Acquainted With the Night by Piper Maitland

Early Review: Acquainted With the Night by Piper Maitland

Acquainted With the Night by Piper Maitland Publisher: Berkley (Penguin/Nov. 29th) Source: From publisher for review Thriller 4/5  Amazon| Barnes and Noble Synopsis A woman’s quest for the truth…A medieval icon that holds the clues…And an ancient book with the power to shake Christianity-and humanity itself. London tour guide Caroline Clifford has never believe in vampires- until her uncle is brutally murdered at a Bulgarian archaeological site, and a vampire hunter … Continue reading

Review: Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

Review: Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier Publisher: Henry Holt (Macmillan/2011) Source: courtesy of Zeitghost Media Young Adult/Time-travel adventure Ruby Red Trilogy Synopsis: Gwyneth Shepherd’s sophisticated, beautiful cousin Charlotte has been prepared her entire life for traveling through time. But unexpectedly, it is Gwyneth, who in the middle of class takes a sudden spin to a different era! Gwyneth must now unearth the mystery of why her mother would lie about her … Continue reading

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