Book Reviews,Book Excerpts & Author Interviews

BookView Review: The Strange Brew: Sometimes ignoring the dead isn’t enough. (The Dora Hermansen Series Book 1) by M. N. Cox

BookView Review rated it: Buy now Long Hot Spell Pub date October 4, 2022 ISBN 978-0645492224 Price $25.99 (USD) Hardcover, $15.99 Paperback   Cox’s series kicker in The Dora Hermansen series finds her protagonist scrambling to solve a sinister mystery after an unexpected death in the town. Dora Hermansen is content running The Brew, one […]

BookView Review: Knights of the Air Book 4: Exile by iain Stewart

BookView Review rated it: Buy now Pub date September 6, 2022 ISBN 979-8848360455 Price $25.95 (USD) Paperback, $0.00 Kindle edition   Stewart ends his Knights of the Air series with this skillfully written tale, full of moral ambiguities, high tension, and spine-tingling scenes of air action. Spring 1918. Exiled to the newly fledged US Army […]

BookView Interview with Author Iain Stewart

Welcome to BookView Interview, a conversation series where BookView talks to authors. Recently, we interviewed Iain Stewart, about his writing and his recently released Knights of the Air Book 4: Exile, a skillfully written tale, full of moral ambiguities, high tension, and spine-tingling scenes of air action. and the series finale in the Knights of […]

BookView Review: Letters of Understanding by Christopher J. Mooney

BookView Review rated it: Letters of Understanding Christopher J. Mooney Coming soon   Mooney’s gripping novel is a potent story of deception, espionage, and WWII action with family and love at its core. All the siblings in the Kelly family knew about the existence of thousands of personal letters written over the course of forty-four […]

BookView Review: Elvia and the Gift of Passion: Tales by Moons-Light by Ruthy Ballard

BookView Review rated it: Pub date 28 Feb 2023  ISBN 9780997853216 Price $12.95 (USD) Paperback   Elvia Hill is tired of her overly cautious parents’ protectiveness. When an opportunity arises to accompany them on a wildlife safari, Elvia is more than excited. But the Hills’ worst nightmare unfolds after Elvia disappears, apparently snatched and eaten […]

BookView Review: Birds in the Black Water by Kodie Van Dusen

BookView Review rated it: Buy now Big Cheese Books Pub date Sept. 14 2022 ISBN ‎ 978-1778227103 Price $14.97 (USD) Paperback, $0.00 Kindle edition Author interview Debut author Dusen’s supernatural thriller is a marvelous blend of magical realism and occult fiction, taking readers on a struggling woman’s journey through grief. Neviah has always been able […]

BookView Interview with Author Kodie Van Dusen

Welcome to BookView Interview, a conversation series where BookView talks to authors. Recently, we talked to Kodie Van Dusen about her writing and her debut novel,  Birds in the Black Water , a marvelous blend of magical realism and occult fiction. (Read the review here). Van Dusen began winning awards and publishing in poetry anthologies […]

BookView Review: An Enemy Like Me by Teri M Brown

BookView Review rated it: Buy now Atmosphere Press Pub date Jan. 24 2023 ISBN ‎ 978-1639885459 Price $26.14 (USD) Paperback Author interview   Growing up in New Berlin, a small German immigrant town in Ohio, Jacob Miller has seen nothing but difficulties. When he meets the lovely Bonnie, life begins to look promising. The couple […]

BookView Interview with Author Teri M Brown

Welcome to BookView Interview, a conversation series where BookView talks to authors. Recently, we talked to Teri M Brown about her writing and her recently released book, An Enemy Like Me , a meticulously researched, poignant story of intergenerational trauma and love. (Read the review here). Born in Athens, Greece as an Air Force brat, […]

BookView Review: The Man Who Screams at Nightfall: and other stories by Rush Leaming

BookView Review rated it: Buy now Bridgewood Pub date October 28, 2022 ISBN ‎ 978-0999745670 Price $9.99 (USD) Paperback, $0.00 KIndle edition Author interview Through rich and complex characterization that rings completely true, Leaming’s latest, a collection of short stories, delves into longing, old memories, loss, regret, poverty, hunger, difficult choices, love, marriage, trust, betrayal, […]

BookView Interview with Author Rush Leaming

Welcome to BookView Interview, a conversation series where BookView talks to authors. Recently, we talked to Rush Leaming about his writing and recently released book, The Man Who Screams at Nightfall: and other stories. a sharp, inventive, and deeply moving collection of short stories. (Read the review here). RUSH LEAMING has done many things and […]

BookView Review: Mind the Gap by Thomas Maurstad

BookView Review rated it: Buy now Publication Date: November 15, 2022 Publisher: Atmosphere Press List Price: $18.99 Trade Paperback ISBN-13: 978-1-63988-538-1 Genre: Literary Fiction Language: English Page Count: 362 Author interview   After being brought together by a chance occurrence, two struggling strangers form a close bond in Maurstad’s elegant and understated novel. Trying to […]

BookView Interview With Author Thomas Maurstad

Welcome to BookView Interview, a conversation series where BookView talks to authors. Recently, we interviewed author Thomas Maurstad about his writing and recently published novel, Mind the Gap, an intensely moving story that stays on readers’ minds long after they finish the last page.  (Read the review here.) Thomas Maurstad lives in Dallas, TX. His […]

Book Trailer: In the midst of life’s future by Julie Barkly

Life in the cityside for Kemala feels like somethings missing to make her feel more a part of the earth, one that’s having several pollution & clearcutting issues, especially on her side of the earth. Her job as a chemical engineer treated her financially stable. But things didn’t feel right. Dreams she faced to reveal […]

BookView Interview With Author M.Z. Medenciy

Welcome to BookView Interview, a conversation series where BookView talks to authors. Recently, we interviewed author M.Z. Medenciy about her writing and debut novel, Island Eight: Book One of the Ataraxia Series, a page-turning fantasy that takes readers on one woman’s exhilarating journey to find her true identity. (Read the review here.) M.Z. thoroughly enjoys adventuring, […]

BookView Review: North Star Rising by Darielle Mac

BookView Review rated it: Buy now Page Publishing, Inc. Pub date August 10, 2022 ISBN 978-1662438288 Price $24.95 (USD) Paperback, $8.99 Kindle edition   Mac’s wonderfully inspiring debut sees a teen girl embark on a memorable journey to find the truth behind the buried secrets of her identity. The preparations for 14-year-old Amber Emrys’s Nest […]

BookView Review: The View from Darien: Essays in the Teaching of High School English: Motive and Method by Professor Don Gutteridge

BookView Review rated it: The View from Darien: Essays in the Teaching of High School English: Motive and Method Professor Don Gutteridge Coming soon   Award-winning Canadian author of poetry, fiction and scholarly works and professor emeritus at the University of Western Ontario Gutteridge shares a collection of his English teaching articles from various publications. […]

BookView Review: Just City by Olga Tymofiyeva

BookView Review rated it: Buy now Pub date December 10, 2022 ASIN B0BLJ3X1QZ Price $7.41 (USD) Kindle edition A young man’s life is turned upside down after he starts playing a virtual reality game as part of a scientific experiment in Tymofiyeva’s engrossing debut. Twenty-one-year-old Nathan hails from a wealthy family of achievers, but getting […]

BookView Review: Island Eight: Book One of the Ataraxia Series by M.Z. Medenciy

BookView Review rated it: Buy now Publication Date: October 20, 2022 Publisher: Atmosphere PressGenre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy  List Price: $24.99 Trade Paperback Page Count: 544 ISBN: 978-1-63988-534-3 Distribution: Ingram In a world on the verge of repeating a cataclysmic history, a young woman grapples with what lies at the core of her identity in Medenciy’s debut installment […]

BookView Interview with Author Beth Franz

Welcome to BookView Interview, a conversation series where BookView talks to authors. Recently, we interviewed author Beth Franz about her writing and her recently released Ndalla’s World, a magic-infused tale of friendship, love, romance, and sacrifice. (Read the review here.) Recently retired, Beth is enjoying having the time and energy to focus on the twin […]

BookView Review: Good Night My Blessing by Glo Rose

BookView Review rated it: iUniverse Buy now ISBN 978-1663219800 Pub date April 11, 2021 Price $16.99 (USD) Paperback, $6.96 Kindle edition Rose explores a mother’s tender love in her charming latest picture book. The different spreads feature the mother and the child going about their everyday routine together. Some scenes are particularly arresting: the third […]