The Hive – John Otte
Jun03

The Hive – John Otte

Every author has that book, whether it’s their first or their tenth or their fifth. There will be a book that just doesn’t live up to the standard to which they’ve been hyped. For John Otte, that book is The Hive. I should note that I have thoroughly enjoyed every one of John’s previous novels. His debut novel, and the resultant series Failstate remains a go-to recommendation for YA superhero novels. His first “adult” novel Numb was...

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The First Hostage – Joel Rosenberg
Jan20

The First Hostage – Joel Rosenberg

J.B. Collins is in greater danger than ever before…and that’s saying something. ISIS has attacked the Israeli-Palestinian peace summit in Jordan and thousands are dead or injured, including many important political leaders. And worst of all, the President of the United States is missing. That’s really just the beginning. Collins escapes the carnage with the King of Jordan, who seems to have taken an affinity to him while still be...

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Every Crooked Path (Bowers Files) – Steven James
Jan19

Every Crooked Path (Bowers Files) – Steven James

Confession. Every Crooked Path is the first Bowers book that I’ve not read in one sitting. With his other books, lengthy though they may be, I knew enough to carve out an entire day to immerse myself in the world of Patrick Bowers. I had intended to do that with Every Crooked Path. I just couldn’t. It had nothing to do with James’s writing, which was as on point as ever. In fact, that just exacerbated it. Steven James has gone to some...

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Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe – Max Lucado
Dec01

Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe – Max Lucado

Chelsea Chambers is rebuilding her life. After a very public split from her NFL superstar husband, all she wants to do is fade into the distance, raise her children, and run her mom’s old coffee shop in her little hometown. The first obstacle is an expected bill from the IRS. Chelsea’s mom owes them over $86,000. If Chelsea wants to reopen her mom’s business, she only has a few months to pay. This should be where the financial...

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Centralia – Mike Dellosso
Oct27

Centralia – Mike Dellosso

It’s been a few years since Mike Dellosso gave readers a new novel. Sure, we had his ebook novella a while back, but Centralia marks a new publisher and maybe a new life in publishing. Let me just say it bluntly. I like Mike. He’s a great guy. He’s (at least right now) an average writer. I really enjoyed his sophomore novel, Scream. The rest of his books are just too generic: a mindless assembly of stereotypes and been-there...

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The Big Pig Stampede – Bob Hartman
Oct26

The Big Pig Stampede – Bob Hartman

Want to engage your child in Scripture in a way he or she might find more fun than just straight-up reading the Bible? (Though encourage that too!) The Big Pig Stampede is your answer. Bob Hartman’s series of short stories tells some of the craziest moments of the Gospels from the eyes of Gideon, aka Goat Boy. The story progresses in a somewhat linear fashion as Hartman tells the story first person narrative from Gideon’s perspective....

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