5 Stars for THE BLOODBOUND by Erin Lindsey – BOOK REVIEW




Type of Book: Paperback 

Length: 359 pages


Release Date: 2014

Publisher: The Berkley Publishing Group – A Division of Penguin

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 

~ I received a free autographed, paperback copy of this book through the Goodreads Giveaway program. 

Alix is a scout in the King’s army. Her position relegates her to the edge of the action. But, when she sees that the King’s brother and his soldiers choose to stand by and watch the battle rather than to aide their King, Alix decides to try to fight her way to the king’s side. 

By a quirk of fate Alix’s days as a scout end that day, and instead she agrees to be the head of the King’s personal guard. 

Alix and King Erik must try to regain his crown from a traitor, all the while fighting a war against the invading Oridian army that is led by an evil man called The Priest.

If all that action isn’t enough for you, don’t worry, there is also a terrific romance portion to this book, as well as a sort-of love triangle. 

This book has everything that fantasy genre lovers are looking for. It takes place in a detailed world with centuries of history, it is a world similar in dress & politics to “Game of Thrones”. But what I love about the Kingdom of Alden is that women are seen as true equals to their male counterparts. Women and men both hold positions of power and though the King is the ultimate authority in the land, women are not treated as property. In fact, the story centres around a strong female leading character. 

Alix is tough and smart. She is opinionated and sometimes uncouth, but she can also transform into a “proper court woman” if the situation calls for it. Alix is a woman that readers will find themselves cheering for. She may not always make the right choices, but she always puts her Kingdom before herself. Alix is the ultimate patriot.

The Orridians who are attacking Alden bring to mind the current situation in the Middle East. Their priests hold the power and will do loathsome and despicable things in the name of their gods. 

I definitely recommend this book to both male and female lovers of fantasy fiction. In fact, whether or not you have read fantasy fiction in the past or not, this is a terrific series to start with. 

I rate “BLOODBOUND” as 5 out of 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 

I am already reading the second book in the series, entitled “THE BLOODFORGED” and have found myself sucked into the story even though I have only read a few chapters. I can’t wait to see what happens next for Alix, Liam, Rig and King Erik. 


Erin Lindsey is on a quest to write the perfect summer vacation novel, with just the right blend of action, heartbreak, and triumph. The Bloodbound series is her first effort. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and a pair of half-domesticated cats.She also writes fantasy mysteries as E.L. Tettensor 

Find out more at http://www.erin-lindsey.com 

Represented by Joshua Bilmes of JABberwocky Literary Agency, Inc. 49 W. 45th St., #12th Floor | New York, NY 10036-4603

Visit Erin Lindsey’s author page on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Erin-Lindsey 

5 Massive Stars for NINE FINGERS by Tony Bowman – BOOK REVIEW



Author: Tony Bowman 

Type of Book: Autographed Paperback

Length: 291 pages

Genre: Thriller, Paranormal Fiction, Horror

Release Date: 2014 

Publisher: http://www.darkalleypublishing.com 

ISBN: 978-1502861860 

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 

~ I received a free copy of this book from the author.

*** WARNING ***

This book contains scenes that are violent and graphic. It also contains sexual situations. This book is NOT suitable for readers under the age of eighteen.

I was pleasantly surprised the other day when I opened my mailbox and found three books by author TONY BOWMAN inside. Not only was I surprised, but I was also excited. I have previously read three of his books and had loved every single one of them. In fact, all three were given well-deserved 5 Star ratings and I had added the rest of his books to my “To Be Read” list. 

Although I was already reading a couple other books when Tony’s books arrived at my house, I quickly put the other books to the side and started reading “Nine Fingers” immediately. And I am very glad I did. 

This story begins with the novella entitled “Nine Fingers: The Tucson Ripper” (which is currently being offered for free on Amazon) but it is not necessary to read the books in order to follow the storyline. However, why would you not when the novella is free?

Anyway, this book grabs your attention from the very beginning and doesn’t let go until long after the last page has been read. 

My advice to potential readers? Don’t let the fact that this book contains werewolves discourage you from reading it. It is a far cry from the sappy and predictable Young Adult werewolf stories that seem to be dominating bookstore shelves on an alarmingly regular basis. This book is gritty, it’s fast-paced. It’s thrilling and terrifying in equal measure and the characters are both believable and compelling. In short, this book is FANTASTIC. 

I only discovered Tony Bowman’s books this year. Initially I had entered to win a copy of one of his book’s through the Goodreads Giveaway program. This giveaway win turned out to be the beginning of a love affair with Tony Bowman’s books and has led to him earning a place on my list of all-time favourite authors.  

One of the things that astounds me about Tony Bowman is that he writes whatever he wants and does not limit himself to a single genre. He has written Science Fiction, Horror, Thrillers, Paranormal Fiction and Post-Apocalyptic Fiction. 

I have to admit that I generally do not like werewolf tales. They all seem to be the same or at least similar. This book may contain werewolves, but is UNIQUE. And, it is easily the best werewolf book I have ever read.

I love the fact that the author has not followed anyone else’s view or belief of what a werewolf is. He has created an entire history and this book will scare the pants off its readers. Why? One word = PLAUSIBILITY. 

Character Building = 5 Stars 

Plot = 5 Stars

Originality = 5 Stars

Readability = 5 Stars


If you choose only one book in the paranormal fiction/werewolf/horror category to read this year or next, YOU MUST CHOOSE “NINE FINGERS”. 

Check out my reviews of other Tony Bowman books by searching “Tony Bowman” here on my blog. 


Tony Bowman is the author of four full-length novels as well as many short stories. His short story collection entitled “Morgue Dreams and Curiouser Things” is an amazingly well written collection of seventeen short horror stories. 

Tony currently lives in North Carolina with his wife, Laurie, his daughter, Sara and a hundred pound Catahoula Leopard dog. 

To learn more about Tony Bowman and his books, visit https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8080065.Tony_Bowman 

Check out his blog at:

DEAR SISTER by Christine Tryon 3 Star – BOOK REVIEW


Author: Christine Tryon

Type of Book: EBook

Length: 251 pages

Genre: Non-Fiction, Memoirs, Breast Cancer 

Release Date: August 6, 2015

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 

~ I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. 

This book is a breast cancer memoir. The author was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and has chronicled her journey in order to help others who may be going through the same thing. 

The author’s goal is to let women fighting breast cancer know that they are not alone. This is definitely a great idea.

It is obvious from the very beginning of this book that Christine Tryon is not an experienced author. However, this type of memoir does not have to be editorially professional to be effective. 

Despite a large number of editing and proofreading errors, the author is still able to get her message of hope and solidarity through to her readers.

I rated this book as 3 out of 5 stars because of the lack of professional editing and proofreading. I cannot rate it higher in good conscience. However, I have read that the author has since rewritten this book and edited it heavily. Unfortunately the copy that was sent to me did not include her changes and as such I can only rate what I was given.

If you are going through breast cancer this book would probably help you to feel less alone, and for that reason I would recommend it to potential readers.


Christine Tryon is a married, mother of three grown up sons. She is also a breast cancer survivor and a member of Toastmasters International. 

You can follow Christine on Twitter at https://mobile.twitter.com/cstryon 

4.5 Stars for REBEL RADIO by Boyd Craven III – Audiobook Review

Title: REBEL RADIO: A Post-Apocalyptic Story 

Author: Boyd Craven III 

Type of Book: Audiobook – Unabridged 

Narrator: Kevin Pierce

Length: 4 hours and 38 minutes 
Genre: Post-Apocalyptic Fiction

Release Date: October 7, 2015

Publisher: Self-Published by Boyd Craven III

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

This audiobook is a stand-alone story. It does take place in the world of Boyd Craven III’s “The World Burns” saga, but it is the unnecessary to have any knowledge of those books to understand or enjoy “Rebel Radio”.

An EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) has destroyed all electronic devices and the world has been sent back to a time before electricity. This is a fairly common storyline in the post-apocalyptic genre. There is some of the typical hunt for supplies and shelter going on in this audiobook, however there is much less of this than one would expect. This is a story first and foremost about people. Yes, the setting is post-apocalyptic, but that is really just the backdrop to the actual tale. 

This book is written from two different points of view. Each chapter is either told from Don’s perspective or from Z’s perspective. Don is male and around 33 years of age and Z is a 23 year old female. 

The narrator does an incredible job as the voice of Don; the depressed, alcoholic, but I found it both strange and disconcerting that the same voice also narrated the chapters that were written from Z’s perspective. I would have preferred to hear two different narrators (one male & one female) so that it would always be clear whose perspective that chapter was being told from. 

Boyd Craven III has created amazingly realistic and completely believable characters. It is those characters that drive the story. 

Ben is a severely depressed, suicidal alcoholic and was this way even before the EMP. He decides each morning whether or not he is going to kill himself that day. 

Z is a gamer girl who has spent most of her recent years living life through her computer screen. She now realizes that no matter how amazing she was at playing (and winning) post-apocalyptic video games, that those skills are completely useless in her new reality. 

When the two misfits cross paths they each need to decide how to proceed with their own survival, and whether or not to team up and help each other, especially considering that their individual trust and faith in humanity is in short supply. 

I was drawn in to the audiobook and listened to it in a single session. It’s length of only 4 hours and 38 minutes made this easy to do. 

I do not want to reveal any spoilers, but I will say that I recommend this audiobook very highly. 

If not for the male/female issue, I would have rated this audiobook as 5 out of 5 stars. But, I have decided to deduct half a star because of that; resulting in a 4.5 out of 5 Star rating. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 

~ I received a free copy of this audiobook through AudioBookBlast.com in exchange for an honest review


Boyd Craven III is the author of “The World Burns” Saga as well as “The Scorched Earth” books. 

He describes himself on his website as a “regular guy”. He owns and works on his own farm and is part of a co-op that sells vegetables at a farmer’s market. 

To learn more visit his website at http://www.boydcraven.com 

Find him on Facebook at https://m.facebook.com/boydcraven3 

View his author page on Goodreads at https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6951271.Boyd_Craven_III 

Follow him on Twitter https://mobile.twitter.com/boydc3 


Kevin Pierce is an audiobook narrator and producer who lives in Fort Myers, Florida. To learn more about him or to view the massive list of audiobooks that he has narrated at http://www.kevinpiercepresents.com 




Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Type of Book: Audiobook – Unabridged

Narrator: Walter Zimmerman

Length: 25 minutes

Genre: Horror, Short Story

Release Date: November 20, 2008

Publisher: Jimcin Recordings 

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 
~ I received a free copy of this audiobook through AudioBookBlast dot com in exchange for an honest review. 

This audiobook is only 25 minutes long which makes it a great lunchtime listen. 

It a classic horror short story written by Edgar Allan Poe. 

The main characters in this story are Mr. Valdemar and a Mesmerist. Valdemar is on his death bed and the Mesmerist wants to place him in a hypnotic state at the exact moment of his death. The reason for attempting such a strange experiment is to determine whether or not it would be possible to communicate after physical death. 

When it was first published there was much controversy surrounding the tale. Why? Well, Mr. Poe did not tell people that it was a work of fiction. Many believed that it was a true account. Eventually Poe had to put an end to the gossip and announced that it was indeed a work of pure fiction. 

I enjoyed listening to this audiobook but it has been a long time since I have read any of Poe’s work and I had forgotten how archaic the language of the time seems.

I rate this audiobook as 4 out of 5 stars.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 



Photograph obtained from http://www.biography.com

Edgar Allan Poe was born in 1809 and died forty years later in 1849. 

Poe became a literary sensation in 1845 when he published his poem “The Raven”. 

Poe is famous for his horror tales. Two themes that seem to appear in his writing are: Death and Loss. 

To read a full biography of Edgar Allan Poe visit: http://www.biography.com/people/edgar-allan-poe-9443160#major-works 



 Walter Zimmerman is both a published author and an audiobook narrator. 

5 Stars for PAGES IN THE WIND by Sally Saylor DeSmet – BOOK REVIEW



Genre: Psychological Thriller

Length: 386 pages

Release Date: September 2015

Publisher: Greenly Publishing

ISBN: 9780996527606 

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 
~ I received a free paperback copy of this book from the author through the Goodreads Giveaway program. 

I have read many reviews where readers claim that a book grabbed their attention from the very first page, but I usually find that statement to be an exaggeration of the truth. While there are lots of books that draw the reader into the story within the first chapter, it is exceedingly rare to find a book that truly grabs a reader’s undivided attention right from page one. Even rarer are books that are able to sustain a reader’s interest with the same level of intensity throughout the entire novel. PAGES IN THE WIND is one of these rare gems and is truly deserving of the description of “Thriller”. 

The year is 1966. The setting is San Francisco, California. Emily Quinn has been accused of murdering her father. She is now in the San Francisco County Jail awaiting trial. However, she can’t seem to remember anything. She knows she must be a horrible person if she was able and willing to stab her own father to death, but she has no idea why she would have done a such a thing. Emily has forgotten her entire past and is unable to access any of her life’s memories. 

What happened the night of the murder? Did she really kill her own father? And, if so, why? What would drive a young woman who was engaged and had her whole life in front of her commit such a heinous act? And why can’t she remember anything? 

Frustrated, confused and terrified, Emily agrees to work with the Prison Psychiatrist to undergo hypnosis to regain her lost memories. 

It is through the sessions with the psychiatrist that the readers are pulled into Emily’s life. 

He begins by regressing Emily to the age of eight in 1956 and in each later session he slowly moves her closer to her present. 

Amnesia is generally an overused condition when it comes to fiction. Most books then focus on the victim relearning all the things they have forgotten such as what a computer is, how to use a cellphone, etc. Thank goodness that is NOT the way PAGES IN THE WIND is written. Instead, the reader is drawn inside Emily’s memories as she rediscovers her past. And what a fascinating past it is.

The brain is an amazing and fascinating organ. It is intriguing to me that who we are as individuals is actually all contained within a small amount of biological tissue located inside our skulls. 

There are a myriad number of mental health issues that can effect a person’s behaviour and a minor flaw in the brain tissue or even a psychological trauma can have a profound affect on the rest of a person’s life. 

If the idea of mental illness, psychological trauma, physical trauma and how one’s past can affect their present are intriguing subjects to you, then you need to read this book. 

As Emily learns more about her past, readers begin to understand that her family and her upbringing have been miles away from normal. Add in the mysterious childhood death of her twin sister and the fact that no one ever mentions it as well as the realization that her mother was extremely emotionally distant and it is little wonder that Emily’s brain decided to shield her from her own past.

If I was not aware that this is her debut novel, I would never have believed that Sally Saylor is not an author with experience writing multiple books. The fact that this is her first novel leads me to believe that she has a long and lucrative writing career ahead of her. 

There are numerous thrilling and unexpected twists in this book. I was captivated right from the first page. This book is not one that will fade from my memory for a very long time. It’s plot and it’s wonderfully vivid and believable characters will stay with me for a very long time. 

If this book gets enough exposure I have very little doubt that it will be a Bestseller. 

I rate this book as 5 out of 5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ and I believe it should be added to everyone’s MUST READ list. I recommend that you buy this book a.s.a.p. 

I’m not sure how long it will last, but currently potential readers have the opportunity to order and purchase a signed copy of this book with free shipping for $14.99 at http://www.sallysaylor.com 
See the official trailer for PAGES IN THE WIND at http://youtu.be/vYwHoDh1FNY 

Sally Saylor De Smet worked as an editor and public relations specialist for dignitaries before writing “Pages in the Wind”. She has a love of poetry, the classics, and any story filled with psychological intrigue. 

Sally was born in Nashville, Tennessee and lived in several states before finally settling in San Diego, California. 

Sally is the mother of two wonderful daughters. 

I discovered (by checking out the author’s blog) that she is already working on her next psychological thriller. Her current working title for the upcoming book is “Brooklyn Bitters”. 

Visit the author’s blog at http://www.pagesinthewind.com 


“You grew up with secrets all around you. Secrets carry crushing guilt. I believe those unknowns tainted your identity. Once the secrets are revealed, you will have a clearer understanding of who you are, and how secrets led you here.” 

4 Stars for PROTECT HER: Part One by Ivy Sinclair – AUDIOBOOK REVIEW


Title: PROTECT HER: Part One

Author: Ivy Sinclair 

Type of Book: Audiobook – Unabridged 

Narrators: Angel Clark and Robert Neil DeVoe 

Length: 2 hours and 21 minutes 

Genre: Paranormal Fiction 

Release Date: May 29, 2015

Publisher: Ivy Sinclair 

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 

~ I received a free copy of this audiobook through http://www.audiobookblast.com in exchange for an honest review. 

~ Due to strong language this audiobook is NOT suitable for listeners under the age of 18. 

Riley Stone is a Necromancer. He has a fearsome reputation amongst the Demon population. Paige Matthews is a regular young woman who knows nothing about demons and who, like most of the population does not believe in the supernatural. 

Calamata Island is a declared demon-free zone and is under the protection of the Archangel Benjamin. So, when Paige is attacked on Calamata Island by what she sees as a shadow with fiery eyes and is saved by Riley, she has no idea what is happening. 

Riley is perplexed as well. Why would a Demon risk Benjamin’s wrath just to attack a normal human? 

This is the first audiobook in a series and ends with no resolution at all which I found frustrating. Of course, it ended with a cliffhanger which will make listeners want to purchase the next audiobook in the series to find out what happens next. 

The cliffhanger ending is a terrific marketing strategy, but is frustrating for audiobook listeners. However, in author, Ivy Sinclair’s defence, it is obvious that this book is only part of a series since the title is ” PROTECT HER: Part One”. 

The characters of Riley Stone and Paige Matthews are only beginning to discover who they are in this book. I am sure that they will develop further over the course of the next ten episodes. One thing that comes across quite clearly is the fact that Riley Stone is gorgeous. I was reading the author’s blog and came across a picture of Riley and WOW, he is definitely eye candy:

The best thing about this audiobook was the decision to use two different narrators. I really liked having a female (Angel Clark) performing the part of Paige and a male (Robert Neil DeVoe) performing the part of Riley. It made the changes in perspective much more effective. 

Angel Clark has a terrific voice for audiobook narration. She speaks clearly and uses exactly the right inflection for her part. 

Robert Neil DeVoe was an inspired choice for the part of Riley Stone. He makes the character come alive and uses the perfect mix of emotion and cynicism to portray the jaded character of Riley Stone. I do not think I would have rated this audiobook as highly as I did if it weren’t for the amazing narration. The narrators both deserve a 5 star rating. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 

PROTECT HER: Part One is only two hours and twenty-one minutes long which makes it an easy listening experience.

I enjoyed his audiobook and my only complaint is that it didn’t contain more of the story. It would be nice to have a single audiobook containing all episodes of this story. 

I rate this audiobook as 4 out of 5 stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 

Ivy Sinclair cut her romance teeth on classics like Gone With the Wind, Casablanca, An Affair to Remember, and Sabrina. She is a firm believer in true love, a happily ever after ending, and the medicinal use of chocolate to cure any ailment of the heart. Ivy’s guilty pleasures include sushi, endless Starbucks lattes, and wine. Readers of Ivy’s stories can expect smoldering sweet stories of romance that tug at the heartstrings.

Ivy Sinclair has both a blog at http://www.ivysinclair.com and a private Facebook reader’s group called “Ivy’s Front Porch” 




Robert Neil DeVoe was born in New York and raised in Washington state. He now lives in Shanghai where he is pursuing acting, directing and of course, audiobook narration. 

More information about Robert Neil DeVoe can be found on Facebook at https://m.facebook.com/Robert-DeVoe 



Angel Clark hosts her own online radio show in addition to narrating audiobooks. 

Follow her on Twitter https://mobile.twitter.com/sussexangelc 

Listen to her radio show at: 


Follow her on Facebook at https://m.facebook.com/AngelClarkShow/


5 Stars well deserved for “NINE FINGERS: The Tucson Ripper” by Tony Bowman- BOOK REVIEW

Title: NINE FINGERS: The Tucson Ripper 

Author: Tony Bowman

Type of Book: eBook

Length: Novella

Genre: Paranormal Fiction 

Release Date: October 2014 

Publisher: Dark Alley Publishing

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 
⚡️ Please be aware before reading this novella that it contains some graphically violent scenes that may be disturbing to some readers. “Nine Fingers: The Tucson Ripper” is (in my opinion) meant for mature readers ages 18 and up. ⚡️

❗️Right now this novella is available FREE on both Amazon.com and Amazon.ca as well as on Wattpad. 

This is the third work of fiction by Tony Bowman that I have had the pleasure of reading and reviewing. The first was a paperback copy of “THE ROAD” which is one the best post-apocalyptic books I have ever read. If you are aware of how many books and audiobooks I read in a single year, then you will realize that for me to rate a book that highly, it has to be very special. You can read a copy of my review of THE ROAD on my blog. I also read his amazing collection of short stories published in an anthology entitled “MORGUE DREAMS AND CURIOUSER THINGS” which I also rated as 5 out of 5 stars. 


The story of Nine Fingers does not begin in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, it begins in the south side of Tucson, Arizona.

Rodrigo Diaz has gone insane. At night, he prowls the streets of the south side, ripping his innocent victims to shreds in back alleys.

During the day, he torturers and devours others he has abducted.

The police believe he is a serial killer. But, he is actually something far worse: Rodrigo Diaz is a werewolf.

Ward Rickman has come to Tucson to track down an old friend – track him down and kill him.

Because Ward knows something the police don’t: It takes a werewolf to stop a werewolf.


“Loud noises bothered Rodrigo Diaz. He hadn’t always been so sensitive, but that had been before. Everything was different now.

    The high pitched screams cut through his brain like an ice pick through his eye. “For the love of God, will you shut up?”

    There was a whining noise from the corner of the room. Rodrigo didn’t look up, he was intent on slicing into the meat of the woman’s thigh without cutting into a vein. She could bleed out from such a wound, and the succulent taste of the meat would be ruined.

    “You’re a monster,” the other girl said, she of the high pitched scream. 

    He laid the filleting knife down and looked at her. 


There are only so many adjectives that can be used to describe any book. “Nine Fingers: The Tuscon Ripper” deserves to have every positive adjective used to describe it and possibly even have some brand new adjectives created just for it.

Here are just a few of the things I loved about this book: 

~ Thrilling: this novella will get your heart pumping as you read. Will Ward be able to stop Rodrigo before another innocent victim falls prey to his bestial whims? 

~ Riveting: I do not believe it is possible to put this book down once you begin reading. I read it from start to finish in a single session.

~ Intense: The action begins immediately and is non-stop. 

~Great Character Building: Usually novellas do not contain enough detail for the reader to feel like they really know the characters. This is not the case with “Nine Fingers: The Tucson Ripper”. Tony Bowman has done an outstanding job of making his characters seem real, therefore his readers become invested in the outcome of the story. 

~ I really liked the book’s ending. Not only did it neatly wrap up this portion of the story, but also created a burning desire to find out what happens next, without leaving the reader frustrated by ending the book with a cliffhanger. 

I definitely HAVE TO get a copy of “NINE FINGERS” to discover the rest of Ward’s story. 

I rate the novella “NINE FINGERS: THE TUCSON RIPPER” as 5 out of 5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 

Put this book on your MUST READ list right away and don’t forget that you can pick up your copy right now for FREE on Amazon. Tony also has three of his works available for free on Wattpad

Also, check out this free audio narration: 


Tony Bowman is a force in fiction writing. He has written several books in various genres. Check out his blog at http://thattonybowman.blogspot.ca 




5 Stars for THE BEAST WITHIN by D.F. Holland – BOOK REVIEW


Author: D.F. Holland 

Type of Book: eBook

Length: 27 pages 

Genre: Short Story, Horror 

Release Date: September 24, 2015 

Publisher: Kindle Edition 

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 

~ I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. 

I love the subject matter that D.F. Holland chose to write about for this short story. I may be alone in this, but I have often thought about the gargoyles that are perched on many older buildings in many cities across North America. I often think about them when walking on the street below. Firstly, imagine the amount of history they have witnessed. If only they were equipped with video cameras that perpetually recorded – imagine what we could see and learn. Of course, the gargoyles were carved long before video cameras were a reality, but still I think it would be cool. I’ve often worried that one day these gargoyles may loosen from their perches and fall on unsuspecting pedestrians below.

D.F. Holland has taken her musings a step further in her short story THE BEAST WITHIN. 

“The gargoyles were so high above the sidewalk that most people were unaware of them. Only an occasional helicopter pilot could see the enormity and magnificence of the gargoyles”

Heather lives on the top floor of one of these gargoyle decorated buildings, but despite living so close to it, she has never seen the gargoyles. 

Heather had recently gone through a breakup but she was finally over the grieving process and decided to get out of the apartment. 

Lucky for her, she picked the perfect day to go out and she ends up meeting an amazing guy. In fact, she thinks that he just might be the one.

The first part of this story draws the reader in and the romance takes centre stage. Readers will find themselves smiling as they read about the new couple. 

But, just as you get comfortable with the story, it takes a sinister and decidedly scary turn. I LOVED IT!

D.F. Holland has done an amazing job of drawing in her readers and in capturing and keeping their attention. I enjoyed the twists in the story and am amazed at how much detail she was able to include in only 27 pages. 

I rate THE BEAST WITHIN as 5 out of 5 Stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 



D.F. Holland is a longtime admirer of the Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, the works of Ira Levin and other works of fantasy, sci-fi and horror.

TALES FROM THE BEAUMONT HOUSE is Holland’s first novel. Holland was born and resides in New York and is currently working on a new project. 

Works by D.F. Holland:




Visit her on facebook:


5 Star Book Review of THE PROMISE OF A NEW TOMORROW by D.F. Holland 



Author: D.F. Holland

Type of Book: eBook

Length: 12 pages 

Genre: Short Story, Paranormal

Release Date: September 28, 2015

Publisher: Kindle Edition 

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 

~ I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. 

Bill Weston has money; and lots of it. But, even money can’t buy everything. 

When he finds himself facing a lengthy prison sentence for money laundering, mail fraud, bank fraud as well as a multitude of other charged, he dreams of escaping and somehow avoiding jail.

This short story was written by D.F. Holland. My first experience with her writing was reading her book of related short stories called “Tales From Beaumont House.” That book is excellent and the stories were both scary and complex. This story fits in with her writing style perfectly. 

D.F. Holland has achieved with very few pages what many authors are unable to achieve with a full length novel. She has created a scenario that most people can relate to. Both her character building and her world building are excellent and the twist at the end will surprise you. 

I enjoyed this story very much and due to it’s length, it would make a terrific lunchtime read. 

I rate this story as 5 out of 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 

I highly recommend adding this story to your personal library. 

This story is currently available for free at:

Amazon – FREE


Google Play – FREE


Smashwords – FREE


Nook – FREE



D.F. Holland is a longtime admirer of the Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, the works of Ira Levin and other works of fantasy, sci-fi and horror.

TALES FROM THE BEAUMONT HOUSE is Holland’s first novel. Holland was born and resides in New York and is currently working on a new project. 

Works by D.F. Holland:




Visit her on facebook: