book review

Starving Review: Heirs to Eternity by Eka Waterfield

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Heirs to Eternity by Eka Waterfield (Amazon)

A rarity here, my foodies, as I must start this review with a bit of full DISCLOSURE: I performed editorial work for this particular title.

That being said, let’s begin. The urban fantasy genre is a big one, growing larger by the day, and it may seem that most every flavor available for that genre has been tried out already. If you said that, you’d likely be right. However, as we all know, it isn’t the particular flavors in a recipe but how they are blended and mixed that makes the dish. Does Heirs to Eternity find that proper blend or is it wildly overspiced?

Before we take a taste, let’s examine the Staving Review kitchen guidelines:

  1. I attempt to rate every book from the perspective of a fan of the genre
  2. I attempt to make every review as spoiler-free as possible

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Starving Review: Ambrosia by the Sea (By The Sea Book 1) by Traci Hall

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Ambrosia by the Sea (By The Sea Book 1) by Traci Hall (Amazon)

There are times, my literary foodies, that we have to sit back and enjoy life’s simpler pleasures. While we may often pine for ground-breaking and complex genre fusions and intense deconstructive works, what we don’t realize is that often all we want is a good meal, even if it is a deceptively simple one. Today’s meal has the aroma of just such a meal. A straightforward, character-driven, contemporary romance, there are no implications of vast complexity in Ambrosia by the Sea, so let’s see if simple is best in today’s review.

Before we discover the truth, let us check the Starving Review rules:

  1. I attempt to rate every book from the perspective of a fan of the genre
  2. I attempt to make every review as spoiler-free as possible

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Starving Review: The Planets All Shone by Nora Fleischer

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The Planets All Shone by Nora Fleischer (Amazon, Goodreads)

It would seem, my literary foodies, that the main answer to genre fatigue I see in the modern menus of the world is genre fusion. Mixing the ingredients of multiple genres can be fun and flavorful, but it can also be boring and nasty. In today’s recipe, we’ll see how well our chef tosses together romance, science-fiction, and contemporary thrillers. Which will The Planets All Shone be, tasty or tasteless?

Before we cut to the heart of the matter, let’s recite the Starving Review creed:

  1. I attempt to rate every book from the perspective of a fan of the genre
  2. I attempt to make every review as spoiler-free as possible

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Starving Review: Intrusion (A Relative Invasion Book 1) by Rosalind Minett

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Intrusion (A Relative Invasion Book 1) by Rosalind Minett (Amazon)

My literary foodies, it has been too long, hasn’t it? But I, your Starving Reviewer, am back in the saddle with some long stalled reviews for your culinary pleasure. Today’s dish takes a classic recipe of historical drama from a tense period of world history, but adds the interesting twist of setting the table for a young child. Will this new perspective on history prove to be tasty or bland?

Before we find out, let’s blow the dust off the Starving Review Creed:

  1. I attempt to rate every book from the perspective of a fan of the genre
  2. I attempt to make every review as spoiler-free as possible

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Book News: A Scouted Review! a.k.a. Jada Ryker and The Songstress Murders

Here’s a cool one!

Jada Ryker, winner of the 2016 Kindle Scout contract, threw out a review of The Songstress Murders the other day. Take a look!

https://www.amazon.com/review/RPZ97AX67U930/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B01EXOKAIU&channel=detail-glance&nodeID=133140011&store=digital-text

Book News: Fresh Review Time! a.k.a. Another Indomitable Review and The New Physical Cover!

First off, I woke up to another cool review of Indomitable, the start of The Push Chronicles! You can check it out by clicking HERE!

Secondly, I’m proud to show off the revised paperback cover for the new 5″ x 8″ format for Indomitable. You can nab a copy from CreateSpace!

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Starving Review: The Book Before Revelations by Daniel “BROKeN” Manning

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The Book Before Revelations by Daniel “BROKeN” Manning (Amazon, Goodreads)

This isn’t going to be an easy one.  If that doesn’t get you aware of what is going to come, you haven’t been dining with me often.  The worst part is that I can’t blame the poor state of this contemporary paranormal/religious apocalyptic meal entirely on the (quite young) chef.  Well, I could, but that would be unfair.  What The Book Before Revelations should illustrate above anything else is what happens when a vanity press hiding itself as a proper publisher pulls the wool over the eyes of a young writer just trying to get into the business and create his first recipe.

Before we dive into the depths here, let’s recite the Starving Review creed:

  1. I attempt to rate every book from the perspective of a fan of the genre
  2. I attempt to make every review as spoiler-free as possible

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