Category Archives: fiction

Review: Coffee at Little Angels by Nadine Rose Larter @Nayes1982

Categories: 5 butterflies, bomy award of excellence, drama, fiction, RBR, review
      Coffee at Little AngelsNadine Rose Larter; Kindle EditionPublished May 26th 2011 by The Katalina PlayroomWhat do you do when you lose a childhood friend? What do you do when you know everyone is expecting you to come home? What do you do if you don't want to?Phillip, Sarah, Kaitlyn, Caleb, Maxine, Grant, Melanie and Josh grew up in a small town where they spent their high school years together as an inseparable clique. But high school has ended, and they are all living their own “grown up” lives, each under the impression that their Read more [...]

Review: Cage Life by Karin Cox

Categories: 4 butterflies, contemporary, fiction, Karin Cox, RBR, review, short story collection
      Cage LifeKarin Cox; Kindle EditionPublished July 18th 2011 (first published July 17th 2011)What happens when life doesn't turn out as planned? This collection of two evocative stories (each with a surprising twist) explores the choices and compromises we make in life and in love, and how they can trap or liberate us, depending on our mindset. Each story comes with an unexpected twist that makes reading all the way to the end imperative.In "Cage Life," first published by [untitled] in 2010 as "Still Life", a young mum feels like a prisoner Read more [...]

Review: Splatterism […] by Christian Winter, C. S. Hand @Manus_Scholiast

Categories: 5 butterflies, C. S. Hand, Christian Winter, fiction, novella, RBR, review
      Splatterism: The Tragic Recollections of A Minotaur Assailant (Pars Prima: Hellenistic Asskicking)Christian Winter, C. S. Hand; Kindle EditionPublished May 22nd 2011A failed suicide attempt unites the last living minotaur, Evander, with the eminent sorcerer and perfidious rake Scammander, who might have lost all of his magical knowledge or might have just stashed it elsewhere to make room for his biggest plot yet.Bonded by suffering and a special antipathy for humanity, the two set out to do what all villains dream of: destroying the world, Read more [...]

Review: Waiting to Forget by Sheila Kelly Welch

Categories: 5 butterflies, fiction, netgalley, RBR, review, ya, young
     Waiting to Forget Sheila Kelly Welch; Paperback, 172 pagesPublished October 1st 2011 by namelos (first published September 28th 2011)T.J. has always looked out for his little sister, Angela. When Momma used to go out and leave them home alone, he'd lock the door so they'd be safe, keep Angela entertained, and get out the cereal and milk for her. When Momma's boyfriend got angry at them, he'd try to protect Angela. Later, at their foster homes, T.J. was the only one who knew how to coax his little sister out of her bad moods. The only one Read more [...]

Review: If you go into the woods by David Gaughran

Categories: 5 butterflies, bomy award of excellence, David Gaughran, fiction, RBR, review, short story
    If You Go Into The WoodsDavid Gaughran; Kindle Edition, Published April 30, 2011 by Arriba Arriba Books“IF YOU GO INTO THE WOODS”Eight-year old Jiri Beranek is drawn to a nearby forest, captivated by birds hidden high in the trees. Each time he enters, his desire to see the mysterious creatures is checked by his fear of the dark. When he finally forces himself to go farther, he finds a new reason to be afraid.+ Bonus story: “THE RESET BUTTON”Linus Eriksson, a divorced bachelor living alone in his small one-bedroom apartment, is a Read more [...]