Review: Puttypaw by Tom North

Categories: 5 butterflies, adventure, fantasy, RBR, review, Tom North, ya
     PuttypawTom North; Kindle Edition; Published April 22nd 2011 by Tom NorthToby has shut himself off from the world. Since the accident that killed his mother he has spent every waking moment simply waiting until he can return to bed, and sleep. But one night he is woken by an immense, yowling tabby cat that tears his room apart, searching for its missing ‘mousey’. And Toby knows from that moment that life is only going to get stranger.‘Puttypaw’ is a book about cats; man-sized, talking cats. (One of which specializes in casual malevolence Read more [...]

Review: 33 Days […] by Bill See

Categories: 5 butterflies, Bill See, memoir, RBR, review
      33 Days: Touring In A Van, Sleeping On Floors, Chasing A Dream(Buy the Paperback from Lulu)Bill See; Published April 2011 by Lulu (first published February 2nd 2011)For 33 days in the summer of 1987, Divine Weeks toured in a beat up old Ford Econoline van, sleeping on strangers’ floors, never sure they’d make enough gas money to get them to the next town. This deeply personal, coming of age, on the road memoir follows critically acclaimed 80s indie alt rock band Divine Weeks’ first tour. Liberated from alcoholic upbringings and rigid Read more [...]

Review: All Night by the Rose by Kevin Newman

Categories: 5 butterflies, dark fantasy, fantasy, Kevin Newman, RBR, review, short story collection
      All night by the RoseKevin Newman; Published May 19th 2011In this collection of short stories we are introduced to a city of depravity, a misanthrope who blasts away delusions of grandeur, a patient terrorized by an author, the entropic boredom at a car plant, a man caught by a spider, a building encompassing eras, a fellow who must come to terms with his brother, love stories that defy expectations, tales of the fantastic to be found in the Middle-East, childlike theism and a trailer park in space.- Goodreads on All Night by the RoseDear Read more [...]

Review: The Scar by Michael Weiner

Categories: 5 butterflies, crime, detective, Michael Weiner, RBR, review, suspense, thriller
  The Scar  Michael Weiner; Kindle EditionPublished October 27th 2010 by Vanguard PressAs a homicide detective, David Seff witnesses some of the most gruesome things life has to offer. He puts his life in danger everyday that he comes to work, visits perilous areas most people wouldn't step foot in, and deals with the scum of the earth. Catching criminals is what David Seff does best. This is why he was chosen to lead a task force to discover who shot and killed the well-respected Reverend Michael. At first the detective thought it was a random Read more [...]

Review: Tower of Parlen Min (The Narrow Escapes of Ves Asirin, #1) by Matt Xell

Categories: 2 butterflies, adventure, fantasy, Matt Xell, RBR, review, ya
      Tower of Parlen Min, Volume 1 (The Narrow Escapes of Ves Asirin)Matt Xell; ebook, 345 pagesPublished July 23rd 2010 by Xell, MattVes Asirin wins a trip to the Tower of Parlen Min. There, with 19 other children, he competes in the Sword Challenge; a series of puzzles and tasks, for $12 million. As fantastic and glorious as the tower seems to be, Ves finds that it keeps a dark and secret history that he has been connected to for over 150 years, a secret that will define his destiny ... if he can escape 'The shadow'.- Goodreads on The Tower Read more [...]

Batch Review: Fangirling over Brian Fatah Steele

Categories: 4 butterflies, 5 butterflies, Brian Fatah Steele, dark fantasy, horror, RBR, review
It was thanks to C.L.Stegall and Dark Red Press that it came about, me getting the chance to read some of Brian Fatah Steele‘s magnificent work. Oh yes, you heard me,  m a g n i f i c e n t !! So, as my title subtly suggests, this is going to be an overall fangirling post, with copious amounts of flailing about and the occasional squealing  No shame in going all groupie, girls, no shame at all! Not many of you have gotten to know my dark-woving side, but in this post you will see that aplenty. Bit by bit I will share with you my reading experiences Read more [...]