Review: Tree of Life Saga books #1,#2 by Steven Smith

Categories: 4 butterflies, 5 butterflies, adventure, fantasy, RBR, review, Steven Smith, ya
       The Map of the Known World,  The Ordeal of FireSteven Smith; Lulu EditionPrester John rules the Known World with an iron grip. Through his servants, the fanatical Brotherhood of Redemption, his dominion stretches into every land. Meanwhile fourteen year old Elowen Aubyn lives a miserable life in an orphanage. Bullied by the other children and by the cruel Master, she dreams of escape and adventure, little realising that her dreams are about to become terrifyingly real. When an encounter with the mysterious Tom Hickathrift leaves Elowen Read more [...]

Review: 30 Failures by Age 30 by Katharine Miller

Categories: 5 butterflies, essay, humor, Katharine Miller, RBR, review
      30 Failures by Age 30 (Volume 1)Katharine Miller; Kindle First Edition, Published January 17, 2011 by KLM DesignsOnce upon a time, 30 was old. It was Grown Up. It was almost middle-aged. If you weren’t married, something was wrong with you. If you didn’t have children, something was wrong with you. If you weren’t settled down with life all figured out, you’d screwed up somewhere along the way. Or so it seemed. Here is one woman’s exploration of personal and social failures and the hilarity that ensues.- Goodreads on 30 Failures Read more [...]

Review: The Weight of Night by C.L.Stegall

Categories: 4 butterflies, C.L.Stegall, fantasy, RBR, review, ya
      The Weight Of NightC.L. Stegall; Kindle Edition, Published January 25th, 2011Alexis is not your average high school graduate, her photographic memory and difficult personality usually making her a loner. But, when her life is further thrown into turmoil and tragedy strikes, everything she has known turns out to be based upon a lie. With her faithful friend Keats in tow, she sets out on a dangerous journey of self-discovery, with a mysterious stalker never far behind. Finding herself in a world populated by nothing less than myth and legend Read more [...]

eAuthor Spotlight: Patti Roberts

Categories: eAuthor Spotlight, patti roberts
It was a bright sunny morning when I met Patti. Or was it evening? I’m not sure, but it was surely Twitter time.I hadn’t done a review per request until I met her, and I was all nervous about how it would go. I was very lucky to start my reviewing with Patti Robert’s lovely e-book, and I decided the Spotlight series should feature her first, after all we never do forget our firsts, do we? Aside being a great writer, she’s also incredibly sweet and kind. What better way to start if not with such an author?Patti RobertsBio:PATTI ROBERTS was Read more [...]

Review: Tag by Simon Royle

Categories: 4 butterflies, RBR, review, romance, sci-fi, Simon Royle
    Tag (The Zumar Chronicles)Simon Royle; Kindle Edition, Published December 2, 2010 by I & I PressIn the wake of Arbitrator Jonah Oliver’s interrogation of Jibril Muraz, a prisoner of UNPOL, his secure life disintegrates into one of lies, corruption, conspiracy and murder due to what he learns. Jonah is thrown into a race against the clock to stop a plot designed to eliminate two-thirds of the population. The odds are stacked against him. He soon finds his past is not what he thought it was, those closest to him cannot be trusted, and what Read more [...]

Review: Transfection by David Gaughran

Categories: 4 butterflies, David Gaughran, RBR, review, sci-fi, short story, thriller
    TransfectionDavid Gaughran; Kindle Edition, Published May 20, 2011 by Arriba Arriba BooksMolecular biologist Dr. Carl Peters is under pressure on two fronts: his research grants are disappearing and his marriage is falling apart. But when medical researchers discover that genetically modified animal feed has tainted the food chain, he finally gets the funding he always dreamed of. Dr. Peters discovers the reason behind the cancer link with GM food, but it’s so crazy, he barely believes it himself. TRANSFECTION is a 5,500 word, 23-page Read more [...]