Tag: Science Fiction

Review: The Heart of the Alchemist by Penny Wells

Posted October 11, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Heart of the Alchemist by Penny Wells

For the last three years Katie had wallowed in her misery after her break-up with the man she thought she would spend forever with. Although she knew that she was in a downward spiral she just couldn’t seem to care enough to do anything about it. I think she had untreated depression, honestly. When her ex suddenly showed up at her place of business, it was the catalyst that she […]


Review: Interpretation by Dylan Callens

Posted October 4, 2017 by Minx
Review: Interpretation by Dylan Callens

What a mind trip! Interpretation is one of those stories that just makes you think and maybe double check that what you think is real still feels the same. I just cannot imagine the scenario that is put forth in this story, it is oddly fascinating but at the same time horrific to consider. Carl Winston is an everyday person who starts to experience oddities that impact him physically. He […]


Review: Blackwing by Ed McDonald with Interview

Posted September 26, 2017 by Minx
Review: Blackwing by Ed McDonald with Interview

Minx’s Musings: Grimdark fiction is a story set in a ruthless world where only the negative qualities of a character come through. There is really no happiness or very little hope for these characters. Noir fiction is where the characters are very tough, cynical, and pessimistic. Blackwing is grimdark noir with a dash of anti-hero. The setting for Blackwing is in a world that is blighted and deplorable. The Misery […]


Review: Gatekeepers by Sam Ferguson

Posted September 25, 2017 by Minx
Review: Gatekeepers by Sam Ferguson

Gatekeepers is the type of read that when you pick it up you find yourself caught up in the excitement until the end. I love reads that have creatures from other planets or dimensions and this story certainly delivered. Joshua Mills has had a rough go of things lately. After he was acquitted of patricide, had lost his wife and child to divorce, and was finally released from prison, all Joshua […]


Review: The Spirit Mage by Layton Green

Posted September 15, 2017 by Minx
Review: The Spirit Mage by Layton Green

What an exciting continuation of the Blackwood Saga! The Spirit Mage picks up right after the continuation of The Brothers Three where we first met the brothers Will, Caleb, and Valjean Blackwood. Will was bequeathed a very powerful sword from his father but he was given little warning to the fact that this was a sword of power and many would kill to have it in their possession. Having recently […]


Review: Veiled Planet by Teagan Kearney

Posted September 14, 2017 by Minx
Review: Veiled Planet by Teagan Kearney

I absolutely love stories that are set in the future and on other worlds. In Veiled Planet, a space exploration vessel had been mapping the outer arm of the Eucleides galaxy and had come across a planet that met the threshold criteria for habitation. This planet, designated XL3198, had a species of hominids that lived in the northern continent of the planet. It was with this species, the Marut, that […]


Review: Nyxia by Scott Reintgen

Posted August 30, 2017 by Minx
Review: Nyxia by Scott Reintgen

In the near future space exploration has hit an all-time high and a large conglomerate has done something that no one else has before. Known as NASA’s dark little shadow, Babel Communications has successfully found a habitable planet referred to as Eden. Not only is this planet habitable but it is also populated by an alien species referred to as the Adamites. What draws the attention of this company though […]


Dominion Rising Collection Book Blitz with Giveaway!!

Posted August 8, 2017 by Minx
Dominion Rising Collection Book Blitz with Giveaway!!

Dominion Rising Collection Publication Date: August 8, 2017 Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction Find all the Sci-Fi and Fantasy reads you’ve been craving in one fantastic set! Whether it’s alien invasion or dark fairytales, heart-pounding galactic adventures or cyberpunk romance, Dominion Rising will satisfy with a thrilling mix of 23 BRAND NEW novels set in fantastical realms. Sword and sorcery, far-flung galactic empires, alternative history, epic magic, slipstream futures: this […]


TS901: Anomaly by Stacey Rourke & Tish Thawer with Giveaway

Posted August 4, 2017 by Minx
TS901: Anomaly by Stacey Rourke & Tish Thawer with Giveaway

***Check out the Blog Tour Schedule and follow along with the tour.*** Review: TS901 was a chemical introduced to the water supply that was supposed to help humanity and it did for most of the population. There were a select few humans that were negatively impacted. These humans had DNA that when combined with the TS901 chemical turned them into mutants, now known as a “Maly.” Whereas an ordinary person […]


The Dark Net by Benjamin Percy

Posted August 1, 2017 by Minx
The Dark Net by Benjamin Percy

The Dark Net is about the “what if’s” regarding the internet. What if the internet could be utilized for truly evil purposes and possession? What if there was a demonic select that had a location on Earth, specifically Portland, that they used for their ritualistic reasons? What if they were tired of the status quo and hatched a plan for worldwide domination? If you ever considered any of those questions, […]


Age of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan

Posted July 14, 2017 by Minx
Age of Swords by Michael J. Sullivan

Age of Swords is the second installment of The Legend of the First Empire series. This is a series that is better off read consecutively. There is some background information given that would help grasp what happened in the first installment but to fully understand the overarching plot you really need to read these books in series order. I was thrilled that some of the races that were mentioned in […]


Blog Tour Review: Legacy Strain by Taylor Brooke with Giveaway

Posted July 7, 2017 by Minx
Blog Tour Review: Legacy Strain by Taylor Brooke with Giveaway

***Check out the Blog Tour Schedule and follow along with the tour.*** Review: Legacy Strain is the third book in the Isolation series and it is the finale to the series. Author Taylor Brooke did a great job of including enough information that I was able to understand what had happened in the previous stories without having to have read those books. I will say though to really appreciate the […]


Cover Reveal: After I Break by Mandy Peterson

Posted July 7, 2017 by Minx
Cover Reveal: After I Break by Mandy Peterson

Today is the cover reveal for After I Break by Mandy Peterson. This cover reveal is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The cover MSN Art Studio (Maduranga Sampath). After I break is a direct sequel to the first book Before I Shatter. After I Break by Mandy Peterson (Before I Shatter #2) Genre: Science Fiction Age Category: Young Adult/ New Adult Release Date: July 28, 2017 Blurb: On the heels of […]


The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid

Posted July 6, 2017 by Minx
The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid

I always dig any book where the story is set on another planet or in outer space. In this book, I have all that plus the planets are terraformed and colonized by humans who would rather have the hardships than be ruled by tyranny. The rest of society, the elite, all live on space stations built with all their needs in mind. Everything they need is cultivate or simulated. Ohh, […]


Book Blitz: Reckoning by Jena Leigh, Excerpt & Giveaway

Posted July 3, 2017 by Minx
Book Blitz: Reckoning by Jena Leigh, Excerpt & Giveaway

Reckoning by Jena Leigh (The Variant Series, #4) Publication Date: June 20th 2017 Genres: Paranormal, Science Fiction, Young Adult Alexandra Parker came home from the past only to find herself in the middle of an underground war—one that could affect the fate of Variants everywhere. Fighting an all-powerful government agency is tough enough, but when a secret from John Grayson’s past comes back to haunt them all, the group’s united front […]


Review: Scandal by Athena Grayson with Giveaway

Posted June 18, 2017 by Minx
Review: Scandal by Athena Grayson with Giveaway

***Check out the Blog Tour Schedule and follow along with the tour.*** Review: Scandal is set in a futuristic society where there are houses of power who run the show. Imagine if trust fund babies could use their scandals and accomplishments to manipulate the outcomes of Wall Street. In this story, using Social Capital the characters are able to influence fans in a set of strategic moves. This results in […]


Edge of the Future by Andria Stone

Posted June 13, 2017 by Minx
Edge of the Future by Andria Stone

What drew my interest to Edge of the Future was that it was military science fiction, a debut, and a new author! I am always on the lookout for a good sci-fi read and this book looked just right 😊. Once I started reading it what really got my blood pumping was that it has cyborgs, medical nano-technology that is able to heal just about every sickness and injury, hi-tech […]


Blog Tour Review: When Planets Fall by Abby J. Reed

Posted June 1, 2017 by Minx
Blog Tour Review: When Planets Fall by Abby J. Reed

 ***Check out the Blog Tour Schedule and follow along with the tour.*** Review: I devoured When Planets Fall! This was such a good science fiction series starter. It had just the right elements of futuristic technology, alien lifeforms, space travel, and the underdog losing it all in order to gain everything. I just loved this story! There was even a little bite of romance but it is short lived. This […]


Only the Few by L.N. Denison

Posted May 22, 2017 by Minx
Only the Few by L.N. Denison

Only the Few was everything I was hoping for in a post-apocalyptic read. It even has a gore factor that will make you squeamish if you can’t handle the thought of cannibalistic creatures. I will freely admit that it makes me sick at the idea. This story follows the events that happened after a mass bombing, think nuclear holocaust, that manages to destroy most of the British Isles. Corporal Catherine […]


The Gate Guardian’s Daughter by K.T. Munson

Posted May 19, 2017 by Minx
The Gate Guardian’s Daughter by K.T. Munson

This might be a short-story but there is a lot of “story” packed into these twenty-six pages! The Gate Guardian’s Daughter is a prequel for Author K.T. Munson’s upcoming series, The Gate Trilogy. The first book in this trilogy is titled The Sixth Gate and it is scheduled to come out this summer! At the start of this story we are introduced to Elisabeth, a young girl who is growing […]