Review of A Journal for Damned Lovers Volume 3, S. K. Nicholas

The final volume of Nicholas’ A Journal For Damned Lovers trilogy brings the fledging footsteps of a writer to a close, ready to take his next step; releasing his first novel, X and I. I have always praised the structure of Nicholas’ collections but Volume 3 is certainly the best - demonstrating a practiced ease … Continue reading Review of A Journal for Damned Lovers Volume 3, S. K. Nicholas

Review of The River in the Trees, Jacqueline O’Mahony

The River in the Trees by Jacqueline O’Mahony really is a special read; think Cecelia Ahern but grittier and subtle in how it weaves Ellen and Hannah’s stories together. O’Mahony’s use of dual narrative is a triumph as it showcases the parallels which exist between lives even one hundred years apart. It allows The River … Continue reading Review of The River in the Trees, Jacqueline O’Mahony

Review of All the Beginnings of Everything, Kindra M. Austin

Austin has, yet again, created a masterpiece. All the Beginnings of Everything is a sensational collection which spans what feels like a lifetime. Separated into seven parts, Austin explores more in this collection than I feel she ever has done before; without sacrificing her trademark style. Her words remain sharp, raw and honest.  Part one … Continue reading Review of All the Beginnings of Everything, Kindra M. Austin

Advance Review of Between the Trees, Kindra M. Austin

“My reflection in the train window settles/between the trees/beyond the glass/lining the field of gold.” In itself, the opening of the title poem speaks of forlorn reluctance, wishes, and wonders. It must be because there’s something so powerful and intimate about one’s reflection; we study ourselves and pick up every nuance, whether we want to … Continue reading Advance Review of Between the Trees, Kindra M. Austin

Review of Happy as Larry: A New York Story of Cults, Crushes and Quaaludes, Kaethe Cherney

First published on Reedsy Discovery Cherney’s novel is a beautifully written account of Saskia Soyer’s downward spiral after her father’s death. The writing is fluid and buoyant; taking you from one part of Saskia’s story to the next. It isn’t an easy ride, however, as moments like Saskia’s encounters with Rick, substance abuse and Grey, … Continue reading Review of Happy as Larry: A New York Story of Cults, Crushes and Quaaludes, Kaethe Cherney