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International suspense novels

International suspense novels

A powerful and poignant read that oozes suspense The American Visa’s cumulative emotional power resides in its ability to bring reality to life without reducing it to just another generic story.

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Memoirs of Women

Memoirs of Women

A thoughtful, beautifully observed and genuinely affecting biography that explores the long-reaching effects of grief, ‘If I Cry I’ll Fill the Ocean’ presents the incredibly personal journey of Catherine Linehan by her daughter Ida Linehan Young.

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Crime Fiction Thriller Series

Crime Fiction Thriller Series

Taut, corrosive and compelling, Eva Carmichael’s latest release has the galvanic appeal of her previous release “A Twisted Mind” in its portrait of a twisted and savage criminal.

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Supernatural Mysteries

Supernatural Mysteries

Fun, decidedly dark and certainly different, Ben, Tico, Holly and Ava have dealt with a lot of strange magic over the years but none stranger than the abduction of Rose by the fearsome beast Rapscallion.

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Thriller novels that hit terrorists

Thriller novels that hit terrorists

In terms of pure entertainment value, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more pulse-pounding read than Secret Specter with Rebecca Hawke confidently equipped to join the legacy of great fictional action.

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BDSM Erotica short stories

BDSM Erotica short stories

Another saucy release, Studies in Spanking: More Red-Hot Tails once again finds Ardie Stallard on top form with great writing and colourful characters that are sure to get you hot under the collar!

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American Historical Romance

American Historical Romance

An engaging and charmingly written story that has an absorbing and life-affirming quality Elizabeth’s Mountain is a novel that will have its readers lingering on its pages and reflecting on the happenstance of life.

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Best Historical Noir Crime Novels

Best Historical Noir Crime Novels

Firing on all cylinders as a Historical Noir Crime thriller, police procedural and investigative newsroom drama, Wallace’s smart, extremely vivid narration oozes period authenticity that puts the reader amid evolving events.

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What Makes A Great Thriller

Possibly the trickiest of all writing genres, the thriller comes with high expectations, which are hard to fulfil. So what do we expect from a thriller, and why do we enjoy reading them so much?

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Humor Essays

Humor Essays

Wildly witty, bold and occasionally cerebrally penetrating “Bad Day for Grandpa” blends seemingly benign drivel with cuttingly astute observation to give readers something unapologetically different.

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Bestselling Scottish Historical Fiction

Scottish Historical Fiction

Compelling and addictive reading “In Silence Cries the Heart” catapults us back to 17th-century Scotland with a story full to the brim with inner turmoil as we plunge impetuously into a tragic and passionate exploration of love inspired by the true story of Domhnull Donn and Mary Grant.

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British & Irish Contemporary Literature

British & Irish Contemporary Literature

Bands come ago and so do their stories but Tim O’Shaughnessy Hello Hammersmith is a winner from every possible angle, reminding us of the comforting, even cathartic, gratifications of a feel-good story well told.

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Biographies of World War 1

Biographies of World War I

The best biographies offer much more than insight into another’s life and in The Many Adventures of Donnie Malone, Paul E. Doutrich manages the difficult feat of delivering an intimate biography against an epic backdrop of war, aviation and social evolution.

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Rockstar Romance novels

Rockstar Romance novels

It’s one of those rare novels that excite the emotions in the way good fiction should, but it also stirs the quieter feelings of anger and helplessness we associate with adolescent romance to create a unified and disturbing psychological subtext.

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Contemporary Fantasy Fiction

Contemporary Fantasy Fiction

The second volume in O’Dell’s “The Shade of Highfall” series, you know from the very first page that Return to Reality is something rather special. A wicked slice of literary entertainment, and a heck of an antidote to the wave of mediocrity that currently courses through the genre.

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Religious Science Fiction & Fantasy

Religious Science Fiction & Fantasy

An excellent example of the metaphysical genre, ‘The Asuras’ spans space, time and consciousness in a glorious challenge to the fundamental perception of reality, existence and the universe.

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Contemporary Women's Fiction

Contemporary Women’s Fiction

Sara, despite the tragedy in her life, isn’t a stereotypical character who wears her angst on her sleeve. She’s tough and resourceful as she comes to terms with the tragic deaths of her children and the dark reality of a new world but still retains a degree of vulnerability which makes us warm to her.

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Magical Realist Fiction for Young Adults

Magical Realist Fiction for Young Adults

A beautifully penned fantasy tale for a young audience, ‘AnnaGrey and the Constellation’, Volume 1 of the Laeth Realm Adventures, takes us deep into a world of parallel existence, magical portals, and curiously fantastical beasts.

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Coming Of Age Historical Fiction

Coming Of Age Historical Fiction

There’s real soul to this coming-of-age story as Presti beautifully renders the sights and sounds of a bygone era. All are meticulously observed as he explores the veracities of family, calamity, politics and racial divide during a period of turbulent change.

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Love Triangle Romance Books

Love Triangle Romance Books

Powerful and bittersweet, Breaking Fancy: Starstruck’s energetic narrative yields genuine depth whilst being a fine example of close observation and telling details.

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Fiction and survival stories

Fiction & Survival Stories

I read with both fascination and disgust as I learned how he was attacked by a bear who scalped him and left part of his skull flapping open but was not prepared to lay down and die.

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Short Story Fiction Collections

Short Story Fiction Collections

With just ten stories in all, Divyank writes about situations in which characters, are often put in situations fraught with uncertainty and proves quite adept at evoking social nuance. This is clearly evident in stories like Separation Anxiety, Back To Darkness and A Long March Home where tragedy, relationships and predatory sexual behaviour are briefly illuminated.

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Dystopian Fiction Reviews

Dystopian Fiction Reviews

One of those novels that demands thought, compels the attention, and refuses to be dismissed The Cage is the kind of novel that makes Dystopian Fiction so unique with Smith pulling off a relative rarity by creating a genuinely original read.

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International Mystery & Crime

International Mystery & Crime

Thrillers are a much-debased genre these days, depending on generic plots and established tropes for much of their content. “No More Lies” has the standards of an earlier, more classic time, when plot, character and dialogue stood on their own, and narratives kept you riveted right up until the last page.

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Police Procedurals Book Reviews

Police Procedurals Book Reviews

Firing on all cylinders as a crime thriller and police procedural there’s something elemental about Brenham’s writing that proves wholly riveting. Once Upon A Crime lunges for our collective viscera in its opening sequence and never lets go.

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The Importance Of Historical Fiction

The Importance Of Historical Fiction

Whilst there is undoubted value in considering historical context, not least because past forces, individuals and trends both shape the present and provide valuable lessons for our future decisions, is historical fiction of any value?

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Historical Fiction Adventure Stories

Historical Fiction Adventure Stories

A powerful and emotive historical, The Unravelling is the genre at its very best. A novel that embraces pivotal events from South Africa’s bygone years to give us a novel that’s literate and true to life and sure to grab the attention of discerning readers.

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Apocalyptic suspense thrillers

Apocalyptic suspense thrillers

A bold apocalyptic novel that’s not afraid of breaking free of the genre tropes, Hunting for the Lamb of God takes its readers into a USA decimated by an EMP attack by rogue states.

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Post-Apocalyptic Dystopian Fiction

Post-Apocalyptic Dystopian Fiction

Emotionally realistic, part of its appeal is that it puts the reader right in the moment at every stage. Aune isn’t afraid to go to some dark places and the intricacies of his story about a very real threat to our world makes his novel more tragic and also more chilling.

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Occult Horror Novels New Releases

Occult Horror Novels New Releases

Rarely is the pervading presence of evil so manifestly demonstrated as it is with Mr. Goodnews, whose presence remains prevailingly disturbing throughout. There’s no unnecessary glut of blood and hysteria, it isn’t needed, with the continuous threat existing in a predatory intelligence.

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Armageddon and Fantasy Fiction

Armageddon and Fantasy Fiction

From films to books to politics, Armageddon is a term which represents a culmination of cataclysmic events- devastating to humans, and destined to change the worlds of both heaven and earth forever.

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Why Do We Love To Be Frightened?

Why Do We Love To Be Frightened?

Dusk creeps upon you as you make your way home, bringing with it the stillness and dark of night. As one sense shutters another opens, magnifying each whisper of wind-every shuffle on the pavement behind you.

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Teen & Young Adult Horror Books new releases

Teen & Young Adult Horror Books

Ben Wolf has seen what loss does. He’s seen the darkness it manifests but he’s never faced loss himself until now when Lafferty’s A Place Of Vengeance finds him confronting unimaginable terror.

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Espionage Thrillers Books

Espionage Thrillers Books

A thoroughly enjoyable read, ‘Mind Control’ sees the return of Charlie Smythington in another high-stakes mystery where murder and hidden agendas are the order of play as the stakes get ever higher.

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The Occult -why the fascination with dark fiction?

The Occult -why the fascination with dark fiction?

While the occult is a broad umbrella, hiding its many forms under its silky black folds, it’s concepts have endured through time, enjoying many a resurgence through the ages. The term ‘occultism’, is relatively new, not used in French or English literature, for instance, until the 19th Century, although the term ‘occult sciences’ was commonly used in the 16th Century to describe practices such as astrology, alchemy, mysticism, and natural magic.

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Suspense Thrillers

Suspense Thrillers

A Phone to Kill For is the first book in Paul Hillman’s Charlie Smythington Mystery Series and there is much by the way of heavy-duty intrigue to keep fans of suspense novels engaged throughout.

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Teen & Young Adult Ghost Fiction

Teen & Young Adult Ghost Fiction

A hell of an adventure, a superb plot and a brilliant start to Lafferty’s Tales from Windward Cove series, Teen & Young Adult Ghost Stories don’t get any better than A Place Of Shadows.

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Science Fiction Authors & The Future Shape Of The World

How Science Fiction Authors Are Shaping Our Future

As fantastical as science fiction seems, there is often something familiar about the incredible concepts dreamt up by its writers. In fact, not only familiar at times but eerily accurate about future advances. Is this some kind of scientific prophesy? Is there something sinister going on?

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Zen Philosophy books

Zen Philosophy books

Born from an intense desire to transcend the modern-day shallow life of humanity, The Unborn Odyssey takes those with a quest for truth and understanding on a fantastical quest towards self-reflection and growth.

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Psychological Crime Fiction

Psychological Crime Fiction

A genuinely ominous and suspenseful crime thriller ‘And the Dead Shall Live’ is as atmospheric as they come, but it’s also cuttingly sharp with real momentum.

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New Age Personal Transformation

New Age Personal Transformation

A treasure trove of wisdom from author, Steward Mair, ‘The Right Royal’ wakes us up to the true meaning of happiness as it traverses the length and breadth of human existence in a little under 200 pages.

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Contemporary Christian Fiction

The theme of adultery has been used in a wide range of literature through the ages and has served as a theme for many notable novels. In Dropping Perez it brings intense emotions to the foreground and it automatically creates a sense of conflict between the characters concerned.

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Poetry Anthology

Poetry Anthology

Intensely introspective and reflective, it’s a deeply revealing biographical exploration of the author’s own life, creating an intimate sense of warmth and participation.

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Christian Non Fiction Reads

Christian Non Fiction Reads

In an enlightening example of Christian literature, O.K. Johnson demonstrates how Christian principles can become an integral part of day-to-day life, supporting decision-making and tempering reactionary behaviour.

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Wrestling Sports Fiction Thriller

Wrestling Sports Fiction Thriller

An ironic bang-up thriller about a disparate crew of second-tier professional wrestlers who find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time with devastating consequences Blood In The Holler has all the hallmarks of a classic.

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Why We Love Superheroes & Reading About Them

In our quest for an answer to the question ‘’Why do we love Superheroes?’’, we wanted to gain the perspective of ‘’we’’- the humans, and the psychology behind why we are drawn to these recognisable but otherworldly creatures.

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Police Procedurals novels

Police Procedurals Novels

Tense, captivating, disturbing and psychologically rich When Things Fall Apart proves a classy and edgy thriller with Brenham keeping the stylistic pyrotechnics of the genre to a refreshing minimum.

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The Formula For Writing Classic Whodunits!

The Formula For Writing Classic Whodunits!

Few Crime Fiction authors genuinely excel at successfully misleading their readers and revealing an unlikely suspect as the real villain of the story and those that do can invariably be found at the very top of Whodunit Bestseller lists.

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Kidnapping Crime Fiction

Kidnapping Crime Fiction

Disturbing, disorienting, quietly terrifying, Never Say A Word is one of those reads that starts like a house afire, catches you firmly in its narrative grip and refuses to let go till the very end.

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Top Tips For Writing Suspense

There are a number of essential techniques an author must master if they ever want to top a bestsellers list and none more so than the ability to deliver genuine suspense.

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International Mystery & Crime

International Mystery & Crime

Brenham writes with the authoritative voice of his experience as a Texas law enforcement officer for over twenty years and it’s to his credit that his plot stands in contrast to many of today’s thrillers which often seem simple-minded and lacking in genuine depth.

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Space Fleet Science Fiction

Space Fleet Science Fiction

A taut, immersive, and well-balanced blend of whooping combat and space opera. Serenity embraces everything in Francis’ Angelfyre series that came before while pushing his fascinating science fiction odyssey into new and unexpected directions.

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Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Novels

With larger-than-life characterisation, Anderson’s wickedly executed dialogue is second to none, as it catapults his protagonists in all their technicoloured glory onto the pages of yet another fabulous and fantastical adventure, whereas usual, everything goes that tiniest bit too far.

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The Crimson Quill Award

Now in it’s third year the Crimson Quill Awards continue to be the main criteria our readers use when selecting their next best read.  Our reader recommended award these are the books they have enjoyed most and recommended to their friends.  All the books we review are eligible for recommendation but with strict rules in place to ensure all recommendations are authentic and a minimum of 100 nominations required you can be confident of a good read whichever one you choose. 

The Millennium Book Award

Now in its 5th year the Millennium Book Award goes from strength to strength whilst still maintaining the ethos upon which it was founded. The award celebrates and recognizes exceptional writing. Not the size of an author’s following, their social media reach or the fervour generated by a substantial marketing budget the Millennium Book Award continues to grow as a Readers Favourite and an award they can trust.

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