Review: Hook’s Tale

      Synopsis: A rollicking debut novel from award-winning playwright and screenwriter John Pielmeier reimagines the childhood of the much maligned Captain Hook: his quest for buried treasure, his friendship with Peter Pan, and the story behind the swashbuckling world of Neverland. Long defamed as a vicious pirate, Captain James Cook (a.k.a Hook) was... Continue Reading →

Review: The Unhoneymooners

    Synopsis: For two sworn enemies, anything can happen during the Hawaiian trip of a lifetime—maybe even love—in this romantic comedy from the New York Times bestselling authors of Roomies. Olive Torres is used to being the unlucky twin: from inexplicable mishaps to a recent layoff, her life seems to be almost comically jinxed. By contrast, her... Continue Reading →

Review: Legend of the Coco Palms Resort

Synopsis: Never confuse Hawaiian spirits for Aloha spirit. On the lush tropical Hawaiian island of Kauai sits the iconic dilapidated Coco Palms Resort, once a paradise getaway for the rich and famous. On September 11, 1992 Hurricane Iniki ripped through Kauai, leaving the resort nothing more than a hollowed shell. Centuries before Iniki struck, the... Continue Reading →

Review: After Party (Poems)

  Synopsis: Jana Prikryl’s The After Party journeys across borders and eras, from cold war Central Europe to present-day New York City, from ancient Rome to New World suburbs, constantly testing the lingua francas we negotiate to know ourselves. These poems disclose the tensions in our inherited identities and showcase Prikryl’s ambitious experimentation with style.... Continue Reading →

Review: Temptation’s Trust

  Synopsis: Love is but a splendid experience which may only be appreciated through unexpected actions. Temptation's Trust expresses Gary R. Hess's unforeseen and sometimes unthinkable affairs with love throughout his life. Rating: 5 stars Review: Temptation's Trust is a collection of beautiful engaging poetry by Gary R. Hess. His writing is superb. I loved... Continue Reading →

Review: Blue Bath

  Synopsis: Kat Lind, an American expatriate living in London with her entrepreneur husband and their young son, attends an opening at a prestigious Mayfair art gallery and is astonished to find her own face on the walls. The portraits are evidence of a long-ago love affair with the artist, Daniel Blake. Unbeknownst to her,... Continue Reading →

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