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‘Rise: A Blood Inheritance Novel’ is a Blockbuster Movie Waiting to Happen

“Rise: A Blood Inheritance Novel,” hereinafter referred to as, “Rise,” is the first installment in a planned quartet. The author, M. Ainihi, begins the story with a prologue that takes place hundreds of years before most of the events in Rise. It piqued my interest immediately, and from there I finished it in about two…

‘Kind Nepenthe’ Offers A Chilling Dose Of Horror Mixed With Reality

After reading Matthew Brockmeyer’s book Kind Nepenthe, don’t be surprised if you develop a whole new appreciation for horror. Kind Nepenthe follows the lives of several people with different backgrounds, allowing you to walk in the shoes of  individuals who share very contrasting viewpoints throughout. With each change in narration, you delve deeper into the highs and…

‘The Kill Chain’ Is a Relentless Page-Turning Thriller (Review)

It has been ages since I’ve read an entire novel as fast as this one.  I am a product of the “in-between” generation.  I grew up before the internet, but I was still young enough to get sucked in by all the wonders of 21st century technology.  As a result, I also now have a…

Celebrating Pride Month: 5 Books with LGBTQ Main Characters

Here at Peak Story Reviews, we believe in celebrating and lifting up diverse voices.  It’s also June, which means it’s PRIDE month! Here are five stories featuring LGBTQ characters. We’ve read and can attest to the twisty plot in ‘Gone.’ The other stories are new to us and submitted by readers suggesting we check our…

‘Peace Out’ – A Novella That Puts The Heart Back In Heart-Warming

We all have our comforts. For some of us, maybe its an indulgent square of dark chocolate, or an aromatic cup of hot coffee. For others it could be a smell, a movie, or a song. But Sandra Hurst’s novella, Peace Out, might just be a comfort all in itself. First and foremost, this is more than…

‘Dawn Among the Stars’ (Book 1 in The Starless Series) Review

I’ve been scouring science fiction shelves since I was six, desperately searching for female protagonists and semi-realistic, relatable stories. Over the years I’ve found a few that inspired or impacted me, but none as much as Dawn Among the Stars by Samantha Heuwagen. I just finished it and my initial reaction is, “I can’t wait…

‘Story Tale Podcast’/’Leaving Bordeaux’ Review – 5/5

As a huge science fiction and fantasy fan, I recognize the importance of short stories. They were largely responsible for the growth of SFF in the last century and bring to mind legendary authors like Isaac Asimov and stories like “I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream” by Harlan Ellison. Even so, lately I’ve…

First Book Review Coming 6/9/18

Hello! Thank you for stopping by and welcome to Peak Story Reviews! Book reviews will launch June 9, 2018 with the first novel in the Starless Series, Dawn Among The Stars by Samantha Heuwagen! More Info About Reviews A new book review will be posted about once per week and as new reviewers are added…