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‘Blackbirds’ – The Book Of Poetry That Will Tug At Your Heartstrings (Review)

I’m not sure if words could ever do this book justice. From beginning to end, Greg Santos’ Blackbirds lures you in with the simplest poetry, poetry written so beautifully that it instills profound thought and emotion. Blackbirds is a raw, sometimes harrowing, account of Santos’ life experiences at their very core. In some ways, this book felt more…

‘Hooligans of Kandahar’ Shows the True Faces of War – Now a Featured Post

*Note: As of August 2018, the author has inked a book deal with Kyanite Publishing LLC, which is comprised of the same managing partners as Peak Story Reviews. ‘The Hooligans of Kandahar’ is the war story that needs to be told, but which the U.S. government doesn’t want you to see.  This is a true…

#FeatMyFlash – Our 1st Event Poll Is Now Live! Who will win?

Who will win our first #FeatMyFlash event? Vote for your favorite story here on Twitter! Poll closes tonight at 12AM EST. 1.) ‘A Passage of Time’ by Dennis Mombauer 2.) ‘One Last Look’ by Avery Kingston 3.) ‘A Night Off‘ By Ian Mark Sophia is an Administrative Assistant in Aviation, and is currently pursuing her…

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…

Celebrating Pride Month: 5 LGBTQ Films With Happy Endings

  We showed a little love to LBGTQ books, but what about films? From movies, to TV episodes, to shorts, here’s a small list we’ve compiled with flicks worth mentioning. ‘Black Mirror’ [S3E4] “San Junipero” (2016) This Black Mirror episode, San Junipero, offered a fresh take on their usually ‘unhappy’ endings. Sure, its still riddled with…

‘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…

‘Fortuitous Awakening’ Bends the Rules and Sets Up an Epic Series.

In Fortuitous Awakening, book one of The Passage to Ascension Series, Heather Noëlle tells the tale of an ordinary young woman named Sam in the small town of Havenbrook.  A new neighbor moving in next door seems to be the limit of unwanted excitement in her life.  This changes when a rash of vandalism sweeps…

‘Pika Bunny and the Thunderstorm’ Honorable Mention

Hey Peak Story Review readers! It’s Sam, and I’m dropping by the site today to tell our readers who are also educators or have kiddos in their families to check out the Pika Bunny Learning Series, specifically Pika Bunny and the Thunderstorm. I had the honor of receiving a copy in exchange for an honest…

‘Goblin Scout’ is a Fresh Take on Many Fantasy Tropes (Review)

In Goblin Scout, M.E. Hearrold II tells a character-driven tale of comedic fantasy misadventures.  This book is dialogue-centric, and the interactions between the many colorful personalities are the key feature of the story. Goblin Scout is a charming tale of a group of goblins thrust into the role of unlikely heroes on a quest to…