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The Wonderland Effect by Robert Arrington

Hello readers! Have you read Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll or seen the movie adaption(s)? If so, you’ll probably love falling back into the world with author Robert Arrington as your hidden guide in The Wonderland Effect. The story begins with Alice Littleton, a young girl who can access all the powers and characters…

Review: Rebecca Yelland’s, “Dancing at Midnight: The Life of June Parker”

Reviewer’s Notes: Rebecca Yelland is an independent author from California currently living on the east coast. Among other things, she’s worked in human resources for over two decades. She self-published “Dancing at Midnight: The Life of June Parker,” in October 2016. It’s received rave reviews and won an Indie B.R.A.G. Medallion for Literary Fiction. She…

Review of William F. Aicher’s “The Unfortunate Expiration of Mr. David S. Sparks”

Reviewer’s Notes: “The Unfortunate Expiration of Mr. David S. Sparks,” is a science-fiction thriller/cyberpunk novel by William F. Aicher. It was submitted to Peak Story Reviews by the author in exchange for an honest review. Aicher self-published the book in February 2018 to critical acclaim. Over the last 10+ years, Aicher has authored several well-received…

Featured Review: Anne Wheeler’s ‘Asrian Skies’

I can count on two hands how many times an author has really truly surprised me. Anne Wheeler is now on that list. I read “Asrian Skies” at the beginning of the year and again over the last few days. It was true on the first read and truer on the second: Wheeler surprised and delighted me,…

‘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…

‘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…

‘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…

‘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…

‘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…

‘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…