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“Dreamer” by Ja-Mel Vinson – ARC Review

I received an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of Ja-Mel Vinson’s forthcoming novel, “Dreamer.” Time constraints limit my ability to fully delve into the structural elements of the novel, but I’ll hit all the main points here. It’s ambitious. Vinson builds a complex and compelling world from the first chapter. His imagery is vivid and sometimes…

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 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…

‘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…

‘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…