Fantasy · Thriller

Review of Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 and Writer’s of the Future Volume: 38| L. Ron Hubbard Books

I like big books and I cannot lie!

Today I’m going to review and feature two big, fat science-fiction books. At the end of the blog post you’ll find info on FREE writing workshop and how to take part in the contest to get published in the next anthology.

Book 1: Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000

Author: L. Ron Hubbard

Page Count: 1076

Synopsis: If you liked Dune, Atlantis Gene, Foundation, Ender’s Game, and Starship Troopers, you’ll love Battlefield Earth.

Sadistic Aliens…

…Man is an endangered species.
Is it the end of the world or the rebirth of a new one?

In the year A.D. 3000, Earth is a dystopian wasteland. The great cities stand crumbling as a brutal reminder of what we once were. When the Psychlos invaded, all the world’s armies mustered little resistance against the advanced alien weapons.

Now, the man animals serve one purpose. Do the Psychlos’ bidding or face extinction.
One man, Jonnie Goodboy Tyler, has a plan. They must learn about the Psychlos and their weapons. He needs the other humans to follow him. And that may not be enough.

Can he outwit his Psychlo captor, Terl?
The fate of the Galaxy lies on the Battlefield of Earth.

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Review: Battlefield Earth is set on an Earth that was conquered a thousand years earlier and is now inhibited and mined by aliens! The last remnants of humans lived in isolated places and were now trained to mine more gold for the chief. The plot L. Ron Hubbard weaves is thrilling and masterful plot in Battlefield Earth. His storytelling has a certain charm to it and keeps you hooked throughout the 1000 pages.

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Book 2: L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 38(Anthology)

Authors: L. Ron Hubbard, Kevin J. Anderson, Frank Herbert, David Farland, Brian Herbert, J. A. Becker, Rebecca E Treasure, Mike Jack Stoumbos, Brittany Rainsdon, M. Elizabeth Tickner, Lazarus Black, Z. T. Bright, N. V. Haskell, Michael Panter, Natalia Salvador

Pages: 525

Synopsis: In the World of Science Fiction…

…this Anthology stands out for three reasons:

The stories. The art. The extras. Which will you love most?

Standing on the shoulders of giants, these writers of the future have earned their place in the hallowed pages of volume 38. With 25 award-winning authors and illustrators, this collection is a masterwork.

These diverse stories will fill you with wonder and new ideas.

And a few just might break your heart.

Just imagine…

It’s game on, the fate of the universe is on the line—and you’re about to go all in.
Saving the mammoths is in your hands—can you conjure the magic to make it happen?
You’ve got a monster BFF—whom you’re hiding from your own monster-hunting family.
You’re part of a sting, out to catch some bar hoppers who are not only bending their elbows, but bending time as well.
And much more!
Think you’ve seen it all? Think again.

The beautiful art and writing tips by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson, Frank Herbert, L. Ron Hubbard, and Diane Dillon are just as wonderful as the collection of stories. How would you like to read one of Frank Herbert’s rare stories or know his “Single Most Important Piece of Advice?”

Volume 38 is a treasure.

You’ll love this collection from past and future science fiction masters, because these stories are hand-picked by some of your favorite authors—including Brandon Sanderson, Orson Scott Card, Nnedi Okorafor, Robert J. Sawyer, and Jody Lynn Nye.

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Review: Writers of the Future Volume 38 is an science-fiction anothlogy presented by L Ron Hubbard. The stories are diverse and are really a treasure. Each story stands on it’s on and has an unique style of storytelling. And not only stories, the illustrations, the advice, and other elements of the stories are as amazing.

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The stories are hand-picked by some of our favorite authors—including Brandon Sanderson, Orson Scott Card, Nnedi Okorafor, Robert J. Sawyer, and Jody Lynn Nye.

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Book Review · Children's book


A groundbreaking new addition to the children’s book pantheon, “Maxwell,” by Jeremy C. Gredone, is as exciting and fresh as it is interactive and innovative. Children will delight in Maxwell’s invitation to join in on the celebration of imagination, and will inevitably become an integral part of the story for all future readings to come.
What makes Maxwell truly unique, however, is that his intent is for parents to get just as much out of the experience as their children. With vibrant and detailed illustrations provided by D. Sherene Offutt, parents and children alike will delight in discovering new games to play and new “easter eggs” to find in many a subsequent reading. This alone will make reaching for this book again and again a joy for everyone involved.

But, what really makes Maxwell stand out for the adults involved is the fact that they are really getting two books in one. Separately bound in a back pocket of the children’s book is “The Chain of Life: The True Story of Maxwell the Spider & An Invitation to a Time Capsule.” In this 16 page short story we find out that Maxwell was indeed a real, wild spider who somehow forged a relationship with our author, and this true story of wonder was the inspiration for the children’s book.

“I thought about writing the short story just as it happened,” explains Gredone, “but then I thought to myself, ‘No, this is just too fantastical. No one will believe it!’ And that is when I decided I should make it into a children’s book. I’d really had no intention, ever, of writing a children’s book, but then I was given this truly extraordinary gift of an experience and felt compelled to return the favor in its telling.”
In addition to this inspiring, true story behind the magic of the children’s book, there is yet another gem awaiting parents. The separately bound story in the back pocket is meant to be removed and serve as a “time capsule”; a means for parents to write a letter of sorts to their children in the present, and give them years later when they are old enough to understand the more adult tale being told in this “story behind the story.” There are several blank pages at the end of Maxwell’s origin story where parents are encouraged to write, or draw or post photos for their children. The passage of time does the rest.

“Well, once I decided to write the children’s book, I promised myself that I would make it different, find a way to make it stand out,” says Gredone, “and since the power of imagination and wonder are something that we should never lose, even as adults, I decided that Maxwell should have something for everyone. The time capsule seemed like the perfect addition; ideally serving as a kind of generational love letter, passed down over and over again as the chain of life moves on. Children becoming adults and finding that one of their more wondrous books from childhood was actually based on a true story as experienced by an adult.”

Maxwell” is truly a children’s book for all ages and stakes its claim as a bold innovator in the genre. Visit the website for more family fun and purchasing options.

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Book Review · Non Fiction


Title: (R)evolution for Love

Author: Kati Niemi

Pages: 278 pages (Paperback)

Genre: Self-help

Publication Date: October 27, 2021

Buy Link: Amazon

Wow! (R)evolution for Love by author Kati Niemi is a gem of a book. It is a self-help guide that aims to help you navigate your relationship rut. It asks uncomfortable and straight forward questions to help you see through. It does not sugar coat situations nor does it become too pessimistic – it puts things as it is. It has tips and exercises at the end of each chapter to help you better put the wisdom in your own relationship. And that is something I think sets this book apart from any other – the practicality and useability of it. It does not preach but actually shares candid true stories with you and helps you decide for YOURSELF!

The writing is simple and easy to follow. It helps you stay engaged and retain most of it. I loved reading it actually. It was extremely refreshing and plan to check out the work book that comes with this.

My Rating: 5/5

Book Review · Mystery/Suspense · Thriller


Treachery and the Innocent (Treachery Series Book 1) by [Rockie Sue]



Title: Treachery and the Innocent (Treachery Series Book 1)

Author: Rockie Sue 

Publisher: Rockie Sue Books 

Pages: 306 pages (Paperback)

Genre: Suspense, Action, Adventure

Publication Date: 28 October 2019



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How far will you go for your beliefs and your family?

For her faith and her family, Shema reluctantly participates in the kidnapping of a Central Intelligence Agency agent with her cousin Ishmael. The plan backfires, leaving everyone in the group dead but Shema and Ishmael. Chaos ensues, and Shema scrambles to get away from the turmoil. Plagued by her conscience, she struggles to decide between following the same path or leaving behind her old life and her family.

Book Review · Genre · Thriller


The Heatwave

Title: The Heatwave

Author: Katerina Diamond

Pages: 363 pages (Paperback)

Genre: Thriller

Publisher: Avon|An imprint of Harper Collins

Buy Links: Audible, Amazon(IN)Amazon(UK)Amazon(US)



One summer. One stranger. One killer…
Two bad things happened that summer:
A stranger arrived. And the first girl disappeared.
In the wake of the crime that rocked her community, Felicity fled, knowing more than she let on.
But sixteen years later, her new life is shattered by the news that a second girl has gone missing in her hometown.
Now Felicity must go back, to face the truth about what happened all those years ago.
Only she holds the answers – and they’re more shocking than anyone could imagine.

Book Review · Thriller


Title: The Other Passenger

Author: Louise Candlish  

Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK 

Pages: 416 pages (Paperback)

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Publication Date: 25 June 2020

Buy Links : Amazon(IN)Amazon(UK) Amazon(US) , Bookdepsitory




From the bestselling author of Our House, winner of the Crime and Thriller Book of the Year Award
You’re feeling pretty smug about your commute to work by riverboat. No more traffic gridlock or getting stuck on the tube in tunnels (you’re claustrophobic); now you’ve got an iconic Thames view, fresh air ?— a whole lifestyle upgrade. You’ve made new friends onboard — led by your hedonistic young neighbour, Kit ?— and just had your first ‘water rats’ Christmas drinks.

But the first day back after Christmas, Kit isn’t on the morning boat. The river landmarks are all the same, but something’s off. You disembark to find the police waiting. Kit’s wife, Melia, has reported him missing and another passenger witnessed the two of you arguing on the last boat home after your drinks. Police say you had a reason to lash out at him. To kill him.