Of Bots and Beans #BookReview @ColinSpindler_Author

  • Title: Of Bots and BeansOf Bots and Beans: CULT Group Coffee Sequence A Sci-Fi Comedy in Four Volumes Volume 1 by [Spindler, Colin]
  • Print Length: 26 pages
  • Publication Date: July 28, 2016
  • Sold by:Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • Format:  Kindle
  • Goodreads
  • Genres: Science Fiction

It took a while for me to finish this review because I wanted to reread it again, as I had trouble grasping it the first time. However, once I did reread it, I quite enjoyed it. The story is very descriptive and imaginative, and Colin did a wonderful job at getting his humor across.

I would be interested in seeing what other science fiction stories Colin can drum up in the future. I thank him for reaching out to me on Twitter to review his debut short story.

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Biography

Colin Spindler

Aside from self-publishing coffee-flavored metaphysical space operas via Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing and Amazon Kindle Singles, Colin writes articles about video games at smashthegamestate.com and gamemoir.com.

Haunted Visions # BookReviews

  • Pacific Cove: Haunted Visions (Pacific Cove Short Read Series Book 1) by [Grace, J.E]Title: Haunted Visions
  • Print Length: 93 pages
  • Publication Date: August 13, 2016
  • Sold by:Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • Format:  Kindle, Paperback
  • Goodreads
  • Genres: Fantasy

A few months after Naomi is devastated when her sister is killed by a car walking to a friend’s house, she graduates college with an art degree and marries the man of her dreams, Jason. They embark on their newly romantic life together in Pacific Cove. However, life is less than happy when Naomi begins experiencing visions that keep her on edge.

Haunted Visions is a very light, quick read. My only issues is that the narrative tend to switch from past to present tense and back again, which can be confusing. The characters were two dimensional and their dialogue can be mediocre at times, but the story itself was very enjoyable. I read it in one sitting, eager to find out what was going to happen.

Haunted Visions is recommended to those who enjoy stories that include faith, love and has supernatural elements entwined. It is one that I wouldn’t mind reading again, and I’d be interested in seeing what other stories Ms. Grace will come up with.

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Biography

J.E. Grace

J.E. Grace was born in California and has a background in Retail Management.

She now resides in the Midwest and retired from a career in real estate in 2012 to pursue her passion-writing. Her interests include poetry, painting in traditional oils/pastels, digital art and photography. Her work can be viewed on Society 6, Zazzle, and Fine Art America.

This is her debut science fiction novel. She tries to make her characters interesting and believable so that her readers can relate to them. Her writing has spiritual overtones due to her deep roots in her faith.

She is currently writing a fantasy novel with relationships to Christian values and is in the planning stages for a sequel to “The Zarion-Saving Mankind. Her new Pacific Cove Series Short Reads; Haunted Visions-Book 1 and Testament of Faith-Book 2, are due to be published Aug-Sept. 2016. There will also be a Book 3, entitled, “Love’s Enduring Legacy,” which she is currently working on.

Website: http://jegrace.webs.com

Bad Times? Not At All!

We all have to deal with ups and downs in this life. And usually, we have something that gets us through the down times. The contest for this month is for you to write a story about the worse day of your life and how you overcame it (God, a friend, pet, etc).

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The guidelines:

  • Please keep your stories PG
  • The word count limit is to not exceed 2500 words
  • Put a link to your entry into the comments of this post
  • You may also place the URL of this post into your entry post so others may find and join the community
  • The most important thing is to have fun!

The winner will be notified in next month’s challenge post, as well as in the comments of their entry post.

See the Monthly Writing Contest page for current prize offering.

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Fan Fiction Time!

Do you have a favorite show or movie? Let’s have fun with it! Write a fan fiction based on your favorite show!

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The guidelines:

  • Please keep your stories PG
  • The word count limit is to not exceed 2500 words
  • Put a link to your entry into the comments of this post
  • You may also place the URL of this post into your entry post so others may find and join the community
  • The most important thing is to have fun!

The winner will be notified in next month’s challenge post, as well as in the comments of their entry post.

See the Monthly Writing Contest page for current prize offering.

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Everybody Needs a Superhero!

The world needs a superhero! It can be a hero with special powers, or not. It’s up to you. Just create a superhero and have him/her save the day.

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The guidelines:

Please keep your stories PG
The word count limit is to not exceed 2500 words
Put a link to your entry into the comments of this post
You may also place the URL of this post into your entry post so others may find and join the community
The most important thing is to have fun!

The winner will be notified in next month’s challenge post, as well as in the comments of their entry post.

See the Monthly Writing Contest page for current prize offering.

Have fun!

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Honor Mothers on Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day around the corner (Sunday, May 8), it’s fitting for the first contest to be about your mother or a mother figure in your life.

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The guidelines:

  • Please keep your stories PG
  • The word count limit is to not exceed 2500 words
  • Put a link to your entry into the comments of this post
  • You may also place the URL of this post into your entry post so others may find and join the community
  • The most important thing is to have fun!

The winner will be notified in next month’s challenge post, as well as in the comments of their entry post.

See the Monthly Writing Contest page for current prize offering.

Have fun, and Happy Mother’s Day!

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