Category Archives: 2013 Award Winners

Book Review: The Universe-ity by Michael Samuels

First Place: Self-Help The cover had my attention because I am actively a college student, and I love to learn, and especially about spirituality. Michael Samuels clearly illustrates the most important education one can receive in life has nothing to do with graduate school, instead it’s called “The Universe-ity: A Spiritual Education Using The Law …

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Book Review: She Likes It Rough by GVR Corcillo

First Place: Humor/Satire First Place: Indie Where do I begin my review of “She Likes It Rough” by GVR Corcillo? Well, I am not quite sure how to deliver my thoughts because I move than loved this book, I can honestly say that I am IN LOVE with this book. I am so glad I …

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Book Review: Stillwell: A Haunting on Long Island by Michael Phillip Cash

Honorable Mention: General Fiction “Stillwell: A Haunting on Long Island” by Michael Phillip Cash is the story about Paul Russo and his struggle with maintaining after the recent loss of his wife. Paul has three surviving children and daily routines are proving to be harder and harder as the effects after Allison’s death. He must …

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Book Review: Pumpkiniah the Brave by G.E. Beyers

First Place: Fantasy “Pumpkiniah the Brave” by G.E. Beyers is the story of a tiny tooth fairy named Pumpkiniah Scumble (or Pumpki) who is recently unemployed since her assigned family no longer needs her services. Pumpki is a spunky little thing with a bright personality perfectly fitting a twelve year old, should she actually be …

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Book Review: New Spun Yarns From Across the Big Divide by Richard Bird Baker

Second Place:Historical Fiction “New Spun Yarns From Across the Big Divide” by Richard Bird Baker is a fun book about cowboy stories narrated by Charles Russell. Russell’s stories are filled with dry humor, wittiness and cowboy lingo from an era long ago. The stories paint a picture of daily life for cowboys. From cattle rustlers, …

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Book Review: Keeper of Reign by Emma Right

Honorable Mention: Fantasy I have to say, I enjoyed “Keeper of Reign” by Emma Right. The first two chapters were slow for me, the author writing in the voice of her character, and almost talking to the audience, made me think about putting the book down. I don’t like when a book talks to the …

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Book Review: Beanalicious Living by Elizabeth Borelli

First Place: General Non-Fiction “Beanalicious Living: A Healthy eating Guide & Cookbook” by Elizabeth Borelli is a book not only with useful information about eating healthy, but, cooking on a budget with wholesome ingredients. From the very first page I was immersed in a mixture of information on the industry and how they are trying …

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Book Review: Thick Fog in Pacheco Pass by R.P. McCabe

Second Place: General Fiction Second Place: eBook Perhaps the biggest mistake writers of crime thrillers make is putting too much emphasis on the crime and action, and not enough on the characters and place settings. Thankfully, R.P. McCabe’s deep seeded new work, “The Thick Fog in Pacheco Pass” does not fall at all into that …

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Book Review: Strangers on the High Seas by Carole P. Roman

Second Place: Children’s Books Do you want to take an adventure on the high seas, on a pirate ship? Come along and join Captain No Beard and his mates on their exciting journey on the Flying Dragon. With a cast of brightly colored characters like Mongo the Monkey, Fribbet the Frog, Polly Parrot, Linus the …

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Book Review: Schism: The Battle for Darracia by Michael Phillip Cash

Second Place: Science Fiction “Schism” by Michael Phillip Cash is an action-packed, fantasy story that left me wanting more. Prince V’sair is a young royal who is basically a Halfling – half Darracia and half Planta. He feels inferior because he has not yet had the chance to try his hand at the Fireblade. He …

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