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1556905159First, the Earth blew up. It was done in the most AMAZING way… by accident! Then I found myself lost in BFE with two architectural engineers and I was going WTF just happened? That’s when I saw the Infinity Hotel out in the middle of nowhere and realized this was going to be one of those ‘try to keep up’ books.
Challenge Accepted!
The plot… OMG the plot!… is non-stop whiplash where the hell is this thing going and why is it so good! (<–intentional run-on sentence) The characters… well, there are really only three important ones, but trust me, you will know all about them before it’s over with.
I really can’t say enough good things about how fun this book was to read. It was genuinely refreshing, and it was a mix of so many genres in one! Some of them are not even my typical reading fare, but they were written so well, so engrossingly, that I could not put it down. 5 HUGE stars for this book, and much appreciation to Mr. Paolinelli for writing it! I call it an INFINITELY AWESOME READ!” – 5-star Amazon Review.

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GALENS_WAY_HC“A truly perfect and engaging sci-fi opera! The author has managed to capture the politics, the adventure, and the almost mythical quality of the genre. The sense of imagery the author includes really does an amazing job of painting a picture of the characters and various settings this story utilizes, and while I myself am not familiar with the original series from John C. Wright, newcomers will have no problem delving into this vast world the author has brought to life.
The characters really jump off the page of this story. Galen Dwyn is the perfect blend of characters like Han Solo of the Star Wars franchise or Captain Malcolm Reynolds of the Firefly series, exuding confidence and steely-determination while boasting a blend of humorous interactions and deadly accuracy, and yet he also feels so much more complex and drawn out as a protagonist, which draws the reader in immediately. The backstory of humanity’s migration to the Andromeda and the sense of destiny that the story set’s up just really help the novel as a whole to coalesce, making for a fun read.
A masterful, adventurous, and engaging read, author Richard Paolinelli’s “Galen’s Way” is a must-read sci-fi epic that really encapsulates the space opera genre perfectly. Readers really get to experience the classic “hero’s journey” storytelling device and the larger-than-life mythos that this story explores will keep readers wanting more and more. Be sure to grab your copy today!” – Anthony Avina

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1618006882“The author has a great respect for Native American Culture. He uses his character Jack Del Rio to show the differences between modern American culture and Reservation culture of the southwest. Jack is respectful and attempts to understanding the culture of the Navajo, Hopi, and Pueblo reservation. Using native mythos to enhance the fear and repugnance of a serial killer. Jack is a remarkably understanding FBI agent sent to figure out phenomenal serial murders of the tribal leadership. He finds piece by piece the information that allows him to catch the killer. The greatest difficulty is the cultural divide between himself and the NNPD, and the tribal leaders. They both do not trust each other, making the situation even more dangerous to the remaining leaders, and the agent himself. The mythos, has been used by the killer to frighten both his tribal neighbors, and the political elements that surround him.” – 5-Star Goodreads Review

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“In the tradition of L’Amour. Concise, vivid sentences. Multiple plot lines cleverly woven together. Brilliant visual imagry in concise words. Looking forward to more books by this author. Exciting without being crude. Inventive death scenarios. Quality wrap-up at the end. No loose threads. Shows knowledge of Old Weather. Excellent geographical orienteering without being wordy.” – Robert Tewart

 

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1636940981“This is action/adventure/thriller disguised as science fiction. First, the science fiction. Some of the bad guys are aliens. Some of the good guys are aliens. Travel happens interplanetarily. Weaponry and gagetry are from the future. Other than that you have an action/adventure/spy thriller here. It’s a very good action/adventure/spy thriller with lots of twists and turns and plot complications and a dashing hero with a love interest. Or is it a love interest? It’s an interest and that’s when we get to see an action hero examine his conscience because he wants to do right by the object of his interest. There aren’t many action/adventure novels that include ethics but this book does. In fact that’s what makes our hero more than just a cardboard cut out. But back to the swashbuckling because that’s what this book is mostly about, lots of that, lots of hand to hand fu, lots of explosions and cliffs hanging. If you like adventure, get this one.” – 5-Star Amazon Review

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Hell_Spawn_3D“The protagonist, Tommy Nolan, is an indisputable good guy. He is on the side of order. He enforces the law. He treats the perps he arrests with dignity as essentially good but twisted by circumstance to the bad. He is, in fact, a saint, and with that comes the graces to fight unredeemed evil in the form of demons who possess humans unwise enough to give them access. The graces he has been given include bilocation and the ability to smell the reak of evil. He has been given these graces just in time to face a demonic outbreak east Queens. I enjoyed this book. I thought the pacing and plotting ripped along and kept me interested, which is fundamental for an urban fantasy book. In addition, I liked the New York setting. I am the kind of reader who, when he gets factual details like geography and history, puts the book down downloads online maps and streetside photos to learn something about the setting. So, I enjoyed the New York details, which most may fly past as irrelevant. I also enjoyed the Catholicness of this book. I am a Catholic – a western Catholic one generation removed from Queens and Brooklyn myself – so I enjoyed some of the quips, remarks and customs that author Finn shares. Like Tommy chiding himself for feeling guilty about not stopping a demon from murdering a friend because “I’m Catholic. Guilt is a thing.” Isn’t it, though. On the other hand, the villains are Catholic villains, including abortion doctors and the barely hidden largest of all abortion providers. Also, the main character goes into battle saying Catholic prayers. Without a doubt, this will set the teeth on edge of many readers, and not just those on the left, because it seems that we’ve been trained that it is uncouth or just not done to present Catholicism and Catholic values as real and good. But that is a sign of narrow-mindedness, not open-mindedness. I’ve read many urban fantasy stories involving demon-fighting atheists or pagans. In such books, Catholic beliefs often are derided or written off ab initio, Certainly, it is never considered necessary to take Catholic beliefs as being serious in books about fighting demons, of all things. So, consider this book as the balance on the scales. It seems refreshing in a book about fighting quintessentially supernatural evil entities to treat the idea of absolute Good as a reality. But this book is not about my metaphysical musings. It’s a ripping good tale. Check it out.” – Peter S. Bradley

 

Lightbringer_3D“St. Tommy Nolan may be getting too old for throwing down with vampires, werewolves, and demons but these days he has help. He needs it too because as usual, Finn keeps my favorite cop running around and getting into one fight after another as he mows through the worst filth humanity and Hell have to offer. It isn’t all fun and games though as Nolan’s wife is diagnosed with cancer. This is a departure for Finn as he allows that to hang over Tommy for the entire book, despite his many attempts to use his gifts to heal her. Knowing the series is coming to a close, I’ll be curious to see what happens with Tommy and whether his son Jeremy and the younger Nolan’s wife Lena pick up the torch as God’s fist.” – from 5-star Amazon Review by E. Postma.

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The_Tatto_Murder_3D“I saw this book advertised and discovered it was written in a crime noir style. Bob Brill’s clever descriptions made it easy to envision the actions of the characters. I loved the setting and that the main character was a surfer who liked nothing more than to take to the ocean to wash away the stress of his day. One scene in the story particularly amused me. The FBI were in a meeting with local detectives as their cases had acrimoniously crossed. Our hero, John Potenza, quoted a line from an old movie. One of the feds instantly recognised it. The meeting was forgotten for a moment as they discussed movies, before carrying on. There were a number of deliberately clichèd scenes in this story. I enjoyed the humour of them because it is what set it apart from a normal crime story.” – Amazon Review

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Jones“Reading this amazing book called Re-Enchanted, by the incredible musician, poet, husband, and father, Rob Jones, was a profoundly moving experience. These poems, which are honest prayers, explore loneliness, depression, sin, grief, the eucharist, the power of myth, poetry, and different forms of art; the agape love of Christ for all of humanity, romantic love, community, reason, imagination, enchantment, and redemption. If you like the poetry of Maya Angelou, John Keats, Walt Whitman, T. S. Eliot, John O’ Donohue, Christina Rosetti, C. S. Lewis, George MacDonald, Malcolm Guite, and poetry in general, then this is the book for you. I highly recommend it! – 5-Star Amazon Review

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