Kill Code by Clive Fleury

Kill Code by Clive Fleury
Publisher: TCK Publishing
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Short story (130 pages)
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Chamomile


It’s the year 2031. Our future. Their present. A world decimated by climate catastrophe, where the sun’s heat is deadly and the ocean rises higher every day. A world ruled by the rich, powerful, and corrupt. A world where a good man can’t survive for long.

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But after four years of living in poverty, Hogan finally gets a chance to get back on his feet. He’s invited to join the National Security Council, the powerful paramilitary organization responsible for protecting the rich and powerful from the more unsavory elements of society. All he needs to do is pass their deadly entrance exam, and he’ll be rewarded with wealth and opportunity beyond his wildest dreams.

But this ex-cop’s path to redemption won’t be easy. The NSC are hiding something, and as Hogan descends deeper and deeper into their world, he starts to uncover the terrible truth of how the powerful in this new world maintain their power…and just how far they will go to protect their secrets.

In a world gone wrong, can one man actually make a difference, or will he die trying?

A dark and gritty take on a futuristic world where a former agent seeks to fix past mistakes, but will it be enough in a quickly changing world? This has all the elements of well known dystopia, and while I knew nothing about this book or author, I quickly found I needed to know what happened next!

Hogan Duran, a former cop, is a character that I can easily see in the lead of many top action movies, and this whole book carried that feel. Fast-paced, action-packed, edge-of-you-seat, danger and trials to test the hero? Check. Check. And check! This book is self-contained, but ends in a way that leave room for more, and I’d gladly return if that is the case. While Hogan and Kill Code aren’t my normal read, this one is compelling and I found myself finishing it quickly, as I needed to know how things turned out, and what new surprises would arise!

Great for fans of dystopia stories, that are told as a fast-paced speed with plenty of action, and a dark and gritty feel, then you should check out Kill Code. It has that ‘book-to-movie’ feel and is eerily close, set in 2031, while also being different and ‘futuristic’ enough to excite and surprise the reader as the story unfolds.

The Ethereal Squadron by Shami Stovall

The Ethereal Squadron by Shami Stovall
Publisher: TCK Publishing
Genre: Historical, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Action/Adventure
Length: Full Length (361 pgs)
Rated: 5 stars
Review by Dryas


The Great War has already consumed much of the globe, but a second, secret war between sorcerers threatens to crack it in two. The ruling families of Germany and Austria-Hungary, those with the chill of magic in their blood, will stop at nothing in their quest for power, and they’ve drawn the entire world into a bloody war because of it.

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What would have happened if there had been magic alongside rifles during World War I? That is exactly what the Ethereal Squadron is, men with different types of magic that helps win battles. It is a well-kept secret, and not many of the soldiers know of its existence. They take the missions that allow them to go behind enemy lines to push the front back.

Florence is one of the squadrons, code name “Geist”, which means ghost in German. She is known as a Specter, she can ‘ghost’ through anything which helps her avoid bullets and many of the other weapons. She’s hiding a major secret though: she is a woman and her family are on the German side. She defected when her dad had her engaged to the Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary . Now she is cut off from family and friends. Yet, she makes a new family with her teammates until one particular horrendous mission that changed her life.

I really enjoyed the character of Geist, she is incredibly strong but she does not see it for herself. She grew up with a father who considered her a failure. When she and the other soldier she’s paired up with, Vergess aka Richter, get to know each other, love starts to blossom. They both came from the same situations and understand each other with little talking. He was protective of her and did everything he could to keep her secret.

The relationship between the new team Geist is the leader of is a little shaky at the beginning. Victory, Blick and Battery were brothers and had known Geist for sometime, so they were a tight group. The major issue is that they really don’t like Vergess, they think he’s a traitor.

The plot of this novel is well paced, and original. I enjoy books that can take history and add their own twist to it. As I stated above, the characters are wonderfully well developed and relatable. The loyalty of the men is a great example for us all.

I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys historical fiction with some added magic.  Just be careful to start it early in the day or you won’t be able to put it down when you want to sleep.

Saved by a Cowboy by Julia Daniels

Saved by a Cowboy by Julia Daniels
Publisher: TCK Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full length (165 pages)
Heat Rating: Spicy
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Mistflower

Can a city girl on the run find safety in the arms of a rancher?

Chicago restaurant owner Sabrina Marconi needs to hide. And fast. She just sent a mob boss to prison. A competition to become the cook on a cattle ranch in Nebraska might just be the safe haven this city girl is looking for. With a new name, Laura Marshall, and a new life, everything is going according to plan. Until she meets the ranch owner.

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When the competition among the women gets fierce, someone decides to play dirty, and Laura’s cooking skills might not be enough. But if she doesn’t get this job, she has nowhere to go. Not to mention the growing feelings she’s having for her boss, feelings she tries to suppress.

The drama among the competing women is almost more than Caleb can handle. He’s got his hands full with missing equipment and dead cattle. But Laura isn’t like the others, and despite his best intentions, his feelings for her are growing. What is the secret she’s hiding? Will she ever trust him enough to allow them to have a future together? And will her Chicago past chase her down in rural Nebraska?

I have to be honest and say that I started this book on a Monday evening and I had trouble putting it down. I can no longer stay up all night to finish a book thanks to my new full time job. I had to put it down at 11 PM. I admit that I read a couple chapters during my Tuesday lunch break at work. I was eager to get home to finish reading it. Which I did.

Since finishing the book I have to say that my anticipation wasn’t completely satisfied. Although the romance between the leading characters held the book together for me, the mystery was a bit weak and the secondary characters could have been more developed. .

Caleb Kirkpatrick, the hero, made me smile and laugh out loud a couple of times. The fact that his brother convinced him to invite three women to the ranch to compete for the position of the cook at the ranch was a unique plot. Laura, the heroine, is one of the three woman. Her history was a bit unrealistic but she is a likable character. I felt that Caleb and Laura made a great match. I enjoyed their banter back and forth.

Overall this book entertained me. There is a particular unforgettable scene that I have never read before in any romance book that surprised me. I’m pretty sure that scene will be one I’ll never forget, but you’ll have to discover it for yourself (no spoilers here). I would recommend this book for some simple pleasure.