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The Color of Your Voice by Daniel Newwyn

    Violet Pham can see sounds. She believes she was born to become a painter, but after being labeled as good-for-nothing by everyone around her, she questions that belief. As she falls deep into the pits of depression, the colors around the sounds become a curse rather than a gift. With her future unsettled and her family mired in debt, Violet decides to run away from everything. Turner Nguyen—the gang enforcer tasked with browbeating Violet’s mother—is the last person she should turn to. However, her impression of him changes after he escorts her out of town, away from her troubled past. She finds herself increasingly dependent on him, but with his gang’s political conflict reaching its climax, Turner can barely steer his own life. And when salvation comes at the cost of morality, a wrong decision can send them down the path of destruction. Sets in 2010s Vietnam, ‘The Color of Your Voice’ poses the question of universal expectation toward traditional social class, gender roles, and mental illness. Following the love story of two individuals walking on the knife’s edge between chasing their dreams and surrendering to their fates, Daniel Newwyn’s debut novella is bound to break some hearts. Disclaimer: ‘The Color of Your Voice’ is a novella set in Vietnam, dealing with heavy themes such as prostitution, drug trafficking, and depression. The author in no way encourages or glorifies prostitution and drug trafficking. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – very strong 5 stars💔💔💔💔💔 – I’m also giving this book 5 broken hearts, because it… Read More »The Color of Your Voice by Daniel Newwyn

    Fast Flick by Devi Duarta

      Tyler “Fast Flick” Handro never let an opportunity slip. Especially when it included pretty girls.After two years of touring, barhopping and playing a game of darts felt like coming home again.Using it as a lousy setup to gain her phone number? Absolutely! Because, goddamn, his teammate certainly did not leave things unfazed.And he didn’t just mean the bad boy in his pants.Because playing a song in front of thousands of fans in his boxer shorts to win her back probably meant she could have tattooed her name on his heart. Chenoa Cipriani kept herself on a down-low. Well, as much as a stripper could.Until she caught this cheeky guy’s attention. And she wasn’t even twirling around a pole.Daddy issues aside, he probably would be cocky enough not to help her overcome those, anyway.And sure, he would not find out what she did for a living before she had her ducks in a row, right?She was wrong on so many levels.Deceiving the ones she loved was in her blood, after all. Fast Flick follows the story of Tyler and Chenoa. Tyler is just back from a world tour with his band, Chenoa works as a strip- I mean exotic dancer. It is incredibly exciting to see their relationship unfold, since Tyler is a no-commitment kind of guy, but falls so hard for Che he can’t even think straight and Chenoa is keeping her proffession secret. All of their encounters are hot and steamy! Both of the characters are layered and so… Read More »Fast Flick by Devi Duarta

      Division X by August Hill

        Twenty-four years old, no job, and kicked out by her parents, Randi Matheson is living at her aunt and uncle’s trying her hardest to complete a novel she can’t seem to start when a carnivorous monster interrupts her middling life on a full moon night. Attacked during an ordinary family dinner, Randi’s relatives are murdered, and she is bitten by the beast. Surviving the slaughter, Randi returns home to her distressed family only to become a monster herself under the next full moon. Nearly devouring her younger brother, she is stopped by the intervention of Division X, a company devoted to the killing and capture of paranormal threats. She awakens in a containment cell the next morning to be given an ultimatum… work for them as a new weapon in the fight against evil or be dissected. A cure to her lycanthropy is promised along the way, and with real motivation to stay alive, Randi pushes herself to the brink to return to her normal life. Small town horrors lie in wait with even smaller heroes to stand against them. Can Randi save them and herself, or will everything crumble to the wills of evil? Randi gets pulled into the paranormal strike team after most of her aunt’s family is killed by a werewolf. Together with Becca, her niece, they are the only survivors of the attack and nobody believes their story. Except for Randy’s new boss of course.  This fantasy book is bloody and action filled, but at the… Read More »Division X by August Hill

        Giancarlo Roversi

          About the author Tell us your story? What made you start writing? I’m a musician and a computer engineer. Since I was a child, I loved art. I dreamt of being a singer and an actor. Maybe it’s a coincidence, but when I was ten years old, I suffered an accident on a small train—I was unable to walk for a year and almost lost a foot. During those months when I couldn’t even get up, I wolfed down dozens of books by Agatha Christie and other authors. I also wrote my first short story. It was in the horror genre, and I always pictured the main character running away from a horde of zombies with the first part of the song “Magnetic Fields I” by Jean Michel Jarré playing as a background music. What are you passionate about? Oh, my passion is music, cosmos, literature, and philosophy. What is one thing that instantly makes your day better? Excellent question. So many things. A good pizza, a good conversation. Also, anything positive related to the Pulstarverse, other earthlings, and the people I care about. Oh, of course, a sublime song, book, or series-movie. If you could choose one superpower, what would it be? Well, I’m not a fan of superheroes, but if I could choose one superpower, it would be to be able to roam the cosmos at my own leisure. Come on, what can beat that? If you had a warning label, what would yours say? Hehe, this is… Read More »Giancarlo Roversi

          Pulstar I – The Swan Barely Remembers by Giancarlo Roversi

            Three strangers who share a forgotten past confront a vengeance they incited when their bodies weren’t human. In Astralvia, a nation on the brink, astronomer Jeral Murh’s life is in limbo. She’s woken from a coma with fresh memories and is certain of two things: Her past actions are already haunting her present.She is not entirely human.She must abscond from Astralvia before an ancient enemy wreaks revenge. Everything is against her. Also, she must find Aris Castilho, her former ally, and make him remember what they once meant to each other. She can’t leave without him. Will she find Aris and convince him of their common past? Will they reach Esther, their third ally? Time is short … the ultimate reckoning is coming … and it’s unthinkable, indescribable—the worst thing that can happen to any human being. Find out the fate of this trio of allies in this puzzling sci-fi thriller, where the stunning ending is just the beginning. Get ready to reflect on your place in the cosmos, your raison d’être, and what being human actually means. Riddled with mystery, suspense, and a smattering of romance, Pulstar I: The Swan Barely Remembers is the enigmatic and addictive first installment in the Pulstar trilogy; although you can also read it as a stand-alone novel. It took over ten years to make and has a soundtrack in production. Watch out for books 2 and 3, due for publication this year. This book is everything you’d wish a sci-fi dystopian speculative fiction… Read More »Pulstar I – The Swan Barely Remembers by Giancarlo Roversi