Fiction - Social Issues

I Like You Like This

By Heather Cumiskey

Sixteen-year-old Hannah Zandana is not a conventional good looker. She has a spotty complexion and wild hair. Her parents also make her feel ugly and constantly criticize her looks. Her father calls her a dirty harlot and her mother always turns her back on Hannah....

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I Wanted That Spark

By Brandie Lion

I Wanted That Spark is a contemporary romance novel for young and new adults written by Brandie Lion. Lauren had only used her dial-up internet in the past to check on her emails. She loved the rush she got when she saw the “you’ve got...

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It's Not Always Rainbows

By Joey Paul

It's Not Always Rainbows by Joey Paul is one of the very few books I have had to read twice before posting a review; yes, because the writing is gorgeous and the thematic development exceptional; a book that will appeal to readers interested in LGBTQ...

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Isolation Junction

Breaking free from the isolation of emotional abuse
By Jennifer Gilmour

Isolation Junction by Jennifer Gilmour is a story of one woman’s tragic tale of domestic abuse. Rose meets and falls in love with a man, despite her family's reservations. Slowly the abuse and control begin, subtly disguised as love that chips away at her...

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Izzy As Is

By Tracie Banister

I almost never miss a Tracie Banister book, and was absolutely delighted to read and review her latest, Izzy As Is. I actually went into the story without realizing that we would be meeting characters from past novels that Tracie Banister has written, and was...

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Illustrated Short Fiction of William H. Coles: 2000-2016

By William H. Coles

“Everybody has a story” is a well-worn phrase. But how many of us, as we go about our busy lives, ever stop to think about the home life of that disabled boy carrying out groceries or rounding up the emptied shopping carts around the parking...

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Imbroglio

The Ties of Love and Lies
By Heather Dawn Robin

Imbroglio: The Ties of Love and Lies is a romance novel written by Heather Dawn Robin. After yet another explosive argument with her girlfriend, Gina, Shannon gladly drives her to the airport. She not only wants to make sure Gina doesn’t miss her flight, but...

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I Am Calm Voice

By Robert E Kreig

I Am Calm Voice by Robert E. Kreig is a dark psychological novel surrounding the actions of one girl on a fateful morning in April, 2017. Kristin Matthews is fed up with her life, her oppressive parents, and her bullying schoolmates. She is compelled by...

In the Mind of Revenge

The Shamed Volume 1
By Liv Hadden

In the Mind of Revenge (The Shamed) (Volume 1) by Liv Hadden is easy to read and difficult to review. The easiness rests in the captivating psychology behind the persona of the protagonist, and in the riveting chain of events into which the protagonist, simply...

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INSECTUAL

The Secret of the Black Butterfly
By Barbara Sala

The title and cover art of INSECTUAL (The Secret of the Black Butterfly) by Barbara Sala intrigued me. It details the life of Maya – a German woman who describes intimacy and sex as ‘the devil’ – yet has no problems falling in love. After...

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