A Novel Review: Denied

By Rebecca Benson A straightforward detective–private investigator–story! “Denied” by Mary Keliikoa, engages readers into the mysterious drama surrounding a missing person’s case. A case that leads our main character, Kelly Pruett, into the world of gambling and cover-up. But just who is behind it all? Kelly must discover who is the enemy or an ally.  “Denied” is the second installment […]

Model Kit Review: Transformers Furai Devastator

By Josh Kontos Photos by Nolan P. Smith and Josh Kontos I am really excited for this review, as I built the 11th Transformers Furai model kit and the biggest: Devastator. The Constructicon combiner towers over the previous models I have built-in size and awesomeness. Flame Toys and Bluefin have created their best model yet. This fantastic model stands over […]

A Novel Review: The Sanatorium

By Rebecca Benson  Pursuing the new releases displayed, “The Sanatorium”‘ cover art caught my eye. Sarah Pearse’s spellbinder vacations readers in the Swiss mountains. Le Sommet is a newly refurbished hotel, eagerly awaiting its guests. Elin Warner is one of them. She is a detective on leave whose brother is celebrating his engagement. And Le Sommet is the grand and […]

Action Figure Review: Plunderlings Fawn Grotto

By Nolan P. Smith If you want to talk about an action figure line that caught on like wildfire, let’s talk about Plunderlings from Lone Coconut. The figures, all gremlin-like little creatures, made a splash on Kickstarter when they launched. However, it wasn’t until the actual products hit collectors’ shelves that the demand really sparked. I was lucky enough to […]

Present Danger: A Novel Review

By Rebecca Benson My current novel I was excited to read was “Present Danger” by Elizabeth Goddard. This has a lot to do with the mixture of different government agencies, nature, and faith. The perfect trifecta. And it is an exciting read! Sheriff Jack Tanner and US Forest Service Special Agent Terra Connors once found themselves in love; however, life […]

A Distant Shore: A Novel Review

By Rebecca Benson Coming up in late spring is Karen Kingbury’s–a beloved author’s–newest novel: “A Distant Shore.” I’ve read many a Kingsbury book and am exceptionally excited to enjoy this one. And share to share it with all of you! Teenaged Jack Ryder’s family vacation in Belize was the norm: surf, sand, and sun. But when Jack sees a young […]

Comic Book Review: Origins #5

By Rebecca Benson What once started as a casual read has turned into the need for more. BOOM! Studios will soon release their newest issue in the “Origins” series! Which I am super excited for, by the way. With only two left in the series, I strongly encourage you to catch up on your “Origins” reading. If you’ve been reading […]

Comic Book Review: Jonah’s Voyage to Atlantis

By Nolan P Smith Editor and Chief Some of the best stories and the ones told throughout time. Jonah’s Voyage to Atlantis from Voyage Comics takes a look at the story of Jonah, one that originated from the Bible and was even the inspiration to works by the world-famous author, J.R.R. Tolkien. From Philip Kosloski and art by Alessandro Ventura, […]

Movie Review: Boss Level

By Kevin Hoskinson Every time he wakes up, Roy’s day begins the same way. The girl sleeping in his bed is murdered, a machete is buried into his headboard, and a helicopter loaded with a massive machine gun shoots holes through his apartment. He has figured out a way to survive for a bit longer, but he always ends up […]

Comic Book Review: Nocterra #1

By Nolan P Smith Where were you the day the sun ran out of batteries? And what did you do after? That’s what happens in the breakout series Nocterra #1 from Image Comics. From Scott Snyder and Tony S. Daniel, this book has a lot of buzz behind it, and rightfully so. Val couldn’t see when she was younger but […]

Comic Book Review: BRZRKR #1

By Nolan P Smith If there is a book I have been anticipating more than any other, it’s this one. Since it was first announced, I have been eagerly awaiting the release of BRZRKR. From Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, and Ron Garney, the book was billed as an immortal action romp. We get so much more than that. Our lead […]

Comic Book Review: Paranormal Hitmen #1

By Nolan P Smith The afterlife is a hard gig. You kind of ghost through life or around it, however it might be. You are part of the bigger world of the paranormal. But even the paranormal have the good and the bad. When push comes to shove, sometimes you need a bad guy to do good. So why not […]

Comic Book Review: Cosmic Adventures #0

By Nolan P. Smith Living in the High Deserts of California, my comic shop of choice is easily Linebreakers. Well, the store recently announced their foray into being an independent comic book publisher with Linebreakers Comics, with their first official, full-size release being Cosmic Adventures #0, so I had to give it a shot. Written by Jakob Free with art […]

Movie Review: Tom and Jerry

By Kevin Hoskinson Entertainment Editor For generations, Tom and Jerry have delighted audiences with their irreverent humor and comedic hijinks. Being a child of the ’80s, I can remember at least three iterations of the characters on television, not to mention an animated feature film in the early ’90s. That is on top of their already extensive library of shorts […]

The Wrong Side: A Novel Review

By Rebecca Benson Robert Bailey’s latest novel in the “Bocephus Haynes” series, “The Wrong Side,” follows the story of Pulaski’s rising high school football star: Odell Champagne. Odell is accused of murdering Brittany Crutcher, his girlfriend. However, she is a local legend–an upcoming and singer on a fast track to success. Set in the Deep South, “The Wrong Side” also […]

Comic Book Review: Stray Dogs #1

By Nolan P. Smith Editor and Chief When a comic book is billed as Lady and the Tramp meets Silence of the Lambs, it has my attention. I honestly didn’t know what to expect with Image Comics’ Stray Dogs #1, but I will say, what I read was in one word: amazing.  From Tony Fleecs, Trish Forstner, Brad Simpson, and […]

Graphic Novel Review: Acursian

By Kevin Hoskinson Entertainment Editor From Legendary Comics and starring John Barrowman, Acursian is a story that spans the ages. It is steeped in Celtic mythology and has an exciting sci-fi angle that Barrowman fans will definitely enjoy. Beginning in modern times, the story revolves around Charlie Stewart, an extremely unlikable lawyer. On his 40th birthday, he is plagued by […]