Fracture by Elyse Hoffman

This short story is set in World War 2 between a SS private and a Jewish fugitive who were formerly childhood friends in 1943. Our main protagonist is Franz an overzealous member of the SS. In the Third Reich, he has found what he mistakenly feels is home- a foreign concept due to his violently abusive upbringing.

Songbird by Judith Michael (Griffinsong Trilogy Part 1)

In the first installment of this fantasy adventure series, we meet Irenya. A struggling new mother who is run-down and battling mental illness as well as the pressures of new motherhood. On a simple late-night grocery run in suburban Melbourne, she finds herself trapped in another world called Dar Orien and can’t get home toContinue reading “Songbird by Judith Michael (Griffinsong Trilogy Part 1)”

The Ruby Locket by Melissa Wray

Set in a dystopian future, the novel begins with Saxon and Manny finding a young girl (Kerina) in the wasteland at the edge of their village, presumed dead. The distance between towns is large and the terrain is unforgiving. To their complete surprise the young woman is alive and despite potential ramifications for hiding rambler, they decide to take her in.