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The Eclectic Book Review of Captured – A Novella by Elizabeth Bolling


Captured by Elizabeth BollingCaptured is Elizabeth Bolling’s debut novel, and as such I feel that it is well above average.  The author shows promise and I commend her for attempting to combine the two genres of suspense and romance into a single novella, let alone her first one.  That is certainly not an easy thing to do.  Her description and world building really help to give the story shape and substance.  I do feel that this book could use some additional work on characterization in order to give the characters more depth and personality.  I also feel that it could use some additional plot development in order to increase the dramatic tension.  However, overall I think that Captured by Elizabeth Bolling is above average for a first novel and I would recommend it to any mature audience.

Description, Characterization & World-Building Rating: 4/5

The author is very descriptive in her writing which helps the reader to visualize the story as it unfolds on the pages.  The world building skills she employs are well above average for new authors.  However I feel that her characterization could use work.  The characters were mostly interesting and believable, but some seemed to lack the depth and personality that truly make them stand out as unique.

Plot & Narration Rating: 3.5/5

Overall this is written to be a suspenseful romance and the plot propels the story along rather nicely, with all of the necessary elements to complete the story.  However I found it to be rather straightforward and predictable, lacking the increasing levels of dramatic tension and literary devices that lend themselves to that end.   Aside from that there were a few occurrences where the timeline of the story felt strange or awkward.  The narration was well done and easy to read with only a few instances of spelling or grammar mistakes, which could be easily corrected with additional editing.

Value Rating: 4/5

The current Amazon list price is $2.99 for the Kindle version of this book which is a fair value.

Overall Rating: 3.8/5

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The Eclectic Book Review of The Next American Revolution by Patrick Fischer


Patrick Fischer’s The Next American Revolution is a thought provoking and surreal fictional depiction of the future of America based on current conditions that exist today.  As long as you the reader can keep in mind that this is purely fiction, this is an enjoyable and entertaining read, full of suspense, thrills, and likable characters.  This book has the potential to be a very controversial work of art, simply because of the eeriness that is felt by reading it and realizing that even though this is fiction, it could conceivable come to fruition.  That’s what makes this such a powerful and riveting tale.  I highly recommend this book for anyone and everyone!

Description, Characterization & World-Building Rating: 5/5

The author’s skills in characterization and world building are exceptional.  This novel is full of three-dimensional, realistic characters in realistic settings.  The characterization and world building will draw you in and immerse you in the story from the beginning.

Plot & Narration Rating: 5/5

The plot and narration of this novel are superb.  While this is a work of fiction, reading it caused me to ponder the possibilities of whether or not this could actually happen, and that was a very powerful, yet eerie feeling which just intensified my enjoyment of this novel.

Value Rating: 5/5

With a current Amazon list price of $4.99, this is an exceptionally valued novel that I would recommend to anyone!

Overall Rating: 5/5

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The Eclectic Review of The Horrifying Tale of Mrs. Trollope by Martin Dubow


The vampire genre has had so many books written about from many different perspectives and it’s sometimes hard to find a good vampire story anymore.  This is certainly one of them.  In The Horrifying Tale of Mrs. Trollope, Martin Dubow carries you through a suspenseful and action packed story from start to finish.  Become attached to these characters and experience life as they do.  This is highly recommended, and a good value for any vampire fan.

Description, Characterization & World-Building Rating: 5/5

This book drips with description through and through.  The characters come alive and inhabit a very realistic and believable world.  The author has created a world full of stories that just beg to be told.

Plot & Narration Rating: 5/5

The plot is interesting and engaging; moving the story along nicely.  This author has perfected the art of storytelling!

Value Rating: 4.5/5

This book is available with a current Amazon list price of $0.99 on the Kindle, which is an excellent value; and $14.95 in paperback which I feel is a little steep though still a good choice.

Overall Rating: 4.8/5

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