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Retirement. Publishers, thank you for the many years of reading pleasure you gave me, but all good things must come to an end. Due to failing eyesight I am forced to retire. I can no longer review your books, and any that you send will be donated to the local library, unread. Do not send any more. I can only read for a couple hours every day, and this does not allow me to finish a book in reasonable time. I will be devoting time to my own books from now on, and reading on a personal level. Books that interest me. I prefer paperbacks and hardbacks, not eBooks. My eyesight has been failing the last few years, and I cannot handle hundreds of review books any more. My books are still available for review. Anyone interested in reviewing any of them, they are found in the Link to Tom’s Books On Amazon. Contact me for pdf copies at

Tuesday, August 1, 2017


Caught between the past and the present, a young archaeologist is thrust forward into the
future as pawn in a twisted game hosted by the corrupt, the greedy, and the underworld. In this fourth novel in our Pseudoverse, the year is 2049, twenty-seven years before Cobalt. Who was the very first Pseudosynth? A detective working a case of murders become a casualty of Ray Nelson’s early work as we follow her and her partner through the wasteland of lies, cover-ups, and mummified remains. This thrilling and mysterious follow-up to Emerald will have you on the edge of your seat as we unveil who was ‘the first genetically engineered conscious being’ in this tale of Egyptian lore turned painfully bloody, and cubed. Look to the darkened skies above as the moon moves closer to the sun. In an ever-growing eclipse, the Goddess Serket, the Scorpion Queen, is born for the first time. May she have mercy on your tainted soul…Onyx is one 'hell' of a ride that ends with a shocking conclusion leading into the final novel in the series, Heliotrope: Pente Addendum.

Once it awakens, you had better run like hell!

Onyx (SF/Fantasy/Mystery)
“Book 4 In The Pseudoverse”
By CG Blade
Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN #978- 1521316702
Price $7.99
157 Pages
Rating 5-Stars

“Lots of Fun And Action.”

Terra Industries is promoting an archeological dig in Egypt where two students are searching for the sunken ruins of the Scorpion rule. When Jasmine Smith and Stephanie Croston discover the underground treasure rooms and tunnels, they are delighted, but unknown to them the man funding the dig, Wes Stuckert, sends a secret armada of vehicles to retrieve the treasure. Jasmine is restless and goes back into the underground tunnels to look again at what she and Steph have found, only to be met by Stuckert’s killer, Keli Bomani, who drops her into an open pit, her body in pieces. But now the gods and goddesses of ancient Egypt are upset and give Jasmine back a life of sorts. She is made the Scorpion Queen, Serket. And Serket has the job of returning the stolen treasure and the dead who have it in their possession.

Meanwhile, in Portland the police are investigating the murder of Stuckert’s wife and chauffeur when more weird murders begin.

This was actually my favorite novel in the pseudoverse so far. It has a nice mixture of mystery and science fiction, but still has the craziness of the first three novels with super women and robots. And it has a better story line and more solid plot. There is also lots of fun and fast action, and highly recommended.

Tom Johnson


  1. Thank you for taking the time to read and review Onyx.

  2. Thanks. I hope you have Winter Balefire and Zuni in future stories, they were a blast.