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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

Monday, March 28, 2016

Port Nowhere

A Round Robin novel by K. G. McAbee, Jim Johnson, Elaine Corvidae, Steve Thompson, Richard Meehan, Charlotte Henley Babb, Chiristopher Wilkerson.

Port Nowhere (SF)
By Various Authors
Mystic Toad
ISBN #978-0975254226
Price $4.99
320 Pages
Rating 5-Stars

On the far side of the universe is an asteroid occupied by a fascinating group of odd individuals of different alien races. It is an outpost of sorts, at the edge of civilization. The novel is a round robin of different authors taking part in telling a portion of the story as a whole; a story of every day life on the Rock. Like Babylon 5, we are pulled into the tale and don’t want to leave. Stuck on a world where they must live and work underground, most have only one great desire – to leave to Rock.

The story has no true beginning or ending, as it’s intended as a continuing series featuring numerous episodes on the Rock. I was fascinated by the characters and writing, and was surprised the series did not continue past this one book. The characters are three-dimensional; some that we may love and some we may hate, but the authors are at their story-telling best, and the Rock is one marvelous place to keep the readers entertained. The book is a steal at this low price. Highly recommended for readers of SF adventure novels, and fans of shows like Babylon 5.

Tom Johnson

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Web of Truth

Tension is mounting in the rift. With the situation dire, Wil is tasked to train a group of twenty young men to serve as his officers--collectively, the Primus Elites. He has five years to raise them to full Agents, and he'll need every minute. Training alongside them, Wil still needs to master simultaneous observation. But, the closer he gets to achieving the feat, the more likely the Aesir will come to test him--to see if he's worthy of the Cadicle title bestowed on him at conception. If he can survive their test, he'll finally uncover the truth the Priesthood has gone to such great lengths to hide.
Web of Truth is the fourth installment in the Cadicle series. This character-driven novel with action, romance, and intrigue reveals the true nature of the war as Wil learns the secrets behind the Bakzen's origins.

Web of Truth (SF)
Cadicle Book #4
By Amy DuBoff
BDL Press
ISBN #978-0692648414
Price $11.99 (Paperback)
Price $3.99 (Kindle) 
318 Pages
Rating 5-Stars

Wil and Seara are preparing for their engagement and upcoming marriage while he trains selected men in the Primus Elite and Saera tests for Agent Class. In the meantime General Tek plans a takeover of the Bakzen military. TSS meanwhile needs better accommodations to build their new fleet of war ships. To add to their problems, the mysterious Aesir have their eyes on Wil, and may wish to test the Cadicle themselves; the final chapter deals with that meeting and Wil’s test.

Book #4 is slow due to the planned marriage and preparations for heightened training. Although there are small combat engagements and other incidents to keep the story moving, any heavy action is lacking in this one, except in small doses. However, this is the story that reveals so much the previous novels have left out, and Wil finally learns to truth about the Bakzen and the war, and his ultimate role in in the war with the Bakzen. It ties the whole backstory together, yet leaves room for more as the war progresses to a fulfillment. Readers will not want to miss Cadicle Book #4, or the next in line. Highly recommended.

Tom Johnson

Author of WORLDS OF TOMORROW           

Saturday, March 19, 2016


Joseph Calweiner’s ace field agent, Nibs Holloway has been dispatched to meet a ship arriving from Africa carrying a fabulous necklace rumored to have been Cleopatra’s gift from Mark Antony. If it is, the jewels will be a fortune worth a small nation. But when the ocean liner docks, the carrier is found dead and the necklace missing. And what is Doctor Death doing back in New York? A cryptic note left at the scene warns Nibs to stay away, or his life will be forfeit!

Señora Scorpion

SENORA SCORPION by Tom Johnson. Cover illustration by Francis Saint Martin. Cover design and coloring by TV “Tom” Powers. Published by FADING SHADOWS. As Spain wields its power in California, the peasants look for a hero to unchain them from Spanish tyranny. They would find that heroic figure in a black-clad outlaw they would call Escorpion  -  Senora Scorpion! Available in paperback from the author in PULP ECHOES for $15.00 post paid (US). Now available for $1.99 on Amazon Kindle. 

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Cozy Romance Giveaway

Cozy Romance Giveaway coming March 29, don’t miss out on this deal.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Crimson Clown - Killer

“Crimson Clown – Killer” by Tom Johnson. When The Crimson Clown discovers the planned heist of a charity ball, he wasn’t expecting a mob rubout at the same time. Now he may be caught in a web of murder! This is another fascinating character created by Johnston McCulley that appeared in DETECTIVE FICTION Magazine between mid and late 1920s, then popped up again in POPULAR DETECTIVE in 1944. He deserved a new story. “Crimson Clown – Killer” is now available  on Amazon Kindle for $1.99, at