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Hobs Review of I Was a Teenage Weredeer (Bright Falls Mysteries, #1) by C.T. Phipps

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I Was a Teenage Weredeer (Bright Falls Mysteries, #1)  by C.T. Phipps

Kindle Edition, 262 pages

Published September 21st 2017 by Crossroad Press

If you have been HUNTING for something good to read, then you MUSK check out I Was a Teenage Weredeer.  Now I am not usually one to FAWN over books of the Urban Fantasy genre, but this one really hit the mark. …….. OK OK I know my little puns are not that punny but the book is full of them that are. So I will try to REIN myself in and LEAF (They eat leaves right?)  WERE was I? Oh yeah. The BUCK stops here and I will leave the puns to the professionals because I CARIBOU what you think of me.

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Let me be serious for a second and say it is a great story. In a world much like that of the TV show/book series TRUEBLOOD (With less BUCKSKIN on display) The protagonist is a teen Weredeer named Jane Doe (yes really) that works at her parents’ CALFITEREIA (that one is no good um..) her parents’  BEASTRO called the DEERLIGHTFUL DINER (that one wasn’t me)  When her brother is arrested for the MURDEER of her best friends sister who also happened to be the granddaughter of the head of the local Werewolf pack things get a bit WEREd (Help I can’t stop!)

 

Jane has the ability to Psychically read objects and see who has touched them recently. So it would only take a second to touch the body and case closed right? Well not quite. But it is a fast paced series of events that ANTLER ….I mean branch out from that point all the way to the end. With some really great side characters, a few that even threatened to push Jane out of the HEADLIGHTS .  You know, in HIND sight this isn’t even punny anymore.

 

FINAL THOUGHTS

A fast paced MURDEER mystery that starts at a fast lope and never slows down. While there is plenty of humor and teen/deer angst it also deals with some complex subjects both real and paranormal, and it DOEs it well. Jane is a great character and in all honesty, I have never met a character quite like HERBiVORE. (Admit it that one made you laugh) I highly recommend I Was a Teenage Weredeer and give it 4.5 stars out of 5

 

 

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Me and my son Cristian

A phone conversation between my son and I. He recommends to me a book series that I have already reviewed and had multiple giveaways from the author, even having a “C.T. Phipps day” last week.. Yes it hurts to know that my own child does not read my blog, but being there when he realized how awesome I really am is priceless. Thanks Charles for writing great books and bringing my family closer together.

Hob’s review of Lucifer’s Star (Lucifer’s Star #1) by C.T. Phipps and Michael Suttkus

Lucifer’s Star (Lucifer’s Star #1)

by C.T. Phipps

Michael Suttkus

The Blurb

From the bestselling author of The Rules of Supervillainy:

Cassius Mass was the greatest star pilot of the Crius Archduchy. He fought fiercely for his cause, only to watch his nation fall to the Interstellar Commonwealth. It was only after that he realized the side he’d been fighting for was the wrong one. Now a semi-functional navigator on an interstellar freight hauler, he tries to hide who he was and escape his past. Unfortunately, some things refuse to stay buried and he ends up conscripted by the very people who destroyed his homeland.

LUCIFER’S STAR is the first novel of the Lucifer’s Star series, a dark science fiction space opera set in a world of aliens, war, politics, and slavery.

I received an E-ARC of Lucifer’s Star From the author in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influences what I say. As always, my opinions, while completely awesome and undeniably correct, are completely my own.

This book starts during what turns out to be the last battle of a huge war between the Crius Archduchy and the Interstellar Commonwealth. In all of the Sci-fi books I have read I don’t think I have ever found one that described the battle so well. This first chapter can be called nothing but epic. And even though the scale is soon lowered the epicness never goes away.

Cassius is a great character from the start, even though he is beaten and in hiding he is proud of who he is. Although he probably should not be proud of his hiding skills. But like I said the scale is lowered and what at first looks to be a grand space opera with huge battles becomes a character driven story of intrigue and deception (with huge Battles). And the characters doing the driving are first rate. I loved them all, even the ones I hated, if that makes any sense.

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FINAL THOUGHTS

Lucifer’s Star was a nonstop thrill ride filled with action and humor. I blazed through the book so fast it felt like it only took a few seconds but I loved every second of it. I Swear the last 1/3rd of this book was so good it had me smiling for days. So do yourself a favor and pick up Lucifer’s Star by C.T. Phipps. I give it 5 stars out of 5 and I wish I could give William a hand.

 

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Celebrate a special Goblin Holiday

Today Is Phipps Day here on the Blog I posted 2 reviews and an Interview with C.T. Phipps. This announcement is to let everyone know The Science of Supervillainy: The Supervillainy Saga, Book 4

Was released today! Phipps Day, like many holidays is a day to give gifts…. well at least one gift. That’s right everyone that shares this post or these 1 and 2 Phipps posts to FB or twitter will be put in to the drawing at the end of today 4/12/17. One winner will be able to chose any one book by C.T. Phipps in audio or EBook formats

Interview with C.T. Phipps

In my continuing  “Have an author for dinner™ “ Interview series We will be chatting with my pal C.T. Phipps. This talented author Writes everything from Horror to Humor and Super heroes / Villains to Post-Apocalyptic Lovecraftian. So, everyone should find something of him that is very appetizing.

So lets get this interview cooking…..

 

Q) Have you always wanted to be a writer?

 

A) Oh yes, I wrote my “first” book when I was six or seven years old. It made no sense whatsover and probably had more typos than success but it was wonderful. I was already thinking it was good enough to be published too. Hehe. Needless to say, in the thirty years or so until I was actually published, I had quite a few rude awakenings.

 

Q) What books or authors do you feel have influenced you either in your writing or just in everyday life?

 

A) That’s a bit of a loaded question as I have hundreds of authors who have added to my love of the genre and each throws a little tiny bit of their essence into the primordial soup which is my brain. Okay, that sounded dirty. However, if I had to choose a top ten I’d go with J.R.R Tolkien, Mark Lawrence, George R.R. Martin, HP Lovecraft, Robert Howard, Stephen King, David Weber, Joe Abercrombie, Jim Berheimer, David Niall Wilson, Brian Lumley, and a few others who are friends as well as influences.

 

Q) What is your favorite quote of yours?

 

A) I have a lot of snarky dialogue and memorable quotes that my readers love. Indeed, a favorite scene of quotes is The Secrets of Supervillainy where the characters pause in a siege by superpowered mercenaries to discuss whether The Force Awakens was any good. However, if I had to choose one quote, I’d probably choose one I just wrote for my character Cassius in Lucifer’s Star’s sequel, “If I am damned then that is the ultimate freedom. Everything I choose from this point on is something I do simply because I want to.”

 

Q) Any favorite quote by someone else?

 

A) HPL wins this one, barely, with, “The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.” I have a bunch of ones, though, which have stuck with me over the years. This one, though, was just so nicely evocative that I think it is always in the back of my mind.

 

Q). What is your favorite and least favorite part of the writing process?

 

A) Oh, I love the conversations I write in my books. It’s weird but I just love the back and forth patter that knowing what my characters will say to anything is so entertaining to me. I could do most of my books out of pure dialgue. Least favorite? I won’t say editing because that’s an easy answer and sometimes I enjoy improving scenes. Instead, I’ll say promotion is often a hassle because you want it to all just magically be a bunch of best-sellers.

 

Q) I have really enjoyed All 5 books of yours that I have read. For this question, I would love for you to tell us a little about one of your main characters? Do they have any Strong Political views, OCD habits, super powers, Homicidal sentient weapons? You know the usual type of things.

 

A) Thanks for reading as much of my work as I have. Here’s some factoids about all of my leaders.

 

Agent G (Agent G): Loves pictures of pandas and cats. Also watches people play video games on Youtube in his free time versus actually playing them again. His favorite weapon is the garrote. He actually can’t get drunk due to a cybernetic liver but loves the taste of booze. Is the only believer in a higher power among Letters. Fantasy casting is Ryan Reynolds.

 

John Henry Booth (Cthulhu Armageddon): His greatest regret from leaving “civilization” is the loss of his daily coffee ration. Also, leaving behind his family. Is actually only an above-average shot but his training puts him above most Wastelanders. Fantasy casting is Idris Elba.

 

Cassius Mass (Lucifer’s Star): Despite being born a nobleman, his title of Count was awarded for meritous service in battle. His title isn’t worth a bag of chips post-war and embarrasses him now. Only realized the Archduchy of Crius were Bad GuysTM after the war. Tries to be Han Solo and ends up more like a hung over Malcolm Reynolds. Fantasy casting is Christian Bale.

 

Derek Hawthorne (Esoterrorism): Is a Daoist despite the fact he is complete s*** at following said religion. Is a ridiculous fanboy of Bruce Lee. Gets away with being a complete ass**** due to his father being the boss of the Illuminati but tries to pretend it’s for other reasons. Fantasy Casting is Karl Urbam.
Jacob Riverson (Wraith Knight): Jacob despises the nobility despite the fact he was (posthumously) raised to it. He drinks mead and wine in place of water but otherwise is a teetotaller.Jacob, while alive, was the setting’s equivalent of Solomon Kane in Middle Earth.

Fantasy Casting of Young Sean Bean while “Old Sean Bean” voices his ghost form.

 

Gary Karkofsky (Supervillainy Saga): Politcally identifies as an anarchist socialist despite the fact he plans on conquering the world. Despite being about as geeky as the comic book guy on the Simpsons, is actually really good looking. Is unwittingly the equivalent of Jimmy Olsen on his planet. The only reason he hasn’t been killed yet is no other supervillain acts like he’s in a comic book. Fantasy casting is Wentworth Miller.

 

  1. Q) Describe one of your books Badly. Example Star-Wars deadbeat dad tries to get his son to take over the family business.

 

  1. A) Agent G: Brain damaged man with numerous prothstetics and violent tendenacies struggles with existential crisis in foreign country.

Cthulhu Armageddon: Basically the Dark Tower except not as good and more shooting things.

 

Esoterrorism: Basically Agent G except magic instead of cyborgs.

 

Lucifer’s Star: Ace pilot suffering PTSD becomes drunk and knocks boots with lots of sexy space women.

 

Supervillainy Saga: Psychotic manchild geek gets superpowers and unleashes killing spree–yet mysteriously only makes more friends and improves his marriage.

 

Wraith Knight: Where I shamelessly rip off J.R.R Tolkien and have a Ring Wraith team up with the Witcher 3’s Ciri.

 

Q} What have you got out now? Basically, Promote something here
A} THE TOWER OF ZHAAL is the sequel to my CTHULHU ARMAGEDDON novel and picks up with John Henry Booth and Mercury Halsey finding out someone is about to resurrect the last Great Old One and finish of the remains of humanity. But they have more pressing concerns as John is in the final stages of his transformation into a creature from beyond. Will he choose life as a monster or merciful death as a man?

 

AGENT G is my cyberpunk technothriller about a man who belongs to a corporation that provides murder services all across the world. Their operatives, Letters, each have their minds wiped and have to serve ten years before they receive their servance pay of millions as well as a return of their original identities. G isn’t content to wait and is searching for who he was. Unfortunately, his quest is interrupted by a traitor infiltrating the Society and forcing him to infiltrate his opponent’s employers right back.

 

LUCIFER’S STAR is basically my “R-rated Star Wars” which is what I call a story about a famous starfighter pilot who finds out, after his side loses, that he was working for a ruthless totalitarian dictatroship the entire time. Reduced to being a drunk and a navigator on a freight hauler, not even Han Solo but more Dave Lister, he ends up getting dragooned by the government he spent a decade fighting into stopping a terrorist organization eager to re-start the war. Probably my best work, to be honest.

 

The fourth novel in the SUPERVILLAINY SAGA will also be coming out on April 15th.

 

  1. Q) What are you working on now? What is about to came out?

 

  1. A) I’m working on far-far too many projects, including sequels to Agent G, Lucifer’s Star, and another Supervillainy book.

 

  1. Q) Where can my curious goblins find out more about you?

 

  1. A) I keep a “for fun” blog for reviews called the UNITED FEDERATION OF CHARLES.

 

http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/

 

I also have an author page. https://ctphipps.wordpress.com/

 

Well I hope that gave my readers  something to chew on. I want to thank Charles for doing the interview and helping out with Phipps day…… It would have been nothing without you C.T.!

Phipps Day, like many holidays is a day to give gifts…. well at least one gift. That’s right everyone that shares this post or these 1 and 2 Phipps posts to FB or twitter will be put in to the drawing at the end of today 4/12/17. One winner will be able to chose any one book by C.T. Phipps in audio or EBook formats

Hob’s Review of The Secrets of Supervillainy by C.T. Phipps

The Secrets of Supervillainy (The Supervillainy Saga #3)

by C.T. Phipps (Goodreads Author)

 

Merciless, the Supervillain without Mercy (TM) is back with even bigger problems! How far will he go to fix his wife’s current state of being a soulless vampire? Can he ignore his growing feelings for Cindy, despite their difference over the new Star Wars movie? Can he survive the wrath of the President of the United States (who he accidentally stole billions from)?

While he ponders those personal issues, Death has a new mission for him. The greatest hero on Earth has been killed and she isn’t pleased. Death wants the murder solved and the perpetrator given the kind of justice only the Avatar of Death can dish out. Unfortunately for Gary, that’s only the tip of the psychotic iceberg

I am still not overly fond of the covers in this series, but it’s alright. The Narration was great. I think MR. Kaffer is getting better at doing the female voices. Still not great but much better.

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Oh how I love Merciless, the Supervillain without Mercy™ AKA Gary.

What I wouldn’t give to have some of his problems! No not that his wife died…. well may…. no not that. She didn’t really stay dead anyway she likes to walk the streets at night nowadays. Geez get your mind out of the gutter.  Moving on This is not really a spoiler if you have read book 2 but if you haven’t you might want to stop here and ask yourself about your poor life decisions. These books are pretty damned funny. But listen to the first few minutes for yourself.

 

And the spoiler is Karri is now a Vampire.  I won’t spoil anything else, But I will say I love this series! It just gets better and better, and by that, I mean more ridiculous and crazy but it is still just about a guy named Gary™. Book 4 will be coming out soon, so if you haven’t started this series yet get on it!

Final Thoughts

It is like books one and two but as if you add them together….. Yes I mean it is book 3 My favorite of the series so far. I give The Secrets of Supervillainy 4.5 Stars out of 5.

This one is also available for free with KU at the link below.

The Secrets of Supervillainy (The Supervillainy Saga Book 3)

Today Is Phipps Day here on the Blog I will be posting 2 reviews of books by C.T. Phipps and an interview with him. Phipps Day, like many holidays is a day to give gifts…. well at least one gift. That’s right everyone that shares any of the 3 Phipps posts to FB or twitter will be put in to the drawing at the end of today 4/12/17. One winner will be able to chose any one book by C.T. Phipps in audio or EBook formats

Hob’s Review of Agent G: Infiltrator By C. T. Phipps

Agent G: Infiltrator

By C. T. Phipps  Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer

 

The Blurb.

“Black Technology has made murder a billion-dollar industry.”

The International Refugee Society has twenty-six cybernetically enhanced “Letters,” and for the right price, they’ll eliminate anyone. They’ve given up their families and their memories for ten years of service with the promise of a life of luxury awaiting them.

Agent G is one of these “Letters,” but clues to his past are starting to emerge while he’s on a dangerous mission to infiltrate the Society’s most dangerous competitor. In the midst of all the violence, subterfuge, and deceit, he’ll need to keep his wits about him and trust sparingly.

After all if an organization will kill for money, what would they do to keep the truth hidden?

I had the Audiobook version of Agent G Infiltrator read by Jeffrey Kafer. He has done an excellent job on all the books I have listened to by him, but I must say I think this was the best. I also like the cover on this book quite a bit. It is a mix of Bond and Hitman and that is what the book is on the inside as well as the outside. It was short though coming in at just a bit over 6 hours long, but that is my only complaint.

 

The story is told in first person through the eyes of Agent G. It is done so well I really felt like I was part of the action. Yes, for a bit I was…….

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But I don’t know if I should trust my Goblin girl…

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But seriously Charles is great at taking old concept and adding some completely unique things in that make all of his books so much more than you expect, and this one is no different. The blurb up top should kind of give you an idea of the plot so I won’t waste your time with it. I do have to admit though, that I was sure I knew where this was going and I was right up until the very end. All I can say is you got me man.

Final Thoughts

Another audiobook excellently Narrated by By Mr. Kafer. A fast-paced thrill ride filled with assassins, cyborgs, and cyborg assassins. What more could you want right?  Oh, yeah and a great ending. I give Agent G Infiltrator 4.25 stars out of 5

You can pick up the Ebook version of this for free with KU or just buy it

Agent G: Infiltrator

Today Is Phipps Day here on the Blog I will be posting 2 reviews of books by C.T. Phipps and an interview with him. Phipps Day, like many holidays is a day to give gifts…. well at least one gift. That’s right everyone that shares any of the 3 Phipps posts to FB or twitter will be put in to the drawing at the end of today 4/12/17. One winner will be able to chose any one book by C.T. Phipps in audio or EBook formats

HAPPY Saturnalia

Well it’s the 25th of December did you all have fun making your human sacrifice to destroy the forces of evil? What you didn’t do it? Well then how can I give away free audiobooks? Oh well 3 winners have been chosen anyway and they should have something in the E-mail already.

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Congratulations to the winners and to the others you still have time to make a sacrifice to the gods, Maybe you will win next time if you make it a good one! Thanks for playing everyone! And a big thanks to C.T. Phipps for providing the audiobooks and well, writing them in the first place may your soul never be devoured be the Old Ones.

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Audiobook Giveaway

Holidays are supposed to be a time of joy and celebration, For families to come together and share the love they have for each other. But for most people it is a time of stress and panic. We have forgotten the true Original meaning of Christmas.

“So what is the Original meaning of Christmas?”

Great question! To answer that we need to take a small jump back in time. Back before it was called Christmas, back before the time of Christ back to a time  when it was  called Saturnalia.

 Saturnalia was a week long period of Parting till you drop. Celebrated between December 17-25.  During this period, Roman courts were closed, and Roman law said that no one could be punished for anything they did..  The festival began when Romans chose  “an enemy”.  Each community selected one whom they forced to indulge in food and other physical pleasures throughout the week. On December 25th, They would “destroy the forces of darkness” by brutally  murdering the innocent man or woman they had chosen to be the “enemy” .

  “That seams A bit different than it is now.” You know something, I think you may be right.

In the 4th century CE, Christianity imported the Saturnalia festival hoping to convert the pagan masses with it, by promising them that they could continue to celebrate the Saturnalia as Christians.. The earliest Christmas holidays were celebrated by drinking, sexual indulgence, singing naked in the streets (a precursor of modern caroling) and human sacrifice.  

 Christmas was actually kinda like a week long Purge movie. So let’s get back to the true meaning of Christmas and sacrifice someone! A little too far?

Well how about instead of committing horrors we give some Horror…. and some Humor.

 Old Saint NiCthulas himself also known as C.T. Phipps is going to give away some presents to you folks. The Gobie award winning Cthulhu Armageddon and the hilarious Rules of Supervillainy Audiobooks.

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3 winners will be randomly selected each will receive a Audible Download code for both books. To Enter comment on this post then hit one of the share buttons bellow. The drawing will take place December 25th around 10:00 am

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