Max’s passion for fantastic stories began with weekly trips to the comic book store as a child. Now an English teacher at a boarding school, he is always reading. Max has written for sites like Geeks of Doom and SF Signal, where he created the Indie Author Spotlight. Max lives in Connecticut with his wife – who graciously embraces his need to display action figures all over the house – and daughter, who is inheriting her parents’ affinity for books. 

Black Stone Heart (The Obsidian Path #1) by Michael R. Fletcher - Book Review 07, Mar

This is not BookNest’s official SPFBO 6 review of Black Stone Heart. I’m reviewing Black Stone Heart because I personally feel that I have to. I’m reviewing it because it’s just so freaking good.

The Unbroken (Magic of the Lost #1) by C.L. Clark - Book Review 05, Mar

What would you do for the ones you love? Whom would you betray if it meant the betterment of the many? What is a true family – blood or found, and which one takes precedent when freedom is at stake? C.L. Clark explores all of these questions in The Unbroken, an achingly personal and epic tale where moral quandaries abound.

Short Complex by Chuck Brown - Book Review 26, Feb

Life can be hard. It can toss us through the gauntlet, time and time again, and continue to kick us on our way out. So why, then, is life worth living? In Short Complex, a short story collection by Eisner and Ringo award winning writer Chuck Brown, this is just one of the intriguing moral dilemmas that his protagonists face, and are forced to – for better or worse – respond to.