Reviews

 

This is the page where I’ll leave reviews of my work. Well, the good reviews of my work that make the long hours of writing worthwhile. Constructive reviews can remain on whatever site hosts them (trust me, I read them all).

Praise of Star Marque Rising!

 

“The best Sci-Fi book I’ve read in a long time.”

Kenneth Barrett

“A great read for any who are new or old fans of the space opera genre and a worthy addition to any with a science fiction library.

Portland Book Review

Tightly written, succinct, stunning, and at times moving, Star Marque Rising is a fascinating read… The pace of the book is fast and characterization thorough. Without elaborate wordplay, Stovall manages to communicate the humane side of her characters. The snappish relationships between Demarco and some crew members; Lysander and Sawyer on the Star Marque is wryly depicted, and various missions they attend to during their time on the star ship itself makes fascinating reading as both an action adventure and an intellectually stimulating premise. A thrilling read!”

The Prairies Book Review

“The protagonist has been so skillfully crafted that it’s impossible not to love him… Star Marque Rising is so much more than a traditional science fiction novel, and this is all due to Stovall’s skillful and creative writing. This shows true talent from the author to blend layered character development, action, and back stories without giving away too much of the plot at once; this novel is a truly captivating read. Even those who generally do not overly gravitate toward sci-fi will be hooked and left on the edge of their seat begging for more.

Entrada Reviews

“Stovall’s Star Marque Rising is to Moby Dick what House, MD is to Sherlock Holmes. At its core, Moby Dick is a story about obsession, and the destruction it can wreak, and so is Star Marque Rising. It trades the vastness of the ocean for the vastness of space and a mobile white whale for an elusive stationary governorship. Endellion, though, is every bit as ruthless and blindly obsessed as Ahab. The story ends with the possibility of a sequel, and I really hope we get one. I want to know where this story is going! Recommended for those who enjoy space opera/ sci-fi along the lines of Star Wars and Ender’s Game.”

San Francisco Book Review

Really good plot line, entertaining characters. Far better than most of the space operas around.

Shanon

“Star Marque Rising is a fantastic sci-fi novel that I would recommend for fans of the Mass Effect video game series or similar.”

Beautifully Bookish Bethany

“[I’d give it] More than 5 Stars if I could.”

Shirley the Avid Reader

Praise of The Ethereal Squadron!

 

“I enjoyed reading this book immensely. It hit everything I look for in a book. There was a great story, all the characters even the support were enjoyable and well written.”

The Dystopian Shuffle

“The battles that the characters encounter are historically spot on and it’s clear that Stovall has done her homework. The world that she has created here feels real and foreboding. I got completely lost reading this story. For me that’s the highest praise possible. This is an interesting, exciting and addictive story that I would highly recommend to lovers of magic, war stories or fantasy.”

Buccaneer Blog

The strongest aspect, however, aside from the alternate historical setting, is the characters. Each character is a well realized individual, with different personalities, goals, responses, and abilities. Numerous characters, from lead characters like Geist, a troubled warrior unsure of her place but determined to do the right thing, to minor characters like Tinker, with his manic, almost mischievous personality, to villains like the insane Faulkner or the nearly unstoppable and egotistical Prince Leopold, populate this book. Most are quite memorable, and it makes there interactions and competition all the more fascinating.

Annie Reads

 

Praise for Vice City!

“5 Stars”

Some Random Dude on Goodreads

“To say the characterization was good would be like saying I love reading. It’s a gross understatement… Overall, I loved every inch of it.”

Divine Magazine

“The plot and the story are awesome, and the writing is brilliant. You can’t finish 2017 without meeting Pierce (My Hubby btw) and Miles.”

OptimuMM Review

“I’m giving VICE CITY five friggin’ stars. I cannot wait for the next one. I am ready, I want it now, and I think this is going to be a phenomenally genius series.”

Christina (from Christina’s Bookshelf)

“As a lover of noir and crime fiction, I highly recommend this first book in what will hopefully be a very long and satisfying series.”

The Novel Approach Reviews

The writing in this story was absolutely spectacular.

Exceptionally well done.”

“The book was a compelling and satisfying read.”

2017 Rainbow Award Judges

“Dark, gritty and well written is the best way to describe this book. The story has a very real feel and the details show the grimy world of the mob. It’s not all death and bullets. There’s a love story in here and it plays out with the city backdrop. I really found myself reading this and being pulled under the sway of the authors talent.”

The TBR Pile Reviews

“I am a sucker for a hard hearted fella finding and fighting for love. Especially when help comes from so many unexpected sides.”

Jesse G Books

“This was a super intense, high energy story that kept me on the edge of my seat. I was definitely not ready to be finished with this world or these characters and can’t wait for the next installment.”

Love Bytes Reviews

“If you like super intense stories full of very realistic violence and brutality of all kinds, if you want to see how two men fight their pasts, fate, and cruel enemies to be free of others telling them what to do, and if you’re looking for a thrilling mystery that will keep you on the edge of your seat, then you will probably like this novel.”

Rainbow Book Reviews

“The tension never lets up and by the end, you’re kind of mesmerized and in a stupor … which really, isn’t that the mark of a great book? I’m really looking forward to what this author does next with this cast of gritty, brash, real characters. I highly recommend you pick up Vice City and see what I’m talking about.”

The Diverse Reader Reviews

“just awesome.”

Another Random Dude on Goodreads (But seriously, this is one of my favorites! That’s the whole review)

“I think it is the beginnings of something great. I surely hope that there will be further books in the series.”

Random Dude from Goodreads

“A wonderfully rendered crime thriller with characters filled with quirks and problems. I loved the plot. It was very engaging and suspenseful. It kept me turning pages until the very end!”

BB Swann (Fellow Author)

“Another thing I loved about this book is the strong tone set from the first page. If you’re in the mood for a violent Noir Crime Fiction then I’d suggest picking this one up.”

It’s All About the Book Reviews

“Finding out how this all played out for Pierce kept me turning pages (way too) late into the night!

Virginia Jacobs (Fellow Author)

“It therefore goes without saying that I look forward to trudging the dark and dangerous streets once more in the company of Pierce and his protege/lover Miles.”

Some Random Dude on Goodreads

Stovall has taken a classic crime story and twisted it in new and unexpected ways. Every page promises a new surprise.

Ralph Walker (Fellow Author)

“The book is full of colourful and dangerous underworld characters. From the undertaker with a basement full of rats and dead bodies to the mob boss’ son who needs rescuing from a cult, I loved the diverse cast of morally depraved characters.”

Wicked Reads

“Likes: Everything. The dialogue, characters, sub-characters, story pace, plots, subplots, the writing style… everything. Dislikes: None. It has a satisfactory ending, and I’m hoping for much more to come in this series.”

Goodreads Librarian

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