The Fraternity Of The Soul Eater By Scott A. Lerner Review

The Fraternity of the Soul Eater cover.The Fraternity of the Soul Eater by Scott A. Lerner was a quick and very amusing read.

Even when they are getting whooped on Sam and his friend Bob, have a weird sense of humor, that just won’t let them stop making smart remarks.

I would love to have that kind of moxie when the crap hits the fan.

This book isn’t just funny, it has some mystery, and a bit of horror, and even some adventure.

It is a stand alone book, but you will probably want to read the other books in the series too, if you haven’t already. I liked the last book (you can read my review here), and this one was just as good. Maybe even better.

About the book:

It’s been a while since Samuel Roberts was called upon to save mankind, and he’s getting restless. His girlfriend Susan thinks he’s a danger junkie, and he’s worried he has a hero complex. He’s back to his usual small-town lawyerly duties in Champaign-Urbana, handling divorces and helping people beat DUI raps. But then a young fraternity pledge calls. During an initiation ceremony he witnessed the live sacrifice of a young woman, but he had so much alcohol in his system that no one believes him. Except Sam. Lately Egyptian lore has been creeping into his life, his dreams, and his movie preferences, and he’s pretty sure he knows why. Evil is knocking on his door again.

Is the call welcome? Why can’t Sam be satisfied with his comfortable legal practice and gorgeous redheaded girlfriend? Maybe it’s because he knows that, as inadequate as he may feel to the task, he and his friend Bob may be humanity’s only hope against ancient supernatural forces combined with modern genetic engineering. Come hell or high water. Or in this case, the underworld or subterranean pyramids.

The Fraternity of the Soul Eater is the third book in the Samuel Roberts Thriller series, which began with Cocaine Zombies and continued with Ruler of Demons.

About the Author:

Picture of author Scott A. Lerner.Author and attorney Scott A. Lerner resides in Champaign, Illinois. He obtained his undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and went on to obtain his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign. He is currently a sole practitioner in Champaign, Illinois. The majority of his law practice focuses on the fields of criminal law and family law. Lerner’s first novel and the first Samuel Roberts Thriller, Cocaine Zombies, won a bronze medal in the mystery/cozy/noir category of the 2013 Independent Publisher (IPPY) Awards. The second book in the series is Ruler of Demons. The Fraternity of the Soul Eater is book 3. Book 4, The Wiccan Witch of the Midwest, will be released on Halloween, 2015.

Mr. Lerner can be found on his website, Twitter, and Goodreads.

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The Shadow Man by Mark Murphy Review

The Shadow Man by Mark Murphy Review

Cover picture of The Shadow Man by Mark Murphy. The Shadow Man is a horror/thriller type book. It is similar to some of Stephen Kings stories.

It is a pretty good read but I should have waited till closer to Halloween to read it. It does have some weird stuff going on that fits right in with the holiday.

It has a lot of excitement such as explosions and vehicle accidents…and of course murders. And you wouldn’t ever guess how it ends. It has a few twists to it. So if you like not knowing the ending right up till the end…you should be happy with this book!


From the back cover :

There is a devil in the night, silent and invisible, moving in the dream realm between life and death. And he’s coming for you.

Savannah surgeon Malcolm King had a perfect life—a loving wife, devoted daughter, and a thriving medical practice.

And then it all ended.

A chance encounter with a reckless driver in an airport parking lotleads to his first brush with the law. The senseless slaughter of a neighbor’s pet soon follows, with Malcolm inexplicably questioned in the matter by the police. An adversary is found decapitated. An acquaintance is chopped into pieces and stuffed into a garbage bag, Malcolm soon finds himself the prime suspect in a serial murder case. But he’s not a killer. Or is he?

Who is the  Thin Man who lurks at the edges of his vision?

Are the flocks of ravens that crowd overhead a warning of impending doom? Or do they exist at all?

And how can he protect his family from something–or someone–he knows absolutely nothing about?

As Malcolm fights to discover the truth, he learns from a mysterious Seminole tracker that he may not the first victim of a chameleon-like serial killer known as The Shadow Man. Malcolm’s quest for justice takes him perilously close to the edge of sanity–and perhaps a little bit over it.

About the Author :

A physician currently living in Savannah, Georgia, Mark Murphy is also a lifelong award-winning writer. In the midst of a busy medical career which included several academic publications, Dr. Murphy’s decision to attend the Iowa Summer Writing Festival led to the inclusion of a short story, “The Funeral,” in a 2004 collection of works entitled O! Georgia! A well-received regular newspaper column in the The Savannah Morning News followed. The Shadow Man is his first novel.

For more information about Mark Murphy you can visit his blog, and check him out on Facebook.

This review is part of a Tribute Books Blog Tour for The Shadow Man.

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