Review: The Hero, Fone-Stories #3 by Mike Kearby

TheHeroTourToday I am pleased to present a returning author to the blog: Mike Kearby and his short novella The Hero:  Fone-Stories™ #3.  Please be sure to check out the other tour stops for excerpts, more reviews and interviews.

The Hero

Title:
The Hero
Series: Fone-Stories™ #3
Author: Mike Kearby
Genre: Thriller, Suspense
Publisher: Self
Format: eBook
Words: 2500
Purchase: Amazon
Stars:  5
Book Description:  John Simpson Despises Change, But on the Thursday Before Christmas, His Whole World Is About To Do Just That.


My Review:

In another of Kearby’s Fone Stories™, here we have a short that focuses on John, a more than slightly fearful, ocd-ridden man with a tangible compulsion that causes him to avoid change.  Change IS scary, and it is also fairly liberating.  Welcoming change is particularly difficult, the now of the next unknown step can immobilize with fear.  All of these emotional quandaries are placed before us in this story.


John’s adherence to the “way things are always done” is thrown to the moment with one natural reaction that was outside his normal behavior.  What starts out as a simple story of a man who overrode his phobias and compulsions for an instant, to do something, ends up with an odd twist that simply reinforces his fear and further solidifies his compulsive behaviors.

A short tale that can reinforce your dislike of the unknown when change happens, or provides a glimpse into the bereft vista that is created when fear overrides the natural process, this story will have you thinking for hours, and comparing your own fears to the exaggerated and extreme behaviors in this story. 

I received an eBook from the author for purpose of honest review for Full Moon Bites tours. I was not compensated for this review, and all conclusions are my own responsibility. 

About the Author:

Mike Kearby (born 1952) is an American novelist and inventor. Since 2005, Kearby has published ten novels, one graphic novel, and written two screenplays: (2011) Boston Mike KearbyNightly, with fellow writer Paul Bright and (2012) The Devouring. Boston Nightly is scheduled for filming in the spring of 2013.

Kearby was born in Mineral Wells, Texas, and received a B.S. from North Texas State University (now the University of North Texas) in 1972. He taught high school English and reading for 10 years and created “”The Collaborative Novella Project”” The project allows future authors to go through the novel writing process from idea to published work. Kearby began novel writing in 2005 and has completed eight novels, one graphic novel, and written the afterword to the TCU Press 2010 release of western novelist’s, Elmer Kelton, “”The Far Away Canyon””.

“”Ambush at Mustang Canyon”” was a finalist for the 2008 Spur Awards. “”A Hundred Miles to Water”” was awarded the 2011 Will Rogers Medallion Award for Best Adult Fiction. “Texas Tales Illustrated” was awarded the 2012 Will Rogers Medallion Award for Best YA Non-Fiction.

Find the Author:   Website | Twitter | Blog |

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