Brood X was my very first novel published in 2013. I am grateful that people are still purchasing and reading the book. Here are some recent reviews. Thank you as always! 5 stars! "I can't imagine bugs all over. Swarming. ACK, right? Well, this book brings you right there but the book is in today's times. The main characters in the book, a couple named Seth and Lara, are thrown back in to the stone age! They have no electricity, internet, cell phone service. Nothing. Okay, so besides that, bigger issues arise like food and water supply! This book brings you right there with them as the invasion happens. Trillions of insects take over the summer." ~Deborah D. "WOW....I am speechless. I also lost a nights sleep due to not wanting to put this book down. This book was creepy, and yet extremely addictive. It's not your normal Paranormal Horror Story, but a horror story that could actually happen. This story is phenomenally well written and very fast paced. Each page turned just sucked me farther into the story. I was shocked and intrigued by the twists and turns of the book. This author has a way to make you feel like you are watching a movie in your head while reading this story and this author also has a way to keep you entertained and yet on the edge of your seat from beginning to end.
*CAUTION* This story is not for the faint of heart, so READER DISCRETION IS ADVISED!" ~JennyB. 4 Stars! "If you don't like creepy crawly things, you might not make it through this book. The cicadas are here... they are big, mean and they're breeding...everywhere.
Fast paced with strong language, well developed characters and enough scenes with the creepy crawlies to make you sleep with the light on for the rest of your life, Brood X by Michael Phillip Cash is one book I'm glad is marked under fiction.... or is it....?" ~TerryLynn "Oh, I usually hate books about bugs. No really, but something about this book really made me want to read it. I don’t think I will ever go back outside “peacefully”. This book has a little bit of it all: pregnancy, marriage, humor, friendship, interesting, grossed out, etc. There is definitely enough in this book to keep you turning the pages, and to keep you on your toes, with your ears tuned in. Michael let the book gradually build into the setting, giving us a better understanding of what will happen. I personally think if it wasn’t for the gradual build than the reader would lose understanding, so I think he did a great job with timing it out perfectly." ~WJ
Today I continue on with some more reviews. This time I am shedding some light on my books The Hanging Tree and Stillwell.
5 Stars! "A black cat, an ages old curse, murder, an evil witch hunter and more. How could I resist liking this novella? The short answer is that I couldn't. This was an immediately engaging tale that starts with the murder of a cunning woman and her granddaughter in the 1600's. From this evil seed sprang The Hanging Tree." ~BirdieTracy "Michael Phillip Cash delivers a haunting, unforgettable paranormal tale with enough mysterious twists-and-turns that will place you on the edge of your seat, until the final curtains close. This incredible suspense Masterpiece, made for the big screen, turns a short novella into an explosive dynamic psychological thriller, highlighting every twisted detail to perfection. The author's fascination with horror writing, combined with his motivation for challenge, creates a breathtaking story that will blow your mind." ~Geraldine A. 4 Stars! "The dark motif centers around unjust deaths and a family curse. The foreboding beat is furthered by two tragic tales, hinted histories amongst the Hanging Tree's denizens, brief supernatural activities, and a building foreshadowing of bleak things to come. Indeed, it is the anxiety over what is anticipated as a dark outcome and it's sudden climatic drum beat resolution that finds the foreboding fugue now a fading note of slightly corny sweetness. However, Cash does it in a way that leaves THE HANGING TREE satisfactorily complete within both plots. No hanging story threads here." ~Tinfoot "This short novella drew me in quickly, with the background on the various characters and the reasons they are all tied together. It's written with great imagery, especially the parts about Goody Bennett, and I wish more of the book had been about her. The ending comes as a surprise, but left me thinking "of course! Now it all makes sense!" ~Lisa K.
5 Stars! "There are lots of fictional historical aspects along with some non-fiction components which Michael mentions at the end of the book. It is awesome how everything came together and had me on the edge of my seat with my heart pounding. The book was a super quick read for me and I was able to finish it in just one sitting. Once I started I couldn't stop reading and when the book came to an end, I was satisfied." Savannah M. "The author's writing style is superb, the characters are well defined, the plot development might appear to move a little slow but it builds speed and gushes with terror near the end. I think Author Michael Phillips Cash has done a great job. " ~Nancy 4 Stars! "The characters were sincere: the death of the 'love of your life' and mother to your children, and how this family copes. But on top of that there involves psychics, hauntings, and ghost, oh my. This story is about acceptance in the face of tragedies, and how some people can achieve happiness with the strength to 'just let go'." ~CL Coffman
I am always grateful for each and everyone of you that picks up and purchases my books. I am also grateful for when you choose to leave a review. Reviews are always important to authors as it gives us a pulse as to if we are on the right track or need of improvement. In addition, reviews help us to simply know what you like to read. I am grateful to you always. I thought today that I would share some recent reviews of my books, Schism and Collision.
"I love to find a book where the author can take me out of my world and into his. This particular book is one that will give you all the info regarding the story upfront, and then take you on the most wildest of adventures. Growing up, and the reason for being different, and loving yourself. Jealousy, the reason for family, friendship and love are some of the lessons here too. Mr. Cash is an amazing author. He knows how to make you smile when it's time, and put you on the edge of your seat all at the same time." ~XmasDolly
"Science Fiction has long been a convenient way to thinly disguise social commentary in a way that allows them, sci-fi writers, to "get away with it." Sometimes it is subtle (the very quick, first interracial kiss on TV between Kirk and Uhura) or clobbers you over the head (3 hours of Avatar anyone? I get it, destroying the environment is bad). Either way it serves to get a message out that would otherwise be flat out ignored by many or in some cases denied or protested.
So it is with Michael Phillip Cash’s, Schism: The Battle for Darracia. Here you have V'Sair, a mixed race kid (from Darracia and Planta) who happens to live in a peaceful, relatively tolerant society, but who is struggling to find his identity. Along comes his evil uncle who wants to return to the older more traditional ways. Oh did I mention that V'Sair happens to be the prince, and his parents, the king and queen, happen to be the mixed race couple. V'Sair must learn to control the elements and wield the Fireblade to rescue his parents and defeat his uncle.
Super subtle? No. Effective and engaging? Yes." ~Heather
"This book is full of action and has characters that are well developed and that we can connect with. We are given epic battle scenes, deception, discovery of ones destiny, finding yourself, and a little romance. This is an EPIC fantasy and I love how Cash has written this fast paced and gripping world! I can not wait to see what happens I the next books!
“You are hard. Soft bends and is resilient, hard brakes. Hard cannot bend. Times are changing.” ~Hooked in a book
5 Stars! "The King has been murdered and his son is having trouble allowing himself to be crowned. Evil forces abound in this one but there is also a whole lot of good. If you think I can be a tease not letting you know what is going to happen--Michael Phillip Cash is a MASTER--I am eagerly awaiting the 3rd book in this series to see what happens to the new young king who is thrown to his death(?) in a watery grave and to his Mom who has been sent off to be a slave!" ~MikiHope "There is even a statement on war in this book. Darracian warriors never kill for personal gain nor do they employ guns in the conduct of warfare.Instead, warriors fight with swords and great skill is needed to prevail over enemies.This is another fascinating part of the overall presentation." ~Dr. Joseph M. "This book has everything in it that readers would want! There is the battles, the love affairs, the betrayals and the loyalties all wrapped up in collaborations that make your head spin. Mr. Cash keeps the reader on edge as the young Prince V'sair embattles the roller coaster emotions of wanting his love by his side, keeping his beloved Darracia out of civil unrest and keeping enemies at bay.
This second book grabbed me and sucked me in as soon as I turned the first page right through to the last. Some chapters I held my breathe hoping for good outcomes. In other chapters and pages, I was floored by the character's tenacity and yet others sections, I was shaking my head in disbelief." ~Naila Moon
In a small town of Alma, Colorado, population around 300 there is a building called the Schwartz Hotel. As with other small towns, the population was built around mining. The hotel was built in the late 1800's and originally was a boarding house owned by Mrs. Schwartz. It now serves other functions. The ghostly history of this hotel is apparently of a dispute that happened inside the hotel between a father and son who shot each other. It is said that the father and son still remain in the place. However, it is also reported that no information is available to substantiate this argument. Is it the work of the ghost themselves to make their plight known by word of mouth? Another, reportedly seen ghost but of unsubstantiated evidence is that of a woman who had been so distraught that she hung herself from the balcony. No one seems to really know why she hung herself and it is only theory it is due to the shootings. People still claim to see her in the upper hallway of the hotel. Other paranormal activity in the house is lights flickering off and on and creepy feelings. Perhaps it is true that the ghostly residence of the hotel remain and wish to make themselves known. Or perhaps it is just simply legend and the makings of a good ghost story. You decide.