"One of the best paranormal fantasy releases of this year..." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Top notch writing style on par with other popular contemporary authors.The author uses a style that is very readable. The characters are witty and interesting. The casual writing style is reminiscent of many of the more popular urban fantasy writers today." - ABNA Expert Reviewer
"MASTERS' MYSTERIUM is an alternately touching, thought-provoking, and funny look at what might happen if humans and angels lived side-by-side. It's worth a look for religious and non-religious alike." - IndieReader
The author's voice is clever, funny when it needs to be funny (which is delightfully often), and dark when it needs to be dark (which is appropriately balanced). R.R. Reynolds's talent as a writer shines through rather nicely. - Judge, 22nd Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards.
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"This extraordinary work of paranormal fantasy--a debut, noless--revolves largely around the morally bankrupt owner of a museum ofoddities who attempts to reinvigorate his flagging business by capturing the Hodag, a legendary creature believed to inhabit the woodlands ofnorthern Wisconsin.
The Rev. Jay Masters is a scumbag. A formerfaith healer, he currently owns Masters' Mysterium--"a collection ofevery oddity, rumor, hearsay, improbable event, and conundrum created by nature or man"--a failing business in Wisconsin Dells that's beingovershadowed by nearby amusement and water parks. With few options left, he hires three hillbilly hunters to go into northern Wisconsin and trap a mysterious beast that has been rumored to be killing unwarytravelers. But when two of the hunters end up ripped apart, the solesurvivor ranting about aliens and monsters, Masters decides to visit the remote town of Creekside himself. There, he meets the town's strangeresidents, including his 21-year-old daughter, Trudy, a waitress at theunfortunately named Cluck and Grunt restaurant; she's not exactly happyto meet him for the first time. The mythical beast turns out to be ademon, and Masters and his daughter soon become entangled in asupernatural war between seraphic beings and the forces of evil. Butthis isn't run-of-the-mill paranormal fantasy with angels. Thecharacters are extremely well-developed, the narrative is intelligentand at times highly humorous, the storyline is original and engaging,and the religious aspects are decidedly understated. The firstinstallment of a series, this is paranormal fantasy done right: aunique, relentlessly entertaining page-turner that will appeal to a wide range of readers. Fortunately, there's more to come.
One of the best paranormal fantasy releases of this year--a self-publishing benchmark" - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Masters' Mysterium:Las Vegas continues the saga that started in Wisconsin and ushers in theage of the magician.