The Button

Rated 4.67/5 based on 3 reviews
Book I of II: When Pete and Gary Godfrey stumble upon a skeleton in an ancient burial chamber, their lives are forever altered. They activate a bizarre crystal cube clasped in the skeleton's hand, and once its terrifying power has been awakened, things quickly spiral out of their control. The brothers have put themselves and the entire city of New York in danger! More

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About Vlad V.

Vlad V. is the author of THE BUTTON, YORICK and BRACHMAN'S UNDERWORLD. His novella THE SLEEP ARTIST was published in Insanity Tales, a collection of dark fiction, in October 2014 (Books & Boos Press).

His first kids' book, THE MOON IS DEAD!, was released in January 2015.

An editor, publishing consultant, freelance writer, and former newspaper correspondent for the Lowell Sun and Fitchburg Sentinel & Enterprise, his work can be viewed at His books are available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Apple and

Vlad has appeared on A Newbie's Guide to Publishing, Sci-fi Saturday Night, Queen City Kamikaze (panelist), New England Authors Expo, Indie Author News, Open Book Society, Yahoo! Shine, Cool Roots (performer), Rooted (performer), Strange Amusements, Digital Journal and at many more websites, blogs, bookstores, and libraries. Please see his growing list of credits below.

Vlad was raised in Groton, Massachusetts and now resides in Lowell, Massachusetts with his wife, Jordana. He received an Associates Degree in Journalism from Middlesex Community College, and after a few years of freelance writing, decided to go back to school. He is now a proud member of the National Honor Society at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, where he is studying History and English.

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Review by: BelleW on May 29, 2014 :
The Button is a gripping tale that grasps your imagination from the start, and doesn't let go. The Godfrey brothers remind us that there is a bigger world out there full of intrigue and suspicion, and that our personal problems may just be minor by comparison. At the same time it is our own issues and personalities that dictate how we tackle the big stuff in life. The Button was a fascinating ride, and I look forward to seeing where the narrative goes in book two!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Ursula Wong on April 28, 2014 :
The first segment of The Button vibrates with the turmoil in the Godfrey brother’s lives, heightened by the mystery cube they find. What is it? What should they do with it? Should they press its button? The second part of the story adds tense scenarios of professionals dealing with the unexpected, interspersed with jabs of satire.

I found the story interesting, different, and a fast read. The disaster scenario was realistic, yet the novel ended with a sentiment of hope and determination. While it answered the immediate questions it raised, I look forward to the next book in the series to find out more.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Dale T. Phillips on April 13, 2014 :
The Button is a down-to-earth, scary science fiction story about two brothers who make a creepy discovery, and what they do after that to change everything for their world. Not to give anything away, but let's just say some nasty government officials get involved, and some people trying to reveal the truth, while the clock starts ticking before a Really Bad Thing happens. The bond of the brothers is tested by unfolding events, and all that they are and care about is on the line.
The story moves along with great characters, pulse-pounding action, and questions of who we are and what else may be out there-- and how we might deal with that. There's tremendous tension as all the different forces push against each other, with the highest of stakes.
All in all, a solid tale that will entertain you.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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