– The cover is “very cool.” It’s definitely a professional cover.

– Society, mystery, romance – it hits in all areas!

– The editorial work was done by a pro.

– A great debut.

– Your book had me riveted to my seat and your POV and ability to write “tone” and “emotion” made your characters come off the page.  I see and feel that readers will see a lot more from you in the future and I can’t wait.

February 4, 2019

Feathered Quill Judges’ Comments

JUDGES’ COMMENTS – The cover is “very cool.” It’s definitely a professional cover. – Society, mystery, romance – it hits in all areas! – The editorial […]
June 4, 2018

Midwest Book Review “Small Press Bookwatch”

Eye of the Moon Ivan Obolensky www.ivanobolensky.com Smith-Obolensky Media https://smithobolenskymedia.com 9781947780002, $27.99, HC, 554pp, www.amazon.com Synopsis: Johnny’s legendary socialite Aunt Alice mysteriously died while reading the […]
January 13, 2018

Carl Delprat of Compulsive Reader

Compulsive Reader Sometimes, not often, I open up a new book and know immediately that I am going to love it. When I unwrapped this big fat […]
January 9, 2018

Hugo N. Gerstl

A WORTHY SUCCESSOR TO FITZGERALD – AND THEN SOME When I was first asked to read Ivan Obolensky’s monumental (i.e. lengthy) Eye of the Moon, I […]
November 27, 2017

Clarion/Foreword Reviews

Clarion Reviews Set in 1977, the novel has a timeless, eerie feeling. Wealth, family politics, and the occult make for a strangely captivating and exotic brew […]
November 27, 2017

Readers’ Favorite Testimonial

Readers’ Favorite In the scintillating supernatural mystery, Eye of the Moon by Ivan Obolensky, two young men battle family discord and the forces of the occult. […]
November 20, 2017

BlueInk Review

BlueInk Review Ivan Obolensky’s Eye of the Moon is a house party mystery much in the style of Agatha Christie—without the body.   Percy is persuaded […]
November 13, 2017

Jefferson Hawkins

Eye of the Moon by Ivan Obolensky is a classic Victorian mystery, set in modern times. It’s an absorbing, multilayered tale of family secrets, intrigue, ghosts, […]
October 23, 2017

Jennifer Whitman

Eye of the Moon is a haunting tale of family secrets and gothic dread. The author paints a story of an aristocratic house party in which […]
October 12, 2017

Kirkus Reviews

Kirkus Reviews In this debut murder mystery, a pair of friends searches for clues in the darkest recesses of the occult. Johnny and Percy grew up […]
October 3, 2017

IndieReader Review

IndieReader Verdict: A gothic mystery set in 1977—involving the occult, stolen treasure, family secrets, and financial sabotage—EYE OF THE MOON is sumptuous in its description of […]
September 13, 2017

Tom Hyman Testimonial

Eye of the Moon is a rare and authentic glimpse inside the hidden world of America’s upper class—that small and exclusive society of the super-rich and […]
September 12, 2017

Nick Thacker Review

Eye of the Moon throws you into the middle of the story, in a perfect way. It’s gripping, intense, thorough. Everything I wanted in a thriller, […]