Month: January 2018

Arcadia Falls By: Ken Stark

Arcadia Falls by Ken Stark Published by Jacques Gauvin on November 30, 2017 Pages: 376 Goodreads Something is wrong in Arcadia Falls. The first boy vanished without a trace and with just as little fanfare. Even the second disappearance amounted to little more than a few passing remarks and another name skipped over in the classroom roll call. As far as Riverside High and the rest of Arcadia Falls were concerned, it seemed, it was as if nothing had happened at all. Tyler John was no different. He had barely given the matter a second thought, but then a...

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What Makes A Great Writer?

What Makes A Great Writer? There can be little doubt that the world is full of good writers.  You can see their work pretty much anyplace you go.  From self-published novels to various social media accounts… the written word is everywhere!  So much for the death of writing which so many felt visual platforms like Pinterest, YouTube and Instagram would bring.  Even those require good writing in one form or another to introduce and convey a message.  Also, where there is writing it can only naturally be assumed that reading will follow.  Make no mistake, the age of technology...

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Zen Alpha By: Sionnach Wintergreen

Zen Alpha  By: Sionnach Wintergreen Have you ever found yourself in a bad relationship?  A situation where you knew you were being treated terribly, but still kept going back for more?  If you answered in the affirmative to that question, you have an awful lot in common with Bradley Evans.  Sionnach Wintergreen has penned a sensitive and heartwarming male/male romance which will suck you in almost from the very outset and keep you engrossed throughout. In this tale, Bradley Evans is certain that his future happiness unquestionably lies with and Alpha Male.  Someone who asserts his dominance in such a...

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Amelia’s Autumn Trail by Haley Belinda

Amelia’s Autumn Trail by Haley Belinda: I recently had the pleasure of reading Amelia’s Autumn Trail which was written and illustrated by Haley Belinda.  This is a storybook which was penned for toddlers and young children, yet somehow manages to trigger sweet and pleasant memories for the adult reader as well. Essentially, the story follows a little girl named Amelia who enjoys daily walks with her Dad in the woods.  Along these walks they discover the joys of nature and the beauty of the Autumn season.  Together, they embrace the wonder of nature’s colors and the diversity of living...

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Freelance Writing Mistakes To Avoid

Freelance Writing Mistakes To Avoid Freelancing is a dream for many – you get to enjoy a lot of freedom, decide how your day is spent, take a vacation whenever you feel best, and avoid the challenges of dealing with an unfriendly boss. When the writing business is added to freelancing, a bigger, yet fascinating opportunity opens up – yes, you get to write down your thoughts – for a fee. However, this dream is hardly a reality for many as avoidable mistakes may be made over time. Learning from the mistakes of others can be really helpful –...

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Books Reviewed This Year

I have reviewed 80 books so far this year.

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Akea - The Power of Destiny
it was amazing
Have you ever considered what it actually means to be "different"?  To step outside the norms of society and truly be yourself, despite the sideways glances, outright disapproval and criticism which may inevitably follow.  To be true to …
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5-star-reviews

Wham!
it was amazing
"First they came for the communists,

And I did not speak out because I wasn’t a communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists,

And I didn’t speak out because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews,

And I did not…

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5-star-reviews

Doctor Hydenberg
really liked it
To come to the end of one’s life and be full of regret is a terrible thing for anyone to experience.  The whole idea of living with no excuses and loving with zero regrets, right out the window.  A life full of missed opportunities and w…
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4-star-reviews

The Haunting of Hope House
it was ok
Have you ever faced something in your personal life which was so overwhelming that you just needed to escape?  Running as far away from such troubles as possible in hopes of ultimately finding greener pastures in life.  Unfortunately, pe…

A Fine Death
it was amazing
Have you ever felt as if your entire life was spinning out of control?  Where absolutely nothing was going right and everything you touched turned to stone?  A gloomy cloud overhead which virtually follows your every move.  All of your r…
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5-star-reviews

Scouse Gothic: The Pool of Life... and Death
it was amazing
What do you get when you mix vampires, a hitman, a grief stricken mother recently released from a mental institution who is bent on revenge- and a plump little angel with the appearance of a pigeon?  You get one fantastic story…that’s …
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5-star-reviews

Lullaby of the Dead: Every Ghost Has a Story
it was amazing

If this was to be your last day on this planet, would you be satisfied with the life you have lived?  Have you existed in harmony with those around you- and within yourself?  What if your answer to these questions is a resounding ‘No’? …

Guinevere: At the Dawn of Legend
really liked it
There can be little doubt that childhood is an exciting and wonderful time.  It is filled with a variety of fresh and new experiences which are approached with a childlike innocence.  Be that as it may, such youthful exuberance can be qu…
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4-star-reviews

Virus
really liked it
Have you ever considered what could possibly be strong enough to destroy human civilization as we know it?  Perhaps nuclear war?  Famine? Disease and pestilence?  The possibilities are many, and not very pleasant to ponder.  When thinkin…
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4-star-reviews

The Zoo: An Allegorical Adventure
liked it
What would it take to bring a vibrant and bustling Metropolis to its very knees?  The simple answer to this question is…not very much!  Any type of civilization takes a great deal of time and industry to create, but precious little effor…
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3-star-reviews




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