Month: November 2018

Akea: The Power of Destiny By: Elizabeth Jade

Akea by Elizabeth Jade Published by i2i Publishing on May 25, 2017 Pages: 80 Goodreads         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 one’s self undoubtedly requires a fair degree of courage and fortitude.  A willingness to persevere despite overwhelming odds.  Now apply this concept to the animal kingdom.  You will find that it is not really that much different.  Various groups of animals have...

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Resilience By: Bibiana Krall

Resilience by Bibiana Krall   The writing life is one that feels often like a roller coaster and challenges force us to look inside for a reason behind what we do. There will be many of us who don’t make it no matter how hard we try… because this isn’t just about being creative, it’s also about timing, relationships and the ability to believe that we can do something special without any kudos for an extended period of time, seeing evidentiary progress or receiving external attention. There will be many days as a writer you will doubt your abilities...

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B.L. Clark Author Spotlight

I read and reviewed author B.L. Clark’s novel,  The Man in the Hall in the summer of of 2018.  I loved the story and his writing.  That is why he is one of my favorite authors and has earned a position on my Author Spotlight page!  Please see his interview and upcoming work below.   1.  What inspired you to write a book? A few different things. I loved R. L. Stine as a child, and I wanted to write books like Goosebumps or Fear Street. Later, I moved onto different authors and picked up more inspiration. Philip K. Dick...

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The Haunting of Hope House By: Astrid Addams

The Haunting of Hope House By: Astrid Addams   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, people who attempt to “disappear” often find out that the grass is not so green on the other side of the fence.  In fact, they may frequently find themselves facing even greater challenges than they did originally.  If such notions intrigue you, then The Haunting of Hope House by author Astrid Addams...

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Doctor Hydenberg By: Jeffery Martin Botzenhart

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 wasted possibilities.  What would you do if faced with such a situation?  In his novel Doctor Hydenberg, author Jeffery Martin Botzenhart presents just such a scenario.  However, there is much more to this than meets the “eye”.  For lovers of fictional horror which is peppered with a romantic twist, this selection is a wonderful...

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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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