Month: November 2018

Author Spotlight: S.S. Bazinet

I read and reviewed author S.S. Bazinet’s novel,  Michael’s Blood in the summer of of 2018.  I loved the story and her writing.  That is why she is one of my favorite authors and has earned a position on my Author Spotlight page!  Please see her interview and upcoming work below.   1. What inspired you to write a book? For me the urge to write seems as natural as a duck’s need to take to the water. However, when I started writing my first real story, I didn’t think of it as a book to be published. It was an...

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Editing by Ear By S.S. Bazinet

Editing By Ear by S. S. Bazinet   This informative article comes to us from S.S.  Bazinet. For many people, the editing process can be tedious. It can also be less than helpful when you read over your story and keep missing typos, repeated words, and so on. But there’s an easy way to catch a lot more of your mistakes. You can listen to your story. When you listen to something read aloud, you process it differently than when you simply see the text. Therefore, listening to your story can be a wonderful tool in your editing toolbox....

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Wham: By Carol Marrs Phipps & Tom Phipps

Wham! By Carol Marrs Phipps & Tom Phipps   “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 speak out because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for me, And then there was no one left to speak out for me.” (Martin Niemoller) Does the quotation noted above resonate with you in any way?  The possibility of individual rights and freedoms...

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Sharon K. Connell: Author Spotlight

I read and reviewed author Sharon K. Connell’s novel,  His Perfect Love in the summer of of 2018.  I loved the story and her writing.  That is why she is one of my favorite authors and has earned a position on my Author Spotlight page!  Please see her interview and upcoming work below.   1.  What inspired you to write a book? For years, I had been hearing, “You should write a book,” or “You should put that in a story,” from my dear friend and fellow-author, Alan O’Reilly. After going through Hurricane Ivan in 2005, which hit Pensacola, Florida while...

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A Fine Death By: Walter Rice

A Fine Death By: Walter Rice   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 relationships- family, work, friends- in a state of disarray and despair.  What can a person actually do to reverse such a situation and thus bring hope and clarity back to their life?  The stark truth of the matter is that there really is no “one” answer to such a question.  People have...

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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…

tagged:
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…
tagged:
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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