Title: Tales from High Hallack, Volume 2: The Collected Short Stories of Andre Norton Publisher: Premier Digital Publishing Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal Release Date: May 20th, 2014 Rating: 5/5 An interesting collection of short stories and a few poems of the late Andre Norton. I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered this volume of short stories and realized …Continue reading "Book Review: Tales from High Hallack, Volume 2: The Collected Short Stories of Andre Norton"
Today, Daily Prompt asked us what habits/acts drive us crazy. Related to books and movies I have a short list of turn offs, which make me walk away from a book, a TV show or a movie. 1. Weak female characters. The damsel in distress thing is over and done with. Women do not need …Continue reading "Stories That Drive Me Crazy"
Title: Snow Queen Author: Linda Wisdom Genre: Traditional Romance Publisher: Joyride Books Release Date: July 8, 2012 Rating: 4/5 Stars A traditional romance with passion, but without explicitness of so many current contemporary romance fiction. Linda Wisdom created a tension filled tale of a woman raised by a tyrannic Grandfather, falling in love with a …Continue reading "Book Review: Snow Queen by Linda Wisdom"
While he entered the dark abyss of the rows of prison cells, I entered the dark abyss of despair. Yes, he deserved to be behind bars, I was still mad at him for that, for betraying me and the kids. How could he embezzle the money from those poor people to fill his own bank …Continue reading "Betrayal – A Flash Fiction"
It takes courage to write a novel. It also to takes courage to push through writing when you think everything you wrote is the bottom of the most rotten scum, the literary world has ever seen. Sometimes it takes courage to just sit in front of the computer and stare at the empty page in …Continue reading "Courage To Finish"
One of the purposes of a great story, is to show that one has control over ones own destiny. The choices the character makes, especially in the midst of despair, and disorder, shapes his or her live within the story. Harry Potter could have chosen to stay at his uncle’s house. Wolverine could have chosen …Continue reading "Taking Control – Character's Choices Shape Stories, Not Fate"
Light In The Dark Swan available on Zazzle “He was such a nice guy!”, Grandma uttered. “I would have never thought he would have done such a thing, always so friendly to everyone”, my aunt gasped. “He was so polite, helpful too. There has to be a mistake.”, Grandpa answered, shaking his head. “Oh stop it, …Continue reading "Hear No Evil – See No Evil – A Flash Fiction"
This season brought many high quality television shows – some new, some old. In the war for ratings however, air time has become a mayor downfall for some. Monday nights are dominated by two shows with an devoted audience: The Following on Fox, and The Blacklist on NBC. Tuesday nights are in the tight hands …Continue reading "Will High Quality Shows Be Cancelled? How Air Time Can Hurt New Shows"
Title: Dazed Publisher: Penguin Group Release Date: April 1st 2014 Rating: 1/5 stars I was not familiar with Kim Karr’s writing style before I picked up her novella, and I apparently have not missed anything. The book is written in first person, which I am already not very fond of, with very few exceptions (see …Continue reading "Book Review: "Dazed" by Kim Karr"
3 Reasons I love NBC’s “The Blacklist”, and you should too! 1. The Story Fast paced, leaving me breathless with many twists and turns, combined with multlayered plot lines that makes me want more, The Blacklist had me from the start. There are no dull moments, the story is always on the move and constantly …Continue reading "Three Reasons I Love NBC's "The Blacklist""