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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Review: Soul Mates

Soul Mates

By: Kerry Mirza

     How sure are you? What if everything you ever believed in was put to the ultimate test? Nicholas Bishop, passing from the physical earth a century prior, never thought death would be so complicated. Now he has an active role in the Presence, a Tracer trapped in the Plexus, where he is charged with dispatching evil souls to hell without actually falling to the dark side himself. The two groups in the Plexus, Tracers and Hailites, are in charge of balancing the power of good. However, the peace between them is waning. Will that end in disaster? To make matters worse, a new partner is introduced to the Plexus. Bonnie, a Hailite, may be all that Nicholas needs to survive his past and future. Will his interest in Bonnie cause the Presence to fall to the demons? Or will Bonnie be exactly what Nicholas needs a Soul Mate? In this fast-paced, thought-proving book, you'll follow along as the unseen battle rages on...

My Summary
Soul Mates is a fresh look into the supernatural world of good and evil. Nicholas Bishop, bitter after his untimely demise finds himself in the Plexus, a place that sits snuggly between the living and the spirit world. Bored with his new existence Nicholas is lost and alone, but everything around him is about to change.
Kerry Mirza does a wonderful job of creating a strange new place and weaving several stories together into one grand adventure. Nicholas must fight his pull towards the evil side while battling the wickedness inside the Lark family home when his new partner arrives, a Hailites named Bonnie. Beautiful, innocent and the sheer essence of good Bonnie changes Nicholas’s world completely. In love and facing the most powerful evil the plexus has ever seen Bonnie and Nicholas must fight to save each other and everything they know, but can Nicholas survive the pull of evil? How far will the two go to protect each other? Will the Lark family ever be free of the malevolent spirit wreaking havoc inside their home?
Soul Mates is an excellent mix of romance, adventure and fear. A perfect read for anyone who enjoys paranormal romance.
Visit the author's website HERE!

Monday, July 25, 2011


The Devil’s Game

By: S.L. Pierce


Maren Kaye

Is a stranger who stalks your stalker a friend or your worst enemy?

Rachel Pendelton is determined to break from her small town past and stake out a new life for herself with a dream job in the big city. But hard work and determination is no match for whoever is working against her. When anonymous gifts show up, she’s flattered. When they appear in her locked apartment, she starts worrying. What can she do when everyone she turns to for help looks suspicious?
What she doesn’t know is that a game has begun. A game with rules as baffling as they are deadly. A game that will pit her against the criminally insane. And only one can finish alive.

The Devil’s game is a wonderfully written mystery thriller that will keep you guessing and suspecting everyone until the very end. Full of twisted characters, some with hearts of gold, and some with no heart at all you won’t know who to trust! Rachel does everything she can to stay in control of a downward spiraling situation. With no one to trust and nowhere to turn how will Rachael survive?
I really enjoyed The Devil’s game a thrilling mystery adventure indeed! Pierce and Kaye do a fantastic job of building the perfect psychopath. The crazed “patient X’s” history is as surprising as the evil game of cat and mouse they play out with Rachael. I loved a little something about all of the characters and at times hoped beyond reason that none of them were guilty. Fast paced full of suspense and intrigue you won’t want to put it down until it’s over!
Once you finish this book you will be checking the windows and locks TWICE before falling asleep!
The Devil’s Game is available through the following links:
At $2.99 it’s a steal!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Preview of my work in progress

When No One Was Listening

           I could hear her pacing outside the bedroom door. The stutter of shadows crossing back and forth through the thin sheet of light hadn’t stopped once in the past hour. If I didn’t have my iPod blaring I would be able to hear the annoying sound of her thumbnail flicking against her teeth. I wanted to scream “GET OVER IT” or “NOT ALL GUYS ARE DAD, SOME ARE WORSE” but I just sat there watching the shuffling of her feet. Soon she would knock, later we would yell and eventually she would give up. It was the same old song and dance. I couldn’t see why this time would be so different. There were plenty things about this time I didn’t see coming.

            There are many things that I am not, like; popular, drop dead gorgeous, or good at math, but it’s the things that I am that bother me the most. I am alone, I am broken, I am a murderer, and at present I am the crazy girl who just punched the future prom queen.
 I almost drowned when I was eight years old, a fact that has nothing and everything to do with my cold, wet fist smashing into Bitsy Ramones perfect nose. It shouldn’t have been a good feeling, her nose crunching under the rage, but it felt good.
Hell it felt great!
Thin drops of blood stained her porcelain white skin, rolled, splattered and pooled at her feet as the dirty grout sucked it up. The sound of the room rushed inside my ears, pounding in my head, her gasps, the jeering of onlookers, the sound of feet slapping against wet cement and loud, shrill laughter. The smell of chlorine, wet clothes and iron swam up my nose.
My perfect unbroken nose.
My sides ached with laughter that I didn’t know was mine. Stuttering breaths and every bit of my will power couldn’t stop the cackle rolling forth and ricocheting off the walls. Before Bitsy could swoon and pass out like a good dignified southern bell we were surrounded. Principal Hawthorn, head of security, Mr. Ivans and the school nurse, all stared in utter disbelief at the chaos I created. I found very little composer in the harsh stares, and lost it again as Bitsy whined,
“My nosth sthee brothke my nosth”
I went willingly as Mr. Hawthorn led me toward his office. The resounding slam of his door brought forth thoughts of jail cells clanging closed.
Sloane Christianson cheerleader slayer.
            “Sloane, it’s been a hard year for you.” Mr. Hawthorn leaned forward in his chair, as if trying to see through me, trying to grasp how he could have missed the hidden psycho lurking beneath my fragile exterior, looking for reason in the random chaos.
Pick a reason Hackthorn.
“With the death of your grandparents and the unexpected family trouble we have tried to be lenient on you.”
 He looked away when the words fell from his fat, spit covered lips. I wanted to scream, wanted to stand on his desk and tell the whole world how good ole Hackthorn had come to my house the weekend my father bailed on my mom and me. He soothed our pain by sending me to the movies and being my mother’s “special friend”. That’s what she called it these days, like I was 12.
“Sloane this is my ‘special friend’ Donnie, Tommy, Randy, Joe…”pick a name my mom’s friends with them all.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

REVIEW: Forever Yours

Forever Yours

By: Melissa M. Marlow

Fifteen year old Sarah spends most of her weekends up north at her family’s cabin. Her father moved there to open a new business while she and her mother stayed in the city. Sarah loves weekends up in the country. Away from the hustle and bustle of city life she feels free to be herself; a shy somewhat awkward tomboy.
One fateful weekend Sarah is introduced to a young man who works for her father. Jason is gorgeous, and funny and for some reason wants to spend time with her. Sarah falls for him immediately, there’s only one problem, she’s 15 and he’s 20.He swears to wait for her, telling her to live her life to the fullest he’ll always be there. Full of love and hopes for a time when they can be together, Sarah struggles to get through the long weeks that keep them separated.
On her next visit she meets Jason’s friend James, a flirty, confident, 19 year old, Native American who also works for her father. Jason pleads with her to steer clear of James, but as Jason’s visits begin to taper off, James becomes more available to her.
Stuck between two boys who are so perfect in their own ways and trapped by the bonds of age Sarah must decide what is best for her. Is she too young for the demands of a relationship with an older boy? Can she stand to be apart for so long? Will either of them really wait for her?
Forever Yours is a romance filled trip through the eyes of a love torn girl who is fighting to find who she is in the world.  You’ll find yourself falling in love with both Jason and James and their sweet romantic ways. You’ll be torn between the two just as much as Sarah, as they all face the hardships of growing up, falling in love and making choices for life. Packed with passion Forever Yours will leave you feeling giddy and love struck and wanting more, lots more.
Book Two: Wasting Away available now!
Sarah has made her choice but now she faces even bigger struggles than love and distance. When Sarah falls ill, the people who love her most will fight to save her. But how do you save someone from themselves?

Get them both on Amazon NOW!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Review: Quest of the Evensongs

Quest of the Evensongs

By: C.R. Cummings

Overnight Vila's simple life is shattered when she falls into a swirling pool and wakes to find herself alone with only her silent crystal. Vila soon realizes that she has stumbled upon something that has been mystifying her people for generations...and another crystal.
Coupled, the mystical crystals pull her into an exquisite vibration of colors, encircling her with swirls of luster and sound....pleading for her to help them, find the ones with knowledge!
Without much choice she is propelled into this perilous quest filled with magic, power and the unknown.
Shul, a renegade Scribe from the Palace of the Blue Robes fights to keep the little ones in his care hidden from the ones that would have them killed. Forced to return, they conceal themselves deep within the Palace.
Questions haunt him; is he the cause of the deadness creeping across their world? What...or who...are the Evensongs that called to him? He took something years ago that he didn't have the right to, but now that he has it, what is he suppose to do with it?
Adventure, intrigue and tangled relationships run rapid in this fanciful tale of a magical world, the young people striving to stay alive and the Evensongs trying to be heard.

    Adventure Fantasy fanatics will love this fresh and exciting novel by C.R. Cummings!
    Filled with mystery, danger and characters that will snatch up your heart with their odd quirks, undying loyalty and their seemingly endless struggle to survive, you’ll be wanting the second book before you even finish this one!
    Vila is not like anyone else in her village. She is not a cliff mover; she is not even good enough to be a mate, and as the darkness grows so does Vila’s feelings of isolation. But fate has a big plan for Vila! She is bestowed with the gift of the crystal, an honor in her village, but it will lead her beyond her village and push her to be more than she ever imagined she could. When her village is destroyed by the darkness Vila sets out to find the answer to the terror destroying the world around her.
    Shul is a fierce warrior with a kind heart and gruff voice. Exiled under the penalty of death from the Palace of the Blue Robes for going against their beliefs, Shul has traveled the land searching for answers. His travels become more complicated when he comes upon a small band of youngones. He must now keep them all safe and face down the danger of returning to the Palace to find the answers he seeks, because the darkness must be stopped.
    Together Shul and Vila become a force to be reckoned with, the only problem, they hate each other, or do they? Together can they find all the things the evensongs require to save their world? Together can they keep the youngones safe? Can they destroy the darkness before they kill each other? Read Quest of the Evensongs to find out!
Lost in the Evensongs:
  Pii is a child prodigy, his best friend is the heir to the planets, he shares his home with a warrior and a ballerina, and to top it off he’s in love with a Gipsie, could his life get any stranger?
  The school year is just starting on the sparkling crystal planet at Niula College and Pii is about to learn just how bizarre it can get. A small drop of blood changes his and his friend’s lives forever.
  A gripping adventure into fantasy unfolds as eight young college students find their way into the Evensongs, and discover a power beyond their imaginations.
“Lost in the Evensongs” is the second book in the series ‘The Evensongs Trilogy’.  It is not the sequel, but the comparison story, bringing both sets of characters to the same place in time. It can be read before or after “Quest of the Evensongs” (though the author likes it after), creating the harmony for “Chorus of the Evensongs” due out the in fall of 2011.
Quest of the Evensongs can be found on the following websites!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Review: Intoxication Hitchhiker

Tim Kiver has put together three twist filled tales of horror to keep you up at night and make you think. Full of suprises these three tales of suspence and mystery will suprise you in the end.
In this collection of twisted short stories we delve into the realm of serial killers, delusional haunted women and revenge. Tim Kiver’s collection of macabre will leave you wondering “what if”? Filled with twists turns and madness Intoxication Hitchhiker is a must read for any lover of camp firetales or ironic twists!

Monday, July 11, 2011

A Little Something of Mine!

So I was revising some junk from many many moons ago and I thought it was about time I threw something else of mine onto the blog and see how the readers like it.

This is a poem I wrote about my grandpa. He was (as I am sure all grandpa's are) the greatest man to ever live. A farmer, a WWII fighter pilot, a mathematical genius and my favorite person on the whole planet.

He Doesn't

He walks the wings of a plane that hasn't flown since 1945, in his mind that hasn't seen today in years.
His yesterday a hostage of war, where he has no allies and no fears.
I remember how he stood like a bright tomorrow on the dim horizon of my childhood.
Everything I ever wanted to be or hoped I would.
I remember the feel of the giggles as he held me with one hand over his head,
I could see the world, the stars, I could see where the road to tomorrow led.
I remember he was the safe haven from the slithering death in the house of chickens,
the final word on everything,the hero of everyday, a masterpiece built from slim pickens.
I remember the car rides to golden arched places, just so he could sneak a smoke,
only to be ratted out as soon as we got back,.
But we never stopped going.
I remember how he made snow a meal and a poor girl a princess.
I remember,
I remember,
I still remember how now he smiles politely fumbling with feelings that find no hold in his brain,
as he fights endlessly with the shard of memory that only cuts his heart as he tries to hold on in vain.
I remember
I remember
I wish I didn't remember forever how it would be,
 how now he doesn't even remember me.

Review: The Black Witch

It was the adventure of a life time. In an obscure marina off the shores of Maryland a schooner unlike any other ever built was discovered. Dorian and Diana Coe purchased the schooner and sailed from the shores of tranquility into the bowels of hell itself.
Prurient tales of suicide, murder, and the disappearance of an entire crew were hand written within the ship’s logs.
On her decks sailed a well seasoned Captain and crew that never knew the schooner’s shadowed past. The new owners ignored the words of men with integrity and sailed the Black Witch in the Spring of 1935.
Into the realms of illusion and pure evil the ship and its compliment sailed never knowing the fate awaiting them! (Excerpt from Author's website)

The Black Witch

By: Micheal Rivers

The Black Witch is a richly written tale of horror that takes place on the high seas. The cursed vessels past is intricately intertwined through the ships logs as the new owners Diana and Dorian Coe purchase the schooner.

Once at sea the old ships gruesome history takes over and the passengers are left at the mercy of Dorian Coe as he loses his mind.

Full of adventure, mystery and ghosts, The Black Witch is a frightening ride for sailing enthusiast and landlubbers alike!
Visit the author's website HERE!

For sale through Amazon and Barnes and Nobles! Get one and get scared today!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Shadows of Suspicion Review

Shadows of Suspicion

By: Ashley Dawn

In book two of Ashley Dawn’s Shadow Series Aurora Kavvan’s sister-in-law Kerry Reiley finds herself targeted by the insane son of Charles Deveraux, the man Aurora and Kerry’s brother helped put away. In the thrilling Shadows of Suspicion we follow Kerry through her nightmare of being targeted by a mad man, and rescued by a faithless man.
Luke Reeding is a complicated man, but the best at his job. Kerry’s brother Rick calls in a favor and asks Luke to help the family keep Kerry safe until they catch Chris Deveraux. One look at Kerry Reiley and all Luke can think about is keeping her safe. While Kerry relies on her faith in God and her tight knit family to see her through she is torn by Luke’s lack of faith. The son of a hypocritical preacher, Luke pushed God out of his life years ago.
Can Luke and Kerry survive one another, a deranged killer and a difference in beliefs long enough to catch a killer? Well that information is “classified”!
This book is one of those rare sequels that excel well beyond expectations, possibly even surpassing the first book. Again Ashley Dawn writes characters with such strong emotion and human connections to one another you can almost reach out and touch them. Luke Reeding is every woman’s man. Polite, strong, protective, gorgeous and mysterious, you’ll wish someone took you hostage just so he could save you. Full of wit, romance and danger you will laugh, cry and find yourself wanting to yell advice at Luke and Kerry page after page. Perfectly sprinkled with action and faithful scriptures you won’t want to put it down until the end!

Thursday, July 7, 2011


The Other Side of the Window

By: Chloe Bierge
Imagine waking up one day and feeling like a stranger had taken over your brain. Forcing you to do things you know make you look crazy. Imagine how that would alter your life and how others looked at you. How would you cope? Who would you tell? Imagine if no one believed you.
     Savannah Bloom lives an idyllic life in the small town of Saddlebrook. Working as a journalist in a town where nothing is out of the ordinary she writes human interest pieces on the quiet towns folk.
     Until the day she becomes the story. Driven by OCD everything in Savannah’s life changed almost overnight. Using her journalist skills and the wonder of to help her find answers, she fights to regain her free will. Will anyone listen to her? Or will she end up like her poor Aunt Martha, locked away and forgotten?
     I enjoyed this book because Savannah is a very interesting character in a very unusual situation. To wake up one day and be compelled to do things you know are not normal is quite mind boggling. Her struggle to be believed, to find a working treatment and to regain her life takes you on a spiraling ride into one woman’s mental disorder.
     Intertwined in her story are the wonderful stories of the town’s people that she writes about. Chloe Bierge does a magnificent job of weaving all of their lives together and wrapping it around the main character.

     Take a chance to be on the other side of the window looking in as Savannah’s life unravels, her story will stay with you and make you look at those around you with a little more compassion and understanding, and maybe even a little more paranoia!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Review: Shadows from the Past By: Ashley Dawn

Shadows from the Past

By: Ashley Dawn

Aurora Kavvan has lost so many things in her life; her faith in God, her older brother and the only man she has ever loved. Without God to guide her,her older brother to protect her,or love to soothe her wounds Aurora is left bitter and standoffish working in a man’s world as an undercover police officer. Still chasing the unsolved murder of her brother Aurora herself becomes a target. In this inspiring,romance mystery Aurora will find things are not always the way she sees them, and she will have to love herself first before she can once again love God or anyone else. With so many others willing to give her a second chance at life, will Aurora be willing to give herself a chance before the dangerous game of cat and mouse she is playing with a killer , leaves her dead?

The characters in this book will reach out and steal your heart! Aurora Kavvan is a lovable albeit self depreciating police officer who will do anything for her fellow officers except let them in. The witty banter and the relaxed interactions that take place between all of the characters flows so effortlessly and smoothly it’s almost like watching it on TV. Their actions,as well as their dialogue,is natural, making the reader feel much closer to the characters than in most books. Full of action, romance and honest, heartfelt faith Shadows of the Past is a moving and entertaining read, that will leave you ready for more. The sequel Shadows of Suspicion will be the next book I review, which I am EXTREMELY excited about since I fell so in love with the characters in the first book! I am sure these characters are ones that will stick with me for some time!