Sunday, June 22, 2014

Twilight Tuesday


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Saturday, June 21, 2014

The Power of Six by Nicholas C. Rossis

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Nicholas C. Rossis

Six science fiction short stories written by the author of Pearseus, the epic fantasy series that has reached #1 on Amazon. This edition includes one extra story, written by Amos M. Carpenter. 

Although they seem to be concerned with various themes, there are certain passions that run through them, almost obsessively. What is the nature of reality; digital and corporeal? Is there more to the world than we can see? How far can we trust our senses? What are the consequences of our actions, and is it possible to change them? And if so, would we simply repeat same mistakes, or make new ones? 

The anthology includes “I Come in Peace”, an award-winning short story that deals with a tortuous question: how far would man go to alleviate his loneliness? Readers of Pearseus will certainly recognize here the birth of the Orbs. 

Humorous and poignant, these short stories are exciting, intriguing and imaginative.

Review

This book covers a colleague of themes that are about inner struggle, the consequences of our actions, reality versus the imagination and finally acceptance. 

Each story was thought provoking as the points of view were not always apparent, which made for a more interesting read. The author had a way of pulling you in forcing you to think -what would you do in a given situation. He makes us cross over into the imaginary realm without even trying.

Although this book is thought provoking, it also makes for a light, fun read as in one story in particular "The Sentry".  My favorite was "Simulation Over" as it reminded me of the old show ‘The Hammer House of Mystery- a Child’s Play’. I can't give details as to why for it would be a spoiler. I was completely captivated with the storyline.


Overall this well written, eclectic mix of stories is well worth your time to read. I highly recommend this book to anyone. You will be the better for it. 

5/5 STARS


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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Hot Box - 8 Sizzling Thrillers from 8 Bestselling Authors

8 Sizzling Thrillers From 8 Best-Selling Authors





Steven Bannister - Fade to Black

John Paul Davis - The Cortes Enigma

C R Hiatt - Sanctioned Kill

David Leadbeater - The Razor's Edge

Andy Lucas - Race Amazon

Karen Perkins - Dead Reckoning

C K Raggio - Heron Park

Mike Wells - Wild Child



Steven Bannister - Fade to Black (The UK Bestseller)
Allie St Clair is young and brilliant and today she's been promoted to Detective Chief Inspector at New Scotland Yard. But the time for celebration is short. Something is wrong in rain-swept London. Very wrong.

John Paul Davis - The Cortes Enigma (The New Release from the best-selling author of The Templar Agenda)
1581: It appeared in the west as the sun was setting, a distant silhouette like a fire on the water. Twelve hours later it appeared again, this time much closer to the mainland . . . Who was on board or where they came from remained a mystery . . . No trace of the vessel was ever found . . .

C R Hiatt - Sanctioned Kill (The New Release from the best-selling author of Gone at Zero Hundred 00:00)
Destined for Danger. Sanctioned to Kill.

David Leadbeater - The Razor's Edge (The International Bestseller from the best-selling author of Bones of Odin)
Trent, Silk and Radford are the Razor's Edge and the best spy team in the business - until the government they toiled, served and bled for, disavowed them.

Andy Lucas - Race Amazon (The UK Bestseller)
James Pace, ex-RAF helicopter pilot and amateur cameraman, is still trying to figure out what to do with the rest of his life when a child's bullet nearly kills him.

Karen Perkins - Dead Reckoning (The UK Bestseller)
A historical adventure of piracy, love and revenge in the Caribbean in the seventeenth century.

C K Raggio - Heron Park (The US Bestseller)
A small Long Island town erupts in a panic when a woman and her dog are found savagely murdered on a popular hiking trail.

Mike Wells - Wild Child (The US Bestseller from the best-selling author of Lust, Money & Murder)
A fast, suspenseful thriller with an ending that you'll never see coming.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Riding The Waves by Selena Haskins


Riding the Waves is one of the best sequels for a family saga in urban drama this year by far! This story offers a lifelike interpretation of the entertainment industry through the eyes of a new generation from the Morris Family. Selena Haskins has once again woven together a story that captivates the imagination and takes readers on a ride to remember!”– Urban Readers Online Magazine
 Book Description
In this sequel, Riding the Waves revisits Connie and Dean, their family, and friends. Connie Morris has retired from the music industry. She's been enjoying the fruits of her labor until her daughter, Tracey decides to write a tell-all book that could ruin Connie's legacy, and destroy the family forever. Not only does the book reveal family secrets, but Tracey exposes her friends and former lovers. When Tracey's ex-boyfriends decide to seek revenge, everything starts to spiral downhill. Tracey could lose it all, including her husband, son, and younger brother. With millions being offered to Tracey, she must decide if her dream of fame and fortune is really worth sacrificing the love of her family.
 Excerpt
"If you weren't there during the come-up you'll never understand my struggle and what it really takes to be "a boss." For the record, you only wanted the good parts of my life Tracey, so you will never appreciate the true value of success." - Connie Morris 
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About the Author:
Selena Haskins is a native Washingtonian who loves NBA basketball, movies, music, and spending quality time with her family. Riding the Waves is Selena’s third book, and her future projects include a short-story comedy, a love story based on two characters from Riding the Waves, children’s books, and a collection of poems. For more information about Selena, including her blogs, to purchase autographed books, and to follow her on social media, please visit her website: www.booksbyselena.com. Purchases of Selena’s titles are also available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.




Monday, June 2, 2014

Supernatural TV Show! Twilight Tuesday discussion (5/27/14)




This television drama is about two brothers, Dean and Sam whose father, John, raised them to be hunters of all the monsters in the world that really do exist after his wife, Mary, was murdered by a demon they named "yellow eyes" (no explanation needed). Fast forward to about twenty years, while Dean continued to hunt with his father, Sam went off to college. One night Dean paid Sam a visit asking for his help after their dad went missing during a hunting trip. Eventually, they found him tracking “yellow eyes”, the demon that killed his wife, their mother. Things didn't work out so well for John who died before killing the demon but his sons managed to send him to Hell.



Throughout their journey hunting vampires, witches, croatoans, demons and the list goes on, so many things go wrong. At one point Sam develops visions, Dean makes a deal with a crossroad’s demon to go to Hell in order to bring Sam back after he dies. Then Castiel, an angel, pulls him out of Hell to help try and prevent the breaking of 66 seals which would allow Lucifer to walk the Earth. Needless to say, Lucifer does walk free.

That’s not even a fraction of what this amazing show is about.  There is so much happening and there is no avenue that they won't venture down. There are high and low points between the brothers, who literally die for each other, dealing with the many losses and near escapes.

I like that their personalities are so different. Dean, who is the oldest, is hilarious, obnoxious, extremely sarcastic & a ladies’ man while Sam is more of the rational, geeky book worm, caring brother but it works. They clash, cry, piss each other off and sometimes walk away but never for too long. They live this life because that is all they know and normalcy doesn't work for them which is okay, since they are the good guys.

In any other show these storylines wouldn't work but they make it so believable on Supernatural. I think it has to do with the spin they apply to actual history, which adds a realistic flare. Plus, there is comic relief between the rough times as well as the tears of helplessness which allow the audience to get to know the characters.


This show has lasted because it captures all the elements of family vulnerability when a loved one is hurt or threatened. Aside from the attractive actors and actresses, it touches the fears one may have when they are in a scary situation. What lengths would you go to save a loved one? 

Supernatural has a way of making you want to feel for the characters. The plots are amazing on how they twist and turn them but they are not complete without incredible acting, both of which this show has. I hope Supernatural stays around for another nine years!

Read more about Supernatural here: http://www.cwtv.com/shows/supernatural

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