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Blog Hop August 2014

There is nothing better than getting Tagged. Welcome to the Blog Hop extension tour. I want to thank Dave Sakmyster for including me in this ever-popular blogging ritual. At the end of my blog, I get the pleasure to Tag many friends of mine, all of whom are talented and successful authors. So be sure to […]

Book Review: The Island

Jen Minkman’s The Island is a quick read. It is more novella, than novel. I did not mind. I read it quick, and enjoyed it. For the most part. Imagine a world where, when kids turn ten years old they leave their parents. They are then expected to fend for themselves. Once they get married, […]

Book Review: The Blood Guard

I enjoy young adult novels. Sometimes, I think I like them better than novels written for adults. I devour dystopian thrillers, and tales of dragons and magic. When I read the dust jacket flap for Carter Roy’s The Bood Guard, I knew it would be a book that demanded being added to my collection. Ronan […]

As Luck Would Have It

I once heard, or read, or found out, or someone told me —but am far too tired to research— that when a type or genre of book is popular, it’s already too late to attempt jumping onto that proverbial bestselling bandwagon. Examples that come to mind, at this moment anyway, are books like Harry Potter, […]

The Hunger Games Trilogy

I will admit, despite her being a best selling author, I have never heard of Suzanne Collins. My 19 year old son, who rarely, if ever, read anything started reading The Hunger Games as a download on his smart phone. In weeks he had read three novels. All by Collins, all part of this Hunger […]