Thursday, January 21, 2016

Blackness Poem

Feel free to share this. Just please give credit when credit is due. Written August 4, 2015


     When will this endless falling stop.

     Ever spiraling endlessly in the pitch black darkness.

     Every now and then finding my grip, a brief moment of normality, stillness, security.

     But as I pull myself ever higher, reaching for and seeking the light, something pushes me and I

 struggle to maintain my hold but fail.

     Miserably, once again falling, spiraling forever in the darkness.

     Wondering, hoping for that small rung to cling to.

     To finally pull myself out of this gravity well of nothingness.

     To stand on my own two feet and truly feel human once again.

Release Poem

Please feel free to share, just give credit where it is due. That's all I ask.

Written May 16, 2015


     Why don't you just let me go.

     Quit stringing me along, leaving me to hope and dream of things that will never be.

     Let me go, rip the band-aid off quick and painless.

     Don't keep leading me on.

     Let me be.

     Let me realize the harsh reality that I have better odds of being struck twice by lightning than ever

being with you.

     Release from the torment of the limbo you have created.

     Let me know the truth, so I don't live the lie anymore.

     Let me go.

     Free me from this eternal misery.

     Just please release me.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews

This is an installment in the Kate Daniels series and needs to be read in order, the first book is Magic Bites.
     This story starts out with Kate and Curran dealing with their daily, normal troubles. Then things begin to get interesting when Kate goes to the usual monthly Pack and People keep the peace meeting. A navigator ends up dead by the claws of a shape shifter, and Kate has to find out who and why before all war breaks out.
      I won't spoil this story but its a roller coaster of a ride, and by the end, some major changes occur, some affect a few and some affect a lot.
     Another great installment in this series.

Seconds Away by Harlan Coben

This is the second novel in the Mickey Bolitar series. It needs to be read in order. The first book is Shelter.

     I am not familiar with Harlan Coben's adult books, I started this series partially out of curiosity and the need to try reading something besides my usual genre of urban fantasy. I enjoyed Shelter, and its refreshing to find a young adult book with a good story, and characters that seem like you could meet them walking down the street.
     Seconds Away takes place not too long after Shelter ends. It all starts with a bang, another mystery of sorts to solve. More teenage daily drama, and several big secrets revealed. Plus, a few twists and life threatening danger all beautifully spun together into a hard to put down tale.
     Out of the few YA or Young Adult books I've read, this is one that is worth the read.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Star Wars : The Force Awakens

I have seen all of the Star Wars films, prequel, and Ewok too.

    I would never call myself a fanatic of Star Wars but I do enjoy the universe it inhabits, its characters, creatures. But when I saw the previews for this, I was thinking I don't know about this. About thirty years after The Return of the Jedi.
     But after a while, I thought I'd give it a chance. Well, I really was pleasantly surprised. There were some surprising plot twists, but as I watch I saw nods to episode IV, time and again, not including story arc connections, like The Storm Troopers.
     To me, this was a bit disappointing, but I ignored it and focused on the story. I will credit where it is due and though I think this could have been a bit more creative with the story instead of sampling from A New Hope, it was a very respectful, more to the original, Star Wars universe, then the prequel was.
     Not bad, but not episode IV through VI. Those never felt too long to me, The Force Awakens did feel a tad too long, But it wasn't a bad trip to the theater. I will most likely see Episode VIII. As for any other tales in the Star Wars verse, well, time will tell.
     I don't think it was worth all the hub bub it got, but if you want to see it, Star Wars is always best on the big screen in a dark theater.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Dead but not Forgotten: Stories from the World of Sookie Stackhouse edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner

These stories are more enjoyabole if you have read The Sookie Stackhouse series. The first book is Dead Until Dark.
     This anthology is stories picked by Charlaine Harris from other authors who are fans of her Sookie Stackhouse series.
     This collection contains fifteen stories.
1. Nobody's Business by Rachel Caine : This story follows Ken and Kenya on a typical , or not so typical day on the job patrolling Bon Temps.
2. Tyger,Tyger byChristpher Golden " This tale focuses on Quinn and his very bad getting even worse day.
3. The Real Santa Claus by Leigh Perry : This story focuses on Diantha and her mission to see what is causing Sookie Stackhouse grief.
4.Taproot by Jeffery J. Mariotte : Andy's old flame is back in town with more than just reconciliation on her mind.
5. Knit a Sweater out of Sky by Seanan Mcguire : Amelia has good intentions with the magic she wishes to use and a new witch in town has other ideas.
6.  Love Story by Jeanne C. Stein : This a look at Adele's journal and her affair with Fintan.
7. The Million Dollar Hunt by Jonathon Maberry: Mustapha joins a reality show competition that is more than what it seems.
8. Borderline Dead by Nicole Peeler: Desiree Dumas finally steps up to her past.
9. Extreme Makeover Vamp Edition by Leigh Evans: Ted Seabrook and Bev Leveto have a debt to pay and it requires preparing a recluse bride for her wedding.
10. Don't be Cruel by Bill Crider : This is the story of Bubba and his performance for Russell Edgington.
11. What a Dream I Had by Nancy Holder : The beginning of Alcide's bad luck streak with the ladies.
12. Another Dead Fairy by Miranda James : Claude and Claudine must solve the murder of their cousin.
13.The Bat Signal by Suzanne Mcleod : Luna Garza is on the hunt for a teenage were on the run.
14. The Sun, The Moon, and the Stars by Dana Cameron : Pam deals with a woman from her past and races to save Eric by a hidden enemy.
15. Widower's Walk by Maryjanice Davidson : Centuries in  the future, Eric watches out for Sookie's descendants
     Most of these stories were good and a few I wish had either a bit more or a slight twist to it. But a good read none the less.

Low Midnight by Carrie Vuaghn

Sorry, this so late in posting.

     This is a novel in the world of Kitty Norville series. One can read this book without having to read the Kitty Norville series, but I do suggest reading the series if one hasn't because it does connect into what is happening in the Kitty Norville series. The first book is Kitty and the Midnight Hour.
     I was excited that Cormac was getting his own story, and it didn't disappoint.
It was refreshing to see what goes on in the mind of Cormac and a closer look into his relationship with Amelia. The tale was a perfect installment to the Norville series. The right balance of character drama and action. Worth the read even if one hasn't read about a werewolf named Kitty.