Review: The Knight and the Moon


3 stars

Read on March 10, 2015 — I own a copy

Synopsis: A humourous sci-fi action short story about Orson – a starship captain – making a supply run to Mars with an alien passenger.

Bookish Things: 30 pages. The cover is simple, but apt for the story.

Where to buy: Amazon on kindle for $1 Continue reading

Review: Desexed by Benjamin Tariri


2 stars

Read from March 02 to 09, 2015 — I own a copy

Synopsis: To Live, is to Die, and Then Live Again. . . This book is not about apocalypse. Nor is it about the invasion of aliens. In fact, it’s not even fiction. Ben Tariri’s Desexed takes you to a place, where you have never been, but always longed to be, a place, where the end is truly the beginning of something breathtakingly phenomenal. As you will see, we all relate to the concept of this book in one form or another. This book is about life, death, and afterlife, and about life again… This could happen, and when it does, we should be prepared. What if the end of the world came in in the form of this?! Continue reading

Review: I Am Forgotten by J. A. St. Thomas


2 stars

Read from February 22 to 28, 2015 — I own a copy

Synopsis: A violent pandemic divides what remains of the world into victims, villains and heroes. Sixteen-year-old Jackson Riley is about to find out that sometimes, under the worst of circumstances, a person can be all three. Quiet and shy, Jackson has few enemies but even fewer friends. Family means everything to him, but when faced with death at the hands of his virus-crazed parents, he is forced to make an unspeakable choice. In the aftermath, he struggles to crawl out from beneath the crushing weight of guilt and responsibility in a world devastated by a pathogen designed to kill every adult. Alone but for his younger sister, he is easy prey for an enigmatic cult of superhuman beings hell-bent on exploiting him for their own nefarious intentions. Betrayed and teetering on the brink of defeat, he jumps at a chance to rewrite history and save the world, despite the consequences. Continue reading

Sunday Write-Up – June 2015

Originally posted on asidefromwriting:

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Thanks for joining us for our second Sunday Write-Up feature! Today’s words are at the bottom of the post – take them away, do something with them and then come back and link your post back to us here, so that people can come visit you and check out your piece.

As before, don’t worry about it being long, short, perfectly edited…the idea is to just let your imagination run wild on something you’ve never even thought about writing before, blast out a piece in however much time you have on your Sunday (or the few days afterwards).

So, here’s today’s prompts – include all five in your piece and see what you come up with. I’ll be back to link up my post soon :)

Today’s five words are:

alone     growing     slowly     life     beautiful

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Review: The Vampire’s Kiss by Hunter Ryan


3 stars

Read on February 23, 2015 — I own a copy

Synopsis: A filthy and comedic tale of a vampire grooming a human for feeding.

Bookish Things: 15 pages, this cover leads you down the garden path. It doesn’t prepare you for what’s inside.

Where to buy: Amazon on kindle for $1

My Review: 
Bookshelves: amazon-freebie, aussie-authors, 3-star-reviewa-lil-sexy, indie-author, paranormal, smirk-worthy, vampires

Vampire’s kiss is an extremely short story about vampirism, with a rather strange take on the ‘fountain of youth’ and/or ‘elixir of immortality’.

I’d have liked a bit more teasing and sexiness. The characters have personality, evident through the witty/amusing dialogue, but lack substance in the physical sense.

Fairly well written, this one should see most readers smirking at some point.

Review: Chasing the Dead by Keta Diablo



Read from February 10 to 22, 2015 — I own a copy

Synopsis: The Apache kidnapped me to dispel an evil ghost from their village. If I tell them I don’t possess the same skills as my madre, they’ll cut my throat and feed me to the dogs. Celesta was the best spirit chaser in all of New Mexico before she died.

The most I can hope for is that Emmett, my fiancé, will rescue me. Is he capable of such a thing? Poppy must not have thought so because he sent Deacon Bannister to save me. Deacon…the man who walked away days before our wedding a year ago. The man who still melts my bones after one look.

We’re running for our lives from Uday, the vaporous ghoul tracking us. He lusts after Sacheen, the beautiful maiden banished from the Apache village who travels with us. The warrior killed her father when Sacheen refused to marry him, and then Sacheen’s brother killed Uday.

The ghost’s powers grow stronger every minute on our journey back to El Vaquero…and so does my love for Deacon.

~ Madrid Arrende ~ Continue reading