Showing posts from June, 2011

Look Me In The Eye

I really found this book to be so helpful in understanding my grandchild on the spectrum. I got a lot of information and developed some ideas for helping my grandson by reading the author's story. Do I expect my grandson to be a genius or to travel around the world with a rock band or to be a highly successful businessman? Yes and no. I expect him to follow his dreams. I expect him to live as normally as he can. This book provides me with some insight and hope for that. Not a diagnosis, an absolute nor a guarantee. Do not expect that. The author's story is well written. It is humorous, painful, hopeful, sometimes confusing, insightful and honest. It may make you cry and probably will make you laugh. It does contain foul language, illegal activity and may offend your morals. But guess what? So does life. And that is what this book is, the story of the author's life.
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Featured Series Wednesday

On Wednesdays I will be highlighting a series. For the first one I will choose a series I am currently enjoying..Darkness Within Series by Jennifer Turner.

 I won the these two books of this series from the author. The giveaway was sponsored by the blog . Ms Turner generously also included surprise swag. I had not read either of these books before winning them.

Book 1 Eternal Seduction was an awesome read. I loved this book! It is my favorite new series. The story line was really well written. It is the story of Logan and Kerestyan . Not your usual heroine...she starts out a homeless drug addict and he is a hero that does not sparkle but has a beast inside. There is plenty of action and the heat index shoots way up there. Along with vampires and werewolves, Ms Turner has added Paladins , Harbingers and Servios.  It is fast paced, gritty and funny. I recommend this book to all the Sookie Stackhouse fans who wonder what happened to Eric. 

Book 2 Eternal Hearts was as …

News on Scott Nicholson

Hi all!
Just thought I would put word out on one of my new favorite authors, Scott Nicholson. Scott is a diverse fiction writer. His work includes horror, mystery,suspense, fantasy, paranormal romance, (October Girls series), and children's books. Scott has also put out 2 comics, Grave Conditions and DIRT. He has about six screenplays, I believe. He is in everything - haha. I have reviewed his book, These Things Happened. I will be reviewing more of his work soon.  Please check him and his books out at You will regret this only if you do not go and read his work.

Ashes  is currently free. I do not know how long this will last so grab it while you can. The link is

He also has a couple of manuals, (writing, self-publishing sort), on Smashwords. Also free. Links are and

Liquid Fear is pr…

Blood. Just Blood. Nothing True About It.

Is it just me or does Hollywood ruin every book it gets hold of? Book four of Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse series had the potential to make season four of True Blood awesome. Instead I was left thinking, what the hell did I just watch? I realized in Season 1 that things were not going to go by the book. I expected some changes. Hollywood always does that. But come on. If it is based on the books shouldn't it resemble them in some way other than having the same characters in both? I mean how loose is loosely translated? I have tried to keep in mind they are 2 different entities. But I was still lost during this episode. Sookie was lost in faerie land for a year. Jason is a cop, he sold Sookie's house and looks like he is in some trouble out in Hotshot. Looks like Andy is a V addict.  Hoyt and Jessica are living together and it seems shaky. She is looking like she may be interesting this season. Maybe some action with Pam as her mentor? I love Pam. Tara is a lesbian m…
Most of what follows is true, even the fiction. It contains cigarette smoking, drinking, occasional suicidal thoughts, and, yes, sex, because I know you like that sort of thing. It's been a strange life. It's been my life.

Features stories, poems, and essays on relationships, romance, writing, and taking oneself far too seriously. Plus some humor. You may laugh, you may cry, you may decide you want to be a writer, too.

You may hate me after if it's over. That's okay. You wouldn't be the first.
I really enjoyed Scott Nicholson's These Things Happened. This is a collection of essays, short stories and poems about life. I loved the humor of Postcards From A Book Tour. I could imagine writing these home to my mom. Others may make you feel sadness or anger. And doesn't a good book do that...make you feel? A good book to have handy for coffee shop or lunchtime reading.
Scott Nicholson has written over 20 books. most in the horror genre. He is also the author of a few…

Alone In The Mist by Bret Jordan

Waking one morning to discover his family missing, Jeff Taylor finds himself a prisoner in his own home. A thick fog has converged on the house, preventing any escape. Inside the walls, Jeff is unable to call for help, and the laws of time and space seem to no longer apply. Now Jeff must take stock of his life as he investigates the emptiness closing in on all sides. The ghostly whispers of his missing family are the only indication that he may not be…alone in the mist.

Alone In The Mist is an enjoyable short story.
Imagine waking up from a nightmare only to find you are in a nightmare. You can't get anything electrical to work, you can't find your family, and there is a strange mist out side your house. This is what happened to Jeff. Except maybe there was no nightmare. Maybe the nightmare was reality. Maybe reality IS the nightmare. Where has everyone gone? You can't call anyone, computer doesn't work, you can't even get coffee and the mist won't go away.
The pe…