*eBook with Whisper Sync
I found this book on Amazon's Kindle Unlimited list. I chose this book for a couple of reasons. The first is because of Whisper Sync. Do you know Whisper Sync? It's an awesome feature with Amazon, where you can have an ebook and an audiobook in one! With The Eaton by John K. Addis, it was as close to an audio drama as it could get!
Secondly, the cover was weird enough to strike my fancy Thankfully, the story was a good choice. It wasn't scary, but offered situations and deaths that were as close to a horror movie as it could get. It entertained me and kept me listening, even when I thought I was getting bored with it. That's hard to do! read.
Okay, so when I first heard of this game, Five Nights at Freddy's, I thought it was the most ridiculous thing I'd ever heard of! I watched people on YouTube play it and even my son- Ugh... The thing that sucked the most was that I thought the storyline was INCREDIBLE! I loved the idea of animatronic animals going on a murderous rampage! I grew up with Showbiz Pizza for a short while so if I could get rid of Chuck E. Cheese- wouldn't that be amazing... but in this story, the robotics carried something more. Something sinister and vengeful...
Whenever I think of fairy tales and horror, I think blasé and recycled. Thankfully that was not the case with Alice In Deadland by Mainak Dhar. The story took a turn that was totally original and moved at a pretty fast pace. I was immensely grateful, but did I like the story trilogy?
My latest Indie movie review is here! Solitude, written by Livingston Oden, Taylor Scott Olson and Jana K. Lensing, is a horror film that spans seventy-five years! A family secret, rooted on a piece of forested land, holds a Native American mystery that's fueled by blood and the need to be free.
James Erikson's grandmother passed away, leaving everything to him and not his estranged mother. When he checks on a storage locker that's supposed to hold an inheritance, he's disappointed to find there's nothing but a box. The box holds history, leading back to the 1930's and through a series of audio recordings, journal entries and sketches, James finds out he's the owner of cursed, riverfront property. Can he investigate and find an explanation for the occurances of the past, as well as the future?
Solitude is a movie that struck my fancy by invoking memories of horror classics, B-movies and slashers! From styles mirroring Dracula, to jump-scares like Friday the 13th, ending with camera tellings of REC and Blair Witch, this movie carried tributes for horror while passing on a tale of its own. From lips moving out of sync to Dick's ignorance and death, I admired the nostalgia. The movie made me laugh, jump a few times and shake my head with adult disgust (the teen-foolery).
The only issue I found with the movie pertains to the creature. I have an idea on what the creature was, but it was never stated. I understood who created it and how, but as far as what it was is never told. I believe that information would have enhanced the story, but it didn’t cause any harm. Other than that, the Solitude is very entertaining and brings honor to the indie film industry.
Solitude has great special effects, an interesting storyline and an ending that lets you know all is not well. Check it out on dvd, as well as Youtube.com and Vimeo. It's a pretty cool vid!
Written by Livingston Oden, Taylor Scott Olson and Jana K. Lensing
Actors: Armin Habibovitch and Victoria Lachelle
Diving into book three of the Luptator series and very happy to see what's going on in Wesley's world! I was able to enjoy this series from the start, and witnessed Wesley's growth and maturity as a likable character. I watched as he dealt with being part of a supernatural order, develop his power and lose his true love. He's come a long way, and this book takes him one step further! The demons below are hungry and want their way on earth again. Wesley has to deal with a deep loss and deal with a group of demons, more powerful than any Roce he's come against. This is book three, Ascension, by Tyler Watkins.
*Movie Review, courtesy of Shudder.com
For years, Japan has been the master of horror and the paranormal. When Ju-On
(呪怨), and the American version titled: The Grudge hit movie screens, tickets flew! I know I went to see it. The same thing happened with Ringu (リング), The Ring. There is something about the style of Japanese horror, and a never ending ending. So what did these two movies have to do with one another? A cure for a curse.
I have to first say, this book has an amazing cover! The depiction of the aliens is near exact to what the author described. It's covers like this draw me in. It's eye-candy.
Sadly, this story was all over the place and very hard to understand. Ruth starts off speaking as though she's a Queen. I'm thinking the girl (I couldn't quite tell what age she was) was enjoying dreams of grandeur when the floating ink creatures attacked. But it was never stated. Then things take a turn, where I can't quite say I understand what happened. And why did the Xenophan's have to obtain our planetary money to start up corporate businesses? Especially when they ran the world anyway- I was just confused.
I originally purchased the audiobook, but it was so bad I returned it and purchased the ebook, thinking I must have missed something. I walked away from this book terribly confused.
I don't know what to really say about Floating Ink. It's definitely a different sort of tale, but not one that held my interest. You may enjoy it though, so check it out from either Audible.com or Amazon.com.
I"m off to the next read!📚
*Ascension, Book 3 is next.
Floating Ink: Echo On the Water, Book 1
September 6, 2016
I met author, J. Rae Moore on Twitter and when she offered up a short story, I had to get in on it. Especially since it's fantasy! The short is called Troll Hunting and it's cute. If Moore's up-coming novel, Youngspell, is anything like Troll Hunting, it will do very well.
The story is about Juliana, a witch. She needs a particular ingredient for a portion, but it must come from... a troll! They're nasty buggars and won't give what she needs in any kindly sorta way. So she has to be clever about it, but her method causes more trouble than she'd anticipated. Especially for her!
The story was creative and easily described in a way that allowed me to see the adventure taking place. Because Moore's audience is middle grade, it will also be a fun read for my son and I. As soon as her novel, Youngspell is released, I'll have it in my homeschool library, no doubt.
That's all for today and I'm off to the next read!📚
*Floating Ink is next.
J. Rae Moore
Kellie's Diary, by Thomas Jenner and Angeline Perkins, is a journal into the apocalypse, from a kid's perspective. One day, Kellie and her journal Barbie are trapped in the school's bathroom. While she's hiding, everyone inside and on the playground are not very sick and/or biting one another.
Kellie's Diary is different, since the story comes from an elementary school child. She doesn't understand the concept of apocalypse or zombies, so when she shares, via journal entries in the diary she named Barbie, in wording that is supposed to be childish..
Unfortunately, this didn't work for me, for two reasons. One, you can easily see below. My examples are blown up, but imagine them on the screen of your iPad, Kindle, etc. After the introduction, the pages all ended up small like the pic on the lower, right. The book's not formatted well, thus a frustration for me, the reader!
The second loss for me was due to the simplicity of the story. It didn't really feel as if it was from a little girl.
Okay, I am a Boricio fan - I am on Team Boricio! This guy went from serial killer to an emotional Terminator and I loved every minute of him. Even his horrible name calling (his perversion knows no bounds) but he was "fixed", making him a good guy and I loved it!
So there's so much going on here, but everyone is now rushing to Black Island in New York. Luca is the key but he's now what Boricio calls a Man-Boy since he's aged so much, he's a senior citizen! Charley's gone Dark and Ryan's barely human. So much happens in this season, and guess what?
I'm going crazy because season's four through six aren't on audio! I am so bummed out because now I have to purchase the books. My ebook and physical book TBR is so backed up- I won't be able to return to that world for quite some time.
are the life source of Indie Authors the tool that creates Best Sellers! I know I do not have that much power, but I can sure add to it!