I was told this story was really spooky; something that would really get me- especially because it was about kids. Those words may as well have been a challenge, because I knew I needed to hear it.
Evidently, I don't know much...
The story is centered around a handful of elementary school kids. They're typical, but one is in to archeology- the search and discovery of bones. He would go to a neighbor's lot and dig about, hoping to find animal bones so he could figure TOD's and stuff like that. Anyway, I can't say much more than that or I'll be offering up SPOILERS! And I ain't doing that! lol
So to be frank, this story was NOT spooky. It was NOT scary and my son is 11 and would NOT have been afraid. The author spent so much time on the kids in class and playing Hide 'n Go Seek, there was barely any time for the spookiness to even begin! The only details provided were on the missing girl, so to say I had to use my imagination would be an understatement!
This story was free, so I won't cry about it, but it was meh... Next story!📚
Rating: 👓👓👓 out of 5 specs
*Stinkwaves is next.
**Book provided free from Audible.com.
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Title: All of Me
Author: Jonali Karmakar
Length: 69 pages
Publication Date: May 29, 2016
About the Author:
Jonali Karmakar is a fiction writer with a Masters in English. Writing is not just her passion but her way of dealing with life. She loves being able to escape into the worlds she creates. Everything that she writes becomes a part of her and she wants her readers to know the woman behind those words. In addition to being an educator, she works as a content editor for a local news portal. She has been providing editing, proofreading and translation services for the past few years.
Jonali’s work has been published in several journals, anthologies and poetry collections both national and international. An avid reader, she loves flipping pages of anything and everything on the table and reviewing the same on her blog Eclectic Moods. She feels that reading and writing are the flip sides of the same coin. Writing is her way of communicating with the world. When she’s not writing or teaching she loves to experiment with her paintings.
She has quite a few accolades to her name.
A Letter from the Dead is another book I won from Goodreads. I won it last year but it was one of those books that didn't even bring me to excitement. When I saw the cover, I thought, "Wow, this may be a little lame", but I read the summary and thought- "Okay- why not?" Now I'm just like... WHY!
The story is about a man who is Muslim who dies. He then proceeds to tell how he still held to certain senses until transported to a "waiting area" where he was to be processed for an interview with God. While waiting, he was permitted to go about, nosing into tours of both Heaven and Hell. He was also able to go and visit other processing areas for other faiths. Eventually, he interviews people and then watches how Jews are mocked, Christians are ridiculed and so much more. It was all so he could send a letter from his non-corporeal situation to those of us, in the world of the living.
I am so lucky! I saw this book, read the summary and knew I wanted it. I tried to find it and couldn't, so I did the next best thing; I reached out to the author, Briar Lee Mitchell. And thankfully, she sent me a link in Amazon! I will never regret the day I asked if she could send time a copy. Never!
Now in the book Dark Lights, you have to be prepared for a strange and dark read. There's a lot going on. As the reader, you find your immersed in the troubles of the Bahamian Pointe-du-Lac, a place that once housed employees and families of a logging industry. Abandoned for many years, the place isn't used or even visited anymore. Not until Casey and James. And then Amos, Bill, Soloon... etc!
A slew of folks, the EPA, folks at a diver's lodge, the local police and even three sexy Coast Guard officers/mercs are trapped on the waters and land of Pointe-du-Lac. Though deserted, the area's busy with appear to be ghostly apparitions, siren-like wails and mini tidal waves carrying man-eating sharks!
Everyone, excluding Casey and James are there through no desire of their own, but all want out, and can't escape the lights. The Dark Lights...
You know, I have never read a book that made me feel as sick as this book. The Ruins, by Scott Smith is one of imagination and creativity... and horror. Honestly, it's stories like this that will forever prevent me from going to particular countries! No lie, lol!
The story is about a group of friends who are not wanting to let go of their amazing holiday in Mexico. They swim, dance, drink and even cheat one one another. Not all of them- just one... but it's all in fun- what happens in Mexico stays in Mexico, yeah? Well, the day before returning home, they decide to take hike to a place even the natives refuse to venture. Now the place is also an excavation site to one of the vacationers' brother that no one's heard back from in a while. Hmm...
So they get there and are warned to not go near it- by the natives, HELLO! And in a mixup that ends with one of the travelers stepping into the undesired area- they are now told by the locals to stay and not return. Oh crap! First you're told not to go there, then you go there and are warned to not come back. I tell you, people are dumb! The story ends up being about, not the people who went there but why the people who went there can not come home. It's haunting, scary and a lot of gross!
I've only reviewed one other book of poetry before. I've reviewed one devotional book too. Waves of the Spirit is a synthesis of the two, bringing mind and body together, while traveling through the universe. I believe the purpose of the book is for you to use your imagination,to see yourself as the person you've always wanted to be. With that gift, you're able to manifest your image into reality, but it also made me think of the smooth themes and music of Heavy Metal, from the 80's. It was mellow and cool.
At first, I was wondering "What's really happening here?". I wasn't sure if each pages was a chapter or simply a poem. what I did find was a form of enlightenment with themes of awakening. There was discovering one's self and fluid driftings into the soul. Some referred to God (The Alpha and The Omega) but not in the sense that I know Him. I think. There were pages on creation and even waking near The Ark- that contained the essence of all life. Each one was different and full of imagery that I appreciated even if I didn't quite get it. I hope I'm not insulting the author, Richard D. Brown, when I also felt the book a bit psychedelic. A few themes held titles that reminded me of one of my favorite music artists: Enigma- a guy who always allowed me to mellow out and relax and for me, that's always a positive!
Now, I'm not knowledgable in the genre of poetry but this book moved you along with lovely, quixotic words, mental images and symbolism. The purpose was discovery, I think, which made the read different and very exotic I could easily see me going back and pondering some pages, seeking a new understanding. Such a unique and interesting read!. On to the next book!📚
Rating: 👓👓👓.5 out of 5 specs
*The Ruins is next.
**eBook provided FREE by author Richard D. Brown, for an honest review.
If you know me, then you know I am a lover of horror. I can read any genre, I can watch any movie, but in the end, you'll always catch me knee-deep in horror. Zombies: Encounters with the Hungry Dead, edited and arranged by John Skipp is one that definitely satisfied me. I haven't read every single story- there are so many, but enough of them gave me enough to post a review.
This book is LOADED with horrific tale after tale after tale with death! I was very lucky- I found the book at V-Stock, a store that sells both new and used books for less than $15. I honestly believe it was in the wrong spot. The thing is, I'm attracted to large books and this book is huge. 638 pages of pure grossness, walking dead things and people running through apocalyptic streets.
There are variations of the monsters, coming from different time settings and some of every situation and the best part is, it's filled with pictures! Yes- each photo sets the themes and situations of the stories.
I've yet to finish the book, but it's not one that you sit and read from beginning to end. You have to savor these evil tales, plus like I said, the book is massive. Periodically, I pick it up the book and read a few. I haven't read one story that I didm't like yet- i'm in love with this book. Skip found talented authors who really know how to paint a picture, and fill your imagination with nightmarish scenarios the will haunt you.
If you're a horror fanatic, you will too! Next!📚
Ratings: 👓👓👓👓/5 specs
*Waves of the Spirit is next..
**Book is from my personal library.
I enjoy coloring. Mostly I color when my Ewoks are over for a visit, but I also color to relax- until my hand begins to ache! Paris Street Style is a beautiful coloring book that helps to relax. Pretty much, it's about style- hair styles, clothing style and shoes. Indian summers to saying good night and showing fashionable pj sets.and cute Parisian sayings.
I had to use Google Translate, since I know very little French, cut it didn't take from the lovely sketching. I love this book and I'll enjoy hours and hours of fun for a long time.
Below, I made a photo slideshow so you can see the wonderful photos I have to enjoy.📚
I was fortunate to receive this ARC through a Shelf Awareness newsletter that announced the drawing. I usually don't win, so when I was contacted by Judy Sheehan, the author of I woke Up Dead at the Mall and congratulated, I was thrilled! Now don't be turned off by the title. When I first saw the title and cover, I thought to myself, "Huh... the cover is rather ordinary and that title is weird!" But I put in for the drawing and BAM!
I got the book!
I also got a bookmarks, that I'll be sharing, but the story is about Sarah. A girl who literally died and woke up in Mall of America, a sort of Purgatory. No one could see her. No one could touch her and she had unfinished business. She met an odd woman, Bertha, who gave instructions and left Sarah alone to deal with her death until other young, deceased individuals arrived. Together, they learned the ropes of being dead, shared their stories and eventually... they were to move on. But Sarah wasn't ready- and she had a job to do and needed to use her 'Knowing' to get it accomplished!
*AudioReview & Listen!
Jason Werbeloff is an amazing author! I was lucky enough to gain access to his newsletter and later gifted to be a part of his audio chapters, small pieces of his November release, Obsidian Worlds- available at Amazon.com and other book retailers. This is, I believe, my fourth audio-share of his work. I really enjoyed this one and I am sure you will too. Down below, I've added the clip to this story: Falling for Q46f. Take a listen and see if you agree with my review. If you like Science Fiction, I have no doubt you'll enjoy it too.
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!