Book Review: Notorious Nineteen

Notorious Nineteen
By Janet Evanovich

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Same old, same old. Nineteen books and the character of Stephanie Plum has not evolved at all. Same dilemmas, same stupid love triangle. I always wonder how much time has past in Stephanie’s world. There has been very little progression in her life. Unfortunately the once likable characters have pretty much become caricatures of themselves. Evanovich is just copying and pasting old stuff and changing the names. What was once light, fun beach reading is now a sad rerun. But, I’ll keep buying them for $5 from the bargain bin and passing the hours with a new Stephanie adventure. There’s something that keeps me trucking, but I really don’t know what it is.

Gilligan’s Island and the Zombie Apocalypse

WINTER OF ZOMBIE 2014Winter of Zombie 2014

I am happy to once again be participating in a zombie blog tour. Today I have Bobby Adair guest blogging. He has several books out and his newest release THE LAST SURVIVORS sounds pretty amazing. You can learn more about Bobby on his Amazon author page!The Last Survivors cover

The stench of frozen rotted meat is in the air! Welcome to the Winter of Zombie Blog Tour 2014, with 10 of the best zombie authors spreading the disease in the month of November.

Stop by the event page on Facebook so you don’t miss an interview, guest post or teaser… and pick up some great swag as well! Giveaways galore from most of the authors as well as interaction with them!

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Book Review: WRAPPED IN BLACK

Wrapped in Black: ThirteenTales of Witches and the Occult

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Wrapped in Black coverI am a big fan of Sekhmet Press and their WRAPPED Series. Wrapped in Black is the third anthology in the series and the focus this time is witches and the occult. I will admit, witches aren’t my favorite characters to read about. I rarely find myself drawn to a book because it’s about witches, like I am with books about vampires or time travel. But Sekhmet has yet to disappoint me with their anthologies, so I was very happy to read this one!

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Summer of Zombie 2014: Claire C. Riley

I am super excited to be participating in the Summer of Zombie Blog Tour this year. I got into zombie novels a couple of years ago and love discovering new authors in the genre. Here’s a good one that I will definitely be checking out. Welcome, Claire!

Claire C Riley profile photoSurvival, Zombies, and Crazy Characters

by Claire C. Riley

So Armand said I had to write something, a blog post about zombies, and me, and about why he’s my favourite author—I don’t know where he got that info from (I jest Armand, you know I love you), oh, and it had to be interesting. Well hell, I hate writing this sort of thing. Give me some questions to answer and I’ll be done in two minutes, but actually let me loose to write a blog post and talk randomly?

Hold on, this could get messy. Or not. Well, only if Frank Edler gets involved.

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My Favorite: Stephen King

My Love of the King

My love for the writing of Mr. King is no secret. If you know me, you know my feelings for the Master of Horror. I have not read every single piece of his work, there are odd short stories out there that I will never have the joy of reading. Of his main list of published novels and collections, numbering 64 as of this writing, seven remain unread, and The Shining sits forlornly half-read. I’ll get to them all eventually, I hope. One of the joys of discovering King was the amount of titles. And his wonderful habit of releasing one book a year (lately two a year). I feel there will always be an unread Stephen King novel waiting for me.

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Book Review: WRAPPED IN WHITE

WRAPPED IN WHITE: Thirteen Tales of Spectres, Ghost, and Spirits

WIW CoverAfter reading Wrapped in Red, a vampire anthology released by Sekhmet Press, I was very excited to hear about Wrapped in White: Thirteen Tales of Spectres, Ghosts, and Spirits. As a lover of ghost stories, this was a wonderful collection. The perfect kind of tales to read around a campfire. I was very pleased to see two of my favorite authors (Allison M. Dickson, author of STRINGS, and Patrick C. Greene, author of PROGENY) had contributed to the anthology. I also discovered some authors I was unfamiliar with who had some amazing stories in the anthology.

Here’s the breakdown, in TOC order.

Daddy’s Glasses by Allison M. Dickson

This is Dickson at her best. Great imagery, amazing character development, and her remarkable skill at grabbing the reader and never letting go. There’s a reason she’s one of my favorite authors, and this story is the perfect example of her talent.

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