Saturday, November 23, 2013

Love vs. Blood - Blitz Tour

By R. L. Smith

Ethan Burke only has eyes for Emily, the problem? She’s human and he’s a vampire. He watches over her, trying to protect her until one night she vanishes. Kidnapped by a Master Vampire who killed his parents’ years ago, Ethan believes the Master is using Emily to lure him to his lair, convinced he only wants to finish the Burke family off. Ethan seeks the help of Devin Riley, the vampire which took him in as his own. Together they set off to find Emily, only Ethan gets a surprise. After finding Emily, he sees his mother for the first time, she’s not dead but one of the undead. Forced with making a decision, will Ethan choose to save the mother he’s never known or the girl he’s just met?

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Buddhism and Politics - Book Review

book cover art for Buddhism and Politics: Citizens, Politicians, and the Noble Eightfold Path by Victoria Stoklasa Buddhism and Politics: Citizens, Politicians, and the Noble Eightfold Path
by Victoria Stoklasa
Genre: Nonfiction

     In this day and age it seems that the majority of politicians are just power hungry, money grubbing people who are only looking out for their own best interests. I think that, similar to many occupations, the people start out with good intentions but become hardened or disenchanted after realizing that situations may not be as rewarding as they had originally anticipated.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Monkeys Wearing Pants - Fun Read Friday Book Review

cover art for Monkeys wearing pants by Jon Waldrep Monkeys Wearing Pants
by Jon Waldrep
Genres: Humor, Satire

     This book is a collection of anecdotes and witticisms and is currently a free Kindle ebook on Amazon. Great light reading for the weekend or on any day that might need to be brightened a bit. Even though I have a pretty decent sense of humor it takes something incredibly funny to make me chuckle out loud, but this book did quite a few times, in fact. Sometimes the humor is a bit quirky but Waldrep takes every day situations that can be frustrating normally and put a spin on it to make them seem comical.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

On the Bridge - Book Review

book cover art for On the Bridge by Ada Uzoije On the Bridge
by Ada Uzoije
Genres: Drama, Paranormal

     They say suicide is a selfish act. When one commits suicide they leave behind their friends and loved ones to mourn, ponder why one would take their own life, and possibly leave spouses and/or children to flounder on their own. If you think about it though, there are plenty of stories and movies where one desolate soul wishes they had never been born and some mystical creature rearranges the world to reflect what would have been if that person had never been born. This level of depression is not a new concept. Unfortunately, in real life, a celestial being never intervenes to show the suicidal individual that their lives DO matter and they are not just a millstone around the necks of people who would be better off without them.

Monday, November 4, 2013


     It is getting chilly out and summer is most definitely over. I seem to have seriously overextended my summer hiatus well into fall this year. I apologize for this. I had a booth for my craft business at our local festival this year and have been overwhelmed with orders. I have been flying through the audiobooks but did not want to have only audiobook reviews up so have been waiting until I did have time for "real reading". However, it doesn't look like I will have much time for that until after Christmas. So bear with me as the majority of reviews will be for audiobooks, but heck I figure the plot is still the same whether it is read to me or not.