storytelling

Sublime Muppets

I can’t remember the backstory here but last week I had an amazing idea. Maybe the best I’ve ever had. All dark, heavy classic novels should have Muppet adaptations.   I think this idea sprung forth after my admitting that I’d never finished Crime and Punishment (regarding that…. I’m clearly waiting for my new paperback […]

Review: E-Murderer by Joan C. Curtis (Contains some spoilers)‏

The e-Murderer won first place in the Malice Domestic grants competition for new writers before being published by MuseItUpPublishing.       Psychological Suspense Thriller by award-winning author, Joan C. Curtis On this anything but typical Monday morning, Jenna Scali, who works part-time for a shrink, opens an email that depicts the brutal death of […]

Negative Reviews: Integrity or Just Mean?

So here’s my question: should reviewers post bad reviews? You’ve read a book, you’ve either finished it an thought to yourself ‘the f* did I just read?!’ or maybe you melodramatically shredded it an fed it to your pet gerbil, Gerald. What next? Personally, I can’t bring myself to write a bad review – I […]

Review: The Warlock and the Wolf by Delfy Hall

      SYNOPSIS: A scientist. A warlock. A wolf. These three will determine the fate of Holland. In 1647, Holland no longer persecutes witches, and many people don’t believe in witchcraft, including Mina Walraven, a young scientist. Descended from freed slaves, orphan Mina trains as a naturalist in The Hague. She dreams of becoming […]

Review: Yonder – A Southern Haunting by LeeAnne Hansen

Summoned by the news of her dying father, Isabel Delilah Jones escapes from New York City, broken hearted and disillusioned, back to her small Mississippi town. She is welcomed smack dab into a bizarre inheritance, a complex war for her affection between two former best friends, a dire haunting from an unknown child, and a […]

Review: Bait by Elena Hearty

7/10 SYNOPSIS: “Find the vampire’s next victim. Or be the vampire’s next victim.” Lenore has such a good time hanging out with Paul that she almost forgets he isn’t her friend. He’s a vampire. And she’s his next victim-unless she’s willing to find an alternative. But when Lenore gets cold feet during her first hunting […]

Review: Blood, Ink & Fire by Ashley Mansour

SYNOPSIS: Imagine a world without books… In the future, books are a distant memory. The written word has been replaced by an ever-present stream of images known as Verity. In the controlling dominion of the United Vales of Fell, reading is obsolete and forbidden, and readers themselves do not—cannot—exist. But where others see images in […]