If you haven't checked out Hugh's Views and News blog, you need to. Here is a great post with a synopsis of some of the helpful information that has appeared on this blog in April.
Check out this post from the Legends of Windemere blog on the possibility of vampires blending into society.
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One of the most important things about being a vampire seems to be avoiding unnecessary attention and hiding. In fact, most times that vampires are wiped out it’s because they weren’t able to hide their presence. Some leave bodies while others attempt blatant world conquests, which attracts enemies. That’s why many will consider it smarter to stay in the shadows and only emerge for food, turning others, or stalking a high school for jailbait as if that’s normal for an immortal. Seriously, what is it with vampires and girls who are under eighteen?
One can touch on a variety of tactics for vampires to use, but many of them boil down to blending in. Sure, you can survive by isolating yourself or living with only your own kind like is done within Nyte. Yet, there are many who try to exist within the societies that they knew…
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Check out this review of the classic book, Fahrenheit 451, from The Writing Chimp blog.
About Fahrenheit 451: Set in a dystopian future, it follows the story of Guy Montag, a fireman. But in this future, firemen don’t put out fires, they create fires…of banned books.
Guy doesn’t question his existence, or the way things are…until he meets his neighbor Clarisse.
What will follow is a slow unfurling of every truth Guy has held dear.
My Review:So, this isn’t the easiest book to read. There are times when you get lost in the beautiful prose and the haunting flow of the story. And times when you are so lost in the beautiful prose that you don’t know where you are in the story…Fahrenheit 451 isn’t the kind of book you dip into while waiting for the train on a busy platform!
Trust me on this, I tried it.
There are times in life when you just want to sit down and watch a…
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Check out this guest post by author Karen Hugg from Sue Vincent’s blog.
One warm day in the summer of 2005, I was headed upstairs with a basket of laundry when I heard a yowl through the landing window. I peeked out at the strip of trees and shrubs that separated our house from the neighbor’s to see what the fuss was. I only saw greenery and the driveway. Later that day, I heard the yowl again. That evening, again. It soon became a habit that in the evenings and early mornings we heard the yowling outside. It was no doubt a cat, but it wasn’t our cat, a medium-haired calico named Madeleine, nor was it any neighbor cat we knew of. None of the neighbor cats made noise. But this one did and did so insistently.
My husband Ethan and I went about our lives as usual: working weekdays, fixing up the house, walking the dogs, cycling, gardening. And it was one…
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Check out this review of the book, The Pursuit of Ordinary, by Nigel Jay Cooper, from this post on Alison Williams Writing blog.
After witnessing a fatal car accident, a homeless man wanders the streets of Brighton, trying to ignore the new, incessant voice inside his head. But he can’t forget the crash, can’t get the face of the woman cradling her dying husband out of his mind. She stared into his eyes, his soul. He has to find her. Is Dan ill or has he really been possessed by the spirit of Natalie’s dead husband, Joe? If he hasn’t, why does she let him into her home so easily? Does she have secrets of her own? The Pursuit of Ordinary is a twisting tale of modern life and mental health where nothing is what it seems… Following the success of debut novel Beat the Rain, Roundfire introduces the second book from bestselling author Nigel Jay Cooper.
This is such an interesting premise. Natalie appears to be grieving – but…
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Check out this great short story from Kawanee Hamilton’s blog.
“Nice doing business with you, Ollie.” A sweaty mountain of a man with spidery wisps of hair, close-set eyes and a gap-toothed smile nodded his great head once as he unloaded a single crate into the dusty clearing. When he was done, he grinned and headed up the gangplank. “See ya around…”
“Wish I could say the same, Dorsey. Wait, that’s it? Where are my clothes?”
“Keepin’ em,” Dorsey grunted with his rusty voice. “Gonna rifle through ‘em and smell them.”
“That’s just great!” Oliana Loire threw her hands up in disgust as her ship rose into the night sky without her. There was a fleeting pang of despair as she mourned the loss of her home, her belongings her security and perhaps even more importantly, her first bounty. Quite a good one for a newbie. As she stared up at the retreating ship, the image of Dorsey’s scaled hands…
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Check out the book, The Ace of Clubs, by Patricia Loofbourrow, as featured on this blog tour stop from the Mystery Thriller Week blog.
About Audiobook #3
Author: Patricia Loofbourrow
Narrator: Machelle Williams
Length: 8 hours 4 minutes
Publisher: Red Dog Press, LLC⎮2018
Genre: Noir Mystery, Steampunk Crime Fiction
Series: The Red Dog Conspiracy, Book 3
Release date: Jan. 26, 2018
Synopsis: Trapped. Betrayed. Desperate.
Could you betray your family to buy your freedom?
From NY Times and USA Today best-selling author Patricia Loofbourrow….
The one secret which could destroy everything….
After financial disaster and the zeppelin bombing, the far-future, domed, neo-Victorian city of Bridges is reeling. Three of the four Families are implicated, and an inquest is called to investigate.
After her failure to prove Jack Diamond’s guilt in David Bryce’s kidnapping and the murders of her informants, private eye and mobster’s moll Jacqueline Spadros has had enough. While she and her former lover Joseph Kerr try to learn who killed their family…
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