81. It’s just an expression.

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English is a beautiful language. Not because it is rhythmic or melodic or filled with words that slip off your tongue like caresses. No. English is a beautiful language because it’s a bloody mess. It’s a quilt made up of random scraps. A potluck dinner of a language. One of those cocktails students make by mixing every drink they have together in a hollowed out watermelon. And then drink. Without gagging. Because they are students.

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Hot new releases and a video cuz i wanta

Cover art by Jason Pedersen

Cover art by Jason Pedersen

CORD-Flatweedtherapy.kindle cover

Link for Prodigy :http://www.amazon.com/Prodigy-Rainbow-Legends-Windemere-ebook/dp/B00E8WUD5S/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1375303695&sr=8-3&keywords=legends+of+windemere

Link for Cord: http://www.amazon.com/A-Girl-Named-Cord-ebook/dp/B00E91QL7W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1375296487&sr=8-1&keywords=a+girl+named+cord

link for Weed Therapy:http://www.amazon.com/Weed-Therapy-Mark-Paxson/dp/1478188146/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1375296625&sr=8-2&keywords=Mark+paxson

Legends of Windemere: Prodigy of Rainbow Tower

Cover art by Jason Pedersen

Cover art by Jason Pedersen

If you have not heard, there is excitement in the air! Charles E. Yallowitz is about to release his second book, Prodigy of Rainbow Tower!!!!!!

 

If you haven’t had the chance to begin reading this series yet, I strongly recommend that you do..go…right now!

Book Description:

The action-packed, humor-filled, dramatic sequel to ‘Legends of Windemere: Beginning of a Hero’.

Battling through a demonic assassin and an army of monsters, Luke Callindor has survived his time at Hamilton Military Academy.  Now, Luke and his friends must leave the safety of the academy to escort Duke Solomon’s heir down the L’dandrin River and into the safety of the city of Gods’ Voice.  Joining them for this journey is Nyx, a powerful caster apprentice of Rainbow Tower.  With her talent for combat magic and her short temper, Nyx will prove to be a challenge for Luke and all of their enemies.

Who will survive the harrowing trip down the L’dandrin River?  And, who will be the one to break Luke’s trust?

Goodreads Link for Prodigy of Rainbow Tower:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18171173-prodigy-of-rainbow-tower

Legends of Windemere: Beginning of a Hero:

Also, this is part two of a series, so this is the Amazon link for the first book.

http://www.amazon.com/Beginning-Hero-Legends-Windemere-ebook/dp/B00BL9GBU2/

If you would be so kind as to spread the word, I would greatly appreciate it. Tweet! FB it! Write your own post, reblog. Let’s get some books in hands!

Briana Vedsted’s new book “A Girl Named Cord”

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Hey everyone! Go check out the release of Briana’s new book!

A Girl Named Cord by Briana Vedsted will be published on Amazon.com July 31st, 2013 as both a paperback and an eBook.
Goodreads link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18269695-a-girl-named-cord
Book description: Cord had to work hard to earn her living as a cow puncher, and she was getting along just fine until a wealthy rancher moves into the county and threatens the lives of her and her friends. Cord rises up to meet every challenge, but the death of friends, both old and new, plague her at every turn. And just when everything seems like it is going to go back to being peacefully normal, a secret comes to light, putting Cord and her future family in danger. Will Cord let go of her sorrow filled past and revengeful wishes long enough to save her loved ones and pull her life back out of the bottomless pit it seems to be stuck in?
“But let me tell you this: peace in the heart is much more comforting than blood in the sand.”

Cover art by: Dirk Porsche at http://shiggyenterprises.wordpress.com/

Find out more about Briana on her blog, http://whenibecameanauthor.wordpress.com/

And check out Briana’s other books here:
http://www.amazon.com/Night-walked-Boot-Hill-ebook/dp/B00E50MF3G/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1375136843&sr=8-2&keywords=the+night+i+walked+off+of+boot+hill
and
http://www.amazon.com/Untold-Margaret-Maugrim-Valletta-ebook/dp/B00BBY3LLE/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1375136874&sr=1-1&keywords=the+untold+story+of+margaret+hearst

All Our Pretty SongsAll Our Pretty Songs by Sarah McCarry

All Our Pretty SongsAll Our Pretty Songs by Sarah McCarry

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This was a relatively short, easy to read book that has a lot of good qualities.

I found that in the beginning, for the first few chapters leastways, this book reminded me of others I had read in the same genre. After it gets going, there were a few strange transitions and over the top happenings, but it was entertaining.

The characters are interesting and I can see them being able to grow throughout this series, although oddly, the main character was not my favourite. Perhaps as the series moves forward she will grow into someone that I can relate to more.

I liked the way the author described her setting and the visual qualities she gave this book. It was not hard to imagine standing there amongst the characters and that made it seem more realistic.

The relationships between the characters are pretty dramatic and gives a good set up for the next book.

I would not say that all adults will enjoy this book, but for the intended age group, I think this might be a winner.

This review is based on a digital ARC.

Home to Whiskey Creek (Whiskey Creek, #4)Home to Whiskey Creek by Brenda Novak

Home to Whiskey Creek (Whiskey Creek, #4)Home to Whiskey Creek by Brenda Novak

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book begins interestingly enough with a woman trapped in an abandoned mine shaft and a man with only a bicycle to rescue her before the fall of night. I liked that. It was different.

There were a few times during the course of this book where the dialogue felt a bit stilted and not quite what I would have expected from the characters, but for the most part this was a really good book. The people the author created had histories which knit together well to make a good story and an emotional foundation for the characters to grow from as the book progressed.

I was happy with the relationships in this novel. A lot of the reason why I tend to tire while reading romance is the cookie cutter assembly of places and characters that one gets used to after a number of similar books. This story was different. I felt the author took the time to explore each of her characters and make them individuals. This was not the same as previous books I had read and I felt like the characters could have been real people.

The setting was also a good choice and the descriptions made it easy to imagine being there as well. The description was enough to make it interesting without over describing everything.

I would recommend this book to anyone who likes complex, mature characters.

This review is based off of a digital ARC from the publisher.

Blogger of the Week

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This week’s blogger of the week is L. Marie. If you have not discovered this great blogger yet, please take moment to do so. With many thoughtful posts on writing and the process of the author, this is a blog everyone interested in the craft is certain to take something great from.

One of my favourite places to visit!

http://lmarie7b.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

The Groundskeeper

100th post and excellent writing. 🙂

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Chuck Wendig’s latest Flash Fiction Challenge: choose 4 items* from ten random objects and include them in your story. 1000 words is the aim. This is also my 100th post!

        Strange things happen in the bedroom of the dead. I’ve heard bagpipes in the middle of the night when there is no one else around. I’ve smelled gunpowder that faded like the mist that rises and falls without warning. I’ve seen the trinkets people leave behind disappear and reappear. I take care not to touch anything. Even the jewelry stays until the rain washes it away or rusts it or the wind takes it. There was a service for an officer and someone left his badge on the stone. I left it where it was, shining on the headstone in the setting sun. I never know what the families think when they come back to visit and things are gone…

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