I can’t help it. I’m not. Sweet, I mean. Stuff about angels and how every cloud has a silver lining makes me ill. I want to scream and throw things. It makes me very angry. I think it’s a big… Read More ›
Midnight Riot, Ben Aaronovitch (2011)
London probationary constable Peter Grant hopes to become a detective, but his tendency to be distracted by details that others think are unimportant has landed him in the Case Progression Unit. That’s where the paperwork gets processed and where the… Read More ›
Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse
This is the anniversary of when I discovered this great piece of real estate. Is it still for sale? It’s still on the Internet, but as we all know, things stay permanently in cyberspace. Regardless, if you are (rightfully) concerned… Read More ›
The Zombie Vs. Robot War Continues — ZVR DIPLOMACY
ZVR Diplomacy — Zombies vs. Roberts, Edited by Jeff Conner 275 Pages The Zombie versus Robot wars continue and expand. No longer confined to local skirmishes, the war between the Zombies and the Robots has become an international battle. The undead meet… Read More ›
3 FREE Prequels to THE RETURNED – From Audible and Amazon Kindle
The First, The Sparrow, The Choice Prequels to The Returned, by Jason Mott These three short story are prequels to The Returned. All are available right now — free — on Kindle and from Audible.com in celebration of the publication — August… Read More ›
A Welcome For The Dead — The Returned, A Novel by Jason Mott
The Returned, by Jason Mott Harlequin – Harlequin MIRA Publication Date: August 27, 2013 In the long decades since the tragic drowning death of their 8-year old son, Jacob, Harold and Lucille Hargrave’s lives have moved on. There were years of grieving,… Read More ›
Growing up super strange – SOLSTICE HIGH
Solstice High by Ardash Vartparonian Publisher: Strategic Book Group Urban Fantasy/Sci Fi/Young Adult 360 Pages Reading Solstice High was an interesting experience for me. As a grandmother, my high school years are long past … but I have a not… Read More ›
BLUE DIAMOND DELIVERY — A Sci Fi Fairy Tale for Grownups
BLUE DIAMOND DELIVERY, by Anne Johnson Publication Date: June 25, 2013 I didn’t realize until I was quite a few pages into the book that this is the sequel to a book I have not read, Green Light Delivery. It… Read More ›
Watch Out for the Pod People!
Everything and everybody changes. Most of my family and friends have changed relatively gradually over the years. Recently a couple of people I’ve known for a long time have changed suddenly and dramatically. Overnight, they became dry and humorless. It… Read More ›
The World’s Most Powerful Soccer Mom Vampire – Samantha Moon Rising, by J.R. Rain
Samantha Moon Rising, by J.R. Rain includes 3 short novels and a short story. Under one cover, you’ll find books 5, 6, and 7 in the Vampire for Hire Series: Vampire Dawn, Vampire Games, Moon Island, and the short story Teeth…. Read More ›
Retrocausality: All You Zombies, Robert Heinlein
Time travel makes my brain go “eek.” This is not a criticism. It’s a compliment. Not many things make my brain do back flips and somersaults. Time travel is an impossible concept I cannot understand because it is inherently incomprehensible. Therefore, I… Read More ›
Druids Vs. Olympians — Hunted by Kevin Hearne — The Audiobook
Not content with having read the book, I also had to listen to it. Usually, if I like the book in one form, I like it equally well (or nearly so) in another. This, however, was not the case this… Read More ›
Daily Prompt: Whose Planet Is This?
It doesn’t take much to feel like a visitor from a foreign planet. Humans are good at making anyone even a little bit different feel like an alien. My body is a great place to start. It is rebuilt, an… Read More ›
Hey, God … How about a few answers?
Heresy … or is it blasphemy? I always get the two confused. Maybe this is both. Whatever it is, I really would like a few answers. I know I’m not a model human. Not in any sense of the term,… Read More ›
Dancing among the tombstones
The year I was fifteen, I started my senior year of high school. That September (1962), while I was sitting and watching television, I found a rather big, hard lump near my right ankle. I checked the other leg. No… Read More ›
It’s remarkable how color or the lack of it changes the mood, the texture, even the meaning of an image.