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By: R.K. Ryals
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Vengeance is the path of the Damned. It is not a path taken lightly. For a Naphil, it could mean ransoming his soul.
~Bezaliel~

Dayton Blainey is caught between two worlds: Heaven and Hell. Bound to a Demon she's beginning to care about, she is thrown into an adventure she may not survive.

But she will try.

Separated from her friends, she is forced to use powers she just discovered she had while surviving the wrath of a Demon queen.

She will be tested.

And in the search for a ring that may unbind her from Marcas Craig, Dayton will discover that the bond between an Angel and a Demon goes much deeper than blood.

She will endure.
 
 
 
By: Emlyn Chand (Blue Crown Press)
Genre: Horror
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Alex Kosmitoras's life has never been easy. The only other student who will talk to him is the school bully, his parents are dead broke and insanely overprotective, and to complicate matters even more, he's blind. Just when he thinks he'll never have a shot at a normal life, an enticing new girl comes to their small Midwest town all the way from India. Simmi is smart, nice, and actually wants to be friends with Alex. Plus she smells like an Almond Joy bar. Sophomore year might not be so bad after all.

Unfortunately, Alex is in store for another new arrival--an unexpected and often embarrassing ability to "see" the future. Try as he may, Alex is unable to ignore his visions, especially when they suggest Simmi is in mortal danger. With the help of the mysterious psychic next door and friends who come bearing gifts of their own, Alex embarks on his journey to change the future.



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Before her world tilts towards impossible, Caspia Chastain thinks the only strange thing about her is that she sometimes draws the future. Only her brother Logan knows what she can do. When she draws a man surrounded by brilliant light, dark wings, and frightening symbols, she can only hope the vision won't come true.

But when a stranger named Ethan appears, determined to protect Caspia and her brother from dangers he won't explain, she's not sure what to think. Strangers almost never come to Whitfield. They certainly don't follow her around, frightening her one moment and treating her like glass the next. And they certainly don't look exactly like the subject of her most violent drawing.
 
 
 
 
 
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REVIEW: SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES BY RAY BRADBURY


SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES
RAY BRADBURY
GENRE: HORROR

SYNOPSIS

The carnival rolls in sometime after midnight, ushering in Halloween a week early. The shrill siren song of a calliope beckons to all with a seductive promise of dreams and youth regained. In this season of dying, Cooger & Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show has come to Green Town, Illinois, to destroy every life touched by its strange and sinister mystery. And two boys will discover the secret of its smoke, mazes, and mirrors; two friends who will soon know all too well the heavy cost of wishes. . .and the stuff of nightmare.



MY TAKE 

 



Something Wicked This Way Comes was a very interesting read for me. I don't think I've ever read a book quite like this before (this is my first Bradbury novel).

The novel itself it beautifully written—at times, almost magical. Bradbury's prose is more along the lines of poetry at many points. This is a positive and also a negative. On the positive side, I think it adds an eeriness to the story. On the negative side, if you aren't used to reading this style of storytelling, it could very well hinder the story and cause disinterest. At first, I was put off by the poetic style. However, the more I read the more I began to enjoy it.

I love the “evil carnival comes to town” theme. I liked the main characters, two kids named Will and Jim. I loved the relationship Will has with his father.

As much as I liked this book, I couldn't give it 5 stars. I thought the ending was a bit, well, cheesy (for lack of a better word). But, even with that it was a really good novel and I enjoyed it tremendously.


 
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MONDAY KINDLE FREEBIES! 06/25/12

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By: J.R. Rain
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Three years ago, high school student Veronica Fortune witnessed the brutal murder of her parents. Now armed and dangerous, she sets out to hunt down the very thing that destroyed her life.

That is, until she disappears.

Spinoza is a private investigator who specializes in finding the missing. He's good at what he does. Damn good. But he's also a recovering alcoholic and a royal mess. Hired to find Veronica, Spinoza won't let his personal demons-or demons of any kind-get in the way of finding the truth about the missing girl.

Now following a bizarre set of clues that leads him into stranger and stranger territory, Spinoza is about to come face-to-face with something legendary...and something hungry for blood.
 
 
By: Greg Sisco (www.GregSisco.com)
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Tyr and Loki are not your teenage sister's vampires.

They live for pleasure. They feel no remorse. They view human beings as livestock and sex objects. And after a thousand years seducing and murdering the prettiest girls in the room, they have become two of the most diabolical serial killers of all time.

But following a violent feud that separates the brothers for over a decade, Tyr hides himself away in a house on the outskirts of Las Vegas where he falls in love with a terminally ill young woman named Eva, an act deemed punishable by death by the fabled vampire council known as The Chosen.

When a mysterious messenger arrives at his home, Tyr fears both Loki and The Chosen have tracked him down, forcing him to protect both himself and the dying young woman who is teaching him to feel.

Thicker Than Water, the first novel in the Blood Brothers series, tells interconnected stories set one hundred years apart. Drawing inspiration from Norse mythology and the works of Shakespeare, the story weaves together vampires, brothel owners, cowboys, prostitutes, and gallons of innocent blood in an orgy of violence, sex, revenge, romance, betrayal, and brotherly love.
 
 
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Princess Alyrra's strength lies in silence. Scorned by her family, she avoids the court, spending her time with servants. When her marriage is unexpectedly arranged with the prince of a powerful neighboring kingdom, Alyrra feels trapped. As the court celebrates her match, dark rumors spread about the unexplained deaths of the women of her new family. Alyrra begins her journey with mounting trepidation. Betrayed while traveling, she seizes an opportunity to start a life away from court.

Walking away from a prince whom she doesn't know should have been easy. But from the moment she sets eyes on him, Alyrra realizes that her freedom could cost him his life. Without any magical defense of her own, she is plunged into a lethal game of sorcery and deceit. Now Alyrra must decide whom she can trust and what she's willing to fight for-before her silence proves fatal.
 
 
 
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REVIEW: ON WRITING BY STEPHEN KING


ON WRITING
STEPHEN KING
GENRE: GUIDE/NONFICTION

SYNOPSIS

Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer's craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King's advice is grounded in his vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported near-fatal accident in 1999 -- and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery. Brilliantly structured, friendly and inspiring, "On Writing" will empower and entertain everyone who reads it -- fans, writers, and anyone who loves a great story well told.






MY TAKE 

On Writing is not just for the aspiring writer—but for anyone who loves books and reading. This book will help the aspiring writer spot key issues in his/her work and how to address them. For the reader, it will make you appreciate the craft and the work (good) writers go through from beginning to end. Not only that, but this book will also help you spot those stories that aren't quite up-to-par (lazy writing, repetitiveness, lack of character development, useless words, etc...). This is not a step-by-step guide for aspiring writers (King makes this clear), but what works for Stephen King himself.

What I really liked about this book is that King not only discusses writing, but also key points of his life—which I found very interesting. He discusses his childhood and the beginning points of his writing, meeting his wife, the struggles of being an aspiring writer, selling his first novel (Carrie), drug abuse, and being hit by a van in 1999.

I found myself not wanting to put this book down until I was done (although I eventually had to due to lack of sleep). I practically hung on every word. I can pretty much guarantee I will never be able to attend a King seminar, or be able to interview him in person, so this book was the next best thing. It's written in a way that makes you feel as if you are listening to him speak right in front of you. On Writing is amazing stuff!



 
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Liebster Award!

 


I am very pleased to say that I am the lucky recipient of the Liebster Award! I would like to give a big shout-out to Aliraluna at Velvet Red for this wonderful award.

 

ABOUT THE AWARD:

The Liebster Blog Award is given to bloggers who have less than 200 followers.  Liebster is a German word which means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome.

 

AWARD RULES:

1. Each person must post 10 facts about themselves
2. Answer 10 questions the tagger has given you and give 10 questions for the people you've tagged.
3. Choose 10 people and link them in your post.
4. Tell them you've tagged them.
5. Remember, no tag backs.
 

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TEN FACTS ABOUT ME:

1. Although I've had my blog for over a year now, I admit I still don't think I know what I'm doing  (lol).

2. I am a mother of three wonderful children (2 boys and 1 girl), two really awesome dogs (a boxer and an akita-mix), and a beta fish (whom is just as awesome in his own right).

3. Although reading is my first love, I absolutely love really fast cars (I come from a drag racing family).

4. I watch the ID channel religiously, and DVR every new episode of Ghost Hunters (SYFY) and Vampire Diaries (CW network).

5. Clowns seriously freak me out.

6.  I love to vacation at Paris Landing in Tennessee.

7. I have recently discovered I love to shoot zombies (on the Xbox, of course).

8. Autumn is  my favorite season.

9. Halloween is my favorite holiday (although I don't think it's really considered a holiday) EVER! 

10. I just realized it is very difficult to write ten facts about myself.

 

QUESTIONS CHOSEN BY ALIRALUNA:


1.What's is/are your favorite genre? Horror is my number one genre followed by paranormal romance, then true crime.
2.Favorite color? I don't have ONE particular favorite in fear of making the other colors jealous, but I want to give a shout-out to my peeps Yellow, Orange, Turquoise, and Pink.
3.Favorite place in the world. My favorite place in the world is where my heart is--at home with my family, and the occasional get-a-way at Paris Landing.
4.Favorite series. I loved the Twilight series, the Black Dagger Brotherhood, and the Night Huntress series.
5.Favorite animal. Dogs although dolphins are seriously cute :)
6.What is your dream? I would love to own a book store one day.
7.Favorite food. I love, love, love Mexican food!
8. Favorite movie. The Crow with Brandon Lee is my all time number one movie.
9. What are your hobbies? Reading, going to support my family at the race track (love all those fast cars), and really doing anything creative.
10. Write whatever you want :) Thank you to the people who visit Book Hollow. I enjoy discussing what I've read and love when visitors chime in on a post to leave their thoughts.

PEOPLE (BLOGS) I CHOSE FOR THIS AWARD:



Unfortunately, I could only find three blogs that have less than 200 followers

QUESTIONS FOR THE PEOPLE I CHOSE:

1. If you could interview any author, living or dead, who would it be?
2. If you could live in any era in time, which would you choose?
3. What is the website you could not live without?
4. What book can you read over and over again?
5. What do you consider to be the worst book you've ever read?
6. Do you have a guilty pleasure (other than reading)?
7. Do you have a phobia, if so what?
8. If you could visit any country in the world, where would you go?
9. If you had a million dollars to do whatever you want, how would you spend it?
10. Write whatever you wish here!

 

 
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REVIEW: THE TRAVELING VAMPIRE SHOW BY RICHARD LAYMON

THE TRAVELING VAMPIRE SHOW
RICHARD LAYMON
GENRE: HORROR


SYNOPSIS

Though gloomy with clouds, it is a hot, August morning in the summer of 1963. All over the rural town of Grandville, tacked to power poles and trees, taped to store windows, blowing along the sidewalks, fliers have appeared announcing the mysterious one-night-only performance of The Traveling Vampire Show.

The show will feature Valeria, the only known vampire in captivity. According to the fliers, she is a gorgeous, stunning beauty. In the course of the performance, she will stalk volunteers from the audience, sink her teeth into their necks and drink their blood!

For three local teenagers who see the fliers, this is a show they don't want to miss.
But they may have to.
Though they can probably scrape up the price of admission, other obstacles stand in the way. One problem, nobody under 18 years of age is allowed into the show. Dwight, Rusty, and Slim are only 16. Another problem, the show begins at midnight and the three teens always have to be home by then. If that weren't bad enough, the show is to take place at Janks Field -- a desolate patch of ground with a nasty history -- that has been declared off limits by their parents

The situation appears hopeless.


Though Dwight and his friends fear they won't be able to attend the actual performance of the Traveling Vampire Show, they do have the entire day to themselves. Why not hike out to Janks Field and take a look around? With any luck, they might be able to watch the crew make preparations for tonight's performance. If they're really lucky, maybe they'll get a peek at Valeria, the gorgeous vampire.

And so the three friends set off on foot for Janks Field...

Dwight is a solid, honest kid, long on common sense and loyalty to his friends. He always tries to do what's right.

Rusty is a husky guy who relishes trouble.

Slim, their long-time pal, is the brains of the outfit, a voracious reader of novels, an aspiring writer, and a girl. Also, she is sometimes too brave for her own good.

The Traveling Vampire Show is the tale, told in Dwight's own words, of what happened to him, Rusty and Slim on that hot summer day they hiked to Janks Field. It's the story of their friendship and love, their temptations, their betrayals, and their courage as they went where they shouldn't go, did what they shouldn't do...and ran into big trouble.

MY TAKE

4 STARS!

The Traveling Vampire Show turned out to be a great read! I had to sit and debate with myself over whether to give this book 4 or 5 stars. I went with 4 stars because if it were worthy of 5, I shouldn't have had to think about it.

Anyways, the characterization in this novel is excellent. I really felt as if I got to know these three kids--Dwight, Rusty, and Slim. Dwight is the good, pretty much all American kid. Rusty is the little perv of the group. You know something is "off" with this kid pretty early on. As the book continues, you really see Rusty push the limits. Slim (female) is a little badass. I love the way she handles a bow and arrow. She's strong willed, brave, and really likeable. She and Dwight are smitten with each other as well.

The Traveling Vampire Show has come to town and some of the audience aren't going to make it out alive. The whole novel takes place in one day, so there is a lot happening to hold your interest. This is really a cool book and very highly recommended!


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REVIEW: THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE BY SHIRLEY JACKSON

THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE
SHIRLEY JACKSON
GENRE: HORROR



SYNOPSIS:

Past the rusted gates and untrimmed hedges, Hill House broods and waits...
Four seekers have come to the ugly, abandoned old mansion: Dr. Montague, and occult scholar looking for solid evidence of the psychic phenomenon called haunting; Theodora, his lovely and lighthearted assistant; Eleanor, a lonely, homeless girl well acquainted with poltergeists; and Luke, the adventurous future heir of Hill House. At first, their stay seems destined to be merely a spooky encounter with inexplicable noises and self-closing doors, but Hill House is gathering its powers and will soon choose one of them to make its own...



MY TAKE

4 STARS!

The Haunting of Hill House has that old black & white (movie) feel to it. It's a classic haunted house tale. Scary? No, but enjoyable just the same.

There is a lot of character building within the first 100 pages of this 246 page novel. Dr. Montague, a paranormal expert, leases Hill House to prove the existence of a haunting. He enlists the help Theodora, Elenore, and Luke on his mission.

Theodora is an artist, outgoing, and maybe even a bit shallow. Luke is the heir to Hill House, and doesn't really take things too seriously. Elenore is an outcast and really has no life since her sick mother died. She really didn't have a life before then either because her life was devoted to taking care of her mother. She doesn't even really have a home to go back to.

After about a week in Hill House, Dr. Montague's wife shows up. This woman drove me crazy. She's annoying, demanding, and I wanted the house to eat her!

All of these different personalities work well together in this novel.

If you are looking for a good, classic haunted house novel, pick up this book. Be forewarned, this novel is very different from the movie.

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By: Jessica S. Quinn (Multiple Streams Marketing, LLC)
Genre: Horror
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Skylar Matthews just turned 18 when she started having unsettling dreams that were enough to wake her from deep slumber. Some of them were pleasant, others were disturbing, while the rest were downright dangerous.

The first of these dreams came on the eve of her birthday when she saw a strange boy with uncanny silver-grey eyes. She didn't expect to see him in person, nor did she expect that she would actually need to spend more time with him to save her life. Now numerous problems are plaguing her, and her entire world rattled the moment he stepped into town.

Adrien Fields wasn't exactly overjoyed at seeing her again, but as it turns out, he really doesn't have a choice in the matter. Now it seems like all he could do is blame the prophecy. He acts that out by irritating her most of the time and saving her life at other times, which thoroughly complicates her life.

This is his plan: Defy fate and rebel against the prophecy that links them both together. The only problem is will he be able to keep up with his nasty act and not start caring about her once he sees her again?
 
 
By: Lisa Olsen
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Editorial Review
Author Lisa Olsen kicks off a new series, this time about vampires, with Wake Me When the Sun Goes Down. Slightly geeky but loveable newbie vamp Anja made me want to give her a hug and a mug of O Positive, but Bishop from the secretive Order steps up to reluctantly show her the ropes when her Sire is MIA. You need a license to breed in the hidden vampire community and Anja must pretend to be someone she's not in order to save her pretty neck. Throw in Centuries old Aleksandr who is charmed by Anja's mix of strength and naiveté and the mysterious Sire who abandoned her, and there are a lot of questions to unravel! While the story wraps up with a satisfying end, there are definitely plenty of stones left unturned for the rest of the series and I eagerly await the sequel.

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"It was ironic that this happened to me; I was never a night person at heart. So you can see right off the bat why a vampire was the very last thing I would have chosen to be."

Anja Evans wakes up in the morgue with a hell of a hangover. It takes almost eating her best friend before she figures out... she's a vampire. When a dark and dangerous vampire shows up at her door asking to see her license and registration, Anja assumes Bishop is a regular cop. But breeding among vampires is strictly controlled, and her unlicensed status makes her an enemy of The Order. Struggling to find a balance between her former life and her undead one, Anja tries to blend school and living up to her new identity, all while searching to find the elusive Viking, whose blood gave Anja the strength of a vampire hundreds of years old.
 
 
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Unjustly sentenced to death, Eilidh ran--away from faerie lands, to the streets of Perth, Scotland. Just as she has grown accustomed to exile, local police discover a mutilated body outside the abandoned church where she lives. Recognising the murder as the work of one of her own kind, Eilidh must choose: flee, or learn to tap into the forbidden magic that cost her everything.
 
 
 
By: Carole Gill (Tudor Rose Press)
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Something To Live For by Natalie G. Owens
Fifteen years ago, one fateful day bound the lives of two perfect strangers...
Can one passionate night together banish the ghosts of the past and give two lost souls a second chance?
Only Fate can tell...
Wicked Sinners by Charaity Parkerson
Adriana Claymore moved to Martinique to start a new life, but when she stumbles upon an ancient book, she finds herself drawn into a centuries old battle between brothers. "Sorcier" Julien Dubois has been on the hunt for his twin, Jacques, ever since the day that Jacques stole a book of spells from him and allowed their younger brother to die. Adriana is about to change the game, but when she gives her heart and soul to one of the brothers, she must face a difficult question. Did she lose herself to evil?
Blood Awakening by Wenona Hulsey
Evil starts the clock ticking, leaving Nicole's life changed forever....
Hidden powers, ancient grudges, romance and action that will leave you begging for more....
At Roads End by Zoe Saadia
"He was a warrior from the distant Mexican lands, escorting a group of traders.
He did not want to follow the ancient road into the Southwestern desert; but he had no choice.
When he rescues a girl from the ransacked village, he thinks nothing of it. He just wishes the traders would sell their goods in a hurry, so he can return to his homeland.
But the fate had planned differently, for the warrior and for the girl alike."

"They say my father was mad, so corrupted by evil and tainted by sin that he did what he did. I came home to find them all dead; their throats savagely cut. My sisters only five and eight were gone as well as my brother who was twelve. My mother too lay butchered in her marriage bed. The bed her children were born in..."
Young Rose Baines discovers the savage murders of her family by her mad, incestuous father.
She is plunged into a nightmare of hell and is incarcerated in two madhouses after which she is helped to obtain a position as governess at Blackstone House.
The house is located on haunted moorland. Nothing is as it seems for Blackstone House and its inhabitants have hideous secrets. There is unimaginable horror there but there is love too--love that comes at a terrible price.
The story is as haunting as it is terrifying and will remain with the reader long after its disturbing tale has been told.
 
 
By: Regan Walsh (Amber Glow Books)
Genre: Horror
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A powerful woman, an extraordinary man, and a maniac who wants to destroy them. Fate has brought them together, but will it make them stronger or destroy them all in end?

Escape to a world where the impossible becomes possible and sparks ignite.

WHISPER CAPE is a town of secrets and Addison MacKenna soon becomes tangled in a web of them. Plagued with nightmares of her father's sudden and brutal death, Addie struggles with her anguish and refuses to believe his demise was accidental.

Fighting to shake off one of those devastating early morning nightmares, Addison finds it even harder to escape from the vision of a man lying on the side of the road--a man she may have just killed. When she frantically tries to locate him, he seemingly disappears, just the beginning of strange occurrences in her life. She also cannot ignore the weird sensations in her own body. Suddenly, the impossible seems possible, but is that a blessing or a curse?

Believing that her continual and worsening nightmares are both the key to her own new abilities and the clue to her father's death, Addie knows she will not rest until she has the answers she craves. As she strives to cope with her new remarkable talents, someone else learns of her abilities--a disgruntled maniacal psychopath with his own agenda that involves eliminating Addie. The only one who can protect her, instruct her in the use of her powers and teach her how to destroy the murderous monster is the same man who makes Addie's heart race and her blood heat with passion. The same man she'd left for dead.

Cael Sheridan may be arrogant and mysterious but he's also undeniably gorgeous. A member of a secret society, he is sworn to protect the woman he believes to be the daughter of his recently murdered mentor. In the process, he finds it impossible to resist her magnetic sensuality, complicating his efforts to shield and guide her as she learns to manage her newly acquired skills. At the same time, Addison has much to teach him about trust and commitment. Fate has brought them together, but will it make them stronger or destroy them both in end?
 
 
 
 
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REVIEW: COME CLOSER BY SARA GRAN

COME CLOSER
SARA GRAN
GENRE: HORROR



SYNOPSIS:

From the author of Saturn’s Return to New York comes this dark psychological thriller.

"‘What we think is impos-sible happens all the time.’ So claims the beguiling narrator of Come Closer, and after reading this spare and menacing tale, the reader has to agree. Sara Gran has created a sly, satisfying (fast!) novel of one young woman possessed not only by a demon but also by her own secret desires."—Stewart O’Nan.



MY TAKE

4 STARS!


Come Closer is a really great, fast read. The book itself is only 168 pages.

The main character is Amanda. She's a happily married architect whom slowly becomes possessed by a demon. This book spans about a year of Amanda's life from the beginning of the possession. Amanda's whole world slowly begins to change. She's changing, and with this change comes destruction of herself and the people around her. Others have said this book is really scary, but I didn't find it to be so. It was, however really entertaining.

I found this book well-written and really enjoyed the fast pace of it. There wasn't bunch of unnecessary details to drag the story down. I definitely recommend this book for a quick entertaining read!

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REVIEW: CARRIE BY STEPHEN KING

CARRIE
STEPHEN KING
GENRE: HORROR

SYNOPSIS:


A modern classic, "Carrie" introduced a distinctive new voice in American fiction -- Stephen King. The story of misunderstood high school girl Carrie White, her extraordinary telekinetic powers, and her violent rampage of revenge, remains one of the most barrier-breaking and shocking novels of all time.
Make a date with terror and live the nightmare that is..."Carrie".


MY TAKE

5 STARS!

After reading Carrie, King's first published novel, there is no doubt why Stephen King rose to be one of the top authors in the horror genre.

Carrie is not a huge novel, in fact it's a pretty quick read. This book is the tale of Carrie White, a girl that has been bullied and torn down at every turn by her overly religious mother and her fellow classmates. Carrie is also telekinetic (TK). A person can only take so much before finally breaking, and boy do we get to see Carrie break--and the whole town pays. What I think makes this book really work is if you take the TK out, you have a very REAL story.

We know from the very start that the story has a very bad ending. Throughout the story, there are snippets and excerpts from court documents, interviews with survivors, etc.. This really builds up the excitement to the final moment when all hell breaks loose.

Even non-horror fans can enjoy Carrie. Get this book and read it!!


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Boyfriend From HellBoyfriend From Hell
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FREE on Kindle Fifteen year-old Megan Barnett and her single mom, Suze, have a special relationship—they are friends, close friends, who do almost everything together.
“But come on, guys, she’s my mother… Can I really tell her that while we’re snuggled up on the sofa watching Spider Man Three, I’m secretly undressing James Franco with my eyes? Of course not…”
The special bond takes a turn for the worse when Suze decides to start dating again. She hasn’t had a man in her life since Megan’s father left ten years ago.
Enter two mysterious young men, Megan’s new classmate, sinfully attractive bad boy, Guy Matson, and the dangerously handsome art dealer, Armando. Before long Megan and Suze both wind up in steamy relationships. But neither of the handsome pair is quite what he seems. In fact, one of them is Satan, with his sights set on a new bride. Megan has precious little time to figure out how to stop him. If she doesn’t, either Megan or Suze are quite literally going to HELL.
Series Extras: Continue reading the Falling Angels Saga with Book 2: Earth Angel.

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FREE on Kindle It seemed the perfect stunt to save the ailing Adventure Channel. When a famed anthropologist disappears in the middle of a formidable African jungle while searching for a legendary–and reportedly bloodthirsty–”lost tribe,” fading star Max Carrington and his bumbling television crew swiftly set off to find him. Their goal: bring him back, alive or dead, documenting every moment along the way for a blockbuster television event. Back home, their dramatic live video dispatches from the middle of the jungle swiftly become the media sensation of the moment. But when members of the crew start disappearing as well, they realize too late that much more than the network’s fortunes are at risk…



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Minn Sterling ran away from Crescent Lake to escape the pyschic legacy left to her by her mother and to protect her heart from the man she was too scared to love. But when three women are mysteriously killed and the only connection the police have is her psychic link to the killer, Minn has no choice but to face her fears and run back into the arms of the one man who believes in her enough to catch the killer.
 
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(See the promotional video on Author's Page.) In this sweeping historical novel of 17th century France, the wrath and power of Louis XIV are felt all the way to Keltic Brittany near the Bay of the Dead.

Born into the peasant culture, a mixture of ancient pagan beliefs mixed with Catholicism, is the girl Anna, a bastard looking like no one in her parish - her mother would not tell who her father was. Taught the use of herbs by the women of her family, she also has the gift of healing - a power also attributed to French and English kings who were said to heal scrofula with their touch. This ability will cause one man, a physician, to attempt to use her for his own glorification, and another, a Jesuit, to work to send her to a fiery death.

But first, she is caught up in the Breton peasant rebellion of 1675, when a people rose up against the punishing taxes of the French king and local nobles after years of hunger and failed crops. It is the consequence of the violence and retribution by the French that set the wheels of her destiny in motion.

After learning first-hand about her healing touch, a young physician, Luc de St. Connec, purchases Anna her from her family and carries her to the chateau of a relative on the French border. To conceal his motive, he creates a new identity for her -- she is his cousin Anne de St. Nolf, stolen away by her peasant nurse as an infant and in need of being taught French and the graces that accompany her birthright. At the chateau she becomes the companion of Marie Angélique de Scoraille, the demoiselle Fontanges, destined to become Louis XIV's last and tragically short-lived mistress. But Anne has a secret Luc has yet to discover, which will change him from her exploiter to her protector.

Paris and the court of Monsieur, brother to the King, beckon. To gain an appointment at court, St. Connec abjures his Huguenot religion and embraces Catholicism, an act of conscience he will later regret as the King, edict by edict, suppresses the freedom to practice Protestantism in France. In Paris, St. Connec renews his friendship with the English diplomat and spy John Keyes, who he'd met in Brittany and knows of Anne's origin. Their friendship is challenged by their growing love for Anne, a love they deny to each other and to themselves.

In 1680, the Affair of Poisons takes Paris by storm, and during a three-year period many are tried as blasphemers and poisoners (with the implicit understanding that they are also witches). Many are burned at the stake. The poison investigations implicate the King's longtime mistress, Madame de Montespan, mother of five of his children. Assisted in conspiracy by the lieutenant-general of the Paris police, Louis XIV begins one of the great cover-ups of French history, determined that no word of La Montespan's possible involvement will leak out to make him an object of ridicule or to endanger her. Anne is implicated in the affair of poisons, endangering herself and the men who love her.

Researched and written over an eight-year period, the author commented. "I like to think that one can learn history from my novels, and enjoy a good yarn at the same time. Peasants weren't dullards. We're all descended from peasants if we go back far enough. Theirs was an oral culture, full of colorful language, practical knowledge, myth and superstition. The aristocracy of France wasn't above superstition itself."

This is a long story, so if you are a reader who likes to submerse yourself for days into a different time and place, observe historical figures in their proper milieu like a ghost at a banquet, and follow the destinies of charming, romantic, ambitious, but flawed characters during a time of French splendor and court intrigue, religious persecution, conspicuous consumption, assassination, torture and fiery executions, brandings and life sentences as galley slaves, you will enjoy this novel.
 
 
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