Be sure to find a stop that you like so can find out more about the novel that goes with the background cover you have been treated to on my blog.
Jun 01 Julia Hendrix As You Wish Reviews https://asyouwishreviews.blogspot.com/
Jun 02 Ann Snizek Rambling Voices In My Head http://annsnizekauthor.blogspot.com/
Jun 03 Tamar Hela Tamar Hela http://tamarhela.wordpress.com/
Jun 04 Cheree Crump Confessions of the Paranormal http://confessionsoftheparanormal.blogspot.com/
Jun 05 Cremona Cotovelea Mythical Books http://mythicalbooks.blogspot.ro/
Jun 06 Christina Condy Ohana Day Academy http://ohana-school.blogspot.com.au/
Jun 07 Tina Donnelly Reading For Fun http://readingforfun3.blogspot.com/
Jun 08 RaeBeth Buda The Writing World http://raebethmcgeeswriting.blogspot.com/
Jun 09 Stephen Ormsby Ideas Captured http://IdeasCaptured.com/
Jun 10 Jodie Pierce Jodie Pierce’s Ink Slinger’s Blog http://jodiepierceauthor.blogspot.com/
Jun 11 Emily Guido Emily Guido – The Light-Bearer Series Novelist http://emilyguido.com/
Jun 12 Melissa Simmons Big Girls *Heart* Books http://biggirlsheartbooks.blogspot.com/
Jun 13 A.R. Von A.R. Von DreamZ of Dragons http://dreamzofdragons.blogspot.com/
Jun 14 Angus Day Angus48 https://angus48.wordpress.com
It has been several years since a war restructured the Society of Kalaydan. The ruling line for the planet are human women with an affinity for wielding a power referred to as Chi. Though there are several flavors of Chi in the world all are intricately connected to sex, virility and procreation. There are apparently a couple of non-usual humanoid races on this world. The environment boasts of few technologies beyond running water as it seems people get around be foot or horseback and still carry blades as their primary weapons.
There does seem to be some technology not commonly used, or is it magic? The Chamber of Power seems to allow the ruling line of matriarchs to enforce their will or energize their forces, it will likely be cleared up in future works. There is a lot of sex that occurs in this story and revolves around a household that openly discusses such things with a pampered precocious princess present. Your homework assignment beyond reading this book is to recite the last four words of the previous sentence three times while turning in a circle with your eyes closed. Why? Because it would be funny. I was very impressed with the author’s ability to describe erotic acts and raise senses in an elegant manner.
As of reading this volume I would classify this as Fantasy though the future promises to evolve into Science Fiction. Either path, well done.
Jade is an Australian high school student in her late teen years. Her life is a routine existence in the remote town of Sandy Point where she and her Mom adjust to each others boundaries. She does have a passion and that is to use video to tell stories.
An incident occurs and she is reintroduced to spiritual creatures she interacted with as a child. Not quite the rabbit hole and I would say it is more fulfilling. The interdimensional world of Maldeva becomes her escape, her mission to tell their story and a key ingredient in healing her family which has suffered years of dysfunction due to a buried tragedy.
Jade and the Deva is a story that functions at many levels. It is a YA speculative fiction, a window into the similarities with the rest of the world that exist in the exotic land of Australia and a journey of growth or healing for several of the characters that enriches the reader. Don’t pass this one up.
I have sex in my books. I do not have abusive sex, non-consensual sex and as of yet not vindictive sex. There are some who feel that the story can be told without sex. I agree, it could. Is it a reasonable argument that sex shapes our lives, causes us to make decisions one way rather than another or influences who we decide to interact with on a regular basis? We are sexual creatures, it is who we are.
Would a young person with same sex preferential tendencies (or opposite sex) develop into a different person based on the dominant gender or views of their household or society? My characters do and sex is one of their forms of expression.
I’m not going to belabor this any longer except to say that the sexual content of my books falls somewhere in the middle of the spectrum and is used to carry across some of the plot and have the reader experience more dimension in the character. If you want to criticize it that is fine? If you want to use its presence to not read anymore works from that author then that is your choice. But you know what that means…sex has influenced you and you have given it control.
From June first through the fourteenth I will be blog touring to promote my new book Destined for Something. The schedule for the blog tour is in a window on the right side of this blog. You are welcome to jump in on a stop of your liking or group-stalk me all the way through.
Nobody panic. You are now to be returned to your regularly scheduled programming.
Black, White and Shades of Greyy
by E. M. Frear
This is an epic fantasy in a world named Elisandria where the two main species are Elves and human. Separated from her parents at the youngish elfin age of a hundred due to a series of unfortunate events, Greyylene climbs in the pirating world of men until she is a Captain.
Along the way tragedy befalls her as she witnesses her parents slain before her eyes, launches herself into the world of dark elfin magic, she encounters extremely large cat people while possibly under the influence of really strong potions and makes herself into a damn nuisance for the Imperial Navy.
She does manage to brush up with romance along the way but I wonder if or when she will reveal how much of a cougar she is to the human apple of her eye. As the first in a series this book does leave the reader wanting more and from what I can tell of the ending book two will not be a carbon copy with sequel stamped on it. I enjoyed this book and I recommend it to readers teenaged and more aged.
by R Kyle Hannah
During the late 80s and early 90s there were two television series that I found I enjoyed a lot. Quantum Leap where scientist Sam Beckett keeps getting bounced around in time to correct things that have gone off track and Time Trax which followed a time cop name Darien Lambert around as he retrieved criminals who had escaped into the past to make their fortunes or just plain act psychotic.
Time Assassins goes about the timeline business from a darker angle and also seems to delve into the type of storytelling prevalent in the Watchmen. An assassins guild in the twenty-third century takes in applicants much like the old Shaolin Monks did in the Kung Fu series with David Caradine. The apprentices, if accepted, progress through years of study to become assassins or support staff that travel through time to tweak history by removing pivotal decision makers.
This describes the environment that the reader finds themselves coming to terms with as drama and action unfold. There is romance, rogue operators, a secretive council that is answerable to no one entity and a very rich man who feels the world is his to do with as he pleases.
I enjoyed this excellent adventure which spans a large chunk of history and explore many might have-beens. This would be a good book for age thirteen and up.
by Lee-Ann Graff Vinson
Callie is a pharmaceutical company project manager with a relationship problem. The dirt bag she has been married to for fourteen years has gone beyond free-loading off of her to cheating on her in her bed whenever she is off on business trips.
The up side is she is connecting with a marine named Christian who is everything the ‘cheating-ass’ is not and as soon as the divorce is done they plan to merge. The build up to meeting and the thoughts that pass through Callie’s head during her various interactions make this a wonderful short read. Anybody who liked Desperate Housewives and looked for it to go further will enjoy this story as I did.
Who I Am Yesterday
by Victoria Adams
Victoria and her husband have entered into a journey that a lot of aging couples in the United States find themselves negotiating. How to care for your loved one and preserve their dignity. When my parents arrived in the ‘zone’ my father was the person in need of being cared for as he had suffered what the doctors had referred to as mini-strokes. This exhausted my mother and at the time my sister and I had our separate families, we did whatever we could to help when it would be accepted. I will just state at this time that I do not believe dignity was always the priority when it could have been.
I do not know how my wife and I will face this if and when it arrives but I hope either one of us will care for the other with love. The retelling of incidents and how they were handled in a fashion to ramp down hurtful emotions was really eye opening. Determining the signs of a person having a fit of dementia before you react and do something deeply damaging to the remains of a relationship is an art and we can all benefit from the experiences related in this work. Thank you Victoria for sharing.