TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns Kindle Edition: The 13th Sign by Jean Gill

I’ve enjoyed Jean Gill’s well researched and beautifully written historical fiction series; Song at Dawn, Bladesong, and Plaint for Provence. Her short story for Twisted Tales is very different from these books. The 13th Sign is a fantasy/science fiction story about the creation or addition of a new zodiac sign, Ophiuchus. Gill gives voice to the zodiac signs and the story is an amusing examination … Continue reading TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns Kindle Edition: The 13th Sign by Jean Gill

TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns: Prime Meridian by Geoff Nelder

Geoff Nelder has written one of my favorite science fiction stories, ARIA: Left Luggage. He has a unique approach to the genre so I looked forward to his contribution to Twisted Tales. He lived up to my expectations shiningly with his short story Prime Meridian. Perhaps the most complex of the stories in the anthology, it is both scientific and humorous. The story of Chingford’s … Continue reading TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns: Prime Meridian by Geoff Nelder

TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns: Letting Go by Michelle Medhat

I have read Michelle Medhat’s mind-blowing books that are an incredible action packed combination of science fiction and terrorism. The Call and The Shift are great stand alone books but even more enjoyable when read in the Author’s Cut. Medhat’s contribution to Twisted Tales, Letting Go, is a departure from her earlier works. High tension exudes from every word. At first I thought this was … Continue reading TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns: Letting Go by Michelle Medhat

TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns: “Karmic Odds” by Mark Fine

I must confess Mark Fine is one of my favorite indie author’s. I further confess his short story contribution to Twisted Tales, Karmic Odds, is one of my favorite stories in the collection. With the same adept use of prose he shows in his full length novel, The Zebra Affaire, Fine weaves a tale that is both compelling and disturbing. Beginning with an easy pace, … Continue reading TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns: “Karmic Odds” by Mark Fine

TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns: Julian: The Rise Of The Prophecy by Lubna Sengul

I’ve read Lubna Sengul’s Fantasy/Science Fiction book, The Danfian’s Prophecy, and was eager to read this further exploration of the Sofayans and Danfians. This short story in Twisted Tales is one of conflicts. Julian is torn between his two natures. The elusive Lilly tempts him with the reminder of the Sofayan need to feed on the spirits of humans. Julian’s parents discourage that, limiting him to … Continue reading TWISTED TALES: 15 Literary Lies & Epic Yarns: Julian: The Rise Of The Prophecy by Lubna Sengul

Love Is In the Air: Erotic Fiction

Taken By The Huntsman (Spellbound Hearts Book 1) by Mistral Dawn Erotic fiction has become a popular category in books recently. Taken by the Huntsman by Mistral Dawn presents an even more interesting sub-genre, erotic fantasy fiction. In her first book of the Spellbound Hearts series she blends the magical world of Fairie and the creatures who live there with the sensuality and romance of … Continue reading Love Is In the Air: Erotic Fiction

Love Is In the Air

February 14th is Valentine’s Day. In the spirit of the month that celebrates love and romance I decided it might be fun to make lists of my favorite romantic books and movies. Of course there are different types of romances; thriller romances, historical romances, young adult romances, mature romances, fantasy romances, and even erotic romances. Although my personal genre is romantic thriller my favorite romance … Continue reading Love Is In the Air

Review of “Awethology Light” & “Awethology Dark”

Honored to have my short story “April Showers”, part of the Awethors Dark Awethology, recognized in this excellent review. I was thrilled to have my story included with these other wonderful authors. “My favorites here would have to be “Pennies from Heaven” and “The Lost Sheperd – A Short Reacher Story” (which made me want to read more of this author’s world immediately) and “April … Continue reading Review of “Awethology Light” & “Awethology Dark”

Godzilla 2014 – Hero or Villain

I waited until most of the hype had ended and the crowds had thinned before venturing to see the new “Godzilla” film. With the multitude of films coming out this summer the theater was virtually empty this weekend. There’s a great deal to like about this movie and very little to complain about. While the story bogs down in some spots, it was nice to … Continue reading Godzilla 2014 – Hero or Villain