While it was a good story I thought the authors were creating too many storylines. At times it was difficult to remember who was supposed to be doingWhile it was a good story I thought the authors were creating too many storylines. At times it was difficult to remember who was supposed to be doing what. Also thought a few storylines went unresolved....more
Wonderful short story that kept me saying, repeatedly, 'how does she think of these things?'
If you like witty, off-the-wall humor then you shouldn't mWonderful short story that kept me saying, repeatedly, 'how does she think of these things?'
If you like witty, off-the-wall humor then you shouldn't miss this little gem. I can't really say anything without dropping some major spoilers, so I need you to trust me. Read this. Laugh. Be entertained. I certainly was!
When others ask what you're reading, throw your head back and say with your proudest voice you're reading a book about FART. It makes people look at you with a funny expression on their face!
Definitely better than the last book in the series, The Lost Symbol. I really enjoy the fast paced action and smooth flow of Dan Brown's novels. EveryDefinitely better than the last book in the series, The Lost Symbol. I really enjoy the fast paced action and smooth flow of Dan Brown's novels. Every author strives to be as good as he is.
Now for the bits I didn't care for. All the relentless references to the millions of pieces of art. Yes, I'm thrilled to death that the author references real paintings, sculptures, and the like. But this novel felt like a school book. I feel the author spent more time describing the art than in the actual storyline itself. That's why I rated this four stars instead of five.
That being said, I'll continue to purchase any book that this author writes!...more
I received a copy of this book a while back and it sat, waiting patiently, on my iPad for several months beforeNo one wants to tangle with this dwarf!
I received a copy of this book a while back and it sat, waiting patiently, on my iPad for several months before I got around to reading it. Let me just say that I wish I would have read it sooner!
The story focuses on Klondaeg, a fearless monster-killing dwarf who roams the countryside, along with his talking axe, looking for bigger and badder things to kill. He encounters a colorful mix of characters, from the princess of the bird people to a mischievous creature called Clayborn. I was never really certain if he was bad or good!
This is a fun fantasy adventure story that sweeps you in and has you sitting on the edge of your seat as Klondaeg battles his numerous foes. I thought the story was very well written. I found myself laughing out loud quite a few times as Klondaeg's gruff nature doesn't particularly care for a monster-free world.
I didn't really have any criticques for this story. I didn't see any editing mistakes or typos, but that was probably because I was too caught up in the dwarf's exploits to care. :) My only gripe? I wish it was longer!
Treat yourself to a fun read. You won't be disappointed!...more
First of all, before I get any further, I should mention that this review isn't without some bias. I wrote a story that was included in here, namely BFirst of all, before I get any further, I should mention that this review isn't without some bias. I wrote a story that was included in here, namely Bakkian Chronicles - Disneyland Debacle.
So with that out of the way, on to the review!
This was a fun mix of 17 macabre stories dealing with zombies, an accidental elimination of a very popular holiday character, futuristic societies with priests controlling evolution, etc. I truly enjoyed reading all the different styles of writing found within the anthology. Sky Corbelli's All Strung Out, The Gene Priest by B. Throwsnaill, and the Great Zombie Pot-Plant Love Thang by JH Sked, were some of my favorites. A couple stories, like The Desert, by Richard Shury, and Descent, by Mia Darien, had me thinking about them long after I had read them. Take Descent, for example. I'm a huge Greek mythology buff, and as I started reading this one I could easily pretend I lived back in the time when everyone believed Zeus ruled the heavens. Clean imagery, fluid writing, and disgusting horses. :) I remember the labors of Hercules (Heracles for you Roman mythology fans) and those nasty horses and thought then, as I do now, that people back then were so very weird. But I digress.
I was thrilled to be a part of such a talented group of authors, all of which I might add are selflessly donating proceeds from the sales of Sweet Dreams to a young woman by the name of Lyndsey Roughton. Lyndsey, unfortunately, has been diagnosed with cancer and her family would like to send her on her dream vacation. I was more than happy to contribute a story. It's the least I could do.
Whether you enjoy zombie stories, humurous fantasy, or stories that just don't seem to fit in anywhere else, give Sweat Dreams a try. You won't be disappointed!...more
The Blue Moon Detectives books have joined the ranks as one of my favorite series!
Seriously, how can you go wrong with a detective agency that has a dThe Blue Moon Detectives books have joined the ranks as one of my favorite series!
Seriously, how can you go wrong with a detective agency that has a detective who was born a house cat? A vampire and ghost also are part of the Blue Moon Detective Agency.
This book is a collection of short stories which include two previously published short stories about the same characters. What I really liked about this collection was that there were several new short stories, each giving the reader further insight into the background characters. The first story involved the first meeting of Astrid the vampire and Ruth the ghost. Loved it! And I hate vampires! Anyone who knows me knows that. :) The second took place some years later and shows Billy (the were-cat) as a young boy and what happens when good ol' St. Nick puts in an appearance at the house of a boy who's cared for by a vampire and a ghost. Be at ease. Jolly St. Nick is fine, but comes face to face with a cranky sleep deprived vampire who doesn't enjoy being awakened. Cracks me up!
The other two stories were already published and are well worth reading again. For the sake of keeping the review short, I won't go into those two.
JH, I love these stories and am really hoping for a full-length tale chock full of their hilarious exploits! Well done again!!...more