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Hemingway Wednesday: Famous Words from Papa (3/22/2017)

“An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.”

Source: Ernest Hemingway Quotes – BrainyQuote

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Hemingway Wednesday: Famous Words from Papa (3/15/2017)

“The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for and I hate very much to leave it.”

Source: Ernest Hemingway Quotes – BrainyQuote

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Paperback Tuesday: A Zombie New Year’s Eve

A new weekly feature highlighting my paperback books.

So, turn the page (yes I said page, an actual page) and let’s begin.

How about something to ring in the New Year?

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This short story is about Becky and Joe who are separated in a Zombie Apocalypse and risk life and limb in order to reunite for their New Year’s Eve kiss.

US: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00N366QH4?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00N366QH4?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

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There was a door in the kitchen that led out into the back yard. He raced for it as Ted continued to make every shot count.

Greg reached the back door, and without hesitation kicked it open. He charged out into the icy morning with guns blazing, knocking off zombies with precision and skill. Ted joined him a second later, and they circled back to the front of the house, blasting their way through the zombies as they moved.

They saw Becky in the distance, and followed after her. In this weather and against this army of the walking dead, they were better equipped, stronger, and faster. As long as they kept her in sight, they would catch her in no time.

Becky ran into the city, which was cold and empty of human life. Only the dead made their home down here. They shuffled about, as she ran toward Cabarrus St., toward the place where the acorn dropped every New Year’s Eve in Raleigh, NC. She looked back over her shoulder. The men were gaining on her, and they were so close now that she could hear their crunching feet as they rushed across the sleet-covered ground. She had to find a place to hide, and quick.

On her left, an abandoned store with its windows and doors knocked out. She ran into it, into the darkness, into the depths of black. Zombies shuffled about too dumb to know they had a clear exit to the outside. Becky knocked her way through them, leaving busted heads in her wake, as she frantically tried to find a place to hide.

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E-Book Review: The Ghost of Christmas Past

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Amazon Review: “I could not stop reading this story. Unique, different, and compelling. I can’t recommend this one enough.”

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If you need a great story to read this Christmas season then this one should be for you. Find it at the links below.  Merry Christmas!

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Wednesday’s Quotes (12/14/2016): Famous Words from Famous Writers – Marjorie Holmes

“At Christmas, all roads lead home.”

Marjorie Holmes

Source: Christmas quotes

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Wednesday’s Quotes (12/7/2016): Famous Words from Famous Writers – Charles Dickens

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”

Charles Dickens

Source: Goodreads | Quotes About Christmas (680 quotes)

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Wednesday’s Quotes (11/30/2016): Famous Words from Famous Writers – Dr. Seuss

“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!”

Dr. Seuss

Source: Goodreads | Quotes About Christmas (680 quotes)

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Wednesday’s Quotes (11/23/2016): Famous Words from Famous Writers – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and new.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Source: 10 Thanksgiving Quotes from Famous Authors

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E Book Review: Chasing Nonconformity

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I just finished reading this and I thought I would post my Amazon review for it. Highly recommend both books in this series.

“The first one in this series was great and so is this one. Michelle has crafted a book that you could honestly read from start to finish without stopping. I would recommend this one for anyone who is looking for something unique, something different, and something original. I honestly don’t know where she comes up with some of this stuff. Great read. An easy four stars. Can’t wait for the third.”

AMAZON US

AMAZON UK

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Pre-Order: It Sleeps at Dawn

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This short story is about a Vampire who stalks the Appalachian Mountains. A traditional Vampire who uses fangs instead of guns. He hunts, He kills. He sleeps at Dawn.

Release Date: October 7, 2016

US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LXYPP02

UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01LXYPP02

AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01LXYPP02

CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01LXYPP02

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She turned to run back down the hall, but he moved so quick that she was in his arms, and in his death embrace before she could blink. He caressed her neck, pushed back her hair, and then delivered the fatal bite. He drove those two perfectly shaped white fangs into her neck, and drained her until she shriveled up. He pulled back with a satisfied glee and then wiped his mouth clean, licking the last bit of her blood off of his lips. Full and satisfied, he stripped her naked, and then carried her body down the hall to the stairs.

He descended the carpeted stairs, framed with wrought iron railing on either side, to the cold stones of the first floor. He walked over to the front door, and, with just a thought, turned the gold knob and popped the lock. The door opened up before him, and he stepped outside.

He walked across the gigantic porch complete with marbled columns of Roman design, and descended the black marble steps that led down to the bare ground, the bright moon above casting a spotlight on the creature carrying the lifeless dangling corpse.

He paused a moment, and looked out across the Appalachian Mountains, sucked in the cool mountain air. He loved it up here, far away from the world, far away from the Alps where he had been made into this thing that sleeps at dawn in the 10th century . . .

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Wednesday’s Quotes (10/5/2016): Famous Words from Famous Writers – Clive Barker

“[Horror fiction] shows us that the control we believe we have is purely illusory, and that every moment we teeter on chaos and oblivion.”

Clive Barker

Source: Goodreads

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Cover Reveal and A Pre-Order: It Sleeps at Dawn

itsleeps

This short story is about a Vampire who stalks the Appalachian Mountains. A traditional Vampire who uses fangs instead of guns. He hunts, He kills. He sleeps at Dawn.

Release Date: October 7, 2016

US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LXYPP02

UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01LXYPP02

AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01LXYPP02

CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01LXYPP02

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She gripped her nerves tight, pushed back the fear, and stepped up to the door that she hoped led out of the long hallway and into freedom. The door was made of solid oak, black from top to bottom and side to side, with a gold door knob in the shape of a demon with two emerald green eyes. Bright red pentagrams were embedded into its wood. These pentagrams were so red they seemed to be filled with blood, ready to bleed at any moment, almost pulsing from their plumpness. She reached down for the handle, deep breaths filled with dread ran through her lungs, as her heart drummed a loud terror beat inside her chest. She turned the handle and opened the door, which was so heavy that it took two hands and a healthy dose of sweat to move.

Her heart sank once the door was wide open because there he stood, the man who had brought her here the night before. Her cloudy memory had finally opened up, spilling forth the information. It was the bar where they had met, the bar where he had laid on his charms, the bar where he had asked her to go home with him, the bar was the last memory she had before waking up in this mysterious place. And she was sure of another thing, he wasn’t the same man who had picked her up. That dashing handsome young man with the long black hair and dusty blue eyes, who stood at least six foot five, and was easily a foot taller than her was now nowhere to be seen. Instead of the young man dressed in modern clothes, here stood an ancient older man in dated black three piece suit with a cape tied around his neck. The cape fell to somewhere near the middle of his back. It was black to match the suit, but the interior of it was as red as the pentagrams on the door. His cologne wafted through the air as he stood there, an ancient smell of High Karate.

He smiled at her, an evil dark eat you alive from head to toe smile, which revealed large white fangs that hadn’t been there when he picked her up . . .

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Wednesday’s Quotes (9/28/2016): Famous Words from Famous Writers – Hugh Howey

“I use social media not to ask new people to like my stuff.

I use social media to connect with that one reader who likes my stuff.”

Hugh Howey

Source: TOP 25 QUOTES BY HUGH HOWEY | A-Z Quotes

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Book Reviews: Angel Time and A Few Short Story Collections

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This was a book I didn’t mean to own. I asked for the rest of The Vampire Chronicles series for Christmas a few years ago and I wound up getting this one as well. I am glad I did. This was a great read from start to finish. I am always hesitant to read new books by Anne because she has been hit or miss, but this one is well worth the time. I think Prince Lestat wasn’t as grand as the others in the series because she has moved on from writing about those kinds of stories. You can tell by reading Angel Time that she is passionate again about a certain kind of subject matter. Believe me, it shows. I am now curious about the others in this series. I might have to check them out.

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I also read these three short story collections recently and didn’t write a review for them. I thought I would give them a nod so you can check them out for yourself.

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Of the three I read, this one was my favorite. Unique and different with very original stories. There isn’t a bad one in this collection.

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Most of these stories were amazing, King at his best, and a few even reminded me of the old King back when he wrote “It” and “The Stand.” There were also a few that I wouldn’t read again and one long poem that I read purely because it was King. If it had been anyone else I would have skipped it. If you like King (like me) then this is a must read. Even when he is off he is still great at what he does.

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This is another great collection of short stories. It is a quick read, but there are some really good ones in here. I would recommend it, especially for the upcoming Halloween season.

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Wednesday’s Quotes (9/21/2016): Famous Words from Famous Writers – Virginia Woolf

“You cannot find peace by avoiding life.”

Virginia Woolf

Source: Google Search

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Wednesday’s Quotes (9/14/2016): Famous Words from Famous Writers – Charles Dickens

“Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.”

Charles Dickens

Source: Google Search

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Wednesday’s Quotes (9/7/2016): Famous Words from Famous Writers – William Faulkner

“What makes a fool is an inability to take even his own good advice.”

William Faulkner

Source: William Faulkner Quotes

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Wednesday’s Quotes (8/24/2016): Famous Words from Famous Writers – Stephen King

“Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too.

They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.”

Stephen King

Source: Google Search

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Wednesday’s Quotes (8/17/2016): Famous Words from Famous Writers – Mark Twain

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”

Mark Twain

Source: Google Search

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Wednesday’s Quotes (8/10/2016): Famous Words from Famous Writers – Helen Keller

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”

Helen Keller

Source: Google Search

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