18 November, 2018

17 November, 2018

REVIEW: BEAUTY QUEENS by Libba Bray

Title: Beauty Queens
Author: Libba Bray
Series: -
Genres: YA, Humor
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release: May 24th, 2011
Source: Kindle Edition
Pages: 396

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BLURB: The 50 contestants in the Miss Teen Dream pageant thought this was going to be a fun trip to the beach, where they could parade in their state-appropriate costumes and compete in front of the cameras.

But sadly, their airplane had another idea, crashing on a desert island and leaving the survivors stranded with little food, little water, and practically no eyeliner.

What’s a beauty queen to do? Continue to practice for the talent portion of the program - or wrestle snakes to the ground? Get a perfect tan - or learn to run wild? And what should happen when the sexy pirates show up?

Welcome to the heart of non-exfoliated darkness.

16 November, 2018

REVIEW: BAND SINISTER by K.J. Charles

Title:  Band Sinister
Author: KJ Charles
Series: -
Genres: LGBT, Historical Romance
Publisher: KJC Books
Release: October 11th, 2018
Source: ebook
Pages: 224

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Sir Philip Rookwood is the disgrace of the county. He’s a rake and an atheist, and the rumours about his hellfire club, the Murder, can only be spoken in whispers. (Orgies. It’s orgies.)

Guy Frisby and his sister Amanda live in rural seclusion after a family scandal. But when Amanda breaks her leg in a riding accident, she’s forced to recuperate at Rookwood Hall, where Sir Philip is hosting the Murder.

Guy rushes to protect her, but the Murder aren’t what he expects. They’re educated, fascinating people, and the notorious Sir Philip turns out to be charming, kind—and dangerously attractive.

In this private space where anything goes, the longings Guy has stifled all his life are impossible to resist...and so is Philip. But all too soon the rural rumour mill threatens both Guy and Amanda. The innocent country gentleman has lost his heart to the bastard baronet—but does he dare lose his reputation too?

 

15 November, 2018

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13 November, 2018

REVIEW: THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA by Federico García Lorca


Title: The House of Bernarda Alba
Author:  Federico Garcia Lorca
Series: -
Genres: Fiction, Play, Classics
Publisher: Dramatist's Play Service
Release: October 1st, 1998
Source: Paperback
Pages: 49

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The Focus Student Editions are designed for Spanish language courses in literature and culture. Prepared with non-native Spanish speakers in mind, these editions include an introduction (in Spanish), the complete work, and linguistic and cultural notes in Spanish, a current bibliography and study questions.


This Focus student edition is a Spanish drama of women in the villages of Spain. The play centers on the events of a house in Andalusia during a period of mourning, in which Bernarda Alba wields total control over her five daughters.

12 November, 2018

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10 November, 2018

REVIEW: RAG AND BONE by K.J. Charles

Title: Rag and Bone
Author: K.J. Charles
Series: Rag and Bone 1
Genres: LGBT, Historical Fiction
Publisher: KJC Books
Release: April 17th, 2017
Source: ebook
Pages: 202

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It’s amazing what people throw away…

Crispin Tredarloe never meant to become a warlock. Freed from his treacherous master, he’s learning how to use his magical powers the right way. But it’s brutally hard work. Not everyone believes he’s a reformed character, and the strain is putting unbearable pressure on his secret relationship with waste-man Ned Hall.

Ned’s sick of magic. Sick of the trouble it brings, sick of its dangerous grip on Crispin and the miserable look it puts in his eyes, and sick of being afraid that a gentleman magician won’t want a street paper-seller forever—or even for much longer.

But something is stirring among London’s forgotten discards. An ancient evil is waking up and seeking its freedom. And when wild magic hits the rag-and-bottle shop where Ned lives, a panicking Crispin falls back onto bad habits. The embattled lovers must find a way to work together—or London could go up in flames.

This story is set in the world of the Charm of Magpies. Previously published by Samhain.

 

09 November, 2018

REVIEW: THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW by Washington Irving

Title: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Author:  Washington Irving
Series: - 
Genres: Horror,, Short Stories, Fiction,
Publisher: Tor Classics
Release: January 15th, 1991
Source: Audiobook
Pages: 108

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Sleepy Hollow is a strange little place...some say bewitched. Some talk of its haunted valleys and streams, the ghostly woman in white, eerie midnight shrieks and howls, but most of all they talk of the Headless Horseman. A huge, shadowy soldier who rides headless through the night, terrifying unlucky travellers.

Schoolteacher Ichabod Crane is fascinated by these stories....Until late one night, walking home through Wiley's swamp, he finds that maybe they're not just stories.

What is that dark, menacing figure riding behind him on a horse? And what does it have in its hands?


And why wasn't schoolteacher Crane ever seen in Sleepy Hollow again?

08 November, 2018

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06 November, 2018

REVIEW: WOLFSONG by T.J. Klune

Title: Wolfsong
Author: TJ Klune
Series: Green Creek 1
Genres: LGBT, Paranormal
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release: June 20th, 2016
Source: ebook
Pages: 400

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Ox was twelve when his daddy taught him a very valuable lesson. He said that Ox wasn’t worth anything and people would never understand him. Then he left.

Ox was sixteen when he met the boy on the road, the boy who talked and talked and talked. Ox found out later the boy hadn’t spoken in almost two years before that day, and that the boy belonged to a family who had moved into the house at the end of the lane.

Ox was seventeen when he found out the boy’s secret, and it painted the world around him in colors of red and orange and violet, of Alpha and Beta and Omega.

Ox was twenty-three when murder came to town and tore a hole in his head and heart. The boy chased after the monster with revenge in his bloodred eyes, leaving Ox behind to pick up the pieces.

It’s been three years since that fateful day—and the boy is back. Except now he’s a man, and Ox can no longer ignore the song that howls between them.

 

05 November, 2018

04 November, 2018

03 November, 2018

REVIEW: THE CRUCIBLE by Arthur Miller


Title: The Crucible
Author: Arthur Miller
Series: -
Genres: Fiction, Plays, Historical, Drama
Publisher: Penguin Classics,
Release: March 25th, 2003
Source: Audiobook
Pages: 143

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Written in 1953, The Crucible is a mirror Miller uses to reflect the anti-communist hysteria inspired by Senator Joseph McCarthy's "witch-hunts" in the United States. Within the text itself, Miller contemplates the parallels, writing, "Political opposition... is given an inhumane overlay, which then justifies the abrogation of all normally applied customs of civilized behavior. A political policy is equated with moral right, and opposition to it with diabolical malevolence.

02 November, 2018

REVIEW: HOW THE WHITE TRASH ZOMBIE GOT HER GROOVE BACK by Diana Rowland

Title: How the White Trash Zombie got her Groove Back
Author: Diana Rowland
Series: White Trash Zombie 4
Genres: Zombies, Urban Fantasy
Publisher: DAW
Release: July 1st, 2014
Source: ebook
Pages: 328

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READERS HUNGER FOR ANGEL CRAWFORD...

It’s zombie versus zombie as the Saberton Corporation declares war against the Zombie Mafia, kidnapping several of their party. It falls to Angel to lead the remnants of her gang halfway across the country to claw their way through corporate intrigue, zombie drugs, and undead trafficking to rescue her friends—and expose the traitor responsible for their abduction...

 

01 November, 2018

NaNoWriMo 2018


November is the National Novel Writing Month, where you have your 30 days to write 50.000 words, and make it your novel!

Now's the time to start.