Playlist by Marie Force for her bestselling FATAL Series This playlist is more of a character-themed playlist, something that Sam & Nick may listen to after a long day in their respective jobs. Sam loves all things Bon Jovi and we know that Nick will always do, or listen to, anything that makes Sam happy.read more
I feel unAmerican to admit that I wasn't a HUGE fan of classic American literature. It's almost painful for me to read Steinbeck, and Hemingway with some of his titles underwhelmed, and don't get me started on Nathaniel Hawthorne. Unfortunately, during my high school experience, those were the titles that my teachers loved to force feed during American Lit classes. Sophomore year almost killed me by reading nothing but Steinbeck and Hawthorne, almost to the point of that I wanted to put all classic American lit in a box and hide it away, never to venture that way again. That is until my grandmother handed me Red Badge of Courage and the complete works of Walt Whitman. And I learned not to stereotype... here are my favorite classic American works, and the ones I think you should read.read more
The Dead Zone is a classic Stephen King, published in 1979, now available in audiobook and read by James Franco. The Dead Zone isn’t my favorite Stephen King, but that’s like comparing chocolate ice cream. With the narration by James Franco, they did a major push to get this one out there and “reread” by the masses. There is always a difference in reading and hearing it on audiobook, I think of audiobooks as performances – like a play of a book. And it’s even better when I’ve read the book, and now get to hear it on audiobook. Like an encore. This was an all-star encore!
Nostalgia’s Hard Cotton Candy Station is a candy lover’s dream. It comes in pink to sweeten the look, and is styled to look like a 50s diner accessory.read more
The second in the series, but a stand-alone by all rights, BURNING BRIGHT by Nick Petrie definitely channeled books like the Jason Bourne series. It was action-packed and had a modern, unique perspective about the political climate.
Inspired by a friend's Facebook posts, that I shared on my page, this post was born. The post in question basically mocked all the "OMG WONDER WOMAN" reviews. "I've never seen a woman this badass on screen," they say (allegedly). And of course, Buffy and I, of course, beg to differ. Maybe a 9-year-old that has only watched Sesame Street all their life, can say that. But, to me, who has been inspired by kick-ass chicks on the screen since childhood...well, I know differently. No offense to the Wonder Woman movie, (see my review) I loved the movie, and it kicked some serious ass. But, women have been kicking ass on the screen for decades. Not as many as I would like, but to dismiss them as if there were none that came before is insulting. I would like to share all the female characters that inspire me to write and inspire me to be a kick-ass female myself!read more
Kresley Cole is a powerhouse in the PNR genre. If you are a fan of the genre and you haven’t started the Immortals After Dark series, you are missing out. WICKED ABYSS is the 18th book in the series and not really characters most of the fans of the series could get behind. We’re always hoping that one of the “left-hanging” characters will get their HEA, but then she throws at us, characters that we haven’t really heard about, or really, haven’t gotten attached to.
The Itch by Gillian Zane
The itching began about a month ago. A terrible itch that burned and bothered the girl from sun up to sunset. At first, it was just a light itch, she scratched at it haphazardly, leaving bright red marks on her skin. People asked if she had an allergy, she was unaccustomed to allergies, so she shrugged and itched more.