Sunday, August 31, 2014

Boy, do I love to write

I started writing as a teenager little short stories only for the family. After I grew into an adult, I kind of put it on a back burner. Writing long hand is time consuming and if you wanted to make a change halfway through the story, it was a lot of work going back and re-writing it. After the children came along, I wrote as a stress reliever. Between my work and children, there was a lot of stress especially when they became teenagers. When I purchased a computer, I found how easy it was to write. That is why I have so many books out on the market. After each one was written and published, I think the next one was better.  I started out writing and publishing my Lightning in the Tunnel series and believe when I did the fifth one, Terror Reigns, I finally became a decent writer. I still try to improve with each book and think I have. Every now and then, I revisit the older books and improve them in my mind. Especially try make the story flow with less errors and without any explicit sex scenes. My first book was over flowing with sex and when I talked to anyone about the book, all they could recall was the sex scenes. None really followed the story so I went back and rewrote it removing most descriptive sex parts, just leaving it to the readers imagination. Now, when readers read "Lightning in the Tunnel Begins" They will have the story to follow instead of all the sex scenes in "Lightning in the Tunnel, In the beginning" I have learned that if you wish a reader to become engrossed in the story, leave some scenes to their imagination and not describe it in detail. Most readers can fill in the blanks very well. In my Chronicles of the Marauder series, I go very careful on Interstellar sex but it does happen. What is all this to do about my love of writing, you ask. I have fifteen books out on the market already with another two waiting editing while I am writing a western, two science fictions, and a fiction book. I know I should slow down on my writing but as the stories come into my head, I have to write them. They want to be told. My love of writing has led me to blogging and reviewing books of others. I love a good story regardless of the subject matter. I have two review blogs to post this week and another book I am reading to post a review. I wish to apologize to those following my post of "My Hellion years" I had to get these other posts up because I promised them. I will post a week from today the final post of "My Hellion years post #3" so everyone can read the results of our punishment and our final adventure of summer of 1962. Talk back, I'm listening! Have a great week!   

Thursday, August 28, 2014

When the Heart Lies-my review

My review of When the Heart Lies by Christina North, I gave it five stars. Gripping romance-thriller, not my kind of book but reeled me in to where I had to keep reading. Kinsley, the main character that the story marries a rich playboy thinking this was a fairy tale marriage but soon learns that her husband thinks having his name, money and position in high society was all she needed. Love was not in the equation. When she runs off with another man to make her husband jealous, all hell broke lose. Jackson, the private investigator hired to track her and protect her, falls in love with her. Soon she learns that the family had a lot of secrets including her that threatens to destroy the family. Xavier the father of the husband, Nick hires Jackson. It is a story with a lot of twists and terror for Kinsley.  Even if you don't like romance stories, this one is a good read. 

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North, Christina (2013-01-14). When the Heart Lies . Christina North. Kindle Edition. 

 Author Christina North

 Christina North is an author who prides herself on creating characters that are authentic, yet, heartbreaking, troubled souls. Often unlikable , they live, love, and struggle, in a way that not everyone can empathize with . Her characters are recreation of the kind of people we all know, love, and possibly loathe at times. In a world that is often harsh and unforgiving, they don’t always make the right choices and do battle to find their way. Perhaps, you’re one of them. Christina is determined to take her readers with her as she examines the darker side of life in the depth and bring peace and happiness in the end. She also enjoys mixing it up with a bit of suspense, a dash of thrills, and a great romance. A single mother of two teenage boys, Christina was born and raised in Upstate, New York and now resides in Richmond, Virginia. She aspires to live the remainder of her life , creating stories that will touch the hearts of readers everywhere. Or visit my author page @ https:// pages/ Author-Christina-North/ 351375834967559?ref = hl

North, Christina (2013-01-14). When the Heart Lies . Christina North. Kindle Edition. 

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Saints in the Shadows-my review

Product DetailsI gave this book four stars. It kept my interest and was an easy read. A book by Alana Cash about a young woman that refuses to admit it by she is physic. Here is the synopsis:     

The book is set in New Orleans and Manhattan and it's about Maud Strand who moved to New York because she's mourning the loss of the her father in an accident.  Maud has a secret, a secret buried so deep in her psyche that she can't even remember it, but it's running her life.  She's drifting in New York when she meets Lina Strand aka Madame Budska a physicist turned psychic to the elite.  Madame Budska's clients are a billionaire hedge fund manager, a political kingmaker, a TV celebrity, and a crazy Princeton professor. Is she a "real" psychic or a charlatan?  Actually not, but she's kind of wonderful.  More like a fairy godmother who nurtures damaged people without judgment.

After a few months acquaintance, Lina asks Maud to take over the Madame Budska business while Lina goes off for what she called "the big reveal." She trains Maud as a psychic to "listen until you hear", "look until you see." It's the act of listening helps Maud unlock her mind and remember the secret that has kept her adrift in grief.

Beyond revealing secrets and the process of grief, Saints in the Shadows dabbles in provocative subjects such as religion, psychic phenomena, economics, morality, masochism, history, and a bit of romance with an NYPD detective.
You can like Madame Budska (pictured above) on Face book at
 about the author: Bio:  Multiple, international  award-winning author and filmmaker, Alana Cash is an adventurer.  She's played castanets with a gypsy band in war-torn Serbia and slept in a KGB interrogation room in Prague.  She's been to a bullfight in Mexico, swimming in an underwater tunnel in Texas, and parasailing in Acapulco.  She wore a bulletproof vest on a ride-along in an NYPD patrol car, and she kissed a man on the catwalk of the Norman Bates Psycho house at Universal Studios.  

The book can be purchased here:
My blogs are found here:  (Brooklyn blog)

                                        (Texas blog)

What intrigued me to read the book was this statement by the author trying to see if I would review the book, so I did.
"The book was inspired by a chance meeting (on a plane) between my son and a "psychic" working with a world-renowned television celebrity.  I asked myself:  What would very powerful people ask a psychic?  And I wrote this book.

About me:  I'm a multiple, international award-winning author, teacher, and filmmaker.  I was honored to be part of "A Writer's Exchange", the PBS series that was translated into 8 languages and aired for 10 years.  I have been acknowledged for my documentary work, which addresses women in the sciences (physics, chemistry, psychoanalysis). My films have been distributed worldwide and aired on public television in Switzerland, Germany, and Austria."  

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Another Rave Review Book Club (RRBC) recruitment night

Book Club Badge Suggestion copy (1)Tonight is the August recruitment night. Join us and mention me when you do. As an author, if you feel you are lacking in support, this is the place for you. A low membership fee will get your name out and your book out to the readers. Get selected on #PUSHTUESDAY or #PUSHWEEK and you will increase your following and hopefully book sales. So take a minute and look them over, if you decide to join, just tell them A.G. Moye sent you. Just click on this link for the menu    RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Here Lies Love by Dan Thompson-my review

I gave this book four stars for being well written. Dan paints a picture with words of a world where compassion for fellow humans barely exists in a darken world. I could have easily given it five stars but I couldn't say I loved it because of the horrific things that occur in the story. I will just say, this is the type of book that makes you feel. Dan makes you feel the pain and terror everyday life would be like if the world went dark. Through the story there is glimmer of hope for mankind yet Abbey, the main character does not see it. I recommend this book to anyone enjoys reading about a cruel world where there is little hope, few places where there is life. Other places are filled people mainly living to just exist. Abbey has a hard time staying in the present and deciding if life is worth living. She floats between her terrible past and the events that occur daily trying to determine whether to live or die.

When she is sold by her father, Abbey discovers that nightmares can occur when you’re awake. Trapped inside a wooden cage, Abbey is forced to listen to the horrors and atrocities above; time ticking down until it is her turn. But Abbey isn’t prepared to become a victim; she will escape.
Although, what Abbey isn’t prepared for, is how harsh and unfair the world can be. With the sun turning its back on humanity long ago, life gives no opportunity. The only thing Abbey can do is learn to survive. To exist. And that means stealing any opportunity that comes her way. Haunted by the unpleasant memories bestowed upon her only nurtures Abbey’s paranoia, until she realizes that to truly live in the world, she must confront the person who was responsible for her misfortune – her father.

Here Lies Love is a New Adult tale of actuality, of facing up to the fact that love comes in many guises. Can Abbey find the one glimmer of the hope or will she be overcome with the darkness of revenge? 

About Dan Thompson

Dan lives in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire (England) with his young daughter and his shabby dog, Skye.

He is the Author of the charity poetry book Life is all but a vast array of Colours and phobia Novella The Caseworker's Memoirs. His first full length novel, A YA Fantasy entitled The Black Petal will be available soon. Here Lies Love is his first foray into the NA and Dystopian genres.

A lover of YA and fantasy fiction, you can often find him writing on his blog, writing book reviews and connecting online with other writer-type people and interviewing authors. Dan grew up reading Enid Blyton's The Famous Five series, secretly coming up with his own inventive adventures, and R.L Stine's The Goosebump series, before turning to the works of Philip Pullman, Eoin Colfer and Marcus Sedgwick and slipping away into alternate realities. He also loves a good Historical Thriller too. Deborah Harkness, Danielle Trussoni and Dianne Gray are some of his favourite authors who write for adults.
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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Blog Guest Shirley Harris-Slaughter- Author of "Our Lady of Victory"


My name is Shirley Harris-Slaughter.  I have been a published author since 2007. I got the urge to write when I realized that no one else was going to save our history. It was up to me. So I wrote Our Lady of Victory, the Saga of an African-American Catholic Community. Something that started out as just a timeline of events honoring the pioneers of this West Eight Mile Community, turned into a narrative history. Like most of you I am an Indie author struggling to get recognition in a crowded field. Thank goodness for Rave Reviews Book Club!  It’s all about supporting and helping authors. I joined and participated in the creation of this wonderful outlet for our works.  Rave Reviews is the brainchild of Nonnie Jules, Founder & President. She took the time to read my book and give an honest review.
She does the “President’s Pick” in “Reviews In The News,” a weekly newsletter published on the Rave Reviews website, where my book was recently selected to be profiled. We now have #PUSHTUESDAY, and a new promotion “Who’s On the Shelf” with Nonnie Jules   to recognize our member-author’s works, a mentorship program and so much more.
To date, I can add “Spotlight” Author & “Who’s On the Shelf” to the  list of promotions I have been a part of through Rave Reviews Book Club.
I am also a community activist and from time to time I put my name on petitions to stop something or another, or call my representatives if that’s what it takes to get something done. My latest campaign is about the POTHOLES that are driving us crazy here in Michigan. So I started a petition drive and I NEED 500+ SIGNATURES to make an impact, preferably from the citizens of our great state. If you can’t sign it but know someone here in Michigan, please share this…
Thanks for allowing me to share with you!

Book Blurb:
OUR LADY OF VICTORY – The Saga of an African American Catholic Community is a compilation of memories, records, photos and interviews.  The author recalls growing up in the legacy of Mother Anna Bates. 
Follow the tale of the infamous wall…built to separate blacks from white residents and how it almost impeded the development of the area.  It’s the story of a thriving Catholic community in spite of regressive government policies; on the verge of developing strong Catholic roots but doesn’t quite make it.
This is the Saga of an African-American Catholic Community.  Don’t run from the information housed inside the covers of this book because the mere mention of black and white being divided makes you uncomfortable.  Run towards this historical narrative because, whether black or white, yellow or brown, if we don’t know the history, we are surely destined to repeat it!  I dare you to read this book and walk away unmoved!

The book sounds interesting, especially since I love history. check it out at this link, I may do a review on it in the future even though Nonnie Jules has done one five star review already. Shirley is having a Rafflecopter on Facebook. drop by and win something. She is having a live Facebook chat today until 1:00 pm (CST).    
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Hellion Years post #2

This is my second post covering one summer after my father passed away and my mother worked two jobs.  In rural Arkansas, children over the age of ten were allowed to babysit children younger. Now days they have to go to a child care center but when I was growing up, those were almost non existent (only in large cities). Anyway, we borrowed an old wagon and took it up the hill from our house riding it down. All five of us thought it was a thrill and fun. My younger brother told my mother when she came home what we did and me with my older brother Robert were in trouble for doing so. Mom was quick to use a switch to teach us the error of our ways. Robert and I decided to teach Carl a lesson for telling Mom anything we did during the day and getting us in trouble. Carl had one advantage over Robert and I, he could run faster than us even though we were bigger and stronger, so we devised a plan to capture him. The next day, we borrowed the wagon again. Carl stayed away from us, leery of what we might do, so we all rode down the hill like the day before. Carl didn't ride the first time but seeing all the fun his sister's had riding down the hill with Robert and I steering it with ropes, he joined in. Soon, he forgot all about staying apart from us, he even helped push the wagon back up the hill for his fateful trip. Robert and I grabbed him taking him over to the rear wagon wheel and had our sister Mary bring the ropes from the steering. We tied him to the wagon wheel never thinking about what if his hand went under the steel rim, it could be broken or cut off if pinched between a rock and the rim. Once, we had him securely tied, we had Mary move the rock placed in front of the wheel to keep it in place. Normally, we let the wagon start moving by gravity, nice and slow. Sometimes after Robert removed the rock, we would have to start rocking the wagon to get it to move. This time, both Robert and I pushed it with all our might. Moving slow like normal, the wagon would follow the ruts in the road down to the flat area. that was why it had been easy to steer with the ropes. Now, there were no ropes or anyone steering, plus we had it going faster when it hit the ruts. Instead it left the road and headed into an empty field. Empty of houses or trees that was. All awhile Carl was screaming at us promising us payback. Lucky for us and him, it rolled to a stop before hitting any houses or buildings on the other side of the field. Unlucky for Carl, it stopped in the middle of a brier patch (blackberries) with him almost upside down. Robert and I left him there, taking our sisters to the neighbors so we could make the two mile walk into town to get our newspapers to deliver. I think he was still there when Mom came home from her daytime job to make our dinner. We told our sisters we would beat the crap out of them if they untied him. My mother had a just punishment for us when we came home from delivering our papers. read about in my next Hellion Years post #3- follow my blogs at  or at

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Monday, August 11, 2014

!962-My Hellion year! repost!

I can't believe I am actually going to post this, but here goes. My father died when I was eleven and my mother had to work two jobs just to feed us. My father left six children behind so it was quite a chore for my mother. She was forced to take minimum wage jobs, having no working skills and no industry to speak of in town. Being next to the oldest, my brother Robert was one year older with sister, Mary three years behind me, my younger brother, Carl came next. Then my last two sisters, Barbara and Gloria K.  Gloria was just over two when my father died, staying with our grandparents. She didn't get to share in our misadventures, if you want to call it that. The summer my father died, things went okay, but the following summer was when our horns stuck out (Little Devils). Here is our first adventure: We lived at the bottom of the hill with our Uncle Claude at the top, with a couple of other places between his house and ours. While Mom was at work, she depended upon us to watch over the little ones except for Gloria. We found an old abandoned wooden wagon with steel rimmed wood spokes. It was left over from one of the old timers that no longer used it. The five of us pulled it to the top of the mountain, then Robert and I would allow the three younger ones to hop aboard and we would take them down the mountain as fast as our little legs would carry us. As you can imagine, Robert and I nearly was run over by the wagon when the inertia of coming down the steep hill pushed it. After the first trip, Robert and I removed the wagon tongue and installed ropes to steer it down. We had about five or six rides before Robert and I had to leave, taking the younger ones to a neighbor so we could deliver our afternoon newspapers. Mom came home after her day job and Carl told on us. We were in trouble for using someone else's property without permission and putting the younger ones in jeopardy. They were enjoying it, so what the heck. The next day, Robert and I decided to punish Carl for being a rat. We had seen in some movie one of the characters tied to a wagon wheel, so we decided to tie him on the wagon wheel and push him off the hill with no one steering it. We tied the ropes thinking it would follow the ruts in the dirt road down to the bottom of the hill. In tomorrow's post, I will tell you what did happen on my Hellion year's Post #2 

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Retribution by Charles R. Stubbs-my review

I gave this a four and half stars but only four on Amazon since I couldn't give it a half star. I didn't quite love it but I liked the story as written by Charles. The only thing that bugged me about the story was that there were gaps (Blank spaces) in the middle of some of the words. I am sure it was caused in the uploading and converting the story into Mobi. Otherwise, the story is a gripping story that will keep you riveted to the book to find out what happens next. Set in the context of how the tabloids rush stories to print without knowing the whole truth just to be the first to print the stories. In their rush to print, countless lies are told that people believe and some end up destroying the lives of those they fabricate the story about. This story is about how a murder sets in motion a series of events that brings back most of the characters in Charles's "Web of Deceit series". Here is the link to this book on Amazon  

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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Determining your Exit Strategy

Each of us is faced with determining what is the best strategy to end something in our lives. No, it is not telling your superior off with four letter words and other comments about their health when they hand you the pink slip. I am talking about something you have done for a long time and decided it was time for new challenges in your life. I was faced with that when I retired from the metals industries. My personal life was in shambles at the time and I wanted a change of venue, both privately and in business. I had recently met a wonderful person and was not sure where the relationship was headed. I told her about my plan to change my life around and wanted to know if she was willing to do so herself. To my surprise, she wanted to change her life and agreed to join me in my new challenges in life. It took several months to put the plan in action, then I retired from my position as manager of a aluminum company. We loaded up a truck and moved out of state, leaving our past behind to face new challenges, together. Just quitting was not a real option, you have to allow the company time to search for a replacement. So I gave them three months notice. If you are not enthusiastic about your job, or your personal life, take time to sit down and make a plan, even if it is a couple years in the future. You will find that after you implement your plan, you will be happier and may even live longer. It is not to say that after you do, you won't have ups and downs, but you will find contentment in your life. 

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