“The Way the World Ends” by Ben Waters

Every shot was like the branch of a metal tree snapping.

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How to Keep Your Cat Busy So You Can Write Undisturbed

Cats are adorable. Everyone knows this. Whether you’re allergic, or want to praise Sparky’s loyalty from here to Zion, you have likely slipped into that black hole of cats on the internet at some point in your adult life. Admit it. What can I say? We’re pretty darn amusing! Unfortunately, our author fur parents are not…

Cover Reveal For My Latest Release

Originally posted on Author Don Massenzio:
I’m very excited about my upcoming release, Extra Innings. It is a bit of a departure for me as I’ve written mostly detective and mystery novels. This book started as a memory from childhood of the old minor league baseball stadium in my home town. I spent many summer days…

Book Review: Feast Days by Ian MacKenzie

Feast Days by Ian MacKenzie is a novel about a young upwardly mobile couple transferred to Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Plot He is an investment banker and she is trapped in a foreign country without much marketable skills or a visa that would allow her to work. The descriptions of Brazil are accurate. The division between…

Book Review: The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One by Amanda Lovelace

Title: The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One Author: Amanda Lovelace Genre: Poetry Version: ARC – eBook Page Count: 208 Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing Synopsis: GoodReads Notable Notables: Free verse poetry, Feminism Recommended Readers: Women especially, but men should read this, too, honestly Rating: ★★★★★ Thank you, NetGalley, for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review. My second foray into contemporary free verse…

The Master and Margarita review

Originally posted on Books, with occasional music:
I was told that all good stories start off with a glass (or a bottle) of alcohol. Surprise, surprise, this is one of the best books I’ve ever read and it starts with apricot juice! To start off, this is not my first Bulgakov book. When I first…

“Layers Part 8” by Kaine Andrews

Part VIII That should have ended it. I’d never found her in the dreams, after all. This was the resolution that I’d been pushed to since I was about the age she was. Or had been. Who knows what tense to use when you’re dealing with ghosts? If she was a ghost. She was solid,…