Short Stories

How to Keep Your Cat Busy So You Can Write Undisturbed

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

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 there. I remember exciting games that often competed with the volatile Upstate New York weather. I even remember the field having to be plowed so there wouldn’t be snow to interrupt opening day.

The book then twists in the direction of the supernatural. The underlying theme comes from the age old conundrum, if you could go back and change anything in your life, would you?

Here is the blurb I’ve been trying out:

Joe McLean hated his life. He was middle-aged, divorce and living in a small apartment. The only bright spot in his life was cheering on his…

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

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

The Master and Margarita review

Books, with occasional music

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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 started college and joined the local library, I picked up Heart of a Dog and it terrified me to the core. Yes, it was brilliant story, but it was so unsettling that, I don’t know, it kind of scared me off of the other Bulgakov books? And I had Master and Margarita ever since I was 17. I originally picked it up because there was a cafe in my hometown that was called Master and Margarita, so it kind of, I guess inspired me, irrelevant, onto the review.

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Okay, so I LOVED Bezdomny. He just entered my inner…

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