I am not a lover of poetry, mainly because I do not understand what the author is trying to say. Mr. MacGowan’s The Hunter and the Elf Queen is the exception. I thoroughly enjoyed and, best of all, understood this story of love and loss. “And the Hunter eventually, predictably, Fails his Love.” Thank you, Mr. MacGowan for introducing me to poetry.
The Devil's Game by S.L. Pierce and Maren Kaye
on July 24, 2011
Warning: Before starting this book...go ahead and sit at the edge of your seat because that's where you'll end up. This is one PSYCHOlogical thriller that will keep you checking your doors and windows to make sure they're locked. All the characters are likable, even though you feel like slapping them a couple of times. The ending is unpredictable, the suspense and the goosebumps are real. Sit back and enjoy the ride, there's nothing you can do, but sit at the edge of your seat and hope it all turns out for the best.
S.L. Pierce is on my highly recommended author list, now I can add yet another one with this dynamic duo. Welcome to the list, Maren Kaye
A recommended read for all Young (and older) Adults. It's not only for the young, it's for all that are young and magical at heart. I've read reviews that compare this story with Harry Potter...I say it's one better. The subtle magic makes the story more realistic than the magic in the Potter books. The author has a way of convincing the reader that magic is REAL. You'll find yourself falling in love with Wary, Kanaan, and most of all with MawMaw. Even though this book is part of a series, it can stand on its own, but before the end of the book, you won't want it to end. You'll want to read more about these wonderful characters and just wait till the end...you'll be on pins and needles waiting for the next installment. I had the pleasure of being a beta reader for this book and am begging Ms. Luke to allow me the privilege on her next book.
Eddie's Shorts, what a hoot. The first story Bedlam...is a mix between Forest Gump and Twilight Zone.
Eight, Seven Central and Mountain...reminds me why I stopped watching television. An extremely realistic view of "What's on TV", flipping the channels and then realizing the TV is better off...OFF.
67 Feet in the Air...At some points a little rambling but stick with it...the ending is a shocker.
Drain Bamage...Weird, that's a really good word for this one. Take a joyride with danger, creepy and mixed emotions. You'll get out...A Little Drain Bamaged, yourself.
This is a great sampler for anyone wondering about independent writers. This book is a wonderful collection of short stories of 100 words or less. There is a story for everyone, I have my favorites. Just beware where you read...you WILL bust out laughing and saying a whole bunch of OMGs.
When I started this book, I thought this had to be a child’s book, with a title like Let’s Pretend…boy was I wrong. When a child’s imagination goes from the virtual world to the here and now, he finds himself tormented by a Darth Vader poster and literally drawn into a world he watches everyday. This book will send shivers down your spine…at least it did to me. The whole time, I imagined how horrible it would have been for me, as a child, with my wild imagination to see my imaginary friends, heroes and monsters come to life. Towards the end of the book you’re telling yourself, it’ll be ok there’s always a happy ending… I feel sorry for you!!!
Follow Willy on his journey to overcome a childhood tragedy; a tragedy that has left him traumatized and haunted. Haunted, not only by his memories of the event, but also by a black dragon that might not be all in his imagination. Watch as he grows up but can't shake the hauntings or the screwed up memories. As a young man fresh out of high school, now Liam to his friends and family, he needs to find answers to that terrible night.
The author does a masterful job of getting the reader to flow with the story; the reader becomes one with the characters. He doesn't drown the reader with too many characters or places; each piece to the puzzle is memorable. He adds just enough twists to the road to keep the reader hooked till the end.
Mr. Gustafson, has a way with throwing a good scare your way, leaving you with an increased heart rate and a "what the" on your lips. On my list of recommended reads. Overall, this book rocked.
This is a short story that will grip the reader until the very end. Find out what happens when Frank's love for his garden goes a little beyond the bend. This book gives a new meaning to the phrase "green thumb". Larry, Frank's brother, has to run and fight for his life as his brother's garden comes to life with an arsenal of vegetables and a thirst for blood. It's only purpose is to kill him for interfering with the love affair between Frank and his vegetable garden.
If you are easily offended by the supernatural, this book is not for you. For those with an imagination and a flavor for horror, this is a must read.
Be careful what you eat...roadkill can be harmful to your health. The author does a good job of bringing the reader into the horror and gore of the story. I did feel that the story was complete and well told, but too short; I would've love there to be much much more.