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Monthly Archives: June 2015

Wolf’s Trap by W.D. Gagliani

In Wolf’s Trap, Nick Lupo is a homicide detective and a werewolf, two things that one don’t necessarily go together, but certainly an interesting combination.  As you might expect, Nick has a tortured past.  Some of the things he did continue to haunt him as he adjusts to his dual nature.  Most notably of the Read More…

A Feast For Crows by George R.R. Martin

Having thoroughly enjoyed the previous three novels in A Song of Fire and Ice as well as HBO’s Game of Thrones, I was thoroughly looking forward to reading this, and was also disappointed when I was finished.  Whereas Martin’s previous novels were tight, and loaded with drama and intrigue, this one was horribly long-winded and Read More…

Movie Review: Jurassic World

Jurassic World is a continuation of the series that started with the classic action thriller Jurassic Park.  At this point, the dinosaur theme parks have been well established to the point that the park owners need to find new and different dinosaurs to thrill the fans.  I personally can’t imagine dinosaurs ever getting old, but Read More…

10 Questions with Deborah Bowman

1.      How has your disabilities that you have suffered through in your life affected you as a writer? Wow, just hit me over the head with this upfront! Best to get it out of the way, I guess. On one hand, it didn’t affect me at all when I first started writing. I would have Read More…

Game of Thrones: Mother’s Mercy

The Season 5 finale of Game of Thrones came to a screeching halt with a wild, thrilling, and sometimes perplexing conclusion.  There’s a lot to chew on, so I will dig right in.   Arya Stark I knew Ser Meryn Trant wasn’t long for this world when Arya first spotted him and later when she Read More…

Stroke of Fear by Deborah Bowman

In Stroke of Fear, Denny Ryder has a horrible car accident.  Years later, Denny is having dreams of a missing child.  Throughout Denny’s life, her dreams come true.  She works with Detective Ted Collins in piecing together these dreams of hers.  Later, Denny in her dreams comes into contact with a serial killer, who figures Read More…

The Mabinogian a guest post by Andrew Richardson

The Mabinogian   I first became fascinated by traditional Welsh tales when I was about six or seven.  A storyteller told a few children’s versions in a television programme (Jackanory), and I was captivated by the powerful warlords, beautiful women, and remote locations.  All these were woven together to tell stories more subtle than the Read More…

The Footholder’s Tale by Andrew Richardson

Math, King of Gwynedd will die without a maiden’s magic to soothe his battle-injured foot. In a court rife with envy, greed and cunning, Math must choose a successor. His nephew falls in obsessive love with the beautiful new Footholder and he and his scheming brother plot to win her and at the same time Read More…

Game of Thrones: Hardhome

“Hardhome” featured the first battle against the White Walkers, and it was pretty damn impressive. I’m not sure if this is going to be an ongoing thing or if this was a tantalizing preview of what is to come.  Now to the break down.   Arya Stark After serving an apprenticeship in the House of Read More…