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Monthly Archives: August 2016

Movie Review: Don’t Breathe

  Don’t Breathe was a strange kind of horror/thriller in that there were a great deal of shades of gray in terms of who were the good guys and who were the bad guys.  The protagonists in this story are three kids who break into people’s houses and rob them.  They find out that a Read More…

The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher

The Aeronaut’s Windlass is a long-winded, sometimes intriguing, sometimes dull steampunk novel written in a fantasy setting with cats who have intelligence, steam-powered airships, and people with magical powers.  It’s not a traditional steampunk novel and probably would have been more interesting if it had been edited a little better.  There are too many long Read More…

The Husband by Dean Koontz

I decided to read this novel with some reluctance since of late I seem to be disappointed with Dean Koontz’s novels.  I read them because occasionally (at least with his older works) he hits a home run and the novel is terrific.  The premise of the book is interesting enough.  Mitch Rafferty’s wife is kidnapped Read More…

Discount Armageddon by Seanan McGuire

Set in modern times, Heart of Evil is a paranormal murder mystery that stretches back to the Civil War.  Set at Donegal Plantation, Ashley Donegal is trying to make ends meet and keep the plantation alive by converting it to a bed and breakfast and having an annual Civil War reenactment.  During the reenactment, the Read More…

10 Questions with Kindra Sowder

1.  Who has been your biggest influence as a writer?   I have a lot of influences when it comes to this series. I wanted to do something different, make a Dystopian that had not been done. The market is so flooded with them that breaking out of that mold can be hard. My main Read More…