A look back at the novel A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick, and a look ahead at Heading Out to Wonderful, his next -
What is the only U.S, city to have its coliseum and arts complex named for a German rocket scientist?
What sitcom (a spinoff from another sitcom) holds the record number of Emmys for a comedy series?
Liliuokalani, Hawaii’s last queen, wrote what popular song or who was the boy in Bobby Gentry’s 1967 song who jumped the Tallahatchee bridge?
Then there’s my personal favorite: what TV series has the most clubs (hint: I’ve got a photo of two of the stars in my side bar)?
If you’re a sucker for trivia or just need a book to flip through while waiting for your rice to suck up water or maybe even while away the time during a bathroom break, The Big book of American Trivia by J. Stephan Lang is the book for you.
The latest review I received was pretty amazing. I liked the controversy I stirred up in her. I should maybe list someone who gave me stellar review, but this was one of the more honest and in my opinion, well thought out bits of feed-back I had gotten.
I want to note first; she mentions it is slow at the start and I agree with her, but not for the reasons I think she mentions. My book is not a 3/4 content book and it is for an older 17-34 typically age range who enjoy more background and history on how my characters came to be.
There is my 1st book of the series synopsis:
When the Upper and Lower Levels wage war on each other, Abaddon sends out his army of demons to retrieve souls. If a soul is taken and the body does not die, they live on as a shade. Unwilling to let the resident vampire turn Riley, Kai faces Keetes and reveals his superior strength as a stronger vampire; he is a shade. Kai sets out to the Lower Levels to reclaim his soul. With it... he is human.
And here is my recent book review on it:
Review by: Kimba88 on Dec. 04, 2011 :
The Shade and the Nine Lower Levels is a dark urban fantasy with supernatural elements. It started off slow for me and left me with unanswered questions. The story line is unique and I look forward to reading more in this series. This novel has vampires, demons, angels, hellions and a new creature called a Shade.
Skye introduced several key characters. Kai, is a demon’s mistake known as a Shade. We learn about his past, and find him living in the woods near the town of Madeira Park. He is for the most part a recluse, and has very little interaction with the townspeople. Riley, the protagonist, of the story is strong, talented and protective of her friends Willow and Fay. I sometimes found her to be annoying and moody. Riley, spent her life in and out of foster care, and carries secrets about her past. Riley and Fay work at the local pub known as The Grasshopper. Riley attends art school at night, and has been friends with Keetes for over a year. She senses Keetes likes her, but he hasn't made a move. Riley finds herself attracted to Kai but his signals are mixed. What she doesn’t know is that these two are far from human, and Keetes has horrible plans for her. Fay is just eighteen and troubled with dreams involving Riley. She learns that she is clairvoyant and tries to warn Riley of the danger she senses from Keetes. Willow is Fay’s sister and the mother figure for the Riley and Fay. The three women live in a cabin deep in the woods outside of the town.
In the Shade and the Nine Lower Levels, Skye introduces you to the characters and then slowly reveals who and what they are. Be patient, as most answers are slowly revealed, and some will shock you. The descriptions of heaven and hell were interesting, as was the tale of Lucifer. While some of the writing and editing was shaky, the tale was well worth my time. This is a fresh storyline and I can see the writer’s vision. The second half of the book shows growth, for both the writer and the story. These emerge as details began to tighten up and the storyline became fast paced. I loved some of the scenes, the suspense and unexpected revelations that occurred throughout the story. Skye's descriptions of the town, the pub and the cabin were vivid. By the end I had connected to the characters, the tale and was left wanting more.
I highly recommend the Shade and the Nine Lower Levels to fans of dark urban fantasy, vampires, demons and the supernatural. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series. This book is currently only available as an eBook.
I want to thank the author for providing me with this ARC, in exchange for my unbiased review.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
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Do you love a great dystopian/apocalyptic novel? Read my review of The Great Collapse by Jeff W Horton. It is bk 1 in a series and I have to say that bk2 The Dark Age is firmly placed on my Wishlist Must haves! jeff also has another book independent form this series though the same genre called The Last Prophet.
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My Book Review of Stay Tuned by Lauren Clark. A fast-paced fun book about the broadcasting world.
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The Great Lenore
Published June 15, 2011
I'm a parent of three small children. I have a two-and-a-half year old son and 22 month-old-twins (boy and girl). My life is hectic and usually my only reading time is right before going to sleep or early on weekend mornings. But somehow I managed to squeeze Lenore into a single Saturday. I stole away from my family for brief moments to grab five pages here and there until finally, after everyone had gone to bed, I finished it.
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