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Appalachian Justice by Melinda Clayton

Appalachian Justice by Melinda Clayton

Rarely has a character stuck in my head the way Billy May Platte of Appalachian Justice has. Melinda Clayton does such a rich job with the character you can hear her speaking plain as day by the end of her first chapter and her voices resonates long after she leaves the pages of the book behind. Other characters in the book are just as deeply drawn out, especially the antagonist who will make your skin crawl, almost literally. [Read the rest of this article...]

Fever Dream by Preston & Child

Fever Dream by Preston & Child

Fever Dream by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child is a stunning trip into the mind of the criminal, the insane, and downright devilish. Exquisite writing brings the characters and scenes of Fever Dream to vivid life as you meander down the twisted path of discovering ‘who-done-it’ in a twelve-year-old murder only recently uncovered. [Read the rest of this article...]

Witch & Wizard The Gift by James Patterson and Ned Rust

Witch & Wizard The Gift by James Patterson and Ned Rust

Witch & Wizard: The Gift By James Patterson and Ned Rust Copyright 2010 by James Patterson, published by Little, Brown and Company, Hachette Book Group, 237 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10017, ISBN 978-0-316-03625-2 Witch & Wizard: The Gift is the second installment in James Patterson’s Witch & Wizard series. I loved the first book [Read the rest of this article...]

From Frozenness to Freedom by Katharine S. Ayers

From Frozenness to Freedom: A Healing Journey is brief, but powerful. The images, both in pictures and words are evocative of deep transformation from pain and darkness to light and healing. As a reader your reaction will be to immediately relate her pain and suffering to your own. If you have been through abuse, neglect, pain, or disease her writing will touch wellsprings hidden deep within. There may be pain, but there will also be healing – deep and true. [Read the rest of this article...]

Cast in Secret by Michelle Sagara

Cast in Secret by Michelle Sagara

"Missing. The word was heavy. It opened between them like a chasm created by the breaking of earth in the aftermath of magic. Kaylin did not look at Severn, but she was aware that he was watching her. Not staring, not exactly, but aware of her reaction. She schooled her expression - a phrase she hated - with care, entirely for his benefit. "You haven't reported her as missing." Not a question. "No," Ybelline said, and she almost shuddered. Did, although it was subtle, a ripple that passed through her and left her changed. "You don't believe she just wandered out of the quarter on her own." Flat words. "No," Ybelline replied. [Read the rest of this article...]

Imago Chronicles Book One: A Warrior’s Tale

Imago Chronicles Book One: A Warrior’s Tale

Imago Chronicles Book One: A Warrior’s Tale by Lorna Suzuki is currently under negotiations for film production. This isn’t surprising as the storyline for the book is action-packed and engrossing. The lead character, a half-human, half-elf young woman is strong, yet very vulnerable, but not in ways that are easily discernible, even to the reader’s eye. The heroine, Nayla Treeborn is taken away by a family friend after her father beats her. Nayla is taken to a hidden colony far to the north of the city where she grew up. Nayla is hidden amongst a fierce band of people who are also spiritual warriors, called the Kagai. It turns out the Kagai knew, and admired Nayla’s mother, Kareda Bansho. Wanting to leave her past behind her, [Read the rest of this article...]

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer

Like J. K. Rowling before her, Stephanie Meyer has become a literary phenomenon. Her latest installment in the Twilight Saga, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner is a change from the past volumes in the Twilight Saga. The “book” is actually a 178 page novella. As a comparison, Breaking Dawn, the last novel in the Twilight Saga, weighed in at a hefty 768 pages. This is quite a difference in the size of the books, and in the ability to develop characters and storyline. [Read the rest of this article...]

Immortal by Gene Doucette

Immortal by Gene Doucette

Immortal by Gene Doucette introduces a character, currently called Adam, who happens to be immortal. His earliest memory comes only in the form of a prehistoric dream at the beginning of the story, when his name resembled something like “Urr.” Adam’s story flashes between the present and his experiences of both the recent and distant past. Through the millennia “Adam” has appeared as different people with different names depending on the time and place he is currently living. He has been all races, varying them according to the predominance of the region. No explanation is given for this ability. Adam lives continuously and never dies or is reincarnated so this poses a slight problem, but in no way interferes with the ability [Read the rest of this article...]

Conscious footsteps: Finding Spirit in Everyday Matters by Dianne Eppler Adams

Conscious footsteps: Finding Spirit in Everyday Matters by Dianne Eppler Adams

Conscious Footsteps: Finding Spirit in Everyday Matters by Dianne Eppler Adams is a unique find in the world of books on spirituality. Dianne draws upon her own heightened awareness and her experience as an astrologist to bring an entirely new, refreshing perspective to books on spirituality. [Read the rest of this article...]

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Animated Balls: Election 2012

Episode 1: It's Hard to Choose Just One

Episode 2: Occupy Wall Street

Episode 3: 999! The Cain Train to Prosperity

Episode 4: Small Government

Episode 5: Newt is Forgiven

Episode 6: A Candidate with Big Balls

Episode 7: Why We Must Elect Rick!

Episode 8: Don't Make Me Use the "S" Word!

Episode 9: Santorum & Obamaville

Episode 10: Settle for Mitt!

Episode 12: Austerity and Obama's Debt!

Episode 13: From My Cold, Dead Hands!

Episode 14: Ryan is a Bold Choice for VP!

Episode 15: Mitt Romney's Taxes

Episode 16: Mitt & Me; 2 Peas in a Pod!

Episode 17: Mitt and the 47%

Episode 18: The PA Voter ID Law

Episode 19: The Boss is Running!

Episode 20: Benghazi Has Legs

Episode 21: Grover, the NRA, and the GOP

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