Showing posts from May, 2014

BYGONE ERAS: "The Picture of Dorian Gray" or "Did Oscar Wilde See Our Ageist Culture Coming?"

Hey all,

We are back for my belated Blogging Thursday!

Before I begin with my scheduled post, I will give you yet another 'goth video.' I gave you a pretty long, though very informative video title "What Goth Is Not" courtesy of YouTuber, Leahmouse in my first Bygone Eras post. Well, I give you another, only this one is much shorter (about a minute and a half) and features one of my FAVORITE goth artists, Voltaire, being interviewed by FEARNET, where he provides some very thoughtful insights

So for those asking themselves the question of "Why are Goths so sad all of the time?" Well, Voltaire offers this simple answer:

Perhaps a post on the Goth subculture will be in the cards for the future. It's actually quite a broad topic. And I also recommend checking out Voltaire's projects at his website,

So, with that said, I will begin this post by saying that I started this series of essays on bygone eras (and possibly other things generally …

My Dorian Gray Post

I'll be working on my next Bygone Eras edition (the post on Dorian Gray and Ageism) through tomorrow and will be posting it along with my New Video Friday (my D-I-Y makeup wipes!).
Sinus pressure from allergies crept up on my all week and finally hit me like a tsunami yesterday (not good when you're trying to get stuff done...and since I haven't had any allergies since I was really little, this is HELL for me).
They are alleviating, so hopefully I should be back in tip top shape by next week.

Thanks for your patience this week!

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My stories, "The Cemetery by the Lake" and "Dusk to Dawn" are available at Smashwords and Barnes & Noble NOOK. More retailer…

COVER & BLURB REVEALS: Sacred Atonement, The Twisting House, Kindred, Transcend

Posting my News Wednesday a few hours early! :)

Here are the covers and blurbs for Sacred Atonement (The Birthrite Series, #1.5)and The Twisting House (A Short Story-Stories from Colony Drive, #4).

I've also decided to include short teasers for Transcend (A Birthrite Series Short) and Kindred (The Birthrite Series, #2).


First, check out the Birthrite Series page and the series and Descent, #1 synopsis and book trailer.

Sacred Atonement: A Novella (The Birthrite Series, #1.5)

The summer of 1932 is one Linda never dreamed she would ever have. As a single mother raising her and Jimmy's infant daughter in a world she never would have thought existed, she tries forgetting the boy she once planned to spend her life with while plagued by the occasional dream of him being tortured inside the fiery pit she lost him in.
While she takes some comfort in knowing that Carl and Dorothy are right down the hall, her two newly married friends are occupied with trials of the…

Book Review: Trusting Darkness by Eva Fairwald

Trusting Darkness
by Eva Fairwald

Synopsis (in the author's/publisher's words)

Captain Ella Dorsh is tough, skilled and… screwed. She is pretty sure that the enemy is leading the game and that war is going to reach the surface very soon, but humans are not ready yet.
The Underkingdom is impoverished and its population of dark elves wants to conquer the world and rule. Ella and the other “Reborn Divisions” are the only real chance to fight the enemy on the same level: elves against elves to spare precious human lives. However, nothing is as simple as it seems and darkness hides more than Ella had ever imagined.

The story is set in our world in a near future. It has some sci-fi and dystopian elements and a strong female lead that will kick your ass!
This novel is about Elvish soldiers caught in the middle of something too big to avoid and about dangerous secrets that will change life and history forever. 

I was actually really looking forward to reading this book when it…

COVER REVEAL: Sylvain Reynard's "The Raven" (Book One in The Florentine Series)