Resigned Fate: Now Available!

Congratulations, Shay! An awesome sci-fi/fantasy series ripe for the reading.:)

Dr. Shay West

The final book of the Portals of Destiny series is now available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble online!

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The Poetry Corner featuring Vic Tomlinson

Good morning and welcome to this week’s Poetry Corner! Please join me in welcoming Vic Tomlinson!:)

One Snowy Evening by Vic Tomlinson

The wind whistled in my ears
and the snow swirled around me.

I tried to catch the flakes with my tongue
as they splattered against my cheeks
and collided with my eye lashes.

The snow had covered the fields
and had accumulated on the trees.

As darkness neared,
the world was clothed in white.

I pulled my stocking cap down to cover my face,
and pushed up my coat’s collar,
as I journeyed into the darkness of night.

The stars will soon
be my guiding light.

Awesome poem, Vic! I can’t tell you how much I miss playing in the snow.:) Thank you for sharing with us.:)

Keep up with Vic by following him on:

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If you would like to share your poetry here, or know anyone that would like to be featured, please email me at cpbialois@gmail.com

As always, any poetry shared remains the property of the poet. I only share it with the poet’s permission.

 

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In the Books featuring The Last Ranger of Sarn by Ed Ireland

Good morning and welcome to this week’s edition of In the Books, featuring The Last Ranger of Sarn by Ed Ireland.

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Disclaimer: I received a free ebook copy in exchange for an honest review.

About the Book: How much can one heart endure? When the undead enter Castia, its youth must put their dreams aside and fight. In the dark days that follow, destiny reveals her purpose…and what a humble girl must do to fulfill it.

Vespias Firstlight has been chosen to champion her world. This daughter of a simple hunter must place herself into the path of destruction that the Black Prince and his minions bring. For him, genocide is the only acceptable goal, but destiny has chosen Castia’s young Vespias to endure every hardship to stop him.

The darkness of this land covers the unbridled passions of Vespias as we live through her
triumphs and tragedies. It is this darkness that shapes the way our heroine turns from her joy-filled youth into a young woman with all the scars that a cruel world can inflict. You’ll ask yourself again and again…how much can one heart endure?

My Review: I’ve become a big fan of this author, and I think this is his best work yet. The story flows and expands on the world the within in a poetic style reminiscent of JRR Tolkien. The action and description are well balanced between the characters’ growth making this a fast and engaging read.

To be honest, it is easy to get lost among all the characters and locations if we’re not paying attention, but that’s one of the book’s enduring qualities. To me, each character and place played a role in the story and really brought the world together and gave the story a new level of life.

The characters were the usual complex, yet with simple enough goals to make them believable. There’s something special about seeing simple, normal characters being put into extraordinary circumstances and forced to rise or sink to the occasion.

If you’re looking for a great fantasy read, then check this out.

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The Poetry Corner featuring Sheryl Steines

Good morning everyone! Please join me in welcoming Sheryl Steines to the Poetry Corner!

Up at Night by Sheryl Steines

Up at night
Thoughts are filled with you
Turmoil, fear and worry
Love is pain
Dark black whirlpools squeeze and suffocate me
No rest through the worry
No joy on this journey
I can no longer remember you before
Your face has changed
Your words are strong, defiant
I have a difficult time recalling you
A piece of me is lost in a turbulent sea
And forever, nothing will be the same
I lie awake at night
New worries, anxiety creeps and crawls inside
Trepidation on this new path
It’s chocked and tangled with weeks
This direction is new, foreign, scary

It doesn’t always turn out as we plan

Awesome poem, Sheryl! Thank you so much for sharing.:)

Keep up with Sheryl by checking out her links below:

Facebook

Twitter

Website

If you would like to share your poetry here, or know anyone that would like to be featured, please email me at cpbialois@gmail.com

As always, any poetry shared remains the property of the poet. I only share it with the poet’s permission.

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Starting Over

Have you ever felt the need to start over?

It could be something as simple as literally starting from scratch or finding a way to regain something we lost. For me, it was the latter.

In a way, it came down to a single piece of advice I always give new writers: Don’t be afraid to do something different as long as you stay true to yourself and your work.

Simple, right?

Continue reading here.

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The Poetry Corner featuring Vic Tomlinson

Good morning and welcome to the Poetry Corner! Please join me in welcoming Vic Tomlinson!:)

I Hear the Rain by Vic Tomlinson

I hear the rain
beating on the tin roof.

The pitter, patter calms
and relaxes me as I lay in my bed.

The rain gets heavier
and it grows louder.

I become accustomed
to the sounds and fall asleep.

When I awake, the soothing sounds are gone
and life still continues on.

 

Awesome poem, Vic! Thank you so much for sharing with us.:)

Keep up with Vic by following him on:

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If you would like to share your poetry here, or know anyone that would like to be featured, please email me at cpbialois@gmail.com

As always, any poetry shared remains the property of the poet. I only share it with the poet’s permission.

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The Chosen: Now Available!

Congratulations Shay! Now’s your chance to grab an awesome start to an even awesomer series.

Dr. Shay West

The first of my scifi/fantasy series, The Chosen, is now available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble online!

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