In the Books featuring Angel’s Nightmare Adventure by Angel Ramon

Good morning and welcome to this week’s edition of In the Books, featuring Angel’s Nightmare Adventure: A Horror Gamelit Adventure by Angel Ramon.

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About the Book: Resident Evil fans get ready for a book that will scare you just as much as the actual video game series! Survival horror fans will enjoy this series. LitRPG readers looking for something fresh and scary, this will put you in the middle of the action quite literally!

Angel’s Nightmare Adventures is a short story divided into two very different perspectives. Just imagine if New York City is invaded by zombies and two regular joes must survive the survival horror. One of the people is Angel, a seventeen-year-old H.S. student getting ready for an oral operation. Follow Angel in the first short story as he tries to survive and escape from a hospital where he is supposed to be undergoing oral surgery. Angel will find out that the hospital contains more secrets than meets the eye! The second story is Luis a career criminal turned good and he decides to enter the police force.

Follow Luis in the second story, on his first day of duty as a police officer of the NYPD, only to end up in a mansion trying to survive and find any survivors. He is with his partners in crime, but can Luis trust his own friends or is someone hiding a dirty secret? Will Angel and Luis ever cross paths?

A company called the Hybrid Corporation is responsible for making chemicals used in hospitals however, they’ve had a checkered past and haven’t necessarily been the most truthful of people. Is this zombie invasion a natural occurrence or is there a secret NWO plot hidden within the mayhem and is the Hybrid Corporation involved? What will Angel and Luis have to endure and uncover as they experience the invasion of zombies in New York City? Only one way to find out! Are you ready to get scared, if so read on! Prepare for an adventure with many twists and turns as both Angel and Luis face some of their biggest fears. Also, anything that can go wrong will go wrong! Trust us zombies are only the beginning. Prepare for a survival horror adventure where anything is possible and regular animals such as frogs and spiders become your worse nightmare. One piece of advice, don’t read this book in the dark, you may suffer from nightmares! Enjoy the ride!

My Review: First off, I’m a huge horror and Resident Evil fan, so I was looking forward to reading this. I have to say, it is nearly a direct reimaging of the video game. That’s a good and bad thing.

It’s a good thing in that it’s familiar and that makes it easier to get lost in the story, but it’s also bad in that it follows the same/similar pathways as the games. The saving grace with this is there are some variances to the plot, but not enough for it to be fresh for me. I think it’s important to point out this is only my opinion, and yours may be completely different.

In the end, it was nice revisiting an old favorite, even if it was through a different medium.

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The Poetry Corner featuring Vic Tomlinson

Good morning and welcome to this week’s Poetry Corner featuring Vic Tomlinson! 🙂

Music by Vic Tomlinson

Music can put

a spring in your step.

It can brighten

your day.

Music can calm

and relax you.

It may boost

your creativity.

Music also may impact

your productivity.

I love music

and I use it

in many ways.

Awesome, Vic! Thank you for sharing. 🙂

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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 Poetry Corner featuring Jamie White

Good morning and welcome to this week’s Poetry Corner, featuring Jamie White! 🙂

Gypsy by Jamie White

Her soul’s wild and free,

flowing with the universe.

Adventure awaits.

Awesome poem! Thanks for sharing Jamie! 🙂

If you want to learn more about today’s guest, contact Jamie at:

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.

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In the books featuring I Do: The Independent Domestic Objective by Ron Glick

Good morning and welcome to this week’s edition of In the Books, featuring I Do: The Independent Domestic Objective by Ron Glick.

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About the Book: I Do.

A simple expression whose meaning is too often ignored.

In America, abusive relationships have become an epidemic. In a society that is becoming increasingly more fractured, domestic abuse is on an unprecedented rise. As much as we as a culture are inundated with domestic abuse stories though, sadly little is openly discussed about the causes behind these dysfunctional relationships. Though much is written about changing an abusive partner, little is written to identify one.

For the first time, author Ron Glick has dedicated a book entirely to the subject of the most dominant underlying cause of domestic abuse: the abuse-control cycle. Ranging from gratuity through domination, the author sets out to frankly discuss all four individual phases of the abuse-control cycle with simple, straight-forward candor, as well as discussing the only true solution to the epidemic:

The Independent Domestic Objective.

 

My Review: First, I want to point out that this is a change of pace for me as I generally read for fun and escapism. While I love reading in general, some obviously carry a different weight then others, and I found this to be illuminating and highly informational as it’s written in a casual sort of tone that’s more like having a conversation than not, and that’s important for me.

While on the surface, this looks like a typical self-help book, the personal style goes beyond that. By using his personal viewpoint and experiences, the author gives it a level of understanding that’s usually missing from some self-help books.

I know for me it’s usually best when people explain what they experienced and how they handled it instead of feeling like I’m being lectured. I know that’s not the intent of the authors that do it, but it often feels like there’s a wall between them and their work that’s missing from this book. I hope that makes sense.

As with any non-fiction book, this one offers tools in the form of advice while also advising to seek out professionals. It’s definitely worth checking out.

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The Poetry Corner featuring Vic Tomlinson

Good morning and welcome to this week’s Poetry Corner, featuring Vic Tomlinson! 🙂

The Stream by Vic Tomlinson

The old stream

just keeps flowing.

I could spend all my time

just watching and listening to it.

I stick my feet in

and it cools me on a hot day.

It trickles down

from one level to another.

Patches of moss are scattered

along the edges.

Tiny minnows nibble

at my toes.

Small pebbles lie

beneath my feet.

It just keeps going and going

before and after me.

Awesome, Vic! I love the imagery. It takes me back to when I used to play in the crik. 🙂 🙂

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The Grizzly Creek Massacre

Looks like a fun read. 🙂

Russ Towne's A Grateful Man

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My latest ebook, The Grizzly Creek Massacre has just been released as an ebook!

This story is about four new Army Cavalry recruits who find themselves on the wrong side of a greedy sergeant and his gang when a large cache of gold is discovered in hostile Indian country. The four new recruits must run for their lives when they witness the murder of a naive young officer. Soon the corrupt cavalry unit and hostile Indians are trying to kill them, and fighting each other for the privilege!

This heart-felt story is full of action and adventure, and a touch of romance.

May your days be filled with blessings.

With love,

Russ

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In the Books featuring Mane of Redemption by Aaron Brinker

Good morning and welcome to this week’s edition of In the Books, featuring Aaron Brinker’s Mane of Redemption! 🙂

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About the Book: After his Good Samaritan personality lands him in the hospital, Jude Crenshaw is given a divine gift. He roams the streets of New York, using his ability to grant redemption to those worthy. With the dark forces of Hell planning an attack, Jude must prepare himself for the task he was chosen. Will he succeed in his battle against the elements of our deepest nightmares? ($1.00 of every copy sold will be donated to http://www.turpentinecreek.org.)

My Review: I’m a sucker for a good redemption story, and this one didn’t disappoint.

The characters are typical archetypes of the common person in how they think and feel. One exemplifies strength and integrity while the other, while strong, has his greatest weakness exposed and is preyed upon through it. It’s so easy to identify with both that it’s like looking in a mirror and seeing different sides of ourselves, and that adds a whole new dimension to the story.

Speaking of the story, the writing is engaging while keeping the descriptions to a minimum (meaning only what we need to see) and it moves the story along at a fast pace. This is kind of a downside for me as I can see this easily being expanded to a three or four hundred page novel. This is something I’ve been told about some of my stories, so I can understand the desire to keep them short, so please judge it for yourself. Either way, it’s a fun tale.

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