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It’s time again for Kat Myrman’s wonderful challenge to tax our creative souls. Just take her photo prompt and write a story, inspired by it, in 280 characters or fewer. Here is this week’s prompt and my contribution. Check out all the fabulous entries here. OK you pesky elves, someone is having a laugh. That […]

via Twittering Tale #67 – “The Tree” – 16 January 2018 — Peter’s pondering

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Hello everyone! This is another bookish feature that I see everywhere, and I’m finally deciding to do it because it looks so fun and helpful! Down the TBR Hole is a bookish meme created by Lost In a Story that allows us to cleanse our TBR piles from the books we probably won’t get to. […]

via Down the TBR Hole — book tales

You will still be our little one and make us proud If you have any questions speak them aloud Better to know now than not at all Ask your query child before nightfall.” The girl took a moment to have herself a think As she pondered, the sun did slowly sink The clouds were outlined […]

via The Witch’s Memory part 2 (recap) — Inkslayer’s Journey

Title: Everless Author: Sara Holland Pub Date: January 2018 My Rating: ★★★★☆ View on Goodreads Buy on Book Depository | Wordery Synopsis from Goodreads: Time is a prison. She is the key. Packed with danger, temptation and desire – a perfect read for fans of The Red Queen. In the land of Sempera, the rich control everything – even time. […]

via Everless by Sara Holland — OlaReadsBooks

The Language of Thorns Author: Leigh Bardugo Publisher: Imprint Genre: Fantasy, Short Stories Blurb (as on Goodreads): Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns. Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid’s voice can summon deadly storms and […]

via Book Review: The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo — Ecstatic yet Chaotic

“We need disguises!” Stated Loki simply. Apollo laughed his deep hearty laugh. “I’m being serious,” said Loki, stopping short the grin that had formed on Apollo’s face. “When we reach the next stop we will find somewhere to change.” They sat together in a companionable silence. Soon the tall points of the wizarding towers of […]

via The Betrayal – Chapter 4 — The Tale Of An Unlikely Warrior

mighty roc – oh how the raging elephant trembles (Image credit: Charles Maurice Detmold) Written for Carpe Diem #1348 Theme Week ep.2 The Second Voyage of Sindbad Note: The roc is a legendary bird in Middle Eastern mythology. On the island of Rohat, Sinbad and his companions see many astonishing things, one of […]

via Haiku: Sinbad and the Roc — Isabel Caves

Fall takes a false start But already it’s past too late Yesterday, we bid the sun farewell And made space for flavorful cornucopias. Candles of pumpkin spice and safety blankets Have already made an appearance So we sit and we wait for the wind to howl And for the mood to be full again Because we want […]

via Puppeted Desire — KavaraStories

Check out Ghost Ship The latest installment: My hand reached out to touch that wayward rum forgetting from what dark course I had come, but then I saw her sinking in the sea, as like the sore and tired whale—which flees hunters—succumbing to a bloody death so dying dives beyond the ocean’s depth, the wrecked ghost […]

via Poem: Ghost Ship — Tale Told

The App description said that the Umbrella Man’s “got what you need.” Brian Fuld downloaded the App and launched it while relaxing in bed and settling in for the night. Brian scrolled through the typical legal jargon and tapped the “I accept” button. The grey silhouette of a man holding an umbrella appeared on the […]

via The Umbrella Man by Seth Pilevsky — literally stories

GOODREADS | AMAZON | BOOK DEPOSITORY BLOOD FURY J.R. Ward Series: Black Dagger Legacy #3 Genre: Paranormal Romance, LGBTQ+ Publisher: Ballantine Books Pages: 432 Release date: January 9th 2018 A vampire aristocrat, Peyton is well aware of his duty to his bloodline: mate with an appropriate female of his class and carry on his family’s traditions. And […]

via Mini Review: BLOOD FURY by J.R. Ward — owls reads

Title: Relentless: A Cyn and Raphael Novella (Vampires in America 11.5) Genre: Paranormal Romance Author: D.B. Reynolds Source: purchase Publisher: ImaJinn, Oct. 2017 Pages: 112 Rating: 4.5 Sexy rating: 5 Violence rating:5 Description from Amazon: TREACHERY . . . Something the powerful Vampire Lord Raphael has seen far too much of lately. RAGE . . […]

via Novella Review- Relentless by D.B. Reynolds — La Deetda Reads

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars Despite the fact that I didn’t experience the 80’s, I was surprised by the number of references that I understood. Although this book is likely most enjoyable for people who grew up in that decade or teen boys who love video game/sci-fi/fantasy-elements, I […]

via Ready Player One – Ernest Cline — Kyera’s Library

Food for the Narcissist There is a “gentleman” who is relatively new to my yoga studio. He came in with a bang, and has put on a show ever since. He enters the door only when no one else is coming, and he makes sure everyone knows he’s arrived. His body language screams “look […]

via The Narc Show — Powered to Change

Title: Age of Assassins Series: The Wounded Kingdom #1 Author(s): R.J. Barker Publisher: Orbit Format: Paperback Original Release Date: August 1st 2017 Pages: 408 Genre(s): Fantasy ISBN13: 9780316466493 With R.J. Barker’s debut novel, fantasy lovers tag along with Girton Club-Foot and his wise master assassin in their hunt of an assassin. This coming-of-age story blooms […]

via Age of Assassins by R.J. Barker — Bookidote | Book Reviews

“As they turned a corner, Numen and company were greeted by an unexpected sight. Locked in the pillory was the local thief, Joe Karly. Joe was slightly older than Numen with rough features and brown teeth while wearing nothing but rags. The pillory had dried vegetables sticking to it while Joe snarled like an animal. […]

via BOOK SAMPLE: NUMEN THE SLAYER (PART 3) — Grady P Brown – Author

Overview: When his clan is wiped out by a beautiful demon, young Taikobo finds himself in charge of the mysterious Houshin Project. Its mission: find all immortals living in the human world and seal them away forever. But who do you trust—and whose side are you really on—when you’ve been trained to hunt demons by […]

via Hakyuu Houshin Engi Episode 1: That Took A Serious Turn — 100WordAnime

I received a review copy from the publisher. This does not affect the contents of my review and all opinions are my own. The Infernal Battalion by Django Wexler Mogsy’s Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars Genre: Fantasy Series: Book 5 of The Shadow Campaigns Publisher: Ace (January 9, 2018) Length: 480 pages Author Information: Website | Twitter Often it is said that […]

via Book Review: The Infernal Battalion by Django Wexler — The BiblioSanctum

Title: Everless Author: Sara Holland Date of Publication: January 2nd, 2018 Goodreads Summary: In the kingdom of Sempera, time is currency—extracted from blood, bound to iron, and consumed to add time to one’s own lifespan. The rich aristocracy, like the Gerlings, tax the poor to the hilt, extending their own lives by centuries. No one […]

via Review: Everless — Literary Dust