March 23rd, 2019
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March 21st, 2019
I just discovered via GigaAlert that Detour Trail is available in Northeast Indiana's digital library.
December 29th, 2018
Happy Birthday and Happy New Year!! I hope all is well with you.
November 9th, 2018
The Cerulean is a genetically engineered cat; it's beautiful and everyone wants it, but the Why is more complicated than its obvious value. It's stolen from a cat show, and our hero, Timothy Boatright, a cabbie and would-be writer who loves Hemingway, picks up the thief with the cat and catches a glimpse of its shimmering blue tail. This meeting gets the cops on his tail, and his involvement becomes more complicated. A mother and her beautiful, mysterious daughter (the mother's mysterious also), the neighborhood gangster who's protecting him because of his mother. and dangerous corporate suits join the mix--and here comes the Little Nasty. The Big Nasty comes later, but they're both dangerous and good at tracking.
The year is 2050 and the virtual technology is dazzling. People can immerse themselves in a fascinating virtual reality world--The Mirror. Lots of imaginative inventions here, including the latest in tattoos. So, Timmy is hunted and he hunts for the reasons behind the mystery of the Cerulean cat 'cause he wants to live and get the cops--everyone and everything off his back, including the big claws, fangs, and other weapons. There are more characters upcoming--and another Big Nasty...
November 7th, 2018
Mythicals (Gryphus: 2018)
I love the way the story begins with A'eiio/Deborah squirming her way into her body suit. More interesting and fun than beginning with Jack getting drunk, thus ensuring that no one will believe him when he attempts to tell the world that he saw a naked woman with wings. He's a drunken, jobless reporter. However, his reporter instincts make him investigate the possibility that he did see a fairy. It's not long after that that he finds that more than fairies exist on the planet. There are ogres, vampires, and more, and they're out to neutralize him because of his persistence.
I enjoyed the characters, especially the vampires, the ogre, the pixie (what a little dickens she is!), and a big, shy, furry creature who hangs out in the woods. But all those who've been exiled to this prison planet are interesting--and some are dangerous and blood-thirsty. They're not the only villains however. Watch out for the Pilgrims, the mercenaries. and assorted inhabitants from different worlds--and this one.
And then there's the danger that climate change and pollution are bringing into the mix. Wouldn't you be upset when you learn that your planet is doomed and in more than one way? Wormholes and EMPs make good weapons. The characters and plot twists are intriguing; there's one that I never saw coming, though it's been done before. Mustn't forget the waterfront either. I won't give away more of the plot because it's a lot more fun when you don't see them coming.( Read more...Collapse )