Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Amazing Giveaway Including ... Ahem ... 'Everyone Burns' by John Dolan


MODERN GOOD READS PRESENTS:

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MAY 29TH-JUNE 2ND

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Everyone Burns by John Dolan, FREE ON AMAZON US  & AMAZON UK
May 29th--June 2nd



 The Escape of Princess Madeline by Kirstin Pulioff, FREE ON AMAZON US
May 29th--May 31st



American Midnight by B.R. Snow, FREE ON AMAZON US
May 30th -- June 1st


The Ruby Brooch by Katherine Lowry Logan, FREE ON AMAZON US
June 1st & 2nd

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Monday, May 27, 2013

JD's Review of 'Blood Tithe' by Glenn J. Soucy


Move over Wolverine and Spiderman, there's a new superhero on the block!

When 5 year-old Jeremy Davis falls into a tunnel in an abandoned experimental facility his life is changed forever. Recovering from the chemical damage to his body he discovers he has acquired superhuman abilities. But his new powers come with a price and soon he and his family find themselves pursued by dangerous adversaries ...

Glenn Soucy has created a new superhero very much in the Marvel Comics tradition - that of the tortured vigilante. One can easily see 'Blood Tithe' being adapted as a graphic novel, and it would probably translate well to the big screen.

Soucy writes for an audience who will enjoy an epic good vs evil struggle and fans of the X-Men franchise will find much here that is familiar. He plays a little naughty with the reader by leaving a lot unresolved at the end of the book to make sure his audience will come back for more. If this genre is your thing, then I would recommend you give the 'Blood Tithe' series a serious look.


Sunday, May 5, 2013

Desert Errata


(Conceived in the sands of the Middle East, with apologies to Max Ehrmann)

Meander your way through the world and make mistakes. Hurry less along the paths you know and tread slowly some unknown ones. Look around you and above you often. Learn from the sky, for even when heavy with threatening clouds it still has beauty. Recognise that you never truly own anything and therefore hold lightly to your possessions: they are not really yours. Let go. Fall in love more than once and relive that feeling every single day. Lash yourself tightly to the mast of positive belief, for in life’s storms this will be all that prevents your being washed overboard. Hear what people say not what you think they say, and be ready to give even the lowest person the benefit of any doubt. You will learn more things of value from fools than from wise men anyway. Do not dwell on the disappointments of the past or concern yourself unduly with the uncertainties of the future, for all is flux and things of darkness melt away in their time. Know that guilt is a futile emotion; and therefore put right any wrongs you have done as best you can and continue on your way. Above all be kind and practise compassion as if our very existence depended on it. For it surely does.