Two #BookReviews: Knuckleheads and Hues of Hope #paranormal #novel #poetry

Ciao, amici! Today I'd like to share reviews of two of the books I read recently. I don't want to take the space to include the blurbs, but you can click on the covers to read them. I'm just going to share my thoughts below. Knuckleheads by Dan Antion A Poignant Look at Days Gone … Continue reading Two #BookReviews: Knuckleheads and Hues of Hope #paranormal #novel #poetry

New #Horror #ShortStory on Vocal “An Element of Truth”

Ciao, amici! I'm trying to get back into a routine, but my move is in less than a month, and "routine" is something that simply isn't on the horizon at the moment. I did manage to write a story this week. It's part of a challenge, which gave me added incentive, but I really wanted … Continue reading New #Horror #ShortStory on Vocal “An Element of Truth”

New on VOCAL: Drakkarra Awakened #fantasy #shortstory @Vocal_Creators

Ciao, amici! It's been a long while since I had something to share on Vocal. Today, that changes. Vocal is running a contest for the best first chapter of a potential fantasy story. Their only requirements are length (between 600 and 5,000 words) and that it starts with the sentence: There weren’t always dragons in … Continue reading New on VOCAL: Drakkarra Awakened #fantasy #shortstory @Vocal_Creators

Alex Craigie’s MEANS TO DECEIVE #bookreview #thriller

Ciao, amici! Today I want to share with you a review of Alex Craigie's Means to Deceive, a psychological thriller. You can find the book's description by clicking the link or the cover. My Review: ★★★★★ It’s the Smallest Towns that Have the Biggest Drama After hearing so many good things about this slow-burn psychological … Continue reading Alex Craigie’s MEANS TO DECEIVE #bookreview #thriller

THE THING ABOUT KEVIN by Beem Weeks #bookreview

Ciao, amici! I've been reading so many thrillers lately, I decided to take a break. Not because I NEEDED one, but because Halloween is over and I thought it was time to break out of my comfort zone. I've been unabashedly taking advantage of NetGalley for weeks (months?), but I hadn't stopped downloading books to … Continue reading THE THING ABOUT KEVIN by Beem Weeks #bookreview

New #shortstory: GHOSTS OF LEATH LAKE @vocal_creators

Ciao, amici! I took a little break from Vocal after the eight-stories-in-eight-weeks challenge. I was busy and a wee bit burned out. But I'm back to it! It's October, which means horror stories abound, and I couldn't miss an opportunity to stretch my scare muscles a bit. If you like that sort of thing, you … Continue reading New #shortstory: GHOSTS OF LEATH LAKE @vocal_creators

New #shortstory: OUT ON A LIMB @vocal_creators

Ciao, amici! I did it. Eight stories in eight weeks. I wasn't sure I had it in me. This week's theme was to write a story featuring a pear tree. There were a few times during this challenge that ideas were sparse. The bull was one of those times. So was the green light. The … Continue reading New #shortstory: OUT ON A LIMB @vocal_creators

New #shortstory: YOU HAVE REACHED YOUR DESTINATION @vocal_creators

Ciao, amici! Well, the end is in sight. This is week seven of eight. One to go. This week's theme was to write a story featuring a frozen pond. I have to tell you, I had no ideas FOREVER. Then one popped into my head. If you liked the humorous banter of last week's story, … Continue reading New #shortstory: YOU HAVE REACHED YOUR DESTINATION @vocal_creators

New #shortstory: DAD’S ANNUAL LIGHT WAR @vocal_creators

Ciao, amici! We're on week six of the eight-week challenge. The end is in sight! And I'm still keeping up with things, despite the topics getting more difficult for me. This week's theme was to write a story featuring a green light. Several options popped into mind, from Green Lantern (which I assumed would land … Continue reading New #shortstory: DAD’S ANNUAL LIGHT WAR @vocal_creators

New #shortstory: THAT’S A BUNCH OF BULL @vocal_creators

Ciao, amici! We're on week five of the eight-week challenge. I'm more than halfway there, and I'm still on target. This week's theme was to write a story with some kind of bull in it. I was afraid I wasn't going to come up with anything. I was stumped for the longest time. I know … Continue reading New #shortstory: THAT’S A BUNCH OF BULL @vocal_creators