Posts Tagged ‘horror’

This is the first installment in a series of books. The following are, in order, Water, Air, Fire and Spirit.

Follow Shayna and her two best friends through a world filled with magic. They all have the power to manipulate the elements and cast spells to help make their world a better place.

This is really a great series for any person who enjoys magic and creatures we’ve all dreamed of such as mermaids, fairies, and guardian angels.

You will find yourselves caring about the characters and the adventures they have. Don’t be surprised if you find yourselves with a totally different perspective on many creatures you meet along the way.

I would have to say that these are good for young adults and up. There are a few references to sex but the books do contain a lot of violence. Nothing outrageous, but if your a parent who closely watches what their kids read, be sure to look it over first.

163567_505666196164067_485234499_n    Hello Everyone!

Just wanted to bring this fantastic quarterly publication to your attention. Its filled with stories, interviews and factoids, all surrounding the paranormal/supernatural. Next issue is released in mid-July. Look for my article about Jay Verburg from SyFy Channels Ghost Mine.

Also, if your really into horror movies and books, follow me and my friends on Icons Of Horror, on Facebook. You will find a lot of pictures, movie information, reviews, and conversations all based on your worst nightmares. So come have some fun with us.

Everyone have a fantastic day and I will see you tomorrow!

Synopsis: After a demon apocalypse kills their parents and everyone they know, 17-year old Abby, her brother, Carter, and friend Max, flee their home to travel through what has become the Wastelands of America. When radio transmissions of a resistance offering shelter and safety cease, Abby is tempted to give in. Struggling to overcome life-threatening obstacles on their journey, Abby and her companions quickly discover there are much worse things that they could have ever imagined.

Ok, this is a fantastic young adult novel. Its originality in demons truly make it stand out. While these teens are fighting for their lives, the book still somehow manages to keep their innocence as well.

The characters are wonderful, I found myself rooting for them the whole way through the book. In some parts, I really did hold my breath, waiting for the outcome. The strength of family showed through in this tale, as well as the concept that sometimes, your family includes people you grew up with as well as people you meet throughout your journey in life.

Megan Duncan truly did a great job on this! I cannot wait to read the second part of this series.

Potters Field

Posted: June 29, 2013 in Uncategorized
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This summer, a group of friends and our children went to Potters Field.  There are over 5000 bodies buried there, most of them from the Cholera outbreak. We decided that this graveyardImage was so overgrown that we should maybe clean it up a bit. It had rained the night before so there was a lot of marshy areas and we got super dirty by the end of the day, but the work was actually so rewarding. We scraped off the plaques that all simply read male or female and the date. Some actually just said unknown or child. It was heartbreaking. Many plaques were horribly broken but we did the best we could.  The group hauled out several full bags of trash. Anything from clothing to fast food wrappers. Some graves had the bones beginning to rise up from the ground and as sad as it was there really was nothing we could do about those. I ran across the picture today and thought I would write about it. All those poor people that time had forgotten about.

Just in case….

Posted: June 28, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Just in case I miss a day or two, it’s most likely due to bad weather. Being in a rural area like mine, storms blow through and all the lines go down. One of the pitfalls of living in a valley next to a river I guess. Not complaining in the least though. I watched the movie Warm Bodies today. I can’t say it was anything impressive. In fact, it was rather stupid. However one of my fave movies, Paranormal Entity comes on the Chiller Channel tonight so I’m hoping the power stays on at least that long. What movies have ya’ll seen lately that you loved?

Image Synopsis: When Gary’s girlfriend Joan vanishes, calls to her parents home yield only dead air. Her school records are gone. There is no longer any evidence that she even existed. Most disturbing of all is what Gary does find: a warning and a tantalizing clue, leading to a mysterious backward cult known as the Homesteders. Now Gary may be the next to disappear.

Now, I am a HUGE fan of horror. HUGE! I also totally love Bentley Little’s writing. Most of his books totally enthrall me by the end of the first chapter. This one took a bit longer.

I can’t really say that this book was horror. It was more of a mystery that involved a creepy cult. Having been a psych nurse for 20 years, and having worked closely with cult members in the past, most cults’ are creepy.

The characters are mostly realistic but not believable. How many college students are going to give up everything they have, including their lives, for a person they only  met a couple weeks ago?

So while it really took me awhile to totally get into the book, it was still for the most part a good read. You won’t find anything paranormal or supernatural, but you will get curious as to how it all ends.