Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Why Don't We Celebrate Leap Year?

Leap year is a year containing one additional day in order to keep the calendar year synchronized with the astronomical or seasonal year. Because seasons and astronomical events do not repeat in a whole number of days, a calendar that had the same number of days in each year would, over time, drift with respect to the event it was supposed to track. By occasionally inserting an additional day or month into the year, the drift can be corrected.

This is astronomical people!


Sunday, February 26, 2012

Cupid Painted Blind Blog Heist

Lisa Rayns’ Eternal Crypt, huh? Sounds like as good of place as any for me to hijack.

Oh, allow me to introduce myself…I’m death. Thanatos, Odin, Azrael, Angeu, Ankou, Yamaraj, the destroyer, the destroying angel. I've been called the angel, lord, and gentleman of death, the fourth horseman of the apocalypse, and he who rides the pale horse, etc.

My favorite of all my names is Reaper, Grim Reaper.  


Saturday, February 18, 2012

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Closed - Congratulations Dawn B.

Midnight Reflections Review

Julia's midnight reflections actually happened at four in the morning. She was far from home, lonely, watching a handsome man sleeping in her bed at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Robin, the handsome sleeping man had put himself in terrible danger so she could solve a mystery. Now she was feeling guilty as hell.

Robin has become obsessed by Julia, knowing something besides her attractiveness enchanted; an illusive mixture of sweetness and intelligence that beckons. He's playing a role, hiding his true identity, trying to win her heart.

Julia is playing a dangerous role herself, working for the man she suspects murdered her brother. She also suspects that Robin is much more than the mechanic he proclaims himself to be. Can she trust him?

Together they uncover information so inflamitory they are forced to flee a dangerous and angry politician. He rules a dangerous and profitable drug army. People who will do anything to get into his good graces. Even murder.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Golden Rose Review

Special story for children.

THE GOLDEN ROSE, written by K. Crumley.

Nicola was a peasant girl, poor in pennies but rich in faith. She was once betrothed to a nobleman's son. But, when their wedding day came he refused to marry her for fear of losing his status and wealth.

To console Nicola, the minister gave her a special gift...
Two heart shaped seeds. One was sterling silver, the other pure gold.

He promises that it will lead her to happiness and love...

But, when her prized possession is stolen away from her, she must confront a skeptical king and his handsome son.

Can faith win out over doubt?

~~~~~

This story originally appeared in print, in the Fall 2010 issue of Full Armor Magazine complete with illustrations by Tracy A. McCann.


Proceeds to be donated to childhood cancer related charities.

The Golden RoseThe Golden Rose by K. Crumley

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


This is a sweet short story that kept me reading. Interesting and fun, and it's wonderful that the author is donating the proceeds to charity!



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Bloodlust Review

Sometimes, you don't need romance…

Sir Brynn of Lochland has a serious problem. He's been captured by an evil vampire queen who wants to use him as her newest blood slave. But Brynn doesn't have a submissive bone in his body, and he intends to fight her every step of the way.

Can Brynn's willpower remain intact when pitted against Sorla's superior vampire strength, seductive skills, and underhanded cruelty, or will she ultimately take possession of both his mind…and body?

CONTENT WARNING: This is a VERY graphic erotic horror/fantasy novella. Expect blood, sex, some M/M content, and bad, bad words.


BloodlustBloodlust by Larissa Ione

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


A female vampire and a knight in unusual circumstances. Not made for a younger audiencce. Short, graphic, nasty, interesting, surprising ending. I liked it.







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Haunted Love Review

Spirit, Texas, is a town of secrets, and as the new owner of the local haunted movie theater, Cody Stryker is juggling more than his fair share. When a mysterious new girl comes to town and runs afoul of the ghost that lives in his theater, Cody's caught in the middle and needs to figure out exactly who he can trust. HAUNTED LOVE is a short story by New York Times Bestseller Cynthia Leitich Smith -- set in the same dark universe as her novels TANTALIZE, ETERNAL, and BLESSED. This story includes a sneak preview of Cynthia Leitich Smith's latest novel, DIABOLICAL, which unites characters from the previous three novels in the Tantalize Series along with a fascinating cast of all-new characters for a suspenseful, action-packed clash between the forces of heaven and hell.

Haunted LoveHaunted Love by Cynthia Leitich Smith

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I thought the author did a great job with this short story. It's original, nicely constructed, and well edited. I don't read a lot of present tense books but I didn't find it distracting at all. Thanks to the author for the nice, free read!



I think it's the best short I've read in a long time.



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101 Tips for Traveling with a Vampire Review

There aren't many resources for humans running with the "undead" - until now. Featuring 101 tips for everything from boat travel to the classic Road trip. Sometimes funny and sometimes serious, these tips will prepare you for a vampire vacation. Includes a sneak peek of "Legacy of Ghosts", book 2 in the Amaranthine series.
101 Tips for Traveling with a Vampire101 Tips for Traveling with a Vampire by Joleene Naylor

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


101 Tips for Traveling with a Vampire is just that: a list of tips for traveling with a vampire. It made me laugh. I liked it.



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The Death Clock Review

Andie didn’t know what to make of the numbers. She started seeing them when she got on the bus that morning. She didn't know what they meant...until she saw them run out...

The Death Clock The Death Clock by J. Rock

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Awesome for a short story. Fast paced, interesting, nicely twisted, and it's free. If you're looking for a short read, this is good.



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Dead? Review

Since I have some free time on my blog, I'm going to review some of the free short stories I've read recently that left an impression.
Three stories that speculate on the other side.

Dead? Three Short Stories by Joshua ScribnerDead? Three Short Stories by Joshua Scribner by Joshua Scribner

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Three intestesting short stories. Interesting, a little twisted, and it's free. If you're looking for a short read, this is good.





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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Touched by Fire Review

TAINTED BY SCANDAL

Divorced, disgraced, robbed of her legacy and her pride, a desperate Hannah Shelton stages her own death and leaves the Pennsylvania home town that scorns her. Passing herself off as an innocent mail-order bride, she arrives in Wisconsin to meet her future husband--never anticipating the flames of passion that will sear her soul, and send her into the arms of another man.

TEMPTED BY DESIRE

Strong, steadfast John Aldman is pleased with his pretty bride-to-be, but it is his brother, Daniel, whose every glance, every gesture touches Hannah's heart with fire. Just when desire threatens to burn out of control, Hannah's deception is discovered, sparking off bitterness that may cost her Daniel's love. Now, while raging brushfires blaze through the land-as red hot and unstoppable as the passion of two lovers-Hannah knows she must confront her past...before she can claim a love destined to burn brightly forever.


Dark Paradise Review

New Eden, Montana, is a piece of heaven on earth where one woman died in her own private hell. Now it’s up to ex-court reporter Marilee Jennings to decipher the puzzle of her best friend’s death. But someone has a stake in silencing her suspicion. Someone with secrets worth killing for—and the power to turn this beautiful haven into a . . .

Dark Paradise

And as Mari digs deeper beneath New Eden’s picture-perfect exterior, finding the truth is suddenly no longer a matter of justice.

It’s her only hope of staying alive.


Monday, February 13, 2012

Triple Exposure Review


A mother’s love. A son’s life snuffed out. A killer at large. Snapshots of reality, except sometimes layered images do not add up to a whole picture of the truth.

Better than anyone, photographer Rachel Copeland knows the camera can lie. That’s how lurid altered pictures of her appeared on the Internet, starting a downward spiral that ended with her shooting a nineteen-year-old stalker in self-defense. Fleeing the press and the threats of an unidentified female caller, she retreats to her remote hometown in the Texas desert. In Marfa, where mysterious lights hover in the night sky, folks are used to the unexplainable, and a person’s secrets are off limits. But recluse Zeke Pike takes that philosophy even further than Rachel herself. In her viewfinder Zeke’s male sensuality is highlighted, his unexpressed longing for human contact revealed. Through a soft-focus lens, she sees a future for them beyond their red-hot affair, never guessing their relationship will expose the lovers to more danger than either can imagine.


Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Salt Maiden Review

Deep beneath the desert lies a woman’s body, mummified by salt, abandoned by those who ought to seek her. With her rests a secret that someone will kill to keep buried.

Devil’s Claw

It’s a barren wasteland, the dead center of nowhere, and the last place Dana Vanover wants to be. But it’s also the last known address of her missing sister. Determined to locate Angie, Dana won’t be deterred by suspicious rednecks, snakebite, or even the grim prognosis of Sheriff Jay Eversole: no woman could survive more than a week alone in the burning heat of Rimrock County . But the endless sands aren’t the only thing hotter than the chili served up in the Broken Spur cafĂ©. Despite small-town dirty politics, a deadly car chase and a dangerous paternity search, Dana and Jay can’t keep their hands off each other. In the least populated area of the country they’ve managed to find love. Now all they have to do is stay alive long enough to uncover…

The Salt Maiden


Head On Review

Hell On Wheels...

The full moon brings out the crazies; anyone in emergency services knows that. But for hospice nurse Beth Ann Decker, the gruesome murder that rocks Hatcher County is shockingly unexpected. As is the return of the Texas community's most hated prodigal son -- Mark Jessup. Sixteen years before, the town's bad boy was behind the wheel of a pickup that left three cheerleaders dead and Beth Ann so badly injured that people whispered she'd have been better off in the grave with them.

Jessup is all man now -- tough, uncompromising, rich -- and a possible suspect in this new killing. Beth Ann knows he's the last person she should be spending time with, especially when a nighttime intruder makes it clear that she herself is a target. But in Mark's heated gaze, Beth Ann sees something a lot more exciting than pity. No matter how dangerous the road ahead, she's dead set on meeting life, and love...

Head On.


Friday, February 10, 2012

Heat Lightning Review

When a stalker makes an attempt on the life of community activist Luz Maria Montoya, there is no shortage of suspects... including the sexy Houston police detective assigned to crack the case.

Though Heat Lightning stands alone, fans of Fade the Heat will enjoy revisiting Reagan Hurley, Luz Maria's brother, Jack Montoya, and the mean streets of Houston, Texas.


The Deadliest Denial Review

Sometimes the deadliest of lies are the ones we tell ourselves . . .

The worst day of Claire’s life begins with a 5:00 am knock on her door, the summons every cop’s wife dreads. But instead of telling her Spence is gone, killed in the line of duty, Claire gets even worse news. Her husband is in jail. For murder. And irrefutable evidence proves the person he really wants dead is her.

Betrayal turns to terror when Spence skips bail and someone begins vandalizing her horse ranch. In the fury of a Texas thunderstorm, her husband reappears with a story that sounds all too credible and a seductive magnetism Claire has never been able to resist. Is her need to believe in his innocence nothing but . . . The Deadliest Denial?


Thursday, February 9, 2012

Fade the Heat Review

Someone is setting fires in the Houston barrio, and Dr. Jack Montoya is the first intended victim. Is there some connection between the torching of his apartment and the gorgeous blonde from his past who appears at his clinic on the same day? For sure, Reagan Hurley turns up the flames of his libido, but these days the beautiful firefighter is more interested in putting out conflagrations than fanning old sparks. Yet when a hotly contested mayoral race turns ugly, when Reagan’s life is threatened and Jack’s career almost destroyed, when desire sizzles uncontrollably between them, it seems that no one will be able to…
Fade the Heat.


Fatal Error Review

West Texas gossip paints every story a more interesting shade, especially when a married man goes missing with a small-town banker’s wife and a stolen fortune. Susan Maddox is tired of feeling like an abandoned woman, and even angrier when neighbors insist she’s the one getting away with murder. Maybe her handsome-as-sin, bad-boy brother-in-law isn’t the smartest choice of an ally, especially since she’s never been able to forget a star-studded night in his convertible back in high school. But who else can she trust to recover damning information from her husband’s crashed hard drive? Who else can pick up the pieces when intruders set fire to her home, a truck runs her off the road, and a trail of dead men stops her cold? Who else will help her uncover a fatal error?

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Show Me The Love

Welcome to Show me the Love Google+ hop for $60 Paypal cash.

Every one wants some extra cash in their pockets, especially around special holidays... Well to make that dream come true we are giving away $60 Paypal cash for Valentines Day. Enter from now till February 14th to win $60 Paypal cash. Easy entry just follow everyone on Google + and then come here on February 15th to see if you won.

So lets get this party started...

SHOW ME THE LOVE........

Closed - Congratulations Alison B.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

My Novella is FREE on the 6th!!!

Given her ten-year curse that leaves her beaten and bruised, Emma Patrix has grown accustomed to drinking away the pain. And with a trail of dead bodies behind her, it was only a matter of time before the law caught up.

Now she's accused of murder and she must flee the country to find the one man who can help her break the curse-Calvin Konrad. She finally catches up with him in Egypt, but he's not the same sweet boy she remembers from her childhood. And getting him to help her proves more difficult than she ever imagined.

"Curse of the Egyptian Goddess is truly a twisted curse of all curses." --M.R. Polish, YA author/reviewer.

"A compelling page turner that will suck you in." --Stephanie Nelson, author of Craved.

Please download your free ecopy tomorrow, February 6th on Smashwords! CLICK HERE!

Unfortunately, Amazon and B&N wouldn't let me lower the price to free.
Enjoy and please consider leaving a review!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Blood Awakening FREE

Nicole, a small town Alabama girl, and her best friend Kat take a weekend trip to Panama City, Florida. Kat looking to have a good time and Nicole hoping to escape the pain of losing her mother for a little while. Little did Nicole know, the escape would awaken a ancient power that is hidden in her blood. A power that evil wants for its own and will do whatever it takes to have it.

This short story is a look into best friends', Nicole and Kat, life before a centuries old grudge and Nicole's emerging powers rips them apart. A power that Nicole wants no part of as it brings her to her knees and forces her to walk away from her small town life and everyone she loves.

Free February 2nd and 3rd!

Get it HERE!