Monthly Archives: January 2018

Colleen’s 2018 #Book #Reviews – “Poetic RITUals,” by Ritu Bhathal

Title: Poetic RITUals Amazon Author Page:  Ritu Bhathal Publication Date: June 29, 2016 Formats: Paperback & Kindle Genres: Poetry, Teen & Young Adult, Women’s Goodreads IN THE AUTHOR’S WORDS: Delve into a book of verse exploring different topics and different genres, all with a RITUal twist. A collection of poetry drawing on the experiences of the writer, ranging from matters of the heart, love for the

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“Equality,” A Flash Fiction Memory

January 18, 2018, Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes boots. Whose boots are they, where do they go and what is their significance? Go where the prompt leads. Respond by January 23, 2018, to be included in the compilation (published January 24). Rules are here. All writers are welcome!   Colleen,

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“My Little Bit of Heaven,” A #Tanka

I’ve had some strange episodes with WordPress of late – disappearing draft posts and themes that have more glitches than a change in voltage in an electric circuit! Whatever ails this platform, I hope it corrects itself soon. Finally, I’ve recreated my creative endeavor for my weekly poetry challenge. I’ve used delight for “play,” and belief for “guess.”   My

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Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 67 – Play & Guess #SynonymsOnly

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some poetry? HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY! I hope you will support the other poets with visits to blogs and by leaving comments. Sharing each other’s work on social media is always nice too. Please note: We are all

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Colleen’s 2018 #Book #Reviews – “Vampyrie, Origin of the Vampire,” by Tina Frisco

Title: Vampyrie, Origin of the Vampire Amazon Author Page: Tina Frisco Publication Date: December 16, 2016 Formats: Paperback & Kindle Genres: Supernatural, Vampires, Werewolves & Shifters, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Suspense IN THE AUTHOR’S WORDS:  “What if vampires were not the undead, but rather the dying? What if there were two factions among vampires: the sustained and the unsustainable? And what if those factions were at

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Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 66: DESTINATION & GUIDE (#SynonymsOnly)

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some poetry? HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY! Image credit: Robert Frost Quotes Learn about American Poet – Robert Frost I hope you will support the other poets with visits to blogs and by leaving comments. Sharing each other’s work on

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Colleen’s 2018 #Book Reviews – “The Man Who Found Birds Among the Stars: Bird of Prey, Part Three” by Author, Lorinda J. Taylor

Amazon Author Page: Lorinda J. Taylor Publication Date: October 18, 2017 Formats: Paperback & Kindle Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy,  Science Fiction, Literature Goodreads In the Author’s Words Wounded physically and mentally by the disaster aboard the Darter, Capt. Nikalishin struggles in Part Two of this biography to overcome the aftereffects and find fulfillment in a life where his dream

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#Fairies, #Myths, & #Magic 2018 Author Spotlight Guest Post: “Annie’s Story, Blessed With a Gift,” by Deborah A. Bowman

My special guest today is Deborah Bowman, who I’ve just recently met. Our friendship is new, but already I feel a kinship. I’m sure it’s because of our love of the paranormal and YA fiction. Funny how magic always seems to find its way to me. So, before we begin, let me share a bit about Deborah. Author, Deborah A.

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