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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Book Review: My Soul Immortal (Fated Eternals #1) by Jen Printy

My Soul Immortal (Fated Eternals #1) 
by Jen Printy
February 22, 2014
312 pages
Genre: Urban Fantasy/ Paranormal Romance
An endless love, for an endless price.

Jack’s immortality is exposed when he prevents a liquor store heist, forcing him to flee to protect his secret—a secret not even he understands. But when he meets Leah Winters—a mirror image of his decades-lost love, Lydia—his very soul is laid bare. He begins to question his sanity. Is she real, and if so, what does that mean for Jack and his secret?

Jack’s not the only mystery man in town. A stranger named Artagan hints at knowledge Jack is desperate to possess. But can he trust Artagan, or does the dark newcomer harbor deadly secrets of his own?

As Jack’s bond with Leah grows, so does the danger to her life. Jack must discover just how much he is willing to risk in order to save the woman he already lost once.

My Soul Immortal tells the story of Jack, a mysterious immortal who has lived for over 100 years. Jack doesn’t fully understand his gift of immortality and has spent a good chunk of his long existence resenting it. For decades, Jack has been haunted by the memory of his lost love Lydia. To conceal his gift, Jack must maintain a low profile and remain on the move. In his newest identity as a bookstore clerk in Portland Maine, Jack meets Leah, an exact likeness of his lost Lydia.

My Soul Immortal is well-written and rather sweet. Jack and Leah are likable characters. The story has a strong sense of realism despite its paranormal elements. I preferred the second half of the book as Printy established an interesting premise for future installments. I found the book to have a young adult vibe; much too vanilla for my taste. Leah is young and lacks the grit, depth, and maturity I prefer in a female lead character.

The premise of this book is intriguing and the series has potential. I particularly enjoyed the complexity and mystery of Artagan and would be interested in seeing this character further integrated into future installments.

Three Sheep

Bianca Greenwood

About the Author:
Since childhood, Jen Printy has been writing. Whether stories about a fantasy world or everyday life in Maine, Jen loved losing herself in the worlds she created on paper. The arts in all forms have always been an important part of Jen's life, a love instilled in her by her father. When Jen isn't writing, she's sculpting as a freelance doll artist.

Jen lives with her husband, two daughters, and diva dog Cookie in southern Maine, where she loves spending time friends and family, finding treasures along the seashore, or enjoying a Guinness at her favorite local pub.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Your Fall 2019 Schedule: new series, canceled series, returning series

Here is a list of all the new/returning/canceled shows for Fall of 2019 on the major networks.
At the bottom are the premiere dates.
This is a looooong list but you can print it out to refer back to.
**This list is current as of today. Things could change**

These shows are coming out Spring 2020 (I think)


Renewed Series
The Blacklist Fri, Oct 4, 8pm
Blindspot (for fifth and final season)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine 

Chicago Fire Wed, Sept 25, 9pm
Chicago Med Wed, Sept 25, 8pm
Chicago P.D. Wed, Sept 25, 10pm
Ellen’s Game of Games
Good Girls

The Good Place Thur, Sept 26, 9pm
Law & Order: SVU Thur, Sept 26, 10pm
New Amsterdam Tue, Sept 24, 10pm
Superstore Thur, Sept 26, 8pm
This Is Us (for Seasons 4, 5 and 6) Tue, Sept 24, 9pm
The Voice Mon, Sept 23, 8pm

Will & Grace

Canceled/Ending Series 
A.P. Bio
The Enemy Within
I Feel Bad
Midnight, Texas
Trial & Error
The Village

Summer Series

The InBetween (new series)

New Series

Bluff City Law
Sun, Sept 22, 10pm
Cast: Jimmy Smits, Caitlin McGee, Scott Shepherd, Barry Sloane, Michael Luwoye, MaameYaa Boafo, Stony Blyden and Jayne Atkinson.

Council of Dads
Cast: Sarah Wayne Callies, Clive Standen, Tom Everett Scott, J. August Richards, Blue Chapman, Emjay Anthony, Michele Weaver, Thalia Tran, Steven Silver, Michael O’Neill

Inspired by the best-selling book “The Bone Collector,”
Cast: Russell Hornsby, Arielle Kebbel, Brían F. O’Byrne, Tate Ellington, Courtney Grosbeck, Ramses Jimenez, Brooke Lyons, Roslyn Ruff and Michael Imperioli

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist

Cast: Jane Levy, Skylar Astin, Peter Gallagher, Alex Newell, John Clarence Stewart, Carmen Cusack and Mary Steenburgen.

Cast: Adam Pally, Abby Elliott, Steven Weber and Fran Drescher.

The Kenan Show
Cast: Kenan Thompson, Punam Patel, Dani Lockett, Dannah Lockett and Andy Garcia.

Perfect Harmony

Thur, Sept 26, 8:30pm
Cast: Bradley Whitford, Anna Camp, Tymberlee Hill, Rizwan Manji, Will Greenberg, Geno Segers and Spencer Allport.

Thur, Sept 26, 9:30pm

Cast: Kal Penn, Kiran Deol, Moses Storm, Diana Maria Riva, Joel Kim Booster, Samba Schutte, Poppy Liu


Renewed Series
Blue Bloods Fri Sept 27, 10pm
Bull Sun., Sept 22, 10pm
Criminal Minds (for 15th and final season)
FBI Tue, Sept 24, 9pm
God Friended Me Sun, Sept 29, 8:30pm
Hawaii Five-0 Fri Sept 27, 8pm
Madam Secretary Sun, Oct 6, 10pm
Magnum P.I. Fri Sept 27, 9pm
Man With a Plan
Mom (for Seasons 7 and 8) Thur, Sept 26, 9pm
NCIS Tues, Sept 24, 8pm
NCIS: Los Angeles Sun, Sept 29, 9:30pm
NCIS: New Orleans Tue, Sept 24, 10pm
The Neighborhood Mon, Sept 23, 9pm
SEAL Team Wed, Oct 2, 8pm
Wed, Sept 25, 8pm
S.W.A.T. Wed, Oct 2, 10pm
Young Sheldon (for Seasons 3 and 4) 
Thur, Sept 26, 8pm

Canceled/Ending Series
The Big Bang Theory
Happy Together
Life in Pieces
Murphy Brown
The Red Line

Summer Series
Blood & Treasure (new series)
Instinct (returning series)

New Series

All Rise Sun, Sept 22, 9pm
Cast: Simone Missick, Wilson Bethel, Jessica Camacho, Marg Helgenberger, J. Alex

Thur, Sept 26, 10pm
Cast: Katja Herbers, Mike Colter, Aasif Mandvi, Michael Emerson, Brooklyn Shuck, Skylar Gray, Maddy Crocco, Dalya Knapp

FBI: Most Wanted
: Julian McMahon, Alana de la Garza, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Kellan Lutz, Roxy Sternberg, Nathaniel Arcand

: Edie Falco, Michael Chernus, Adelaide Clemens, Russel G. Jones, Olivia Lucy Phillip, David Fierro, Joseph Lyle Taylor

Bob Hearts Abishola
Sun, Sept 22, 8:30pm
Cast: Billy Gardell, Folake Olowofoyeku, Christine Ebersole, Matt Jones, Maribeth 

Cast: Jaime Camil, Pauley Perrette, Natasha Leggero, Izzy Diaz, Antonio Corbo

Carol's Second ActThur, Sept 26, 9:30pm

Cast: Patricia Heaton, Kyle MacLachlan, Ito Aghayere, Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Sabrina Jalees

The UnicornThur, Sept 26, 8:30pm

Cast: Walton Goggins, Rob Corddry, Michaela Watkins, Omar Benson Miller, Maya Lynne Robinson, Ruby Jay, Makenzie Moss


Renewed Series 

A Million Little Things Thur, Sept 26, 9pm
American Housewife Fri Sept 27, 8pm
black-ish Tue, Sept 24, 9:30pm
Bless This Mess Tues, Sept 24, 8:30pm
Dancing With the Stars Mon, Sept 16,
The Conners Tues, Sept 24, 8pm
Fresh Off the Boat Fri Sept 27, 8:30pm
The Goldbergs Wed, Sept 25, 8pm
The Good Doctor Sun, Sept 22, 10pm
Grey’s Anatomy (for Seasons 16 and 17) Thur, Sept 26, 8pm
How to Get Away With Murder Thur, Sept 26, 10pm
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Last season)
Modern Family (for 11th and final season) Wed, Sept 25, 9pm
The Rookie Sun, Sept 29, 10pm
Schooled Wed, Sept 25, 8:30pm
Single Parents Wed, Sept 25, 9:30pm
Station 19

Canceled/Ending Series
For the People
The Fix
The Kids Are Alright
Splitting Up Together
Take Two
Whiskey Cavalier

Summer Series

Grand Hotel (new series) 

New Series
The Baker and the Beauty
Cast: Allison Tolman, Alexa Swinton, Owain Yeoman, Ashley Aufderheide, Robert Bailey Jr, Zabryna Guevara, Donald Faison, Clancy Brown

For Life
: Nicholas Pinnock, Indira Varma, Joy Bryant, Glenn Fleshler, Dorian Missick, Tyla Harris, Mary Stuart Masterson and Boris McGiver.

Wed, Sept 25, 10pm

Based on the “Stumptown” graphic novel series
Cast: Cobie Smulders, Tantoo Cardinal, Cole Sibus, Adrian Martinez, Camryn Manheim, Michael Ealy

Tue, Sept 24, 9pm
“Black-ish” prequel series “Mixed-ish” is set in the 1980s
Cast: Arica Himmel, Tika Sumpter, Christina Anthony, Mykal-Michelle Harris and Ethan Childress

United We Fall
: Will Sasso, Christina Vidal, Jane Curtin, and Ella Grace Helton.

Renewed Series 
9-1-1 Mon, Sept 23, 8pm
Bob’s Burgers Sun, Sept 29, 9pm
Empire Tue, Sept 24, 9pm
Family Guy Sun, Sept 29, 9:30pm
Last Man Standing
The Masked Singer 
Wed, Sept 25, 8pm 
The Orville
The Resident Tues, Sept 24, 8pm
The Simpsons (for Seasons 31 and 32) Sun, Sept 29, 8pm

Canceled/Ending Series
The Cool Kids
The Gifted
Lethal Weapon
The Passage
Proven Innocent

New Series

9-1-1: Lone Star
: Rob Lowe

Cast: Stephen Dorff, Yara Martinez, Brian Van Holt, Siena Goines, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Shane Paul McGhie, Mark Moses

Filthy Rich
: Kim Cattrall, Gerald McRaney, Aubrey Dollar, Benjamin Levy Aguilar, Corey Cott, Mark L. Young, Steve Harris, Melia Kreiling, David Denman, Olivia Macklin

Cast: John Slattery, Fernanda Andrade, Michael Mosley, Jason Butler Harner, Eve Harlowe, Aaron Moten, Gerardo Celasco, Elizabeth Cappucino, Evan Whitten

Not Just Me
: Brittany Snow, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Emily Osment, Mustafa Elzein, Mo McRae, Victoria Cartagena, Timothy Hutton

Prodigal Son 
Sun, Sept 22, 9pm
Cast: Tom Payne, Michael Sheen, Bellamy Young, Lou Diamond Phillips, Halston Sage, Aurora Perrineau, Frank Harts, Keiko Agena

Bless the Harts(Animated)
Cast: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Jillian Bell, Ike Barinholtz

Cast: Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Wiz Khalifa

The Great North(Animated)
Cast: Nick Offerman, Jenny Slate, Megan Mullally, Paul Rust, Aparna Nancherla, Will Forte, Dulcé Sloan

Cast: Jason Biggs, Maggie Lawson, Connor Kalopsis, Ashley Boettcher, Jack Stanton, Oakley Bull, Tisha Campbell-Martin

The CW
Renewed Series 
The 100
All American Mon, Oct 7, 8pm
Arrow (eighth and final season) Tue, Oct 15, 9pm
Black Lightning Mon, Oct 21, 9pm
Burden of Truth
Charmed Fri, Oct 11, 8pm
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
Dynasty Fri, Oct 11, 9pm
The Flash Mon, Oct 8, 8pm
In the Dark
Legacies Thur, Oct 10, 9pm
The Outpost
Riverdale Wed, Oct 9, 8pm
Roswell, New Mexico
Supergirl Sun, Oct 6, 9pm
Supernatural (15th and final season) Thur, Oct 10, 8pm

Canceled/Ending Series

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 
Jane the Virgin

New Series
Sun, Oct 6, 8pm

Cast: Ruby Rose, Camrus Johnson, Meagan Tandy, Nicole Kang, Dougray Scott, Elizabeth Anweis, Rachel Skarsten

Katy Keene A “Riverdale” spinoff
Cast: Lucy Hale, Ashleigh Murray, Jonny Beauchamp, Julia Chan, Camille Hyde, Lucien Laviscount

Nancy DrewWed, Oct 9, 9pm

Cast: Kennedy McMann, Leah Lewis, Tunji Kasim, Maddison Jaizani, Alex Saxon, Scott Wolf, Alvina August

Season Premiers
Sept. 3
Mayans M.C. (FX), 10pm

Sept. 9
The Kelly Clarkson Show (NBC)

Sept. 10
Mr. Mercedes (AT&T Audience Network), 10pm

Sept. 12
Mr. Inbetween (FX), 10pm

Sept. 13
Red Bull Peaking (The CW), 9pm

Sept. 16
Dancing with the Stars (ABC), 8pm

Sept. 18
American Horror Story: 1984 (FX), 10pm

Sept. 20
Disenchantment (Netflix)

Sept. 22
71st Emmy Awards (Fox), 8pm

Sept. 23
The Voice (NBC), 8pm
The Neighborhood (CBS), 8pm
9-1-1 (Fox), 8pm
(Hearts) Abishola (CBS), 8:30pm
All Rise (CBS), 9pm
Prodigal Son (Fox), 9pm
Bluff City Law (NBC), 10pm
Bull (CBS), 10pm
The Good Doctor (ABC), 10pm

Sept. 24
NCIS (CBS), 8pm
The Resident (Fox), 8pm
The Conners (ABC), 8pm
Bless This Mess (ABC), 8:30pm
This Is Us (NBC), 9pm
FBI (CBS), 9pm
Empire (Fox), 9pm
Mixed-ish (ABC), 9pm
Black-ish (ABC), 9:30pm
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS), 10pm
New Amsterdam (NBC), 10pm
Emergence (ABC), 10pm

Sept. 25
Chicago Med (NBC), 8pm
Survivor (CBS), 8pm
The Masked Singer (Fox), 8pm
The Goldbergs (ABC), 8pm
Schooled (ABC), 8:30pm
Chicago Fire (NBC), 9pm
Modern Family (ABC), 9pm
Single Parents (ABC), 9:30pm
Chicago P.D. (NBC), 10pm
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX), 10pm
Stumptown (ABC), 10pm

Sept. 26
Superstore (NBC), 8pm
Young Sheldon (CBS), 8pm
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC), 8pm
Perfect Harmony (NBC), 8:30pm
The Unicorn (CBS), 8:30pm
The Good Place (NBC), 9pm
Mom (CBS), 9pm
A Million Little Things (ABC), 9pm
Sunnyside (NBC), 9:30pm
Carol’s Second Act (CBS), 9:30pm
Law & Order: SVU (NBC), 10pm
Evil (CBS), 10pm
How to Get Away with Murder (ABC), 10pm

Sept. 27
The Politician (Netflix), streaming
Hawaii Five-0 (CBS), 8pm
American Housewife (ABC), 8pm
Fresh Off the Boat (ABC), 8:30pm
Magnum P.I. (CBS), 9pm
Blue Bloods (CBS), 10pm

Sept. 28
 Saturday Night Live (NBC), 11:30pm

Sept. 29
America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC), 7pm
The Simpsons (Fox), 8pm
God Friended Me (CBS), 8:30pm
Bless the Harts (Fox), 8:30pm
Bob’s Burgers (Fox), 9pm
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS), 9:30pm
Family Guy (Fox), 9:30pm
The Rookie (ABC), 10pm

Oct. 2
 The Masked Singer (Fox), 8pm
SEAL Team (CBS), 9pm
Almost Family (Fox), 9pm
 S.W.A.T. (CBS), 10pm

Oct. 4
Goliath (Amazon), streaming
The Blacklist (NBC), 8pm

Oct. 6
Batwoman (The CW), 8pm
Supergirl (The CW), 9pm
Madam Secretary (CBS), 10pm

Oct. 7
All American (The CW), 8pm

Oct. 8
The Flash (The CW), 8pm

Oct. 9
Riverdale (The CW), 8pm
Nancy Drew (The CW), 9pm

Oct. 10
Supernatural (The CW), 8pm
Legacies (The CW), 9pm

Oct. 11
Charmed (The CW), 8pm
Dynasty (The CW), 9pm

Oct. 15
Arrow (The CW), 9pm

Oct. 18
Looking for Alaska (Hulu), streaming

Oct. 21
Black Lightning (The CW), 9pm

Friday, July 19, 2019

Excerpt: Albatross: A Kendra Spark Novel Book Three by S. Peters-Davis + giveaway

A cold-case investigation ends in facing the ultimate psychopaths, a highly-accredited police director gone crime lord and a beautiful malevolent “albatross of a spirit.”

Albatross: A Kendra Spark Novel Book Three
by S. Peters-Davis
June 1, 2019
Genre: Supernatural, Paranormal, Suspense-Romance
Publisher: BWL Publishing, Inc.
ISBN-10: 0228608910
ISBN-13: 978-0228608912
Number of pages: 210
Word Count: 60,200
Cover Artist: Michelle Lee
Kendra Spark, Derek Knight, and “ghosty” Jenna Powers, members of an FBI special task force, investigate a cold-case and end up facing the ultimate psychopaths, a highly-accredited police director gone crime lord and a beautiful malevolent “albatross of a spirit.” Both want Kendra for her unique abilities but might settle for Jenna instead.

Derek stops at nothing to keep Kendra and Jenna safe, but what if the worst-case scenario happens, an unstoppable villain and villainess of the dark plane that picks the earth plane as their stomping ground?

The scent of vanilla stirred the air within the bathroom. “Sparky, why aren’t you in the big house with Derek?” Jenna, in all her ghosty-glory, got my attention using her pet name for me, an annihilation of my last name. She leaned against the doorjamb of Derek’s small cottage version of his home and silently tapped her toe.

“We needed some thought-provoking space apart.” I turned from the mirror and faced Jenna. “So, did you honestly believe that I saw ghosts before you became one? I mean truly.”

“Well, I called you a few weeks ago when Dad’s life lay in peril from a psycho killer targeting FBI agents.” Jenna tilted her head, her eyes narrowed. “Is this about Derek?”

“He continues to struggle with what he saw at the Voodoo Re-resurrection Ritual. I mean, he watched it, actually saw Buster, and Grandma Ellie with all of the Guardian Angels, and the soul-lights belonging to the trafficked teens.” A deep agonizing sigh rolled off my tongue. “You never saw any of the ghosts I did, and yet you called me for your dad. You had to trust in my ability, right?”

“Listen, Sparky, honestly, I called because none of the agents could get a handle on the situation fast enough for me. My concern for Dad had driven me to make the call. At that point, I wanted to grab at anything, including your ability, even if I didn’t fully believe or understand it.” Jenna stepped closer, her gray and fluorescent green running ensemble flattered her slim frame. “I’d wrap my arm around your shoulder if I could. I still feel like I owe you an apology for so many things, not believing in your ghost-vision is but one.”

“Well, you put on a good front for me, because in college, I never doubted your belief in me.”

Jenna chuckled. “I thought most of what you told me related to your fiction. You were always such a good story-teller with your wild-wacky imagination. Most of the time, I figured you set me up for a shock-factor effect.”

A light rap on the front door announced Derek, but he didn’t enter like usual. Jenna shimmered out of sight as I strode to the door and opened it. My lips parted as I sucked in air. Clara Jones, my literary agent…here? “How did you get this address?”

“From your writer friend, Sharon. I got her information from the last manuscript she sent to me because you were here.” She peered over my shoulder, glancing around the inside of the cottage. “Wow, now this is one hell of a writing retreat.” She pushed past me and stood in the center of the room, gaze darting everywhere until it settled on me. “Tell me you’ve started the first book in the series. Knixton House is getting anxious for the media and cover art information, and since I was in D.C., I thought I might pick it up personally.” She forced a smile. “I’m beginning to think you’re dodging my calls and text messages.”

Another light rap on the door, I swung around to Derek. His smile warmed me, but his arched brow and nod toward Clara indicated his concern.

“Come in and meet my Literary Agent, Clara Jones. Clara, FBI Special Agent, Derek Knight.”

“We just met. Mr. Knight told me how to get back here.” And still, Clara moved toward him with the speed of a booster rocket. Her hand extended and grabbed Derek’s before he offered it. She studied Derek’s face, her gaze traveled over him, from head to toe, until his face blazed red.

He pulled his hand from Clara’s. “Nice to meet you, again. Kendra has mentioned you.”

Clara turned to me. “Only mentioned?”

“We’ve been rather busy solving FBI cases.”

With a poof of vanilla, Jenna reappeared next to Clara. “Wow, she’s a looker. And damnation, her eyes keep creeping back to Derek.” Jenna chuckled. “You’ll have to muzzle her or wrap a blindfold around her head.”

I chuckled out loud. Of course, at the worst inappropriate timing.

“I hate to cut your visit short, Ms. Jones, but Kendra’s presence is requested at a meeting downtown D.C., and we are running behind schedule.” Derek pressed his lips together, tension swept along his jaw and temple.

“Wait a minute, buster. This woman already has a job.” She poked a finger in Derek’s chest. “In fact, she’s obligated to complete that job in record-breaking time to meet the commitment of her book contract.” Clara’s green eyes widened as she glared at Derek.

“I think bolts of lightning are flying from her eyeballs and striking Derek, right in the heart, where her fingernail is buried.” Jenna grinned. “What do you think?”

I forced an exasperated breath and stepped closer to the duo. “Derek, I need some time to talk with Clara. Can you go to the meeting without me? You can record it or just pass on anything I should know.”

Derek grabbed my elbow and directed me toward the door. “She’ll be only a moment,” he said as the door slammed behind us. We kept walking away from the cottage and around the side of Derek’s log home. He stopped and whirled me toward him. “Why is she here? When she knocked on my door this morning and requested you, I thought she might be a relative.”

“I have a signed contract to a new publishing house, and Clara’s nervous about the upcoming deadlines. With everything going on, I haven’t told her about my decision to stay here for a while. I’m not sure how to break my contract.” Plus, the fact that I didn’t look forward to a face-off with Clara. I’d neglected this major obstacle. “She has no clue about my ability, or why the FBI would use me. It’s going to take some time to explain.”

“I’m sure the FBI has some kind of legal documentation we can present to Clara that will supersede your contracts.” He tilted my face upward and pulled me closer. His lips touched mine, stealing my breath. His throaty moan electrified the beat of my heart, and I melted against his body.

Then vanilla fluffed the air, but I ignored it.

“Sparky, wrap it up. Little Miss Nasty-Pants is on her way.” Jenna’s face appeared over Derek’s shoulder. She winked and then vanished.

I broke away from Derek’s embrace. His stormy-blues smoldered.

Clara flounced around the corner and ran into Derek’s shoulder. He stood solid as she stumbled, but then she righted herself, eyeing him and then me. “I’m not getting a good vibe with what’s happening here, Kendra. We need to talk. In private.” She glowered at Derek.

“Get this straightened out.” Derek’s gaze met mine, and then he moved away from Clara. “I’ll let Director Powers know you’ve been detained. I’m sure there’s something he can pull out of his hat to help secure your position with the FBI.”

“What’s he talking about?” Clara’s face flushed to a bright red, almost matching her hair.

“You got time for a coffee, maybe two? This might take a while to explain.” I nodded to Derek as he walked away, and then slipped my arm through Clara’s. “Let’s go back to the cottage. It comes with the best little screened-in porch, very private and serene.”

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S. Peters-Davis writes multi-genre stories, but loves penning a good page-turning suspense-thriller, especially when it’s a ghost story and a romance. When she’s not writing, editing, or reading, she’s hiking, RV’ing, fishing, playing with grandchildren, or enjoying time with her favorite muse (her husband) in Southwest Michigan.

As DK Davis, she also writes YA and NA paranormal, supernatural novels that involve diverse and mature subject matter.

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

TV Show Review: What We Do in the Shadows (2010)

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What We Do in the Shadows (TV show)March 27, 2019
Network: FX Productions
No. of episodes: 10 (list of episodes)
Based on the feature film of the same name from Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, "What We Do in the Shadows" is a documentary-style look into the daily (or rather, nightly) lives of four vampires who've "lived" together for hundreds of years in Staten Island. After an unexpected visit from their dark lord and leader, the vampires are reminded of what they were initially tasked with upon their arrival in New York City over a century ago -- total and complete domination of the New World. But what exactly is the best way to go about achieving said domination? A vérité camera crew follows along as the vampires set out to answer this query.

What We Do in the Shadows is an American comedy horror series based on the original movie boasting the same name. The tv series is a true velvet pouched, red ruby rendition of decadent deliciousness. Putting a new twist on the vampires, in general, is a high stakes game for sure, then it is my pleasure to say that WWDITS gives us, subpar humans, a refreshing mockumentary glimpse into the window of a clutch of old-world vampires who are navigating the challenges of today's over-complicated pc era. 
Laszlow, Nadja, Colin, and Nandor the Relentless are a superiorly arrogant and bumbling ignorant foursome of dark sarcasm, woven within a web of subtle hilarity that surely will entrap even the snobbiest of sparkly vampire fans. 
Tasked with total world domination, a feast of worth while shenanigans ensue. If biting into clots, er...I mean biting into plots of hosting unsuccessful vampire orgies, ill attempts at dominating the world through stuffy city council meetings, luring naive virginal cosplay geeks for party snacks or pruning a luscious garden topiary of vagina-shaped emerald bushes seems like your flash of flavorful tomfoolery, check out What We Do In The Shadows.

4 1/2 Sheep


Spotlight: Should I Go to College? What about Student Loan Debt? + giveaway

A Former Teacher's Guide to Possibly Saving You Thousands of Dollars and Millions of Headaches
by C.S. Johnson
March 14th, 2019 
Genre: Non-Fiction 

A Former Teacher’s Guide to Possibly Saving You Thousands of Dollars and Millions of Headaches

If you’re a high school student, chances are you’ve been thinking about where you will go to college. Or if you will go to college at all. 
I’ve been there. And as a former teacher, I’ve seen thousands of students there, too. So I wrote this book to help you. 
This book offers sound advice about deciding whether or not you want to go to college, and, if you decide to go, how you can save time and money along the way. 

"This is the book about college I wish I had read when I was younger.” – My 30-year-old self

•Describes what college is 
•Promotes thoughtful self-reflection 
•Outlines your options post-high school 
•Offers tragically hilarious truths about teaching
•Reaffirms the code of personal responsibility 
•Likens student loans to dragons that need to be slain


***AUTHOR'S NOTE*** If you purchase the paperback, the Kindle version is free with your purchase. This makes it easy to read the book yourself, and you'll have a copy if you decide to give it to someone else -- or if you "lend" it to someone who doesn't return it. 
I AM JUST GOING TO SAY IT, LIKE ALL THE other people I admire, even though I know some people are not going to like it: Not everyone is cut out for college. Repeat: Not everyone is cut out for college. REPEAT: NOT EVERYONE IS CUT OUT FOR COLLEGE. And that’s okay. It’s really okay. You can be a happy, successful person and not go to college. You can make a lot of money and never need to go to college. You still have worth as a person, you can still get job training, and you can still learn a craft or skill or art or anything. There isn’t some sacred part of life you’re missing out on by not attending college. Even so, there seems to be no end of people who will convince you that college is necessary. Parents, guardians, teachers, other students, salespeople, politicians,—all of these people sit on an imaginary jury of sorts, and they are all giving you the same verdict: “GO TO COLLEGE!” SIDE NOTE: Please don’t consider that subliminal messaging. But — but! — all of these people are not you. You are in the best position to decide if college is something you want to pursue. Your peers include many people who simply go to college because it’s the “thing to do.” Taxes are the “thing to do.” College is optional, and it is your choice. Your parents love you (I assume) and your teachers want to guide you (I assume), so it can be hard to find yourself at odds with others over the issue of your future. Others, like the politicians and the marketing companies, see you as a profit. There are several reasons that there’s so much debt in America; it’s not just because a lot of people wanted to go to school and then the economy dropped. Many of the college recruiters who call you and the pretty brochures they send you are there to make you want to go to college. It works because there are a lot of legitimate reasons to go. But going to college might still not be the best option for you, and you have to be willing to stand up to any number of people who disagree with you, including salespeople. Many people who have student loan debt are people who wanted to change career fields, wanted higher pay, or wanted to look for better jobs and opportunities. These are the people who look at those brochures and take these calls with an end in mind. When you are not sure of what you want to be when you grow up, it can be easy to be swayed by the honeyed words of a salesperson who is paid on commission.

About the Author:
C. S. Johnson is the award-winning, genre-hopping author of several novels, including young adult sci-fi and fantasy adventures such as the Starlight Chronicles, the Once Upon a Princess saga, and the Divine Space Pirates trilogy. With a gift for sarcasm and an apologetic heart, she currently lives in Atlanta with her family. Find out more at Giveaway!

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Book Review: Midnight's End (The Fae Games Book 5) by Jill Ramsower

Midnight's End (The Fae Games Book 5)by Jill Ramsower
July 2, 2019
204 pages
Sorceress, enchantress, deceiver, murderer—I’ve been called all those and more, some that might make you blush. Lucky for me, I couldn’t care less what people think about me. I’ve had my sights set on one thing for the last thousand years, and that’s all that matters. I’ll do whatever it takes to find the cauldron, even if it means taking on a partner. They call him a knight in shining armor. For me, he’s my golden ticket. He fell into my lap, quite literally, and now he’s going to help me get what I want.

I don’t play particularly well with others, but he’s the best shot I’ve got, so I’ll hop on that train and hope it gets me where I need to go. He thinks he’s going to crack my shell and see what’s on the inside, like maybe there’s a warm, gooey center to make up for the hard exterior. He’s in for a world of disappointment. Everything soft and delicate about me became rough and hardened a long time ago. I’m Morgan Le Fay, and I’m the villain in this story.

In this thrilling finale to The Fae Games Series, Jill Ramsower ties together the four previous books in a romantic adventure full of jaw-dropping twists and heart-stopping heroics you won’t want to miss!

Warning: This is NOT a Young Adult novel! It contains graphic violence and scenes with adult sexual content.

Jill Ramsower’s Arthurian Legend-inspired Fae Games has been an overall winner. The series features action-packed storylines, smouldering romance, and strong female leads. Book five, Midnight’s End, is an especially strong installment. The tables are turned and we have a book written from the perspective of Morgan Le Fay, the big bad villain featured in the series’ earlier installments. The shift in perspective gives the series added dimension and interest.

While imprisoned by Merlin on fae lands, Morgan plots to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds to achieve her goals. While her motivations have been largely misunderstood, her notorious reputation makes it difficult for anyone to trust Morgan. Her assigned companion Knight is drawn to the sorceress, but wary given her laundry list of misdeeds. The plot of Midnight’s End is rich and Morgan’s quest unfolds with imagination. There are many twists and turns along the way to keep the reader wholly engaged. I was initially skeptical; how would I identify with or care for the much-maligned Morgan Le Fay? Ramsower met this challenge formidably. Morgan and Knight are now my favourite characters in the series.

I thoroughly enjoyed this series and highly recommend it to urban fantasy and paranormal romance fans. Ramsower’s take on the King Arthur legend is modern and refreshing.
Review: The Fae Games Duet (The Fae Games #1, #2)
Review: Shades of Betrayal (The Fae Games #3)
Review: Born of Nothing (The Fae Games #4)
Five Sheep

Bianca Greenwood

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Jill is a Texan, born and raised. She manages the hectic social calendars for her three active children and occasionally spends an evening with her dashing husband. Aside from being an author and a mom, she’s an attorney, travel junkie, and voracious reader.

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