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The Ideal Man Book Review

Julie Garwood steps away from a long line of successful historical romance stories to step into the competitive realm of romantic suspense. Does she deliver a home-run or is this foray into a new genre of complete boo-hissing miss? That depends on how much 'suspense' you truly want in a story. Read on to find out more...

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Daughters Unto Devils Book Review

Who knew that Harlequin books dabbled in novels not related strictly to bodice ripping romance? Curiosity led me to picking up Amy Lukavics debut horror fiction, Daughters unto Devils and it surprisingly takes a reader along for a creepy ride.

Flash Fiction Mayhem

Prepare yourself, here are a handful of extremely brief snippets of fiction for your reading leisure.

Her adventure first began when she discovered her aunt's letters. A thin layer of dust covered a single image of a fae dancing in twilight.


Topping the news tonight, midwest farmers complain of massive chickenadoes devestating their farmland. Experts claim these odd events are creating a new type of fruit ---the cheepberry. "I highly suspect fowl play," said lead author Wendy May.

Todd scowled. "You couldn't have beat me in PVP, you're just a girl!"

Julia smirked. "Real skill isn't based on gender but hard work and daily practice. Next time, get on my level."

He threw his controller to the arena floor and stormed out.


"Eyes of sapphire blue; the lifeless color of the grave. The blood within her veins flows as if made of sheets of frigid ice. A single teardrop frozen upon her cheek. Run, if you may see her, run. Nothing good comes of …

X-Men Photoshops

Classic Angel Photoshop When Photo-shopping pictures was a cool trend on the net I tried my hand at making my own photo-manipulation artwork. Back then, I was heavily into all things related to Marvel's X-Men. Especially the early 90s cartoon with that guitar riff for an introduction.

Angel was one of the characters I liked but soley for the reason that he went out with Psylocke(telepathic ninja girl with a personality problem). At the time, an online friend had a birthday so I made him the above photomanip because Angel was actually his ultra favorite.

Long story short - I made this happily for a friend that later on turned out to be a fr-enemy.
Classic Jean Grey Photoshop
And here we have Jean Grey(telepathic telekinetic with boyfriend issues) in her classic uniform from that same era. You can see that I had trouble with the arm pieces but back then it was more about getting ideas out then actually being perfect at the art. It's still one of my favorite photoshops.

Poor Jea…

Chronicles of Zaloria: The Varul

I'm nearly finished with a fantasy adventure trilogy of stories that features heavy romance elements. This series is a tad different from the fantasy adventures I often write about as they involve wolf-like humanoids set in a world where fairy tales and cultural legends collide.

J&L Creations: Night Shift Kindle eBook cover

Need an eye-catching and affordable Kindle eBook cover creator? Or seeking a nostalgic trip down memory lane with vintage toys or VHS? Have a look at J&L Creations Etsy Shop. They're a fairly new shop but from the looks of it their store is flourishing with shabby chic crafts, quirky items, and vintage products. Have a look for yourself!

Snippets from Chronicles of Zaloria: Wild Storm

A young woman stood with a gloved hand on her hip. She wore a crimson hood and a ruby mantle of fine silk. Clad in a leather uniform with shoulder length arm coverings that rivaled the color of her flowing raven hair. She tossed back her hood to reveal two silver wolf ears that matched a lush tail that moved gently side to side.
Snippets from Chronicles of Zaloria: Wild Storm
My poor tail,” Acalia sniffed as she patted the silky tip within her hands. Her ears flattened to the sides. "What ever did it do to anger you?"
“Woman, it wasn't the tail that pissed me off,” Filtiarn growled.
*** Two large hands gently grasped Acalia's shoulders from behind. Before she could react, she was pulled backwards against a massive chest. 
"Holding the tears back only makes it more painful," Filtiarn murmured beside her ear. Her heart leaped with joy. She wanted to embrace him but her mind sharply reminded her of the pain that he had caused her. A stubborn streak set into he…