Archive | October, 2016

Authors and Angels Reviews Legend of the Lagunas

28 Oct


BOOK REVIEW: Legend of The Lagunas By Stephen Paolini

Just in time for Halloween! Here is our review of the supernatural short story LEGEND OF THE LAGUNAS!
A couple head to Mount Laguna for a quiet weekend away from the city, not knowing that they will soon be caught up in the horror of a supernatural local legend.

From the creator of Blood and Fire: The Draconos Saga Volume 1, Stephen Paolini takes a break to bring us the trepidating LEGEND OF THE LAGUNAS. Paolini leads you page by page with foreboding sense in the air, yet you do not know from where. For a short story, you are instantly merged with the main characters seeing and feeling strongly through them as they discover that legends always hold some truths.

Overall LEGEND OF THE LAGUNAS is the most spectacular short story I have read in a long time. The ending will leave you in a gut-wrenching disbelieving state. No that can not be the end. There has to be more! Curse the author!!! I highly recommend reading this story on a chilly fall night in front of a bonfire.

***** (5 stars)


#TeamVampire Smashes Angels & Demons

25 Oct

Amaranthine by Joleene Naylor

This week, the Book Born group is at war! Four paranormal kingdoms wage war to be the rulers of the land – but who will win? That’s up to you! Check out Book Born each day to see what each team comes up with, then vote at the end of the week for which team you liked best!

Today it’s the Heaven and Hell group – not that they should be any match for #teamvampire!

I kid. I’m sure they’re doing a good job entertaining everyone… go check it out and tell them the vampires sent you. 


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Dragon Fantasy Romance Becoming Mortal Craft Project Ring a Round of Spooky

22 Oct

Thank you for all the ‘likes’ 🙂

DM Yates Journalings

LONE HERO - 2000

The Lone Hero: Dragons, Elves, and Hut Dwellers

Aberforth, home world to dragons and people is at war. Dragons are fighting each other and the human race is in danger of extinction. Einarr is born in a dragon’s companion line. Due to an ancient magical ritual performed by Zavat, a powerful dragon, Einarr is chosen to help bring about the end of the war and issue peace back to Aberforth. This will be no easy task for Einarr since the war will last throughout his lifetime.

Last time, I posted the excerpt on how the war got started. This time, let’s take a look at how I imagine my immortal characters become mortal. We pick up where Einarr is about to travel to Aberforth from the Spirit World:

Chirr wagged his tail and pawed Einarr’s knee. His thoughts of missing Einarr came fluently to Einarr’s mind. Then the dog turned…

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New Realease! Legend of the Lagunas

19 Oct

Legend of the Lagunas by [Paolini, Stephen]

I hope you all will share in my excitement at the announcement of my latest self published release! Legend of the Lagunas is a short horror story about a couple that go on a weekend getaway to Mount Laguna, only to be confronted by the terror of a local supernatural being.

Now available on Amazon Kindle for 99 cents. Free for Kindle Unlimited subscribers.

Book Review: Secret Diary of PorterGirl

19 Oct

It's the book. You can buy it by clicking on it. Go on, you know you want. to.


Who doesn’t love a good murder mystery? I recall from my childhood watching film adaptations of the works of Agatha Christie. One of my favorites that I still remember is Murder on the Orient Express.  What was key in these type of stories was not only the multiple possibilities of suspects, but the uniqueness of each of the characters. In fact, as the drama unfolds, I even started to like many of these people, knowing full well that one of them was going to end up being the murderer.

Lucy Brazier manages to mix elements of this style of mystery with experiences of her own past employment as a Deputy Head Porter at a prestigious English college. In this case, Old College, provides the setting for a pantheon of quirky characters that will delight the reader. As the list of professors and Fellows unfolds, I found myself reminded of the types of pompous educated elite that graced the halls of Hogwarts. The type of people that at first I dislike for putting on airs and speaking down to others, but eventually, as other aspects of their character development is revealed, I come to find their qualities endearing.

Add to that, Ms. Brazier’s dry English wit, reminiscent of the humor of the likes of Monty Python or The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,  and you have Secret Diary of PorterGirl. I especially enjoyed the interaction between PorterGirl and all the other staff and Fellows of Old College. Though she begins her career as a female outsider in a very secretive male dominated environment, she does not come off at all as an uptight feminist, forcing this lot to catch up to the 21st century. In fact, through her trials and tribulations, her character becomes ever so likeable, not only to the reader, but seemingly to all the Fellows as well.

Who done it? Sorry-no spoilers here. You will have to read Secret Diary of PorterGirl for yourself. Suffice it to say, I am looking forward to reading Lucy’s next book, First Lady of the Keys, as much as PorterGirl looks forward to tea and biscuits.


Foster an Author Day 2!

19 Oct

Red Rose Cottage, Great Britain

14 Oct

Tina Wanderlust

Red Rose Cottage, Great Britain

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