Sunday, December 20, 2015

Recent Reads


The Caledonian Inheritance (The Athena Effect #3)The Caledonian Inheritance by Derrolyn Anderson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

At the end of The Mackenzie Legacy, our new family unit of Calvin and Caledonia & twins Layla and Michael have escaped their enemies.
The Caledonian Inheritance starts not long after, with the quartet settled in a house and slowly rebuilding the missing pieces of their lives.
It was nice to see Michael come into his own instead of acting like the bitter and selfish character he has been so far. You really get a chance to see his love for his sister and his inner strength flourish outwardly.
Calvin mostly serves to support Cali and unlike the last novel, is now the primary voice of reason.
Caledonia finally gets the chance to work with animals instead of wasting her talents gambling. I loved watching the shift of emotions or colors she and Layla see in one another. Before we mostly had to rely on Cali's perspective without watching her. It was also fun watching her childhood skills come into play, particularly the moment she pulls a knife out of nowhere.
Layla's additional perspective continues to enrich and strengthen this series. Again I found her story the most intriguing, perhaps because she's such a flawed but fun character. She hides behind a polished, prissy exterior but is vulnerable after the events of Mackenzie Legacy. Her crusade to rebuild her grandmother's home was interesting, and teased us with hints of the cousins's ancestral origins in Scotland.
Officer Ruiz was a nice addition to the crew. Besides being delectable eye candy, he is an honorable guy and very interested three dimensional hero. His laid back, genuine approach was the perfect foil to Layla's A-type personality.
Looking forward to reading the next installment and learning more about these witchy women and their adventures.
Derrolyn Anderson continues to impress and draw the reader in with compelling characters, heartfelt romance and ingenuity.

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Twelve Dancing UnicornsTwelve Dancing Unicorns by Alissa Heyman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I bought Twelve Dancing Unicorns for my seven-year-old niece, who has a penchant for all things magical. Naturally, I read the book before hand and fell in love with the gorgeous illustrations and innocent sweetness of the story. The illustrations are stunning and display the artist's gift for contrast and light. This is the ideal gift for girls of all ages who dare to believe in the power of love and magic.

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Sunday, December 6, 2015

Review for Derrolyn Anderson's "The Mackenzie Legacy" (Athena Effect #2)


The Mackenzie Legacy (The Athena Effect, #2)The Mackenzie Legacy by Derrolyn Anderson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Fantastic sequel to The Athena Effect! It had been a few years since I read the first book of this series, but I had no problem diving back into the world Anderson as crafted. Much like her series, "Marina Tales", Athena Effect remains strong throughout, rather than lagging as some sequels do. While I enjoyed Cal and Cali's adventures across the Pacific Northwest and Nevada, I really wanted to know what was happening with the twins this time around.
The Mackenzie Legacy is packed with even more action and suspense than its predecessor and keeps the reader hooked until the spellbinding climax. I wasn't prepared for the big reveal when it came, yet pleasantly surprised by the new twist. Love the way Anderson brought elements from the first book and gave them new meaning in the sequel. She truly has a gift for weaving complex plots with multiple characters.
While I wanted to beat certain characters in the head a few times, the boys in particular, I was happy to see them grow and learn from their mistakes.
Anderson gives us a closer look into the past and the powers these characters possess and promises more in the next installment.
I couldn't wait to read "Caledonian Inheritance" and plan to start reading my new copy tonight.
A must read for any fans of paranormal romances and thrillers!

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Thoughts on "Wonderland"


Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was far better my second read-through. Some books are like that, striking your fancy more one day than the next. I think for me, the difference came from reading it a few years later. I'm a bit more seasoned and appreciative of witty nonsense verse apparently. This is unlike any other children's novel I've read. It's easy to see why so many people (particularly in the 60's) thought Carroll was on mushrooms when he wrote this. Truth be told, Lewis Carroll was a mathematician, fond of logic puzzles and an Anglican priest in the Victorian Age. His imagination ran wild for that time period in particular. Perhaps it was the cultural constraints of his society that sparked such a need to create a world like Wonderland. After all, it was this same time period that worlds like Oz and Neverland were also invented. Another aspect of the novel I noticed this read-through and missed entirely last time, is that Alice is just as mad as the many characters she meets in Wonderland. Every time she attempts to recite on call, her words become confused and jumbled, and she has a funny habit of talking things out to herself in front of other people. It seems fairly obvious that she did not happen upon this strange world by accident. While Wonderland is proposed to be Alice's dream world, I like to think she belongs there as much as the Hatter & the Hare.

View all my reviews Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, #2)Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

"Through the Looking Glass" was just as much of a pleasure and a puzzle as "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland". I had not realized that many of the elements of the classic story we think of (thanks to Disney's retelling) are featured primarily throughout "Looking Glass." Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Jabberwocky & Walrus and the Carpenter poems are first given here, as well as the talking flower bed. While I enjoyed the different take and elements to Carroll's sequel, I wasn't as big a fan of Alice's obvious dreaming. At times Alice mysteriously appears in a new location, or a character suddenly transforms into another character, just like in dreams. I think I much prefer the first adventure into Wonderland, where the characters and world are more grounded. "Looking Glass" was much more surreal and at times confusing, yet still delightful.

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Grand Finale for Craving Beauty Vol.1!


On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

It's the Grand Finale for
Craving Beauty
By Jennifer Silverwood


Did you come along with us as the classic fairy tale of Beauty and the Beast is retold in a Gothic setting where nothing is exactly as it seems and the heroine must be her own hero? If not, go back and check out each stop...

Launch - Author Interview

What do you hope readers take with them after they’ve read it?

Sometimes there is no knight in shining armor coming to rescue the damsel. Sometimes the damsel has to be the hero. I hope readers will find their courage, along with our heroine, Vynasha, to realize they too are beautiful beyond their inner and outer scars.


"Whatever you think you know, forget it, you are probably wrong. As I said earlier, there is so much going on within the pages of this book you won't know what to expect but that is what makes this book so utterly amazing. It was so different. It took a classic fairy tale one that I absolutely adore and made it something more. It made it something new."

Mythical Books - The Characters & an Introduction to Craving Beauty

Craving Beauty is yet another adaptation of the beloved fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast, with a darker twist. Elements of Gothic romance and high fantasy flesh out this retelling. I have always wanted to read a high fantasy retelling of my favorite fairy tale, so I decided to write one. . . .My story is different from other retelling's because it focuses less on the romance and more on the journey of Vynasha.

deal sharing aunt - Author Interview

6. What would you like my readers to know?

Craving Beauty, Vol. 1 is a gothic romance as well as a high fantasy retelling of Beauty & the Beast. While it is a clean YA Fantasy, be prepared for a lot of mayhem and magic. And don’t be too surprised by the blood and beasts, or cloak and dagger. In the end, Craving Beauty is about finding courage and your own inner beauty despite all obstacles. Hope you will join me in Vynasha’s journey!


"Author Jennifer Silverwood will blow you away with her latest release, Craving Beauty. In this rendition of Beauty and the Beast, Jennifer has created a twist on the story that readers will fall in love with from page one. Although a little darker than I originally thought it would be, this novel is filled with a delightful story and excellently developed characters."


"If you are a fan of Beauty and the Beast type of story you will love this. It is a story of a girl with a tragic life who finds herself in a castle filled with Beasts and other enchanted characters."

Cover2Cover - Review

"This is a story of love and loss, sacrifice and finding the strength within oneself to beat the odds."

Colorimetry - Interview with Vynasha

The following interview was the last time anyone from the village of Whistleande had contact with her before Vynasha and her nephew, Wyll disappeared this winter. They are currently presumed dead by the local magistrate. One can only ponder what would drive these poor souls into a forest populated with danger and shrouded in myth.

Wishful Endings - Excerpt

The creature’s heavy limbs pounded upon the floor with every scrape of its claws. Roars echoed her flight over the crimson carpet. The hall was black as pitch without the light of the fire and candles. It wasn’t long before she felt the creature’s hot breath above her neck. Her heart pounded as she pushed harder and barely missed colliding with a column. She pivoted to avoid one agony, only to feel the rip of claws sinking around her waist.

Then she knew no more.
Bookworm Lisa - Not Your Average Beauty

As I mentioned before, Vynasha is not your average “Beauty”. She was beautiful once, but now is covered in scars. She has little interest in romance or personal goals but doesn’t consider herself to be selfless. From an early age, like so many women today, she learned to get by on her own. Sometimes the prince doesn’t come in time and the damsel has to rescue them both. In “Craving Beauty”, Vynasha will discover that her inner beauty, like her bravery comes in many shapes and sizes.


Zerina Blossom’s Books - What I Learned From Craving Beauty

Of all the projects I’ve worked on since I started writing professionally, Vynasha’s story has stuck with me the longest. It has been drafted and re-drafted, revised and edited and revised again. At times I wanted to throw in the towel and give up because I thought I would never see the day it would publish. Some authors in that position might have set it aside for a later date, or put it away for good to collect dust. And I might have done exactly that except for one thing, I love the story. I love gothic romances and fairy tale retellings, and “Craving Beauty” is somewhat of a conglomerate of the two. It has elements of horror and high fantasy with the necessary Byronic hero and a heroine who isn’t your average “Beauty.”


J. L. Mbewe - Interview

What are you working on now? What’s next for you?

As you might have guessed, I’m already hard at work on the sequel to Craving Beauty, as well as polishing up the companion novella, Wolfsbane’s Daughter. I’m also working on a contemporary adult romance novel called “Moonlight.” I hope to publish all three this next year, so be on the lookout for news from my website!

Reader Girls - Excerpt

The beast growled as it dragged her back into the shelter of the room. She felt a powerful arm, muscle and sinew straining against her body as it tucked her against its brown mane. She was too dazed to do anything but cling to the creature in turn as it barreled through the castle. Slowly, her muscles relaxed enough for her to almost enjoy that wild rocking sensation and the thump of the beast’s heartbeat.

alwaysjoart - Wylder Tales


Craving Beauty is the first book in a three part series. The next, Wolfsbane’s Daughter is a companion novella and in-between for volumes one and two. It follows the journey of a few side characters you’ll meet in volume one. We will get an up close and personal glimpse of Wolfsbane’s mute daughter, Resha as she looks after Wyll. Wolfsbane and Resha both have major parts to play before the story plays out in volume two. I had a lot of fun diving into a different perspective, since the other two books are told from Vynasha’s point of view. Also, because Resha was born and raised in the forbidding Wylder Mountains, she gives us a closer look at the new world Vynasha and Wyll have traveled to.

Craving Beauty
(A Wylder Tale, #1)
by Jennifer Silverwood
YA Dark Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 239 pages
October 31st 2015

Vynasha has spent the last four years tending her mother's roses and looking after her nephew. The fire that killed their family has left her scarred and put Wyll on the brink of death. Soon the first frost will come down from the mountains and she knows this winter will be his last.

Until a strange beggar appears on the road, telling her of the majikal Source that can heal her Wyll. With nothing left to lose, Vynasha braves the forbidden Wylder Mountains to seek out a cure and her fate.

A lost kingdom is uncovered by an equally lost girl, but the castle is not abandoned as she believes. Shadows cloaking unseen eyes watch. Tapestries whisper from the hidden corners, wondering if the one to break their curse has come. And a hungry beast waits, ready to devour her soul.

Other Books by the Author
Silver Hollow Qeya (Heaven's Edge #1) Ohre (Heaven's Edge, #2) Stay

Jennifer Silverwood
Jennifer Silverwood was raised deep in the heart of Texas and has been spinning yarns a mile high since childhood. In her spare time she reads and writes and tries to sustain her wanderlust, whether it’s the Carpathian Mountains in Transylvania, the highlands of Ecuador or a road trip to the next town. Always on the lookout for her next adventure, in print or reality, she dreams of one day proving to the masses that everything really is better in Texas. She is the author of the Heaven’s Edge series, Stay and Silver Hollow.


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Friday, November 20, 2015

alwaysjoart: Guest Post and Giveaway: Craving Beauty by Jennife...

Check out my guest blog on the world of Wylder Tales and sign up for the big giveaway!







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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Bookworm Lisa~: Book Spotlight ~ "Craving Beauty" by Jennifer Silv...

Bookworm Lisa hosts Craving Beauty today with her fantastic blog! My guest post focuses on the history of women in fairy tales and Vynasha's role as another "beauty". 







"The message of fairy tales is just as relevant today as it was centuries ago. Our culture and 

perspectives may have changed in the meantime, but all of us crave beauty and love in our lives..." 



-to read more of this, follow the link below!



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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Colorimetry: Interview w/ Vynasha by @JennSilverwood from Cravi...

Colorimetry features the Craving Beauty giveaway + an exclusive interview with lead heroine, Vynasha just before she disappeared into the Wylder Mountains this season. 

Click on the link to see what she had to say...







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Monday, November 16, 2015

Mythical Books: she fears this winter will be his last - Craving B...

Mythical Books features the Beauty, the Beast & the World of Craving Beauty today! Follow the link to visit their fantastical blog!







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Sunday, November 15, 2015

We're Launching the Book Tour for Craving Beauty!


On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

Book Tour for
Craving Beauty
By Jennifer Silverwood

Come along with us as the classic fairy tale of Beauty and the Beast is retold in a Gothic setting where nothing is exactly as it seems and the heroine must be her own hero...

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Interview with Author Jennifer Silverwood

What is your motivation behind Craving Beauty? Why did you want to write it?

I always wanted to read a high fantasy retelling of Beauty and the Beast, something darker and grittier than the Disney version. Craving Beauty came about from this desire. I wanted to write about a heroine who is no longer outwardly beautiful. She is scarred both inside and out and doesn’t believe she is worthy of love. While this story includes a scary beast, it’s more about her journey and need to rescue her nephew than it is a love story.

What do you hope readers take with them after they’ve read it?

Sometimes there is no knight in shining armor coming to rescue the damsel. Sometimes the damsel has to be the hero. I hope readers will find their courage, along with our heroine, Vynasha, to realize they too are beautiful beyond their inner and outer scars.

Do you have a favorite scene?

My favorite scene would have to be just after Vynasha looks after the enchanted roses in the Prince’s castle. Her hands are bleeding and our antihero comes to heal her wounds. Though she doesn’t realize it at the time, she starts to let another person in for the first time since losing her family. And she begins the process of healing on the inside as well.

What is something that is unique about you?

I live in a hundred-year-old farm house in the middle of a forest. Seriously, it is miles from civilization, or anything most people would consider civilized. You have to drive about mile just to get to our house. While living in the woods has a few drawbacks, I love it. It is house my great-grandparents built and where my grandmother was raised. The land has been in our family now for several generations and I’m proud to welcome the next this December.

— Jennifer

Craving Beauty
(A Wylder Tale, #1)
by Jennifer Silverwood
YA Dark Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 239 pages
October 31st 2015

Vynasha has spent the last four years tending her mother's roses and looking after her nephew. The fire that killed their family has left her scarred and put Wyll on the brink of death. Soon the first frost will come down from the mountains and she knows this winter will be his last.

Until a strange beggar appears on the road, telling her of the majikal Source that can heal her Wyll. With nothing left to lose, Vynasha braves the forbidden Wylder Mountains to seek out a cure and her fate.

A lost kingdom is uncovered by an equally lost girl, but the castle is not abandoned as she believes. Shadows cloaking unseen eyes watch. Tapestries whisper from the hidden corners, wondering if the one to break their curse has come. And a hungry beast waits, ready to devour her soul.

Other Books by the Author
Silver Hollow Qeya (Heaven's Edge #1) Ohre (Heaven's Edge, #2) Stay

Jennifer Silverwood
Jennifer Silverwood was raised deep in the heart of Texas and has been spinning yarns a mile high since childhood. In her spare time she reads and writes and tries to sustain her wanderlust, whether it’s the Carpathian Mountains in Transylvania, the highlands of Ecuador or a road trip to the next town. Always on the lookout for her next adventure, in print or reality, she dreams of one day proving to the masses that everything really is better in Texas. She is the author of the Heaven’s Edge series, Stay and Silver Hollow.


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Thursday, November 12, 2015

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Prism Book Tours: We're announcing the Book Tour for CRAVING BEAUTY ...: On Tour with  Prism Book Tours . Book Tour Announcement for Craving Beauty By Jennifer Silverwood 

 Tour Schedule 

11/15: Launch
11/16: Painted Words ReviewsMythical Books, & deal sharing aunt
11/17: Singing Librarian BooksRockin' Book Reviews, & Cover2Cover
11/18: Book Butterfly in Dreamland & Kelly P's Blog
11/19: Bookworm LisaWriting PearlsTeatime and Books, & Zerina Blossom’s Books
11/20: J. L. MbeweReader Girlsalwaysjoart, & Dreams Come True Through Dreaming
11/22: Grand Finale



Tour Giveaway
$20 Amazon eGift Card & ebook of Craving Beauty (INT)
Print copy of Craving Beauty + swag (Us Only)
Ends November 27th




Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Recent Reads

Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #2)Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Where "Daughter of Smoke & Bone" gleamed bright as moonlight, "Blood & Starlight" shows the darker side of the moon. Stakes are risen higher in this edgy sequel. The worlds of Eretz and Earth are painted with even broader strokes, as the war between angels and monsters deepens. Once I got to the halfway point I had a difficult time putting the book down. While I would have liked to see more interaction between Akiva and Karou, I enjoye Zuzana and Mik's storyline. The characters grew and matured greatly since the last novel and I can't wait to read "Gods & Monsters" for all its twists and turns.

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American Gods (American Gods, #1)American Gods by Neil Gaiman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Neil Gaiman's homage to America is a wild ride of mixed genre's, woven together much like the gods he writes about. It's difficult to review this novel because it evokes different emotions with every chapter and random encounter. I haven't read anything quite like it and because of this, enjoyed it immensely. Definitely a worthy read for any fans of fantasy, mythology and Americana. For an American-themed novel written by a British man, this strikes true to the heart of what this country was founded on and serves as a commentary of past and present strengths and failings. I look forward to the day we can visit Shadow and all the gods in America again.

View all my reviews A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I absolutely adored "A Court of Thorns and Roses". I knew little more than to expect the excellence of Sarah J. Maas's writing when I began this book. I loved the Beauty & the Beast elements combined with the complexities of a war between the human and faerie world. The romance was swoon-worthy and entertaining and the characters full of life. I didn't want the story to end and eagerly anticipate the next installment.

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Super Huge Giveaway

If you're anything like me, giveaways rock your socks :D

I just discovered this latest thanks to the ever-fantasmic, Melissa Wright!


To enter, click on the pic and follow the link to the rafflecopter giveaway and good luck!


Friday, September 18, 2015

Throne of Glass Review


Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

"Throne of Glass" was a treat and delight to read. This fantasy has it all, snarky heroines, winsome princes and devilish fiends. It plays like a grungy steam punk novel at times, while others is filled with everything that's delightful about modern fantasy. Can't wait to devour the next installment.

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Thursday, September 10, 2015


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Recent Reads


Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was introduced to Laini Taylor by her children's novel, Dreamdark, a rich piece of fantasy fiction. Daughter of Smoke and Bone was just as rich with color, life and soul as I hoped it would be. Much like the title character, Karou, Taylor is a word artist with a gift for making you taste the world her characters live in. In a word, sublime.

View all my reviews One Week Girlfriend (One Week Girlfriend, #1)One Week Girlfriend by Monica Murphy
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Two damaged people tell a tale as old as time, except with lots of sex, passion and family drama worthy of a modern fairytale.

View all my reviews Dark Promise (Between Worlds, #1)Dark Promise by Julia Crane
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

While the main heroine grated on my nerves at times, things got very interesting halfway through the novel. By the time the real magic starts happening I was hooked until I had read the very last page and look forward to reading the sequel.

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Thursday, August 6, 2015

"King of Ash and Bone" by Melissa Wright


King of Ash and BoneKing of Ash and Bone by Melissa Wright
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Almost a year after I first began reading this epic dystopian novel, I finally finished it! The best part was once I started it up again, I couldn't put it down until I read the last word. I have been a long time fan of Melissa Wright's works, ever since I stumbled upon Frey in the "free" category on Amazon. I fell in love with the Frey Saga and hounded the poor author until she had finished her fantastical series. The Descendants was equally exciting for me, albeit a different genre. I enjoyed seeing this author grow and show off her talent for characters with a lot of snark and personality. King of Ash and Bone is her latest series, this time a dystopian fairy tale set not to far from the present. Wright did a wonderful job drawing you into her characters lives, and especially detailing the sudden fall of civilization. King of Ash and Bone is very different from her previous two series and promises even more surprises and wondrous discoveries for the future. Impatiently waiting for the next installment!

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Saturday, July 18, 2015

"Under the Dome" by Stephen King

Under the DomeUnder the Dome by Stephen King
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Upon my friends' insistence, I chose Under the Dome as my first foray into the Stephen King universe. Without having seen the television show I had no basis to compare or go off of. I am pleased to report that Mr. King lives up to his hype. He is indeed a seasoned master storyteller, interweaving characters and plots with deft precision and keen ruthlessness. I began this novel ready for the long ride and enjoying the fun. Then somewhere around the middle I grew frustrated and increasingly frustrated. So many political intrigues! So many instances where the bad guys seemed to rule over the good with injustice. I had to force myself to continue, yet knew it would pay off eventually. I was right. The ending of this novel, while surprising in its twists was satisfying and gratifying. It was as though Mr. King sensed my growing frustration and took care of the large portion of the problem for me in the end. And his work reminded me why I love storytelling in the first place. Now I plan to read anything that is under a thousand pages.

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Graphic Novel Reviews

The Last UnicornThe Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A masterful retelling of one of the most beloved modern fairy tale classics, Peter S. Beagle's "The Last Unicorn" shines in this fresh vivid format. With brilliant artwork by Renae De Liz, reminiscent of the animated film, this graphic novel practically bursts with life and color. From start to finish, I was mesmerized and inspired, much like the characters within the pages. The magic of "The Last Unicorn" is just as potent to day as it first came to print.

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Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths, Volume 1Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths, Volume 1 by Brian Holguin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When I was five years old, my older brothers sat me down and made me watch our VHS copy of The Dark Crystal. I was instantly terrified and mesmerized. Today I can watch the film any time and the brilliance and imagination of Jim Henson still blows me away. I discovered this treasure of a comic while perusing graphic novels at a Barnes & Noble and knew I had to have it immediately. I was not disappointed. The concept art of Brian Froud shines in this series and the myths are woven in a way that draws you in. The artwork is exceptional and the storytelling exactly what you would expect from the magic makers at Henson.

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New Audio Format Release of "Her Prairie Viking" by Kit Morgan

USA TODAY BEST SELLING AUTHOR KIT MORGAN RELEASES HER PRAIRE VIKING IN AUDIO FORMAT!

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Prairie Brides is a series, so you'll want to listen to the audiobooks in order to have the most fun! Enjoy these sweet romances as you get to know the Cooke brothers and the townsfolk of Clear Creek. One of the wackiest little towns in the old west!
The long awaited arrival of Mr. Berg is here! He made his first appearance in Her Prairie Knight, and then sprang into action with the rest of the townsfolk in His Prairie Duchess, now Mr. Berg has his own story to tell!
Andel Berg came to Clear Creek under the guise of becoming the new blacksmith, but little did the townspeople of Clear Creek know that he was so much more! Madeline Van Zuyen came to Clear Creek for a new beginning and the chance to start a new life. Little did she know that SHE was so much more!
Mr. Berg had a duty to perform. Find the Princess Madelaina at any cost, retrieve her, and deliver her to Count Rudge, one of the most despicable men Andel had ever known. Not an appealing task for a Captain of the King's Guard but unfortunately, Andel had no choice. If he didn't deliver the princess Count Rudge would kill his father and Andel was prepared to do anything to keep that from happening. But Andel hadn't counted on falling in love.
If he didn't deliver the princess his father would die. And if he did could Andel live with himself not to mention, live without his princess?
What then, will Mr. Berg do?


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MEET THE VOICE BEHIND THE PAGES

MICHAEL RAHHAL

MR-300x300Michael Rahhal has been a performer for his entire life. He has been performing, writing and directing comedy, theater, music and public or private events for the past 20 years. He has toured the world and collaborated with Blue Man Group as a writer, director and performer, founding members of The Wooster Group and as a writer, director, producer and performer for New Belgium Brewing Co.’s nonprofit touring bikes-and-beer festival “Tour De Fat”, where he helped raise over $500,000 for bike nonprofit organizations around the U.S. He also had his own hour-long solo comedy show at Caroline’s on Broadway, performed with Center Theater Group in Los Angeles and the Williamstown Theater Festival in Massachusetts.

As an audiobook narrator, his credits include The Wicked Passage: A Blake Wyatt Adventure by N.M. Singel, Realms of Mystery: A Forgotten Realms Anthology, Dragons of Chaos: A Dragonlance Anthology, And the Girl Screamed by Gil Brewer, Kolchak’s Gold by Brian Garfield, The Two Faces of Tomorrow by James P. Hogan, and Rule: A Marked Men Novel by Jay Crownover. All of these titles are available on audible.com. He has also narrated feature documentaries, as well as various animated comedic shorts. Since moving to Los Angeles, he has frequented the comedy lineups of “What’s Up Tiger Lily”, “Garage Comedy” and “The Tomorrow Show”, as well as “Hot Tub with Kristen Schaal and Kurt Braunohler”. He also has been studying and now teaching Krav Maga, a self-defense system that is as fun and effective as it is easy to learn, for he believes all bullies, bad guys and would-be assailants deserve to get kicked in the groin several times for preying on us regular folks.