Saturday, June 30, 2012

Saturday Night Book's are Tight ! :)

Something to read?
Pledged by Gwynneth white

     
The Murmuring by Carly Ann West  (Coming in 2013)
Haven by Kay Hooper

And now a touch of something horrifyingly reality shaking scary titles..that's right Non-Fiction if you will.

The Demonologist: The Extraordinary Career of Ed and Lorraine ...
                                     

Overview

If you think ghosts are only responsible for hauntings, think again. The Demonologist reveals the grave religious process behind supernatural events and how it can happen to you. Over twenty years in print, here is the original uncut version of this classic text. Illustrated with photographs of phenomena in progress, every sentence in the book is true. Used as a text in seminaries and classrooms, this is one book you can’t put down 
Check out all the reviews on BarmesandNoble.com : http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-demonologist-gerald-brittle/1005462748?ean=9780595246182 

How many of us really think there are no such thing as Demon's or spirit's  ? This book will make you think.

Return of the Living Dead Saturday book Rondevu

                       The Pack by Jason Starr




Simon is a main charater in the book ,in the begining his luck was horrible. Here this poor guy had a wife and a son and the perfect job in NYC. Simon is this happy guy who loved his life and his job abd of course his family. One day Simon's luck began to take a turn for the worst. He goes to work like any other day and get's canned after dedicating so much, so long. Like so many of us do. Simon begans to go threw the notions of loosing his job . He trys not to become depressed and does what he can to keep going. His lovely wife Alison gives him the up most support ,takes it under the chin . Because after all she was growing so tired of the both of them working . And there son being raised by the Nanny. So Simon becomes a stay at home Dad. He really starts liking this ,he has time with his 3 year old more and more now. The start to hang out at all the local city parks, so his son can meet new kids and make future play dates.
Simon happens to come across 3 other stay at home dads. He thought this is great , not only does his son love his new friends ! But Simone now has friends himself. But there is something odd about the 3 guys. They start meeting simone there daily. Then they invite him to a night out at one of the guys family old Beer Brewary. After that night things began to change dramitcally for Simone. Things start to spin out of control lets just say! Like for example: one fine night his boss is found dead.Found torn up by a Wolf?! Something strange is going on ...and all the odds point to Simon.
This novel was great ,it tends to drag a little .But once your in it! You stay in it!!
I give Jason Starr                             4 Witch's




 Great work ! 
Can't wait to read the sequel

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Hump Day Dedication (Review)

                                       Hump Day Dedication (Review)



Its Hump Day everyone and its half way through another Hell of a week,J this week I have been crazy busy writing my first novel and all. I have to tell you , I find it to be really difficult to make extra time sometimes. But as you bloggers know already like yourselves, we make the time. One way or another we squeeze it in!
So has read Z.A Recht yet, anybody? If you have please write me and tell me what are your thoughts on the series.
Unfortunately I read somewhere on line that he passed away back in Dec. 2009.  
Sadly I am supposing that he wasn’t able to finish that last title.   This new title that is now out called Survivor’s, was helped written by another author by the name of Tom Brannan? Tragically he died at the tender age of 26 in his home. The cause of death is unknown or at least unknown to me anyway.
So this is for you Z.A Recht R.I.P !

Plague of the Dead: The Morningstar Saga

                                                           Published: 12/09/2009
          
         The “zombie apocalypse,” once on the fringes of horror, has become one of the most buzzworthy genres in popular culture. Now, in Plague of the Dead, Z.A. Recht delivers an intelligent, gripping thriller that will leave both new and die-hard zombie fans breathless.
The end begins with a viral outbreak unlike anything mankind has ever encountered before. The infected are subject to delirium, fever, a dramatic increase in violent behavior, and a one-hundred percent mortality rate. But it doesn’t end there. The victims return from death to walk the earth. When a massive military operation fails to contain the living dead it escalates into a global pandemic. In one fell swoop, the necessities of life become much more basic. Gone are petty everyday concerns. Gone are the amenities of civilized life. Yet a single law of nature remains: Live, or die. Kill, or be killed. On one side of the world, a battle-hardened general surveys the remnants of his command: a young medic, a veteran photographer, a brash Private, and dozens of refugees, all are his responsibility—­all thousands of miles from home. Back in the United States, an Army colonel discovers the darker side of Morningstar virus and begins to collaborate with a well-known journalist to leak the information to the public...and the Morningstar Saga has begun.
           THUNDER AND ASHES  
                   
A LOT CAN CHANGE IN THREE MONTHS: Wars can be decided, nations can be forged . . . or entire species can be brought to the brink of annihilation. The Morningstar virus has swept the face of the planet, infecting billions. Its hosts rampage; its victims don’t die, but are reborn as cannibalistic shamblers.
SCATTERED ACROSS THE WORLD, EMBATTLED GROUPS HAVE PERSEVERED. For some, survival is the pinnacle of achievement. Others hoard goods and weapons. And still others leverage power over the remnants of humanity with a mysterious cure. Francis Sherman and Anna Demilio want only a vaccine, but to find it they must cross a ravaged landscape of the infected and the lawless living.
THE BULK OF THE STORM HAS PASSED, leaving echoing thunder and softly drifting ashes. But for the survivors, the peril remains, and the search for a cure is just beginning. . . .
 Returning to the terrifying vision of his “awesome zombie novel” (David Moody) Plague of the Dead, Z.A. Recht “will once again make you turn your lights on” (J.L. Bourne) with this chilling apocalyptic thriller.

               Survivor’s (The Morning Start Strain)
                                  
               Published June 19 2012

The long-awaited finale of Z.A. Recht’s “action-packed zombie extravaganza” (Ryan C. Thomas) that began with the acclaimed novels Plague of the Dead and Thunder and Ashes. . . .
THE MORNINGSTAR STRAIN WAS THE END OF THE WORLD.
In the wake of the zombie apocalypse, two separate bands of survivors journey across a decimated America, each with the desperate goal of finding the cure for the virulent plague that threatens the existence of humankind—or what’s left of it. Now it’s up to these inheritors of the future to outlive their waking nightmare, any way they can.
BUT FOR THESE SURVIVORS, IT IS JUST THE BEGINNING.
One group includes a brilliant virologist; for the other, an immune soldier proves invaluable. Battling infected and marauding raiders at every turn, the teams soon uncover the devious plans of Sawyer, an agent of the Chairman of the Reunited States of America, who believes that Dr. Anna Demilio already has the cure, and he will stop at nothing to find her. Now, with the salvation of the world and their own souls on the line, how far will the survivors go to emerge victorious?


                                         

Sunday, June 24, 2012

                                                             
Good day blogger's it's Sunday and we are all dreading the simple fact that tomorrow we are back on the clocks for another day and a another dollar. But thank the heavens that I have a job.  
Has anyone read any novels by Richard Kadrey before? He is coming out with a new novel in August 28th called Devil said Bang: A Sandman Slim Novel.

                   Devil said Bang: A Sandman Slim Novel

Summery from the Website :
While ruling the denizens of darkness does have a few perks, James Stark isn’t exactly thrilled at the course his career (not to mention his soul) has taken. Breaking out of Hell once was a miraculous trick. But twice? If anyone can do it, it’s Sandman Slim. While he’s working out the details of his latest escape plan, Slim has to figure out how to run his new domain and hold off a host of trigger-happy killers mesmerized by that bullseye on his back. Everyone in Heaven, Hell, and in between wants to be the fastest gun in the universe, and the best way to prove it is to take down the new Lucifer, aka Sandman Slim aka James Stark.
Then again, LA isn’t quite the paradise it once was since he headed south. A serial killer ghost is running wild and his angelic alter-ago is hiding somewhere in the lost days of time with a secret cabal who can rewrite reality. And starting to care about people and life again is a real bitch for a stone-cold killer.
A violent and atmospheric tale full of edgy fun and packed with angels and demons, monsters and madmen, Devil Said Bang is another thrilling hit of kickass fun from the diabolically talented Richard Kadrey.

                                                               


Author Keri Arthur has came out with one of my favorite genre series. Called Beneath The Rising Moon.  July 31 2012
    How awesome is this another Werewolf series !! Beautiful cover , she is truly a talented writer. 
                                                                 Summery : 
On a werewolf reservation a killer is loose! 3 woman were found dead ,there bodies mutilated and faces slashed! The 4th victim Neva Grants twin sister lies in the hospital fighting for her life. Psychically  linked ,Neva shared the horror of her twins attack & makes a silent vow by her sisters side in the hospital! She will hunt down the killer!
The ranger believes this killer is apart of the Sinclair pack. But Neva knows the Sinclair's will never talk to an outsider! To began the hunt she first has to seduces a Sinclair -and then she has to keep him interested enough to find the killer. The only Sinclair that's not under suspicion is a hard drinking and hard loving  reputation. But has she got what it ter sisters sake! 
I'm loving this book already ,remember coming out at the end of July pre-order your copy nakes  to attract  a man with such experience? Neva doesn't know ,but she has to try for how! 

                                                    

Friday, June 22, 2012

Hot as Hell Friday Review

Blog World I'm a New Jersey/Philadelphia chic . I am so frigging not use to this Microwave heat that NJ has been giving the last few days. It's bad enough that Jersey reminds of hell ,now it's official!! Lmfao 
                                                         


                                                           

                                    TWILIGHT SAGA 

                                       (after thought) 

 Twilight is soon to be released and I just have to give my 2 cents on that. One word Boring! I mean I am very sorry to say , but Stephanie the next time you come out with a wonderful series. Dont take a lifetime to release the sequel to the ending. Seriously I was write along with all those teens in line at the movies with my 14 year old. Thrilled to death We were so Team Jacob.  But now it's been so long since the book, since the first movie. Now it is just old. I wouldn't be surprised at all that when it hits theaters it doesn't sell big.
I really did love the series ,but the ending sucked. I do not know why she would have Jacob in print on a baby. Little weird. . .


                                           Summer release's to think about :

     




                                                     T.B.R LIST 
                      coming soon.....

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Hump Day Review Line-up

Well..well it is hotter then hell today in New Jersey. And I am just sitting in front of my computer ,looking outside in to my neighborhood. Thinking I wish that I had a frigging pool !
I have to tell you world last night was the first night ,that I watched The Woman In Black.

                                                                3 STARS
I am so sorry to say this ,but you sucked Woman in Black. Now Let's not get this twisted there were a few moments that got me. But the majority of the film. Lame and the ending was different I guess, but I think it could of used a little touch up's there. Sorry Dude. . .


We will be now going in to July now and there are tons of authors coming out with great stuff to read.
6/26/2012   Author: Cynthia Eden    (Angel Betrayed )
                               

Reviews

“The second installment of Eden’s action-packed, dark paranormal series the Fallen (after Angel of Darkness) centers on a deposed angel of death and his half-breed succubus flame. Kicked out of Heaven for extralegally punishing a group of rapists and killers, an unrepentant Sammael ends up in New Orleans. There he meets Seline O’Shaw—daughter of an angel and an incubus—who has her own dark agenda: killing Sammael under order from Rogziel, the punishment angel…Eden offers compelling characters, sizzling sex, and breakneck action in this solid effort that sets the stage for the third book, due November 2012. Agent: Laura Bradford, Bradford Literary Agency. 
                                                      By Publisher Weekly 
If your interested in this series here is the list :


  • Angel of Darkness #1
  • Angel of betrayal #2
  • (coming Soon) Angels in Chain #3
                Raised By Wolves By Jessica Lynn Barnes 
                                                            5 Stars 
    Adopted by the Alpha of a werewolf pack after a rogue wolf brutally killed her parents right before her eyes, fifteen-year-old Bryn knows only pack life, and the rigid social hierarchy that controls it.  That doesn't mean that she's averse to breaking a rule or two. 

    But when her curiosity gets the better of her and she discovers Chase, a new teen locked in a cage in her guardian's basement, and witnesses him turn into a wolf before her eyes, the horrific memories of her parents' murders return. Bryn becomes obsessed with getting her questions answered, and Chase is the only one who can provide the information she needs.

    But in her drive to find the truth, will Bryn push too far beyond the constraints of the pack, forcing her to leave behind her friends, her family, and the identity that she's shaped?
    This actually came out in May 2012 ,after the title Trial By fire. On most reviews by the public they say Wow I did not see that coming! 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Hump Day Review Line-up

Bloggers of all nation’s ,we have finally reached mid-week known as Hump Day! Which is splendid for Lady Zombie I have vacation time that will up after Wednesday.
Now I do not know how familiar you all are to Windows Live Writer. But I am definitely giving it a test run. See when you use it to post your blogs you can pre-set the date ahead of time. So if you just so happen to be reading this and it is only Monday night or Tuesday . Not my fault, but I can tell you this much. This girl will no longer put my faith in to The Great Live Writer Again
NEWS FEED:
Once again among my many search’s I found a title that really caught Lady Zombie’s Heart . Now you all know about my true love for Zombie titles.DUH………after all I am Thee Lady Zombie Journal !
We will start the News Feed off with a short Bio of one of the authors .
Jason Starr

Jason Starr was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1966. He grew up playing sports, such as tennis and baseball, and dreaming of pitching for the Yankees. In college, at Binghamton University, he took an interest in literature. He worked as a dishwasher, telemarketer, financial reporter, publishing assistant (he was fired from a publishing job at St. Martin's Press for reading and writing at his desk), and computer networking salesperson before publishing his first novel in 1997. Nice…right?
Jason is an author of 9 different novels and I can’t believe that just now this man came in to my life . Jason also writes graphic novels and comics. This man has done everything but concurred the friggen world! Just kidding ,
Many of Starr's novels have been optioned for film and TV, including The Follower, which is in development as an original TV series for Lionsgate /STARZ, adapted by Bret Easton Ellis. A short film based on Starr's short story The Bully won the 2009 Enhance TV ATOM Award for Best Short Fiction Film, and was an official selection at the 2010 Palm Springs International Film Festival. Starr also writes screenplays, such as October Squall, produced by Halle Berry and Fox Searchlight, as well as an adaptation of Cold Caller which is in development as a feature film in Australia. Starr lives currently in Manhattan
The Pack BK.1

When Simon Burns is Fired from his job with out warning,he takes on the role of a stay-at-home dad for his 3year old son. But his reluctance pushes his already strained marriage to the limit. In the nestled playgrounds of the upper west side, Simon harbors a simmering rage at his bosses betrayal. Things take a turn when he meets a tight-knit trio of dads at the playground. They are different then other men Simon has meet ,stronger and more confident ,more at ease with the dark side of life-and soon Simon is lured into there mix. But after a guys night out gets frighteningly out of hands, Simon fells himself sliding into a new nightmarish reality! As he experiences disturbing changes in his body and his perceptions, he starts to suspect that when the guys welcomed him to their “pack” ,they talking about much more than male bonding! And as he falls prey to his basest instincts, Simon must accept that werewolves exists if he is to turn the tides of his fortune…
Bk 2
The Craving Bk.2

Laura Kaye, Author: Behind the Scenes of @CaridadPineiro's #TheClaimed!

http://laurakayeauthor.blogspot.com/2012/06/behind-scenes-of-caridadpineiros.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FjlxLC+%28Laura+Kaye%2C+Author%29
I reposted this because theauthor of this blog shared pictures of my home town ....Awesome small world

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Sunday book Press

There are so many different book sites out there . We can log on in to just to find upcoming novels. One that really catchs my attention ,I do think that there authors are wither like self publishers or just new. Only because I do not know of them or familiar to there series. This one in particular place that I am talking about is called Coffee Romance.com. There are lists of diffrent publisher companys and genre's to pick from. What I feel is even cooler about it is there are no type of predigests againts what type of E-Reader you have. In another words if you have a Nook in color like me ? You may then buy a book and download it to your nook. Or if you have a Kindle ,you may do the same. You get the idea right.To me this is a beautiful thing.
If you are not familier with this site ,I left you a idea of what publishers there are.
Like , Amira Press, Andrew UK Limited, Asylett Press,Awe-Struck, Beach Walk Press, Black Velvet Seductions, Burts
There are all Genres like Chick lit , Historical ,Contemporary ,Erotica ,Romance, Paranormal ,Suspense,Western . There a couple in particular that I like Damnation Books , Eternal Press.
http://www.coffeetimeromance.com/BookStore/index/manufacturers_id/18?sort=20a&page=2

Eternal Press









 Everything here looks sweet right ?
  1. Speed Of Dark by Barbara Quinn
  2. Angelia’s Child By Bruce Cooke
  3. The Morning Afterlife by Sonnet O’Dell
  4. The Vampire Chronicles By Jodi Pierce
  5. Inhuman Heritage by Sonnet O’Dell
  6. The Vow by S.A Hunter
  7. Roots Of Deceit By D.M Slate
  8. Silent Madness By Roberta Hoffer

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Thirsty Thursday Reviews

Good morning my horror followers …

Today I awake to such a beautiful breeze coming threw my window and it’s Thursday. Which mean that it is just on more day closer to Friday. All smiles everyone ,all smiles, Today I bring you a title that’s a little bit on the unique side. Author Alan Steven Kessler wrote A Satan Carol…very intriguing ! Can’t wait to see what’s next!





             A Satan Carol By Alan Steven Kessler
                                          
                                       A Satan Carol Author: Alan S. Kessler
Genre: Horror
Title: A Satan Carol
Author: Alan S. Kessler
Genre: Horror
Publisher: Wild Child Publishing (December 26, 2011)
Available: $5.99 at Barnes and Noble
Rating: 4. stars
Rater: Lady Zombie
                   
      
OVERVEIW:
Nostalgic for the Inquisition and plague, Satan feels neglected by the modern world that no longer cares about heresy or blames him for disease and death. He plans to create a new genesis, a place where people will love him. For that, his son needs just the right soul.A Satan Carol is a horror story with a message for those who want to understand God's apparent absence as the intersection of freewill and choice. It is a story with religious themes written for a secular reader. It is, in the end, a tale about family values even if they originate in hell.
      

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Lady Zombie Sugetions

Blog world here we are another day another dollar. All you Bloggers,readers,writers who went to the 2012 BEA . I will be there next year. I am super disappointed with me for not going.

                                           Suggestion's
 Eternal Press:Blood Moon By Holly Hunt       
     
Upon a dark and blood-filled hour, humanity's doom will rise to power…
Werewolves are real. They haunt the woods of North America, feeding on
the bodies of humans stupid enough to blunder across their paths. Once
rogue and uncoordinated, the rise of their goddess Alsvinth has
brought them all together, with one goal: destroy as much of the
species as necessary to enslave them within meat farms, to feed the
werewolf army taking over the world.
Olivia, a werewolf from western Canada, and her brother Charlie set
out to kill the goddess and save humanity. But can the
werewolf and
human destroy the goddess’s power, or will she prevail and turn the
planet into a wasteland?
Blood Moon “Blurb”
Excerpt:"
Enough, Olivia," a familiar voice hissed.
I stopped, shocked and scared to stillness. I started to cry as the
goddess stood in the grass, kicking Charlie's body aside and
sauntering over to me.
"Thank you, children of the sky," Alsvinth purred, resting a hand on
the shoulder of each harpy. They let me go as she touched them. "My,
Olivia. How you've grown."
I was still. I couldn't even think.
"Well, not really. You don't age anymore, do you?" She grinned. "Like
me, eternally beautiful."
The creature in a woman's skin touched my forehead, and I couldn't
even flinch from her cold, dead fingertips.
"No matter. You will become my second-in-charge. You have been so
faithful as to convince the rogue to kill himself to strengthen me."
She kissed my forehead. "Dear Olivia," she said as the obliviousness
of her mind control took me, threw me to the wolves.
"You are mine."



Next. . . . Eternal Press : Desert Flower By Tom Olbert         

                
A lost dream, a desperate hope...lost innocence, and a horror black as night.
A young girl's innocence is ripped from her when she is turned against her will into a vampire. Hunted and alone, Fleurette longs for escape from her hellish existence of eternal night,blood-letting and carnage. In war-torn Afghanistan, another young girl, Ruhee has been cast into another kind of dark bondage as a child bride._Raped, tormented and suffering, she too longs for escape. The se two lost souls find a strange but pure form of sisterly love together as they survive side-by-side in a world gone mad. Ruhee must grow up amid war and turmoil. As if _American predator drones and the deadly raids of the Taliban were not bad enough, she must keep her "sister"'s dark secret, while merciless vampire hunters lurk in the shadows.
When Ruhee comes of age and finds an unlikely but pure love with a brave but deeply troubled_young Taliban soldier named Batal, Ruhee finds herself trapped between light and darkness. Her heart is torn in two, and she must make an impossible choice between love and immortality, as her young life teeters on the brink of hell...
The next one is not a new title but it does seem interesting for sure.

Wicked Woods By Kailin Gow

                              Publication Date: November 29, 2010
  • Winner in Horror Fiction (2011 International Book Awards)
  • Award-winning Finalist in Young Adult Fiction (2011 International Book Awards)
  • Author Kailin Gow Won 7 Global Book Awards in 6 categories in the 2nd Annual International Book Awards, Winning the Most Awards in Fiction, including Romance Fiction, Women's Literature, and Multi-genre.

Briony had to move to Wicked Woods, Massachusetts to live with her Great Aunt Sophie after her family disappears on vacation. The woods at the edge of Aunt Sophie s inn is filled with secrets and inhabitants both seductive and deadly. Among them is a beautiful boy name Fallon who saves her one night in the woods. As Briony gets closer to Fallon, she learns he has a secret, as do most of the residents of Wicked Wood. Book 1 of 5 in the Wicked Woods Series.
                              Book 2: Shimmer - Available Now
                              Book 3: Silver - Available Now
                               Book 4: Silence - Available Now

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Uninvited By Steven Lachance

Bloggers I really had a touch of reality after reading this novel. You all should know me enough by now that when it comes to reading my books,the always gotten be something terrifying! Well I think that I found one of the best Ghost telling novels just yet! The Uninvited is the name and it is written by Steven Lachance. In his book he talks about true paranormal accounts that happen to him and his 3 Kids in his home called The Union House.
                                            The Uninvited




Local Reviews



   The St. Louis Post Dispatch "One of the best books of 2008!"

St. Louis Magazine"Steven LaChance is one of the up and coming writers
of our time!"


What happened within the walls of the Union
Screaming House? This is one of the most violent
hauntings of our time. It was featured on Discovery
Channels, "A Haunting" and quickly became one of
the favorite episodes of that series titled, "Fear
House."



What happens to the family is nothing short of all out
demonic war! A book not to be missed by anyone!


( May Contain some spoiler)

Steven has the worst type of luck in the beginning, he is what he thought to be happily married to his life long best friend. He talks about each and everyone of his babies being brought in to the world. He was blessed at that time with what he believed a happy family life. That is until one what he thought typical afternoon he came home to an unhappy wife with her bags packed, ready to leave. On to other sudden tragic things in life that happens too often to good people. But Steven picks up and starts back up his life. In the broken pieces they were in ,for his children he had too. So long story short he found them a beautiful house out in Union ,Missouri .

After moving in something just wasn’t right about the house. Strange things would occur like lights turning on one by one in every room when they were pulling away in the car. Or Shadow figures darting across the room ,or coming straight towards them. They would notice that neighbor's in the neighborhood would purposely walk around .To avoid walking in front of there side of the sidewalk in front of the house. When the evil spirits or Demons began attacking his children he knew it was time to move on. He finds another place and got out there. When he talks to the landlord about breaking the lease . When they came to an agreement about filling the void in the house, He could leave. Under the condition that he wouldn’t let another family with children move in! Mr. Winters the landlord breaks that agreement quickly. To this woman named Helen ,who in turns starts to experience the hell right away . I could go on and on about this . But I do not want to keep containing spoilers for you. This novel is one of the Best of the Best true haunted house stories that I have read yet!



                                        Read an Excerpt:


The Uninvited Chapter 1
How did I end up in Union, Missouri, in the first place? I’d always been attracted to big cities, and during my youth I can remember fooling myself that I’d actually get the hell out of here. That never happened. Through the years Union became the place I called home. Once you’ve put your roots down, it’s very hard to pull them up to move on. Union is where my roots are. This is home.
Union, Missouri is a small town fifty miles southwest of St. Louis. Take Interstate 44 west of the city, and the St. Louis suburbs quickly give way to smaller communities. Union is one of those small rural communities—far enough away from the city to avoid the crowds, noise, and confusion. Pollution in Union has never been a problem. Look up at the sky on any clear night, and you’ll see stars so clear and bright that it’s sometimes hard to believe they’re real. Union is a rural town, a small town. Like the town itself, its residents have aged. These days a small farming community like Union isn’t booming, nor is it wealthy. But nor would I say the people in Union are for the most part poor; they just know how to make do. Generations of families on top of generations. The family trees of long-time Union residents are as long and wide as the streets in the old part of town. Union is the county seat of Franklin County, and the town square with its huge old courthouse acts as the centerpiece of town. The courthouse is rumored to have seen many hangings in its day. Old folks talk about families packing up picnic lunches to eat while sitting outside the courthouse, watching the bodies as they fell and went limp on their nooses.
The true history of a town like Union is always kept by the old. And Union has its secrets, just like any other small town. Historic? Of course it is, but you would never know of the history and battles that it’s seen because most of the historic locations remain unmarked. Union, Missouri is a small town like any other, and I call it my home. I live here and I raised my children here. It’s the place I’ve worked, sang, and prayed. It’s my home. For better or worse, this is where I’ve laid down my roots. This is my home.
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I wish I could claim that I’ve led a fairy-tale existence in which good always conquers evil. Who wouldn’t want that kind of life? Mine began that way, I thought. I had a happy childhood. I was born on January 3, 1965, in a hospital in St. Louis. Born to devout Lutheran parents, I was a large baby, twenty-four inches long. I spent my early years living in St. Louis County, in the city’s northern suburbs. When I was eleven, my parents decided to leave St. Louis behind and move to the country, to Franklin County. As a city boy I always felt somewhat out of place in a farming community. We lived between the two towns of Washington and Union, right outside the small township of Krakow. My parents still live there, while I now live in Union.
I was a good student, with high grades and even higher expectations. I was a great speaker and a fair musician. College was successful, and I made my mark as a national-champion debater. I married at twenty-three and became a first-time father shortly thereafter, when Lydia, my daughter, was born.
Lydia came into this world as a crying, screaming bundle in September 1988. Her mother’s pregnancy had been uneventful, and the delivering physician had no reason to suspect that Lydia’s birth would be anything but routine. That quickly changed after my wife went into labor. Lydia, as if sensing the events that would one day shake our family to its foundation, poked her tiny head into the world and immediately returned to her mother’s womb. The mood in the delivery room changed from one of relaxed if anxious anticipation to one of controlled chaos. Lydia turned when she elected to postpone her birth, and she was now in a breech position. Both her mother’s and Lydia’s vital signs indicated they were in distress. Suddenly, I was in danger of losing them both. An emergency cesarean section was performed, however, and Lydia was finally placed in my arms. Her tears and tiny form brought me out of the depths of my worry. Little did I know that Lydia’s birth was a true harbinger of her personality and events that I would never have been able to imagine. Throughout the years she would always walk to the beat of her own drum. Strong-willed and levelheaded: that is my Lydia.
A year later my son Michael was born—one year and six days later to be exact. His birth went off without a hitch.
“Mr. LaChance?”
My attention was drawn away from my wife who was still positioned on the birthing table as if the hurried medical staff intended to crucify her later. Michael was brought into this world to the sound of his parents laughing, a sound he wouldn’t hear for long.
“Mr. LaChance? I’d like to introduce you to your son.”
The nurse handed me the most serious little baby I’d ever seen. Serious would continue to be the best word to describe Michael as he grew up. He was born amidst laughter and optimism on the part of his parents, but a pessimist he would be. Serious, with a deep sincerity. That is my Michael.
Matthew was born eighteen months later, in January 1991, during one of the coldest winters on record. His was a natural birth, not as dramatic as Lydia’s and not nearly as optimistic as Michael’s. For reasons only she might understand, the light had already gone out in his mother’s eyes. Despite being born on the coldest day of the century, even as a newborn Matthew was the warmest and sweetest of children, full of energy and life. But the first time I held him in my arms, this little bundle of energy calmed down at the sound of my voice.
“Hello, little man,” I whispered softly. And he was a “little man.” His birth weight was ten pounds, and he was over twenty-four inches long. From then on he would always be taller than other children, a force to be reckoned with and one that couldn’t be ignored. Inside his oversized body was a heart that would always overflow with love and affection as he matured. Oh, yes, a sweet and gentle soul was born into my life that day, and my heart was as warm as the day was cold. A gentle giant with a heart of gold: that is my Matthew.
And they lived happily ever after—how I wish I could conclude the story of my children’s births that way. Unfortunately, Matthew’s birth would be the last happy day in the life of my marriage. Four years after Matthew’s arrival, I came home to find my wife sullen and depressed. Her dull eyes beseeched me to understand as she struggled to say her next words: “I’m leaving you.”
It’s funny, but when you are in the midst of living your life, you become blind to the truth that’s right in front of you. I hadn’t seen this coming. And even if I had, I would have ignored it or talked myself out of it. It’s hard to see the writing on the proverbial wall when you are constantly trying to hide from it.
“It’s not that I want to divorce you,” she continued, trying to reassure me with a voice that I already mistrusted. “I want to divorce the children.” She stood to cross the room. “Dammit, Steven, I never wanted to be a mother. I did that for you. You always knew you wanted to be a father. It was and is just not for me. I can’t do it. I try and I try, but I just can’t seem to do it. This is the right thing. This is the most right thing that I can do for them and for you. It’s me. It isn’t you and it isn’t them. This is about me.” She steadied herself for what she had to say to me next. “You have until Friday for you and the kids to find someplace to live. I haven’t paid the rent in six months. Tomorrow they’re turning off the electricity.” At that moment, I began to gain the full, horrible understanding of what was happening. She was not only leaving us, but she was also stealing the money that was meant to keep us secure, keep us alive. She was leaving us homeless.
The words echoed in my befuddled mind, and by the time I could think again, she was gone. Where had I failed? What had I done to lead her to leave us so abruptly? Why like this? Without a home. With only the shirts on our backs and very little that we could take with us. Just enough that each person could put into a box and bag of their own. So many things lost. Things that could never be replaced. A trust that was more than shattered
Shocked and shaken, I tried to figure out what I would do next. What would I tell my children? How could I tell them that their mother had left them? They didn’t ask for this. The only consolation I could summon up was that she had waited for me to return home. Through my daze I remember her saying that she had considered simply leaving them at the grocery store. Somebody, she had said, would have found them and contacted me. I couldn’t imagine that the woman I had met, loved, married, and conceived a family with, the mother of my children, would have ever considered abandoning her children in such a heartless manner. They would never have recovered from a trauma like that.
The kids and I moved in with my parents for a six-month crash course in Parenting Skills 101. The women in my life, my mother and my wife, had allowed me to live a very sheltered life, and I had to learn even the simplest domestic skills. But I kept my eyes firmly on my children and the long road before us that we would have to travel together. Together? Who was I kidding? Although my parents would help as much as they could, ultimately I would have to do this alone, a single father to three young children. I certainly hadn’t scripted this into my life plan. Life as I knew it had been dramatically, drastically, and permanently altered with a few words and the slamming of a door.
I would find in the coming months and years that I could manage a pretty good life for all of us. My wife’s visits to her children became less and less frequent, and the children’s desire to be with her diminished with the passage of time. Their wounds would be with them forever, but I did my best to bandage and soothe them. By the grace of God I hoped that in the coming years they would become mature adults secure in the knowledge that they were loved, even if they had been abandoned by their mother. I knew, though, that despite my best efforts, pain this deep and personal would leave them scarred. I was saddened every time I thought about it—saddened, pained, and hurt.
In the years to come I would try to figure out why it all went so wrong so fast. I never did find the answer for myself, for my children, or for her. What causes a mother to give up her young? That completely goes against the laws of nature. Was it a prolonged postpartum depression? A nervous breakdown? Or did she just simply lose her mind? I don’t think I’ll ever fully have . Apparently there is Good and there is evil and it has its influences. . . After all this , it has caused Steven to help other’s that were in the same position like him.

Check out his web page: http://www.stevenalachance.com/hstbooks.html            he answer. At least she knew what was best for them. Her words still echo in my mind, even now, this many years later: “This is the most right thing that I can do for them and for you.” Well, at least she got that much right.


 My after thoughts . . . .

I am definitely giving this the title it deserves just for the simplicity of what happen to these poor people. I also have to tell you it what we makes me really want to think about just having something as simple as spiritual protection . You never really think about that when you walk around in this world ,what is really around you that we can not see. Don’t think that I am weird but ,animals do see humans can not.





Saturday, June 2, 2012

Dead City (by Joe McKinney)

                       Last night I finished Dead City by Joe McKinney and Wow. This book was great ,so good . It really has been awhile (besides The First Days By Rhiannon Frater) since I read something that grabbed me the way this title did. I'm giving this 10 star's simply because I love it so much. I immediately went on Barnesandnoble to receive the other two in the series. Which are Apocalypse of the dead and Flesh Eaters. Cant wait to crack them open!
Just imagine being a cop on a typical night .Sitting in your patrol car and on the radio the dispatcher has a call for you. immediately of course Eddie the main character is listening in. Him and his partner at the time respond to the call. In the same instance texas is being hit with all these hurricanes at once. So the dispatcher tells them disorderly drunks in a quiet  neighborhood .. Only to arrive at the scene late at night and realizing these people are a bit odd. The issue at hand is there not drunk. There dead people wandering around a quit neighborhood . I can imagine that zombies might look intoxicated in the dark, but I wouldn't wanna get up close to find out!  Joe McKinney writing makes you feel like your there , its scary and funny at times . My favorite character would be his buddy Marcus. He was comical,he gave the book more life to it.
                                                                                                  Book description:
Battered by five cataclysmic hurricanes in three weeks, the Texas Gulf Coast and half of the Lone Star State is reeling from the worst devastation in history. Thousands are dead or dying - but the worst is only beginning. Amid the wreckage, something unimaginable is happening: a deadly virus has broken out, returning the dead to life - with an insatiable hunger for human flesh...The Nightmare Begins Within hours, the plague has spread all over Texas. San Antonio police officer Eddie Hudson finds his city overrun by a voracious army of the living dead. Along with a small group of survivors, Eddie must fight off the savage horde in a race to save his family...There's no place to run. No place to hide. The zombie horde is growing as the virus runs rampant. Eddie knows he has to find a way to destroy these walking horrors...but he doesn't know the price he will have to pay...

About the Author

   
Joe McKinney is the author  of numerous horror, crime, and science fiction novels, including Quarantined, Dodging Bullets, and the four-part Dead World series, which consists of Dead City, Apocalypse of the Dead, Flesh Eaters, and The Zombie King. He has a master's degree in English literature from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and has worked as a homicide detective and a disaster mitigation specialist for the San Antonio Police Department. Joe lives north of San Antonio with his wife and children. Might I add in that he is Fine. Sorry just sayin.
 
Unlike some endings this ending was different and I liked it too. All in all ,was I satisfied with Dead City? Hell yea , the writing was well written and easy to read. When I tell you that it was easy to read. I say that because you don't find yourself in a paragraph . Glueing your eyeballs open cause your so bored with what next parts. Thats one main  reason I wont finish a book. If you have to go in to great detail like to the point where I am pulling my friggen hair out. We don't care as readers when you as Authors  have to be too much in detail . That bores the crap out of me and annoys me too. One time I read a book that took a page in a half in some detail about a person's background that had jack didley to do with anything. Hate that ,this is a good way to never ever be reviewed by me.
 I most deffinitly found a new love.
                                

Friday, June 1, 2012

Friday Night Author Dedication Night


Blog friends maybe I am the slowest book blogger in the world. But little by little, discovery by discovery I find new titles and authors to read and write about. So tonight is the starting week of Vamp Week! This week I will post hot vampire titles and there authors of course.


Take a minute to look at the Vampire Art from a website called deviantart.com or VampireArt.com

Nice work right! Personally I think the skull would make a hot tattoo?

Tonight’s Author I bring …. Jacquelyn Frank

                                                 { Little Bio }
Jacqueline is a NY Local who now lives in Carolina’s. She is not only an awesome Author ,but I like her just because she is a Kitty Cat Lover like me! You have to be one to understand ! She is such an animal lover that she makes time to work with different animal rescue sites like Brother wolf animal rescue and Animal compassion network. She actually named some her feline buddies after characters from one of her novels. One of her favorites in music Artists would be Evanescence ( just luv them, just sayin) I happen to also think she is cool because we also share another like and thought together . That is Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel make the best disaster couple since Romeo and Juliet. She is also a former ASL interpreter ,in which due to a health issue she had to leave that job behind. Which is fine and dandy if you ask me. She has written some pretty cool stuff. Keep up the awesome work Crazy cat lady Smile



Jacquelyn Frank writes the series ,

Nightwalkers

Bk .1. Jacob
BK . 2. Gideon
Bk .3. Elijah
Bk .4. Damien
Bk.5. Noah
Bk. 6. Adam - release date 10/25/11

The Shadow Wellers




  • Book 1. Ecstasy
  • Book 2. Rapture
  • Book.3 Pleasure





The Three Worlds

  • Bk.1 Seduce me in Dreams
  • Bk.2 Seduce me in Flames





The Gatherers

Bk. Hunting Julian & Bk.2 Stealing Katherine



Single Titles :

  • Drink me
  • The Bid



(Anthologies) (read in order)

  • Nocturnal (with Kate Douglas) & Supernatural ( With Larissa Ione & Alexandra Ivy, G.A Aiken)

PDF Book list LINK