Mudererous New Witch Books For Adults: The Color of Fear

New Witch Books For Adults: The Perfect Recipe Take out cauldron. Toss in: Jan Karon’s small town characters plus occult, murder, and mystery Add a dash of: Romance with the boy next door, a spooky ass bookkeeper, an opinionated priest, and some waspy old ladies Sprinkle: A pinch of corrupt government officials and secret family histories Stir In: Strong, hell-bent women, affairs, suicides, murders, water phobias, and unplanned pregnancies Let simmer. Stir precariously as everything is in jeopardy of exploding. Ding. Your potion is done. Enjoy The Color of Fear by Wendy Wanner. With The Discovery of Witches hitting the big screen, I have a feeling witchy titles will be all the rage this fall. Thank GOSH Halloween is on its way. This is truly my favorite time of year, and The Color of Fear is one of many new witch books for adults that I hope you will pick up…

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Philosophical Science Fiction: When Mother Nature Fights Back

Sneak Peek Parasitic worms burrowing into eye sockets, oceans filled with man-eating, snake-like monsters, and fields of eyes are just small proof that Mother Nature is pretty pissed off at mankind. Caught in this murderous world is Mr. David S. Sparks, but he has no idea how he landed here. Who is he? Where he is? When is he? And how is he?  Shit, WHAT IS HE? In William Aicher’s latest philosophical science fiction thriller, The Unfortunate Expiration of Mr. David S. Sparks, David attempts to recollect and piece together snippets of his memory from a seemingly normal past.  At the same time, he must fight a system overload and shutdown of his present situation. David is the most important man in the world, after all. David can barely pledge allegiance to one side. The Progressives, drone-like businessmen, kill others for their own selfish gain but promise to restore his…

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Books For Art Lovers: A Book Review of Artist, Soldier, Lover, Muse

A Historical Art Fiction Novel To Top The Art Forger July has been a surprising and remarkable month for book reviews—especially from lesser known authors and publishers. While June represented a slump in poor racial depictions and white privilege prejudices, July tackled those indie horror disasters with engrossing plots and top-notch writing. Picture the ultimate Catholic penance. From Brandy Woods Snow’s contemporary teen romance, Meant To Be Broken, to Anthony Le Moignan’s Alzheimer’s love story, A Long Goodbye, I can now add Arthur D. Hittner’s historical art fiction masterpiece, Artist, Soldier, Lover, Muse to my personal indie literary canon. Books for art lovers, such as Shapiro’s The Art Forger, are a unique trade in their own. Hittner surpasses the brilliance of The Art Forger with his well-painted New York Depression era filled with characters larger than the canvases Henry Kapler painted them on in his humble studio. Arthur Hittner encapsulates…

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Top Beach Reads: Chill Out With A Good Book This Summer

Most days living in Florida I feel like I am melting.  The windows steam up each morning and the parched lizards start moving slower.  The scorching heat makes beach visits daunting, and even sitting by the pool is a challenge.  This frying an egg–aka me–on the pavement scenario is problematic.  My favorite past time involves a book, cool drink, and The Uncorked Librarian in a lounge chair. How do you make these hot days bearable?  Book to beach is like wine to Christine.  There is, of course, only one solution: more alcohol!  Well, frothier drinks at least and maybe more engaging books.  In fact, what if the book gave you the chills?  I’m talking shivers like when you watch Riverdale (Season 2) before bed.  Or even better, what if you read about ice skating and the winter while roasting outside?  Or how about getting your head sawed off and cryogenically frozen? …

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