The Sick Rose

The Sick Rose

O Rose, thou art sick.
The invisible worm
That flies in the night
In the howling storm

Has found out thy bed
Of crimson joy,
And his dark secret love
Does thy life destroy.

— William Blake, more Complete Poems

This poem is offered as part of our May theme: Heroes & Villains

T.S. Poetry

Runes – Book Review


Runes (Book One)

Author – Ednah Walters


Seventeen-year-old Raine Cooper has enough on her plate dealing with her father’s disappearance, her mother’s erratic behavior and the possibility of her boyfriend relocating. The last thing she needs is Torin St. James—a mysterious new neighbor with a wicked smile and uncanny way of reading her.

Raine is drawn to Torin’s dark sexiness against her better judgment, until he saves her life with weird marks and she realizes he is different. But by healing her, Torin changes something inside Raine. Now she can’t stop thinking about him. Half the time, she’s not sure whether to fall into his arms or run.

Scared, she sets out to find out what Torin is. But the closer she gets to the truth the more she uncovers something sinister about Torin. What Torin is goes back to an ancient mythology and Raine is somehow part of it. Not only are she and her friends in danger, she must choose a side, but the wrong choice will cost Raine her life.

Book Review

In Runes, (Book One), author, Ednah Walters writes an interesting story filled with Norse Mythology. Most of the characters are likable, some not so likable, but they add intrigue to the story. The plot is solid. The reading was fast paced. I was hooked from beginning to end; a definite page turner with a surprise ending.

I loved Runes and recommend it to all YA/Paranormal readers. The book contained just the right amount of romance and sexual sizzle.

I received a free PDF copy from Story Cartel in exchange for an honest review

5 Stars


Bored With “Said”? Try This Instead


Instead of ‘said’

Originally posted on Jens Thoughts:

Okay, apparently I’m enjoying quick lists and bright colors! I love the short bursts of useful tips that you can use in your writing area. Said is one of the most common words in writing, so here are 100 different ways to write it. This keeps things fresh and helps us stretch our vocabulary.

100 words

Until Next Time…

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Share Your World – 2015 Week #20

1 Share Your World

Share Your World – 2015 Week #20

What is the most important thing that you ever learned? (I bet it’s not something you learned in school)

Over the years, I have learned that ‘this too shall pass’.

What feeds your enthusiasm for life? 

My grandchildren.

What’s your most memorable (good or bad) airplane commercial or private flight?

The last time I flew, from Washington D. C. to Atlanta, I was in a smaller commercial airplane that was tossed around a good bit by turbulence. I haven’t flown since then.

If you were a great explorer, what would you explore?

Caves. I would love to explore and document caves in my area.

Science Fiction vs. Fantasy


Ind’spiration Diget

Originally posted on Author M.J. Moores:

Hi everyone!

I’m really excited about the publication of my next full-length article: Science Fiction vs. Fantasy where I take a close look at the long-time debate and touch on what it is like being a crossover writer of these two genres.

I was approached by Kathryn Jenkins of DKC (Dragon Knight Chronicles Publishing House) to help with the inaugural launch of their magazine Ind’spiration Digest on June 30th.

Check out the awesome cover –

Cover June 2015The first issue will be free for anyone to check out and consider a subscription to.

They focus on author interviews, spotlights, book reviews, & industry-related articles that not only serve as a platform for Indy Author awareness but great information about writing, publishing, and marketing your wares.

Give the cover a click and head on over to the Ind’spiration Digest Facebook page to learn more ;)

I’ll be sure to post a link for…

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Mercury Goes Retrograde Cycle Oil Recipe

May 18—Mercury goes retograde
Mercury is “The Thinker,” and involves our communication skills: what we say, our words, our voice, and our thoughts, including the Teacher/Student, Master/Apprentice mode. Mercury affects how we connect with all the media tools of the day—our computers, phones and even the postal, publishing and recording systems!
MoonCat! © Mother Tongue Ink 2011 pg 205
May 18–June11: As Mercury retraces its steps in Gemini, take the opportunity for a second look at how you are tending friendships. Redefine peer support to include the inner children.
 Sandra Pastorius © Mother Tongue Ink 2014 pg 18
Mercury Retrograde
Mercury Retrograde Cycle Oil Recipe
Blend the following essential oil into 1 ounce carrier oil:
9 drops Frankincense
9 drops Lemongrass
9 drops Myrrh
9 drops Sweet Marjoram
9 drops Ylang Ylang
Swirl gently until all oil are thoroughly mixed together before each use.
Use to help you relax & shift into a more “intuitive” perspective!
Anoint candles, use 8 to 10 drops in bath, wear 4 to 8 drops as a body perfume, place 3 to 5 drops in water in an Aroma Lamp, Diffuser, or Oil Burner.

Indispiration Digest

The long awaited Indispiration Digest, is here.

Cover June 2015 Fantasy Magazine


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