contemporary

Review: The Darkest Powers Trilogy

The Darkest Powers Trilogy                              Author: Kelley Armstrong Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars Suggested Reading Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Supernatural ~ Imagine being told there’s a medical condition for why you’re a freak and then learning that… Read More ›

Fiction Friday #10

The Retirement Party ~ A Communal Exercise in Character ~ The hallway was silent.  Normally that wouldn’t be out of the ordinary, being after hours and all, but Maggie’s retirement brought everyone out of the woodwork – who could pass… Read More ›

Review: The Enchanter Heir

The Enchanter Heir (The Heir Chronicles #4)                              Author: Cinda Williams Chima Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Stars Suggested Reading Genre: YA/Teen/Contemporary-Fantasy The Enchanter Heir is the story of magic, potions, and poisons gone wrong.  No one knows… Read More ›

Review: Wings of Thunder

Wings of Thunder – The Thunderbird Legacy                              Author: Erin Keyser Horn Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars Highly Suggested Reading Genre: YA/Contemporary-Fantasy. Wings of Thunder, the second book in the Thunderbird Legacy, makes an equally grand statement… Read More ›

Review: The Glitch Factory

The Glitch Factory – Perfectly Human in an Imperfect World                              Author: Donna Thompson Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Stars Suggested Reading Genre: Contemporary Anthology (Short Fiction & Poetry)   If prose had a one-night stand with poetry,… Read More ›

Review: Eyes of Lightning

Eyes of Lightning – The Thunderbird Legacy                              Author: Erin Keyser Horn Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars Highly Recommended Genre: YA/Contemporary-Fantasy – Ivy Nimiki is a fifteen-year-old girl with strange yellow eyes and a hole in her… Read More ›

Experiential Poetry

CLIFF JUMPING, SOYERS LAKE by Patricia Miller, Writer. Poet. Coordinator. – – – I’m perched On a steep ledge Of dense brown rock Like a blue jay Willing my wings to Flutter, flap, soar Having conquered this land before Instead I… Read More ›

Review: Tainted Justice

Tainted Justice                              Author: V. M. Gopaul Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars Recommended Genre: Contemporary Political Thriller — Tainted Justice is the first work of fiction written by V. M. Gopaul, a seasoned 9 time non-fiction author. … Read More ›