Sunday, June 28, 2015

SC: Round 12 Prompts

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The SC Round 12 prompts are here! The deadline is Saturday, December 12, 2015 (11:59PM). The rest of the contest details can be found at the SC page.

Prompt: Cat

Prompt: Bouquet

Saturday, June 27, 2015

SC Results: Round 11

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Because there were not enough entries this round, there is no honorable mention, only a winner. All of the entries were for the bench prompt:

Other Submissions

Friday, June 26, 2015

Touched with Sight (Shadow Thane #2)

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Age: Adult
Category: Fantasy
Rating: 4 stars

Disclaimer: I received a free copy from Nenia Campbell but this has not in any shape or form affected my opinion and likewise, this review. 

Marta Thinks: I’m betting my (non-existent) money that this is a series that gets better with every new installment. Black Beast was an exciting read, but Touched with Sight tops it; edgier and action-packed, and donned growing sense of dread and terror, it defied my expectations. No longer can Catherine lay low: she is propelled right into the midst of the impending war and has haunting visions of the Shadow Thane who never fails to inspire a feeling of doom, claiming: ‘I am the rightful ruler of this world. And now that I, too, have awakened, like my dragons, I have come to take back what is mine.’ His eerie presence demands Catherine give him the magical book she has found - or face death and his physical appearance is described as ‘repulsive’, distorted by darkness. He is sure to play an even greater role with each following book, much to my delight (and Catherine’s horror).

Thursday, June 25, 2015

SC results will be up this Saturday

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Just wanted to let you know that the SC results & new prompts will be posted Saturday, June 27 around noon.

Friday, June 19, 2015

What Alice Forgot

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Age: Adult
Category: Romance
Rating: 4 stars

Helen Thinks: Alice is twenty nine, madly in love with her husband and pregnant with their first child. Or so she believes. Alice has just woken up after a head injury at the gym and has lost ten years of her life. Alice is really thirty nine, divorced from her husband and the mother to three children. Alice realises that she is no longer the fun loving woman that she was ten years beforehand but the complete opposite. She's a controlling health freak that is now dating the headmaster at her children's school. However, maybe this knock to the the head was a blessing in disguise? Could the loss of ten years be what it takes to win back both her husband and children's affection as well as returning to the woman that she once was?

I am a huge fan of Liane Moriarty's work and this was no exception. With three different perspective's: Alice's; her sister Elizabeth; and her grandmother Frannie; written in different styles: Alice's is actually the narration; Elizabeth's is letters to her doctor; and Frannie's is a blog entry to her fans; this book is a breath of fresh air against everything else you have read this year. She writes compelling stories that drags you in with every word that she writes. Moriarty's worlds are addictive and can have you completing a story in a matter of days.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Extension of Star-Cross'd Deadline

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I am extending the deadline of SC to this Sunday, June 21 (11:59 PM EST). Prompts can be found here. For those who want a support group to write with, we are hosting a WHWN this Friday at 9:00 PM EST. You can work on any piece--so it doesn't necessarily have to be an SC entry.

Friday, June 12, 2015

The Black Prism (Lightbringer #1)

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The Black Prism (Lightbringer #1) by Brent Weeks
Age: Adult
Category: Fantasy
Rating: 5 stars

Rosie Thinks: I've just finished 'The Black Prism' for the second time, and it's still left me shaking and staring off into the distance as my mind races over that crazy-intense finale. This story is epic fantasy at its finest and I just can't get enough of it. From the beginning it was one thing after another, flying you through the storyline while still managing to set up incredible characterisation and one of the most unique magic systems I've ever read about.

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