Saturday, 31 May 2014

Review for Rotter's

Hey all well I just got done with Rotter's and let me give you an idea I'd what its about. Rotter's is pretty much about a 16 year old boy named Joey,whose mother died and he's forced to live with the father he never really knew if any of you enjoy dark books this is for you if you enjoyed 'Scowler' or 'I hunt killers' this is right there with the odd father son duo.  The story line was quite unique as well as character progression, I highly recommend this to those who want a little gore in their books. For now Trisha signing off.

Thursday, 29 May 2014

review for Faery tails and Nightmares by maranda marr

Hey all I just got done reading a bunch of short stories by maranda marr. They were wonderful. The stories range from the always beloved and horrific ghosts and vampires to the lovely and enchanting tales of fairies and princesses. I highly recommend this to those out there looking for some fun stories to read.for now Trisha signing off.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014


Hey All!! I've gotten to be apart of a blog tour for the book Wolf by Jim Ringels. I got to do an interview and even got a few extras for you all to check out.


About the Author:

Jim Ringel lives in Boulder. When not writing fiction, he  can be found hiking, biking, and skiing in the Colorado mountains, or sitting still and meditating at home. He also does a lot of reading, and is a long-standing member of Denver’s Lighthouse Literary Workshop.

Social Links: Website  | Twitter | Goodreads


(   1)   What inspired you to write "Wolf"?

Well, I have a few favorite authors who inspired me―Graham Greene, Thomas Berger, Patricia Highsmith, Walker Percy, Kafka, and contemporaries too, like Ben Whitmer and Megan Abbott. One thing about them. They write page-turners.  Books that keep you guessing what's going to happen next, all the while trapping you into a world you normally wouldn't go into, building to something bigger. Some bigger life lesson.  I have always loved books like that. 

And then I just thought about traditional werewolf stories from when I was a kid, and didn't they get it wrong? What's so bad about evolving into being another creature?  Why live a strict and civilized life? I wanted to break the werewolf code. I wanted to suggest it's liberating and life-fulfilling to devolve into our animal state. I thought if I could learn from some of the greats, and write a page turner about a man coming to face his animal side, that could be a world worth knowing.

    (   2 )  When did you decide to become an author?

The nuns in school always said I was a good writer, but that was at an age when I'd stopped listening to nuns.  Later, after working in television, and then sales, I started writing again, but not too seriously.  Then I came down with cancer, and I felt this huge hole in my life.  I started asking―what is the thing I'd really regret if I were to die right now.  The answer hit me like a sack of marbles―a true wakeup―you never wrote anything, you dummy. That's when I focused. That's when I started to make writing not something I did in my spare time, but something I did every day before all the rest of life came down on me. It's hard. You own less. You don't get all the things that come with having a successful career. It can be lonely. But nothing makes me happier than writing.  Nothing.

  (    3)  Where did the idea for Johnny Wolfe's character come from?

I've worked in sales, and as a regular old American, have dealt with salesmen all my life. America is a sales culture. It's a gamble, and a hustle, and a lonely pursuit of trying to best the other guy.  So I thought a salesman might allow for a unique insight into contemporary life, and be a good hero.  A guy scraping to get by. Selling to survive.  Then I got the idea, what is it about salesmen―bad salesmen really―that is truly characteristic of the trade. It's that they don't know what they're selling.  Their job is just to sell, without really understanding what. Just the finesse of selling. So  I thought, yeah, that's Johnny's conflict.  His one last shot at survival is to sell something he truly doesn’t understand.  His quest is to find out what product he's selling so he can make a big commission.  Then he finds the product he's trying to sell is potentially the very thing that could destroy him.  I liked that idea.

    (  4)  What do you hope readers will get from reading "Wolf"?

I hope readers get scared.  I hope readers get personal insight.  And they hope they get a laugh out of it too.

    (5 )     Why did you decide to write of a world where dogs are extinct?

If you live with enough dogs in your life, you get fascinated with how wild they are.  Yes, sure, they're domesticated, we can pet them, teach them tricks, feed them under the dinner table. But when we're not looking, dogs do all sorts of bizarre things, bad habits, sneaky stuff, right there in the living room. 

As humans, as Americans, we romanticize the wild. But really, we've lost all sense of it.  So why not a city where dogs are gone, and man is struggling to maintain the horrors of civilized society.  I wondered about a world like that.  What would it be like?

Then I wondered what about a man who missed his dead pet. And wanted to be her, because deep down, that's who he really is.  Wild. Facing up to who you are, that's scary. Like Jean Jacque Rousseau said. Stop living civilized.  Open up to our wild side. It's more honest.

      (6   )What genre would you put "Wolf" in?  Is it Paranormal?  Sci-fi?
That's a tough one. It's dystopian, that's sure.  It's sci-fi, or at least speculative fiction.  A little bit horror. I like to call it a sales noir, but people look at me funny when I say that.
       (  7)I'm currently working on a Buddhist detective series that takes place in the speculative worlds of the Buddhist six realms.  The Hell realm, the Hungry Ghost realm, the Animal realm, the Human realm, the Warring Titan realm, and the God realm.  Each book takes place in a different realm where the detective must solve a crime, learn a lesson and then die so that he may pass onto the next realm, getting closer and closer to enlightenment.
       (8)  What is your writing process like?
I walk around a lot when I write. I act scenes out, and then type them out.  I outline, and then I write the chapters and blow up the outline as new ideas come, as my characters become more real.  Then I outline again, because without an outline I'd just keep walking around with no place to go.

           (9) Do you have a favorite character from "Wolf"?
Well, I got to love them all, right, because they're my babies?  But I really enjoy Lana Jackson, the devious, manipulative, expert salesperson of a boss. She's like a composite of all these persuasive people I've met in life, who I never wanted to be persuaded by, because they're just so awful, and yet by whom I was completely persuaded because they were just so damn good at it.
          (10)        Do you have any advice for new authors and people thinking about publishing?
Open yourselves up to the stuff you won't normally open up to. Read everything.  Mostly listen to everything.  Listen to the obvious stuff, like music, all kinds of music.  But also speeches, sermons, teachings, the breeze, distant trains passing.  Train yourself to hear the rhythm in everything. Because in the end, it's the rhythms that keep people reading.  Have a good plot, have interesting characters, have strong language, those things are necessary―but what the reader connects with in any moment of reading is the rhythm.  If you can feel the rhythm, you can write a pretty good story.

I hope you all enjoy this. For now Trisha signing off. 

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Artificial Gods by Thomm Quackenbush

Hey all!!

I also finished Artificial Gods by Thomm Quackenbush. This one is Aliens and could  be both YA and NA. It was very interesting and enjoyable. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys Aliens and the Paranormal.

For now Trisha Signing off.

Review for Danse Macabre by Thomm Quackenbush

Hey All!!

Well I finished another one of Thomm Quackenbush's novels and I have to say this one is not my favorite. Danse Macabre or Dance of the Dead is what I think is a New adult book. It was very dark and I was just disenchanted with it very quickly. But for now Trisha Signing off.

Review for Find what you love and Let it kill you by Thomm Quackenbush

Hey all!!
        I just finished a book made up of a bunch of story stories written by Thomm Quackenbush. They were really good and I was very impressed by it. Mr Quackenbush's writing is very similar to that of Edger Allen Poe.  I do recommend this for those who enjoy some of Edger Allen Poe's work such as Eleonora to read this.

For now Trisha Signing off.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014


Hey all well I have been really busy lately. I got a gig as an agent for an up coming writer so I'm spending a lot of time writing and answering emails and doing press for her. I'm also reading books for another author. So if I don't post alot of reviews it is because I don't have much time to read.

Trisha Signing off.

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Exile By Keven Emerson

Hey all!! I just finished Exile by Keven Emerson and I've got to say it was great.  There are a few things that I do have some issues with but you can read my full  review  below. :D

Exile is about a girl who recently got fired from her old band she was managing. She decides when school comes back she is going to find a new band to work with. She finds Caleb, a really cute guy with some family issues. By Family issues I mean his dad is a dead rock star that drowned like eighteen years ago and left some songs off of his last album for his son to find. She and Caleb work together to start up a band, Find the lost songs and keep their relationship from "Falling off the edge of the world" Ha ha. Black Sabbath? Had a song? Any who. This book has a little bit of everything in it. Romance, Mystery, Music that rocks!!!! The only thing that I have an issue with it how fast they fall for each other but some people may be able to look over that....I"m not one of those people. I mean what if hes a serial killer? But anyway that's all for today. Trisha Signing off.