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  • 'It's Only Death' by Lee Thompson
    'It's Only Death' by Lee Thompson
    I was absolutely floored when I read “A Beautiful Madness” by Lee Thompson earlier this year. Thompson’s first foray into crime fiction is a contender for my book of the year. When I got the chance to read “It’s Only...
  • 'Iggy Peck, Architect' by Andrea Beaty: Picture book with a message
    'Iggy Peck, Architect' by Andrea Beaty: Picture book with a message
    "Iggy Peck, Architect" is by Andrea Beaty, author of "Rosie Revere, Engineer." Both children's picture books are carefully and beautifully illustrated by David Roberts, and both books have an important message for children...
  • Betrayed warrior must learn magic
    'The Oathbreaker's Shadow' by Amy McCulloch takes too long to develop
    Amy McCulloch's "The Oathbreaker's Shadow" due in stores in February sets up as an interesting story and magic system, before going off the rails.The likeable main character Raim, is training to be a member of the Yun, the elite...
  • Daredevil #11
    Unwrap the gift of "Daredevil #11" from this week's comics list for Christmas
    On this Christmas week, the jolly elves of the comic book industry have things timed so that this week's comic book day actually fell on Christmas Eve day! This meant that a sack full of comics worthy for Santa himself was available at...
  • 'The Nightmare Girl' by Jonathan Janz
    'The Nightmare Girl' by Jonathan Janz
    I was recently introduced to Jonathan Janz through a novella of his, “Exorcist Road,” from Samhain Publishing and I was very impressed. I was happy to have the chance to read his upcoming novel, “The Nightmare Girl,” and...
  • A Passion Most Pure
    WWI and a love triangle in 'A Passion Most Pure'
    Collin McGuire is passionate about the beautiful Charity O'Connor.Faith O'Connor is passionate about the Lord- and Collin.Set in 1916 a midst WWI, two sisters Charity and Faith are in rivalry over one handsome rogue. Collin is in love with...
  • Remembering
    Do not miss 'All The Light We Cannot See'
    Fans of “The Book Thief” will find the recent novel, “All The Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr, a worthy successor. Set in World War II France, the novel follows the lives of two young characters, Marie Lauré and Werner...
  • Keith M King, author of "Crying, Through God's Eyes"
    JoeyPinkney.com five minutes five questions with Keith M. King
    About Crying, Through God's Eyes:Crying, Through GOD’S Eyeshas many different topics that were written to give hope to the hopeless situations in our lives. In this astonishing book, you will find answers to life’s predicaments...
  • Estelada Blava
    President of Catalonia is under judicial investigation after Nov. 9 vote
    Less than two days ago, it was made public that Catalonia's government leader, President Artur Mas, is now under 'judicial investigation' due to the 'citizen participation process' that took place on November 9th, 2014. The...
  • Oct 2014 Christopher Vogler lecturing in Tel Aviv
    'The Writer's Journey': Drawing on myth to help tell a story
    This book is a guide not for creating stories but for improving elements within a story. Borrowing material from the work of Joseph Campbell and Carl Jung, author Christopher Vogler demonstrates how a good story depicts a journey of some sort. The...
  • Paper and pen
    5 useful idiomatic expressions in Spanish
    1. A palabras necias, oidos sordos This literally means "to foolish words, deaf ears". I'm not sure we have an equivalent expression in English, but it essentially means "just ignore people who say mean things to you."2. A...
  • Mt. Everest, the ultimate mountaineering goal
    Contemplating 'A Life On The Edge'
    There are few places left on earth that have not been discovered, conquered, or claimed by man, but the spirit of exploration and adventure is alive and flourishing thanks to pioneers like Jim Whittaker, author of “A Life On The Edge.”...
  • 'The Secret World of Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus'
    Holiday Book Giveaway, Day 9: 'The Secret World of Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus'
    On this, the ninth and final day of our annual Holiday Book Giveaway Extravaganza, HBE will be offering a signed copy of K.C. McKinnon’s The Secret World of Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus. For your chance to win, simply email HBE at...
  • Quicksilver
    Quicksilver gets new costume for "Uncanny Avengers" relaunch in 2015
    Another year, another relaunch for a Marvel Comics title. This time it is a relaunch of the "unity team", the "Uncanny Avengers", as written by Rick Remender and artist Daniel Acuna. Today (December 23rd), Marvel Comics...
  • Detective Comics #610
    Online fundraiser set up to aid stroke stricken Batman artist Norm Breyfogle
    It is easy to lose sight of some realities when one covers comic book news and reviews for a living (or a side job). Unfortunately, tragedies involving beloved creators can often make those realities crystal clear. Norm Breyfogle, best known for a...