Monthly Archives: September 2011

A brief history of alchemy- part two

A knight representing the Great Work (look at his colourful breastplate) Alchemy 101 or a crash course for curious and busy J   In the first part, posted last week, I presented the origins of alchemy; now the time has come … Continue reading

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Friday Flash Fiction

Amy C at Romance Book Wyrm and Dottie atTink’s Place have come up with the idea for a Monday Morning Flash Fiction challenge. Each Monday a new picture prompt will be posted and if you choose to participate – you publish your Fiction Flash  on … Continue reading

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Review: Frostbite: A Werewolf Tale by David Wellington

Book info: Book form: e-book mobi format Genre: paranormal fiction, dystopia Target audience: adults I stumbled upon this book (but with slightly different title – Cursed) on Mel’sRandom Reviews blog, featured as her Throwback Thursday meme which proves that when you … Continue reading

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Review: The River of Time series (Waterfall, Cascade, Torrent) by Lisa T.Bergren

Book info: Source: borrowed from a friendGenre: historical fiction, fantasy, romance, christian fictionTarget audience: YASynopsis: Gabriella (Gabi) and Evangelia (Lia) Betarrini are two American teenagers who are leading truly exceptional lives. Not only their mother is an archeologist, specializing in Etruscan … Continue reading

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Friday Flash Fiction

Amy C at Romance Book Wyrm and Dottie atTink’s Place have come up with the idea for a Monday Morning Flash Fiction challenge. Each Monday a new picture prompt will be posted and if you choose to participate – you publish your Fiction Flash  on … Continue reading

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Mini review: Vampire Empire Book Two: The Rift Walker by Clay Griffith and Susan Griffith

Book info: Paperback: 300 pages Publisher: Pyr (September 6, 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 1616145234 ISBN-13: 978-1616145231 Genre: steampunk, pulp action Target audience: YA Synopsis (from Goodreads): Princess Adele struggles with a life of marriage and obligation as her Equatorian Empire and their American Republic allies … Continue reading

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A brief history of alchemy – part one

Photo Credit: Gerik Zayatz, Creative CommonsToth with the head of an ibis Everything begins in Africa… I love alchemy. To my own surprise I found out not so long ago, writing a review of a book with alchemy elements, that … Continue reading

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Mini review: Lana Halliday – a short story by Lulu Sullivan

Why I read it: I was contacted by the author – thank you very much! – and she asked me to read and review her short story; it was provided  free of charge in exchange for an impartial opinion. That fact, of … Continue reading

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Mini review: Aftermath (Sirantha Jax 05) by Ann Aguirre

Book form: mobi (Kindle) format ebookAuthor: Ann AguirreTitle: AftermathGenre: sci-fi/fantasy/romance/space operaTarget audience: adults Synopsis (if you haven’t read the previous parts you might be spoiled, it is a series after all, sorry): Sirantha Jax went AWOL and managed to rearrange the … Continue reading

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Friday Flash Fiction

Amy C at Romance Book Wyrm and Dottie atTink’s Place have come up with the idea for a Monday Morning Flash Fiction challenge. Each Monday a new picture prompt will be posted and if you choose to participate – you publish your Fiction Flash  on … Continue reading

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