We’ve all heard the guy who played the original #CaptainKirk brag [and even create a 2-hour TV documentary film] about #How_William Shatner_Changed_The World. It’s a tongue-in-cheek peek at the many common technologies that their real world inventors say were first inspired by the Star Trek franchise. What was on that tablet that so fascinated Mr.…… Continue reading Do sci-fi authors tap into a universal mind?
Book Review: He Will Be My Ruin by K.A. Tucker DarkMatters review — Four Stars Heiress Maggie Sparkes leaves her charity work in Africa and heads to NYC to perform one last favour for best-friend-since-childhood Celine who died of an apparent overdose of Xanax and booze. As she packs away Celine’s belongings, Maggie comes across…… Continue reading He Will Be My Ruin: A Sexy thriller
Anyone who’s lived in a condominium or in coop housing will recognize Ove as the overbearing, narrow-minded grouch who makes everyone else’s life a misery through his ultra rigid enforcement of “the rules.” Author Fredrik Backman, however, slowly paints a more complex portrait of Ove by interspersing his back story as a child and young…… Continue reading A Man Called Ove reveals humanity and love in those you’d least expect
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Late Bite: Vampire On Trial The Toronto Vampire Chronicles, Book 1 By John Matsui Genre: Dark Fantasy, Horror, Action Thriller Police capture Dragul Mangorian in Toronto’s sewers on a series of blood-sucking assaults. Media worldwide and local citizens and politicians buzz with news the perp is ‘a real vampire.’ Mangorian’s…
I’m excited about my first virtual blog tour that is running from Nov. 1- 7, hosted by Sage Blog Tours. The featured work is my first novel, Late Bite. Take a look: https://www.sagesblogtours.com/late-bite.html Here’s a copy of the banner: Here are the scheduled tour stops for features and reviews of LATE BITE on the following…… Continue reading Watch for virtual blog tour of Late Bite
A few weeks back, I was sitting at a keyboard trying to push some words into a new chapter for my third book in the Toronto Vampire Chronicles (Book 2 – Lycanthrope Rising released Oct. 1, 2017) and a prequel and sequel to Gravity Games for my Nathan Sherlock Foodie Thriller series. Nothing happened. Whether…… Continue reading Oh Crap! Now YA, steam punk, time travel thriller?
An Artscope post by Oliver reminded again me how much I’ve fallen away from appreciating the magnificence of photography. In the following photo link, Diana Klute captures a paddleboarder off the Cape Verde Islands as nature sends the sea and spray to create a pointillist effect worthy of George Seurat’s brush. <p>Source: <a href=”https://artscope.de/2017/03/01/oliver-5/”>Oliver</a></p> In…… Continue reading Photo art, choose silent beauty over noise
After perverting the vampire myth with my first novel Late Bite, I decided to continue my stream of semi/alternate-consciousness by tossing in, what else, my take on werewolves for my just-completed but stand-alone third horror thriller, Lycanthrope Rising. I won’t be releasing it for awhile. As my third foray into authordom, I’m looking for a literary…… Continue reading A werewolf in chic clothing
Book Review: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch As the Joni Mitchell song goes: You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. Despite a couple minor logistical gaps, this sci-fi thriller by Blake Crouch is a super charged adventure where college physics prof Jason Dessen finds himself in a dark dilemma of his own making,…… Continue reading Dark Matter’s many dimensions a treat
America’s second revolution started last night. Thank God it began with an election. Donald Trump sounded presidential for the first time in his acceptance speech. http://bit.ly/2ek9Z35 He showed he’s capable of speaking without being nasty – at least during an acceptance speech. If the President-elect understands the gravity of his post, he will let his actions…… Continue reading Trump presidential win means the revolution is now