Holiday over. BOO! But at least I had a great time. TONS of golfing in various forms. Copious bouts of laughter. Apparently a game of Trivial Pursuit that no one remembers playing, but I have pictures of us playing (pretty sure I won). And a partridge in a pear tree.
This year I convinced my friends to a weight loss competition, so now I have the proper motivation to lose my little Pooh belly. My starting weight is 99 kg (219lbs), but it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.
I also read some novellas, and a graphic novel, and a novel whilst on holiday.
A vampire cowboy bounty hunter novella that reads quickly, smoothly, and wonderfully. A vampire chases the vampire that turned him while trying to retain his slipping humanity. A man’s daughter is kidnapped in an effort to lure our protagonist into a trap deep in the swamps of Louisiana. All of this is played flamboyantly on coursing prose.
by John Saul
An absolute creepy terror that just seems too plausible to ward me off from open houses forever. John Saul’s slow dark tone sets this novel in a truly fantastic and realistic read. It’s a story about a murderer that likes to pick his victims at open houses, and he’s found a new open house to attend.
by Emma Meade
Firstly, what a beautiful cover.
Ahhh, another vampire story, this one a bad feeling that becomes reality. Two girls go to a club and only one sees the warning signs. A slow burning fuse simmering between dub-step beats and gleaming teeth.
Emma unleashes characters we all know in a situation we would never want to be in. Nice dialogue, smokey description, and a late Saturday night feel.
Holy handbells! HANDBELLS!!!!!!!!
This work is mind-blowingly awesome! Better than awesome!! Sinfully salivating!!!!
Firstly, the artwork is a visual orgasm. The Colours. The Spacing. The Design. All are beyond Feng Shui and a sense of bewilderment rolled into eye popping.
Secondly, the writing is an aural pleasure. It seamlessly sews between present tense and a future-past tense in a whimsical narration that, of course, entertains and builds interest in such a bemaddening way, that I’m banging my head against anything while I wait for volume two.
The story is a fantastic Space Opera. A cross between Star Wars, Romeo and Juliet, and Blade Runner. Sci-fi meets Fantasy meets Love Story meets Mafia. It has it all, and its addictive as all get out.
And now, after my recent new love affair with the T.V. show, Castle, my writing juices are drooling, so I’m off to do my own work.