a TeMPLe of WoRDS

I love to read.  Any free moment I have, that's what you'll find me doing.  My taste in books is rather eclectic - so much so that friends have actually commented on it.  I'm honest about what I like and what I don't like.  You can also find e on Goodreads - and on my bookish blog The Gal in the Blue Mask. :)

She who leaves a trail of glitter is never forgotten

The Gal's 62 Day of Horror Christmas Takeover 3: The Sisters of Slaughter

Melissa Lason and Michelle Garza give us "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town"

Source: http://the-gal-in-the-blue-mask.blogspot.com/2016/12/christmas-takeover-3-sisters-of.html

The Gal's 62 Days of Horror Christmas Takeover 2: Amber Fallon

"Dying Hard" by Amber Fallon 

Source: http://the-gal-in-the-blue-mask.blogspot.com/2016/12/christmas-takeover-2-amber-fallon.html

The Gal's 62 Days of Horror Christmas Takeover 1: Scott M. Baker

Scott M. Baker has begun our Christmas Takeover with a short story entitled Deck the Malls.  Enjoy :)

Source: http://the-gal-in-the-blue-mask.blogspot.com/2016/12/the-gals-62-days-of-horror-christmas_1.html

The Gal's 62 Days of Horror Day 31: Kyle M. Scott

I may have another interview or two coming up... people who have submitted their interest late in the game.  And, beginning December 1st, comes the Christmas Takeover stories.  I don't know about anyone else, but I sure am looking forward to that.

 

Next year, I'm just going to go right on through :)

Source: http://the-gal-in-the-blue-mask.blogspot.com/2016/11/among-stacks-kyle-m-scott.html

The Gal's 62 Days of Horror Days 27-30

I'm sorry again about the delay in getting these done... but it's my blog and I can do what I want haha.  It's been a crazy week, with me working overtime.  The last one will be tomorrow (waiting on my final author to go over his answers one last time).

 

#27 Among the Stacks with Kody Boye

 

http://the-gal-in-the-blue-mask.blogspot.com/2016/11/among-stacks-kody-boye.html

 

#28 Among the Stacks with Amanda M. Lyons

 

http://the-gal-in-the-blue-mask.blogspot.com/2016/11/among-stacks-amanda-m-lyons.html

 

#29 Among the Stacks with Ross Baxter

 

http://the-gal-in-the-blue-mask.blogspot.com/2016/11/among-stacks-ross-baxter.html

 

#30 Among the Stacks with David Owain Hughes

 

http://the-gal-in-the-blue-mask.blogspot.com/2016/11/among-stacks-david-owain-hughes.html

 

Source: http://the-gal-in-the-blue-mask.blogspot.com

The Gal's 62 Days of Horror Day 23-26

I planned to have this all caught up by today, but with work, Halloween, the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, and enjoying Michael James McFarland's book, Fallow Ground, I have had a bit of trouble sitting down at my laptop to complete them.

 

#23 is Scott M. Baker

#24 is Dev Jarrett

#25 is Michael James McFarland

#26 is David A. Riley

 

Follow the link to my blog and you'll be able to catch up. :)

Source: http://the-gal-in-the-blue-mask.blogspot.com

The Gal's 62 Days of Horror Day 22: Alistair Rennie

Source: http://the-gal-in-the-blue-mask.blogspot.com/2016/10/among-stacks-alistair-rennie.html

The Gal's 62 Days of Horror Day 21: Phil Sloman

Still catching up.  Hoping to get that done over the next couple of days.  More to come :)

Source: http://the-gal-in-the-blue-mask.blogspot.com/2016/10/among-stacks-phil-sloman.html

The Gal's 62 Days of Horror Day 20: Matt Hickman

Source: http://the-gal-in-the-blue-mask.blogspot.com/2016/10/among-stacks-matt-hickman.html

The Gal's 62 Days of Horror Day 19: Chris Kosarich

Now that my internet is fixed...

 

And, typical for my life, it is all the fault of my crappy new neighbors.  It seems, when they had their internet turned on, someone decided it was okay to unplug mine. o_O

 

I am playing a bit of catch-up, and hopefully will be finished catching up by Wednesday evening *fingers crossed*

Source: http://the-gal-in-the-blue-mask.blogspot.com/2016/10/among-stacks-chris-kosarich.html

The Gal's 62 Days of Horror Day 18: Stevie Kopas

Author Stevie Kopas discusses her The Breadwinner Trilogy and what could have been.

Source: http://the-gal-in-the-blue-mask.blogspot.com/2016/10/the-gals-62-days-of-horror-day-18_18.html

REVIEW: Hunter of the Dead

Hunter of the Dead - Stephen Kozeniewski

I am a huge fan of vampires - books, movies - and feel great disappointment when they fall flat. When this came across my desk, I was both excited and a little weary. I am a big fan of Stephen Kozeniewski's writing... and definitely had high hopes with this one.

 

This was, hands down, an amazing vampire book. It was different, but gave me that warm feeling I get when I read about authentic vampires. You know what I'm talking about. The ones that are pompous and vicious, who have no soul and don't care... the depraved and evil ones. All wrapped up with that sarcasm I love from Stephen's characters.

 

Cicatrice is my favorite in the book. He reminds me a lot of Viktor from Underworld, but with enough differences to make me truly intrigued. Carter, the Vampire Hunter, is perfect. Both are extremely well written.

 

And the one targeting the vampires?! Just wow.

 

There is action and adventure. There is heart-pounding, suspense-filled moments... that all end in ways that you don't expect them to. And the end of the book left me wanting so much more from this story. So good. And a definite NEED TO READ for this holiday season.

 

Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

The Gal's 62 Days of Horror Day 17: Stephen Kozeniewski

Stephen allowed me to sit down with his main character from Hunter of the Dead, Cicatrice. 

Source: http://the-gal-in-the-blue-mask.blogspot.com/2016/10/the-gals-62-days-of-horror-stephen.html

REVIEW: Flynn Nightsider .75: Firedragon Rising

Firedragon Rising - Mary Fan

This is the continuing story of Aurelia, the Firedragon. I really liked the first book... and liked this one even more than that. The end of it was so good... and yet so sad, because I just didn't want the book to end. It is a great adventure - just when I thought it couldn't get any better, there are several heart-catching moments - and I liked learning more about her, the Trimvirate and the Rebellion. Mary is such an amazing author and I cannot wait to read the next book in this series. The only problem that I have ever had with her stuff is... it is so hard to write a review because there is so much I want to talk about, but all will give away too much of the story for future readers. Ugh.

 

Note: I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

REVIEW: Flynn Nightsider .5: The Firedragon

The Firedragon - Mary Fan

I have always been extremely impressed with the writing of Mary Fan, so when I was given the opportunity to read this book (and the next one), I was super excited. I read it months ago, and loved it, but every time I sat down to write a review of it, I just could not find the words. Still can't, to be honest. It is such a good story. Her character descriptions are so good, especially when it comes to her monsters. There are lots of dimensions to each person, and the adventure, though far from reality in her little worlds, are worded so well that you can almost see everything playing out before your eyes, can almost imagine yourself as the main character. I really like her little Firedragon and think that, as a young adult book, it should be on a lot of young folks' lists.

 

Note: I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

REVIEW: Evil Little Things

Evil Little Things: A Tale of Horror and Possession - Matt Shaw

I have several books by Matt Shaw on my Kindle, but there was something about this one... this cover... that made me pick it up first... and I'm so glad that I did. It's such a great little story, and a great little teaser to the awesomeness that is THE Matt Shaw. My first thoughts, upon finishing this, was Wow, and those thoughts didn't leave, even after the story settled in. I find this author to be quite eloquent, even funny, in a horrifically messed up I'm-going-to-Hell-for-laughing-at-that kind of way. It takes a lot to fully impress me, and this man has definitely done that.