BOOK REVIEW: “Invasion”by Authors Poppet and Mary E. Palmerin.


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David Hearse doesn’t exist. He’s so high up the intel ladder that if our enemies knew what he knew we’d all be compromised. He protects the matriarch, code name the Queen. His code name is Bogeyman, the shadow without form, the one who fuels nightmares. When he finds himself in a living hell he becomes savage, uncovering a side to himself he suppressed.

Now homeless he’s living in a basement, but he’s a snoop. It’s his ingrained nature to spy, to uncover secrets, and he finds all of Carly’s scars and hidden traumas. She hides it behind a sunny smile and a spry walk, but she’s hurting. What she cannot anticipate is that the god at her door is living under her floor, and she’ll bleed for him. He is Carly’s nemesis, she just never knew it.

Some secrets are best disclosed in the final breath.
True love, is sacrifice.

MY REVIEW. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

I’ve attempted to write this review for days, without being satisfied with any of them.

I want to do this justice, for it most assuredly deserves that at the very least.

Two authors combine their amazing talents in Invasion, so I expected the book to be good. But good doesn’t even come close.

Other reviewers have utilized all the adjective’s, all I can add is that the plotting and intricacy is as close to perfection as it gets. Utterly riveting, and, superbly, demandingly, erotic. This story hands you no life-lines, it invades your emotions, and heightens the senses until you are left exposed like a raw nerve ending, dreading the chill of drinking the ice-water, but knowing you will be parched with thirst without it; it is just that compelling.

The character of David Hearse (Code name Bogeyman) has amnesia, but the skills he discovers that he possesses lead him to the inescapable conclusion that whatever he once was it was no ordinary man. He is a darkly brooding, intense and isolated man, a man with no past, no future, and an uncertain present.

Adrift and in need of a safe place to hide, he breaks in to a house and makes himself a haven in the basement. His fascination for the absent owner grows by the day. He searches through her home and invades her life, and as he begins to  discovers her secrets, his own  begin to surface.

Carly returns and his need to know her dominates his thoughts, and his actions follow through.

Carly is damaged, badly so. Hiding behind a sweet smile is a woman who has suffered humiliation, and brutality from her ex. Ah, yes, the ex …Meet the character all of you who read the book will come to hate, Mark Carmichael; I wished him a brutal death just paragraphs in to his portrayal.

David and Carly belong together; it soon becomes apparent that they are each-others’ forever.

But forces are at work to make certain that can’t be achieved.

To reveal more would be unfair, suffice it to say it borders on brilliant.

It will provoke you, shake you … and above all else, it will linger in your psyche long after you read the unexpected and compelling conclusion.

This book is more than just a ‘must read’ folks. It has set the bar immeasurably high for all that follow.

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Mary E. Palmerins AUTHOR PAGE HERE

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Book Review: “The Experimental Notebook of C.S Boyack 11″@Virgilante #RRBC #IARTG


Meet author Craig Boyack.


I was born in a town called Elko, Nevada. I like to tell everyone I was born in a small town in the 1940s. I’m not quite that old, but Elko has always been a little behind the times. This gives me a unique perspective of earlier times, and other ways of getting by. Some of this bleeds through into my fiction.

I moved to Idaho right after the turn of the century, and never looked back. My writing career was born here, with access to other writers and critique groups I jumped in with both feet.

I like to write about things that have something unusual. My works are in the realm of science fiction, paranormal, and fantasy. The goal is to entertain you for a few hours. I hope you enjoy the ride.



A second collection of short stories and micro-fiction. Every story can be read in a single session. This time there are a few tributes to the pulp era. Stories include science fiction, paranormal, and horror.

My REVIEW: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Great Reading! Something for everyone!

My curiosity was raised when reading author C.S.Boyack’s blog. I found that to be highly entertaining, and wanted to explore his fictional works as a result. I’m so pleased that I did, this book is an enjoyable exploration into the many faces of man. The author deals with death, afterlife, loyalty, survival and loneliness and weaves those emotions into cleverly constructed fast-paced short stories.

The pulp feel is done deliberately in a few of the collection and the humor is apparent in many of the stories, usually contained within dialogue shared by characters that are crafted well.
It is hard to choose favorites for I enjoyed each story for a different reason. The following are just a few that lingered in memory after reading, although each story was well done.

‘Magpie’ was narrated simply, yet it conveyed a touch of the macabre as the predatorial birds gather waiting for a woman to die. Survival of a species denotes things we all fear.

‘Night Bump Radio’ DJ Pete Rogers runs a late night radio show from a trailer parked on land that has a mystical history. Callers talk about things live to air, the things that go ‘bump’ in the night. As, Pete chats to his callers, what appears to be interference is heard on the line. That interference continues, becoming clearer and more audible with each call he takes.

I don’t want to spoil this for anyone, so suffice it to say that I’ll be listening more acutely tonight when I close my eyes. This story was chilling.

These speculative pieces hold something for everyone, and have left me eager to explore more of this talented authors work.


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Fiction Friday: 8 Things Writers Forget When Writing Fight Scenes

Well worth a look, folks. In depth and helpful insights into creating fight scenes that are believable.

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Recently, I attended a session called “Writing About Fighting” at VCON, a science fict ion and fantasy conference. The panel consisted of writers and experts who were disciplined in multiple martial arts, including authors Lorna Suzuki and T.G. Shepherd, and Devon Boorman, the swordmaster of Academie Duello in Vancouver.

For me, this talk was so fascinating, it was worth the cost of admission alone. I spent days thinking about the topics discussed and tried to incorporate them into The Watcher Saga. These are just a few of them as I remember it.

Eight Things Writers Forget About Fight Scenes:

1. It’s not about the technical details

First of all, if you’re not technical and don’t know the details of fighting, you shouldn’t try to write about them. Some writers try to to include technical details of fighting, which only calls out their lack of expertise. If you don’t know what…

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