Review: Last Christmas

Two Tuesdays ago, we saw the advanced screening of “Last Christmas.” I was pleasantly surprised and would recommend you see it despite its flaws. It’s from the director of “Bridesmaids” so you know there’s going to be some good, vulgar humor (although not as much as what was in Bridesmaids). Last Christmas follows a selfish, […]

Review: A Higher Call

  When I was a kid in Sunday school, I remembered one class where our teacher talked about one of the most remarkable Bible verses: Matthew 5:44. “…love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” -Jesus Christ That really stuck with me, even when I went through phases of not liking religion. It’s […]

Why I Love Terminator 1 and 2 SO MUCH!

Let’s rewind to the year 2001. I was a kid still and there were still only two Terminator movies. The franchise hadn’t yet been beaten to death by numerous sequels with yet another coming out today.  If they didn’t have such amazing predecessors before them, Terminator 3 and Salvation would have been decent movies. But […]

Review: Soldiers of Earthrise Book 1- The Earthling

Disclaimer: This review is based on the advanced reader copy. Before I get down to the review proper, let me give you a little primer on the author, Daniel Arenson. He’s an extremely prolific self-published author. I’ve had a few short conversations with him on Twitter and he seems like he’d be the cool nerd […]

Eternal Shadow Advanced Copy

Another unscheduled blog today.  My advanced copy of Eternal Shadow just arrived in the mail today. It came with the signed copy of the novel, personalized letter, bookmark, and Khulu nameplate. Thank you so much for the chance to beta read your story and the advanced copy/swag. The letter means a lot to me. My […]

Let the Right One In Book Review

Warning: This review may contain minor spoilers that I personally already knew before reading the book but didn’t affect my enjoyment of the story. Let the Right One In (also published as Let Me In) is an horror story in the 80s about twelve year old Oskar who befriends Eli, a new girl in his […]

Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference 2019

Note: I know I’m tardy on this review. I wanted to make sure it was comprehensive before I published this. From August 16-18, the wife and I attended the Greater Los Angeles Writers Conference and had a blast. There were a few different tracks regarding different aspects of writing: fiction, nonfiction, editing, and publishing. Click […]

Spoiler-Free Review: Eternal Shadow

Trevor Williams and I have been Twitter associates for roughly the last year and a half. We beta-read each other’s manuscripts and I was in for a helluva treat when I got his. Eternal Shadow will be releasing in about two months and I’ve got a nice sneek peek for you.  It’s the edge-of-your-seat story […]

Review: White Winds

Don’t laugh because I’m reviewing a world music CD. There’s a lot of childhood memories in this.  My parents gave me a used copy of this on cassette when I was 6 years old in 1990! Only problem was the label fell off and I had no idea who the musician was. Regardless I wore […]

Review: Dead Six

I was a bit nervous about getting into a story Correia shared with another author, but it was totally unwarranted. Correia and Kupari’s writing styles are similar enough that the book feels like it’s from one author, but different enough that each POV feels like a completely different person. From what I’ve heard (and correct […]