Sunday, April 27, 2014

A Poem - "Same Old Song Again"

A poem by yours truly. It wrote itself, really...

"Same Old Song Again"

He was the Viking, coming to pillage
and I was the Irish, defending my turf
The trappings of the Modern Age
bewildered us -
made us forget
this ancient dance of war,
and our places in it,
a thousand years ago.
Only inklings of our own strength
shined up through the murk
like lights at the bottom of a well
The fire of hatred in his eyes, the lack of honor,
the poisonous carpe diem - these were nothing new
but in the reincarnation
someone switched out my eyes.
So we danced around each other in the way that fighters do
sizing each other up
until he realized that I was of no consequence
The Vikings had pillaged from the Irish since the beginning of time
It was a given.
He had the advantage of size and strength
But something changed one day, all those years ago -
a beginning to entropy - the center could not hold
and soon enough, they fled - he fled, and history had struck again
The dance was done
but the song played on.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Review - Night Magic by Kathleen Ann Gallagher

Rating: 5 stars

Genre: Paranormal/Romance

Pages: 58

Review: Krista is haunted by her past, and hounded by her ex-fiance', Andy. She works at her own store, selling skin-care products. She is a witch, but tries to keep this secret under wraps. Fearing for her safety, she goes to speak with a lawyer. She never expected the lawyer, Jon, to be breathtakingly attractive. She feels an instant connection with him and the feeling is mutual. But Jon has paranormal secrets of his own - namely that his mother lives in limbo, unable to cross over because of a curse put on through a feud with a witch, long ago. Jon is torn between his desire for a relationship and his duty to help his mother. This is a beautifully entertaining story, well-written, with likeable characters and a thoroughly enticing plot. I very much enjoyed reading it and watching the action build to its enchanting conclusion.

And guess what??? Today is the official Release Day for Night Magic!!!! It is available from Secret Cravings Publishing!