In Memoriam – Eric Arvin

    Eric Arvin     We received news today that Eric Arvin passed away.  After a long battle with his illness and with amazing courage and support from his family, he’s now gone but with his stories and our memories of him, he will never be forgotten. Eric Arvin, the amazing author of such wonderful… Continue reading In Memoriam – Eric Arvin

October Scary Reads and Other Things that Go Bump in the Night – Narratively Speaking!

October Scary Reads and Other Things that Go Bump in the Night Melanie’s Scary Novels and Frightfully Wonderful Stories I’m the first to admit that while I like my vampires and werewolves and ghosts and ghoulies I don’t want my stories to go dark DARK ! Taunt me with details…that make my mind goes horrible… Continue reading October Scary Reads and Other Things that Go Bump in the Night – Narratively Speaking!

Scattered Thoughts Best Books of 2013

ScatteredThoughtsandRogueWords Presents: Time for Scattered Thoughts to look back at all the wonderful books read and reviewed in 2013 and try to pick those stories that stood out the most among all the many stories I read.  As always it was a hard thing to do because there were so many this year that crowded… Continue reading Scattered Thoughts Best Books of 2013

Mid December Thoughts and The Week Ahead in Reviews

It is mid-December and the end of 2013 is only weeks away.  So many people are still rushing around, making last minute trip preparations, fixing the holiday menus or getting gifts for those you love.  This year I find myself just so grateful to have my Dad still with us, after suffering a huge illness… Continue reading Mid December Thoughts and The Week Ahead in Reviews

ScatteredThoughts Summary of Reviews for November 2013

November really was such an extraordinary month for books.  It almost makes me giddy with joy. I can’t remember when I last had more 5 and 4 star  rated books as I have had this month.  And their genres and plots ran the spectrum, from contemporary fiction to what I might best describe as fantasy… Continue reading ScatteredThoughts Summary of Reviews for November 2013

Review: The Mingled Destinies of Crocodiles and Men (Valley Books) by Eric Arvin

Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Winifred Walterhouse lived in the mansion on the top of Black Hill.  She was aware of the secrets the river and the valley held.   She knew of the river sprites, and of the forest passions, small beings becoming fewer and fewer in number.  She had helped hold off… Continue reading Review: The Mingled Destinies of Crocodiles and Men (Valley Books) by Eric Arvin

Looking Ahead To Those In Need and This Week’s Reviews and Contests

Hard to believe that Thanksgiving is only two weeks away.  For those of us who celebrate this holiday, it is frequently a time of loads of great food, family, and togetherness. Especially, the loads of food. So what better time to think of others in need than now.  Where ever you may live, I am… Continue reading Looking Ahead To Those In Need and This Week’s Reviews and Contests