A MelanieM Release Day Review: Once Upon a Time in the Weird West Anthology

Rating:  4.75 stars out of 5   This isn’t the same old Wild West. The usual suspects are all present: cowboys, outlaws, and sheriffs. There’s plenty of dust, tumbleweeds, horses, and cattle on the range, but there are also magical gems, automatons, elementals, airships… even dinosaurs and genetically modified insects. Roaming among the buffalo and… Continue reading A MelanieM Release Day Review: Once Upon a Time in the Weird West Anthology

An Anthology Special! Check out Contact (Gothika #5) by Kim Fielding , F.E. Feeley Jr. , Jamie Fessenden , and B.G. Thomas (guest post, special excerpt and more)

Contact (Gothika #5) by Kim Fielding , F.E. Feeley Jr. , Jamie Fessenden , B.G. Thomas   Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words is happy to have F.E. Feeley, Jr. here today to talk about Contact (Gothika #5), an upcoming anthology from Dreamspinner Press.  Welcome, F.E. ~~ Hi! I’m F.E. Feeley, Jr., one of the authors… Continue reading An Anthology Special! Check out Contact (Gothika #5) by Kim Fielding , F.E. Feeley Jr. , Jamie Fessenden , and B.G. Thomas (guest post, special excerpt and more)

STRW December 2013 Summary of Reviews and Best Dec. Covers

December 2013 Book Review Summary and December Best Covers of the Month December 2013 Review Summary *Key: S series C contemporary F-fantasy SF-science fiction PN-paranormal SP-supernatural H-historical YA-young adult 5 Star Rating: Christmas Kitsch by Amy Lane, C Grime Doesn’t Pay: The Brothers Grime, Eddie by Z.A.Maxfield C,S Oceans Apart by Laura Harner, C, S… Continue reading STRW December 2013 Summary of Reviews and Best Dec. Covers

Review: Housekeeping by Kim Fielding

Rating: 3.75 stars out of 5 Nicky Hauser has never been able to figure out what he wanted to do with his life so he’s been gliding along from job to job until he rolled his life and love into one person by working at his boyfriend’s restaurant and living in his boyfriend’s apartment.  Then… Continue reading Review: Housekeeping by Kim Fielding

Twas the Week Of Christmas Poem and the Week Ahead in Reviews

Scattered Thoughts “Twas The Week of Christmas” Poem! (with my apologies to Clement Clark Moore) It’s the week of Christmas and all through the house Everyone was running around like crazy, even the mouse Stockings need to be hung by the chimney with care But until they are found, the mantel is quite bare. The… Continue reading Twas the Week Of Christmas Poem and the Week Ahead in Reviews

Mired in the Miasma and the Week Ahead in Reviews

Miasma, such a wonderfully descriptive word.  Miasma: from the dictionary, literary the miasma from the stagnant swamp made us choke and gag: stink, reek, stench,fetor, smell, fume, odor, whiff; gas, cloud, smog, vapor. Yep, that is exactly what it feels like in the Metropolitan DC area these days.  Most people forget that Washington, DC was built on a swamp and the regions around it are riddled with water.… Continue reading Mired in the Miasma and the Week Ahead in Reviews

April 2013 Book Reviews

Unbelievably, today is the last day  in April and the start of something new for Scattered Thoughts.  I am going to post a summary of each months books reviews on the last day of the month.  Hopefully, this will make it easy to find a new book to read, a book review you might have… Continue reading April 2013 Book Reviews

Review: Brute by Kim Fielding

Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Orphaned at an early age when his father was hanged and his mother committed suicide, Brute is further isolated by those around him by his unusual size.  A giant by any standards, Brute knows that others look at him as though he were little more than a dumb animal,… Continue reading Review: Brute by Kim Fielding

Glorious Books, A Web Hunt and Glorious Weather Too! What A Week It’s Going To Be!

The weather is perfection today so I am getting ready to pull on the gardening gloves, turn the water for the outside faucets back on and prepare to spend the day getting down and dirty.  I have ferns, some grasses and even an English Daisy or two to plant and weeds to uproot.  To say… Continue reading Glorious Books, A Web Hunt and Glorious Weather Too! What A Week It’s Going To Be!

Review: Venetian Masks by Kim Fielding

Rating: 4.75 stars Jeff Dawkins is 30 years old.  His partner just left him for an older, richer man and now he has to sell his house because he can no longer afford the mortgage.  And on top of it all, he has been left with a prepaid, non refundable month long Grand Tour vacation… Continue reading Review: Venetian Masks by Kim Fielding