Another Oldie

Here’s another old poem that was published.

Pain

By Pereza R Thompson

Trapped
In the depths of my own prison
Where pain and sorrow are master
Chained to a wall of self pity
Darkness surrounds my soul
For pain is laughing
It has won
Sorrow by its side
Eating at my very existence
Emotion has no power
Will I ever escape
This constant torture
Tearing away at my being
Taking my sanity
Leaving nothing but void
I am alone once again

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Review: Vaempires: Revolution by Thomas Winship

” Vaempires: Revolution (The Evolutionary War #1)
by Thomas Winship (Goodreads Author)
4.41 of 5 stars 4.41 · rating details · 49 ratings · 42 reviews
It is the morning of Princess Cassandra’s sixteenth birthday. Everyone’s attention is focused on the heir to the vampire throne. World leaders, the rich and famous, and VIPs from every corner of the globe have gathered in the nation’s capital to celebrate the momentous event.

Cassandra’s boyfriend, Daniel, is late for the party. He’s still outside the city when all hell breaks loose. What he believes is an act of terrorism proves to be a full-fledged revolution. Væmpires—former vampires who mutated into warm-blooded creatures with an insatiable hunger for cold blood—have launched coordinated attacks across the globe, with three goals: the eradication of humanity, the enslavement of vampires, and the ascension of væmpires as the dominant species on the planet.

The vampire and human leaders are killed. Cassandra is missing. Daniel is the acting king. Desperate to find the princess, Daniel and his friends fight their way across the besieged city. With the hopes of the free world resting on the shoulders of four vampire teenagers, væmpires unleash their secret weapons—væmpires with special powers.

What can four teens do against an enemy that can shape-shift, fly, or walk through walls?” via Goodreads

This book was great! It started off in the midst of action and continued throughout the story. We go back and for between stories of David and Cassandra. David is heir to the throne, Cassie is a princess. There is a war going on between Vampires, Vaempires and Humans. This book has a great storyline and a wonderful cast of characters. Pictures were painted so clearly that I could see the story unfold in my head. Thomas Winship has a talent for reeling the reader in from page one. I, for one, anticipate the release of the next book in his series.

Review: The Forever Girl by Rebecca Hamilton

 

“Sophia’s family has skeletons, but they aren’t in their graves.

At twenty-two, practicing Wiccan Sophia Parsons is scratching out a living waiting tables in her Rocky Mountain hometown, a pariah after a string of unsolved murders with only one thing in common: her.

Sophia can imagine lots of ways to improve her life, but she’d settle for just getting rid of the buzzing noise in her head. When the spell she casts goes wrong, the static turns into voices. Her personal demons get company, and the newcomers are dangerous.

One of them is a man named Charles, who Sophia falls for despite her better judgment. He has connections that might help her unveil the mystery surrounding her ancestor’s hanging, but she gets more than she bargains for when she finally decides to trust him.

Survival in his world, she learns, means not asking questions and staying out of the immortal council’s way. It’s a line she crossed long ago. If Sophia wants to survive the council and save the people she loves, she must accept who she is, perform dark magic, and fight to the death for her freedom.

The Forever Girl is a full-length Paranormal Fantasy novel that will appeal to lovers of paranormal romance, urban fantasy, witches, vampires, ghosts, paranormal mystery, and paranormal horror.” via Goodreads

 

 

I loved this book from the get go. The storyline was beautifully thought out and the characters were wonderful. I can’t think of anything negative to say about this book. You can tell in her writing that Rebecca did her research and was well placed throughout the story. I will admit I was skeptical at first. I’m not usually one to try out new authors that I’ve never heard of. I am SO glad I did. Rebecca Hamilton has already become one of my favorite authors. I cannot wait until her next installment in this series.

An Old Poem

I wrote this several years ago and recently came across it in a book it was published in.

Depression

By Pereza R. Thompson

Darkness falls,
Surrounds my soul,
Taking me deeper into
The quiescent abyss.
Imaginary hands of pain
Dominate my ability.
I need air.
I need to breathe again.
Fear of impending doom
Tears away at my being.
I ponder where to go
To escape this constant agony.
Alas, I am alone
In this ebon world.
Treading in the murky deep,
Gasping for air,
My tears go undiscerned
As further I wane.
There is no redemption
For a soul squandered forever.

Love Neverlasting

Today I am going to touch on a subject near to me.  Abuse.  Specifically, spousal abuse.  It doesn’t have to be all physical. It can be verbal and emotional.  I spent 10 years with a man capable of just that.  Everyone tried to tell me not to marry him, but I did it anyway.  In no way am I looking for pity, nor do I think it’s my fault.  The fault I do have is choosing to let it go on as long as I did.

2003 I married a man 19 years my senior. He had never been married, which should have been an omen for me.  I was blinded by, what I thought, love.  One month after marriage I was pregnant with our son.  4 Months into my pregnancy, we got into an argument.  He had been drinking. I don’t recall why we were fighting, but I recall the physical confrontation.  He slammed me into a wall as I was going down the hallway to the phone in the kitchen. He promptly grabbed me and pulled the phone from the wall.  I was then on the love seat, where he began to pound on my head.  Eventually, I was able to call for help on my cell phone.  He was toted off to jail, only to bond out the next day. I refused to go get him! His friend went to bail him out.  7 years later, I found out there was a Do Not Contact order against him, which he blatantly disobeyed.  Since my other children weren’t home at the time and had no knowledge of the incident, nothing was ever done.

Fast forward to December 2008. He has been drinking again. We got into an argument about me going to see my parents. Things escalated from there. At one point, he tried to get my oldest daughter’s cell phone away from her, grabbing her arm. Long story short, he left, only to have a warrant issued. He surrendered himself a couple of weeks later.  I almost lost my daughters: did lose one, as she chose to go live with her real father.

To this day, he refuses to take any responsibility for his actions.  I have admitted to my wrong doings. He lays blame solely on me.  He spent years accusing me of infidelity, which was untrue until the very end of our marriage.  I was never good enough. I wasn’t allowed to go see my family. He thought my sister was a bad influence.

He broke my spirit down, making me afraid to even leave the house to go to the store.  He was verbally abusive to my daughters, because they weren’t his.  I didn’t write this for pity. I want none.  I want women in similar situations to know it’s okay to leave.  Don’t be afraid to walk out and begin to live again.  You are someone! You are worth it!

The House by Charlie Daye

“Aria De La Vega lived a pretty mundane life until she inherited the house.

After arriving at the house, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Aria meets the man of her dreams, finds the house is haunted, is attacked by a ghost, learns about the Native American curse that has plagued the land the house sits on for more than 130 years and discovers that she is the key to undoing it all. And that is only the first 48 hours.

With help of her two best friends, Melissa, a formidable attorney out of California and Amy, the granddaughter of a Cherokee medicine woman, Aria will decipher the curse, battle an unseen force bent on destroying her, deal with the painful stab of deceit and wager everything to save herself and the man she loves.”- via Goodreads

This book was poorly written. Spelling errors run amok on every page. Grammar is lacking, to say the least. The storyline is good, but not flowing in a smooth manner. I had to make myself get through this book.

I must say that I was very disappointed in this book. I will, however, give Charlie the benefit of the doubt, as this is her first real attempt at a broad audience.