BOOK REVIEW – The Eagle Tree by Ned Hayes

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Follow Captivating Read – The Eagle Tree by Ned Hayes It is usually the lofty aspiration of a writer to involve and absorb the reader with a character, and if it is a character with strong goals and conflicts, to emotionally connect and to illuminate the heart and mind of that character to the […]

Book Reviews – Breakthrough Series

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Follow BOOK REVIEWS FOR the BREAKTHROUGH Series by Michael Grumley Just a note: I love to post book reviews and plan to do it more often. For this series, what is not to love?  The Series starts with BREAKTHROUGH, and continues with LEAP, CATALYST,  and the newly released RIPPLE.  I fell in love with the […]

More Random Amusements – The Canadian Wall

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Follow friend of mine on Facebook posted this. He said someone from Canada sent it to him. Author unknown. I can’t resist.  Because my Dad raised me to be a jokester. Have you heard the one about Canada building a wall: The flood of Trump-fearing American liberals sneaking across the border into Canada has […]

Aliens on Earth?

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Follow you search on Google: “Aliens on Earth” or “Have Aliens Visited Earth?” you will get all sorts of wild stuff. Aliens on Earth? Here are some excerpts from 10 Most Compelling Pieces Of Evidence That Prove Aliens Have Visited Earth. This will make you believe. “The UFO phenomenon, whether for believers or survivors, […]

Our Frozen World – Flash Fiction by Phoenix

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Follow Welcome to Flash Fiction by Phoenix. Here is another story to add to our collection. I KNEW ABOUT ICE, towering, giant glaciers of it moving slowly forward, destroying anything in their paths. Yes, I knew about ice. And I knew about snow because it covered our northern forest home, not leaving much alive except […]

Omega Force Series – Review

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Follow’m on book 6 of 8 (so far, anyway) of the Omega Force Series (so far, anyway). I know already that I will not be able to let go of the wonderful characters and their adventures. Jason Burke is the reluctant first astronaut to set foot on another planet. Very engaging hero, with great other characters […]

PROOF THAT FAIRIES EXIST – Flash Fiction by Phoenix

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Follow  I am a scientist, a man immersed in analytical thought. A man who supposedly only has regard for the physical universe, what is plainly real and, more importantly, what can be proven. So it is supposedly out of character for me to believe in stuff like this. However, I did and I still […]

MEETING – Flash Fiction by Phoenix

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Follow A blast of stale air blew into the station ahead of the train, almost on time for a change. As usual the same cast of characters edged closer to the still closed doors, anticipating the whoosh-thump of the portal opening. The crowds started packing tighter and tighter, not pushing and shoving but contracting […]

DUKE’S THROW – Flash Fiction by Phoenix

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Follow mind was ready and completely focused. He started the motion and poured every piece of himself into it, with so much emotion he felt his head and heart would explode. Duke hopped in a several circles and swung. The projectile blasted through the air like a shell from artillery. His head snapped to […]

Book Review – Into the Americas

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Follow the Americas (A novel based on a true story) (Kindle Edition) Since I am such a fan of James and Lance Morcan, a father and son writing team, they always send me their newly launched books in exchange for a review. Which I am honored to do. Into the Americas relates one of […]

Speaking of Starting Something

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Follow ain’t just a river in Egypt. Mark Twain Well, that has nothing to do with this, (well sort of) but I wanted to invite you to join a group I started. Grab a cup of coffee and join us. We talk books, specifically with a “visionary/metaphysical” element that can be present in any […]

Is Writing a Novel Scary?

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Follow you hesitate to do something because it scares you? Me too. Some things feel like you are about jump into the deep end of the pool, and you don’t know how to swim. That’s how it felt to publish my first book, A Whisper from Eden, on Kindle Direct Publishing. I was about […]

Mermen Series by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

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Follow AVAILABLE ON AMAZON. Gary and I are not particularly fans of romance, or romantic suspense, but we have always enjoyed anything that Mimi Jean writes, which is A LOT OF BOOKS. We loved the the Mermen series. These Mermen Don’t Have Tails, They’re Deadly as Hell, and They’ve Got Something He Wants… INFAMOUS […]

A Review of Leon’s Lair

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Follow Folks. Here are a couple of wonderful reviews on Amazon for Leon’s Lair: 5 Stars – Leon’s Not a “Sparkly” Vampire What a thrill ride! This book is very well written. The back story is very well done. The Phoenix are a team that write books that transport you to the world they […]

Review – B.V. Larson – Science Fiction

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Follow<A HREF=””> Widgets< Reading is a major part of our life, as is writing. We like all genres, just as I do, but Gary especially likes science fiction. He had ordered a whole series on our Kindle and kept saying how much he liked the Undying Mercenary Series and moved on to the Star […]

Book Review of Lamb – Visionary Fiction

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Follow LAMB – THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO BIFF, CHRIST’S CHILDHOOLD PAL, by Christopher Moore Loved, loved this unique book about Jesus and speculation on his early years, as told from the view point of his best friend, Biff. The Gospels according to Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John leave a gaping hole in the story […]

What is the Difference between Visionary Fiction and Speculative Fiction and Why Should I care?

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Follow Well, to answer the last part of the question, writers need to care where their books fit on bookstore shelves, and in our case the virtual bookshelf. Gary and I, writing as Phoenix, are genre rebels, writing what we want to write, but when it comes to having people find our stuff, well […]

An Interview with a Vampire about Vampires

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Follow an early evening in October, we caught up with Victor Bainbridge, a vampire who is very British but lives in a splendid home in Spain. It was obvious from his palatial home that being a vampire was not hurting his earning capabilities. As the authors of Leon’s Lair, in which he is a […]

The Phoenix

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Follow phoenix, a fabulous bird connected with the worship of the sun, especially in ancient Egypt and in classical antiquity. The phoenix was said to have resembled an eagle, but was larger and had brilliant scarlet and gold plumage and a melodious cry. Only one phoenix existed at a time, and was very long-lived […]

Vampire Facts for Dummies

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Follow Myths from Facts in Vampire: The Requiem By Justin Achilli, Ken Cliffe, and Colleen Totz Diamond from Vampire: The Requiem For Dummies Where does Vampire’s mythology diverge from popular belief? Where do the conceits ring true? The following statements outline real-world legends of the undead, clarifying their truth or falsity in the […]