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In the Books featuring Maybe This Was the Way It Really Happened: Evee's Story by JadeRowan Restrepo

Posted by CP Bialois on December 26, 2014 at 12:20 PM Comments comments (1)

Good afternoon and welcome to this week’s edition of In the Books, featuring Maybe This Was the Way It Really Happened: Evee’s Story by JadeRowan Restrepo.


About the Book:


Evee recounts the unbelievable tale of her past to her young sons. She is finally forced to tell them the truth of the grave mistake that will never be forgotten. It is a burden that she will, not only be remembered for, but also live with for the rest of her life. Will her sons forgive her? Or will she finally lose the last of everything that she has lost throughout the years?


My Review:


I’m a huge fan of biblical stories ever since my dad read them to me as a small child. I’m also a huge fan of looking at them from different perspectives and comparing them to historical events. That’s what I found fascinating about this book.


The author takes the story of Adam and Eve leaving Eden and retold it from the possible perspective of Eve. Seeing it unfold as she bears the weight of her actions as well as her struggles with Adam and Lilly was fun and, at times, unexpected.


The twists on what we’ve heard or read kept the story fresh making this is by far one of my favorite fictional retellings and I’m looking forward to what the author has in store for us in the future.

 

The Poetry Corner featuring Nick Palmer

Posted by CP Bialois on December 22, 2014 at 7:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Good morning everyone and welcome to a new weekly segment, The Poetry Corner. Every Monday I will host a poet and one of their poems for your pleasure. If anyone is interested in taking part, please contact me here or at [email protected]


Let me welcome my first guest, author, playwrite, and poet Nick Palmer. 


Space For You by Nick Palmer

 


I've not read a poem

Or heard a song so true:

There's a space beside me

That should belong to you.

 

Hand you should be holding

And lips for you to kiss.

There's a space beside me

And you're the one I miss.

 

Know that I am waiting

For you to give the cue:

There's a space beside me

And I belong to you.


Awesome! Thank you so much for sharing your poetry, Nick. And thank you all for stopping by. If you'd like to connect with our poet on social media, click on the links below and let him know. :)

 


Contact Nick Palmer:

Email: [email protected]

Website

Facebook

Twitter

 


Written Works by Nick Palmer

Three Worlds, a collection of poetry, available now

 

In the Books featuring Immortal's Discord by Ron Glick

Posted by CP Bialois on December 19, 2014 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (2)

Good morning and welcome to this week’s edition of In the Books, featuring Immortal’s Discord by Ron Glick.


Disclaimer: I was given a free copy of the ebook in exchange for an honest review.


About the book:


The threat raised by Tarinel's Song has passed, but the prophecy is still unfinished. Once more, the unlikely heroes of the Eastern Realms are pulled into the path of destiny woven by this centuries' old divination. With only two verses of eight fulfilled, great portent is now given to the ancient predictions, yet still none understand when and where the elements of the prophecy will come to pass.

 


A new dawn is coming to the Eastern Realms - a new God is destined to rise and a great tyrant is foretold to be defeated. But much must fall in the path of the prophecy, as well - including an extradimensional stronghold and even magic itself!

 


Can the heroes of Tarinel's Song be able to reunite in time to save their world, or will the prophecy's demands be too great for mere mortals to withstand?


My Review:


As a huge fan of Epic Fantasy, I love nothing more than seeing a new world unfold before me and to take part in the adventures of the characters. Much like Ron Glick’s other books I’ve read, Immortal’s Discord doesn’t disappoint. The storyline remains strong despite being divided into multiple angles and characters. It’s an easy thing to have the overall story become unraveled, but the author does a fantastic job of holding everything together.


I love to see authors add their own spin to a well-known genre, and the author has succeeded in adding a dimension to his Gods and Goddesses rarely seen outside of Greek or other ancient people’s mythology. We’re shown the true history of the Gods of the eastern continent of Na’Ril. Their history reminded me of the origins of Zeus and his siblings, which added an unexpected and enjoyable angle for me.


The characters are well developed and entertaining. The mage Terius finds himself caught in a web of intrigue and sorrow you can’t help feel for him, but the manner in which he is forced to deal with it brought a chuckle out of me. It helped that my favorite character, a Drow (Dark Elf), Amber, was responsible. I enjoy characters with a slightly darker twist to them and she offers that and more.


I don’t like to give away spoilers, and I won’t here, but the ending was both satisfying and teasing for what’s to come.


Author Ron Glick has become one of my favorite fantasy authors, and I can’t wait for book three.

 

 

What Are Our Goals?

Posted by CP Bialois on December 16, 2014 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello everyone and good morning!


As 2014 is drawing to a close, I found myself mulling over what I accomplished this past year and what next year will bring. I went into 2014 with the intention of publishing four books after having a subpar 2013 in every phase of my production from writing and editing to putting out finished products. I'm pleased to say I succeeded in my goals as four books were released and I wrote an additional five (two still in progress). This brings to question what is to come in 2015?


Well, as much as I'd like to say I don't think it will be as prolific in regards to production, the more I look at my stack of projects ready to begin the editing process I have to disagree. I have several titles I expect to hav eready for release incluing the fourth Sword and the Flame novel, a pair of horror novellas, and the beginning of a Civil War love story trilogy I've been working on for a few years. 


Time will tell how well things fall into place. How aboutyou all? Have you started planning for the 2015 or is it too soon?

YA Sci-Fi Books on Holiday Sale

Posted by CP Bialois on December 13, 2014 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Who doesn't want some good Si-Fi to read? A good friend of mine is having a sale on her books. They're some of the best YA books I've read, but don't just take my word for it. Check out her blog post below to judve for yourself. :).


http://shay-west.com/2014/12/11/sale-on-some-great-scifi-reads/

Getting a Fresh Start

Posted by CP Bialois on December 10, 2014 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello everyone!


Well, this is the first blog post I've written on my website since 2011. Not too bad, only took me about three years to decide to formally use this as my official blog instead of wordpress. This is something I've been debating doing for a while, My hesitation came after I built a good network of friends on wordpress, but given how this simplifies things, I thought it would be best. 


What's this mean for my wordpress blog, The Bialog? 


To be honest, I will keep it up due to the amount of content, to continue networking with other bloggers, and as an additional gateway for newcomers to find their way here. It may take some time to fully develop this site, but I've never been one to back away from a challenge.


How about you guys? Are you experimenting with something new or old?

Call of Poseidon Published

Posted by CP Bialois on October 29, 2011 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (2)

I'm pleased to announce that Call of Poseidon is up in all formats on both Amazon and Smashwords. Just follow the links in the sidebar to your right. Stay tuned as I will be posting information about my next project soon.

It's Poseidon Time!!

Posted by CP Bialois on September 28, 2011 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (0)

I'm hoping this won't curse me in any way but the day we've been working towards is almost here! On Friday September 30, 2011 Call of Poseidon will be released on Amazon.com and Smashwords.com. With a little luck the unfortunate delays we've worked through are over and we can begin the journey as published author.

I know, I said "we" and no, there isn't another writer involved in the writing of my novel. My wife has been my constant companion and helper during this endeavor. Serving as an editor, sounding board, and publisist (she likes to multitask) she proded my backside into action when I wanted to give up and crawl in a hole. Not eveyrthing she's done is behind the scenes, far from it in fact. While I've been working to format my novel she's been working dilengently on a pair of trailers for Call of Poseidon. Here's her latest creation and I must say I love it. I hope you enjoy both her work and my own. Enjoy! :)

http://www.youtube.com/user/Jamieavon77?blend=2&ob=5

 

Keeping Busy

Posted by CP Bialois on June 1, 2011 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Things have been pretty busy around here the last couple of months. I'm on my second round of tweaking The Call of Poseidon, my wife is working diligently on editing The sword and the Flame, and I've begun another project I'm excited about. The Broward College Library will be displaying the collective works of the Writing Club I'm in for the month of June. I'm looking forward to what's in my future! :)

Moving Along

Posted by CP Bialois on March 20, 2011 at 10:26 AM Comments comments (0)

I'm very happy to say that I've been very productive the last few weeks. I've finished typing The Sword and the Flame series just a few days ago and am getting ready to begin tweaking Call of Poseidon. Duets is also currently in the works and I hope to have all four ready for publishing sometime in July or August. It's an exciting time for me as I can actually sit back and enjoy my work as I read through them to fix any errors that exist before the final editing process. I'll keep you posted on any more updates. :)


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