Tuesday, May 28, 2013


I have been playing around with a new blog of mine titled this is me.

Check it out:http: //thisisme2112.blogspot.com/

Basically this newest blog is a bit more personal to my own tastes. With this previous blog, I was using it for my book reviews and story submissions.

So, go ahead and click on the link provided and tell me what you think.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Trifecta Entry: Deliberate

Came across this writing competition, and decided to give it a shot. Here is my entry for this week's word: Deliberate. Enjoy!

Callie walked with a deliberate pace, giving her time to think about the case before she confronted the victims’ family. It didn’t make sense. How could a perfectly healthy 21-year-old drop dead in the middle of the street? Something just wasn’t right.

Callie reached the front door of Mr. and Mrs. Madison’s house, and raised a fist to knock. However, something caught her attention and she lowered her hand. The door was open just slightly, giving the impression that someone had just gone in. She opened the door farther, and called out.


No answer.

She took a step into the house and looked around. Nothing seemed out of place. Everything was as it had been the last time she had been there. The hair rose on her neck.

She walked to the living room and saw that the tea Harriet had served her just two days ago was still on the coffee table. The cups still half full of the dark amber liquid, now ice cold. Everything was EXACTLY as it had been the last time she had been there.

Callie headed toward the stairs leading toward the second floor of the house. Reaching the top, she began to investigate the rooms on either side of the landing. Each one she looked in was empty.

Except one.

She gasped at the sight of Bill and Harriet lying side by side on their bed. Their faces showed signs of fright, twisted and frozen in horrible expressions. A message in blood could be seen on their mahogany headboard.


264 words @bookwormattack

Thursday, May 9, 2013

55 Word Challenge Submission

Was feeling really sing-songy at the mention of this prompt. What fun could you have with zombies?....HMMMM.....

The Wonderful World of Taxidermy
We stuff your zombies here
Oh, We stuff your zombies here
We stuff their heads
Who cares....THEY'RE DEAD!
We stuff your zombies here

It seems everyone wants a souvenir these days.

38 words and proud of it.

Good luck, everyone!

The Trouble with Charlie by Merry Jones

When I first heard of The Trouble With Charlie by Merry Jones, I snapped it up thinking it would be a typical murder/thriller novel where someone tries to find the killer. I was right, however, it is also so much more than that. It has a tad bit of humor (hopefully I'm not the only one who thinks this), a serious plot that seems to thicken throughout, and a possible haunting (if only in the heroine's mind). Now, before I go any further in my declaration of love for this novel, I must tell you a bit of what you will encounter if (and when) you decide to pick this phenomenal read up at your local bookstore.

The Trouble with Charlie introduces us to a woman named Elle. Her friends have yanked her arm and forced her to go to a bar to loosen up and forget about her soon-to-be ex-husband, Charlie Harrison. Being that she hasn't been out on her own "in a decade" (Elle's own words), she is uncomfortable being there. So, understandably, she decides to go home and confront her loneliness (ironically) by herself (and possibly reruns of NCIS). However, weird things start to happen after she arrives back at her own place. A rose begins to seemingly move by itself all over the house and Elle begins to hear her ex's voice and feel his touch wherever she goes. These happenings become more and more unreal when she discovers Charlie's body dead in his study, a knife from her kitchen protruding from his back.

Things take a downward spiral as Elle becomes a 'person of interest' in the case. Charlie's family suspects her, the police definitely suspect her and, after a bit of thought, she even begins to suspect herself. Holes in her memory give her doubts about what she truly knows. With the help of her four friends, a mysterious flash drive containing destructive evidence, and the will to be found innocent, can Elle find Charlie's true killer? Or will she be convicted for a crime she may, or may not have, committed?

Now back to my gushing.....

I loved this. It was written wonderfully, and the format of the novel surprised me in a way. I am a chapter girl so, looking through the book, I was shocked to find that it has no chapters! No book I have ever read has not had chapters. The parts are separated, of course, by little decorative lines (not sure about the term, haha) and IT WORKS! The story works with the format. In fact, I believe that chapters would have probably made it harder to follow the story. Kudos to you, Merry Jones, Kudos to you.

Nothing more to say, except: Five out of Five stars.

I recommend this book wholeheartedly to everyone who loves thrillers, for this has to be one of the best I have read.
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