Showing posts from February, 2014

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Two weeks ago, I got my hands on Braineater Jones, by Stephen Kozeniewski. I loaded it into my iPad, opened it in Kindle, and then went straight to to read the book description. Based on the description, I wasn't sure what I would think of the book. I love zombies and horror, I love books set in historical periods other than my own, but for the most part I'm not fond of mysteries. I blew up the cover image and studied it. It reminded me of the pulps, and the tagline, "No memory, no pulse, no clue" hooked me instantly.

It's October 31, 1934. Braineater Jones, the titular character, wakes up face down in a swimming pool with a bullet hole in his chest. He has no memory of his previous life, no idea how he wound up dead, or what he's going to do about his situation. Not to mention, he doesn't even know the rules of being undead. He heads to the seediest part of town, The Welcome Mat, and begins his search for identity. Before he knows it, he has be…


I've written this review over and over for the past few hours, trying to do justice to multi-talented author Eloise J. Knapp and her newest novel, PULSE. When she offered me an advanced reader copy, I knew I was in for something special. I've been a fan of hers ever since my husband gifted me The Undead Situation. It was her debut novel, and I was immediately floored by her realism. She wrote like she knew the weapons and tactics intimately. Anyone who has casually perused her Facebook page or her official website will see that the realism comes from experience. Eloise believes in being prepared, and that sincerity makes her stories and characters all the more interesting. In addition to writing, Eloise makes her own costumes for cosplay, creates videos on YouTube, and makes some of the most mouth-watering foods you could hope to see show up on your Facebook feed! To top it all off, she's also extremely humble and friendly. 

The Undead Situation gave rise to Cyrus V. Sincla…

On Losing Weight

It's rant time people! If you haven't picked up in some of my posts yet, I'm fighting the Battle of the Bulge. In a nutshell, when I was younger I ate well and was active, and maintained a healthy waistline and suffered no asthma. Fast forward to college - making my own money, eating at fast food joints in between work and school, or on the way to both. To give you an idea of what I'm talking about - breakfast: sausage, egg, and cheese on a biscuit with a plain toasted bagel and sausage with a hashbrown with a chocolate chip muffin with a XL hot chocolate. Lunch: 2 Rodeo cheeseburgers (at Burger King - they're awesome!) with a small onion ring with a slice of cheesecake with a large diet soda (ha ha - I know! As if that was gonna help!) Dinner was either Mighty Taco or some other similar fast-food joint, or I would just repeat lunch with a few changes. Now, at this point you might be wondering why my parents never cooked meals and I never ate at home. At the risk o…