Book Review: Return to Pelican Inn

Return to Pelican Inn by Dana Mentink 2014. 368 pages. Series:  Love By Design, Book 1 Genre: Romance Final Rating: 4 out of 5 stars  Summary:  Her design scheme didn't include him! Struggling interior designer Rosa Franco and her twin brother, Cy, are bent on transforming the timeworn Pelican Inn into the jewel of the... Continue Reading →

Reminder of What We Were

Old poetry from all those years ago, Awakens feelings in me That won’t let go. I’ve thought a lot about this, Just so you know. I think I understand now What I should have already known. My memory plays tricks on me, but I can not deny what was written in those days in which... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Sailing in Style

Sailing in Style by Dana Mentink 2015. 220 pages. Series: Love By Design, Book 2, Harlequin Heartwarming Genre: Romance Final Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Summary:  Piper Brindle has spent her entire adult life trying to live down the stigma of her family's checkered history. The one bright spot was Cy Franco, the talented... Continue Reading →

Love, Not Like

Sure, I love you. But that’s no reason for you to boast. Because that doesn’t mean I like you. Not even close. I don’t like anyone I love. Should you ask me why, then I’ll show you my scars the others have made Then I’ll show you the ones that came from your blade. Featured... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Clay Tongue

Clay Tongue by Nicholas Conley 2016 53 pages Genre: Fantasy, Visionary Fiction Final Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Summary:  Katie Mirowitz is a small little girl with an even smaller little voice. She possesses a deep love for her grandfather, who suffers from aphasia after a bad stroke cuts loose the part of his... Continue Reading →

Book Review: I Wrote This for You

I Wrote This for You by Pleasefindthis (Iain Thomas) 2011. 202 pages Genre: Poetry, Photography Final Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Summary: Started 2007, I Wrote This For You is an acclaimed exploration of hauntingly beautiful words, photography and emotion that's unique to each person that reads it. This book gathers together nearly 200 of... Continue Reading →

The Guy That Liked the Deftones

The guy that likes the Deftones. That used to be his name. He’d come into my music store We’d spend awhile discussing the latest musical lore. He dressed like Jonathan Davis. His eyes were ashy gray. I always asked when I started my shift “Has the guy that likes the Deftones stopped by today?" His... Continue Reading →

What Matters

This world is so lonely, few friends to relate. Small talk is all they give. How is that any way to live?   My landlord doesn’t understand why the rent is late. He calls… and calls.. and calls.. and calls, Just to belittle and berate.   Given crumbs to work like a robot and still,... Continue Reading →

Illusion

As a magician carries a deep passion for his tricks— though he knows they are not real— We too cling to the illusion of what we used to be— despite the clear reality that what we had was nothing we could feel.

Book Review: The Ink Dark Moon

The Ink Dark Moon: Love Poems  by Ono no Komachi (Author),‎ Izumi Shikibu (Author),‎ Jane Hirshfield  (Translator),‎ Mariko Aratani (Translator) 1990. 240 pages. Genre: Poetry My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Summary: These translated poems were written by 2 ladies of the Heian court of Japan between the ninth and eleventh centuries A.D. The poems speak intimately of their authors' sexual longing,... Continue Reading →

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