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Roland Allnach, Author of Oddities and Entities, Chats About the Closeness of the Supernatural

Meet Roland Allnach
Roland Allnach has been writing since his early teens, first as a hobby, but as the years passed, more as a serious creative pursuit. He is an avid reader, with his main interests residing in history, mythology, and literary classics, along with some fantasy and science fiction in his earlier years. Although his college years were focused on a technical education, he always fostered his interest in literature, and has sought to fill every gap on his bookshelves.

By nature a do-it-yourself type of personality, his creative inclinations started with art and evolved to the written word. The process of creativity is a source of fascination for him, and the notion of bringing something to being that would not exist without personal effort and commitment serves not only as inspiration but as fulfillment as well. So whether it is writing, woodwork, or landscaping, his hands and mind are not often at rest.

Over the years he accumulated a dust laden catalog of his written w…

Roland Allnach - Oddities and Entities

11. Oddities and Entities by Roland Allnach (2012)
Length: 270 pages
Genre: Horror
Started: 16 March 2013
Finished: 21 March 2013
Where did it come from? From Netgalleywith many thanks also to Dorothy from Pump up Your Bookfor sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 4 January 2013
Why do I have it? I like horror and Roland Allnach is a new author for me.

Set in the mysterious space between everyday reality - which governs the real world - and an existence just beyond reach, Oddities and Entities by Roland Allnach traces a path through the supernatural, the paranormal, and the speculative. With moments of horror, dark humor, and philosophical transcendence, these six tales explore a definition of life beyond the fragile vessel of the human body.

In the first of these six tales, 'Boneview' - a young woman named Allison, attempts to balance her desire to have a normal life with her ability to see through people, as well as the presence of a su…

May You All Have a Wonderful St. Patrick's Day!

St Patricks Day Pictures
I hope that everyone; old and new friends, online and offline friends, and family from all over, have a wonderful and much blessed St. Patrick's Day. I am truly honored and blessed to have you all in my life! :)

May you read well and often

Prudence MacGregor, Author of Trilogy: A Collection Chats About the Joys and Difficulties of the Writing Process

Meet Prudence MacGregor
Prudence MacGregor was born on the isle of Manhattan and began writing stories at an early age. There are things besides writing that she loves to do. Mainly, travel, read, and indulge in decadent delights such as Australian red licorice and trying different perfumes.

Synopsis of Trilogy: A Collection:
Trilogy: A Collection is comprised of three stories, all of which have an otherworldly, paranormal theme to them. Each of the main characters in these stories wrestles with extraordinary circumstances in an otherwise ostensibly ordinary world. All of the tales have their own moral and life lessons, which Prudence MacGregor aims for each reader to individually formulate, as life itself is not clear cut and is at the mercy of the subjective. Journey with the stories’ main characters as they navigate the unplumbed depths of the unknown. 
The first story, 'Parallelograms', centers on protagonist Justine, a determined yet troubled young woman who, quite by acci…

Prudence MacGregor - Trilogy: A Collection

10. Trilogy: A Collection by Prudence MacGregor (2013)
Length: 107 pages
Genre: Horror
Started: 12 March 2013
Finished: 14 March 2013
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Rebecca at The Cadence Groupfor sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 21 February 2013
Why do I have it? I like horror with a supernatural flavor to it and Prudence MacGregor is a new author for me.

Trilogy: A Collection by Prudence MacGregor is comprised of three stories, all of which have an otherworldly, paranormal theme to them. The book is not really classified as typical horror - I classified the book in that category myself. Anyway, the first story of the trio was 'Parallelograms', is about a young woman named Justine, whose previously tightly-controlled and well-ordered world is thrown into a tailspin by her chance meetings with two unusual people. One woman - Justine's doppelganger - is someone who appears to be shopping at the same supermarket while Justin…

David Dennis - Why She Left Us

9. Why She Left Us by David Dennis (2012)
Length: 434 pages
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Started: 23 February 2013
Finished: 8 March 2013
Where did it come from? Many thanks to David for sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 26 December 2012
Why do I have it? I like contemporary fiction and David Dennis is a new author for me.

It was the summer of 1985, and Betsy as the oldest of three sisters, was still young and inexperienced. However, she was longing to love someone and to be loved in return, when Wayne entered her life. Quiet, painfully shy, and lacking in proper social skills, he came across as a shady person to others because he was unable to look anyone in the eye. At the same time, while Betsy was desperately seeking the love and approval of a mother who never wanted her in the first place, events totally beyond her control claimed Betsy as their victim.

In the wake of these catastrophic events, those who were left behind are unable to cop…

Reading Wrap-up For February at Emeraldfire's Bookmark

Hello everyone out there and I hope that you all had a terrific reading month for yourselves. I am known as Emeraldfire around the Internet and this is my new personal reading blog. Anyway, I started out February with about two hundred unread books lying around the house and ended the month with...umm...uncountable amounts of books unread. All of the books that I acquired this month came from authors, a Library Book Sale that mom and I went to on the 2nd, Netgalley, Books Should be Freeand Amazon.
Let me try to break down the influx for you:
Changes to the TBR pile 
Read from my TBR pile (Yes! I am a reading machine :)) - Wish by a Hazel Treeby Tia Nevitt
- The Woman in Black: A Ghost Storyby Susan Hill

Added to my TBR pile (oh well, you win some and you lose some! :))
- Dinosaur Lake by Kathryn Meyer Griffith - The Angel Knight by Susan King
- Beguiling the Beauty by Sherry Thomas
- The Christmas Heiress by Adrienne Basso
- The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory
- A Delightful Fol…