Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Light Who Shines: 5 Star Book Review at the Brainy Bookshelf

Blue gets blogged on the Brainy Bookshelf by Alisha Howard!

In Alisha's review of The Light Who Shines, she says, "Bluebell is a bad ass. No questions asked, no further explanation really needed. She may be only human, but she makes up for it with true grit. And the writing is fantastic."

Alisha has been blogging reviews on The Brainy Bookshelf since May of 2013. To read the full review, click here. 

The Light who Shines is currently holding a 4.8 star average rating on Amazon. To purchase, The Light Who Shines on Amazon, click here.


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Events: Fantasy Book Lane

I visited Fantasy Book Lane today and gave Erica the scoop on what a rebel I am. 

"I’m a rebel. I’m kidding. No seriously, I am a rebel." - Lilo

She asked me why I went Indie with my debut novel, The Light Who Shines, and I gave her exclusive insights into the highly complex algorithms I used to make that decision.

Yeah. I'm kidding again! To learn the real reason, click here.


Sunday, March 9, 2014

Book Review: THE FURY (Horror, Crime, Mystery)

The Fury
By John Reinhard Dizon
Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/1JCbcva
#Horror #Occult #Crime #Mystery

Holy Freaking Voodoo Mojo... that was scary!

I'm pretty sure I read most of this book from between the fingers of the hand covering my eyes. It is not gruesome due to explicit detail, but there is plenty of 'WTF! Did That Just Happen?' violence and the suspense is amazing. It will have you clutching a comforter and will freak you the shit out! Seriously.

The plot is anchored around private investigator, Bridge (short for Bridgette), who is hired by a New York Mob Boss to run surveillance on his daughter, Annabell. Annabell gets mixed in with a fortune telling Voodoo crowd and is closeted in a building where horrific murders keep happening. Bridge is a strong female heroine, and I love her. I especially love when she retorts back to an insult by grabbing her breast and saying "Suck on this." She is hard-ass all the way.

The evil Voodoo queen is soooo EVIL! You will quake in your boots. And The Fury, what can I say? It simply destroys.

The intertwining relationships in this story are amazing, both current, and in snippets from generations past. This author did his research well, and you can tell. A lot of this story takes place in New York, between cops and the 'hood. The lingo is believable, the situations, authentic.

If you like New York rough neighborhoods, private detectives, cop investigations, thrillers, horrors, suspense, paranormal, strong heroines, possessions, and voodoo magic scariness, then you will totally love this book.

Lilo Abernathy
Author and Book Lover

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Book Review: Bombardier (Vampire / Short Story)


by K. Edwin Fritz

Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/1HSLgsT
#Vampire #ShortStory #Emotional #Awesome 

A Strikingly Emotional Non-traditional Vampire Short Story

This story grabs your guts and won't let go. It is a HUMAN story of a man recently bitten and facing the life-long curse of Vampirism.

The story doesn't reveal that he is a vampire until the very end. It is a sweet and tantalizing unfolding of the truth. I LOVED the mystery and the slow revealing.

The story is about a man, struggling with the pain and addiction of the vampire infection, seeking solace in the company of others in similar situations. He searches for, and finds it in a bar named Bombardier, where others of his kind gather.

Once there he sees glimpses of what he could be if he held out against the addiction, and what he will be when he eventually gives in. But most of all, he finds human empathy for his struggle against the inevitability of his final human death.

If you want something fresh and unusual, this is it! I highly recommend it.

Lilo Abernathy
Author and Book Lover

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Character Letter from Blue to Jack (old)

From the book: The Light Who Shines

June 1, 2022, Red Ages

Dearest Jack,

I am writing because I find myself a tad bewildered about our personal relationship. However, I first feel compelled to address your professional attitude toward me at work in my role as an experienced Supernatural Homicide Detective.

I may not be a Light Vampire skilled in the art of swordplay and able to move faster then the human eye can observe, but I can dispense Holy Water and snuff out Dark Vampires with the best of them. I confess, I am not a strapping specimen of male strength with magical skills that lend themselves to blending in the dark. However, I have my wolf, Varg, who lends me his strength, ears, and eyes. Although I am female and have the seemingly benign gift of being a sensitive, you may find it somewhat relevant that I can SENSE SOULS, and therefore am unlikely to be surprised by any perpetrator I track.

In addition to all of the above, I believe my exemplary record of success in my caseload proves that I should not have to report to you every five minutes. Somehow, I find this to be a smidgen overprotective. Since, you do not require my colleagues to report to you on such a frequent basis, I think we should reflect on why you single me out. Is it because I am a female? Please loosen up! I expect to be treated as the competent, intelligent, successful agent that I am.

Now on to personal matters…

Perhaps it has occurred to you that when you stand well within my personal body space and do such gentle things as tuck my hair behind my ear, that it might have an affect on a healthy female libido? Alternatively, it may strike you as a tad out of the norm of professional behavior to get me in a state of half-undress on the belfry? I don’t recall a course on interoffice undressing during my initial training seminars. Did I miss that?

So, in reflection, you might understand my confusion when you make powerful statements like:
“Don’t even think of me. I am nothing but a boss keeping an eye on an employee who is working on a dangerous case.”
I don’t think it is too much of a stretch for me to conclude that at least some element of our relationship has passed the bounds of the normal boss and employee relationship. Do you?

I’m sorry, I have to run. Varg senses someone on my balcony and I need to investigate!

In haste and confusion,


Bluebell Kildare
Inspector, Homicide Unit
Supernatural Investigation Bureau

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Tidbits and Bragging Rights

A little over a month ago I published my debut novel: 

The Light Who Shines

I'm proud to say it has achieved the following ratings:
Amazon: 4.8 stars
Goodreads: 4.36 stars
Barnes and Noble: 5.0 stars
Smashwords:  4.4 stars

So far, it appears that it will be a solid 4.0 average rating. Since this is my first book ever, and my first creative writing endeavor since a college composition class over 20 years ago, I hope you understand why I'm ecstatic with this great start!

Wait! There is more.

It has been listed in two giveaways:
Goodreads Giveaway: three autographed print copies offered: 1079 requests
LibraryThing Giveaway: ebook copies offered: 32 requests

It has been reviewed by the following blogs:
Guardian Earth Star
Behind the Curtain of Reality

When I first published it, I had no social media set-up to speak of. Since then I've achieved the following stats:
Facebook Page Likes: 180
Twitter Followers: 680
Goodreads Friends: 134
Goodreads Fans: 10 
Goodreads To Be Read Shelves: 539

Thank you all, for your support!

In just under two weeks I'll be diving into writing Books 2 and 3 of the Bluebell Kildare series. Meanwhile, I hope you will follow along with upcoming happenings available on my website events page. There is more fun to come!