Current Reads #14

It’s Current Reads time!

ghost Ghostface Killer by M. Never- I saw an ad for this novel on Facebook. This is a dark romance involving a hit woman. I read the prologue this morning and was really impressed. I have a gut feeling that this will be an awesome read.

jack Peaceable Kingdom by Jack Ketchum- I purchased this collection of short stories this weekend. I’ve always wanted to read something by Mr. Ketchum. If the first story is any indication, then I’m in for a dope read.

finalFinal Ride: Lords Of Mayhem Book 4 by Shyla Colt- This is the fourth installment of the Interracial Romance series set in the biker world. I finished this late last night, but wanted to include it in this post. I’ll have a mini review in an upcoming Finished Reads.

Cheers, homies!

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Book Haul #1 (Horror)

ravenThere have been numerous studies on why people love to be scared.  I for one won’t be adding anything new to the discussion. I just have a long-standing love for all things horror. I’ve probably mentioned that before. LOL. I’ve been purchasing quite a few horror novels lately- both physical copies, and e-books. Horror novels aren’t just picked up in October. I read horror all year long, baby! Here are the books I’ve bought since the start of May. Ooh, and for book recommendations check out the following YouTube channels. The Low-Budget Review show hosted by, Erik Smith is everything! I love this channel! His passion for horror is infectious. Check it out here. Erik’s fantastic reviews just makes you want to spend money quickly on books! Matt The Horror Adonis’ channel is another great find. I think his horror novel reviews are quite clever and informative. Check out his channel here.

Finally, here goes the list.

Exorcist Falls by Jonathan Janz- The latest release by one of my favorites.

Everything’s Eventual by Stephen King- I let a friend borrow my copy, and I never got it back. I had to purchase this short story collection again.

We Came Back by Patrick Lacey- I’m friends with Erik on Fb, and he shared a post about this author’s current release. Looked dope, so I bought a copy.

Dream Woods by Patrick Lacey- I thought the cover of this book was frightening. I HAD to have it!

In The Dark by Richard Laymon- I’ve heard that this author is quite prolific. Had to check out some of his work.

Peaceable Kingdom by Jack Ketchum- A short story collection, and my intro to the legendary author.

The Resurrectionist by Wrath James White- I heard that this book was insanely good! Can’t wait to read it!

Cheers, homies!

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Writing Playlist #16

acThis week’s playlist celebrates the music of AC/DC.

1. Let Me Put My Love Into You

2. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

3. Hells Bells

4. Ballbreaker

5. Squealer

6. Have A Drink On Me

7. Let There Be Rock

8. Back In Black

9. Love At First Feel

10. Big Balls

11. Rock and Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution

12. Highway To Hell

13. Night Prowler

14. For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)

15. Shoot To Thrill

16. Ride On

17. Hard as a Rock

18. Thunderstruck

19. Problem Child

20. Rocker

Cheers, homies!

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Current Reads #13

Here are my Current Reads!

wolfWolf Hunt by Jeff Strand- Jeff Strand is a horror author that came highly recommended. A few horror devotees- that I respect, suggested that I check out his work. This novel is about a pair of goons hired to transport a werewolf cross-country, and somehow the werewolf escapes. Seems like there’s going to be some comedy mixed in with the horror. Let me finish this post so I can get to reading!

live Live Free: Lords Of Mayhem Book 3 by Shyla Colt- I’m enjoying this series so much. I can’t wait to see how it ends. Book 3 features Evonne and Rocky. Rocky was picked to protect Evonne (a friend of the club), from her psychotic ex. From the synopsis it looks like Evonne is going to take out her frustrations on Rocky. Ooh, yeah! Get him, gurl!

Cheers, homies!

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Writing Playlist #15

Cars This playlist features music from a timeless, creative, and eclectic band, The Cars. I love this band so much!! They have such a distinctive and layered sound; their songs are like mini new-wave masterpieces. The Cars are seriously the easiest band to write to. Can’t wait to jam while the ink flows.

1. Dangerous Type

2. Moving In Stereo

3. Drive

4. You Can’t Hold On To Long

5. Candy-O

6. You’re All I’ve Got Tonight

7. Since I Held You

8. Why Can’t I Have You

9. Hello Again

10. Bye Bye Love

11. Magic

12. Lust For Kicks

13. Looking For Love

14. Fine Line

15. You Might Think

16. Up And Down

17. Go Away

18. Shake It Up

19. Blue Tip

20. My Best Friend’s Girl

21. Let’s Go

22. Good Times Roll

Shoutout to bassist Benjamin Orr (RIP).

Cheers, homies!

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Current Reads #12

I’m thrilled to be sharing the latest batch of books that I’m currently reading. As I’ve said in previous posts, 2017 is the year for dopetastic books.

walk Walk the Line: Kings of Chaos Book 5 by Shyla Colt- I’ve read several books by this author lately, and this is the current release. I’ve been hyped to read this for weeks. The damn cover is everything! From the synopsis this is a novel about two people with traumatic pasts, who form an intense bond, and make a deep love connection.

forever Forever is the Worst Long Time by Camille Pagan- I’m not even going to lie, the cover of this book was why I decided to pick this up. I’m hoping that the story is just as vibrant, and enthralling as the cover. Goodreads says this is “a wry, heartfelt exploration of love and loss”. Sounds just right for me!

Cheers, homies!

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Listening Party: Pearl Jam

Pearl My best bud was kind enough to put together a playlist of essential Pearl Jam songs. The band has such a prolific catalogue. Seriously, they have jamz for days! I know putting this list together was difficult for him. 🙂 I’m very appreciative. Enjoy!

1. Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town

2. Fatal

3. Unemployable

4. Strangest Tribe

5. Animal

6. Oceans

7. Blood

8. Tremor Christ

9. Sometimes

10. Daughter

11. Habit

12. Sleight Of Hand

13. Save You

14. Unthought Known

15. Do The Evolution

16. Just Breathe

17. Hitchhiker

18. In My Tree

19. Immortality

20. Cropduster

21. Jeremy

22. Given To Fly

23. Last Exit

24. Parachutes

25. State of Love and Trust

26. Corduroy

27. In Hiding

28. Hold On

29. Black, Red, Yellow

30. Grievance

Cheers, homies!

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Finished Reads #3

stacksHere are the mini reviews for the last eight books I’ve read. My rating system goes from a 1 star (horrible), all the way to 5 stars (pure epicness). Let’s get started.

Biker’s Librarian by Shyla Colt- I was fully immersed in the M.C. world that Ms. Colt created. Biker’s Librarian was an emotionally charged, passionate story that had me wishing I were a librarian. Juliette and Shooter were two strong characters, and their romantic connection was undeniable. The story was a bit slow at times, and the ending was rushed, but other than that I dug the book. 3.5 Stars

The Wife Of A Texas Hustler by Mesha Mesh- I was completely entertained by this read. The characters were beyond memorable, and did things that caused a strong reaction out of me. I was so caught up in their shenanigans, and loved every second of it. I thought there were too many time skips in the novel, which was a bit confusing. And there were definitely some grammatical errors that needed to be edited out. Besides that, this was a really fun read. I’m definitely going to check out more of Ms. Mesh’s work. 3.5 Stars

Asleep by Banana Yoshimoto- Magical Realism is a genre that takes some getting used to, but, I’m glad Asleep was my gateway drug. Ms. Yoshimoto is a unique writer. This short story collection was delightful, colorful, and imaginative. One story was a bit of a let down, but otherwise this was a dope collection. 3.5 Stars

Outsiders by Tammy Ferebee- Absorbing, complex, and daring perfectly describes this YA/Sci-Fi novel. The story was a refreshing take on diversity done right in a novel. From the start of the novel, to its explosive conclusion, I was hooked. This was Ms. Ferebee’s first novel; she definitely has a promising career ahead of her. 4.5 Stars

Witching Hour Theatre by Jonathan Janz- Seriously, I LOVE Mr. Janz’s work. I’m pretty much going to buy everything he puts out. I enjoyed this novel. Witching Hour Theatre was creepy as hell, and I loved the concept of a horror story taking place during a horror movie marathon. The novella had an old-school feel to it, which I dug. 3.5 Stars

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher- This controversial novel came highly recommended, and I’m glad I read it. From the synopsis we learn the fate of one of the protagonists, Hannah Baker. Even knowing that her demise was imminent, I was still affected when it happened. This novel was almost like a cautionary tale, and I loved it. 4 Stars

My Life So Far by Jane Fonda- Ms. Fonda is a straight up gangsta! Anyone who could be transparent about their flaws, and failures, well I have a ton of respect for them. I know that I’m going to go back and highlight, and make notes. Loved this autobiography. 5 Stars

One Wild Ride: Lords Of Mayhem Book 2 by Shyla Colt- This was the second book in the Lords Of Mayhem series; Biker’s Librarian was the first book. In this book we’re introduced to Joey, and Moose, best friends of the couple from Biker’s Librarian. Joey and Moose were so magnetic. I totally adored their story. They dealt with their fair share of drama, but the ending was a happy- and satisfying, one. 3.5 Stars

Cheers, homies!

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Current Reads #11

It’s time for my Current Reads!

13 Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher- My homie, Darla, and I are reading this together. I swear I loves me a good buddy read! In this novel a teen girl commits suicide, but records a series of tapes before she dies. On the tapes she lists the reasons for her impending demise, and sends the tapes to those who had a hand in her death. We’ve only been reading the book for two days, but I’m hyped for what’s ahead.

wildOne Wild Ride: Lords Of Mayhem Book 2 by Shyla Colt- This is the second book in Ms. Colt’s Lords Of Mayhem series. I’m really loving this MC world. Joey and Moose are members of their best friends’ bridal party. Between them is an explosive attraction that I’m so ready to read about. Ooh wee!!

Cheers, homies!

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Current Reads #10

2017 has proven to be a great reading year so far! Here are my Current Reads!

janeMy Life So Far by Jane Fonda- I think Jane is a classy dame. I’ve been interested in reading her autobiography for awhile now.

witch Witching Hour Theatre by Jonathan Janz- This novella is set in a movie theatre during a triple horror film marathon. Mr. Janz is my go to author for horror, and he never disappoints.

Cheers, homies!

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