Monday, June 29, 2015

Picture Quote about FRIENDSHIP


Everyone possesses at least one friend. This book is perfect in describing what that friendship is fundamentally about. Also containing some amazing quotes of the do's and don'ts of friendship. This is a book that would make a splendid gift but make sure to get a copy for yourself. My opinion is that you must buy the actual book. Purchasing an e-book gives you the ability to read the quotes, but you will lose out on the superb pictures and the quality of the book. In the front of the book is a special area to write the name of the person receiving it plus who the book is from also enough space for a little note. Nice touch Gabi. Inspirational Picture Quotes about Friendship is more than just a book it is something special to be given between friends. Quotes arise from people of all walks of life. Copious authors such as C.S. Lewis, who wrote the Chronicles of Narnia; philosophers; Pascal, who did wonders for math as a mathematician and physicist; a Rabbi; politicians including Hubert Humphrey the U.S.A's 38th Vice President; a Spanish Jesuit; musician; my favorite since I am from Detroit Henry Ford who founded the Ford Motor Company; plus many more. This is a breathtaking book meant to be had by everyone and anyone. 

                            Front-runner of quotes for me is by Alice Walker:
      ~"No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow"                                                                                                                                 



"Thank you, Gabi Rupp, for letting me give an HONEST review of your book"






Sunday, June 28, 2015

Wrong-Sided Story

Book Blurb
Right-Hearted: Finding What's Right With A Wrong Sided Heart, is a short memoir about my life-threatening heart conditions and an unforgettable girl. I was born with a broken heart. Literally. My heart is on the right side instead of the left. I was also born with 6 other random congenital heart defects, which have demanded that I undergo dangerous open-heart surgeries since my birth 16 years ago. After my last operation 3 years ago, at barely 14, I was sent away to live so that I would not kill myself. I spent 2 years learning to accept my heart conditions and learning to appreciate my beating heart. The blurry ambulance rides, countless surgeries, metal machines and two years in a Montana therapy school have all contributed to the unique teenager I am today. 

Standing before the sky I had little idea my next two weeks would be overwhelmed with wild love, lust, confusion, tears and a beautiful girl. She and I would share the stories of our hearts...our right-sided hearts. Right-Hearted: Finding What's Right With A Wrong Sided Heart is the story of two lustful teenagers who together confront their life-threatening conditions and learn to embrace their broken hearts.

Book Review
The book is not in any way close to its blurb. The blurb is deceptive, making you expect a segment of the book is going to explain Daniels heart condition yet the only reference to his heart condition is it's on the wrong side of his chest. Nothing else. Nada regarding his operations or the six random heart defects. Why did he want to kill himself? At no part does it ever tell us. What is the book regarding you might ask? Exceptional question. Daniel wants more significance in a relationship than just sex. The kid is only in high school! So anyway, he meets Chloe, whom he genuinely likes, but she just wants is "to get it on". Thenceforth the two fool around a lot and that is the basis of the story. There is more to the plot that I will leave a mystery as not to ruin the whole story. I should mention that the writing itself was favorable. The author seems to just have forgotten what topic he was writing about.


Saturday, June 27, 2015

What Kind of Reader are You?

I do not fit into any of these categories. 

Do you?

If this works for you what kind of reader are you?

Friday, June 26, 2015

Supreme Court Victory! May Freedom Ring!!

In a long-sought victory for the gay rights movement, the Supreme Court ruled by a 5-to-4 vote on Friday that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage.

“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family,” he wrote. “In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were.”

“If you are among the many Americans — of whatever sexual orientation — who favor expanding same-sex marriage, by all means celebrate today’s decision,” Chief Justice Roberts wrote. “Celebrate the achievement of a desired goal. Celebrate the opportunity for a new expression of commitment to a partner. Celebrate the availability of new benefits. But do not celebrate the Constitution. It had nothing to do with it.”                                                                                *The New York Times

I know this is not book related yet it is something that I had to make an exception for. I sat and cried. Why? Well, now I feel more equal and free than I have in my whole life. If the person I love is in the hospital I can now be by her side and nobody can stop me. As a straight person could you even imagine if your spouse was in the hospital very sick and you could not let you be with them? We can now adopt children as a couple, share health insurance, this list could go on for so long. For me, it was never just  about being married. It's also the freedoms that come with it. 

Go Hug Your Person!!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015


illustrations by de 
Francesco Chiacchio

Can you imagine the world if we only saw souls and not bodies?  
                                       — Hedonist Poet 

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Spectacle + Giveaway

Spectacle by S.J. Pierce
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult

***This is currently a web series!!! I’m releasing a chapter at a time on my website at You can read there or go to Scribd, download their app, and read there.***
Hunger Games meets Avatar meets Gladiator in this spellbinding new Young Adult Science-Fiction web series by bestselling author Susan James Pierce.
Fear can make you a target…
Two hundred years after the Great Disaster, the day earthquakes ravaged Earth’s landscapes, humanity has finally regrouped and is working toward a better future. But in New America – one of three small, remaining landmasses – the threat of overpopulation makes a better future seem bleaker by the year.
Mira (Mirabella) Foster and her parents are citizens of New America, and with the threat of starvation and disease looming on the horizon, a new discovery threatens to push everyone to the brink of chaos: blue markings develop on people’s skin. Markings that are distinctive of a humanoid alien race named Changers that secretly sought refuge on Earth years ago. Markings that allow them to camouflage their skin, but also make them feared, and eventually, targets of violence. Mira’s dad is one of them.
Anger can make you a spectacle…
Banished to a treacherous, uninhabited island, a newly orphaned Mira and her kind struggle to survive and settle into a new way of life. Her main priority becomes seeing to Jackson’s care, her friend with Muscular Dystrophy, and tending to her garden as a way of distracting herself from the pain of losing everything she loved. But just as she’s adapting to this new life, their Elders approach her with a plan to insert themselves back into New America to uncover a conspiracy. A conspiracy, they believe, that includes the presidency and landed them on the island, costing many Changers their lives, including her parents’.
In a world where staying on the island means a possible untimely death, as does risking her life to uncover a horrible secret that might one day set them all free, which one will she choose? And if she chooses to help, can she tame her anger over their mistreatment long enough to make sure their plan goes off without a hitch? Because, after all, the last thing her kind needs is to make spectacles of themselves, and as she knows all too well, both anger and fear have a perilous knack for destruction.

Susan James Pierce has a degree in Marketing Management, works for a Fortune 500 company in Atlanta, Georgia, and devotes her precious, spare time to writing Fantasy, Paranormal and Sci-fi novels.
Please visit and sign up for her mailing list or subscribe to her blog if you'd like to hear when new books come out! Coming soon:


All proceeds from pre-orders are going to a local kid named Brayden who has Muscular Dystrophy.

Brayden is a smart and witty twelve-year-old boy, who loves video games and sports of all kinds, especially football, but the only thing holding him back is that he has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. He was diagnosed on April 1st, 2010 with the disease, which will one day (possibly sooner than later) put him in wheelchair full time. His mind is sharp as a tack, but his little body is giving out daily; the more tired he gets, the more frequent the falls. Luckily he hasn’t broken any bones (yet). He will one day need a tracheotomy to be able to breathe and speak, and his lungs and heart are muscles that will give out just as easy as his arms and legs. Most boys with this disease will not live into their 20’s, and the disease claims lives daily. To help Brayden in his journey with DMD, S.J. has pledged to donate all of her pre-order proceeds to Brayden’s family.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The Proper Way To Open A Hardback Book.

Why is this important? you might ask. 

Well, by opening a brand new hardback in this manner gives the book's spine 
ultimate protection and it also extends the life of the book.

Try it out and let me know what your outcome is or your opinion in general.

Thursday, June 11, 2015


Seven-year-old Olivia Baxter and her dog vanish while playing in the front yard of her family's home. After a week of searching, Olivia's body was suddenly found in the closet, even after the police had thoroughly investigated the home.

Ethan Franco is a troubled journalist working for the Washington Gazette. His inability to move on from the past has deflated the passion he had for his career, causing him to lose his edge. Frustrated with Ethan Franco, but not wanting to lose his once star journalist, Editor-in-Chief, Jameson Stone assigns him a story to cover as a last chance to prove he could be the reporter he once was.

Ethan Franco begins his investigation into the mysterious death of Olivia Baxter and other unexplained disappearances, believing there may be a connection in the cases. No sooner did Franco begin his investigation then he realizes he is being tailed by government agencies.

Large footprints in the woods, strange sounds, foul stenches, and a looming government presence become pieces of the puzzle in cases of the missing.
Inspired by real events, the author of the Bohemian Grove trilogy and the Apocalypse brings forth a story that has been kept a secret for over a century -- a story that a large group of people is still trying to keep under wraps.


I am stunned at how unequivocally impeccable this book was written. Unless the reader reads the book backwards there is no possible way to decipher what is going to happen next in the story. As a reader, this story had me so creeped out. Clusters is one of those types of books that will make the hair stand up on the back of your neck and you will start to hear noises that might or might not be there. It will rattle your nerves yet you will be hooked from the beginning unable to put the book down. The book was influenced by real missing cases though a work of fiction yet what parts? As the author states in the last century and a half thousands of people have just completely vanished in national forests with no trace of them to ever be found again strangely happening in clusters. The characters occur sufficiently developed many express amiable personalities having a probability that you will personally get attached to them. I did. Placed at the completion of certain chapters the author intertwined true missing cases. I applaud T.M. Williams at writing such a remarkably unique story. The forests remain mysterious places to a lot of us. As Mark Twain said "truth is stranger than fiction" maybe the conclusion to this story is not far from the truth. That would explain a lot. You should read this book. Everybody should read it. It is not a book to miss. 


T.M. Williams began her writing career by accident when a song inspired a story. Once she discovered the writing bug she couldn't stop. Since starting her writing career late in 2012, she has gone on to write several more novels, including two Amazon best-sellers.

Genre: Experimental Fiction and Non-Fiction

To stay up-to-date on her work, book-signings, and events, you can follow her on her website or her blog.

She is published by AZ Publishing Svcs. Undead Winter, the novella, is a self-published piece.

Friday, June 5, 2015

A Riffian's Tune


This book was written in the form of an autobiographical novel, some of it is true and some fiction. The main character Jusef was born in 1950 but throughout the book there are no dates or time periods to follow making it impossible to follow his age or how long events such as his schooling took. This read is a very sad look into the lives of the people of Morrocco. The children have no childhood and go to work as soon as they are physically able to do a job. If a male child like Jusef insisted on attending school, he would be required to leave and make his own way at such a young age. Not having a time frame made it hard yet I am sure he started living on his own even before puberty. For females, they are sold off to a husband and his family making her their property. Females are abused, raped, only their hymen has any worth. That has not changed in the Arabic culture. This book has a great prose yet the story dragged in many parts. The most inspiring aspect of the book are the hopes and wants the male children have for a better life  beyond anything else, I ever read or seen. They will live in squalor, be malnourished, doing whatever it takes to survive obtaining themselves a better place in this world. Multiple aspects of the story are left unanswered. The book just comes to an end with no real conclusion. After reading and getting to know the main character you as a reader will be able to construct yourself a proper conclusion. This would be a favorable book for readers who are interested in that culture or wants to know about how that culture lives. 


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Benjamin Franklin Award

  • Pages 448
  • ISBN 0992648408
  • Published October 2013
  • Winner of the Nautilus Silver Award in the category of Multicultural/Indigenous
  • Benjamin Franklin Digital Award Silver Honoree Winner

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