Selkies' Skins

Selkies' Skins
Current book in series Temple and Skinquest. Enjoy Castle and Well from Amazon, B&N and Smashwords while waiting for that and the prequel's audiobook "Pearls of Sea and Stone: Book of Seals".

Friday, January 17, 2020

Review of Coraline by Neil Gaiman

CoralineCoraline by Neil Gaiman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I preferred this audiobook over the animated feature. A real bonus was hearing the author read it the way he intended it to be read. I found Coraline to be less rude in this and we got more of a rounded view of her. Also I feel that her arc was more impressive in the audiobook. Wylie does not appear in the book, so I feel he was added to the movie to make the lessons about friendship easier to grasp for children. I definitely agree with what I have heard about the book being creepier than the movie, as does my son. This was very well enjoyed.

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Friday, January 10, 2020

Signal Boost: A Personal Piece of Space Art Kickstarter

Have you ever wished to own a piece of space? Eleri Hamilton is doing a small run of space art for Kickstarter backers. Her pieces are beautiful and one of a kind works.

A Kickstarter project only gets done if the goal is met. If the project does not fund you do not get charged, but also the run doesn't get produced. Her goal is $1000 US, and she has a project budget posted.

Check it out. http://kck.st/2T1nwQt

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Book Review: Gaslighting by Aubrie Scrivelor

Gaslighting : Recognize the Narcissist, Learn How to Spot Emotional Abuse, Protect Yourself and Heal From Malignant Narcissism (NPD)Gaslighting : Recognize the Narcissist, Learn How to Spot Emotional Abuse, Protect Yourself and Heal From Malignant Narcissism by Aubrie Scrivelor
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I found this to be well written and easy to understand. It is a bit challenging for the reader in the sense of encouraging them to reach and reclaim themselves. It is also written in an understanding manner, as if the author has had personal experience in dealing with narcissists. I was glad to see the reference list at the end.

It actually would have been a fast read but I had processing to do between chapters.

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Thursday, December 26, 2019

Smashwords Ebook Winter Sale

The annual winter sale is happening! Check out the book pages to see how much you can save on THG StarDragon Publishing ebooks on Smashwords with the code displayed there. https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/Amehana

Friday, December 20, 2019

Flash Fiction Fridays #30: Untitled Traffic Vigilante Short & iPad USB r...

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Dragonmas 2019 Player Challenge has gone live on Dragon Hearts RPG

It's Dragonmas! Fetu is still behaving suspiciously good. What long game is he playing? Or is he just trying to get presents? Did he just resurrect that blasted frost dragon? And a return of the fruitcake? The quirky game I write for has a new seasonal challenge live at www.dragonheartsrpg.com rpg. What ultimately happens this season? It is up to the players to decide.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Website Updated, and Podcast Uploaded

Regarding the Main Web Site

The main website has been updated and the publication catalogs made current. It will now be easier for me to update when new things need to be added. Also on the main site itself I have added a specific page to list all the print, ebook, or audiobook projects I have taken part in either as a staff member of another publisher or as a freelancer. I have done this in the spirit of cross promotion as every time a copy of those titles finds another reader or listener is goo for all parties concerned in the production.

If I have taken part in a project of yours and you want it listed please feel free to contact me.

Since the main site is now able to be more dynamic you will notice the links in the side of this blog changing as I work through choosing what to redirect, collapse, or delete. My goal is to tie them together more organically.

Podcast Episode

I have not had a chance to write any flash fictions that I am satisfied with, although I have been submitted another provocative one by Maxaxle that it slated for next week. This week I have chosen to release an episode reading from Arthur Waley's translation of "One Hundred Seventy Chinese Poems" or "170 Chinese Poems" which is freely available on Gutenberg.org.
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/42290

Entry and exit music clips are from Spynge's "Moonset" used under  Creative Commons Attribution license (reuse allowed)
Hear the full instrumental!
https://audiograb.com/C8nSNvFRnj


Audio: https://www.podcasts.com/mythical-minstrelsy-flash-fiction-fridays-and-ames-bookshelf-1a06920c4/episode/Ame-Reads-170-Chinese-Poems-Reading-7-ba0c