Friday Review: Stiff Competition (Madison Cruz Mysteries #3) by Lucy Carol

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Madison Cruz is back for her third adventure (misadventure?) here in “Stiff Competiton.” She’s been dating Jason, from book 2, but things are not going well. He wants her to conform to his idea of how their life should be, and that doesn’t include Madison’s acting career. Her career isn’t going so well, either, and she is still picking up gigs as a singing telegram to pay the bills. She heads off to one at a swank restaurant, only to find there was a mix-up in assignments by her agent, and the gig gets dangerous quickly. Trying to sort that out, Madison stumbles on what may be an illegal operation at the restaurant, as well as a missing chef. On top of all that, she gets involved in helping a friend with her speed dating business which, in typical Madison style, goes off the tracks. Add to this the hunky FBI agent she’s attracted to, who also happens to work for her mother, and you have a recipe for another zany, fun mystery to sort out.

I really enjoy these books. I am not usually a fan of romance stories, but I do love a good mystery and humor. The romance here is understated and doesn’t get in the way of the story, as many seem to do. The main mystery is well plotted and resolves nicely. There are several sub-plots that provide their own mysteries, and those are tied up nicely, as well. The writing style is light and easy to read, and the humor is never forced feeling. There are many moments that made me laugh. Characters are rounded and have depth, and there is always something new to learn, even about some we’ve seen in all three books.

“Stiff Competition” is a good addition to the series, and one that will appeal to those who enjoy mysteries and humor, with a good dash of romance.

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Available now:

tn_Circle Unbroken Cover (eBook)

After five years away, Kaili is coming home for the ceremony to install her sister as head of the family business. When an old rivalry threatens the family, Kaili and her partner need to use all their skills to save the sisters’ lives. Learn more here.

 

 

 

tn_Six of One

A collection of six short fantasy stories set in varied worlds of magic and mayhem. Learn more here.

 

 

 

tn_Survival of the Fittest (Front Cover)

A short novelette set in a dystopian Earth after the final environmental collapse. Sam is a genetically engineered chameleon who may hold the key to mankind’s survival. Learn more here.

 

 

 

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In a world reeling under the effects of severe climate change, food shortages are common, and arable farmland is scarce. Unscupulous distributors like Beni Oligowma take advantage of the shortages for their own gain. When a promising new technology for growing food even under the harsh conditions is unveiled, grocery store owner Frank is determined to see that everyone is able to benefit from the results, not just the Benis of the world.
Feed My People is a short story, set in a dystopian science fiction world, and is free. Learn more here

 

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Demon hunters Johnny and Cerise travel to the small town of Carroll Fork where they find a demon-possessed thrift store, a sweet old lady who is more than she seems, and an army of underworld inhabitants. Can Johnny and his trusty yo-yo save the town from a devil of a problem?

Five and Daemon is a short novelette in an urban fantasy setting, with elements of the supernatural and humor. It is free to download.
Learn more here

Wednesday Wanderings:A Colder Cold, Become Mentally Strong, Tomatillo Fossil, and Winter Photo Slideshow

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And you thought Winter in New England got cold!:

Scientists Make Colder Cold

We can all use some mental strength now and again. Here are four ideas based on the philosophy of Stoicism that may help:

Mentally Strong

Do you think they had chili verde competitions, too?:

Tomatillo Fossil

This is how I like to view the beauty of Winter- in someone else’s pictures. These are from the Adirondack Mountains:

Winter Slideshow

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Available now:

tn_Circle Unbroken Cover (eBook)

After five years away, Kaili is coming home for the ceremony to install her sister as head of the family business. When an old rivalry threatens the family, Kaili and her partner need to use all their skills to save the sisters’ lives. Learn more here.

 

 

 

tn_Six of One

A collection of six short fantasy stories set in varied worlds of magic and mayhem. Learn more here.

 

 

 

tn_Survival of the Fittest (Front Cover)

A short novelette set in a dystopian Earth after the final environmental collapse. Sam is a genetically engineered chameleon who may hold the key to mankind’s survival. Learn more here.

 

 

 

Feedmypeople-thumb
In a world reeling under the effects of severe climate change, food shortages are common, and arable farmland is scarce. Unscupulous distributors like Beni Oligowma take advantage of the shortages for their own gain. When a promising new technology for growing food even under the harsh conditions is unveiled, grocery store owner Frank is determined to see that everyone is able to benefit from the results, not just the Benis of the world.
Feed My People is a short story, set in a dystopian science fiction world, and is free. Learn more here

 

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Demon hunters Johnny and Cerise travel to the small town of Carroll Fork where they find a demon-possessed thrift store, a sweet old lady who is more than she seems, and an army of underworld inhabitants. Can Johnny and his trusty yo-yo save the town from a devil of a problem?

Five and Daemon is a short novelette in an urban fantasy setting, with elements of the supernatural and humor. It is free to download.
Learn more here

Monday Musings: Go, Pack, Go!

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For those of you who don’t follow American football, you can skip this post, because Imma talk football today! The first thing I have to say is: Go, Pack, GO!

I have two teams, to be honest. My personal team is the Oakland Raiders. How in the world did a Pennsylvania girl who now lives in New England end up cheering for a California (soon to be Las Vegas, it seems) team? Glad you asked. And if you didn’t, I’m gonna tell you anyway! I grew up in sports family. There was sports on the TV all the time, especially weekends. We watched it all: baseball, football, basketball, golf, the Olympics, you name it. Except hockey. I don’t remember a lot of hockey, but I’ve never been a fan of hockey so I may just have shut it out. Once I got to understanding how football works, I became a fan of kickers. I really don’t know why. I can’t remember one defining moment when I said: “Ah ha! Look at those kickers!” But this was back when George Blanda played for the Raiders, and was both kicker and quarterback. He was hitting 50 yard field goals in days when that was unheard of. Of course, now it is not so rare. I started following the Raiders because of Blanda, and then along came Kenny “The Snake” Stabler and the rest of that era team, and I’ve been a Raiders Girl since.

But there has also always been the Green Bay Packers. Both my parents were Packers fans, and I grew up watching the Packers. I learned the game watching the Packers. They are still a favorite team for me. The BaldMan and his family lived in Milwaukee when he was young, so there is a big Green Bay connection there, too. My Raiders did quite well this season (finally!), but a run of bad luck injuries had them out of the playoffs early. The Packers are still going. Oh, boy, are they going!

Yeah, they hit a bit of a rough patch in mid-season, but they once they got through that, they have been on fire. Even with injuries plaguing the team and keeping starters out for multiple games, they keep marching on. Having Aaron Rodgers, arguably one of the best quarterbacks to play the game, at the helm doesn’t hurt. There is talent across the board on the team. They definitely deserve to be in the playoffs this season, and to go on to the Super Bowl.

For the most part, the playoff games have been rather one-sided up until this weekend. We’ve had some really good games there. The Packers-Cowboys were no exception. It looked like the Packers were going to dominate in the first half, but the Cowboys rallied in the fourth quarter and tied the game at 31-31. It was looking like we were going into overtime. The Packers were up against the clock at 3 seconds, and brought Crosby on for a 50 yard field goal attempt. He kicked it straight through the uprights, but Dallas had snuck in a time out just before the ball was snapped, so they had to re-kick the attempt.

Now, we all know that Dallas did that to try to rattle Crosby. But, as someone said online this morning, he’s got ice in his veins. He stepped up and kicked again. Yeah, it looked for a second or two like it wasn’t going to make it, but it went through just inside the goal post. Packers win, 34-31. That’s what a playoff game should be, even if it nearly gave me a heart attack! Yeah, there were a few calls that probably should have been made, against both teams. But, as a lot of analysts will say, it seems in championship games, the refs can be a bit more willing to just “let them play” and not call every little thing as quickly as they do in the regular season. Good? Bad? I don’t know. I do know that was the kind of game I love to watch- both teams battling right down to the last seconds and giving everything they’ve got all game long. I hope we get to see more football like that before Super Bowl LI comes and goes. Till then:

Go, Pack, Go!

(Photo from usatoday)

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Available now:

tn_Circle Unbroken Cover (eBook)

After five years away, Kaili is coming home for the ceremony to install her sister as head of the family business. When an old rivalry threatens the family, Kaili and her partner need to use all their skills to save the sisters’ lives. Learn more here.

 

 

tn_Six of One

A collection of six short fantasy stories set in varied worlds of magic and mayhem. Learn more here.

 

 

 

tn_Survival of the Fittest (Front Cover)

A short novelette set in a dystopian Earth after the final environmental collapse. Sam is a genetically engineered chameleon who may hold the key to mankind’s survival. Learn more here.

 

 

Feedmypeople-thumb
In a world reeling under the effects of severe climate change, food shortages are common, and arable farmland is scarce. Unscupulous distributors like Beni Oligowma take advantage of the shortages for their own gain. When a promising new technology for growing food even under the harsh conditions is unveiled, grocery store owner Frank is determined to see that everyone is able to benefit from the results, not just the Benis of the world.
Feed My People is a short story, set in a dystopian science fiction world, and is free. Learn more here

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Demon hunters Johnny and Cerise travel to the small town of Carroll Fork where they find a demon-possessed thrift store, a sweet old lady who is more than she seems, and an army of underworld inhabitants. Can Johnny and his trusty yo-yo save the town from a devil of a problem?

Five and Daemon is a short novelette in an urban fantasy setting, with elements of the supernatural and humor. It is free to download.
Learn more here

Friday Review: I’m a Good Dog: Pit Bulls, America’s Most Beautiful (and Misunderstood) Pet by Ken Foster

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 I'm a Good Dog: Pit Bulls, America's Most Beautiful (and Misunderstood) PetI’m a Good Dog: Pit Bulls, America’s Most Beautiful (and Misunderstood) Pet by Ken Foster
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I will admit to being prejudiced toward liking this book from the start. I love pit bulls. I own a pit mix. Every pittie I’ve known has been a sweet, lovable clown. I expected this book to be a fun read.

I was not disappointed. Foster obviously loves the pit breeds as much as many other people do. He’s owned several and has founded a foundation to help support the rescue and placement of pit breeds. The book is a testament to the knowledge that pit bulls are just dogs, no more, no less.

Foster begins by asking “What is a pit bull?” As it turns out, there is no easy answer to that question. The breed seems to have shown up first in the UK, a mix of bulldogs and various terriers, aimed at producing a hunting dog with the bulldog’s tenacity and the terrier’s energy. They were used for bull baiting and boar hunting. The current breeds considered pit types include bull mastiffs and boxers, as well as the American pit bull, the Staffordshire terrier, and the bull terrier. To most people, a medium-sized dog with a blocky head and broad chest is a “pit bull”, whether or not it has any amount of those recognized breeds in its genetics.

He also goes on to list what a pit bull is not, shooting down some popular myths about the breed. For example, pit bulls do not have “locking jaws” nor do their jaws exert more pressure than any other breed of dog. They were a staple in American households at the turn of the century, as many family photos prove. They are the companions of children, famous stars, and ordinary people.

The book is full of anecdotes and stories of pit bulls and their owners, some famous, some not. All are loved and considered a perfect pet. There are also many pictures of pits and their owners, living and loving life.

Yes, the book is slanted in favor of pits as pets and companion dogs, but it also gives a good picture of these dogs and I think it will make anyone reconsider their opinion of this mix of breeds and types that is goofy, energetic, wiggly, loyal, loving, and most of all, just a dog.

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Available now:

tn_Circle Unbroken Cover (eBook)

After five years away, Kaili is coming home for the ceremony to install her sister as head of the family business. When an old rivalry threatens the family, Kaili and her partner need to use all their skills to save the sisters’ lives. Learn more here.

 

 

tn_Six of One

A collection of six short fantasy stories set in varied worlds of magic and mayhem. Learn more here.

 

 

 

tn_Survival of the Fittest (Front Cover)

A short novelette set in a dystopian Earth after the final environmental collapse. Sam is a genetically engineered chameleon who may hold the key to mankind’s survival. Learn more here.

 

 

Feedmypeople-thumb
In a world reeling under the effects of severe climate change, food shortages are common, and arable farmland is scarce. Unscupulous distributors like Beni Oligowma take advantage of the shortages for their own gain. When a promising new technology for growing food even under the harsh conditions is unveiled, grocery store owner Frank is determined to see that everyone is able to benefit from the results, not just the Benis of the world.
Feed My People is a short story, set in a dystopian science fiction world, and is free. Learn more here

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Demon hunters Johnny and Cerise travel to the small town of Carroll Fork where they find a demon-possessed thrift store, a sweet old lady who is more than she seems, and an army of underworld inhabitants. Can Johnny and his trusty yo-yo save the town from a devil of a problem?

Five and Daemon is a short novelette in an urban fantasy setting, with elements of the supernatural and humor. It is free to download.
Learn more here

Wednesday Wanderings: 18 Beautiful Photos, 99 Good Things from 2016, Flying Squirrels, and 96 Sci-fi and Fantasy Books for 2017

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Yes, this is really late today. Sorry. Spent the early part of the day taking the Christmas tree down. It is time, but that is always a sad day. Anyway, here are some things for you to look at:

Here are eighteen really gorgeous photos:

Remarkable Photos

With all the negativity and bad news that came along in 2016, maybe we need to be reminded that some good things did happen. Here’s a list of 99 of those:

99 Good Things from 2016

Flying Squirrels! (Doesn’t mention if Rocky is one of them. I didn’t see any moose, so maybe not):

Flying Squirrel

Looking for some 2017 reading? Here’s a list of 96 sci-fi and fantasy books to be released this year. I know there are a few on there I am interested in!:

96 Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books for 2017

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 Available now:

tn_Circle Unbroken Cover (eBook)

After five years away, Kaili is coming home for the ceremony to install her sister as head of the family business. When an old rivalry threatens the family, Kaili and her partner need to use all their skills to save the sisters’ lives. Learn more here.

 

 

 

tn_Six of One

A collection of six short fantasy stories set in varied worlds of magic and mayhem. Learn more here.

 

 

 

tn_Survival of the Fittest (Front Cover)

A short novelette set in a dystopian Earth after the final environmental collapse. Sam is a genetically engineered chameleon who may hold the key to mankind’s survival. Learn more here.

 

 

 

Feedmypeople-thumb
In a world reeling under the effects of severe climate change, food shortages are common, and arable farmland is scarce. Unscupulous distributors like Beni Oligowma take advantage of the shortages for their own gain. When a promising new technology for growing food even under the harsh conditions is unveiled, grocery store owner Frank is determined to see that everyone is able to benefit from the results, not just the Benis of the world.
Feed My People is a short story, set in a dystopian science fiction world, and is free. Learn more here

 

five-and-daemonthumb

Demon hunters Johnny and Cerise travel to the small town of Carroll Fork where they find a demon-possessed thrift store, a sweet old lady who is more than she seems, and an army of underworld inhabitants. Can Johnny and his trusty yo-yo save the town from a devil of a problem?

Five and Daemon is a short novelette in an urban fantasy setting, with elements of the supernatural and humor. It is free to download.
Learn more here

 

Tuesday Thoughts: January and Onward

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Sorry about the lack of Monday post. I wanted to. Really, I did. But then there were so many other things to do, and, well, I just never sat down long enough to get ‘er done. But I got some stuff done that has been waiting for too long, so I guess that is something, yes?

January is in full swing, isn’t it? It’s kind of a weird month to me. It’s not the worst of the year- February gets that one- but it’s not the best one, either. It’s cold, and often dreary. Everyone seems to be in hibernation. It’s easy to just sit back and start to retreat from the world. It’s also a month of new beginnings, even if you don’t or haven’t made formal resolution. A new year has begun, and even without listing a bunch of things “I will do” this year, many people do decide to change things, to make a new start in some aspect of life. And, of course, this year, we have a new political climate, which is shaping up to be quite the storm, I’m afraid. January does have a lot of movement in it, despite its outer appearance.

I got my new Fitbit tracker yesterday. My Flex decided to start acting wanky last week, and after I contacted the company, they decided it was probably at least getting toasty. It was out of warranty, but they gave me a 25% discount on any new one. I chose the Charge 2, which has the added advantage of tracking not only steps, but flights of stairs, as well. And since I am up and down stairs all day long, I thought that would be good. It also tracks sleep, like all the Fitbit trackers, plus heart rate, exercise, calories burned, active times, and other stuff. And it will alert me to text messages and phone calls when my phone is in range. So far, I like it. It was a bit frustrating to set up, because the label in the package said to go to the website to set it up, but the website directed you to the mobile app. If I’d know that, I could have started the set up at the dining room table, since my phone was right there, instead of coming all the way up here to my computer! Oh,well, it wasn’t a horrible thing, and once I got it going, the set up was easy. Oh, and did I mention I got the plum wristband for it? I did. Pretty!

I had a whole flock of bluebirds on the deck yesterday. See?

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Since there is more than one, I’m letting you all share in the happiness!

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Available now:

tn_Circle Unbroken Cover (eBook)

After five years away, Kaili is coming home for the ceremony to install her sister as head of the family business. When an old rivalry threatens the family, Kaili and her partner need to use all their skills to save the sisters’ lives. Learn more here.

 

 

tn_Six of One

A collection of six short fantasy stories set in varied worlds of magic and mayhem. Learn more here.

 

 

 

tn_Survival of the Fittest (Front Cover)

A short novelette set in a dystopian Earth after the final environmental collapse. Sam is a genetically engineered chameleon who may hold the key to mankind’s survival. Learn more here.

 

 

Feedmypeople-thumb
In a world reeling under the effects of severe climate change, food shortages are common, and arable farmland is scarce. Unscupulous distributors like Beni Oligowma take advantage of the shortages for their own gain. When a promising new technology for growing food even under the harsh conditions is unveiled, grocery store owner Frank is determined to see that everyone is able to benefit from the results, not just the Benis of the world.
Feed My People is a short story, set in a dystopian science fiction world, and is free. Learn more here

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Demon hunters Johnny and Cerise travel to the small town of Carroll Fork where they find a demon-possessed thrift store, a sweet old lady who is more than she seems, and an army of underworld inhabitants. Can Johnny and his trusty yo-yo save the town from a devil of a problem?

Five and Daemon is a short novelette in an urban fantasy setting, with elements of the supernatural and humor. It is free to download.
Learn more here

New Year, New- Ah, Never Mind

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So, I have been seeing a lot of looking back at the year just ended retrospectives on blogs, Facebook, Twitter, etc. I thought: Well, why not? Let’s grab hold and jump aboard that train. I sat down. I looked at this nice, white, blank screen. I began to think. And what I concluded was:

Stick a fork in me. I’m done.

So, for this just begun New Year, I resolve to:

Spend my time sitting in my recliner, watching sensationalist talk shows and soap operas, whilst eating chocolate. (Note to self: arrange for delivery of truckload of chocolate.)

At least you’ll know where to find me.

That is all.

Tuesday Thoughts: We Made It Through Christmas, Didn’t We?

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I’m pretty sure we did. How about you?

It was a good day. All the kids and grandkids were here. It was noisy, and chaotic, and frankly, by the time they all left, I was grateful for the quiet! But that’s what a holiday is- family and fun and festivity. Dinner was delicious, everyone seemed happy with their gifts, and we figured out a few logistics changes for next year.

Yesterday was basically a recovery day. I slept in a bit, which was very nice. Got the rest of the kitchen cleaned up, the “good” dishes put away, and finished up the after Christmas cleanup. And just chilled out after.

Today we are going bowling! Haven’t been bowling in ages. Must dust off the bowling ball and shoes. And some shopping. Later in the week we will make some sausage. Mmmmm.

If I don’t get back to say it before the weekend- Happy New Year!

(Image from odyssey.com)

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Available now:

tn_Circle Unbroken Cover (eBook)

After five years away, Kaili is coming home for the ceremony to install her sister as head of the family business. When an old rivalry threatens the family, Kaili and her partner need to use all their skills to save the sisters’ lives. Learn more here.

 

 

tn_Six of One

A collection of six short fantasy stories set in varied worlds of magic and mayhem. Learn more here.

 

 

 

tn_Survival of the Fittest (Front Cover)

A short novelette set in a dystopian Earth after the final environmental collapse. Sam is a genetically engineered chameleon who may hold the key to mankind’s survival. Learn more here.

 

 

Feedmypeople-thumb
In a world reeling under the effects of severe climate change, food shortages are common, and arable farmland is scarce. Unscupulous distributors like Beni Oligowma take advantage of the shortages for their own gain. When a promising new technology for growing food even under the harsh conditions is unveiled, grocery store owner Frank is determined to see that everyone is able to benefit from the results, not just the Benis of the world.
Feed My People is a short story, set in a dystopian science fiction world, and is free. Learn more here

five-and-daemonthumb

Demon hunters Johnny and Cerise travel to the small town of Carroll Fork where they find a demon-possessed thrift store, a sweet old lady who is more than she seems, and an army of underworld inhabitants. Can Johnny and his trusty yo-yo save the town from a devil of a problem?

Five and Daemon is a short novelette in an urban fantasy setting, with elements of the supernatural and humor. It is free to download.
Learn more here

Monday Musings: Holiday Greetings!

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Christmas is this weekend. Seems to have come up really fast, at least to me. Of course, that means another year will be passing into history. Can’t say I am sorry to see 2016 go. With all the wonderful souls we have lost, both personal and celebrity, friends who have had tough times, and a few other things, it was not the best of years. But we all know that the wheel turns, and what was does not mean it must continue. Let’s all pull together to send out some real holiday spirit and joy, and use that to bring in a new year that will be better.

I am probably going to take a week or so off from writing and blogging for the holidays. Oh, there may be a random post or thought. I will probably continue my picture quotes of the day on social media (but don’t hold me to everyday!), and a few other things. But there will be no reviews until the new year, since I am taking a hiatus from reading intensively right now. I hit my goal of 25 books in 2016, so I’m going to regroup and prioritize the books I have lined up to begin the year. Wednesday links will probably be either short or absent. I am going to take this time to enjoy the world, family, friends, pets, and to recharge and reenergize my spirit. I hope you all get the chance to do the same, at least for a short while.

So, Happiest of Holidays, whatever you celebrate. And if you don’t, then I wish you peace and goodness in the new year.

(Oh, and if you are interested in my newsletter, which I promise will only be delivered when there is actual news, please email me at:

makropp@gmail.com

and put “Newsletter Subscription” in the subject. I plan on getting the first one out around New Year’s Day.

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Available now:

Novels:

Circle Unbroken (sci-fi with magic elements)

Novelettes:

Survival of the Fittest (dystopian sci-fi)

Five and Daemon (urban fantasy)

Short Stories:

Feed My People (dystopian sci-fi)

Collections:

Six of One: A Collection of Short Fantasy (fantasy)

Find out more here.

Friday Review: The Kindness Can by Tracy Watland

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Grace is having problems in school. Chance, a classmate has been mean to her and she is starting to believe the things he says. When her grandma hears Grace calling herself stupid, she decides it is time for Grace to learn a lesson about being kind to others. She gives Grace the Kindness Can, along with the four rules of kindness. Grace takes the can to school and begins following the four rules, even being nice to mean Chance. She soon finds out that when you begin to change yourself, magic happens!

Yes, this is a children’s book, but I think it is good to see what’s new in books for our young friends now and again. And this is a cute one. The story is simple and straightforward, the message is clear without being preachy, and the illustrations are colorful and lively. Still, there were a couple things that kept it from being a five star book. One was the blurb, which spells out the lesson being taught rather than giving an idea of what the story is about. (The above description is mine, not what is on the book.) For me, it’s more important when I am shopping for a book for a child that the story be something that will appeal. If the lesson has to be spelled out in the blurb, then perhaps the story isn’t doing its job. Luckily, this is not the case here. The story is one that most kids can relate to, and the characters should be familiar to most elementary school age children. The other thing is the concept of being a RAKer. Unless you are familiar with the concept of Random Acts of Kindness, you probably will not recognize the term. And even if you have seen the concept in its spelled out form, most people (myself included) haven’t run across the acronym. There is also the problem of how to pronounce the acronym. Rack? Rake? Rock? If I was unsure, I suspect most kids would be, as well.

But those are small issues. In the end, it doesn’t really matter how you pronounce RAK, as long as you understand what it means. And the book illustrates the concept well. The blurb might make some pass on the book since it doesn’t tell much about the story, but it’s easy enough to flip through the short book and see. It was a sweet story with a message that even adults can benefit from. If you have child you want to buy a book for, this is one older children can read for themselves, and one that adults won’t mind reading to the younger ones.

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Available now:

Novels:

Circle Unbroken (sci-fi with magic elements)

Novelettes:

Survival of the Fittest (dystopian sci-fi)

Five and Daemon (urban fantasy)

Short Stories:

Feed My People (dystopian sci-fi)

Collections:

Six of One: A Collection of Short Fantasy (fantasy)

Find out more here.