List of 13
by E.A. Comiskey
Publisher: Nuff Said Publishing
Publication Date: December 1st 2018
Genre: Science Fiction
If Jim C. Hines wrote about Gilmore Girls taking a journey through the underworld, it might be a little something like A LIST OF 13.
Death sucks, but there’s good beer in Purgatory.
Alice and her adult daughter, Claire, created a “bucket list” of thirteen experiences they would seek out before Alice died from cancer. They never expected to die in a plane crash attempting to cross off number three. Now, mother and daughter are stuck in the underworld, unable to move on to their ultimate destiny until they finish the list, but finding an Irish Pub near the Fields of Asphodel, or swimming naked in the ocean while being pursued by bloodthirsty Aztecs and a smitten Egyptian god is as hard as it sounds. When everything they ever thought they knew is challenged, will faith be enough to carry them through?
A LIST OF 13 moves between the time after Alice’s death and the time before, allowing the reader to explore the way her relationships evolve and intertwine throughout her life and beyond.
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I love that I get to feature another poet on my blog during #NationalPoetryMonth. Curing My Venom is a poetry collection by A. Rinum.
My poetry book, Curing My Venom, is based on the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. The book focuses on the issues of mental illness (Venom) and how it can be used as a cure. It also covers the concepts of self-hatred, cultural taboos, jealousy, failures, and self-acceptance.
It was when I could not take it anymore
I yanked my heart out of my chest
and placed it in my palm.Why are you like this?
I asked, trying to stay calm.You’ve put me through so much chaos
my heart silently wailed
and you ask me what is wrong
you’re the one that’s broken
yet you beg me to be strong
I refuse to fill myself with this venom and pain
go find someone else to blame.
I quit too
Take that knife
and cut open your wrist
no one loves you
then why do you exist?
The world does not understand
that your light is fading away
everyone is selfish
why do you stay?
(Don’t you dare say that
I know your battles are hard to dwell
but if no one loves you
then learn to love yourself.
I know life is hard
and you’re shattering like glass
but I promise you
this too shall pass.
I know you’re wounded
and nothing is making sense
but today you’ll have to save yourself
because no one will come to your defense.
You need to stay strong, my love
because the only cure you have is you
don’t you dare surrender
if I made it, then you can make it too.)
See what depression can lead to
Tiny speck of hope
peeking through my window
tell me what you seek
there is nothing for you here
maybe you should leave
I am just an ounce of emptiness
fading behind this dark
stay away from me
before you lose your spark.
O’ my foolish child
how do you not know?
You are the light I come for
and yet you have no clue?
this spark you see in me
is a reflection of you.
Because, darling, you are hope
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You box me in your 9to5 world
Close the lid, seal it tight
You wonder why I’m so tired
Maybe it’s because I’m bored.
The air in here is stale
The food makes me pale.
Please let me out while I can still see
The pressure is blinding me.
Routine is your altar and deadlines your god.
I shake my fist at the paper sky
Escape through a loop hole in your suit and tie.
By Aileen Erin
Publisher: Ink Monster, LLC
Publication Date: March 19, 2019
Genre: Sci-fi Romance
From USA Today Bestselling Author Aileen Erin
In an all-too-plausible future where corporate conglomerates have left the world’s governments in shambles, anyone with means has left the polluted Earth for the promise of a better life on a SpaceTech owned colony among the stars.
Maité Martinez is the daughter of an Earther Latina and a powerful Aunare man, an alien race that SpaceTech sees as a threat to their dominion. When tensions turn violent, Maité finds herself trapped on Earth and forced into hiding.
For over ten years, Maité has stayed hidden, but every minute Maité stays on Earth is one closer to getting caught.
She’s lived on the streets. Gone hungry. And found a way to fight through it all. But one night, while waitressing in a greasy diner, a customer gets handsy with her. She reacts without thinking.
Covered in blood, Maité runs, but it’s not long before SpaceTech finds her…
Arrested and forced into dangerous work detail on a volcano planet, Maité waits for SpaceTech to make their move against the Aunare. She knows that if she can’t somehow find a way to stop them, there will be an interstellar war big enough to end all life in the universe.
There’s only one question: Can Maité prevent the total annihilation of humanity without getting herself killed in the process?
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