Review: Tall, Dark and Elusive by Sharon Day

Tall, Dark, and Elusive

by Sharon Day ( http://www.ghosthuntingtheories.com/ )

NewLink Publishing ( https://mysticpublishersinc.com/ )

Tall, Dark, and Elusive is the second book of the A Seek Team Adventures by Sharon Day and should be available in October. While you don’t need to read the first book A Ghost of a Chance, I’d strongly recommend it. Knowing the story from Ghost will add a lot of depth to some of the dialogue in Tall, Dark and Elusive.

In this edition, Isabeau “Beau” Fraser and her team seek the elusive Bigfoot. I have to admit that I’m not really a romance story enthusiast but I really loved the setting and the Bigfoot research. It wasn’t hard to find myself hooked on an excellent story.

The characters are rich, deep, and nicely fleshed out. As I got to know them, I could almost anticipate what they were about to say. Of course, my favorite character would have to be Marco Petrov. There is simply something about him, both good and bad, that I identify with.

As the air turns crisp and cool, nothing beats a good cozy romance tale. Simply put, Tall, Dark, and Elusive is an excellent read and I highly recommend it.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from NewLink Publishing Mystic Publishers Inc. . I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Book Review: Virginia’s Haunted Historic Triangle

Virginia’s Haunted Historic Triangle by Pamela K. Kinney. I used the initial M rather than K and I do apologize.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Schiffer Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

In my mailbox: Virginia’s Haunted Historic Triangle

Virginia’s Haunted Historic Triangle by Pamela K. Kinney

I want to thank Schiffer Publishing ( https://www.schifferbooks.com/ ) and Pamela Kinney ( https://pamelakkinney.com/AboutMe.php ) for the free review copy — you rock. Due to our rainy Florida weather, the poor mailman had to carry this book to my door rather than cram it into the mailbox — no wonder he hates me.

I plan to do a video thumb-through of this book soon… BTW, you can see my review of Kinney’s Paranormal Petersburg, Virginia, and the Tri-Cities Area ( link ).

Living Runes: Theory and Practice of Norse Divination

Living Runes: Theory and Practice of Norse DivinationLiving Runes: Theory and Practice of Norse Divination by Galina Krasskova
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

All in all, I really enjoyed Krasskova’s book. I read “The Big Book of Runes and Rune Magic” by Edred Thorsson not that long ago so the material was something that I was familiar with, though I enjoyed Krasskova’s explanations. I guess if I were to put my finger on what I enjoyed the most, I’d have to say the poetry.
Her poem for the rune “Gar” ( page 153 ) was powerful and really moved me. I give “Living Runes” a “thumbs up” and I feel that her book serves as an excellent companion to Thorsson’s “The Big Book of Runes and Rune Magic”.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Weiser Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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Review: Top Secret Alien Abduction Files: What the Government Doesn’t Want You to Know

Top Secret Alien Abduction Files: What the Government Doesn't Want You to Know

Top Secret Alien Abduction Files: What the Government Doesn’t Want You to Know by Nick Redfern
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Okay, I admit it, I love Redfern’s work. There,now you know my bias, I feel much better. Seriously, I do enjoy his work. Top Secret Alien Abduction Files has that Kolchak The Night Stalker vibe. Even the font used clacks in my mind like an old typewriter.
It’s 22 chapters are broken up into nice-sized chunks for easy reading and it has a plump Bibliography to help you with your own research. It’s a perfect read before the new MIB movie…
I enjoyed every minute of it and strongly recommend this one for your home paranormal library.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Disinformation Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Review: So Who’s Counting?: The Little Quote Book About Growing Older and Still Kicking Ass

So Who's Counting?: The Little Quote Book About Growing Older and Still Kicking Ass

So Who’s Counting?: The Little Quote Book About Growing Older and Still Kicking Ass by Erin McHugh

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this diminutive book of quotes. I’ve heard a few of these quotes before but many of them were new to me. I liked Groucho Marx’s line, “I intend to live forever or die trying.” It’s a fun little book for the coffee table.

Book Description: So long nostalgia, and goodbye resignation! This book of quotes reminds us that growing old isn’t about slowing down and taking it easy—it’s a chance to ask, “What’s next?”

“Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you should have been.” —David Bowie

Sixty is the new fifty, seventy’s the new sixty, and older is getting younger every day. With fun, forward-looking, and inspiring quotes, So Who’s Counting is the ideal gift for baby boomers or anyone reaching a major age milestone. Instead of cloying sentimentality or the standard sagging-body-part jokes, it strikes the perfect balance of humor, guidance, reflection, bon mots. Quotes are divided into eight sections, such as “As Old as You Feel,” “Laughter: The Best Prescription,” and “Aged to Perfection.” So Who’s Counting is all about aging with gusto and celebrating what lies ahead.


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Review: Water Witchcraft: Magic and Lore from the Celtic Tradition

I liked “Water Witchcraft”, I went threw it rather quickly (in an afternoon). It’s nicely written and easy to read. It’s Celtic vibe really appealed to me. I think that this is a book to consider adding to your esoteric home library.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Weiser Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” 

Conjuring Harriet “Mama Moses” Tubman and the Spirits of the Underground Railroad

Conjuring Harriet “Mama Moses” Tubman and the Spirits of the Underground Railroad by Witchdoctor Utu
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I guess that I have to admit that on my first read of Conjuring Harriet “Mama Moses” Tubman and the Spirits of the Underground Railroad I didn’t care for it, but I loved Utu’s coverage of history. Clearly the author has a love of history. Since I enjoy history, I returned to the book over and over and eventually realized just how brilliant it really is …
It’s an interesting introduction to a magic system. Conjuring Harriet “Mama Moses” Tubman and the Spirits of the Underground Railroad seems so fresh, new, and different from the dozens of other introductory magic books out there.
I guess you could say that I came for the history and stayed for the spirits.
*hat tip* to Witchdoctor Utu …

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Weiser Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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My thoughts of The Big Book of Runes and Rune Magic

It’s so big I have to peek around it…

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Book Review: Besom, Stang & Sword

My thoughts of “Beson, Stang & Sword” by Orapello and Maguire.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Weiser Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”