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Review: Mooseletoe

MooseletoeMooseletoe by Tiffinie Helmer
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Romantic comedies are not my thing, but I wanted to try something new for the Christmas holiday. I thought Mooseletoe was a fun read. The mystical magical matchmaking moose was a nice touch. There is a twist to the story that I felt was pretty weak. All in all, it was enjoyable.

Merry Christmas … y’all.

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Alaska’s matchmaking moose, Bullwinkle, has his sights set on a most unlikely pair. Holly Noelle Snow loves Christmas so much she could be one of Santa’s elves, and Reese Sutton might as well be Scrooge. But there is no way BW will allow these two to ruin his perfect track record. Even if he has to bind them together with Christmas lights.

Police Chief Reese Sutton is haunted by his Christmas past, and he’s determined not to fall for Holly, the sexy shop owner of Mooseletoe, who promises to be as naughty as she is nice.
While Sutton’s kisses burn Holly up, his bah humbug attitude leaves her cold, resurrecting her abandonment issues that she believed had been laid to rest.

It will take a Christmas miracle, or one very persistent moose, for these two opposites to risk falling in love with each other.

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Posted by on December 25, 2017 in Book Reviews, Ebooks


Kindle Oasis is water proof

The next Kindle, the Oasis (, is allegedly waterproof. I suppose it would be perfect for those people who want to read while bathing. I enjoyed my Kindle until it died shortly after the warranty had expired. Amazon was very helpful — they suggested that I buy a new one.


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Posted by on October 12, 2017 in Ebooks


Free ebook: The Watson Letters Volume 3

Free this weekend! ( )

monkey readingThe Watson Letters Volume 3: Curse of the Baskervilles
by Colin Garrow

Intrepid investigators Holmes and Watson continue their fight against crime in a not quite Post-Victorian, steampunk parallel universe.
In three more adventures, the intrepid duo tackle a ghostly locomotive, journey to Dartmoor in search of a gigantic hound, and team up with bloodthirsty psychiatrist Hannibal Lecter in the hunt for a murderer. Adult humour throughout.

Curse of the Baskervilles is book #3 in this Victorian comedy adventure series.
If you love historical mysteries, buy something else instead, but if you’re into fart-gags and innuendo this’ll be right up your Victorian street. Download your copy or buy the paperback version of The Watson Letters Volume 3: Curse of the Baskervilles now

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Posted by on August 18, 2017 in Barry rant, Ebooks



Judgment of Blood

Timothy Black ( Author of Gearteeth link ) has been kind enough to send me a copy of “Judgment of Blood”.

judgementofblood I think that you will enjoy this series of books ( Gearteeth was one of my favorites for the year ). You can download “Gearteeth” for a dollar at Amazon — best bang for the buck anywhere! ( ).

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Posted by on February 3, 2017 in Ebooks, Steampunk


Ebook review: Linux for Beginners An Introduction to the Linux Operating System and Command Line by Jason Cannon

This was originally posted on my Facebook account and I’ve decided to repost it here. Let me know if you want to see more Linux ebook reviews.


Freebie: Boy Mercury – An Antebellum Adventure

Boy Mercury – An Antebellum Adventure: Episode One: The Welding

Take a moment to make sure that the ebook is still free before making your purchase.

A brilliant and heroic Confederate general lies on his deathbed, mortally wounded.
A young man with a special talent: his tears can bind machines to the human body.
A doctor whose career hinges on saving the general’s life.
A nurse with devious plans of her own.
And a ruthless officer whose blind ambition can make his the most powerful man in the country–and destroy all of their lives.

So begins the first episode of Boy Mercury, An Antebellum Adventure. Set in an alternate history where Stonewall Jackson survives and the South wins the Battle of Gettysburg, Boy Mercury is the rollicking adventures of Amboy “Boy” Babbage and the Resistance–led by an enchanting spy, a fiery aeronautrix, and a charismatic leader willing sacrifice anything–as they rise against the mechanized forces of the New Confederacy and its cyborg general, Stonewall Jackson, in a battle not only for their lives, but the freedom of all people.

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Posted by on June 7, 2014 in Ebooks


Free ebook: On Basilisk Station

On Basilisk Station
by David Weber


As usual, Amazon can change the price at any moment so take some time to check that the price is still $0.00 before making your purchase.


Having made him look a fool, she’s been exiled to Basilisk Station in disgrace and set up for ruin by a superior who hates her.

Her demoralized crew blames her for their ship’s humiliating posting to an out-of-the-way picket station.

The aborigines of the system’s only habitable planet are smoking homicide-inducing hallucinogens.

Parliament isn’t sure it wants to keep the place; the major local industry is smuggling; the merchant cartels want her head; the star-conquering, so-called “Republic” of Haven is Up To Something; and Honor Harrington has a single, over-age light cruiser with an armament that doesn’t work to police the entire star system.

But the people out to get her have made one mistake. They’ve made her mad.

At the publisher’s request, this title is sold without DRM (DRM Rights Management).


Posted by on March 27, 2014 in Ebooks


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Free ebook of The Complete Works of H.P. Lovecraft

The Complete Works of H.P. Lovecraft

Thanks to the efforts of Cthulhu Chick  we have, in both Nook (EPUB) and Kindle (MOBI), files for The Complete Works of H.P. Lovecraft.

If I say that my somewhat extravagant imagination yielded simultaneous pictures of an octopus, a dragon, and a human caricature, I shall not be unfaithful to the spirit of the thing. A pulpy, tentacled head surmounted a grotesque and scaly body with rudimentary wings; but it was the general outline of the whole which made it most shockingly frightful.

H.P. Lovecraft “Call of Cthulhu.”

The Complete Works of H.P. Lovecraft

Table of Contents

  • The Tomb (1917)
  • Dagon (1917)
  • Polaris (1918)
  • Beyond the Wall of Sleep (1919)
  • Memory (1919)
  • Old Bugs (1919)
  • The Transition of Juan Romero (1919)
  • The White Ship (1919)
  • The Doom That Came to Sarnath (1919)
  • The Statement of Randolph Carter (1919)
  • The Terrible Old Man (1920)
  • The Tree (1920)
  • The Cats of Ulthar (1920)
  • The Temple (1920)
  • Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family (1920)
  • The Street (1920)
  • Celephaïs (1920)
  • From Beyond (1920)
  • Nyarlathotep (1920)
  • The Picture in the House (1920)
  • Ex Oblivione (1921)
  • The Nameless City (1921)
  • The Quest of Iranon (1921)
  • The Moon-Bog (1921)
  • The Outsider (1921)
  • The Other Gods (1921)
  • The Music of Erich Zann (1921)
  • Herbert West — Reanimator (1922)
  • Hypnos (1922)
  • What the Moon Brings (1922)
  • Azathoth (1922)
  • The Hound (1922)
  • The Lurking Fear (1922)
  • The Rats in the Walls (1923)
  • The Unnamable (1923)
  • The Festival (1923)
  • The Shunned House (1924)
  • The Horror at Red Hook (1925)
  • He (1925)
  • In the Vault (1925)
  • The Descendant (1926)
  • Cool Air (1926)
  • The Call of Cthulhu (1926)
  • Pickman’s Model (1926)
  • The Silver Key (1926)
  • The Strange High House in the Mist (1926)
  • The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath (1927)
  • The Case of Charles Dexter Ward (1927)
  • The Colour Out of Space (1927)
  • The Very Old Folk (1927)
  • The Thing in the Moonlight (1927)
  • The History of the Necronomicon (1927)
  • Ibid (1928)
  • The Dunwich Horror (1928)
  • The Whisperer in Darkness (1930)
  • At the Mountains of Madness (1931)
  • The Shadow Over Innsmouth (1931)
  • The Dreams in the Witch House (1932)
  • The Thing on the Doorstep (1933)
  • The Evil Clergyman (1933)
  • The Book (1933)
  • The Shadow out of Time (1934)
  • The Haunter of the Dark (1935)

That should be enough reading material for some time. Enjoy!


Posted by on March 1, 2011 in Ebooks


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The “Missing” Art of Steampunk

The Art of Steampunk: Extraordinary Devices and Ingenious Contraptions from the Leading Artists of the Steampunk Movement

by Art Donovan

I love steampunk. So when I had the chance to review an advanced copy of steampunk art, I jumped at it.

Sadly, I can’t tell you very much about the book. Most of the pictures were missing and some of the text read, “Lorem Ipsum Dolor Sit.” That’s right some of the text is missing. Having read several ARCs (advanced reader copies), I expect misspelled words or grammatical errors, but I have never seen anything like this before.

I would have expected a lot more from a publisher like Fox Chapel Publishing, and it begs the question if Fox Chapel has any pride in its work? If Fox Chapel offers half-finished ARCs to book reviewers what kind of effort can the readers expect?


Posted by on January 22, 2011 in Book Reviews, Ebooks, Steampunk


Ebook Review of Scott Nicholson’s Crime Beat

Crime BeatCrime Beat by Scott Nicholson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another must read from the “Duke of Disturbing” Scott Nicholson.
“Crime Beat” is a fast-paced novella. A new reporter is added to a small county newspaper on the crime beat. Suddenly, the sleepy rural town makes the news for a series of murders.
In addition to the great novella, Nicholson gives us a bonus story. Let’s face it Nicholson is brilliant.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author Scott Nicholson. 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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Posted by on January 20, 2011 in Book Reviews, Ebooks


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