Jordan River

Some days I drive up to Jordan River, just because I can. Today was one of those days. It's not even a town anymore. It's skeletons of houses, signs that say tell people to stay out, and one determined cafe - "The Cold shoulder Cafe". The ocean is beautiful there.


Hell is Empty Blog Tour with Author, Conrad Williams

Origins I grew up in a semi-detached police house with Leonora, my police mum and Grenville, my police dad. They met while working together at Warrington police station. I had visions of them courting while doing a ton along the A49 in a panda car, chasing down crooks. By all accounts it was much more... Continue Reading →

Angels of Music by Kim Newman – A Twist of Gothic Supernatural Mystery with a touch of “Jane” Bond

Okay, this book is fun. Kim Newman is well-known for bringing his own, unique vision to many tales we may think we know well. "Angels of Music" is no exception to this. If you think this is about the Phantom of the opera, think again! The "Phantom", Erik, actually runs what one might consider to... Continue Reading →

Blog Tour || Love Bites: Favourite Vampire Stories by Mark A. Latham

Love Bites: Favourite Vampire Stories Mark A Latham It’s no secret that The Iscariot Sanction introduces vampires – or the dreaded ‘wampyr’ – to the mythos of the Apollonian Casefiles. Wait… is it a secret? Maybe it is. Not any more! Like many people who’re into the strange and macabre side of fiction, I’ve read... Continue Reading →

Review: The Gradual by Christopher Priest

This book is difficult to review. It's not that I am conflicted about it; I loved it. This story is a finely woven tapestry of the passing of time. What can I say? It's about time. It's about how we pass time and what happens when we lose time. It's about the time that we pass... Continue Reading →

Photo: Late Summer in Nanaimo

Summer is disappearing quickly here in Nanaimo. The evenings are cooler, the sun sets earlier and there are leaves falling all around. I'm not ready to put the kayak away for another season. It can't be time.  

Book Review: Harsh Gods by Michelle Belanger

I thoroughly enjoyed "Conspiracy of Angels" by Michelle Belanger so I was delighted when I received a copy of "Harsh Gods". This novel is a "Novel of the Shadowside  and the second book about Zack Westland. Zack is an angel. He's not the kind of angel you might expect in a novel, in fact, he's... Continue Reading →

Review: Ghosts of War

The battle begun in "Virtues of War" may be on pause, but it definitely isn't over. "Ghosts of War" is the second installment in Bennett R. Coles' Virtues of War series. While the first book was hard-hitting right out of the gates, the second installment has a long fuse with a satisfying explosion at the... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Visit “New Pompeii” For Intrigue

What if your passion was Roman history, Pompeii and Latin and you were offered a chance to be immersed in the culture? What if that culture was composed of actual Roman's because a company named NovusPart had begun to understand how to move people through time? Of course, you would go to work with NovusPart... Continue Reading →

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