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Great Campfire Story Reading ...Finding Poe 

Finding Poe by Leigh M. Lane
Posted by L.A. Matthies Monday, December 09, 2013 8:28:00 PM Categories: Just an Idea/rant
4.4 starsReviewed for The Masquerade Crew:Finding Poe is a quite a fascinating piece of work. The title page has a subtitle which reads A Tale of Inspiration and Horror; well, I can agree one hundred percent with the horror piece of that puzzle. I... read more

Revealed By P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast 

Posted by L.A. Matthies Monday, December 02, 2013 5:04:00 PM Categories: Just an Idea/rant
In this latest House of Night novel "Revealed" By P.C.Cast & Kristin Cast we pick up the story of Zoey and her vampire friends at the Tulsa House of Night school. This time around the group is not only dealing with the death of the Mayor and... read more

Holiday Kindle Fire Giveaway! 

Posted by L.A. Matthies Tuesday, November 19, 2013 6:40:00 AM Categories: about LA Matthies Just an Idea/rant
Who doesn't want a free gift for the Holidays??? How about a new Kindle Fire? Check out this terrific contest offered at: I'm a reader, not a writer, a terrific site I stumbled upon some time ago with excellent book... read more

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown 

Posted by L.A. Matthies Friday, October 18, 2013 4:55:00 PM Categories: Just an Idea/rant
Daring Greatly ...This is absolutely one of the most appropriate titles that's ever graced a book cover! I hope you are ready for some serious soul-searching and don't forget to keep a mirror handy because you'll need it to take the long, hard look ... read more

The Scorch Trials By James Dashner 

A bit burnt, will I make it to The Death Cure?
Posted by L.A. Matthies Monday, September 30, 2013 9:56:00 PM Categories: Just an Idea/rant
Okay, so I've finally adjusted to the colorful use of language - it added an interesting element to the story and helped it to stand apart. I got through book one kind of fired up to see what book two would have to offer, I'm personally invested in... read more

The Maze Runner by James Dashner 

Posted by L.A. Matthies Thursday, September 19, 2013 8:02:00 AM Categories: Just an Idea/rant
So, two of my kids are absolutely mad about Dylan O'brien who plays Stiles on the popular TV series TeenWolf. Without any hesitation it was brought to my attention that he would be playing the lead in the upcoming movie version of The Maze Runner.... read more

City of Glass & City of Fallen Angels By Cassandra Clare 

Posted by L.A. Matthies Sunday, August 25, 2013 8:04:00 AM Categories: Just an Idea/rant
In this third installment of the Mortal Instruments Series, Clary has shed her new-kid-on-the-block status in the hopes of saving her mother's life. I am still enjoying the ways that this character is developing, she has a strong personality, yet... read more

Wake Up In A Strange Place ...FOREIGN IDENTITY! 

Posted by L.A. Matthies Saturday, August 03, 2013 4:59:00 PM Categories: Just an Idea/rant
Reviewed for Masquerade Crew: I'm giving this one a 3.9 for it's wonderful originality and creativity! Looking back, I'm not quite sure what I was expecting, but this story does fit the bill for bizarre intrigue.What I loved was that Kel &... read more

Another Stroll Through Stepford ...PANDEMONIUM! 

Posted by L.A. Matthies Wednesday, July 17, 2013 8:52:00 PM Categories: Just an Idea/rant
When we left off in "DELIRIUM" by Lauren Oliver; Lena was running for her life with hottie boyfriend Alex! As the couple was in the midst of their courageous getaway disaster struck and poor Alex was left behind         (possibly even killed)! I... read more

NOCTURNAL EMBERS ...Supernatural Nightlife! 

Posted by L.A. Matthies Monday, July 08, 2013 12:06:00 PM Categories: Just an Idea/rant
  Reviewed For The Masquerade Crew:(4.4 stars)Very adeptly placed in the genre of Supernatural Dark Fantasy and rated 16+, I agree wholeheartedly. This book is an Anthology, which if you are unfamiliar to the term means collection of short stories. ... read more
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