Thursday, January 29, 2015

MY TAKE ON THE RECENT EPISODE OF THE VAMPIRE DIARIES; LOVED IT!

I watched The Vampire Diaries January 29 and this is what I saw

 As a Vampire Dairies fan, there were a lot of things which I have seriously hoped for in The Vampire Diaries and it happened. Color it a very satisfying episode with the witches finally coming to the showdown over Witch supremacy and most of all who would merge together as twins so that the stronger would come out and satisfy a rule that on their birthday this had to happen or else the Gemini Witch Coven would end.
For some time now, the Vampires had found themselves becoming more and more involved with these witches and their fight to the death for supremacy.

Tyler found himself more involved then most because he was having a serious relationship, call it love affair which both took seriously with the twin girl. Suddenly Liv and her brother, Luke, did a face off finally with their father who warned them they must go through with the linking or their very evil brother would try to link with his own twin sister, a woman dear to the hearts of her vampire friends. They worried about their friend, a doctor, Jo, because she did not seem to have the magic which she would need to fight her brother who didn’t care who he had to kill to get what he wanted in life. The younger twins’ dilemma was that both of them knew that the girl was weaker than her brother and her brother told their dad he did not want to do this act which everyone knew would kill his sister.

The dad was trying to force the issue but Luke in the end linked with his older brother. This was made possible since Kai had been held in another world for many years and did not age and when he got out, that made the linking possible since he was kept at the same age, and was now the same age as Luke. So they fought each other for the price of saving the coven and also becoming the leader.

At the same time as this duel was being carried to its completion, the Vampires were dealing with Caroline’s mother, Sheriff Forbes, dying of cancer. Caroline resorted to turning her mother into a vampire after trying this out on a dying man at Duke University. She thought it would work, but the first results were a delusion and the man came seeking her out because of his agony and confusion and pain. As he tried to kill himself before her very horrified eyes, Damon in true vampire passion jerked the man’s heart from him and settled this by the man’s death.

Caroline temporarily fled from her dying mother’s hospital bed and with one thing leading to another, Damon came up with a plan, let the dangerous Kai come out of sedation and run free if he would save Caroline’s mother by absorbing the things from her which would lead to her suffering a horrible death and perhaps another horrible life as a vampire with magnified cancer problems.

Kai did do this for them, but in his diabolical way, he turned this into something ugly by causing the poor woman to have a heart attack and flat line due to the severe stress to her system which he had caused.
Efforts of a physician at the hospital failed to save her and she was dreaming of Caroline and even a nightmare of Caroline showing the most horrible vampire side to her. Then Caroline, persuaded by Stefan, acting as a friend, came into the room and her mother fought back into consciousness.
With tears her mother asked Stefan to help Caroline in the future to deal with her own mother’s pending death.

With all efforts to change things failing, Elena and Damon have been trying to arrange time together so that they can see what is left of their own relationship and to fight her amnesia concerning their relationship which she had asked be done some time ago.

Suddenly Elena falls into Damon’s waiting arms wanting him, loving him, kissing him, and telling him that she does see that life can be short and is not to be wasted.
Somewhere out in a dark and windy place, Jo finds her younger brother with her twin brother, both passed out from the strain of their struggle. As she cradles the younger brother, the ruthless Kai wakes up, confronts her and vanishes.


This was an exciting episode of The Vampire Diaries and I look forward to future episodes as the vampires share their complex relationships and do battle with future villains and apparently one of them will definitely be the formidable Kai made even more magically powerful by linking with his brother’s magic.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

IT WAS A TIME OF SECRET CODES AND THINGS LIKE THAT REALLY




The woman who adopted them was doing her best. So she gave them a Code of Conduct, and it warned them if they were going the wrong way. This is a story about love and the days of Prohibition.


Friday, January 23, 2015

NEW RELEASE; BAND BOX CODE

She rushed into life
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SH390BC




It was a time of parties and fun





Monday, January 5, 2015

SWEET PEA'S CHATTER HOUSE: HOW WICKED CAN A SIMPLE BOX ACTUALLY BE?

SWEET PEA'S CHATTER HOUSE: HOW WICKED CAN A SIMPLE BOX ACTUALLY BE?

HOW WICKED CAN A SIMPLE BOX ACTUALLY BE?



THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT BOXES WHICH I FIND INTRIGUING . . .


I have always been fascinated by the symbolic nature of locked boxes. What do they hold? 

In the Greek Mythology of Hesiod's Works and Days, since this was written so very long ago, people have even questioned if the item in that Greek tale was a box or a jar. It could have been either. 
So a very talented artist, Dante Gabriel Rossetti decided that he would consider the writer meant a box and so he put this in his painting of the old story.
In that classical Greek story, a very beautiful woman opens a box in a very innocent gesture which releases all of the evils in the World. Only one thing remains in the box, HOPE. And when the tale ends, the box is closed with only this one keepsake remaining.
In my own story about a box which has been hidden away for some time, the very handsome and mysterious, Damon, has a box containing things from the past. Only he knows what is in the box and why it was hidden. Can he really understand what revealing even some of its contents now might do?
I believe that life is complex and the motives of a Vampire might add to the complexity of the act which could still be shrouded in mystery. 
Damon's Wicked Little Magic Box is now available on Kindle Worlds, Amazon, under The Vampire Diaries: Damon's Wicked Little Magic Box.
I would like to hear from my readers what they might think Damon's motives were and if they were secretly very wicked indeed..



LOOK INSIDE, PLEASE DO!





DAMON'S MAGIC BOX
Pandora's Box

Friday, December 26, 2014

NEW BOOK OUT

I THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE THIS NEWS . . .

I HAVE A NEW BOOK OUT


On Kindle Worlds, Amazon, The Vampire Diaries !


Thursday, December 4, 2014

I JUST READ A GOOD BOOK

A BOOK REVIEW:
The Art of Social Media
Power Tips for Power Users

by Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick


Guy Kawasaki

Peg Fitzpatrick











Book Review

I just read the book: The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users. This book is co-authored by Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick.

I read The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users. I have read it once now. And then found myself taking notes. And then I went back over certain chapters.

For someone wanting to grasp the social media networks, this is like a good map to a confusing place. It just lays out this site (like Facebook} and that site (like Google Plus) and sure enough, these are the sites as well as others which are explained as well,  I personally wanted to know more about how to navigate. I imagine many people find they face the same dilemma.

I especially liked suggestions to creating a profile on a social site. As I read this book it was like a light bulb going off in a dark room. I began to gain so much of an understanding of things which I personally would like to gain more expertise in such as utilizing twitter for instance.

I know that Guy Kawasaki has written several books, but this one is really a good source of information and very timely for this fast paced Internet driven social scene which has engulfed the interest of the World. It is nice to have a guide to show you things, introduce you to some of the things they feel you might want to see, and most of all share the wealth of information and learning which they have shared in this book. 


THIS IS A WONDERFUL GUIDE