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Yawwnnn…

Good afternoon…what day is this?

(and we are back!)

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January Book Giveaway!

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Watch today’s LIVE show for your chance to win Lovecraftian books!

Lovecraft eZine

My guest today is Nate Pedersen, editor of The Starry Wisdom Library!  Watch the show LIVE today at 6:00pm Eastern time (5pm Central, 3pm Pacific), at this link.

As usual, we’ll be giving books away to live viewers: one print copy of The Starry Wisdom Library, and one print copy (and several Kindle copies) of Red Equinox, a wonderful Lovecraftian novel published this past Friday.

Watch at this link, and interact with us on the message board at this link.  Click here to be emailed about upcoming Video Shows (unsubscribe any time).  You can also subscribe to The Lovecraft eZine Youtube channel.

As usual, my panel includes Joe Pulver, Pete Rawlik, Rick Lai, and Matthew Carpenter.

The Starry Wisdom Library:

Scholars and book collectors across the country have long pondered the intended fate of the infamous collection of…

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Book Review: Maplecroft by Cherie Priest

Maplecroft by Cherie Priest

Perfect October reading. I mean what more could you ask for with having a Historical/American Mythistory/Urban Legend, combined with the tentacle tugging goodness of HP Lovecraft. Cherie Priest folds it all together nicely for a creepy and sometimes gory tendon-snapping romp through a Massachusetts of yesteryear.

The novel has a layout very similar to Stoker’s Dracula, with the story being told via letters, journal entries, and such. I enjoyed this style, (almost as much as I did when I discovered Dracula years ago) though maybe this style didn’t help with the fleshing out of the characters, and it also makes me wonder how it will carry over to the other “Dispatches”. Can a series of novels, consist of this method for the entire stretch, without losing the reader in the novelty of the process?

Minor Spoiler Alert; Again, I enjoyed the concept, and by the time I hit p.27, and read the words Miskatonic University, I actually did a fist-pump of joy. This I would say, is the sign of enjoyable writing, and a plotting that hits the marks.

I am hoping that in the future books our Heroine will shed some light on that library at Maplecroft, and her knowledge/usage of such occult goodies. I am already a fan of the obligatory detective, Inspector Wolf, and it looks like we will see more of him. There is more to this Simon Wolf, and I hope he comes to the forefront as other characters eventually slip into triumphant madness that calls from the ocean.

As a final compliment, from an old-school RPGer; I would love to have this turned into a some type of campaign for a good old fashion Call of Cthulhu d20 session (7th edition coming out soon mind you). That’s how much I enjoyed it…I could see the setting, and would want to play there! Why does that sound creepy to me?

4/5*

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Atwater Brewery Cherry Wheat

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Very clean, crisp taste.  Pours nice amber…slightly red tint?…in the light, with almost nil head, but beautiful lacing.
Took 2/3 of glass to get the ever so ghosting of cherry.
I would by this as a session beer, no doubt.  Local boy Atwater does not let one down.

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Act Tiv It EE

More rambles, reviews from my attic/mind…with all my recent adventures, the contributions are just waiting to flow………………This might take a more soap boxy journal turn, but who cares and who reads it anyways.
It’s mine and all mine,

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USA: Viking Ship Discovered Near Mississippi

USA: Viking Ship Discovered Near Mississippi River http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/usa-viking-ship-discovered-near-mississipi-river/

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Made the perfect chai this morning, in a chipped

Made the perfect chai this morning, in a chipped cup. #Profound #It’sJustTea! #EnjoyingTheMoment

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The Forty First Wink – Official Launch Party.

Join us on FaceBook, tonight 8pm EST, for a release party. Meet and greet authors, have fun, win prizes!

The Forty First Wink – Official Launch Party.

 

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Rules of the Road

Talk politics, religion, beliefs…but all must be filtered thru honesty & compassion, or its just zeal & rage.  #truth #compassion

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