Sunday, November 17, 2019

The Devil and Dayna Dalton

The Devil and Dayna Dalton
Award Winning Author
Brit Lunden

"Whatever you do,don't go by Old Jericho. That old puddle just keeps getting bigger and bigger....." (Lunden,2019)

It all starts with an ominous warning, yet from Dayna's perspective, it is simply a dare from a harmless old woman, an antagonistic old lady who lives across the street....

Brit Lunden Novella features well developed characters facing the unimaginable and unthinkable circumstances, as well as unexpected plot twists.  This author has the gift of making the surreal, supernatural reality become real.  She has the ability to transport the reader into an alternate existence.  What starts out as a simple plot becomes more and more complex as the story line progresses. Brit Lunden's character development with its mix of spirituality and mythology is  reminiscent of the complex worlds and and character plots created by the well known author Ann Rice.   

Lunden's gift with words creates an atmosphere looming with foreboding dread as the reader anticipates what looms ahead.  Her ability to describe dreamlike scenes will transport the reader from the comforts of their bed into the unsafe, unpredictable, harsh, vivid reality of Bulwark. After completing the last paragraph of  Lunden's The Devil and Dayna Dalton , the reader  will have to take a few minutes to pause, and ground themselves in reality once again by taking  a step outside to see the daylight and get a breath of fresh air to re orientate himself or herself.  Lunden's work's  might even be authentic enough to have the reader questioning their own reality long after the book has been read.  This novella is not simply a short story, but also an experience. As a blogger I received a copy of this book from the publisher.  The opinions expressed are my own.

This book is available on Amazon and online at Barnes and Noble. 

Monday, November 11, 2019

The Big Book of Silly Jokes for Kids by Carole Roman

The Big Book of Silly Jokes for Kids
Carole Roman

The Big Book of Silly Jokes for Kids is the perfect gift for kids of all ages, as well as their parents.  This impressively sized book is full of fun, quick jokes that will capture the attention of children of all ages.  Immediately, when my five year old saw this bright, bold book with the colorful bold graphics, she reached for it, and immediately asked for it to be read to her, without delay.  The variety of jokes in this book  will gain the attention of children of all ages.  Independent as well as developing readers will enjoy this book.

This book would be perfect as an addition to  school book fairs.  I would imagine that this would be perfect  as an activity book to keep a child entertained on a long  road trip as well. 

This book is destined to become a classic book of silly jokes, worthy enough to give as a gift to young parents and to pass down to future generations of children.  In this generation, the art of telling jokes will soon become a long lost art.  Carol Roman will help keep the tradition of joke telling alive through her children's compilation of jokes.

 I think every household with children needs to have access to a good book of jokes- and this book is it!  I do not think I have ever met a child who did not enjoy a joke.  With the holidays approaching, or even a special occasion, The Big Book of Silly Jokes for Kids by Carole Roman is a perfect gift for a child.  I received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review.  This book is available on Barnes & Noble online and also available on Amazon.