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Things We Don’t Discuss ~ my review

Hi All!

I recently shared with you that Maciej at No Kind of Magic had released a collection of poetry.  I have had his book in my possession for some time now and have had time to read, re-read and immerse myself in his words. 

I posted a brief review on Amazon and wish to share it here as well. 

5.0 out of 5 stars Intense, provocative and penetrating poetry

55 poems that act as a dark, fun-house mirror reflecting back versions of your own pain as well as universal truths.

If you are looking for pretty, flowery poems of nature and romance–trust me, this will not be your cup of tea. BUT, there is truth here and there is beauty in that. Some may find the poems within a bit jarring and indeed this collection requires a steady eye. I found myself reading and rereading lines to gain an even deeper understanding, at times nodding in agreement and other times weeping.

This poet has skillfully flayed his own hide, leaving his insides exposed and vulnerable. I’m left wanting to cradle his trampled, yet still beating, heart gently in my hands.


 If you haven’t yet you can purchase his book at the links below:

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or if you prefer Amazon just click the image below:




Filed under Blogging Community, Books, People/Causes I believe In, Poetry, Review

A wonderful review from a fabulous WP friend

To say I’m touched and humbled by this review would be an understatement 🙂

Patchwork girl – ‘Spectrum – Watercolored Words’ review

by nokindofmagic

I am sure many of you have met Melanie. I’ve spent so much time with her collection of poetry and even though it wasn’t an easy task, I finally managed to  review the book that has been with me for quite some time now. Please support this incredibly talented poet. Spectrum – Watercolored Words by […]

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My first book, Spectrum: Watercolored Words has gotten reviews :)

As some of you know, I recently published a small collection of poetry.  Well it has now gotten a couple reviews on Amazon and I have to say that is very gratifying and exciting 🙂  

Just wanted to take a moment to thank those who got my book and an extra special thanks to the generous souls who wrote reviews!  Feedback is always appreciated.

Spectrum cover











You can read the reviews here.


If you haven’t yet gotten a copy….

Print version available directly from createspace

CreateSpace - An Amazon Company



on Amazon both in print and Kindle versions

Spectrum: Watercolored Words Paperback

 The above are the US store links…other links available for other areas…let me know if you have problems locating.




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Conversations With Death: A Love Story by Georgiann Carlson- My review

Hi All!  I happily shared the news of Gigi’s book debut last month and now thought i would share the brief review I just posted on Amazon. 🙂

5 out of 5 stars Funny, Engrossing, Evocative?? Without a Doubt!!

You will be caught off guard and then completely absorbed!

Conversations With Death: A Love Story explores some very heavy subject matter with such humor that I found myself smiling and literally laughing out loud. (Not to mention craving some pie.)

The entire novel is divided into brief conversations which makes this a fun and fast read… yet it stays with you. There is such a raw, unvarnished honesty within its pages; the sadness and anger ring true making it all the more relatable. I can say, without a doubt, you have never read a book about Death like this one. I highly recommend it; smart, funny, thought-provoking, philosophical and comforting.

I loved every quirky, beautiful, poignant moment of it. I’m waiting impatiently for Book 2!


Go buy this book!

Conversations with Death: A Love Story, now available on Amazon Kindle.


Book Description

“Death stopped by far too often, as far as I was concerned. I needed a way to deal with my rage. I was furious. So, I decided to hunt down and, if possible, kill Death.When I wrote the very first Conversation, I was ready for a fight. I never expected to write a second Conversation, let alone an entire book full of them. But something happened when I met and started talking to Death. Something that made me understand what Life and Death were all about. The Conversations went in a direction I never could have imagined.We all have our own truth and this is mine. Conversations with Death is a give and take between a living human and Death itself.”


 Gigi’s Blog

Conversations with Death on Amazon


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The Princess Bride (Movie Mania Prompt)

Right2Write Prompt 2: Movie Mania from HowAnxious

forgive in advance

this sad, butchered retelling

watch it, I mean it!




farm boy loves beauty

goes off in search of fortune

death most untimely


grieving she enters

unfortunate engagement

to Prince Humperdink


pirates, murder plots

kidnapping  and screaming eel-

infested waters


Andre the Giant

has huge addiction to rhymes

offering peanuts


Dread Pirate Roberts

scales Cliffs of Insanity

chit chat and swordplay


Mandy Patinkin

as Inigo Montoya

is out for revenge


a six-fingered man

must prepare himself to die

for his father’s death


A battle of wits

Sicilian with Iocane



fireswamp dangers

lightning sand and rodents of

unusual size


the Pit of Despair

Rugen’s torture contraption

can’t trump True Love’s Kiss


Watch it or not “As you wish…”


~Melanie Blackwell



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