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Feel like your novel is getting lost in a sea of other titles in Amazon’s Kindle store? It’s not surprising, as the store’s inventory is growing at an incredibly  rapid pace.

 

Just how fast? Author Claude Nougat has pegged it at 12 books an hour or about one new book every five minutes. He watched the collection grow from 3,376,174 results to 3,376,186 in an hour, in order to come to this conclusion.

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Lowered Standards

Carefree I live,

Carefree I stay

until the Fates decide

to have their way.

 

Just when I think

my life is my own,

the Fates take flight

from their lofty home

to mess with me again.

 

I would complain

I would protest,

but who ever heard

of anyone who was not

the Fates’s jest?

 

So,

Carefree I live,

Carefree I stay

until the Fates decide

to have their way.

By Luigi Rosa (Flickr: Museo di Iraklio / Heraklion museum) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Luigi Rosa (Flickr: Museo di Iraklio / Heraklion museum) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

How  cruel Desire is

to capture my attention

within its claws,

away from my wife’s arms

until my desire is spent.

 

How cruel Desire is

to capture my attention

within its claws,

the reward always the same,

a few minutes of pleasure,

followed by decades of pain.

 

How cruel Desire is

to capture my attention

within its claws,

drawing me deeper

into pits of shame

until there’s nothing left

but the destruction of a good king’s name.

 

 

 

Hera’s Hypocrisy

Courtesy of PhotoPhin/Flickr

Courtesy of PhotoPhin/Flickr

On Day One, he cheated

On Day Two, he lied

On Day Three, his lover gave birth

before everyone’s eyes.

 

On Day Four, he hid

On Day Five, his other discretions started to shine

On Day Six, he had more lovers

than any one could surmise

 

On Day Seven he rested,

said that he was new man,

and Hera believed him

until he messed up again.

The Custodian's Key
The Custodian’s Key by Bennett Gavrish
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hotel Apocalypse continues the mystery from the Hotel Apocalypse #1. To me, it reminds me of when Neo has taken the red pill in the “Matrix”. Leo, the lead in Hotel Apocalypse, believes that there is more to the story than his life as a janitor. That story expands from a one crazed individual to a revolution. (It always seems to be happened that way, doesn’t it?)

The story is also like “Fight Club” after Tyler Durden collects a group of disciples willing to fight against the machine in the name of freedom and expression. The group Leo joins has the same mission, although I’m still a little unsure of how their mission ties in with the overarching mystery.

Can’t wait to read the next books in the series to see where it goes next!

I am getting a little confused on the title. The “Hotel Apocalypse” (to me) indicates a horror story, but the 2 stories I have read have been anything but.

Note: You will probably want to read the first book first. There is a short introduction, but you get a better understanding of everything only if you read the first book.

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L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 30
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 30 by Dave Wolverton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have been a fan of the “Writers of the Future” series ever since reading Volume 29. I love the collection of fresh voices in the science fiction that are imaginative and creative. I loved this volume as well, especially because it involved human drama and emotion more heavily than in the previous volume. I loved stories like “Another Range of Mountains” and “Robots Don’t Cry”(my favorite), which featured human emotion and drama in (literally) alien situations that will keep a reader questioning how the plot will end. “Shifter” was also something that was completely different, but welcome, as a different voice and literary style that I didn’t expect to see in a book like this.

It was a great collection of creative, unique, and diverse stories that I wouldn’t have come across anywhere else!

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Eat Awesome “A regular person’s guide to plant-based, whole foods” by Paul Jarvis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I purchased this book because of my growing interest in vegetarianism. For right now, I don’t plan on going full-fledged vegan or vegetarian, but I want to include more vegetarian recipes in my diet.

Paul Jarvis’ book is an excellent introduction, especially if you are already a vegetarian who wants to pick up simple recipes without all of the fuss. The recipes involved simple ingredients and simple instructions. Having said that, I’m still getting used to the ingredients and recipes mentioned in this book. After 30 years of eating heavily processed, non-natural, human-crafted food, I am now starting to the concept, taste, and cooking of real food.

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