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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Demonic Possession

In “A Prescription for Delirium” demonic possession plays a major role in the story. To help shed some light on this I decided to explain in Gabby’s words what she learned of possession.

From the journal of Gabriella Di Luca (Translated into English):

September, 1529
After hearing my story, Padre Ricci has agreed to take responsibility for me. He explained that the woman was not the demon’s actual form. She was a human the demon had possessed. That’s why she looked so different. Demons do not have actual physical forms. So in order to interact with our world they possess people, or sometimes objects.  The padre says that those strong in faith are harder to possess, but it still happens. He claims that I am especially vulnerable now, as I am deep in my sorrow.

March, 1530
Possession is not practice by demons alone. Other spirits, such as ghosts of angels, can take control of a human as well. So, what is possession? An entity can infuse it’s essence into that of physical being and take control. I have never experienced such a thing myself, thank the Lord. I should find someone who has to get their experience.

April 1534
I have finally found a survivor of possession willing to speak. He was a shepherd who noticed something strange going on with his flock. When he investigated it, the demon possessed him. He described the sensation as being aware what was happening but unable to control his body. All the while, the voice of the demon continued to taunt him. It hurt his family with his own hands to torture him. He felt abandoned by the Lord, his prayers for release unanswered. That is until the padre and I arrived. During the exorcism, he felt a warmth and light surrounding his spirit. He claims to have heard a voice whispering to him, not of the demon, but he cannot remember what words it spoke.

October, 1795
I have found a person who willing allows their body to become possessed. This woman is a medium and Voudun priestess in the New World. She claims that giving her body up to the Loa brings her closer to them. The Loa are the spirits or gods of the religion. I remember some Catholic clergy claiming they’d been filled with the Holy Spirit, but they still remained in control. This I can’t understand. Why would you willingly give up control of yourself to anything?

Be sure to catch more from Gabriella in "A Prescription for Delirium" available NOW on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving Thiller

Happy Thanksgiving all. Heh, you think this post is going to be about being thankful or something, huh? Nope. This even isn't remotely about Thanksgiving. I'm giving you a blast from my past. My favorite Michael Jackson song and video from childhood. (Which goes to show how screwed in the head I am.) Enjoy and have a great holiday weekend!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Cover Reveal: Fractured Soul by Rachel McClellan

Llona will do whatever it takes to protect her new found friends and home, but the dark plot that is threatening Lucent Academy, a school that’s supposed to be a safe place for Auras, may be too powerful for even Llona to defeat. This fast-paced tale of love, loyalty, and overcoming the darkness will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page!

Ok I have to admit I love this cover, especially the clock tower in the background. I'm interested in reading this one. 

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Cover Reveal: From Where I stand

I’m pleased to be a part of the group to be able to do this. Poetry is not my thing, but Rob’s stuff is good. He’s also an awesome book blogger. He’s already reviewed “A Prescription for Delirium.” This month he will be releasing his own book of poetry.

            From Robert Zimmermann comes From Where I Stand, an emotional debut poetry collection.  Zimmermann explores strained parental relationships, loss of life, and the despair associated with grief.  Alongside these darker themes, he delves into the small areas of life that often go unnoticed but become the hope we are searching for.

Expected release November 2012

            Example’s of Robert’s poetry can be found in the poetry section on his blog. He also has poems published by Albany Poets.


"Rob writes with an incredible sense of observation and feeling made all the more poignant by his struggles. Every verse is genuine and every poem is a journey toward understanding the soul of a poet."Ben Ditmars, author of Night Poems

            “Zimmermann has achieved something rarely seen in modern poetry. Each poem is a personal and detailed story that will strike the heart of the reader with a torrent of emotion.  Zimmermann balances the dark and light beautifully and without a hint of hesitation.”Jessica Fortunato, author of The Sin Collector Trilogy

            "Rob's poetry has a very real tone to it and in some ways creates a tragic yet poetic story."Paulina Ulrich, author of the Flightless Bird Series

            "Honest, heartfelt and moving"Amber Jerome~Norrgard, author of In The Gloaming


About Robert 
Robert has been writing poetry since the eleventh grade. His writing started as impulsive rambling, but soon became a passion. A few years later he attended SUNY Potsdam where he received a B.A. in Creative Writing.
His main focus is poetry, but at times you can find him dabbling in short fiction. Robert has also created the blog A Life Among The Pages, where he posts his writing as well as book reviews.
When he’s not reading or writing, Robert enjoys spending time with his dog, Deuc. Deuc ran out of the woods in August 2011 and they have been inseparable ever since.


Saturday, November 3, 2012

On Insanity

Well, not really insanity. I've decided to join the NaNoWriMo crowd that is sweeping through the writing community this month. In case you don't know, that mean National Novel Writing Month. The goal is to write a novel in 30 days. Actually to get at least 50,000 words in one month.

Since I spent a while getting the outline finished for the second book in the Van Helsing series, I thought this would be a great time to get a bulk of this written. So, on November 1st, I decided to participate. I can probably blame some of this on lack of sleep that day, but I'm going to try and see it through.  Wish me luck