For immediate release:

Author’s new book receives a warm literary welcome.

Readers’ Favorite announces the review of the Young Adult – Fantasy – General book “The Halfling” by Melissa H. North, currently available at

Readers’ Favorite is one of the largest book review and award contest sites on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and have received the “Best Websites for Authors” and “Honoring Excellence” awards from the Association of Independent Authors. They are also fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies.

“Reviewed By Rosie Malezer for Readers’ Favorite

The Halfling is the first book in The Halfling series, written by Melissa H. North. Pursued by her brothers from the Faerie realm of Grandelione, Eliana Ariarose flees through the streets of New York…

View original post 353 more words


Your Creative Reservoir

When you are filled with passion for creating sometimes it is hard to slow down, I know that Melissa H North and myself have been on a roller coaster of creativity. Just love being an Author!


Creative exploration to me is enjoying an intense period of inspiration by reaching deep inside and exploring the creative unknown. I love to be creative and I’m always on the look out to develop new ideas, bring to birth strange new words and implement imaginative and unique storylines.

For me, little things can ‘light bulb’ a moment of inspiration. A word said in the course of a conversation, the way of a person’s peculiarities, the majesty of creation or a wide- eyed look from a much-loved pet.

These are triggers that initiate a deluge of thoughts which cascade like a waterfall in my head. Without a pen and paper or some kind of device where I can capture this magical water, it would likely float downstream and be forgotten in the babbling of everyday thought. The best way to fill your creative well is to be prepared for inspiration to…

View original post 346 more words

Prowling the Prose – Alternatives to Overused Words

As a follow up with Brhi Stokes’ Filler words, come N.R Eccles-Smith alternative of overused words!
Head to for more of Brhi Stokes blogs
Or for N.R. Eccles-Smith, follow this link,

Whims from Valadae

“So avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don’t use very sad, use morose. Language was invented for one reason boys–to woo women–and, in that endeavor, laziness will not do. It also won’t do in your essays.” – N. H. Kleinbaum, Dead Poets Society

Well now, witty and withered web-wanderers, I bid you a warm welcome to my latest blogging endeavour. I am sure you are as pleased to have me return from my prowlings, as I am to be here, ready to share more of my werecat wisdom.

whim werecat lying down pose

For those who are unaware (shame on you!) I am the Whimsical Werecat. For those who are already acquainted … I am perfectly pleased to host you again.

This blog’s subject is a light touching on the sorry case of overused words. I suppose a large majority of overused…

View original post 273 more words

Steampunk Me!

My world of Amsul/Favinonia can be called Steampunk, but I do like to separate from the fantastic to the mundane in technology. Luckily my friend Melissa H North is writing a proper Steampunk novel, head to her website for the first peek into this brand new story.



Steampunk is more than just brass, watchparts, cogs and pulleys and flying machines. It’s about finding a way to combine the past and the future in an aesthetic yet punkish way. It’s about living a life that looks old-fashioned, yet expresses the future. It’s about taking our modern technological society and remaking it’s elements into useful things that are creative and inventive.

When writers like Jules Verne and Mary Shelley began dreaming up the first works of science fiction, they were wondering what might be possible based on the fantastic creations of the Victorian era. Most people today aren’t aware of what the daring inventors of old managed to accomplish, and how inspiring their contrivances were. Yet, these contraptions and ideas lead to ever greater achievements.


With every new technology, there is some old outdated technology which this world eliminates.

Steampunk is an attitude, and a philosophy. It’s all about…

View original post 63 more words

Norse Mythology [review] + [bonus fiction]

When I saw this book being published I reall wanted to read it. My favourite Norse Deity is Tiwaz, Ziu or Tyr. He represents Law and Heroic Glory. For tge chaining of Fenrir, Tiwaz sacrifices his arm. Hardcore!

Brhi Stokes

I have finally found the time to read my Valentine’s day present. We don’t normally do anything special for it, but this year I received Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology (and some chocolate).

I’m a huge fan of Gaiman’s work and I love my mythology so I was extremely excited to read it. Below, you’ll find my review and a little snippet of something else.

View original post 1,578 more words