Many authors write short stories sporadically over the years, so sometimes these collections are simply put out once the author has written enough to fill a book. ‘The Pain Tree’ is different because you can tell the stories are carefully curated to evoke particular emotions in the reader; personally, I felt wonderment at reading them.
But I’ll tell you it’s full of adventure: scandalous royal plots, romance, epic battles, religious warfare, family grudges, and bad ass women. #Fantasy
Hoffman works as a Private Investigator in Brooklyn, so aside from that being SUPER COOL it means he has seen a lot of what he is writing about — which lends an air of authenticity to this book as well.
We all have to make the best of our circumstances; and for me, that includes making the best out of the support that I’ve had from everyone this past year. Thank you for allowing me to feature so many amazing individuals. I look forward to showing you more amazing stuff and people this new year. Word of the day is appreciation. Appreciate what you’ve got and who you are!
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Tenacity comes in many forms. The Black Lion is humbled to share their stories — Three inspiring people, inspiring women: What does Tenacity mean to you?
Beyond heart-wrenching books from one’s pile of must-love stories, books and cats (okay, dogs too…) are a reviewer’s solid company and reliable source of comfort. Working in any field for seven (7) years leaves one with various degrees of experience, let alone unforgettable moments that possibly shaped one’s worldview.
Reading any new post, book review, or update of her weekly radio appearance on CBC’s Homestretch is something that all of her readers, I assume, enjoy doing–speaking for myself. I know I do. When I started The Black Lion Journal, I hunted for genuinely friendly and kind people online that were willing to share and contribute their articles and reviews. Was I more than happy when my beady eyes landed on Anne Logan’s I’ve Read This website (what a title!) whose book reviews featured pictures of her cat? Yes. Yes I was.
When our TBL Journal Administrator sought the largely known WordPress Reader for bloggers that wrote about travel and life, her little eyes caught the wonderful Rachel Routier and her blog about travel, food, and a bit about the mid-west. Our Administrator was hooked.
There is no doubt in our TBL Administrator’s mind that women empowering others to read and to love books is a priceless value. For this reason, when she spied Angela Vincent–book blogger, Londoner, attested bookworm–she knew that she wanted a writer, blogger, and reviewer like her as a re-post contributor.
I make a point on not infringing on anyone’s right to protect their intellectual property. While copyrights can seem to be an assumed thing, let me tell you that it’s not.
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