Stop The New Year’s Eve “Possum Drop” – Care2 Petitions

By: Cynthia Ayala

I am utterly horrified that actions of cruelty are condoned and that animals are subjected to such cruelty. Now, I know that possum’s are not animals that people think kindly of, I personally disagree and find them adorable and cute, but my personal feelings aside, they are living breathing creatures that do not deserve to be subjected to horrible painful death for entertainment.

So here’s the letter, written by Kathleen J. of the Care2 Petitions Team, explaining the petition. Continue reading “Stop The New Year’s Eve “Possum Drop” – Care2 Petitions”

Respectful Piece of Writing | Review of Tricked (Iron Druid Chronicles, #4)

By: Cynthia Ayala

12700306Druid Atticus O’Sullivan hasn’t stayed alive for more than two millennia without a fair bit of Celtic cunning. So when vengeful thunder gods come Norse by Southwest looking for payback, Atticus, with a little help from the Navajo trickster god Coyote, lets them think that they’ve chopped up his body in the Arizona desert.

But the mischievous Coyote is not above a little sleight of paw, and Atticus soon finds that he’s been duped into battling bloodthirsty desert shapeshifters called skinwalkers. Just when the Druid thinks he’s got a handle on all the duplicity, betrayal comes from an unlikely source. If Atticus survives this time, he vows he won’t be fooled again. Famous last words.

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Hearne fails when Atticus needs him most | Review of ‘Hammered’ (Iron Druid Chronicles, #3)

By: Cynthia Ayala

Thor, the Norse god of Thunder, isn’t all he’s cracked up to be. And Leif Helgarson, Atticus’s vampire lawyer has decided to take him on…dragging Atticus along with him. Atticus has always made it his goal to avoid the big bloke, but ever since he killed a god, his life has become incredibly difficult leaving him with little choice but to take on the Thunder God. Well, things have gotten too complicated for Atticus O’Sullivan.
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Profoundly Thought Provoking | Review of ‘Lost & Found’

This novel is an emotional journey, not only for the characters but also for the reader as it goes forth to tie together three very different characters, each of which is lost internally to sadness and loss. These characters – Milly, Agatha and Karl – go on a journey to reunite Millie with her struggling mother who abandoned her in a department store. But the journey, filled with bumps in the road and interactions that allow these characters to grow develop and find themselves while they learn that sadness is okay and that living is the best cure in the world for any sort of sadness. Continue reading Profoundly Thought Provoking | Review of ‘Lost & Found’

A Haunting Action Film | Review of ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’

Mockinjay Part 1 is the third film in The Hunger Games series that follows one Katniss Everdeen as she discovers the truth about District 13 and the rebellion forces. With Peeta held captive by the Capital, his loyalties and Katniss’ are put to the test as they brainwash him and Katniss fights for him. Continue reading A Haunting Action Film | Review of ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’

More of the same with a little something extra | Review of ‘Five’s Betrayal’ (Lorien Legacies: The Lost Files #9)

By: Cynthia Ayala

Five, the fifth member of the Lorien garde, has become the enemy. Entering the army of the Mogadorians, Five becomes convinced that he will be the victor for the Mogs, the one who will pave the way for their world domination. But deep down, Five just wants to survive, and that means choosing the winning side. But his determination to survive has blinded him by to what really matters in the world. Sometimes rage and envy blind a person, more than surviving ever could…

Five’s Betrayal is the ninth novel in the Lorien Legacies series by Pittacus Lore. Published by __ on __, the novel delves into the comic of age genre and combines it with science fiction as it focuses and builds up Five’s life in the Mogadorian compound before he joins his fellow Lorien’s and sends them over to the Mogadorians.

For all the fans of the Lorien Legacy series – also known as the I Am Number Four series – the depth this novella takes into the darker side of the character Five will impress them.
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An Amusing Adventure | Review of ‘Hexed’ (Iron Druid Chronicles, #2)

By: Cynthia Ayala

Atticus O’Sullivan, the last remaining Druid, isn’t particularly fond of witches. However, that doesn’t mean he’s opposed to making nice with the ones who didn’t want to take his life. Then suddenly, the witch population quadruples overnight in Tempe, Arizona. And these aren’t nice Witches, these are German Hexen who have a dark history with Atticus and want him and the Tempe Witch Coven dead. Now the two must team together to bring down these witches before they put a hex on him.

Hexed is the second novel in the Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne was published June 7th 2011 by Del Rey and combines the Urban Fantasy genre with the paranormal into an adventurous and comedic tale.
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