Friday, 28 June 2013

The Sovereign Order of Monte Cristo

And all this week with promotion posts was to lead up to my 4th book, The Sovereign Order of Monte Cristo. Look for it on Amazon starting July 4th! And with that, promotion week has ended.

Monday, 24 June 2013

Contest Update

After many months there have been quite a few guesses as to who is the Holy Ghost Writer, but none have hit the mark so far. With my 4th book coming out next week, I figured it was time for a little promotion this week. In case you haven't seen the contest video yet.

Friday, 21 June 2013

Yet One More

Infatuated, half through conceit, half through love of my art, I achieve the impossible working as no one else ever works.

It is almost as difficult to keep a first class person in a fourth class job, as it is to keep a fourth class person in a first class job.

He was thinking alone, and seriously racking his brain to find a direction for this single force four times multiplied, with which he did not doubt, as with the lever for which Archimedes sought, they should succeed in moving the world, when some one tapped gently at his door. 

Nothing succeeds like success.

All generalizations are dangerous, even this one.

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Neuschwanstein Castle

Now this is a castle. Neuschwanstein Castle is found in Germany and has often been labeled the castle from Disney's Sleeping Beauty. By the sight of it it can surely fit any Disney movie, looks almost magical itself. Mad King Ludwig began constructing it in the early 1800's. It was planned as a homage to the grand operas of Wagner.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013


Earlier I read an article about how some are theorizing Robocop may soon be less sci-fi and more real world. If so the future of crime may not pay. Unless of course they get their own suit or robo bad guy. Then everyone caught in the middle will pay the price. What do you think, possible?

Tuesday, 18 June 2013


There is a popular theory that once the bees go,we go. And with bees dropping off in huge numbers, if true, our days may be numbered. It make sense as you take on thing out of nature and it screws up everything. I'm sure life will go on in some way, but it may not be a life like we live today. What do you think, do our lives depend on the bees?

Monday, 17 June 2013


Another favorite literary character, the whole cast of characters really though, as they were all written really well and are memorable. Plus a case where the movies actually could at least come close to the books. And they did not try and stretch them out like they are doing with the current Hobbit films. A Lord of the Rings fan?

Friday, 14 June 2013


As much as the current vampire tread annoys me, Dracula has been a staple in literature for decades. He has withstood the test of type more than any other vampire out there. With his origins claiming to have came from Vlad the Impaler, one will never truly know for sure though. Unless of course he really is out there and comes by for a visit. Cannot even begin to count the number of times he has been portrayed in some form of media either. A Dracula fan?

Thursday, 13 June 2013


Another popular one for all the doomsday folks is the Earth shifting around and causing the poles to change, the lands to move, basically mass chaos. Some even think the Earth will go back to a Pangea type landmass. Of course there would be no extinction, you just may fall in a hole or find you now live in another country. Better keep that passport handy.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013


We all know of the pet chip. But what has been talked about for years could be coming one day soon for humans. A chip they stick inside us that can work as an ID, a credit card, a debit card, etc. Not to mention a tracker in case you ever get lost. Or in case big brother ever wants to find you. Are you going to be first in line to be chipped?

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Oheka Castle

Who knew New York had its very own castle, I mean extra large house. It doesn't look very castle like. But it is on Long Island so I'm sure it has plenty of perks. Either way, Oheka Castle is defined as a castle and it is the most accessible one for visitors on Long Island. It was built during the Gilded Age of America. Ever seen it?

Monday, 10 June 2013

Another Great Batch

Pure love and suspicion cannot dwell together: at the door where the latter enters, the former makes its exit.

How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it.

A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it.

It is rare that one can see in a little boy the promise of a man, but one can almost always see in a little girl the threat of a woman.

Infatuated, half through conceit, half through love of my art, I achieve the impossible working as no one else ever works.   

Friday, 7 June 2013

Robin Hood

The little guy and his merry band of men, struck a cord with all and has never let go. he's been done by everyone from Costner to Disney. With multiple movies, tv shows, stories, etc. Robin Hood has sure made out okay for himself. Heck, with all the royalties he should be able to feed the poor across the planet. Robin Hood is also said to be based off a real band of outlaws. Think there is any truth to that? Have a favorite Robin Hood version?

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Atticus Finch

Who would have guessed a lawyer could turn out to be such a fine character? That is like some kind of oxymoron right there. But Atticus Finch sure struck a cord with readers through the ages and many lawyers have even been said to try and become more like him. It's just to bad not many do. But that just proves what a powerful character he was, as he has to be for lawyers to look up to him. The only thing they usually look up at is their stacks of money. Ever met a lawyer like Finch?

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Edmond Dantes

And of course a favorite of mine, hence the books, Edmond Dantes, The Count of Monte Cristo. One of the best fictional characters to come about, going from above average to far beyond. He played one of the best cat and mouse games ever. There of course have been many incarnations of Edmond Dantes in the media, which just shows the relevance he still has today. A great character that all should give a read. Have you read The Count of Monte Cristo?

Tuesday, 4 June 2013


Probably one of the oldest written about characters with huge popularity, would be Hercules. Of all the Greek myths and legends, he seems to be the one that has stood out the most. The likes of Zeus and Hera were always around and continue to be, but Hercules always seems to take front and center in most stories. And why not? He was an ancient times Superman, without the kryptonite. How many times have you seen him portrayed in a story?

Monday, 3 June 2013

Sherlock Holmes

I thought I would spotlight some of the best, imo, iconic fictional characters through out the written world this week.

Sherlock Holmes nearly every one not living under a rock has heard of. First coming to be in 1887. He was featured in 4 novels and 56 short stories. Of course created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock has since gone on to have so many incarnations, I think I've lost count. Not sure I can choose a favorite. I like so many. How about you?