Monday, September 28, 2015

The Experiment


One hundred years in the future . . .

America as we know it today no longer exists. Scientist Holly Reginald and President Malcolm Crowdler have hatched an evil plot to control the minds and lives of the American people. Only a few are still able to fight back. And those few are children.

Mystery and intrigue abound in this heart-stopping adventure as the last remnant of Americans strives to stop The Experiment . . . before it’s too late!



I thought this book was missing some things. The idea was a great idea, it just had a few holes. For one, the book is written from the point of view of around ten characters, so we didn't get to know them very well. Also, it got a little confusing in some places. The Experiment was a mystery to me until close to the end.

All in all, it was an ok book. I received it for free in exchange for my review.
R. J. Steele

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Ilyon Book Trailer Contest

I posted on my other blog about the Ilyon Book Trailer Contest that I was hosting. I just wanted to let you guys know that on October first, you have one month left to send your video to Jaye L. Knight. Her email is authorjayelknight@gmail.com.

Happy Trailer Making!

R. J. Steele

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Music

Writing for me can be super difficult. I get distracted by Pinterest and other things. One thing that helps me write is music. Several authors I know listen to music as they write. For me, I can listen to pop music, worship music, or soundtracks. Today I will share some of my favorite song's in each genre. (All are clean)

Pop
1. Riptide by Vance Joy
2. Cheerleader by OMI
3. Hey Brother by Avicii
Worship
1. Something Beautiful by NEEDTOBREATH
2. Joy by Rend Collective
3. Lift Your Head Weary Sinner by Crowder
Soundtrack
1. Acts of Courage by X-Ray Dog
2. Now We Are Free from the movie Gladiator
3. Salamander Battle from the movie Ender's Game

All of theses songs inspire me to write.

R. J. Steele

Friday, September 25, 2015

Creighton Hill by Morgan Elizabeth Huneke

 
 
“No one can mysteriously disappear leaving no trace. It isn’t realistic.” “You’re right, Emily,” her grandfather said thoughtfully. “It isn’t realistic. However, a good many things happen in this world that are not realistic, things supernatural.” Emily, Allan, Jill, Joey, and Anna have grown up on their grandfather’s tales of ancestors who mysteriously disappeared from Creighton Hill, the plantation home that has been in their family for centuries. When Grampa’s death forces them to move into Creighton Hill, the truth about the supposed disappearances is the first thing on their minds. Allan, Jill, Joey, and Anna’s, that is. As for Emily, why must they keep at their supernatural hogwash? Could it be that their family really does just have an unusual history of early deaths? Most people seem to think so. But Grampa’s research has uncovered something different. When mysterious writing matching descriptions found in ancient accounts begins appearing to the children, they know something’s up. They must find out what really happened to their ancestors, and work together to discover the reason behind the mysterious writings. Creighton Hill is the first book of the Time Captives trilogy, a tale of faith, family, fantasy, and a fight for truth and freedom.



This was an interesting book to read. I liked it because it had a very Narnian feel to it. The way the author tells of the Time Captives from the different dates was fascinating.

I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.

R. J Steele