Book Review: Touched With Fire

Welcome to the REVIEW EVENT for Chris Datta’s Historical Fiction Novel Touched with Fire! We have a great giveaway at the bottom of the post and hope you enjoy hearing about this fabulous book. But first, the details: Ellen Craft is property In this case, of her half-sister Debra, to whom she was given as a wedding gift. The illegitimate daughter of a Georgia plantation owner and a house slave, she learned to hate her own image, which so closely … Continue reading


100 Word Challenge, Day 324

“What if I don’t?” Evan whispered. “Then you are not the man I suspect you are, and I will not shed a tear at your death.” Hanse turned his back on Evan and continued down the hall.” Evan stood still for a moment. A warm gust of polluted air blew past him and curled around the soldier’s shoulders before dissipating. Hanse was as close as Evan had to a friend since he had fled DarkSide, and it hurt to be … Continue reading


100 Word Challenge, Day 319-323

  Hanse’s grin nearly reached from ear to ear. “Yeah, it’s a little strange not to hear him bitching in the halls.” He took one last look at the fingernails on his right hand, shrugged, and slipped the knife back into the hidden sheath behind his back. “I hate this part.” “What, the planning?” Evan asked. “No, I can handle a good planning session. It’s the waiting after the planning is done.” Hanse stood up and stepped back through the … Continue reading


Like A Caveman!

Adventures in Paleo Dieting Some time ago I tried the Whole Foods thing, and I really enjoyed it, but Tracy’s pregnancy and a busy life made keeping up with the whole foods thing almost impossible, so it was abandoned in favor of our more traditional diet of processed foods and eating out. Don’t get me wrong, we are not horrible eaters for the most part. Just like most people, we have good days and bad days, but we try to … Continue reading


100 Word Challenge, Day 318

“You know she probably wouldn’t care if you showed up sweaty,” Hanse said as he pulled a long combat knife from behind his back. He picked at his fingernails with the tip, a nervous habit that had terrified Evan when Hanse was first assigned to him, and frowned. “I think she’s planning something big.” “What makes you think that?” Evan asked. “Everyone is being really quiet,” Hanse said, “even Birch.” “Now that I find hard to imagine,” Evan said with … Continue reading