Series Review – Oliver and Jack by Christina E. Pilz

   I just finished the sixth and final book in the Oliver and Jack series by Christina E. Pilz and am now in mourning that the story is complete. Sometimes, in a lengthy series, the final books can seem lacklustre and underwhelming. Even if the writing continues on a level of excellence, the story can sometimes fizzle out and be less than comparable to the … Continue reading Series Review – Oliver and Jack by Christina E. Pilz

Book Review: Fagin’s Boy by Christina E. Pilz

First, I must confess to putting off reading Fagin’s Boy, which I downloaded for free from Amazon several weeks ago, because I read a lot of historical literature like Dickens, George Eliot and Charlotte Bronte, and I was really worried that this book would not live up to my expectations of it. I’ve always loved the story of Oliver Twist and the movie musical as … Continue reading Book Review: Fagin’s Boy by Christina E. Pilz

Call Me By Your Name – A Return to Eden?

*Contains spoilers* I have watched this film three times now, and it gets better at each viewing. Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name is a feast for the senses – an erotic buffet filled to the brim with symbolism, intellect and culture. But most of all, innocence. Call Me By Your Name is the story of 17 year-old Elio’s sudden infatuation with 24 year-old … Continue reading Call Me By Your Name – A Return to Eden?

Teaser – Diamond Dogs

Myth #3 Vampires are selfish, solitary creatures. When Justice walked through the doors of Gemini’s home on the evening before his 24th birthday, after a quick visit to the gym, he was prepared for something. “Hey,” he called out to let them know he was back. There was no reply. He toed off his boots and hung up his leather jacket, wandering inside, looking for … Continue reading Teaser – Diamond Dogs

DIAMOND DOGS

  Blurb: Gemini (Gemma) Faro is fairly content with her “life”. An ancient vampire living in Old Ottawa South with her two human “companions”, Theo Matowsky and Justice Ripley, Gemma owns the nightclub/BDSM parlour Diamond Dogs and is a respected elder of the vampire stronghold in Canada’s Capital. Out to prove that humans don’t need to be kept as slaves to satisfy their vampire masters/mistresses, … Continue reading DIAMOND DOGS

But First, Coffee – Friday Flash Fic., Jan. 25

The final shot I wanted to get was of the luxurious Master bathroom with the view out the sliding doors to the hardwood deck and the sliver of beach, the expanse of blue ocean stretching to infinity. It took about five tries to get that perfect shot. “And, done.” Mr. Yanofsky grinned. “I can’t wait to see them. When will the issue be out?” I … Continue reading But First, Coffee – Friday Flash Fic., Jan. 25