Book 8 of 2013 is Youth by Jayme K.

This is actually a short story but I’m gonna count it! This story is about our main character Daniel Walker. He is a freshman in high school and it picked on a bullied all the time. And one day he decided to bring a gun to school and teach his bullies a lesson.

This story was great! I really liked it. The writing was great. and the characters were interesting. My only problem was that the ending was not even close to what I though it was going to be. and I was kind of disappointed because I felt like it was unfinished. But overall it was a good story and I would recommend you pick it up. Before Sunrise Press contacted me to review this story and you can get this book from

Youth gets a 3.5 out of 5 stars.

I’m glad to be working with Before Sunrise PressJust look at that phenomenal and unique artwork by Joel Amat Güell and the quality of the work is just awesome! They’re everything I could ask for in an indie publisher. 

With my first full-length publication, NOCTURN, I feel like that the editing is cared for, that the artwork and cover are cared for– that the publisher cares as much about my book as I do and that’s a very special feeling.

I’m really excited and I think it’s going to make for a great read.

When people trash-talk Tumblr...

I get it.

But I feel they don’t understand why I use it. I understand that people throw their opinions around and that micro-blogging waters down good art and all that stuff people talk about, but at the end of the day, I realize that because of Tumblr my life is better.

Tumblr is only as good as what you put it in. Through it, I met my lady. Through it, she found some like-minded people with whom to work on poetry. I found a publisher who helped me realize my dream of transforming my manuscript into a novel. I’ve met hundreds of people who have a passion for news, poetry, life, the truth.

And yeah, there’s been one or two jerks - but so what? That’s life. Every time I walk out the door, I deal with it. I can deal with it here. It’s worth it.


Here’s a DIY book trailer I shot with my iPhone for my new upcoming novel, NOCTURN, which comes out in July!


New teaser trailer for NOCTURN! 

The special edition hardback is up for pre-sale, and it comes signed with a NOCTURN bloody stake bookmark and a cd of exclusive music. 

You can pre-order the book here.

Book 9 of 2013 is Tea on the Riviera by Charles Ray Hastings Jr.

This is another short story but I’m counting this one also! This is the story of two friends who go on a road trip for one of there birthdays after a night of extensive drinking and drug usage.

This wasn’t one of my favorite stories. I feel like that’s just me though. You have to decipher his drug induced speeches through out the whole story. But the writing was very well done.  I felt like the characters were a little bit lacking but overall is wasn’t bad. I would recommend it if you want a more in depth read. If you’d like to give this a read you can pick it up from

Tea on the Riviera gets 3 out of 5 stars.