Category: Paranormal



Like a mosquito bite, you just have to come back and keep scratching, Jennifer Estep has created an itch that just has to be scratched, over and over again.  Not sure I can wait until the next book comes out!  I just found out that she has some short stories to tide me over.  Check out http://www.jenniferestep.com/excerpts-short-stories/Spider’s Revenge (Elemental Assassin, #5)


Steampunk Jewelry Lives!

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Dragons Flys!

Steampunk Neo Victorian Bracelet - Copper brass RED Czech Glass Art Deco DRAGONFLY

Tributes to the Dead Heads!

Roses Are Red

But the Eyes Have It!

Much, Much More! Go now and Adore!

Buy them Up! For Sure, the are now Ashore!


Shadowfist! Out of the Darkness and Across Time!

Maybe the Glass is really Half Full!

“Do you love Shadowfist but have no one with whom you can play in your area? Shoot us a message and we’ll either give you the tools to start your own Shadowfist group or find hidden players you might not know about! It only takes three players for a great game night of equal opportunity butt-kicking!”

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Check out November’s Inner Kingdom Update to read up on the latest news and the long-awaited list of top Secret Warriors of 2011!
We have a new name at #1 this year!
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Hey Shadowfist friends! Inner Kingdom has released the board game, Zombie Dash. Available here: http://www.shadowfist.com/node/2968. We could use some help getting traffic to the game page athttp://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/111292/zombie-dash. Please rate the game, or become a fan, or ‘Like’ it, if you like it. 🙂 Thanks!

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Inner Kingdom Games’ very first board game pits players against each other as they race across town to safety! Outpace your opponents and beat your zombies to the finish line! For 3 to 6 players, ages 8 and up. Retail price: $24.95. Price below includes shipping.

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BuckyBalls! Get your Head Out of the Gutter!

See it to Believe IT!  Just Don’t Eat It! They Will Stick to your Gut!

Really, Don’t Eat Them, play with them!

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Buckyballs are the funnest desk toy you’ll ever play with

It’s no wonder than Rolling Stone Magazine called Buckyballs its pick for “Toy of the Year” – it’s insanely addictive! But these 216 powerful rare earth magnets don’t just mean fun for you, your coworkers or your boss – it’s actually also a great stress reliever and can spark your creativity at work or home.

The fun of Buckyballs magnetic toys is infinite. You can stack them and fold them, pull them apart and then stick them back together. But there’s only one way to get Buckyballs along with the Free Mystery Gift: order yours today (supplies are limited!)

Also available in other Buckyballs Executive Edition styles (great for executive gifts!): goldsilver and regular.


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The Alloy of Law is Here and Will Lead You to Wheel of Time Clues!

The Alloy of Law by Brandon SandersonBrandon Sanderson’s latest foray into the world of Mistborns, Allomancers, and Feruchemists is now on bookshelves, and Brandon will be touring all week across the U.S. (and Vancouver)! For all of you planning on getting your books signed, the second annual Digital Great Hunt has begun! Brandon has worked with “Team Jordan” on an exclusive secret piece of content relating to the final Wheel of Time novel, A Memory of Light, that will be hosted on his website. But there’s a catch: you have to unlock the secret. Details here! And don’t forget to check out this awesome fan-made Alloy of Law book trailer (set to Cee-lo)!

Not enough for you? Well, we’ve got a spoiler thread here, and take a look a Brandon’s piece on why his fourteen-year-old self might have taken issue with Alloy of Law. Then hop on over to find out how you could get your name in the final Wheel of Time novelA Memory of Light! We’ve also begun a new mini-series of roundtable discussions – each week, we will pose a question to our panel of WoT experts and let the theorizing begin! Feel free to chime in with your own answers, opinions, and speculations…


Barnes & Noble Bookseller’s Picks – New Releases!

Barnes & Noble Bookseller's PicksSpeaking of Brandon Sanderson, we’re focusing on new releases this month in our Barnes & Noble Bookseller’s picks, and guess what’s on the list? Chris Lough finds the core of epic fantasy fiction in The Alloy of Law, Liz Bourke is enjoying the future archaeology of Jack McDevitt’s Echoand Firebird, and Alex Bledsoe has found the heart of Joseph Nassise’s Eyes to See. Furthermore, Ryan Britt ponders the rantings of a sane madman in The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick and Suzanne Johnson talks all things Rachel Morgan in The Hollows Insider by Kim Harrison. There are more picks coming this week and next, so don’t forget to check back!


Independent Bookseller’s Picks!

Independent Bookseller's PicksWe are also showcasing the top picks from indie bookstores across the country! This month we have picks from Joe Turner and Tommy Wilkerson of BookPeople in Austin, Texas. Their lists span decades and multiple facets of speculative fiction, so check out their expert suggestions and find a few titles to add to your collection at home!


Appreciating Kubrick’s Contribution to SFF

Kubrick's SFFStanley Kubrick is undoubtedly one of the greatest film directors of all time, and one can’t help but notice his fascination with certain aspects of speculative fiction. Danny Bowes is looking back on all of Kubrick’scontributions to SFF on film. First, Danny delves into Dr. Strangelove: a satire made perfect by playing it straight. Moving on to the more overtly SFnal works of Kubrick’s career, he navigates the complex journey underlying 2001: A Space Odyssey, and continues on with the ultra-violent future envisioned in A Clockwork Orange. And of course, there’s more to come, so check back in for more classic Kubrick all week…


Coming Soon to A Theater Near You

Batman on the Dark Knight Rises setWe’ve got the scoop on all the upcoming films that you’ve been waiting for: first, take a look at the final The Muppets parody trailer (two words: Breaking Dawn), then get some insider information from Robert Downey, Jr, Guy Ritchie, and Jude Law on the much-anticipated Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. You can take a peek at these exciting pictures from The Hunger Games and the set of The Dark Knight Rises, and who’s excited that we’re finally getting a new James Bond film? Prepare yourselves for Skyfall.

Now that Brett Ratner and Eddie Murphy have left the Oscars, are you ready for a new breed of host? We know who you really want on that stage all night: Muppets. All of them. Join the campaign to get Kermit and crew the job!


11/11/11 is Eleventh Doctor Day!

Eleventh Doctor DayAs we celebrate this once-in-a-century day coming up on our calendars, Friday has been dubbed Eleventh Doctor Day. In honor of our favorite Time Lord, everyone is encouraged to dress up like the Eleventh Doctor: bring your fezzes and bowties to work – wear your tweed with pride!

And while we’re talking about the Doctor, Karen Gillan has some thoughts on the future of Amy Pond – she thinks the Doctor’s best friend should bite the dust next season. What do you think? Of course, Who isn’t all action and high drama every second; some scenes manage to deliver truly memorable emotional impact without all the fireworks. Chris Lough, Ryan Britt and Emily Asher-Perrin talk about their favorite small moments in new Doctor Who. Join in and add your own!


Rewatch Central and Reread Corner

Don’t forget to check out our ongoing rewatches, reads and rereads including: Star Trek: The Next Generation rewatchThe Walking Dead watchReopening The X-Files, the Wheel of Time Reread, A Read of Ice and Fire, the Malazan Reread of the Fallen (which has just started onMidnight Tides!), a Read of the Dark Tower, the Great Alan Moore Reread and the Rothfuss Reread.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Chimichanga! Better than a Bearded Burrito!, November 9, 2011
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Title: Chimichanga

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In “Chimichanga”, author Eric Powell serves up a heaping helping of “Goon” Tastic Circus Escapades, in Spades!

The Bearded Lady is downsized to a Bearded Girl. But don’t you dare think she is a little sissy, this sassy missy is full pluck sized. There is an evil witch, like when is there not an evil witch when witches are on the prowl? This one wants the whiskers on our young girls chinny-chin-chin, in trade for an egg? Sure why not, whats there to loose!

Many twists and turns abound, an egg is found! A Chimichanga is consumed and the Name is assumed. Girl finds egg, egg hatches Chimichanga gnashes, monster looses girl, monster goes looking for girl gone wild!

Pull up a chair ringside while you can, but hold on to your cotton candy, Wrinkle’s Travelling Circus is on the move. Don’t be left behind. This Goon is for You!

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Title: Chimichanga

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Pub Date: 08/31/2011

Author: Eric Powell

In “Chimichanga”, author Eric Powell serves up a heaping helping of “Goon” Tastic Circus Escapades, in Spades!

The Bearded Lady is downsized to a Bearded Girl. But don’t you dare think she is a little sissy, this sassy missy is full pluck sized.  There is an evil witch, like when is there not an evil witch when witches are on the prowl?  This one wants the whiskers on our young girls chinny-chin-chin, in trade for an egg?  Sure why not, whats there to loose!

Many twists and turns abound, an egg is found!  A Chimichanga is consumed and the Name is assumed.  Girl finds egg, egg hatches Chimichanga gnashes, monster looses girl, monster goes looking for girl gone wild!

Pull up a chair ringside while you can, but hold on to your cotton candy, Wrinkle’s Travelling Circus is on the move.  Don’t be left behind.  This Goon is for You!

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4.0 out of 5 stars The Last Dragon, or The Answer my Friend, is Burning on the Wind, November 6, 2011
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Title: The Last Dragon

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Author: Jane Yolen

Illustrated by: Rebecca Guay

The Last Dragon

If a picture is truly worth a 1,000 words, then “The Last Dragon”‘s illustrations, by Rebecca Guay, gives flight to a Trilogy’s worth of Jane Yolen’s words perfectly matted and framed.

The idyllic lifestyles of this little Meddlesome backwater is about to be disrupted, their lives turned upside down. After a building string of missing animals the village Healer, Tansy’s father disappears.

The speculation runs wild, and rumors rampant. Could it truly be the wicked work of a Dragon, long gone these last 2oo years? A Hero is need, but none can be found on the Isle of Medd.

Come join Jane, and Rebecca on Tansy and these minions of Medd, on their quest for a Hero, to clear the skies, and perhaps save the day for humanity.

You will not be disappointed, your interest will take flight, your heart strings will be plucked, and your expectations will soar on the winds like a kite.

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The Last Dragon, or The Answer my Friend, is Burning on the Wind

Title: The Last Dragon

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

Imprint: Dark Horse Books

ISBN: 9781595827982

Author: Jane Yolen

Illustrated by: Rebecca Guay

The Last Dragon

If a picture is truly worth a 1,000 words, then “The Last Dragon”‘s illustrations, by Rebecca Guay, gives flight to a Trilogy’s worth of Jane Yolen’s words perfectly matted and framed.

The idyllic lifestyles of this little Meddlesome backwater is about to be disrupted, their lives turned upside down.  After a building string of missing animals the village Healer, Tansy’s father disappears.

The speculation runs wild, and rumors rampant.  Could it truly be the wicked work of a Dragon, long gone these last 2oo years?  A Hero is need, but none can be found on the Isle of Medd.

Come join Jane, and Rebecca on Tansy and these minions of Medd, on their quest for a Hero, to clear the skies, and perhaps save the day for humanity.

You will not be disappointed, your interest will take flight, your heart strings will be plucked, and your expectations will soar on the winds like a kite.

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Devil might be in the Details but what is he looking at?

A detail of a fresco by Giotto is seen in the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi

REFILE – ADDING THIRD PARTY DISCLAIMER A detail of a fresco by Giotto is seen in the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi in this picture released to Reuters on November 5, 2011. Art restorers have discovered the figure of a devil hidden in the clouds of one of the most famous frescos by Giotto in the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi, church officials said on Saturday. The devil was hidden in the details of clouds at the top of fresco number 20 in the cycle of the scenes in the life and death of St Francis painted by Giotto in the 13th century. The discovery was made by Italian art historian Chiara Frugone. It shows a profile of a figure with a hooked nose, a sly smile, and dark horns hidden among the clouds in the panel of the scene depicting the death of St Francis. REUTERS/Basilica of St Francis in Assisi/Handout

A detail of a fresco by Giotto in the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi is seen in this picture released on November 5, 2011. REUTERS/Basilica of St Francis in Assisi/Handout    A detail of a fresco by Giotto in the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi is seen in this picture released on November 5, 2011. REUTERS/Basilica of St Francis in Assisi/Handout

Handout of a detail of a fresco by Giotto in the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi

And what is with Assisi any way?

A Sissy?

Reverse Assisi?  Isissa? Is I Ssa? A Slave’s Answer to the Master?

I Si Ass? I See Ass? I Yes Ass?

Yes I am an Ass!

Will passover the Ass Cracks, for this time at least.

Lots of hidden things to see.  I remember pointing out to my Grandmother Wilda Foster, the group of hunting dogs in a Tapestry on the wall of the Palazzo Vecchio, the “Old Palace”.  They were not hunting.  If they were humans they would of been using the leaves of the forest to clean up, as the hunters back then did not carry Doggy Doo Doo Bags!

Or the bunny rabbit in the vegetable borders!

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