Blossom and Bone – The Book Trailer

Thank you to Dena Daigle of Phoenix Ascended for creating this stunning trailer for Blossom and Bone, I freaking love it! Enjoy you guys, and then go and love Dena up!     Purchase your copy of Blossom and Bone here  

Blossom and Bone – Advance Reviews

I would like to give huge thank you, and a big shout out, to the badass writers who read an advance copy of Blossom and Bone and wrote some pretty wicked reviews, I'm truly honoured and so very happy they liked the book, and I encourage you all to check out their work, their websites, … Continue reading Blossom and Bone – Advance Reviews

Book Review – Composition of a Woman – by Christine Ray

I was thrilled when the brilliant Christine Ray of Brave and Reckless asked me to read and review an advanced copy of her debut collection, 'Composition of a Woman', and let me tell you guys, you are going to want to mark your calendars for its July 31st release date! This book is fire, unbridled, … Continue reading Book Review – Composition of a Woman – by Christine Ray

Am I Still Here/Jasper Kerkau & Nicole Lyons

That time I shared a page with a genius. Check it out here --------->  Am I Still Here?/Jasper Kerkau & Nicole Lyons

Chicken Dinner – Nicole Lyons

I’m on Sudden Denouement today, have a read.

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We crossed that bridge
the second you came upon it,
beach blankets soaked
and the lovers’ notes
carved a generation before us
had seemed entirely too heavy
until that night when I sat down
to undercooked chicken and overcooked rice
served with an unconditional side of love.
And I remember feeling sorry for the chicken
at that moment in all of my wise teenage years,
and having an epiphany right there
at the dinner table next to an alcoholic
control freak who called me stepdaughter
and walked upon me to seal it
like the gummy flap of an envelope
stuffed with unloved letters,
and a mother who wore exhaustion
hidden inside her navy pumps.
Death, no matter how it is served
will always precede dinner
unless breakfast beats it to lunch.
And I thought myself wise beyond my years
in that moment, still warm
from the glow of your summer…

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Book Review: Machiavelli’s Backyard – David Lohrey

A Must Read David Lohrey has written an outstanding collection that sinks its hooks into you from the first page and doesn’t let go until long after you’ve finished reading. Authentic, honest, and often uncomfortable, Machiavelli’s Backyard is equally as heartbreaking and hilarious as it is beautiful and brazen. David Lohrey is a remarkable writer … Continue reading Book Review: Machiavelli’s Backyard – David Lohrey

You’re a Very Tempting Man-Dori Owen

Welcome to SD, Dori Owen! Source: You're a Very Tempting Man-Dori Owen

Hand in unlovable hand

Visceral and stunning. “I’m sorry I used you again,” I whisper letting the edge of the blade plant shy kisses down your neck then I’ll say “I’ll be gentle this time” when we both… Source: Hand in unlovable hand

broken

I am struck, still. This poem is beyond amazing.   BY OLDEPUNK  some of us are just broken born of dust and little disappointments bleak barrow bones and lamented jewels made of helpless tears and midnight fears saltpeter and cobwebs, nickel and ne… Source: broken

Overwhelmingly Underwhelmed

I am super stoked to be on the amazing Sudden Denouement today. I dig this poem. Source: Overwhelmingly Underwhelmed-Nicole Lyons/The Lithium Chronicles