Sunday, September 25, 2022

WHEN ALL RIGHTS WERE TAKEN AWAY FROM WOMEN, CHILDREN, AND ANYONE WHO WAS NOT RICH AND WHITE. DAWN RISES BOOK 3 IN THE DIVIDE BRINGS US HOPE

“Yes, if we had all made other choices before the last real vote was cast, things would have been different. But now even those of us here who were once rich, must start again, and perhaps we can learn to compromise and find joy in differences. We once had a chance to clean the air, water, earth, to stop the never-ending wars against our fellow human beings. To learn none of us is perfect, and to rejoice in what was good, to build better.

“Won’t we be able to do that now?”

“In a way, but it will be without many of the conveniences we once depended upon. It will be a while before we have electricity, running water, and other such things. We will need to go back to the beginning, and it will be backbreakingly hard work. Nathan and his group will with luck bring us some time to get there.” 

Thus, ended our democracy, the right of people to vote, the rights of women, minorities, and all who were not rich, and the corporations and oligarchs won.

Friday, September 9, 2022

WEE THREE: A MOTHER’S LOVE IN VERSE TAKES THE READER ON A POETIC TRIP BACK IN TIME TO THE SIMPLER, CAREFREE YEARS OF OUR YOUTH.”



‘Throughout the pages of Wee Three, author Marta Moran Bishop takes the reader on a poetic trip back in time to the simpler, carefree years of our youth, when nothing was more important than chasing bumblebees or taking jovial walks through the snow…”



Available in Paperback, Audio, Kindle, and now in a coloring book


COLORING BOOK

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

THOR: THE LONESOME PUPPY - A CHILDREN'S STORY THAT WARMS & TEACHES THE ACCEPTANCE OF DIFFERENCES BY PATRICIA MORAN

 


Thor:The Lonesome Puppy, is a children's story about a puppy too big to play with the other puppies and too young to play with the older dogs, made into a coloring book for the young. Feeling lost, and terribly alone Thor sneaks out and escapes, hoping to find his place in the world with a family that will love him.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Puppy With a Huge Heart

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The Lonesome Puppy by Patricia Moran 5 stars A Puppy with a Huge Heart…

What if you were a cute puppy, but not a cute “little” puppy? Would other pups or children love you, or just wonder why you’re so big and tease you about it? This pup finds the answer when he discovers a new family who is willing to love him just the way he is…and provides a happy-ever-after life for a Great Dane named Thor, who is just the size he is supposed to be!!

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Sunday, August 7, 2022

TAKE ONE ANTEATER WHO DISCOVERS CHOCOLATE COVERED ANTS & SEE WHAT HE WILL DO TO KEEP A SUPPLY!! A CHILDREN'S STORY TO DELIGHT BY PATRICIA MORAN

 

Take one anteater who discovers chocolate covered ants & see what he will do to keep a supply!!

Algernon is an anteater, but he is a very ingenious one...He not only loves ants, but especially chocolate covered ones. So, to find a supply of his new favorite food, he not only learns to read and to stand up tall, and to consequently join the circus!

This children's book is delightful, with a refreshing commentary describing Algernon's thoughts and his precocious stream-of-consciousness asides...
Meet Algernon the Anteater...you'll love him


5.0 out of 5 stars A fun story with good, thought-provoking messages

"Algernon" is a cute story about an anteater who loves ants of any type or size until he accidentally discovers chocolate covered ants in a jar. The problem was, he didn't know where to find more of them. Algernon was quite clever and creative. He decided to brush up on his reading skills, hoping that would solve the problem of where to find more of his favorite chocolate treat. One day, Algernon discovers the circus is in town. Thinking that would be a fun adventure, he discovered some skills he thought could be included in his circus act. The story will help children with imagination, problem-solving and more. No doubt they will cheer for him throughout the story. Highly recommended

* A received a gift copy of this book and chose to review it without compensation.
Reviewed by children's author Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

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Monday, July 25, 2022

TRAGEDY OF WAR A SHORT STORY OF SURVIVAL, RESCUE, AND HOPE BY MARTA MORAN BISHOP




 I dedicate this story to those people who are fighting for their lives and freedom.

Sunday, July 24, 2022

“IT'S A PARANORMAL POWERHOUSE OF A STORY. KEEPS THE PAGES TURNING. WHEN A STORY CAN GET UNDER MY SKIN LIKE THIS, I GO LOOK FOR WHATEVER ELSE THE AUTHOR HAS WRITTEN.” THE VOID BY MARTA MORAN BISHOP


"The Void", the first true paranormal short story written by Marta Moran Bishop, is reminiscent of Alfred Hitchcock or The Twilight Zone of later days. It will take you deep into the mind and heart of someone either living through a serious mental illness, or something mysterious and dangerous residing in the void.

Many years earlier, Altori and her sister Helen moved into the village. Last year, during the night of no moon, Helen went out into the void and nearly died. A terrible disease spread through her body. She ran away to escape the possibility of death at the hands of the frightened villagers.

Will Altori survive the void and find her sister? Did Helen ever exist, or is Altori suffering from mental illness?


4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Mind-Bending Story


Does Altori suffer from a multitude of mental illnesses or is something stranger lurking in the darkness? Her affliction could certainly be described as delusional paranoid schizophrenia with a tendency to inflict wounds upon herself.

The author takes a great deal of time and effort into stimulating the reader's senses, but ultimately where is she leading us in this short prequel? Ultimately, "Brigadoon" and then "The Knowing" came to mind, but the again are we just eaves dropping into the mind of a mental patient?

The Void is an absolutely brilliant mind-bending story that will keep you guessing!


THEY CALLED HIM CRAZY ED - WAS HE CRAZY OR WAITING, AS HE SAID FOR THE WALL TO OPEN AGAIN AND TAKE HIM BACK TO HIS SOULMATE? A PARANORMAL LOVE STORY BY PATRICIA MORAN

The people in the neighborhood called him Crazy Ed. He sat day after day on an ashcan in the alley staring at the dirty brick wall. Most didn’t know where he had come from or why he was there, but Ed was a quiet man with silver hair, and a sad expression on his face, so they left him alone. Few noticed him and most paid no attention what-so-ever to him.
Once in a while if a spare moment presented itself they wondered who he was, until one day Ed disappeared. 

Fluid, Charming and Bright

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This is a small story of Ed. But more than love story of Ed and Isle, it is another vehicle created by Marta after the In Between Times which is meant to transport you to a different and hopeful world. While the story is to short for one to thoroughly enjoy the beauty of Marta's writing, like Ed, we readers regret coming back to this side of the wall as the story ends. Enjoyable read..

FROM A PLOT TO OVERTHROW THE WHITE HOUSE IN 1933 TO TODAY'S EVENTS - DARKNESS DESCENDS (BOOK 1 IN THE DIVIDE SERIES) SHOWS US WHERE WE MIGHT BE HEADED BY MARTA MORAN BISHOP

"Marta Moran Bishop’s Darkness Descends is powerful, gripping work! It’s a compelling, sometimes scathing prequel to her first series title, The Between Times. Set in a dystopian city-state, Bishop indicts a patriarchal oligarchy that feeds a rape culture at the same time as it plots the overthrow of the rule of law with the anarchic rule of a well-managed mob psyche. The Roman people were given bread and circuses. The crowds in Darkness Descends are handed Rebecca, Jewell’s mother, and a crucial charter character of the series, who faces public torture, humiliation, assault, and finally, auto-da-fé, burning at the stake, which she accepts as her fate as the ultimate sacrifice for a greater good. Bishop pulls no punches. The blows land all the harder when one realizes she is not working solely from imagination. She has incorporated into her literary tapestry the warp of today’s culture, with the weft of actual history, including a chilling early Twentieth Century plot by brutal American financial moguls to overthrow the United States government. Who knew?! This book is devastating. I’m praying for an uplifting third installment to arrive in my Kindle soon, but given Bishop’s dim view of humanity and history, I’m not holding out too much hope for a Pixar ending. Every win in Bishop’s world comes at a great price, and the brilliant Darkness Descends is no exception. Of course, I absolutely can’t wait to see what Bishop will come up with next!" (Robert Blake Whitehill, author/screenwriter, the Ben Blackshaw series)

"Darkness Descends": Addressing a frightening possibility.


This book will get you reassessing your views of a future society. In so many ways the events which are being written about have their roots in America's past. Although we may not have visibly noticed it, the treatment of women and the division between those who are wealthy and the poor exist on a lesser level in today's society. There are people in our country today who continue in their attempts to accelerate these divisions. By attempts to restrict a woman's right to make reproductive choices is just one example. This book is Ms. Moran Bishops second in a series and offers insight into a world we may all come to know. Evident by the political climate today makes this book a must read. In many respects, we are headed in that direction. "Darkness Descends" is mesmerizing and thoughtful and tells a frightening story of possibilities. I urge everyone to read this book and think of a future most of us find frightening but possible.

Saturday, July 23, 2022

PIRATES, FAIRIES, SANTA, ELVES, ADVENTURERS IF TRUE ARE NOT FOR GIRLS - A POIGNANT LOOK AT THE WORLD THROUGH A YOUNG GIRL AND HOW SHE FIND JOY AGAIN - THE MADONNA BY PATRICIA MORAN


The Madonna written by my mother Patricia Moran, and I inherited it upon her death.

The Madonna is the story of childhood dreams lost and re-found. It is a brief snatch of a memory of a time when a young girl has found out all the things that grown-ups tell her she can't be or do, and the magic has gone out of her life. Yet, she finds something that forever brings back her ability to believe in more than what we call the ordinary.

I labeled it fiction although I believe it to be a memory that my mother had of a day and time in her youth. Knowing my mother as I did, something like it could have happened.

Until the day she died, she believed that all things were possible.

 
The Madonna was a peek into the mind of a young girl who had learned that her magical childhood dreams were not reality, and if those things like looking for buried treasure was not for girls. Girls had to learn to be proper, was a poignant look at what some of us do to our children.

This line from the book stuck in my mind, and will continue to as I watch my grandchildren grow.
'And then I’ll be just like all the rest, she thought, never doing anything that is different or exiting, never do any of the things she had read about, because they were all lies.'

It is a poignant little story that does bring hope at the end.

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Friday, July 22, 2022

“A SHORT DARK TALE THAT INVOLVES GHOSTS, EMOTIONS, AND MURDER. A TALE THAT HAS A VERY INTERESTING TWIST THAT HAD ME GASPING!” AN UNUSUAL GHOST STORY: GEORGE HAINT BY HELEN DIESSNER


In the old South, a haint was a ghost or evil spirit. George Haint, originally begun by Helen Diessner in 2012, takes us into the most unusual ghost story you will probably ever hear.

It is not only a ghost story but a short story of murder most foul and takes place in the mid-1800s, in the Virginia City, Nevada, area during the gold- and silver-mining days. The story contains a lot of local history of the area.

Jade Lazlow

5.0 out of 5 stars A Haunting Story with a Shocking Twist
Reviewed in the United States on May 20, 2022
I was intrigued by the idea of a story begun by the late author, Helen Diessner, and finished as a work of love by Marta Moran Bishop. I also enjoy horror fiction. The story of George Haint pulls you in with its haunting melancholy beginnings. George worked in the gold mines and lived with his wife in their isolated mountain cabin in the desert. The story opens after her death, and George mourns alone. This part of the story was reminiscent of works by Henry James, such as The Romance of Certain Old Clothes or the ambience of The Turn of the Screw. And just when I settled into my expectations, the story took a horrifyingly dark turn. It's not often a story shocks me, but this one did. It's a short work, but well worth the read...with the light on.




Thursday, June 2, 2022

WHEN THE PREDATOR BECOMES THE VICTIM!!!! USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR INGE-LISE GOSS HAS BOOK 5 IN THE TEGEN SERIES ON PRE-ORDER TEGEN ABDUCTION


 

Sara Jones, dead-set on wiping out organized crime, continues her quest to destroy an illegal drug plant in Albuquerque. But it’s been moved. Worse, a friend’s daughter disappeared along with the plant.

Tracking the new plant owner to Kansas City, Sara infiltrates his inner circle to gain information and uncovers a broader plot of murder and deceit. On a date with the owner’s nephew, Sara unexpectedly comes face-to-face with Conner Crussett, her crime boss boyfriend. He claims they have the same goal—to destroy the illicit plant. Last time he made that claim, things didn’t go well. Sara believes he has an ulterior motive for showing up in Kansas City.

Complicating an already dangerous game, word comes that an imprisoned Tegen, who blames Sara for her boyfriend’s death, has escaped. An enraged Tegen wanting revenge is capable of anything. Can Sara find the missing girl, destroy the illicit business and stop the vindictive Tegen?

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WHEN ALL RIGHTS WERE TAKEN AWAY FROM WOMEN, CHILDREN, AND ANYONE WHO WAS NOT RICH AND WHITE. DAWN RISES BOOK 3 IN THE DIVIDE BRINGS US HOPE

“Yes, if we had all made other choices before the last real vote was cast, things would have been different. But now even those of us here w...