Forced to his knees in agony whenever he speaks the truth, Gideon can recognize any lie―until he captures Scarlet, a demon-possessed immortal who claims to be his long-lost wife. He doesn't remember the beautiful female, much less wedding―or bedding―her. But he wants to…almost as much as he wants her. But Scarlet is keeper of Nightmares, … Continue reading ‘The Darkest Lie’ Gena Showalter
Seen as I've reached episode eight, I thought I'd compile a list of all the episodes in my podcast series so far 😀 I ramble, I swear, I often forget what I'm talking about, but I hope they provide at least some entertainment! Episode 1: 'What is poetry?' Episode 2: 'The Guilty Romantic' Episode 3: … Continue reading A Cup of Tea and a Chinwag with Jazz: master post!
Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to the source, presenting a bravura rendition of the great northern tales. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman fashions primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine … Continue reading ‘Norse Mythology’ Neil Gaiman
I can't even begin to describe how excited I was to record today's episode! For the next three or four episodes, I'm going to be discussing books that changed the world and in today's episode, I'm focusing on books that changed the world in regards to their battle against the bans imposed against them. It's … Continue reading A Cup of Tea and a Chinwag with Jazz; Episode 8, ‘Books that changed the world; part I’
Deep in the jungle of Peru, a black, skittering mass devours an American tourist party whole. FBI agent Mike Rich investigates a fatal plane crash in Minneapolis and makes a gruesome discovery. Unusual seismic patterns register in a Indian earthquake lab, confounding the scientists there. The Chinese government "accidentally" drops a nuclear bomb in an … Continue reading ‘The Hatching’ Ezekiel Boone
So, vacations aren't just about gin and tonics and ice cream! Vacation time equals reading time and I have some pretty awesome books and magazines lined up for my week away. Norse Mythology Neil Gaiman Night Music John Connolly (the sequel to the incredible Nocturnes) The Hatching Ezekiel Boone (slightly apprehensive as I'm really scared of spiders) And of course, what … Continue reading Jazz’s super epic vacation reads!
No bloopers today, I'm afraid, guys! But in today's episode I'm discussing humanity's fixation with ancient myths and the creatures and characters that play a central role within them. Be sure to stayed tuned for an exclusive: 'The Myth of Medusa; Abridged' ;D Feel free to check out the episode here. Oh and please excuse … Continue reading A Cup of Tea and a Chinwag with Jazz; Episode 7, ‘The Magic of Myths’
Oh I've been very bad with keeping up with my WWW Wednesdays. I work shift work so I get very confused with the days (that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it so shush!). Anyhow, WWW Wednesday is a weekly (or monthly, if you're me) meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words. To … Continue reading WWW Wednesday – 21st June 2017
For two centuries Jacob Marlowe has wandered the world, enslaved by his lunatic appetites and tormented by the memory of his first and most monstrous crime. Now, the last of his kind, he knows he can't go on. But as Jake counts down to suicide, a violent murder and an extraordinary meeting plunge him straight … Continue reading ‘The Last Werewolf’ Glen Duncan
Why is that reading is seen as something 'geeky' and 'weird'? I've had a couple of incidents at work where I've been openly teased for my love of books and the sheer enjoyment I get out of losing myself in a fictional world. We have this points system in the hotel where I work; … Continue reading Bookworm Bullying; why do readers get such a bad name?