Cycles of Time – Revenge is Mine… (A Supernatural Mystery Thriller)
Overall, I liked this book. I even learned some things about real-life Native American culture being interwoven with the storyline that I never knew before. It’s a good read for those who want to read and relax for their pleasure.
Petrone has a wonderful way of writing about horror in hauntingly beautiful descriptions. Especially when it comes from the victims perspective as they die. (I’m aware how odd that sounds, but I found myself rereading these paragraphs, astounded how well she paints death, from the pull of their soul to the numbness of pain.) The two stories mesh in a believable way and you turn the pages looking for evidence, and try to put the pieces together just like detective Hart. There are some editing issues, but nothing too grand that it detracts from the overall story.
This novel is grim, shocking, and I recommend it to anyone who likes fantasy-twisted crime dramas like X-files.
on October 5, 2017
The Fractured Ego… (Book I -Anthology of Poetry)
on October 11, 2018
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The cathartic nature of writing and the near-religious experience that authors and poets go through to give birth to their work is so well expressed in Petrone’s poem titled, “Healing Through Words”. As a person who suffers from ADHD and a touch of OCD, I personally found it difficult not to relate directly to her poem “Being Me”. This work expands on the emotional conflicts of coping with a disability while trying hard to follow a routine course in everyday life—The discovery made is that there is no routine. “Get Over It” deals with PTSD and the assumption by others that, someday, one will be able to forget their trauma and move forward like nothing ever happened.
Surprising additions to this collection are the poet’s tributes to 9/11 and the ensuing war that followed. Petrone’s touching and personal pieces, “The Soldier”, “The Twins”, and “Land Of the Free”, address the issue with candidness and great insight.