Apothic Dark Red Wine

Wine Review ~ Apothic Dark Red Blend

Posted by on November 24, 2015 in Gothic Living, Reviews | 0 Comments

  I’m serving this Apothic Dark Red Blend at Thanksgiving dinner because it’s a beautiful not too sweet, not too dry wine that would appeal to most red wine lovers. I tested it out last week and after the second glass (I had to confirm the results of the first glass and because – wine) decided that this is a […]

Genre, Genre, Why for Art Thou, Genre?

Posted by on November 18, 2015 in Opening the Vein | 0 Comments

The cringe-worthy moment – “My novel is a horror, romance, thriller, mystery, suspense, historical, paranormal, literary work of genius! It’s so unique and creative that it defies genre! Besides, genres are just useless labels. Writing is creative! It shouldn’t be labeled!” *not-so-patient stare* Sadly, these writers don’t understand the industry. Moreover, they don’t understand readers and that, my lovely strangelings, […]


Recipe ~ Shrimp Pockets

Posted by on November 14, 2015 in Gothic Living | 0 Comments

  I call these pockets because they come out looking more like a pocket than roll – for me anyway. It’s a simple, fast recipe that can be served as a side for the family or kept in the fridge to use as a main course for several lunches or dinners. They’re one of my favorite go-to recipes when on […]


Do the Work by Steven Pressfield

Posted by on November 11, 2015 in Reviews | 0 Comments

  5 count them, 5 bats. Do the Work is another gem from author Steven Pressfield’s trove. He also wrote The War of Art – which is a worthy read as well. I like his website too – it has lots of spiffy things for readers and writers alike, including Writing Wednesdays. This is a great book that tells it […]


Captain Morgan’s Cannon Blast

Posted by on November 07, 2015 in Reviews | 2 Comments

  Okay, admittedly, I bought this on a whim because the bottle is so darn cool. Check it out. See. Look. *points to picture* Cool bottle, right? Right. Is it as cool inside? Eh. Depends on your tolerance for sweet rums. If you like citrus and you love syrupy sweet rums, say the coconut flavor, you’d probably enjoy this one. […]