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A highly engrossing tale, “Madman in the Mirror” is a story about a man – Henry Johnson – who is raised by a psychopath and forced to watch – even as a baby – his father murder people on a regular basis. He is also abused and brainwashed, turning him into a sociopath. Henry stalks and murders people efficiently – he tells himself that he may be a killer, but he doesn’t want people to suffer. He is haunted by hallucinations, including a specter in his mirror that talks to him.
MADMAN IN THE MIRROR
Dracula: Hearts of Stone
After eons of darkness Dracula has come into the light. He must emerge from his suicidal hole to help mankind fight the bad vampires that prey on humans. The author Piers Anthony (now a vampire) tries to help him claw his way out, at the risk of his own existence. Meanwhile, a timid vampire named Michael falls for Lauren, a courageous red sheriff vampire. Even though Michael is frightened of her, he can’t help but pursue the red sheriff.
A 12-year-old girl named Jenny has turned out to be a vampire killer, protecting the innocent wherever she can. But as the evil ones take notice of her, she realizes that she might survive to her teen years.
It’s a tale of romance, fangs and valour.
Georgeanna wrote about Dracula: Hearts of Stone. “Jenny is a serious power for good to be reckoned with and I can't wait to read more about her, Allison, Piers Anthony(yes, the famous author), Michael, Lauren, Boa and Wei, Alexander and Tessy, Moon Diamond and poor Zacharia, and, of course, Dracula.”
You can read excerpts on my author page here:
I didn't take issues with her style at all. In fact, its a great book to read between other books because you can read one section, put it down and go back to it days (or probably weeks) later and not feel lost. She has an overall goal for the year (to be happier) and then each month picks a theme to work on. She then has a few specific goals for each theme and writes about her efforts to achieve the goals. I loved the way she incorporated research about happiness with her own observations and experiences. Of course, some of the things she chose to work on weren't things I'd want to incorporate into my life but others were very thought provoking or reassuring to me. If you're not sure you want to invest in purchasing the book, read a sample. I did that with my Kindle, but I believe you can access samples from her website. Her style is very straightforward so if you like the sample, you're going to like the book and if you don't like the sample, skip the book. If you read it, I'd love to hear your thoughts! Happy reading!