Archive for the ‘Personal Hell’ Category

Grayland By Maddie Delange

Posted: November 13, 2015 by Joy Dawson in Personal Hell

GraylandAfter the loss of her sister, Marina Magaña is lost in a world with out color.  Struggling in her day to day life just to exists, with a dead end job, and no future prospects, her world is falling apart around her.

Marina is a character I got very attached to very quickly, I could feel her pain that burns so deeply.  The character development and build was absolutely amazing, heartbreaking and riveting  From page one I was sucked into Marina’s world, into her pain and loss into her absolute desolation.



Trap Door by Derrick LaCombe

Posted: October 3, 2014 by Joy Dawson in Personal Hell


This series of quick flash fiction leaves you wondering what could happen next in each short little story written by Author Derrick LaCombe.  Each story takes you down a path and it leaves you thinking and wondering where, when and why things are going to happen the way they do.  Or even is there a way to take a step further with each short story.

Filled with Macabre, sad, and thoughtful pieces Trap Door is a quick, but quit fun little read.  Each story stands alone and is well thought out, well written and amazing.   They leave you wanting even more from each story.  But not because the stories don’t reach a conclusion, but because you just want to know more about the world each little flash that Derrick lets you see.

The description for this book over on Amazon tells you, you will question reality,  I did,  that things aaren’talways what they seem, and they’re not.  This book leaves you thinking and wondering on many things as you explore the only recesses of your mind, after each quick look into the worlds that Derrick LaCombe has created with in this book.

And in ever way this book of 10 amazing flash fiction stories shows you that Derrick is an author is not held back by his inability to leave one world, and enter another, but he blossoms and shows his ability to explore other worlds and realms.  This is definitely a great read and something I strongly recommend it.


You can pick up Trap door here 

Derrick was born and raised in the ‘Big Easy'(City of New Orleans). In growing up, his zest for life was shaped by the unique culture of the region which includes world famous Mardi Gras, Cajun food, and a vigorous creative arts scene. It’s these things plus many others that have given him his spice for life, and shaped his creativity and passions. He mixes these ingredients into the subjects he writes about, whether it’s zombies, holiday fantasies, or mysteries, creating an awesome literary gumbo. Join him on the many adventures you’ll take as he explores the rest of his imagination.

If you would like more information on any of his novels, novellas, novelettes, or short stories, contact Derrick at: or

Insanity By Cameron Jace

Posted: September 10, 2014 by Joy Dawson in Personal Hell, Reimagined Classics

18910286At one point or another we all question who we are?  Where we came from?  What brought us to the point we are in our lives.  In Insanity, Author Cameron Jace does this in such a fun and imaginative way.   Alice Wonder killed all her friends, including her boyfriend, or did she?  But what does it matter when the world at large things your insane and have locked you up and thrown away the key?

That’s what Alice Wonder thinks, and she couldn’t be farther from the truth.   Cameron Jace is at it again with his new take on the Alice in wonderland story.  Alice Wonder has been locked up for killing her class mates in a horrible bus crash.  And there is a murderer who has a set of plans that are most sinister.  And now Alice is in a race against time to stop the Cheshire cat from finding what he’s looking for.

This book was read in one night and it was purely amazing I kept going, I need to sleep, and then my brain would go. NO I need to know what happens to Alice next and so I kept reading.  The story is face paced and well rounded, the characters are well developed and thought out.  I personally found myself quickly attached to Alice and her companions and found myself wanting to know more about her and the people surrounding her.

This book is a must read if I do say so myself, and I highly highly recommend this book.  Make sure you check out Insanity today, because Insanity 2 will be released soon, and this  is straight from the author himself  Cameron Jace.

You can pick up your own Copy of Insanity by Cameron Jace here