19
Sep
14

Did I hear that right?

I was talking with a friend and somehow we got on the topic of our pets.   I’m a dog person and she’s a cat’s meow, but still I gave her the chance to blow off some steam.   It turns out that her cat has a bladder infection.   She said that it was so bad that the poor little thing couldn’t clean itself after going to the bathroom.    I said, “Really?”   To that she replied, “Oh yeah.   So I clean him.”   For the next few seconds all I could think about was how she gets the hair off her tongue…

Keeping it real.   J/W

 

24
Feb
14

How could I forget – anothe free Kindle promo…

Hi folks,

Don’t know how I forgot, but I did.   My first ghost story ‘Touches’ is also in this weeks Kindle freebies from Amazon.   You’re sure to like this one:

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful

By    Shirley Priscilla  JohnsonTOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 22, 2004

Format: Paperback

  In this novel we find a young couple, David and Julie.  Tired of the humdrum of their existence, they longed to open a Bed and Breakfast in an old home.
After searching they felt they found just the place in the old Bender house, but they were not aware of the danger that awaited them there.
Moving in, Julie is left alone while David finishes up some work in the city. Julie begins to experience a presence and sees shadows throughout the house. Thinking at first it is only her imagination, Julie tries to lose herself in the vision of the future and their plans.  However, the supernatural forces at work were determined this would not happen.
What was happening here? She had to know as she searches desperately trying to find the history of the house and a possible clue to what was happening.  What she finds out fills her being with fear.
As the story progresses it becomes more intense as the presence in the house brings death and the near loss of her husband. Will they make it out of this house alive?
Wow!  What a ride.
This work is a real page turner as you sit glued to your seat unable to put it down. Heart thumping, you have to know what secret is within the walls of the Bender house; and you silently pray that Julie will be able to battle the forces that hold her husbands life  and their future in their hands.
Horror fans will love this one. Recommended.
Shirley Johnson

 

By    Cathy on April 25, 2012

Format: Paperback

  Purchased this book years ago and never read it. Never heard of the author but the story sounded interesting. Every time I saw it sitting on my bookshelf my curiosity was peeked but i never picked it up. Finally, after it sat staring at me for 30 minutes as I was on the computer, I decided it was time. It was a quick read and I really enjoyed it. I googled the author and found he has written two other books, I Am Maker and another titled Ferryman. I plan on reading these too as I’m curious to see how his writing has developed and they both sound like something I would enjoy.

By    Stacey Harlow on August 5, 2007

Format: Paperback

  This book is wonderfully written. It was an emotional, scary, spooky ride full of goose bumps, laughs, and even some tears. I could relate with the characters, picture the scenery, and enjoyed this book very much. I highly recommend it.
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Actually for the rest of this week, 3 of my books are free on Kindle (Touches, The Secret and Eleven Till Midnight).    Stock up, enjoy and feel free to drop me a line on what you thought!
J/W

 

22
Feb
14

Free Kindle Promotion – ‘The Secret’

Hi Everyone,

My free Kindle promotion is back on ‘The Secret’.    Get it for free starting Monday the 24th through Friday the 28th.    If you missed it the first time, here’s your chance.

‘The Secret’ is a light-hearted paranormal romance that leaves you with a smile.

Vince Campbell isn’t like other recent college graduates. While they hit the bars on Friday night, he loads up his Civic with ‘Have you seen this girl’ posters and heads out to neighboring towns and states. While they mingle on the dance floor, he searches shelters and morgues. While other guys are looking for a one-night stand, he thinks of only one girl. His entire life: past, present and future, could be summed up as a relentless search that began the night of the Sadie Hawkins Christmas dance during his senior year in high school. That was the night that Katrina Watson vanished without a trace in the labyrinth behind the old Thornton mansion. That was the night a part of him died.

The only lead the cops ever had in Kat’s disappearance was the reference in her diary to some secret she intended to share with Vince the night she vanished. Only one problem – no one had any idea what that secret might be. Not even Vince.

According to urban legend, Kat wasn’t the labyrinth’s first victim. It took the Thornton’s twin boys over a hundred years ago. What kind of mind designs a three-dimensional labyrinth? How can the perfectly trimmed grass and hedges that line its paths never need tending too? Why was the stone wall around it, built to keep people out? Could Kat’s secret have shed any light on the mystery, and more importantly, did it have anything to do with the disappearance of Vince Campbell himself some five years later?

CLICK THE BOOK COVERS TO THE RIGHT AND GO TO THE KINDLE VERSIONS.   Please give them a try and let me know what you think.     Jonathon Wise

21
Dec
13

Just how smart are we?

I saw this on the AP Wire out of Kentucky…

A guy got his 1968 Camaro stuck in the mud.   After countless attempts to push it out with the help of his “crew”, he got this great idea.   One of his buddies pulled up behind the Camaro in a 4WD pickup to push it out.   To keep from doing any damage to either car or truck, the owner of the Camaro slid between the vehicles, sat on the front bumper of the pickup, stuck out his legs and braced his feet against the rear bumper of the Camaro.    The last thing he yelled before both knees blew out was, “Gun it!”

Sometimes I wonder how we made it this far.   J/W

 

29
Nov
13

Free horror and paranormal romance for those who dare….

Hi Everyone,

It’s almost over but there’s still time to get Kindle versions of two of my books ‘Eleven Till Midnight’ and ‘The Secret’ for FREE.    Time runs out at midnight on the 30th.   I’m hoping that a few of you might give them a try and post a review.

‘Eleven Till Midnight’ is dark horror at its best.

An atmospheric anomaly felt simultaneously around the world causes a brief disruption in communication and electrical service. After a tense moment everything appears to return to normal. That is until a metaphysical change begins to slowly emerge in everyone. First come glimpses of alternate lives, dreams of different pasts and potential futures so real that they conjure feelings and memories that extend well beyond the moment. But visions of the familiar are only the initial symptoms of the transformation. Minor hemorrhaging signals the onset of the final stage – an awakening to merging realities that is quickly followed by a violent and inexplicable death. As man’s reign comes to a horrifying close, our primary characters must cope with the visions of what could have been as they spend their final moments in a desperate fight to reunite with those they love.

‘The Secret’ is a light-hearted paranormal romance that leaves you with a smile.

Vince Campbell isn’t like other recent college graduates. While they hit the bars on Friday night, he loads up his Civic with ‘Have you seen this girl’ posters and heads out to neighboring towns and states. While they mingle on the dance floor, he searches shelters and morgues. While other guys are looking for a one-night stand, he thinks of only one girl. His entire life: past, present and future, could be summed up as a relentless search that began the night of the Sadie Hawkins Christmas dance during his senior year in high school. That was the night that Katrina Watson vanished without a trace in the labyrinth behind the old Thornton mansion. That was the night a part of him died.

The only lead the cops ever had in Kat’s disappearance was the reference in her diary to some secret she intended to share with Vince the night she vanished. Only one problem – no one had any idea what that secret might be. Not even Vince.

According to urban legend, Kat wasn’t the labyrinth’s first victim. It took the Thornton’s twin boys over a hundred years ago. What kind of mind designs a three-dimensional labyrinth? How can the perfectly trimmed grass and hedges that line its paths never need tending too? Why was the stone wall around it, built to keep people out? Could Kat’s secret have shed any light on the mystery, and more importantly, did it have anything to do with the disappearance of Vince Campbell himself some five years later?

CLICK THE BOOK COVERS TO THE RIGHT AND GO TO THE KINDLE VERSIONS.   Please give them a try and let me know what you think.    I look forward to chats with you here on LibraryThing.   Jonathon Wise

27
Nov
13

Free Books!!!

From now until the end of the month on Amazon.com, you can get the Kindle version of two of my books ‘The Secret’ and ‘Eleven Till Midnight’ for FREE!

Please check them out and post a review.

‘Eleven Till Midnight’ is a very dark look at the end of the world.

‘The Secret’ is a light, fun jaunt through the tribulations of young love.

I hope you enjoy! J/W

12
Nov
13

The Best New Horror Series on Television… and the winner is

If you haven’t seen it yet – you should.   I’m talking about the Sundance series ‘The Returned’.   If you’re tire of any of the following in a horror series:

1) Twenty-something models playing high school kids

2) Shows where just about every dam character is either a vampire, wolf, ghost, witch or zombie

3) Terrible scripts with forced action that makes absolutely no sense whatsoever

4) Shows where the kids are somehow wiser and more intelligent that their parental counterparts

5) etc…

…then you love ‘The Returned’.    Why is it that we (USA) have such a hard time producing a realistic and believable horror show?   Shows where kids are kids – not perfect, stylish symbols of what will never be, but real life, kids with the imperfections that we can all identify with.   Why is it that our shows appear to value special effects over storyline and acting?

‘The Returned’ is a wonderful show with incredible acting.   To put it quite simply – how would you react if your deceased brother or sister of 5 years suddenly showed up on your doorstep – looking and acting exactly as they did the day before they died?   How would they respond to the news that you and your parents buried them 5 years ago?   What would society do?

Don’t let the subtitles scare you off – if you don’t give this show a try you’ll never know just how good television can be when people actually care about what they produce.

J/W




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