Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Haiku about Mars and Books with "H" in the title.

I whipped up this little Haiku about Mars. The thing that frustrates me about a Haiku is that you have to follow the rules about the syllables. The first and last line has to have 5 and the middle one can have 6.  I'm not much of a poet either and at one time I didn't even know what a Haiku was until I was in a writing group and we did a poem exercise. Of course it has to be about Mars.

Mars named after war
A place to dream about
Planet still at peace

I was going for some sort of contrast between war and peace. Anyway...Here are some more books from Good Book Alert. They were reviewed by a bunch of picky writers, and to even get discovered in the slush pile is an achievement. We review most genres, when we are open. I seriously need more reviewers. Here we go.....

The Faustian Host : Plymouth Rock is bleeding. Day has turned to night. Hundred-pound hailstones level buildings. The small town of Clement seems cursed, and the residents know who's to blame: the new kid, Tony Marino.

After losing his family and his home, 14-year-old Tony is forced to move from Florida to Massachusetts to attend Kalos Academy, an unconventional school for gifted children. Strange things begin to happen the day he arrives, and soon stories of plagues, monsters, and mystical objects surround him. Refusing to believe superstitions, Tony struggles to explain the occurrences logically, until he comes face to face with a satanic cult determined to bring about the end of the world. Read the review: HERE
Dr. Emma Earl never wanted to be a hero. But when she finds a magic suit of armor that can deflect bullets and turn her invisible, she becomes part of an ancient war between good and evil.

It’s up to Emma as the latest incarnation of the heroic Scarlet Knight to save Rampart City from the fiendish Black Dragoon and his plan to rule first the city and then the whole world.

Read the full review HERE.

When seventeen-year-old Claire Flanagan is wrenched from her father and deposited at the Good Shepherd‘s Home for Wayward Girls, all dreams for Hollywood stardom are lost. But when twenty-year-old Benjamin Russell helps secure her release, she starts to believe in a happy future with him…until she discovers his ex-girlfriend is pregnant.

In this post WWII coming of age novel, Claire discovers the silver screen can‘t compare with the fight she takes on for the leading role in her own life.

Read the full review HERE


UPDATE: I am interviewed here today about my book "Seer of Mars" Click HERE



Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's why I don't do any kind of poetry. I don't work well with the rules.

PT Dilloway, Grumpy Bulldog said...

Haikus can be tough. Thanks for the plug!

Michael Offutt, S.F.A. said...

I enjoy your haiku. Now I shall go in search of a place to contemplate it.

M Pax said...

Nice haiku and those are some fun sounding books, especially the first two :)

ayjay said...

Yeah.. haiku is rough. I have a friend who writes them every day and it is so impressive. Nice job on this one :)

Happy 2nd week!

AJ Lauer
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