Monday, November 26, 2012


As you can see the left side of my blog is being taken up by my books and links to other Indie authors!  I am going to keep doing this for each of the authors I love but it takes time so if you are one of my authors I will get to you.  Just click the pictures and away you go to their facebook pages!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Dead Embers By T.G. Ayer Review

Dead Embers (Valkyrie, #2)Dead Embers by T.G. Ayer

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Note I received a copy for an Honest Review.  I did this review for Bex N Books
Dead Embers picks up immediately from where Dead Radiance finished.  And trust me it was heart wrenching! This book takes a darker turn than book one and it makes the book.  The dark undertone takes nothing away but gives everything to the plot.  This book takes you further into the world of Norse Mythology and takes you on a thrilling dark twisty ride that will leave you breathless and on the edge of your seat.  The romantic parts of the relationship are now flowing a bit easier and are more believable.  This is a great follow up to book one!  This book is full of emotion and action that anybody who likes books based in mythology will love!  A Solid 5 stars!  I reiceved a copy of this for an honest review and did this review for

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Monster Within By Katherine Rochholz Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved

I flip the channels on the television. I am sick of all these black and white monster movies. They were big in the 1940’s. Now that was a time to live in for a monster. They started to romanticize us; I had a blast. I miss those days. Where I could at least be myself; until they started to romanticize the monsters, we were hunted. And a hunt is how I ended up the monster I am. This is my story.

“Henry,” my wife called out to me. “Lord Baron is at the door.”

I looked up from my journal. I couldn’t stand that man, but he was the leader of our little group of monster hunters. “Coming, love.” I stood up from my desk and threw my journal in the drawer locking it.

“Henry! Old man, how are you?” Lord Baron greeted me as I walked into the drawing room.

“Jacob.” I said in a way of greeting. “What has caused the pleasure of your company?”

“Heard about a monster or two, werewolves I think. I am not sure if it is only one or two, but it seems like a lot of death for just one.”

“They are nasty things to hunt during the full moon cycle. Do we have an idea who their mortal host is?”

“No.” Jacob stated simply as the maid set down our tea tray, a tray I knew would sit untouched, but it was the proper thing to offer.


“How about a nice brandy?”

I knew he would ask, so I walked to the bar and poured him a good portion. “Here you are.” I stated and sat down across from him.

“So when do you want to start the hunt?”

“Tomorrow night is the first night of the full moon.”

“Fine. You contact the others?”

“Of course. How is that little project to try to increase our strength going?”

“I am going to test it on myself later.”

“Shouldn’t you try it on a servant first?”

“Should the servants really have that much strength if it works?” I said, though I was a fair boss and didn’t believe my help was below myself, I didn’t want to endanger their lives, however Lord Baron thought otherwise.

“Fair point. Let me know how it goes.” Jacob finished his brandy and stood up to leave.

I stood with him. “Jacob, until tomorrow.” I stated and showed him out.

“What did he want?” My wife asked.

“Love, just business. We are going to have a meeting tomorrow night. I won’t be back until late.”

“I hate your meetings.”

“I know, but they must happen.” I kissed my wife’s check and retreated back to my study.

I pulled out my journal once more and started to look over my notes. I had brewed the formula yesterday, and let it set. It was a moment of truth. A moment that would have defined our hunting expeditions.

I drank it. At first nothing happened and then a burning sensation traveled through me. It threw me to the ground; I thought I for sure was going to die. But I didn’t. I stood up. Nothing about me had changed. I was upset. I tried to pick up the desk but could not; that meant the last three months were for naught. I would have to start from scratch again another day.

The next night I took my horse and rode off to meet up with Jacob and the rest of the group of hunters. When I got there they were all there looking quite worried, the town had already been destroyed by the monsters. The moon wasn’t even up fully yet. What type of being were we dealing with? “What happened?” I asked.

“We do not know. The moon isn’t even high in the sky.” Jacob responded.

“What are we dealing with?”

“A monster of the likes we have never seen before.” An older man came up to us.

“Lord Earle.” I said in way of a greeting.

“Henry, my man. Did your potion work?”

“Richard, it did not I am afraid. It is back to the beginning.”

“Pity. I have a feeling we could have used it with this beast.”

“Well, let’s get to it.” Jacob stated and mounted his horse.

We rode in silence. It seemed like days, but only hours before we heard the howl. We knew that it was only a matter of time before it was upon us. We jumped off our horses and prepared for the beast. We waited only moments but it felt an eternity.

The beast came into the clearing, and I gasped. It was huge. It was larger than any wolf we had hunted before; about three times the size! Its teeth dripped with blood, it walked on hind legs like a man, but was quick. Before I could figure out what had happened he had Byron and Richard both on the ground at its feet. Their throats were ripped from them, and they chocked on their own blood.

I was upset. So upset that the feeling of death came over me, just like the day before when I had taken my potion. The next thing I knew was blackness. When I awoke the next day I lay in a pool of blood. The bodies of all the hunters as well as a new body, which must have been the wolf, lay dismembered and scattered around me. There was blood on my hands, in my mouth, and in my hair, all round me there was blood.

I stood and discovered I was naked. I quickly grabbed a blood stained coat and ran. The horses were even killed. I could do nothing but run. I ran all the way back to town. I ran to my house and threw myself into my study. I had no idea what happened. No clue but I knew I would be labeled a coward. Because I had lived.

I stayed in my office for days. I only came out to eat with my wife. Soon Lord Baron’s nephew and heir came to see me. I answered the door. “Lord Baron.” I said as a greeting.

“Lord Jekyll.” He came into my foyer, and removed his coat. “I came to talk about what happened to my uncle. I take it you were injured which is why you haven’t came out with the rest of the hunters.”

“Yes. Please come with me to the drawing room. We can discuss it there.” I walked into the drawing room and right to the bar. I poured both of us a large brandy. “Here you are Lord Baron.”

“Thank you Sir.” He said and accepted the drink; he took a large drink before speaking.

I sat down across from him and waited. I was unsure of what he would say.

“I will get to the point. You are the only one that lived. What happened?”

“The wolf was larger than any we had ever seen. It was about three times the size. It walked upon hind legs. It attacked. I ran to attack it, upon seeing Jacob and Richard killed. The next thing I knew I woke up in a pool of blood.”

“Why did it let you live?”

“We were able to kill it somehow. I don’t know when or how.”

“It is interesting that you were the only one that lived. Especially since you tested your concoction on yourself that night my uncle came to tell you about the hunt.”

“I don’t like you implication.”

“You don’t have to coward.”

“I am no coward.” My blood began to boil. I, again, felt death upon me. Before I knew it my world had gone black, the last thing I heard was a scream.

I came too just hours later. I lay quite nude in my drawing room. Blood and body parts all around me once more, and worse my wife stood in the doorway. “Love?”

“Mr. Edward Hyde says to congratulate you on finding a woman such as me.” She stated.

“Mr. Hyde?”

“He said that was his name. The monster you became.”

“I… A monster?”

“Yes. You killed Lord Baron when he called you a coward.”


“Well, you did not this Mr. Hyde did. But he is really you…”

I just stared at my wife. At that moment I knew that I had made a mistake. In an attempt to play god, God had turned me into the very thing I hated… A monster…

“We will return after these messages.” The announcer states bringing me back to the present. I sigh. My love had long since passed. She had lived a normal mortal life, by my side. She loved me no matter the monster I became. She was the last person to truly accept Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as one in the same.

I turn off the television. It is playing the 1940’s version of the movie based upon a romanticized version of my life. My friend Sir Stevenson had written my life as a short story and found his fame. I sigh and know that one day Mr. Hyde will be back and there was nothing I can do to stop him… Nothing I want to do to stop him… I have finally embraced the monster within…

Monday, November 19, 2012

Compulsion (Moon Coven, #1) K.B. Miller Review

Compulsion (Moon Coven, #1)Compulsion by K.B. Miller

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love books with witches and since I enjoyed Haunted by this author I knew I would give this a try.  I am a fan of details, but sometimes it seemed like a lit being thrown at you, but for the most part that doesn't take way from the experience of this book.  Not only did this book have witches and ghosts and other things that go bump it was all surrounded by a family secret!  As you travel down through this journey with the main character you are on the edge of your seat and in the end your itch for more just intensifies.  It is a fantastic read.  And I can't wait for the next installment.

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Soul's Gate James L. Rubart Review

Soul's GateSoul's Gate by James L. Rubart

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is a wow book!

“Every now and then we get a break from reality. A glimpse into the other world that is more real than the reality we live in 99 percent of our days. The Bible is about a world of demons and angels and great evil and even greater glory.”

What if you could travel inside another person’s soul? To battle for them. To be part of Jesus healing their deepest wounds. To help set them free to step boldly into their divinely designed future.

Thirty years ago that’s exactly what Reece Roth did. Until tragedy shattered his life and ripped away his future.

Now God has drawn Reece out of the shadows to fulfill a prophecy spoken over him three decades ago. A prophecy about four warriors with the potential to change the world . . . if Reece will face his deepest regret and teach them what he has learned.

They gather at a secluded and mysterious ranch deep in the mountains of Colorado, where they will learn to see the spiritual world around them with stunning clarity—and how to step into the supernatural.

Their training is only the beginning. The four have a destiny to pursue a freedom even Reece doesn’t fully fathom. But they have an enemy hell-bent on destroying them and he’ll stop at nothing to keep them from their quest for true freedom and the coming battle of souls.

“Readers with high blood pressure or heart conditions be warned: this is a seriously heart-thumping and satisfying read that goes to the edge, jumps off, and 'builds wings on the way down.'” —Publishers Weekly

I have always had a bit of an addiction to books, all books, including christian, and this will take you on a ride you won't forget.  Even after you put this book down it leaves you thinking and you want more! In this book the journey of the main characters shows you the extent God will go to save a soul.  It leaves you to think about life, and the choices we face and the actions we take.  I love Christian Fantasy and this is some of the best I have ever read!  I love this book!

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012


A New Anthology that I am in, Well I wrote it under my pen name Kate Charles but you guys should check it out!!! 

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I want you to imagine that the world as we know it has ended. Total Apocalypse.
You only have yourself and one other person you can rely on. There is no power, no water, and you are armed with only a backpack of supplies. In your backpack there are matches, four bottles of water, enough food to make it three days, and one weapon. Spin a web of survival, danger, and conflict. Tell us why the world as you knew it ended, tell us your fears, make up a world in which nothing is the same and survival is hard, and the world is against you. Tell us what you would do, where you would go, how you would get food and water, how you would protect yourself, and how you would make your life over again. You could even throw in some romance and meet some new people to help you on your journey.

11 authors, 11 different stories, one main idea…welcome to the APOCALYPSE…

Monday, November 12, 2012

NaNoWriMo Days 10/11/12

I have turned to become a rebel this year! I am going to work on Katy Lily for the rest of the year, and in January will be doing a Rebel NaNoWriMo where I will finish up Demonic Savior for Spring Release. Until then Viva La Katy Lily Series! Oh FYI here are the schools and their motto of the Katy Lily World!!!

North America:
Bridgett’s School for the Magical Arts
True Magic Lies Within

The Elizabeth Institute of Magic
Power is Magic

Cleopatra’s Magical Institute
The Beauty of Magic is in Nature

Athene’s School of Magical Enlightenment
Magic is True Knowledge

South America:
Salvador’s School of Fine Magical Arts
Magic is Art. Magic is Passion

The Areeba Magical Institute
The Soul is Magic

Neuge’s School of Magical Refinement
Magic Knows No Limits

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

NaNoWriMo Day 6 11/06/2012

Nothing... Man I got nothing!  I have been blocked and it is annoying!  Thought this posted yesterday...  So I leave you with this...

The very first sketch of Katy Lily!

Monday, November 5, 2012

NaNoWriMo Day 5 11/05/2012

Got some writing done today but not a lot... I will catch up but it may be a bit of time... That being said I am playing with new ideas...

Price of a Bounty By S.L. Wallace Review

Price of a BountyPrice of a Bounty by S.L. Wallace
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I quite enjoyed that book, I generally don't read a lot or write a lot with different POV, so I was surprised how I truly enjoyed this one, most of the time I can be left feeling confused and lost.  But this book is written very well.  There are a few spots where see a lot of repeated information, but I didn't mind this very much.  It was fast paced and kept me flipping the pages.  I still really don't the multiple POV and wish it would have been done in 3rd person but that being said that really doesn't distract one from the story line and the plot, which is great!  I love the characters and I love the storyline.  Some of the wording seemed a bit redundant or a bit forced, but that can be easily overlooked.  I give this a 3 1/2, rounding up to 4 for review sites.

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

NaNoWriMo 11/5/2012 Day 4

Failed again... major headache!  Got up posting this got a caramel brulee latte thinking caffeine would help... it has not... going home and back to bed...

Saturday, November 3, 2012

NaNoWriMo 11/03/2012 Day 3

Well I haven't written anything yet!!!  But I have a new Idea!!!!  Here is the new Idea and I think after I make sure Katy Lily 3 gets out and the 2 companions are released I work work on this short novella.  I have it started about 500 words in but for you here is the story line:


Raven was a teenage girl... except she had a secret.  She is a victim of a bully.  She writes about her struggles.  She falls into a depression she only sees one way out... She takes her own life...
She is sentenced to Hell for taking her life.  While there facing her punishment in the seventh circle a being notices her.  They bargain for her soul...
She is sent back to Earth as a harbinger, a bringer of death.  She spends much of her time in her mortal form, going on about her life.  Trying to live a life she gave up is impossible... however she has a chance to make a new life, with a curse...
When she is not in her mortal form she is in a form of a raven in which she brings death to the mortals in her assigned section of the world...
With hopes she might learn how precious the gift of life really is...

Copyright 2012 Katherine Rochholz
All Rights Reserved

Friday, November 2, 2012

Friday 11/02/12 NaNoWriMo Day 2


Second it was a fail day for NaNo only 200 words, but I will make it up this weekend.

And Finally my subject of the day: NaNoWriMo Rebels (my favorite rebels... okay okay so I am sucker for rebels in general!)

First what is a Rebel?


Some examples of rebellion projects done by Wrimos include:
Nonfiction books
Completing or adding on to previously started works
Graphic novels and other art projects
Unrelated fiction writing projects, none of which pass 50,000 words
Unrelated short stories (although this is debatable, as some short story anthologies consist of unrelated stories)
World and RPG developing
Video game scripts and code
Transcribing letters and journals
Rewriting and revising old projects
Outlines for novels or other projects

Rebels often use Nanowrimo's frantic get-it-done energy to complete projects outside the initial scope intended by Chris Baty when he originally laid out the guidelines. Some even set the same word goal of 50,000 words or an equivalent (for example, an art project might involve 50 pictures). Whether or not to verify their word count and get the winner goodies is up to the rebel--some may choose to do so if they meet their goals, whereas others choose to leave their bars purple. While Rebels are acknowledged and welcomed by the OLL, there are no official Rebel-specific website tools or merchandise.

It should be noted that the following fall within the guidelines and are not considered Rebel projects:
Fanfiction/derivative works (Nano does not rule on the content, as long as it is fiction; in fact, as of 2012 there's a fanfiction forum under Genre Lounges)
Fictional memoirs (again, as long as it is (mostly) fictional, it falls within guidelines)
Short stories with a common theme/setting/characters (related short stories are often published as anthologies in one book)
Rewriting an old work (as long as previously written prose is not used)

So There you are in a nutshell... Rebels are not cheaters!  They are Rebels!  The goal is simple to get your words on paper!!!!

Happy NaNo Everybody and Enjoy!

Just Go Twila Vernon Review

Just GoJust Go by Twila Vernon

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this book!  It was the perfect follow up to STAY! Which I also loved! I loved the characters, the plot, EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS BOOK!!! If you love romances you will love this book. The characters are written perfectly, the plot doesn't drag, before you know it you have read the book wanting more!!! Pick this book up today and you won't regret it!

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Promise Lauren Hunter Review

The PromiseThe Promise by Lauren  Hunter

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Note I was provided this for free to review: That being said it did not effect my love for this book! I must say it has been awhile since a historical romance has caught my attention! I read this book very quickly! I loved the banter between the Duke and Lady Elizabeth and I loved the concept! True Soul mates exist and not even death can separate them. I love historical romance but a lot of modern ones have left me disappointed due to the lack of research with their time period, however Lauren Hunter's writing shows she took the time to make it accurate and believable for the time period she has written about and to me that is one of the most important aspects of historical fiction of any kind. There is a lot of back and forth between the Duke and Lady Elizabeth and even though Lady Elizabeth tries to rebuke the Duke, he is determined to win her. This all leads to a plot twist that I didn't see coming! If you are a fan of historical romance this book if for you! A very solid 5!

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NaNoWriMo Diary Day 1

So NaNoWriMo has started and I am almost a couple thousand words into Demonic Savior!!! Yay!!!! Finished the images for my simple teaser trailer as well!  And wrote about a 2k word short story!!!!  So my day has started off good so far!  Also because I am Catholic please just take a moment to remember those who have passed before us; as today is All Souls Day.

I remember:
John Charles Rochholz (My Dad)
Marcus Russell Rochholz (Brother)
Mitchell Riordan Rochholz (Brother)
Martin Rory Rochholz (Brother)
Bernice Agnes Kitchen (Maternal Grandmother)
Evelyn LaVonne Rochholz (Paternal Grandmother)
Raymond Lee Rochholz (Paternal Grandfather)
Ross Jay Kitchen (Maternal Grandfather)
Jon Bernard Kitchen (Uncle)
Bridget Agnes Campbell (Maternal Great Grandmother)