The man in the novel was Sebastian Rodrigues, a Portuguese Jesuit priest sent to Japan in the 17th century. He was there to minister to Japanese Catholics suffering under a brutal regime and also to find out what had happened to his mentor, a priest rumored to have renounced the faith under torture. (New York Times article excerpt. Click on image below to read the excellent article by Paul Elie.)
The beloved Easter Bunny, or EB as he is known to his friends and loyal fans, has given Eugene Taylor’s The Rhythm of Life CD five carrots! When asked why he gave Taylor’s music such a high rating, he said,
“Most of the stuff I’m hearing these days sounds the same. Taylor’s CD made me want to hop like I used to. It brought out the hopeful bunny in me. Yes, even the Easter Bunny gets in a rut sometimes, listening to all the awful news on TV and hearing the same old mind-numbing rump a thump thumping banter that gets the vast majority of airplay. I just can’t stop listening to Eugene Taylor’s music. The guy is brilliant! His musical partner, what’s his name, is OK too.”
When asked about a favorite track on The Rhythm of Life album, he said,
“I have two favorite tracks. The Rhythm of Life because of it’s great groove and Tears because I like bears. Although I like them better with eyes. You just have to listen to it if you don’t know what I’m talking about.”
We asked EB if he purchased the digital copy of the album or the actual CD.
“I downloaded the digital album off Amazon. Here’s the link. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01EE9NJB4/ref=dm_ws_sp_ps_dp. People should get it and support Taylor. I think the music is outstanding. It’s fresh, good for hopping and good for hoping. Listen to it while munching on a good carrot.”
For more information about Eugene Taylor and his music visit http://www.drumprophet.com
Judge for yourself.
At last, EB and I received our copy of Fireside Popsicles. We could not put the blasted thing down. We are almost finished reading and are wondering if the brain damage is permanent. We saw no warning label on the book, so we dove right in. By the time we got to the thirteenth story, EB and I were ready for spiked carrots.
Congrats to Sheila Hall and M.c. O’Neill at Fireside Press for putting it all together – an to all of the authors that participated in this unique anthology. If you want your very own copy of this little gem, click here.
In less than two months, Easter will be here. Make sure you stock up on Peeps!
To celebrate the official release, the book will be available as a free Kindle book on March 5,6,7,8, and 9, 2014.
In a statement issued earlier today EB says:
“I hope folks will enjoy this clever and amusing story. I’ve endorsed it as one of the best books written in the spirit of Easter. And, although Easter is all about the risen Jesus and not about me, although lovable bunny that I am, I would recommend it for general audiences. So, grab a carrot, get the book, and enjoy a good read.” – EB
An anthology of Bizarro and Horror fiction. – Stories with a twist ending, that will thrill and chill you by the fireside.
If you like sizzling, fantastic, horrific, suspenseful, and wonderfully bizarre story telling, then grab your copy of this anthology. You can do so by going to the Kickstarter campaign and claiming your copy. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1782991740/fireside-popsicles.
Please support this project and all of the folks that made it possible. Not doing so will fulfill the doomsday prophecy.
Let’s keep the world Apocalypse free. Order your copy of Fireside Popsicles today!
Here is a list of the authors.
James Ward Kirk
Jeremy C. Shipp
Mercedes Murdock Yardley
Alex S. Johnson
Max Booth III
Baz Barry NoVa
Trevor Paul Halliday
EB and I had appointments with the dentist for our regular check ups. I wasn’t exactly looking forward to it. But EB became obsessed with not going. He kept trying to convince me to cancel the appointment. I told him that would not be wise, especially the way he chomps on carrots. Neither of us had been to the dentist for awhile. He wouldn’t stop insisting on canceling our appointment. So, I finally gave in and was about to call the dentist. He was him being such a baby. I’d just about had it.
That was, until EB read Dave Eccles’ new book Darke Times. It’s an intense collection of short stories. All of a sudden, EB insisted that we not cancel our appointment. I didn’t know what got into him. He was a different rabbit. I thought he had developed a form of rabbit schizophrenia.
When I asked EB why he changed his mind about the dentist, he gave me Dave’s creepy story to read, “The Teeth Police.” I read it and decided that EB was right. We’d better keep our appointment less we suffer the same fate as the poor fool in the story. It scared the carrots out of EB, and I had to agree that it would not be wise to upset our dentist.
We both made it out of the dentist office in one piece. Thanks to Kelly who was great. She even downloaded a free copy of A Rabbit’s Tale An Easter Story which is free on Amazon until end of day Saturday. We didn’t feel a thing as she worked on our teeth, and by some miracle EB had no cavities, neither did I.
Life is good.