Poem: Going Forward

English: Country Road Country road near to Rus...
English: Country Road Country road near to Rushbrooke, Suffolk. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Summer time, is always a focus time for my writing…  Trying my hand at poetry, cheers!


By Cassie Newell

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You said failure was not an option

Hate to disappoint

Falling down brush it off

I hold my breath for the verbal assault


How quickly I was replaced

It was a slap in the face

I won’t fade

You left, you went away



Your win is my win or so we said

Your win is your win

Selfishness unsaid

Losing time to care


How quickly you were replaced

It was a slap in the face

You won’t fade

I left, I went away

Holding on


You speak loud and clear

It’s your physical cues

I hear your voice without a sound

Sinister smile holds true

Pushing memories away


How quickly it was replaced

It was a slap in the face

Fading away what was left

With little consequence

With little consequence

Infamous-ly fantastic!

There is a lot of buzz about the Hunger Games, I did not board that train, because I didn’t get hooked within the first few chapters so, I gave up.  Maybe I’ll give it a go later, but my excitement is all about Nick, Nick Gautier (pronounced Go-Shay).

Infamous is the title of the 3rd book in the ‘Chronicle’s of Nick’ series written by the talented, Sherrilyn Kenyon.  I received this via my Kindle on March 13th and had it read by March 16th – yep it’s that good, a bit darker but still a great ride!  This is a young adult spin off of one of my favorite characters in the adult paranormal romance series ‘The Dark Hunters’ by the same author.  I have to admit I just want to know what is going to happen with this character and how this will be weaved into ‘The Dark Hunters’ series.  If you haven’t given it a try, you should or at least your teens should… what an adventure and what fun!

About the book:

Now Nick’s saga continues in the next eagerly anticipated volume…

Go to school. Get good grades. Stay out of trouble. That’s the mandate for most kids. But Nick Gautier isn’t the average teenager. He’s a boy with a destiny not even he fully understands. And his first mandate is to stay alive while everyone, even his own father, tries to kill him.

He’s learned to annihilate zombies and raise the dead, divination and clairvoyance, so why is learning to drive such a difficulty? But that isn’t the primary skill he has to master. Survival is.

And in order to survive, his next lesson makes all the others pale in comparison. He is on the brink of becoming either the greatest hero mankind has ever known.


Book Series Order:

1st Book – Infinity

2nd Book – Invincible

3rd Book – Infamous (just released)

4th Book – Inferno – coming soon… March 2013