Latest Art and Book Review: The Lie Spinners

Hey Everyone!

Hope you all are keeping in good health.

After quite a few months of sabbatical, I took to photomanip once again. It’s a great way to de-stress and freshen up over the weekend.

My latest digital artwork is my interpretation of the final battle in the book ‘Deception Dance‘ by Rita Stradling. I really loved the book and when I read through the second book (an ARC) this vision kept going in my head, and so you have The Final Battle. I share this here with you. Hope you all like it as much as I enjoyed making it. 🙂

The Final Battle
The Final Battle

 

And here’s my review of Lie Spinners  the latest work by Rita Stradling :

 

The Lie Spinners (The Deception Dance, # 2)The Lie Spinners by Rita Stradling

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I loved the first book-‘Demon Dance’ and was looking forward to the second book. I am glad to say that it is so much more than what I was expecting.

Rita Stradling creates an intense plot that is edgy, thrilling and has many OMG moments. There is a whole new world of demons and demon hunters-a world of deceit, treachery, and cold-blooded politics; where everyone has a hidden agenda and will do anything to achieve it.

The story is exciting, more gripping and fast-paced as compared to the first book, and I was disappointed when it ended. Characters mature so does the author. Many new characters are introduced in this book, and there are surprises at every turn of the page.

A bit of editing may still be required, along with a thorough once over. Couple of spelling and grammar mistakes were visible, but these are minor hiccups, easily reparable.

To sum-up-the book is a good read, and I would recommend it to everyone. Rita has done a good job and is definitely an author to watch out for.

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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The Other World

A quick little post to share with everyone.

My deviation – ‘The Other World‘ was declared one of the winners of the Halloween Contest hosted by Selunia on Deviantart.com.

The Other World ©2012 ~ssimon14

 

We were supposed to  create a deviation using any three of the stocks provided by her. I used her pics of a cat (tiny thing in the center of the vortex), the setting sun sky and the buildings along with pics provided by others.  Thanks to all the stock providers for some wonderful pictures. Credit details are given here.

Some new creations are also there in my gallery. You can click here to see them.

Hope you like them too. 🙂

Thank you for all your support. 🙂

 

Artwork

When i feel bored and fidgety, but not too lazy , i sometimes try my luck at doing some artwork . And one or two of these i share today.

I began this thinking of doing some abstract design, you know the swirling designs you often get to see on cover pages of old books. But then one thing let to another and this was the finished result. I couldn’t make up my mind over what color to use and so you see four colors here. Red, blue, green, black– some of my favorites. I have named this ‘The Peacock’.

The below one is the swirly design i was talking of earlier. This is a bookmark. I have used black here. And then i covered it with used plastic, so that the paint does not transfer onto my books .