Dragons and Healers: Enukara Book One

New release!! First in my Enukara Book Series featuring shape shifting dragons!

The dragons came to earth seeking an Enukara. The invasion was silent, taking decades to unfold. The first generation was smarter than humans, sent to befriend, learn, and study the local inhabitants. They crippled Earth’s technology with minimal effort. The second generation were the foot soldiers and devastated any human opposition. The following generations reproduced quickly and took Earth by sheer numbers. Resources grew slim. Rolling blackouts, burnt crops, and ravaged livestock forced man to retaliate. Thirty years passed before the first Enukara. A simple act of kindness from a human toward a dragon triggered the miracle. The human was blessed with the ability to heal another’s wound. The dragon bonded to him was granted immortality. The price for this gift was simple. The dragon’s life was bound to the human. If the human died, so would the dragon. The human could only heal another if the energy was transferred through the dragon. If he touched someone of his own accord, the transfer would drain him, leaving him lifeless. The dragon was forced to take on the role of guardian, forever protecting his human if he wanted to survive.

The greed of dragons and humans was underestimated. For if an Enukara’s life was taken by another, they would inherit the immortality blessed to the dragon. Both human and dragon could steal this gift. This discovery led to the death of thousands of Enukaras over the next sixty years. Most Enukaras were slain days after the blessing.

The dynamics changed when one dragon killed his own Enukara out of desperation. The power he inherited was unfathomable. This dragon hunted and killed every immortal who had slain an Enukara. He eliminated all remaining Enukaras and a semblance of peace ensued.

What was once considered a blessing is now feared. Dragons and humans have ceased all interaction to avoid enacting the Enukara.

There has been no Enukara for twenty years.

It has been one hundred and ten years since the first generation of dragons landed on Earth.

BOOK 1 AVAILABLE NOW in paperback and ebook

Dragons and Healers by Nina R Schluntz

A simple act of kindness from a human toward a dragon triggered the Enukara–giving the human the ability to heal the wounds of
others. The dragon bonded to him was granted immortality. The price for this gift was simple. The dragon’s life was bound to the
human.
The greed of dragons and humans was underestimated. For if an Enukara’s life was taken by another, they would inherit the
immortality blessed to the dragon. Both human and dragon could steal this gift. The slaughter of all Enukaras quickly ensued, until one
dragon killed his own Enukara.
The power he inherited was unfathomable. He hunted and killed every immortal who had slain an Enukara. A new Enukara emerges who challenges the mindset of the immortal dragon and the Enukara hopes to alter the fate of humanity, by showing the dragon how to love once again.

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Romance Short story!

New release!! First of several short stories staring Santa’s reindeer and their various adventures finding romance. (They are shape shifters) Mine is released on 1Dec, the others are available for pre-order.

A Reindeer of a Gift

Getting hurt on Christmas Eve hurt Prince’s pride more than his ankle, but he never imagined to fall off the roof of a such a hottie.

Prince knew his ankle was tender so it was no surprise when he slipped off the roof during deliveries. The team and Santa continued on, leaving Prince to wait until morning for a lift a home. The broken family in the home welcomed him inside and Prince found his accident was exactly the present the single father needed.


It (2017) Movie Review

The last time I saw the original “It” I was very young. I was hoping to do my usual comparison of the two, and even read the book, but I would have needed to begin prepping for that weeks ago. The book is very large, and the movie, not the most readily available for someone like me who prefers to buy the Blue Ray and not rent.
So this review, for now, will just be focused on the new movie. I can tell you one big difference. The movie focuses completely on the children. There are no flashbacks or story of them as adults, instead that’s alluded to in a possible sequel.
The movie isn’t as scary as I remember, but I’m also an adult now. Creepy, yes, but the kids were more learning life lessons, like how to overcome their own fears, and stick together to defeat an enemy, than actually fighting a monster. The acting was amazing, the children did a great job. The special effects were a bit overly done at times, but it was okay when you consider you are viewing this from a child’s perspective.
The movie was long, but did not at all feel that way. In fact, as the movie was nearing its end, I was hoping for more, so rest assured, many will be crying out for a sequel, and I’m confident it will get made.

Leap, (Ballerina) Movie review

As the trailer shows, this is a cute happy animated movie. To me, the children who are the main characters do less maturing and character growth, than the adults. In many ways, the children are showing the adults to change their views and overcome past events that left them scarred. But to the kids watching the movie, it will just be a fun adventure of two kids making their dreams come true, the second layer is more for the adults watching. The movie isn’t anything spectacular, but it is worth watching if you are wanting to see a nice flick with your kiddos. The music is probably the best part, there are some real winners.


Nosy Neighbors book release

My latest novel is out today! “Nosy Neighbors” is paranormal romance. See details below.

Julian is used to drama, seeing ghosts tends to do that to a person’s life, but when he falls for a man known as the neighborhood murderer–the dead help him uncover secrets no housewife could predict.

Moving into a suburban, middle class, stereotypical neighborhood was never on Julian’s to do list. When his identical twin brother inherits their Aunt’s house in such a place, then finds a good job, Julian reluctantly follows. He expected to feel isolated by being the only gay person on the block, okay, more likely the zip code, but a few nosy housewives eagerly inform him the neighbor across the street is gay, and punned, Mr. Creepersen, due to several murders that occurred in his basement five years ago.

 

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The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature, movie review

The first movie, “The Nut Job” was actually the first movie I ever reviewed on my blog. So of course I had to see the sequel and come full circle on this series.

The movie is now centered on the animals protecting their park. Things go to wild extremes, but we do take some time to learn back stories on a few of the characters and its nice to see them develop a bit more. Some of the lines are stolen from other things, and not all that original. I guess the movie makers were hoping having an animals say it would add enough new zing that no one would care.

Overall its entertaining, I laughed a few times, but again, like I said about the first movie, majority of it is predictable, and the younger crowd is likely to enjoy it far more than adults.

The Nut Job


Spiderman: Homecoming, movie review

A different take on the spider man movies for sure. What makes this one different is the focus on Peter’s real life. He’s a normal kid going to school. He even gets a best friend, who really makes the difference. We can all see a bit of ourselves, or relate to someone like his friend. His world seems real, and it makes the supernatural parts work all the better.

The ties to the other movies are minimal. So if you haven’t seen the other marvel movies, but want to see spider man, you can, and you won’t be lost.

Great acting, great effects, well told story, overall I have no complaints. It’s a great movie, so if you haven’t seen it yet, I suggest you do!