Get Your Own Strange Adventures in a Deviant Universe Poster

If you like well written science fiction you’ll like this. Believe me – this book is seriously good.

Strange Adventures in a Deviant Universe
(WPaD Science Fiction, #1)

  • A scientist struggles to find a cure for Alzheimer’s before the disease takes his mind…
  • Dolphins and whales work with their human trainers to terraform a new planet…
  • Artificial intelligence backfires on humanity when sex robots become sentient and demand rights…
  • A lost reptilian tries to find her way home…
  • Random items are disappearing in a small town and cats may be responsible…
  • What’s worse than being lost in space? Being lost in space with a crew of idiots…
  • A salvage crew lands on a deviant, yet disturbingly familiar planet…
  • A rogue space captain acquires a robotic pet with surprising abilities…
  • An injured soldier telepathically connects with his leader for rescue…
  • Humans evacuated from a doomed Earth colonize a new world… and learn nothing from the experience…

Enjoy these stories and more in a stellar science fiction collection from Writers, Poets and Deviants. Featuring the usual cast of deviants, with some fresh new faces joining the crew.

And YES, there are stories about CATS, aliens, romance, horror, and wow, the variety will blow you away. No, this is not a vampire book. No vampires but you’ll love it.


Read Strange Adventures in a Deviant Universe – at least some of the stories, share your experience, even leave a review.

And in return get this beautiful poster of Strange Adventures in a Deviant Universe with artwork by Jason Kemp as a THANK you for reading, enjoying, and sharing what you think.

The 13 x 20 inch posters are printed on beautiful paper – ready to frame or in to your wall.

Note: While Supplies Last – We have a very limited amount of these great posters.

Strange Adventures in a Deviant Universe

Strange Adventures in a Deviant Universe – WPAD Science Fiction.

  1. Read the book.
  2. Tell me what your favorite story (stories, or poem) is in the comments HERE. The one exclusion is HOLLOW HEADS because it has already been posted on this blog in an earlier form. If you can’t leave a comment (because you don’t have a WordPress account etc. email me at juliettevampiremom@gmail dot com)
  3. Please leave an honest review where you purchased the book.  I hope you post a nice review, but be honest.
  4. I’ll let you know where you can SAFELY and privately leave your mailing address.
  5. See fine print below.




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Read the Fine Print (RULES of Promotion):

  • The story Hollow Heads is not included in this give-a-way promotion, even if it is your favorite story. 
  • Poster and Book Mark are included.
  • While Supplies Last.
  • Posters will be shipped after January 20, 2018.
  • Your personal information will not be sold, given to, loaned to, or seen by ANYONE except me. Your email address and mailing information will remain PRIVATE.
  • There is a limited amount of printed posters. After they are gone I will send folks nice digital files they can print out at any size.

WPaD is the acronym for Writers, Poets and Deviants. We are a diverse group of writers who came together on the Internet to support and encourage each other.

Our collaborative works are charity fundraisers, with a percentage of royalties being donated to Multiple Sclerosis in support of members of our group who live with MS. WPaD books are available worldwide in paperback and ebook. For more information, please visit our website: http//

To see more of Jason’s art at (J Harrison Kemp, Tenkara Studios) and contact information go to:

Thank you. Have fun. Happy Reading. Dream to the stars and back!

~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman

Read THIS not THAT!

Read THIS – Not THAT
(A List of Well Loved Books that I LOATHE
and the Alternatives)

This might be the most controversial blog posting I’ve done so far because I’m going to tell you what books I DON’T LIKE. In fact I HATE these books (ok hate is a strong word, I only hate a few of them, the others are a strong dislike).

Disclaimer: These are my own personal preferences.  I’m not saying it has to be yours. You can like what you want and I won’t like you any less. In fact if we all like the same thing the book shelves out there would be pretty boring after a while.

Unfortunately most of these books, the very ones that make me cringe, are beloved by millions of readers across the planet. But that does not mean that I have to like them.

But don’t judge me because I’m giving you ALTERNATIVES (READ THIS) to these books. There are always options when it comes to books.

1. Little Women

A sappy Victorian story about a family of girls (all blatant stereotypes) who are trying to make ends meet with their Marmie (their saintly mother) while dad is away fighting the Civil War. Jo, the hero daughter, sells her hair and falls for a Woossie La La pansy assed boy with a girl’s name. The other three sisters consist of a sickly saint, the beautiful kind perfect sister, and a total stuck up self-centered bitch. They go to parties, put on bad plays and do silly stuff until the end of the world comes – or at least you’re hoping for that or at the very least zombies will come in and eat them all. Oh right. Dad, who is no great catch when it comes to men, comes home and they all do the happy dance. But they still won’t stop talking and acting like fools.

READ THIS: The Hunger Games or just watch a Quentin Tarantino movie.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

Ann of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King

2. Eat Pray Love

A self-indulgent, narcissistic narrative about a woman who hates her life and escapes to a world of more pity party spiritual self-aware crap. Who has time for this shit? Just suck it up and get on with your life. We all go through self-discovery but with a little bit more courtesy and grace. I didn’t even pass this book on. It went straight to the recycle bin and out to the Thursday morning garbage pick-up. I call it “Eat, Pray, Barf”.


Two wonderful books that I could read over and over…

Under The Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes

Tales from Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffett.

3. The Bridges of Madison County

This one is for you Nathan Tackett!

An antisocial hermit who claims to be a National Geographic photographer has an affair with a silly Italian war bride while her husband is off at the Fair with her kids. The kids later find letters and what not when she dies. What a bitch. Her husband would do anything for her and worships the ground she walks on. You got married lady – that does not mean sleeping with strangers every time your husband leaves town. The bath tub scene is enough to make anyone want to puke. I’m not prude and I like plenty of books with affairs and other bad behavior but this book is so full of itself that it makes me want to puke. There is nothing good or entertaining about this story. Bring on the zombies!


Envy by Sandra Brown.

OMG. This is the book for people behaving badly, affairs, revenge with so much hot sizzling sex…excuse me while I take a breath. And it never pretends to be art. Just a fun hot wild story about what happens when you steal something that is not yours.

4. The Time Traveler’s Wife

This book just bored me. I could not get into the characters or relate to any of them. I thought it was more creepy than romantic. Ugh.


Somewhere in Time by Richard Matheson

5. Dune

People are confounded as to why a hard-core Science Fiction and Fantasy fan like me doesn’t care for this book. It was boring.


Venus on the Half Shell by Kilgore Trout

Let’s end with something fun. Read the spines of the books in the picture above to get a nice little free verse. Yes, those were right off of my shelf. Try writing a poem with your books. It’s fun.

(And no I’m not even going to mention the Twilight series because everyone else has already written enough “why I hate Twilight” stories. I don’t care for Twilight but I can see why others like it – especially teenage girls. So ENOUGH. You’ve already beaten that dead horse enough. Now it is time to talk about something else!!!!!!)

At the end feel free to add your least favorite books and alternatives in the comment section. That will be FUN. I’d love to see what is on your list. Give me your alternatives too.

PLEASE don’t scold me for not liking your beloved book. It won’t change my mind. If you’re offended then you should go to the “High Fructose Corn Syrup and Fuzzy Pink Unicorn Blog.”

~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman

Stop with the Vampire Bashing! All books Are OK if someone reads them!!!!!!

Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of Facebook posts and Blog postings that bash Twilight and other vampire books, but especially Twilight.

STOP IT NOW. Hey, I’m not a big Twilight fan. I thought the  books were pretty silly (I read the first 2). The first movie was ok (very funny) and the others were really stupid…BUT that is not my point.

My point is that the TWILIGHT series got a lot of kids to start reading more than their text messages. So what if they are about sparkling vampires (ha ha ha no such thing) or their weird friends. The books got kids to READ and they continue to read other books.

And don’t give me crap about kids reading literature. I hated Little Women when it was new and I still hate it. Let kids read what they like. If they like mysteries or romance or history or physics or graphic novels – it is ALL GOOD as long as they are reading.

READING IS GOOD. Kids reading is even better – because they grow up to be adults who read.

I’m not going to read Fifty Shades of Gray either but I’m not going to bash it – same thing…it gets people READING. So they finish that book and move on to something else. This isn’t rocket science – it makes sense. Easy stuff.

So next time you want to bash popular fiction think about the kid who is doesn’t like to read because he or she doesn’t have a book that is fun to read. And really, that’s why I read, because I like a good story.  And you know what? My good story might not be your good story.

So stop BASHING. Mind your own business. And if you have a book you like spread the news. If you have a book you don’t like, then MOVE ON. Don’t dwell on it like a jilted lover. It is just a book. There are thousands of other books out there. MOVE ON.

Thank you for hearing me out.

~ Juliette

Good Reads for Your Young Adult – Hot Indie Titles!

Summer will be here soon…that means reading (for vampire kids and their non-vampire friends). It means fun reading that isn’t “required”. It also means time to check out some of the hottest indie YA authors.

This is an awesome list – I wish there had been this many choices when I was a teen!

Author: Lynn Hubbard  

Return to Love: A Romance Novel for Young Adults

New Edition, New Cover, Same Sweet Story. Read a free Sample! Returning home after being away for two long years, 16 year old Joanie Caldwell learns what is truly important in life: family, friendship and love. Joanie stumbles along the path to adulthood along with her best friend Kate…

Return to Love: A Romance Novel for Young Adults

Author: Tamra Westberry

“Sophies Secret Whispers”

The first in Tamra’s YA paranormal series is free on Amazon, Nook, and all other ebook venues.

Author: Matthew Wayne Selznick

“Brave Men Run — A Novel of the Sovereign Era”
It’s out of print in paperback (lots of used copies available) but readily available for Kindle, Nook and Kobo:
Matthew has received fan mail from people as young as 12 and as old as 83… and the protagonist is a fifteen year old boy. It should be appropriate, but be aware that the kids in this book behave like real teenager. There is swearing, some alcohol use, and heavy petting. (gasp!)

Author: Melanie Rose Huff


Historical fiction, YA/Adult crossover

Author: Sarah Billington

“Life Was Cool Until You Got Popular”

This is upper MG,

Sarah Billington has a YA coming out May 15, too!

Author: Sarah Woodbury Haug

“Series … Footsteps in Time/Prince of Time/Crossroads in Time”

Time travel to medieval Wales:

Author: Jason Letts


Getting married at 19 years old would be enough to make anyone nervous, but Beck Eisley isn’t the kind of guy who backs down from a challenge. His bride Sydney is beautiful, adventurous, and comes from a powerful family that paid to have the ceremony on a luxurious cruise ship. So what could possibly go wrong? While Beck executes his plans to make it a wedding no one will ever forget, he finds out Sydney’s family may have some skeletons in their closet that will make his wedding day more of a challenge than even he thought he could handle.

I will be posting more books the first week of every month. Have fun and happy reading.

~ Juliette