Poetry and reviews


Every once in a while when I take the dogs outside late at night…


The air is thick as you breathe it in

It fills your lungs with its silence

It unnerves you when you are alone

Because in the darkness there are shadows.

They are filled with the unknown

It’s quiet is lurking with danger

Unseen and watching your heart races

Skin covered in sweat you scan the darkness

You see nothing and hear nothing.

Yet, you know it’s there.

You hurry back into the light where it is safe

And you shut the door and lock it…

With a sigh of relief–

You quickly forget the darkness.

But, what you don’t know is–

It hasn’t forgotten you.

My latest book reviews:

The Fall of Lilith (Fantasy Angels Series)

By Vashti Quiroz Vega

This is an interesting and unique take on a well-known Bible story from the old Testament. “The Fall of Lilith” follows a group of angels who rebel against the life they have in heaven, in a place called Floraison. Lilith is the driving force behind all of this as she encourages Lucifer to lead. As expected, the rebels find themselves on earth. This is my favorite part of the story and where it got interesting. I can’t say I rooted for Lilith, but there were others I was hoping things would work out for—like Gadreel. Ms. Vega crafted a well-written book with lots of depth, images to pull you in, and it definitely kept my interest as I wondered what was going to happen next. I recommend this book if you love fantasy with a Biblical connection– or an action-packed tale of revenge.

Stranger Abduction 

by Billy Chitwood

“Stranger Abduction” is a well-written novel based on an actual event. A mother and daughter walk from their home to a store in Arizona and never make it back. Mr. Chitwood gives a very viable and chilling account as to what might have happened next.  Doris and Deena find themselves thrown into the human trafficking trade, while the Deputy Jack Kiefer never gives up on finding them. The details and characters kept this a page turning book as well as the side story with the Deputy.  This is a glimpse into an evil that is going on around us as “products” (a label used for Doris and Deena) are being drugged and used for other’s gratification or service. I highly recommend this book, because even with a dark subject matter there are always heroes.

Embrace your inner child, D.L. Finn


Author: D.L Finn, Author

D.L. Finn is an independent California local, who encourages everyone to embrace their inner child. She was born and raised in the foggy Bay Area, but in 1990 relocated with her husband, kids, dogs and cats to the Sierra foothills in Nevada City, CA. She immersed herself in reading all types of books, but especially loved romance, horror and fantasy. She always treasured creating her own reality on paper. Finally, being surrounded by towering pines, oaks and cedars, her creativity was cradled until it bloomed. Her creations vary from children’s books, young adult fantasy, adult paranormal romance to an autobiography with poetry. She continues on her adventure with an open invitation to her readers to join her.

23 thoughts on “Poetry and reviews”

  1. Powerful poem, Denise, and the ending is perfect. It accompanies your two reviews beautifully. I’ve only read Stranger Abduction, and like you, I strongly recommend it. Blessings…I hope your day is full of light. ♥

    1. Thanks, Gwen:) It was fun to able to set the mood for the reviews with that poem…glad you liked it! Hope you have an amazing week.

  2. Your poetry was spot on, Denise. I can think of a few times having that weird creepy feeling outside in the dark, then dashing back inside to the safety of the lights and a locked door. Well done.

    And cheers to both Vashti and Billy Ray on their great reviews!

    1. Thanks Mae! Its funny how much safer we feel in the light. The worst part is if the dogs are on alert, too in the darkness…just fuels my imagination.

      Thanks for dropping by!

  3. Excellent reviews, Denise. Super poem. You captured the tense night ventures out. We have the additional joy of coyotes as well. Seeing oe in the moonlight certainly raises the hair on the back of your neck.

    1. Thanks, John! I can’t say I’ve seen a coyote in the moonlight, but I know we have them! It would raise the hairs on back of neck seeing that I agree:) They were very vocal when i visited my aunt and uncle in AZ…the worst part was when they caught the rabbits. Yikes.

  4. Hi Denise! I enjoyed your poem very much. It’s a perfect prelude to the dark fiction reviews. Thanks again for reading The Fall of Lilith and for this wonderful review. I have Billy Ray’s book in my Kindle. It reads fascinating. Great post!😊

  5. Love the poem, D.L. And, I agree with everyone else – especially the ending. It gave me chills. 🙂 I have both of these books on my Kindle and can’t wait to read them. Your reviews are excellent!

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