Book Review: The MLittle Book of Odes & Invocations by Auntie Matter
Poetry , Uncategorized / December 19, 2014

Book Review The Little Book of Odes & Invocations by Auntie Matter Review by Dawn “Belladonna” Thomas Poetry This is a small book filled with flowing poetry. The first poem, Winter Solstice—We Remember, is truly beautiful. There are 13 poems in the book. There is an invocation to raise power and also poems for Samhain, the equinox, the universe, the moon, sky and the stars. I thought the poem, The Angels Ride In—Shooting Stars/Meteor Showers, arrived right in time for the Geminids meteor shower. The book ends with a lovely poem for the Summer Solstice. Each one of the poems is written from the heart and touches the soul. The book is available for purchase for Yuletide Gifts by contacting Sondra directly at or visit

Book Review: Cats, Daffodils and Dragonflies by Laura Stamps
Poetry , Uncategorized / March 20, 2013

Book review by Dawn Thomas Cats, Daffodils and Dragonflies by Laura Stamps I met Laura some years back when she was publishing the first book in her Witches of Dixie trilogy. I enjoyed all three of the books in the series. I thoroughly enjoyed those books. When Laura told me she was publishing a book with her early poems, I was anticipating its release. While Laura is best known as an erotic novelist, her poetry is so different. The emotions that each poem brings range from tender new beginnings to the coldness of winter. The book is divided into different sections: Early Poetry, Restore My Soul (2002), Joy Unspeakable (2003), The Year of the Cat (2005), New Poems (2005). As I was reading these poems I felt as if I was peeking in on her life. I could picture her sitting in a picture window looking out with a journal in her lap, a pen in her hand and a cat sleeping at her feet. I hope you experience the same escape. This is a poem included in the early poetry section of Laura’s book. BeautyI once read that lily meansBeauty, like a tiger lily,like the tiny cat that swamthrough…