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    Strife by Kevin J. J Carpenter- Creative Collections Review

    Strife is a short story written by Kevin J.J Carpenter. It is dark, at times gory but very gripping. The 25,000 word short story shows just what can be achieved when you set your mind to something. Last week, Creative Collections featured an article on Kevin, where he spoke about being having to deal with certain obstacles on his path to publishing his novella. You can read that article here: https://creativecollectionsblog.com/2018/06/04/mirage-author-kevin-j-j-carpenter/ . What he has produced is a series of short stories about life, taking part in a fantasy world. These stories are entertaining from start to finish. The Plot of Strife Strife follows the story of Giles Deschain. Giles is a…

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    Crazy Love Album Review

    Sami Cooke’s highly-anticipated second album Crazy Love has finally arrived and it does not disappoint. With 7 tracks this EEP (Extended Extended Play) is going to be on repeat in my car for a while. I first heard of Sami last year when she released her smash song (and track off the album) ‘Summertime’. The catchy feel-good song became an instant success for Sami, with it hitting number 1 on the Australian Country iTunes charts in Tasmania. It has also racked up nearly 7000 views on YouTube. This song has Sami stamping her mark on the country music scene. Sami and I met in January this year and spoke about…

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    ANZAC day 2018

    “They shall grow not old,                                                                                                                                                  as we that are left grow old.                                                     …

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    Kendall King ‘Fearless’

    Kendall King’s brand-new track Fearless is a catchy, well-produced, well-written track. Following on from his big debut release Tide in November last year, Kendall is further stamping his mark as a producer in the music industry. Fearless- how it came about Talking exclusively with Creative Collections, Kendall says that the inspiration for the song came from a friend of his. Ally K. told Kendall her story and he was instantly inspired. “So Ally and I wrote the song. The lyrics came from Ally. It’s her story.” The story of the song is based around an addiction to something like drugs or alcohol. “It’s about how people’s addictions can make them…

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    Love, Simon movie review

    Love, Simon is a coming of age rom-com drama. It is a terrific production that delves deeper than the teen angst it holds within it. The script is witty and well-written; the actors portray their roles incredibly and the whole film is rather enjoyable. Although it does begin a little slowly, it doesn’t take long for the storyline to take over and the real issues to shine through. The main challenge throughout the movie are those that teenagers face when it comes to love and friendship. Moreover, we see how being a closeted homosexual can take its toll on a person and lead to deception. Warning: Some spoilers ahead. The…

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    Francine Rivers- The Masterpiece

    Francine Rivers has just released her first novel in over 3 years called The Masterpiece and it doesn’t disappoint. Rivers is a Christian author, but her books can connect to anyone on a deep level. Rivers has the ability to captivate the reader from the get go, draw them in to the story and take them on a journey. I knew from the first line that book was for me. The Plot The story follows the lives of two very different people, Grace and Roman. Grace is a newly divorced single mum who is struggling to make ends meet and Roman is an artist dealing with some pretty heavy baggage. Their paths…

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    Ed Sheeran- The Divide World Tour

    It’s a warm Saturday evening at ANZ stadium, Sydney Olympic Park. 83,000 fans await patiently. At precisely 8:45, it begins. Ed Sheeran walks out from a tunnel, across the front of the screaming crowd and on to the stage. He readies his small guitar and begins to make music on his loop pedal. He begins with Castle on the Hill and the crowd goes wild. I know in this moment that tonight won’t disappoint. Images flash on the five screens behind Sheeran and the spectacular light show begins. Divide World Tour The ÷  (Divide) tour is Sheeran’s third world tour and his second tour of Australia performing at stadiums. Following…

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    Taylor Swift Delicate video review

    Taylor Swift has just dropped her brand new video for Delicate. In true Taylor style the release was big. Delicate was first shown at the iHeart Radio awards on Monday Australian time. It instantly got people talking. It’s the fifth track off her album Reputation and shows a more vulnerable side to the previous singles from the album. Coincidentally, on all of her previous albums track 5 has been a vulnerable track. This song is about Taylor taking a hesitant approach towards a relationship- most likely her relationship of more than a year with Joe Alwyn. It’s all about not wanting to ruin something that is good and despite her…

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    Camila Cabello album review

    ‘Havana ooh nah nah’. It’s the infectious song that’s been playing on radio stations all around the world. And it’s the song that has put 21-year-old Camila Cabello on the map as a solo artist. Camila is proving that she can do things on her own. She has just released her debut self-titled album. Early Career Camila Cabello first burst onto the music scene in 2012 on the U.S version of The X Factor. Shw was not successful as a solo artist. Camila was put into a group formed by the judges called Fifth Harmony  finished in 3rd place. She announced her departure from the group and began to pursue her solo…

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    Review- Jodi Picoult 'Small Great Things'

    Small Great Things is Jodi Picoult’s newest book and probably her best to date. I have been a fan of Jodi Picoult’s books since My Sister’s Keeper and have read all of them more than once. I’m actually upset that it has taken me so long to read this masterpiece, well over a year. In true Picoult style, the story is written from three different perspectives. The first is Ruth, who has been a nurse for over 20 years. She delivers babies and cares for them for the first few days of their life. She is capable and highly skilled but unfortunately for Ruth, she is African American which shouldn’t…