Monday, 11 December 2017

WANT A LITTLE ROMANCE THIS CHRISTMAS? CHECK OUT THIS FANTASTIC READS!

Tis' the season for #Romance, #festivecheer and lots of #mustread books!!! Yay!!!
If, like me, you love this season and one of the things you love the most is time off to read you will want to take a look at some of these little beauties.

Over the next few days I will be blogging a variety of authors and their work in a varying degree of genres. There is a little something for everyone in the books I will be listing and the prices vary.

Cast your eyes over this bunch...


Sunday, 10 December 2017

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO READ THIS CHRISTMAS? LOOK NO FURTHER!

Looking for a book to read while commuting for those Christmas presents? A nice little short read that will take you there and back? Look no further! I have listed a few here! You never know...you may find your next favorite author?

** Prices vary and start from FREE **


Thursday, 7 December 2017

1888-The Ripper File: Book One of the Paranormal; Research and Rescue Institute - 4 out of 5 STARS

1888-The Ripper File: Book One of the Paranormal; Research and Rescue Institute (Paranormal Institute)1888-The Ripper File: Book One of the Paranormal; Research and Rescue Institute by Lora Edwards
My rating: 4 of 5 stars



CHARACTERS: 4 out of 5
PLOT: 4.5 out of 5
WORLD BUILDING: 4 out of 5
STORY FLOW: 4 out of 5

What sold me on this book was the cover. I know they say, "Never judge a book..." and all that, but I did. It hinted at mystery, supernatural and had a gothic hint to it. I was browsing Amazon when I happened across it and I clicked on it right away wanting to know more.

This book ticked every box for me. A lover of all things supernatural, paranormal, fantasy, mystery and time travel this book touched on each. The characters were likable and I adored her grandfather. He friend I had to warm to but that didn't take too long.
I loved the link to Jack the Ripper too and have been fascinated with all things Ripper since I was a teenager. As I said, this book ticked every box.

There is something for everyone in this, there is even vampires, witches, fae and many other supernatural creatures to tickle your fancy.

Highly recommended!



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Sunday, 19 November 2017

The Celtic Curse: Newgrange -- By D.J. Doyle

The Celtic Curse: NewgrangeThe Celtic Curse: Newgrange by D.J. Doyle
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Characters: 5 out of 5
Plot: 5 out of 5
World Building: 4.5 out of 5
Story Flow: 5 out of 5



Where to begin with this one? Hmmm, well let's see. Jess is a young woman who has been haunted for years with recurring nightmares. This one image that plays over and over in her dreams that both frightens her and intrigues her. With the encouragement of one of her teachers, she decides to have hypnotherapy so that she can travel back through time with the help of Past Life Regression.
It is after this she gains a little clarity, but this new information she has takes Jess and her friends a little further than she thought it would. To Ireland.

It is while in Ireland that things really spin out of control and shit hits the fan for Jess and her friends. An innocent night out after a strange day sightseeing puts our group of friends into freefall and starts the ball rolling in the upcoming fight.

This is a tale of love, loss, murder, betrayal and getting a healthy dose of 'exactly what you deserve'.

The characters are well thought out and there are some amazingly animated ones like Fr Jack (whom I love! - and if you do too then you will most certainly want to check out this author's short story Christ On A Bike.)

The setting is well described and leaves you feeling as if you are walking with them as they take the steps towards their fate.

The plot moves at a steady pace with next to no dragging and if I had to pick one hole in this it would be that I would have wanted to see more of Fr Jack and the Lads.

An excellent 2nd novel by the very talented D. J. Doyle.

Highly recommend.

If you want to get your hands on this you can pre-order it now from Amazon!
PRE-ORDER LINK

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Tuesday, 7 November 2017

NEWGRANGE by D. J. Doyle -- help support the release of this amazing book.

Hi guys, I am popping on today to ask you all to support his fantastic Irish Indie author D. J. Doyle. You may know her from her others works The Celtic Curse - Banshee, Red, Christ On A Bike, and Hades' Gate.

This amazing wordsmith has put her NEW book up for preorder on AMAZON (I highly recommend you place your order as having had a sneak peek I have gone ahead and ordered mine).

But also this very talented lady needs YOUR help! Below is the link to her #Thunderclap campaign where she needs 100 of you amazing readers, writers, authors, and friends to show your support by signing up with your Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr account to help get the word of this amazing book out there.

So, do me a favour...click the link and show this awesome lady just how much we all love Indie Authors!!!


Thanks guys xx

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Book Review ** Secrets and Souls by Kelly Stock **

Secrets and Souls (The Soul Guide, #0.5)Secrets and Souls by Kelly Stock
My rating: 4 of 5 stars




Story: 4 - 5
Plot: 4 - 5
Characters: 5 - 5
Flow: 4 - 5

Overall: 4 stars!!!

Bertram and Mellissa are both very well developed. I came to this book knowing nothing of these characters as I have not yet read The Soul Guide. But I will now that I have read and enjoyed this book.
This is one of the reasons I love taking a change on new indie authors.
the storyline is well thought out and told with a flair that allows the author to pull the reader effortlessly along and into the book.
Now that I have the backstory, I am eager to read more about these two characters and the world they live in.
I would recommend this book to those who have the guts to take a chance and a leap of faith on a new author. To those who love well-developed characters and who love fantasy.

(This is the most recent cover art for this book)

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Book Review ** RATHER BE FISHING -- by Lucretia Stanhope **

Rather Be Fishing: Tales of a Reluctant Monster HunterRather Be Fishing: Tales of a Reluctant Monster Hunter by Lucretia Stanhope
My rating: 5 of 5 stars




STORY: 5 - 5
CHARACTERS: 5 - 5
PLOT: 5 - 5
FLOW: 5 - 5

OVERALL: A RAVING, ROARING, SHOUT IT TO THE WORLD FIVE STARS!!!

Where do I start with this book? How about this I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS BOOK!
I love Mike's character, he is witty, funny, grumpy (at times) and his internal monologue had me laughing out loud at times. I loved how the book unfolded with all the individual hunter's stories and yet each was seamlessly stitched together to give us this fantastic piece of work.
It is the humour and the interaction between the characters that makes this stand out for me above other books I have read in this genre. Hints of romance but not full on PNR was also a nice change and told so skillfully that I was really rooting for Mike.

Many of the creatures we know and love are given a unique twist in this and with this, it gave added excitement as we no longer knew what rule applied to our favourite monsters.

I hope there are more of Mikes tales to come.
Ms Stanhope you have a new fan.


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