Yet another dip into a different genre for me. I came across this one courtesy of fellow author Diana (D. Wallace Peach) who reviewed it during her promotional tour for her latest release The Necromancer’s Daughter, which I reviewed last week! The blurb sounded enticing, with Diana’s review highlighting the hilarity on offer, and I’m […]

Catching up on the reviews of the many books I read while recovering from my operations last year. This one is a classic ‘couldn’t put it down’, as I’ve come to expect from this author. The Necromancer’s Daughter by D. Wallace Peach My rating: 5 of 5 stars The queen of Verdane died in childbirth, […]

I know I’ve promised to share the results of my December promo, and I will, but being a free promo, the results will be slower to appear and analyse, so I will get an initial post about it put together after the end of this month, and then we can try to estimate it FREE […]

To get back in the swing of regular blogging I’m going to start with a pair of reviews from last year’s reading – books #2 & #3 from Robin Hobb’s FITZ AND THE FOOL trilogy: FOOLS QUEST and ASSASSIN’S FATE. When I did my review of book #1, FOOL’S ASSASSIN, many of you weighed in […]

For the first (and possibly only) time, book 1 (ebook) in my highly rated Five Kingdoms epic fantasy series is available at all outlets for ***FREE*** Blurb: Rustam Chalice, gigolo and spy, loves his lifestyle just the way it is, so when the kingdom he serves is threatened from within, he leaps into action. Only […]

Why create a boxset? 2 reasons spring to mind: First step For me, the first step was coming up with a title for the boxset. It hadn’t occured to me before that it would have to have a title different from the first book in the series, and that took a bit of thinking. I […]

Last week, out of the blue, I had a telephone call telling me I was invited to do a television interview about my book. The young lady was at great pains to tell me all about the legitimacy of the offer: an interview with Logan Crawford (she seemed quite put out when I said I […]

This week I’m reviewing a collection of Mae Clair’s short stories. As I say at the start of the review, I’m not normally a fan of short fiction, but I’ve read enough of the author’s novels to know I would enjoy these – and I did. Things Old and Forgotten by Mae Clair My rating: […]

Last week was Book Week Scotland – something I’ve only been vaguely aware of before, but this year I became involved slightly by accident. What, exactly, IS Book Week Scotland? Here is what the website says: “Book Week Scotland – now in its eleventh year – is an annual celebration of books and reading that […]

I’m in the process of giving my blog a spring clean, deleting old, out-of-date posts and generally tidying up, and I thought it would be fun to share this, my very first post! I wrote this back in 2013, prior to self-publishing my first novel.  Have my opinions changed since then? Take a look, and […]