Author Archives: Deborah Jay

#BookReview – P.S. I Forgive You – A Broken Legacy by D.G. Kaye #Memoir #Narcissism

On the eve of my father’s funeral, I find myself writing my review of this memoir with a real sense of gratitude that I was lucky enough to have loving parents, and little dysfunctionality in my family. My father was raised in a rather Victorian household, (he was born in 1919), where children were seen but […]

A much needed day out – Hampton Court #FlowerShow

The entrance to Hampton Court Palace, site of the flower show This has been a very strange week. My father died on Thursday – not at all unexpected – he was 98 and had been sent home from hospital over a year ago, to die at home. Their estimate of his remaining lifespan was short by about […]

#BookReview – TIME SNIFFERS by C.S. Lakin #YA #SF #TimeTravel

This week I’m reviewing a novel by C.S. Lakin – writers, if you haven’t discovered her blog yet, shame on you! You can find Susanne at LIVE WRITE THRIVE – well worth a look. She is a writing coach par excellence, and author of 18 novels. After following her blog and absorbing much of her advice on constructing and […]

#FilmReview – Wonder Woman #SF #Fantasy #DCcomics

I got around to seeing Wonder Woman last week, and I’m glad I did. I had wondered how it would be treated, remembering with fondness the old TV series with the wonderfully earnest Diana Prince and her magic lasso, and I am pleased to report I wasn’t disappointed. Diana is as earnest as ever. Naïve […]

#BookReview – UNICORN MAGIC by Roz Marshall – #YA #UrbanFantasy #VRgaming

In Feyland, not everything is as it seems… Feyland: a new computer game that allows Scottish teenager Corinne MacArthur to escape the sadness haunting her everyday life after losing a loved one. It’s a game where legends come to life, the lines between reality and fantasy become blurred, and the impossible becomes – probable.   […]

Fantasy and the problem with Tolkien

Originally posted on The Write Stuff:
Painting: Sue Vincent It has to be said that Tolkien causes problems. Quite apart from being so addictive that, once read, you are likely to go back and read the books again, you may never find anywhere quite as rich as  Middle Earth within the pages of another book.…

This and that, life and everything

You may have been so busy you haven’t noticed, but my blog has been pretty quiet for a while now. That isn’t because I’ve fallen out of love with blogging (I definitely haven’t), but a variety of things have kept me from having time to do more than keep up my customary Monday post. As I’ve […]

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#SFF book bonanza – #Free books in #KU

Are you in KU? The site, DISCOVER SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY BOOKS has brought together a selection of  SFF books that are enrolled in KU, including one of mine – Desprite Measures It even offers the link for you to sign up for a 30 day FREE trial of KU, well worth it if you are […]

#BookReview – GATEWAY TO THE PAST (The Last Bucelarii #3) by Andy Peloquin #GrimDark #DarkFantasy

This book launched recently, as I announced on my blog here. I have now had a chance to read it, so here is my review… A faceless, nameless assassin. A forgotten past. The Hunter of Voramis–a killer devoid of morals, or something else altogether? (The Last Bucelarii–dark fantasy with a look at the underside of […]