Category Writing

#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 […]

#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 […]

#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.…

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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 […]

#BookReview – THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN’S HANDBOOK by Josie Brown #murder #humour

For me it’s the busiest time of year – competition season is in full swing, so riding, competing, judging and coaching are keeping me manically busy. With the travelling, often by air, and nights in hotels, it does mean I get to do more reading than at other times of year (not so conducive for writing, […]

#BookReview – DANCES OF DECEPTION by JC Kang #EpicFantasy #HighFantasy

  Book 3 in the LEGENDS OF TIVARA series If you’ve been with me long, you’ll know I very highly recommend this series. I’ve you are new here, welcome, and if you are a lover of Epic and High Fantasy, I suggest taking a look at this earlier post about these wonderful books, including links to my reviews of […]

#FlashFiction – THE CASTLE – #fantasy #dragons

And now for something completely different… When readers ask authors the inevitable question – “Where do you get your ideas?” – many of us can’t give a straight answer. Often, our stories spring from our imagination, and sometimes there seems to be no obvious trigger. For once, I experienced a trigger I can pinpoint, and here […]