Category Book reviews

New Year, new read? Take your pick from my 2017 #bookreviews

This is my journey in books for 2017! Goodreads provides this nifty review of your reading year – last year they also made provision for sharing it to a blog with all their neat formatting. This year, one can share to Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest, but not to a blog 😦 Consequently, it doesn’t look […]

#BookReview – A MAYFAIR CHRISTMAS CAROL by Kassandra Lamb #CozyMystery #MurderMystery

Oops, did I say I’d written my last review of the year? I thought so, but hey, with free time over the holiday, I squeezed in this neat novella, and now I want to share it with you!   A Mayfair Christmas Carol: A Marcia Banks and Buddy Mystery Novella by Kassandra Lamb My rating: […]

#BookReview – WICKED DESTINY by L.C. Hibbett #urbanfantasy #witches

Just squeezing one more review in before New Year, I thought this looked a little different to the usual diet of kick ass heroines, and I was right. The blending of the modern day setting with the old Celtic gods is well done, and setting the story in Dublin, Ireland, made for a fresh read. […]

#BookReview – THE HEART STONE CHRONICLES #1 THE SWAMP FAIRY by Colleen Chesebro #supernatural #YAfantasy

I began this book some time ago, got diverted by pressure of work deadlines, and came back to it with absolutely no problems picking it up again right where I’d left off. This, I feel, is the mark of a good book – the characters, settings and plot so strong they can be instantly recalled […]

Grab a #BlackFriday #bargain all six of Marica Meara’s novels on #sale just $0.99 each!

via #BlackFriday Mega #Sale – All Six Novels Just $.99 Each! Highly recommended by me – grab them while they are on sale! Murders, mystery, wildlife, a touch of the paranormal, immerse yourself in these beautifully written novels. Here is my review of Marcia’s most recent novella: THE EMMISARY   Wake-Robin Ridge: http://amzn.to/2x7li87 A Boy Named […]

Some great advice about how to handle reviews #authors

Click on over to Nicholas C. Rossis blog to see this great post on handling reviews 😉 via 7 Ways to Handle Reviews: Brought to you Buy Tongue & Cheek

Book Tour & review – THE BLUE UNICORN’S JOURNEY TO OSM (illustrated book) by Sybrina Durant #MiddleGradeFiction #Fantasy

About the Book: “The metal horned unicorns are doomed!” That’s what Lauda Lead Horn wailed when she first saw the tribe’s new savior. OK, so his horn was not metal. . .and he did not have a magic power. . .and he was really a puny little runt. But doomed? Were things really that bad?  […]

New Release & Review – INSPECTOR KIRBY AND HAROLD LONGCOAT: A NORTHUMBRIAN MYSTERY by Ian Martyn #Paranormal #Mystery

New release ‘Inspector Kirby and Harold Longcoat: A Northumbrian Mystery’,  A contemporary mystery with a touch of the paranormal and supernatural. Blurb A pair of shoes at the side of the road, how weird can that be? Newcastle Detective Inspector Jonah Kirby, called ‘old school’ by his junior colleagues ends up with the cases other […]

Review – THE EMISSARY by Marcia Meara #fantasy #paranormal novella #angels

Just a quick post today – I am winding up my annual holiday so I’m exhausted! Now I need a holiday to recover… So a quickie review. My friend Marcia has gone a little further off the beaten track than she usually does, and ventured further into a delightful paranormal story, a novella spin off […]

Book Review – A LOVE DIVIDED by Belle McInnes #HistoricalRomance #Romance

I took another of my occasional side trips into a genre I rarely read – in this case, historical romance. For me, the inevitable outcome of a romance novel is usually a bit of a dampener, but this one had enough intriguing hooks for me to want to give it a try – the Scottish […]