Category Book reviews

#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.   […]

#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 […]

#BookReview – SCOTCH ON THE ROCKS by Lizzie Lamb #romance #Scotland

This book for me was quite a departure from my usual genres. While I read the odd Mills and Boon long ago, with the idea of trying to write one (no, I didn’t), straight romance is not usually my thing. I picked this title up after seeing it as one of the prize winners in the RBRT […]

#BookReview – CHAMELEON by Zoe Kalo #YA #horror #supernatural

Genre: YA/Gothic/Ghost/Multicultural Word count: 55,000 Release date: February 2017 Blurb:  An isolated convent, a supernatural presence, a dark secret… 17-year-old Paloma only wanted to hold a séance to contact her dead father. She never thought she would be kicked out of school and end up in an isolated convent. Now, all she wants is to […]

#BookReview – Dun Lady’s Jess by Doranna Durgin – #fantasy #horses

  Book Review – Dun Lady’s Jess by Doranna Durgin   Dun Lady’s Jess by Doranna Durgin My rating: 3 of 5 stars I so wanted to love this book. All the ingredients for me were there – as a professional dressage rider it was a pleasure to read a book by someone with a […]

Uncaged #BookReviews magazine, featuring THE PRINCE’S SON #EpicFantasy and an #interview with moi!

I’m delighted to be one of the featured authors in the absolutely fabulous and gorgeously presented February issue of UNCAGED BOOK REVIEWS I have a truly awful broadband connection, and loading the magazine pages was taking forever, so I picked out my feature and copied the pages, which you can find below (for those with the […]