Book Blitz~ Stolen Ink Author: Holly Evans Genre: Fantasy Date: 4th of August Hosted by: Ultimate Fantasy Book Tours Blurb: I’m Dacian, a tattoo magician. Life was pretty good. All I had to worry about was finding a pretty guy to fall into bed with at the end of the week. Then everything started to […]

I ask this question because I’m currently reading an Urban Fantasy novel that is causing me to scratch my head rather too often. I think the answer to the glitches in this specific novel is probably that it lacked beta readers to pull the author up over the many illogical facets of this world. If it […]

Book #4 in the Soul Summoner series The Taken by Elicia Hyder My rating: 5 of 5 stars I can’t tell you how much I’m enjoying this series –a soon as I start the first page I’m right back there with the characters as if I’d never been away. Sloan is living under a countdown […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.   […]

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.…