Brilliant start to new series!, 6 Mar. 2016
By John Searancke
(Author Of Prunes For Breakfast & The Dog Days of Fortunate Island)
A is for Abigail (Sixpenny Cross Book 1)
Some authors just have the knack of getting it right, don’t they? I didn’t think that I would enjoy reading a short novella, but Victoria Twead has brought her skills once again to this new genre, a switch from the runaway success of her main Old Fools series. The name of the village/series is an evocative masterpiece. I liked the simpleness of this new book, the setting, the words and actions of the Dorset village people taking me back a few years.
Damn, I shall have to get the next one now…
What an Adventure!
Ronald W. Sharp
on 6 March 2016
An engaging story told in well-crafted prose. Ideal material for parent and child reading, it's enhanced by high-quality illustrations. The storyline involves situations that arouse our emotions. Without being preachy, it demonstrates morality: a combination that is difficult to achieve. If you and your child love animals and adventure, and are eager to learn more about life in Africa, then this book is sure to appeal.
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A fantastic story written with artful skill!
by Imagine The Possibilities
on March 10, 2016
Prunes for Breakfast: One Man's War Based on a True Story
I have been contemplating on what I wanted to say about this book for some time now as I have read it twice. This memoir takes us on a documented journey in the time of WWII and beyond through the letters of his father. The author does a fantastic job of compiling the letters and filling in the blanks to tell us a story, with documentation and artful skill. It may be a memoir of sorts but it is still a story, and one I'm glad the author shared with us. Well done John Searancke!
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone. This book has definitely helped me to understand a little more about war and how it has affected the personal lives surrounding it. I look forward to reading more from this author!
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A good adventure is one you survive. A great adventure occurs, when not only do you survive, but you learn something from it. Ms. Joyce survived not only one, but also two great adventures. While she details her adventures from a first person narrative, including many personal details, it also highlighted how little respect women were afforded even in the 1970’s. From Ms. Joyce not having control of her money to her husband making the decisions that involved both of them.
This enlightening memoir included growth and insight along with her travelogue touches. It also took me back to a time where traveling across the world was not an easy thing, and was often dangerous. Kudos to Ms. Joyce for being lucky in this lifetime and in all the others too.
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Hearts & Other Dead Things by
by Angelika Rust (Author), Charlotte Stirling (Illustrator), Catherine Lenderi (Editor)
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Jeremy wants Maggie back. Rosa hates Simon. Adam can't get laid. Graham hates cats. Maisie brings her new boyfriend home to meet Mom and Dad. Yuki wants revenge. Jake really should get over his dead girlfriend. Bradley gets offered a donkey. Doris should know better. And Peter calls a number, hoping for a good time.
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Varied stories which kept me reading
By Rukia the Reader on March 4, 2016
This was not my usual preferred genre; as an anthology the book is made up of diversified short stories, romance, horror, sci-fi, inter mingled with poetry, and in general, is well written.
I began reading the first short story about a self help group and slowly became interested as to where this particular story was leading. The conversations varied from irrelevant to interesting and yes, the ending did leave me thinking that there was a lesson to be learnt. Then came a short piece of prose which I thought at the time to be out of place. This was followed by another short story, more prose, and I suddenly realized I was actually beginning to enjoy most of the stories in this book.
Each story had its own meaning, from unrequited love and robotic chairs to zombie dating. The various pieces of prose served to refresh the palette ready for the next change of short story genre.
Although at first I had pre-conceived ideas as to what reader satisfaction I would get from this book, I found that I did enjoy the change of topics, underlying meanings and even refreshing poems.
The only negative was that the cover does not portray the variation of reading enjoyment inside
Gifts from the Dark: A Miscellany of Dread by
Angelika Rust (Author),
Catherine Lenderi (Editor)
Charlotte Stirling (Designer)
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A stalker, leaving a trail of paper roses. A recurring nightmare, suddenly real. A young mother, fleeing those who want to take her child. An old lady, left alone in a strange land. A man, driving to see his girlfriend, on a road where a serial killer roams. A woman, striking a deal with the king of hell to save her soul. A collection of stories & poems, each a small gift from the dark place where fear and dread dwell. Cake & Quill - Writing for the Greater Good since 2015 http://cakeandquill.wordpress.com Authors are: Charlotte Stirling, S.A. Shields, Chloe Hammond, J.R. Biery, James Warren McAllister, W.D. Frank, Tina Rath, Rubianne Wood, Angelika Rust, Russell Cruse, T.M. Hogan, J. Cassidy, Donald B. Stephens, Tom Greenwood, Adam Oster, Bradley Darewood
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The foreword informs the reader that a group of writers got together, picked a theme (Dread) and then collated their individual contributions to form an anthology of short stories and poems. Whilst a couple of these contributions did appear to be hastily compiled, the majority were well thought out and effectively written.
From the opening story depicting the dread of an unknown stalker, to the final contribution of a serial killer on the 10 Freeway, the stories, in the main, are as portrayed, dark and anxiety-inducing. The poems are thought-provoking, from the threat of Mr. Bark to the poignant Wrath Of A Limbless God.
Whilst maybe not everybody's genre, the stories are written with a trait of fear and dread, sometimes punctuated with subtle humour, but always interesting.
Gifts From The Dark is a balanced collection of stories and prose which enhance the dark side of our minds. The proceeds of this book are going to a well deserved charity and is therefore, well worth a read.
The Para-Portage of Emily - by author Muffy Wilson (book review) by Books and some books Posted by Panda-chan on Thursday, February 25, 2016.
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Emily Macque, a young, beautiful junior partner in her father’s law firm, is but a heartbeat away from love or destiny. Duty brings Emily to a frozen Island estate two-hundred and fifty miles north of Chicago. Devotion requires she delve into the property history to settle an estate probate. Death lures her into the arms of the shadows seduction created by the flickering light and dark shadows.
What flames the timeless passions spanning the decades? Love, desire or obsession
Colin Jorgenson, once a Great Lakes mariner, is a strong man haunted by love and loss. How long will he return each night, gripped by desire, hoping to find the woman he has loved for a century?
Beneath the pristine Island beauty, passions hungered, lingered in the ardent darkness. His passions, fueled by decades of loneliness and longing, could no longer be denied. Will they face eternity together or love in secret as dark things are to be loved between the shadows and the soul?
This book is just brilliant and so damn good. I was hooked in the story within a few pages and I just couldn't stop reading the book. It was impossible to put it down when you have started. The story is very well written and unfolds very nicely for the reader. It drags you in and keeps you spellbound.
their is a nice mix between paranormal, romance and mystery in the book and you can see that Muffy Wilson combinds them very well in this book. I must say that just the way of combinding things into one book is what makes this book so good. It is not pure anything more than pure awesome.
I like how the story is told and how the book is written. The style and tone is very well done and the tone of the language and how the language is used to drag the reader in, is what makes the book so good. Emily is also a very entertaining character that I like a lot and at first I was unsure about her but the more I got to know her the better I liked her. The character development and how they grow and changes in the book is also very nice and very well done. You can see the character changing and growing in the story and how they react to things in the story to a good way.
This is a must to read book because it is very well written with a very good storyline that is easy to follow but still gives you surprises. I just LOVE LOVE LOVE this book and I love it so much that I need to get it as a paperback.
Books and some more books review of Moonbeams of Unintended Consequences by author Muffy Wilson.
Posted by Panda-chan on Thursday, February 25, 2016.
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SHE, young, educated - a woman of substance - wore a flowing, form-fitted white gown that tumbled in silken folds and revealed her breath in the soft rise of her alabaster breasts. Her eyes reflected an emerald depth as her heartbeat declared the rhythm of her life in her temples. The fragrance of a white gardenia, nestled in the curves of her auburn curls, announced her arrival as she glided elegantly to her aisle and settled, like a dove, into her corner seat.
HE, a towering self-assured giant of a black man, chest broad and arms outstretched in opulent black leather, was majestic. Dark mahogany eyes locked irresistibly onto her and declared his desire. His full baritone filled the opera house with harmony and the musical seduction began.
His hypnotic gaze met her heated blush with hunger.
THAT insatiable night wove them irretrievably together, locked in a magnetic embrace riding moonbeams of passion and ribbons of desire. Would the seeds of love planted that night, a decade earlier, prove strong enough to bear her life and death struggle?
Would the only man she could turn to help, as the secrets of the past reveal her betrayal?
I really enjoyed reading this book because it is very well written and has a very good storyline. I like the mix of romance and erotica in this book. The language is good and it helps to drive the story and as a reader I appreciate a good language in a book.
The characters in this book is very well written and felt so real and awesome. I could easy connect with the characters in the book on so many levels. I liked the development of the characters in the book, you can see and feel how they grow along with the story and you see them grow.
If you like romance and erotic novels BUT with a great story, then this is a book you would love and should read. The book is really great and it has ended up on my wishlist because I want it as a paperback. This is how good I think the book is.
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Book Review: Jack and the Magical Beanstalk by Pablo Michaels
Posted by GGR-Review | Feb 21, 2016 | 4.5 Star, Erotica, Fantasy, HEA, Menage - MMM, MM Book Reviews,Novelette (35-49 pages), Romance, Sunday Shorts - 75 pages or Less | 0 |
This is not your childhood fairy tale and it really doesn’t belong in any nursery. This is an adult retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk the classic we all grew up with. The author made the story his own, even though the general idea is the same, in the slimmest of words, this author did a really good job of re imagining.
This is where I think the author excelled in this story. It FELT like a Fairy Tale, it was 1-dimensional, the cadence of the story was very quick, the words were meant to carry the story forward. The author didn’t need to have the characters develop in front of our eyes, we were just told and that is the way it was.
This is true erotica from cover to cover, from the way the beans are transferred to Jack, to the Beanstalk, even the Giants that live above the clouds along with the group of human sized characters that do not wear clothes that share in that same World. The sex was plentiful and let’s just say that Jack is good at Oral.
A delightful story that takes you into a fantasy world for a short time that will leave you smiling.
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Juliet B. Madison's Review of One Man Crusade : DCI Miller 1: Manchester Has A New Serial Killer by author Steven Suttie
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Powerful compelling crime drama...
By Juliet B Madison on 21 Feb. 2016
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Someone is killing paedophiles in Manchester. No great loss to society one might think, and in the context of this story you’d be right. It takes a while for the police to make the connection that the victims are all paedophiles and once they do they realise that catching him is not going to be easy. When the killer becomes a media celebrity, stirring up public feeling and speaking out against the authorities and their ineffective punishments for, and monitoring of, paedophile activities they realise that things will be harder still.
DCI Andrew Miller is the youngest of his rank in recent history, but he soon learns that higher ranks are doing their level best to prevent him catching this killer, citing the old chestnut of budget cuts etc. Fuelled by his anger, Miller continues to investigate.
Steven Suttie has penned a really explosive novel that goes deep into the nitty-gritty of police station politics and probes the depths of the emotive effective of crime on the general public. Few police procedurals ever go that deep. He tells the story with evocative prose and dialogue so that you can feel the emotion rising off the page. Suttie’s characterisation is also vivid and explores both working and personal relationships with a depth and sensitivity rare in this kind of fiction.
This book is a must for fans of Manchester-based crime fiction. For authors of the same, this book is a warning. This is good writing, crime fiction at its best and you could learn a lot from it. I am already reading the second DCI Miller book.
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