Oh, to be successful. In a perfect world, we'd all be born with the same privileges and equalled but varied talents. The people with the most talent would exceed in their field, as logic dictates and the people who observed this talent would think the work was worthwhile, but.....it doesn't always work out like that.… Continue reading Does Talent = Success?
What would you give to recover the past? In the vein of The Time Traveller's Wife and Station Eleven, a bittersweet and unforgettable love story of a couple who are at once weeks and many years apart. A devastating and timely novel about courage, yearning, the cost of holding onto the past - and the price of letting it go. 'An… Continue reading An Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim #Review #BlogTour
What if you met the right person at the wrong time? Nell and Van meet as children when their parents fall in love, but soon they are forced worlds apart. Five years later, they find each other. Their bond is rekindled and new feelings take hold, but once again they must separate. For the next two decades, fate brings Nell… Continue reading Five Years from Now by Paige Toon #Review
To drift away where "now" just melts To dreams and silence, nothing else That hurts me so - inside my heart And seems to weld to every part Of me. Inside, outside - leaking through Surely, living is enough to do? Some swim through a honeyed life Have no idea of pain and strife.… Continue reading To Sleep #Poetry #30PoemChallenge
What if I had said "yes"? Would it's impact have been best? A parallel of you & me "What if"s spread out to infinity But I ponder over only one And if it now could be undone Why did I say no to you? I still love you, you know I do If… Continue reading What If?
Hope is not a thing with feathers It is a thing with scales That slips and slides all through your brain And never stops or fails And clearest - in the murky depths And cruel must be the brute The could squash this little fish That no one can pollute I've felt it… Continue reading To Hope #30PoemChallenge
An amoral heart is presumed black as night with sinewy, hot, wet arms that grab & crush the happiness out of everything. Wicked thoughts & evil desires being its main motivation. But it is not like that. An amoral heart is as clear as crystal, hard as ice and inside it is completely… Continue reading An Amoral Heart
Will you look her in the eyes, just before she dies? A terrifying crime thriller that will set your pulse pounding. Perfect for fans of M. J. Arlidge, Robert Bryndza, and Angela Marsons. On the streets of London, a vicious killer is using social media to turn murder into entertainment . . . I, Killer… Continue reading Now You See by Max Manning #BlogTour #Review
(Friday 8th August 2014 – Thursday 28th July 2016) He was almost 2. Almost 2 years of furry fuzzy belly rubs Almost 2 years of his tilted head stares Almost 2 years of tripping over him on the stairs Almost 2 years of him catching squirrels and mice and rats and all the little creatures… Continue reading Gizmo
I’m a little bit of my mum and dad The good, the bad, the ugly And something else to spite them both But, it doesn't really bug me They tried to teach me right from wrong Good manners, naturally. But what I loved best - was when they messed up! Then they couldn't say… Continue reading The ‘rents #30PoemChallenge #Poetry
After an acclaimed career in ceramics, Jay herself has cracked. Recovering from a breakdown, she and her husband Simon move to the desolate edges of the north of England, where they find and fall in love with the Two Houses: a crumbling property whose central rooms were supposedly so haunted that a previous owner had… Continue reading The Two Houses by Fran Cooper #Review
You ripped my heart You tore my soul You sliced my dreams Consumed me whole You wrung my soft flesh out to dry You lied to me, You made me cry You broke my heart You tore my heart You squeezed my heart You stomped on my heart You beat my heart… Continue reading Broken #30Poem Challenge #Poetry