With echoes of Armistead Maupin, Attend is a beautifully written, darkly funny, mesmerisingly emotive and deliciously told debut novel, rich in finely wrought characters that you will never forget.
I could probably have been an actress. It is not difficult to pretend to be somebody else. Isn't that what I've been doing for most of my life? Cordelia Russell has been living on the French Riviera for twenty-five years, passing herself off as an English socialite. But her luck, and the kindness of strangers,… Continue reading Skin Deep by Liz Nugent #BlogTour #BookReview
I don't normally review independently self-published books, but this book was different. Time Crawlers was a quirky short story anthology of science fiction stories and it was right up my street! Plus Varun asked me so nicely! 🙂 About the Book Alien Invasion, Dark Artificial Intelligence, Time-Travel, High-Tech Mythology, Djinn Folklore, Telekinetics, and life-consuming Cosmic… Continue reading Time Crawlers by Varun Sayal #BookReview #IndieBooks
An impressive and very funny collection of stories by Teresa Solana but the fun is very dark indeed. The oddest things happen. Statues decompose and stink out galleries, two old grandmothers are vengeful killers, and a prehistoric detective trails a triple murder that is threatening cave life as the early innocents knew it. The… Continue reading The First Prehistoric Serial Killer and Other Stories by Teresa Solana #BookReview #BlogTour
HE CHEATED. HE LIED. HE DIED. Vicki's husband David once promised to love her in sickness and in health. But after a brutal attack left her suffering with epilepsy, he ran away with his mistress. So when Vicki gets a call one day to say that he's missing, her first thought is 'good riddance'. But then… Continue reading The Dead Ex by Jane Corry #Review #BlogTour
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