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Book Review – The Chase by Josephine F Wentzel

True Life Crime - An amazing story The Chase is such a powerful book, I was in tears several times, and totally gripped by the unfolding saga. The author’s daughter, Krystal, was brutally murdered in 2016.  The bulk of this book is the author’s account of how she set about joining up with US Marshals… Continue reading Book Review – The Chase by Josephine F Wentzel

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Book Review – Cross-Country Christmas by Laurie Lewis

Shown under the Fair Use Act for Critiquing Cross-Country Christmas is one of the loveliest Contemporary Christian Romance novels I’ve ever read!  For readers who enjoy wholesome, sweet romances with a bit of grit and complex characters this is a perfect read. There is always more to a person than what you see, never was… Continue reading Book Review – Cross-Country Christmas by Laurie Lewis

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Book Review – The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

I can understand how this book has 30,373 reviews on Amazon US with 4.3 star rating. It is a whodunnit thriller like I've never read before. I read through some reviews and was quite surprised that not everyone enjoyed it.  I was totally gripped.  There is something so real and so frightening to think that… Continue reading Book Review – The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

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Book Review – The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Inspired by a Russian fairy tale, The Bear & the Nightingale is a stunningly atmospheric story for lovers of myths and legends. Vasya is wild and wilful and her friends are the spirits.  In the Northern parts of darkest Russia, where the winters are long and cruel, and the summers short and full of endless… Continue reading Book Review – The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

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Book Review ~ Spellbreaker by Charlie N Holmberg

From Wallstreet Journal & Amazon bestselling author Charlie N Holmberg, comes a great book of Victorian adventure and magic! I really enjoyed this book; it’s very well-written with superb pace, wonderful characters and a great plot.  I loved the delicate details that were just enough to firmly put you in Victorian London without bogging down… Continue reading Book Review ~ Spellbreaker by Charlie N Holmberg

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Book Review ~ They Call me Crazy by Kelly Stone Gamble

This is a USA Today Bestselling book. Cassie is crazy, isn’t she?  She’s also killed her philandering husband, hasn’t she? Hot diggity but I loved this book! From page 1 to the end I simply couldn’t put it down.  It is by far the best book I’ve read in 2020! Set in Kansas there is… Continue reading Book Review ~ They Call me Crazy by Kelly Stone Gamble

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Book Review – In the Room with Three Doors by RJ Askew

An easy, very enjoyable, poetical tale. 25 with their whole lives ahead of them, what will the three love-birds do with their triangle? Every now and again we come across a book that stands alone, this is one of them. With a soft lilt the author invites you into a modern day fable. Through the… Continue reading Book Review – In the Room with Three Doors by RJ Askew

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Book Review – High Heels & Mistletoe by C A King

Carol Ann King is fast becoming one of my all-time favorite indie authors for great novellas. High Heels & Mistletoe is an absolute gem of a Christmas Romance.  Julietta Romero is a bit of a Christmas Grinch with a particular intolerance towards mistletoe.  She wants nothing more than to pack her bags and jump on… Continue reading Book Review – High Heels & Mistletoe by C A King

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Book Review – Find Your Joy by Rosie Mankes

I wrote this 5 star review for Books Go Social Inspiring and uplifting, Find Your Joy is a truly encouraging memoir.  Learn how Rosie moves from survivor to thriver, in this positive journal-style autobiography. Rosie’s own trials are laid out in short snappy chapters, which is great for dipping in and out.  Her writing style… Continue reading Book Review – Find Your Joy by Rosie Mankes

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Book Review – The Last of the Moon Girls by Barbara Davis

They don’t call themselves witches… they are simply the Moon girls.  Shown under the Fair Use Act for Critiquing Now and then I come across a book I just love.  The Last of the Moon Girls is one of them.  Not only is it a fascinating story, but it is written so well, it’s like… Continue reading Book Review – The Last of the Moon Girls by Barbara Davis

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Book Review – Deadbreak by Jorge Sanchez

Shown under the Fair Use Act for Critiquing Move over Rick Grimes, there’s a new lovable, apocalyptic zombie killing dude in town!  Jeremiah Reid is on a single-minded mission to find his daughter, hopefully she’s safe on Hawaii, but he doesn’t know for sure.  By his side is his steadfast friend, Joe the 4th who… Continue reading Book Review – Deadbreak by Jorge Sanchez

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Box Set Review – Little Fires Everywhere

Little Fires Everywhere - based on a book by Celeste Ng What makes a woman a mother?  Does every mother deserve to be one?  Big, big, big issues are dissected in this truly amazing story. Looking at relationships from different points of view, how daughters see their mothers. How mothers see their children.  Image is… Continue reading Box Set Review – Little Fires Everywhere

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Book Review – The Shining by Stephen King

As part of my research for Hope in Blackshaw Moor, which is a Romance-Thriller, I decided to do a little light reading… and dived into Stephen King’s 1977 The Shining! Shown under the Fair Use Act for Critiquing I am not a fan of horror or anything bloody or gory, so I planned to ‘skim-read’… Continue reading Book Review – The Shining by Stephen King

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Book Review – On Twilight’s Wings by Ariel Paiement

Shown under the Fair Use Act for Critiquing Blurb She is the key to everything.Until a few months ago, Cat's only worries were about her foster parents and whether she'll be shipped off to another boarding school over the summer. Dealing with a painful past and a friendless existence were at the top of her… Continue reading Book Review – On Twilight’s Wings by Ariel Paiement

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Book Review – Marriage and Ministry by Amanda Kai

For fans of Jane Austen, Marriage & Ministry by Amanda Kai is a must read. The author excels in making her writing style feel like a natural flow-on from Austen's beautiful book Pride & Prejudice. Did you ever wonder what married life was like for Charlotte and William? Well wonder no more. Amanda Kai has… Continue reading Book Review – Marriage and Ministry by Amanda Kai

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Book Review – From Witchcraft to Christ by Doreen Irvine

Wow - what a book! I wasn't expecting to be so emotional or brought to tears so many times as I was.  Doreen recounts her life story in this book in a very matter-of-fact way, despite having a very dramatic life she tells her story plainly and simply, in easy to read and easy to… Continue reading Book Review – From Witchcraft to Christ by Doreen Irvine

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Book Review – This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti

In research for my next novel I selected 10 books to read, ‘This Present Darkness’ was book no 2 on this list. Shown under the Fair Use Act for Critiquing Well, wow, what can I say?  I certainly hope my next book ‘Hope in Blackshaw Moor’ turns out to be a page-turner like this book… Continue reading Book Review – This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti

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5 Days to a #1 BestSeller

I thought I might share how I recently got to be a Amazon UK BestSeller. Below is a graph showing the dates, who I used to promote, how much I was charged and how many sales I received. Hopefully, from the below you will be able to ascertain whether running consecutive promotions is something you… Continue reading 5 Days to a #1 BestSeller

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Book Review – In For A Spell by Sharon Clare

Shown under the Fair Use Act for Critiquing Magical, enchanting, romantic, heartwarming... just a few words to describe this lovely book. Ever since I was little I have loved fairy tales. The magic, the mystery, the happy-ever-after. In For A Spell is definitely an adult (quite adult in one particular section!) fairy tale - and… Continue reading Book Review – In For A Spell by Sharon Clare

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Faith in Abertillery ~ The Blurb

Not only do I hate writing blurbs, but I'm awful at it. I don't think I'd even want to buy a book after reading a blurb I'd written. So what do you do when you can't stand doing something? Well you get someone else to do it for you of course! And that's exactly what… Continue reading Faith in Abertillery ~ The Blurb

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Book Review – The Crimson Deathbringer by Sean Robins

Do you think the Akakies will visit us soon? I do love a good joke. Well wow, you would not believe that this was Sean Robins first book! At the end when I read his short bio and discovered he's a teacher, that made sense - because the book, especially for a first novel, is… Continue reading Book Review – The Crimson Deathbringer by Sean Robins

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Let’s get our books noticed… and make some money!

Amazon kdp select and Advertising Some people don't rate Amazon, a friend of mine has stopped buying from them due to their tax evasion policies... however, let's face it, Amazon is a book lover's paradise and they are, after all, the world's number 1 book seller.  So as indie authors we really are losing out… Continue reading Let’s get our books noticed… and make some money!

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Grace in Mombasa – two endorsements

I'm so excited to say that I will probably have the kindle of Grace in Mombasa up by Friday 23rd November - a whole week early! I'd like to share with you the two endorsements that I have had for the book. Tracy Traynor’s writing transports you from World War 1 and 2 England to… Continue reading Grace in Mombasa – two endorsements

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Only 3 weeks to go…

When you've spent most of your life... and you're 57 so that's a pretty long time... thinking that you're stupid and rubbish and an idiot, it can be hard to change.  I do believe I've come a long way to getting over low self-esteem but then in times like this, that old nagging voice "you're… Continue reading Only 3 weeks to go…

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Review – Antiques and Alibis, by Wendy H. Jones

I have to begin by saying I think the book cover is great!  If you want a picture to draw you into a story, this one certainly does.  Its atmospheric black and white picture of a moonlit street simply shouts mystery and intrigue, a very good start for a detective novel! As the blurb tells… Continue reading Review – Antiques and Alibis, by Wendy H. Jones