To celebrate the launch of the sequel, Down The Hatch on 1 April, In My Attic will be free until 1 April inclusive! Get your copy HERE.
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The reason I’m asking -I’m on vacation in Lagos, Algarve. The place is a dream – golden beaches, a glittery teal sea, tangerine cliffs, white houses covered in the famous indigo tiles – and then there was a Portuguese water dog walking in the street. All black, all curly, and cute white paws. A whiff of barbequed sardines in my nose, I was thinking “What if?” What do you think? Let me know, if this sort of thing is worth writing about. Photo by Tim…Continue Reading “Would you read a paranormal romance featuring a Selkie and a Were-Portuguese Water Dog??”
The global information war is raging, and it’s getting really hard to separate truth from lie. However, with a few basic tricks, there is a way through the web of deceit. Foremost, it’s important to take every piece of information with a pinch of salt. Facts can be interpreted in different ways. That is legitimate. Facts can be faked. That’s not legitimate, but unfortunately very common. The key approach to steering clear of info traps is 1 – Never rely on one source for your…Continue Reading “How fake to do you take your news?”
Sex in the Cities meets Ghost Busters – for FREE. “Who Let The Ghosts OUT?” is longlisted in the 2021 Open Novella Contest on Wattpad. Check it out here. https://www.wattpad.com/myworks/257900204-who-let-the-ghosts-out
Get into the season mood and grab your FREE X-mas e-book copy of “In My Attic”, first in the Magical Misfits series of cozy mysteries Sometimes all it takes is murder to discover who you truly are. Grammar school teacher Myrtle Coldron has no patience to spare for Aunt Eve’s Wiccan shenanigans. Myrtle ignores auntie’s frantic plea for help—only to learn she has crashed from the attic to her death. The circumstances are suspicious; murder is on the cards. Riddled with guilt, Myrtle returns to…Continue Reading “Christmas Goodreads Giveaway of “In My Attic”
THE BAT is part of a string of stories told by the patrons of The Red Grouse Inn. I can see them there, sitting by the fire, a pint in their hands, spinning their yarns. I liked THE BAT, a coming-of-age story since it demonstrates that adult fiction does not have to pivot on adult protagonists. Instead, the friends enjoy Thomas’s tale, and the reader gets to listen in.Actually, while this set-up frames the narrative, it also creates a bit of a distance. We know…Continue Reading “Review of Leslie Garland’s “The Bat””
Original and unique, both the story premise and the setting of Margaret Holton’s TRILLIUM triggered my interest. TRILLIUM tells the story of Canada’s Niagara Peninsula from the advent of the first European settlers in 1750 up to the beginning of this millennium, a story that becomes an epic journey not only through time but also a very specific location. A story? No: an epic saga of three families spanning generations. Three young settlers, Tom, Franco, and Paddy sow the seeds of the novel, that grows…Continue Reading “Review of “Trillium” By Margaret L. Holton”
Pissed-off rattlesnakes? Check. Hungry Caimans? Check. Murderous thugs and heinous villains pulling strings from afar? Check and check. Add the forgotten tomb of an Incan Emperor into the mix, a Texan treasure hunter and a British librarian, ah—sorry Kate, make that a historian—plenty of untouched jungle and, yes, a raging underground stream and you get GOLD RIVER. Think Die Hard, only in the Peruvian Andes. The whole story is pure action from the moment Tom tests his latest Amazon purchase—a metal detector—in the Texan desert….Continue Reading “Review of “Gold River” by Eric Dabbs”
“ It’s every archaeologist’s dream to explore the hidden tombs of Egypt. Unfortunately for me, my dream turns into a nightmare when Xander Harrison, a childhood friend who betrayed me, joins my team.I came to Egypt to study the ancient past, not to be confronted with my own.” I love Egypt, I’ve travelled there many times. Not so much in the recent past, sadly. Which is why I’m forever looking for stories that can transport me across to the Nile (and the Red Sea). “The…Continue Reading “Review of “The Stolen Papyrus” by Cate Turner”