Archive for February, 2018

Free today…….The Snow Witch by Matt Wingett

February 17, 2018 - 10:05 am No Comments

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Today and until the 21st February The Snow Witch is free on Amazon

A Portsmouth Novel

A woman on the run arrives in a British seaside town, a refugee from a horrifying past. Trapped by a freak blizzard, she finds unexpected kindness from the locals – except for one man who seems hellbent on possessing or destroying her. Unable to leave the icebound city, she is drawn into the lives of its people, whose stories force her to face her own cruel past.

What is she running from? What dark secret does she carry with her? – And how can she escape it if she won’t acknowledge it exists?

The Snow Witch is a tale of loss, love, murder, obsession and witchcraft, rich in magical scenes that delight, horrify and intrigue.

 

 

 

 

 

Haunted Ends by Elizabeth Price

February 16, 2018 - 4:24 pm No Comments

Haunted Ends by Elizabeth Price
Published on 4th November 2014
135 pages
Reviewed by Yvonne Davies

Rocky and Rose produce and star in Dead Inns, a paranormal show. Sam Thomas small in stature transports diamonds for a living. One trip ends in his fatality and its up to Rocky to solve his murder and find his diamonds.
Sam was a great character, in life he knew his limitations but just got on with it. Used to be bullied about his height, he was a bit of a loner. However when he was a ghost, none of that bothered him and whilst he only attached himself to Rocky to solve his murder, a true friendship developed. Rocky came across a bit arrogant at the start especially over his car. Although as the story progressed I grew to like him and even after everything that happened to him his still wanted to solve the case.
The was a quick easy read that you can just pick up and get into. With back stories of other ghosts thrown into the story, tells just how much history the Juniper Hotel had. This had a mixture of fantasy, mystery and comedy all thrown into one and Sam one-liners had me laughing out load. The topic of dwarfism was handled with sensitivity and never once was it mocked. What it did show was some of the issues the condition causes.
As a first book in the series this is a good start and as the rest are on kindle unlimited I will be reading them and to follow more of Sam and Rocky’s ventures.

Brutality by Tim Miller

February 15, 2018 - 7:00 pm No Comments

Brutality By Tim Miller
Published by GutWrench Productions on 3rd February 2018
178 pages
Reviewed by Yvonne Davies

Therapist Carrie Justice know first hand what it is like to have a mental illness, suffering from Bipolar she tries to help others whilst helping herself. As well as working at a private practice, she also works at the local jail. This work brought her to the attention of the local TV channel, and after appearing on their morning show made her an obsession for the Skinner.
Carrie was not your typical heroine, lacking in confidence she just wanted to get on with her life. However when it mattered she was really surprising whether it was standing up to Detective Montez, or trying to survive.
From the moment you start reading, you are drawn into a game of cat and mouse. From the start you are introduced to The Skinner’s work and you know exactly what type of killer he is. Like all serial killers he is cocky and did have some issues. The subject of mental health runs throughout this story and it was interesting to read some of what a person with bipolar has to cope with on a day to day basis. The relationships between Carrie and Montez was developing throughout the story and I would love to read more of them. This is a quick read as you will find the need to finish it in one sitting. You will be surprised at certain plot revels and I for one did not see them coming. The ending finishes in what I hope to be just the start of new series.

The Tree of Rebels by Chantelle Atkins

February 14, 2018 - 6:05 pm No Comments

The Tree of Rebels by Chantelle Atkins
Published 8th November 2017
442 pages
Reviewed by Yvonne Davies

70 years after the last war, people were surviving. Now living in Provinces, children studied until the age of 14 and then put to work. Museums housed items from the “Old World” like laptops and books. There food was rationed and families were only allowed one child. The majority of people were happy but some knew what the world was like before. Lissie Turner lived in Province 5 with her parents and her 105 year old Great Grandma. Having listened to her Great Grandma talk about the olden days and then finding a dog and an isolated apple tree outside the fence, her curiosity gets the better of her and she starts to ask questions.
The majority of dystopian books I have read tend to have main characters that were older than Lissie and it took me a while to get my head around that she was only 13. She was a curious child and the more she found out the more she kept digging and like most children always had a sense of guilt when she knew she was doing something wrong. Once Ned her best friend found out her secret, she was more determined as he helped her share the guilt and was a true friend who stuck with her.
This was different to many dystopian books I have read as it was a slower pace. I enjoyed that whilst I was reading about Lissie’s life, I was also finding out about her great gran in the “Old World” as Lissie read from her diary and then there were the stories from the Rebels. The action picks up near the end of the book and you are wondering with everything going on can Lissie survive.
For lovers of Divergent and The hunger Games then this is a must read and whilst there is an age suggestion, as an adult I enjoyed reading it. I am looking forward to reading Return To The Tree of Rebels.

Cover Reveal: Coming soon The Coven Princess by Lily Luchesi

February 14, 2018 - 2:25 pm No Comments

Coming March 7th, 2018 from USA Today bestselling author Lily Luchesi and Vamptasy Publishing:
THE COVEN PRINCESS.

Your blood does not define you.
Harley Torrance’s parents were killed in a home invasion when she was three. Adopted by a nice couple, Harley begins to develop strange powers. At fourteen she brews a potion so strong it gains the attention of the Coven King, and changes her world forever.
She’s not human, she’s a witch.
Now a part of the magical community, Harley must learn to control her powers lest the Darkness already in her blood overcomes her. Can she dampen her lust for power in order to stop the Dark from taking over the Coven and killing everyone in their way?

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