Friday, 24 August 2018

Last Chance! Summer Book Bonanza Giveaway

Do you need something new to read? Take a look at the Bookluver Summer Book Bonanza. You can download as many books as you like for FREE and then decide who gets your vote for the best book in the collection. Look out for my offering Return of the Vampire Hunter and get your FREE BOOK now!  

There is something for everyone, from thriller to romance, crime to horror, fiction and non-fiction, and everything in between. But hurry, it ends on 31st August. Happy reading!

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Sunday, 19 August 2018

Book Review: Untangling the Webs by Joy Pearson

This book made me feel excited about growing older! Now, that might sound odd, but bear with me. Untangling the Webs is the story of relationships and real life. We follow the journeys of women who have experienced love and heartbreak, who have battled through illness, raised children, nurtured careers, and kept on going when life got tough. This book picks up the story of a retired woman mourning for a missing lover, a woman in her early forties who finds love when she has given up hope, of women who have been “the other woman” in other people’s marriages. I liked the fact that all the characters had flaws and strengths in equal measure, making them likeable and believable. The webs mentioned in the title could well represent the physical journeys taken by these women and men, as well as the entanglements of their lives. They all meet up somewhere along the line, and I enjoyed reading the story as it wove together, and bits of the puzzle clicked into place. Oh, and there was some good sex in there as well, if you like it a little bit racy!

You can buy Untangling the Webs in all the usual places, and you can request it from your local library in the UK. Find Joy Pearson on Facebook and learn more about her personal journey as she wrote this book. You won’t regret adding this one to your reading pile!

Monday, 13 August 2018

Night Stairs to Dormitory #LoveCastles

Do you like my title? Sounds like a fascinating book, don’t you think? Well, it hasn’t been written yet, at least not by me. I just returned from a family holiday in Northumberland, and we visited the Holy Island Lindisfarne. Using our English Heritage membership, we visited Lindisfarne Priory, and enjoyed a fascinating tour of this religious relic. I found the site peaceful and full of intrigue, including the information plaques that were scattered about the ruins.

 This one in particular caught my imagination. The ruined steps are crumbling and stand in the middle of a grassy area, what was once the priory hall. Looking across and up, I could see more steps floating in the ruined tower, and I could only imagine how it must have felt to be a monk trudging up those dark and cold stairs on this lonely island all those centuries ago. Why did they have night stairs to the dormitory? What was the significance? I couldn’t find out while I was there, but I haven’t yet read the guide book that I bought. Perhaps that will hold the answers I seek…

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Monday, 6 August 2018

Secrets: Dreya Love Book 3 by Dana Lyons

There’s no going back.

Martin Nash was once seven years old and longed for words of love from his mother. At thirty-five, he knows he’s never going to hear them from her. But he’s willing to kill for as long as it takes … until someone tells him the words.

As Dreya, Rhys, Quinn, and Simon discover the dangerous position they’re in by being Noble, they search for a way to fit exceptional into their everyday life. While old habits provide a never-ending challenge going forward, no one would go back.

Nobility transformed them and their lives.

Nobility, a genetic modification created by Dr. Anthony Lazar, uses latent animal DNA to cage the human ego and bring mankind a higher moral code free of envy, greed, and jealousy. Noble means possessing an exceptional character in the face of adversity. Dreya, Rhys, Quinn, and Simon discover being Noble and exceptional in a human world isn’t easy.

In the midst of this uncertainty, Dreya puts herself in the line of fire with a serial killer who has a fetish for eyeballs. What she doesn’t know is …

Nothing is safe and nowhere is private.

It’s not a good time to have secrets.

About the Author

Where did my writing begin?

In the winter of 2002 I sat down and wrote my first romance. This surreal experience lasted 7 days, with a one day break in the middle. I wrote 10,000 words a day. What I produced was awful, but a great story. I had obviously been bitten, and yet I didn't know how to write, simple as that. So the process of learning how to write began for me with RWA. I jumped into the conferences, seminars and online courses with determination, reading books on how to write, and how not to write. I went to meetings with other want-to-be writers and published authors and listened to what everyone had to say. I shelved the first novel because another story had taken root in my mind and I began THE ROSETTA COIN. My critique partner sent it back looking like sushi. :-( But I kept working because I knew writing was a talent I could polish. The paranormal experiences my characters work through are loosely based on the possibilities of a Multidimensional Universe laced with the spooky actions of Quantum physics. A new time travel romance is currently working, with plans for another adventure novel coming next, followed by a sequel to Druae. Adding to this mix, I have an idea for a time traveler series. It seems there is always another story to write, bringing new readers to Dana's work.