Saturday, 6 January 2018
Friday, 5 January 2018
Thursday, 4 January 2018
Here's what happened in the second quarter of last year.
Tuesday, 2 January 2018
It was quite a year last year, with so much illness in our family and a wedding - ours, which I planned pretty much single-handedly, yet it seems I still managed to squeeze in 36 books in addition to all those I edited and proofread! No mean feat.
Anyway, here are my highlights and observations, for what they're worth.
Stuff the Turkey by Tara Ford - I loved this book and was gutted when I checked for its sequel this year and discovered Tara hadn't written it yet. I had to tweet her to ask her where it went!! Five stars.
Meet Me At Beachcomber Bay by Jill Mansell - I love Jill Mansell. She is one of my all-time favourite authors and this book didn't disappoint - another 5 stars.
Duplicity by Sibel Hodge - Miss Hodge sure can craft a dark tale. She is very talented and writes in various genres. 5 stars.
Woman of God by James Patterson - I used to love James Patterson and religiously (pardon the pun) devour all his books, but the short chapters bugged me in the end. However, this book was delightfully different and much more thought-provoking. Loved it - 4 stars.
My Soul Immortal by Jen Printy - I had edited the second book in this series but hadn't read the first. I absolutely loved it. 5 stars.
Christmas Under A Starlit Sky by Holly Martin - I am sure I have read Holly's books out of sequence, but she has fast become one of my favourite authors. I feel so proud of her too when I see her books in the supermarket and bookshops now as I remember when her books were only available as e-books. 5 stars!
It seems March passed me by - not a single book. Not sure if that's possible, but nothing recorded for March - I must have been really busy with work!!
Tune in tomorrow for Part II.
Sunday, 5 November 2017
Keep getting those words down fellow Wrimos!!
Another update to follow soon.
Wednesday, 25 October 2017
Anyway, I have some news to share. This year I will be participating in National Novel Writing Month in November, known affectionately by writers as NaNoWriMo. I hope early next year to release my fifth novel, working title The Proposal.
For those of you who are writers as well as readers, you may find helpful the tips I wrote (as an editor) for last year's NaNoWriMo, and you can also find out how to buddy with me if you wish on the post below, which I wrote for my Perfect Prose Services website.
For now, just confirming I am still here, just very busy with my two cherubs Antonia and Luke, plus we got married five weeks ago, so it has been a bit of a busy time.
All the best and expect more news soon
Thursday, 28 January 2016
I have been beavering away and have started my next book, but it will be some time in the writing, due to other commitments. So, in the meantime, if you're looking for something to read, I'd happily point you in the direction of author Shelley Wilson's books, aka S.L. Wilson for her fantasy novels.
You may recall I reviewed Guardians of the Dead some time ago. Well, Guardians of the Sky launched last week, and I'm a little more than halfway through and very much enjoying how the story has continued (it's part of a trilogy).
Anyway, with the launch, Shelley has been ridiculously busy, but she deigned to come on and share a little more about herself, her writing and her choices.
Welcome and take it away, Shelley!
Okay, so I don’t read many books that start with ‘once upon a time’ anymore, but evil witches devouring kittens? Bring it on!
Thanks very much for all that, Shelley. Very illuminating - always interesting to see how another author's mind works! And now for the book: what a cool and scary cover! The blurb follows!
Can one girl sacrifice herself to save the one she loves…
Following their daring escape from the demon realm, Amber and her friends become caught up in a war between good and evil. They must join forces with the Queen’s warriors to overthrow a malevolent force that has spread across Avaveil, the land of the Fae.
As her powers grow, Amber is faced with the real possibility that she is a danger to the ones she loves. Her full strength is yet to be tested in a way she can’t comprehend.
Dragons, faeries and humans stand side-by-side as they are drawn into a battle of cunning, magic and surprising revelations. Can Amber survive long enough to see her dreams fulfilled?
If you haven't got your copy yet, here's where you can buy Shelley's books:-
Amazon UK - http://amzn.to/1QDdq0q
Amazon US -http://amzn.to/23to2Ef
And now for a little bit more about Shelley and where you can find her.
That's all folks, as they say. Look out for my review of Guardians of the Sky in the next few weeks, as well as, hopefully my reads of 2015 and my must reads of 2016. Yes, yes, I know, I'm behind!