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Review - Eyes of Autumn by Cynthia H. Wise

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My Copy of the Book
Year Published: 2016 Genre: Paranormal Mystery
Blurb: Recurring dreams have plagued Katie Hammond since childhood, forcing her to keep an open mind to the paranormal. But when Katie is compelled to follow a forest path during her trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains, she stumbles into a forgotten life—one she’s not sure she wants to remember—and an enthralling man who shouldn’t exist. At the end of the path is Marcus Hillyerd, a man with a secret and golden eyes. He comes face-to-face with the only woman he’s ever loved. The only problem—she doesn’t remember him.  Then evil from Marcus’s past emerges and attempts to destroy everything he holds sacred. Needing reinforcement, Marcus calls upon Marcel Enterprises, his network of paranormal beings dedicated to helping victims of corruption. Together, they must risk their lives to keep Katie safe and protect the empire that took Marcus more than a century to build.
About the Author: Author Cynthia H. Wise first conceived the idea f…

My Week of Reading (21 - 26 November 2016) and a BIG thank you

Hello Everyone,


Before I start with my week of reading, I would just like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who has viewed and read my blog this month. I've noticed that the stats have been slightly higher lately, and I added up the number of views the one day from the beginning of this month, and have found that I have got over 1 000 views this month; so thank you to EVERYONE! I'm pleasantly blown away by the number and sometimes I struggle to wrap my head around that I've gotten so many views this month. 
And now onto my week of reading. I think my week of reading has been a productive one, since I managed to participate in a blog tour:

Cocktails, Rock Tales and Betrayals by Julie Archer:
Amazon: Amazon Review - Cocktails, Rock Tales and Betrayals
Goodreads: Goodreads Review - Cocktails, Rock Tales and Betrayals
Here is my blog review of the book: Blog Review - Cocktails, Rock Tales and Betrayals

Last Word:
At the moment, I'm busy reading 'Eyes of Autumn' by Cynthia…

Book Tour: Book Review - Cocktails, Rock Tales & Betrayals by Julie Archer

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Cocktails, Rock Tales & Betrayals Book Tour By author Julie Archer Tour Dates: November 27th – December 6th, 2016 Tour arranged by: HCL Author Services & Book Tours
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Blurb: A bar, a band and a Thorne between two roses… Caro and Nate are perfect for each other. Trouble is, Nate is really Alik Thorne lead singer of the Next Big Thing in rock music and his girlfriend, Edie, isn’t really prepared to share him… Caro Flynn leaves behind the sultry nights of Mallorca to open her own bar back home. Romance wasn’t high on her list of priorities, but a last minute fling makes her think again… Edie Spencer-Newman always gets what she wants. But when she sets her sights on something a little too close to home, she’s about to stir up a whole heap of trouble… When the consequences of a tragic accident cause relationships to crumble, will anyone find a happy ending?
About the Author: Julie Archer grew up in Hampshire and lived in Reading before moving to the beautiful riverside town of Dartmou…

My Week of Reading (14 - 19 November 2016)

Hello Everyone,

My reading this week has gone alright; my writing on the other hand has died down a little bit, but I'm not going to force writing since that won't get me anywhere. Anyways...
Back on to book related things! I've managed to do one review this week:
The Golden Tup by Leslie W P Garland: Amazon: Amazon Review - The Golden Tup Goodreads: Goodreads Review - The Golden Tup Here is my blog review of the book: Blog Review - The Golden Tup
At the moment I'm reading 'Cocktails, Rock Tales and Betrayals' by Julie Archer, and this book is going to be part of a book tour that I'm participating in, and will only be putting the review up for this one next Sunday. So far I'm enjoying this book.
Last Word: I think I am still on track with reading, and I'm hoping to still expand on this blog a little bit in the future. I'm also busy planning for a read-a-thon that I'd like to make available to those that would be interested in something reading-relate…

Review - The Golden Tup by Leslie W P Garland

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Year Published: 2015 Genre: Suspense/Thriller
Blurb: The Golden Tup - a dreadful tale of paradise being cruelly taken by latent evil. Can evil be in a place? The tale opens with Verity, a farmer's wife, recalling how a young couple were arrested a few years previously for killing their new born baby. How could such a nice young couple have done such a dreadful thing? Through a series of flashbacks we learn how they had created their rural idyll, how an enigmatic man had come into their lives and how their idyll and relationship had gradually fallen apart - how, with references to Milton's Paradise Lost, their paradise was lost. Gradually the young wife reveals a dreadful past, but Verity realises that she is holding something back, but what? What is the terrible truth that caused her and her husband to kill their baby? In real life the good guys don't always win.
About the Author: Leslie Garland was born in 1949, qualified as a Chartered Civil Engineer and worked for se…

My Week of Reading (7 - 12 November 2016)

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I'm still trying to balance writing and reading, though I think the reading might be going slightly better; though only time will tell.  I've got one review to share:
Night by Casey Christie: Amazon: Amazon Review - Night Goodreads: Goodreads Review - Night Here is my blog review of the book: Blog Review - Night
I'm currently reading 'The Golden Tup' by Leslie W P Garland, and am enjoying it so far. I think I'll get through this one relatively quickly. I should have a review up of this book sometime this week; and I might end up sort of adding another 'review' site, but it'll probably only be this one time that I'll be doing it.
Last Word: I'm still not sure how I'm doing with my TBR this month, I think I'm on track, but I could be wrong. I still think that I'm going to have to squeeze reading in at some point this month, which might mean sacrificing my writing. I hope it doesn't come to that, though. Let me know how y…

Review - Night by Casey Christie

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Year Published: 2014 Genre: Crime
Blurb: Night is a winner. Rough, real, challenging...and ultimately redemptive, this novel gives an unflinching look inside the rancid, raunchy, frightening underworld of South African organized crime as fought by the South African Police Force.  A violent world of paramilitary police, African style layers of intrigue, and a mix of cultures brings a special atmosphere to an excellent story, great characters and a wonderful style of rhythm that drives this book forward.
About the Author: Best selling author. Consultant. “Wine is sunlight, held together by water.” Galileo Galilei
Connect with the Author: Twitter: Casey Christie Twitter
My Take on the Book: I liked the fact that this book was based in South Africa (which is the country I live in, for those that don't know); there were times when I found the jargon a little confusing, and also felt that the end of the book was a little rushed. I ended up giving the book a four star rating, and got a …

My Week of Reading (31 October - 5 November 2016)

Hello Everyone,
My reading has sadly been lacking this week...due to NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month for those that don't know). I had actually gotten a little bit behind last night, but I've caught up again; and I'm definitely hoping to get a little bit ahead.
Anyways, enough about the writing; here are the reviews for the other book that I haven't posted links for yet:
Moondance by Diane Chandler: Amazon: Amazon Review - Moondance Goodreads: Goodreads Review - Moondance Here is my blog review of the book: Blog Review - Moondance
Trying to balance reading and writing (especially with NaNo going on), is difficult. A person has to write 1667 words a day. There are some days where the plot flows, and then sometimes the plot dries out a little bit. The final word count to reach is 50 000. I hope I reach it this year; last year I didn't.
Last Words: And as usual,I have been overambitious with my reading pile for November. I've overloaded my reading schedule again (w…