Release Blitz/Review -The Case of the Boy In Blue by Amanda Meuwissen

My Review When I was given the opportunity to review this book, I jumped at it. I like my noir fairly short (100,000 words of dark introspection and misery isn’t my thing.) And it was a new genre for me; gay noir romance. Irresistible. And it was fun. Told from the POV of private detective,Continue reading “Release Blitz/Review -The Case of the Boy In Blue by Amanda Meuwissen”

Review – Beautiful Skin by Angela Roe and various

I really enjoyed this anthology. Any collection of stories by varying authors is inevitably going to have some which the reader likes more than others, but it would be unfair of me to say which stories I preferred. This is a wonderfully diverse mix of styles, with protagonists of differing sexualities and races, some tryingContinue reading “Review – Beautiful Skin by Angela Roe and various”

Review – The Cul-de-Sac by B J Irons

This was a lot of fun to read, a deliciously scandalous cringe-fest of social mores and expectations, with the machinations of two spoiled, privileged brats determined to get their own way and to hell with the consequences. Skylar and Zach have a bet as to which one of them can seduce their hot new neighboursContinue reading “Review – The Cul-de-Sac by B J Irons”

Review – Wounded Survivor by Jheanell Reynolds

I read this book in one sitting. It’s short at 52 pages, but a real story of grit and determination to survive appalling odds. The author had suffered hideous abuse in the past, but has risen above it and refused to be a victim. Even though her life remains challenging, what shines through is aContinue reading “Review – Wounded Survivor by Jheanell Reynolds”

Release Blitz/Review – The First Boy I Ever Kissed by Suki Fleet

It’s an absolute pleasure to feature Suki Fleet’s heart-rending novel on the Pawsome Blog. Please take a moment to check it out, read the excerpt and my review at the bottom. There’s a giveaway too! Good luck to Suki in the release of this great novel. Review A delightfully nuanced story and a great taleContinue reading “Release Blitz/Review – The First Boy I Ever Kissed by Suki Fleet”

Review – Unholy Warrior by Rebecka Jäger

If I had one word to describe this novel, I think “visceral” suits pretty well. Rebane is a great character, a tough young woman who faces almost impossible odds in escaping the clutches of the psychotic Major Weisser. Set in a sparse, wintry landscape which emphasises the post-apocalyptic world, I’m not kidding when I sayContinue reading “Review – Unholy Warrior by Rebecka Jäger”

I’m dropping my star ratings for reviews

Why? Because I hate them, to be honest. I know it looks sharp to put the star rating on your website, but they are a bit of a blunt instrument. Going by the star system on Goodreads, one person’s ‘meh’ rating could be another’s ‘I Liked It’ on Amazon. So they are going. Confession time:Continue reading “I’m dropping my star ratings for reviews”

Release Blitz/Review – Resolutions for an Arbitrary Holiday by Nell Iris

It’s my absolute pleasure to feature Nell Iris’s delightful story on the Pawsome Blog. See my review at the end of this post, but before that there’s an excerpt and a giveaway! RELEASE BLITZ Book Title: Resolutions for an Arbitrary Holiday Author: Nell Iris Publisher: JMS Books Cover Artist: Written Ink Designs Release Date: DecemberContinue reading “Release Blitz/Review – Resolutions for an Arbitrary Holiday by Nell Iris”

Review – Precious by Lily Lamb

I’ll say first of all I love this author. They never fail to surprise and have a fearless attitude to some touchy subjects. This time they tackle mental health and the stalker/victim dynamic. It’s bold and shocking with a real impact. The first half of the book, I was conflicted about Scott. His actions wereContinue reading “Review – Precious by Lily Lamb”

My 10 Favourite Books of 2020

It’s been a great year for catching up with reading. Although I’ve been writing a lot too, I have managed to connect with some fabulous independent and small publishing house authors over the past few months. I also write reviews for Other World’s Ink blog tours and occasionally for WROTE Podcast, as well as writingContinue reading “My 10 Favourite Books of 2020”