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”

Review – Silver Daddy Jingle Bells by Liam Livings

I confess I bought this purely because of the cover and the title, which seemed to sum up naughty feel-good escapist fun. I couldn’t help thinking of Paul Hollywood throughout the book, which means I’ll never be able to look at him the same way again, but still, that isn’t a bad thing. The blurbContinue reading “Review – Silver Daddy Jingle Bells by Liam Livings”

Blog Tour/Review – T.A.G. Family Christmas by A.G. Carothers

I’m very pleased to be part of the blog tour for T.A.G. Family Christmas by A.G. Carothers. My review is at the end of this post, and there’s an excerpt as well as a giveaway of a $15 Amazon voucher. Good luck and Happy Holidays! My Review I’m not familiar with this series, and asContinue reading “Blog Tour/Review – T.A.G. Family Christmas by A.G. Carothers”

Review/Blog Tour – Finally Home – Josiah by K-Lee Klein

K-Lee Klein has a new MM contemporary western romance out: “Finally Home – Josiah.” And there’s a giveaway! My review is at the bottom of this post. BLURB Josiah Nelson left the family home where his father’s bullying and his own fears made life a penance, swearing never to return. Now he has a funeralContinue reading “Review/Blog Tour – Finally Home – Josiah by K-Lee Klein”