Review of Uncommonly Tidy Poltergeists by Angel Martinez

Uncommonly Tidy Poltergeist by Angel MartinezMy rating: 5 of 5 stars From an ARC Taro has recently won the lottery, and with his winnings has invested in several properties around the world. As he travels, familiarising himself with his new circumstances, he becomes aware of strange happenings in the night. Every morning, the mess heContinue reading “Review of Uncommonly Tidy Poltergeists by Angel Martinez”

Book review – Amongst Friends by Katharine E Smith

This is an unusual book, in that the story is told backwards. Starting with a dramatic explosion in 2003 in which one person dies, the story is peeled back to when the three main characters are friends at nursery school, before revealing the final denouement. It’s a risky strategy, as one has to invest totallyContinue reading “Book review – Amongst Friends by Katharine E Smith”

10 minute read – Full Moon To Manhattan (featuring Christopher Walken as Angel Gabriel)

Last year, I took part in WROTE Podcast’s Twelve Days Of Stories, a fantastic audio anthology of terrific authors and past guests of WROTE, who all came together to create a wide variety of short stories, all with a (sort of…) Christmas theme. This was ably voiced by Vance Bastian, whose dulcet tones can be heardContinue reading “10 minute read – Full Moon To Manhattan (featuring Christopher Walken as Angel Gabriel)”

Closer Than Blood $1.50 on Smashwords until 1/1/2017

Happy Holidays! To celebrate (or possibly escape from) the holiday festivities, lose yourself in a tale of romance, murder and blackmail, set in the cold, glittering heart of Manhattan.  Pagan Freemantle falls for the wrong man after her brother brings home a contract killer, saying he is going to dispose of their estranged millionaire brother.Continue reading “Closer Than Blood $1.50 on Smashwords until 1/1/2017”

Review of Dangerous – An Intimate Journey To The Heart of Boxing by Ian Probert

Quite frankly, a book about boxing would not be an automatic go-to read for me, but because I had read Johnny Nothing, Ian Probert’s satire for kids, I was confident that I would enjoy the writing style, if not the subject. Years before, Michael Watson was critically and permanently injured during a world title fightContinue reading “Review of Dangerous – An Intimate Journey To The Heart of Boxing by Ian Probert”

The Thanksgiving Gift – A Coffee Time Read

I wrote this story a couple of years back. It was my first attempt at a full-on, all-out romance. Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate, and Peace and Goodwill to everyone else! The Thanksgiving Gift       ‘If you don’t want to help, why don’t you go visit Grandma,’ Eva’s mother said.  She wasContinue reading “The Thanksgiving Gift – A Coffee Time Read”

A poem for Remembrance Day

No Birds Sang Through the smoke the wire coiled, snagged with the remnants of humanity. Fighting paused for a single moment. In the forests, no birds sang. ~*~ A creeping menace, sulphurous, deadly, seared the lungs and ignited fear. Shouted warnings through the trenches. In creeping silence, no birds sang. ~*~  Men waiting, huddled together,Continue reading “A poem for Remembrance Day”

Download books for FREE until Midnight 10/11/16

Okay, I think a lot of us are reeling from the election result. I have just heard that KU reads have spiked as people want some escapism away from all the post-election hysteria. And that gave me an idea. So until Midnight Tonight (12pm Pacific time, Thursday 10th November) I have made ALL the followingContinue reading “Download books for FREE until Midnight 10/11/16”

The Family Tree – a coffee time read

Along the A40, between Stokenchurch and Studley Green, is an ash tree covered in shoes. There are plenty of theories as to why it is there, but no-one really knows for sure. Some say it’s a pagan ritual for fertility, or a Romany hex, or just youthful high spirits that have continued down the years.Continue reading “The Family Tree – a coffee time read”

Grizelda and Boo, a catty poem for Halloween

This is the story of Grizelda and Boo. Two naughty cats with nothing to do. Glossy and black, with eyes like twin moons; Together they sang the most glorious tunes. It was cold outside and the rain was pouring. They’d washed and snoozed, and life was boring. Their mistress had gone away for the dayContinue reading “Grizelda and Boo, a catty poem for Halloween”