Review – Echoes of Silence by Indie Black

Aaargh, a cliffhanger! This one is on me though, as I didn’t read the recommendation I saw on Instagram properly. Just be aware there is one, and you can pre-order Part 2 of the two book series (Echoes of Vengeance, publication June 2022.) Okay, now THAT’s all out the way, the book. Wow. A veryContinue reading “Review – Echoes of Silence by Indie Black”

Review – Hood’s Ride is Red by J.P. Jackson

A fun, relatively quick read and a good way to introduce yourself to the work of this brilliant horror/comedy author. It’s a retelling of the familiar fairytale, Little Red Riding Hood, but one you would barely recognise at first. Harkin Ross, known as Hood because of his penchant for wearing “hoodies,” drives a red truckContinue reading “Review – Hood’s Ride is Red by J.P. Jackson”

Review – Ditching The Dream by Isabelle Peterson

Ditching the Dream is the first book in the steamy Dream Series of romantic page-turners (all out and available.) If you like sizzling chemistry, complex heroes, and endings that leave you craving more, then you’ll love this passionate page-turner. Okay, so you need to leave a bit of reality at the door. I mean, ifContinue reading “Review – Ditching The Dream by Isabelle Peterson”

Review – Orphan Monster Spy by Matt Killeen

This was an incredible book, which I’ve been reading with my local book club, The Little Badgers. Set in the early days of WW2 in a Germany already entrenched in Nazi ideology, we meet orphan Sarah as she is running from the checkpoint which killed her mother, and trying to get to safety via aContinue reading “Review – Orphan Monster Spy by Matt Killeen”

Review – Lost In The Dark by Leani M Lopez

Despite the “mass extinction lays waste to the world,” set up, this is actually a lovely little novella with all the good juicy tropes; lost in the storm, hurt/comfort, only one bed, only two people left in the world. This is a new-to-me author, and I like her writing already. Ivy is a heroine withContinue reading “Review – Lost In The Dark by Leani M Lopez”

Review – Awakening (The Evolved Ones #1) by Natasha Oliver

This is a fabulously gritty start to what’s promising to be a barnstorming fantasy series. Rox is a modern heroine who wakes up, having no knowledge of who she really is. When we first meet her she is trying to get into Halo, which she believes is a sanctuary for the Evolved Ones, after theyContinue reading “Review – Awakening (The Evolved Ones #1) by Natasha Oliver”

Review – Where’s The Magic by Kirran Thompson

A light and lovely second novel, full of 1980’s references and really good fun to read. This is another inventive story from an author with a huge imagination, able to conjure up unique storylines and put a fun twists on the usual rom-com trope. Although I enjoyed Kirran Thompson’s first novel, The Museum of PerfectContinue reading “Review – Where’s The Magic by Kirran Thompson”

Review – The Warmth of Autumn by Beth Behshad

The Warmth of Autumn is a sweet and lovely romance, written in a poetic style. English is not the author’s native language and there are some quirks which can take the reader briefly away from the story, namely the switching from present to past tense and back again. I mention it only because it tookContinue reading “Review – The Warmth of Autumn by Beth Behshad”

Review – The Gift That Keeps On Taking by B.J. Irons

I picked this up because I really enjoyed Cul-de-Sac, Irons’ first novel about a gay couple moving into a close community and finding out their new friends all have secrets they would rather kept hidden.  This YA romance novel is written from the point of view of Liam, on the cusp of becoming an adult.Continue reading “Review – The Gift That Keeps On Taking by B.J. Irons”

Review – Just Jonathan by Donna Scuvotti

This was a new genre for me, a cosy murder mystery book, although to be honest, it isn’t that cosy. Compared to some of the stuff I read, I guess it is but don’t be fooled. There are some tough issues being played out here. Jonathan is a thirteen-year-old boy dealing with the death ofContinue reading “Review – Just Jonathan by Donna Scuvotti”