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”

Review – A Vampire for Christmas by Tirza Schaefer

Well, I can imagine the vampire purists might be up in arms about this fresh take on the hot vampire/swooning chick trope. Sienna is one bold woman. After exploring the dungeon in the castle she has bought (with a fortune from a dead relative) she discovers a shrivelled carcass behind a previously locked door. AfterContinue reading “Review – A Vampire for Christmas by Tirza Schaefer”

Review – Did My Heart Love Till Now? by V.B. Emanuele

I was gifted an ARC copy in return for a fair and honest review. This was a lush and lurid mafia romance, detailing the forbidden love affair between Gavino and Sofia, from opposing New York crime families. (Forbidden because the families hate each other. No other reason.) This story grabs you by the throat andContinue reading “Review – Did My Heart Love Till Now? by V.B. Emanuele”

My 10 Favourite Books of 2021

I haven’t had a lot of time for reading this year, but I did manage quite a few, and here are my favourites of the year. I’ve discovered some new authors and some are ones I’m familiar with. I hope you enjoy my choices. Stay safe and sane over the holiday period. I wish youContinue reading “My 10 Favourite Books of 2021”

Review – Weight of the World by Benjamin Lund

I’ll start by saying this isn’t a romance, and if you read it thinking that is what you’re getting, you’re in for a shock. It. Is. Not. A. Romance. To say any more would need a spoiler warning. It is what the author describes as ‘family friendly’ so no raunchy stuff, but there are otherContinue reading “Review – Weight of the World by Benjamin Lund”

Review – Room 452 by T.L. Quinn

I’m lucky to still have an e-reader, as I’ve been tempted to hurl it against the wall more than once this week. Room 452 is the best of the ‘arrogant alpha hole’ books I’ve read this week. Yes, he smirks, but not as much as the others. I’ll forgive him for that. This book wasn’tContinue reading “Review – Room 452 by T.L. Quinn”

Review – Morning Glory Milking Farm by C.M. Nascosta

Sometimes, a book crosses your radar which is so ludicrous it’s hard to ignore it. I tried. I really did but in the end, succumbed as it was on Kindle Unlimited. I mean, who wouldn’t? I was fully prepared for the book to be awful. A book with a strange title can be the firstContinue reading “Review – Morning Glory Milking Farm by C.M. Nascosta”

Review – The Museum of Perfect Scenes by Kirran Thompson

I’ll start with a disclaimer. I’ve had this book on my Kindle for a while and the copy I read may NOT be the most up-to-date version. There were some editing and punctuation issues which I hope have been rectified in later editions. This is a great idea, imaginative and wistful. When she was aContinue reading “Review – The Museum of Perfect Scenes by Kirran Thompson”

Review – Tsunami by Gordon Gumpertz

Who likes catastrophe books? I’m a sucker for them, if I’m honest. I have been since I was first able to read “grown up” books. Condominium by John D. MacDonald was one of the first I read, followed by Richard Martin Stern’s The Tower (on which The Towering Inferno movie was based.) I loved thatContinue reading “Review – Tsunami by Gordon Gumpertz”

Review – Whisper (A Tainted Love Prequel) by RC Christiansen

I hated it. No, I hate-loved it. No, I love-hated it. Okay, okay, I loved this prequel to Tainted Love (reviewed here.) As much as you can love a story dealing with the kind of issues involved, anyway. Having read Tainted Love, I knew what was coming. I follow the authors on Instagram and theyContinue reading “Review – Whisper (A Tainted Love Prequel) by RC Christiansen”