Firstly, this is an excellent paranormal story by Dannye Williamsen .She has a way of captivating her readers with her confident style of writing, eas...moreFirstly, this is an excellent paranormal story by Dannye Williamsen .She has a way of captivating her readers with her confident style of writing, easy flow and a very good plot. There are no boring fillers, scenes are described with such expertise that you almost feel that you there.Also,one of the hardest things to do is edit your own work. In this novel, Dannye proved her abililties as an editor. Her editing, in my opinion, was flawless. The one thing that struck me about this book was the power. Although, predominately this is a story about a battle between good and evil, the power aspect of it really shone through for me. The two main characters struggled to maintain this in their lives, therefore forcing them to follow a different path in order to try and re-gain control. One good, one evil, both demanding sympathy in different ways. Several times I found myself feeling this and I was questioned why. Again, the power thing- this time the author over the reader.
In the end it became a fight between the characters, Darian and Freddie to see who would win the emotional fight, who would gain control. No spoilers here, I recommend you read this book for yourself. However, there is more to this book than meets the eye, in my opinion. On the surface, it is a thoroughly enjoyable, paranormal page turner. Into the mix, the author throws in some romance, action and spine tingling moments. Delve into this book deeper and you will find much more material to study .Food for thought on the psychological aspects of it all, what makes people act in a certain way, different actions, different ways of dealing with things? Does love conquer all or is it power? Well, I recommend you read it and decide for yourself. To conclude:
Very good storyline, skilfully planned throughout, the author had complete control of her characters at all times, no waffle or straying off the point. The underlying material is there if you want to analyse it, if not just enjoy the book for what it is. I did! (less)
Are you looking to own a cat ? Then this is the book you need to read before doing so. It contains everything you will ever need to know from deciding...moreAre you looking to own a cat ? Then this is the book you need to read before doing so. It contains everything you will ever need to know from deciding to get a kitten following through to adult life and the problems you could encounter, setting it apart from any other instruction book as the author has incorporated her own experiences, throughout the entire book, telling stories about the cats she has owned and giving examples as she goes along. This makes for a much more personal touch and for me, inspired confidence in her knowledge , showing that this wasn’t just a run of the mill instruction manual but written by a genuine cat lover with an obvious passion for the feline world , passing on to others, her vast experience. To conclude: A comprehensive guide on cat ownership written in an interesting and easy to follow manner by an author who really knows her stuff and is very passionate with it .A must for a cat owner! (less)
I started this book with slight trepidation, it was my first sci-fi and i really didn’t know what to expect. However, this was short-lived; a couple o...moreI started this book with slight trepidation, it was my first sci-fi and i really didn’t know what to expect. However, this was short-lived; a couple of pages in and i was completely hooked. I felt as if i had stepped into a portal of my own, and then taken on an incredible journey. What a ride!.....I was introduced to a teenage super hero, strange creatures, advanced technology, a war between Continents (with a difference) and a whole lot of fast paced adventure! This is an amazing book that could be read by people of all ages, covering genres of YA, Sci-Fi and Adventure. It is well written, very easy to follow and cleverly leaves the reader awaiting the sequel, which i hope isn’t too far away. Thank you for this, Mr Hoover, you have written a brilliant book and have got another fan. (less)
This is a very different novella to anything i have ever read.It is excellently written and very well put together.
Set within a gym in California this...moreThis is a very different novella to anything i have ever read.It is excellently written and very well put together.
Set within a gym in California this story is an insight of life seen through the eyes of a new member, Abuelo ‘the grandfather’, who, along with the exuberant Rhonda, is the main character and narrator. The novella is light hearted, entertaining and often hilarious with a touch of sexual content which is fitting to the storyline. However , as the plot and characters unfold there is also grit, determination , grief and even nutrition lessons to be found, along with fashion designing, dance, a beauty pageant and much more! This is a short story packed with goodies! Having read other works from this author i have come to expect hidden messages within his books and even though this novella was more light hearted than his previous books , they were there for the reader to find! My one criticism is that i sincerely hope this will not be the last we see of these characters as i personally felt we have unfinished business with them. A follow up is required please! (less)
This is a superb novella centering on a Zombie Apocalypse, with some excellent horror scenes, which are definitely not for the nervous! However, in ad...moreThis is a superb novella centering on a Zombie Apocalypse, with some excellent horror scenes, which are definitely not for the nervous! However, in addition to the horror, the author introduces us to two main couples in the story, who, in turn, have to learn to deal with their relationships and survival during this terrifying time. I could actually feel the desperation and sadness that one couple endured, it was heartbreaking .The other couple brought another dimension into the story; fear, panic and hysteria and with this, a very unexpected and unusual ending. I have now read all of this authors’ work, and have honestly enjoyed them all, but with this book Christopher Beck has surpassed himself! It is well written, well thought out and extremely entertaining from beginning to end .I would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to read a horror story packed with emotion. (less)
In this short story the reader is taken from Erotica, to a true 80’s style horror ending. Jump out of your skin time!Reminded me of a scene from one o...moreIn this short story the reader is taken from Erotica, to a true 80’s style horror ending. Jump out of your skin time!Reminded me of a scene from one of Stephen Kings films. All adult content, very graphic but well written and easy to read. I enjoyed the tale very much and would highly recommend it. This is the forth piece of work i have read by this author, and for me he just keeps on getting and better.(less)
This was a totally different read for me, although i have to say i found it thoroughly refreshing. It is written as an excerpt, of a person's life and...moreThis was a totally different read for me, although i have to say i found it thoroughly refreshing. It is written as an excerpt, of a person's life and how he coped with emotion and the dawning realisation of how life doesn’t always work out the way you want it, therefore having to turn in another direction and succeed. I found the whole story very sweet, natural and sometimes sad. I loved the descriptions the author used, making me feel that i could actually taste and smell the things he was describing.I thought this was extremely well done considering English is not the author’s first language. To conclude, the book isn’t a page turner nor is it fast paced. It is simply a relaxing, sensitive read.(less)
This is an outstanding debut novel by Seb Kirby. He captivates the reader from the first page, and remains gripping and compelling throughout.I could n...moreThis is an outstanding debut novel by Seb Kirby. He captivates the reader from the first page, and remains gripping and compelling throughout.I could not put this book down. Listed under Murder,Mystery and Thriller but so much more than that.The geography of London and Florence was handled very well to add richness to the novel, alongside the Authors' obvious love and knowledge of the art world .In addition to this,the reader is taken into the Italian underworld weaving a web of corruption,deceit,secrets and murder around the whole plot . If you enjoy a really good Thriller,in the style of Sidney Sheldon with extras, and are prepared to be kept on the edge of your seat throughout, this book is a definite must! I am eagerly awaiting the next novel.(less)
This is a short story not for the faint hearted!It starts off with Michael full of emotion over Becky leaving him ..he is distraught and has to get ou...moreThis is a short story not for the faint hearted!It starts off with Michael full of emotion over Becky leaving him ..he is distraught and has to get out of the house where everything reminded him of her ..The story then takes on a twist ..i won't spoil it by saying why but Michael went on a rather an unusual 'journey'.The content here is graphic and explicit but relevant to the story For me, it felt like i was reading the beginning of a Richard Laymon novel .Anyone who enjoys his books will enjoy this .I would now like to see the Author expand and take over where Richard laymon ,sadly, left off ...he certainly has the potential to do so, and I for one will look forward to reading more. (less)