Thursday, August 20, 2015

I haven't done much reading

But I have been busy cutting hedges, shopping etc. and I read a dozen or so stories from Love is an Open Road

I have also been rather busy with my crocheting and teaching myself how to Croknit (Crohook). It's been an interesting experience and so far I am loving the look and texture of the article and think it's going to be ideal for small blankets for PreemiesUK as I can use two colours and it becomes reversible :D.

Below are photos of all the stuff I've finished ( the baby blankets top and bottom) or am in the process of making (all the rest). :D

Thursday, August 13, 2015

A review and some author promotion.

I am lucky enough to have a daughter who enjoys bandying my name about when talking to her author friends. This led to me being asked to read and give an honest review on the following book. As the author is a friend of my daughter's I have decided to pay her back by giving my readers a link on where to find her and her books. The review as always is as honest as I can make it regardless of who wrote the book.

Southern Worlds: A Wolf to Bear by Dee Carney 4*

Blurb: Hybrid shifter Murphy Hazen has pushed away everyone, ashamed of his mixed blood. Then his solitary path crosses with wolf Sable Blackwood and everything changes. Murphy must rise above his shame to claim the woman who’s destined to be his.
However, Sable is about to be wed to a stranger, her dreams sacrificed to serve the best interests of her wolf pack—but her heart still craves for more. Their attraction won’t be denied, but simply going beyond touching her might mean starting a clan war.
Tearing apart the world around them seems like an acceptable loss...

My Review: I haven't read a m/f romance for some time, having become addicted to m/m or not reading romance at all. Dee Carney may just have made me go back to my old fare of m/f. She writes an interesting story with plenty of detail and world building for so few pages (62) and the characters were well rounded and believable. My only complaint (other than the usual 'too short' one) is that I really wanted to scream at Murphy sometimes, but without giving the plot away I can't really say why, except he was a typically thick headed male! I will be putting Dee on my wishlist and buying more of her stuff as soon as the funds allow (and I've reduced my 1000+ e-books a little bit).

To find Dee's website go here or here. To find out about other releases by Dee, sign up for her new release newsletter here.

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Ashes by Mario Candelaria - A Graphic Novel.

Ashes by Mario Candelaria 4*

BLURB: Matt always had an easygoing life. Girls liked him, his friends were more like family, and being a firefighter came naturally. Then the accident happened. Now, after the loss of his leg, Matt struggles to cope with his new handicap as he attempts to rebuild his shattered family and once budding career. A riveting tale about perseverance, hard work, and overcoming the odds, Ashes is not to be missed.

My Review: Complimentary Review Copy Provided by Publisher Through NetGalley I saw this on Netgalley and was intrigued by both the cover and the blurb. Although the cover is in colour the actual comic is colourless except for the odd bit of blue/grey. I would have preferred a different art style but that is just my personal bias and the story was enough to keep me going and after a few pages it wasn't too bad looking at the pictures. If you like stories about facing a lifechanging event and coping with a handicap then this story is for you. Unfortunately you will have to wait until Sept. 22nd 2015 before you can get it for yourselves.