Review: The Prince of Lies – Anne Lyle

  • Title: The Prince of Lies
  • Author: Anne Lyle
  • Genre: Historical Fantasy
  • Why: Had to finish the series, and it was a Christmas present.
  • Rating: 4 Stars

Description: Elizabethan spy Mal Catlyn has everything he ever wanted—his twin brother Sandy restored to health, his family estate reclaimed and a son to inherit it—but his work isn’t over yet. The guisers’ leader, Jathekkil, has reincarnated as the young Prince Henry Tudor, giving Mal a chance to eliminate his enemies whilst they are at their weakest.

With Sandy’s help Mal learns to harness his own magic in the fight against the renegade skraylings, but it may be too late to save England. Schemes set in motion decades ago are at last coming to fruition, and the barrier between the dreamlands and the waking world is wearing thin…

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More is sometimes better

Another entry in my 26-Week Book Challenge, and I have now officially exceeded the supposed limit suggested by the title, because this is entry number 27. Yes, I’ll do anything to write a weekly blog post, including devoting a number of weeks to a question which I said I wouldn’t answer. This is not one of those weeks though, because this week I’m talking about a series I wish had gone on longer.

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Review: The Love Trainer – Julia Llewellyn

  • Title: The Love Trainer
  • Author: Julia Llewellyn
  • Genre: Chick Lit
  • Why: Found it at work.
  • Rating: 1 Star

Description: Katie Wallace had her heart broken once – never again. So she decides to becomes a Love Trainer, a unique service provider who can answer the following questions:

1 Should I call him even though he hasn’t called me?

2 When he turns up in the middle of the night drunk and wanting a shag, should I say yes?

3 Why is it so hard when I’m not even sure he’s the man I want to marry?

Is Katie right? Can you train men to be better boyfriends? Or is she playing the game of love with the wrong set of rules – a game which can only lead to her and those she helps getting hurt …?

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I didn’t see that one coming!

Last week was a ‘proper’ post, so this week it’s time for another interlude, in my quest to try and balance things out a little bit more. This question wanted me to give you my most surprising plot twist or ending, and the title of this post kind of says it all, because for me most books are a surprise. Unless I’ve read them before, of course.

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Review: Letter from a Rake – Sasha Cottman

  • Title: Letter from a Rake
  • Author: Sasha Cottman
  • Genre: Regency Romance
  • Why: Random buy.
  • Rating: 3 Stars

Description: The unconventional Miss Millie Ashton, recently arrived from India, finds England a cold and dismal place. The fashionable ladies of London society look down their noses at her and it isn’t long before Millie is planning her return to the country she considers home.

When Millie befriends the high-spirited Lucy Radley, she also meets Lucy’s handsome brother, ‘Alex the Great’ and things take a turn for the better. Alex, the Marquess of Brooke, is considered the most eligible bachelor in London, yet he appears fascinated by the independent Millie.

Against the odds, their unlikely friendship deepens. But Alex has a secret and when a love letter goes astray, it threatens to destroy all their happiness…

Can Millie and Alex overcome the obstacles in their path to find true love? Or will one miscommunication ruin everything?

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Buy my book discounted!

This is a very brief announcement to let all people in the States know that my second book, The Conspiracy is discounted on Amazon until midnight this Friday. Until then you can get it for $0.99, which is a complete steal!

I intend to do a British countdown deal as well, but for technical Amazonny reasons I couldn’t do it at the same time as this one.

I’d appreciate it if people would spread the word!

Title envy

I have mentioned before that I am terrible at thinking up titles, as is probably evident from the rather bland titles of my novels. I am envious of people like my friend Hillary, who doesn’t just come up with kick-ass titles for her books, but manages to name every chapter as well. If I had to do that I’d probably end up curled up in a corner, weeping quietly. So today’s entry in my 26-Week Book Challenge is one where my own work will never merit even an honorary mention: my favourite title.

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