Monthly Archives: May 2013

Enoch’s Device – Joseph Finley

  • Title: Enoch’s Device
  • Author: Joseph Finley
  • Genre: Historical Fantasy
  • Why: Review request
  • Rating: 5 Stars

Description: Nearly a thousand years after the birth of Christ, when all Europe fears that the world will soon end, an Irish monk, Brother Ciarán, discovers an ominous warning hidden in the illuminations of a religious tome. The cryptic prophecy speaks of Enoch’s device, an angelic weapon with the power to prevent the coming apocalypse.

Pursued by Frankish soldiers and supernatural forces, Ciarán and his freethinking mentor, Brother Dónall, journey to the heart of France in search of the device. There, they rescue the Lady Alais from a heretic-hunting bishop who insists mankind must suffer for its sins. Together the trio races across Europe to locate the device, which has left clues of its passage through history. But time is running out, and if they don’t find it soon, all that they love could perish at the End of Days.

Enoch’s Device is a fast-paced medieval adventure steeped in history, mythology, and mysteries from a dark and magical past.

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Getting ready for the Giveaway

Yep, you heard it right, I’m about to set up a book giveaway on Goodreads. The books are all ready and waiting, and they are here being modelled by my fluffy assistant Loki (top) and his sister Sif.

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That manky thing in the bottom left hand corner is my slipper, to prevent the stack from falling over.

Once the giveaway is set up I’ll post up details of course.

 

A Shire Romance – Part Six

Missed the start? All installments can be found here.

Or go back to part five.

This was first posted on Silk Screen Views.

PART SIX – COOKING FOR HOBBITS

As they left Tamsyn’s room, Perry pointed to the door next to hers. “That’s my bedroom.” She thought he might be trying to tell her something, but then he pointed to the door after it. “Izzy sleeps there, and Tulia there.” That was a door on the opposite side.

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The Sweetest Taboo – Carole Matthews

  • Title: The Sweetest Taboo
  • Author: Carole Matthews
  • Genre: Chick Lit
  • Why: Random buy (I think).
  • Rating: 3 Stars

Description: One girl in love with two guys…
Isn’t that the sweetest taboo?

Sadie Nelson knows that falling in love can be big trouble – especially when she discovers that the best things in life are never free. Her heart starts causing trouble when she first lays eyes on Gil McGann, the sexy and powerful Hollywood producer at the London Book Fair. In no time, Gil is whisking her away from her dead-end job and drizzly old England to join him in the land of the perfect suntan. Then there’s Tavis Jones, an irresistibly endearing — and criminally good-looking — actor who’s soon pulling her heartstrings in a different direction. Suddenly the choices facing Sadie in the home of the famous and the desperate-to-be-famous are enough to drive a good girl insane — especially when no-one is quite what they seem to be. It’s not great to find out that Gil has a sticky ex who won’t let go or that Tavis’s uncertain orientation may permanently cast him in the role of “good friend”. With her real life turning rapidly into a mad movie plot, what does a slightly crazed woman two much in love do?

Lights, camera, action…

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Let’s Talk about Sex

Do I have everyone’s attention? Good.

As subjects go, sex is one of those loaded ones that can divide people, make them all giggly or uncomfortable, or simply make them clam up and turn away. It’s a very important subject for me though, and I did promise a post about it.

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WIP Update: Tag, I’m It!

Okay, normally I dislike these kind of memes, because I feel they’re the internet equivalent of chain letters, so my gut instinct is to steer away from them. However, in this case I actually quite like both the subject and the questions, and it was passed to me by Kira Lyn Blue, who is awesome. I’ll therefore make an exception and complete it. But I also hereby give permission to the two people I’m tagging (can’t think of a third) to completely ignore it, because I know one of them at least feels the same as I do.

1. What’s the name of your current WIP?

Well, since I’ve just published The Conspiracy, I suppose it’ll have to be book three, currently going under the title of The Coup. Knowing me, that’ll probably also be the final title, since I’m crap at thinking them up. It’s the third and final book in my trilogy.

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