Tag Archive | Books

MISSED ME?

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I think I am back but I have got my fingers crossed as this is the third time I have had this bad chest, breathing, cough etc so after three lots of antibiotics I am praying that this will be the end of it.  It really is getting me down as I have only been ok for about a month this year so far and yes, feeling very sorry for myself and very low.  Roll on summer although by the weather this week you would think we were back in winter again.

On a good note I have been doing some reading so there will be two book reviews coming up that you really do not want to miss, they were so good in fact the second one I read in just over a day as I could not put it down.

I have also been looking at what book events are happening in the UK over the next couple of years, they really do book them up well in advance.  I also found a Masquerade Ball in November, wouldn’t that be great, I have always wanted to go to one of those.  It is in Birmingham so that would be a weekend away in November, it could be to re-charge those batteries ready for Christmas and new Year.

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BARGAINS FROM THE WORKS – JULIE WASSMER BOOKS

I was so pleased to find these in The Works a couple of days ago as not only did I have points that added up to £3.60 I then found my favourite authors books at 3 for £5 most definitely a great bargain!

I have all of the series now so looking forward to reading them all and then I will have to wait for the TV series of them which I think will be great.

This author keeps you guessing until the end in all her books and I like that. I also find it wonderful to read about places I know and love.

Hope you enjoy them to. x 

READING NOW-THE TEACHER

Every chapter appears to be about someone different so I am struggling to remember everything, I know this is me so not in any way blaming the author.  I am persevering though as the reviews are all so good and I also have the next one to read already, maybe it will all fall into place by then.

 

MURDER ON THE PILGRIMS WAY BY JULIE WASSMER-BOOK REVIEW

PUBLISHED TODAY 6th APRIL 2017

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Julie Wassmer has done it again, another superb read from the Whitstable Pearl Mystery collection.  I would like to thank Littlebrown Books and Julie for sending me this to read before publication, it is a privilege to read and review for you.

This again left me baffled as to who had committed the two murders until it was disclosed at the end!  Brilliant writing with descriptions that made you feel you where actually there. I love the characters, they all blend together so well, making you feel like they are actual people in Whitstable.

Pearls mother Dolly gives her a birthday present of a cooking course with a well-known chef at an exclusive retreat set on the old Pilgrims Way into Canterbury.  What could possibly go wrong?

Two murders in such a small group of people you would think the murderer would stand out but no, very clever writing with subtle clues, that I did not get makes this an outstanding murder mystery.  With the added romance that is trying to bloom between the police detective Mike McGuire and Pearl simmering in the back ground adding a warm addition to the mix, that is until the good-looking ‘hot’ chef Nico gets Pearl’s attention.  McGuire realises he has to up his game if he wants anything to happen with Pearl but is he to late and has Nico got there first?

I cannot wait for the next mystery and the developments in the lives of Pearl and her family.


 

NEWS ABOUT TOMORROW!

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I have just finished reading Julie Wassmer’s latest book that will be published tomorrow.  I cannot wait for you to read my review in the morning!

ACROSS SPACETIME BY ANGELA GUIDOLIN-PUBLISHED TODAY

ANGELA GUIDOLIN

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Born in Italy in 1968, Angela is married and has one child. She is a SF author and lives in Folkestone (UK). She has published two stories:  A New Beginning in the Folkestone 2014 Anthology, and Homecoming in the American SF magazine Nebula Rift in 2014.

Her novella Across Spacetime will be released on 31st March 2017 by Fountain Blue

Publishing.

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Book blurb

2651: humans have colonised most of the Solar System, and have a vast theoretical knowledge of the Multiverse. The Martian branch of the Earth History Institute decides to put that knowledge into use by offering a few lucky students the chance to spend a short while on a different point of the spacetime continuum for research purposes.   

Samir, a young Terran, takes this opportunity to experience London in the ‘90. A few years later he happens upon another time traveller, Beatrice, a young Progressive (human from the outer planetary systems). They fall in love, but for their story to work out they have to overcome their own prejudice and change their expectations from life.

I first met Angela a few years ago on a creative writing course in our home town of Folkestone.  I am often asking her questions about her writing, book and sci-fi.  Here are a couple of them for your enjoyment.

Would you like to go to the Moon Angela?

Oh yes! There are so many things to check out, like the very tall features (some of them 4 miles high) that look a lot like artificial towers (check these coordinates on Google Moon, images from NASA: 22°21’50.69″N, 81°59’12.92″E and this one 16°17’20.57″N, 87°36’23.56″E), or see if it’s true that it is almost completely hollow.

And I’ve seen lots of footage on YouTube with UFOs caught hovering over the Moon or seen from the International Space Station. Many astronauts have admitted that they saw them, like Buzz Aldrin.

So, when shall I start packing?

When did you start writing?

In 2008, although a tarot reader told me in 2000 that I would write a book within two years.

I was struggling with a severe health problem at the time, so writing was not a priority.

The work I started nine years ago never saw the light of day, thank goodness! I don’t regret writing it, though. The feedback I was given pushed me to attend several Creative Writing courses, and the research on the Saturnian moon Titan came in handy when I wrote Across Spacetime.

Where you pleased with how your Across Spacetime Facebook Launch Party went yesterday?

It was hard work organising it, but the party unfolded without glitches. I was touched by the support I received from friends, family and my co-hosts. The event is still available online at http://bit.ly/2mAGWLg  to give to who couldn’t attend yesterday the chance to discover new interesting authors, learn more about Across Spacetime and have some fun.

And the fact that you Karen stayed at my place for a few hours was a bonus.

So there you are straight from the horse’s mouth, I do find it all very interesting and I love Angela’s enthusiasm about anything sci-fi.

I have read the very first draft of the book and even then I thought it was amazing and to be honest was quite surprised how much I enjoyed it as never before had I read anything like that and also never as a child was interested in anything to do with the future apart from Doctor Who who I did enjoy very much from behind my granddad’s chair as it was very scary for one so young.

I have included the links to purchase and I have given it a good 5 stars.  Well done Angela xx

Purchasing links

Sale starts 31st March 2017

To preorder:

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/701501

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/across-spacetime-angela-guidolin/1125707901?ean=2940153998022#productInfoTabs

Website/SM links

http://www.angelaguidolinauhor.co.uk

Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/angelaguidolinauthor/

Twitter account:  https://twitter.com/guidolin_angela

LinkedIn account: https://www.linkedin.com/in/angela-guidolin-6832057

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How to contact Angela

Email: aguidolinauthor@outlook.com

Twitter: guidolin_angela

Skype: angela.guidolin

FIRE DAMAGE BY KATE MEDINA-BOOK REVIEW

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I found this on my kindle, you know what it’s like you end up with so many on there from all different places.  I am going to start writing them down when I get them and flagging them if a publishing date is coming up, I will be more efficient, well I will try my hardest. Anyway back to this book, I have not heard of the author but wow is she good!  This had a few different story lines but how they all ended up together was positively amazing writing.  I loved all the characters especially Jessie who also had her own problems to deal with but a lovely person and I would love a sequel about her and Callan and their next adventure.  Even though there were a lot of things going on I never got confused or forgot and I must say it is one of the best books I have read for that fact, I don’t know how she did it but it’s great.  This is going in my top 5 books of the year.  I loved it and you really must read it.