Monday, 27 January 2014

Five stars for Scribbles 11 : Escape. A Thrilling Thriller.

I loved Scribbles by Tommie Lyn, and have waited eagerly for the next book. And I have to say Scribbles 11: Escape, has not disappointed. What a thriller!
It was great to catch again with Meg MacAllister, and a character I loved in the first book, Granny Mac. However, it’s important to state that Scribbles 11 stands alone, as the author ties things up nicely. But I would certainly suggest reading both the books, as they are great!
Scribbles 11 takes you on a heck of a ride. Meg and Johnny have recently married, and are off on their honeymoon, which quickly turns into a nightmare, as a black SUV is following them. They have no idea why, and so begins a race to escape it.
To make matters worse, whenever they stop for food or gas they see Johnny’s face splashed across the TV’s, proclaiming him to be a murderer.
Now they are forced to keep a low profile, and when they stop on the roadside and briefly leave their car, it is stolen by a couple of thieves. Their only choice is to take the old truck the thieves have abandoned, which without giving the story away, proves to work in their favour.
The story quickly hots up, culminating in a pretty shocking scenario. Frighteningly, it is something that God forbid, could so easily happen in this day and age.
It is hard to say more without giving away spoilers. Suffice to say Scribbles 11: Escape, was everything I’d hoped, and kept me reading late into the night…I’m not complaining. It’s a great thriller, and I highly recommend it.

Friday, 24 January 2014

The Shadowed Valley: A book born out of pain.

I guess all authors love their books, we wouldn't write them if we didn't. But of the three books I've written, so far; The Shadowed Valley is special.
I wrote it in some small way to honour my sister, even naming the heroin, Celia, after her.
My sister was six years younger than me...a gentle, sensitive girl. I loved her to bits, we were very close.
In March 2005, we received the most awful news. My lovely sister was dead, murdered by her husband. He shot her in the head while she slept.
I will never forget that day, and I suppose in a way, The shadowed Valley is a constant reminder.
But writing the book helped me so much. I buried my grief within its pages. In a strange way, it kept Celia alive; even if only in my heart and imagination. I travelled with her through the shadowed valley...through the darkness and fear. She adored horses, so I gave her a horse, Sunrise to travel with.
I know in reality, she would never have coped in such a place, any more than I would. But my darkness and anger had to go somewhere. I had to find relief from my pain.
I'm so glad I wrote it, so glad for the God given idea. It took my mind off my grief, and channelled it into something worthwhile, something that honours my sister...keeps her memory alive.
Writing and publishing The Shadowed Valley, stirred my imagination, and the desire to write more.
But I know, that no matter how many books I write, or how much I improve in the years to come. The Shadowed Valley will always hold a special place in my heart...always remind me of my sister Celia.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

I loved this book. Gave it Five Stars.

Descended ~ Sebastian by Dana Pratola is wonderful.

Having read and loved the first book Descended ~ Jet, I wondered how I would feel about the authors second book in the series…I loved it!

Mind you, I am still loyal to Jet. Something about his particular character struck a chord with me.

Sebastian is wonderfully witty, gifted, and gorgeous; but for me he didn’t have Jet’s mystique and authority.

Now, this is not a criticism. It is simply, the author writes so well, that I find myself totally involved with these two fascinating characters. And I couldn’t help comparing them.

In this book, Sebastian teams up with Jet to save two young women trapped by evil men in the sex trade. Sebastian falls in love with one of the woman, Natalie, a beautiful redhead. I really liked her character. She is the perfect foil for Sebastian.

I loved the sarcastic humour between Sebastian and Jet, and often found myself laughing.

If you enjoy a clean Christian romance, that is gritty and edgy, you will love, Descended ~ Sebastian.