To Read or Not to Read

When I mention my To-Be-Read-Mountain, few are surprised. Not only do I buy more books per year than I can usually read, I inherited a good 500 books from my father a few years ago. That’s 500 I kept, discounting those I gave away to friends and charity. He had many genres, including fantasies I’ve…

Guest Spot: Clarissa Johal ‘Whispers in the Woods’

  Please welcome Clarissa Johal. I’m currently reading her book, ‘Between’. Book Details: Title: Whispers in the Wood Genre: Paranormal Dark Fantasy Author: Clarissa Johal Editor: Frank Moore Publisher: Faeriemoon Press ISBN-13: 9781721036677 ISBN-10: 1721036679 ASIN: B07F9TBTNS About Whispers in the Wood: It all began with an acorn. There are some places you shouldn’t disturb,…

Dragon #2

Another dragon share this week (in no particular order). Although I tend to be a little more attracted to the unusual dragons, those that have been created by independent crafters on market stalls or stumbled upon in small shops, it’s difficult not to be tempted by more commercial designs. It’s also becoming more impossible to…

A Review: Banquet for the Damned

I’ve just finished my second dip into Adam Nevill’s writing, prompting me to review Banquet for the Damned. I couldn’t help wondering what drew me in so. Simply, a rich vocabulary — a style that elevates the horror genre with a more artistic approach. One thing that has occasionally made me grit my teeth, has…

A Review: The Reapers are the Angels

Below I re-post a review for a book I read some years ago. Though my opinion of the story was mixed, it remains on my shelves and something about the tail must have resonated because I remember it well. Once, Vampires were the beloved creatures to terrorise us and seduce us, whether in their seductive…

Why buy direct?

On a weekend when I’m removing a selection of books owing to the publisher closing, a post on book sales is timely. Sales are down. Not just my sales. Author sales. Book sales. There’s been many recent reports revealing the average income for a writer to be low. This one from the Guardian dated 2016…

Dragon #1

I make no secret about the fact I love dragons and own a few. Some would say more than few but they fill only one cabinet so it’s far less than I could own if I let myself buy every one that caught my eye. Buying dragons began a while back. If I saw one…