The Chaos of Longing – K.Y Robinson


Sadly this collection was not for. Some really great ones but few and far between the ones that left me uncomfortable. They all flow for me so it’s more the subject matter than the poems.

Certain Men for me was the best and really hit home with me having a controlling ex husband. 

Ghosts of the old year – New Welsh Short Fiction


Woman Recumbent – Stevie Davies

I can’t explain this too much without giving away the story but excellent quick read.

The Ghosts of the year – Jo Mazelis 

Oh this was an emotional read. Beautifully written again.

Watershed – Rhodri Clark

Only a Welsh person living in the valleys will get the meaning of this story. So true… loved this. 

Ten Quid for a Busted Casio – Brian George 

A great little story that I could relate too. Never went that far but an unhappy marriage can leave you wanting something else.

Hello – Ken Barlow

Ah didn’t expect the ending but had a neighbour’s music at all hours so I can sympathise with the character. 

A sort of homecoming – Tristan Hughes

A melancholy tale but excellently written.

The Point – Deborah Davies

Okay…. from something that starts out sweet? Written great but one of those stories that get to you. I will remember this quick story for awhile.

Love’s Ligature – Dennis Lewis

Another good one of starting again.

Pod – Stevie Davies

Okay not my favourite but as a mother I can relate to the story. 

Mysterious Ways – Belinda Bauer

Great story.

Patchwork – Ruth Joseph

Oh a sad tale.

Cover Reveal – Avishi by Saiswaroopa Iyet

~ Cover Reveal ~Avishi by Saiswaroopa Iyer 12th July, 2017


Long before the times of Draupadi and SitaImmortalised in the hymns of the Rig VedaBut largely forgotten to the memory of IndiaIs the Warrior Queen with an iron leg, VishpalaBrought up in the pristine forest school of Naimisha, Avishi reaches the republic ofAshtagani in search of her destiny. When Khela, the oppressive King of theneighbouring Vrishabhavati begins to overwhelm and invade Ashtagani, Avishirises to protect her settlement. But peril pursues her everywhere.Separated from her love, her settlement broken, with a brutal injury needingamputation of her leg, can Avishi overcome Khela?About the Author:Saiswaroopa is an IITian and a former investment analyst turned author. Her keeninterest in ancient Indian history, literature and culture made her take to writing.Her debut novel Abhaya, set in the times of Mahabharata was published in 2015.Avishi, her second novel set in Vedic India explores the legend of India’s firstmentioned female warrior queen Vishpala.

She holds a certificate in Puranas from Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies. She is also trained in Carnatic Classical music and has won a state level gold medal fromTirumala Tirupati Devasthanams. Website * Facebook * TwitterThis Cover Reveal is brought to you by Book Review Tours

Cover reveal Love,Murder & Mayhem – Russ Colchamiro 

About the Book
Love science fiction stories that all include elements ofLove, Murder & Mayhem?

 

Then welcome to the latest anthology from Crazy 8 Press! This amazing collection from 15 all-star authors will delight you with superheros and supervillains. AIs, off-worlders, and space cruisers. We’ve also got private eyes, sleep surrogates, time travelers, aliens and monsters—and one DuckBob!

 

With tales ranging from wild and wacky to dark and gritty to heartbreaking and fun, take the deadly leap with authors Meriah Crawford, Paige Daniels, Peter David, Mary Fan, Michael Jan Friedman, Robert Greenberger, Glenn Hauman Paul Kupperberg, Karissa Laurel, Kelly Meding, Aaron Rosenberg, Hildy Silverman, Lois Spangler, Patrick Thomas, and editor Russ Colchamiro.

 

You’ll never look at Love, Murder & Mayhem the same way again—and that’s just the way we like it.

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About the Editor

 

 Russ Colchamiro is the author of the rollicking space adventure, Crossline, the hilarious sci-fi backpacking comedy series, Finders Keepers, Genius de Milo, and Astropalooza, and is editor of the new anthology, Love, Murder & Mayhem, all with Crazy 8 Press.

Russ lives in New Jersey with his wife, two children, and crazy dog, Simon, who may in fact be an alien himself. Russ has also contributed to several other anthologies, including Tales of the Crimson Keep, Pangaea, and Altered States of the Union, and TV Gods 2. He is now at work on a top-secret project, and a Finders Keepers spin-off.

As a matter of full disclosure, readers should not be surprised if Russ spontaneously teleports in a blast of white light followed by screaming fluorescent color and the feeling of being sucked through a tornado. It’s just how he gets around — windier than the bus, for sure, but much quicker.

 

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Ladd Springs – Diane Venetta 


I didn’t like the characters. From Nick ogling every female he sees then falling madly in love just after he finds out the secret? Too Delaney with her gun in her boot that when in trouble can’t get too fast enough. All the greed over land I get but doesn’t make you like the characters. Far too much going on that you get confused with the story switching between characters on a next paragraph without warning. And don’t get me started on the kiss, yucky description as far as I can say. Plus ends on a cliffhanger but for a series that’s to be expected but feels like it ends mid-chapter. 

A Perfect Husband – Hilary Boyd 


My next NetGalley read. 

This starts out slow and grows into a very bleak tale of the horror of what life leaves the families of a gambler. The characters are not very likeable but it’s an intriguing story. Seems to go on a bit too long before the secret of Freddy’s betrayal is out in the open. 

A word used a few times is discombobulated. I know what it means but for me destroys the little flow this has.

Not getting a connection with the characters as they feel one dimensional and not very likeable. 

Hated the ending also. This one really wasn’t for me sadly. 

Into the light – Aleatha Romig


The two books read like a full story but the parts are not expensive. I was happy to purchase both books. 
A gripping and horrendous portrayal of two women. Stella and Sara. One from the investigation of a journalist and the other a victim of the cult. 
Gripping from the first line and kept you on edge all the way. This could be a trigger for some readers with upsetting content. Best story I have read this year.