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    Review: Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

    We the Legion, We the Light and burning bright against the night Aurora Rising is dangerously dark, action packed, and an addictive kick off to Kaufman & Kristoff’s Trilogy Aurora Cycle.  For someone that is a virgin to this dynamic duo’s writing – I was blown away into outer space.  I’m going to miss the draft – intriguing opening line, who doesn’t love a bit of angst on the opening page?  This awesome tale reminds me of a Guardians of the Galaxy X Battlestar Galactica – Be still my geeky heart!  Tyler Jones – Alpha of the squad, general hotbod and all-round good guy. Aurora Lie-Jin O’ Malley – Frozen…

  • Best Of

    6 of the Best Books set in Scotland

    Scotland has seen a resurgence in tourism and literary interest due to books such as Outlander and Crime fiction novels. Scotland has a rich history in the literacy world from The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson to Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting. Scotland can lend itself to the supernatural or those bleak moments in human existence – there are no limitations to the inspiration that can be gleamed from Scotland and its beautiful culture. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon Written in the 90’s, this franchise has been brought alive on screen and has seen an increase in tourism due to the Outlander effect. Outlander tells the…

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    Blog Tour – Roam by Erik Therme

    Thanks to Sarah at Book on The Bright Side for my copy of the book and my spot on the blog tour.  All thoughts are my own.  This is my first outing into the creepy worlds created by the super talented Erik Therme.  He has masterfully created characters that are broken, strong and wilful for the right reasons.  Even though like me, you may never have entered this thriller galore world, but one thing feels certain through the fear and panic – the author is going to take good care of you. In the first chapter we meet Sarah – a strong woman who should be having the time of…

  • Dark Romance

    A Debt Owed (The Debt Duet #1) by Clarissa Wild

    She’s my hostage, someone I keep in a soft and velvety cage for my selfish needs. What would you do if you were forced to marry someone you didn’t love, but if you didn’t you would watch someone you love die. Charlotte is a tortured soul. All her life she has gone out of her way to try and please her father, to gain some kind of attention from him but he’s always just viewed her as an annoyance, someone he tolerates just because he has to. She’s been physically abused by him (at his own wedding no less) and now she has to save his sinking business by being…

  • Monthly Roundup

    Monthly Reading Wrap-Up: June 2019

    Which books were worth the read this month? I loved lots but I also DNF’d a couple. Have a look at what I’ve been reading this month and whether I’d recommend you reading them or not. I make a point of not reading reviews before I start a book. I like to go into them full of optimism and hope. Sometimes I’m happy and sometimes I’m left feeling disapointed. Sometimes a book just can’t deliver beyond your expectations and that is ok. Books I Read This Month The Never List by Koethi Zan The Honeymoon by Rona Halsall The Bride Stripped Bare by Nikki Gemmell The Black Sheep by Sophie…

  • List

    7 Spectacular Books To Read For Life

    I know what your all thinking…How could I just pick 7 Spectacular Books to read for life? I know…but these are my absolute favs. This is a multi genre list and these are the books that I find myself recommending to family and friends time and again. A Game Of Thrones – by George. M. M. Martin Here is the first volume in George R. R. Martin’s magnificent cycle of novels that includes A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords. As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern fantasy, bringing together the best the genre has to offer. Magic, mystery, intrigue, romance, and adventure fill…