Review of Island of Fear: The Third Adventure of Letty Parker by Misha Herwin

Island of Fear by Misha Herwin This book drops you straight into the action and never lets up. Feisty young heroine Letty Parker runs her own detective agency in the English west country city of Bristol - but this is an alternative Bristol, newly escaped from the thrall of the Dark Ones, where gargoyles come… Continue reading Review of Island of Fear: The Third Adventure of Letty Parker by Misha Herwin

SFF REVIEWS bundle from StoryOrigin

Free books to review Find your next favourite books from StoryOrigin. From 1-30 September you can get copies of any and all of the books on the page below to review for free. We’re looking at all kinds of Fantasy and Science Fiction in a bundle from authors across the world. Click on the link… Continue reading SFF REVIEWS bundle from StoryOrigin

Review of Listed Dead by Jan Edwards

Listed Dead by Jan Edwards A compelling story of murder set in war-time Sussex In this, the third instalment in the Bunch Courtney Investigates series, Bunch becomes a consulting detective with the local constabulary for the first time, and gets to work in an official capacity with the tantalising Inspector Wright, who has some mysterious… Continue reading Review of Listed Dead by Jan Edwards

Review of The Daughters of Men by Carole McDonnell

The Daughters of Men by Carole McDonnell My rating: 5 of 5 stars I enjoyed this book very much and look forward to reading the sequel. It has a haunting quality that stayed with me after I finished, and I became attached to several of the main characters, who are complex and fascinating.The story is… Continue reading Review of The Daughters of Men by Carole McDonnell

Goodreads giveaway begins!

The Goodreads giveaway for the paperback edition of Children of the Shaman starts today. Enter the giveaway to win one of three paperback editions of my first novel in the new version published by Kristell Ink. Goodreads Book Giveaway Children of the Shaman by Jessica Rydill Giveaway ends June 21, 2017. See the giveaway details… Continue reading Goodreads giveaway begins!

Review of The Flood Dragon’s Sacrifice by Sarah Ash

The Flood Dragon's Sacrifice by Sarah Ash My rating: 5 of 5 stars I loved this book. Set in mediaeval Japan, it tells the story of rival clans whose blood feud has endured for many years, and the fate of their sons and daughters who have to choose between family loyalty with its rigid burdens… Continue reading Review of The Flood Dragon’s Sacrifice by Sarah Ash

The Book Smugglers: Stash and News

Hello everyone and HAPPY SUNDAY! I mean, as happy as anyone who is currently living in the UK can be. I guess. Yes, I am still in shock over the Brexit referendum. But let’s get down to business and talk books because that will make me feel soooo much better. This Week on The Book… via… Continue reading The Book Smugglers: Stash and News

Review of Spark and Carousel by Joanne Hall

  This is the first in an occasional review series that I'll be posting on this blog. A shorter version of this review has appeared on Goodreads and my other blog, Living in the Maniototo. I really enjoyed this book. It's very different to a lot of fantasy I've read, and refreshingly so. It has… Continue reading Review of Spark and Carousel by Joanne Hall

Michael Patrick Hicks reviews Kristin Dearborn

Review: Kristin Dearborn first came to my attention earlier this year with the DarkFuse release, Woman In White. I liked that one well enough, but noted in my review that, “I could have gone for some deeper character explorations…and I could have used way more of the supernatural aspect.” Apparently, Stolen Away was the Dearborn […]… Continue reading Michael Patrick Hicks reviews Kristin Dearborn

Speculative Fiction Showcase:Speculative Fiction Links of the Week for December 18, 2015

From Cora Buhlert at the Speculative Fiction Showcase: And here is our weekly round-up of interesting links about speculative fiction from around the web, this week with yet more best SFF of 2015 lists, lots of general Star Wars discussion as well as specific discussion about The Force Awakens and comments on TV shows The… Continue reading Speculative Fiction Showcase:Speculative Fiction Links of the Week for December 18, 2015