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Review: Unthinkable - Shirley Duke

Wanting a novel that reminds you of your childhood when you read Goosebumps or Fear Street by RL Stine , what about Remember Me by Christopher Pike ? If so, then keep reading as Unthinkable by Shirley Duke is definitely up your reading alley. Review copy provided from Netgalley Review: Unthinkable - Book #6 NightFall - Shirley Duke - August 2010 "Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing. Doubting, dreaming, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared dream before" Edgar Allan Poe -The Raven. This book reminds me of all those supernatural stories where the main character ends up having psychic visions of events that are going to happen. In Unthinkable , we meet Omar Phillips, he suffers from awful visions and the only way to let them out is to write about , so of course using modern technology and social networking site Facebook. Omar begins to write his visions down as a collection of short stories. However, things are about to

Review: Unveiled - Courtney Milan

Im not normally one for reading Historical romances, but every now and again I'll come across one that I will enjoy and courtesy of Netgalley . I bring you Unveiled by Courtney Milan. Review: Unveiled -Courtney Milan - January 2011 One of my favourite things about Historical romances besides having a hint of eroticy and steamniness to them is the fact that they have some of the most beautiful book covers around- from the colour scheme to of course the main picture. Unveiled takes us back to the years of England -Somerset to be precise in the year 1837. It tells the tale of Ash Turner , a greedy guts who can't wait to get his hands on becoming a duke -even if it means pushing a few boundaries and initiating and bringing to reality old laws nd evidence. It seems by doing this , he has knocked out a couple of relatives from the throne and pushed himself from number three  to number one in line of becoming Duke of Parford Castle. However, what Ash didn

Review: Autumn's Promise - Book #3 : Seasons of Sugarcreek - Shelley Shepard Gray

Its that time again, as I said the other day - the novels set in Amish Lifestyles are becoming popular once again as I bring to you the third book in the Seasons of Sugarcreek Series by Shelley Shepard Gray, Reviewed on The Phantom Paragrapher we have had Winter's Awakening where we witnessed the marriage of Gretta and Joshua , Spring's Renewal where we saw the marriage of Clara and Timothy and now we have Autumn's promise. Review: Autumn's Promise - Seasons of Sugarcreek Book #3 - Shelley Shepard Gray - August 2010 From the start of the series with Winter's Awakening Lily Allen , the book character not the famous singer as been a part of bringing the Seasons of Sugarcreek novels to life , in the first book Winter's Awakening we saw Lilly's family move from outside of Amish life as what they call Englischer's to the land of Sugarcreek - an Amish community and try to adopt their lifestyles. In the first book we saw Joshua have feelings for Lily and

Review: You Belong to Me - Karen Rose

When I recieved notification that one of my most favourite mystery authors had released another book, I just had to get my hands on a copy and thanks to Meredith at Hachette NZ , I was able too. Review: You Belong to Me- Karen Rose - Jan 2011 " Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Moe. Who will be next? No one Knows..." One of Karen Rose's specialities and little touches to all her novels , is her ability to use children's rhymes as part of tbe mystery aspect from her Count to Ten - 1,2,3,5,10 -- Ready or Not here I come to of course now with the Eeny miney moe , which funnily enough for me is actually how I pick my books to read off my pile as I always have so many,its a neverending job being a book reviewer, though not complaining as I love it and this is one of the reasons.  Karen Rose is back and with a new detective whose transferred from Narcotics as we said our goodbyes to Daniel in the last novels. Meet JD , just transferred to Homicide and now one of his big cases , it

Vanished (Blackpool Mysteries) - Jordan Gray

Today's novel is a fun light-hearted mystery , a book that fans of the game Cluedo may enjoy. Review Copy Provided from Netgalley - Synopsis : Vanished ( Blackpool Mysteries Book #2) - Jordan Grey - November 2010 Locals in the English coastal town of Blackpool don't take kindly to strangers, but newcomers Michael and Molly Graham have managed to make a few good friends. Dylan Stewart has encouraged them to join him and go native during the town's annual Seafaring Days celebrations. The event makes for lively crowds, colorful costumes—and a perfect cover for murder. Troublemaker Willie Myners is found stabbed in his boat and the police's main suspect is Dylan himself. Michael and Molly can't help but be pulled into the mystery—and deeper into the dark history of Blackpool. Amid whispers of cursed sixteenth-century coins and gypsy gold, what they discover is something far more sinister than the revenge of a jealous husband. And much more dang

Views from the Loft - A Portable Writer's Workshop

Today's book is the perfect non-fiction guide for any person that has a calling or believes they have a calling for the written word , it is the perfect gift for those wanting to become writers. Review Copy provided from Netgalley Synopsis : Views from the Loft - A Portable Writer's Workshop- July 2010 Celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, The Loft is the largest independent literary center in the country, offering writing classes at all levels, readings and competitions, providing mentorship, and working to "support the artistic development of writers, to foster a writing community, and to build an audience for literature." Despite the book's subtitle, this is not a pocket-sized workshop, but rather a compendium of pieces by writers-some famous, some less so-loosely arranged under a series of headings: Teaching, Writing, Critique, Publication, and "Writing for Life." Like many compilations, it's a mixed bag. The inter