Living Memory by David Walton, Review: Scary science fiction
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by Joanne P
5d ago
Living Memory by David Walton is the first book in a new science fiction action-thriller trilogy exploring the possibility of resurrecting the past for good and evil. Read my review. Living Memory Book Synopsis Living Memory #1 We always thought we were the first. When paleontologists Samira and Kit uncover dinosaur skeletons in northern Thailand, they also find the remains of an ancient genetic technology that nations will kill to control. Catapulted into a web of murder and intrigue involving the Chinese Ministry of State Security, a powerful Asian crime syndicate, the CIA, and a beautiful ..read more
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Sean Rabin’s inspiration for cli-fi thriller The Good Captain
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by Joanne P
5d ago
Today we welcome author Sean Rabin, author of new novel The Good Captain, to share with us what inspired him to write this ‘cli-fi’ thriller. 4 minutes Disclosure: If you click a link in this post and make a purchase, I may earn a small commission. What inspired Sean Rabin to write The Good Captain The Good Captain started more than 20 years ago on a tiny Greek island called Halki. My wife and I needed a break from London and the prospect of an island renowned for its lack of nightclubs and bars sounded perfect – swimming, scrabble, eating and reading for two weeks.  The holiday was gre ..read more
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Impossible (aka The Impossible Us) by Sarah Lotz, Review: Shimmers
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by Joanne P
5d ago
Sarah Lotz’ Impossible (aka The Impossible Us) is a beautifully executed genre-bending novel that shimmers with romantic tension and pulsates with heart. Read my full review. 3 minutes Impossible Book Synopsis This isn’t a love story. This is . . .  ‘The book we all need right now’ – Sarah Pinborough ‘Unputdownable’ – Jennifer Saint ‘Breathtakingly good’ – Josie Silver Nick: Failed writer. Failed husband. Dog owner. Bee: Serial dater. Dress maker. Pringles enthusiast. One day, their paths cross over a misdirected email. The connection is instant, electric. They feel like they’ve known e ..read more
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You’ve Let Them In: Lois Murphy on her inspiration plus Review
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by Joanne P
5d ago
I am delighted to welcome Lois Murphy, author of the award-winning gripping thriller Soon, to discuss the inspiration for her first junior fiction book, You’ve Let Them In. Plus, we share our review of this fun scary story with heart. Lois Murphy on her first junior fiction: You’ve Let Them In It’s a bit of a worn metaphor, but I always think of writing as weaving, pulling together threads, and You’ve Let Them In is very much an embodiment of this. The first thread that inspired the book was actually the character of Ian, the garden gnome, who is based on a boss I used to have ..read more
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Space Hopper / Faye Faraway by Helen Fisher, Review: Moving
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by Joanne P
5d ago
Space Hopper (aka Faye, Faraway) by Helen Fisher is a highly moving time travel story heavy on heart. Read on for my full review. Space Hopper Synopsis This is a story about taking a leap of faith And believing the unbelievable They say those we love never truly leave us, and I’ve found that to be true. But not in the way you might expect. In fact, none of this is what you’d expect.   I’ve been visiting my mother who died when I was eight. And I’m talking about flesh and blood, tea-and-biscuits-on-the-table visiting here.   Right now, you probably think I’m going mad.  L ..read more
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The Two Lost Mountains by Matthew Reilly, Review: Audacious
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by Joanne P
5d ago
The Two Lost Mountains is the latest audaciously good-hearted action-adventure thriller in Matthew Reilly’s much-loved Jack West Jr Series. Read on for my full review. The Two Lost Mountains Book Synopsis AN INCREDIBLE VICTORY BUT AT A TERRIBLE PRICE… Against all the odds, Jack West Jr found the Three Secret Cities but at a heartbreaking cost. His beloved daughter Lily, it appeared, was slaughtered by Sphinx in a cruel ancient ritual. TO THE MOUNTAINS AND THE FALL! With his rivals far ahead of him, Jack must now get to one of the five iron mountains – two of which have never been found ..read more
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End of Pride: LJ Duncan on Genre and his new novel
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by Joanne P
5d ago
Today we welcome LJ Duncan to discuss whether authors choose a genre or a genre chooses them, and in this context his new novel End of Pride (Soteria Trilogy#1). Disclosure: If you click a link in this post and make a purchase, I may earn a small commission. Luke Duncan on Genre and End of Pride Do authors choose a genre to write, or does the genre choose them? I was fortunate enough to be raised in a household filled with books. We read so many genres growing up. We read the literary classics of Dickens and Verne, cult classics like Kerouac and Dostoyevsky, to hard-hitting crime f ..read more
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She Named Me Wolf: Tenkara Smart on What’s real & what’s not?
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by Joanne P
5d ago
Today we welcome author Tenkara Smart to discuss the inspiration behind her debut novel She Named Me Wolf, the first in a planned young adult series The Many Lives of Wolf. Plus, Tenkara will be gifting 2 lucky readers Kindle ebook copies from Amazon. Entry open to readers in the United States and Australia. See entry form below. She Named Me Wolf:  What is real and what is not? She Named Me Wolf is the first book in my series titled The Many Lives of Wolf.  These fictional novels are based on the idea that one soul is reincarnating and drawing on his past-life ..read more
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All The Dead Stars by AK Alliss (The Pattern Codex #1), Review
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by Joanne P
5d ago
All The Dead Stars (The Pattern Codex #1) is an engaging character-driven fantasy adventure novel from Australian author AK Alliss. Read on for our full review. All The Dead Stars Synopsis In the occupied province of De’Zhun, Ae-Tor, once a member of the sorcerous Tapestry, has betrayed his brethren to save his own life. Seeking redemption, he sets forth on a dangerous mission to recover an alien weapon which could overthrow the invaders. The thief, Mischa the Sullen, is in trouble. Having stolen a mysterious artifact, she finds herself trapped within a ruin of alien origin. Imprisoned b ..read more
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THE COBRA QUEEN by Tara Moss, Review: Oozing female empowerment
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by Joanne P
5d ago
The Cobra Queen, Tara Moss’ fourth Pandora English novel, is a fabulously fun supernatural new adult romance oozing female empowerment and open-mindedness. The Cobra Queen Synopsis You don’t know the New York fashion world, until you know its haunts… In the months since Pandora English left the small town of Gretchenville to live with her mysterious great aunt in a supernatural Manhattan suburb, her whole world has been turned upside down. Pandora has discovered she is the chosen one, the Seventh Daughter of a Seventh Daughter, and during the impending Revolution of the Dead, she alone w ..read more
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