Monthly Archives: December 2015

The Words in My Hand (Guinevere Glasfurd) – Book Review

  He adjusted the quill in my hand.  “Centre it, like this.  Oui, comme ça.” He was determined. “Like this, see.”  He turned the quill again. After a week, he said, “You have made progress.” I looked up from what I … Continue reading

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January Releases from Barbour & Revell

Have you got any of these on your TBR list? Releasing 1 January 2016 from Barbour Books:       My review Releasing 5 January 2016 from Revell Books:       My review                   My review                 Review … Continue reading

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Thin Ice (Irene Hannon) – Review

  So that was his auburn-haired mystery caller. From his seat at a corner table that offered a panoramic view of the eatery, Lance did a quick assessment as the woman claimed a table.  Early thirties. Slender. Five-five, five-six. Model-like … Continue reading

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Step by Step (Candace Calvert) – Reveiw

Publisher’s Description: Three years after a tragic accident left her a widow, ER nurse Taylor Cabot is determined to move on, checking off one item after another on her survival list. Her relationship with a handsome plastic surgeon even gives … Continue reading

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The Cairo Code (Glenn Meade) – Review

  Once, Harry Weaver had a photograph taken of the three of them together, standing among the tombs in the scorching desert at Sakkara, the Step pyramid as a backdrop, all of them tanned and smiling for the camera, Rachel … Continue reading

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My New Favourite Word

I came across this article today on The Huffington Post and fell in love at first sight: ultracrepidarian (adj) – noting or pertaining to a person who criticizes, judges, or gives advice outside the area of his or her expertise; … Continue reading

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Smiles can be so expressive, can’t they?  When we interact with someone, reading their smile plays a significant role in the impression we form of them and the way we interpret what they are saying. For the writer, there are … Continue reading

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Interview with Thomas Locke, author of “Merchant of Alyss”

Merchant of Alyss, is the second book in Thomas Locke’s Legends of the Realm fantasy series, and will release on 5 January 2016.  You can read my review here.  Today, I have a little bio for you and a Q … Continue reading

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Just Two Little Words

They’re just two little words, but when I see them written together at the beginning of a sentence it’s like hitting a pothole: Just then … I don’t know whether it’s just me, but I find that a really lame … Continue reading

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Word Painting

Here is a positively delicious adjective if you can find the right moment to use it: evanescent (adj) – soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing. I first came across this word in a poem … Continue reading

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