Monday, 27 October 2014

Lucky Girl How I Survived the Sex Industry by Violet Ivy

Violet Ivy is a licensed international sex worker in Australia, and in her book she does not hold back and shares the intimate and personal details of her job. Has you would expect the book is for adults only as it does contain graphic stories of sex and sexual exploits, we learn how Violet made the transformation from her ‘normal’ life into the highs and lows working in the  world of sex and prostitution. 

This is a very interesting and fascinating read. Violet Ivy manages to break down all taboos that people may have about this line of work, and present a truthfully honest account of what it is like to be an international sex worker; the stories are shared with good humour. 

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Falling Angels Among us The Complete Series by Linn B Halton

Ceri has a gift, she can see Angels, and they appear to her as apparitions helping Ceri to save people and keep them safe. Ceri also has some psychic ability. Ceri attends a workshop to try and understand and learn about her gift. She works with a medium and develops her gift and learns much more about herself than she ever thought was possible.

Ceri works with Alex, there is a strong attraction between them. Alex is a good support to Ceri. Ceri becomes more confident with her abilities. Ceri and Alex fall deep in love but they soon learn that their love is forbidden and that they must find a way to live apart.

Coming to terms that they cannot be together Ceri and Alex try to live their lives apart. Finding it hard, but trying to accept that this is their destiny. However does fate have other plans for the couple that could change everything forever?

At last all three books in a complete collection. No waiting to find out what happens next; you can now read all of Ceri and Alex’s story in one great read. Linn B. Halton writes a rollercoaster of emotions in all her novels. They are full of romance, drama and just add that touch of a psychic mix to make the characters have extra depth and edge. This is one of those remarkable stories that will leave you thinking, and stay in your thoughts for a while after reading.

Monday, 6 October 2014

Transforming Pandora by Carolyn Mathews

Finding it hard to come to terms with her husband’s sudden death, Pandora visits a spiritual church where she is given a message encouraging her to meditate. Pandora finds that during meditation she can communicate with a wise old spirit, and with spirit awakening in her, she reflects back on her life in the past, to lead her to move forward with her life in the present.

This is just one of those really beautiful, touching and delightful stories, that draws you in from the very beginning and keep you enchanted until the very end. Pandora is a fifty-one year old woman, who is at a crossroad in her life, and she gets guidance from a divine being. However what is wonderful about this book is that the spiritual side is only touched on very briefly, allowing the plot to flow around Pandora’s life, telling a remarkable tale about life and love.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

The Silver Chain by Primula Bond

Book One of the Unbreakable Trilogy

When Serena Folkes boards the train to leave her empty life behind in Devon, and decides to head for London, she does not expect to meet a handsome stranger while out taken photographers on a cold autumn evening. Photography is her art, and when the stranger Gustav Levi offers to display her photographs in a building he owns, and launch her photographic career in London, on condition that she signs an agreement to become his exclusive companion. Serena is powerless to resist.

An erotic novel that is a lot like 50 Shades of Grey crossed with Rebecca! Well that is how it felt to me anyway. More in the same league as 50 Shades though and not as good as Rebecca.  I liked the way the story was not predictable and that we as a reader are kept completely in the dark about very much of Gustav’s past, and that the characters do end up having their troubled pasts in common. There is a haunting feel to the book from the start and I had the feeling something sinister could happen to Serena and that this could maybe turn into a horror story. But I am pleased to say I was wrong and that it was quite an interesting read with some powerful passion going on with the two leading characters.  I would go onto read the other books in the series as I did find the characters and stories intriguing.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Thursday Morning Breakfast (and murder) Club by Liz Stauffer

When Murder and a series of crimes start happening in the small sleepy village of Mount Penn.  The Thursday Morning Breakfast club leader Lillie May is asked to investigate. Soon Lillie May and her chums become amateur sleuths. Can they catch the killer before they strike again? And restore the village back into the quiet, peaceful village that it was.

The story opens with a fantastic first line that you think wow! This is going to be something amazing. But sadly for me after that it become a bit of a let-down. There is far too much small talk that simply does not seem to go anywhere, or could hold my interest. The part in the story where the detective investigating the murder asks the group to investigate the murder is just so unrealistic. In real life this would be seen as interfering with a police investigation, but the part that really made me not warm to this story at all, was when the group are told that they are to help investigate the murder the woman seem to show delight, and cheer like they have won a competition, now considering this is a small community were everyone knows each other’s business, and each other than surely it would make more sense for a more serious and caring response? I also found there were too many characters in the book, and hard to keep up with everything.

Usually for a murder mystery book I can’t wait to find out who done it, and to see if I had guessed the right suspect, but this was so dull that I was not bothered. It was like there was something missing.  I think the idea for the story could have been a really good one, with some sequel stories, but the story just was not strong enough to maintain a good murder mystery for me.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

The Right Mr Wrong by Natalie Anderson

When Victoria’s boyfriend Oliver proposes to her Victoria says yes even though she is attracted to his best friend Liam. It is at that moment when in life you can make a life changing decision, and be left wondering what if? What if she had said no and giving into temptation and had a relationship with Liam?

This pocket size Mills & Boon is a wonderful romantic story of what happens if Victoria had said yes, and what happens if she said no to the marriage proposal. There are some saucy scenes; two lovers’ two stories to show the different impact it can have when a life changing decision is made in a split second, and what the outcome is in both situations.

How many times in life do we wish we could go back and change things?  Would things have been better if we had decided the opposite on a life-changing decision? Would things have work out differently and changed for the better? 

This is a book well worth reading to find out.