Friday, 30 December 2011

Fire and Ice by Mary O’Sullivan

Fire and Ice is an intriguing and intense story about sixteen year old Jack Cantor. Jack is an extremely bright boy, he is doing really well at school, so much more that he has been moved up above his year group. Jack could be headed for a really bright future. But something is going on with Jack, something is not quite right. Ingrid the housekeeper knows she feels uncomfortable around Jack. She found some horrible literature in Jack’s room, really violent reading material showing cruelty to humans and animals. It would seem that Jack is more interested in death than life.

Jack’s mum Ruth is a busy career woman. Ruth knows that her son Jack is lacking in social skills and is not a good mixer and that he is unwilling to interact. She brushes Jack problems off as shyness and to Jack being too bright and a high achiever. Sometimes thoughts drift into Ruth’s mind that something was not quite right about Jack, but she sends these thoughts far away to the back of her mind. Besides she has other things on her mind when she finds out that her job is relocating to America and her husband Garry is content to stay in Ireland set in his ways running his book shop. Garry knows that Jack’s behaviour has gone beyond a phase and that he was becoming more and more arrogant and aggressive. But he has failed to discuss his fears with his wife Ruth.

Is it too late for them to find out what the problem is with Jack?

Does Jack just want to make a stand for his independence?

Just how far has Jack’s behaviour got out of control?

Fire and Ice is the outstanding brand new novel from Mary O’Sullivan. The reader gets a good insight into a family’s life and the suffering, damage and devastation that can be caused when issues are not addressed or go unnoticed. The storyline is very cleverly played out and keeps the reader engrossed throughout. This book is a lot different from the other Mary O’Sullivan books that I have read and is just as good and well written. I really recommend this book it is a compelling read.

Irish author Mary O’Sullivan is a wife, mother and writer. Mostly she muddles along in a welter of multi-tasking eating chocolate and painting in times of crisis!

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Friday, 23 December 2011

Knowing me Knowing You by Mandy Baggot

Kate Baxter is finding life a struggle both financially and emotionally. Eight months ago her husband Matthew walked out on her and their young toddler daughter Bethan. Not wanting the responsibility of being a husband or a father and cruelly claiming it was not what he ever wanted and that he was pushed into it.

Finding making ends meet hard she has returned to work at a firm of solicitors as a legal executive. When Kate finds she needs a date for a work function. Kate employs the services of a male escort service to accompany her to the work function. The escort turns out to be the handsome and gorgeous ex model Joel Brown.

Finding they have been set up by one of Kate’s work colleagues to enter into a televised competition called Knowing Me Knowing You which is like Mr &Mrs and having no choice but to enter they find themselves somehow through to the next round in the competition.

When Kate finds out that the winning price is 100,000 pounds. Kate knows having that sort of money behind her would be the answers to all her problems. Especially now Matthew is refusing to pay any contribution towards Bethan. Kate sees this has her chance to be financially secure and she will not have to depend on anyone financially anymore.

There is only one problem to Kate’s plan. Can she convince escort Joel to enter the rest of the competition with her when she can not afford to pay his escort fees and she needs to keep most of the prize money for herself?

Knowing me Knowing You is another great love story from Mandy Baggot. You can’t help cheering Kate on from the start of the story wanting and willing her to change the desperate situation she has found herself in. This is a romantic feel good read that’s got an excellent storyline, great humour, and a superb cast of characters. You can count on Mandy Baggot’s books for an entertaining and enjoyable read.

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Friday, 16 December 2011

Haunted Southampton by Penny Legg

Haunted Southampton is the expertly put together collection of real life ghostly tales. They say that Derby is the most haunted place in the UK but after reading this book I think that maybe it could be Southampton with its ghostly sightings and haunted happenings. They include the sighting of a grey lady in the Royal Victoria Park which used to be the site of a former military hospital. The Brushmaker Arms that has got a long history of phenomena and of things going bump in the night and a mysterious person on a railway platform and much, much more. You could not ask for detail any better than what Penny has provided. The people who are sharing their experiences are named and each stories history and past is well researched and photos are provided of the places and there are also some spooky pictures for the reader to observe. There are also some interesting interviews with people who work in the paranormal field including a ghost hunter and Britain’s youngest medium.

This book will appeal to not just the people who live in the Southampton area, but to all who are interested in not only the paranormal but in history too. I have never been to Southampton but now thanks to this book, I now know some interesting places to visit and explore. This is a thoroughly fascinating read. I look forward to reading more of Penny’s work.

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Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Increase your Confidence in one day…

And stay confident for the rest of your life!
By Olga Levancuka

If you are looking for help boosting your confidence then this will be a good book for you. A lack of confidence can hold many people back and prevent them from doing and getting what they want out of life. Olga Levancuka runs successful confidence workshops and seminars. She shares her experience in this book.

Although the book is only around fifty pages long it is not just a book you read through from beginning to end.  The book is set out like a work book, there are different exercises for the reader to try out that are simple and easy to understand and are very effective with no long jargon but a nice easy read that under Olga’s guidance will soon have you feeling confident in no time.

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Sunday, 11 December 2011

Strings Attached by Mandy Baggot

George Fraser is a responsible, sensible thirty-four year old woman. She is successfully running her own buffet catering company. Right now she is happy on her own, she is in a good place, and she loves her work, finds cooking fun and adores the people that work for her.

When her company ‘Finger Foods’ is given the job of catering for Rock Star Quinn Blake’s after show party. George knows this will be the most important event that she has ever catered for. She wants to do a good job and be at her best if people like the food she would get more work from people recommending her and recommendations are the best way to bring in new business and George’s company is everything to her.

Things do not go the way George plans when she meets the gorgeous Quinn and he goes to great lengths to get to know her. Quinn is engaged to his record company bosses daughter Taylor Ferraro who is a beautiful actress. Quinn is living the rock star life; he has it all money, a beautiful fiancée, people at his beck and call. He is a star who could have any beautiful glamorous woman he wanted. He could not possibly be attracted to an ordinary jean loving, tom boy of a girl like George could he?

This is an engaging love story from Mandy Baggot that is a lively and witty read. About two unlikely people who are worlds apart been drawn to each other. I really enjoyed reading this book. The plot twist towards the end brings the story to the perfect conclusion. Mandy Baggot has created an impeccable love story.

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Saturday, 10 December 2011

Reclaiming Ter Chadain by C S Yelle

Protector of Ter Chadain Book One

King Englewood thought that he had killed all the members of the royal family, but three year old twins Logan and Teah were hidden away.

Since the murders King Englewood reads the prophecy every day.

“If the true bloodline does not rule Ter Chadain, the protector should appear and reclaim the throne to the rightful queen.”

When the twins reach sixteen they can activate the magic spell that would make his worse fears a reality.

Logan and Teah will become part of the revolution to reclaim Ter Chadain and have a big part to play in its reunification.

Logan must keep to the path of the greater good and get support from the dukes and duchesses of Ter Chadain. Teah is trained by the Magus an order of sorceresses to enable her to claim the throne.

Can Logan and Teah overcome King Englewood and reclaim Ter Chadain and accept their destiny?

If you are looking for a fantasy book that takes you on an adventure that is action packed and a great story then this is the book for you. The characters go through so much and grow in this story and this is only the first book in the series, so it will be interesting to see how the story and characters develop in the following books especially due to the fact that C S Yelle leaves the reader wondering what will happen next at the end of the book too.

C S Yelle is a native of Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA; he received his degree from Mayville State University, where he first fell in love with the world of fantasy. He is the father of four, grandfather of one and enjoys time with his family, friends, the finer points of baseball and golf. C S Yelle currently resides in a Minneapolis suburb with his wife Jennifer and their rat terrier Holly.

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Friday, 2 December 2011

Haunted Liverpool Volume Seven by Tom Slemen

Haunted Liverpool Volume Seven is a really great collection of Spooky and mysterious true stories told by Tom Slemen. Tom is well known for writing books on supernatural stories in the series Haunted Liverpool. Liverpool born Tom gets his stories from local people sharing their experiences, he then goes on to research the stories himself so that he can verify the facts and document them. This book is not only full of ghostly going ons but also covers the strange, the weird and the unexplained. The stories are told in a interesting way that intrigues the reader. With stories such as Haunted Office Block, which is a really scary story about a haunting that takes place when a woman is left working alone late at night and Notice of Death when a women dreams about accurate newspaper death notices. It is a fascinating read.

If you are interested in the paranormal you will not be able to put this book down. I would really recommend Tom Slemen books. If you are interested in finding out more about Tom Slemen and his work click on the link below for more information.