Guest Post: Furious George ~ Long live the gamer


What does gaming have to do with a blog about readerly and writerly things I hear you ask? Well, take a stroll through the thoughts of Furious George and tell me if you can’t find the similarities.


 

Ode to Gamers. I've seen similar images for readers...

Ode to Gamers. I’ve seen similar images for readers…

To begin with, I make no apologies for my erratic writing. If you want to read my professional style of writing, get a job with me and ask to read my professional style of writing. This is my writing for fun. If you can’t follow it, have a beer and try again. Repeat until successful. Oh, I also swear. Cry to Mum if you don’t like it.

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Grey Jack Road


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Read from October 27-30th 2013.

Synopsis: Sam is devastated when her partner, Ben, has an affair. More than a betrayal, it is a wound so deep her life seems to simply stop, and she has trouble moving on.

Sam tries to confront Rachel, the woman Ben cheated with, but leaves it too late. Rachel has gone, has had her own marriage end because of the affair, and instead Sam meets Rachel’s husband, Tim. Sam hasn’t thought of the other person caught in all of this, but now she begins to. She and Tim have a lot in common. Tim is struggling, as overcome as Sam. Shocked, battered by what has happened, doubting themselves, Sam and Tim begin to find some comfort in one another’s hesitant friendship.

Sam wants to put Ben behind her, and get on with her life, but that may be harder than it seems. Ben wants her back, and Rachel won’t stop hanging around Tim, and everything just seems to keep getting more complicated when all Sam wants is a little peace.

Grey Jack Road is a novel about relationships, and how they end, and about living with the consequences of other people’s actions. It is a story of devastating endings, but also of hope and healing, and of the strength of the bonds between people. Grey Jack Road is set on a farm near Canberra, in the Snowy Mountains district of New South Wales, in Australia. Continue reading

Dangerous Desire ~ Dangerously Delicious


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Read October 16-17, 2013.

Synopsis: A desperate search…

Schoolteacher Gracie James has never seen more danger than her kindergarten grade classroom, but when she goes searching for her missing sister, she’s thrown into a world of sex, crime…and passion. Following a hot lead, she sneaks onto a stranger’s boat—and gets caught. Their one-sided conversation convinces her of two things. One: the guy is seriously sexy. Two: he knows something about her sister. Oh, yeah. And did she mention he’s sexy? And a sizzling attraction…

Jake Alexander, former cop, is staking out a yacht brimming with criminal activity, for an insurance company, when a woman, dressed to kill and totally irresistible, stumbles into his dangerous undercover op. If he hadn’t tackled her, she’d have tottered straight onto the questionable yacht in those ridiculous high heels. Then she’d be dead. Or worse. As much as he’d like to kick her off his boat, he can’t risk her going off on some hare-brained scheme—but he can’t keep her around to muck up his job. Oh, yeah. And did he mention she’s distracting as hell? Lead to dangerous desire…

Unfortunately, she has a keen mind of her own. And a body any man would die for. Jake’s attempt to keep Gracie safe quickly morphs into a reluctant alliance. And a whole lot more… But Gracie finds herself knee deep in more trouble than she bargained for, with secrets revealed and the criminals coming after her. Unless they find a way to trust each other, they’re finished. Oh, yeah. And did they mention they’re in love? Continue reading

Guest Post: Why did Henry Martin decide to self-publish?


Welcome aboard the Coffee2Words blog, Henry Martin.

Meet Henry Martin.

Meet Henry Martin.

Henry is a self-published author of five works. Including, Coffee, Cigarettes and Murderous Thoughts, that I read and reviewed.

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Coffee, Cigarettes and Murderous Thoughts


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Synopsis: Coffee, Cigarettes, and Murderous Thoughts, the first collection of short stories by Henry Martin, presents an eerie glimpse into the lives of over twenty diverse characters. Spanning many fiction genres—often dark and disturbing—this collection of 26 unrelated stories delves into the disquiet thoughts that lie deep within our consciousness.

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The Tower’s Alchemist ~ my review


 

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3 stars

Synopsis: Wizard Vs. Nazi Warlock Vampires.

It’s a very different World War II.

The Nazis have unleashed occult forces throughout Europe and the Allies are forced to recruit and employ wizards to counter their attacks. Among them is the battle weary spy, Isabella George, a Gray Tower dropout trained in Alchemy. Longing for retirement and a life of peace, she accepts one final job-extract a deadly warlock from Nazi occupied France and prevent him from unleashing an alchemical weapon that will devour the continent.

But France is crawling with the Cruenti, vampiric warlocks who feed off other wizards. When things don’t go according to plan, one Cruenti sets his deadly eyes on her.

Betrayal is everywhere. Even some of her closest allies cannot be fully trusted. Worse still, she finds, she can’t even trust herself. She becomes a woman torn between her charismatic spy lover who offers her what she desires most, and one of her closest confidants, whose soft seductive eyes hold deadly secrets about her past, and the Gray Tower itself.

Plans within plans. Plots versus counter plots. Heists gone wrong, sword-wielding Catholic priests, and the greatest manipulation of history that has ever been seen, is just a taste of what Isabella George is in for, in her final mission. Continue reading