Review: After Last Call by Derrolyn Anderson


3 stars

Read from October 20 to 21, 2015 — I own a copy

Synopsis: Lola is ready for a change. She’s blown the first half of the eighties drifting aimlessly through Miami’s cocaine-fueled nightclub scene, so when a sweet-talking stranger comes to town she allows him to sweep her off her feet and clear across the country.

Predictably, things in California don’t go according to plan and Lola finds herself on her own for the first time in her life. A new job offers her a second chance at a fresh start, but just when things begin to fall into place a reckless workplace affair leads to a friend’s disappearance, exposing two dead girls with one man in common.

Ensnared in a web of deceit and danger, Lola must decide whether to run from her troubles once again or take a stand and fight for her new life—only this time, she’s threatened with more than just the loss of her new found independence. Continue reading

The Mackenzie Legacy (The Athena Effect, #2)


3 stars

You can find my previous posts about Derrolyn’s first book in The Athena Effect series here.

Read from March 26 to 31, 2014

Synopsis: As their story continues, Calvin and Caledonia find themselves madly in love, on the run, and nearly out of money. When Cal stumbles upon a way to cash in on Cali’s powers, their life on the road becomes a life of leisure. Despite the easy money and newfound luxury, Caledonia’s conscience begins to trouble her.

A disturbing warning only serves to confirm her misgivings, making her question her purpose in life. Finally, a shocking discovery about the true nature of her powers points the way forward, sending the two Cals on a dangerous rescue mission.

Caledonia tries her best to right the wrongs of the past, but will she only end up provoking new and even more dangerous enemies? Continue reading

My best reads from 2013

How did you celebrate the close of 2013? Some champagne with friends or loved ones? How about thrashing about on a dance floor, the exertion forcing beads of sweat to your brow? Perhaps you had a quiet one, tucked up in bed and asleep before the clocks struck midnight?


Celebrate the end of 2013 and the beginning of 2014 – the year of accomplishment.

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2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 7,300 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

And the winner is…

Some fireworks for the winner Source:

Some fireworks for the winner

Tyra Anglin

Tyra thank you for entering the competition! I will pass on your email address details to Derrolyn so that she may organise for you to collect your ebooks and the brilliant bracelet to be shipped to you.

Thank you also everyone else who entered. Perhaps next competition you’ll be one of the lucky winners.

A reminder: comp ends in 5 days!!

I was approached by this lovely lady…

Meet Derrolyn Anderson! Meet Derrolyn Anderson!

Derrolyn emailed me just the a couple of days ago letting me know that she’d released the second book in her The Athena Effect Series. Now as some of you will know I gave away a copy of book #1 a while ago and even more recently I’ve read and reviewed it too. A brilliant read for anyone interested in an easy to read YA story. Happily, Derrolyn’s suggested giveaway coincided with my looming 6000 views milestone. So thanks to Derrolyn, check out the below details for the giveaway!

The giveaway!!!

Moving onto the fantastic gift that Derrolyn has offered to my lucky, lucky readers and what you have to do in order to go into the running to win.

You can win an electronic copy of both The Athena Effect and The Mackenzie Legacy via coupon code at Smashwords, which means you can get it in your ereader format or for the PC or tablet.


But wait… there’s more!

The lucky winner will also receive a hand-made charm bracelet loaded with little trinkets that tie in with the story:

I love the little motorbike charms! I love the little motorbike charms!

They’re approx 9’’, antique gold tone metal, with assorted charms (little hamsas & motorcycles!) and a lobster claw closure.

How do you enter?!

I know you’re all chomping at the bit to get your hands on this swag of goodies, so without further ado I’ll outline the details below:

Entrants must be over the age of 16 or obtain their legal guardians consent to enter this competition as postal/residential addresses will be required to receive the gift.

This giveaway is open to people everywhere, so if you live in Antarctica, Timbuktu or anywhere in between you can enter!!

Entries are open today and close on 10th of May 2013.

What you must do:

In order to go into the draw for this fantastic prize simply click on the link to the rafflecopter entry form below:

The Mackenzie Legacy Giveaway!