Monday, 27 October 2014

Falling - the complete series

                                                                             








Ceri thinks she sees angels … everywhere. She struggles to keep separate what feels like two very different sides to her life. As a manager in an advertising company she’s been working with the gorgeous Alex for two years. The have a friendship based upon the image she portrays whilst she’s at work and it helps to keep her sane. One mad, crazy night spent sharing their secrets and a lot of wine result in them ending up in bed together and their relationship changes. When Alex explains that the reason he doesn’t date is because someone broke his heart, how can Ceri admit that she feels a deep connection to him?
Ceri knows she’s different. What she doesn’t fully appreciate, is that her task in life is to correct a series of incidents that affect some of the people’s lives with whom she comes into contact. She’s simply putting right little errors that could ripple outwards and change the course of their destiny. When she finds herself getting pulled into things that happen around her, how can she prove that she really has made a difference? Is it all in her head?
She’s alone for a reason; she’s not meant to fall in love in her earthly life. Alex is supposed to cross paths with her and help Ceri during a phase where she begins to question the signs she’s being given. It’s meant to be a turning point for them both—but in opposite directions. They are destined to travel very different paths … but Ceri doesn’t know that and neither does Alex …
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About the author

                                                                               

Linn B Halton lives in the small village of Lydbrook, Gloucestershire in the UK, but was born in Bristol. She resides there with her husband and cat with 'catitude'- Mr Tiggs.

Linn began writing in March 2009 and her debut novel was published in February 2011. In a recent interview Linn was asked about genres:

"From a very young age I knew romantic fiction was always going to be my genre. I am, and will always be, madly in love with love! Whether that's love of life, a partner, or the things I'm passionate about.

My stories are about love, life and real relationships - but romance is always the one thing that holds each story together. Often there's a light, psychic touch and I never dreamed I would write drawing upon my personal psychic experiences. But as my interest and understanding has grown in the subject, it is now such a part of my life it finds its way into my fictional tales. However, what is heartening is that most of my experiences have been uplifting and it's wonderful to know loved ones are around me always. I hope it will make readers stop and wonder 'What if?'

The result is that I get a lot of mail from readers who have had similar experiences and some are sharing theirs for the first time with me. I always feel that's something rather special and for which I'm very grateful."

Love, life and beyond... but it's ALWAYS about the romance!

Linn is published by HarperImpulse and Sapphire Star Publishing.
Linn is the editor of Loveahappyending Lifestyle emagazine.

Website:  (linnbhalton.co.uk)
Twitter:
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Bookshelf: http://viewauthor.at/LinnBHalton

My Review

Linn’s style is so smooth and easy to read that in a way, it’s a bit like dipping into your favourite box of chocolates. You promise yourself just one and before you know it, you’ve eaten the whole box. Similarly, I found myself saying ‘just one more chapter’ and couldn’t resist reading the next and the next until I’d finished. As an open-minded sceptic, I find the subject of Angels both fascinating and mystifying. In this book, a lot of things start to make sense whilst at the same time making a great story. I loved the characters, felt Ceri’s pain and was shocked at the ending of the third novella. The transition between that and the bonus material jarred a little, simply because it was so unexpected and as a reader I felt I needed more time to come to terms with what had happened. Without giving away any spoilers though I am so glad the bonus material was there!!

Not only is this a well-written story with great characters and plot, but for anyone who doesn’t normally read this kind of novel, I can thoroughly recommend it. As someone who has never experienced a psychic episode, this is the next best thing to understanding what happens in the astral plane.

5/5



Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Forgiving Nancy

                                                                             


                                                              FORGIVING NANCY

Recapture your love and his heart with Forgiving Nancy Two marriages real bloopers, the third one is going downhill. Nancy went from just getting by to lady in a seriously wealthy household and threw it all away. Will Maxwell forgive her? Left alone in London, finally Stella found a reason to move to Edinburgh. She tried to win Maxwell over, but to no avail. Will she find her love in the end? One wrong decision a lifetime ago. Now Madam Melody chances upon her daughter in Edinburgh. Will she find forgiveness? Forgiving Nancy draws pictures of rich Edinburgh and the poor parts of town. It conjures up images of scrumptious foods and homeless shelters. It weaves together the lives of people and will make you want to continue reading and, one day, visit Edinburgh and all its wonderful hotels, caf├ęs, gardens, and, of course, the castle.

                                                                                 


About the Author

Born in Ayrshire and educated at Ayr Academy, Janice Cairns has had an assortment of jobs. She's worked in child-care, law, insurance, media and creative writing. Janice lives in Edinburgh now; the city has been home to her for the last thirty years. It is here that her dream of becoming a writer is coming true. This last year, she has polished her debut novel, 'Forgiving Nancy'. She is absorbed in the marketing for this novel currently and does feel her days in advertising have helped with the marketing aspects of her being a writer today. In the last year or so she has also spent time developing her social media sites such as Facebook, twitter and her blog. She loves to keep these pages thriving and also is loving taking the photographs she does for her sites. Her main passion being writing, though, it is no surprise to her to find she has a second novel brewing and evolving within her. Already some plans are gurgling in the pipeline for what might follow ' Forgiving Nancy'.


My Review


I really enjoyed this debut novel from Janice Cairns. Her love of her home city is evident is the lavish descriptions of Edinburgh – bringing alive the shops and cafes of the 1980s. It is multilayered as we follow a young impoverished Nancy who seems to fall on her feet when she meets Max. Things are not always what they seem, however, as there are several subplots which are all brought together in the end with at least three people seeking forgiveness. This is not your usual love story and I sense there is a lot of the author in this one. The only unresolved question I have, unless I missed it, was the relevance of the Polish girl and the ring – did she ever return it?  This is just a minor point though as it is a great first novel.

4/5



Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Perfect Girl - Michele Gorman




Cinderella meets Falling Down in this wickedly funny tale about having it all 

Carol is perfect… at least that’s what everyone thinks. In reality she’s sinking fast – her family treats her like their personal assistant and her boyfriend is so busy with work that he’s got her single-handedly running their relationship. Not that her job is any easier. As the only woman on the bank’s trading floor she spends twelve-hour days trying not to get sworn at or felt up by colleagues who put the "W" in banker. 

How long can she go on pleasing everyone else before she snaps and loses it all? 

With humor and empathy, Perfect Girl lays bare the balancing act that working women face in a man's world

And here's the book trailer (a 2 minute modern fairy tale with a twist): http://youtu.be/iyoGazY-5so  PERFECT GIRL is available now on Amazon.
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/WfGNN4

About the author


I write romantic comedy, including SINGLE IN THE CITY (the first in The Expat Diaries series) and BELLA SUMMER TAKES A CHANCE. Born and raised in the US, I lost my heart to London 16 years ago, where I've lived ever since. I've also turned my hand to upmarket commercial fiction under the pen name Jamie Scott. 

I spend way too much time on twitter and facebook when I should be writing, so please come say hello there. I'm @expatdiaries on twitter, and we can connect on facebook throughhttps://www.facebook.com/MicheleGorma..

My Review

Easy to read, chick lit novel about Carol who wants nothing more than to be everything to everybody. As a result her relationship with Ben suffers, her sister’s wedding is putting strain on their relationship and her mother’s approval is all she craves. It’s only when the company she works for is investigated for insider trading, and the culprit is the programme she created, that she realizes her life is nowhere near perfect.
Great characters, well written and perfect if you’re looking for a chick-lit pick me up.

4.5/5