Originally posted on Chicks, Rogues and Scandals on 11 December 2021. The Old Dragon’s Head by Justin Newland. Genre Historical Fiction, Fantasy Constructed of stone and packed earth, the Great Wall of 10,000 li protects China’s northern borders from the threat of Mongol incursion. The wall is also home to a supernatural beast: the Old Dragon.... Continue Reading →
Book Extract; Wilson Indeed by Steve Walsh.
Originally posted on Chicks, Rogues and Scandals; 12 September 2021 ABOUT THE BOOK Wilson Indeed by Steve Walsh. Series: The WiFi Dreams Series #1 Genre: Fantasy, Contemporary Romance In The Market Square, the fantastical setting for all his dream activities, Wilson Armitage is able to take night classes on any subject and absorb a wealth of knowledge... Continue Reading →
Backstories by Simon Van der Velde.
Originally posted on Chicks, Rogues and Scandals on 22 September 2021 Backstories by Simon Van der Velde. Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Short Stories. Can you find the famous person hidden in every story? And once found, can you understand them? ‘Ingenious idea, brilliantly executed’ – Daily Mirror Backstories – ‘the stand-out most original book of the year’... Continue Reading →
Amongst The Mists by M.L. Raynor.
Originally Posted on Chicks, Rogues and Scandals on 11 October 2021. Amongst The Mists by M.L. Raynor. Genre: Thriller, Horror It was the most anticipated summer break of their young lives. For Bran Lampshire, that summer of 1986 would be far different. The lure of a wilderness adventure sends him and his friends on a troublesome... Continue Reading →
A Time for Swords by Matthew Harffy.
ABOUT THE BOOK A Time for Swords by Matthew Harffy. Genre: Historical Fiction Lindisfarne, AD793. The life of a novice monk will be changed forever when the Vikings attack in a new historical adventure from Matthew Harffy. There had been portents – famine, whirlwinds, lightning from clear skies, serpents seen flying through the air. But when... Continue Reading →
Lord of the Hunt by David Craig.
ABOUT THE BOOK Lord of the Hunt by David Craig. Series: Sooty Feather’s #2 Genre: Historical Fiction, Supernatural, Noir Death rides the blood of a pale horse June 1893. Undead prowl the streets of Glasgow at night hunting for blood. They, in turn, are hunted by the formidable Lady Delaney and her apprentice Kerry Knox, whose fight... Continue Reading →
Fortress of Fury by Matthew Harffy
ABOUT THE BOOK Fortress of Fury by Matthew Harffy Series: The Bernicia Chronicles #7 Genre: Historical Fiction AD 647. Anglo-Saxon Britain. A gripping, action-packed historical thriller and the seventh instalment in the Bernicia Chronicles. War hangs heavy in the hot summer air as Penda of Mercia and his allies march into the north. Caught unawares, the Bernician... Continue Reading →
Last Flight to Stalingrad by Graham Hurley.
Last Flight to Stalingrad by Graham Hurley. Series: Wars Within #5 Genre: Historical, WW2 Fiction Berlin, 1942: for four years, the men in field grey have helped themselves to country after country across Western Europe. For Werner Nehmann, a journalist at the Promi—the Ministry of Propaganda—this dizzying series of victories has felt like a party without end.... Continue Reading →
Gurkha Brotherhood: A Story of Childhood and War by Captain Kailash Limbu.
Originally posted on Chicks, Rogues and Scandals 25 June 2021. Gurkha Brotherhood: A Story of Childhood and War by Captain Kailash Limbu. Genre: Military Non-Fiction, Memoir Publisher: Michael O’Mara Publishing ‘Sometimes my mind reaches back beyond the fear and the arid landscapes of war, to memories of childhood that fill me with happiness and laughter.’ So begins... Continue Reading →
Merry Go Round by Sarah Toll.
Originally posted on Chicks, Rogues and Scandals on 10 August 2021 Merry Go Round by Sarah Toll. Genre: Contemporary, Literary Fiction Lily Montrose has endured a white-knuckle ride during her on-off affair with Nathaniel Deighton. She is sitting alone in a coffee shop when a brief but devastating call brings the whole thing to a crashing... Continue Reading →
The Last Witch by Sabina Gabrielli Carrara
The review was originally posted on Chicks, Rogues and Scandals in 2021. The Last Witch by Sabina Gabrielli Carrara Genre: Psychological Thriller/Mystery Series: A Seacross Mystery. Publisher: The Green Bat Back in 1974, the dormant Irish village of Seacross is shocked by the gruesome circumstances of young Margaret Morehouse’s death. Forty-five years later history seems to repeat itself... Continue Reading →
The Abdication by Justin Newland.
Review originally posted on Chicks, Rogues and Scandals, 2021 The Abdication by Justin Newland. Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Supernatural, Adventure The town of Unity sits perched on the edge of a yawning ravine where, long ago, a charisma of angels provided spiritual succour to a fledgeling human race. Then mankind was granted the gift of free... Continue Reading →