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 →
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 →
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 →
The Sky Turned Black by John Steele ~ Book Extract.
The Sky Turned Black ‘HARD-BOILED AND CRACKLING WITH INTENSITY. JOHN STEELE GETS UNDER THE SKIN OF THE NYPD AS WELL AS ANYONE WRITING TODAY’T. J. English ‘DARK, HARD-HITTING AND FAST MOVING’ Thomas Mullen *** HIS BIGGEST CASE YET. BUT IT COULD BE HIS LAST… NYPD officer Callum Burke is on a routine drugs raid when... Continue Reading →
Five Dead Men by Rachel Green ~ Book Spotlight
Five Dead Men When the bodies of five men are discovered in a secret vault at the villa Belle Époque, suspicion falls upon the villa’s former owner, enigmatic Pascal Deveraux. Actor, gambler, general good-for-nothing – Pascal has lived a life of privilege and excess. But with no evidence to implicate him in murder, the case... Continue Reading →
Cielo by Jane Markland ~ Book Extract
Cielo WHO DO YOU TRUST WHEN YOU CAN’T TRUST YOURSELF? Following his release from Prison, Nathan arrives at Cielo determined to change his life for the better. After prison, and beating addiction, he has a vision, and he’s discovered a talent, a gift with plants. Max Harrison wants him to create a special garden, The... Continue Reading →
What Doesn’t Break Us by Helen Sedgwick ~ Book Spotlight
What Doesn’t Break Us by Helen Sedgwick Take a sip and enter the world of the dead… As the station prepares to close down for good, DI Georgie Strachan is running out of time to find out what is really going on in Burrowhead and put a stop to it. A deadly drug appears in... Continue Reading →
They Called Him Marvin by Roger Stark ~ Book Spotlight
They Called Him Marvin Duty called. He answered. She, with child, was left behind. He did not come home. Sixty-seven of their love letters help tell their story. In the final pages of this tragedy, love does conquer all. Buy Links https://amzn.to/3GIfxOq About the Author I am, by my own admission, a reluctant writer. But some... Continue Reading →
Don’t Play With Dead Vultures by Jack Leavers ~ Book Extract.
Don't Play With Dead Vultures Summer 2008 sees former Royal Marine John Pierce lured from running convoys in Iraq to a lucrative contract in the steamy jungles of French West Africa. He soon discovers this new theatre is even more dangerous than the war zone he left behind. Corrupt officials, drug cartels, and competing military... Continue Reading →
The Fifth Strain – Clairvoyants by Brady Moore ~ Book Spotlight
The Fifth Strain – Clairvoyants by Brady Moore Kinetics. Readers. Prophets. Aurals. There were only supposed to be four strains of Clairvoyants who escaped from a lab with no memories of how they came to be. But that was before they discovered 17-year-old Rion Grean. From the moment he realized he could move objects with... Continue Reading →
What I Hid From You by Heleen Kist ~ Book Spotlight
What I Hid From You by Heleen Kist A DEATH AN ACCIDENT A STUPID MISTAKE Traumatised by the death of a patient in her chair, Glaswegian dentist Radha Bakshi succumbs to an addiction to Valium she can’t acknowledge – even to herself. The pills take the edge off trying to be a consummate professional, a... Continue Reading →