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Review: Deadly Crossing by R.E. McDermott
12 March 2014 20:43 (GMT)This is a review of Deadly Crossing by R.E. McDermott
This is the third of the Tom Dugan series, and, once again, McDermott has created a high tension, fast paced thriller.
I don't want to spoil the book for prospective purchasers, so I will simply say that the action moves swiftly from Prague, to London, to Russia and the United States in a series of high-octane moves.
This time Dugan is aided and abetted by his girlfriend Anna, who uses her contacts in her day job with MI5 to assist his friends Borgdanov and Denosovitch with their mission. This becomes doubly important when the daughter of Dugan's partner Kairouz is accidentally involved.
RE McDermott has written a far from predictable novel, and I am looking forward to his next one.
My copy was a review copy, provided by the author - though I am pleased to say that I would not have been disappointed had I to pay for the privilege of reading this book.
Survey suggests England 'divided into readers and watchers'
11 March 2014 07:50 (GMT)
Quote: Younger people, men and those with lower levels of qualifications are also less likely to be readers.
They seem to confirm my findings on women being bigger readers.
Quote: The report reveals that overall, significant minorities of adults have negative attitudes towards reading, with nearly a fifth (18%) saying they never read physical books and seven in 10 (71%) saying they never read e-books.
71%! That's a lot of people not reading e-books. Good news though:
Quote: The study concludes that, on average, people who read regularly are more satisfied with life, happier and more likely to feel their life is worthwhile.
The rest of the article has some very interesting stats on reading habits and views too.
More info on the study can be found here.
Review: Pigeonwings by Heide Goody and Iain Grant
10 March 2014 20:12 (GMT)Pigeonwings by Heide Goody and Iain Grant
This is the sequel to the fantastic Clovenhoof, but this time Jeremy aka Clovenhoof, aka Satan is joined by the Archangel Michael. Michael, being Mr Goody Two Shoes is easily led astray by Clovenhoof as he tries to adapt to living in Birmingham.
I thoroughly enjoyed the first book and, after a slowish start, this book develops into a great successor to it. Again, the characters get into trouble with the fingers pointed firmly at Clovenhoof's door. This was truly a laugh out loud book for me. Looking at the desctiption, the book is over 400 pages. I could have read 400 more about Clovenhoof. He is a character that could run and run, and get into trouble wherever he goes. There is great characterisation in all the main characters.
A thoroughly fun read.
Can you have an ebook that is permanently free or set to £0.00
10 March 2014 11:35 (GMT)I was wondering can you have book that is permanently free, I know you can have it on promotion, please help. Thanks Tony.
reading on more than one kindle
08 March 2014 07:16 (GMT)I am an avid kindle user, now using my fourth kindle device. I gave previously owned devices to a brother and to a son. Can I transfer books from one device to another?
Review of Deceiving Ellie by Julie McLaren - 5*
07 March 2014 11:19 (GMT)Hi Guys
I finished this last night and this is the review I've put on Amazon - .co.uk and .com, goodreads and shelfari - it's under my personal acc so pafos2109 -
I really enjoyed this book and I have to say I usually figure out things in books but this one fooled me and the punch line was not something I had thought of! I don't do reviews giving things away so I'll let you read it yourself. I do have to say at times I wanted to grab Ellie by the shoulders and shake her - hard! But that just shows how engaged I was with the book, so much so that a couple of times I made comments out loud and my OH was giving me some weird looks! Anyway - the way the book finished - I would love to see more of the characters Ellie and Adam - possible a second book? There were things left that could so easily lead onto a book 2 so hopefully the author will surprise us with that!
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#Free today - Viking's Desire
12 March 2014 10:13 (GMT)
Sailing to the west of the Norse lands, the Vikings lay siege to an English castle inland. After spying a raven haired beauty, who turns out to be Lillian, the lord’s daughter, Eriik, the Viking Jarl, is determined to take more than Saxon riches back to his home.
In order to save her beloved home from complete destruction, Lillian accompanies Eriik and his band of raiders to his homeland. Little does she know that not only is she losing her home and family, but will soon lose her heart to the wild, handsome Viking as well. For this stubborn, independent beauty, this might be the utmost indignity of all.
Viking’s Desire is not only a sexy love story, but an exploration as well. It takes the reader from the quiet knolls of England to the stormy, remote terrain of the Vikings... a thrilling, romantic adventure from start to finish.
Free for today. Enjoy !
Fast-moving crime thriller The Hunters is currently free
11 March 2014 14:42 (GMT)Hi folks,
My thriller The Hunters is currently free on Kindle. It's a fast-moving, snappy British crime thriller that will entertain people who like their thrillers delivered with a bit of wit (albeit foul-mouthed in places), and like their double- and triple-crosses to come thick and fast.
As one reviewer put it:
Quote: Wrote: Wrote:5.0 out of 5 starsGrab a copy of The Hunters here
The Diary Of an inexperienced Father FREE for the next 5 days + other offer
11 March 2014 10:55 (GMT)Hi all,
I hope this finds you well. My latest book, The Diary Of An Inexperienced Father is free for the next five days. I've also put the two books in the series before it on a countdown deal at 99p each. Please feel to grab the freebie and/or the other books.
Quote:Quote: Things were looking up for Graham Peterson in both his career and his love life at the end of the last book, 'The Diary Of A Hapless Father: months 0-3', but things were never going to stay sweet in Graham’s garden for long. Having had his proposal to Alison refused and at risk of losing his new job before he even starts, 2013 isn’t off to a good start at all. One of the only things keeping poor old Graham going is knowing that the first three terrifying months of his son Charlie’s life are behind him.
Maybe, misery. Act one: The Cancer
10 March 2014 16:10 (GMT)Hey everyone, the first act of my three part book maybe, misery is available to download for free on your kindle today! So give it a download and let me know what you think. I hope you enjoy it. c.s.bailey
FREE! Fri 7th, Sat 8th and Sun 9th - Emily Pilcher: Pilcher's Farm!
07 March 2014 23:21 (GMT)FREE today! (7th, 8th, 9th March)
Emily Pilcher: Pilcher's Farm!
Meet Miss Yorktown and the newfangled, AutoManagement, Feeding, Cleaning and Veterinary Console! ™ A wacky, fun-filled, fast-paced children's adventure, full of colourful characters and rampaging animals!
Please download, read and enjoy.
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