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Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Book of the Month: Demon Child by Patti Larsen

On the 17th December I learnt enthusiasm is infectious. I was over the moon to be asked to reviewing Patti Larsen's The Hayle Coven Series again.

Demon Child (Book 3) is explosive from the start. The chosen... the cleansing do gooders are out for revenge and Syd's demon half is no longer prepared to play nice with Syd. On top of this there's a new boy at school who's just waltzing in and swiping Syd's friends right from under her nose like he owns the place. Oh and that tasty little love triangle between Syd, the football star and the bad boy biker is tilting in the favour of.... well that would be spoiling it for you.

And this is just Syd's life! Add in the kidnap, betrayal, and coven apocalypse and you're in for so exciting stuff. There were times when I was actually on the edge of my seat. I was actually jaw dropped at the end... That so did not just happen! Thank God Patti Larsen publishes sequels within weeks because waiting for book 4 The Wild has been agony. Yes I know... its seems I may have a problem, but I'm a writer, words are my drug and Demon Child has been one hell of a rush!
So why is enthusiasm infectious? I tweeted as I went to bed at 4:00am  "Just read @PattiLarsen's Demon Child (bk3 Hayle Cove) 5/5 it just keeps getting better. On edge of stuff". I found not only my tweet but Patti's Book was also mentioned in the Alex Beecroft Daily.

5/5 - If you're not addicted already you will be - My smashwords review says it all! 

Demon Child is available for Kindle and other Digital Editions


The Hayle Coven Novels - reviews you may have missed 

Witch Hunt - Book 2      

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Book Review: Witch Hunt by Patti Larsen

Once again I have been given the great honour of reviewing Patti Larsen's The Hayle Coven Series.

Witch Hunt (Book 2), is set six months after Family Magic. Syd and her wonderful sarcastic wit is back and juggling her magic with homework, her human first crush on the football star with her demon desire for the bad boy, and her social life with friends for her coven rituals and traditions. And yes, she still fights with her mum. I think I love this part at the start of book 2 the most because after everything that happened in Family Magic, this tiny little detail keeps Witch Hunt tuned in to real life. 

Thoroughly enjoyed Witch Hunt as much as I did Family Magic. Again lost in Syd's world from cover to cover and rather disappointed when it ended. The sneak peak into book 3 - Demon Child, has me dancing with anticipation for the release date. Can't wait! I definitely have a new favourite author on my virtual bookshelf and a new genre on my reading list. 

5/5 - Recommended for the young adult in everyone!


Witch Hunt is available for Kindle and other Digital Editions

Reviews you may have missed

Friday, 9 December 2011

The Back Up Plan

Every writer has dreams of world domination: Internationally best selling novels turned into box office hits, with chart topping stars recording the official soundtrack and merchandise flying of the shelves faster than it can be sold. The reality is only the few achieve this, many more achieve success as a full time writer/author, but its not as easy as it looks and when you're trying to break through the thick wall of ice there's the real world to contend with.

I'm talking about dreaded responsibilities.

I had a fantastic challenging career eighteen months ago, a bright shining future with a global company and I could go places all I had to do show the initiative. Step by step I was writing my first novel taking the time it needed, giving it the love, care and attention it needed, learning the processes I needed to learn before I achieved world domination. But what happens when the backup plan fails? 

As you all know, I was made redundant last year. Yes I was a victim of the financial meltdown within the UK banking system. Reality descended, what if I never achieved world domination? What would I do with my life? I suppose in hindsight I could have finished my novel and gone for world domination, you only life once, right? Well, I'm too cautious to do anything like that. I was lucky enough to walk straight into another job. But the question remained unanswered, what would I do if I didn't make it? I couldn't be a call centre agent for the rest of my life. My flare for web design and social media marketing took me on an Internet search and in September, at 29 years old, I returned to school. I began studying a combined design and media studies course at University. 

So forgive me if there are times when I go quiet, between writing novels, studying a degree, working a part time job, trying to read as much as I can, housework and socialising on the web, not to mention, being a girlfriend, daughter, sister, aunt, friend and now christmas.... Sheesh! Responsibilities (LOL!) there just aren't enough hours in the day!  


Saturday, 3 December 2011

Introducing Tinsel and Tiaras: NaNo - WIP

Well, my 30 days of literary abandon well and truly went bust. I managed a pitiful 1,500 words. As you can see my plan of using the 30 minutes bus ride to University to write on my Blackberry didn't work.

What did happen however was I came up with a fabulous new plot for a Christmas themed NaNo-Novel currently titled Tinsel and Tiaras. I'm currently working out the kinks to be able to spend my Christmas break writing this. 

Looking forward to it. NaNo has come late for me this year I think :-)  


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