Monday, 21 July 2014

The Lost Blogs

I was worried about not being seen on the internet so I just checked under the desk..all my tweets and blogs were lying there, they have have been falling on the floor. It reminded me of the old days when we had to clear the bodies from the back of the TV to make it work again.
The second comedy in the Cuthbert series features a lady with long red hair who terrorises the district on a mobility scooter, this is Aunt Liza and before you become all politically correct on me she is based on my wife who has in turn been described as 'Basil Brush on speed.' I have been asked whether I was nervous about making fun of a redhead in this way. All I can say is "Absolutely not, but I type a damned sight faster if I think she's around (gulp).
When word leaked out about a set of unknown works by William Shakespeare being hidden in the valley the world suddenly paid attention. Several people came to search and they almost paid with their sanity but as they settled in amongst the locals the edges became blurred and sanity wasn't all that easy to define. Cuthbert himself seemed to be a barrier against all reason and then we are introduced to Percy!


Above is the link to our video trailer which is advertising the first three books in the Cuthbert series, all with their own themes.  Watch this space please for further advertising videos and news of the release of the fourth book in the series: CUTHBERT DEATH VALLEY
I may be doing a public reading soon, the redhead is insisting that I read out our wedding vows

 and explain to the public what really happened.   :(
This is my Amazon review for Paul Rudd's Sharc.  5-star.

This book has everything required for a rivetting read. The surreal concept of a gigantic floating city interlaced with the dread and menace of 'Jaws'. This author is at his best when describing the turbulence of a shark attack and the chaos surrounding the human responses. A very visual read and it would easily convert to the screen. Thoroughly recommended.
This is my Amazon review for Jabin by Bev Allen.   5-stars.

I have always been an avid reader but 'Young adult' was something I read with my children. I find my perceptions challenged with this book because Bev Allen proves that there is a fine line between young adult and thoroughly engrossed adult. The futuristic vision here is so authentic, religion has moved into space to recreate the Boer treks and the early American settlers in their ambitions for religious freedoms whether right or wrong and of course politics are created to give the work-shy something to do. Amongst all this incredibly authentic scenario is Jabin, brilliantly summed up in other people's opinion as " Being better off somewhere else" and shunted off to another distant relative even though he can never understand what he did wrong. This is authentic to a fault. A great character is introduced when we reach an underground installation where Hoodle is charged with firing up the boilers which, in his isolation he has given characteristics of their own. I cannot recommend this book highly enough, it may as well have a velcro cannot put it down.
This is my Amazon review for Offshore by Lucy Pepperdine.  5-stars

I'll be in trouble for this but my first thought was 'can an author named Lucy really write about maintenance crews on an oil rig? Well, after yet another slice of humble pie from the cafetaria of life it has to be said 'yes she can.' This is a gripping novel and I defy anyone to put it down as the pace picks up. The authenticity of the details shows that an incredibly forensic approach to detail was used and this has paid off handsomely. The clever tie-in to Jack the Ripper is a nice touch and the writing is so visual that a film should be the automatic next step. Highly recommended.