Sunday, 18 October 2015

Another brilliant review for Birmingham Girls. Birmingham Girls + the sequel Whatever Happened After Birmingham Girls

Birmingham Girls
Available from Amazon Kindle

Birmingham Girls

This book tells the story of our early lives in Balsall Heath, Birmingham, where we lived in a back-to-back house with our mother. Our father deserted Mom before I was born. She had a desperate struggle bringing us up during and after the war until she remarried.

92+ excellent reviews

Read the sequel Whatever Happened After Birmingham Girls Available from Amazon Kindle

A Haunted Past Life (Jen's Story) and a video link

A Haunted Past Life
Available from Amazon Kindle

Jen’s unhappy life changes forever when she finds herself leading a past life in the 1960s.
She is astonished to discover she is happily married, with a husband and an eight year old daughter.
Jen is suddenly torn from her only daughter and taken back to 1965. Could this be a past life? Is she dreaming?
Trapped and confused, Jen tries to unravel her tormented emotions with newly discovered relationships, living and dead.
Jen is haunted by these two lives but has her spirit guides to reassure her. She needs to make an important decision - Should she stay or should Jen find her way back home again? But how can she possibly leave if she has fallen in love?

Twenty excellent reviews.

The Other Place @ Number 3 i Supernatural Category

The Other Place

The Other Place
A Number 1 Amazon Kindle Best Seller (Supernatural and Reincarnation Category)

Chrissie James is a troubled soul: with family problems, unexplained phobias and a stalker to contend with, she seeks help with a hypnotherapist. Whilst in therapy, Chrissie discovers she has led a past life.
Will living a previous life help Chrissie to discover the truth of what caused her fears and phobias, and will she find out who is stalking her?
The Other Place is a paranormal mystery. Its many twists and turns will keep you guessing to the very end.

Misty Blue
This book is well worth a look for the sheer originality and compassion the author shows in her writing and in her characters.

55 first class reviews. 

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Oh no, no, no, photographs in fiction books. Not the way to go.

I'm reading a newly traditionally published book. It has grainy grey scale photographs at the beginning of some of the chapters. Another novel I read recently had photographs included. I so disliked seeing them. They totally detracted from the story. If I want a book with photographs in I will buy a nonfiction book. Don't publishers realise that readers enjoy using their imagination when reading fiction? Authors paint pictures with words, they create new worlds for us to visit. I for one do not need photographs to illustrate fiction. 
The book I am reading at the moment is set in Scotland and the author creates wonderful descriptions of the imaginary island where she has set her book. I visualised everything she wrote about it. Then I saw the photograph. Ugh. Story spoilt. Maybe it's me but I prefer to use my imagination. I can't see the point of adding photographs.