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Eyes of the Many
Eyes of the Many
Price: $2.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Go for this one!, January 8, 2014
This review is from: Eyes of the Many (Kindle Edition)
The Eyes of the Many is an extremely well-written story. Right from the beginning I was drawn into intrigue, heart-break, desperate searches for a loved one and the discovery of a different and horrific way of life in an isolated spot. This is quite a long story, but I felt that it was never too long. I always looked forward to picking up where I had left off.
Kelly Graham's descriptive prose is excellent, her characters believable and as the story continued the action grew and grew until I was reluctant to stop reading, always the sign of a really good read and one I can HIGHLY RECOMMEND to readers of any genre. In this review I haven't given anything away: that is for the reader to discover. 5* entertainment.
I look forward to her next book.


Wendy Darlin Tomb Raider - Boxed Set
Wendy Darlin Tomb Raider - Boxed Set
Price: $6.99

22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An amusing adventure, November 11, 2013
I loved this boxed set of three of Barbara Silkstone's stories. I also loved the way she named the characters in these amusing tales of 'daring-do!. The two main characters: Wendy Darlin and Roger Jolley chase each other round the world whilst trying to find priceless antiquities and there is always an army of disparate and desperate characters trying to reach the treasure first.

The action takes the reader on a roller-coaster of 'fun': not fun in the normal sense, but a romp from start to finish, whether it be on a ship, in London, or swaying on the back of a camel in the desert. Barbara has a way of describing and setting scenes which take you right into the action and you can actually feel the heart-beat of the story.

These stories would make a fantastic film or a TV series (ANY TAKERS?), with perhaps Johnny Depp playing the part of Roger Jolley! All the wonderfully named characters are interesting and intriguing in themselves and some of the action-filled brawls make you wince and laugh at the same time. Quite a feat! In all a good 5* read. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.


Epidemic (Kendall Book 3)
Epidemic (Kendall Book 3)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A compelling sleuth!, May 26, 2013
Now this is one detective that I really like reading about. He isn't your normal private eye, he's more like Columbo. He talks to himself: he argues with himself: he is like a dog with a bone. Once he has his mind on someone, he won't let go. A pharmaceutical company makes a huge mistake and thousands of people suffer because of it, and what is more, they try to cover their mistake up by getting rid of anyone who stands in the company's way. But along comes Tom Kendall. This is a unique and entertaining take on a disaster-epidemic story and I guarantee that you will want to read it until the very last word. I did and it is worthy of the 5-stars I have given it. Read it and see...


Unauthorized Access
Unauthorized Access
Price: $3.99

5.0 out of 5 stars HOOKED FROM THE START!, April 3, 2013
As an author, I read a lot. Andrew McCallister's book 'UNAUTHORISED ACCESS' hooked me right from the start. Andrew's excellently written and described story about Rob Donovan, a computer expert who has been accused of master-minding a cyber attack on his company's computer system, had me transfixed: it unreeled itself like a film.
I could feel Rob's frustration and his fear as he fought for his rights as a US citizen whilst trying to clear his name.
Andrew's ability to delve into his character's mind after he was wrongly accused of this crime, is truly convincing and drives the story on...
His love for his girlfriend, Lesley and his inability to work out his best friend Tim's feelings for her, involves him in some horrific moments of terror and physical pain.
UNAUTHORISED ACCESS is a book which is really worth reading and deserving of my 5-star ranking.
I look forward to his next one.


Within a Man's Heart
Within a Man's Heart
Price: $2.99

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars TOM WINTON DOES IT AGAIN!, March 22, 2013
TOM WINTON's latest book (novella WITHIN A MAN'S HEART)emanates from the only place - the heart.
This beautifully told and described story follows Christrian Crews' life after the death of his beloved wife, Elyse. Because he cannot envisage life without her, he sells his New York Apartment, buys a new car and drives north towards the mountains. An invisible thread seems to be pulling him away from the big city.
He finds himself in the small town of Mountain Step and decides to stay for a while. He meets Gina Elkin and suddenly his life is turned upside down. Chris is torn between his lingering love for his dead wife, Elyse and his very much alive, new friend Gina.
There are strange influences around and Chris is unable to commit to Gina's presence in his life, but strangly Elyse (or so Chris is beginning to believe) is looking down on him and pulling a few strings.
This is a wonderfully heart-warming story and one that I am beginning to expect from this talented author and richly deserves my 5-star recommendation.
It was so good, I read it twice...!


The Last American Martyr
The Last American Martyr
by Tom Winton
Edition: Paperback
Price: $9.99
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Real FIVE STAR VALUE, January 29, 2013
Tom Winton's "The Last American Martyr" is one of those books that really makes you think and is hard to put down. Not only is the writing excellent and exciting, but it holds you until the very last word. Thomas Soles writes a book about the American system and wins the Nobel Prize for literature. Wouldn't you think then that this book would be a huge success? It was, until the American System realised what he was saying and suddenly his name is `mud'.
Thomas is forced to flee for his life across America and is never quite sure who he can trust. This is a unique story beautifully described,and together with its believable characters and dialogue it has the ability to pull at the heart strings. This is the third of Tom Winton's books that I have read and loved and I look forward eagerly to reading his next one, which I know will be every bit as good as the others. I have no hesitation in recommending this book to anyone. Five star value.


When the ink dries
When the ink dries
by Hannah Warren
Edition: Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Maic Carpet Ride, November 27, 2012
This review is from: When the ink dries (Paperback)
Hannah Warren's story, When the Ink Dries is beautifully written and one which can be recommended to any addict of the romance genre.
Set your mind in motion and imagine being in Casablanca. Imagine also an Arabian Prince and you have all the ingredients of a sun-kissed love affair which is spread over several years.
Imagine if you will, a writer of romantic novels, Femmy Lovecraft (real name, Heather Simpson)) who has spent a long time looking after her husband, Luuk who has been in a coma since being involved in an accident. Femmy goes on a cruise for a rest!
There, she meets Ghalib and their eyes meet and although neither is aware of their growing passion, a bond is formed between them when he invites her to his home. Ghalib's two failed marriages,Luuk's death, a separation of several years and a scattering of coincidences including the birth of a daughter,a chance meeting sends both their hearts beating. The inevitable result is a happy-ever-after conclusion.
The author's ability to conjure up the magic of Casablanca takes the reader on a Magic Carpet of desire and romance.
I am happy to give this story the five stars it deserves.


Beyond Nostalgia
Beyond Nostalgia
by Tom Winton
Edition: Paperback
Price: $9.99
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BEYOND NOSTALGIA...it certainly is!, October 31, 2012
This review is from: Beyond Nostalgia (Paperback)
Beyond Nostalgia...it certainly is!
BEYOND NOSTALGIA was written and described so beautifully by Tom Winton, that I feel it goes far beyond the word `nostalgia'. Romance oozes from every page and you just cannot resist turning to the next one! This is my kind of story.
It reaches into every corner of young, street-wise teenager Dean Cassidy's life. He grew up in a dysfunctional family and so it wasn't surprising when he got in with the wrong crowd. During this time he met equally young, Theresa Wayman, who also came from a dysfunctional family: they were well matched and...they fell deeply in love. Then along came temptation. Dean disgraces himself one night, Theresa finds out, there is acrimony and heart-break... and Theresa runs away.
Dean is bereft. He tells himself that he will never ever love anyone again. But he does. He meets pretty Maddy Frances and he falls in love again. But this time his feelings don't run so deeply. Dean marries Maddy and although they were happy and had two children, there was always something missing in their relationship. They didn't have a lot of money and the work that Dean was able to find, kept him busy, but not happy. Yes, he loved Maddy but there was always a deep yearning to see Theresa again.
For many years Dean had wanted to write and when they had been married for 24 years, Dean with Maddy's help, starting writing. His finished book was acclaimed as a best-seller and Dean was amazed at the size of the advance offered to him from his publisher. A book-signing tour was arranged and he travelled around for weeks attending book signings and celebrity gatherings. When he was suddenly reminded of his previous life as a young man, he knew he had reached a cross-road in his life. Which road should be take?
Tom handles this story with aplomb. His descriptive prose is excellent and I feel that I can highly recommend this story, not only to lovers of romance, but to anyone looking for a really good, entertaining story. An exceptional read and worthy of its 5-star rating.


The Casablanca Case (Errol Black Book 2)
The Casablanca Case (Errol Black Book 2)
Price: $2.99

4.0 out of 5 stars The Casablanca Case, October 2, 2012
I've just finished reading Simon Swift's The Casablanca Case. Even though, this kind of story is not to my taste -there is too much explicit sex and violence - the story-telling is slick and reminiscent of Raymond Chandler's style of writing. The action is well described and the characters are colourful and fully deserves my rating of four stars.


Four Days with Hemingway's Ghost
Four Days with Hemingway's Ghost
Price: $3.79

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you want a great read, then Four Days with Hemingway's Ghost is for you., September 13, 2012
Tom Winton's book 'Four Days with Hemingway's Ghost' might at first sight, appear to be taking readers into the realms of fantasy. But no, Tom's skilful and excellent story-telling makes the idea of meeting a ghost seem almost natural. The unique story is written with panache and an obvious knowledge of the great writer. The main character Jack has an unfortunate accident and whilst in hospital in a coma, is forced to spend four days with the ghost of Ernest Hemingway. I use the word 'forced' because Jack is given no chance of escaping even if he'd wanted to.

Jack is taken by Hemingway to all the places that had meant something to the old man during his life. Therein lies the conflict in this story: how Jack reacts to the time spent with Hemingway, directly affects whether he will eventually recover, or go to meet his maker. There is pathos, adventure and good fun in this beautifully written story. Living in England as I do, I really didn't know much about Ernest Hemingway, but I do now and would like to learn a little more in the future.
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