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Literary Fiction

From a Low and Quiet Sea – Donal Ryan

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July 23, 2018

Diversity
There are so many personality facets on display that are wonderfully captured and animated in Donal Ryan’s writing style. It deserves to be applauded. The mixed emotions of empathy, distaste and concern for the different characters, gives you a full-on emotional experience. There are three very different characters (Farouk,…


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Crime Mystery Thriller

See Her Run – Peggy Townsend

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July 23, 2018

Persistence
Hayley is an endurance runner, she is running for her life, running through a desert suffering from exhaustion, heat exposure and dehydration. When death comes it is ruled suicide, yet Michael Collins from Novo, an independent newsroom, doesn’t accept suicide. Reaching out to Aloa, a one-time lover from a…


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Business

Being Indie: A No Holds Barred, Self-Publishing Guide for Indie Authors

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July 23, 2018

Self-Publishing
This is a valuable little book for Indie Authors to help them appreciate the road ahead from when they finish writing their manuscript, to preparing a book for sale, and then developing their online presence and marketing strategy.

The book is divided into 3 main Parts: i) Pre-Publishing, ii) Building…


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Literary Fiction

Over the Pass, and Other Stories – Susan Mary Malone

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July 23, 2018

Affirmation
I have fallen in love with short stories thanks to Over the Pass and Other Short Stories by Susan Mary Malone. Reading a book of short stories, to steal a very famous quote is “like a box of chocolates”, you never know what you’re going to get or if you’re going to…

History Nonfiction

Gone: Catastrophe in Paradise – O.J. Modjeska,

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July 23, 2018

Catastrophe

“Forty years ago, on the afternoon of 27 March 1977, a mass of American and European tourists descended on a tropical paradise for the holiday of a lifetime. Within hours, hundreds were dead.”

As they say, the truth is stranger than fiction. The chain of events and incidents that conspired…

Fantasy Horror Mystery

Bloodline – Eric J. Gates

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July 23, 2018

Hunted
There are two factors in my review of this novel; firstly the story and secondly the narration. This is my first audiobook, other than trying Alexa for reading. The genre and scope of the story just hit the mark with me in terms of this being a mystery thriller…


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Nonfiction

Look for Me Under the Rainbow – Bernard Jan

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July 23, 2018

Malignant
Often in nature films and documentaries, we get an appreciation of how precarious life can be for wild animals, plus we are all potentially in the food chain for some other animal. If you’ve ever seen the Orca whale tossing a seal in the air repeatedly, it is a…


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Childrens Poetry

As Good as Gold: A dog’s life in poems

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July 23, 2018

Magnanimous
This is a wonderful book of poems that help create special moments with your children. The tone, wording and maturity of the poems are clearly for children and I’m thinking from about 5 years old. There is a consistent style through each poem, so it is something that you…


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Mystery Thriller

In The Dark – Cara Hunter

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July 23, 2018

Probing
In the Dark is a very intelligent and brilliantly structured crime mystery. DI Adam Fawley returns in this second book from Cara Hunter, to lead a complex police investigation, involving murder, kidnapping, false imprisonment, rape, theft and a right few other crimes. It is a smart, highly charged and engrossing…


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Nonfiction

A World Without Color: – Bernard Jan

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July 23, 2018

Goodbye
Bernard Jan tells in detail the last 3 days of Marcel’s life, as his cat goes through its final stages of suffering from diabetes. This story is very emotional and touching, which felt like a self-professing love poem to Marcel – his pet, his companion, his love. The emotions…

Peter Donnelly
Ireland

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