The Ballad of Fat Labrador – Dave Holwill

  *I received a free copy of this book with thanks to the author.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  It’s been a blissful ten years since George put down his bass, left the Artful Badgers and vowed never to play in public again. But when tragedy strikes his … Continue reading The Ballad of Fat Labrador – Dave Holwill

Changing the Subject – Kate Abley

  *I received a free copy of this book, with thanks to the author.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*     Blurb:  Welcome to the first comic contemporary novel from Kate Abley. Sue, a nice lady from Chingford, was 18 in 1979. Now, thanks to an Alzheimer’s Drugs trial gone … Continue reading Changing the Subject – Kate Abley

XYZ – William Knight

  *I received a free copy of this book, with thanks to the author. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  Generation X technical whiz, Jack Cooper has forgotten his mojo. Grumpy and sarcastic, he can't bear a workplace stuffed with Gen Y and Zs whose total focus is on … Continue reading XYZ – William Knight

Blog Tour: Tales of What the F*ck – D.A. Watson

  *I received a free ARC of this book via Rachel’s Random Resources blog tour. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  Billionaire terminal cancer patient John Longmire's going to die today, and he's going out in style in the classiest euthanasia clinic in the world. But the strange nurse with the … Continue reading Blog Tour: Tales of What the F*ck – D.A. Watson

The Awful Truth About the Name of the Rose – Marco Ocram

  *I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author and Tiny Fox Press. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  “IT IS STAN,” screamed the unhinged monk. “STAN HAS COME AMONGST US!” “Stan?” cried the abbot and I in bewilderment. “Who is Stan?” I realized my … Continue reading The Awful Truth About the Name of the Rose – Marco Ocram

Blog Tour: Two Blankets, Three Sheets – Rodaan Al Galidi (translated by Jonathan Reeder)

  *I received a free ARC of this book with thanks to the author, World Editions, and Anne Cater of Random Things Blog Tours. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  Based on the author’s true story, this is the account of Iraqi refugee Samir, who spends nine years in an asylum … Continue reading Blog Tour: Two Blankets, Three Sheets – Rodaan Al Galidi (translated by Jonathan Reeder)

Duckett & Dyer: Dicks For Hire – G.M. Nair

  *I received a free copy of this book via Voracious Readers Only and with thanks to the author. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  Michael Duckett is fed up with his life. His job is a drag, and his roommate and best friend of fifteen years, Stephanie Dyer, is only … Continue reading Duckett & Dyer: Dicks For Hire – G.M. Nair

Bookshine’s Best Reads of 2019 – Part 2

  Here we go again, with my favourite books of the second half of 2019! As before, these are books that I read last year, regardless of publication date.  Also as before, my list is very fantasy heavy.  What can I say – it is a varied and fascinating genre and I love every subset! … Continue reading Bookshine’s Best Reads of 2019 – Part 2

Dover Two – Joyce Porter

  *I received a free copy of this book, with thanks to the author and Farrago and NetGalley. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  Detective Chief Inspector Wilfred Dover is the most idle and avaricious hero in all of crime fiction. Why should he even be bothered to solve the case? One February … Continue reading Dover Two – Joyce Porter

Fate Lashed – Josh Erikson

  *I beta read this novel and received a free ARC in exchange for an honest review.  This review is unbiased and represents my own personal opinions.*   Blurb:   Some heroes are born, some are made, and some are willing to fake it if the pay is good. Gabe abandoned life as a conman after the … Continue reading Fate Lashed – Josh Erikson