#bookreview for #medical #thriller Deception a #NewRelease from Elizabeth Ducie @ElizabethDucie

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I rarely read an author’s books one after the other but having finished Counterfeit (which I reviewed here) I was keen to get on with Elizabeth Ducie’s new release, Deception.

Suzanne and Charlie have now set themselves up as investigative consultants and take on a new client, Damien, who is concerned about the aggressive behaviour some athletes are exhibiting. Their only apparent link is that they are all drinking a super new health drink.

The investigation into the health drink, and the man behind it, takes Suzanne and Charlie to Brazil where they also have the chance to continue to look into a character from Counterfeit. I won’t say more on that for fear of giving spoilers to the first book.

The settings and pharmaceutical knowledge (which is not that intrusive in the story) feels as authentically solid and knowledgeable as in the first book. There are new characters to meet, both good and bad, although as I’ve found with Ducie’s work it’s not always easy to tell one from the other until the mystery unfolds and people reveal their true selves.

The chapters in this story were interspersed with the back story of one of the characters and I really liked this filling in of the background. This story is all tied up quite satisfactorily but I always had the feeling that deception was rife throughout this tale and that it doesn’t end at The End. And I was right because there is then an epilogue and a couple of lovely little teasers crop up in that that are enough to whet your appetite for the next in this series.

This is for all those who like well written mysteries and comes highly recommended.

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Introducing Mary Knighton by Thomas Richard Brown @covingtonsecond #HistFic

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I’ve been meaning to do this for a while but, as you know, stuff happens and time has drifted. However, here we are, better late than never! As some of you may know I provide services to authors over on www.threeshirespublishing.com in the form of workshops and one-to-one support to enable others to get their work published.

In June 2016 Richard Brown contacted me having seen my advert locally to see if we could do some business. We met, we talked and having got on well we decided that yes, we could.

Richard has several books in mind to publish but his first one is this, Mary Knighton – A Drama of Cruelty, Passion and Courage. It is historical fiction, the story running from 1898 until around 1930 and is set locally to me, which adds extra interest and great potential for sales in the area.

The Blurb:

The Story of Mary Knighton is played out in the rural backwater of north Bedfordshire and describes the lives and often harsh existences of the yeoman stock from which she comes. It starts in 1898 as she is ending her schooldays and contrasts the rural idyll with the isolation and cruelty that country life can bring.

Mary is headstrong, passionate and alluring but, after a promising start to a career in fashion, circumstances conspire against her and she is eventually forced into a hapless marriage. How she copes and overcomes her misfortune is compellingly told and her relationships with others develop as the story unwinds.

The first thing Richard asked me to do was beta-read his manuscript. Uh oh, I thought. I was not expecting that and remember leaving his place concerned about what I’d taken on. What if I hated it? What if it was awful? Or, badly written? All tricky things to have to deal with… fortunately I did not have to face any awkward conversations as I thoroughly enjoyed the read. I made comments, corrections, and I used many, many post it notes…

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What you may notice about this file is, that it’s quite thick and indeed there are many pages in it. This was one of several challenges I faced with producing this book. It is 279K words worth of massive. This takes a lot of managing. Imagine every editing round, every read through, every formatting check. Imagine for a moment, the proof reading task. (Thank you Julia Gibbs!)

Discussions took place on splitting the book into two which would have been ideal but the natural split was at around two thirds through rather than a convenient 50/50. Also there is a terrific prologue and epilogue that work very well when it’s one book but less well with any division.

It took a year to eventually get this book published. We took our time. It is a huge book, it needed that time and we wanted to put out something we would all be proud of. And we are.

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The photo for the cover was provided by Richard and the woman in the photo is who Mary Knighton is vaguely based on, because some aspects of this story are not complete fiction. The cover was designed by SilverWood Books. It is classy and fits very well into the historical fiction genre.

I saw myself as the project manager for the production of this book. My main role was to do the formatting and all the back office stuff required, including the uploading to the various platforms.

My main concerns were whether we would ever even manage to get this into the size constraints of Kindle Direct Publishing and Ingram Spark because we were going to do a paperback not just an eBook. It ran to 812 pages which is pretty much at the extreme of the print on demand possibilities. There were issues, many of them and I learnt new things, such as adding an index to a paperback.

This is Richard’s first book and he has every reason to be delighted with it. I loved the read, even after going through it many times. It is a confidently told story with characters that you get to know very well. Richard’s descriptions of the countryside are rich and his characters colourful. I burst into tears at one point I was so into it, taken horribly by surprise when something dreadful happened even though I knew, I knew, it was coming…

In June 2017 Richard had his book launch and like everything else he does it was done in style. The invitations were in A5 greeting card format with the front and back covers of Mary Knighton adorning the outside. It was held at Kimbolton Castle. There was fizz and canapés and it was a deliciously warm summer’s evening.

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I took a cake…

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Dr Roger Pierce entertained the packed room with a fabulous introduction to Mary Knighton.

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There were two excerpts, excellently read…

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…and the crowd then queued up to get their copies signed by Richard.

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It really was a fabulous evening and Richard deserved all the congratulations that came his way. Mary Knighton is selling well, gathering reviews on Amazon and it is good to see her out there and finding new readers every day.

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Richard has other projects in mind, I’ve read one already and have another on my desk to get to this weekend (hopefully!) so watch this space, there could be more to come 😀

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The Parallel Lies #BlogTour Lineup + Fabulous Extras!

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Parallel Lies is now out in the world and I wanted to make a post of all the wonderful blogs that took part in the tour – feel free to go and check out any of these terrific posts but this is really for my own record purposes as if I put it here, I know I won’t lose it 😀

I have often commented before, on and off line, about the wonderful world of supportive bloggers, book reviewers and other authors out there to willing to help the independent writer and this just goes to prove it. At my call for help hands went up all over the place and I’m truly thankful.

So here are the tour posts:

Day 1 – Christina Philippou kicked off the with tour with a fab post and surprise review

Day 2 – My Favourite Scene on Saylingaway with Noelle Granger

Day 3 – The Brilliance of Small Characters on Between the Lines with Cathy Ryan

Day 4 – Elizabeth Chats with… with Elizabeth Ducie

Day 5 – Standalone or Series? with Teri Polen

Day 6 – The Two Lines the Sparked Parallel Lies (including a review!) with Jessie Stevens

Day 7 – The Importance of Beta Readers and a lovely review with Sassy Redhead Book Reviews

Day 8 – A Review Post from Anita Dawes and Jaye Marie

Day 9 – Cat! A Guest Post on including Animals in Our Books with Linda Hill

Day 10 – A Location Post with Linda Huber

Day 11 – A Q&A with Sonya from A Lover of Books

Day 12 – A Release Day Post from Rosie Amber

And the Fabulous Extras!

A Review from E L Lindley

A Review from Judith Barrow

A Review from Lizanne

A lovely surprise feature on Lemon Shark Reef

A Review from Cathy Ryan

A Review from Terry Tyler

A Review from Gayathri Lakshminarayanan (Musings over Nothing)

A Book Spotlight post on Musings Over Nothing

A Review from Julie at Whispering Stories who also posted it on her own blog here.

A Review from Book Lover Circumspect

Thank you one and all. I seriously hope I haven’t missed anything as it’s been a blur and my mind is a little frazzled, but I appreciate all your efforts in spreading the word on Parallel Lies.

Georgia x

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#bookreview for Counterfeit by Elizabeth Ducie @ElizabethDucie #medical #crime #mystery #Africa

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I have been wanting to get to read a book by Elizabeth Ducie for a long time. I knew she had a new book coming out and knowing I couldn’t start mid-series (for only chaos can come out of that) I had to get cracking on Counterfeit first, and I was so glad I did.

Suzanne Jones is on a mission to stop the counterfeiting of medicines in Africa. Through the story we meet the people she works for in the UK and the team that helps her in Africa as well as her sister, Charlie. Suzanne puts herself in danger as she tries to get to the source of the fake drugs and people die around her as the net tightens in this well written thriller. Ducie keeps the reader guessing throughout and I was as surprised as the characters with one particular twist in the tale.

Ducie is an accomplished story teller and gains your confidence in her writing very quickly. I liked her characters and their relationships. Her knowledge of Africa, and the pharmaceuticals industry, is clear as the settings and technical detail all feels very real. This novel is well paced throughout and there is a terrific ending which finishes this book perfectly while setting it up for the next in the series. Highly recommended.

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#NewRelease – #romantic #crime #thriller Parallel Lies – It’s finally here!! Yay!

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 ‘My name is Madeleine, Madeleine Ross. It is a name chosen with thought and because it is classy, and that is what is needed here…

Madeleine Ross has life exactly as she planned it.

Cosy cottage, friendly village, satisfying job.

Company… when she wants it.

It’s an enviable existence for an independent young woman, and one she’s keen to protect.

Enter Daniel – strong, dependable and a danger to everything she’s built. He’s not something she was looking for, but hearts can’t be controlled and maybe, just maybe he might be worth letting into hers.

But, all is not what it seems. Because Madeleine is hiding a lifetime of secrets. Deep secrets.

And they never stay buried for ever.

Her darkest secret returns, like the proverbial bad penny. He is her first love, shadowy, dangerous, the baddest of bad boys. No matter how far she runs, or how well she hides, she can never escape him.

Or her past.

Here he is, on her doorstep, with a proposition she is powerless to resist but which could devastate the future she hoped to have.

Can Madeleine satisfy the old love while keeping the new?

You can’t always get what you want but, desperate to preserve the life she has worked so hard for, Madeleine is willing to risk everything to prove that she can.

*****

Initial feedback has been promising, and there have already been reviews. Some are on Goodreads, others have been on blogs and will hopefully be appearing on Amazon today. Here are some tasters that I hope might just whet your appetite for more:

‘Parallel Lies is an intelligent, entertaining read which I devoured greedily in a few days. If you are looking for a thriller with a dark edge then I can’t recommend this novel highly enough.’ Lindley Reviews

‘I loved this book and read it in just a couple of sessions. The writing is good and the characters, especially Madeleine, are well-drawn. The storyline is original and the level of suspense kept building. A great new book from Georgia Rose, highly recommended.’ Elizabeth Ducie

‘I really enjoyed reading Parallel Lies, a beautifully written mystery with more twists and turns than a rattlesnake. Maddy is not your typical heroine, she comes with all manner of faults and failings. Some you won’t approve of, but you will understand them.’ Anita Dawes

‘If you are any kind of romance reader, or like a light thriller with a bit of drama and a bunch of suspense, you’ve got to get your hands on this book!’ Behind the Willows

I also loved that Maddy is no victim and is clearly a strong character that does not need a man to come save her. She handles her business!’ Ms Circumspect

‘There are a lot of things going on in this book. It is well written and keeps your attention throughout.’ Sassy Redhead Book Reviews

‘Mystery and romance peppered with a lot of attitude, this is a thrill of a read.’ Christina Philippou

‘…it’s a cracking good read, a mixture of mystery and crime with an overlay of romance.’ Judith Barrow

‘This is a book which surprises and intrigues the reader with an unusual but likeable heroine who will win your loyalty. A highly recommended read.’ Lizanne

‘There are complexities and twists in abundance as the tale gathers pace so that by half way, I was definitely hooked.’ Julie Haiselden at Whispering Stories

‘I gave a big round of applause for the way in which the mystery unfolds; the information is fed to the reader at the right time, in exactly the right amounts, to hold the reader’s interest and make them wonder what’s round the next corner.’ Terry Tyler

‘Parallel Lies is very well written, measured and steady to begin with in keeping with village life, with suspense and tension building progressively as the story unfolds.’ Between the Lines

 

You can get your very own copy of Parallel Lies by Clicking Here

(and you can feel the warmth of my virtual hug if you do :-))

But wait! There’s also a Giveaway for you to enter, should you wish!

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It’s time to meet Madeleine…

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Thank you for reading and have a great day everyone 🙂

Georgia x

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#Bookreview for Tipping Point by Terry Tyler @TerryTyler4 #postapocalyptic #dystopian

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It has always shocked me how quickly a community, of whatever size, can succumb when put under pressure. How neighbour can turn on neighbour when they’d previously lived contentedly side by side, how a population can lose its humanity and atrocious deeds can be carried out in the name of peace keeping or self-preservation. Tipping Point covered all this, and more, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading how life in Shipden, and then everywhere else, unravelled.

The story is told mostly from Vicky’s point of view and I have to say that she really grated on me to begin with. Her boyfriend, Dex, was heavily involved with an underground group, Unicorn, who had whistle-blower type connections and were investigating the possibility of some sort of Armageddon like scenario. However, the self-obsessed Vicky was totally dismissive of his warnings being more concerned about the fact that he didn’t want her, or her daughter Lottie, joining the latest social media platform, Private Lives, and she was also convinced he was playing-away.

Lottie was a typical teenager, only interested in the present moment and without the same regard for life that you gain with age. One day, she and Vicky spent the day eating cheesecake and watching DVD’s as the world as they knew it was collapsing around them.

Gradually I started to soften towards Vicky, not because of her whining about Dex leaving them to cope alone but because of her naivety. Despite Dex’s warnings she had the same slow dawning that I think would come across most of us should something like this happen. Things clicking into place as small moments seem unbelievable but eventually enough of them happen to make you wake up to reality.

The rapid breakdown of society was very well covered. I have long been sceptical of online data collection, of being ‘watched’ by social media and Big Brother like surveillance. I was fascinated by the control of the media, of government manipulation over what was aired and I was so involved in the storyline at this point it came as something of a surprise to watch the news and not find some ‘reassuring’ message on there about Shipden as the equivalent of the plague struck it. Even though I knew Shipden was fictional!

Vicky eventually wakes up to the new reality, not a moment too soon, and fortunately for her and Lottie Dex has prepared an exit plan for them. They meet up with others and soon learn a new way of living. This part of the story slowed a little for me as I guess life would and it’s not long before the group start to get restless and look to move elsewhere. But they are not the only ones, and there is a particularly volatile character, Wedge, who could prove to be an interesting person for them to have to get along with. I shall be looking forward to that.

The ending leaves you with a satisfied feeling while plenty of threads remain to be continued in the next book of the series. I’d recommend this to anyone who enjoys well written character led fiction.

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#Giveaway of Books, Notepads and Treats to launch Parallel Lies – Cover, Blurb and #Bookreviews

I am thrilled to be able to tell you that my latest novel, Parallel Lies, is now available to pre-order. Here is the cover…

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The Blurb…

‘My name is Madeleine, Madeleine Ross. It is a name chosen with thought and because it is classy, and that is what is needed here…’

Madeleine Ross has life exactly as she planned it.

Cosy cottage, friendly village, satisfying job.

Company… when she wants it.

It’s an enviable existence for an independent young woman, and one she’s keen to protect.

Enter Daniel – strong, dependable and a danger to everything she’s built. He’s not something she was looking for, but hearts can’t be controlled and maybe, just maybe he might be worth letting into hers.

But, all is not what it seems. Because Madeleine is hiding a lifetime of secrets. Deep secrets.

And they never stay buried for ever.

Her darkest secret returns, like the proverbial bad penny. He is her first love, shadowy, dangerous, the baddest of bad boys. No matter how far she runs, or how well she hides, she can never escape him.

Or her past.

Here he is, on her doorstep, with a proposition she is powerless to resist but which could devastate the future she hoped to have.

Can Madeleine satisfy the old love while keeping the new?

You can’t always get what you want but, desperate to preserve the life she has worked so hard for, Madeleine is willing to risk everything to prove that she can.

*****

You can pre-order Parallel Lies by Clicking Here

But wait! There’s also a Giveaway for you to enter, should you wish!

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There are already reviews in for Parallel Lies which I’ve linked to below if you’re interested:

Lindley Reviews

Christina Philippou

Elizabeth Ducie on Goodreads

If any of you are able to support me by clicking on the ‘Want To Read’ button on Goodreads then the page is right here. Thank you.

Many thanks for reading and have a fabulous weekend everyone 🙂

Georgia x

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#Gozo 2017 – Day 9 – Fish and Final Days

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It’s hot but breezy today, a nice combination. We have last day laziness and don’t want to do too much so we head off to Hondoq Bay.

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It’s shallow getting in the sea here with loads of rocks around for interest. I always see plenty of crabs in this bay. Not big edible ones, these are small bodied with long spidery legs which splay out across the rocks. Their front pincers then sweep across the surface of the rocks I assume gathering food.

There are always shoals of fish to see as well. I don’t have the wherewithal to take underwater photos so these images from Google (free to use and share of course!) are like some of the fish I have seen.

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You only have to put ‘fish in the Mediterranean’ in to Google though to make you wonder if you should venture in again…

These I fortunately did not see…

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Yikes!!

I finished off the trip with ice cream and after a lazy lunch and afternoon we went out for dinner ending that with a delicious chocolaty pudding…sigh…

As usual when heading home from holiday I have a head full of plans for what I’m going to do on the blog, and in the lead up to the release of Parallel Lies, convinced that this time I shall manage to fit it all in when I’ve never managed to before once the day job kicks in…ho hum.

I’ve added in here a few sites about Gozo you might find useful as a source of no doubt more coherent information than I’ve given you here:

www.gozo.gov.mt

www.visitgozo.com

www.ecogozo.com

www.gozochannel.com

www.transport.gov.mt

Tomorrow we travel home and I shan’t be writing about that but I have done an update on my list below as to what I actually achieved on this break.

Holidays since becoming an independent author are not the same as they once were and mine now wouldn’t be complete without a few challenges. So I decided to set myself some stuff to do, what with the new book on the horizon and all that. Here goes.

List of goals for the week:

Blurb and back matter to write – totally my most important task! – Done!! Yay!!

No. of books to read – 12 (okay so I am being ridiculously ambitious here but these are what I have on my seriously-I-have-to-get-to-these-right-now list!) – No. actually read, 7, so not too shabby.

No. of book reviews to write – 12 (hahaha! Although it does stand to reason) – Reviews mapped out ready for posting on my return – 7, of course.

No of blog posts to write up for lead up to publishing – 14 (based on the list of ideas I’ve had, though not all may make the final cut!) – Result – notes made on 5, so a lot more to do, unfortunately as that launch kicks off in a few day’s time…eek!!

Keep a diary each day so I can do a series of posts on my return – Done, although it did peter out from sheer inertia towards the end.

Interviews to plan questions for – 5 – Done!

Clearing emails out of Inbox – no. at start of holiday – 4967! No. at end of holiday – 5,396!! Good grief, I shall have to dedicate some serious time to getting through all of these 🙁 (Apologies if I haven’t replied to you!!)

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Here are my farewell feet as they leave the sea for the last time…

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Thanks for reading

Georgia x

My posts from 2015!

#Gozo – 1st Day – Winding Down in Westworld!

#Gozo – 2nd Day – Cars and Cliff Tops!!

#Gozo – Day 3 – Baggy Bits and Beaches!

#Gozo – Day 4 – Sea, Snorkelling and Shoals!

#Gozo – Day 5 – Fireworks, Festa’s and Fish!

#Gozo – Day 6 – Rosinas and Relaxation!

#Gozo – Day 7 – Fabulous Finds and Farewells

 

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#Gozo 2017 – Day 8 – Disappearing window and charcoaled remains…

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We headed over to the other side of the island today, to visit two of our favourite places.

Xslendi: where I snorkelled, bought dresses and ate ice cream. Xslendi is a lovely small town in a bay, we feel very much at home there. It has great places to eat and shops selling summery dresses and loads of knitwear. I just need to come at the right time of year to try some of that on as I really can’t face it in the heat. Knitting is obviously a big thing on the island as I’ve seen it in several places.

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Dwejra: where the Azure Window (what the Gozitans call Tieqa Zerqa) once was. Sadly, earlier this year it collapsed into the sea after a storm. The natural arch, eroded over millennia by wind and water had supposedly got firm and solid sides but the top was an increasingly thin and fragile layer of fossilized sea creatures and was best not walked on. The authorities thought it would last another six years or so. Unfortunately, not.

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How it once was…

As it was, it was the pillar that collapsed, taking the rest of it down too. However, whenever we have visited before there have always been people standing on the top of it, despite warning signs up telling them not too, and it is a miracle that it collapsed early in the day before any sightseers had clambered up that far. I picked up a couple of postcards this year that show just how rough the seas could be around there – difficult to believe in the summer.

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Nearby is a 20m high outcrop called Fungus Rock. This acquired its name because of the rock’s fungus like vegetation. The plant is known as the Maltese sponge and was believed to be a natural blood clotting medicine as well as a supposed remedy for dysentery. The Knights of Malta outlawed its collection except for their own use. A guard tower was built and they devised a primitive rope and pulley system to access the rock. Subsequent research showed this to be a futile endeavour when it proved the fungus possessed no medicinal qualities.

An Inland Sea has also been created here. A land-locked sea-water pool with a natural tunnel in the rock through which short boat trips can be taken.

In light of the disappearance of the Azure Window we wondered what we’d find when we visited this year as a small gathering of market stalls would set up each day to capture the attention of the increased density of tourists.

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Where the Window no longer is…

We need not have worried – the place was still busy with many people apparently coming to see where the Window wasn’t…

We had lunch at the lovely restaurant, overlooking the Inland Sea and got back to our villa late afternoon.

We ate in this evening, which has begun to suit me more as I don’t have to get dressed up. Which makes it sound like I normally do – ha! But you know what I mean – going out means having to put a bra on, and possibly something less comfortable than I’d prefer, particularly when I might have put on an additional pound or three over the last week…ahem… it also might mean to some, make up, but to be honest I’ve given up on anything more than a lick of mascara.

This was the evening I cremated the ribs. I don’t just mean they were a little singed, no, no, no – one side had actually become charcoal. However, never to be deterred by a cooking setback I chipped away at the blacked section and attempted to pass off the rest as something yummy for dinner – haha!

I finished the second book in The Eyre Hall Trilogy, Twelfth Night at Eyre Hall by Luccia Gray and you can read my review by clicking on the title or book cover.

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Holidays since becoming an independent author are not the same as they once were and mine now wouldn’t be complete without a few challenges. So I decided to set myself some stuff to do, what with the new book on the horizon and all that. Here goes.

List of goals for the week:

Blurb and back matter to write – totally my most important task!

No. of books to read – 12 (okay so I am being ridiculously ambitious here but these are what I have on my seriously-I-have-to-get-to-these-right-now list!)

No. of book reviews to write – 12 (hahaha! Although it does stand to reason)

No of blog posts to write up for lead up to publishing – 14 (based on the list of ideas I’ve had, though not all may make the final cut!)

Keep a diary each day so I can do a series of posts on my return.

Interviews to plan questions for – 5

Clearing emails out of Inbox – no. at start of holiday – 4967!

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Thanks for reading

Georgia x

My posts from 2015!

#Gozo – 1st Day – Winding Down in Westworld!

#Gozo – 2nd Day – Cars and Cliff Tops!!

#Gozo – Day 3 – Baggy Bits and Beaches!

#Gozo – Day 4 – Sea, Snorkelling and Shoals!

#Gozo – Day 5 – Fireworks, Festa’s and Fish!

#Gozo – Day 6 – Rosinas and Relaxation!

#Gozo – Day 7 – Fabulous Finds and Farewells

 

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#Bookreview for Twelfth Night at Eyre Hall by Luccia Gray @LucciaGray #Victorian #Historical

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The start of Twelfth Night at Eyre Hall finds Michael at sea and not caring if he lives or dies and Jane miserable and alone at Eyre Hall. She is now married to the odious Mr Mason who drinks too much and sexually exploits the staff during his mercifully infrequent visits to Eyre Hall.

Jane finds solace in the companionship of Nell, daughter of one of the servants. Michael’s sister, Susan, is in trouble and after his heroic deeds at sea he is promoted to lieutenant and sent on leave to see her, which brings him back to Eyre Hall.

I don’t want to say too much about the plot as it will give too much away suffice to say there are relationship dramas, of the type that always seem to fill the lives of the gentry at that time. Mystery and intrigue, when Michael is sent off on a mission for Jane, death, kidnapping and mysterious strangers arriving with ransom demands.

The writing is solid throughout and in keeping with the period in which the story is told and I like the way Gray doesn’t spoon feed her readers. Chapters are told from different characters’ points of view; however, these aren’t signalled but instead revealed by the writing itself.

If you enjoyed the first part of this trilogy this is a great sequel and I’m keen to see how the story will end in the third part.

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