Category Archives: Readers’ Section

A forceful review for Road to Rebellion

Confessions of a Reader – Book Review: Road to Rebellion by George Hamilton

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Author’s research notes: Carnival of Hope – Thereza’s mother trades her to an older man

The way in which younger women were expected to use their sexuality to seduce older men in order to get on in life, was one of the major themes which came across in my research for Carnival of Hope. In … Continue reading

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The lesser sin in my novel’s historical integrity and Goodreads giveaway

Road to Rebellion, my latest novel, is a historical saga set in Jamaica during the 18th Century. One of the main characters is Charles Morley, a sugar planter who finds himself having to mediate the confrontations between his slave lover … Continue reading

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Developing blog posts as I write a novel

In the past, I have developed and written my blog posts about my novels after the novel has been written. This has involved me going back over parts of the novel and my notes, trying to find things to write … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ravenfold by Kath Middleton 5*

Kath Middleton’s is an accomplished and distinctive voice in literature. I find it hard to believe this is her first fuller length book, as it read like someone who has been writing this form of fiction for years. We follow … Continue reading

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How a radio program helped me to strengthen the character of Tomas in Carnival of Hope

I try not to lock myself away, cutting myself  off from outside influences as I write what I hope will be my next blockbuster. That can lead to some interesting discoveries. While writing a novel, I think it’s a good … Continue reading

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Book Review: Auto by David Wailing – 5*

Auto gives a thrilling and fascinating insight into the gadget driven, networking world that we are building, where humans no longer communicate with each other, but to each other through their automated devices. This is a world where all our … Continue reading

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Book Review: Off the KUF Vol 1- an anthology

Before reading Off the KUF Vol 1 I had never read many shorts, but I’ll certainly start now. It’s a great way to get a story fix in a short space of time, and it’s also a fantastic way to … Continue reading

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The Disease – Goodreads giveaway winners

Congratulations to the 10 winners of the Goodreads paperback giveaway of The Disease. Your books have been ordered from The Book Depository and will hopefully be with you before Christmas. The winners are: Carlene Grey (NZ); Norma Babcock (US); Allan … Continue reading

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The lady said no! Get used to it. (Includes Goodreads giveaway)

One morning earlier this year, I left out very early again, to plant information sheets about my then new eBook, The Disease, inside free newspapers at train stations (shhh, I won’t tell them if you don’t). On my way to … Continue reading

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