Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Teaser Tuesday: Shattered Glass

The glass shattered first and then the roof shook resoundingly.
One would think it should be the other way around. First the roof shake and then the glass breaking. Warnings came first. One would expect the warning to come first, a herald to danger. But no; the glass shattered first and then the roof shook resoundingly.
But this wasn’t real.
He was in an aeroplane.
Snorting, he snatched the first breath of sudden awakening and stared around him. Right. The flight from London to Glasgow.
When the hostess leaned over him, he requested a double brandy. Damn, his nerves were shot. It was probably due to the coming meeting. His entire livelihood depended on a positive result.
He clutched the plastic tumbler when it was handed to him, staring into the amber depths. Dear God, let it work out all right or he would lose everything.
There were shadows in the liquid and he grimaced, thinking a fly or, worse, a cockroach had somehow got in. He snatched another sharp breath when he realised he saw an explosion inside the small vessel he held in his hands, as if a tiny plane had went up in a fireball in mid … liquid.
What was the matter with him?


Sunday, March 18, 2018

Review: Supernormal by Stuart Kenyon

Supernormal (Subnormal, #2)Supernormal by Stuart Kenyon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I read many genres, but this kind of dystopian tale ranks among my favourites, and I wasn’t disappointed. In fact, this is downright frightening, for the events in Supernormal could happen, and some of this has happened in other guises. An eye-opening read, scary, a hugely ‘what-if-this-was-real’ scenario.

From a story point of view, it’s edge-of-your-seat stuff! Cleverly plotted and well delivered indeed. Mr Kenyon has a remarkable ability to scare the daylights out of you, while keeping you utterly fascinated. The characters become people you know and every situation is clear before your mind’s eye – as reader you become involved, and that is proof of a great storyteller, in my book.

If you like action, read this. If you like dystopian, read this. If you like characters you can identify with, read this.

I will be reading the next book!

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

"... the fantastical meets the mundane."

A magical short story of a Fey boy, a human girl, and a love that transcends time.

The tale is beautifully told, without undue romantic mushiness or being focused on the perfect Happily Ever After. It has echoes of European folklore where the gentle storytelling lets events unfold at their own pace, slowly giving us details of a time and place where the fantastical meets the mundane. Occasionally mentioned aspects of the Fey's existence and how they interact with humans can be glossed over, but that's no big deal for a short story.

Overall it's a short and sweet fairytale with just a hint of high romance.

Minstrel of the water Willow - Reviewed on Smashwords
Thank you for a wonderful review!

TBT: Sorcerer's Trick

Looking back, I found this in a post from 2014