Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Alluvia...what a great new author

Title: Alluvia
Author: J H Lewis
ISBN: 9781530691418
Rating: 8/10
Genre: Sci-Fi, Romance, Thriller, Adult

"I head downstairs to pour a huge glass of wine. The kitchen is dark, illuminated only when I open the fridge. I listen to the soft ticking from the huge wall clock. It's a nice house, 'for a student'. I published a few short stories, wrote for a few national magazines to fund my way through university. Again. (Technically I am a fully educated and certified journalist, twice already and I may as well make use of my knowledge!) So I bought this townhouse, guilt free. I've done my time! Brand new cute estate, yes here I am disguised within roads littered with similar houses, seemingly normal. Then it occurs to me I have always seen my 'situation' as an advantage. Even at four years old when my memories developed, the awareness of different lives started to unfold. I discovered I was different. By eleven I knew I was. Three lives. All lived simultaneously and independently...I was alone in my experience. Until now. Now there was Mark, and for the first time my lives and their unpredictability are a burden."

Friday, 9 December 2016

Dream a Little Dream...can I fall asleep more often please?

Title: Dream a Little Dream
Author: Giovanna Fletcher
ISBN: 978-1-405-91916-6
Rating: 7/10
Genre: Romance, Fiction, Adult, Love

"Even though Real Brett was right in telling me not to act without thinking in the heat of the moment. I'm ashamed that I slid back into the role of Jonathan's doting PA so quickly. That I was there making him coffee, replying to his emails and booking his car in for an MOT the very afternoon that he trampled all over my loyalty.
Do I really have no self-respect? No dignity?
Do I really place my own fulfilment so low down on my scale of priorities? After all, it's not the first time I've put someone's needs and happiness before my own. I did the same with Dan all those years ago.
Perhaps I'm someone that people take for a pushover.
A total mug.