Soldier Boy by Cassandra Parkin

Cassandra Parkin gives added poignancy to Liam’s desperate attempts to hold onto any semblance of normality as she peels back the mental scars of a soldier whose fight to keep his family unit intact appears to have already been lost to the battle fields of Afghanistan. Emma’s solitary battle to overcome the invisible enemy trapped … Continue reading “Soldier Boy by Cassandra Parkin”

You Don’t Know Me by Sara Foster

A breathless romance in the heat of Thailand proves an unwitting catalyst for the re-opening of a Pandoras box of family suffering that begins to consume any hopes of long lasting happiness for Noah. The magnetic pull of Alice is a subconscious conduit to the past as her flame haired allure bears an inescapable resemblance … Continue reading “You Don’t Know Me by Sara Foster”

The Strange Adventures of H by Sarah Burton

H is an enigmatic moniker appropriately reflecting a character whose chameleon like existence has been driven by a need to survive against all that society and nature could throw at her. She is forced to confront the twin catastrophes of the Great Plague and the Great Fire of London with a combination of resourcefulness, empathy … Continue reading “The Strange Adventures of H by Sarah Burton”

Rise of the Shadow Dragons by Liz Flanagan

The much mytholigised fire breathing dragon inhabits childrens’ nightmares before traumatising their waking moments with involuntary checks for singed eyebrows and pleas for parental re-assurances that the house is monster proof. Yet in Liz Flanagan’s sequel to Dragon Daughter we are presented with an unexpected antidote to the winged tormentor who lurks in those dark … Continue reading “Rise of the Shadow Dragons by Liz Flanagan”

CORONAVIRUS DIARY – PART 1

Living with the threat of Covid-19 has lead to the new norm of enforceddomesticity; a bespoke big brother lite with cameras optional and confessionalroom mandatory. This is an unpredicted mutation from traditional weatherimposed confinement to a government dictated lock down where thetraditional notion of personal space is now an ironic nod to the invisible enemyrather … Continue reading “CORONAVIRUS DIARY – PART 1”

Unstoppable by Dan Freedman

Adolescent twins, Kaine and Roxy, are hoping their sporting talents will enablethem to break out from the emotional and physical entrapment of a sinkestate dominated by knife wielding gangs whose coercive influence threatensto sweep away any crime free ambition. The often hopeless existence of this vulnerable underclass is haunted by themenacing presence of Sheldon Statham; … Continue reading “Unstoppable by Dan Freedman”

City of Fallen Angels by Paul Buchanan

The oppressive heat of LA is suffocating the life out of Jim Keegan as he struggles to wade through a heat haze of fragmented evidence that begins to soften his senses as the bridge between nightmares and reality implodes into a potential miscarriage of justice. An ethereal Marilyn Monroe appears omnipresent in the thoughts of … Continue reading “City of Fallen Angels by Paul Buchanan”

How To Be Perfect by Holly Wainwright

The social media tsunami generated by the Stylish Mumma should see Holly Wainwright translating the vicarious glow of this air brushed virtual star into a televisual box set light years away from those warts and all Neighbours and the golden era of the Antipodean soap opera. Paul Robinson has morphed into Elle Campbell, a character … Continue reading “How To Be Perfect by Holly Wainwright”

The Song of Peterloo by Carolyn O’Brien

A peaceful protest at Manchester’s St Peter’s Field is brought to a bloody end by a deadly cavalry charge of sabre swinging yeomanry. The violent culmination to months of fulminating antipathy between the working and ruling classes ultimately becomes a watershed moment in the fight of the disenfranchised to have a voice and meaning to … Continue reading “The Song of Peterloo by Carolyn O’Brien”