Book review: MY ALIEN SELF My Journey Back To Me – by Amanda Green

my alien selfI had been itching to read this book for such a long time and when life finally allowed me the time to do so I wasn’t disappointed with what I found!

Amanda has certainly led a full and varied life and there were many parts of this memoir which I could resonate with, drawing parallels with my own life experiences. There were other instances which simply intrigued and fascinated me and frankly left me in awe.

The underlying purpose of this memoir is to raise awareness of Borderline Personality Disorder, what it means, how it affects sufferers’ lives (and those around them), and what treatments are available. It follows Amanda’s very own journey from the first indications that something wasn’t quite right, to the realisation that actually there is a name for this disorder, and then her treatment and care plan following her route to recovery and finding her true self. Like any memoir, it has some very dark moments, but there are also some very positive and uplifting moments, Continue reading

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Book review: MY PRISON WITHOUT BARS by Taylor Fulks

MY PRISON WITHOUT BARS: The Journey of a Damaged Woman to Someplace Normal is a book which came to my notice on Twitter some months ago. I was very much intrigued and soon found myself at the author Taylor Evan Fulksmpwbwebsite and blog. Take a peek!

First of all, I should say that Taylor has very deservedly been awarded over 100 x 5 star reviews at Amazon.com by her readers. On Amazon UK though the reviews are slow to build and I want to do my bit to get the word out to UK readers as this book is quite simply… BRILLIANT! If you do read and love this book, please leave a review at Amazon. It doesn’t have to be long – just a couple of lines is all it takes.

This is Taylor’s debut novel and it is her true life story. I should perhaps mention that if you are not broad minded, if you shock and take offence easily, if you are squeamish, Continue reading

Book review: SHE BELONGS TO ME by Carmen DeSousa

What a great read! I love the two leading characters, Jaynee and Jordan. Apart from the gunshot scene, the first half of the book mainly focuses on their developing relationship. It is very touching and watching Jordan fall deeply in love with Jaynee (whilst chasing and wooing her) is quite beautiful, and very believable She Belongs to Metoo.

The second half of the book picks up pace and becomes very intriguing with the whole ‘whodunnit?’ theme. I found myself trying to guess who it could be. When it became clear I’d suspected the wrong guy all along, I spent an entire afternoon reading because I simply had to know who it was! It’s well written, very romantic, mysterious and captivating.

If you like romance and suspense then SHE BELONGS TO ME is highly recommended!

How hype can be misleading – take FIFTY SHADES OF GREY for instance…

When Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James was published last year I was otherwise engaged in my own publishing journey with The Man in a Haystack and couldn’t find the time to read this book, or any other for that matter. I watched as Facebook spewed out status after status, and comment upon comment, about the content between the covers of this book, not to mention the bed covers of Christian Grey’s ‘red room’. Ladies giggled with excitement, shock and maybe some embarrassment at the sex scenes. I read many ‘Oooohs’ and ‘Aaaahs’ and plenty of readers said it was a ‘must read’ trying hard not to reveal spoilers in the process.┬áNeedless to say, I was most intrigued but there was no hope at all of me reading it in 2012.50shades

It’s a year since the book was published and the furore and hype began. Since then I’ve heard many things, good and bad, about the Fifty Shades trilogy. If I was to believe everything Continue reading

Review: The 5 Love Languages – The Secret To Love That Lasts by Gary Chapman

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I’m rating this book 5 big FAT stars!

Wow! I read this little marvel with great interest and found it fascinating. Quite simply Gary explains that we all have primary and secondary languages of love. We show our love for people in many ways, but we each have a language of love which is demonstrated more frequently than others. More often than not, the language of love we display the most, is also the one which makes us feel loved and secure when we are in receipt of it. In order to keep a loving relationship alive after the honeymoon period subsides, we need to match our partner’s primary and secondary languages. We each have a ‘love tank’ which is empty when relationships fail – we don’t feel loved. In order to fill it again, our partner needs Continue reading

YOU WISH by Terry Tyler – BOOK REVIEW 5 STARS

SYNOPSIS – by Terry Tyler

Do we control our own destiny – or might it be determined by fate, coincidence, luck…or even magic?

Ruth, an amateur psychic with a husband who smokes cannabis for breakfast, is haunted by a tragic event from her teenage years which, she suspects, was the result of a wish she made on an allegedly enchanted stone. Too embarrassed to admit her fears, she keeps her secret to herself for twenty-five years.

Petra is the perennial singleton amongst her friends, unable, she thinks, to fall in love. She comes across the stone at a Psychic Fair and makes a wish, just for fun. As the wish begins to come true she wishes she had chosen her words with more care.

Spoilt, weight-obsessed Sarah wants nothing more than to be “size zero”. As her life spirals Continue reading