While may people have been busy with the Pre-Christmas rush …
I have been busy getting my new book
“New House … New Neighbours”
ready for publication but I have done some reading.
Five full stars
November was a busy month on the writing front, so rather less reading. Nothing was stand out brilliant either.
by Andrew Calow
Three stories in an almost continuous narrative, set in either a Barristers Chambers or a Naturist Swim, depending on your point of view. The main tale revolves around a very slowly developing romance between two of the legal eagles. While interesting little plot lines bubble along in the back ground.
This is the second time through these books, the first time I really enjoyed them. This second time around I felt that the main romance develops frustratingly and unrealistically slowly. That said they are a great read. Watch out for more references to then on this site soon!
by Denniger Bolton
A well written little detective story, that had precious little to do with a nude beach.
BB (Bilbo Baggins) Rivers is a failed cop. He is in a romantic relation with Patricia. Patricia’s uncle needs someone to take a look at a five year old murder case … and the story begins. BB aided by several rather larger than life characters, Lucinder the rich aunt of one of the victims, Max the psychic and T.Rex the journalist.
They take an absurd trip around the Austin and its environs in pursuit of a hit man … and the perfect Chiles Relleno (Whatever they are!)
Really good fun romp!
I’ve been so busy this autumn getting A Spring Break at L’Abeille Nue ready for publication so this has gotten a little behind.
by Robert Josephs (Author)
Not a bad book nor a great yarn.
Death and mayhem on a Nude beach. A beach that provokes massive anger in the rich men around the area. That commands great loyalty from the dozen or so users.
No grounding in reality … but fun all the same
by Olaf Danielson (Author)
What A GOOD READ!
The story of a an American man whose European roots turn out to be rather different from their day to day life is also found in Anders Zorn; Unveiled.
This variation is slightly more ‘Magical’ a giant …. human sacrifice all set in a magical location on the NE coast of the island of Ireland. A very enjoyable read.
A GOOD READ
An excellent tale set in the corrupt world of a city in a former socialist republic. A world run on graft, bribes and favours where who you know and who they own are your passport to success.
In this city is Anna, a young woman with a life plan … for it to work out she needs to avoid coming to the attention of the gangsters. Will she succeed? Will her plan come to fruition? …. Could ever have?
A GOOD READ
I followed the link in an advert and rather glad I did … I mean a book called Pendragon has to have something going for it!
I discovered a well written Fantasy Romance novel,
Newly married Rowan discovers Pendragon home of the very dysfunctional Caradoc family over the generations. At Pendragon she finds herself involved in a romance that has run through the centuries … and involved her family in the past.
Well written with good characterisation and a strong narrative.
by Lucinda D. Davis (author)
My third book by Lucinda D Davis in the past few weeks, and probably the best of them, a full 3 stars! Although I am still not convinced about “Police Process” for example it finishes with a grand reveal ….
Good little plot, well written let down by the poor research and depth of characterisation … I hope Alice (the Black Horse Inn’s resident ghost) has a bigger role in the rest of the stories as she was the most interesting character.
by Lucinda D. Davis (author)
I get the feeling I was over generous with my Amazon review, Fair plot idea poor delivery.
This short book didn’t work for me.
I thought there was no explanation of why the heroine wanted to become involved in the investigation.
A slip in the timeline, with a day getting lost
A complete miss-representation of how a law enforcement agency would deal with ‘innocents’ on the edge of an operation – false imprisonment ?
Shame that silly mistakes have wasted a nice idea, good use of language but ….
A neat little Cosy Mystery …. I am started to get a little jaded with this series and they are getting a little ‘samey’. So I’ll take a break before reading more
An Amazon Kindle first offering … I got it for nothing and sadly that is what it is worth. A sword and sorcery type story with lots of strange names and unrevealed hidden powers for the baddies to suddenly wield … Stopped reading after a hundred or so pages and not planning to start again.
This weekend you can read some examples of my writing for free.
Yes you read it right …. This weekend all four of the Rags to Riches short stories are available to download and keep for absolutely nothing, zip, nahda, bugger all, that is to say FREE.
As Leo Sayer sang back in the 1970’s I’m “Giving It All Away” … Because it is a big thing to do to invest in a book by a writer you have heard of and a book in a genre you have never tried.
It is just a case of following these links to Amazon .co.uk to buy, read and keep or throw away at no risk, for nothing, for Free.
It is the weekend, Bea on a language course in France, she and a new friend take a trip to the beach. In addition it is a naturist beach.
Invited to dinner and to stay over … what happens when the evening finishes with cocoa, dressed ready for bed … since you don’t own any pajamas?
A tale about a war damaged army officer and the a junior officer, a woman, who saved his life.
The prequel to the Uncovered Policeman, how does a normal couple from middle-England come to manage a naturist resort?
Firstly 0rder one book or order all four. After all the price is the same this weekend absolutely nothing! All four books are Free.
Then (I hope) enjoy reading these stories, because
Most of all, I’d love you to read the novellas and novels in the Rags to Riches series. They are available as Kindle downloads and also as real paperback books!
Here’s hoping you’ll enjoy your holidays, read something new while you lie (naked?) on the beach or around the pool.
Try one of the books from the Naturist Fiction list … ideally one of mine.
At the moment there is little time for writing or reading here at L’Olivette. I am very busy looking after our guests and making sure that they have a super holiday.
The Uncovered Policeman is in the process of being re-proofed for a rather special development … More to come on that soon!
Meanwhile writing continues, albeit slowly, on the final part of the Uncovered Policeman’s tale, provisionally titled “Goodbye Blues”. No need to panic though,there is good chance that there maybe some other stories featuring other members of the extended Rags to Riches family.
Several other tales are in the process of being developed and some non fiction awaits too.