March… the month I pretty much stopped reading.


I average between five and ten book most months. Sometimes its higher and sometimes a little less. But March, it was a slumpy, illness filled month. My gallbladder decided to play up and it was some of the most intense pain I’ve ever been in, by the 3rd day I was rat shit, totally exhausted. It took two weeks for a full recovery, I still haven’t got my appetite back properly. On the upside I lost 3kg in a week, and I reckon I’ve lost another 2kg since then. I had a week of feeling good, but still no urge to read and then I got my arse kicked by a basic cold. Its been over a week now and I still sound like a man. It’s not a good sound haha. Continue reading “March… the month I pretty much stopped reading.”

A Glimmer of Hope by Steve McHugh

Happy Release Day



Layla Cassidy has always wanted a normal life, and the chance to put her father’s brutal legacy behind her. And in her final year of university she’s finally found it. Or so she thinks.
But when Layla accidentally activates an ancient scroll, she is bestowed with an incredible, inhuman power. She plunges into a dangerous new world, full of mythical creatures and menace—all while a group of fanatics will stop at nothing to turn her abilities to their cause.
To protect those she loves most, Layla must take control of her new powers…before they destroy her. All is not yet lost—there is a light shining, but Layla must survive long enough to see it.

A Glimmer of Hope is book 1 in the Avalon Chronicles series, a dark urban fantasy, published by 47North, released on 1/4/18, followed by book two later in the year.

You can get yourself a copy from AmazonBook Depository or Booktopia.




Palace of Fires by Bill Bennett

A review

16-year-old Lily lives with her flighty, spiritual mum, Angela. After the sudden loss of her father, they have moved often, kept to themselves and every Saturday, they head to the local Farmers Market to sell their vegetables. When Angela goes missing, Lilly’s neat little world is thrown into chaos. Continue reading “Palace of Fires by Bill Bennett”

Hot Target by April Hunt

A Review

I received Hot Target from the publisher, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Hot target is a romance novella from April’s Alpha Security series. We jump in after a couple of books so the book alludes to events that have happened in the past, but we never feel like we have missed any of the story. It’s really easy to read as a standalone, Continue reading “Hot Target by April Hunt”

The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton

A quick look


Three sisters. One crown.

I received this from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.

Innis Lear is a place of deep magic. The blood of the island runs into the holy wells, people communicate with the trees and earth. That is until King Lear caps the wells in his heartbreak. Busy focusing on the stars he forbids the people of his island, from worshipping the land and trees. Some forget the language of the trees, some still practice in secret and others learn the language of the stars, like the obsessed King wants. King Lear’s oldest daughter Gaela has a clear plan for the future of Innis Lear and it involves her being on the throne. Regan the middle daughter has her own ambitions, and the youngest Elia wants to watch the stars and care for her father. All of these ambitions are thrown up in the air once King Lear decides it’s time for him to place his daughters in their rightful place. Everything changes in one afternoon. Continue reading “The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton”

February wrap up

Books, movies and more reality tv than I should admit.

February, the runt of the months.

I read a mixed bag of books this month, some were great, some were shit and others were ok. I watched some tv and headed to the movies for Valentines Day. Lets look at the books.

Riverkeep by Martin Stewart – I didn’t love it. My ‘starts as a review, but turned into a rant’ is up, if you want more info click the link. 2 stars Continue reading “February wrap up”

Age Of Assassins by RJ Barker

A review

Girton Club-foot is not just a fourteen year old boy, he is an apprentice to one of the lands best assassins. But this latest job hasn’t gone the way they expected. Instead of being sent in to kill someone, they are there to protect them. To use all their skills to find this assassin before he can strike. Continue reading “Age Of Assassins by RJ Barker”