December 8, 2019

Illustration by Erin=Claire Barrow

Stories to Read by Candlelight is a collection of eight short stories written by Jean Lorrain a 19th century French poet and novelist working within the school of symbolism and a dedicated disciple of "dandyism". Symbolism  was a late...

October 20, 2019

It's #weloveourauthors month at Odyssey Books and I've been holding on to this review of The Dark Poet until it was Kathryn Gossow's turn to be the featured author.

If you would like to know more about this special October author promotion, tune in to my Facebook event...

August 29, 2019

Review of The Stars in the Night by Clare Rhoden

Harry Fletcher is a confident young man.

Harry’s sure that he will marry Nora MacTiernan, no matter what their families say. He’s certain that he will always be there to protect Eddie, the boy his father saved from the gut...

August 13, 2019

I always have more than one book on the go. Last month, I wrote about my Chocolatey book-binge. Since finishing the Chocolat series, I’ve another handful of books.

I've included Amazon affiliate links to each of the books below. This means, that if you click on those li...

July 10, 2019

What do chocolate, lollipops, and strawberries have in common?

We came on the wind of a carnival.

Chocolat (the movie) is a favourite in our household. We’ve watched it many times, entranced by the hint of magic, romance, conflict, and of course, chocolate. Armand’s birt...

May 28, 2019

Before I became a writer, I was a reader. In fact, if someone would pay me to do so, I would prefer to spend my days reading than just about anything else. Unless, it's sunny and then I might to a spot of gardening.

I can read just about anywhere; beach, park, train, pl...

April 30, 2019

Welcome to my strand of the World Wide Web.

My "to read" pile never goes down. As soon as I've ticked one more book off the list, I add several more. I...

April 23, 2019

Welcome to my strand of the World Wide Web.

It won’t come...

April 9, 2019

Welcome to my strand of the World Wide Web.

Excepting the diner

On the outskirts

The town of...

April 2, 2019

Welcome to my strand of the World Wide Web.

Isobel Blackthorn’s ficti...

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