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Day of Dawning: The Awakening (The World Within Book 1)
Day of Dawning: The Awakening (The World Within Book 1)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dreamy prose, 18 Feb. 2016
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Don't worry this is not another swords and sorcery story. Jaclyn takes us into a world of imagination where issues such as integrity and sibling rivalry are brought vividly to life in the way our dreams can often interpret the reality of life.


One Soul's Search: The Spirit Within
One Soul's Search: The Spirit Within
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5.0 out of 5 stars A lovely collection of thoughts ..., 18 Feb. 2016
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You know those profound thoughts we all get from time to time? You always intend to jot them down but somehow never get round to it. Well Jaclyn has done it for us.

This is a book to read in a contemplative mood. You can skip through it or spend ages on a single page.


The Incumbent: a ballbusting nutcrackers story
The Incumbent: a ballbusting nutcrackers story
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you enjoy a bit of erotica that doesn't take itself too ..., 10 Aug. 2015
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Well this is certainly different! If you enjoy a bit of erotica that doesn't take itself too seriously and is something that's a bit of fun for both sexes to read then give this a try. It's basically all about women turning the tables on men by targetting the weakest area of the anatomy. However, it's the fun the girls are having in doing it that will have the boys squirming and the females grinning. A great bit of fun, well worth a read.


The Incumbent, Parts I & II: A Ballbusting Revenge Story (Ballbusting Nutcrackers Book 2)
The Incumbent, Parts I & II: A Ballbusting Revenge Story (Ballbusting Nutcrackers Book 2)
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5.0 out of 5 stars The lady keeps her eye on the ball, 7 July 2015
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Like most people I occasionally enjoy a light hearted romp into the world of mild erotica; but I rarely bother because it's usually the same old stuff over and again. However, this looked a bit different so I decided to give The Incumbent a try. Well it is different. It basically tells the story of a group of women who level the playing field against errant males by targeting their most vulnerable parts. The ladies use their imagination, skill and natural assets to excruciating advantage in their unique search for justice.

The work is entirely fiction but I get the impression Toyna may have been grinding an axe of her own when she wrote this. Could there be a good story hidden in the dedication? Anyway the book certainly makes for a fun read.

It certainly isn't porn; and it doesn't pander to off-beat fetishism nor does it wander too far into the realm of sexual fantasy. Adult readers of both sexes (albeit with a sense of humour) will enjoy it - and if they read it together it could well lead to a few interesting bedroom discussions.....

Ms Crusch exhibits a nice, easy to read style in her writing and the only criticism I have is that the book could have been a bit longer. I will be looking out for more of her work.


The Raven's Head
The Raven's Head
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5.0 out of 5 stars The start of a series?, 4 April 2015
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Let's hope so. Karen Maitland goes from strength to strength. A great story, original characters and a devilish dark plot. More please Karen ......


The Modigliani Scandal
The Modigliani Scandal
by Ken Follett
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5.0 out of 5 stars More early Follett, 6 Nov. 2013
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If, like me, you are a fan of Ken Follett you will have to read this book. The theme is a light romp through the author's perception of the art world of the 1970s. There are forgeries, a robbery a mystery and, of course, a missing masterpeice. The story dodges and weaves and eventually comes to a neat, if rather unconvincing, exclusion with no real harm done to anyone. OK, it's only his early work but already Follett displays a hint of the genius that was to come. This book would definitely make the basis of a brilliant TV drama mini series.


Quirkology: The Curious Science of Everyday Lives
Quirkology: The Curious Science of Everyday Lives
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4.0 out of 5 stars To see ourselves ...., 6 Nov. 2013
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A light hearted view of our favoutite subject - ourselves. The science is interesting, the results fascinating. This book has to be read and re-read. Great stuff.


Paranormality: Why we see what isn't there
Paranormality: Why we see what isn't there
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a wise man he is!, 3 Oct. 2013
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I found this book to be the best bit of myth-debunking since that famous Horizon programme trashed the so-called mystery of the Bermuda Triange. It is concisely written, witty where appropriate, accessible to all and backed up by scientific knowledge and years of research.

I'm not a hard boiled sceptic. And being honest, like most of the people about whom this book is written I would love to believe in ghosts and magic - and there is no doubt these beliefs, where they exist, can play a large part in some folks lives.

However, in his presentation Richard Wiseman takes us gently by the hand and firmly (but kindly) leads us down the path of reason. In this book he explains how it is we get tricked by charlatans and how some people will cleverly exploit our fragile egos for their own purposes. He also looks intelligently at the supernatural where no chicanery is involved and, sadly for some, never fails to find more mundane explanations. Mundane, but equally wonderful when viewed from the right perspective.

But then he goes on to show that we should not be embarrassed being gullible. We are simply behaving as human beings have evolved to behave and that being human is nothing to be ashamed about. He even goes on to give us a few tricks of our own to amaze our friends.

Mr Wiseman will not please everybody with this book. The fact that he shines the cold light of reality onto some peoples most cherished beliefs will ensure that "true believers" will seek to dismiss him as just another sceptic. I completely disagree.

In my view this is an excellent book written by an intelligent and entertaining author. I have just purchased his other work, Quirkology and can't wait to get stuck into it. Fingers crossed I will find it just as good. Ooops!


Deadly Offerings: Book One of the Deadly Series
Deadly Offerings: Book One of the Deadly Series
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3.0 out of 5 stars A bit like afternoon telly, 27 Mar. 2013
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The story is either a fairly routine murder mystery or a rather gushy romance. Even after reading it I'm not really sure. Granted there are some good action scenes but there is also a lot of gushy interaction between characters straight out of a teenage magazine for girls.

The real problem with the central characters is their utter lack of credibility. The story itself would have been greatly enhanced if the people involved had been a bit more down to earth and had behaved in a more realisic manner.


Dark & Merciless Things (A Collection of 10 Short Stories)
Dark & Merciless Things (A Collection of 10 Short Stories)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not Too Dark, 27 Mar. 2013
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The test of a good book of short stories must be whether you, the reader, wishes the author had carried on and written a few more. This little collection of tales does just that. Each story is preceded by an introduction and the stories themselves avoid becoming stale by moving us around in lots of locations and eras ranging from Victorian Paris to present day Wales.

Each story is one of murder and they all have a sly twist at the end. However, in the best tradition of the mystery writer Ms Ellis tantilises her reader with clues as the story unfolds and it is fun trying to guess the ending. Although murder is itself a dark subject the stories have a much lighter tone than the title of the book may suggest. There is nothing gory in any of the tales and we are spared the all too familiar dose of gratutitous violence, sex and bad language that spoils so many modern works.

This collection is a great bedtime read and I found the tales were exactly the right length for me to knock one off each night just before switching out the lights.


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