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An Experiment in Emotions: A Short Story Collection
An Experiment in Emotions: A Short Story Collection
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5.0 out of 5 stars A read for the 'Agony Aunt' in-training., 20 July 2016
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After reading P.A Priddey's novel, I came to the conclusion he is either a psychologist, or just did some incredible research on the human psyche, both physical and emotional. His style of writing hooks, and draws you into relationship issues of the adult kind; something that goes on behind closed doors every day of our lives, but Mr Priddey made it slightly more interesting, to say the least.

We have here a rollercoaster ride of differing shades of adult relations, an analysis of the human condition, throwing up more personal problems than any 'agony aunt' could ever handle!

Kudos to P.A.Priddey for such a fascinating read!


Cops' True Stories of the Paranormal: Ghosts, UFOs, and Other Shivers
Cops' True Stories of the Paranormal: Ghosts, UFOs, and Other Shivers
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5.0 out of 5 stars Arrest that ghost!!, 28 Jun. 2016
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This really is a must read for all fans of the paranormal genre. Each short story told, is told from a first person perspective, and carries credence because of the way it's told, and by whom is telling it. Police officers, soldiers, detectives; people you wouldn't expect to fall into telling such fantastical tales; and yet here we have them writing about such things as UFO's and ghosts!

A must read for all... but don't turn off your light - otherwise you won't be able to see what you're reading : )


Mysterious Things in the Woods; Mysterious disappearances, Missing People; Sometimes Found... (Something in the Woods is Taking People Book 1)
Mysterious Things in the Woods; Mysterious disappearances, Missing People; Sometimes Found... (Something in the Woods is Taking People Book 1)
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5.0 out of 5 stars I can't see the wood for the ghosts!, 1 Jun. 2016
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This is a book that will have you thinking twice before taking that leisurely stroll through the woods. It's a motley assortment of the bizarre and downright unbelievable; winged beasts kidnapping the unsuspecting, aliens, dimensional portals - Stephen Young has got it all going on between each and every page.

Generally, the book was written extremely well, and he's done his homework on this profound subject rather concisely, which keeps the reader interested, never wanting to put the book down, from the beginning to the 'thought provoking' end.

If you really want to read this book, please, keep the lights on, and share with a friend...


TRUE GHOST STORIES: Terrifying Horror  'No One is Safe from Evil'.
TRUE GHOST STORIES: Terrifying Horror 'No One is Safe from Evil'.
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3.0 out of 5 stars London's Grim and Ghostly., 22 April 2016
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True Ghost Stories was in itself a rather good read, and for anyone who loves a creepy tale this is a must. I would like to state straightaway that it wasn't the title of the book (clique time!) that drew me in, but the stories that seemed to take on a life of their very own with a veritable mix of paranormal edge, keeping me hooked from beginning to resolute end.

Based around the London capital, Ralph.H.Manning gives a short introductory history lesson to lay the foundations of each frightening tale that occurs on, what you would assume to be some plain old street in the modern day city. Yet between the lines, the author describes a nuance, and shifting echoes of time, reflecting between then, and the 'here and now', upon the roads and pavements once used for hanging; dripping with the blood of the many who died by their own, or someone elses hands.

The only 'picky' thing that let the book down overall, was for me the amount of grammatical errors - typos etc, which could have been easily tidied up by an editor. However, having said that, Ralph.H.Manning has got to be the new byword for 'uncanny' when it comes down to his penning a good ghostly tale.

Fantastic stuff!


The Chinese Fire Drill: A Mister Hobo Novel
The Chinese Fire Drill: A Mister Hobo Novel
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5.0 out of 5 stars Law abiding story., 8 Dec. 2015
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When I purchased this novel by A.J.Hoover, I didn't know what to expect. This genre is just not what I'm used to. Having said that, I was soon sucked into a fast-paced thriller, full of suspense and intrigue that held me to the point of never being able to put the book down. This is a very descriptive book that is an analysis of the internal workings of law enforcement, driven by the protaganist, Officer Hobo.

If you like police street drama, this is definitely the book for you!!!


Envious
Envious
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5.0 out of 5 stars A timeless love story., 26 Nov. 2015
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This review is from: Envious (Kindle Edition)
Kate Keller-Nieman's Envious, has got to be the most unique read in this genre. Following the life of high school girl, Cassandra, the story naturally unfolds both descriptively and coherently along the protaganist's path of unrequited love, through, and along a layer of many centuries. The genius of this novel is that the author mirrors the characters of the present with those of the past through their names; passed over in reincarnation time and time again. Eric, her love interest never really responds or gets the fact they were both meant to be together as twin souls because of the antagonist, Aurora, who goes out on a limb to spoil and destroy any chance of love they ever had through her witchery.

Her troubled cousin, Todd, in my opinion is more of a back story that exposes Cassie's extraordinary life and love, her desperation and frustration of never being able to make Eric see how much she wants to be with him for eternity.

This novel in my opinion is a genuine, well thought out story, well written, where the author shows off her skill as a brilliant writer that would easily match those of the most famous author's of this genre.

I highly recommend this read!!


Birth of Venus
Birth of Venus
by D J Meyers
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5.0 out of 5 stars A tear for Boticelli., 22 Oct. 2015
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D J Myers offers us his latest book in the form of vivid imagery, as though he had painted it on canvas. The story begins in the 20th Century, within the Italian city of Florence, with a group of backpackers recounting the history of the certain artists that lived during the time of the Renaissance. From there, he creates pure escapism with his prose, making you believe you had just stepped back in time, carrying you further back to the 15th Century, to the time of the Medicini, and Sandro Botticelli, the Italian painter of mythological and religious paintings (1444-1510). With his dreamlike description, we are invited to witness the "golden age" and Boticelli's unrequited love for the beautiful Simonetta Vespucci - a married noblewoman who assisted as his model for 'The Birth of Venus.'

Boticelli was so obsessed by Simonetta that she occured time and time again in his paintings, despite the fact she had died many years before (1476). The artist postulated from the time of her death that he should be buried at her feet in the Church of Ognissanti, in Florence as he felt she posessed divinity through her sheer beauty.

At the time of the artists death in 1510, the author's story is concluded in a way that makes you wish it had a happier ending, so emotional was the painters life.

A well executed story, historically detailed and described exquisitely, almost colourful to the extent that one will never look at 'The Birth of Venus' in the same light again without shedding a tear for Boticelli...


Father McGargles: ( Irish Comedy ) - Father Brennan Series - Book 1
Father McGargles: ( Irish Comedy ) - Father Brennan Series - Book 1
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5.0 out of 5 stars Trout Fishing in the Catholic Style!, 2 Oct. 2015
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When I began to peruse through the pages of this novel, my expectations were open and limited to nothing more than a yarn about trout fishing... How wrong could I be!
Norman Morrow's skillfull writing comes at you like a huge banshee, banishing any of those anticipations of a thorough education into the watery realms of fly-fishing. Oh no, his sharp wit and loyal credence, lending a staggeringly tangible dimension to his characters saw to it that I became well and truly hooked.
The story itself is seamlessly woven, and in reality could be 'three stories' told about a Father James Brennan and his band of merry misfits, cooking up hare-brained schemes on how to gain fame and fortune through the internet (Brothers of the Con - Quest) with a website set up and dedicated to fly fishing. With skill and professionalism, Mr Morrow hurls us into the waters of the next phase of the story, involving Brennan's shady past and how it comes back to bite him on the - well, to put it in Brennan's own words - a**e. Through sharp wit that I guarantee will have you laughing out loud, the odd one liner, and a peppering of double, heart stoppingly ambiguous entedre, we find ourselves literally at the devil's door, where a rogue priest from Rome, Xavier, through his twisted beliefs, wants to break into Brennan's local pub, Lavelles, and steal the door to quench his own evil. Xavier is a priest, but also a devil worshipper who will stop at nothing to see he gets what he wants, believing the devil himself would be set free if he did this foul deed.
I will not say how the story ends, it's much too good to divulge. But nonetheless, this is a well-rounded story; brilliantly written, comedic, and polished to the highest degree... Thank you Norman for bringing Father Brennan into the world!


Ankerita: Seasons out of Time
Ankerita: Seasons out of Time
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gothic undertaking., 25 July 2015
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Ankerita has so many plot twists it leaves you breathless to the hilt. The author captures the atmosphere, crafting her adventures along with thought provoking attitude, until the end... It really leaves you wanting more.
A good read!


HAUNTED ASYLUMS, MORGUES & CEMETERIES.: True tales of horror at the Asylum...
HAUNTED ASYLUMS, MORGUES & CEMETERIES.: True tales of horror at the Asylum...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ghost stories gone mad!, 26 Jun. 2015
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Stephen Young goes into immense detail with stories of terriying vigour. Like a scene out of the movie 'Saw' he paints a picture of the macabre in horrific detail, finishing it off with ghost stories that will make your blood chill to the bone.

The only 'knit-pick' is that the author could have broken each story up as not to confuse the reader, as one story almost melts into the other a little too seamlessly - but on the whole, his stories are very, very good!


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