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Wet Daddy (The Hybrid Series Book 4)
Wet Daddy (The Hybrid Series Book 4)
Price: £2.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No Fly in the Ointment, 10 Dec 2012
Wet Daddy is the latest book from Andrew Harding in the Hybrid series and it's hard core in every sense. Don't expect any of the characters to pussy-foot around the hot porridge; this is a gritty account of a family of Hybrids doing their job to the best of their many abilities and all their occasional emotional overflow.... Failings? Hardly! This is a fast-paced tale of intrigue, of the allure of lures, and if you're into fly fishing you might just learn a couple of things and if you're not you are well advised to learn fast. This book is probably sexually more restrained than all of the others but it doesn't lack punch or compassion. A compelling read.


Parity (The Spirit Trilogy)
Parity (The Spirit Trilogy)
Price: £2.63

5.0 out of 5 stars Parity - the 3rd book in the Trilogy, 12 Nov 2012
Parity is the 3rd book in the Trilogy of a family of vampires that are more compassionate than your average humans and if you don't like them and identify with the characters by now then you have not paid attention. The book is full of new conflicts, tragedies and solutions and the very end brings conclusions alas also a certain finality which is felt as disappointment for the reader. The saga is over...


Devil's Dyke (The Hybrid Series Book 3)
Devil's Dyke (The Hybrid Series Book 3)
Price: £2.55

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sex, alive or dead..., 27 Oct 2012
Andrew Harding's third book in the Hybrid series not only sees a slow but steady growth in the Hybrid family but it also sets new standards in deprivation. They play hard (and you might even try and picture some of the things they get up/into) but they only ever play for pleasure and release; Not so the villains in this book. They play ok, but they play dirty, downright disgusting and you'd never think that you would ever descend that far down into the moral pit of humanity. At the end of the book you are almost ashamed to be human and you will probably have to have a good scrub to wash the filth of you. Mind you, don't misunderstand me, the book advocates the 'good' not the 'bad' and succeeds. It's an emotional roller-coaster that will have shed more than just a little tear. There is a definite thread throughout the series and each book continues where the one before left off, but you can easily read each book as a 'stand-alone'.
Whatever you do: just read it!


GRYMM
GRYMM
by Keith Austin
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.35

5.0 out of 5 stars Good vs Evil, 23 Oct 2012
This review is from: GRYMM (Paperback)
In Grymm, a dusty, forgotten desert mining town, nothing is what it seems. Grymm seems dead or at least dying, but underneath the surface, it is very much alive, alas not not the living but with the ghosts and feelings of the dead. Here we have a classic batter of good vs evil, alas the good is hampered by infighting, petty bickering and a very un-united front, whereas evil seems to hold all the cards and glitter and rewards. This is a novel of superb imagination with, I suspect, a little more than just a grain of actual life-experience thrown it. Read it! NOW!


Critical Moments (The Hybrid Series Book 2)
Critical Moments (The Hybrid Series Book 2)
Price: £2.59

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enter the Hybrid realm, 22 Oct 2012
Critical Moments, the second book in the Hybrid series is a doozey! It combines anecdotal truths with fiction, fantasy and a very healthy dose of sex. Did I say healthy? Hmm.. maybe fascinating and educational might be better descriptions. This books tugs at your heart strings; it will make you teary, horny and fascinated all at once and if you are up to this you'll love it. Go on! Get it now!


Split Decision (The Hybrid Series Book 1)
Split Decision (The Hybrid Series Book 1)
Price: £0.77

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Are you up to this?, 13 Oct 2012
Split Decision is the first book of the Hybrid Series and although it lays the foundation for the series, it is a perfect stand-alone story as well. It's fast, naughty, insightful, human and emotional. You may find that some of the characters evoke echoes in yourself and you might or might not like that, however it will bring you closer to the plot, either way. Love the pace, love the 'naughty bits' and can't wait to read the next book in the series. For a bit of Australian verncular: GoodonyaAndrew :-)


Spirit (The Spirit Trilogy Book 1)
Spirit (The Spirit Trilogy Book 1)
Price: £0.77

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Concepts thrown out the window, 9 Oct 2012
Growing up with a set concept in my mind of what vampires are portrayed to be, in films, tv or the written word, I was astonished to read Andrew Harding's take and description. I had to relearn, throw all the old concepts out the window and accept the characters as Andrew Harding so successfully described them and brought them to 'live' on every page of this book. The vampires he deals with in this story are considerably more 'human' than most of the humans we deal with and a lot more dependable. This book presents a fresh look at the 'spiritualist genre' with a bit of occult thrown in, without ever being unbelievable. The characters are living entities with their very strong feelings, empathy and deserve your sympathy and attention. Go on, get the book, now! (and you won't be able to resist the other two in the trilogy, FORCE and PARITY. Enjoy!


Angorichina
Angorichina
by Marion Grace Woolley
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Emotional Rollercoaster, 12 Sep 2011
This review is from: Angorichina (Paperback)
Angoricina is a book of raw emotions, describing suffering of the body and mind with small triumphs along the way. This is not an easy book to read and not one to read in drips and drabs. It's engaging, enveloping and sucks you into a world you can be glad you're not part of. A compelling read.


101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die (Revised & Updated)
101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die (Revised & Updated)
by Ian Buxton
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £11.30

20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 101 Whiskies to try before you die - start now!, 5 Sep 2010
Whisky writer, consultant and whisky afficionado Ian Buxton has written the desert island list of whiskies in his new book 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die. There are not many people on this planet (if any) that know more about whisky and the whisky trade. Consultant to more distillers than you can shake a nulla nulla at (funny, they call it a stick in Scotland whereas here a stick is just a boomerang that doesn't come back) Ian Buxton also instigated (and still runs) a major, annual Whisky Industry Conference and apparently bought a derelict distillery... when he was sober.

This new book is both a terrific reference and a 'journal' for anyone who is game to take up the challenge. Showing 101 whiskies with an image, description and tasting notes and facts like owner, distillery, availability, price and whether they have a visitors' centre or not. There is also a space at the bottom the description page that allows for the owners of the book to make notes as they taste their way through Ian's selections. The selections are both thorough and quirky. All the expected whiskies are there, but also some very obscure (and hard to get) examples of Ian's wide ranging experience and seasoned palate. I must admit I have tasted most of the whiskies in the book, which confirms to me that the selection is very thorough, but where the hell do you find Green Spot?

I totally concur with Ian's sentiments, and I quote: "101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die is a whiksy list with a difference. It's not an awards list. It is not a list of 101 best whiskies in the world. It is simply, as it says in the title, a guide to 101 Whiskies that enthusiasts really should seek out and try - love them or hate them - to complete their whisky educations. What's more, it's practical and realistic."

All I can say is: Sláinte!
Franz Scheurer


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