Category Archives: fiction

Guest Post: Have you checked your reality? by Clive West

Categories: Clive West, fiction, guest post
The RoadBy Clive WestEditions: ebookPublished by Any Subject Books (April 11, 2012)Genre: Fiction / CrimePrepare to be shocked!This book has been written by one who has seen the cumulative effects of those in power lining their own pockets at the expense of the public. Humorous, hard-hitting, emotive and always thought-provoking, The Road tells it as it is.The interlocking elements of this powerful story are bound together by the building of a ring road round the fictitious English town of Stockton.From the cynical statistic which provides its impetus, Read more [...]

Excerpt: Twelve Months by Steven Manchester

Categories: drama, excerpt, family drama, fiction, Steven Manchester
Twelve MonthsBy Steven ManchesterEditions: ebook, paperbackPublished August 14th 2012 by The Story PlantGenre: DramaDon DiMarco has a very good life – a family he loves, a comfortable lifestyle, passions and interests that keep him amused. He also thought he had time, but that turned out not to be the case. Faced with news that might have immediately felled most, Don now wonders if he has time enough. Time enough to show his wife the romance he didn’t always lavish on her. Time enough to live out his most ambitious fantasies. Time enough to Read more [...]

Guest Post: Constructing a short story by Clive West

Categories: Clive West, fiction, guest post, Hobson's Choice
Hobson's Choice and 15 other twist-in-the-tail short storiesBy Clive WestEditions: ebookPublished by Any Subject Books (March 14, 2012)Genre: FictionThis is a collection of stories whose endings you can try to predict, but you will almost always get it wrong. From the lottery-winner who inspires enmity in his neighbour, to the fraudulent fortune-teller discovering that she has a psychic gift after all, to the down-trodden schoolboy whose ‘daydreams’ reveal a crime which he then uses all his ingenuity to expose, a huge range of characters walk Read more [...]

Did Not Finish: Another Broken Wizard by Colin Dodds

Categories: Colin Dodds, contemporary, did not finish, fiction, RBR, review
Another Broken WizardBy Colin DoddsEditions: ebook, paperbackPublished August 8th 2011 by Createspace (first published July 29th 2011)Genre: Contemporary FictionSource: review copyAnother Broken Wizard is the story of Jim Monaghan, who really didn't want to go back to Worcester. But unemployment and his father's open-heart surgery forced his hand. Tending to his father and embarking on an ICU romance in the day, Jim seeks out his childhood best friend, Joe Rousseau. But Joe has problems with a local gang, and his plan to resolve the matter only Read more [...]

Review: American Idol by S.C. Hayden

Categories: contemporary, did not finish, fiction, RBR, review, S.C. Hayden
American Idolby S.C. Hayden Editions: ebook, paperbackFirst published April 2nd 2011)Source: review copyIn a twisted yet somehow familiar version of America where militias, doomsday cults and self proclaimed Prophets are as commonplace as gas stations and fast food restaurants, The American Idol Company is born. After outraging millions across the world and coming dangerously close to starting World War Three, The American Idol Company is poised to become the next great religion, but the looming threat of disaster is never far behind.Their goal: Read more [...]

Review: Sabrina’s Window by Al Riske

Categories: 2 butterflies, adult, Al Riske, contemporary, fiction, netgalley, RBR, review, romance
Sabrina's Windowby Al RiskeEditions: paperbackExpected publication: May 15th 2012 by Luminis BooksSource: netgalleyOn a chilly morning in Taos, New Mexico, a 17-year-old paperboy breaks the window of a 31-year-old hair stylist - an accident that marks the beginning of an instant, inexplicable bond between them. In the course of one high-desert summer, Joshua and Sabrina share confidences, intercede in each other's love lives, go on a date that scandalizes the town, and confront questions of fidelity, desire, and the nature of love.~ Goodreads blurbYou Read more [...]