Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Legion by William Peter Blatty - my thoughts

Legion (Exorcist)Legion by William Peter Blatty
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love this book. For me, it's better than The Exorcist, which I also think is wonderful. Legion manages to combing a gripping police procedural with a stark supernatural chiller, and enriches the whole mix with some profound philosophical observations and thought provoking questions on the meaning of life and death.

And Kinderman is an amazing character, one of the best I've ever read. He's wise and real and complete. I wish I knew him.

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Friday, 7 February 2014


DuneDune by Frank Herbert
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Second time of reading this, and I still don't quite know why I like it. It certainly isn't my normal kind of reading fare. In places it seems pretentious and incomprehensible, but it also has a compelling and page turning quality that grips you and keeps you reading. It's also a toweringly complex vision of the future, and a magnificently well imagined universe.

For that reason, I'm in awe of it, and can even see myself reading it again some time. I also find myself strangely fond of Paul, and his mother Jessica, even though sometimes they come across as rather cold characters.

Should I start on the sequels? Maybe... maybe not. I think I need a change of scene for the moment.

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Tuesday, 4 February 2014

New cover, new price!

To celebrate the dramatic new cover of my short story collection, DARING INTERLUDES, I've reduced the price to a very tasty 99c [or 77p or equivalent in your currency]. These stories are super hot, and yes, very daring. They're all about couples who are established and happy together, but eager to have fun trying edgy new sensual pleasures.

Here's the lowdown on each one:

In The Concubine, Merry spices up Rick's convalescence by telling him one of her super sexy stories and transporting him to a fantasy kindom where a beautiful and sensually accomplished courtesan serves her lord and master.

Silver Screen is a walk on the wild side for the heroine when she's compelled to take breathtaking erotic risks at the behest of her wickedly imaginative lover.

Vickie and Terrence both have sexual secrets, and neither quite knows what's going on in the other's head when they're in bed, making love. But one day, Vickie reveals her Naughty Thoughts... and discovers a brand new, thrilling Terrence. A powerful man who likes to play spanking games.

Daring Interludes is available from Barnes and Noble, Nook UK, Kobo Ebooks, Amazon Kindle US and Amazon Kindle UK.

There's a mini excerpt here.