Fantasy

Cult of Dracula #5 by Rich Davis

Karen’s Magic Review In the pictures telling stories I give you my interpretation of the book I’ve just read. In this case the 5th book in the series. Although I recognised one of the characters, the cult leader, I wasn’t able to determine the girls, Lucy and Mina. Although the later was named in one… Continue reading Cult of Dracula #5 by Rich Davis

Fantasy, Young Adult/Teen

Garkin, Book One of The Uluru Legacy

Karen’s Magic Review In my feature Pictures Telling Stories, I give my interpretation of the story I've read. It starts on a plane from America to Australia with Amelia, the main character on her way to see the mother who gave her away at birth. At this point, Amelia has no idea what awaits her,… Continue reading Garkin, Book One of The Uluru Legacy

Fantasy

Cult of Dracula #4 by Rich Davis

Karen’s Magic Review This is fourth book I’ve read of this series, and if you enjoy a bit of horror and gore this has a lot of it. All in thrilling and vivid pictures, that tell an intense story. My interpretation of the book is represented in pictures. It is not a standalone story. You… Continue reading Cult of Dracula #4 by Rich Davis

Fantasy

Cult of Dracula #3 by Rich Davis

Karen’s Magic Review This is book three of the series, and the story has become more graphic and more intense. In the pictures telling stories above, I’ve given a small interpretation of the story as I see it. Daughters of Dracula are featured and it was creepy and chilling. I felt there was something dark… Continue reading Cult of Dracula #3 by Rich Davis

Articles, Book, Christmas Reads, Crime, Dystopian, Erotica, Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Kindle Unlimited, Mystery, Novella, Paranormal, Post Apocolyptic, Psychological, Romance, science Fiction, series

Best Book of the Year

I’ve had the honour of reading fifty-three books in 2021. Truly a record for me. Now I have to decide the most enjoyable one of the year, and what comes a close second and third There are some stand-out stories, and some I’ve not liked as much. There are long books and short ones, exciting,… Continue reading Best Book of the Year

Christmas Reads, Kindle Unlimited, Romance

Christmas in the Scottish Highlands by Donna Ashcroft

This is my last review of 2021, and the last book I've completed. See my year in books here. Many years ago I used to watch TV soaps. I loved the gossip and a glimpse into people’s everyday lives. Whose marriage was in trouble? Who had mischievous teenagers? And more controversially, which neighbours were having… Continue reading Christmas in the Scottish Highlands by Donna Ashcroft

Fantasy

Cult of Dracula, #2, by Rich Davis

Karen’s Magic Review I had to reread the first book to remind myself of the story as this is a continuation. Second time around, I found that I picked up on things I missed the first time. The good thing about a recap is that it’s easy to flick back. After my refresher, it seems… Continue reading Cult of Dracula, #2, by Rich Davis

Christmas Reads, Novella

A Different Kind of Christmas Story, Below Torrential Hill, a review

Karen’s Magic Review A winner of the Electric Electra Books Novella Competition 2020, I had this on pre-order and hadn’t realised it was a Christmas story. It's a very deep, thought-provoking tale about 16-year-old Tristan and his family, and all set over the Christmas period. It takes you on an unusual journey with a comet… Continue reading A Different Kind of Christmas Story, Below Torrential Hill, a review

Crime, Kindle Unlimited, Novella

A Partner in Crime by Tony McManus

Karen’s Magic Review I had forgotten how good short stories are. They really aren’t given enough credit. Partners in Crime is just 20 pages long. A neat short-to-the-point read. When done well like this one, it's very satisfying. I was always taught to write about what you know, and I know the author lives in… Continue reading A Partner in Crime by Tony McManus

Horror, Novella, Psychological

Dare you go down to the Basement?

I’ve never been a horror lover, and have known about this book for a while. When it came on offer, I couldn’t resist downloading it. At a hundred pages long, it was worth taking a chance. Even if it was too horrific, silly, or gory, I could at least say I had read it. Surprisingly,… Continue reading Dare you go down to the Basement?