A fantastic start to the working week, home from work on Monday afternoon and although not feeling the best I had to smile, give thanks and be happy and grateful for my two new arrivals. Many thanks to Tim Roux from NightPublishing and the authors Teresa and Kathleen for providing me with my two new playmates.
The Eye of Erasmus by Teresa Geering
‘The Eye of Erasmus’ is the first of a series of four inter-related fables about time and fate, told in Teresa Geering’s characteristic hypnotic prose.
It tells of Erasmus, a baby born during a thunder storm, who is clearly destined to be special and, initially, especially obnoxious with his flashing black eyes and haughty ways, until he finds love.
The trouble is that the girl literally ‘of his dreams’ hasn’t actually been born yet.
No problem …… Oh, but there is ……. Danger lurks ……..
Comment by George Polley, author of ‘The Old Man & The Monkey’ and ‘Grandfather & The Raven’: “‘The Eye of Erasmus’ is different from the books that I usually read. When I received a review copy, I wasn’t sure. Now I am. It is a tale gently and beautifully told. Like the Harry Potter novels, it is a book that readers of all ages will enjoy. It is definitely a book that I will read again and again.
The Wedding Gift by Kathleen McKenna
Kathleen McKenna’s explosive third novel ‘The Wedding Gift’ excels in so many categories it defies them all.
It is a spine-electrifying supernatural tale where a huge Southern States mansion contains one of the most terrifying, violent and indeed psychopathic ghosts to haunt any town.
It is also a murder mystery – why did Robina Willets apparently kill all five of her young children, and her husband, before stabbing herself to death?
And, if you are in the camp of believing that ‘justice …. just is not’, then this will have you frothing at the mouth with righteous social fury.
Add to that the vision of two exceptionally beautiful girls lying on a landing stage in the middle of a secluded lake, sleeping naked in the sun ….
…. and then see if you can find any consecutive ten minutes in this book when you don’t at least snicker at the heroine Leeann’s sly, caustic, sometimes-knowing sometimes ‘too stupid to live’ commentary.