A Llama and a Fox: extract from Total Immersion

Another #SampleSunday, another extract from my forthcoming ‘Total Immersion: Ten Years in France’. We’re in March 2009, and we get to meet our first home-born baby llama and Chris has a very close encounter with a fox. We’d moved Gabby, the mother llama, into a stable so she’d be warm and cosy when delivery time… Continue reading A Llama and a Fox: extract from Total Immersion

A chilly extract from ‘Total Immersion’

Now that the first draft of Haircuts, Hens and Homicide is in the bag, I’ve been able to return to part Deux of my memoir of our lives in France, Total Immersion. To whet your appetites here’s an extract from the chapter ‘2012: The Year of the Pig’. The Big Freeze of 2017 is going… Continue reading A chilly extract from ‘Total Immersion’

Murder At The Jolly Jester by Ian Thompson: a dozy mystery

The author describes this as a dozy mystery, rather than a cozy mystery, which right from the start gives you the idea that the book is likely to be quirky and fun. And it is. It’s a very enjoyable, well written and easy read. Ron, our laid back hero, who only panics now and then… Continue reading Murder At The Jolly Jester by Ian Thompson: a dozy mystery

Peloton of Two by Andrew Bowie: upbeat, enjoyable romcom

I came across this book via Twitter (so take heart, indie authors, it does pay to Tweet regularly about your books!) and I’m so pleased I did. As a keen cyclist I was immediately attracted by the inclusion of ‘peloton’ in the title. Actually, I liked all of the catchy title with its alliteration, rhythm… Continue reading Peloton of Two by Andrew Bowie: upbeat, enjoyable romcom

Christmas at the Dog & Duck by Jill Steeples: festive romantic comedy at its best

I was pretty certain I was going to like this book even before I started reading it. First up, it’s a Christmassy romcom that manages not to have ‘little’ in the title! The author could have jumped on the bandwagon with ‘Christmas at the Little Village Pub’ or similar, but thank goodness she doesn’t! ‘Little’… Continue reading Christmas at the Dog & Duck by Jill Steeples: festive romantic comedy at its best

Gifted Author: Meet Nicholas Rose

I’m chuffed to welcome indie author Nicholas A. Rose to Books Are Cool for a friendly interrogation. Nicholas writes fantasy and is two-thirds of the way through his second trilogy. Markan Throne, Markan Empire and Markan Sword make up the first, and Gifted Apprentice is being followed by Gifted Hunter in the second. I discovered Nicholas through the very enjoyable Gifted… Continue reading Gifted Author: Meet Nicholas Rose