EBook Review -The Far Horizon – Patty Jenson

This science fiction novel aimed at children over 10, starts slowly, seeming to focus more on the main character Cory's dislike at the way his life is changing, seeming almost a little whiney and annoying, but if you stick with it, the author starts to weave a good tale, full of rich detail and explanation. Any child with a love of science fictionand space will enjoy this book, at times it can seem a little stilted and perhaps some more editorial time would have really made this good book great.

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Ebook Review – The Perfect Ring By Rachel Elizabeth Cole

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Review of The Perfect Ring a short story by  Rachel Elizabeth Colethe-perfect-ringa

 

A beautifully written story about true love, the writer had me hooked from the first few lines.  Even though you could see where the story was going, the twist on the last page took me by surprise and left me with a desire to read more.

 

Razberry Rating: 5-stars

 

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EBook Review – Broken Shell Island – Dayla Moon

I absolutely loved this book, from chapter one, I was drawn into an alternative world where life could be perfect, needless to say even here life has its trials and tribulations. The main character Opal is an innocent 15 year old girl who was plucked out of her life with her grandfather and friends into a magical new existence. The author vividly spurs your imagination with amazing descriptions of the surroundings in this new world, without ever drawing from the mystical story. I particularly liked the witches with their devilish tricks and how Zara itched to reveal the secret of their magic.

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EBook Review – The Undiscovered Novelist by Sarah Bridgeton

My first comment to anyone about to embark on this book is…..”stick with it”, the first few chapters seem to go by very slowly with very little to hook the reader into continuing, however by continuing, you do come across a very readable and charming story. The characters are well defined, the story eventually being told by two women, a mother and daughter, I found I enjoyed the Mother, Debra's story more than I did the main character, Jordyn. It is not until quite a way into the book, that you figure out where it is going, and once you realise what’s coming, the book does seem to whizz by, almost too fast, coming to a rather quick and abrupt end. 

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Ebook Review – Short Story – The Taking of Millie May – Rose Scottsdale

Erotic Fiction is hot hot hot at the moment, and so dipping one's toe in via a short story seemed like a good idea!

The Taking of Millie May by Rose Scottsdale is a short story at just over 4000 words. Its the first offering from author Scottsdale published on Kindle.

I was fairly sceptical after reading the synopsis, and it is standard erotic fiction, doing “exactly what it says on the tin”, but with that said its a very readable tale of a young woman (with seemingly a very high sex drive), being 'taken' by a rather dominant man (blacksmith), it promises to be the first in a series and it definitely does set the scene well for more, and that is the great thing about Kindle and self-publishing an author can easily publish a whole series of short stories, one after the other, keeping readers waiting for more.

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EBook Review – Wings of Shadow (The Underground Trilogy)

Before reading this ebook, I purposefully didn’t read the prologue, so I had no real idea what the story was about, and I found the whole premise in a literary world currently full of vampires and various shades of that colour grey to be refreshing –

I have therefore absolutely intentionally failed to mention in my review the central crux of the book! It really is a lovely surprise!

Wings of Shadow is not a challenging read, nor is it a read that will change your world, however it is light and easy to read, its the kind of ebook you can pop on the Kindle before your holiday and happily dip into when round the pool.

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Christian Grey – 50 Shades of Grey – RAZBERRY CANDY

NAME: Christian Grey 

AGE: 28 

ABOUT: Christian Grey is a successful, handsome and charming business man, however there is a darker side to the CEO of Grey Enterprises. Christian, or better known by his girlfriend as ‘Fifty’ has had a painful and disturbing past, he was brought into the world by a drug addict who failed to care for him or feed him, this was made worse by her ‘pimp’ boyfriend who would stub cigarettes out on his body. This all came to an end when Mr Grey’s mother overdosed and died in front of him at just 4 years old, from then on he was taken into care and then finally adopted at the age of 15 – so its no surprise he has a few, shall we say, ‘issues’.

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Snippet – Gaming – my addiction to “keeping fish” on my Android

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Fish LiveLike many SmartPhone users, every now and again I pootle my way through the Android Market Place (I refuse to call it the PlayStore sounds ridiculous), for some free apps and games. Most will last a few weeks before they are removed or forgotten, one which has stuck and doesn’t seem to be losing its uncertain appeal is Fish Live, a free app by CanadaDroid, its ludicrously easy to play, extremely untaxing, would appear to have no real goals bar raising up through the levels and is rather repetitive. But I have been playing it now for a few months a few times a day!

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In praise of the Kindle

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Kindle Fire, Full Color 7" Multi-touch Display, Wi-Fi

In unashamed praise of the Kindle.

So its never going to be the coolest gadget, but Amazon's Kindle is fast becoming a must have, and at £89.00 for their standard version it really is within the grasp of many of us mere mortals, and not too pricey to pop on your Birthday or Christmas list without feeling guilty.

But as someone who loves books, covets them, keeps them and has always given them as gifts, why why do I love my Kindle so much?

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The rise and rise of online publishing

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The rise of e-books and online publishing has been quite astounding in the last few years, whilst it doesn’t seem about to render the paper and ink redundant just yet, there is no doubt that the popularity of this format will continue, and with apps being available for smart phones and tablets, with surprisingly matt looking interfaces and easy readability, this is technology we can all embrace!

The majority of books available for the Kindle, Kobo, Sony Reader or any one of the others available on the market are books that are already published in paper, or new books paper published at the same time, there is a growing number of authors and publishers, producing books only available to buy online in electronic form.

 

 

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