Book Review: The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M. Harris

Today I’m reviewing this book based on the Nordic mythical Gods by Joanne Harris. Well known for her young adult fantasy series Runemark’s and of course the well-known novel Chocolat.

Title: The Gospel of Loki
Series: N/A
Author: Joanne Harris
Genre: Fantasy / Mythology / Historical Fiction
Publisher: Gollancz
Publication Date: 6 November 2014
Format: eBook / Hardback / Paperback / Audio
Pages: 320
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Book Review: Alice Cooper Vol. 1: Welcome To My Nightmare (Alice Cooper #1) by Joe Harris

Alice Cooper Vol. 1 CoverToday I’m reviewing the first volume of Alice Cooper graphic novels put together in a hardback format. As a lover of Alice Cooper, horror, and graphic novels this was like a dream come true to be able to review!

Title: Alice Cooper Vol. 1: Welcome To My Nightmare
Series: Alice Cooper #1
Author: Joe Harris
Genre: Graphic Novel / Comic / Horror / Music
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Publication Date: 1 September 2015
Format: eBook / Hardback
Pages: 168
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Book Review: Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander #2) by Diana Gabaldon

Today I’m reviewing the second book in the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. I was very late to this series only being introduced to it via the TV series which started here in the UK on Amazon around April this year, however, I’m hooked.

Title: Dragonfly in Amber
Series: Outlander #2
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Genre: Romance / Historical Fiction / Contemporary Fiction
Publisher: Arrow
Publication Date: 1 July 1992
Format: eBook / Hardback / Paperback / Audio
Pages: 976
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Blog Tour: Colette McBeth’s Three Favourite Non-Crime Books a Guest Post

The Life I Left Behind CoverWelcome to the BrizzleLass stop on the Headline Publishing tour of The Life I Left Behind by Colette McBeth. I am honoured to have a guest post from Colette McBeth herself about her three favourite books which don’t fall into the crime genre!

Title: The Life I Left Behind
Series: N/A
Author: Colette McBeth
Genre: Crime / Thriller
Publisher: Headline Review
Publication Date: 1 January 2015 (Paperback 13 August 2015)
Format: eBook / Hardcover / Paperback / Audio
Pages: 400
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Book Review: Wake-Up Call (The Wake-Up Series #1) by Amy Avanzino

Wake Up Call by Amy AvanzinoTitle: Wake-Up Call
Author: Amy Avanzino
Genre: Chick Lit / Humour / Women’s Fiction
Publisher: Henery Press
Publication Date: 1 September 2015
Format: eBook / Paperback / Hardcover
Pages: 276
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Book Blurb:
FIRST in a NEW Heartwarming Series

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Book Review: Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris

Title: Midnight Crossroad
Author: Charlaine Harris
Genre: Paranormal / Mystery
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
Publication Date: 8 May 2014
Format: eBook / Paperback / Hardback / Audio
Pages: 315
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Book Blurb:
From Charlaine Harris, the bestselling author who created Sookie Stackhouse, the world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, comes a new, darker world – populated by more strangers than friends. But then, that’s how the locals prefer it?

Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, located at the crossing of Witch Light Road and Davy Road. It’s a pretty standard dried-up western town.

There’s a pawnshop (someone lives in the basement and is seen only at night). There’s a diner (people who are just passing through tend not to linger). And there’s new resident Manfred Bernardo, who thinks he’s found the perfect place to work in private (and who has secrets of his own).

Stop at the one traffic light in town, and everything looks normal. Stay awhile, and learn the truth…

My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

My Review:
Welcome to Midnight in Texas, home to only a few people but to my pleasure some returning characters from previous Charlaine Harris series. Look out for characters from the Harper Connelly mysteries as well as an old favourite from Shakespeare!

For me this book, the first in a new series, Midnight Texas, returns Charlaine Harris to the writing of her pre-Sookie Stackhouse days. For those readers not familiar with her writing before the series which inspired the TV Series True Blood you really must go check out the back catalogue as this is full of her best work!

As much as I enjoyed the Sookie Stackhouse series I missed the mystery and suspense that Charlaine Harris does so well, but also in quite a light hearted way. In Midnight she has kept an air of the paranormal she introduced in Bon Temps with the mysterious characters who have all ended up in this middle of nowhere town.

With the inevitable death of a local Charlaine Harris weaves a beautiful web of whodunnit that leaves you guessing to the end. As with most of her books, I was completely thrown sideways by the eventual reveal…nothing obvious here folks!

I’m so pleased to see Charlaine Harris back to what she does best and am already halfway through the next book in the series!

Thanks to Orion Publishing Group for the ARC in return for this this review.

About Charlaine Harris:
Author of a number of international bestselling series, Charlaine Harris’ many novels include the Sookie Stackhouse series, now also known as the books behind the HBO original series, True Blood. She has also penned the Harper Connelly mysteries, the Lily Bard Investigations and the Aurora Teagarden cases. Her latest novel, first in a brand new series, is Midnight Crossroad. Charlaine Harris was born and raised in the Mississippi River Delta area. Now married with children, she currently resides in Texas.

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Review: Seven Deadly Sins

Title: Seven Deadly Sins
Author: Corey Taylor
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publication Date: 19 July 2012
Format: All
Pages: 272
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Book Blurb:
‘I was 22 years old, a hard-on with a pulse: wretched, vice-ridden, too much to burn and not enough minutes in a hour to do so’.

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