Saturday, March 18, 2017

PUB DAY 29 May! - Goodbye, My Love



The Roxanne's Ghost Saga is set against the backdrop of modern day South Africa. It is a complex ghost story of identical twin sisters love for the same man.

And the theme? Nothing is what it seems. 

Here, we move into the realms of the mists of time that could either reveal or conceal.

Book 1, Goodbye, My Love, sets the scene. It introduces country vet, Ben, his four-year-old autistic daughter and the would-be nanny, Jessica James. Jess’ interview with Ben for the nanny position takes place on Friday the 13th. An attraction between the two is immediate, which by all accounts isn't entirely normal.

 Ben's three oddball sisters-in-law descend on him for the anniversary of his wife Roxanne's death. They try to convince Ben that Roxanne isn't dead, more than likely to put an end to whatever might develop between Ben and Jessica. But Ben knows that no one could ever have survived what led to Roxanne’s death.

His daughter is supposed to be autistic, but only sometimes does she display the symptoms that led to her diagnosis. As Ben says, Autism is not a disease, it's a condition. Symptoms can't be turned on and off at will. So…what is it with the child?

Ben's wife's twin sister, Millicent, brings a psychic with her to Ben's home in order to help them find Roxanne. Only, Daemon wears dresses and a half-moon shaped earring. Who would take him seriously? 

Of course, the twin isn't happy to find Jess already in Ben's house—trouble is imminent. But only as far as Ethel, Ben's ancient housekeeper, allows. What does the housekeeper know that will keep Millicent's ruffled feathers under control?

More importantly…

Where is Roxanne?

Goodbye, My Love will be available on 29 May 2017.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Review - Bound By One Scandalous Night - Diane Gaston



My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Although Regency is not my favorite, I thoroughly enjoyed Daine Gaston's version of it. Definitely a scandalous start for the regency era, it captivated me nearly from the first page. I adored Edmond - the strong silent type - although I felt like slapping Amelie for not being more transparent to him. Maybe that was how girls were in that era and why I'm not fond of the period. I enjoyed this book very much, over all.



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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Secrets of the Knight (League of the Blades, #3)Secrets of the Knight by Julia Latham




I don't normally read historicals, but I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Very good



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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Vanishing Twin Syndrome

Image result for ultrasound pics of twinsA few years ago I read in a Dr. Ruth type column about a woman who was having twins and then the one baby just disappeared. I never heard of this before, so I went onto a medical site to find out more. Apart from being told to see a doctor immediately - I was not pregnant! - I was given the information I needed.


Apparently, it is quite common in multiple pregnancies for one fetus to be 'absorbed' by the other one. Here is an excellent article about the causes and effects of the vanishing twin syndrome: http://americanpregnancy.org/multiples/vanishing-twin-syndrome/

This made me think about the psychological adjustment of the surviving twin. We all know how close twins, especially identical twins, are to each other. Research have shown that twins feel each others' emotions, etc etc, and if one should die, the remaining twin suffers more than when a non-twin sibling dies. But what about it if one twin dies invitro, like in the vanishing twin syndrome? Would the survivor 'feel' the loss of the twin who died before birth, later in life?

In my book A Convenient Marriage, Nicole was a handful at the best of times, but a lot of her behavior could be attributed to the 'sadness' she often felt. She had no explanation for the feeling that something was missing in her life, and tried to fill the gap by any means possible - partying too hard, men, drugs - while Joshua waited for her to marry him. It was only when her nightmares got out of hand that her father told her that she was the survivor of the vanishing twin syndrome. But he lied to her, didn't he, because there was more to her nightmares than that.

Thursday, November 24, 2016








Searching for the answers she needs, will Addie lose everything she has?





Adeline “Addie” Montgomery is searching for the truth. As she and Blake travel back to 1920, she expects her nemesis Otto is behind a string of art forgeries. The only problem is that the villain has completely disappeared. Addie must now find Otto without blowing her cover to keep the past intact, as long as a lover from a past life doesn’t get in the way…





Blake Greenwood wants nothing more than to catch Otto and return to the present with Addie, the love of his life. When his mother goes missing as well, he leaves Addie alone with his half-brother to save his family. As the future begins to change in unexpected ways, Blake and Addie begin to question everything. Can they find Otto and save their relationship before what they had disappears for good?





Lost In Time is the third book in an absorbing series of paranormal romance time travel novels. If you like museum capers, psychic powers, and romance that’s both steamy and sweet, then you’ll love Alyssa Richard’s thrilling conclusion to the Fine Art of Deception Series. 












TRAILER






Don't forget to view this amazing trailer of "The Fine Art of Deception" series:




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Az-S5afi0ns









ABOUT THE AUTHOR






ALYSSA RICHARDS is the Amazon best selling author of The Fine Art of Deception series and upcoming The Haunting of Alcott Manor series - a contemporary gothic trilogy due out in 2017. 




She loves living in the South with her husband and two children. She also loves good espresso, her rescue dogs, magnolias and gardenias, and, of course, reading a great book. She grew up running barefoot in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, where her favorite weekly adventure was a trip to the library with her mom. 




Find out more at: http://www.alyssarichards.com

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

More Love Songs

It's in the lyrics, is't it, but in the end, it's the action that speaks loudest