The details of Caleb’s insane crime spree are conveyed in a (first-person) skin-crawler style which fascinates and repulses, both
If #Blood_Related had been a tv show – I would have had to watch it in daylight. @williamcook666 writes a great horror!
...home-made herbal remedies, magic mushrooms, frustrated yearnings, the mauling of stock, floods and rescues, and shocking disasters...
Author of Soul Of Dust, Adam was kind enough to reveal his reading preferences when younger "As a young man I read everything I could get my grubby little hands on, from horror to fantasy, sci-fi to westerns. It’s tough to compile a list like this, but I’ll give it a shot. In no particular … Continue reading Adam Millard’s 10 Favourite Authors in his teen years
VIVIENNE’S BLOG Author Stephen K. LEATON It was a lot easier to read and enjoy Vivienne’s Blog than it has been to write this review. Not wanting to sell it short, I actually spent time refining my understanding of the genres mentioned among the publisher’s material: thriller, chilling suspense, fantastical, psychological thriller, or mystery. The … Continue reading VIVIENNES BLOG, by NZ author Stephen LEATON (release mid-January ’15)
Richard WOLFE's New Zealand's Lost Heritage, published by New Holland Publishers (November 2013), is a fascinating collection of landmarks and buildings we have let slip through our fingers via natural forces, commercial greed or communal apathy. Wolfe devotes a chapter to each of his selected twenty examples of heritage buildings, their construction, redevelopment, community significance, … Continue reading New Zealand’s Lost Heritage, by Richard WOLFE
TAKA KIRO WAI – He Kōrero Pūrākau mo Tētāhi Hoiho Author Keri KAA Artist Martin D PAGE This Māori language, 59 page picture book is an amazing compilation of story, artwork and photography, decorated and enhanced with examples of Māori weaving and carving patterns. Publisher Tania was kind enough to relate the story to … Continue reading TAKA KIRO WAI –He Kōrero Pūrākau mo Tētāhi Hoiho by Keri KAA
A Stellar Affair the fourth in the series of futuristic romancesby Virginnia de PartéStellar (Siobhan and James Corban's daughter with the g-altered ability to 'jump' to other locations) comes across Matt Saunders in the desert - his truck stuck deeply in the sand alongside the road. The four Corban's (Stellar, James and her two twin … Continue reading A Stellar Affair – by Virginnia de Parté
Virginnia de PARTÉ’s A Talent for Loving - the third in her futuristic romantic series about g-altered people, set in Australia, is a most loving tale. William and Belinda had reached the age of seven, managing to hide their talent from the Defence Department in order to ensure they would be released to an adopting … Continue reading A Talent for Loving, by Virginnia De PARTÉ
From the moment I realized the fantasy is set in New Zealand, is well written, and its antagonists are a family of parents and teenagers, I knew the author is on a winner.His descriptive passages are vivid; we See the green bush, the space between the shimmer curtain, the safe haven, the dream worlds ... … Continue reading DREAMTIME – pt 1 of Guardians of the Shimmer by Garth LAWLESS