Friday, 16 November 2012

The Players: Earth. My review.

4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable, November 16, 2012
By Yvonne Lee (United Kingdom)
This review is from: The Players: Earth - The Arena (Paperback)
The Players: Earth by Robert Dennis Wilson is a Christian Sci-Fi.

Dr Thompson with help from two gifted students, David and Sashi, has invented a PAX machine [Physic Amplification Experiment.]
David and Sashi both possess ESP abilities. Dr Thompson hooks them up to the machine, and during the experiment the door to a parallel universe is opened, allowing a huge alien called Pedagog to leave his realm and enter ours. He and his kind call themselves teachers!
It was good to read a Christian novel that was both exciting and gritty. Although in parts I found it a trifle boring. I'm afraid the theories of dimension, don't really interest me! So I found myself skipping to more exciting bits.
That aside, the basic story was good, and on the whole well written. The more I got into the story, the more I enjoyed it and couldn't put the book down.
I'm hoping the next book in the series is not so full of scientific exposition, because for me it spoilt the flow of a good story.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Soon to be re-published.

My next fantasy 'Through a Glass,' will be published in a couple of weeks. All I have to do now is proof it. Then, that's it, my third book will out in the big wide world.
The birth of a new book is always exciting, yet at the same time daunting. I suppose because that's when the real work begins... promotion!
Like most authors it's not something I enjoy, it doesn't come naturally. I just want to write! But sadly it has to be done. People can't buy a book if they don't know it exists.
This is the second edition of 'Through a Glass,' and it has been a labour of love. 
Since I first published the book, as a newbie writer, I've learnt so much. Over this last year, I have given my time to the re-writing and editing of it. All of which I hope, has made 'Through a Glass' a well written and exciting novel.

'Through a Glass' is written for young adults, but I hope it will be read and enjoyed by all ages.

Monday, 12 November 2012

New review for my book A Rat and A Ransom

5.0 out of 5 stars a good read, November 12, 2012

I was sent this book by the author - thank you, I enjoyed it. This story was delightful, fast-paced, with an unexpected end. I would think a younger reader would love the book, even though it would make adults appreciate the themes of faith, love and the needs of children.

Yes, a good read.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

My review for Operation Dark Angel by Pam Funke

3.0 out of 5 stars Good Story, November 6, 2012
By Yvonne Lee (United Kingdom)
This review is from: Operation Dark Angel: The Four Horsemen Series (Hardcover)
I was asked to read and review Operation Dark Angel by the author Pam Funke.

This is an end time story, focusing on the rise of evil in the form of Nicolaitanes. His rise to power is swift and violent as he plunges the entire world into war, and then awaits his chance for world domination, and the opportunity to show himself as mankind's saviour.
From the way the story ends it's obvious there will be sequels.
I love this sort of end time apocalyptic story. However, sadly my enjoyment was marred by the lack of editing. There were grammar and spelling issues, and I became terribly confused by all the head hopping, and there were a lot of heads.
The author Pam Funke was seriously let down by her editor. Which is a great shame as the story was basically very good, and certainly exciting

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Book Reading

I've had a good day, because I did one of my favourite things...a book reading! I was invited to read a few chapters from my book A Rat and A Ransom to a luncheon club.
We had a delicious lunch of beef and ale pie with mash potatoes and veg, followed by apple pie and custard, yummy.
After a cup of coffee, I read from my book, and later signed some copies. It was a pleasant and most successful day.