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Monday, June 16, 2014

Two More Authors, Reviewed

The Mystery of the Solar Wind – Lyz Russo

What they say:
‘The year is 2116. Captain Radomir Lascek sails his pirate ship, the Solar wind, around the oceans, collecting outlaws and fugitives and dodging the authorities. But then he hires three young musicians in Dublin – the Donegal Troubles. Radomir Lascek, with all his wily schemes, is about to learn the real meaning of “trouble”.’

What we say – review by Nikki Mason:

I know I’ve mentioned before that I love all things pirate (and a yo ho ho and a bottle of rum) so imagine my delight on startingThe Mystery of the Solar Wind: pirates, with gypsy magic, set in the future??? Yes please!And this is a truly exciting and engrossing YA novel. It might take the reader  [CLICK HERE TO READ MORE]

Lyz Russo

Thank you Nikki Mason for these super reviews!  :-)

I thought this is a good moment to revisit the sweet review "Lupa" got from "BestChickLit" a while back:

Lupa – Marie Marshall

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What they say:

‘What is reality, what is illusion? A lost circus girl in late 20th century Rome; a female gladiator in ancient Rome. What connects these two very different women over two millennia? In her riveting novel, “Lupa”, Marie Marshall takes us through two contrasting versions of Rome and shows masterfully how people tend to see only what they want to see.’

What we say – review by Nikki Mason:

In Lupa, Marie Marshall has created a poetic and intriguing novella that gives us a glimpse into the lives of two women from different eras. Marshall constantly asks the question: what connects these lives?In the present day Jelena, an injured Serbian circus performer, is struggling with life in Rome. When she meets handsome native Vittorio, she cannot help [CLICK HERE TO READ MORE]

Marie Marshall is a very private person. However, that is her earring.

Nikki Mason also did this author interview with Marie Marshall:

Interview with Marie Marshall

After reading Marie Marshall’s book Lupa, BCL reviewer, Nikki Mason, decided to put the multi-talented author through her paces with an author intervie [Click the heading to read.]

Thank you, Nikki:  P'kaboo seriously appreciates your effort & input, and your boundless enthusiasm and vibe!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Two Authors, Reviewed

Two of our P'kaboo authors have received beautiful reviews very recently:  

Forest Circle Quest – Leslie Hyla Winton Noble

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  What they say:
 ‘Plump and pathetic “twins” Patsy and Percival Parker-Pyle are drawn quite by accident into a magical adventure. Talking snakes, water monsters, harpies and a tiger-dragon are just some of the amazing creatures that cross their path as they try to discover what it is they are supposed to be doing. Eventually, solving their quest, they find something entirely new to them: Friends. A heartwarming story with many giggles.’

  What we say – review by Nikki Mason:
 Forest Circle Quest is a classic adventure tale that ticks all the boxes: magical talking creatures, wizards, dragons, knights, goddesses and, of course, a battle between good and evil. And throw in a lisping snake, a rhyming cat and a Dotty villain and you know you’re onto something exciting. There are some unforgettable characters in this book. I loved the terribly  [...CLICK HERE TO READ MORE]

Almost Dead in Suburbia – Douglas Pearce



What they say:
‘In the sleepy village of Wiggleswood there are ghosts. After a car accident involving two neighbours, Ralph and Fred, both await their turn to cross over to the other side. But only one is really dead. The other was merely… in a bit of a hurry. In the confusion, the metaphorical gate is slammed in both their faces. However, when Ralph goes ‘back’, he finds his body already has a new occupant; his dead neighbour, Fred. Yet nothing is quite what it seems. And some people are not who they claim. Now there’s a company to save, a mystery to solve and in two weeks somebody is going to die. If Ralph doesn’t get his body back, it might well be him…’ 

  What we say – review by Nikki Mason:
I wasn’t at all sure about Almost Dead in Suburbia when I first started it. In fact, for the first few pages, I was confused. But when the story got going, I got the hang and I absolutely loved it. In fact, I completely whizzed through it while snorting with laughter to myself in a most unladylike manner. It was just a joy to find a book that [...CLICK HERE TO READ MORE] 

So there you have it, enjoy!