Rosie’s #BookReview Team #RBRT The Former Chief Executive by @k8vane #TuesdayBookBlog

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Today’s team review is from Alison, she blogs here

#RBRT Review Team

Alison has been reading The Former Chief Executive by Kate Vane


Deborah’s vision of her retirement – to spend her days finally relaxing with her husband Peter after a long career – has had to be re-imagined. Peter has died, and she is alone, struggling to know what to do with her time and how to live without him, and without the career that defined her.

Luca is also struggling – struggling with life after prison, a new job, a pregnant girlfriend. He finds solace in working on Deborah’s garden and the two develop a friendship.

But the arrival of Deborah’s daughter complicates things as their problematic relationship is put under new pressure. And Deborah also has to contend with her past, and the fear that it will come back to ruin the present.

This is a thoughtful book…

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Mystery Mondays: Bebe Bollinger Murder Mystery call for Beta Readers


Dear all eurovision2013ireland

it’s been somewhat quiet on writerchristophfischer during the last few weeks. I had my head buried deep in the writing and re-writing of my next murder mystery:

“Over My Dead Body – Murder at Eurovision (Bebe Bollinger Murder Mystery 2)”

I feel I have rounded the story up enough to offer the book to beta readers, that is test readers who give a first opinion on the novel. 
That can be a short paragraph with what they liked and didn’t like, or more involved, naming scenes and characters that didn’t work for them, plot holes, stylistic critique, praise for what they liked most and what should feature more etc.

Beta reading is an art. I’m not very good at it, admittedly, as I get easily carried away if I like a book and then I miss plot holes or stylistic short comings that are obvious to others.

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Ausone’s Notebook, Final edition

Ausone just head sideways

Hello humans. I was silent for some time. And I do think that my readers deserve to know why.

The day after my last outing my humans (the female human to be precise) decided that they will separate. As my favourite human doesn’t have adequate shelter to take care of me. He took the decision, with Milady’s consent, that Milady will take care of me. For the time being. Which means most probably for the rest of my life. Chances that I do see my favourite human again are somewhere between very slim and inexistant.

I want to thank you all for following my rantings for more than a year. I’m truely sorry that it ends. But all good things most come to an end.

I will miss ranting and my readers. But most of all I will miss my favourite human. Thank you all again. Maybe we’ll meet again in the afterlife.

It’s been a pleasure

I’m heartbroken.

Good bye

Yours affectionately


Translation Tuesday: “What No Longer Exists” by Krishna Monteiro – “Where is everyone?” They’re not here, I reply. They no longer exist, I proclaim.

Tuesday either a book or a translation. Or better: A translated book Source: Translation Tuesday: “What No Longer Exists” by Krishna Monteiro – “Where is everyone?” They’re not here, I reply. They no longer exist, I proclaim.

The Children Of Albion by Jill Turner @jilltwriter #TuesdayBookBlog Hard hitting inner city novel

Rosie Amber

The Children of AlbionThe Children of Albion by Jill Turner
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Children Of Albion is a hard-hitting novel about children seeking an escape from the brutal reality of their upbringing. I can see it becoming a popular novel for young adults.

Eleven year old Robbie Terry lives on an inner city estate, a place run by tough Dean Amery and his goons. Robbie bunks off school, smokes cigarettes and steals. He cares for his mum who picks up losers at the pub and brings them home. To escape her cycle of needy depression, he’ll head to his ‘den’: an abandoned house.

One day Robbie finds another boy at his hideaway who calls himself Albion, and talks of King Arthur and Camelot. Barely able to read and write, streetwise Robbie is happy to make a new friend and escape for a few hours listening to Albie’s stories. When…

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Little Boy Lost by J.D. Trafford ~ Legal #Thriller #BookReview @LittleBirdPub

Love the character description “a questionable computer programmer”

Between the Lines ~ Books’n’Stuff

  • Author: J.D. Trafford
  • Publishing on August 1st 2017 by Thomas & Mercer
  • Category: Crime, Contemporary, Police Procedural, Legal Thriller, Book Review, Books, Reading 

Attorney Justin Glass’s practice, housed in a shabby office on the north side of Saint Louis, isn’t doing so well that he can afford to work for free. But when eight-year-old Tanisha Walker offers him a jar full of change to find her missing brother, he doesn’t have the heart to turn her away.

Justin Glass hails from a prominent political family; his father is the most senior US congressman in Missouri, his grandfather a retired Federal District Court Judge and his brother is a state senator. Justin has a small law practice. His life fell to pieces after his wife died. He was fired from his previous, more prestigious job and lost his house after getting into debt. Now he and his daughter, Sammy, live with…

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