Showing posts from December, 2021

Happy New Year from Feed My Reads

Happy New Year from Feed My Reads! For a while there it looked like 2021 was having some progress made in this pandemic but towards the end of the year the new variant took the shine off all of that.  We are starting a new year and it's time to take a look at where we are at compared to when the pandemic began and acknowledge that progress has been made and have some positivity moving into 2022. For Feed My Reads, we only began at the start of October 2021 and so after 3 months we could never have imagined we would be at the point we are thanks to the amazing Feed My Reads community.  Thanks to you we are now able to say we have over 2,600 Twitter community members, over 100 Facebook community members and over 200 Instagram community members.  We have our TikTok, YouTube, a podcast that is shared to both Spotify and Anchor, plus we are now active on Pinterest too.  The Feed My Reads blog  has achieved over 22,000 views since we began which is a truly amazing number that we never im

Feed My Reads recommended in 2022

Welcome to our Feed My Reads recommended in 2022 post.  This will be something which will allow for Feed My Reads to provide you with a book we recommend you read and we will be doing this as one recommended read a day throughout 2022. Our first recommended read is What Happened To Coco by VB Furlong which is a truly fantastic read which we reviewed in 2021.  Below is the description and our review too -  When a girl disappears, long-buried secrets resurface… Coco is missing. Her room’s a mess, and her phone is left behind in her dorm at Lainsbury Hall School Ella, Coco’s childhood best friend, is desperate for her to return, although she knows that if she ever sees Coco again, there’ll be a lot of explaining to do. Bea knows that her new group of friends attracts drama, and she thinks she has the last shred of common sense between them all. Only, if that was true, she would leave Genevieve, her toxic ex, well alone. Conrad is confident that Coco will return safe and well. Only, the wa

Book review by Caroline Rebisz - Walking On Thin Ice by Robert Burns

Book Title - Walking On Thin Ice Author - Robert Burns Rating - Review: An excellent debut novel. Rachel Drucker is a journalist stuck in a dead end job who is determined to progress in her career. She gets hooked into a cold case of a missing young girl, a case which her father had been investigating. She has the help of her father to investigate the case. The only trouble is her father died some years before. I loved the characters in this book and really enjoyed the movement between Awake and Asleep. The narrative was really strong and the pace of the story was exciting and gripping.  I would recommend to lovers of a good crime mystery and I look forward to the next book. 

Book review - Powerless by Vicky Ball

Book - Powerless Author - Vicky Ball Rating - Review: When your teenage daughter disappears and it's been a number of years with no word do you give up?  When suddenly that daughter returns out of the blue her sister and parents are delighted to reconnect with her but finding out what has happened in those missed years is not going to be easy.  The daughter, Beth has turned the family life upside down but what is she hiding?  Why does she seem so scared?  How can Beth and her family overcome the challenges to restore what they had all those years back? Powerless is a debut novel from Vicky Ball and it is clear she has a real talent in weaving a story that keeps the reader guessing as to what will come next.  Even if you are able to see what is coming, which many would not be able to, the way Vicky has put twists in that keep you wanting to read on and what you felt you knew is not going to be exactly the outcome. I am looking forward to much more to come from this author and highly

Mastering Table Topics by Matthew Arnold Stern

Author: Matthew Arnold Stern Title: Mastering Table Topics Genre/Genres: Non Fiction, Public Speaking, Education Synopsis: Get 750 questions and learn how to answer them. Mastering Table Topics will help you develop your impromptu speaking skills by taking you step-by-step from being asked a question to delivering a well-structured and powerful speech. Links: Lulu ( Paperback  and most  ePub readers ) iTunes (iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch) Amazon (Paperback and Kindle) Barnes and Noble ( Paperback  and  Nook ) General information  (including sample questions)

Amiga by Matthew Arnold Stern

Author: Matthew Arnold Stern Title: Amiga Genre/Genres: Fiction, Women, Historical Synopsis: To deal with her present, she must face her past. In 1985, a young Laura Rodriguez goes to Silicon Valley to start a career as a computer programmer. She finds a job at a quirky startup run by a family with secrets. In 2016, a now middle-aged Laura faces growing professional and family crises and the most divisive presidential election in recent history. She fears losing her job in the wake of a merger and distrusts her new millennial boss. Her daughter has cancer, her son quit a lucrative programming job and moved back home, and her marriage is crumbling—especially when an old flame reenters her life. Laura must find solutions from a past she wants to forget. She may find them in the computer that changed her life, the Amiga. Links: Publisher Black Rose Writing Online retailers Amazon  (US and International) Barnes and Noble IndieBound  (Local independent bookstores) Walmart Waterstones (UK) G

The Remainders by Matthew Arnold Stern

Author: Matthew Arnold Stern Title: The Remainders Genre/Genres: Fiction, Coming Of Age, Psychological, Jewish, New Adult Synopsis: Dylan Glass, an 18-year-old high school dropout, has been kicked out of his mother and stepdad’s palatial house. Now homeless, he sleeps in his SUV behind an abandoned movie theater in an aging San Fernando Valley suburb. Although he has a job at a dollar store and support from the people he meets, he finds himself challenged by old temptations and a new woman, the alluring and enigmatic Pearl. Miles away in Orange County, his estranged father, Dr. Oliver Glass, struggles with demons of his own. A private practice and a beautiful girlfriend with children of her own can't make up for a past of tragedy and abuse. Memories of long-ago terrors constantly haunt Oliver. Oliver seeks to reconnect with his son. Dylan seeks love and acceptance. Can they overcome their painful pasts? Or will they surrender to their self-destructive urges? Find out in the new adu

Brian Herskowitz interview

AUTHOR INTERVIEW When did your love of books begin? When I was four or five, I remember reading John Kennedy’s book “Profiles in Courage” and that began a life-long love of reading. When did you start to have the wish to become an author? I have and had been working as a screenwriter in film and TV for a very long time. When Covid struck and production shut down it seemed as if it was going to be a while before companies would be back up and running. I decided to use an unproduced original script as an outline. That was about eighteen months ago. How have you found the process for becoming an author? I thoroughly enjoyed it. Screenwriting is all about what is seen and heard and you generally stay on the beam of the plot, but in novels, the writer has the luxury of exploring the feelings and thoughts of your main character, and you can follow a thread wherever it may lead. What would you say to those wanting to become an author? Read, read, read and read some more. Then write, write, an

Jinny Alexander interview

AUTHOR INTERVIEW A little introduction: I live in the Republic of Ireland in a small rural community that may be the inspiration for the setting of both Dear Isobel and my cosy series. (My work-in-progress 4 th novel heads back to my childhood home of Norfolk, England, for a change.) I ’ ve had some publishing success with short story and flash competitions and in December 2020 I secured a publishing deal for my first three novels. The first of these, Dear Isobel , will be released in March 2022. I ’ m also currently studying an MA in Creative Writing, as well as my day job of teaching English as a foreign language to people all over the world.  When did your love of books begin? I was brought up in a book-filled house, although I don’t remember my mum reading much. My dad was a big reader and had complete collections of the Famous Five books and the Lone Pine series (Malcolm Saville) from his own childhood, which I read over and over, but my earliest-remembered favourite was Margar

Gordon: The Little Ghost Who Was Very Bored by Lesley Cordell

Author: Lesley Cordell Title: Gordon: The Little Ghost Who Was Very Bored Genre/Genres: Illustrated Children's Book Synopsis: Gordon is a little ghost who lives all alone and is very bored.  Oli the owl has a bright idea but it involved a long journey and outwitting the mighty guardians of a secret wishing well. Links: Amazon

Angus the Little White Fluffy Cloud Who Fell in Love with the Sun by Lesley Cordell

Author: Lesley Cordell Title: Angus The Little White Fluffy Cloud Who Fell In Love With The Sun Genre/Genres: Illustrated Children's Books Synopsis: Angus the little white fluffy cloud loves the sun.  Does she love him too?  Will the four winds help him to get closer to her? Links: Amazon

Temple of Love: Poems for Marie Antoinette by Aria Ligi

Author: Aria Ligi Title: Temple of Love: Poems for Marie Antionette Genre/Genres: Poetry Synopsis: Come inside the world of 18th Century France. It is the French Revolution. Now you can step into this world through mind of Marie Antoinette. In these simple poems, the Queen is finally given her voice. Links:

Hammer of God by Aria Ligi

Author: Aria Ligi Title: Hammer of God Genre/Genres: Poetry Synopsis: Aria Ligi is a unique voice in modern American poetry - blending history, headlines, astute observation and a vibrant imagination into a poetry both illuminating and elegant. This is poetry to be reckoned with on a great many levels. Links:

Blood, Bone & Stone by Aria Ligi

Author: Aria Ligi Title: Blood, Bone & Stone Genre/Genres: Poetry Synopsis: This is a compilation of poetry covering women's issues, death, politics, war and some fantasy as well. Links:

New Poetry: 2018 issue by Aria Ligi

Author: Aria Ligi Title: New Poetry: 2018 issue Genre/Genres: Poetry Synopsis: NEW ::: POETRY is a non-profit AD-free international magazines network (web/print) and easy-going community featuring the work of never-before-published poets, writers and artists with established and hot-button voices with special focus on classical & "neoterrific" creative stuff, translations, premiers, new genres and experiments (our logo ":::" is 2 colons ":" + 3 ellipses "..."; like a portal to the future and a road to it). We want to bring back gold times of epic and romantic poetry with art titans and interdisciplinary geniuses, to create innovations and new genres in poetry and art, to translate stuff by best poets from all around the globe, to help & promote young talents. Links:

2-4 Cavalry Book 1: A New Hope by Eric Johnson

Author: Eric Johnson Title: 2-4 Cavalry Book 1: A New Hope Genre/Genres: Sci-fi, Military Sci-fi Synopsis: A mercenary unit in the Hammers Slammers universe (with permission from David Drake) conducts an insurgency campaign to defeat the El Cator group. Links:

Lyngate Woods by Denis McCarthy

Author: Denis McCarthy Title: Lyngate Woods Genre/Genres: Crime Fiction Synopsis: S A senseless vicious murder in West London starts a reign of horrific attacks on young women, leaving the police clueless as to the motive behind them. As a pattern emerges, Detectives Andy Richards and Charlotte Campbell begin to piece together the profile of the killer. Despite the killer leaving them clues, they are running out of time to stop him. Can they get a step ahead before his final act that will end his mission? Links:

A.K. King interview

AUTHOR INTERVIEW                                       A little introduction: My name is Amanda King, I'm a writer and artist living in BFN [Butt F*ck Nowhere aka ”rural” in polite society], Alberta, Canada with my husband and our cat. I love dark and tragic stories with supernatural or dystopian elements, and more often than not I root for the bad guys. These are the stories I prefer to read, and do my best to write. Over the years I’ve owned or helped manage a handful of small businesses, helped fabricate oil rigs, and designed custom leather clothing. When did your love of books begin? I honestly can’t remember. I’ve loved books all my life, but my earliest memory is probably of the enormous book of fairy tales my mother would occasionally read me a story from when I was really small, maybe three or four years old? I know I was an avid reader by the age of six, because that’s when I started trying to teach myself French with the help of Dr. Suess (I never did succeed at that end