Sunday, January 25, 2015

Book Review: Forever Three by Tom Winton.

I review most genre's.  It makes for an eclectic reading experience over a twelve month period.
 I have decided to select one book a month as my book pick. Then at the end of the year, I will have my list of favorites ready to go.

 This book and it's author are my Book pick for January 2015.

Meet author Tom Winton.

Said to be a man who writes with his pen dipped in his soul, bestselling author Tom Winton has been listed as one of Amazon's Top 100 "Most Popular Authors" in both Literary Fiction and in Mystery, Thriller and Suspense. Tom's novels have been likened to such classics as Catcher in the Rye, To Kill a Mockingbird and more. His titles are Beyond Nostalgia, The Last American Martyr, Four Days with Hemingway's Ghost, Within a Man's Heart, A Second Chance in Paradise, and a short story collection The Voice of Willie Morgan.

My review of FOREVER THREE by Tom Winton.

Having read and been deeply moved by ‘Beyond Nostalgia’ I was delighted to find that author Tom Winton had penned a sequel.

 Although this book can easily stand alone.

Life has pain in store at some point, for all of us.
It’s how we deal with that pain, and how we struggle, often unsuccessfully, to move beyond it that alters the end game.

Author Tom Winton has tapped into that pain, that experience; the regrets, the longing … and the destructive forces we humans carry within us to destroy what we have, before it destroys us.

The character of Dean is a man, a complex, fallible man, and a man capable of great love. He is equally capable of being blinded by what once was, at the risk of losing what now is.

It is part of the human condition to wonder “What if?” To nurture and dream of the ‘If only …’ in our lives. 

This author has a deep gut level understanding of these demons that propel us. He possesses the enviable gift of empathy, an empathy that draws us in, because we recognize these characters, and the things within their nature that lay buried within our own psyche.

He had me sighing in recognition with his beautifully penned words. Can any one of us say honestly that they have not wondered at some point in their lives if someone is out there that will always remember us with love and longing?
The characters of Therese and Maddy are equally complex. They have their own demons. They share a history with this man, a love, a lifetime of sad regrets, and a need to know which of them will be the acknowledged last love of his life.

Author Tom Winton takes us on a journey in this book. A journey that compelled me to read on, often blinded by tears, and just as often feeling anger and frustration with the character of Dean.

These characters will affect you, they made me … feel. I became involved in their lives. I was given the gift of belonging for a time within these pages.

That in my opinion is the measure of a wonderfully talented and gifted author.

I once said of Tom Winton that he ‘writes with a pen dipped in his soul.’

This book reinforces that completely.

If you are to read only one book in this genre this year, I strongly recommend that you make it this one.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Book Review "SOULFATE" by T.K.Geering.

 Welcome to my book review of 'Soulfate' by T.K Geering.


 Meet the author

I started to write initially in my teens for amusement but began to write seriously about five years ago. I didn’t chose to write fantasy it chose me…

In the past I have lectured to ‘A’ level and Performing Arts students on creative writing. It became an extremely interesting sideline and gave a natural break from editing, reviewing and writing.

Whilst sitting in my garden amongst the Shasta daisies one hot balmy summer evening, I idly watched a spider spinning a web. I was intrigued by the intricate structure, and ease of his accomplishment.  A storyline formed in my mind and I began making notes. My mind was racing, and my fingers were loaded with words. A couple of glasses of red wine and Shasta was born. I then realised there was a sequel lurking within. Another character introduced himself as Erasmus a time travelling lover with attitude. My quick fingers helped him to achieve his time travelling and within a year the trilogy was complete.

Whilst interviewing a publisher for the writing group I belonged to, I was both shocked and delighted to hear that they were head hunting me for publication of my books. The rest as they say …… is history. My writing style has been compared to J.K. Rowling and Jean M. Auel, and my books are now sold worldwide.

Tee Geering writes paranormal romance and is a previously published author.

Book Review: SOULFATE by T.K. Geering.

Are you ready for an enchanted adventure back through time? 

This book  will transport you to a land of strange mystery, the characterizations so beautifully crafted by this author that you can see them dancing in your mind…You can hear the cat speak…You are laughter bound on meeting the darling Aunt May.

Erasmus and Shasta are bound through time.  This is a love story that has no boundaries of centuries past or future.  As adults we may need to learn to relax and accept all we read, before we can totally absorb all the book has to offer.

However if you bring to the book the willingness to suspend disbelief, you will be transported by the Author…it will perhaps remind you of the magic of childhood as you find yourself hearing and feeling the warmth and magic within its pages. 

 This book has no age barrier; it is as pleasurable for the reader regardless of being fifteen or fifty.

If you want a joyous exploration, a journey through a world less harsh and cynical, then you can do no better than Soulfate.

Author T.K Geering’s work is lyrical, and quite beautiful to escape to. 

Any future works from this talented author shall remain high on my list of must haves.