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What’s not to love with a cozy mystery?

Aug 30th, 2017 | By

Have you discovered the cozy mystery novel yet? They are most often set in small local towns and feature amateur detectives who investigate local murders and disappearances, most often as a sideline to their day job . The murders are pretty much bloodless, and generally happen off-page, the love interest mostly hinted at, quite the

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And now for something a little different … introducing Gilda Trillim

Aug 2nd, 2017 | By

We love to discover something unusual, to give a voice to a different sort of story at Roundfire. One that will surprise, intrigue, and perhaps challenge you; Gilda Trillim: Shepherdess of Rats by Steven L. Peck delivers all that and more. A woman struggles to discern the meaning of life when she is taken as POW in

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A Ghost Story with a twist for rainy-day holiday reading

Jul 24th, 2017 | By

I don’t know about you, but I love having the time on holiday to read different genres from my usual choices. Much as I love the sunshine, I do also relish those odd days when the wet weather keeps me indoors curled up on the sofa and I can indulge and get lost in a great

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A unique fall out of love story for the 21st Century

Jun 29th, 2017 | By

Beat The Rain is a gripping and twisting tale set in the cracks of the grimy everyday… Can Louise move on from the loss of her lover Tom? Can she and Tom’s twin brother Adam really find a way to love one another? Or are they trapped on a path of self-destruction, moving towards a

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Malaren – A Swedish Affair

Jun 25th, 2017 | By

In MALAREN N.E. David skillfully engages us in the unexpected events experienced by an ordinary man coming to terms with grief and loss; he could easily be us, or someone we know. In this, his third novel, he continues his exploration of the lives of individuals under stress in exceptional situations, poignantly written with moments

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Extract: Bullet Gal by Andrez Bergen

May 8th, 2017 | By

  Hardboiled, high-octane noir. Ryan K. Lindsay, Negative Space Extract from Bullet Gal by Andrez Bergen The spiral staircase made me giddy. While it might come across a poor-man’s knock-off of one Hitchcock would’ve deployed to better effect, I was half way up the ancient thing and felt lunch lurch in my gut. Then again,

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David and the Philistine Woman

May 7th, 2017 | By

This is a perfect example of historical fiction, as it tells a story we all know but with the help of the ‘what if’ element.  What was behind David’s use of his slingshot? What if he had had help inside the Philistine stronghold of Gath? What if there had been a trader who could get

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Extract: October Song

Apr 24th, 2017 | By

October Song is a beautifully authentic memoir that reminds us that there are no time limits on dreams, creativity is boundless and nothing in life is finite when we let go of our self-imposed rules. By sharing an intimate phase of renewal, Berner reaffirms what we already know, but too often forget, that age is

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Coming Soon – July 2017

Apr 24th, 2017 | By

Nara is a young Philistine woman who has given up hope of ever finding a husband. No man will take a wife who towers head and shoulders above him. She lives in isolation with her father, until she is discovered by the Philistine priests. They betroth her to Goliath, to give him warrior sons. What

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The Alkoryn Chronicles

Apr 24th, 2017 | By

Part I Scripture from the Past Extract: The tide was once again coming in as Daimeh finished his daily routine of delivering various commodities to the people of Alkoryn, his people. Although his profession was regarded as an important one, he always referred to himself as ‘the delivery boy’. As the grandson of the sovereign,

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