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The Eight Pane Sash

When we wake up naturally, when our bodies are rested and safe, the ghosts of our dreams linger for a while. In those ghosts lie the memories of places and people, of action and adventures that are far from our … Continue reading

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Queen of the Darkness – a review by Jeanette Greaves

  Five months ago, I picked up the first book of the Black Jewels trilogy. It had been a while since I’d been invited into a new fantasy world, and I had simultaneous feelings of excitement and trepidation. A trilogy … Continue reading

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The Child Eater by Rachel Pollack A review by Jeanette Greaves

In The Child Eater, we have a novel that follows two separate strands of a story, two different sets of characters, in two worlds separated by time and magic. The stories are linked by The Tarot of Eternity (much, much … Continue reading

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Lancashire Authors at Chorley

Chorley and District Writers’ Circle, of which I am a member, will be joining Lancashire Authors at their Chorley event on Saturday 21st June at 1:30 pm at St George’s Church Hall, Halliwell Street, Chorley. I have quite a long … Continue reading

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Heir to the Shadows – A review by Jeanette Greaves

Much as I enjoyed ‘Daughter of the Blood’, the first book in the Black Jewels trilogy, I have to admit that at times it was hard to read. The world in which our heroine (Jaenelle) lived, was a dark dystopia, … Continue reading

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What’s Your Story, Chorley?

On Saturday 26th April, I will be reading a short extract from one of my short stories as part of Chorley & District Writers’ Circle contribution to the ‘What’s Your Story, Chorley?’ event. I’ll be reading in the Chorley Library … Continue reading

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‘A Song for Issy Bradley’ by Carys Bray. A review by Jeanette Greaves

Let me make it clear, I like genre books – horror, sf, fantasy. If it doesn’t have a spaceship or a paranormal creature I am unlikely to read it. And yet a couple of years ago, Carys Bray drew me … Continue reading

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‘The Unquiet House’ by Alison Littlewood – a review by Jeanette Greaves

Alison Littlewood is a modern writer of classic horror, and in ‘The Unquiet House’ she portrays a growing menace, a lurking evil that has poisoned lives through several generations. Mire House was built to be a place of love, a … Continue reading

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Games Creatures Play, edited by Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner. A review by Jeanette Greaves

The game – produce an anthology of fifteen stories. The rules – they must be short stories, they must include at least one supernatural creature such as a shapeshifter, fairy, vampire or ghost. They must include a strong element of … Continue reading

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Daughter of the Blood, by Anne Bishop – a review.

For some, it’s the moment you walk out of customs in a foreign airport. For others, it’s the studio signature music that heralds the start of a film. For me, it’s the slow turn of the page, the march of … Continue reading

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