27 Mar 2011

Humour by the bucketload

Tim Roux of Night Publishing (my publisher)has introduced me to the fun side of his character. So when I read and reviewed the book I responded in kind.

Here it is:

(Just Like) El Cid’s Bloomers - Tim Roux

So there I was sitting in this down and out pub in ‘ull sipping on a glass of Merlot when this guy comes and joins me with his pint of Old Perculiar.

Without being asked he starts to tell me about his friend Jake. An estate agent by day and singer songwriter by night. Apparently Jake was married to Cathy and through a complete misunderstanding his wife throws him out - suitcases and all.

Not to be out done he shacks up with a nineteen year old groupie that wants nothing more than the ring on the third finger left hand and all the trappings - or should that be trimmings. The sight of her naked is apparently enough for Jake to need the resuss trolley standing by . Oh and evidently he’s considerably older than her. Finally he does the decent thing and gets her pregnant, but it would seem that paternity is a bit of an issue.

Well to cut a long story short his ex, through wiley ways, tries to win him back.

I was left pondering on whether she would succeed while the stranger went up to get fresh drinks.

I await with bated breath for the outcome from him when he returns.

………… I’ll give it 5/5 stars. I laughed the whole way through and read it in one sitting it was that good.

ã Teresa Geering 25/03/2011

23 Mar 2011


The Abandoned Edge of Avalon by Eden Tyler left me wanting far more and I felt a bit like Oliver Twist .....
I hope this review does it justice.



Underworld. Evil. Vampires. Magik. Spells of Olde. Time Portals. Orbs. Love ……

There is something for everyone in this dynamic, scintillating story of changelings and the human world.

Alexis Hodge is your average 24 year old living at home with mum and Dad until she discovers she is not only adopted but is also a changeling. From that moment on her life takes on a completely different track as she enters a time portal.

She discovers love within this strange kingdom but is he a vampire? werewolf? Or just a plain old fashioned good guy?

Taking on the ‘Leader of the depraved’ Alexis begins to realise exactly what powers she does indeed possess as a changeling . Her new resolve possibly comes from her fae mother or the blood of her lover which she drinks for strength.

Will there be a satisfactory ending …?

I became so involved in this beautiful storyline I found myself almost living it, and I was gutted when I got to the end - I felt like Oliver Twist wanting more.

Thoroughly recommended with 5 stars.

ã Teresa Geering 23/03/2011

20 Mar 2011

Another one to watch for

Kathryn Brown has recently come to my notice and is one to watch out for.

Her book Discovery at Rosehill took three years to research and write. Here is a taster for the palate.

........Finding your dream home is difficult enough, but what if you found it and then discovered it was haunted? Medium Camilla Armstrong is led to the beautiful Rosehill country estate after communication with her deceased grandmother. On first inspection she senses tranquillity within the house; the gentle atmosphere of a Georgian manor that is crying out for new life. But when she moves in, Camilla discovers the house contains a dark secret, one which is to change her life forever.

When The Reverend Marcus Calloway introduces himself to her, a friendship develops and Camilla realises she could at last have found her true love. But all is not what it seems when further spirit contact confirms that Marcus harbours a guilty secret.
Spirit communication, manifestations and an eerie atmosphere all add to Camilla’s new surroundings as she tries hard to decipher mixed messages and a life she never knew existed. An open mind is all she asks for as her relationship with Marcus grows ................

Kathryns' blogs are at the end of these links:

Crystal Jigsaw – http://crystaljigsaw.blogspot.com/

Marvellous Mable – http://marvellousmable.blogspot.com/

If you love spooks and ghostly happenings I recommend a visit.

13 Mar 2011

One for bedtime

I was just given the opportunity to read a childrens book called Kaya Stormchild.
Published by NightPublishing - http://nightpublishing.com/

Review of Kaya Storm child - Lael Whitehead

By Teresa Geering

There are many fairy tale books on the market which we love to settle our little loved ones down with. The stories of old, handed down through the ages and still loved and remembered by adults.

Kaya Stormchild will fit firmly into this category I believe.

A gentle tale of an orphan child (Kaya) rescued in a storm and befriended by an eagle who becomes her Surrogate grandmother.

Kaya has been granted a unique gift. She is able to communicate with the animal kingdom and it is this gift which carries this wonderous magical story along.

The Omrith has gone missing and the seasons will never turn unless it is recovered. It has to be found before the Summer Solstice.

With the help of her new friend Josh, the lady from the thrift shop and an otter, Kaya tasks herself with the recovery of the Omrith conch shell…..

Kaya Stormchild is a wonderful magical journey with a storyline that the child in me got totally absorbed in.
I just know that I shall read it again and again.


Lael Whitehead is a musician and writer who lives with her family on a small sheep farm in the Gulf Islands of British Columbia. Her three daughters have grown up, like Kaya, without going to school.

Lael has published many articles on alternative education.
Kaya Stormchild is her first novel for children.
Lael Whitehead is also part of an established musical group called Jaiya. I have a permanent link attached to all of my emails because the group Jaiya allowed me to use their music for a youtube video link.
Here is the link to their music

As a firm believer of all their thoughts and beliefs I purchased one of their CD's and it is totally inspirational, haunting, and mesmeric.
I would also add that I have converted many friends to their music.
ã Teresa Geering 12/03/2011

7 Mar 2011

I entered the Paragraphs of Power competition and came in the top ten . There were many brilliant contenders so I was extremely pleased to have been that successful.
Pat on the back for me as the paragraphs I entered were from my new book I'm writing.


Recently I read and reviewed Belfast Girls by Gerry Mc Cullough.
In my opinion this book is a serious contender for the Booker Prize.

Belfast Girls is a modern day look at Northern Ireland with a hint of the past troubled times.
It includes a sprinkling of romance and incorporates a serious look into the drug problem now rife in Ireland.
Friends from different religious backgrounds who join forces in their day to day living.

........Gerry has now got more to shout about and if you go to the link below and scroll down to Page 26 you will see what I mean.