Year: 2016

End of year Brightmoon quiz

End of year Brightmoon quiz

It’s that time of year again, when the newspapers are full of quizzes and best-of articles and giant crosswords to while away the empty hours until we can all go back to work again. Or something. Anyway, here’s my contribution to the mountain of such trivia – a quiz set in the Brightmoon world. How […]

Posted December 31, 2016 by PaulineMRoss in Brightmoon world / 0 Comments



Review: ‘Brooklyn’ by Colm Toibin

Review: ‘Brooklyn’ by Colm Toibin

An interesting story historically, perhaps, but in many ways it fell short for me. Eilis is a young woman in a small town in post-war Ireland, a place with few prospects. Her brothers have gone to England to find work, and her glamorous older sister, Rose, has a job and a social life and a […]

Posted December 17, 2016 by PaulineMRoss in Review / 0 Comments

Authors Answer #18:  Have you ever wanted to rewrite the ending of another author’s published book? How would you change it?

Authors Answer #18: Have you ever wanted to rewrite the ending of another author’s published book? How would you change it?

Wow, long time since I did one of these! The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant There are very few books that get me so mad that I want to throw them across the room, but this is one of them. The author wrote a perfect historical romance, well-written, well-researched, the era brilliantly conveyed and […]

Posted December 2, 2016 by PaulineMRoss in AuthorsAnswer / 0 Comments

Mystery review: ‘Web Of Fear’ by Mike Omer

Mystery review: ‘Web Of Fear’ by Mike Omer

The third outing with Omer’s gloriously quirky cops in the Glenmore Park Police Department. This time the spotlight is firmly on Hannah, who’s a bit of a mess in lots of ways, but grimly determined to prove her worth to the department. Naturally, almost everything that can go wrong does. Poor Hannah! This story was […]

Posted November 25, 2016 by PaulineMRoss in Review / 0 Comments



Urban fantasy review: ‘Speak’ by R M Webb

Urban fantasy review: ‘Speak’ by R M Webb

I don’t read much urban fantasy, but this one grabbed me from the opening pages. There’s an intensity to it that I don’t often find in any kind of fantasy, which tends to concern itself much more with actions, events, reactions, battles and magicky stuff. This one is all about Zoe, and is so well […]

Posted November 11, 2016 by PaulineMRoss in Review / 0 Comments