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On the 20th day of advent K.J. recommends to me….

Every day on the run up to Christmas I am going to recommend a book that I truly enjoyed reading.

On the 20th day of Christmas K.J’s advent recommends;


Demon Bound by David Parkland (Twitter @ParklandDavid )

Like the character’s the author of this book has a knack for spinning a tale in this enjoyable and unique read

Buy it here.

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On the 20th day of advent K.J recommends to me
Demon Bound by @ParklandDavid

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Please note: this is something I am doing in recognition of the books I have enjoyed. The authors do not know they have been selected, and have in no way asked to participate. I receive no form of profit from these recommendations.


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My TOP 5 authors of 2015

Hi all and Happy Holidays.

This year I have read a lot of books, and reviewed a number of them here on my blog. But out of the 40 odd books I have read this year, which are my favourite?

This year, I have decided to announce my top 5 favourite authors, I know it’s not as amazing as a book award, but these five authors deserve a special shout out for their fantastic stories. I have attached a link to the title, to direct you to my original reviews.

I must say, it was quite difficult to put them in order, but here goes;

At number 5, Marsha A Moore for her Witch’s Moonstone Locket


At number 4 David Parkland with Demon Bound

At number 3 Sallyann Phillips with Hybrid Justice, book 2 in the Angel’s Blood series (you may remember how much I enjoyed book one Angel’s Blood)

At number 2 Louise White with The Calling and Chasing the Demon in the Gateway Books series


And at number 1, my favourite author of 2015, Karen Gray with For King and Country and Chains of Blood and Steel from The Saga of Thistles and Roses: Volume 1 (The Warrior Queen)

This series has got to be my favourite to date, there is the perfect combination of magic, intrigue, conflict, and character development, not to mention the compelling plot. I am eagerly awaiting the release of book three to see what this promising author brings us next.

All of these authors are certainly very talented in their craft, and I would, without hesitation, recommend any of them.

All the best to all of you for 2016, join me next time for my review of

The Roads of Luhonono: Legend of The East Road (The Roads of Luhonono Series) by Hamilton Hill

Happy Holidays

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Book review: Demon Bound: Volume 1 (Marris and Wade) by David Parkland

Good morning all

I have once again finished yet another fantastic book. This time it was David Parkland’s Demon Bound. From the very first page of this book I knew it was going to be a wonderfully charming read, and I was not disappointed in the slightest.

The story follows the adventures of Marris and Wade as they travel the land in search of their fortune. Wade is a natural salesman with a flare for showmanship, but when inexplicable things start to happen, we are led to wonder if perhaps there is more to events than a silver tongue. And then of course there is the matter of mister ….erm…”Long.” yes, sorry, him. Although since no one else can remember his name, I am sure I can be forgiven. Whist Marris and Wade are on their adventure, so too is he, but his adventure is far from light-hearted, his job is far darker, more dangerous, than any would realise.

I found this book to be well written, and able to provide fun glimpses into the characters’ past, allowing us to understand fully the events which led them to be where they are today. From war, to the ferrying of goods, we learn everything we need to about the characters and have a lot of fun along the way. The author, much like Wade himself, has a fantastic knack for spinning a tale, and one that makes this book difficult to put down.  I really enjoyed the twists, and surprises woven into the plot, and I am sincerely looking forward to the next one. It’s definitely one for the wish list.

Interested? here are the links to Amazon, if you enjoy a light-hearted, well crafted story you won’t be disappointed.

UK £2.55 Demon Bound (Marris and Wade Book 1)

US $3.91 Demon Bound (Marris and Wade Book 1)