News & Updates: 6 June 2022


Usually, I like to post these on a Friday but last week was a little hectic and I'll tell you all about it a little later in my Book News section. 

This past weekend was a long weekend here in the United Kingdom because, as I am sure you've noticed, it was the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, so that meant we could do so much more than we can when it's just a normal weekend. 

On Friday afternoon, we went for a walk in our local park but we did not take notice of the time, which is nice sometimes to not be pressed by time constraints. The gates are locked at eight at night, but because the sun only goes down at about eleven, at eight it looks like it could be the middle of the day, especially if it's a beautiful sunny day, which it was. The days feel so much longer when the sun is shining, doesn't it? So, you've guessed it. We were locked in, and I had to actually climb a gate. Thank goodness there is no video evidence of this - that I know of. 

On Saturday, we went to Slemish. On our frequent country drives, it's always there to see. Last year when we were driving all over the country, looking for our new home, we even started calling it Sugar Loaf (if you had to ask me why, I'd have to lie because I don't know the answer). I am a seriously unfit diabetic, and I only made it half-way up the mountain. My goal is to get fit so that I can climb to the top. My goal to achieve before the end of 2022. 

Interesting fact about Slemish is that it is said that Saint Patrick, enslaved as a youth, was brought to this area and tended sheep herds on Slemish, and that during this time he found God. I can see why. When we were there we could hear sounds from far away. Crows cawking, sheep bleating and even some cows mooing. The sounds were far off but yet carried on the wind and sounded peaceful and calm. I've been drawn to this mountain since the first time I saw it. 

All in all, it was a very eventful weekend. 


Book News 

I've signed up for a site called BookSprout to get some reviews on my books. 

I keep giving books away for free, and even though I get a lot of emails from readers telling me how much they've loved reading my stories, I get hardly any reviews. I even built an ARC team of over 50 people who downloaded 666 Mark of The Beast before it was released and even though I've asked a few times for reviews, all I hear is crickets. At first I thought it must be an awful story, even though, personally, I think it's the best story I have written so far. Thank goodness, the first review I got from BookSprout was for 666 Mark of The Beast, and it was a 5-star review. Big sigh of relief!

Now. This is not a free service from them, and to list all my books is rather pricey, and I'm holding all my thumbs that those claiming books are reliable reviewers and actually do leave reviews but only time will tell.

This is what kept me busy the whole of last week. Uploading all my books there - and it is still ongoing. I'll keep you updated as I go along.

To get your free review copy, I have them listed over here:

Stephen Simpson

Lynette Ferreira

More coming soon.

What am I listening to? 

I am still listening to my auto narrated audio books on Google. It's taking longer than I thought it would - maybe it's because I'm not really an audio book listener. 

I have finished uploading all Stephen Simpson's horror stories and once I am finished with those, I'll start doing Lynette Ferreira's sweet romance stories. 

You can listen to first chapters on SoundCloud.

What am I watching? 

The Man in the High Castle on Amazon Prime 

What it is about: Based on Philip K. Dick's award-winning novel, and executive produced by Ridley Scott (Blade Runner), The Man in the High Castle explores what it would be like if the Allied Powers had lost WWII, and Japan and Germany ruled the United States. Starring Rufus Sewell (John Adams), Luke Kleintank (Pretty Little Liars) and Alexa Davalos (Mob City).

I am watching this series with my husband, and we only watch one episode a night. We actually started watching it when Season 1 came out the first time (and now it's on Season 4 already!) but I just couldn't get into it. This time around, I am enjoying it so far and we are on episode 8 already. 

What am I reading? 

The Perfect Couple Kindle Edition by Jackie Kable

What it is about: 

The perfect couple … or the perfect lie?

A devoted wife…

A year ago, Gemma met the love of her life, Danny. Since then, their relationship has been perfect. But one evening, Danny doesn’t return home.

A missing husband…

Gemma turns to the police. She is horrified by what she discovers – a serial killer is on the loose in Bristol. When she sees photos of the victims she is even more stunned…they all look just like Danny.

Who would you believe?

But the police are suspicious. Why has no one apart from Gemma heard from Danny in weeks? Why is there barely a trace of him in their flat? Is she telling them the truth, or is this marriage hiding some very dark secrets?

I am reading it with my Amazon Prime subscription and I am almost finished. I am really enjoying it, and there are a lot of twists, which always makes for an enjoyable read.

Your free book of the week! 


Ethan dreamed of a life no immortal should ever dare to dream.

Welcome to Australia, where unbeknownst to Zoey, vampires still hide in the dark.

Zoey and her parents have to move from London to Australia very quickly.

Her dad, it turns out, was the accountant for a mob boss until he grew a conscience and turned state witness.

Now they are in the Witness Protection Program.

To keep their secret, she has to go to night school and here she crosses paths with Ethan, a terrifying monster, who introduces her to a hidden world riddled with even more secrets than her own.

She could not help it really when it was love at first sight the moment she saw Ethan, a dangerous vampire, but, then again, tales of vampires are fantasy - aren't they?

02 - 06 June 2022

Until next week.


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