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Ian Somers Gift Trilogy Guest Review from Jacq Murphy

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I was a bit nervous when Lisa offered me the opportunity to do a guest post but once I saw that she needed someone to review the Ross Bentley books by Ian Somers I was delighted. O'Brien Press have produced some stunning books for the teen market over the last few years and this series did not disappoint. Ian Somers has stated that although he has enough ideas for 5 or 6 books, as of now he is finishing up the series with the 3rd installment. We can only hope he returns to the series in a few years!


Million Dollar Gift is where we first meet our protagonist. Ross Bentley has lived in the town of Maybrook (also know as “Dullsbrook”) for his entire life without much to show for it. He has one friend, Gemma, a crappy job in the local supermarket and a strained relationship with his father. The highlight of his day is when he makes his anonymous skateboarding videos for YouTube. But Ross has been hiding a secret since his mother's death and is finally ready to share.

Ross reveals…

Blogger Feature Moya Hodgers

My Author Feature will be returning next week and I apologise for the long absence. For now I have a new feature to introduce you to other Irish bloggers. starting this week with Moya Hodgers. Here's some information about Moya who writes about books, film, tv,parenting and writing.

Moya Hodgers - Would be writer.....
When someone asks you to to write a little bit about yourself, and your writing, one should be pleased, nay flattered. Shouldn’t one?? Not me. The moment I am asked to explain or describe anything about myself my mind immediately goes blank, my hands all sweaty and I blush so much you could fry an egg on my cheek. Lets just say self-confidence is not one of my strong points. But that is indeed the task ahead of me, as requested by the lovely Lisa Redmond. So here goes…
Name - Moya Hodgers Location - Physically…. Dundalk, Co Louth. Mentally….it depends on the day! Occupation: Full time mother of 3, Wife to a very patient husband, and part time customer assistant in a…

Prince Lestat by Anne Rice

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Prince Lestat sees the triumphant return of everyone’s favourite vampire rock star and the triumphant return of the queen of the gothic romance Anne Rice. Written in Rice’s unmistakeable and inimitable baroque style the story travels across the globe as a new threat rises for the children of the blood. They are once again increasing in number but with so many new and untaught fledglings threatening to expose and weaken the vampire world, the old ones are roused but so too is a mysterious Voice which seems able to control and manipulate even the most powerful of vampires commanding them to destroy the many fledglings that proliferate in cities from Mumbai to San Francisco. As these massacres take place many of the blood drinkers call out to unite, seeking as leader the rebel Prince; Lestat but will he heed the call.? This book brings together the stories of many of the characters from earlier Vampire chronicles including Armand, Louis and Marius helping to fill in the gaps since we las…