"And above all watch with glittering eyes the world around you, because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." - Roald Dahl

6 August 2015

BOOK REVIEW: THE FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX (an Anthology)

I was given an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this anthology in return for an honest review.


South African indie authors are at it again and another gem of an anthology has just been released. Firmly set in fantasy, the seven authors have taken one common theme and have woven their magic into it, producing this very entertaining read. The Phoenix anthology will satisfy readers who enjoy fantasy, escapism, action, humour and even sheer horror. So, if you’re not a fan of any of the above, then The Flight of the Phoenix is not for you. But, if you are, you are certainly in for a treat.
Below I have reviewed a few of my favourite stories from this edition.

It would not be an understatement to say that Elmien Grove, author of Gargoyles, should confidently brand herself as a skilled horror writer. Her story takes you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions and will leave you wondering, in terror: What if this really happened? Being a fan of the horror/thriller genres, I enjoyed every minute of this read.


16 July 2015

Three, Two, One...Reset Life!

You may have been wondering where I’ve been for the last couple of months. And I don’t blame you. I sometimes feel like I’ve fallen off the planet as well. I feel like my clock has been reset to zero.

There have been a number of life-changing events since my last post on 27 March 2015. The most unexpected and shocking being that of the sudden passing of my father-in-law only 3 days after that post. Needless to say, things were in turmoil for a little while after that and we are all still adjusting to the loss.