15 Goodreads ‘As Dreams Are Made On’

As Dreams Are Made On

As Dreams Are Made On by Maria Gibbs

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book 15 of my Goodreads Challenge 2018



(I have now read this several times but could not resist another one.)

OK being totally honest I was unsure about this little book when I first came across it. The title threw me off, not being a big Shakespeare fan I was unaware that it came from ‘The Tempest Act 4, scene 1, 148–158’ spoken by Prospero. When you know this and discover what he is talking about then this title fits the story perfectly.

Our revels now are ended. These our actors,
As I foretold you, were all spirits, and
Are melted into air, into thin air:
And like the baseless fabric of this vision,
The cloud-capp’d tow’rs, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve,
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff
As dreams are made on; and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.

Life for Matty is one long deep dream, she is caught between the love of her husband and the love of a handsome stranger. I was hooked from the start. Yes it is like a kind of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ story but with a few unexpected twists and turns. I never saw the end coming at all and I am not ashamed to say I cried. I cannot say more without giving away the story, you will just have to buy your own copy and find out for yourselves.

Just as wonderful and exciting as the very first time I read this.

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Happy Reading 🙂

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11 Goodreads (ARC) ‘Beyond Possession’

Beyond Possession (The Afterlife Series Book 4)

Beyond Possession by Deb McEwan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book 11 of my Goodreads Challenge 2018


This series is Beyond Imagination

I originally was sent an advanced reading copy (ARC) of this book by the lovely Indie Author Deb McEwan who’s writing I am a massive fan of. All her books are well worth checking out. Click the PC icon to visit Deb’s website

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This is Book 4 in the ‘Afterlife Series’ and the series simply gets better and better. The author has certainly upped her game for this one. The previous three books had me so hooked I read them one after the other in just four days. This one is even more fast paced and had me on the very edge of my seat.

All our old favourite characters are here both good and evil with a few more thrown into the big mix. At times it is rather heart-breaking especially as we learn about the loss of a child’s soul into the ether. There are some absolutely horrendous images conjured up too, Sandy’s story really sticks in my mind, the torture that the poor soul has to endure made me put the book aside and do something else so as not to have nightmares.

The author for this series has gone way beyond imagination, the whole series is a real rollercoaster of a read one moment you are on a high laughing then you might dip down so low you end up sobbing your heart out (well if you happen to be a sensitive soul) Finally you may even reach a peek of being totally shocked and almost scared out of your skin. AWESOME I love it.

In the beginning of this book the author gives us a brief insight into the story so far. However, if you have not read the other books in the series I greatly urge you to do so, this by far helps you with the whole story experience.


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Afterlife Series

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#NationalHuggingDay 21st January 2018

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Did you know that it is National Hugging Day today? Created by Kevin Zaborney to bring families and friends together sharing their love with a hug.  It occurs annually on January 21. The day was first celebrated on January 21, 1986 in USA. Click the logo for more info.

180121 Hugging DayPersonally I am not really a touch feely kind of gal but give me a book and I will hug it  forever and a day (If it’s a good read that is). #HugABook

I have lots of favourite books that I hug many by Indie Authors.  I have just read the ARC (Advanced Reading Copy) of Book Two of ‘A Boy From the Streets’ by Maria Gibbs and if ever there is a book you will hug it has to be that one. Sadly I cannot tell you more but it is due out in the next few months. In the meantime you really should check out Book 1.

What is your favourite book to hug?


Day 02 Roses & Dreams Christmas Special

Check out our #AdventCalendar for the Roses & Dreams Christmas Spectacular

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Come join our online Facebook party something for all book lovers

Each and everyday lots of fun, games & giveaways.

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Miss it and Miss out.

So did you stop by the party or did you miss out?

Here are a couple of things you missed on Day 02

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Whoop whoo Happy 1st December 2017

Check out our #AdventCalendar for our Roses & Dreams Christmas Spectacular

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Each and everyday lots of fun, games & giveaways.

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Christmas Cracker Joke

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#NaNoWriMo #Thunderclap #SpreadTheWord

#NaNoWriMo Final Day

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I wish everyone the greatest of luck for the final day of the National Novel Writing Month that is Novembers NaNoWriMo. I started out with good intentions but then (Drum Roll) I ended up publishing a rhythmical story for younger readers or the young at heart like myself. ‘Young Ebenezer ~ A New Christmas Carol’ All the royalties are going to my local hospital Wye Valley NHS Trust children’s ward in Hereford to help buy them table tennis equipment as a gift for Christmas (no one wants to spend Christmas in hospital especially not children).

Young Eb review

So because I did not finish this years NaNoWriMo I decided I would have a new focus and do a sponsored write-in so #WriteABook was born I am looking for people to sponsor me just £2 per person and if 500 lovely folk will help encourage this writing then not only will we be getting the equipment for the children but also a new book for next year’s appeal ‘The Born Sleeping Appeal’ again Wye Valley NHS Trust.

But first I need to #SpreadTheWord Please help by supporting me on Thunderclap a social media platform that will hopefully help me reach out to more kind people. Click the image below

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Thank you one and all let’s reach out and get this equipment to help cheer the children this Christmas.



With your kind generosity, Wye Valley NHS Trust aims to provide the best possible facilities, equipment and environment for patients and service users in Hereford County Hospital, Ross, Leominster and Bromyard Community Hospitals. For more information visit

Charity Registration No. 1058898

#YoungEbenezer Book release for Christmas

All Royalties to go to my local Hospital Charity

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Young Ebenezer
A New Christmas Carol

This story is a seasonal treat, a modern, lyrical re-telling of the Charles Dickens classic – ‘A Christmas Carol.’

The book is specially designed for families to share during the Holiday Season, or for young competent readers to try for themselves. This book is a beautiful gift to treasure, with full colour images on every page.

Eb is a spoilt child who really is not one for caring, and he certainly hates sharing. He is watched over by a very special guardian – the family’s ancient longcase clock, who is bestowed with magic. His name is Grandfather Time.

On Christmas Eve Grandfather Time decides he must teach the boy a lesson. So he calls upon his friends; the Ghosts of Past, Present and Future and with lessons to learn he brings forth the first tutor – a little golden-red King Charles spaniel, called Miss Ruby Heart.

Will this unlikely pair be able to teach the boy the error of his ways? Or will he be doomed to be a scruffy, lonely teenager stuck forever in his own little world?

It already has an Amazon 5* review

Young Eb review