03 Goodreads ‘The House of Christmas Secrets’

House of Christmas Secrets (Choc Lit)

House of Christmas Secrets by Lynda Stacey

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Book 03 of my Goodreads Challenge 2018

I absolutely loved ‘House of Secrets’ and could not wait to dip into the pages of this. However, don’t let the pretty Christmas cover fool you. Don’t imagine for once this is a romance around the Christmas tree, because at times it reads more like a crime novel.

It is a year after all the secrets came out and Jess is hoping for a quiet family Christmas (well as much as possible whilst running a successful business). She is looking forward to her wedding with Jack, which is to take place just after the hotel is over the festivities and the family can relax (at least a little).

Well you would think with all the secrets that came out last time there really could not be any more, but there you would be wrong. This book is packed with them and ones you would never have seen coming. We are introduced to two new characters who find themselves homeless, out in the cold frosty night and sleeping on the streets – Bastion and his young daughter Lily. You cannot help but feel for the pair, and as their story unfolds you simply cannot help but fall in love with them especially young Lily.

Christmas at Wrea Head Hall is a real rollercoaster of a read, that will have you on the edge of your seat. There is so much I want to say but I am holding back, you really have to read this for yourselves.

Better to have read Book 1 first


House of Secrets by Lynda Stacey

House of Secrets

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02 Goodreads ‘Bunny’

Bunny (The OastHouse Tales Book 1)

Bunny by TJ Chapman

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Book 02 of my Goodreads challenge 2018

A fun short read but be warned it becomes very sexually explicit the deeper you delve.

I’m not really a great fan of erotica but I saw some of my friends sharing this around and was intrigued. After peeking inside on amazon I was hooked to see what sort of antics Lucy McGann would get up to.

Poor accident prone Lucy she found herself beholden to the two hottest guys she had met. A hot gay couple who had moved into the small village where she lives, the naive villages believing them to be brothers. After a disasterous cricket match on the village green Lucy inevitably wacks the ball straight through their window and ends up becoming their slave to pay for the replacement. She does this by washing their car, watering their plants getting herself into disaster after disaster.

The handsome hotties Nick and Matt cannot help notice Lucy she seems to be everywhere they go (well it is a small village afterall) Nick has fondly named her Bunny hence the title. The men feel they are missing something from their lives and they think Lucy just might be it.

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01 Goodreads ‘Mechaniclism’

Mechaniclism: Apocalyptic Horror

Mechaniclism: Apocalyptic Horror by Lynn Lamb


My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Book 01 of my Goodreads Challenge 2018

This story hooked me from the start. Having a background in science and having done some research with SCID (Severe combined immunodeficiency) I was intrigued and wanted to know more. The book reads almost as if it is two seperate stories one tender and loving dealing with the young woman Ireland growing up inside a contaminant free world, cared for by her father who is over protective (understanably).

Then the other true horror, set back in the mid 1600s with a demanding nobleman putting a swiss clockmaker through the most horrific torture so he can have a city of miniture life like automatons to show off to his friends. Fredrick Jori is broken beyond repair and bows down to the demands of Lord August Godwine to create an abomination before the eyes of God.

When the two worlds collide Ireland now a top scientist is called upon to find a cure but time is running out for humanity.

Very highly recommended but definitely not for those of a nervous disposition.

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2018 Goodreads Reading Challenge

2018 GR Challenge

After struggling with last years Goodreads Challenge, where I set myself 100 books to read I decided to cut down the book number to 52. So one book on average per week.

2017 GR Challenges

So far this year I have devoured six books (only because I was off work ill). I aim to review each book as soon as I possibly can actually on my Goodreads page. There is then the opportunity to copy the links here. Hopefully that will mean I can share with more of my reader friends.

If you click on the reading challenge images you will be able to see what I have read over the last couple of years.

2016 GR Challenges

2015 GR Challenges

I would love to know what reading challenges you have set yourself, why not drop my a link below.

Happy Reading



Happy Reading 2018

First of all Happy New Year to you all, hope the holidays were nice and peaceful with lots of Happy Reading?

Sorry I have not been around for a while so much happened at the end of last year, Oh it seems so long ago now. The main thing was being involved in the Roses & Dreams 1st ever #WorldBookovision (like Eurovision, but for books instead of songs) over on Facebook. WOW I added so many interesting Indie Books to my 2018 reading list. Click the image below to see the covers of the 30 participating books.

2017 Bookovision

To see all of the 2017 entries with links to 1,000 words of teasers for each book visit, our Pinterest Page by clicking HERE. (Once on pinterest click the images saved from Facebook to be able to visit the pages with the teasers.)

The winner of the first ever #WorldBookovision was ‘A Shining Star’ by Rose Castro

Click the image to go to the 2,000 words teaser over on Facebook

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Thank you so much for visiting

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Day 13 Roses & Dreams Christmas Special

Please forgive the delay in posting, I was hoping to post daily but time waits for no man (or woman) and with so much going on right now there has not been a spare moment.

My book ‘Young Ebenezer’ is generating a lot of interest, it is now available in all formats and currently in production as an audio book. Fingers crossed it will be ready to purchase next week. Click the image to take a look inside on amazon. If purchasing the eBook please check compatibility with your eReader I know for certain it will not work on Kindle Paperwhite.

Young Eb review

Also I have been fundraising for the Children’s Unit in my local hospital things are slow we have had some generous donations but still only enough to purchase one leg of the table needed for the Table Tennis equipment we hope to purchase.

So if you do happen to have a moment or two spare in your busy life why not pop by the Roses & Dreams Christmas Party on Facebook. Fun, games and giveaways daily throughout December.

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

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Come join our online Facebook party something for all book lovers

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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

Christmas Cracker Joke

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Fun Christmas Fact


13 Fun facts

Oh I forgot to mention #WorldBookovision like Eurovision but for books click the image to go to our Pinterest page and see what you missed.

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So what are you waiting for come join us, drop in at your leisure click HERE



Roses and Dreams Christmas 2017

Oh how exciting Diana Jackson our lovely Indie Author friend is offereing her beautiful book as a giveaway The Healing Paths of Fife is VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED visit the original post on Diana’s blog


A Selection of Recollections

As part of the Roses and Dreams Christmas 2017 events I would like to offer a signed copy of

The Healing Paths of Fife


to the best imaginary question asked of a famous person in history and their possible reply. This is in the spirit of The Healing Paths of Fife when Diana (I) met various folks from the past as I walked along the Fife Coastal Path including Robert Louis Stevenson, St Margaret and even Alexander Selkirk, the real Robinson Crusoe of Lower Largo.

Please send your questions and replies to diana@dianamaryjackson.co.uk by 31st December 2017.

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