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4* Review: A Game With Conjured Dice Mac Rome

I was asked to review this story by Mac Rome a fellow author at Crimson Frost Books. Here’s what it’s about:

A little girl whose family has been split up by divorce is led by a ghost to some dice with the power to warp the personal realities of those who roll them. Using them to make herself a teenager, and her teenage sister a little girl, she starts a chase to bring her home and set things right. Then, as her mom begins to understand the dice’ s potential, she comes up with a plan to get back at the trophy wife who stole her husband. But, when she learns the dice’ s true origins, which are linked to tragedy and death, the mom questions what to do next.


My Review

A Game With Conjured Dice’ s plot is a clever mix of quirky fantasy and poignant human tragedy.

The magical elements enhance the story’s mystery and suspense and touch ordinary lives with pure supernatural fantasy. There are ghosts, paranormal forces, secrets and magical dice.

Jennifer the mother of the two girls whose lives are touched by the dice faces a moral dilemma when she realises their power. Will she choose personal gain or the greater good?

The fast paced plot flows well and subtly reveals connections between the past and present as it pulls all the threads together to make a happy ending. If you enjoy urban fantasy with a touch of the comic book super-heroine this mystical story is for you.

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Check out my other reviews of Mac Rome’s Books 11 Month Inn   and Eve’s Thieves

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A Game with Conjured Dice by Mac Rome

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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4* Review: The Candidate Daniel Pembrey

Nick Thorneycroft is a British headhunter working in Luxembourg. His company asks him to recruit a high-flying executive for the company’s Russian business. The best candidate turns out to be smart, beautiful… and mysterious. Soon the effects of Russia’s political upheaval, and the arrival of an ex-girlfriend who won’t leave him alone, make Nick’s Luxembourg life increasingly perilous; worlds collide in this gripping, atmospheric tale.


My Review

 ‘The Candidate’ is an enthralling political thriller set in Luxembourg. Nick is a recruitment head hunter although in a previous life he enjoyed a successful career as a sports journalist.

Nick can’t remember what he did the previous night and his only clue is a piece of sexy underwear. An unexplained receipt, a distraught landlady and a missing dog all increase the suspense.

Nick needs his journalistic skills to unravel the mystery as these clues throw up new questions and worrying possibilities for Nick.

Tasked with head hunting an executive to manage key Russian and East European business Nick finds himself attracted to the high flyer and wonders if she is the key to his mystery.

The reappearance of his ex girlfriend coupled with work conflicts against a background of political unrest deepens the mystery.

Violence and political intrigue are intrinsic components of this story and the cleverly layered plot leaves subtle clues which all contribute to the satisfying ending.

Nick is a good character but I particularly liked the interesting support cast who make this is a worthwhile read.

I received a copy of this book from the author  via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


 Check out my other reviews of Daniel’s books The Woman Who Stopped Traffic  and his latest release The Harbour Master.

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The Candidate: Luxembourg Thriller by Daniel Pembrey

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Sunday Snippet: The Dragon Legacy

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 Here’s a snippet from The Dragon Legacy.

She hadn’t expected this. His honesty made her forget her other questions and doubts. His velvet smooth voice reminded her of milk chocolate. The sound bathed her frazzled nerves and twitchy senses with languor. Spellbound, she watched his gaze fill with heat. He didn’t look like a dragon. No, he looked like a man, virile and sexy. He filled her mind with sinful images. Green-scaled dragons didn’t. They breathed fire. Or at least dragons did in the fairy tale books she recalled.

Lukas lifted her hands until they rested on his shoulders. She pulled away. His closeness scrambled her lucidity. Undeterred, he spanned her waist with his large hands. He held on tight as he rose and pulled her against him.

“Appearances can be deceptive, sweetheart.”

Fleur would have questioned what he meant, but his physical closeness distracted her. He held her even tighter. Every hard square inch of him plastered against her softer curves. She bit back a sigh of pleasure. He didn’t play fair.’

©Jane Hunt 2013


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