Posted in Blogging Communty

Summer Sun Award

I’ve been nominated for a Summer Sun Award.

Many thanks to my friends Tracey Rogers author of Daring to Wish, Lindsay J Pryor author of Blood Shadows and Blood Roses and Fiona Chapman author of an intriguing story called The Gateway.

To accept the award I display the sunshine logo, link back to the blogs of the people who nominated me, answer the sunshine questions below and nominate another blogger for each sun-ray , eight in total to receive the award, tell them they’ve been tagged and display their blog link.

Favourite song with summer in the title or the words (give the line) Summertime by George Gershwin. The music more than the words. I think of long summer days. 🙂

Favourite book about summer Have to agree with Tracey on this one Sinfully Summer by Aimee Duffy. It has all the ingredients of a perfect summer read; sun, sex, scandal and a satisfying ending 🙂

Favourite hot summer film Top Gun. Set in the summer and hot. Not really a Tom Cruise Fan. Love pilots and jets what can I say? 🙂

 Favourite summer memory Three summers were particularly special; 1980 taking long country walks with my boyfriend. 1981 Working in Devon and living in a 10 foot caravan on the edge of Dartmoor with my fiancé. 1983 I married him in August 🙂

Favourite summer holiday destination I love the Lake District the setting for The Dragon Legacy. I also love Lake Garda in Italy. I had a lovely holiday in Northumberland this year. Can’t choose between them.

What books will be in your suitcase this summer? I read Tempting a Devil by Samantha Kane. The Keepers: Archer by Rae Rivers and Your Room or Mine by Charlotte Phillips 🙂 Next on the list are Rancher to the Rescue by Jennifer Faye. Collared for the Night Susan Arden 🙂

What’s your likely destination this summer? Already been to beautiful Northumberland. May visit again for 30th wedding anniversary or perhaps The Lakes.

What hottie would you most like to be sharing the hot days and long nights with this summer? As it’s my 30th wedding anniversary . Did I already mention that 🙂 My soul mate of course. If I had to pick another it would be Richard Gere always loved him and then there’s my first love Donny Osmond.  🙂

 My nominees are as follows.Apologies if you’ve already been tagged and I’ve missed it. 🙂

 Susan Taylor

Jennifer Faye


Janie Crouch

Megan Jane

Kendall Talbot

Charlotte Phillips

Krystal Shannan








Posted in Book Review, New Books

My 5 * Review of ‘Blood Roses’ by Lindsay J Pryor

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I love Lindsay J Pryor’s ‘Blackthorn’. The first book in the series ‘Blood Shadows’ captured my interest. Book number two ‘Blood Roses’ is compelling. The story does stand alone as an episode of life in ‘Blackthorn’ but for maximum enjoyment meet Kane and Caitlin in ‘Blood Shadows’ first.

Leila is a complex character; devoted sister,lonely woman and Serryn a special kind of witch who hates the vampire race. Her blood kills vampires painfully shortly after feeding. Leila is unwillingly lured into ‘Blackthorn’ after a distressed call from her sister Alisha. The downward spiral continues from there.

Caleb lives by his own rules after earning a deadly reputation for killing Serryn witches.His attitude and sadistic streak make him an anti hero.You should hate him for what he is and what he does.It is his stunning sexuality and well hidden compassion that make him worth saving. His reasons for hating Serryn witches are personal and create an impenetrable barrier which Leila will have to climb if she is to save herself and their future together. Leila may appear to be subjugated by Caleb’s will but I think she is the strongest character.

The plot has many twists and turns which allow Caleb and Leila’s story to unfold whilst giving tantalising clues about what might happen in ‘Blackthorn’ in the future.The world building is so clever you  are surrounded by it.

I am eagerly awaiting the next book in the series ‘Blood Torn’.

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Posted in Blogging Communty, New Books

‘Blood Roses’ Lindsay J Pryor Release Day 26 April 2013


The next exciting foray into  Lindsay J Pryor’s BLACKTHORN is available today with the release of the second book in the series ‘BLOOD ROSES’. This is Caleb and Leila’s story and it promises to be as enthralling as Kane and Caitlin explosive encounter in ‘BLOOD SHADOWS‘.

Leila is a serryn a witch whose blood is poisonous to vampires. Her secret, places her in a life threatening situation when she is lured into Blackthorn to save her sister.


Caleb is an omnipotent vampire who not surprisingly has a dark past. Oh and did I mention he is sinfully sexy.


I have already read the first three chapters of Blood Roses which Lindsay posted on her blog. They are so atmospheric you instantly feel that you are in Blackthorn with Leila. The barely veiled threat of violence is evident from the first line. The fatal attraction between Leila and Caleb is intriguing from their first encounter. I can’t wait to see what happens next….

I will be posting my review of ‘BLOOD ROSES’  as soon as I have read the rest  of this exciting book.

Join Team #BLACKTHORN step into the darkness.

Jane x