Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Shorts: House On The Forgotten Coast

Like a monarch surveying her domain, the house has stood for over a hundred years in the fishing village of Apalachicola on Florida’s northwest coast. She has known life. She has known passionate love. She has known brutal death. But she has guarded her secrets well . . .

Then eighteen-year-old Elise Foster and her parents arrive from Atlanta in their silver Jaguar, bringing with them their own secrets and desires. Seeking friendship in their new community, they find instead that the townspeople resent their intrusion. But this intrusion on the house’s privacy also provides a pathway for the past and the present to merge—and for the truth behind an unsolved murder to finally be brought to light. As you strive to solve the mystery, you and the Fosters are forced to address two critical questions: What is real? What is delusion?

About the Author:Ruth Coe Chambers takes pride in her Florida panhandle roots, and her hometown of Port St. Joe has inspired much of her writing. She attended Florida State University, the University of South Florida and graduated Summa Cum Laude from California State University, Fresno. It was through creative writing classes at the University of South Florida that she found her “voice” and began writing literary fiction. Listed inWho’s Who of American Women, she does freelance writing, has recently republished one novel, has self-published its sequel, and has written two award-winning plays. She is currently working on the third novel in her Bay Harbor Trilogy. She has two daughters and lives with her husband and one very spoiled Cairn Terrier in Neptune Beach, Florida.

P.S - Synopsis courtesy Poetic Book Tours

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Around The World In 80 Tales

Its three days into the new year and what better way than to review a book that awakens the wanderer in me.

This book is filled with bite sized stories that are real-life experiences of the author himself. The stories revolve around a unique aspect of a particular place the author has visited. This personal touch is what differentiates this anthology from a travelogue.

Dave narrates his experiences straight from his heart. Yes, his writing style is unique and thats precisely the reason why these stories are narrated in storyform rather than an autobiography. His writings do evoke imageries and in order to emphasise better he has made exotic use of photographs. On a lighter note, if you have heard of Food Porn, then these pictures can be categorised as Travel Porn. They are absolutely stunning and you could drool over them for long.

The real characters or protagonists are the exotic places that Dave visits and describes about. I must say that the descriptions are so vivid that I have decided to add these places to my Bucket List.

To sum up, if you are a traveller, travel blogger or writer or a travel enthusiast, then these amazing and excellent stories are a must read for you. These stories would inspire you to wear your travelling shoes and wander into exotic locales.

P.S - Thanks a ton Dave for your stories that took me around the world in 80 tales and have inspired me to travel to the places described. This review is an honest opinion after reading this anthology.