The edits on the second novel in my fantasy series, the Haven Chronicles, are coming along nicely but I have to admit that working on my copywriting business and editing my novel have taken a toll on my reading. My eyes are too tired to read at bed-time and I can’t find much spare time in the week to open a book.
So, I’ve set myself a new readerly goal of finishing my TBR (to be read) list by the end of the summer. There’s some brilliant books sat on the shelf behind my desk, just crying out for some loving attention. Here’s what I want to read in 2021:
The Curse of Becton Manor by Patricia Ayling
From one of my fellow Burning Chair authors, Patricia Ayling, the back cover blurb tells me that , “The Curse of Becton Manor is a gripping tale of betrayal through the ages, and how the ghosts of English past still haunt all the way to the present day.”
This thriller is definitely one that I’ll review on this blog.
Find The Curse of Becton Manor here.
The Crow Folk by Mark Stay
Book 1 of the Witches of Woodville series, The Crow Folk is set in 1940 in World War Two torn England, with the promise of ‘rationing, blackouts and witchcraft’. One back cover review calls the novel, “Doctor Who meets Worzel Gummidge”.
To be fair, it had me at ‘witchcraft’.
Find The Crow Folk here.
Point of Contact by Richard Ayre
Written by another Burning Chair author, Richard Ayre, I think Point of Contact deserves a full back-cover blurb mention:
A series of horrifying, unexplainable deaths. A race against time to stop an all-powerful madman. And the only person who can stop it all is battling his own demons.
Newcastle, England. People are bursting into flames without warning or explanation. When the local police seek an expert in spontaneous human combustion, there is only one man to call: ex-firefighter Ian Fenwick, a man with a past as dark as his future.
Fenwick finds himself thrust into his most deadly investigation yet, pitching him against a crazed killer and mysterious entities known only as The Visitors.
Can Fenwick stop them before they make the whole world burn?
Find Point of Contact here.
The Binding by Bridget Collins
Imagine you could erase your grief. Imagine you could forget your pain. Imagine you could hide a secret. Forever.
Books and magic in one novel – my ideal read! The Binding tells the story of a book binder called Emmett Farmer who has the skills to capture a person’s memories in a book so they can forget.
I also have her novel, The Betrayals on my shelf.
Find both books here.
Now I just need to finish editing my novel so I can get back to some serious reading time. What’s on your TBR list?