Book Review – Confessions: Julien by Ella Frank

Confessions – Elizabeth – I read this book in the throes of grief over my beloved pet Schnauzer, Bee Bee, who had to be put down last Thursday, three weeks shy of her 15th birthday. Thank goodness I can rely on Ella Frank to tell a great story. Confessions: Julien centres around Julien Thornton, master chef and one third of the romantic unit that encompasses … Continue reading Book Review – Confessions: Julien by Ella Frank

Now I Lay Down

Coming in 2019! Blurb:  A beautiful creature pulls Troy McAllister back from a suicide jump off his apartment balcony one hot summer night. Troy has lost everything – his job, his boyfriend, his family. He doesn’t have the money to pay his rent so he’ll soon lose his apartment too. What does he have to live for? Shiloh is a Guardian who finds himself called … Continue reading Now I Lay Down

New Cover!

A couple of weeks ago, my thirteen year-old daughter, Gillian, opined that she was bored and I suggested she draw something since she loves art and she is very talented at it. She suggested that maybe she could draw something for one of my book covers. Most of my books already have book covers arranged by and paid for by my publisher. But the serial … Continue reading New Cover!

Series Review – Oliver and Jack by Christina E. Pilz

   I just finished the sixth and final book in the Oliver and Jack series by Christina E. Pilz and am now in mourning that the story is complete. Sometimes, in a lengthy series, the final books can seem lacklustre and underwhelming. Even if the writing continues on a level of excellence, the story can sometimes fizzle out and be less than comparable to the … Continue reading Series Review – Oliver and Jack by Christina E. Pilz

Book Review: Fagin’s Boy by Christina E. Pilz

First, I must confess to putting off reading Fagin’s Boy, which I downloaded for free from Amazon several weeks ago, because I read a lot of historical literature like Dickens, George Eliot and Charlotte Bronte, and I was really worried that this book would not live up to my expectations of it. I’ve always loved the story of Oliver Twist and the movie musical as … Continue reading Book Review: Fagin’s Boy by Christina E. Pilz

Call Me By Your Name – A Return to Eden?

*Contains spoilers* I have watched this film three times now, and it gets better at each viewing. Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name is a feast for the senses – an erotic buffet filled to the brim with symbolism, intellect and culture. But most of all, innocence. Call Me By Your Name is the story of 17 year-old Elio’s sudden infatuation with 24 year-old … Continue reading Call Me By Your Name – A Return to Eden?