Shahkara sees action in Portugal

omundoencantadodoslivrosA cover reveal of my upcoming novel, The Blood She Betrayed, featuring my gutsy heroine Shahkara, has popped up on a review website in Portugal.

The O Mundo Encantado dos Livros (Enchanted Books) website is run by the delightful and discerning Ana Neves, who reviews books in both English or Portugese. Judging by her previous reviews, she likes a well-woven story and doesn’t hesitate to say if it’s not up to standard! I suppose that comes from sharing the same hometown as 1998 Nobel Prize José Saramago. Her website is gorgeous.

I was excited to share my upcoming cover with Portugese readers and am looking forward to Ana reviewing The Blood She Betrayed once it launches in July.

To see Shahkara visiting Portugal, go here.

~~ Ana is also searching for independently published authors to be featured in her regular indie column. If you are indie-published, drop her a line via ana (d0t) luisa (dot) neves (at) live (dot) com (dot) pt


Dr Who Chrissy Cheer

When you can’t spend Christmas with your family because of dubious floodwaters, there’s nothing better than taking in the Dr Who Christmas Special on Boxing Day. I must admit that I was a bit dubious when A Christmas Carol looked like being a rehash of Dickens’ classic but the scriptwriters (Chris Chibnall, Mark Gatiss, Richard Curtis & Toby Whitehouse) did a great job. It was a beautiful, touching tale and I loved the Doctor’s off-camera liaison with Marilyn Monroe. Ah, poor innocent Timelord. His merry-go-round of scrapes never stops at megalomaniacs and end-of-world invasions.