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Bye, Bye for now @OlgaNM7

Hi all:

Today just a short post to let you know that from later this week I’ll be away and going to a place where I don’t expect to have regular access to internet. My Dad passed away earlier this year and my Mom and I are going to the little hamlet where he was born to take his ashes, visit relatives and try to sort a few things out. I’m not sure when I’ll be back, but I hope it will be some time in early September.

I hope I’ll have some time to catch up on some reading, writing, and will come back full of ideas, and definitely reviews. And a few more interviews that are coming my way soon.

I thought I’d leave you a present, if you don’t mind. I’ve been quite busy recently with the publication of my new YA series, Angelic Business. By the time you read this post, the three books will have been published already, and to give people a bit of an incentive, I decided to make the first book in the series, Angelic Business 1. Pink Matters free.

Here I leave you the description and links. And if you know anybody who might be interested, please, pass it on:

Angelic Business 1. Pink Matter by Olga Núñez Miret
Angelic Business 1. Pink Matter by Olga Núñez Miret

You are Pink, not the prettiest girl, but smart and with plenty of resources. What do you do when your best male friend offers to have sex with you, because he thinks you’re a lost cause? You plot your revenge with your two best female friends, of course!

It seems you’re in luck when a new and mysterious student appears. And, to top it all, he seems interested in you too. He could take part in the plan. But then, he seems to have a plan of his own… He insists he’s not just an ordinary boy. And what seemed so easy to begin with, gets more and more complicated when Heaven and Hell come knocking at Pink’s door.

Pink Matters is the story of Pink, a 17-year-old girl, a good student, articulate and smart. But she has never been the centre of attention or made the top ten of the most popular and attractive girls at school. When two guys, both claiming to be angels, insist that she is, indeed, ‘special’, fight for her attention and help, and tell her she is the key to the future of the universe, she can’t help but ask: Why me?

Amazon:

http://rxe.me/YIHTW96

Apple:

http://apple.co/1Kuzdl8

Kobo:

http://bit.ly/1LU77jt

Nook:

http://bit.ly/1eLMTOG

Page Foundry:

http://bit.ly/1eMLfN9

Scribd:

http://bit.ly/1eOkmZ5

Book launch:

http://bit.ly/1KcPtI6

Oyster:

http://bit.ly/1OqgMQ6

Thanks so much for reading, see you soon, and don’t forget to CLICK! Ah, and just in case, the book is also available in the Spanish version. 

#Review ‘Deadly Secrets’ by @AngelSefer ‘Oh, to be young and in love’

Title:   Deadly Secrets
Author:   Angel Sefer
ASIN:  B00K6PQW9M
Published: 13th May 2014
Pages:  226
Genre:  Romance and intrigue

Deadly Secrets by Angel Sefer
Deadly Secrets by Angel Sefer

 

Oh, to be young and in love!

I must confess that although I’ve been reading more romantic books of recent (partly in my role as reviewer) it is not a genre I’m an expert in. I’ve probably watched more movies that fall under that label than read books, but it is rare to find books, movies and TV series, whatever the subject, where there isn’t a hint of a romance, even if that’s not the main driving force of the plot.

Deadly Secrets is the first book in The Greek Isles Series that I read, so I cannot compare it to the first one in the series (Spellbound in His Arms), that I’m aware has proven very popular and it is a favourite with many romance readers. This is a romance were the setting plays a very important part in the story. I’d say it’s a secondary character. Helena, the protagonist, is a girl whose father was Greek and she spent her early childhood in Mikonos. When her father disappeared under mysterious circumstances, her mother took her to the UK with her and her links with Greece and the island were severed. But she’d always felt the pull of her birthplace and had wished to go back. Helena, who is young and impulsive, when her mother dies, makes the decision to go back to the island, despite her mother’s warning.

Helena is presented as a passionate girl, a woman of strong intuition (not always right) and a particular sensibility. She is quick to like or dislike people and her judgement is not always the best. This is a case of a story where you want to grab the protagonists by the neck and shake them. Can’t you see what’s going on? Both her and Dimitris (there’s a story about them that goes many years back, although she is not aware of it. Poor Helena has been kept in the dark about many things) are blinded by their emotions and keep making the wrong assumptions and judgements. Yes, if this were a TV show, you’d be shouting at them.

There are mysteries that are eventually resolved, likeable and very dislikeable characters, confusion and misunderstandings, danger, and magic. Although there is a touch of the paranormal, when I refer to magic I’m talking about the islands. You feel as if you were there and it’s difficult not to go straight and book a ticket when you finish reading the book.

As in many romantic stories, the characters and their life-story and circumstances were completely alien to me and I can’t say I identified with anybody (although some of the self-doubts and hesitations are easily recognisable) but that is precisely the beauty of it. It allows us to escape into a life that’s completely different and live other adventures vicariously. It’s an easy read perfect for a holiday, or for a very cold and cloudy day.

Ratings:
Realistic Characterization: 3/5
Made Me Think: 3.5/5
Overall enjoyment: 4/5
Readability: 4.5/5
Recommended: 4/5
Overall Rating: 4/5 

Buy it at:  
Format & Pricing:
Paperback:  $11.71 
Kindle: $4.08 

Olga Núñez Miret

@OlgaNM7

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