Looking to travel the world but can't afford the fares? Enjoy good fiction, fine reviews, fun companions? Think I'd make a lousy travel agent?? :)
Click over to Brief Encounters Reviews this week where they're featuring the latest Petit Morts series. Not only do they review them with their usual careful thought, intelligent appraisal and enthusiastic fun-loving approach - there are travel pictures too!
There's a post for each of the locations used in the PM stories, all the sights and sounds from around the world, including Hollywood, Chicago, Georgia, Freemantle, Athens, Majorca ... and of course, London :).
Visit the site, read the reviews, and soak up the local colour!
From the review of London Eye (EXCERPT): In the end ... this is a love story about two mix-matched men finding common ground which managed to avoid cliche but still gave a great flavour of the differences between the men, as well as the similarities. This was delightful in itself but there were also other touches which lifted the story from the ordinary into something special.
Blatant self-promotion in case you're interested in mine...
LONDON EYE HERE
Oliver's been dumped by his date in the backstreets of London, where his Armani suit and a rich family background don't count for much.
Des is waiting tables to make ends meet, reconciled to the fact that all he attracts are lame ducks and lost causes. Two different men, two very different worlds. Then Des’s cheerful generosity meets Oliver’s lovelorn confusion over a cup of coffee and a bag of sinfully good chocolates...Enter Chance, working at the Cafe Mystique under the looming presence of the London Eye, searching as always for The One, matchmaking with his own brand of sensual, sweet and shocking magic.
What follows is a mix of providence, passion and good old British pounds. After all, everyone should give credit where credit’s due.
MEDIA NARANJA (written with Jordan Castillo Price) HERE
Love is not for the faint of heart. Mild-mannered Trevor accompanies his Gran Elsie on holiday at a luxury resort in Majorca, hoping for some rest and relaxation under the dazzling Spanish sun. But they didn’t count on arriving in the middle of Flamenco Week. Instead of massages and siestas, they find noisy builders and tacky theme parties.
Trevor has a choice to make: put up, or shut up—and finding the nerve to complain to the staff, the mysterious Chance and imperturbable Hunter, is far from easy. But the impromptu assertiveness training comes in handy when he catches the eye of the manager’s son, Alejo.
There’s someone for everyone—even Trevor—providing he finds the courage to stand up for what he wants.
AND DON'T FORGET:
There's still time to win a FREE COPY!
Both titles are featured this month at the fabulous blog Stumbling Over Chaos, starting with London Eye HERE until Nov 14. Just make a comment on the Stumbling Over Chaos Blog post to be entered in the draw to win :).