Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – New Releases – #Scifi Richard Dee, #Fantasy Teagan Riordain Geneviene, Review – #Humour Sue Vincent

Welcome to the first edition of the Cafe and Bookstore this week with two new releases and a review for authors on the shelves.

The first author with a new release is Richard Dee with another adventure for the intrepid Andorra Pett.. takes a break.

About the book

Just when she thought it was all over, there’s another adventure for space sleuth Andorra Pett.

Yearning for peace and quiet with her partner, Derek, Andorra heads home to the space mine off Saturn. It’s been a while since she left, she wants to be among her friends again.

Despite her good intentions, she soon gets dragged into station politics, so it’s a relief when the chance of a holiday comes up.

All she has to do is give a speech on the maiden voyage of the Solar Breeze, a new type of cruise ship. A voyage around the solar system will soon be the must-have vacation.

Andorra will be one of the first to try it, along with the great and the good.

But nothing is ever simple in Andorra’s life. Things get serious when the Solar Breeze is hijacked by eco-terrorists. They want an end to the dumping of rubbish on Mars.

Or else! Andorra’s trip on the Solar Breeze might just be the voyage of a lifetime.

Head over to buy the book: Amazon UK – And: Amazon US

A small selection of other books by Richard Dee

One of the reviews for first book in the series Andorra Pett and the Oort Cloud Café:

Book Squirrel5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent sci-fi mystery!  Reviewed in the United States on March 4, 2020

Andorra and her best friend Cy are fabulous as the lead characters in this entertaining science fiction mystery story that takes place on a space station operating on the rings of Saturn. Dee writes with a natural and relaxed style, infused with humour and observant insight into human behaviour and responses.

The story itself is well-crafted, immersing the reader in the station’s community and keeping them guessing with well-executed twists and clever diversions woven seamlessly into the plot. The world building is original and complex, opening the reader’s imagination to the vast possibilities of life beyond our own world.

The cast of characters and their individual personalities, quirks and motivations remind the reader that people are the same wherever you go, which is why the premise and assumptions of the story work so well. This is a most enjoyable read that will appeal to lovers of sci-fi and murder mysteries alike.

The first three Andorra Pett Adventures are available in a box set: Amazon UK – And: Amazon US

Read the reviews and buy the books: Amazon US And: Amazon UKWebsite: Richard Dee’s ScifiGoodreads: Richard Dee at Goodreads – Twitter: @RichardDockett1

The next author with a new release is Teagan Riordain Geneviene with the first book in a fantasy serial Dead of Winter- Journey 1, Forlorn Peak

About the book

Dead of Winter takes place in a fantasy world that resembles some countries in the past of our own world. In this monthly series we travel through many lands, each with a distinct culture. The adventure begins in the Flowing Lands at Forlorn Peak.The Brethren are fanatics who gradually took over the Flowing Lands. They say all beliefs but theirs are heresy. Women are little more than property. Emlyn is only twelve, but to the Brethren she is an abomination. Why? She can see ghosts and other things. That’s a secret she can admit only to her teacher, Osabide.The stronger Emlyn’s ability gets, the harder it is for her to hide it. Now she has also gotten a supernatural warning that she knows is not about the weather, “Winter is coming!”

One of the early reviews for the book

D. W. Peach5.0 out of 5 stars First serial journey sets the stage with teasers  Reviewed in the United States on December 29, 2020

This story will unfold in monthly installments (Journeys), and in this first novelette, the author introduces the reader to the fantasy world, to the main protagonist, Emlyn, and to a few secondary characters who impact her life. I read this Journey in less than an hour.

Emlyn lives with her father and sister in a rural village where the culture is patriarchal and restrictive, with women bearing the brunt of the harsh control. This doesn’t bode well for Emlyn who has the ability to see ghosts. Osabide, Emlyn’s elderly teacher and a wise woman reminds her not to share knowledge of her gifts with anyone, because her strange skill could cost her everything, including her life.

The story is told from Emlyn’s point of view, and the reader gets glimpses of her encounters with ghosts as well as a mysterious white wolf. The novelette raises questions, and there are teasers galore, including an underlying sense of danger. An excellent start to an epic tale, recommended to readers who enjoy fantasies and want to try a different sort of reading experience. I’m looking forward to the next Journey.

Read the reviews and buy the book: Amazon US – And: Amazon UK

A selection of other books by Teagan

 

Read the reviews and buy the book: Amazon US – and : Amazon UK – Blog: Teagan’s BooksGoodreads:Goodreads Twitter: @teagangeneviene

Now for a recent review for Sue Vincent and the small black dog Ani...and their Christmas themed observations, verse and anecdotes Pass the Turkey

About the book

It is almost Christmas and things are not looking good for the Small Dog. There are too many Santas, too few tennis balls and not enough snow. To make matters worse, her two-legs says there is no room for a Christmas Tree in their new home and there isn’t even a chimney!In a bid to save Christmas, the Small Dog decides to write to Santa. Every day. Join Ani as she tells Santa about her days, explores what Christmas means to her and asks him some very awkward questions…A seasonal collection of verse, humour and anecdotes from the inimitable Small Dog.

A recent review for the book

Sam Ellens 5.0 out of 5 stars A must-have holiday read!  Reviewed in the United States on December 4, 2020

A delightful selection of musings, memories, poems, and letters to Santa from the author’s dog, Ani. You’ve never read a holiday story quite like this one as Sue Vincent gets inside Ani’s head and cuts loose! Numerous photos add much to the book’s charm and make you wish you had a dog like Ani for yourself, minus a few naughty quirks. A feel-good, laugh out loud look at Christmas you’ll never forget. Highly recommended!

Head over to buy the book: Amazon UK – AndAmazon US
 

A small selection of other books by Sue Vincent

Read the reviews and buy the books: Amazon UKand:Amazon USBlog: S.C. VincentGoodreads:Sue Vincent  – Twitter:@SCVincent
Thank you for dropping by today and I hope you will be leaving with some books.. thanks Sally.

36 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – New Releases – #Scifi Richard Dee, #Fantasy Teagan Riordain Geneviene, Review – #Humour Sue Vincent

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  2. Dear Sally, what a wonderful surprise. I’m always thrilled to be included at your blog. This is particularly nice, since I’ve been upset about my computer going bad. The entire collection here sounds wonderful. Sue’s work is always exceptional. Particularly thanks for this intro to Richard’s books– they sound delightful. Hugs on the wing!

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  4. I’m a bit behind this week! Another great selection of books and terrific reviews. I’m familiar with the sparkling wit of Teagan and Sue and have just nipped across to Amazon and bought the books. I’ve been snowed under with things recently but both of these stand a good chance of percolating to the top of the TBR pile because they’re more likely to fit the time available for reading!

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