Aichje Books, which is owned and managed by author Brian H Jones, publishes in Goulburn, NSW, Australia. Goulburn is an historical country town close to Canberra, the nation's capital. Brian and his wife, Marie, established Aichje Books during 2010 to self-publish their books. Recently, on request and to spread its wings, Aichje Books published 'Sixteen Thousand and One Nights' by Barry Norman.
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on June 26, 2010
I am new to the world of indie publishing and this really is an invaluable book. I'm not going to repeat the well-deserved plaudits already expressed in reviews, except to say that I agree with them. Many thanks, author, for a well written, well designed, and very useful book!
on July 28, 2010
This book reminds me of Aesop's Fables. It is a very good read and a lovely way to explain the Bear Stars. This is a very versatile book because, while adults will enjoy it, it will appeal across a wide range of ages and will also serve very well as bedtime reading for children. However, I do have one suggestion for improvement, which is that some of the line spacing needs to be regularised. Finally, I have a small suggestion -- in one place an ampersand (&) is used and, for professional appearance, it needs to be replaced with the full word. In summary, I enjoyed the book and will recommend it to others.
(This review was written by Marie Harlech-Jones, author of 'Dangerous Journey' on Smashwords.)
on July 28, 2010
'Priestesses' is a book with a moral purpose. If that sounds dull, consider this: as the author says in his foreword to the book, his concern is 'how to locate and orient on our proper desire, including our sexual desire.' In brief, that is the concern of the two 'priestesses' who are the central characters of the book. It is that concern that raises this book far above the normal run of erotica, which is usually mechanistic and predictable. (And boring!) As a result, 'Priestesses' is intellectually stimulating, guiding the reader to think about sex and sex in relationships -- including the variety of ways in which it may be manifested -- in the context of its vital importance to our happiness and sense of well-being.
One of the strengths of the book is the strong depiction of the two central characters, who are vivid and believable, as well as being attractive in their compassion and understanding. Another strength is the fact that the situations with which they are confronted, all arising from some or other shortcoming in desire in a relationship, are not only true to life but are interesting and well portrayed. In other words, each one is an enjoyable and skilfully constructed narrative.
A further strength of the book is that it is well written, well edited, and well presented. It is the product of a serious, competent, and committed writer.
My only criticism of 'Priestesses' is that, as explained by the author, it contains material that is also found in his book, 'A Dash of Spice'. This makes it awkward for readers of both books, especially as it is likely that, having enjoyed one, a reader will probably read the other one soon afterwards. Is there a way out of this? I don't know...
In summary, 'Priestesses' is well written and stimulating. Highly recommended!