Virginia Conlin


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  • Heller on June 11, 2012

    JD has done it again. Outwritten all my favourite authors!! I Cannot put any of her books down til they're finished and then I'm desperate for another - it's an addiction; worse than smoking!!! Keep at it JD... I need you!!! Virginia
  • Heller's Girlfriend on July 11, 2012
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    Hellers Girlfriend deals with lust, sensitive people, love, violence (in moderation) fear and rib clutching humour. Not good when you're reading at 2am and your husband wants the lamp out. Heller, Hellers Revenge, Hellers Punishment and the Blood Series are all addictive. I could not choose between either series or any of the JD Nixon books for favourite. JD Has made my reading life happy again - No, JD - I'm not a stalker - but get writing immediately!!!!
  • Blood Ties on March 03, 2013

    Everything I want in a good read is right here. Great storylines interwoven. Characters that I could believe. I thought the drama, humour and sex were just right. I especially love the Australian terminology.
  • The Island - Part 4 on March 17, 2013

    Loved it!!! Does William survive? I can't wait for the next installment. Thankbyou Michael.
  • Tomb on March 17, 2013

    Terrific book! Fast paced action.
  • The Last Roman (The Praetorian Series - Book I) on March 17, 2013

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I loved the descriptive essence of language barriers, weapons (Penelope) used and camaraderie forged. Well done!
  • Bonded on March 21, 2013

    Wow! Nicky Charles is neck and neck w7th my favorite author. Different genres but well written, containing action, an excellent story line and a bit of lust without being smutty. I can't wait to start the rest...... lots of late night's coming up for me.
  • All Things Under the Moon on March 25, 2013

    Reminded me a little of Neville Shutes novel. ON THE BEACH. All Things Under the Moon was an ejoyable read, Decisions to be made and hope are prominent.
  • The Great Squirrel Hunt of 1977 on March 25, 2013

    Not bad. But the ending was not to my liking.
  • Ursa Major 2012 Short Fiction Reading Packet on March 25, 2013

    The writing style was well done. The subject matter was interesting.
  • The Keeping on March 25, 2013

    Nicky, you need to write faster! Not since J D Nixon has one author enthralled me as you. At this rate, I'm going to own Newcastle Animal Rescue. Ps. There aren't enough stars so I'm adding my own. Thank you for your wonderful imagination. ♥♥♥♥♥♡♡♡♡♡
  • The Finding on March 25, 2013

    I would love to reside in Nickys dreams for a week. Her books make me so happy at a bad time in my life. Mere thanks and donations seem inadequate. ♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥
  • Blood Ties: The First (A Bane Pack Novel) on April 08, 2013

    Action, intrigue and werewolves - my favorite combo!
  • Vampires aRe ReaL on April 08, 2013

    Sorry. Didn't grab me.
  • Shadow on April 08, 2013

    Enjoyable. I will read it again.
  • Betrayed: Days of the Rogue on April 08, 2013

    Nicky Charles - fantastic, fabulous. Great storyline, sympathy, lust and baddies. What a combination!
  • The Mating: The Original Law of the Lycans Story on April 08, 2013

    I'm running out of superlatives for Nickys writing. Once again a book you can't put down. Ticks all the boxes for me. Write faster please. I've read the lot now!!!
  • Good Day Lawyer on April 08, 2013

    Too slow but good bones, a good editor is necessary.
  • Ella's Missionary Lover: A Story of Passion & Choices in Mid-Life on April 27, 2013

    I thought it was sweet and enjoyed reading. I think a lot of women share Ellas thoughts.
  • Payback - An emotionally-charged crime thriller about love, obsession and revenge! (Book 1) on May 23, 2013

    I felt terribly sorry for the children. I thought that perhaps this may have been based on the Authors life or a true story of someone she knew, and I hoped it wasn't. I was happy with the ending too.
  • The Red Man on May 23, 2013

    Really enjoyed it! Creepy enough for me too but not so much that I wanted my mother, thank goodness. Well written. I recommend it.
  • Blizzard from Hell on May 31, 2013

    I really enjoyed this book! So there were a few typos, big deal. It didn't distract from the story. Well done Mr Waggoner.
  • Sagebrush on June 01, 2013

    Excellent! Had trouble sleeping because I didn't want to stop reading. The history was real and a there have been many documented cases of children surviving alone. I can't wait to read the sequel. A very well written book that I will recommend.
  • Rekindling on June 01, 2013

    Easy to read and I enjoyed it. Nice to read something positive from the Titanic disaster.
  • The Thirst on June 01, 2013

    Nice take on the ' growing old fears of people' . Unusual ending.
  • Sea of Dreams on June 04, 2013

    As Sharon said, "holy cow" but I will add wow, wow, I want more of this story. Couldn't put it down, can't wait for the sequel!!! Gonna read all C L Bevills books.This was a ripper and if you don't like it then this is not your genre.
  • Black Moon (Moon Trilogy Part I) on July 18, 2013

    I really enjoyed this trilogy!
  • Amber Moon (Moon Trilogy, Part II) on July 18, 2013

    Another winner!
  • Silver Moon (Moon Trilogy Part III) on July 18, 2013

    Don't stop writing C.L...... cause I can't reading your work.
  • The Hanging Tree on July 24, 2013

    Not bad.
  • Big Iron on July 24, 2013

    Ahhh, a good western.
  • A Knight Templar in Lincoln County (A Jacob Smith Story #1) on July 24, 2013

    Loved, loved it!!!
  • Change of Heart on Oct. 12, 2013

    I loved this book. It was a breath of fresh air, with all the elements of a good romance.
  • Heller's Regret on Jan. 17, 2014

    From the first Tilly Chalmers assignment I knew this book would be different. It was the best read and I've already started re-reading. The ending was powerful and unexpected (something we don't often find these days). The emotions I felt were roller coaster. I laughed, I cried and I got angry along with Tilly. Unexpected things happened (I don't want to give anything away unless you've read the series). Congratulations JD Nixon! Another book worth bragging about. If I could give 10/10 stars I would! I, no doubt along with other readers, cannot wait for the next Heller book.
  • Pebbleton-On-Edge on Feb. 25, 2014

    A wonderful read! Can't wait for more. All the good element's included.
  • Silverlight on March 14, 2014

    I've found a new Author!! I really enjoyed this and wished it were longer. Not to say it was too short hahaha; just that I was loving it! Well done , Matt. I've downloaded your next book and I'm sure it will be as excellent as Silverlight!
  • The Girl with Two Faces on Oct. 05, 2014

    I really enjoyed this book. It had excitement, abandonment issues, angst. I'll definitely read it again! Good Stuff
  • Summertime Blues - The Story on Oct. 05, 2014

    This was terrific! Twisted, endearing, and I couldn't put it down.
  • Miriya on Nov. 11, 2014

    Absolutely fantastic. Just purchased the rest of the series (plus a little witchy book). Jade, you have a terrific imagination.
  • Mud and Gold (Promises to Keep: Book 2) on Dec. 13, 2014

    Oh my. Where to start. Historical novel set in New Zealand in mid 1800s. A fascinating peek into lifestyle eg; many children, weekly backbreaking hand washing of all linen & clothing with boiling water (brought up in buckets from creek), ironing from fuel stoves, baking, constant hard work for people especially women who were considered property. Belting a wife & children (often severely) was commonplace. This wonderful series follows the Leith extended family but focuses on Amy. Daughter of a dairy farmer, Amy at 13 became the woman of the house. Expected to fill the shoes of her recently deceased grandmother, Amys dream of becoming well educated and teaching remains a dream. Amy falls in love at 15 and thus begins a life that none of us can imagine surviving - but survive she does. Her dignity, love for family and preparedness to forgive and respect is a lesson to us. She is a hard act to follow. Congratulations Shayne!! This series (I'm on book 3) is brilliant. Thank goodness for slim ebooks that fit in a handbag because I can't put it down. Looking for a terrific series at a very good price - you've got it here. Though I would have paid bookstore prices after being captivated by the first (FREE). THERE AREN'T ENOUGH STARS BELOW - 100%
  • A Second Chance on Dec. 13, 2014

    Goodness! The series is getting to the stage, I'm reading whilst ironing! Book 2 is equal in brilliance to book 1. Please, if you need a great series to read or gift - this is it. Shayne Parkinson is now on my favourite Author List, along with Jr Nixon. Different genres - fantastic books.
  • Settling the Account (Promises to Keep: Book 3) on Dec. 13, 2014

    I am out of superlatives. Book 3 in the series - oh my. Twists and turns but still with the fascinating, factual, historical information which interests me, being a lover of anything historical. Amy sees a flushing toilet and electric light for the first time and sees how the "other half" live. Shane Parkinson - all credit to you for producing another wonderful book that grows with the characters. No boredom in these books!!
  • Daisy's War on Dec. 20, 2014

    Oh my..... Thank you for this wonderful series! I was captivated from the first chapter of Amy's story. A series full of the emotional gamut. Seeing through Shayne's eyes was so effortless. The habits, lifestyle, working dairy farms - milking by hand, preparing dough the last thing at night to bake fresh bread the following morning...., working before dawn til late at night. But the series isn't about those seemingly mundane things, they're just a reminder of how hard our forefathers worked. The absence of birth control was another reminder of how lucky we are. Trying to divide a small dairy farm (after the death of a Patriarch) between many sons, caring for the aged, courting, teen pregnancy and the dreadful conscription. thank you again, Shayne. I've signed up for your newsletter to be notified of your next masterpiece.