Hi, thanks for viewing my profile, I hope you will buy and enjoy 'Daisy'.
I love animals of all kinds, but especially dogs and horses. As well as being a writer, I am also a horse-riding instructor who enjoys both riding and driving horses.
I also write fantasy and am thrilled that US publisher Rhemalda Publishing have taken the first trilogy in my Artesans of Albia fantasy series. Book One, 'King's Envoy', was published on August 15th 2011. Book Two, King's Champion, was published on August 1st 2012. Book Three, King's Artesan, will be out on August 1st 2013.
See www.rhemalda.com or my website for more details.
Other hobbies include my rescue dogs, folk-singing, gardening, walking and growing cacti.
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For the Love of Daisy
A tale of love, courage, determination and inventiveness, this book will have you laughing and crying in equal measure. Daisy was a unique and special Dalmatian who refused to give up on life. Her owners found that they couldn't give up on her, either.
A touching tribute to a much loved and great-hearted dog, this book is a must-have for any animal lover.
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- A Sword Called…Kitten?
on Sep. 20, 2010
This book is a cracking read and I'd recommend it to anyone, especially those looking for something just that little bit different. It's well-written and amusing, and is full of action and "attitude". If you've never read a book written by a sword before (and let's be honest - who has?) then you've just got to read this.
- Saturdays Are Gold
on Sep. 21, 2011
I really loved reading this exceptional book. Pierre van Rooyen conveys such a vivid picture of two children growing up in South Africa, and effortlessly weaves in all the sights, colours and sounds of the time. Humour, emotion, adventure, sensitivity, curiosity, and a delicious undercurrent of sinister apprehension keep the reader avidly turning the pages. All the characters are expertly drawn. Young Maudie is a delight with her instincts and insights, and her childish voice echoes clearly in the reader's mind. Her older brother Tadpole, the only one who really understands Maudie's gift, is protective of her while being every bit as mischievous. Maudie's fig tree, the source of her Saturdays Are Gold label, is an icon that sits square throughout the story. It would be all too easy to make comparisons between Van Rooyen's novel and classics such as To Kill a Mockingbird or Huckleberry Finn, but the truth is that this novel is like nothing I have read before. I can heartily recommend it.
- The Golden Amulet: a tale of Faerie
on Nov. 10, 2011
This book is such a rare treasure. Beautifully written with such a rich and lyrical use of language, it is sure to charm both children and adults alike. Read it to your little ones and see their faces light up. The wonderfully colourful illustrations only add to the magical quality of this tale. A very special book, designed to be shared.
- That Morning After from the Phoenix Series
on May 28, 2013
What do you do when Life insists on dealing you a rotten hand? Do you go under, or fight back? Nicky fights back, despite her traumatic past. But you just know it's all going to go wrong again when she realizes she's being stalked on an online dating site. Knowing how dangerous it could be, she finally agrees to meet the guy, little suspecting how drastically her life will change once more. I certainly didn't anticipate the way this novella ends!
That Morning After is full of emotion and tension, and Nicky is one tough woman. A great read!
- Look After The Ounces And The Pounds Will Take Care Of Themselves
on Nov. 20, 2014
It’s not often you find something different among the vast choice of books that give advice concerning diet and lifestyle, so it was good to discover this one. “Look After the Ounces” comes at the problem of losing and/or controlling a person’s weight from a unique and slanted angle, choosing to concentrate not so much on the end result as the method of getting there. The author points out that the diet industry overflows with different diets and conflicting advice, much of which is hard to follow and doesn’t work in the long term. This can be detrimental to our confidence levels, leading to issues surrounding self-esteem, and even our health.
In this book, the author, Louise Comb, provides a clear, sensible - and more importantly - achievable set of steps by which the reader can gradually, gently, and permanently make those changes necessary for leading a healthier lifestyle. She gives constant encouragement throughout, and there’s plenty of advice for those who want to adapt the LATO steps to suit their own, unique circumstances. My personal feeling is that this book would be a great help to anyone sick of trying different diets and failing to achieve their goals.
- Out of Mischief: World of Change Book 1
on Jan. 21, 2015
Out of Mischief is a rite-of-passage novel. The main character, Aleria, is a teenager from a privileged background who delights in defying convention. She enjoys playing mischievous pranks, and encouraging her best friends to do the same. Yet her world-view changes during the Quest, a character-forming rite that all high school graduates must complete. Yet Aleria discovers that the Quest is little more than a charade, which she feels accomplishes nothing. She decides to embark upon her own version of the Quest, but although it starts well, events overtake Aleria and she finds herself embroiled in a rebellion led by some extremely unsavory characters. In danger of being raped — or worse — Aleria is taken under the wing of an unlikely champion; one who is more than he first seems. Aleria will be forced to help him complete his mission.
I have read three of Mr Long’s other novels and enjoyed them immensely. He is a very competent writer and plot-spinner. This novel will sit nicely in the New Adult genre it’s aimed at, although I would personally have liked to see a touch more emotion come through the writing - hence my four-star rating. I will certainly read the sequels to this novel.
- Into Trouble: World of Change Book 2
on Feb. 26, 2015
Still suffering nightmares from her traumatic experiences at the hands of rebels in “Out of Mischief,” Aleria anDalmyn, privileged daughter of the esteemed carting magnate Lord anDalmyn, is struggling to find the true meaning and purpose of her life. Marriage to another heir to privilege and comfort would be the safe, traditional path to take, but Aleria never was one to look for easy solutions. She needs a true vocation, a calling that will allow her to make a difference, and this seems to present itself in the form of a secret fact-finding mission to the demesne of Lord Fauvé, a landowner suspected of dealing with and supporting rebel factions. Determined to uncover the truth, Aleria uses the cover of her father’s carting business and her well-groomed socialite skills to insinuate herself into Fauvé’s confidence.
True to her nature Aleria is soon embroiled in the intricacies of local life, but it soon becomes apparent that she might have bitten off more than she can chew. She is forced to draw deeply on her self-defense training and weapons skills, but she will also need to dredge up every single drop of fury her heart can contain in order to overcome what, to some women, would be a crippling and insurmountable tragedy.
I always find myself easily drawn into the complex worlds Mr. Long creates. His “good” characters have likable, even admirable, qualities without being too perfect, and his “bad” characters are never clichéd. His dialogue is realistic and his plots are attention-grabbing and intricate. Although they are subtly portrayed and never intrude, he doesn’t forget the seemingly trivial aspects of everyday life, which contribute to the depth of his characters’ natures.
On a purely personal level, I sometimes feel I’d like to see him delve just that bit deeper into his characters’ emotions, but other readers may not feel this way. I received a copy of this novel in return for an honest review, and would happily recommend it to readers of fantasy, adventure, and romance.