Clarissa Cartharn has always had a deep love for language. Her pursuit of it has led her to attain a BA majoring in English Language and Literature, sought a career in English teaching for six years before finally becoming a lawyer. But when she took up the pen, she realised what she was really desiring for was the cathartic release of her wild imaginations via writing.
Clarissa is interested in learning new languages and is currently on a quest on conquering Mandarin Chinese.
Jack O'Shea, the crown prince of Gammalon has awaited eighteen years to return to his world; the magical World of Spassenia. In hiding from the evil forces of Lord Dravidor he has sort refuge in the present world.
Now he is finally recalled to save his kingdom. And his four children are determined to help him get it back.
The Other Boyfriend
on Nov. 28, 2012
"The Other Boyfriend" is about a mature, independent woman, Sarah, who believes she is in love with a senior, Jeffrey, in a multi-level marketing company. However there are complications as Jeffrey is still tied into a relationship with his supposed former girlfriend and is unable to fully commit to Sarah. On the insistence of her friend, she seeks out the help of a very eligible bachelor, Mike, in an attempt to sway Jeffrey towards her.
I found the novel takes on an exciting turn when Mike is introduced. I loved the chemistry between Sarah and Mike. Their ‘push-pull’ relationship successfully draws the reader in. As their relationship develops, I found myself breezing through the novel with an eagerness to know what might become of it. The novel is largely set in Taipei which makes it quite relieving from the usual, common place Western or European backgrounds. The novel certainly contains a lot of light humour with comic relief provided by characters such as Sarah’s mother, who I particularly loved the most. For those who are chick-lit fans, you will certainly enjoy reading The Other Boyfriend.
Beast of Mexico
on Nov. 28, 2012
"Gringa- In the Cltuches of a Ruthless Drug Lord" is not your occasional sweet romance. If you're looking for one, I suggest that you put this down and find another. But if you're not averse to capture bonding, rape, vulgarity, sex and drugs, then by all means read on. "Gringa" is a smart and crude rendition of "Beauty and the Beast". It's an adult mini-series that traces the experiences of a woman who willingly barters herself in exchange for the lives of villagers to- you guessed it- a drug lord. Yes, she is a strong, feisty, foul mouthed character that stands up to an equally dominant man, which makes the story quite exciting. While I found the the drug lord to be revolting in the first instance, I began to empathise with him towards the end of the story. Rabi leaves the story at such a point where you would be keen to learn more of what would become of the relationship between 'Gringa' and the drug lord. I enjoyed reading "Gringa" and would definitely be picking up the next book in the series.
Light & Dark: The Awakening of the Mageknight
on Dec. 02, 2012
"Light & Dark: The Awakening of the Mageknight" is a fantasy adventure fiction of a 13 year old boy, Danny Firoth, who discovers that he has powers that are of a different world. "Light & Dark" traces Danny's transition from an average student in his school to his development as a Knight of Light at a Knight's academy called the "White Rock Academy".
The novel successfully draws the reader into this magical world, a place of elves and dragons and other magical creatures. Fife knows exactly what he wants in this world, what he wants of his characters and what they are to do. My favourite was the dwarf blacksmith, Sir Bartlett Firebeard who although played only a minor role. I was actually hoping to see more of him. There are other concepts that will keep you intrigued and turning through the pages to the end such as "The Navi", "Bonded" and "Drakes". I quite enjoyed this book and would recommend this to persons of any ages. I would definitely love to see Danny Firoth fully harness on his powers in the following books, should Fife develop into a series.