Sunday, 25 January 2015

Girl of the Book 2

I have gotten many comments about Courtney and Nizar. :-) Even while I was writing Girl of the Book, I knew their relationship would not go very far and thought that even if they had to get any closer, it was going to take a long time. Plus we're in Saudi Arabia, remember?

It's not like people don't date in Saudi Arabia. They do, actually, but it is not the classic boy comes to the girl's doorstep, rings the bell and waits, says hello to her dad or mum and gets invited in to wait for his date to come downstairs. lol. That doesn't happen here. There are no movie theatres or nightclubs where teens go and have fun or anything of the like, but there are other ways that teens have fun.

Want to find out whether Courtney becomes friends with Nizar again? Rendez-vous in book 2.

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Offside Trap by AJ Stewart


A university president with delusions of grandeur. A property developer with mob ties. A crooked politician fast-tracking projects for cash. Just another day in South Florida.
When Miami Jones is hired by an old college friend to investigate the drug overdose of a star student-athlete, he is thrust into the dark intersection of academia, politics and the Miami drug world, where he finds himself fighting to not just solve the crime, but to save those he loves most.
If you love Florida mysteries, Florida fiction or just crazy men's adventure novels, you'll love South Florida's new favorite detective in Offside Trap.


Offside Trap is a story about a private investigator Miami Jones who is called in by an old friend to investigate a drug overdose incident at their university. As Miami Jones carries out his investigation, he gets caught up in a situation that jeopardizes his and his loved ones lives.

The writing was good and the characters were well developed. The story line was OK though the pacing was a little slow initially, and I didn't get hooked until I was at least half-way into the book. The other half kept me reading and wanting more because of the twists to the story.

Overall, this was a good read, and I would recommend it to anyone who's looking forward to reading a good detective story. 

4/5 stars


A.J. Stewart has lived in so many places it feels like he has a home team in every game he sees. Which explains why his wife begins any sports telecast with "who are we going for today?" A.J. and his family currently spend their time in Los Angeles and South Florida, but stay tuned, anything could happen. He is the author of the Miami Jones Florida Mystery series.    



Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Blog Tour "Girl of the Book"

Good morning. I'm sitting in my living room and yawning as I 'm writing this. I've been up all night long. I didn't have nightmares or anything of that sort. It has just been very difficult to sleep when I have a pile of work waiting for me. And then there is my blog tour, which has to start today.

I glance at the clock. It says nine thirty. I check the time in New York. Google says it's one thirty am. Yawn...This means I still have four to five hours to kill before posting a "Thank you!" comment on my host's blog. I may be very tired, but I'm really looking forward to starting this blog tour.

Below is a list of my tour stops:

January 14: LibriAmoriMiei
January 21: Straight from the Library
January 28: Unabridged Andra's
February 4: Books in the Hall

And while I'm thinking of ways of keeping my eyelids open , my baby girl is sitting across the room and making faces at me. Just hoping that's a good luck sign. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.