After the Golden Globes, the BAFTAs, the NTAs and now the Oscars, it seems only appropriate to give some recognition to another form of entertainment: READING!
So, here’s my nod to Award Season, with my own specially-crafted statue:
BOOK LOVER’S UNION: RECOMMENDED BOOKS STACK
or the BLU:RBS, as I affectionately call it 😉
Now, before anyone takes this at all seriously, it’s a fun post designed to show off my books and those of my author buddies. No nominations or voting took place. It’s just for laughs 🙂
Let’s get started:
The BLU:RB statuette for best cover goes to: FORBIDDEN COLOURS
What if your memories were not your memories? What if the drug hailed as a cure became a curse and ultimately your destruction?
Midori Yates works for pharmaceutical giant KLD. The launch of new drug Centoria has revolutionised the treatment of amnesia, with outstanding results. Trials exploring its use in the treatment of Alzheimer’s are on the horizon. But is it really as good as the data suggests?
Neurologist Dr. Nick Campbell has seen amazing results with his patients and is ready to believe in Centoria’s transformational abilities…that is until his patients start displaying strange and worrying symptoms with drastic results. Determined to uncover the truth, Midori and Nick find a conspiracy that is to have devastating consequences for both of them. A dark world threatens to engulf them. Can they survive?
This contemporary thriller will have you turning the pages long into the night.
The winner of the BLU:RBS for best leading lady goes to: OLIVIA CHANDLER (In the Best Interest of the Child)
Severely injured in an accident that forever changed her life, 10-year-old Olivia becomes another faceless, underserved child in foster care. With no time to mourn or grieve, the young girl is easy prey for uncaring social workers and ambivalent foster families.
Olivia quickly learns to hold her tongue and mask her emotions. Even when exposed to neglect, bullying, and assault, no one seems to care. Holding fast to the teachings of her late father, Olivia ages out of the system broken, but no longer a victim.
Now a successful child advocate attorney, Olivia is a passionate voice for children. However, a routine case assignment by the court plunges Olivia back into the trauma of her childhood. If she doesn’t face her demons, a child will be sent into foster care, and Olivia will lose the only chance at love she’s ever had…or wanted.
Foster care for her young client is not an option. But Olivia’s emotional scars run even deeper than she realized. Reconciling with her past means Olivia must confront the one woman she blames for her battered soul.
A woman who has no idea who Olivia is.
For best male lead, the BLU:RBS goes to: ARCHIE ROYLE (Magic O’Clock)
Except he doesn’t remember my face any more.
His world, these days, doesn’t include me or his family.
Life may have changed for him, but he hasn’t given up on life.
Not at all.
It’s just different.
Dad still tells his stories, albeit for a new audience.
He makes people smile and chuckle. As he always did.
He’s a fighter, a survivor and maybe sometimes too clever for his own good! He’ll surprise you. I can assure you of that.
Welcome to Magic O’Clock, where time is irrelevant and hope is unlimited.
Of course, this being my blog there has to be an animal category … and the BLU:RBS goes to: DAVE (Finding Miranda)
Miranda Ogilvy is accustomed to being invisible. Sometimes people actually see her, but they forget her almost immediately. It’s not a bad life for a ghost, but Miranda is not a ghost. She’s a librarian.
Nobody “sees” Miranda Ogilvy except the hunky blind deejay (Shepard)next door and the men hired to kill them both. Shep has been blind since birth. His best friend (and guide dog), Dave, goes everywhere with him, including on the morning run. (Shepard’s the cute one; Dave’s the smart one.)
Murder, political corruption, quirky small-town neighbors, and Dave the Wonder Dog work together to make this mystery fun, romantic, and satisfying.
When it comes to Miranda and her new next-door neighbor, Shephard, not since the owl and the pussycat has there been a more unlikely pair.
Not forgetting, the BLU:RBS for the best setting goes to: PORTUGAL (The Fifth Wheel)
Fern Mortimer has mastered the art of being invisible. Since a hit and run accident five years ago left her wheelchair-bound, she has become a recluse in her parents’ home.
After finally venturing back into the real world, she struggles to make friends and trust anyone. Getting the nickname of The Ice Queen at her new place of work does little to build her confidence.
However, one young woman, Nessa Sullivan, sees through Fern’s mask and is determined to be her friend. A mission that only months later sees Fern joining Nessa and three others on a well-deserved and much-needed holiday to the Portuguese Algarve.
During the holiday, Fern is seduced by a handsome restaurant manager, raising her mood and her hopes of a romantic entanglement whilst also robbing her of her usual common sense and sound judgement.
So, why is her wheelchair now lying capsized in the infinity pool and a body is spotted out at sea? Where is Fern Mortimer?
and finally, there is a tie for the next category: Most anticipated book of the year.
A BLU:RBS is awarded to
Family Matters – by Felicia Denise
Jane – by DM Wolfenden
Ladies, time’s a-ticking …, and I’m a-nagging LOL
Thank you for humouring me – I realise it’s not always easy to follow my train of thought 🙂
Enjoy these books – I know I did.
Yes, I know, of course, two of them are mine, Cheeky, aren’t I?
Thanks for reading 🙂