Friday, 24 January 2014

Spotlight on The Wych of Lepyr Cove

Today my lamp light is shining on The Wych of Lepyr Cove by Deborah Bogen.

 The year is 1224 A.D.
Pope Honorius has just launched the Inquisition and sent the Domincan Order, those Hounds of God, out into the Christendom to root out heresy.

In the quiet English village of Aldinoch, sixteen-year-old Lyllie and her fourteen-year-old twin brothers have finally adjusted to new lives. Orphaned two years earlier, the siblings were placed in three separate home, Lyllie with Alys, the village healer, Wyllym with a wool fuller and Edric with the Holy Mother Church where he is training to become a monk. Finally accepting their parents' deaths and their separation, the young people are making new lives, sure that nothing more can threaten them.

Abbot Godfrey is an ambitious priest willing to fake a "miracle" to advance his own career. Fearing that Alys, Lyllie's guardian, has discovered his deception, Godfrey accuses her of wychcraft and summons the Inquisition, hoping she'll be tried and imprisoned. Lyllie and her brothers realize they must lead the fight to try and save her, but can the three young people find the strength in themselves and trust in each other to confront this new challenge?

Author info :
Deborah Bogen is a poet and a novelist.  She thinks good Young Adult novels are a pleasure for eleven year olds and eighty year olds and all the ages in between. She also thinks teenagers are smart and truly interested in the world and its history.  Learning about that history, she thinks, is most fun when it's told as an exciting story - events that, although fictional, no doubt did occur in the life of someone.
To find out more about Deborah visit her website
To order a copy of The Wych of Lepyr Cove  go to
I hope you've enjoyed today's spotlight book. Thanks for stopping by and thanks to Deborah for letting me feature her book.


Monday, 20 January 2014

Kai's Journey

Today I'm showcasing Kai's Journey.

Kai's Journey is a story about a young man, set seven years in the future. Kai has spent those years fighting for survival and trying to find a way rid the world of the disease his father created... His father was a military scientist charged with the task of perfecting a formula that would create a superior breed of soldiers. His father accidentally created a race of zombies. Like a virus, it soon spreads to the entire world, unleashing a period of unsurpassed chaos and conflict. In the midst of this turmoil, our young man comes across a young woman named Clover, who is part of a clan traveling across the United States to try to find what is left of humanity. Clover is a part of a clan of werewolves who can turn at will but aren't blood thirsty savages as depicted in general history. . Along the way they come across stragglers who join with the group as they journey across the upper part of what used to be known as North America. One night while Kai and Clover were watching a meteor shower they meet a group totally out of this world. Kai and Clover begin a heroic journey, fuelled by the increasingly dim hope that somehow, the human race will have a chance to start over.

About the authors
Charles Siefken (1992-present) is a recent graduate of high school. This is his first book of many to be published. He currently resides in rural central Iowa where he enjoys reading sci/fi books and playing video games among other things. He is currently enrolled in our local college for automotive technician as well as working part time at a local garage as a mechanic. Christopher Paolini was his inspiration to become a writer. Wendy Siefken (1966-Present) Currently working full time as a tier one tech at a local call center. Wendy lives on a farm with her family and enjoys reading, gardening and other activities with her family and friends. This all started as a school project for her youngest son and business partner, Charles Siefken, which has grown into a desire to be published.

To find out more and to purchase a copy of Kai's Journey click on the links:

Thanks to Wendy and Charles for letting me feature their book. I hope you all enjoy it.


Monday, 6 January 2014

New Year

sadly 2014 has taken up where 2013 left - the main problem being flooding - that said we are all safe.

I wish you all a safe and healthy 2014 and when things get back to normal I hope to start blogging again.