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27 results for 'Donna Brown'

Book review: The Myth of Mr Mom

By Donna Brown, published on Dec 4, 2011


The Myth of Mr. Mom is a collaborative non-fiction essay anthology written by stay-at-home dads that shares the personal stories of eight men from around the world.

The goal of the book is to help bring awareness to the fact that men are just as capable as women of being the primary caregiver, homemaker, and stay-at-home parent. We feel that there is a societal bias against stay-at-home dads that does not exist for stay-at-home mothers and seek to bring our stories to the public.

Filled with humorous anecdotes and eye-opening personal experiences, The Myth of Mr.... (more)

Tags: book review, non-fiction, jeremy rodden, portmanteau press, stay at home dads

Book review: Flidderbugs - Jonathan Gould

By Donna Brown, published on Nov 29, 2011


As Kriffle the Flidderbug investigates why his fellow ‘bugs find it impossible to agree on the pressing issue of how many points there are on the leaves of the tree on which they live, he finds that the truth is more complicated, and ultimately more terrifying, than he ever could have imagined.Flidderbugs is a political satire, a modern fable, or maybe just a funny little story about a bunch of insects with some very peculiar obsessions.


I live in a back to back terraced house. I know that my roof is... well, I'm not actually sure what colour it is and it's... (more)


Book review: Farsighted - Emlyn Chand

By Donna Brown, published on Nov 24, 2011

Blurb: Alex Kosmitoras’s life has never been easy. The only other student who will talk to him is the school bully, his parents are dead-broke and insanely overprotective, and to complicate matters even more, he's blind. Just when he thinks he'll never have a shot at a normal life, a new girl from India moves into town. Simmi is smart, nice, and actually wants to be friends with Alex. Plus she smells like an Almond Joy bar. Yes, sophomore year might not be so bad after all.

Review: Cards on table time (I hope I don’t live to regret this!): when Emlyn sent out an email asking for reviewers... (more)

Tags: book review, paranormal, farsighted, emlyn chand

Book review: Something Different - S. A. Reid

By Donna Brown, published on Nov 14, 2011

Blurb: Tired of his life’s endless grind, family man Michael Maguire allows himself one night of deviation. Desperate for something different, he seeks a prostitute in notorious Brixton Park. But Michael, searching for a girl out of PRETTY WOMAN, instead finds blue-eyed, beautiful James Campbell. Tempted and stirred in ways he never imagined, Michael embarks on a sexual adventure with a rent boy from London’s infamous Bethnal Green. And what begins as a purely sexual exchange gradually transforms into something else, as James finds himself in desperate circumstances and Michael is moved to... (more)

Tags: book review, erotica, something different, s a reid, m/m romance, m/m erotica

Author interview: Katie Stephens

By Donna Brown, published on Nov 5, 2011

Each week I'll be sharing my Author Interviews so it's an excellent opportunity to discover authors and find out about great books. Thank you to Katie Stephens for joining me this week to share some insights into her life and her book, Candles on the Sand.

Where were you born?

Surrey, United Kingdom

What did you want to be when you grew up?


Other than author, what jobs have you had?

I've worked in PR for the last 18 years for a variety of businesses including music, fashion, housebuilders, car manufacturers and I currently work for the AA (cars... (more)

Tags: romance, author interview, katie stephens, romance author, candles on the sand

These aren't the followers you're looking for...

By Donna Brown, published on Oct 27, 2011

Not getting followed back? It might be that your approach to Twitter is just not making you an appealing follow prospect. Have a look at five reasons why you might be lacking Twitterpeal…

1) No avatar… The dreaded ‘Twitter egg’ suggests a temporary account and has become a warning sign of an ‘undesirable account’. You don’t have to upload a personal photo but any image shows that you’ve taken a little time and suggests a commitment to your account that most true spammers wouldn’t have.

2) Your profile is empty… Empty profiles or profiles with one meaningless word (or even just... (more)

Tags: twitter, twitter followers, spam on twitter

Book review: Doodling - Jonathan Gould

By Donna Brown, published on Oct 25, 2011

Book blurb: Neville Lansdowne fell off the world.

Actually, he did not so much fall off as let go. The world had been moving so quickly lately and Neville was finding it almost impossible to keep up.

Doodling is an engaging comic fantasy which relates the events that befall Neville after he finds himself abandoned by the world and adrift in the middle of an asteroid field. Douglas Adams meets Lewis Carroll (with just a touch of Gulliver’s Travels) as Neville wanders through his new home, meeting a variety of eccentric characters and experiencing some most unexpected adventures.

... (more)

Tags: book review, doodling, jonathan gould, humorous fiction

Book review: All But My Life - Gerda Weissman Klein

By Donna Brown, published on Oct 23, 2011

Book blurb: All But My Life is the unforgettable story of Gerda Weissmann Klein's six-year ordeal as a victim of Nazi cruelty. From her comfortable home in Bielitz (present-day Bielsko) in Poland to her miraculous survival and her liberation by American troops--including the man who was to become her husband--in Volary, Czechoslovakia, in 1945, Gerda takes the reader on a terrifying journey.

Gerda's serene and idyllic childhood is shattered when Nazis march into Poland on September 3, 1939. Although the Weissmanns were permitted to live for a while in the basement of their home, they... (more)

Tags: holocaust, book review, world war ii, gerda weissman klein, all but my life

Author interview: Jennifer Chase

By Donna Brown, published on Oct 22, 2011

Each week I’ll be sharing my Author Interviews so it’s an excellent opportunity to discover authors and find out about great books. Thank you to Jennifer Chase for joining me this week to share some insights into her life and her book, Silent Partner.

Where were you born?

Palo Alto, California

What did you want to be when you grew up?

An actress

Other than author, what jobs have you had?

I’ve worked in a restaurant, done secretarial work, business management, and accounting.

About Jennifer’s most recent book…

One Cop, One Serial Killer,... (more)

Tags: author interview, books, author, jennifer chase, silent partner

Not easy but worth it: 6 plus points to going indie...

By Donna Brown, published on Sep 30, 2011

Nobody said the life of a writer would be easy but it must be a shock to every indie author's system to finish the final page of their novel and realize that the work has only just begun! Never have there been so many decisions to be made in such a short space of time, ranging from which editor to use to whether or not to hire a cover designer or try and produce your own artwork. Forget being a writer: you'll need to become a master marketer, a superb salesman and a networker extraordinaire! And somehow, in and among all this, you'll need to be working on your second book to ensure that... (more)

Tags: writing, publishing, self publishing, independent publishing, independent authors

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