She’d never meant for it to happen. Just one reckless moment had cost Nicky her brother’s life and it seemed she would have to endure a lifetime of suffering for her carelessness.
Growing up in a North Norfolk hotel, owned by her parents, Nicky’s life had been perfect until that fateful day.
Then everything fell apart and it wasn’t just her own guilt that Nicky had to contend with, it was also the anger of her mother.
Isolated and confused, Nicky’s life spirals out of control until she despairs of ever being able to smile again.
A chain of unconnected events lead her to some serious self-evaluation until it appears that there could be an opportunity to discover some happiness from all the misery which has plagued her existence, but only if she is prepared to let go of the past.
Reviewed take from Amazon by Demelza Carlton
Having read several of Dodd’s other books, I knew this would be equally well-written and it would have some very realistic characters. I definitely wasn’t disappointed.
I wasn’t prepared for the gritty realism of teenage Nicky, though. She exhibited all the moody, self-centred, short-sighted behaviour of a teenager – but in a very different way to most teenage protagonists. She’s not trying to fit in at her old or her new school; nor is she trying to ingratiate herself with a particularly stereotypical group of students.
I’d compare her to Katniss Everdeen, from the Hunger Games franchise, without the constant need to question or reflect on her actions. Nicky acts and regrets it later, as she seems unable to see consequences or the parts of her life that are worth living, both before and after her brother’s death. While I would call her self-centred, I wouldn’t call her selfish – for Nicky also works hard, helping to run her parents’ hotel. So, even for this troubled teenager, there’s some glimmer of hope.
Dodd doesn’t gloss over details – Nicky is hardly a clean-cut teenager and, despite a teenage protagonist, this book explores adult issues too deeply to be simply teen or YA fiction.
Today mark’s the official release of Titan Publishing House’s established author Kags Blacks latest book,In the Midst of a Year. Be sure to visit Amazon today to get your copy.
In the Midst of a Year by Kags Black
Jessica Parsons along with her family and friends are only just piecing their lives back together when the bombshells start falling again.
Things go from bad to worse only this time, on all fronts.
Leaving Jessica wondering if any of them will be able to cope with the extreme situations which seem to continually be happening around them, can they finally pull together and overcome everything that life has to throw?
Today mark’s the official release of Titan Publishing House’s established author Mark Mackey’s latest book, Abducted: The Frightening Tale of Megan Ridgeman . Be sure to visit Amazon today to get your copy.
Abducted: The Frightening Tale of Megan Ridgeman by Mark Mackey
Author Megan Ridgeman, 24, after spending a few years travelling throughout Europe following graduating from high school. Enrolling in Sainters University, she meets Robin Clockway, her roommate and they start growing close as friends, but things soon turn romantic. Randall Arkston, the universities creative writing instructor, becomes attracted to Megan, and abducts Robin and her, taking them to his house out in the middle of nowhere. He wants to make her his forever and will do anything to make that happen.
Trapped in his house, Megan’s life becomes an absolute hell, as she is raped, watches Robin get murdered by ravenous zombie-like creatures down in the basement. On top of that, Megan discovers the spirit of Randall’s ancestor is out for revenge against her for something her grandparents did.
Life for Amy is not worth living anymore; she has been brutally attacked; her nightmare of an abandoned child is seeping into her reality. There is only one person who can stop Amy’s mission for death, Stephen. However, what Amy doesn’t realise is falling helplessly in love with him will just lead her down a dark and deadly path and right into the middle of an angelic war.
Don’t buy this buy book if you have to get up for work!! Once I started reading I couldn’t put the book down until I had finished it, I enjoyed every page and the story line keeps you turning those pages. The most enjoyable read in a while. PS In case you are wondering I did manage to get to work the next day lol
Titan InKorp have welcomed Maria Celaschi Clark to the team. As Titan continues to focus on building a new in house staffing system Maria was chosen to lead the editing department and bring in her skills and knowledge.
Maria gave the following statement:
“Hello, I am Maria Celaschi Clark and I am very pleased to be joining the wonderful staff at Titan Publishing House as Chief Editor. I look forward to working with and getting to know each and every one of you. I am very excited seeing how the company has grown since its inception in 2013 and I look forward to all of the wonderful possibilities for expansion that I can see on the horizon.
A little background information about myself. I live in FL with my husband Craig and 3 children. I have a Master’s in Library Science and a BA in Education. I developed a love for reading very early and I have been editing for quite some time.”
With Titan now bringing in more staff and are in the running for a prestigious award 2015 is set to be a great year.
Today mark’s the official release of Titan Publishing House’s new author T H Robbin’s latest book, Hell for Heather. Be sure to visit Amazon today to get your copy.
Hell for Heather by T H Robbin
Titan Publishing House are happy to announce that Sabrina Rawson’s new book Blood Oath is now online to pre-order at Amazon
Blood Oath by Sabrina Rawson
PTSD weighed heavily on Collin and his team. They were ready to retire after they complete one last mission until he met Madeline. He believed she was the one person he could have his happily ever after with. Madeline was willing to let life happen for the first time and he was the man she wanted to share it with. Real life situations from human trafficking to arms deals. This story is about not giving up on life. Doing all things impossible to survive one more day.
*Contains violence and sexual content*
BITC’s Responsible Business Awards in Wales showcase the best of responsible business in action in companies of all sizes and sectors across Wales.
Titan first came onto the scene in early April 2013 and have since clawed their way up the ladder, overcoming all the odds. Now Titan has become one of the most respected publishing companies in their field and continue to rise.
This is the first time in Titan’s history that they have been put forward for an award and are said to be very proud at making it through the first stage.
Chief Executive Christopher Austin issued this statement:
“I am so proud of all that we have achieved so far and just to make it through this first stage is unbelievable. Whatever happens though I am proud of my team and they each deserve an award for their outstanding efforts that they contribute to Titan.”
Titan will now go through to the next stage of the Finance Wales Responsible Small Business of the Year Award with the winners being announced w/c 13 April. If Titan are successful they will make it to the final round at the Wales Responsible Business Awards Gala Dinner on Thursday 25 June 2015 at the Cardiff City Stadium.
Today mark’s the official release of Titan Publishing House’s new author Brian Pattimore’s latest book, The Rhondda our Valley. Be sure to visit Lybrary today to get your copy.
My Father was a Welsh miner and worked in four mines before being disabled from the mines at the age of 19. I am writing this book in memory of my Father and all Miners. I am proud to be a miner’s son in this book I hope to share some of the history of the Rhondda Valley along with some of my poetry. I live in Southampton but still have strong family ties with the Rhondda and return as often as I can. My Father was born in Dinas and I remember as a child I would play on the pipe going over the river to Dinas Station I can still visualize the row of miners cottages before they were pulled down and flats replaced them About the Author Hello I would like to introduce myself I am Brian Pattimore and come from a mining background from the Rhondda Valley. My Father was born in Dinas and my Mother was born in London moved to Wales during the war and met my Father. I was born in Bracknell Berkshire (cant help where I was born) but have always classed myself as Welsh. As a child I spent a lot of time in the Valleys growing up and stayed with my Uncle Davey and Aunty Mary at Harcombe Road Llwynypia. I still have family in the Rhondda and visit when I can. I always say that I’m going home I hope you enjoy this book a combination of facts about the Rhondda and some poems I have wrote about Wales. I am married to Ruth and have four daughters and eleven grandchildren