I am delighted to welcome author Ross Greenwood to damppebbles today. Ross has written three books; Lazy Blood, The Boy Inside and self-published Fifty Years of Fear. Today Ross joins me with his three #R3COMM3ND3D2017 reads.
#R3COMM3ND3D2017 is where I ask book bloggers and authors to recommend three MUST read books. The only stipulation is that the books must have been published in 2017. Nice and easy!
Here are Ross’s choices….
Friends to the End; The Journey of a Lifetime by Susan Tarr
This book is beautifully written about terminal sickness. The pace, and flow are rhythmic and would be a valuable read to someone going through it themselves.
Decimation: The Girl Who Survived by Richard T. Burke
A slightly futuristic thriller about the possible end of civilisation. I loved it. Fast paced, and possible…
The Eleventh Floor by Shani Struthers (The Haunted World #2)
It’s been so long since I read a proper horror book that I have to include this. Cleverly written, and even though it was a bit spooky, great fun.
Thanks for joining me today, Ross and for three very different recommendations. I am, of course, adding ‘The Eleventh Floor’ to the wishlist as I type!
If Ross has managed to tempt you, or if you would like to find out more about the books he has suggested, please click the following amazon.co.uk links:
I was born in 1973 in Peterborough and lived there until I was 20, attending The King’s School in the city. I then began a rather nomadic existence, living and working all over the country and various parts of the world.
I found myself returning to Peterborough many times over the years, usually when things had gone wrong. It was on one of these occasions that I met my partner about 100 metres from my back door whilst walking a dog. Two children swiftly followed. I’m still a little stunned by the pace of it now.
Lazy Blood book was started a long time ago but parenthood and then after working in sales management all my life, I randomly spent four years as a prison officer. Ironically it was the four a.m. feed which gave me the opportunity to finish the book as unable to get back to sleep I completed it in the early morning hours.
I’ve now written two further books. My second book, The Boy Inside, was picked up by Bloodhound Books, and now, Fifty Years of Fear is out. All my books are thought-provoking, and told with a sense of humour.
All three books are stand alone, however, some of the characters cross over, and you can see how at times, their lives overlap. I hope you enjoy reading them.
Please feel free to get in touch.
About Fifty Years of Fear:
Could you forgive murder? What if it was something worse?
A childhood accident robs Vincent of his memories, causing him to become sensitive and anxious around others. His differences attract bullies, and he comes to rely heavily on the support of his family.
After the devastating loss of his parents, a remarkable woman teaches him to embrace life and, little by little, he realises the world is far more forgiving than he imagined. When fragments of his memory return, he begins to unravel his past.
Who was his mother? What kind of a man is his brother, Frank? And why does death surround them?
Fate is cruel. History is dark. Things are not as they seem.
Perhaps he should have stayed at home.
My thanks to Ross for joining me today. Make sure you pop back tomorrow as I welcome another of my favourite bookish types, the lovely Eva M. of NovelDeelights.