Monday, 31 August 2009

New reviews!

'I was truly amazed when I read this book. At first, I thought it would be only vaguely interesting, almost with a gothic-other worldly feeling, but with an ever increasing development of characters and scenes, I found it hard to put the book down.'
Read the whole review on Curse of the Tahiera

'The characters grew on me quickly and I had to know what was happening to them next. I still haven't quite shaken them out of my head yet.'
Read the whole review on All Booked Up: Curse of the Tahiera - Wendy Gillissen

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

'Fascinating and entertaining'

I am very pleased with my second review of Curse of the Tahiéra, by Rebeccasreads:

"Dead silence spanned the plain. They came with the failing of the light. Their slender swords gleamed silver in the pale light of the moon. On the other side of the plain young, inexperienced hands clutched their swords, and old men held their breath. A dark horror crept over the battlefield and smothered everything in its path.
A dark figure stood at the top of the cliff. The wind lifted strands of midnight hair. They floated about his head as if they had a life of their own. He steadied himself and drew his sword. His voice was a whisper. Now." (Prologue)

So begins Wendy Gillissen's "Curse of the Tahiera," a fascinating and entertaining spiritual adventure. The two main characters in the book, Rom, a Tzanatzi outcast, and Yldich, an Einache shaman, are on the trail of an ancient curse in an attempt to save their people. The magical journey that they embark on will definitely captivate your attention from start to finish.

Read the entire review on amazon!

Book Blitz for Color Me Jazzmyne

APA (Authors Promoting Authors) Book Blitz for COLOR ME JAZZMYNE, Marian L. Thomas
Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Anyone who purchases COLOR ME JAZZMYNE on August 25th receives an eco-friendly
"I Was Part of Something Special" tote bag

Child abuse, rape, struggling to live are all things women go through at least once in their lifetime.

In this tale, Naya Mona takes readers on a journey through her crayon box of life, and shows us what her true colors are as she recounts her past to her son whom she is meeting for the first time.

How do you tell your son that your father is his?
The spiral of events that fill Naya's life provides each reader an intimate look at the drama, romance and struggles that become her voice.

On stage, she must become Jazzmyne-the jazz singer. Naya no doubt commands the attention of its readers and takes them on a rollercoaster ride that is filled with the melodious tones that makes COLOR ME JAZZMYNE a true reading pleasure.

To learn more about Author Marian L. Thomas, please visit her website:

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10 Reasons & More to Buy COLOR ME JAZZMYNE
by Marian L. Thomas

1. You enjoy being engrossed in the thick of a really good story
2. You enjoy reading how one woman is able to push past her pain and live
3. You enjoy reading books that motivate and inspire
4. You enjoy reading books that show that we all can overcome trials and tribulations
5. You believe that every woman deserves a "lifetime" type of husband
6. If you have ever been raped
7. If you have ever struggled to find your voice
8. If you have ever had to relive your past
9. If you have ever suffered from child abuse
10. If you have ever had to face your "real" parents because of adoption
11. You like to support new Authors.
12. You believe that rape has become the new "hush" word in our society

Monday, 10 August 2009

My first US book review! Rating: excellent:)

Captivating from beginning to end

Though much of it takes place in a physical world of forests and stones, the real story of Gillissen’s protagonists, Rom, Yldich, and Eald who journey through enchanted lands northward, is one of kinship and illusion as they struggle to save their people from the destructive power of an entity known as the Tahiéra.
Gillissen uses dreams the way that an artist might use watercolors to paint a vivid portrait. Her expressions are at once clear and beautiful as they are abstract and distant, eventually culminating in an ending revelation that is unforeseeable (unless, of course, you’ve “dreamwalked” through the story already).

Rom is haunted by “énthemae” dreams, or dreams of his past which reveal a power in him to confront the Tahiéra. As he learns these things throughout his journey, he becomes acquainted with “ayúrdimae” dreaming, or “dreamwalking”. “Curse of the Tahiéra” is full of mystical enchantments and riveting adventures, but it’s these particular facets which make it different from most other fantasy novels. Gillissen creates a dream world within a dream world; worlds inside of other worlds which are constantly in motion. It might seem complicated, but Gillissen handles them all like a well trained juggler, and the show is spectacular.

Rating: excellent
Eric Jones

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Giveaway in Holland / Een boom voor een boek!

I'm giving away 10 signed copies of the Dutch edition of 'Curse of the Tahiéra'!
What do you have to do?
Donate € 10,- to the Tree Foundation before 09-09-09 and send me an e-mail to confirm!
The details are here!

Ik doneer 10 gesigneerde exemplaren van 'De Vloek van de Tahiéra' aan de bomenstichting!
Hoe werkt het?
Doneer €10 aan de Bomenstichting voor 09-09-09 en stuur me een e-mail met bevestiging.
Meer informatie over deze actie vind je hier!

"Een boom is buitengewoon"