Saturday, 15 February 2020

The Doll-Elizabeth Andrews- Review



The Doll is the fourth in the Psychic Sisters series - Queenie and Sybil, the tea guzzling sisters who also happen to be witches.

Queenie has her peaceful Sunday afternoon interrupted by the arrival of the 
local Vicar, Paul Goodfellow. 
He has recently come into possession of a strange doll, the previous owner, a young women committed suicide in a most horrific way and her mother is convinced that the
 doll was in some part responsible. 
She begs the Vicar to perform an exorcism on the doll before leaving it with him. 
Paul, although he is very sceptical, agrees to take the doll. But the doll begins to 
affect his three young daughters and following the advice of one of his parishioners 
he decides to consult the local witch...Queenie.
What she finds worries her enormously; it is no ordinary doll, it has a killing 
curse attached to it. 
One that was never completed.
When the original owner of the doll, a powerful witch forces her way into 
Queenie's house in search of the doll so that she can complete the curse and wreak 
vengeance of the intended victim, Queenie realises that she is facing the 
most formidable adversary that she has ever met.
Although she has the help of her sister, Sybil and Paul to thwart the witch, her coven 
and the Hell Hounds that she sets against them Queenie has to dig deep and
 summon up all her knowledge of the occult to defeat this evil women.
























Friday, 14 February 2020

Seventh Son. Joseph Delaney: Review


Just thought I would do a quick review of this book. I found a copy in the WHSmith discount store and thought I would give it a go as I had enjoyed the movie.

"This volume includes Book 1, Revenge of the Witch, and Book 2, Curse of the Bane, of the Last Apprentice series. Only the Spook has the knowledge and skill to face ghosts, bind witches, and bargain with boggarts. Now he needs an apprentice--Tom Ward, who is the seventh son of a seventh son. Other apprentices have come before. All have failed, or fled, or died. Will Tom learn what they could not? Can he trust anyone, even his one true love? He will find out--and soon, for the dark is getting powerful, and the Spook's time has come. Will Tom survive to carry on his master's battle? Will he be the Last Apprentice?"

It is very different from the film, the characters are the same but the story line has been changed drastically. I don't know they would have basically rewritten the book for the film as the novel is excellent...in fact the plot is better than in the film.
The characters are more rounded, you learn more about the history of the Spook, Alice and especially Tom Ward's mother as it explains where her powers come from and why she married Tom's father.
I'm just wondering if they will be keeping Alice around in the future  books as she seems to know a lot about magic, black or otherwise and I think they could use her help!
Just about to order the next in the series, so hopefully this will keep me going for a few weeks.
Apparently it is a book for young adults but hey who cares I'm young at heart!

Tuesday, 11 February 2020


Queenies Beresford's
Book of 
very useful 
Spells






Queenie is about to write her own useful spell book, nagged by her sister Sybil 
who thinks she should do it before Queenie gets too old. 
This will include spells to defeat dark souls, different recipes for tea ..of course, and 
anything  else Queenie thinks might be interesting and useful for witches  and mortals.
Hopefully she will be able to concentrate long enough to get it finished sometime soon...other adventures permitting!

Friday, 24 January 2020



Hi, as you can see from previous posts my new novel 'The Doll' the fourth in the Psychic Sisters Series is out for pre order. If you are interested in trying the series the first 'The Lavender Witch' is now available on Amazon Kindle for FREE until the 27th Jan. Hope you enjoy it!




Thursday, 23 January 2020

The Doll, the fourth in the Psychic Sisters Series


Available for pre order on Amazon. Publication date 31st March.



A mysterious doll, a centuries old curse and a vengeful witch.

What have the tea guzzling OAP’s Queenie and Sybil got involved in now!

Queenie’s peaceful Sunday afternoon reading the papers is interrupted by the arrival of the local Vicar, Paul Goodfellow.
He has recently come into possession of a strange doll; worried because it is having such a strange effect on his three young daughters he reluctantly consults the local witch, Queenie.
Hearing that the previous owner, a young woman, committed suicide in the most horrific way Queenie becomes increasingly disturbed as she realises that the doll has an evil curse attached to it. It becomes evident how dangerous the situation is  when the owner of the doll, an evil witch, forces her way into Queenie’s  home in search of it.
The witch is the most formidable adversary Queenie has ever faced and it is only with the help of  her sister Sybil and Paul the Vicar that they manage to overcome her, her coven and the Hell Hounds that she sets against them. 

To  stop her wreaking vengeance on the inhabitants of Queenie’s home of Dorchester and laying waste to the town Queenie must dig deep and use every bit of cunning and occult knowledge that she has.

“Muscle and sinew flexed beneath their black hides as they bounded 
forward. 
Panting in the cold air, yellowing fangs protruding from their gaping  mouths, they 
salivated as they bore down on their intended victims.

The largest Hell Hound slunk forward baring its teeth.

‘Bad dog!’ Queenie scolded, wagging her finger.”