A darkness falls over the land when the Queen of Rurith dies.
Consumed with grief, King Ivar blames their son, Prince Leif, for her demise, and locks him away in the forgotten tower of the castle.
The Prince is left in total despair, until a girl, with hair the colour of a red sunset and green eyes shows him mercy.
For six years she visits him in secret, giving him hope where none existed before.
But Ruith hides many treacherous things that threaten to bring the Kingdom to its knees.
Until the Prince and his beastly curse are released.
Carlyle is a USA Today Bestselling, international bestselling and international award winning South African author – with a flair and passion for mixing genres, adding loads of drama to every story she creates. Carlyle has traveled the world with her books in hopes of connecting with all kinds of book loving people, to learn as much as she can from other book cultures with the hopes of bringing the knowledge back to her home country.
Her goal as an author is to touch people’s lives, and help others love their differences and one another by delivering strong messages of faith, love and hope within every outrageous world she writes about.
Carlyle uses writing as a healing tool, and that is why she has started her very own writers support event – SAIR Book Festival.
Founder of SAIR Book Festival
Co-Founder of Fire Quill Publishing.
Founder of Help build a library in South Africa.
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Thank you to Silver Dagger Book Tours for my free copy, in exchange for my honest review. I must say, I did enjoy this mystery/ thriller overall, but I did guess the plot twist a bit early (I’m sorry!)… no spoilers though, and the cliff- hanger ending left me a little unsatisfied! But here’s what I did enjoy.
Willow Rose’s beloved detective, Harry Hunter is back in this thrilling second installment of the bestselling series.
When a mother and her child are pulled out of the harbor in their car, the case seems pretty straightforward for Miami PD and Detective Harry Hunter.
Everything points to a murder-suicide.
They were homeless, living in their car, and the mother decided to end it all for them both by driving into the water.
But the case is not what it looks like, Detective Harry Hunter soon realizes.
Harry’s daughter is carrying devastating knowledge about their deaths, and soon she becomes the killer’s next target.
As Harry races to protect her, he is betrayed by someone he thought he knew, leaving him terrified of trusting anyone in a town filled with liars.
RUN GIRL RUN is the second book in the Harry Hunter Mystery Series.
Kim’s Review 3.5 Enjoyable Stars
Okay so the blurb had me from the get go and so did the genre, this is a fast-paced story, I enjoyed the fact that it moved, and there was not too much hanging around. I enjoyed the author’s writing style and slickness with it too. I also enjoyed that each chapter seemed to end on that classic, ‘OMG what’s going to happen next’ thriller vibe! I loved it and I read quickly.
We follow the story of what appears to be a suicide, but is actually a murder. This murder twists into a tale linked to Detective Hunter himself, his wife and daughter. No spoilers…. I found this interesting reading, and also very surprising as the author touches on organ donation, and how the life of a donor can impact the recipient of the organ. I liked how overall the plot meshed together, to that ‘ahhh okay’ point. The plot is good, and enjoyable to read I was glued, but I guessed a twist before it happened e.g who really should be the focus, regarding the ‘suicide’ that’s really a murder. That said, it’s still enjoyable as more happens.
I enjoyed the characters, but I found them a little bit 2D instead of 3D – I have no idea what anyone looks like, and I didn’t really get very close to how they felt about everything that was happening. I would have loved if the characters were as well rounded, as the pace and speed of the plot- but that’s me personally. I love to really visualise and understand the people in the pages.
The ending does leave you hanging, so if you enjoy this you will for sure pick up the next in the series. Personally, I like an ending especially in this genre… I’m sorry to say, the cliffhanger is a cool one, but left me a little unhappy with it! (Sad face).
Overall I do recommend this series as a first time reader of this author’s work, if you like fast paced, mystery /thriller /crime plots and don’t mind cliffhangers, as opposed to a conclusion on ‘who-dun-it.’ 3.5 stars from me! But hell, I would read more from this author.
Free to read on Kindle Unlimited at the time of this review, with a hella-lot-a lovely five star reviews!! Jump in thriller lovers.
Kim’s Review 3 Stars
Thank you to Silver Dagger Book Tours for my free copy, in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own as a reader. The book’s blurb doesn’t give away much! It’s a bit of a mystery and that’s what pulled me in. This was an interesting read I got into it quickly, I started to enjoy the plot from the start. It’s very clever the way it weaves together, and the characters are very different and enjoyable overall.
Characters- I liked them (they’re not meant to be like-able people), as the people who end up in the house are there based on their past. But I liked them! I would have loved if I was able to connect with them more, by their personal POVs and maybe less narrative from the author, but I did enjoy them even if I would have loved if I felt what they felt, and heard their terrible motives for what they did from the character’s POV bit more.
The plot- is very clever I couldn’t work out how it would all pan out. Without giving spoilers away we follow the story of a handful of people, (with a past), who all end up at the ‘house of redemption’. They all think they’re there for some kind of vacation, that’s relevant to their backstory. They then need to work out why they’re there, how to get out, and who is really behind it all once they realise it’s a set up. I never guessed the twists in the plot and it held my interest. I liked the cleverness of it.
However I settled on three stars ‘an okay read’ in terms of my enjoyment overall because, this book has been out a number of years (2013), in all honesty it was hard to enjoy to the maximum because of the lack of good editing and formatting all through out. It distracted me, sadly with not just the odd typo here or there which is nothing major and would never normally distract me at all! So overall, I enjoyed the cleverness, plot, but it was a little hard to focus on the story at times due to the editing. Would I read more from the author? Yes I would – a well edited book, especially if it’s been out a while. Three stars for an interesting, unusual and clever story from me.
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Guest Post- Meet The Author
Can you, for those who don’t know you already, tell something about yourself and how you became an author?
I have always been a writer. I’ve done it forever according to my parents. I joined the creative writing club in High School. I first became published on a dare from my best friend in 2015. I’ve continued to publish since then.
Tell us something really interesting that’s happened to you!
Interesting or naughty, lol? I know never to get nekkid in the back of a Gremlin! Being caught once is enough!
What are some of your pet peeves?
I absolutely hate talking on the phone with someone chewing gum or eating. Ask my parents. I’ve hung up on them more than once.
Where were you born/grew up at?
I was born and raised in Illinois. Moved to California and settled in Wisconsin. I loved the fast pace and ocean in California, but it is too crowded.
If you knew you’d die tomorrow, how would you spend your last day?
With my family. Five years ago, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor (which is mostly gone and never turned cancerous thank goodness!) and it changes your perspective on what is important.
What kind of world ruler would you be?
Not a good one! I am usually pretty laid back but if I get pissed, I’d likely drop a bomb on whoever pissed me off. I don’t hold a grudge, but it would be hard to take back a bomb once it’s deployed.
What do you do to unwind and relax?
I read, cook and sew. I love to sew. I actually took quite a few sewing classes in college. I used to make all my children’s clothes and my work clothes. My favorite outfit I made was a pair of coveralls covered in cartoon skunks, lol. Comfortable and off the wall!
Do you have a favorite movie?
My favorite movie is The Day After Tomorrow. It is one I’ve watched probably twenty times. I had to buy a new disc because I wore it out. I’m not a big fan of chick flicks or romance movies. My parents think it is hilarious since I write romance.
Which of your novels can you imagine made into a movie?
A Saint’s Salvation. It is one of the few that wouldn’t be shown in a movie theatre with sticky floors!
As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?
A Dragon, of course!