Archive | July, 2017

Book Review: Secret Diary of PorterGirl

30 Jul

I thought that reblogging this old review of Lucy’s first PorterGirl book would be an appropriate way of helping to celebrate the release of the newest installment in her series.


It's the book. You can buy it by clicking on it. Go on, you know you want. to.

Who doesn’t love a good murder mystery? I recall from my childhood watching film adaptations of the works of Agatha Christie. One of my favorites that I still remember is Murder on the Orient Express.  What was key in these type of stories was not only the multiple possibilities of suspects, but the uniqueness of each of the characters. In fact, as the drama unfolds, I even started to like many of these people, knowing full well that one of them was going to end up being the murderer.

Lucy Brazier manages to mix elements of this style of mystery with experiences of her own past employment as a Deputy Head Porter at a prestigious English college. In this case, Old College, provides the setting for a pantheon of quirky characters that will delight the reader. As the list of professors and Fellows unfolds, I found myself reminded of…

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New Book Release – Lucy Brazier – PorterGirl: The Vanishing Lord (Thriller/Suspense/Satire)

30 Jul

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Hi there everyone.

A pleasure to be here with you all again my dear friends.

Just a quick note before the fun and games start – I link to a lot of other articles in my posts. So to all WordPress Users, please check your spam folders and approve any links/pingbacks that you find from me in your Setting Menus to improve the visibility of your own posts, as well as mine, it’s a win win for us both 😉

For your Friday treat this week, I am lucky enough to be chatting once more with the feisty Portergirl AKA Lucy Brazier, who has just released another fun and thrilling installment in her ongoing series.

Here is the original interview that I did with Lucy, in case you haven’t seen it yet:-

Author Interview – Lucy Brazier – Secret Diary of PorterGirl: The Everyday Adventures of the Students and Staff of…

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13 Reasons The New Female Doctor Who Will Be Awesome – The Nudge Wink Report

27 Jul

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Hello everyone.

Just a quick Public Service Announcement before the fun and games start – I link to a lot of other articles in my posts, so WordPress users please check your Spam folders in your Setting Menus and approve any links/pingbacks that you find from me to improve the visibility of your own blog posts, as well as mine, it’s a win win for us both 😉

I’ve written another piece over at The Nudge Wink Report.

Since Doctor Who has just cast the thirteenth Doctor and it is wonderful news that the Doctor’s shoes are being filled by a woman, I thought that it would be great to write a piece in support of feminism, female role models and why I think Jodie Whittaker will be awesome in the role.

Check it out here and click on the picture/link below:-

(Image: BBC)

JodieWhittaker Dr Who

13 Reasons The New Female Doctor…

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Fan Fiction Extension

27 Jul

Amaranthine by Joleene Naylor


I extended the Fan Fiction Fling until August 1st – so if you were working on something and ran out of time, no worries! There is one week left, so get that Amaranthine fan fiction sent to me via Facebook messenger or in an email to joleene (at)

Full details can be found here:

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My Expanse Experience @ Comic Con

24 Jul

Bet you didn’t know I starred in a show on the SyFy channel.TheExpanse.jpg

No Sex Please, We’re British

19 Jul

Secret Diary Of PorterGirl

The world of PorterGirl is famous for its stiff upper lip but there is a distinct lack of stiffness of a more salubrious nature and one would be forgiven for thinking that everyone at Old College is dead from the waist down. That’s not to say that there aren’t amorous stirrings among the academic elite and their contemporaries, so let us take a moment to learn a little more about the Lotharios of The City’s most notorious seat of learning…

Head Porter

An unlikely romantic lead, certainly, but our own dear Head Porter occasionally finds himself the object of the affections of tourists and visitors to Old College. In First Lady of the Keys we learn that he has an estranged daughter from a previous failed marriage, the details of which remain a mystery. In the forthcoming adventure, Sinister Dexter, Head Porter explores the potential of his improbable appeal…

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A review of “Spider-Man: Homecoming” (2017)

13 Jul

I thoroughly enjoyed Homecoming, though I see your point. I just re-watched the 2002 Spider Man movie right after seeing Homecoming. I was worried that the new film would rival my favorite (my other comic book nerd friend told me that ‘nobody’ liked the Tobey Maguire movies-so I thought I was alone on that).

Glad to hear that you enjoyed the Sam Raimi movies as much as I did. Still, Homecoming was much better than those The Amazing Spider Man films of only a few years back.

Thanks for sharing this great review!

Eric Robert Nolan, Author

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” (2017) isn’t a bad movie.  To the contrary, it’s a very good one — I would even rate it a 9 out of 10, if a little reluctantly.

The action, humor, surprises and special effects are all top-notch; it’s got a slew of fun Easter eggs and great continuity within the Marvel Cinematic Universe; and Michael Keaton hits it out of the park as the story’s villain.  (As Ed Harris did recently with HBO’s “Westworld,” the sublimely likable Keaton really surprised me with how he could become so intimidating.)  Furthermore, the screenwriters wisely omit another redundant re-telling of the web-slinger’s origin.  (Even a die-hard fan like me is sick of seeing or reading about it.)

I think your enjoyment of this movie might vary according to what you want Spider-Man to be.  This isn’t a movie in which Peter Parker or his alter ego stand out as his…

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