I wanted to celebrate reaching over 100 ratings for my first novel Eden Forest on Goodreads. Really I did a merry dance just me and myself. It feels amazing seven months ago I published my book and am delighted to say yes yes, I have reached over 100 ratings. Now I wonder what it must feel like to have 1,000 ratings will I look back at my post and my merry dance and feel bashful, hmmmm no I am delighted, over the moon, that I wanted to thank every single person that rated and reviewed Eden Forest. you guys are the best, and what a crazy seven months it has been, publishing for the first time I did enter completely blind but the knowledge I have gained in such a short time has been amazing and I have to thank all the authors and readers who helped me.

And to add to it, when I look at my rating details I do a back flip, no I really can’t not that fit, but if I could I would. 🙂

rating frequency % #
77% 84
15% 17
4% 5
0% 1
0% 1

98% of people liked it

All editions: 4.68 average rating, 103 ratings, 36 reviews, added by 991 people to-reads


Link to goodreads account http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16076847-eden-forest



So in order to say thank you I would love to giveaway a signed paperback copy of Eden Forest – open to everyone. Just leave a comment below to be entered the giveaway. One winner will be selected on the 12th of May. Best of Luck 🙂

Looking for Bloggers

Author Aoife Marie Sheridan

I am running book tours for other authors and am looking for bloggers to participate as hosts.


ImageSo this is how it works:


I will send you a list of dates and you  will select one that suits you, once I have your date I will then ask you to do one of the following (your choice)

Interview with the author (you can either send me questions you would like to ask them or I can do that for you as I have a pre-made ones)

Spot light (This would be everything about the Author as in book covers, synopsis, links, bio and picture- I will supply you will all this information)

Blog post ( This is a post made by the author that might serve interest to you as in marketing or character’s profile, even if you request this but don’t want to post it, that’s fine…

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Review of MER by Jade M. Phillips



(6th Review for April)


Rating 5 star



I was given a free copy of MER for an honest review.

Firstly I must compliment the cover it really is beautiful.

The opening scene I must say was very well written you could practically feel the breeze on your face to the waves lapping against the fishing boat. I knew straight away once the men pulled in their enormous catch that this story was going to take me to a place that only existed in bed- time stories.  


The main character is Quinlan who is only ten years old but she is full of mischief always getting in trouble. She is funny to read and she doesn’t act like a lady brought up in wealth there is no snobbishness about her, she befriends staff of the castle, but in particular a kitchen boy named Noam. On a night of finding a glowing rock her future changes. When her grandfather comes to visit her, she leaves with Noam in toe, and they end up on an adventure that will change their lives forever. When sixteen year old Aaric, fourteen year old Aleena and her husband prince Tolan realise that Quinlan is missing, they leave to find her, taking their fathers ship.  On their journey to find their sister they discover a secret that isn’t meant to exist.


The writing was flawless and it was like an old fable story come to life.
Overall this was a very enjoyable Young adult adventure. It is very well told and I could see everything so clearly in my head, as the author paints such clear pictures. I would recommend this to all age groups of fantasy readers. I can’t wait for the second book in this series.


Eden Forest (Book 1) by Aoife Marie Sheridan

What are review so passionate and fueled with emotion. 🙂 Thank you

The Violet Hour Book Reviews


Summary Via Goodreads:

“Sarajane Anderson is your regular twenty one year old. With family, friends and a normal job. She also happens to be the only person who can save Saskia, a world parallel to earth.

When Sarajane is taken to Saskia, she could never have imagined the reality of the world she steps into, a world where magical abilities are in everyone’s possession.

She must face a father she never knew, a world that is beyond her belief. A guardian who captures her heart, and a darkness that wants to take it.
On this journey Sarajane discovers her magical abilities and realizes they come with a price. Sarajane is truly tested, as her loved ones are put at risk. The question she must ask herself is, how do you choose who lives and who dies?”

My Review: (This got a 5 out of 5 stars from me)

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Looking for Bloggers

I am running book tours for other authors and am looking for bloggers to participate as hosts.


ImageSo this is how it works:


I will send you a list of dates and you  will select one that suits you, once I have your date I will then ask you to do one of the following (your choice)

Interview with the author (you can either send me questions you would like to ask them or I can do that for you as I have a pre-made ones)

Spot light (This would be everything about the Author as in book covers, synopsis, links, bio and picture- I will supply you will all this information)

Blog post ( This is a post made by the author that might serve interest to you as in marketing or character’s profile, even if you request this but don’t want to post it, that’s fine the basic spot light information would then be forwarded onto you)

Review- you can review the authors book and post your review on the date specified, it has to be honest the author is aware that the review might not be good, but it is a chance they take.


Also a logo to state that you are a host for SASKA BOOK TOURS will be supplied to you.


When you sign up for a certain date, the night or day before I will remind you, to make sure everything runs smoothly as possible for the author.


I will also supply you with a HTML for people to leave comments below the post.

Some authors will also do prizes at each stop, so the best way for people to enter is to leave a comment.


I hope this helps. But if you have any more questions don’t hesitate to ask.




Aoife Marie Sheridan




The master of Shadows.

I wanted to share this with everyone as I appreciated this so much. A young boy, aged 12 called Craig Doherty read my first Novel Titled Eden Forest, he loved it so much he wrote me a story called the master of shadows using some of my characters and settings. He said he wanted me to see how much he loved Eden Forest. So thank you so much Craig.

The Master of Shadows By Craig Doherty

I am a nice person although I am not popular and I am bullied.  My father died in a car accident. I visit his grave every Sunday. Today is Monday. School was the same as usual.  As I was turning into the alleyway to escape the bullies I heard “Where you going poo eyes?”

Craig turned and ran as fast his could. The reason the bullies called him poo eyes was because he had hazel eyes. Craig looked over his shoulder, the biggest bully Chris was following him. Chris was muscular (he goes to the gym) blue eyes and blond hair. He looks annoyed; this was because Craig was lightening fast. Craig was heading towards the forest, Chris figured this out and he got angry because Craig was like a monkey when it came to tree climbing. He found a suitable tree to climb and grabbed the closet branch and started to climb.

Craig was panting from climbing the tree but had managed to lose the bully Chris. Craig looked all around he realised that he wasn’t in a place that he knew. Climbing down from the tree, he noticed something move. At first he thought it was an animal, maybe the wind moving the leave. But it was swirling then he realised it wasn’t an animal or the wind but it was the shadows. He was about to scream but the shadows consumed him. They whispered in his ear “It is okay, you will be fine Master” Then he passed out.

Craig awake in a desert. “Where am I?” he asked looking around. He noticed a wall of flames.

“Ahh” he screamed.

He ran from the wall of fire as fast as he could. Then he stopped. The fire was just a glow. He started walking, he was walking for hours. Craig’s throat was raw, he fell to his knees, and then he saw a figure. It was a man. He passed out the moment the man pulled him on the horse.

Craig had nightmares that night. He woke up in a tent with a start. His chest was covered with sweat, he was bear chested. “It was only a dream” he said. He got off the sleeping pallet and made his way to a mirror. He looked at himself; he had bruises and cuts in various places. He could see the scar running down his arm. He traced it with his finger.

“How did that happen?” someone said from behind him. He turned startled.

“O I am sorry” it was a women with dark brown curly hair, unusual grey eyes, and pink lips and a round chin. She was holding a black tunic, black trousers and boots.

“It’s okay” Craig said going a little red.

“My name is Sarajane” she said with a smile.

“My name is Craig, pleasure to meet you Sarajane” he said holding out his hand. She shook his hand, and her face changed. “How did that happen?” Sarajane asked tracing the scar running down his arm.

“You don’t want to know” Craig said.

“Please?” Sarajane asked looking into his eyes.

“Okay. I have always been bullied, from the first day I entered primary school, sometimes I can escape or I get beat up. One day the worst bully I ever had, Chris, brought a pen knife and cut down my arm” Craig said all this and looked down at his feet. Sarajane was shocked. “I ….I don’t know what to say” she said.

“You don’t have to say anything” Craig replied.

“These cloths are for you” Sarajane said giving the cloths to me. She left; Craig got dressed and walked out of the tent also.

There where three others (not counting Craig and Sarajane). Their names were Tristan, Alana and Kiar. Kiar had blond hair which goes to his ears and brown eyes. Tristan has broad shoulders, very tall and he has green eyes. Alana has strawberry blond straight hair and a full fringe, dark blue eyes. Craig looked around they were in a forest.

“How old are you?” Someone said. Craig turned to see Kiar.

“I am twelve” he answered and smiled, an idea coming into his head.

“Want to climb a tree?” he asks grinning.

“Okay” Kiar answers.

Craig looks at Tristan. “You want to Tristan?”

Tristan looks back at Craig, Sarajane whispers something to him.

“Okay” Tristan says getting up and coming towards Craig, he grabs his bow and some arrows.

“See that tree over there?”  Craig says pointing at a tree, which was about a five minute run away and was really high. Tristan and Kiar nod.

“First one who climbs to the top wins and no holding back” Craig says and they all take off. Craig is in the lead, Tristan is second and Kiar is last. Craig reaches the tree and climbs it as fast as he can, Branch to branch then suddenly he is at the top. “I win” he says while looking down. Tristan has a shocked expression on his face but he is smiling and Kiar’s jaw is hanging open. Then they hear a scream. They all sprint back to the camp. Alana is holding back creatures and Sarajane is shouting “Exiles”. Tristan pulls out his bow and starts firing. Then they are on Craig’s back, the weight of the exile takes Craig down. An exile bites into his shoulder he screams but then he feels a rumbling inside himself. The shadows burst out of him and tear the exiles apart. He stands up all the exiles are dead.

“Craig what did you do?” Sarajane asks.

“I …. I don’t know” Craig says.


Review of The Farm by Emily Mc Kay

The Farm by Emily McKay


Review of the Farm by Emily McKay


(5th Review for April)



Rating 5 stars

I just loved loved this story. It had me on the edge of my seat the whole way through and I was so disappointed when it was over, Can’t wait to read the second part.


The story starts on a farm with Lily and Mel who are twins, only Mel has autism and Lily is her only way to survive. The farm is meant to be a safe haven from the ticks outside the fence, that come out at night to feed but more sinister things are happening inside the farm, it’s a breeding ground and a blood bank for the ticks.

When Lily decides to escape taking her sister Mel with her all fails as Carter a guy from the before comes into her life igniting a crush, like wild fire. Carter becomes her protector and helps her off the farm. Lily is suspicious and headstrong at first but soon reasons with Carter and leaves only to realise he didn’t come for her because he likes her, she is humanities only hope for survival and Carter needs her to help with his rebellion.


I loved Lily she is intelligent, smart mouthed and would throw down her life for her sister. Her strength and courage throughout the book kept me  backing her every decision  that she makes even when it’s one of those “don’t go down the dark alley alone” and she does and I rooted for her each time. I loved that I could also read from Mel’s perspective the way she seen everything as music and noise, I really found it fascinating. An amazing story and one I would read again. 

Review of The Healing Heart by Jennifer Howard


Review of The Healing heart by Jennifer Howard.

(4th Review for April)


Rating 4 stars

Lightening can strike twice.

The healing heart, what a beautiful and gentle story. The story is told through the eyes of Jamie a young mother of a teenage girl who lost the love of her life Paul (her husband) who adored her, she had a blissful and happy marriage. For two years she has struggled through life without him and raised their only daughter, until she meets Conley a man who she feels a pull towards straight away.

The love story that unravels between Conley and Jamie isn’t heart pounding and electrifying. It’s real, with nerves, respect and excitement. It was so beautiful to read and I smiled so much through this book. It’s fresh and a real feel good story.

The humour in it also had me laughing from Jamie’s little quirks to Conley’s quick comebacks. All in all if you want to brighten up your day then read the healing heart it will teach you that Lightening can strike twice.

Review of Blood Bound by Sharon Stevenson

Review for Blood Bound


Firstly I was given this book for an honest review.


If I had to compare this to any other book, it would have to be the Demon Trapper by Jana Oliver, in its style.


The story is told through the eyes of 19year old twins Sarah and Shaun who are fallen. They live in a small house set in a forest, this is their base, a place to retire to after a long day’s work, but nothing ever goes smoothly in their personal lives or work. Their jobs are given to them by the council; if it’s helping a witch who is enchanted by black magic or slaying a nest of vampires, the list goes on of the supernatural creatures that are in this book, fairies, demons, werewolves, vampires and witches.

With all these creatures the story is fast paced and keep’s you reading – hence why I finished it in two days.


Shaun who is one of the 19year old twin’s is an amazing character. I love his sense of humour which is dry and his moody personality. I just took to him straight away. His story is a little more complex than his sisters with a horrible run in with a vampire that costs him an eye and a badly scarred body. His experience makes him supress his powers, making his job harder, but through the story he finds his powers, with the help from some people not all good especially Melisa who is just pure evil.


Sarah on the other hand is caught up in a love triangle between Ray and Dev, it’ funny throughout the book but I got annoyed by the end with Dev, I don’t know what his story is but I am hoping there is more than what meets the eye and hopefully it will be revealed in the next book. I wasn’t completely enthralled with Sarah, yes she was exciting and the story through her eyes was fast paced. I like her but just didn’t fully connect with her


In saying all that I would highly recommend this book, the writing was easy and flowed. It was a well thought out and written book. I hope I have the privilege of reviewing the second book.


What makes me smile

“Happiness is not a destination it’s a way of life”. 

This was something my sister told me once, and it never left my head. When I start to believe if I just had this thing or that thing, I would be happy. That quote plays a beautiful melody and I stop and smile.