Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Lake District National Park.

The Lake District is a wonderful place to be close to. So much beauty to experience with all the senses, but especially with one's sight.No matter where you go there is beauty. No matter the time of year there is interest. Colours and shadows, sun and mist, textures and reflections and movement. This photograph was taken on a day of showers. Rainbows abounded but hard to capture as they came and went so quickly! Whenever we feel like a relaxing hour or so, a drive around the Lakes is a true delight.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

WHEN ANGELS LIE now available as an E-book

Mythica Publishing has made my When Angels Lie available to a very wide audience. The E-book can be bought at Mobipocket and most major outlets.

Love, hate, lust and betrayal. When Angels Lie is a dramatic and romantic story involving taboo love within the Anglican Church. The Reverend Paul Stringer intends keeping his love affair with his rural dean secret, but did not bargain for his ‘angel’ secretary, Angela, falling in love with him. Nor did he expect his charismatic lady organist to play such a powerful role in his life. The story is set within country parishes coping with the tensions of challenging situations and controversial changes. Dedicated and sensitive leadership is called for. But dramatic events, involving powerful and memorable characters, threaten both the relationship with his partner, and all that has been achieved during his ministry.
Abbreviated Reviews:
The book - When Angels Lie - is cleverly constructed and moves at a very good pace. There was urgency, on my part, to read on and on.
Reviewed by Jean Cowgill...(Weastmorland Gazette)

Hobson is a writer of the first class, able to build a story quickly and maintain excitement throughout the book. Her characters are full and multidimensional—at times, the reader is torn by compassion and empathy for one and then the other. Such is the making of a fine novel and a book well worth reading. It is unfortunate that books such as these, so worthy of recognition, go unheralded by the literary establishment. I, for one, give it “tens” across the board.
Andrew F. O’Hara, editor, The Jimston Journal
author, The Swan, Tales of the Sacramento Valley
“…moves along at a good pace, while keeps the interest moving along nicely, and I found that I really did want to know what happened in the end.
Certainly the book could provoke a storm in the Church and make the general public look at the Anglican Church, its clergy, and its adherents with new eyes.”… Churchwarden

Press release:

Lake District National Park

We live within a short distance of some of the most beautiful landscape in the world. I count myself most blessed to live where we do, for even here the scenery is lovely and the people friendly. When I was a child I hoped one day to visit the Lade District. We never had holidays, in fact I was seventeen and earning my own living, before I went away for a week's holiday. And here we are — what better place to live? You can keep town and city life, peace and tranquility is beyond price.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Awakening Love wakes up to sales!

Awakening Love - now DESIRE softback published by AG Press available
Apart from the more recent excellent reviews of the book I found a couple done a few years ago from the manuscript. The first is a long reader review but I put here just a few snippets:

"This is a story of suppressed urges, a story of deep unbridled passions.
June, a young and attractive adolescent, is bursting with an upsurge of passion as she blossoms into a young adult.
Gladys Hobson has captured the moment in a way I found personally delightful. It is a story that I found hard to put down until I read the last chapter.
... paints a picture so vividly that one feels present in the room with the characters.
... dexterity in her ability to lead the reader to like or intensely dislike the different characters...
This is a jolly good read. (Penelope Blake)

And an appraisal by Norman Price with excellent marks almost across the board plus a note to say that he enjoyed reading it.
Men usually do enjoy my stories, as Bob Taylor — singer and poet — said:
Being a mere male, I don't normally read Romance, but I found myself mesmerised by Gladys's perception of the inclinations of the male psyche. Worst of all, I fancied I could see my own described - in my earlier years, I must hasten to add - within the various situations that June (the heroine) found herself.
And Gladys has a superbly delicate touch when it comes to realistic male sexuality...
`Awakening Love' is well-written, it has a good plot, and I recommend it to anyone - regardless of their gender. Perhaps even... feminists?

Of course, the good news about the book’s position is also good news for The Badge Of Life as royalties are promised that very deserving charity!
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