5 out of 5 stars — Great Underbelly Read — July 3, 2014 — by Gary Buchan
WHITE: A Drug Wars Police Procedural (Kindle Edition)
I am reading this guy’s book now, just can’t put it down.
A first class read on the underbelly of triad life.
More books please mate!
5 out of 5 stars — good AUSSIE read — 21 June 2014 — by Graham Fitzsimon
Great read from start to finish…Sydney as it was…good old Aussie cops and robbers, drugs, sex and heroes.
Grab a copy from AMAZON, KOBO or Apple.
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Immerse your senses in this richly-told trip down memory lane.
If Or Forever Be Damned were a fabric, it would be brocade — rich, detailed, textured, and often interwoven with threads of silver or gold.
Meet Mona — a poor Protestant teenaged factory girl, who is tormented by sibling rivalry over her favoured artistic younger brother, Ambrose. Untrained and against parental orders, stagestruck Mona resolves to outshine Ambrose, furtively pursuing a theatrical career. Into her journey, Mona unearths her younger bête noire, Kat — a Catholic rough-diamond, a child-veteran entertainer who, conversely, yearns to escape theatre life.
So begins their lifelong enmity.
Or Forever Be Damned is an historical saga spanning eight decades, following the lives and families of two very different women who escape the slums of northern England’s ‘Cottonopolis’, Salford in the 1930′s Slump — a simmering irrational enmity that lives on in modern day Australia.
C.S. Burrough will take you on a compelling parallel journey with endearingly flawed characters, giving the reader a privileged, fly-on-the-wall position, unpressured into taking sides — a visceral glimpse into history.
Or Forever Be Damned will be available eBook format soon and in Paperback later in 2014. Would you like an Advance Review Copy (ARC) of CS’s book? Email us via our Free Review Copies page and we’ll send you an electronic copy, when they’re available. — Juliette
5 out of 5 stars on Amazon by Cagey
All the colours and black as well
I was looking forward to the next offering by this author, and The Rainbow Blindness does not disappoint. In my opinion, this is even better than Aiden’s Alibi – and I enjoyed that book very much. This story of a teenager, struggling to understand who he really is, is both beautiful and upsetting. Set amidst the wide vistas and small minds of a Australian country town, the prose is striking, and the characters feel very real. Very real…
Anyone who has felt the confusion, excitement and angst of adolescence will relate to this book. And while I won’t spoil the ending for other readers, it left me wondering if a sequel might be in the wings. I for one, certainly hope so.The Rainbow Blindness
by DB Allen
D.B. Allen’s second novella is out!
What do you do when you discover you’re not the person everyone thought you should be?
Your parents. Your friends. Your town.
How can you be yourself, when you don’t understand who you are? And how do you describe the beauty of a rainbow, when you’re the only person who can see it?
The Rainbow Blindness is a story about self-discovery, love and loathing, set against a background of great beauty and looming darkness.
Drew’d seen this new guy around. Kieran was his name. Melbourne guy. A fellow loner. Spent lunchtimes in the library or down in Ms Gibberson’s art studio. Word soon spread. Rumours became fact. Marcus Carty and his mates had already thumped Kieran up a week or so ago. He was new. He was quiet and shy. He was arty. They decided he was probably a pillow-biter. So they beat him up.
Drew knew what it felt like to be on the end of those fists. What it was like to be an outsider. You could pretend you didn’t care, but there were always times when you did. When it hurt. When you wondered why the hell you weren’t like the rest of them. He felt Kieran’s hip brush against his, as the taller boy sat, and each time Dunzie wound the bus into another bend in the road. Subtle contact. Warmth. Something like a promise. Kieran was a handsome young guy. Strong, in his way. The kind of man Drew would see in his dreams. He felt nervous.
The Rainbow Blindness is the second novella in the Modern Relationship series. It is approx. 17,000 words and available as an eBook from Amazon.
DB’s first novella, Aiden’s Alibi is also available at Amazon.
From all of us at Silky Oak Press, congratulations to DB — for writing a story that
” … merges the harshness, subtlety and beauty of both the human & natural world.”
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