Smoke and Water…

A review.

I read on average 40 to 60 books a year, some I enjoy, some I find mediocre, some, I park a bookmark in and put on the shelf until I feel I can “get into it”, but the one thing I need in order to get from the front cover to the last page is fluid writing, something that seems to be lacking in a lot of books, however, not with Smoke And Water, it flowed that fast I finished it in two days.

Losing things seems to be something that we all get used to. Some accept it, some change it and fight for what’s theirs.

Eike lost his family in a horrific accident that left him scared mentally, physically, and in the care of his Korean Grandparents. Quiet, shy and almost lost, he meets Damon one of the collages jocks, and things start to change. But, this is no fairy tale. As with all things, life gets in the way, along with thugs, love, heartache, homophobia, racism, add a villainous father into the mix and you get “Smoke And Water”.

Very few LGBT books hold my attention, however, it gripped me from the start. Beautifully written, this novel takes the reader on an emotional rollercoaster. Filled with believable characters throughout and situations that every gay man will identify with.

…Will love find its way through the chaos?

To find out you will have to purchase the book at Smashwords, Amazon UK, Amazon USA.

Not So Great Afghan…

The Elusive Great American Aran Afghan…

Well, this is becoming more and more interesting as I search for this book or needle in a haystack as it is becoming. So far I am not doing very well, usually shipping is about $45 to $60. One lady on Ravelry had it for sale then when I messaged her she had “given it to a friend”, so that is a closed door on that.

I read on Knitting Paradise that a lady bought it from WHSmiths here in the UK for only £6, I thought WOW, that is a hot lead, but alas on WHSmith site, it does not exist, and she only bought it last year, WTF!.  I have called Waterstones and the lady just could not find it because I did not have an ISBN number, god forbid a boolean search on the site.

In the town, there is a second-hand bookshop that holds vast stocks of old books and magazines, but even he could not get it.

I still have hope, and will keep looking as I am not one to give up easily, and K at NothingBitKnit has been keeping me on my toes with loads help.