This week I am Catching up on some books I really want to read
Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets – and human lives.
In The Indigo Spell, Sydney was torn between the Alchemist way of life and what her heart and gut were telling her to do. And in one breathtaking moment that Richelle Mead fans will never forget, she made a decision that shocked even her. . . .
But the struggle isn’t over for Sydney. As she navigates the aftermath of her life-changing decision, she still finds herself pulled in too many directions at once. Her sister Zoe has arrived, and while Sydney longs to grow closer to her, there’s still so much she must keep secret. Working with Marcus has changed the way she views the Alchemists, and Sydney must tread a careful path as she harnesses her profound magical ability to undermine the way of life she was raised to defend. Consumed by passion and vengeance, Sydney struggles to keep her secret life under wraps as the threat of exposure — and re-education — looms larger than ever.
Pulses will race throughout this smoldering fourth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where no secret is safe.
Col Elliott has become one of Australia’s favourite entertainers.
Most know him from his many albums, television appearances, live work and DVD’s… However, there is a whole lot more to this man, who’s own life story will surprise and delight!.
From a ten quid Pommie, to a life in poor working-class Melbourne…
In the stables at 14, to the Navy at 16, and sent to vietnam at 17 … old enough to serve, yet too young to vote or drink. He writes a graphic account of gun-line operations in North Vietnam. Still a kid, surrounded by danger, and under fire. .
Life before show business, was as a Navy Sonar Operator and eventual Instructor.
He spent his 18th birthday in Vietnam, as part of the rescue team, when the USS Forestal lost 134 brave souls.
At 19, he was part of the rescue team that operated when the ‘Melbourne’ cut the ‘U.S.S. Frank. E. Evans’ in half … 74 men died that morning.
Col’s early life is related with much humour and honesty.
And throughout the book, you continue to follow his journey, as he and a rag tag bunch of unlikely heroes travel to exotic and often dangerous ports, as a rough and ready band of wandering minstrels.
Through all of this, humour plays an integral part… This is a story of survival and as a reader, Col gives you an insight into his battles with depression, alcoholism and at just 37, a major heart attack. He regroups and emerges unbeaten.
It tells of his rise through the tough ranks of Aussie comedy…
Many long and wonderful, event filled years of marriage.
When Asked, his wife (Karen) states” it has never been boring” !!
Three daughters, several granchildren and growing.
This is an Australian story that covers all bases. Belly laughs, Aussie humour, adversity , pathos , mate-ship , action and adventure. Col Elliott’s story will surprise many … An enthralling read.