Anyway, before I even show you my review of Nine Lives, cool cover, by the way, did I say that it was FREE for another 4 days?! Amazon links at the bottom of the page.
Here's the blurb!
“I was pleased these were up to her usual standard of entertainment” “A great introduction to Terry’s writing” – A Woman’s Wisdom book blog.
"Angel" ~ The perfect wife of the perfect husband is tempted by the fruit of another.
"Shut Up And Dance" ~ Paul says he will love Laura whatever size she is. But will he?
"Mia" ~ The threat of ‘the other woman’…
"Kiss Your Past Goodbye" ~ Zoe finds out what happened to her first love, who broke her heart.
"We All Fall Down" ~ Two old friends meet for a drink – just a swift one, of course!
"Bright Light Fright" ~ A tale of vengeance, a burglary, and a nasty shock.
"Mama Kin" ~ Emma and Melanie have very different approaches to childcare – oh dear!
"Don’t Get Mad – Get Even" ~ Kevin and Marcus have been best friends, yet rivals, since schooldays; who will come out on top?
"Happy Birthday" ~ A forty year old woman looks back over her life.
And here's my review!
A great mix of tales for both men and women
I'm not a short story fan, but I have read and enjoyed all of Terry Tyler's books, so figured Nine Lives would be worth downloading. I wasn't disappointed. Apart from one of the stories, all are modern day. Most people will be able to relate to many of the stories and I would imagine people's favourites will differ. As expected, the author's stories had a few twists. One story totally caught me unawares and I was very indignant and totally in agreement with the protagonist, until the very last line which revealed a huge twist. Maybe some would guess it, but I honestly had no idea. There were at least two of the other eight stories which had twists at the end and I truly didn't see them coming.
The momentum of the stories was good, just the right amount of build-up before the author whipped the carpet out from under us. The dialogue is believable, the prose tight and the nine tales are very different, so there's something there for everyone; yes, even the men - one set in a snooker club.
Of all of Terry Tyler's works I personally feel this is one which is almost equally appropriate for men and women, with problems both can relate to: heavy drinking, adultery, possessiveness, overbearing relatives, getting the wrong end of the stick, too much testosterone and more.
For someone who isn't a fan of short stories, Terry Tyler may just have changed my mind. A resounding 4.5 stars from me.
You can catch up with Terry on Twitter @terrytyler4
On her blog - http://terrytyler59.blogspot.
You can buy the book on Amazon UK - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nine-
Tune in on Monday (yes, I'm having a rest this weekend - well, I'm not really, I'm going to be going over the proofreader's comments for The Christmas Spirit) when I will be sharing the blurb for The Christmas Spirit. Not long to go now to the launch!