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Betty Valentine lives and works on the Channel Island of Jersey. She has always been a bit of an oddball and realised some time ago that this is not necessarily a bad thing for a writer.
She tends to write slow burners which ‘drop you down a hole’ when you least expect it!
Despite her many attempts to be serious and to grow up, a little irreverent humour always creeps in and she has given up trying to strangle it. She puts this down to being the family short arse and having to laugh when they lean their elbows on her head!
Stories where ordinary people turn out to have a hidden life is her thing. She firmly believes that fantasy should be enjoyable at any age. The idea that non-humans are happily living amongst us forms the basis for many of her stories.
Betty once heard an author say that there were still few books written with any gay characters, and she thought that this was terrible. From then on she determined that her books would contain gay characters written as they should be, exactly the same as anyone else in the plot.
When Betty is not being Betty she is someone’s mum, wife, and eccentric cat loving aunt!
A Twist Of Starlight
A Twist Of Starlight
This book has been described as a bit of a rollercoaster. It builds up slowly through a series of bumps and just when you are thinking ‘so when does the fantasy begin’ it drops you down a deep hole and the ride really takes off.
It’s a simple story about spending a few days up the mountain with the people you love. Your widowed dad and his mates: Skirt chasing Marc, tiny cigar chewing Bernie and wizened drunken Hugh. The fun really starts when you discover that not everyone in your life is who or what you always thought they were.
David Freeman thought that he would surprise everyone with a visit, he was wrong but they sure as hell ended up surprising him!
Haven't read a book in ages but this kept my engrossed. Lots of twists in the story. Well written and worth a read.
Grown up fantasy that really drags you in and takes you on an unexpected journey. Loved it! Can't wait for more!
Fabulous read ...kept me wanting more and the characters came alive