First Reader Comments and The Bookbag Review

Like a magic literary carpet, Paralian has traveled around the world and found its first one hundred readers. So far I am being showered with positive feedback. Many say, “I’m staying up ’till 2am each day ever since I started reading. Just can’t put it down.” (which really is the best compliment a writer could ever receive…)

Also Paralian has just been awarded 4.5 out of 5 stars by The Bookbag. Luke Marlowe has written a beautiful review. My favorite part: “Refreshing, enlightening, and a darn good read, Paralian covers difficult life situations with an optimism and grace that will surprise the coldest of readers, and as such is a read I can heartily recommend to all – I imagine, like me, you’ll come out of the book uplifted and positive by the read.”

Have a click here to see Luke’s entire review!

Here some more reactions I received so far (My dear enthusiastic reader, if yours is amongst these, I hope you don’t mind. You made my day… no, my entire year!)

“My God! What a story…!!!  My God….”

“I have spent the last two weekends absolutely engrossed! Yours is a life of adventure, endurance, persistence, optimism, beauty, love and inspiration. These are the key messages that flow through, despite the very real challenges and difficulties that you have had to navigate, and I love that.”

“Had a quick read of three or four chapters and wow………………..well done sir ! To say that it’s not easy to write a book of this magnitude must be the understatement of the year.”

“I collected the book from my post office this morning and started reading it on the ferry on way to work…. CANNOT PUT IT DOWN NOW! What a FANTASTIC read.

It is a very special book written by a very special person. When I started reading it brought tears of joy to my eyes. Not just because of your writing, but because I know the journey you have taken getting to this point.”

“….. I JUST LOVE IT!!!!!”

Thank you to all! xoxoxo

Paralian is launching on May 28, 2016! It is open for pre-order on Amazon, Troubador, Waterstones, WHSmith, and the Apple ibooks store.