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‘The best moments in reading are when you come across something - a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things - which you had thought special and particular to you. And now, here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out, and taken yours.’ Alan Bennett

“Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one’s own self.” ― Franz Kafka

Friday, 2 November 2012

How do you Voodoo? - Janice Horton



This new novella by author Janice Horton is a short read for Halloween time. At only 20,000 words it's a quick, entertaining contemporary read. 

Nola Nichols is a top fashion model, used to her appearance being preened and polished to perfection at all times. Whilst on a flight traveling back to the UK from the Caribbean, trying to sleep in her first class bed, Nola is irked by a woman who appears to be ill and has been moved up from economy making noise and causing disruption to her peaceful routine. Demanding of the staff that the woman is removed back to her economy seat, Nola is aware of some words that the woman utters; could this be some sort of curse? Thinking little more of this at the time, when she returns home, strange physical changes being to happen to Nola. Suddenly the things she has prized most highly, her looks, are starting to fade, and with an important new modeling job coming up, she must somehow find a way to restore herself. 

There is a strong moral behind the story which is very current when thinking about our society nowadays. The main character is very focused on her appearance, believing that this is what matters most. Through the events within the story, she grows to realise that how she behaves and how she treats others are the things that ought to matter to her much more, and that kindness and friendship are more rewarding than selfishness and vanity. 

Will she confront the ghosts of her past? And how will things develop with Louis, the doctor she has met? The story takes in, amongst other places, the City of the Dead or Necropolis in Glasgow (read more about this in the link below to the author's post about it.)

It was a nice change to read a shorter story but one that still felt fulfilling and delivered intrigue and character development. Another entertaining, fun modern-day tale from this author with a nice balance of humour, sweet romance, morals and a spooky side!

Find out more about Glasgow's Necropolis or City of the Dead here, in a post by the author about her visit there. 

Reviewed by Lindsay Healy

Thank you to the author for kindly sending me a copy of this novella to read and review.

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Janice Horton lives in Scotland and writes contemporary women's romantic fiction with humour. Her novels ‘Bagpipes & Bullshot’ and ‘Reaching for the Stars’ are both Amazon Kindle bestsellers. Her latest title ‘How Do You Voodoo?’ is a romantic and humorous novella for Halloween and out now!


Find out more about Janice and her novels:

Author Blog: http://www.janicehortonwriter.blogspot.co.uk
Follow her on Twitter: @JaniceHorton
Like her Author Facebook Page
Featured Author & Associate Editor at: Loveahappyending.com
Link to her ebooks on Amazon.co.uk
Link to her ebooks on Amazon.com

13 comments:

  1. Hi Lindsay! Thank you so much for reading and reviewing How Do You Voodoo? I really enjoyed writing this novella - it was fun putting poor Nola through a few tricky situations - and I do hope all that comes through for the reader!

    Love, Janice xx

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    1. Thanks for visiting and commenting Janice, that definitely comes across, x

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  2. WhooOOT!! Another FAB review, Janice. Who Do You Voodoo? is definitely a hit! Well done you! :) xx

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  3. Great review! If I hadn't already read the book, it would definitely make we want to.

    How Do You Voodoo? is a FAB read!

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    1. Thanks for visiting and commenting Melanie. Glad you liked this one too.

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  4. I enjoyed this one too :)

    I wonder what Janice Horton has in store for us readers in the next one?

    carol

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  5. Thoroughly enjoyed this novella too. Janice certainly knows how to write them!

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  6. Fab review for a fab read. I enjoyed it too and refreshing to read a novella, gave me a whole evening's entertainment and a little chill factor! Congrats Janice, you are a fabulous author.

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    1. Thanks for commenting Linn. I'm glad you enjoyed this one too.

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  7. I have this one my Kindle and can't wait to read it. Thanks for the review!

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    1. Thanks for commenting Stephanie. I hope you enjoy this one too!

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  8. Fab review, huge congrats to Janice, and thank for posting, Lindsay! X

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