Number 1….  she’s only gone and done it ….. number 1!!! Woohoo… check out the number of stars this puppy has…. isn’t it worth you checking it out just to see if they are telling the truth? Go on, dare you…



Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Ghost-Files-Apryl-Baker-ebook/dp/B00EJ62OMS

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Author Apryl Baker

So I promised this ages ago but I got busy and didn’t get around to it.   (Sorry!)

I’d like to introduce author Apryl Baker author of nine books that include both ‘Ghost Files’ and ‘Touch me Not’ both of which I’ve read and reviewed on various sites.


I read both books in one sitting.  There were places where the writing wasn’t as good as in others, but the ideas behind the story and the crafting of the characters more than made up for that and you could tell that she loves both writing and respects her readership.   By that I’m not insulting the author, it’s clear to see how with each book she improves  and puts her focus into producing thrilling stories for her audience.

In the ‘Ghost Files’ she introduces us to Mattie Hathaway,  a young girl who can see ghosts.  We know she’s a teenager and struggling with all the normal teenage girl things as well as solving a mystery and satisfying the various ghost who pop up around her.   Some reviewers have commented that Ms. Baker has focused on the relationship aspect too much and it’s easy to see where this criticism comes from.  Put aside pre-conceived ideas though because this book is the start of the series and as I’ve already mentioned her writing is going from strength to strength meaning that her books are more than worth reading.

After buying ‘Ghost Files’ I started following Apryl on Facebook  (okay, more like stalking!) and learned about ‘Touch Me Not’, the first of a new trilogy from her.   Signing up for the ARC (Advance Readers Copy) I received the e-book and devoured it.

This wasn’t the normal type of book that I’d look to buy despite the vast selection of genres I read and a page in I wasn’t overly fond of the main hero character, Nikoli, he came off as arrogant and conceited.   But this is the beauty of Apryl’s writing because you weren’t expected to like him straight away,  in the same way that Lily, the heroine, doesn’t.  Less then halfway through the book and you’re routing for them. By the end you know if Nikoli and Lily don’t end up together you are going to hunt Apryl down and make her re-write it so they do!

I haven’t read much more of Apryl’s work but I intend to.  She’s one of those authors you are going to want to boast that you discovered her back when…

If you want to check her out and I promise that if you do you won’t be disappointed, then the click on the following links:

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Apryl-Baker/e/B005L9YKY2

Wattpad: https://www.wattpad.com/user/AprylBaker7

Blog: http://mycrazzycorner.blogspot.co.uk/

Ladies and Gentlemen I present Apryl Baker…


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What ya’ watching…..

I watch a lot of TV shows but I have the gift of being able to dip in and out of them at will, like picking up a book I haven’t read for a while.  Once I like a show I become a dedicated viewer and fan…. sometimes very vocal and active in the fandom but other times I just enjoy watching the show.

So in order then the shows I watch are following:




Blood and Oil

Blue Bloods



Chicago Fire

Choosing Life

Criminal Minds

Crossing Lines

CSI: Cyber

Dark Matter

Death in Paradise

Dr Who

Game of Thrones

Good Witch

Hawaii 5 0

Law and Order:SVU

Major Crimes

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries




NCIS: New Orleans


Pretty Little Liars


Rizzoli and Isles





The Big Bang Theory

The Doctor Blake Mysteries

The Flash

The Last Ship

The Librarians

The Royals

The Strain

The Walking Dead

The Vampire Diaries


Z Nation


Luckily they all have different air times and schedules and series lengths. They are multi-genre.  The Royals and Blood and Oil are pure escapist fiction as is Nashville; following these are a few drama entries such as Poldark.  The rest are a blend of horror, science fiction, and crime.  You’ll notice that there aren’t a lot of British shows on the list, not that we don’t do equally good drama this side of the ‘pond’ just that more money is spent in the States on production.

In conjunction a variety of UK produced drama that I’ve been watching has either reached conclusions or been cancelled.  Downton Abbey, Ripper Street, Strike Back, Silk or New Tricks.  Lewis is another one.

The downside of being a writer is that there are so many instances where you watch something and you know the episode could have been better if they just tightened the dialogue here or added some exposition there.

A classic example is in Downton Abbey  when Lord Grantham’s dog became sick.   There was an exchange between Lord and Lady Grantham on the fate of the dog, a mention later on about the Vet’s visit then we see the main character mourning the dog’s death.  When this aired a lot of viewers were wondering why this was of importance even speculating that the dog was killed off because it was named ‘Isis’ (named after the Egyptian god and not the other thing called Isis!).

Then we see Lord Grantham ordering a grave marker for the dog only to be revealed in the next episode that he in fact created a memorial for Archie, Mrs Patmore’s nephew who also died in the war but because he was executed he was not allowed to be included on a war memorial.

The set up of the plot line was good but after the memorial was revealed to Mrs Patmore a couple more lines of dialogue would have explained the who plot to the viewers rather than leave more than a few wondering why the dog had suddenly become a vital member of the cast.

So what shows do you watch? What ones can you not miss?  Add a comment below and let me know if I’m missing anything good…

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Quote of the day!

If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn’t matter a damn how you write.
– Somerset Maugham

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So I’ve joined Instagram…  and posted my first picture of coffee….

Look for more pictures of dinner, drinks… cats… and whatever..




Love Tele


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For sale…


Dracula’s Castle is for sale.

Also used as a home by the King of Romanian in the 20th Century.  How could you resist… Castle Bran…

Wonder if it comes with its own werewolves or if you have to bring your own?

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Background Image…

So I’m trying out a new look for the blog and I’ve selected a picture I took last November for the background image.  I’m including it here so you could see it more fully.


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The picture was a quick snap taken in Cambridge, the building behind is  a Victorian school building but what I was trying to capture was the blossom on the tree.  Remember, I took the picture in November.

This year there have been record temperatures recorded, we don’t get much summer in this country but by the same token our winters aren’t as bad as people assume they are.   Maybe that is why when we do get those cold snaps they appear to come out of no-where and shock us into cold induced paralysis!

Those people that deny that there is anything going on with the Climate only really has to look outside their windows to see the proof… Blossom on trees in November… if that isn’t proof I don’t know what is…


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