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Lost In Plain Sight:
What if Doctor Strange joined MI5?
My novel, Lost In Plain Sight, is an urban fantasy adventure with soul-threatening supernatural crime and “lashings of humour” .
A Magic Circle wizard has been brutally killed on the English south coast. Sam Franklin, Pagoda and Meyra are on the case. As a cat, Pagoda would rather get into the case and have a nap. …The team’s one and a half humans are raring to go. They find ice creams, beer, and a cult of human sacrifice preying on the homeless which doesn’t feature much in the tourist literature. In their journey, they encounter a werewolf with exquisite dental work, a goblin fatale and a sat-nav with serious personality issues. Join them along – and under – the mean streets of Brighton…
This fur-raising adventure will introduce you to the dark corners of our world, where magic works and the monsters often wear nicely tailored suits.
AMAZON REVIEWS OF “LOST IN PLAIN SIGHT”
HEADLINE INDEPENDENT REVIEW:
5.0 out of 5 stars – (my emphasis)
I freaking loved this! Yes you heard right, if I could sum my review up in 4 simple words that would be exactly what I would write!
So what made this so good I hear you ask?
For starters, Alan managed to bring 2 of my favourite genres together and it just worked, so well. From the 1st page I was sold, it reeled me in and didn’t let go. This was a book I could really sink my teeth into.
Told in multiple POV’s, which trust me when I say it doesn’t always work and you can easily get lost and have to go back on yourself, I can honestly say this flowed with absolute ease. Each Chapter is told by a one of the main Character’s and you know straight away whose POV you are reading as it’s a chapter heading. The main characters are relatable, quirky and I loved getting to know them.
This was really was well written and Alan is very descriptive when setting a scene. As this is not set in a fictitious world and set in Brighton, you can truly imagine yourself there, especially if you know the area well. This is one of the main reasons I loved this so much. As a fantasy lover, I am used to world building and imaginary places, but having the story set in a actual place with the fantasy element running alongside, was refreshing. Everything is there for fantasy fans…..magic, demons, fae folk, The list goes on. For thriller fans there is murder, mystery and an engaging plot.
All in all this had everything to keep me enthralled and not forgetting it had me laughing out loud in places, Alan clearly has a wicked sense of humour which clearly shines through in his writing.
I received Lost In Plain Sight by Alan Camrose for free in exchange for an honest review as part of a blog tour for Love Books Tours
5.0 out of 5 stars – Refreshingly different, clever and hugely entertaining.
5.0 out of 5 stars – A magic adventure for grown ups.
5.0 out of 5 stars – Funny, clever and adventurous.
4.0 out of 5 stars – Completely bizarre, but wonderful!
5.0 out of 5 stars – Compelling plot, great stable of characters, lashings of humour.
4.0 out of 5 stars – Great example of the genre.
4.0 out of 5 stars – Suspense & humour = amazing read.
My second, more recent, book is an ultra-ultra-short story collection called Hemingway’s Puzzle: Short But Perfectly Formed.
Ernest Hemingway won a famous bet. It’s not clear where, or who with, or whether it happened at all. The romantics among us insist it did…
A story in six words. No more. No fewer. Bite size. Does what it says on the tin. Says it quickly…
I have adopted that form and played with it to arrive at a short book of six word stories to enjoy on the Tube between stops, on a bus, anywhere. Just don’t settle down for a long read…
Sample from my Hemingway’s Puzzle anthology:
The Four Horsemen arrived. THE END