Bare Books Podcast

Join Daizi and April as they review self-published Indie authors. This is where you could find your next favourite author!

Listen on:

  • Apple Podcasts
  • Podbean App
  • Spotify
  • Amazon Music
  • TuneIn + Alexa
Heaven in the Moonlight v Behind the Mask

2 days ago

April has read and reviewed Heaven in the Moonlight: A Friends to Lovers Romance (The Pearl Lake Series, Book 3) by Tina Marie. The write up on Amazon reads as follows, but what did April think of it?... "Can love heal a heartache? It can. When you find 'the one'... Ava Petersen couldn’t be happier living in the small lakeside village of Pearl Lake. Wanting to be near her mom, she sells her spa in her hometown, but that wasn’t the only reason she had left. She needed a new place to escape from her wounded past and moving in with her Aunt Kim and new friend, actor Mark Donovan was the perfect plan. Except… he’s her celebrity crush." Daizi has read and reviewed Behind the Mask (River View Mysteries Book 5) by Jeanette Taylor Ford for this episode, and she had plenty to say about it... "Gary Roper is the title antagonist in this story, he is the man behind the mask. A Happy go lucky travelling salesman type is what most people see, but his wife Daisy knows different. And thankfully she did in time, and with the support of a friend, who paid the highest price for giving that help, run away from him and to a new life at River View.  What I liked most about this book was the way,  as a reader I was thrown straight in at the deep end. The lives people lead behind closed doors, it’s a wonder they can paint on a smile and go play normal in the outside world on a day to day basis." Download and listen, see if you agree with these reviews. Maybe you'll be tempted to read them on our recommendations.  Also why don't you get writing and be a part of this season's flash fiction, you'll find the writing prompts on our social media along with the deadlines for submission. You could guest host on a future podcast with your own flash fiction story. Indie writers old and new have gotten involved with the podcast. Huge thanks to every one of them. The anthology of our readers/contributers flash fiction stories will be published, later this year on the 5th November. All profits will go to charity. We went with the very worthy Book Trust UK [Getting Children Reading]. We read, reviewed and highlighted no less than a dozen indie author works of fiction last season. Making this a perfect platform for all things indie. Available on the best podcast platforms, including, but not limited to Apple podcasts, Spotify and Podbean, with us, your regular hosts Daizi Rae and April Berry. Come share your opinion about the podcast, the authors and their books on Instagram and facebook @barebookspodcast and Twitter @barebookspod1 Submit your book for a possible future review to submissions@barebooks.co.uk General enquiries to contactus@barebooks.co.uk Big thanks to Sydney Strong for the musical interludes. Find them on Instagram @dadnap.mp3

Flash Fiction - The Scam

Friday Sep 10, 2021

Flash fiction for your listening pleasure! Just me [Daizi] this episode, bringing you my unique flash fiction story Karma, written around this episode's writing prompt: The Scam. Plus, April and I have chosen Gerry O'Keeffes story from the submissions folder as a stand out winner that we wanted to share with you as well.  April sends her apologies for her absence in this episode, she's bogged down in technical difficulties that have rendered her internetless :(  Download and listen. Let us entertain you in true Bare Book's style. Maybe you'll be tempted to write a flash fiction story of your own. The next writing prompt is Dirty Weekend, 500 to 1000 words if you are feeling compelled to put pen to paper.  Get writing and be a part of this season's flash fiction, you'll find the writing prompts on our social media along with the deadlines for submission. You could guest host on a future podcast with your own flash fiction story. Indie writers old and new have gotten involved with the podcast. Huge thanks to every one of them. Our anthology of flash fiction stories will be published, later this year on the 5th November. All profits will go to charity. We went with the very worthy Book Trust UK [Getting Children Reading]. We read, reviewed and highlighted no less than a dozen indie author works of fiction last season. Making this a perfect platform for all things indie. Available on the best podcast platforms, including, but not limited to Apple podcasts, Spotify and Podbean, with us, your regular hosts Daizi Rae and April Berry. Come share your opinion about the podcast, the authors and their books on Instagram and facebook @barebookspodcast and Twitter @barebookspod1 Submit your indie published book, for a possible future review to submissions@barebooks.co.uk General enquiries to contactus@barebooks.co.uk Big thanks to Sydney Strong for the musical interludes. Find them on Instagram @dadnap.mp3

Ending Samsara Part Two - Chapter 6: After a Cycle is Broken

Sunday Sep 05, 2021

Bare Books presents Ending Samara by J W Voyce and read by Daizi Rae. Find out more about J W Voyce here >> http://jwvoyce.com/ Part Two - Chapter 6: After a Cycle is Broken [The Final Chapter] 'Marcus was eager to hear any guidance Sam might offer. Aside from being without question the wisest person he’d ever known, and an impenetrable vault of discretion, she was also gloriously idiosyncratic—blessed with the virtue of viewing problems from angles that no one else could see. An overwhelming urgency to meet her was also fuelled by his longing for Mathilda to finally see, first-hand, the relationship between them for what it really was.' Come share your opinion about the podcast, the author and his book on Instagram and facebook @barebookspodcast and Twitter @barebookspod1 Submit your indie published book for a possible future review to submissions@barebooks.co.uk General enquiries to contactus@barebooks.co.uk Big thanks to Sydney Strong for the musical interludes. Find them on Instagram @dadnap.mp3

Ending Samsara Part Two - Chapter 5: After a Cycle is Broken

Saturday Sep 04, 2021

Bare Books presents Ending Samara by J W Voyce and read by Daizi Rae. Find out more about J W Voyce here >> http://jwvoyce.com/ Part Two - Chapter 5: After a Cycle is Broken 'While many of Samsara’s encounters seemed to tax her emotionally, in ways difficult to identify, the constant travelling carried straightforward fatigue. And this was worsening year by year. She’d started to perceive jetlag and chronic neckache as essential penance, perhaps in response to the guilt of an unfavourable carbon footprint. There were several orders of business to attend to in the UK, and her aim was to stay there for at least a fortnight. The first stop was Scotland. Funerals were for the living, she knew. And although she recognised that attending this one in particular did little to fulfil any altruistic aims, she wouldn’t have dreamed of missing it.' Come share your opinion about the podcast, the author and his book on Instagram and facebook @barebookspodcast and Twitter @barebookspod1 Submit your indie published book for a possible future review to submissions@barebooks.co.uk General enquiries to contactus@barebooks.co.uk Big thanks to Sydney Strong for the musical interludes. Find them on Instagram @dadnap.mp3

Ending Samsara Part Two - Chapter 4: After a Cycle is Broken

Friday Sep 03, 2021

Bare Books presents Ending Samara by J W Voyce and read by Daizi Rae. Find out more about J W Voyce here >> http://jwvoyce.com/ Part Two - Chapter 4: After a Cycle is Broken 'Placating the authorities back in England was far easier than Marcus had expected. In a series of phone calls they both clung firm to their story of merely wanting to go off the grid, and this was accepted with little suspicion—although one investigator declared that it was selfish of them not to keep certain family members in the loop (namely Tild’s brother, Jay, who was apparently sick with worry). In his account, Marcus had stated that they’d left England over a month ago, citing ambiguous family difficulties. When asked what they’d done for money, they’d alleged to have used Mathilda’s savings—the last of a large inheritance she’d received from her grandmother.' Come share your opinion about the podcast, the author and his book on Instagram and facebook @barebookspodcast and Twitter @barebookspod1 Submit your indie published book for a possible future review to submissions@barebooks.co.uk General enquiries to contactus@barebooks.co.uk Big thanks to Sydney Strong for the musical interludes. Find them on Instagram @dadnap.mp3

Ending Samsara Part Two - Chapter 3: After a Cycle is Broken

Thursday Sep 02, 2021

Bare Books presents Ending Samara by J W Voyce and read by Daizi Rae. Find out more about J W Voyce here >> http://jwvoyce.com/ Part Two - Chapter 3: After a Cycle is Broken 'Still in Florida (and still unmoved by her serendipitous and interlacing universe), Sam returned to Memorial Hospital and another person’s bedside. Although this time it was not only the patient she was visiting. “Tiwari,” Cee greeted her in the corridor. “Seedy!” On first learning Sam’s surname, and mentioning how beautiful she’d thought it was, her friend had insisted on only referring to her as Tiwari. While Sam, like many, had been amused by Cecilia’s marital name. You know, of all the words I could use to describe you, she’d once quipped, I wouldn’t have picked Seedy.' Come share your opinion about the podcast, the author and his book on Instagram and facebook @barebookspodcast and Twitter @barebookspod1 Submit your indie published book for a possible future review to submissions@barebooks.co.uk General enquiries to contactus@barebooks.co.uk Big thanks to Sydney Strong for the musical interludes. Find them on Instagram @dadnap.mp3

Ending Samsara Part Two - Chapter 2: After a Cycle is Broken

Wednesday Sep 01, 2021

Bare Books presents Ending Samara by J W Voyce and read by Daizi Rae. Find out more about J W Voyce here >> http://jwvoyce.com/ Part Two - Chapter 2: After a Cycle is Broken 'Four and a half thousand miles across the North Atlantic Ocean, Marcus and Mathilda ate breakfast in silence. The greyness outside imbued the tired dim bistro with an added air of dreariness. Since they’d read their names in the newspaper over two weeks ago, their prevailing desire had been to recapture the light-hearted apathy with which they’d entered France. Such denial could only be sustained for so many hours at a time, however, and their wilful ignorance suffered regular bouts of disruption. Cold, inescapable reality emerged either in the form of an inexplicable argument, or spells of pensive silence—as experienced this morning. Marcus was most inclined to stay quiet this morning; he sensed the likelihood for casual conversation to descend into apparently irrelevant nit-picking...' Come share your opinion about the podcast, the author and his book on Instagram and facebook @barebookspodcast and Twitter @barebookspod1 Submit your indie published book for a possible future review to submissions@barebooks.co.uk General enquiries to contactus@barebooks.co.uk Big thanks to Sydney Strong for the musical interludes. Find them on Instagram @dadnap.mp3

Ending Samsara Part Two - Chapter 1: After a Cycle is Broken

Tuesday Aug 31, 2021

Bare Books presents Ending Samara by J W Voyce and read by Daizi Rae. Find out more about J W Voyce here >> http://jwvoyce.com/ Part Two - Chapter 1: After a Cycle is Broken 'On an aesthetic level, hospitals varied so much from place to place. And Sam had visited some truly appalling ones in her time (rarely on her own account). From state-run institutions in developing countries, however, to the finest private facilities available, she was of the mind that each building seemed to yield the same universal energy. This indefinite, ineffable quality was generally not propagated by the staff (although at times they too exuded an echoing form of disquiet). No, the energy she couldn’t help but consume—being a highly sensitive empath—seemed to arise exclusively from the patients and visitors. A veritable cocktail of hope and despair, relief and loss; the joy brought by the welcoming of new life, and the sadness of final goodbyes.' Come share your opinion about the podcast, the author and his book on Instagram and facebook @barebookspodcast and Twitter @barebookspod1 Submit your indie published book for a possible future review to submissions@barebooks.co.uk General enquiries to contactus@barebooks.co.uk Big thanks to Sydney Strong for the musical interludes. Find them on Instagram @dadnap.mp3

Ending Samsara Chapter 30: A Lie About a Liver

Monday Aug 30, 2021

Bare Books presents Ending Samara by J W Voyce and read by Daizi Rae. Find out more about J W Voyce here >> http://jwvoyce.com/ Chapter 30: A Lie About a Liver 'Jordana could not pretend that the media at large had not taken a huge ethical nosedive in her lifetime—or even during the briefer period she’d been truly cognisant of current affairs. Undisclosed agendas and collusion from special interest groups had made the landscape of journalism quite unrecognisable from what it had once been; there now appeared to be a pervasive erosion of professionalism and integrity in her field. Whether she chose to remain wilfully ignorant to this was almost irrelevant. But at present, she’d be hard pressed to defend the accusation that she was a key contributor in this deliberate and systematic demobilisation of the quest for truth. Over time, she’d undoubtedly started to place two things higher than any noble consideration: money and prestige.' Come share your opinion about the podcast, the author and his book on Instagram and facebook @barebookspodcast and Twitter @barebookspod1 Submit your indie published book for a possible future review to submissions@barebooks.co.uk General enquiries to contactus@barebooks.co.uk Big thanks to Sydney Strong for the musical interludes. Find them on Instagram @dadnap.mp3

Ending Samsara Chapter 29: One Person's Meat is Another's Saviour

Sunday Aug 29, 2021

Bare Books presents Ending Samara by J W Voyce and read by Daizi Rae. Find out more about J W Voyce here >> http://jwvoyce.com/ Chapter 29: One Person's Meat is Another's Saviour 'Cee slid her tongue over her teeth, grimacing at the furry texture. She hadn’t brushed them in at least a day. She’d worn the same oversized t-shirt and gym leggings for three, and she could not recall the last time she’d even washed her hair. Although she’d been Face Timing them at regular intervals, she felt guilty that she hadn’t been with her boys. Almost as guilt-inducing was that Jeremy had been left alone with them for the duration. The idea of leaving Tami’s side for even a second was unthinkable, however.' Come share your opinion about the podcast, the author and his book on Instagram and facebook @barebookspodcast and Twitter @barebookspod1 Submit your indie published book for a possible future review to submissions@barebooks.co.uk General enquiries to contactus@barebooks.co.uk Big thanks to Sydney Strong for the musical interludes. Find them on Instagram @dadnap.mp3

Image

Title

This is the description area. You can write an introduction or add anything you want to tell your audience. This can help listeners better understand your podcast.

Copyright 2020 All rights reserved.

Podcast Powered By Podbean