Daily Archives: December 17, 2015

Review & Excerpt: Five Days on Ballyboy Beach

My novel, Five Days on Ballyboy Beach is reviewed on Coffeeholic Bookworm’s blog today as part of it’s review tour this month. Check out what this reader says about it.

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Five Days on Ballyboy Beach
by David J. O’Brien
Contemporary Romance
Date published: September 2014

officialsynopA startling revelation – the long-time friend you never viewed romantically is actually the person with whom you want to spend the rest of your life.

But what do you do about it?

For Derek, a laid-back graduate camping with college friends on Ireland’s west coast in the summer of 1996, the answer is … absolutely nothing.

Never the proactive one of the group – he’s more than happy to watch his friends surf, canoe and scuba-dive from the shore – Derek adopts a wait and see attitude. Acting on his emotional discovery is further hindered by the fact he’s currently seeing someone else – and she’s coming to join him for the weekend.

As their five days on the beach pass, and there are more revelations, Derek soon realises that to get what he…

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How Anti-Wolf Propaganda Threatens the Survival of The Species

Haven’t had much time to write recently, with a new baby at home, but thought this post was important to repost. My new son will be told the same as my daughter was – that the wolf ate the 3 piggies, just like we eat piggies, but he would not have hurt Red Riding Hood’s granny.

Wolf Is My Soul

2 Wolves

Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf? Well the three little pigs and Little Red Riding Hood are certainly not fans … but apart from myths, legends and children’s fairy tales, why is this beautiful creature so demonized in the modern world?

If someone asks you what is more likely to kill you; a wolf or a cow? You would probably go with the wolf, right? I know that’s what my first thought was. But let’s have a reality check.

Cows are responsible for an average of twenty two human deaths in the U.S. each year. On average wolves are responsible for zero. In fact, you are more likely to be struck by lightning or killed by an elevator than be killed by a wolf. In the 21st century, only two known deaths have been attributed to wild wolves in the entirety of North America.

The War on…

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