Elaine White's Life in Books

The Author


Elaine White is the author of multi-genre romance, covering everything from paranormal, crime and contemporary. Growing up in a small town and fighting cancer in her early teens taught her that life is short and dreams should be pursued. Living vicariously through her independent, and often hellion characters, she lives comfortably at home with a pack of wolves cleverly disguised as one standard poodle. The Winner of two Watty Awards – Collector's Dream (An Unpredictable Life) and Hidden Gem (Faithfully) – and an Honourable Mention in 2016's Rainbow Awards (A Royal Craving) she has explored the worlds of multiple genres, but remains a romantic at heart. A self-professed geek, Elaine has fallen in love with reading and writing LGBT romance, offering diversity in both genre and character within her stories.


The Reviewer


I’m an author and reader, who just can’t get away from books. I discovered the MM genre a few years ago and became addicted.

Top #50 UK reviewer on Goodreads
#1 reviewer on Divine Magazine

All Booked Up (A Basil and Hortense Killingsley Mystery)

All Booked Up (A Basil and Hortense Killingsley Mystery) - Terrie Curran I really enjoyed this. It's my first venture into a Terrie Curran story and I loved it.

I love Basil and Hortense Killingsley, I think they're a great couple, they work really well as characters and they're bright and keep the story moving forward. I loved Ceese as well, he's such a fun character and he brought a light heartedness to the story for when things got a bit heavy, or literary.

I struggled to keep a hold of the academic discussions going on, because this isn't my field, but it didn't ruin the story in any way. It was all very interesting and intriguing, something I might look into a bit more later.

The murder mystery part of the story was well written, well executed and traveled at a nice pace. There wasn't too much going on, too many murders or lots of stagnant scenes with nothing happening. Nearly everything had a bearing on the murders or solving them, even if I didn't realise it at the time.

I can't wait to read more from Basil and Hortense. And Terrie too.