Andorra Pett takes off

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I’m sorry that I missed posting on Monday. I’ve been having internet problems here in sunny Brixham, resulting in a lack of access except on my phone for the last week and a half. And a phone, even if it is smarter than me, was not the place to post from. All the stuff I had prepared was on my desktop machine and although I could get it on my phone, it was tricky to write a post when I had to keep swapping sites and copying things down. So I used the time to do other things, all Andorra related.

But now normal service seems to have been resumed.

The blog tour is over, marred as it was by my inability to use Twitter for four days, nevertheless, the bloggers involved all did a sterling job in my absence. You might say that they were unencumbered by my presence, I couldn’t possibly comment.

When I actually managed to get back into my account, I found over 500 comments, likes, retweets and messages, it’s great that people took the time and showed an interest in Andorra Pett and the Oort Cloud Café.

A big thank you is due to all of them, especially when they said things like this about the story.


“When reading this book, I was reminded of Star Trek: The Original Series.  There’s a bit of tongue-in-cheek humor and just enough slapstick comedy to even out the tension of the plot.

If you’re tired of the humdrum of cozy mysteries being set on earth, blast off to Saturn and give this a go!”


“Described as ‘Agatha Raisin in space’ story, after reading I am in agreement with this statement.  This is a great cosy mystery read with surprising twists, a fun read that I thoroughly enjoyed.  I had a smile on my face when I had finished, a ‘feel good’ read.  This is a book I would highly recommend to other readers.”


“The story was well written and creative from start to finish. This is definitely one to add to your To Read list.”


“This is a wonderful, lighthearted read to make you smile. Characters that are well portrayed and you take to easily. Descriptions are vivid and you can easily picture “the planet” in your minds eye. An excellent plot line with a little humour and even romance along the way. A highly enjoyable read.”


“enough mystery elements to keep it intriguing and enough space, Sci-Fi and comedy stuff to keep me entertained throughout”


“exactly what you want from a cosy crime novel. There’s mystery and drama, without it getting too intense and bordering on thriller.”


“I would recommend this book to any reader who enjoys science fiction, guilty pleasure or crime fiction.

Richard Dee sets the space station scene in intricate detail, the characters are quirky and fun and the mystery element keeps you guessing throughout.

This is a light and cosy book, clearly sci-fi from the location but with elements of crime and romance in it too”


There weren’t just reviews on the tour, there were also a lot of great interviews with several of the bloggers. I will be posting extracts over the coming few weeks, in the meantime, you can catch up with all the reviews and interviews in full by following these links

13th February

  1.  Based on a True Story – Review

  2.  Nicki’s Book Blog – Review

  3.  Bibliotica – Review

  4.  Carol’s Notebook – Review

  5.  Chat About Books – Q&A

  6.  The Cosy Pages – Review

  7.  Donna’s Book Blog – Q&A

  8.  Millsy Loves Books – Q&A

  9.  Chasing Dreams Publishing – Review

  10.  Rae Reads – Review


So there it is, a few days late but never mind. At least I’m back in business. Now all I have to do is catch up on Twitter and then I can get back to normal (whatever that might be, personally I think it’s overrated).

Next week, there will be two posts, a report on what I got up to on World Book Day, PLUS a review of a major new Fantasy epic from P.J.Reed.



Mesham sits dejectedly in a tiny garret above an inn, as the lands of Torcia fall to the magically-enhanced army of the infamous Mivirian Horde. One of the last surviving ancient warlocks of Torcia, Mesham knows he is marked for death.

The Torcian king knocks on Mesham’s door later that evening and offers him the chance of rejuvenation in return for a seemingly impossible mission into the heart of Mivir. Mesham reluctantly agrees, only to realise the evil of Mivir has spread to the very top of the Torcian government.

As Mesham undertakes his quest to complete the mission, he finds himself hunted by his king, by the mighty Torcian warbands, and by the Horde.

But he cannot fail, for the fate of Mesham’s beloved Torcia rests in his hands.



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