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Champagne & Lemonade Blurb

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Champagne & Lemonade is a delightful collection of eclectic short stories, taking readers on a journey to different times and places, meeting a sparkling cast of well-drawn characters.
Nibble the fish is desperate to escape his boring old pond.
A new breed of super hero has been born and his name is Bob Cheesecake.
Dumpton Hospital’s staff have a somewhat unconventional approach to looking after their patients.
Robert Hood is on a mission to save modern England.
And just who is the vampire terrorising the neighbourhood from his home at 113A Greenstone Street?
From the quixotic to the poignant, John A. D. Hickling’s wild and whimsical tales fizz with fun and are sure to entertain almost everyone!


My Review

I read the short story “The Monster Hunters’, a story about finding out creatures that were once thought only to be myths and legends are being seen; they are real! The government has known this for a long time and had been successful in suppressing or putting a spin on any stories which saw the light of day in regards to the creatures. This is becoming impossible, for as the populatin increases. the monsters’ homes are being encroached upon and they are making their presence known often in disastrous ways. A new task force is formes to take care of the mnster problem: “The Monster Hunters’.

I found it to be totally enjoyable and captivating. Even though only a short story, it was enough to give a glimpse into a few characters and was satisfying. I will definitely be reading the other stories within this book.

My Rating

4 hearts


About John Hickling

Proud father and grandfather, and jack of all trades John A.D. Hickling currently lives with his family in Nottingham. A lover of music, especially 60’s rock, John has previously recorded two independent albums, appeared in comedy band Space Cadets on Britain’s Got Talent and is an active member of Masque Productions amateur theatre group. His debut book, Champagne & Lemonade (published by Clink Street Publishing June 5th 2016 RRP £6.99 paperback, RRP £3.99 ebook) is available to purchase from online retailers including and to order from all good bookstores. For more information please visit

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