Jane Lythell – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Jane Lythell to the blog. Jane is the author of After the Storm, The Lie of You and Woman of the Hour. Her latest novel Behind Her Back was published by Head of Zeus on 10 August 2017. Jane kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little…

The Big Dreams Beach Hotel by Michele Gorman as Lilly Bartlett – extract

Today I’m pleased to welcome Michele Gorman to the blog. Michele’s novels include The Curvy Girls Club and Love is a Four-Legged Word. She also writes under the name Lilly Bartlett, with previous novels including The Second Chance Café in Carlton Square and The Big Little Wedding in Carlton Square and her latest novel The Big Dreams…

Tess Gerritsen – Q&A

Today I’m very pleased to welcome Tess Gerritsen to the blog. Tess is the creator of the Rizzoli and Isles series which started with The Surgeon and was recently immortalised in the TV series Rizzoli and Isles featuring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander. The twelfth book in the series, I know A Secret, was published by Bantam on…

The Little Shop of Happy Ever After by Jenny Colgan – review

Published by Sphere Publication date – 11 February 2016 Source – review copy A gorgeous, warm and joyful story from bestselling author Jenny Colgan, author of LITTLE BEACH STREET BAKERY, WELCOME TO ROSIE HOPKINS’ SWEETSHOP OF DREAMS and MEET ME AT THE CUPCAKE CAFE Nina is a librarian who spends her days happily matchmaking books and…

Six Degrees of Separation – August 2017 – Pride and Prejudice

I spotted this meme on the outstanding blogs of Susan at A Life in Books and Marina at Finding Time to Write. If you haven’t visited their blogs I’d recommend you do for insightful reviews, bookish observations and original poetry. The meme was created by Kate at Books Are My Favourite and Best. From what…

Innocence by Roald Dahl – review

Published by Penguin Publication date – 10 August 2017 Source – review copy There’s a whole world of Dahl still to discover in a newly collected book of his deliciously dark tales for adults . . . What makes us innocent and how do we come to lose it? Featuring the autobiographical stories telling of…

My first experience of Japan by Lesley Downer – guest post

Today I’m pleased to welcome Lesley Downer to the blog. Lesley is the author of The Samurai’s Daughter, Across a Bridge of Dreams and the short story A Geisha for the American Consul. Her latest novel, The Shogun’s Queen was published by Corgi on 27 July 2017. Today Lesley talks about her first experiences of Japan….

Helen Fields Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Helen Fields to the blog. Helen is the author of Perfect Remains and her latest novel Perfect Prey was published by Avon on 27 July 2017. Helen kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Perfect Prey. Perfect Prey features two killers competing with one…

10 SHOCKING SOCIAL MEDIA MURDERS by Lucy V Hay – guest post

Today I’m pleased to welcome Lucy V Hay to the blog. Lucy is the author of The Other Twin which was published by Orenda Books on 1 July 2017. Today Lucy talks about murders resulting from social media. In my crime debut for Orenda Books, THE OTHER TWIN, protagonist Poppy discovers her sister India had been…

Under the Reader’s Radar – celebrating the quiet novel

There are thousands upon thousands of books published each year. Only a small percentage of those make it to the best-seller list. That doesn’t mean that the rest aren’t worthy of reading. It may be that they are written by self-published authors who don’t have the marketing knowledge or a small independent publisher who doesn’t have the…

A Taste of Death by H.V. Coombs – extract

Today I’m pleased to welcome H.V. Coombs to the blog. H.V. Coombs’ novel, A Taste of Death was published by Avon on 24 July 2017. Avon have kindly allowed me permission to share an extract from the book with you. Not being too busy suited me. I felt that I would rather take a low footfall and…

Tim Weaver – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Tim Weaver to the blog. Tim is the author of Chasing the Dead, The Dead Tracks, Vanished, Never Coming Back, What Remains, Fall From Grace and Broken Heart. His latest novel, the 8th to feature David Raker, I Am Missing, is published by Penguin on 27 July 2017. Tim kindly answered a few…