The Summer Book – Tove Jansson – Review

Sort of Books “The Summer Book is a fresh, vivid and magical novel about seemingly endless summers of discovery. An elderly artist and her six year old granddaughter while away the summer together, on a tiny island in the Gulf of Finland, their solitude disturbed only by migrating birds, sudden storms and an occasional passing…

Unthology 4 – Edited by Robin Jones & Ashley Stokes – Review

Unthank Books “UNTHOLOGY 4 Continues Unthank Books’ Celebrated Series, Drawing Its Energy From The Wanderlust And Shape-Shifting Tendencies Of The Contemporary Short Story. Its Thirteen Stories Involve Cats, Crows And Angels; Moments Of Realization And Moments Of Doubt; Bad Moves, Wrong Turns And Trips Across The Border. A ­ Re-Scarred War Veteran Enters The Domain…

Death in Pont Aven – Jean-Luc Bannalec – Review

Hesperus Press Translated by Sorcha McDonagh “A baffling murder in an idyllic French seaside village, a tangle of family secrets and a puzzling mystery await Commissaire Dupin in this captivating whodunit thriller. Commissaire Georges Dupin, a cantankerous, Parisian-born caffeine junkie is dragged from his morning croissants and coffee to the scene of a curious murder. The local…

The Forbidden Tomb by Chris Kuzneski – Blog Tour

Today is my stop on the Chris Kuzneski The Forbidden Tomb blog tour. Here Chris discusses a writer’s infidelity…   Have you ever cheated on somebody that you loved? I cheated last year for the very first time. And let me tell you, I don’t regret it at all. In fact, I enjoyed it so…

Emma Chapman – My Journey to Publication

  On the day her novel How To Be A Good Wife comes out in paperback, Emma Chapman tells us about her journey to publication…   When I was at university and I’d tell people I wanted to be a writer, they would inevitably ask me what I’d already written. “Nothing,” I’d say. “I just…

Mandy James – Q&A

Today on the blog Mandy James author of A Stitch in Time, Righteous Exposure and Dancing in the Rain talks about her the inspiration behind her new novel, Beyond the Sea. 1. Your new novel Somewhere Beyond the Sea was published on 7th April. What’s it about? It’s about secrets, mystery, and suspense set in the…

Berni Stevens – Q&A

Today Bernie Stevens, author of Dance Until Dawn answers a few of my questions Your debut novel Dance until Dawn was published on 7th April. What’s it about? Dance Until Dawn is a paranormal romance. It features the new and fragile relationship between the powerful Vampire Elder of London and a new fledgling vampire. Will…

The Dead Wife’s Handbook – Easter promotion

THE GREAT EASTER GIVEAWAY WITH THE DEAD WIFE’S HANDBOOK         It’s Easter and those nice people at Amazon have reduced the price of both the Kindle and the BEAUTIFUL paperback of The Dead Wife’s Handbook. So to celebrate, we’re combining the two things we all love the best – books and chocolate – in a…

Aidan Harte – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Aidan Harte to the blog. Aidan is the author of the Waves Trilogy: Irenicon, The Warring States and the final installment Spira Mirabilis. I was lucky enough to chat to Aidan about sculpting, fantasy writing and the highs and lows of writing a series.   Not only do you write,…

Cover Reveal: The Breakup Artist – Nichole Severn

Hello and welcome to the cover reveal of The Breakup Artist by Nichole Severn! The novella, from Beyond The Page Publishing, is set to release on 23rd April 2014 but Nichole’s giving readers a sneak peak of the fab cover and the book’s blurb. Full details below . . .     About The Breakup…

The Dead Ground Blog Tour – Q&A with Claire McGowan

Today I’m pleased to welcome Claire McGowan author of The Fall, The Lost and the new Paula Maguire novel, The Dead Ground to blog. Claire has kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Your new novel The Dead Ground was published on 10th April. What’s it about? The Dead Ground picks up around a…

Sunlounger 2 – Your chance to be published!

    DO YOU DREAM OF BEING A PUBLISHED AUTHOR?   How would you like to see your words appear alongside stories from Milly Johnson, Alexandra Potter, Tracy Bloom, Rosie Blake, Julia Williams, Chrissie Mansby and Roisin Meaney.   Enter the Sunlounger 2 short story competition and the dream could become a reality.   Last…