Breakdown by Jonathan Kellerman – Review

Published by Headline Publication date – 2 February 2016 Source – review copy “Psychologist sleuth Alex Delaware has experienced more than enough of L.A.’s dark side to recognise the scent of evil… Criminal psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware is pushed to his limit like never before in Breakdown by New York Times No.1 bestseller Jonathan Kellerman….

Toppling the TBR Pile – Headline 2016

So the TBR pile has remained solidly where it is for a while so I thought it high time to risk a cascade of novels by looking at more new titles heading our way this year. This time it’s the turn of Headline to tempt us to spend our pocket money in the local bookshop…

Sweet Home by Carys Bray – Review

Published by Windmill Publication date 25 February 2016 Source – review copy “They say there’s no place like home. It’s where the heart is… Meet the little boy who believes in miracles. Meet the mother who loves to bring babies home from the newborn aisle of her supermarket. Meet the husband who carves a longed-for…

Fright Club by Ethan Long – Review

Published by Bloomsbury Children Publication date 8 October 2015 Source – own copy “Only the SCARIEST monsters are allowed in Fright Club (members include Fran K. Stein and Sandy Witch). So when a cute little bunny announces he wants to join everybody laughs at him. Poor old bunny. If only they knew you don’t have…

The Ballroom by Anna Hope – Review

Published by Doubleday Publication date 11 February 2016 Source – review copy “By the acclaimed author of WAKE: Where love is your only escape …. 1911: Inside an asylum at the edge of the Yorkshire moors, where men and women are kept apart by high walls and barred windows, there is a ballroom vast and…

Rebecca Mascull’s editing process

Today I’m pleased to welcome author Rebecca Mascull to the blog. Rebecca is the author of The Visitors and her latest novel, Song of the Sea Maid was published by Hodder and Stoughton on 11 February 2016. Rebecca has written fabulous guest post about her editing process. So, this is the process I go through when…

Jill Mansell – Q&A

Today I am very pleased to welcome best selling author Jill Mansell to the blog. Jill is author of 27 novels, including The Unpredictable Consequences of Love, Three Amazing Things About You and Fast Friends and her latest, You and Me, Always was published by Headline on 28 January 2016. You can read my review of this wonderful, warm…

Benjamin Myers – Q&A

Today I am very pleased to welcome Benjamin Myers to the blog. Benjamin’s most recent novel, Beastings, published by Bluemoose Books, won the Portico Prize 2015, won the 2013 Northern Writers’ Award and was also longlisted for the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Award 2o15. His previous novel, Pig Iron, also published by Bluemoose won the inaugral Gordon Burn Prize in…

Huddersfield Literature Festival – How to write a novel with Tara Guha

On Tuesday evening I undertook the arduous five minute journey to my local library to see Tara Guha, West Yorkshire based author of Untouchable Things. She was visiting the library as part of the National Library Day celebrations in conjunction with Huddersfield Literature Festival. Tara’s talk was on the theme of How to write a…