Rebecca Bradley – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Rebecca Bradley to the blog. Rebecca is the author of Shallow Waters and her latest novel Made to be Broken was published on 30 June 2016. Rebecca kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Made to be Broken. Made to be Broken is the…

Come on Daisy! by Jane Simmons – review

Published by Orchard Publication date 2 September 2004 Source – own copy “Daisy the duckling is lost! Will she find her way back to Mamma? Mamma Duck tells Daisy to stay close, but Daisy thinks that chasing dragonflies and bouncing on lilypads looks much more fun . . . This warm and comforting story, starring…

The Unseeing by Anna Mazzola – Review

Published by Tinder Press Publication date – 14 July 2016 Source – review copy “For any fan of THE SUSPICIONS OF MR WHICHER or GILLESPIE AND I, this a startling historical crime debut based on a true Victorian murder Set in London in 1837, Anna Mazzola’s THE UNSEEING is the story of Sarah Gale, a…

The Dog Who Dared to Dream by Sun-mi Hwang – review

Published by Abacus Publication date – 7 July 2016 Source – review copy “This is the story of a dog named Scraggly. Born an outsider because of her distinctive appearance, she spends most of her days in the sun-filled yard of her owner’s house. Scraggly has dreams and aspirations just like the rest of us. But…

My top 5 writing influences by Lisa Dickenson – Guest Post

Today I’m pleased to welcome Lisa Dickenson to the blog. Lisa is the author of The Twelve Dates of Christmas, Catch Me If You Cannes and Mistletoe on 34th Street. Her serialised ebook You Had Me at Merlot was published as a paperback complete novel by Sphere on 16 June 2016. Lisa has written about her writing influences. You…

Faith Hogan – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Faith Hogan to the blog. Faith’s debut novel, My Husband’s Wives was published by Aria on 1 May 2016 Faith kindly answered a few questions. Tell us about My Husband’s Wives: My Husband’s Wives is a contemporary novel, set squarely in the Women’s Fiction genre. It tells the story of a relationship…

My Favourite Museums by Carys Bray – Guest post and extract

Today I’m pleased to welcome Carys Bray to the blog. Carys is the best selling author of A Song for Issy Brady and the short story collection Sweet Home. Her latest novel, The Museum of You was published by Hutchinson on 16 June 2016. Carys has written a great guest post about her favourite museums….

Series Link – Jonathan Kellerman

Books with recurring characters are always popular, often leading to almost guaranteed best-sellers once the fan base has been established. I for one love a good series to get stuck into, discovering new characters and watching them grow and develop over a number of novels. I’m also very much a stickler for reading in order….

The Museum of You by Carys Bray – Review

Published by Hutchinson Publication date – 16 June 2016 Source – review copy “Clover Quinn was a surprise. She used to imagine she was the good kind, now she’s not sure. She’d like to ask Dad about it, but growing up in the saddest chapter of someone else’s story is difficult. She tries not to…

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…

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…