Jon Teckman – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Jon Teckman to the blog. Jon is the author of Ordinary Joe which was published by Borough Press on 16 July 2015. Jon kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Ordinary Joe.  Ordinary Joe is the story of a perfectly normal, happily married, always-do-the-right-thing,…

A little piece of my heart – guest post by Vanessa Greene

Today I’m pleased to welcome Vanessa Greene to the blog. Vanessa is the author of The Vintage Teacup Club, The Seafront Tearooms, Tuesdays at the Teacup Club, The Beachfront Guesthouse and a digital short story Summer Evenings at the Seafront Hotel. Her latest novel, The Little Pieces of You and Me was published by Sphere on…

Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld – review

Published by Borough Press Publication date – 21 April 2016 Source – gift review copy “The Bennet sisters have been summoned from New York City. Liz and Jane are good daughters. They’ve come home to suburban Cincinnati to get their mother to stop feeding their father steak as he recovers from heart surgery, to tidy…

Lyn G Farrell – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Lyn G Farrell to the blog. Lyn is the author of The Wacky Man, which was published by Legend Press on 2 May 2016. Lyn kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about The Wacky Man  Amanda is an intelligent, articulate teenager fighting to overcome…

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…

Alan Jones – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Alan Jones to the blog. Alan is the author of The Cabinet Maker and Blue Wicked and his latest novel, Bloq, was published on 1 April 2016. Alan kindly agreed to answer a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Bloq.  Bloq is a very dark and…

Closed Casket by Sophie Hannah – review

Published by Harper Collins Publication date 6 September 2016 Source – review copy “Hercule Poirot returns in another brilliant murder mystery that can only be solved by the eponymous Belgian detective and his ‘little grey cells’. What I intend to say to you will come as a shock . . .’ Lady Athelinda Playford has…

Sharon Maas – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Sharon Maas to the blog. Sharon is the author of Of Marriageable Age, The Small Fortune’s of Dorothea Q and the Amazon best selling The Secret Life of Winne Cox and her latest novel, The Sugar Planter’s Daughter was published by Bookouture on 11 July 2016. Sharon kindly answered a few of my…

An Octopus in my Ouzo by Jennifer Barclay – Review

Published by Summersdale Publication date – 12 April 2016 Source – review copy “Escape to the sunlight and colour of a wild island in the south Aegean. When Jennifer moves alone into the Honey Factory on a tiny Greek island, bringing a laptop, her hiking boots and plans for a peaceful life, she has no…

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…

Marie Campbell – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome author Marie Campbell to the blog. Marie’s novel, Baby, was published on 14 July 2016 by The Conrad Press. Marie kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Baby. Baby is a psychological thriller, based in Edinburgh, where I live. In it, Michael Stanton, goes…

The Secrets of Wishtide by Kate Saunders – Review

Published by Bloomsbury Publication date – 25 July 2016 Source – review copy “Mrs Laetitia Rodd is the impoverished widow of an Archdeacon, living modestly in Hampstead with her landlady Mrs Bentley. She is also a private detective of the utmost discretion. In winter 1850, her brother Frederick, a criminal barrister, introduces her to Sir…