Before Everything by Victoria Redel – review

Published by Sceptre Publication date – 6 July 2017 Source – review copy “Anna, Molly, Ming, Caroline, Helen: the Old Friends. Since adopting their official name aged eleven, they have seen each other through careers, children, illnesses, marriage, divorce, addiction, fame, fall outs. But now, Anna – fiercely loved mother and friend, and the Old Friends’…

The Bed and Breakfast on the Beach by Kat French – extract

Today I’m pleased to welcome Kat French to the blog. Kat is the author of One Hot Summer, The Piano Man Project and My Perfect Stranger and her latest novel, The Bed and Breakfast on the Beach is published by Avon on 13 July 2017. Today Avon have kindly given me permission to share an…

Talking About Rejection by Sarah Stovell – guest post

Today I’m pleased to welcome Sarah Stovell to the blog. Sarah is the author of Mothernight and her latest novel, Exquisite was published by Orenda Books on 1 June 2017. Today Sarah talks about having to deal with rejection as a writer. Weird thing: My fifth novel, Exquisite, seems to be not entirely flopping within…

Rob Sinclair – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Rob Sinclair to the blog. Rob is author of Dance with the Enemy, Rise of the Enemy and Hunt for the Enemy and his latest novels The Red Cobra and The Black Hornet were published by Bloodhound Books on 29 March 2017 and 9 June 2017. Rob kindly answered a few of…

An Act of Silence by Colette McBeth – review

Published by Wildfire Books Publication date – 29 June 2017 Source – review copy “These are the facts I collect. My son Gabriel met a woman called Mariela in a bar. She went home with him. They next morning she was found in an allotment. Mariela is dead. Gabriel has been asked to report to…

The Year of Reading Dangerously by Andy Miller – review

Published by 4th Estate Publication date 23 April 2015 Source – own copy “Andy Miller had a job he quite liked, a family he loved and no time at all for reading. Or so he kept telling himself. But, no matter how busy or tired he was, something kept niggling at him. Books. Books he’d…

Triona Scully – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Triona Scully to the blog. Triona’s debut novel, Nailing Jess is published by Cranachan on 26 June 2017. Triona kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Nailing Jess. Nailing Jess is a crime novel but it is a satire. On the one hand, it is…

Pam Weaver – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Pam Weaver to the blog. Pam’s novels include Pack Up Your Troubles, Better Days Will Come and There’s Always Tomorrow. Her latest novel, Always in my Heart was published by Pan Macmillan on 15 June 2017. Pam kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about…

Sheila O’Flanagan – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Sheila O’Flanagan to the blog. Sheila is the best selling author of over 20 novels including The Missing Wife, If You Were Me, Things We Never Say and Bad Behaviour and her latest novel, What Happened That Night was published by Headline on 1 June 2017. Sheila kindly answered a few of…

Tin Man by Sarah Winman – review

Published by Tinder Press Publication date – 27 July 2017 Source – review copy “It begins with a painting won in a raffle: fifteen sunflowers, hung on the wall by a woman who believes that men and boys are capable of beautiful things. And then there are two boys, Ellis and Michael, who are inseparable….

A Summer at Sea by Katie Fforde – review

Published by Arrow Publication date 8 February 2017 Source – own copy “Emily is happy with her life just as it is. She has a career as a midwife that she loves . She enjoys living on her own as a single woman. But she’s also feels it’s time for a change and a spot…