Six Degrees of Separation – October 2017

I spotted this meme on the outstanding blogs of Susan at A Life in Books and Marina at Finding Time to Write. If you haven’t visited their blogs I’d recommend you do for insightful reviews, bookish observations and original poetry. The meme was created by Kate at Books Are My Favourite and Best. From what…

Me Life Story: Sofa so Good! by Scarlett Moffatt – review

Published by Blink Publishing Publication date – 18 October 2017 Source – review copy Hiya, my name’s Scarlett Moffatt and I love random facts. Almost as much as I love sitting on me sofa. You might know me best from my most famous and celebrated sit thus far on the I’m A Celebrity throne. You…

Perfect Remains by Helen Fields – review

Published by Avon Publication date – 26 January 2017 Source – review copy On a remote Highland mountain, the body of Elaine Buxton is burning. All that will be left to identify the respected lawyer are her teeth and a fragment of clothing. In the concealed back room of a house in Edinburgh, the real…

Laura Purcell – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Laura Purcell to the blog. Laura is the author of Queen of Bedlam, Mistress of the Court and God Save the King. Her latest novel, The Silent Companions was published by Bloomsbury Raven on 5 October 2017. Laura kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about The…

Carol Lovekin – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Carol Lovekin to the blog. Carol is the author of Ghostbird and her latest novel Snow Sisters was published by Honno Welsh Women’s Press on 21 September 2017. Carol kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Snow Sisters. Verity and Meredith live with their eccentric mother…

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…

Portrait of a Murderer by Ann Meredith – review

Published by British Library Publishing Publication date – 25 September 2017 Source – review copy Adrian Gray was born in May 1862 and met his death through violence, at the hands of one of his own children, at Christmas, 1931.Thus begins a classic crime novel published in 1933, a riveting portrait of the psychology of…

Rose Servitova – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Rose Servitova to the blog. Rose is the author of The Longbourn Letters which was published by Wooster Publishing on 2 May 2017 Rose kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about The Longbourn Letters.  The Longbourn Letters is a hilarious read, in my opinion,…

Winnie M Li – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Winnie M Li to the blog. Winnie’s debut novel Dark Chapter was published by Legend Press on 1 June 2017 and is shortlisted for the 2017 Not The Booker prize run by The Guardian newspaper. Winnie kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Dark Chapter….

Maria in the Music by Louise Beech – guest post

Today I’m pleased to welcome Louise Beech back to the blog. Louise is the author of How to be Brave and The Mountain in my Shoe. Her latest novel, Maria in the Moon was published by Orenda Books on 30 September 2017. To celebrate the release of Maria in the Moon, Louise has written a…

Isobel Blackthorn – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Isobel Blackthorn to the blog. Isobel is the author of The Drago Tree and A Perfect Square. The Drago Tree, published by Odyssey Books was released in Spanish on 29 September 2017. 1. Tell us a little about The Drago Tree. The Drago Tree is a love story. It’s a complex…

Michael J Malone – Q&A

Today I’m pleased to welcome Michael J Malone to the blog. Michael is the author of novels including Blood Tears and A Suitable Lie and his latest novel, House of Spines was published by Orenda Books on 15 September 2017. Michael kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about House…