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Blog tour: The Things We Learn When We’re Dead

May 18, 2018
The Things We Learn When We’re Dead Genre: Contemporary Fiction/ Humor Publication Date: January 26, 2017 Summary: With elements of The Wizard of Oz and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,  shows how small decisions can have profound and unintended consequences, and how sometimes we can get a second chance. On the way home from a dinner party, Lorna Love steps into the path of an oncoming car. When she wakes up she is in what appears to be a hospital – but a hospital in which her nurse looks like a young Sean Connery, she is served wine for […]
Father Figure

Book Blitz: Father Figure by James J. Cudney

May 4, 2018
Father Figure by James J. Cudney Publication Date: April 2, 2018 Genre: Contemporary Fiction/ Drama  Purchase Links: Amazon   I   Publisher Between the fast-paced New York City, a rural Mississippi town, and a charming Pennsylvania college campus filled with secrets, two young girls learn the consequences of growing up too quickly. Struggling to survive in a claustrophobic, unforgiving world, they embark on a journey to overcome all the pain, disappointment, and horror of their experiences. Amalia Graeme, abused by her mother for most of her life, longs to escape her desolate hometown, connect with others, and fall in love. Contemplating […]

BLOG TOUR: The Fireproof Girl by Loretta Lost

April 27, 2018
The Fireproof Girl Loretta Lost (Sophie Shields, #1) Publication date: September 29th 2016 Genres: Mystery, New Adult, Romance Abandoned at birth, Sophie Shields grew up in abusive foster homes, escaping into books and computers for solace. When the constant danger became too much to bear, she ran away, thinking she could survive on her hacking skills alone. That was until she met Cole Hunter. He became the only person she could trust: her family, her friend, her partner-in-crime. Her everything. After struggling through college and starting their lives together, she believed that nothing could ever tear them apart. Until it […]
Sunday Literary Lunch

Sunday Literary Lunch with Anne Allen

April 15, 2018
I am delighted that this week’s host is the fabulous Anne Allen, author of the The Guernsey Novels series. She has invited some fascinating guests and her menu sounds delicious. 1. Name 10 living authors you would invite for Sunday Lunch and why them? This could be quite scary! The thought of 10 big name authors gathering chez moi for an afternoon of culinary delights and intelligent conversation is outside my usual, more hermit-like experience. But I’ll be brave…and have plenty of alcohol beforehand and for the duration. Robert Goddard  @RobertGoddardUK A master of weaving fascinating stories around real historic […]
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GUEST POST: Sci-fi Character Creation by Tessa McFionn

April 8, 2018
We are delighted that author, Tessa McFionn is joining us today as part of her blog tour for her latest novel, . As part of the blog tour, Tessa has provided a fascinating guest post about Sci-Fi Character Creation. Sci-Fi Character Creation Guest Post by Tessa McFionn “A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…” Those few words changed my entire life. It was almost my birthday all those many moons ago the day Star Wars hit the scene. And yes, I was there. Even picked up a shirt a while ago declaring that fact. I had always […]
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Blog Tour: Through the Glass by Erica Kiefer

April 3, 2018
Through the Glass Erica Kiefer (The Window Series, #2) Published by: CTP Pulse Publication date: April 3rd 2018 Genres: Romance, Suspense, Young Adult Still reeling from the discovery of her twin sister, Olivia struggles to face her mother’s betrayal. As Olivia and her friends seek to unravel the dark mystery of how and why the twins were separated, tensions escalate when Emma runs into her sister’s ex—who assumes she’s Olivia. When honesty is abandoned for more secrets and lies, the fallout between the sisters only intensifies. As they sift between truth and deception, it becomes clear that matters of the […]
Sunday Literary Lunch

Sunday Literary Lunch: Stephen Ainley

March 25, 2018
I have been looking forward to this week’s guest, as he has a great sense of humour. It’s Stephen Ainley, the writer of the hilarious novel . 1. Name ten living authors, you would invite for Sunday lunch and why them? Wow, ten authors. That’s a lot of stress in the room. Still I will give it a go. 1st.. Lee Childs. I am a huge fan of the Jack Reacher books. Mind you I wouldn’t especially talk about his books. I’d just want to ask him, why on earth he allowed 2′ 6” tall, Tom Cruise, to play, 6’6” […]

PUBLICATION WEEK: The Haunting of Hattie Hastings Part Two

March 23, 2018
Congratulations to author Audrey Davis on the publication of the second instalment of  the Haunting of Hattie Hastings . We are delighted to host her on our blog today as part of a publication blog tour. The story continues … Hattie is used to her deceased husband Gary dropping in and out of her life. His timing might not always be great, but at least he’s still around. Although – when Hattie tentatively tries a spot of dating – his interference isn’t entirely welcome. Best friend Cat is lapping up her new relationship with teacher Jamie, but ex-husband Stewart isn’t […]
Sunday Literary Lunch

Sunday Literary Lunch with James J. Cudney

March 18, 2018
We are delighted that James J. Cudney is hosting this week’s Sunday Literary Lunch and we think his game choice is fantastic. 1. Name ten living authors, you would invite for Sunday lunch and why them? At first, I thought about picking authors I’ve previously met so we could collaborate and enjoy an amazing afternoon, but then I realized that I can actually do that… so… I decided to go with people I probably don’t have a chance to easily meet. Let’s just daydream a little… Ken Follett: He knows how to weave a plot like no one else. The […]
Why people need poetry

TED Talk: Why people need poetry

March 17, 2018
Why people need poetry “We’re all going to die — and poems can help us live with that,” said Stephanie Burt (also known as Steph; previously Stephen) in a charming and funny TED talk titled ‘Why people need poetry’, back in 2014. I  imagine that many young students ask the question, “Why do we need poetry?” Well, Burt who is a poet, an influential literary critic, and professor at Harvard University explains why people need poetry by using her favorite poems to convey how poetry helps us to understand and cope with what it means to be a person. In […]
Sunday Literary Lunch

Sunday Literary Lunch with Donna Migliaccio

March 11, 2018
This weeks, Sunday literary lunch is hosted by American author and actress Donna Migliaccio. She has invited some fascinating authors to accompany her imaginary lunch. Sunday Literary Lunch with Donna Migliaccio 1) Name ten living authors, you would invite for Sunday lunch and why them? Neil Gaiman, E. Annie Proulx, Erik Larson, Jonathan Safran Foer, Anne Lamott, George Saunders, Cormac McCarthy, Margaret Atwood, Monica Hesse, Alice Walker, and Kazuo Ishiguro. It’s a varied list, to be sure, but each of these authors wrote a book (or in some cases, multiple books) which left an impression on my heart and mind. […]
Finding Mother by Anne Allen

Mother’s Day read: Finding Mother by Anne Allen

March 11, 2018
I would like to wish you all a very happy Mother’s Day. Today, I am going to read , drink , and east yummy . Finding Mother (The Guernsey Novels book 2) by Anne Allen Three women. Three generations. Sacrifices for love… Who is she really? Nicole is about to find out as she searches for her real mother; the woman who gave her away at birth. With her marriage in tatters, she sets out from England: travelling to Spain, Jersey, and Guernsey before the extraordinary story of her real family is finally revealed. Nicole becomes an unwitting catalyst for change in that […]
Keeping Track of a Fantasy World By Donna Migliaccio

Keeping Track of a Fantasy World by Donna Migliaccio

March 8, 2018
 We are delighted to welcome author Donna Migliaccio on our website today, she has kindly written a fascinating guest post titled, Keeping Track of a Gantasy World,  as part of a blog tour for her latest novel which is book three in her fantasty series . Keeping Track of a Fantasy World by Donna Migliaccio I am often asked how, in a multi-book series like , I keep track of the details of my fantasy world, the characteristics of the hundreds of people who populate it, their names and the various place-names, and so on. Those who ask usually assume that […]
Sunday Literary Lunch

Sunday Literary Lunch with K.L Loveley

February 18, 2018
Our first ever Sunday literary lunch is hosted by British author K.L Loveley and she has invited some interesting authors to accompany her virtual lunch. Sunday Literary Lunch with K.L Loveley 1) Name ten living authors, you would invite for Sunday lunch and why them? There are so many amazing authors, all with different personalities so selecting only ten is difficult. However, before I divulge the guest list I would like to set the scene. My imaginery Sunday lunch would take part in a beautiful English country garden. The garden would be full of scented flowers and the table would […]
Watching Glass Shatter James J. Cudney Book Review

Book Review: Watching Glass Shatter by James J. Cudney

February 14, 2018
Watching Glass Shatter by James J. Cudney After 40 years of marriage, Olivia Glass thought she could handle the unexpected death of her husband. But when Ben’s will reveals a life-altering secret, she suffers a blow no widow should ever experience. Olivia learns that she gave birth to a baby who later died in the nursery. Instead of telling his wife what happened, Ben switched the child with another. And as if that’s not enough, Ben’s will doesn’t reveal which of their five sons is truly not hers. While an attorney searches for answers, Olivia visits each of her sons […]
Elizabeth Gilbert - your elusive creative genius

TED Talk: Elizabeth Gilbert – Your elusive creative genius

February 4, 2018
Your elusive creative genius Check out this fantastsic TED talk titled “Your elusive creative genius” by Elizabeth Gilbert the author of the novel Eat, Pray, Love. In this fascinating TED talk she ponders about the unrealistic expectations that society expects from artists and geniuses. Elizabeth shares her convincing idea that we all have ‘genius’ within us. What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comment section.
Whenever you have an opportunity to laugh, laugh; whenever you have an opportunity to dance, dance; whenever you have an opportunity to sing, sing – and one day you will find you have created your paradise. OshoOsho quote

Quote: Whenever you have an opportunity to laugh, laugh;

January 4, 2018
Whenever you have an opportunity to laugh, laugh; whenever you have an opportunity to dance, dance; whenever you have an opportunity to sing, sing – and one day you will find you have created your paradise. Osho
Ann Hood - Ted Talk

Why write?

December 5, 2017
Why do you write? Have you ever stopped and asked yourself, why do I write? Do you write for fame and fortune? Or, is it because you have interesting stories to share with everyone? In this entertaining TED talk, bestselling author Ann Hood discusses how and why she began to write. Her passionate presentation details how her personal experiences shaped the fascinating stories she eventually turned into bestselling novels. 

Book trailer – Love, Secrets, and Absolution by K.L Loveley

October 9, 2017
Love, Secrets, and Absolution By K.L Loveley Book trailer The novel is available to pre-order from Amazon. amazon.co.uk amazon.com amazon.ca amazon.com.au amazon.in amazon.de
Love, Secrets, and Absolution - BLOG TOUR - 9-15 October

Love, Secrets, and Absolution – Blog tour 9 – 15 October

October 7, 2017
Love, Secrets, and Absolution Blog tour 9th – 15th October 2017 9th raereads1.blogspot.co.uk 10th annebonnybookreviews.com 11th trulymadlycuckoo.co.uk 12th craigpriestmedia.com 13th cancersuckscouk.ipage.com 14th myreadingcorner.co.uk 15th jeyranmain.com Book blurb People in the village gossip about Grace’s son, Alfie. He’s a lonely boy full of secrets, lies, and obsessive thoughts. How far can a mother’s love go? Will she ultimately sacrifice her life for his? Set in Nottinghamshire, this family drama follows the lives of Grace and Alfie as he transforms from a naïve, young boy into a teenager spiralling out of control. Love, Secrets, and Absolution is a coming of age story with […]
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