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Gloria Joynt-Lang’s top 10 writing tips for budding authors

July 11, 2018
Gloria Joynt-Lang’s top 10 writing tips for budding authors We are delighted that the author Gloria Joynt-Lang has kindly written this excellent guest post providing her top 10 writing tips for budding authors. Gloria is the author of the new contemporary romance novel . I’ve made plenty of mistakes as an author, from sending off a manuscript which wasn’t quite ready, to spilling wine all over my notes. (Tip: Limit yourself to one glass or use a sippy cup.) Although learning from your mistakes is part of the process, I’d like to share a few writing tips that helped me. […]

Interview with author Nathan Everett and review of his novel ‘City Limits’

We are delighted to be interviewing the author Nathan Everett and reviewing his latest novel City Limits. It is an unusual tale that captures the heart of small-town America. Everett travels the world, visiting towns, and countryside to capture characters and locations for some thirty books published under different pen names. A true peripatetic author, tomorrow, he may be writing near you! About City Limits by Nathan Everett Gee Evars stumbled into Rosebud Falls on Independence Day just in time to rescue a toddler from the rushing torrent of the Rose River. And to lose his memory. In an attempt […]

Book cover reveal: When Fire Rains Downs

June 25, 2018
I am so pleased to share this stunning cover with you all today, and the story beneath is even better! When Fire Rains Down: A Kingdom Come Novel (Book #3) Author: Cecelia Earl Release Date: July 27, 2018 Genre: YA/ Paranormal/ Urban Fantasy Synopsis: The little town of Shady Creek is under attack by Lucifer and his demons. To save the people she loves, human-angel Hybrid Julia must rescue their kidnapped Guardian Angels, even when it means defying her father. Trouble is, he knows only too much about Hell’s perils. When a demon sucks Julia into a cosmic vacuum, the […]

Book Review – Father Figure by James J. Cudney

June 8, 2018
Book review of Father Figure by James J. Cudney Father Figure Book Blurb 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 an impending loss of innocence and conflicting feelings […]

Why English Folklore is Important by Sue Bentley – author of the novel ‘We Other’

June 4, 2018
We are absolutely delighted to be taking part in the blogtour for bestselling author Sue Bentley’s latest novel, We Other. As part of the blog tour, Sue has kindly written a fascinating guest post about Why English folklore is important to her.    Why English folklore is important Guest Post by Sue Bentley, author of the novel We Other I’m Northamptonshire born and bred. I need travel only a very few miles, before I enter a quiet country churchyard and gaze upon the graves of generations of my family. The greater number of them have ’ag lab’ – for agricultural […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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