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Review: Paris Adrift, by E.J Swift

I admit, I’m a bit of a Francophile. I love all things French: the language, the culture, the food. And Paris. Paris is a great city, diverse, exciting and with a rich and exciting history. When I heard about Paris Adrift, E.J Swift’s new book, then, I couldn’t wait to get stuck in. A book… Continue reading Review: Paris Adrift, by E.J Swift

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Feeling competitive? Here’s a list of 2018’s hottest upcoming writing competitions for debut authors

New Year, new you: and perhaps, for some people, that new you involves writing a new barnstorming novel. It’s all planned, it might even be about to be published- but has it been entered for any awards? Though many of fiction’s most prestigious awards are a closed circle- where the books are submitted by publishers… Continue reading Feeling competitive? Here’s a list of 2018’s hottest upcoming writing competitions for debut authors

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Review: The Confession, by Jo Spain

This book was a no-holds-barred thrill ride, that kept me guessing right until the end. Taking in murder, betrayal, cheating and toxic relationships, I couldn’t look away. I absolutely loved it! From the first page, when Julie McNamara’s husband Harry is brutally attacked, I was hooked. The book actually leaves you desperate to know more,… Continue reading Review: The Confession, by Jo Spain

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Review: A Mother’s Grace, by Rosie Goodwin

This book had pluses and minuses, but overall, I wasn’t a fan. Mixing compelling secondary characters with some pretty shoddy plotting and underdeveloped main characters, A Mother’s Grace had high points- but didn’t get me hooked. Set at the turn of the century, the book follows the life of Madeleine Kettle, a woman who marries… Continue reading Review: A Mother’s Grace, by Rosie Goodwin

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Blog Tour: A Time of Dread, by John Gwynne

In 2012, John Gwynne's debut novel Malice took the publishing world by storm. Epic, exciting and detailed, it garnered thousands of positive reviews and cemented Gwynne's position as an original new voice in fantasy. Now, four books later, he's back with his next book, A Time of Dread. Set in the same universe as his… Continue reading Blog Tour: A Time of Dread, by John Gwynne