Blog Tour: The Magic Touch, by Kelly Florentia

Would you be able to trust somebody that you suspected was having an affair? What if they were your partner? And would you do anything about it? That's the premise at the heart of Kelly Florentia's lovely read  The Magic Touch. Bursting with warmth, compassion and a touch of romance, it's a book about what we're …

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My problem with YA relationships

I know, I know. This is a blog post that has the potential to go very wrong, but if you'll excuse the clickbait title, I have an issue that needs to be addressed. Cue politely written rant! This issue is to do with love interests (specifically, male) in YA books (specifically, fantasy books). And it's …

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Why I loved Deborah Hewitt’s The Nightjar

Another day, another book to rave about! And what better genre to rave about than fantasy? I recently received a copy of Deborah Hewitt's debut novel The Nightjar, and let me just tell you, this book is something special (and I apologise unreservedly for taking so long to get around to it). If you like amazing worldbuilding, …

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Blog Tour: 5 things I loved about Three Days in Florence, by Chrissie Manby

There's something about the idea of a long, hot holiday in Italy that really fires the imagination. And Chrissie Manby's new book has everything a beach read should: good-looking men, mouth-watering pasta and a good dollop of humour. Reading it on my long, sweaty commutes into work has just made me want to go and …

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Review: Nightchaser, by Amanda Bouchet

If you mix up an exciting, edge-of-your-seat sci-fi heist adventure with a steamy romance, what do you get? … a lot of mixed messages. Though Nightchaser had its high points, I never really felt like it lived up to its true potential. I don't mind a bit of high-stakes romance, but when it tangles up with the …

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