The Debutantes Ball – Part 2

Having your debut novel published is one of the greatest moments of a writer’s career. Seeing the  words that were originally a fleeting idea in your head, there on a page or screen for people to read. There may be book launches and book tours, signings and events and of course the ultimate – seeing…

Kelly Creighton – Q&A

Kelly Creighton is the author of The Sleeping Season. The second DI Harriet Sloane book, Problems With Girls, was published by Friday Press on 20 November 2020. Kelly kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Problems With Girls. Problems with Girls is book 2 in the DI Harriet Sloane…

Miss Mole by E. H. Young – review

Published by Virago Publication date – 1 October 2020 Source – review copy ‘Who would suspect her sense of fun and irony, of a passionate love for beauty and the power to drag it from its hidden places? Who would imagine that Miss Mole had pictured herself, at different times, as an explorer in strange…

The Thief on the Winged Horse by Kate Mascarenhas – review

Published by Head of Zeus Publication date – 12 November 2020 Source – review copy The Kendrick family have been making world-famous dolls for over 200 years. But their dolls aren’t coveted for the craftsmanship alone. Each one has a specific emotion laid on it by its creator. A magic that can make you feel…

The 2020 Debutantes Ball – Part 1

Having your debut novel published is one of the greatest moments of a writer’s career. Seeing the  words that were originally a fleeting idea in your head, there on a page or screen for people to read. There may be book launches and book tours, signings and events and of course the ultimate – seeing…

S. J. Bennett – Q&A

S.J. Bennett is the author of The Windsor Knot, published by Zaffre on 29 October 2020. She has also written YA books as Sophia Bennett, including Love Song, Threads, Following Ophelia and You Don’t Know Me. She kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about The Windsor Knot. It’s the…

Reposed Book Subscription Box – review

There are many book subscription boxes available. What could be a better treat for someone, or you, than a book sent every month, each one a surprise and accompanied by extra little thoughtful gifts such as cosmetics or chocolate. Well nothing, in my humble opinion. As someone who rarely has books bought for her (by…

Whispers in the Dark by Chris McDonald – review

Published by Red Dog Books Publication date – 14 November 2020 Source – Review Small time drug dealer, Marcus Stone and DCI Clive Burston had never met until one night in August. By the end of that night, both had been shot dead in a small bedroom in the heart of gang territory. DI Erika…

Sarah Franklin – Q&A

Sarah Franklin’s debut novel, Shelter, was published in 2017. Her latest  novel, How to Belong, is published by Zaffre on 12 November 2020. Sarah kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about How to Belong.   How to Belong is about two very different women, Jo and Tessa, who meet…

The Museum of Desire by Jonathan Kellerman – review

Published by Arrow Publication date – 12 November 2020 Source – review copy A mansion in Beverly Hills is leased out to host an event wild enough to herald the end of days. The next day there isn’t a living soul to be seen. In the driveway sits a super-stretch limo, unlocked, with four bodies…