Discipline is Destiny by Ryan Holiday – extract

Ryan Holiday’s latest book, Discipline is Destiny, was published by Profile Books on 27 September 2022. Today I have an extract from the book to share. Slow Down . . . to Go Faster Octavian was just eighteen years old when he was named Julius Caesar’s heir. At nineteen, at the Forum to Rome’s elite,…

Nicola Lowe – Q&A

The Missed Kiss by Nicola Lowe was published on 22 June 2021. Nicola kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about The Missed Kiss. The Missed Kiss is a contemporary romance based in Northern England. The main character, Lily, is adamant she doesn’t want a relationship after her last one…

Nell Pattison – Q&A

Nell Pattison’s novel, Hide was published by Avon on 9 December 2021. Nell kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Hide. It’s a psychological thriller set on a nature reserve and it all takes place over one night. A group of nature enthusiasts go for a walk on Boxing…

Carolyn Mandache – Q&A

Behind the Curtain by Carolyn Mandache was published by Hearts and Stars Publishing on 25 May 2021. Carolyn kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Behind the Curtain. Behind the Curtain is a fictional account of my husband’s life in Romania until he met me and moved to Scotland….

D V Bishop – Q&A

D V Bishop is the author of the Cesare Aldo series. The first in the series, City of Vengeance, was published by Pan Macmillan on 4 February 2021 in hardback and 6 January 2022 in paperback. The second in the series, The Darkest Sin was published in hardback on 3 March 2022. David kindly answered…

N R Daws – Q&A

N R Daws is the author of the Kember and Hayes series, starting with A Quiet Place to Kill, published by Thomas and Mercer on 1 September 2021. He kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about A Quiet Place to Kill. In this tense thriller set on a WW2…

Samantha King – Q&A

The Secret Keeper’s Daughter by Samantha King was published HQ on 30 December 2021. Samantha kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about The Secret Keeper’s Daughter. The Secret Keeper’s Daughter is an emotional, suspenseful family drama set on England’s Suffolk coast. The story opens in the aftermath of an…

Lorraine Turnbull – Q&A

Mum’s the Word by Lorraine Turnbull was published on 23 April 2021. Lorraine kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Mums the Word. Mum’s the Word is my debut novel. I’ve written a couple of non-fiction smallholding books and a memoir of my time leading up to the purchase…

Alison Irvine – Q&A

Cat Step by Alison Irvine was published by Cinder House on 5 November 2020. Alison kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about Cat Step. Cat Step is about Liz whose decision to leave her four-year-old daughter Emily sleeping in the car while she nips into the Co-op sets off…

Jessica Huntley – Q&A

My True Self by Jessica Huntley was published on 30 October 2021. Jessica kindly answered a few of my questions. 1. Tell us a little about My True Self. My True Self is the second book in the My … Self series. It is a psychological thriller about two people sharing the same body. One…