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Alienated – Book Review

Alienated – book review “Alienated” is the first book in a trilogy by Melissa Landers.  Although it was published in 2014, it’s a sci-fi romance I’ve only just got round to reading. I think the reason for my delay is… the cover. The Cover Part of the problem is, it reminds me of a TV programme I didn’t like called …

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These Broken Stars

Welcome to Choosy Tuesday where I share the book I’m reading from the pick of YA fiction. Today I’m looking at “These Broken Stars” by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. I’m linking up with “Tuesday Intro’s” hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea, “Teaser Tuesdays” hosted by Books & a Beat and “The Friday 56” hosted by Freda’s voice for this post. Please …

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Rise (Trifecta Book 1) – Book Review

“Rise” is the first in the Trifecta series by Luis Almonte. I don’t usually read books featuring witches and vampires but I’d heard good things about “Rise”, the cover is gorgeous and, after reading the Prologue, I decided to give it a go. The Prologue The Prologue is a scary start; a spell that eats its victim ‘from the inside …

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Choosy Tuesday – Alienated

Welcome to Choosy Tuesday where I share the book I’m reading from the pick of YA fiction. Today I’m looking at “Alienated” by Melissa Landers. I’m linking up with “Tuesday Intro’s” hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea, “Teaser Tuesdays” hosted by Books & a Beat and “The Friday 56” hosted by Freda’s voice for this post. Please stop by and check out …

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Why I don’t do Na-No-Wri-Mo

National Novel Writing Month It’s that time of year again. Na-No-Wri-Mo aka as National Novel Writing Month where thousands of people dedicate the whole of November to writing a book. In 2015, Na-No had 351,489 participants and out of those 40,423 managed to complete the 50,000 words it takes to become a “winner.” In fact, by the time I publish this blog post on …

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Harvest Festival by Karl Drinkwater. My Hallowe’en Horror Book Review:

I have to admit I don’t like Hallowe’en but I do like scary stories and I do like sci-fi. “Harvest Festival” by Karl Drinkwater was featured on “5 Halloween Reads to make you Shiver” over on Jera’s Jamboree and, as I have a weakness for stories set in Wales, it was an obvious choice for my Hallowe’en Horror book review. “Harvest Festival” Blurb: First …

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Choosy Tuesday – The Demon’s Lexicon

Welcome to Choosy Tuesday where I share the book I’m reading from the pick of YA fiction. Today I’m looking at “The Demon’s Lexicon” by Sarah Rees Brennan. I’m linking up with “Tuesday Intro’s” hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea, “Teaser Tuesdays” hosted by Books & a Beat and “The Friday 56” hosted by Freda’s voice for this post. Please stop by …

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Ninetyfive percent Human Playlist

Recently I was featured on Sarah Ward’s website, Crimepieces, in her “Music to Write Books By” series. Music is a great inspiration to my when I’m writing and I usually have something atmospheric playing. Which got me thinking about the music my characters would listen to. So, here’s my playlist for the characters in Ninetyfive percent Human. There are songs for Sarah, …

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Website is back online

Hi there, After hours of sweating over a hot laptop I’m happy to announce that my shiny new website is finally back online. Phew! There’ll be lots of additions and exciting happenings in the next few weeks so keep calling back and, if you find any broken links or things that don’t work right, please drop me a note

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The teacher:

“Suzanna can read already,” says the Mother. “She reads really well.” The Teacher looks at the child with long blonde plaits hiding behind the Mother’s skirt. So far she’s refused to take off her coat or speak. This child is going to be hard work when she joins the class next week. The Teacher forces a smile. There’s one final …