Author Archives: Deborah Jay

The Holy Grail of Book Advertising

OMG! After years of applying, I FINALLY SCORED AN ALL-REGIONS BOOKBUB!!! If you have no idea what I’m talking about, let me explain. Inclusion in the BookBub Featured Deals newsletter is the Holy Grail of book advertising. Actually getting one is roughly as difficult as getting a publisher. You can make your own BB ads […]

Monday #funnies

I had a guest lined up to provide an interesting post today, but having promised to deliver by Friday, I’ve received nothing. Nada. If only the person involved had let me know, I would feel more kindly towards them – they contacted me and made the offer, not the other way around. As it wasn’t […]

#BookReview EVENTIDE by @MaeClair1 #supernatural #ghosts

As promised, my review of Hode’s Hill #3, EVENTIDE. The speed with which I devoured this series says it all. Blurb The darkness is coming . . . The old house near Hode’s Hill, Pennsylvania is a place for Madison Hewitt to start over—to put the trauma of her husband’s murder, and her subsequent breakdown, […]

#BookReview END OF DAY by @MaeClair1 #Supernatural #Ghosts

I really know when I’ve hit a series I love – it’s the only time I read as fast as I did, speeding through the Hode’s Hill books without pause. Here is my review of book #2, END OF DAY, and if you missed my review of book #1, CUSP OF NIGHT, you can catch […]

#BookReview CUSP OF NIGHT by @MaeClair1 #paranormal #ghosts

I thought the Hode’s Hill series would be a little out of my usual reading pattern, but with its mix of mystery and suspense, plus a goodly dollop of the supernatural, it soon had me hooked. Here is my review of the first instalment, CUSP OF NIGHT. I’ve just finished the second, and started the […]

Sharing a new #BookReview of THE PRINCE’S MAN #EpicFantasy

All the books in my Five Kingdoms series have been selling with gratifying regularity, but it’s always a thrill to discover a new review from a delighted reader, so when I found this, I had to share it. Robin Cappello 5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding! Reviewed in the United States on October 4, 2020 I […]

#BookReview – The Emissary 3: Love Hurts, by Marcia Meara #paranormal

I couldn’t wait to read this final instalment in Marcia’s Emissary novellas, and it didn’t disappoint. You can read my reviews of the earlier instalments here: The Emissary The Emissary 2: To Love Somebody And so we reach part 3: Love Hurts… The Emissary 3: Love Hurts by Marcia Meara My rating: 5 of 5 […]

Farewell to #Orkney, via the Old Man of Hoy #Scotland

On our last morning on Orkney, we thought we should investigate a little closer to home – or rather, near to where we were staying with a friend who had kindly offered us the use of her converted steading (barn) for our stay. The property is at Deerness, around 13km south east of the main […]

Visiting Hoy, #Orkney #Scotland

It feels appropriate to start wrapping up my series of posts from Orkney – so many it will have taken a full year to complete! All the posts so far have been from the mainland, there was so much to see that we only had time to visit one of the other islands: Hoy, which […]

Monday #funnies

I have just completed a manic work week: 6 days, 10 dressage tests judged and 52 individual coaching sessions delivered. Consequently, I do not have the mental bandwidth available for an intelligent post this morning, so here is my antidote. See you on the flipside…