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#Bookreview WISTERIA WITCHES by Angela Pepper #cozymystery #witches

A short book review this week for “Wisteria Witches: A feel-good paranormal women’s fiction mystery”, a light-hearted title with over 1400 5* ratings on Goodreads. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a 5* for me! Wisteria Witches by Angela Pepper My rating: 3 of 5 stars Former media personality, Zara, and her teenage daughter, move to the quaint […]

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 […]

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…

What’s in a theme? & #BookReview by @KSMarsden

Way back when I was starting to write with a view to publication, someone asked me about the theme of my book. It wasn’t something I’d even thought about: I was writing an SF adventure story, what did theme have to do with anything? I reckoned I’d better consider this question though, and happily answered […]

#Writing tools: have you discovered BookLinker?

I mentioned BookLinker in my recent post on adding Amazon categories to your books, but finding categories is not the only thing Booklinker does – and it’s FREE to use. After publishing that post, its designer, Richard Hellewell, contacted me to tell me about new tools available on the site, so here’s a bit more […]

Special offer #HistoricalRomance novel A LOVE DIVIDED 0.99c next 2 days only

My good friend Rose, writing under one of her pen names, Belle McInnes, is offering her Scottish Historical Romance novel at 0.99c/0.99p for the next couple of days. This is a book I reviews in 2017, and you can see that review HERE I enjoyed it a lot, not least because the heroine loves her […]

Surviving #lockdown – guest post on @brazenbookshelf

Join me as I talk about how I’m surviving lockdown, and take a peek at my home office, on romance recommendation site Brazen Bookshelf:   Thanks to Deborah Jay (from Scotland, UK) for sharing how they’re coping with living in lock-down, we hope you guys are keeping safe and well! I’m currently in lock-down with […]

Guest Post: Writing Essentials: Organizing Your Plot by Suzanne Hagelin

Originally posted on Life in the Realm of Fantasy:
This is the third in a six-week blog tour series for the Northwest Independent Writer’s Association. You can catch up with them at https://www.niwawriters.com/ Today’s guest post is by Indie author Suzanne Hagelin. Suzanne is a USA Today best-selling author of science fiction. I’ve enjoyed her…

10 Types of Readers you Meet During a Lockdown

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
Angela Haupt of the Washington Post recently shared a fun list with the types of readers you meet during a lockdown. I belong to the very first group. With a restless 4-year-old always around and with both Electra and me working from home, getting a free moment to read…

#Amazon amalgamates US & UK reviews?

This week, while checking something on my Amazon UK book page for THE PRINCE’S MAN, I got a shock. Instead of the 49 reviews it’s had for some time now, suddenly it was showing 77! I know it’s selling steadily, but that’s a lot of new reviews all of a sudden, and I was eager […]