Category Writing

#BookReview Scales and Sensibility by Stephanie Burgis #RegencyFantasy

I was in the mood for something light and fluffy, and this one caught my eye. According to the reviews, it isn’t to everyone’s taste, but I thoroughly enjoyed it – for me, it did precisely what it says on the tin. Blurb: Sensible, practical Elinor Tregarth really did plan to be the model poor […]

Kiya and the Morian Treasure by R.S. Mellette #YA #SF #NewRelease

Way back in 2014, I shared a guest post by a debut author who’d been a staff writer on the marvellous TV series, Xena: Warrior Princess. Now he’s my guest again, with his latest series starter in an epic, YA Space Opera, and some words about his background with Xena, and how that led to […]

‘PUTTING THE FACT IN #FANTASY’ pre-order, and a mini blog break.

I’m going to cover the title subjects in the opposite order. I have kept this meme for years, knowing one day it would be totally relevant – and the time is finally here! On Wednesday, all being well, I shall have a new hip. The first of two, you understand, but after 7 years of […]

#BookReview – The Sacrifice (The Fey #1) by Kristine Kathryn Rusch #fantasy #elves

Still catching up… Here’s my review of another one I read this winter. I’m a huge fan of Kris Rusch’s writing blog, and in awe of her specialised knowledge of the publishing industry, but this is the first of her novels I’ve tried. I think I might have to try a different series. The Sacrifice […]

#BookReview – STATE OF GRACE by John R. Phythyon #fantasy

I’ve had this one on my Kindle for years (oh dear, that TBR list…) and decided I felt in the mood to catch up on some of the books I’d taken note of as I’d found their blurbs particularly intriguing. You’ll see why this snagged my attention, considering my own series tagline: ‘James Bond meets […]

7 steps to formatting your paperback book #IndieAuthor #KDP

In the run up to releasing my most recent book, THE PRINCE’S HEIR, I set out to format my first paperback for a long time, and decided to document the stages so I will have a post to refer to next time, and not have to figure it out all over again! Hopefully this will […]

#BookReview – Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty #MedicalThriller

My review of another mainstream book I picked up, my curiosity having been sparked by Amazon turning it into a TV series Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty My rating: 4 of 5 stars Frances is the author of nineteen romance novels, but she’s twice divorced and had just been duped by an internet scammer. […]

#BookReview THE THURSDAY MURDER CLUB by Richard Osman #HumorousDarkComedy

I’ve had so much to share since early December, what with my latest release – book #4 of my Five Kingdoms series, THE PRINCE’S HEIR – results from my BookBub featured deal for book #1, THE PRINCE’S MAN, and my building project, I haven’t posted a book review in a couple of months. This does […]

Building work update, and #BookBub Featured ad follow up

Life and work, including writing the new equestrian book, is pretty busy just now, and I’m cramming in what I can before I have to take a bit of downtime – I’m having my first hip replacement towards the end of April. I’m both anxious, and at the same time I can’t wait! I have […]

#BookBubFeaturedDeal – sharing my figures

I always like reading about other people’s experiences with marketing, and as a result I’ve always been happy to share figures from my biggest sale of the year. Christmas seems to be bumper sale time for me, so I regularly organise a bunch of promos, even if I don’t get a BookBub Featured Deal. I […]