Category Book reviews

#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 […]

#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 […]

#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 […]

#BookReview: THE FERRYMAN AND THE SEA WITCH by D. Wallace Peach #fantasy

In the midst of all the craziness going on around here: the building work, finishing up the climax of The Five Kingdom’s series, writing the outline for my commissioned equestrian book, getting annual accounts done super early to see if I am eligible for the government’s final COVID pay out, checking over the proofs for […]

#BookReview: WITCHY BUSINESS by Eve Paludan and Stuart Sharp #Supernatural

I’m still snowed under with stuff to do, and about to set off again on the long haul south to teach (and judge at the British Dressage Winter Championships – yay!), so just a quick book review this week. Witchy Business by Eve Paludan My rating: 4 of 5 stars I picked this up because […]

Ever considered joining or organising a multi-author boxset? #Marketing #Freebooks

I will admit I probably wouldn’t consider arranging one of these myself just yet, but when a prolific and successful author I follow offered the opportunity to five other authors to apply to join her in a boxset venture, I put THE PRINCE’S MAN forward right away. The lady in question, Australian author Patty Jansen, […]

#BookReview – ANITA BLAKE VAMPIRE HUNTER #2 – THE LAUGHING CORPSE by Laurell K Hamilton #FantasyHorror #zombies

I am still reading through the omnibus edition of the first 3 books in the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series – there are at least 24 books to date – and loving it. Horror is not my usual genre, but these are so well written with Anita’s humanity and principles clearly to the forefront despite […]

#BookReview EPICENTRE by Chris Andrews #mermaids #fantasy

I hesitated about reviewing this book, but decided that even a 3 star review can be useful to an author – I felt I had enough positive to say to balance the negative to make it worth it, so here it is. Epicentre by Chris Andrews My rating: 3 of 5 stars Grace is a […]