One of my equestrian clients quizzed me the other day about my books. She’s Scottish, so my Caledonian Sprite series intrigued her, despite the fact she hadn’t read a fiction novel in 30 years! Here is what she said: ‘…the big news is I read a book – fiction – not my usual thing at […]

Back to work this week, so just a quick book review. I read this some years ago as part one of an omnibus edition of the first three in the series, ANITA BLAKE, VAMPIRE HUNTER. Having decided to have a paperback clear out, I wanted to read the rest of the book before adding it […]

During the first lockdown, much of my time was taken up with outdoor activities, such as gardening, dog walking, and riding my horse. There wasn’t much time left over for writing and, like it was for so many others, creativity didn’t flow well during that period. This time around though, what with being more severely […]

I’m still going through my old posts, and I’ve decided to clean up my history and delete posts that are no longer relevant (short-term sales, posts with links to sites that no longer exist etc.), so I’m still a mite busy. It’s also great coming across the evergreen posts that just beg to be shared […]

As a consequence of the debacle over the copyrighted photo, I am now faced with the mammoth task of going back through all 835 posts, spread over the 8 years I have been blogging, to check and delete any pictures I am unsure of. It does, however, give me an opportunity to look back over […]

It’s been a lousy week. I’m not looking for sympathy, it just has. Two weeks ago, we had eleven dogs – 9 adopted and 2 fostered. In case you don’t know, we take in dogs from Spain with behavioural issues that mean they are not adoptable by regular homes, and we do emergency fostering when […]

As I know many of you were interested to know about any lasting effects from the sales bonanza generated by my BookBub Featured Deal, I thought I’d do a follow-up post one month on, and here it is! Obviously sales have been lower this month as I’ve not done much in terms of promotion, just […]

This week I have another guest post for you, this time looking at different ways to promote your book in a crowded marketplace. Over to Hayley: 5 UNIQUE AND CREATIVE WAYS TO PROMOTE YOUR NOVEL There are countless ways to promote your recently published novel on the internet. However, many novelists are already using tried-and-tested […]

Elicia Hyder, author of the amazing ‘Soul Summoner’ series, is back with a brand new opener to a new series, and I had the chance to grab an ARC for review. DETACHEDBook 1 of The Saphera Nyx Seriesby Elicia HyderRelease Date: 1.26.2021ISBN-13: 978-1945775260ASIN: B08M6M49CL WEBSITE: www.sapheranyx.com TAGLINE: She robbed her brother of his destiny. Now she’s […]

I don’t know what it’s like where you are, but here in Scotland – and much of the UK, I gather – we are dealing with snow, ice and sub-zero temperatures. It’s not that we aren’t used to this in the Highlands, but it’s becoming rather tedious that it hasn’t changed since before Christmas. We […]