Archive for February 2016

Writing about books

Feb 21st, 2016 | By

For about a year now, I’ve been looking after this blog, posting wonderful excerpts and articles from other fiction authors, sharing news and new releases, and sprinkling this with my own observations about the book industry and the business of writing. It’s been a really interesting time, but at the end of February, I’ll stop

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Visions – an excerpt

Feb 19th, 2016 | By

Kara lies unconscious on the bed. The light bed covers accentuate her slightly swollen midsection. Richard pulls the covers back and places his hands there gently, ever so gently, looking up towards her eyes. Tears stain his face and it is all he can do to prevent bawling outright. He chokes back his anguish. And

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Feb 17th, 2016 | By

Go into a big bookstore and the odds are you’ll see some glossy titles with celebrity authors. Often the celebrity author is someone you won’t have thought of as a likely author – not the most gracefully articulate of people, or the cleverest, and yet here they are, and it turns out they can write

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Out this month – No Fire Escape in Hell

Feb 15th, 2016 | By

Escaping an abusive marriage, Maddy, a singing telegram performer, is forced to live in her car while trying to raise 100 grand to pay her husband to go away Maddy makes a fine living as a singing-telegram performer and is the proud mother to an over-achiever. The downside? She’s in a mentally abusive relationship with

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Recommended reading for Valentines

Feb 13th, 2016 | By

Looking for a bit of romance reading for Valentine’s Day? Look no further… What I Did for Love, by Tessa Dane Wealthy young woman Dray Cooper loses her parents in a terrorist bombing of their airplane, leaving older brother Bredon as her only remaining family. When Bredon’s financial empire is threatened by a hugely risky

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Coming soon – The Soul Whisperer

Feb 11th, 2016 | By

A Tale of Hidden Truths and Unspoken Possibilities. Mystical relics, extra-terrestrial objects and incredible secrets, propel your holiday bliss into a fight for survival of body and soul. Following personal tragedies and spiralling financial problems, Londoners Alex and Sara are desperate to find ways to rediscover their zest for life. A free holiday provides the perfect

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Visions Through a Glass, Darkly

Feb 9th, 2016 | By

My hands feel peculiar. I attempt to lift them from the steering wheel and find there is an odd adhesion; they yield with an audible smack. I take my eyes off the road for a moment. I look down. Blood. My hands are covered in blood. The clock ticks again. It is 5:54 a.m. Oh

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New for February – The First Day in Paradise

Feb 7th, 2016 | By

One young man’s dizzying ascent through the dazzle of contemporary consumer culture takes him from orphaned tragedy to double-edged success. The First Day in Paradise tells the story of a young orphaned family who have been passed on from one set of relations to another, and whose eldest sibling, Adam, becomes enthralled by the impending

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New for February – The Mistletoe Haunting

Feb 5th, 2016 | By

A gothic ghost story with a contemporary twist! A Mistletoe Bride is murdered on Christmas Eve, 1893. Her ghost haunts the family stately home, Willow Manor, until her remains are discovered and the truth revealed. Set in the present day and Victorian England, the tragic young bride can at last share her story and put

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The speed of a read

Feb 3rd, 2016 | By

By Nimue Brown What’s the right pace for reading a book? We often get told that a book is a page turner, that you can’t put it down, that it races along. Obviously sometimes, for some readers this is exactly the right kind of book to have. Sometimes I get to the end of a

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