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Pets in Books – Celebrating National Love Your Pet Day

Feb 20th, 2018 | By

  February 20th, 2018 is International Love Your Pet Day and it got us thinking about how often pets feature as a key character in fiction… From Nana the nurse dog in Peter Pan, Scabbers the Rat in Harry Potter, Tintin’s Snowy to Bill Syke’s Bulls-Eye in Oliver Twist. They are the constant and often closest

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Author Insights: Get to know Roundfire Author David Bulitt

Jan 31st, 2018 | By

    “The non-shaving, motorcycle-riding, bourbon-drinking, non-lawyer, lawyer.” …Who also happens to be a fine writer        BECAUSE I HAD TO is a “can’t-put-it-down-tale of adoption secrets and the dark side of a therapist’s couch.” It is hard-hitting, thought-provoking, funny and sad. BECAUSE I HAD TO is a book that moves and engages its readers.

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Where fantasy meets SiFi – The Alkoryn Chronicles series

Jan 16th, 2018 | By

The Alkoryn Chronicles take you to a rich alternative world full of its own animals, vegetation and dynamic landscapes, from jungles and deserts to volcanoes. It is a unique world where its axis only allows the sun to shine on one side, leaving the other side in complete darkness. In this world, there are two

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From the hell of Flanders to the liberating beauty of the Breton coast – the love that lies between.

Jan 16th, 2018 | By

That They Might Lovely Be is the sweeping evocative and engaging debut novel from David Matthews.  Beginning in a village in Kent, taking the reader from the hell of Flanders to the liberating beauty of the Breton coast, recounting a love affair which embraces the living and the dead. It is a multi-layered literary novel

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Stan Pavlov’s acting career has, literally, gone to the dog…

Dec 18th, 2017 | By

  Stan Pavlov, method actor, once stabbed a distant uncle before an audition for Hamlet – just to get the feel of it; he once ruined a performance of MacBeth yelling “look out, Duncan!”; and for Equus… well… the less said, the better. The only recent acting jobs he has listed on his headshot are

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Historical drama on the high seas & a modern-day Witch. All New Scottish Fiction

Oct 26th, 2017 | By

Whether it’s the rugged Highlands and Islands or the gritty cosmopolitan city of Glasgow, Scotland always provides a fantastic backdrop for a story. This month JHP is proud to be publishing two very different but both brilliantly entertaining reads with atmospheric Scottish settings. With No Safe Anchorage author Liz McCrae Shaw delivers a hard to

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What do you do when a stranger stares out of the mirror at you?

Sep 28th, 2017 | By

A thriller that takes the reader inside a fundamentalist Muslim family, A Glance at My Other by Bruce Randal Wilkerson also depicts a young man’s experience of being a woman in 21st century society and explores his reactions to being a woman in an intolerant society. Roundfire Books is proud to publish this title on 29

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What’s not to love with a cozy mystery?

Aug 30th, 2017 | By

Have you discovered the cozy mystery novel yet? They are most often set in small local towns and feature amateur detectives who investigate local murders and disappearances, most often as a sideline to their day job . The murders are pretty much bloodless, and generally happen off-page, the love interest mostly hinted at, quite the

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And now for something a little different … introducing Gilda Trillim

Aug 2nd, 2017 | By

We love to discover something unusual, to give a voice to a different sort of story at Roundfire. One that will surprise, intrigue, and perhaps challenge you; Gilda Trillim: Shepherdess of Rats by Steven L. Peck delivers all that and more. A woman struggles to discern the meaning of life when she is taken as POW in

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A Ghost Story with a twist for rainy-day holiday reading

Jul 24th, 2017 | By

I don’t know about you, but I love having the time on holiday to read different genres from my usual choices. Much as I love the sunshine, I do also relish those odd days when the wet weather keeps me indoors curled up on the sofa and I can indulge and get lost in a great

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