Posts Tagged ‘ fiction ’

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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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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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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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 unique fall out of love story for the 21st Century

Jun 29th, 2017 | By

Beat The Rain is a gripping and twisting tale set in the cracks of the grimy everyday… Can Louise move on from the loss of her lover Tom? Can she and Tom’s twin brother Adam really find a way to love one another? Or are they trapped on a path of self-destruction, moving towards a

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What if…?

Feb 9th, 2017 | By

Fiction is like a spider’s web, attached ever so lightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners. Virginia Woolf Do any other two words in the English language hold out such promise and intrigue than these? What if you go left instead of right at the junction? What if you hadn’t gone

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Top Hat Books

Nov 19th, 2016 | By

This week we’re taking a closer look at our historical fiction imprint, Top Hat Books. Whether it’s a story of rebellion, loyalty and love in Ireland in the early 20th century, or an alternative version of the epic tale of Beowulf, Top Hat’s novels all have one thing in common: a compelling story that keeps

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An interview with Peter Bartram

Nov 10th, 2016 | By

The author of the Crampton of the Chronicle crime mysteries talks to us about his roller-coaster career and latest book, and gives his advice on how to creating a winning plot.   Tell us about yourself. I’ve been a writer and journalist all my working life. I sold my first story to a national newspaper

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