Blog tour: The Hanging Women by John Mead

Book Spotlight Title: The Hanging Women Author: John Mead Publisher: The Book Guild Publication Date: 25 February, 2018 About the book: A historical crime thriller set in 1886 Chicago; the power house of America, a sink of corruption and vice which is haunted by riots and gangland killings.  A story of weak men and strong... Continue Reading →

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Blog tour: Tubing by K.A. McKeagney

Book spotlight Title: Tubing Author: K.A. McKeagney Publisher: RedDoor Publishing Publication date: 31 May, 2018 Tubing by K.A. McKeagney is a well-plotted, intense novel focused on sexuality and society. I sped through this novel at lightning-speed to discover what was really going on and why. I thought that McKeagney did an excellent job of describing... Continue Reading →

Careers Speed Dating Review

On Tuesday, I attended a brilliant Society of Young Publishers event; Careers Speed Dating. This event was brilliant for everyone, I felt, as there was a large range of speakers in attendance, from assistants to managers. I got a LOT of information out of it, learning about other departments and areas that have a lot... Continue Reading →

A review of Deep Fear by Rachel Lynch

Rachel Lynch is a fascinatingly great crime writer. She understands the rules of the genre and how to break them to turn an average crime series into something interesting and different. Deep Fear, while not following Dark Game in its complete 180 from generic crime structure, struck me as unique in its form; Lynch has... Continue Reading →

Blog Tour: Stripey Enid

Book Spotlight Title: Stripey Enid Author: Natasha Lea Publisher: Beercott Books Publication Date: 12 June, 2018 Blurb: ‘Believe in yourself, for you are unique!’ In this ever-changing world our children are bombarded with ‘image’ driven ideals of what is accepted as normal, or what we should aspire to be. The reality is we are all... Continue Reading →

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Deep Fear Blog Tour: Q&A with Rachel Lynch

The Book... Title: Deep Fear Author: Rachel Lynch Publisher: Canelo Previous Books: Dark Game Genre: Crime Thriller Release Date: 14 May, 2018 About the book: DI Kelly Porter is back. But will this new case push her beyond her limits? On a peaceful summer's morning in the Lake District, a woman's body is discovered outside a church. She's... Continue Reading →

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Blog Tour: We Other by Sue Bentley

Book Spotlight Title:  We Other Author: Sue Bentley Twitter: @suebentleywords About the book: We Other was published by Everything With Words on 28 April, 2017. Sue Bentley visited the Young Adult Literature Conference to promote the book in 2017, signing copies and delivering proof copies. Bentley is an established author of children's books and We Other is... Continue Reading →

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A Review of Kiss Me Kill Me by James Carol

While I haven't read every single James Carol book, I have read a fair few and been extremely impressed. Carol has great imagination and also knows how people think, the way that we fall into patterns and repeat mistakes regardless of knowing how things have previously turned out. Kiss Me Kill Me was a quick,... Continue Reading →

Why publishing needs to be INCLUSIVE…

...Diverse. Ask someone at least 20 years older than you what their view of publishing is. I'll bet that they will all say middle class white males editing literary fiction and publishing it. They will think of suits, cigars and whisky. You will be shocked as you think of the young, female-dominated crowds at publishing... Continue Reading →

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