Nicole Harkin’s Tilting #BlogBlitz #Review

I guess that everyone has a moment in their childhood when they suddenly realise that what is normal in their house doesn’t necessarily happen in other homes. Usually this is something minor, something that ultimately becomes a familiar routine or in-joke. However, for some, this realisation can be more stark, more defining in terms of … Continue reading Nicole Harkin’s Tilting #BlogBlitz #Review

An Interview With … Julie Ryan

Today I'm chatting to Julie Ryan, whose latest book, Pandora’s Prophecy, is published by Amazon. Thanks for dropping by, Julie. Tell us a little about your writing to date. I write romantic mysteries set in Greece. They have been described as ‘not quite thrillers and not quite chick-lit.’ I try to show the other side … Continue reading An Interview With … Julie Ryan

Madam Tulip and the Bones of Chance – Review and a conversation with David Ahern

David Ahern's Derry O'Donnell, together with her fortune-reading alter-ego Madam Tulip, is now on her third adventure, this time in the highlands of Scotland. I was very happy to see that familiar characters are back - there's much to love about Derry's opportunistic father, this time embroiled in buying an ancestral home, and Derry's ever … Continue reading Madam Tulip and the Bones of Chance – Review and a conversation with David Ahern

Blogging – the first eight months, or ‘What I’ve learned So Far…’

About eight months ago (the exact date is vague because I prevaricated, unsure about how the hell to actually start) I wrote my first blog post, a review of Maggie O'Farrell's This Must Be The Place. The book itself wasn't significant (although I enjoyed it a good deal) but I guess the timing was. I'd been … Continue reading Blogging – the first eight months, or ‘What I’ve learned So Far…’

James Hartley’s The Invisible Hand – Blog Tour post and Giveaway

Macbeth has featured on the English syllabuses for so many, many years that it's a safe bet as Hartley's choice for his first foray into his planned Shakespeare's Moon sequence. Using key events from the Scottish play as his starting point, he establishes a narrative in which Sam, a student at St. Francis de Sales … Continue reading James Hartley’s The Invisible Hand – Blog Tour post and Giveaway