Book Review – A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

I last read this book two years ago, I borrowed it from the library but last Christmas my amazing fiance, bought me the whole series so I thought it was time to reread it so I can finish the series (I only read the first two last time)

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Book Review – The Lock In by Phoebe Luckhurst

Its time for another Netgalley review, this time its The Lock In by Phoebe Luckhurst which is out tomorrow (22nd July)

The Lock In is mostly set over one day, or to be exact one consecutive period of time when a group of housemates (and one of the housemate’s date) becomes locked in the attic after the door handle breaks off. Did I mention that the house is also flooding due to a leaking pipe in the kitchen? With no signal and no access to WiFi the group try to come up with creative ways of getting help. However, in between their planning drama occurs and secrets are revealed which threaten to tear friendships apart.

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Cover reveal – Dancers in the Wind by Anne Coates

In collaboration with Red Dog Press I am honoured to give you the first sneak peek at the cover for Anne Coates’ new novel, Dancers in the Wind, coming out August 10th.


She is hunting for the truth, but who is hunting her?

Freelance journalist and single mother Hannah Weybridge is commissioned by a national newspaper to write an investigative article on the notorious red light district in Kings Cross. There she meets prostitute Princess, and police inspector in the vice squad, Tom Jordan.

When Princess later arrives on her doorstep beaten up so badly she is barely recognisable, Hannah has to make some tough decisions and is drawn ever deeper into the world of deceit and violence. Three sex workers are murdered, their deaths covered up in a media blackout, and Hannah herself is under threat.

As she comes to realise that the taste for vice reaches into the higher echelons of the great and the good, Hannah realises she must do everything in her power to expose the truth …. and stay alive.

You can preorder the novel here-



For most of her working life in publishing, Anne has had a foot in both camps as a writer and an editor, moving from book publishing to magazines and then freelancing in both.

Having edited both fiction and narrative non-fiction, she has also had short stories published in a variety of magazines including Bella and Candis and is the author of seven non-fiction books.

Telling stories is Anne’s first love and nearly all her short fiction as well as Dancers in The Wind and Death’s Silent Judgement began with a real event followed by a ‘what if …’.
That is also the case with the two prize-winning stories: Codewords and Eternal Love.

Find her on twitter @Anne_Coates1

Book Review – The Troubles With Us by Alix O’Neill

What do you get if you mix Sex and the City with Derry Girls combined with the humour of Mrs Brown’s Boys? Well you get something like The Troubles With Us.

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Book Review – Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

I read this as part of a buddy read and it is one I have wanted to read for a while. I read Of Mice and Men as part of my school studies many many years ago and I found I really enjoyed it and liked Steinbeck’s writing style so I thought I would give this a go.

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Book Tour – review of Far From The Tree by Rob Parker

I love a good thriller and I must admit it has been a while since I have read one. So I was honoured when Red Dog Press invited me to take part in this book tour.

Far From The Tree is the first novel in Rob Parker’s Thirty Miles trilogy and is set in Warrington, a small town where murders are a rare occurrence. But when 27 bodies are uncovered, vacuum packed, wrapped in plastic in a woodland trench, DI Brendan Foley finds himself  assigned as Senior Investigating Officer. But then as details unfold and bodies are identified he realises that this case a little too close to home, things get too personal and when feelings are involved, things get messy. Working closely with DS Madison he has to choose between solving the case or protecting his family? As a career driven, man this is potentially the biggest case of his life, but at what cost?

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Book Review – Waiting to Begin by Amanda Prowse

This is another review of a Netgalley book I read recently.

The review is a little late as the book is already out but I had to read it as it is by the wonderful Amanda Prowse, an author I reviewed earlier on in the year and loved called An Ordinary Life. It was a stunning read so I jumped at the chance to read this one.

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Book Review- Sunny Days and Summer Breezes by Carole Matthews

This was the perfect read last week as it was lovely and sunny and hot and this book is a great summer romance.

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