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Book of the week — Covent Garden in the snow - Jules Wake’s Amazon bestseller! It always makes me very proud to say things like this. My writing mate Jules, a fellow student from the superb Julie Cohen workshops, is hitting the heights on Amazon . Her latest book is at number four on the Kindle chart! The main Kindle chart! That is huge! Just a couple of places behind Lee Child’s new one from Jack Reacher, which I am devouring on audiobook at present. If you fancy a wonderful warming winter read with a festive theme, check out this one. Tilly Hunter has fabulous friends, her dream job as a make-up artist with a…
book of the week - Hubble Bubble by Jane Lovering Really enjoyed this rom com romp from talented and witty author Jane Lovering. Jane is on my 'must-read' list, whereby I watch out for new books by that person, or in my case, new audiobook productions of their library. This one was first published by Choc Lit in 2013, just as the wave of ebooks was exploding and received some impressive reviews. It's based on a type of 'serendipity' theme, with a touch of amateur witchcraft thrown in, and as usual features Jane's trademark turns of phrase that make me smile to myself or laugh out loud as I'm driving…
Free anthology of Hallowe'en short stories on ebook; & Win a spooky paperback 2 Free Hallowe'en EBook! Talking of Amazon, go over to Amazon at the end of October for your free ebook version of this anthology of 13 spooky tales with a twist! Created by me along with 12 other authors, some award winning novelists, this is a perfect way to spend Hallowe'en any year! Interlaces with real life spooky stories from readers and Facebookers, plus a bonus spooky poem. It's here and will go on sale for free around 27th October. 99p till then! 13 mystical short stories for Hallowe'en - From Haunted House to Fallen Angel, devious ghosts to soul…
Book of the Week - Origin by Dan Brown - and a freebie spooky short story anthology for hallowe'en! One of the biggest blockbuster authors is back! Origin, the new Dan Brown is what I'm currently listening to on audiobook and I can already see it in my mind, appearing on the big screen. There is a fascinating premise to the plot, which is already gripping me and making me want to read on. As usual I can’t guess what it is – can you? What I love most is the way he intertwines facts and history, places and people into his stories, meaning that for an archaeology geek like me (I got A level archaeology ) it ticks…
Book of the week - 'this was a man' - Archer just finishing the final (7th) Clifton Chronicles – This Was A Man. I have really enjoyed them. Jeffrey Archer is such a superb storyteller and it was sad to come to the end of the series. So now I’m on to the brand new one from Dan Brown. Just out, Origin is another twisting and turning tale that intertwines historical fact and his own brand of ‘faction’. So far so good – review next week. This Was A Man takes us right into the 1980s, to the fall of the Berlin Wall and intertwines our characters into the factual events…
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