As a reader, there’s nothing worse than a great story, great writing but somethings missing.. it’s usually my lack of belief for the protagonist or one or the main supporting characters. It can make a story fall completely flat! They don’t have to be nice, they can even be the cruelest person I’ve ever read […]Read More Ten Tips To Make Your Characters Come to Life.
Within the first several pages I usually get a sense of whether a books going to be for me. Wherever it’s a huge info dump at the beginning or a story that doesn’t live up to the blurb. Usually, it’s the authors writing style that makes me put the book down quickly, otherwise I’m usually […]Read More Cliches in writing! What stops me finishing a book.
What a neat little story! I’m so grateful to the author who kindly provided me with a free copy of this book. Title: I Was A Teenage Ghost Hunter Author: Brian K.Henry Buy: Available on Smash Words / Amazon About The story is centred around teenage Devin who has powers which make him ‘zone out’ […]Read More Book Review: I Was A Teenage Ghost Hunter By Brian K.Henry – 3.75/5
Like most of us, I struggle with anxiety. Anxiety is a broad term. It can mean some day to say stresses or in other cases a sever crippling illness that overwhelms your entire being. Where I fall on that spectrum depends on what I’m doing, how I’m taking care of myself and many other factors […]Read More Reading for anxiety
The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock By Imogen Hermes Gower Released January 2018 Overall Rating 3.5/5 Purchased and paid myself Loved this book and everything about it! Dripping with stunning prose I’m not ashamed to say I was drawn to the absolutely stunning cover design that looks wonderful on the shelf and the promise of mermaids! […]Read More The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock – 3.5/5
What a fantastically written book, the fact that is is a debut honestly blows my mind. I believe I read somewhere that Hurley had previously written short stories but the way this book was executed is something that reader can expect from a thoroughly seasoned author. The Loney starts with two brothers, Hanny and Andrew […]Read More The Loney – Andrew Michael Hurley – 3/5*
Thoroughly enjoyed Needle Mouse, it was a perfect fit for a cosy autumn read. I loved the main character Sylvia, for all her faults, and found myself in agreement and understanding with her throughout the novel. I was sad to say goodbye to her when I finished the book. I really believe there’s a bit […]Read More Needle Mouse – Jane O’Connor 4/5*