The Secret Life of Moles (and their friends) – Liz Burgess

*I received a free copy of this book with thanks to the author, Faye Rogers at Authoright and Clink Street Publishing.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  Liz Burgess has always held a keen interest in nature, especially small furry mammals! Long fascinated by their secret activities at home in her own back … Continue reading The Secret Life of Moles (and their friends) – Liz Burgess

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Thomas Wildus and the Book of Sorrows -J. M. Bergen

  *I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author and Kelsey Butts of Book Publicity Services.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  'Magic is real, Thomas. No matter what happens, always remember that magic is real.' Seven years have passed, and Thomas hasn't forgotten. … Continue reading Thomas Wildus and the Book of Sorrows -J. M. Bergen

Blog Blitz: Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus – Sue Wickstead

  *I received a free copy of this book with thanks to the author and Rachel Gilbey at Rachel’s Random Resources blog tours. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*     Blurb: Jay-Jay the bus is rescued from the dirty scrap yard, where he was sadly gathering dust and cobwebs. Feeling nervous yet excited, he is … Continue reading Blog Blitz: Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus – Sue Wickstead

Holiday Shorts!

  I am back from my 'reading retreat' (which was basically just me staying in a local hotel for a couple of nights sans kids, pets and snoring hubby).  Obviously I didn't get through the whole of my rather optimistic pile of books, but I did manage a few, so I thought I would summarise … Continue reading Holiday Shorts!

Blog Tour: Street Cat Blues – Alison O’Leary

  *I received a free copy of this book with thanks to the author and Rachel Gilbey at Rachel’s Random Resources blog tours. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  A quiet life for Aubrey? After spending several months banged up in Sunny Banks rescue centre, Aubrey, a large tabby cat, has finally found … Continue reading Blog Tour: Street Cat Blues – Alison O’Leary

Bookshine’s Best Reads of 2018 – Part 2

    Here we go again, with my favourite books of the second half of 2018!  (Better late than never, right?!) As before, these are books that I read last year, regardless of publication date.  Also as before, my list is very fantasy heavy.  What can I say - it is a varied and fascinating … Continue reading Bookshine’s Best Reads of 2018 – Part 2

Bookshine’s Best Reads of 2018 – Part 1

    I have had the best reading year and feel so incredibly lucky to have made contacts with authors, bloggers and blog tour organisers that have all introduced to me to a wealth of literary riches! I couldn't resist the temptation to put together my first ever annual 'best of' book list, so I … Continue reading Bookshine’s Best Reads of 2018 – Part 1