Dancing Fairies – Jenny Way

  *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:  Follow the adventures of the Dancing Fairies as they dance and play every night and day See them fly over hills, in gardens, on … Continue reading Dancing Fairies – Jenny Way

Guest Post: The Magic of Books – Zarina Macha

  Today I am honoured to be hosting a guest post by the author Zarina Macha, to celebrate the release of her new novel, Anne.  Not only that, but it's a post about my favourite subject... books.  Enjoy! The Magic Of Books – Zarina Macha   Do I believe in magic? Not in a literal, izzy-wizzy, … Continue reading Guest Post: The Magic of Books – Zarina Macha

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: Full Metal Cardigan – David Emery

*I received a free copy of this book with thanks to the author, Fledgling Press, and Kelly Lacey of Love Books Group Tours.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  “Whilst I continued to spend my days buffing up the bones of the dead, I knew in my heart I … Continue reading Blog Tour: Full Metal Cardigan – David Emery

One Book Ahead…

Gotta keep One blog ahead of the deadlines One post ahead of the pile Retweet, gotta go that extra mile (That’s dedication!)   One book ahead of the schedule That’s all, and that’s not far You guys, haven’t seen my TBR!   #bookworm #booklove #amreading #bookblog   Just a short review guys (Spread the booklove, … Continue reading One Book Ahead…

The Girl in the Shadows – Katherine Debona

*I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review, as part of the author’s Books and the Bear blog tour.* A teenage girl is missing in Paris A young woman is searching for her mother A female PI on a mission When police drop the case on missing Mathilde Benazet, … Continue reading The Girl in the Shadows – Katherine Debona

A word about Indie Authors

*Not a book review, but definitely a blog from the heart* I've been doing this blog for a little over a month now, and wanted to just share with you all something that has amazed me in that time:  the majority of books on my review list were given to me for FREE!  Not because … Continue reading A word about Indie Authors

A Spell of Trouble & Spell Disaster – Leighann Dobbs

I'll combine these two into just the one review, as they are similar in all the essentials (other than different plots, of course!).  Before I get started I just want to say how much I love the covers for this series of books - sharp, bright and stylised, I was drawn to them immediately. Blurb … Continue reading A Spell of Trouble & Spell Disaster – Leighann Dobbs

Welcome to Bookshine. My name is Steph.

I am conscious that the correct place for an introduction is at the beginning, but to set up a book blog and immediately start telling people all about myself felt too much like a brand new football signing coming out on to the pitch and saying 'Hey everybody, my name is Dave and I'm super stoked … Continue reading Welcome to Bookshine. My name is Steph.