How To Write A Story – J.J. Barnes

*Declaration of Interest – I am personal friends with the author in question.  I received a no-obligation, free copy of this book.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.* Blurb: The world needs more stories, let's make yours one of them! ★★★★★ If you're a passionate writer with a love of stories, … Continue reading How To Write A Story – J.J. Barnes

Blog Tour: Wicked Writing Skills – Lexi Rees

*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: Writing is like a spell. It can melt hearts and fry brains, twisting and turning as the magic works. Want the world to fall at your feet, … Continue reading Blog Tour: Wicked Writing Skills – Lexi Rees

Guest Post: Twelve YouTube Channels For Writers – Iván Brave, author of They Lived They Were At Brighton Beach

  I have a lovely treat for all of my writer-readers today!  Iván Brave, author of The Summer Abroad and They Lived They Were At Brighton Beach has kindly dropped by to share a post with us about his top YouTube channels for writers. First, let's have a quick look at his latest book...   Blurb:  Amid … Continue reading Guest Post: Twelve YouTube Channels For Writers – Iván Brave, author of They Lived They Were At Brighton Beach

The Vanished Bride – Bella Ellis

  *I received a free ARC of this book with thanks to the author, NetGalley and Hodder & Stoughton. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*       Blurb:  Yorkshire, 1845, and dark rumours are spreading across the moors. Everything indicates that Mrs Elizabeth Chester of Chester Grange has been brutally murdered in her … Continue reading The Vanished Bride – Bella Ellis

Ivory Apples – Lisa Goldstein

  *I received a free ARC of this book, with thanks to the author, Tachyon Publications and NetGalley. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  Ivy and her sisters have a secret: their reclusive Great-Aunt is actually Adela Martin, inspired author of the fantasy classic, Ivory Apples. Generations of obsessive fans have searched for Adela, … Continue reading Ivory Apples – Lisa Goldstein

A Fantasy Writers’ Handbook – Richie Billing

  *I received a free copy of this book with thanks to the author.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  'A Fantasy Writers' Handbook' provides detailed guidance on the pillars of storytelling as well as aspects of writing that rarely feature in other books, such as writing fight scenes and … Continue reading A Fantasy Writers’ Handbook – Richie Billing

The Editor – Steven Rowley

  *I received a free ARC of this novel, with thanks to Harper Collins UK and NetGalley.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*     Blurb:  After years of struggling as a writer in 1990s New York City, James Smale finally gets his big break when his novel sells to an editor at a … Continue reading The Editor – Steven Rowley

Full of Grace – Elizabeth Crocket

  *I received a free copy of this book, with thanks to the author.  The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*   Blurb:  Angela keeps a roof over her head, albeit a leaking one, by writing romance novels. But, Angela’s never really believed in the traditional happily ever after ending. So, she … Continue reading Full of Grace – Elizabeth Crocket

Blog Tour: Think Yourself Lucky – Ramsey Campbell

  *I received a free ARC of this book with thanks to the author, Flame Tree Press and Anne Cater of  Random Things Blog Tours. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*     Blurb:   David Botham just wants a quiet ordinary life―his job at the travel agency, his relationship with his girlfriend Stephanie. The online … Continue reading Blog Tour: Think Yourself Lucky – Ramsey Campbell