The Boy from the Snow’s 5 year Anniversary!

The Boy from the Snow’s 5 year Anniversary!

Hi everyone, today is the 5 year anniversary since The Boy from the Snow was first published! All the way back in August 2016, I thought I might try to get my book published. While researching options, I came across Olympia Publishers, a small press who seemed particularly interested in new and unknown authors. I remember hitting ‘send’ on their online form, thinking that I’d never know unless I tried. I wasn’t expecting to hear anything back, but first they wanted

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Top 8 Indie Books of 2022

Top 8 Indie Books of 2022

Hi everyone, today I thought I’d talk about my top 8 indie reads of 2022! I read some really great independent books last year. In fact every read was enjoyable, so if you’re an indie author and your book doesn’t make my list, it’s not that I didn’t love it. I had to be quite ruthless, otherwise I’d be hear all day! You’ll notice that several books are from the same author – excitingly some of my favourite authors released new

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The Unsound Sister by Lelita Baldock

The Unsound Sister by Lelita Baldock

This week on the blog, I’m reviewing The Unsound Sister by Lelita Baldock. After really enjoying the author’s two historical fiction novels, I was excited to read this book, a contemporary murder-mystery thriller. Before we dig into the review, here’s the blurb to give you a flavour: The Blurb Are you responsible for a crime you can’t remember? Grant Huxley is dead. Found brutally stabbed in his hotel room in Beesands. His estranged wife Eloise Lane-Huxley and her sister June Lane

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The Healer’s Secret by Helen Pryke

The Healer’s Secret by Helen Pryke

Hi everyone, this week on the blog I’m reviewing The Healer’s Secret by Helen Pryke. Before I give you my review, here’s the blurb to give you a flavour. The Blurb In this series opener, history, secrets, and a second chance await a troubled English woman in her family’s Italian villa. Jennifer’s life isn’t going as she planned. Fired from her job and on the brink of divorce, her only salvation lies at the bottom of a wine bottle. When her mother

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Lady, in Waiting by Karen Heenan

Lady, in Waiting by Karen Heenan

This week on the blog, I’m reviewing ‘Lady, in Waiting’ by Karen Heenan. This is a relatively recent release. It’s also the third in Heenan’s amazing Tudor Court series, following ‘Songbird’ and ‘A Wider World’. You can find my thoughts below, but here’s a blurb to give you a flavour: The Blurb She serves the queen. Her husband serves the court.How can they be so far apart? Margaery Preston is newly married to a man she barely knows. Proposing to Robin

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Goldsong by Beth Hudson

Goldsong by Beth Hudson

This week on the blog, I’m reviewing Goldsong, an indie fantasy novel by author Beth Hudson. Here’s the blurb to give you a flavour: The Blurb A reluctant king. A legendary harp. A city divided.Traedis Atenel never expected to find herself a king. When she fled her city and her family, all she wanted was to become a bard and make her own way in the world. Now, touched by strange magic and harrowed by imprisonment, she rules the city she

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Widow’s Lace by Lelita Baldock

Widow’s Lace by Lelita Baldock

This week on the blog, I’m reviewing Widow’s Lace by Lelita Baldock. It’s been a while since my last book review! I’m so excited to tell you about this wonderful novel. You may remember me mentioning Baldock before from me reading her other fantastic book, Where The Gulls Fall Silent. It was one of my top 10 favourite indie reads of 2021. You can also check out a recent interview I had with the author on my blog. I didn’t realise

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A Game of Wits by Niamh and Rebecca Schmid

A Game of Wits by Niamh and Rebecca Schmid

This week on the blog, I review ‘A Game of Wits’ by Niamh and Rebecca Schmid. I was so excited to dive into the third book of the amazing Schmid series. This book is the sequel to book 1, Of Shade and Shadow, also by the awesome Schmid duo (book review here). The second novel, The Ghostmaker: To Take A World written by Niamh Schmid, takes place in the same universe but with a different setting, plot and characters (my review

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Book Review – I am the Doorway

Book Review – I am the Doorway

This week on the blog, I review I am the Doorway by Eric Ortlund. I’m pretty excited about this. If you keep an eye on my blog posts at all, you might remember my post about being an ARC (Advanced Review Copy) reader last October. I didn’t say much then about the book because the author was working on his website and it was a bit early in his launch schedule to be shouting about it. Well, I ARC read I

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My Top 10 Indie Books of 2021

My Top 10 Indie Books of 2021

This week on the blog, I’m excited to tell you my top ten indie books of 2021. Originally this was going to be my top 5, but I couldn’t choose between half of the books, so I extended it to a top 10. I’ll include Amazon links and links to any blog reviews under each book. Disclaimer that I have read any wonderful books this year – so if your book isn’t mentioned, it doesn’t mean I didn’t love it! Just

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