The Book Geek Who Got Lucky

As I turned over very quietly, closed the cover of my Kindle and put it on my bedside table, my alarm clock winked back at me: 2am.  I had been reading, intensely caught up in the plot of a book, since 11pm.  I remember doing this when I was about 12 or 13, in myContinue reading “The Book Geek Who Got Lucky”

Happy 2020!

Happy New Year!  I hope you’ve all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year, and have already got things to look forward to in 2020.  I love new year, the chance to reset and refresh, and I often make a list of things I want to accomplish, new habits I want to make or break.Continue reading “Happy 2020!”

Books I have loved recently

In my last blog post I said I was going to do a rundown of my favourite spooky reads, but the week passed, and so did Halloween, and I didn’t do it.  It feels a bit silly writing that post now, when everyone’s pumpkins have been made into soup or gone into the compost, soContinue reading “Books I have loved recently”

My recent reads

I have read a lot of books recently.  Maybe it’s the fact that spring is a long time coming and going outside isn’t an attractive proposition, or maybe I’ve just got into the reading groove.  Whatever it is, I’m not complaining.  There are so many good books to devour, and here are some of myContinue reading “My recent reads”

Perfect Death by Helen Fields blog tour – Q&A with Helen

I love Helen Fields’ books. Have I ever mentioned it? Maybe once or twice . . . Her third book in the Luc Callanach and Ava Turner series, Perfect Death, was published on the 25th of January, and it’s even better than Perfect Remains and Perfect Prey, if that’s even possible! For my stop onContinue reading “Perfect Death by Helen Fields blog tour – Q&A with Helen”

A ghost story and a love story – my first two 5 star reads of 2018

One of my very unoriginal 2018 ambitions is to read more books.  I’ve always loved reading, but when I first started publishing books with HarperCollins, my reading took a nose-dive because those lazy Sundays where I’d lounge around and inhale a whole book were taken up with writing, editing or proofing to meet deadlines.  LastContinue reading “A ghost story and a love story – my first two 5 star reads of 2018”

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2018 – how has that happened? One of my resolutions for this year was to make more use of my website and blog at least once a week, and yet, somewhat unsurprisingly, I have made it to the 11th of January without doing anything. So here is my first, belatedContinue reading “Happy New Year!”

True Love for the Lonely Hearts Bookshop series

Last spring, a lovely editor at HarperCollins, Martha Ashby, asked if I’d be happy to read a new romantic fiction series she was publishing.  Of course I jumped at the chance, and I was sent a ring bound proof of The Little Bookshop of Lonely Hearts by Annie Darling. The cover was beautiful, encouraging meContinue reading “True Love for the Lonely Hearts Bookshop series”

I’m in love – with a thriller series

Anyone who follows me on social media will know that I spend as much time reading and falling in love with books as I do writing them.  I have read so many good books in 2017, including Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, The Woman at Number 24 by Juliet Ashton, Big SexyContinue reading “I’m in love – with a thriller series”

Ragdoll by Daniel Cole: one of the best books I have ever read

I’ve never taken part in a blog tour before – I’ve only had my blog for a couple of weeks – and I couldn’t think of a better book to pop my blog tour cherry with. It’s no secret to anyone who knows me that, while the books I write are heartwarming and romantic, I am aContinue reading “Ragdoll by Daniel Cole: one of the best books I have ever read”