Cover Reveal! The Curious Dispatch of Daniel Costello: Stonebridge Mysteries 1 by Chris McDonald.

Today I’m taking part in the Red Dog Press Cover Reveal for Chris McDonald’s book The Curious Dispatch of Daniel Costello. Wedding bells are chiming in the idyllic, coastal town of Stonebridge. For Sam and Emily, it should be the happiest day of their lives. But on the morning of the ceremony, the best manContinue reading “Cover Reveal! The Curious Dispatch of Daniel Costello: Stonebridge Mysteries 1 by Chris McDonald.”

Books That Give Me The Christmassy Feeling,

I went up to the bathroom and found my mother crying and running the turkey under the hot tap. She said, ‘The bloody thing won’t thaw out, Adrian. What am I going to do?’ I said, ‘Just bung it in the oven.’ So she did.” Everybody’s favourite misunderstood, totally intellectual, teenage diarist, Adrian Mole, hasContinue reading “Books That Give Me The Christmassy Feeling,”

Cover Reveal! The Red Admiral by Matthew Ross.

#TheRedAdmiralsSecret #CoverReveal @mattwross @RedDogTweets Publication: 3rd February 2021. Publisher: Red Dog Press. A Premier League bad-boy murdered at his newly refurbished home; a teenage runaway’s corpse uncovered on a construction site; a gunman shoots up the premises of the local gangland boss – all of them projects run by beleaguered builder Mark Poynter. Can heContinue reading “Cover Reveal! The Red Admiral by Matthew Ross.”

The Synonym Tables by Jennifer Roche.

Published: Jan 15th 2021 The Poetry Question The Synonym Tables invite the reader to examine language closely and investigate how it shifts over time. By extracting synonyms that are deemed “most relevant” by Thesaurus.com for common words used today and comparing them to synonyms for the same terms from a 1947 textbook via the scientificContinue reading “The Synonym Tables by Jennifer Roche.”

Banking on Murder by J.D.Whitelaw.

Publisher: Red Dog Press (29 Nov. 2020). ISBN: 978-1913331962 Well this book was a great surprise. I absolutely loved it. Three quirky sisters, a detective agency, a troublesome client and the backdrop of Glasgow just to finish it off. What’s not to love? I read it in two days, because it was just so muchContinue reading “Banking on Murder by J.D.Whitelaw.”

The Smallest Man by Frances Quinn

Published: 7th Jan 2021 Publisher: Simon and Schuster ISBN: 978-1471193408 Maybe it’s because I have a disability or because I worked on a PhD in Disability Theory, but I love books like this that cover a familiar part of history but from a disability perspective. The author has given herself freedom to create by usingContinue reading “The Smallest Man by Frances Quinn”

Twenty Years A Stranger by Deborah Twelves

Lies do not erase the truth, they simply delay it’s discovery. This turned out to be quite a difficult read for me, because I spent some time in a relationship with someone who had narcissistic personality disorder. By the end of our relationship I was thousand of pounds in debt and had found out heContinue reading “Twenty Years A Stranger by Deborah Twelves”

Three Seasons of Sadie by Richard Masefield

Publisher: Red Door Press Published: 24th Sept 2020 (Paperback) ISBN: 978-1913062019 I really enjoyed the warmth and humour of this lovely tale about a country boy, finding that the 1960s isn’t the oasis of free love and hedonism promised in the media. Sam Ashby is finding that youth culture isn’t quite reaching the depths ofContinue reading “Three Seasons of Sadie by Richard Masefield”

The Last Resort by Susi Holliday

Published: Thomas Mercer. 1st December 2020 ISBN: 978-1542020015 This is a deeply unsettling novel, set in a near future dystopia which reminded me somewhat of Westworld. It’s an opportunity that seven strangers can’t pass up when Timeo Technologies invites them to test out the very latest in leisure experiences. Our group of characters are promisedContinue reading “The Last Resort by Susi Holliday”

Books to Uplift and Support Well-being for Christmas

I haven’t put the Christmas Tree up yet this year, but when I do there’s always a wonderfully quiet moment when I feel a sense of calm and well-being settle over me. Somehow, no matter how I’ve felt beforehand, that time when the tree lights are lit, the candles are on and I’ve got aContinue reading “Books to Uplift and Support Well-being for Christmas”