Gold Light Shining by Bebe Ashley.

I would describe Bebe Ashley’s collection as a poetic collage. It ranges across subjects as diverse as fashion, fandom, and families. Ashley elevates the internet into a poetic subject, puncturing the enduring snobbery of high and low culture. She shows us that the internet and some of its subjects are not the cultural wasteland peopleContinue reading “Gold Light Shining by Bebe Ashley.”

The Shape of Darkness by Laura Purcell.

I must admit to being a bit of a fan girl when it comes to Laura Purcell. The mix of historical and gothic fiction is probably my favourite genre, so I had been impatiently awaiting the publication of her latest novel anyway. I jumped at the chance to join the blog tour, because she’s oneContinue reading “The Shape of Darkness by Laura Purcell.”

The Art of Dying by Ambrose Parry.

Today, I’m happy to be on the closing day of this blog tour for The Art of Dying. This interesting mix of murder mystery, historical/ medical drama and romance, creeps up on you slowly, until you’re determined to keep reading and see whether a killer is stalking the sick of Edinburgh. In fact at whatContinue reading “The Art of Dying by Ambrose Parry.”

The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins

Publication: St.Martins Press (5th Jan 2021) ISBN: 1250245494 Jane Eyre is my favourite classic novel, and coming very close is Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier – a retelling of the Jane Eyre themes relocated to Monte Carlo and large stately home in Cornwall in the 1930s. Over the years I’ve seen plays and ballets ofContinue reading “The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins”

The Art of Creativity: Seven Powerful Habits to Unlock Your True Potential by Susie Pearl.

I was so excited to be offered a copy of this book to review because, when I’m not blogging, I’m a counsellor and writing therapist. Trying to unblock people’s potential is exactly what I do. I’m in the middle of an MA in Creative Writing and Well-being, so I’m also discovering the blocks to myContinue reading “The Art of Creativity: Seven Powerful Habits to Unlock Your True Potential by Susie Pearl.”

Winterkill by Ragnar Jonasson (Dark Iceland Book 6).

Publisher: Orenda Books (21 Jan. 2021) ISBN:1913193446 When given the opportunity to read an Orenda book I rarely pass it up. My only misgiving with this one, was that it was the sixth in a series I didn’t know whether I’d ever be able to catch up and fully understand what was going on. OnceContinue reading “Winterkill by Ragnar Jonasson (Dark Iceland Book 6).”

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”

The Coral Bride by Roxanne Bouchard.

Publisher: Orenda Published: ISBN: The Coral Bride is the second novel in Roxanne Bouchard’s D.S Morales series, the first being We Are The Salt Of The Sea. I think this easily read as a stand alone novel, but I enjoyed it so much that I’m going to read the first one. I’m not surprised, becauseContinue reading “The Coral Bride by Roxanne Bouchard.”

The Chalet by Catherine Cooper

Published: 12th November 2020 Publisher: Harper Collins ISBN: 0008400229 I have always felt that skiing was for a very different breed of people to me – people with money, balance and the ability to look stylish while dressed like the Michelin man. This book has confirmed my suspicions as well as leaving me addicted toContinue reading “The Chalet by Catherine Cooper”

Forgive Me by Susan Lewis.

I’ve been reading this book for two days straight. Firstly because I had a fall a few nights ago so I’ve been recuperating from being very sore and bruised. Secondly, once the story started to unfold I found it hard to move away from. The concept of forgiveness is one that has always fascinated meContinue reading “Forgive Me by Susan Lewis.”