BEST OF 3: Allie Cresswell, author

Happy Publication this week to Allie Cresswell, for her novel Tall Chimneys! To celebrate, Allie has decided to share her ‘Best of 3’ Historical Fiction novels with us. Don’t forget to check out Tall Chimneys on Amazon – click HERE for USA and HERE for UK, or on Allie’s book cover below in the body…

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CRIMINALLY GOOD: interview with top author Ian Rankin

This is one crime writer who barely needs any introduction … I’m delighted to be featuring none other than the awesome Ian ‘Rebus’ Rankin on CRIMINALLY GOOD today! I’m always fascinated by the books the most successful writers love … they’re nearly always classics. Something in that, I reckon. Enjoy this short n’ sweet coffee…

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The Hard Truth About Book Blogging And Social Media

Blogger Bashing So, it’s not been a great few weeks for Book Bloggers. Between various Facebook groups requiring them to file their reviews in designated threads, getting thrown in Twitter jail and certain users even saying book bloggers are NOT ‘real readers’, it’s easy to see why they’ve become despondent with social media of late….

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My Top 5 Remarkable Rom-Com Reads Of All Time

When is a Rom-Com not a Rom-Com? When it’s labelled as chick lit, women’s fiction or a romance novel, of course. It doesn’t really matter what category or genre it’s labelled under, in my humble opinion, if it has these essential elements: At least one main character who is ‘played for laughs’ with a funny…

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The AMAZING Benefits of the Book for the 21st Century

Why pick up a book when a smartphone will do? The advent of the smartphone and the availability of internet has made finding new information and entertainment easier, but whilst this is convenient, it has also made life a little boring. Books make the reader think so much more whilst enjoying a story, rather than…

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CRIMINALLY GOOD: interview with author Caroline England

1) So, who are you & what have you written? Hello Lucy! I’m Caroline England, a former lawyer turned author. My debut book, Beneath the Skin, was published by Avon HarperCollins on 5 October this year. You can find me @CazEngland on Twitter, cazengland1 on Instagram and you can LIKE my Facebook page. My second book, My…

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How To Keep Your Love For Reading

If you’re a life-long lover of books, it can be very disheartening to wake up one day and realise that you just don’t seem to love it anymore. Whether it’s because finding time to read is a struggle between what you want to do and what you should do, or if it’s just because you…

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BOOK VERSUS FILM: The Shining – Which Is Better?

There must be something about the initials S and K. Not only do they stand for one of the world’s greatest authors, they also apply to one of our finest directors. But those two letters aren’t the only thing Stephen King and Stanley Kubrick share. They have both told the same scary story, about an…

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