Books Reviewed/Guest Authors/Misc

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(by author in alphabetical order)



A few of my favourite reads of 2013
My Top 10 Reads of 2014
My Top Reads of 2015
My Top 10 Reads of 2016


My Blogging Year – 2014
My Blogging Year – 2015



A Place Called Winter – Patrick Gale – Foyles Event, March 2015
Isle of Wight Literary Festival October 2015



25 Random Things About Me

Welcome to my new blog (June 2016)



Jeff Abbott – Downfall 

Rachel AbbottGuest Post: Fantasy Literary Dinner Party 

Rachel Abbott –  Kill Me Again

Rachel AbbottGuest Post: Creating Characters – Character Profile (Natalie)  (The Sixth Window)

Aimee Alexander –  Guest Post: ‘Should Readers Contact Authors’

Aimee AlexanderThe Accidental Life of Greg Millar

Keir Alexander – The Ruby Slippers

Anne Allen  Finding Mother 

Anne Allen  Guest Post: “My heart belongs to…”

Catherine Alliott My husband next door

Rachel AmphlettGuest Post ‘Everybody has a Motive’ (Scared to Death)

Kate Anthony Beautiful Day 

Sarah Armstrong – Guest Post: The Importance of Place (The Devil in the Snow)

Lisa Appignanesi  Paris Requiem – Guest Review by Penny Waugh

Dani Atkins Our Song 



‘Before the Blog’ Reviews (1)
‘Before the Blog’ Reviews (2)
‘Before the Blog’ Reviews (3)

Valerie-Anne Baglietto The Little Book of Lost Hearts

Melissa Bailey Beyond the Sea (Q&A & review)

Tom Bale See how They Run

Linwood Barclay Never saw it coming

Linwood BarclayTrust Your Eyes (Before the Blog)

Linwood Barclay No Safe House

Emily Barr Stranded (Before the Blog)

Bernice BarringtonSisters and Lies

Jo Bartlett Among a Thousand Stars: Author Q&A and Review

Belinda Bauer The Facts of Life and Death

M C Beaton Something Borrowed, Someone Dead (Agatha Raisin)

Hannah Beckerman – The Dead Wife’s Handbook

Hannah Beckerman Q&A

Simon BeckettThe Restless Dead (David Hunter #5)

Louise Beech How To Be Brave  

Louise BeechThe Mountain in My Shoe

Anne Berry The Adoption

Stella Hervey Birrell Guest Post: ‘On Weddings and Being Sure’

Kate BlackadderGuest Post: Christmas Comes But One – or Twice – a Year

Jenny Blackhurst How I Lost You

Jenny BlackhurstBefore I Let You In  (Character Profile & Review)

Isobel Blackthorn Guest Post: ‘Writing is No Escape’

Jo Bloom Ridley Road

Sharon Bolton A Dark and Twisted Tide 

S J Bolton Like This, For Ever (Lacey Flint #3)  (Before the Blog)

Sharon Bolton Little Black Lies

Rebecca Bradley Guest Post: Why I Chose Poison as a Mode of Murder

Rebecca BradleyGuest Post: The differences between writing a novel and a novella

Rita Brassington Guest Post: ‘The Power of the Star Rating’

Carys Brays The Museum of You (Extract & Guest Post) 

Su BristowGuest Post: Names in Sealskin

Su BristowSealskin

Su BristowSealskin giveaway plus launch pictures

Sheryl Browne Somebody to Love 

Sheryl Browne The Rest of My Life (Giveaway) 

Sheryl BrowneExcerpt from After She’s Gone (DI Matthew Adams Thriller Book #1)

Susan Buchanan The Christmas Spirit

Tracy Buchanan The Atlas of Us

Alexandra BurtGuest Post: So I wanted to be a Writer (The Good Daughter)

Stephanie Butland The Other Half of My Heart – Cover Reveal and Guest Post

Stephanie ButlandGuest Post: ‘The Ignorance of the Writer’

Stephanie Butland – The Other Half of My Heart

Stephanie ButlandCover Reveal: Lost For Words

Sarah Butler Ten things I’ve learnt about love

Book Break – Episode 6 : Friday 4 July 2014 



Jane Cable The Cheesemaker’s House 

Jane CableQ&A

Jane CableGuest Post: ‘So What Exactly is a Faerie Tree’

Jane Cable – The Faerie Tree 

Jane CableGuest Post: ‘Studland’s Literary Past’ (Another You)

Colette Caddle – First We Take Manhattan 

Fiona CaneGuest Post: ‘The Story Behind the Other Side of the Mountain’

Clare CarsonGuest Post: ‘How Alice in Wonderland Inspired My Writing’

Sam Carrington Guest Post: ‘The Importance of Setting’

Donato CarrisiThe Hunter of the Dark

Claudia Carroll – Meet Me In Manhattan (Cover Reveal) 

Jane Casey The Kill (Maeve Kerrigan #5) 

Diane Chamberlain – Necessary Lies

Diane Chamberlain The Good Father  (Before the Blog)

Diane ChamberlainGuest Post: ‘The Juiciest Part of a Story’

Julia ChapmanDate With Death (Dales Detective #1) – Extract

Angela Clarke Follow Me (Cover Reveal) 

Angela Clarke Follow Me

Angela ClarkeWatch Me

Angela ClarkeGuest Post: How to use Social Media to become a Bestselling Author – A Tongue in Cheek Guide! (Watch Me)

Lucy Clarke A Single Breath 

Julie Cohen Dear Thing

Tamar Cohen The War of the Wives 

Tamar Cohen The Broken

Tammy Cohen Dying for Christmas 

Tammy Cohen When She Was Bad 

Colleen ColemanDon’t Stop Me Now (Blog tour extract)

Rowan Coleman Dearest Rose

Rowan Coleman The Memory Book 

Rowan Coleman – We Are All Made of Stars  

Vena CorkGuest Post

Jane Corry Guest Post: ‘Tips and Habits of a Writer’

Matthew Costello & Neil RichardsCherringham – Cosy Crime Series

Oscar Coop-Phane  Zenith Hotel

Carol Cooper One Night at the Jacaranda

Carol CooperQ&A

Carol CooperGuest Post: ‘A Leap from Fact to Fiction’

J A CorriganQ&A

Julia Crouch Tarnished 

Sinéad Crowley Can anybody help me?

F J CurlewGuest Post: ‘The Making of To Retribution’

Emma CurtisOne Little Mistake


Paula Daly Just What Kind of Mother Are You?

Paula Daly Keep Your Friends Close 

Paula Daly The Mistake I Made

Paula DalyThe Trophy Child

Emma Davies Merry Mistletoe 

Michelle DaviesGuest Post: The Real Life Case at the Heart of My Novel (Gone Astray)

Michelle DaviesGone Astray

Katerina Diamond The Teacher (Excerpt)

Lucy Diamond One Night in Italy

Miranda Dickinson – A Parcel for Anna Browne

Vanessa Diffenbaugh The Language of Flowers (Before the Blog)

Lucy Dillon – A Hundred Pieces of Me

Eva Dolan After You Die (Zigic & Ferreira #3)

Louise Douglas The Secret by The Lake

Lesley DownerGuest Post: My Haunted Home in Japan (The Shogun’s Queen)

Steven Dunne Deity (Before the Blog)

Steven Dunne – A Killing Moon 

Sabine Durrant Remember Me This Way



Stephanie Elmas The Room Beyond 

Nuala EllwoodMy Sister’s Bones

Jennie EnsorBlind Side | Signed Paperback Giveaway

Ann EvansGuest Post: ‘The Things Kids Say’ (Kill or Die)

Harriet Evans Not Without You

Harriet Evans A Place for Us

Chris Ewan Guest Post: ‘Eight Fascinating Facts about the Isle of Man’

Chris Ewan Dark Tides 



Lyn G FarrellQ&A

Liz Fenwick A Cornish Affair 

Helen FieldsCover Reveal: Perfect Remains 

Nicole FittonGuest Post – Forbidden Colours

Nathan Filer The Shock of the Fall

Elizabeth Forbes Who Are You?

Jamie Ford – Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (Before the Blog)

Melissa Foster – Where Petals Fall 

Christopher Fowler Q&A

Christopher Fowler Bryant & May: The Burning Man

Kate FrostGuest Post: ‘From Bump to Book’ (Beneath the Apple Blossom)

Claire Fuller Our Endless Numbered Days 

Kate Furnivall Guest Post: ‘What drew me to write about Italy?’


Patrick Gale A Place Called Winter

Hazel Gaynor The Girl who Came Home

Hazel Gaynor A Memory of Violets

Linda GillardGuest Post: ‘The book that wants to be written’

Melissa Ginsburg Guest Post: ‘Who are Charlotte and Danielle?’  (Sunset City)

Linda Green While My Eyes Were Closed

Vanessa Greene The Seafront Tea Rooms

Vanessa Greene Q&A 

Iona Grey Guest Post: ‘Writing Dual Time Frame Novels’

Nicola Griffith Guest Post: – ’10 things about Hild, the woman’

Tara Guha – Guest Post: ‘Double Exposure’


Helena Halme The Englishman

Lisa HallTell Me No Lies: Guest Post & Review 

Lisa HallTell Me No Lies – Signed copy giveaway

Seré Prince Halverson The Underside of Joy (Before the Blog)

Kate Hamer The Girl in the Red Coat 

Paul E. Hardisty The Abrupt Physics of Dying

Paul E. Hardisty The Evolution of Fear 

Carmel Harrington Guest Post: ‘My Favourite Childhood Christmas Memory’

Carmel Harrington Every Time a Bell Rings

A S A Harrison The Silent Wife 

Paula Hawkins – The Girl on the Train 

Antonia HayesRelativity

Julia Heaberlin Black Eyed Susans

Veronica HenryHow to Find Love in a Bookshop

Sally Hepworth The Secrets of Midwives 

Sarah Hilary Someone else’s skin 

Sarah Hilary No Other Darkness

Sarah Hilary No Other Darkness – Blog Tour & Giveaway

Sarah Hilary Tastes Like Fear

Sarah HilaryQuieter than Killing

Jeremy HinchliffGuest Post: ‘A Trip to Ancient Messini’

Victoria Hislop The Sunrise

Jilliane Hoffman – All the Little Pieces

Faith Hogan Guest Post: ‘A Peculiar Route to Take’ 

Faith HoganGuest Post: Second Book Syndrome?

Faith HoganThe Secrets We Keep

Wendy Holden Born Survivors – Q&A 

S J I Holliday Black Wood: Guest Post & Review 

Anna Hope Wake

Rachel Hore The Silent Tide 

Jorn Lier Horst Ordeal guest review by Rachel Hall

Julie Houston – Goodness, Grace and Me  

Julie HoustonAn Off-Piste Christmas (Review & Christmas Q&A)

Catherine Ryan Howard Distress Signals



Jane Isaac An Unfamiliar Murder 

Jane Isaac –  Beneath the Ashes



David JacksonA Tapping at My Door

Daisy James Q&A

Erica James Summer at the Lake

Erica James – The Dandelion Years 

Erica James Tell it to the Skies

Erica James Song of the Skylark 

Anna Jaquiery Guest Post: ‘A Sense of Belonging’

Sarah Jasmon The Summer of Secrets: Guest Post

Dinah Jefferies The Separation

Dinah Jefferies The Tea Planter’s Wife

Dinah Jefferies The Silk Merchant’s Daughter

Dinah Jefferies – Extract and Giveaway, The Tea Planter’s Wife

Pam Jenoff The Ambassador’s Daughter

Lisa Jewell The House We Grew Up In  (Before the Blog)

Lisa Jewell The Third Wife 

Lisa Jewell Before I Met You (Before the Blog)

Lisa Jewell – The Girls 

Lisa Jewell Guest Post  – for ‘I Found You’ blog tour

Milly Johnson It’s raining men   

Milly Johnson – The Teashop on the Corner 

Milly Johnson Afternoon Tea at the Sunflower Cafe

Matt JohnsonGuest Post: ‘Modern Slavery, Closer Than You Think’ (Deadly Game)

Ragnar Jonasson Nightblind 

Jack Jordan Anything for Her  (blog tour extract)



Emma Kavanagh – Falling  

Emma Kavanagh Hidden 

Sanjida KayThe Stolen Child

Lesley Kelly A Fine House in Trinity Guest Review by Rachel Hall

Claire Kendal The Book of You

Simon Kernick Stay Alive

Simon Kernick Siege  (Before the Blog)

Kate KerriganGuest Post: ‘Little Bursts of Happiness’

Kate Kerrigan The Dress

Claire King The Night Rainbow

Renée Knight – Disclaimer

Renée Knight Q&A 



Alex LakeKilling Kate

Harriet Lane Alys, Always (Before the Blog)

Deborah Lawrenson Guest Post: ‘A Sense of Place’ 

T J LebbonThe Family Man (Blog Tour Extract)

Luana Lewis Forget Me Not 

Susan Lewis – The Truth about You

Laura Lippman The Girl in the Green Raincoat (a Tess Monaghan Mystery)

Elizabeth Little Dear Daughter 

T M LoganGuest Post: 15 Weirdest Stories I Wrote as a Science Reporter at the Daily Mail

T M LoganLies

Katey Lovell –  Guest Post (Nov 2015)

Katey Lovell   Guest Post: Moving House (The Boy with the Boxes) (April 2016)

Katey Lovell Guest Post: Weddings (The Boy and the Bridesmaid) (June 2016)

Rachael Lucas Coming up Roses

Rachael LucasWildflower Bay

S E LynesSlow Roast Pork (short story contained in Dark Minds collection)



Grace Macdonald Guest Post: ‘Recreating the Past from the Present’

Grace Macdonald The Ruby Ring

Clare Mackintosh I Let You Go

Clare Mackintosh – I See You

Gilly Macmillan Burnt Paper Sky

Camilla Macpherson – Pictures at an Exhibition (Before the Blog)

Richard Madeley Some Day I’ll Find You

Richard Madeley The Way You Look Tonight

Cesca Major The Silent Hours

Michael J MaloneA Suitable Lie

Jill Mansell Don’t want to miss a thing

Jill Mansell The Unpredictable Consequences of Love

Jill Mansell –  Guest Post – ‘My Top 5 Beach Reads‘ 

Jill Mansell Three Amazing Things About You

Jill Mansell You and Me, Always

Louise MarleyGuest Post: ‘Creating an Unlikeable Heroine’

John Marrs Guest Post: ‘Rejection’

Angela Marsons Silent Scream (DI Kim Stone #1) 

Hemmie Martin Q&A

Holly MartinChristmas at Lilac Cottage

Alex Marwood The Killer Next Door

Rebecca Mascull – The Visitors

Rebecca Mascull  Q&A

Rebecca MascullSong of the Sea Maid

Carole Matthews A Place to Call Home

Carole Matthews The Christmas Party

Colette McBeth The Life I Left Behind

Colette McCormickGuest Post: ‘The Long Apprenticeship’

Claire McGowan The Dead Ground

Cressida McLaughlin A Christmas Tail 

Andrée A MichaudBoundary (blog tour extract)

Louise Millar Guest Post: ‘Where I Write’ 

Louise Millar – The Hidden Girl 

Beth Miller Guest Post: ‘You say potato, I say potahto

Beth Miller The Good Neighbour

Sue Moorcroft Cover Reveal: The Christmas Promise

Sue MoorcroftThe Christmas Promise

Sue MoorcroftCover Reveal: Just For The Holidays

Beth Moran Guest Post: ‘Time to Read’ 

Beth Moran I Hope You Dance 

Liane Moriarty The Husband’s Secret

Liane Moriarty Little Lies

Sinead Moriarty This child of mine

Sinead Moriarty The Way We Were (Extract)

J B Morrison The Extra Ordinary Life of Frank Derrick, Age 81 

Faith MortimerGuest Post (Paradise Prison)

Kate Morton The Secret Keeper 

Steve Mosby – I Know Who Did It

Jojo Moyes The one plus one

Jojo Moyes The Girl You Left Behind (Before the Blog)

Jojo Moyes – After You (and Me Before You) 



Charity Norman – The Son in Law

Sara Novic Girl at War 

Liz Nugent Unravelling Oliver 

Liz Nugent ‘Meet Oliver’ – (Unravelling Oliver Blog Tour)

Liz NugentLying in Wait 

Liz NugentLying in Wait (blog tour post & giveaway)


Deborah O’Connor –  Guest Post: ‘How to Freak Out Your Husband’

Deborah O’ConnorMy Husband’s Son

Maggie O’Farrell This Must be the Place

Sheila O’FlanaganGuest Post: ‘Sheila O’Flanagan’s top 3 Memories of 20 Novels’ for 20th Anniversary Blog Tour (My Mother’s Secret)

Louise O’Neill Asking For It 

Hollie Overton Baby Doll



B A Paris Behind Closed Doors

B A ParisThe Breakdown

Adele Parks – Spare Brides

Vicky Pattison All That Glitters

Gill Paul No Place for a Lady –  (Extract for blog tour)

Gill Paul No Place for a Lady 

Gill Paul – The Secret Wife – (Cover Reveal)

Gill PaulGuest Post: ‘Romanov Conspiracy Theories’

Gill PaulThe Secret Wife (Review)

Lesley Pearse – The Promise (Belle #2) (Before the Blog)

Clare Pedrick Guest post: ‘Chickens Eat Pasta’

Clare Pedrick Chickens Eat Pasta:Escape to Umbria

Wendy Percival Blood-Tied 

Wendy Percival The Indelible Stain

Liza Perrat – Wolfsangel 

Liza PerratExtract and Giveaway for The Silent Kookaburra

Tasmina Perry The Proposal

Tasmina Perry The Last Kiss Goodbye  

Tasmina Perry Guest Post: ‘A Romantics Guide to The Last Kiss Goodbye Locations’

Tasmina PerryGuest Post (Q&A) ‘Five Minutes with Tasmina Perry’ 

Jodi Picoult – Lone Wolf (Before the Blog)

Jodi Picoult The Storyteller (Before the Blog)

Sarah PinboroughBehind Her Eyes

Rebecca Powell Guest Post: ‘Brazil, the real star of The Brazilian Husband’

Rebecca Pugh Return to Bluebell Hill – Cover Reveal

Rebecca Pugh Return to Bluebell Hill





Joanna Rakoff My Salinger Year 

Emma Raveling Breaking Measures: Excerpt & Giveaway

Tanya RavenswaterGuest Post: Five Writing Commandments I Live By

Cheryl Rees-Price Guest Post: The Crime Scene

Louisa Reid – Black Heart Blue (Before the Blog)

Madeleine Reiss Someone to watch over me

Amanda ReynoldsClose to Me (Blog tour extract)

Lucinda Riley The Girl on the Cliff (Before the Blog)

Lucinda Riley Hothouse Flower  (Before the Blog)

Kate Riordan The Girl in the Photograph

Lucy Robinson The Unfinished Symphony of You and Me

Amanda RobsonCover Reveal: Obsession

Jennifer Robson – Somewhere in France

Leigh Russell Fatal Act (DI Geraldine Steel #6)  

Catherine Ryan Hyde When You Were Older  (Before the Blog)



J A SchneiderGuest Post: Procastinate Much? 

Tina Seskis One Step Too Far

Tina Seskis A Serpentine Affair

Julie Shaw Our Vinnie

Curtis Sittenfeld – Eligible 

Cath StaincliffeHalf the World Away (Blog tour extract & review)

Jason Starr – Savage Lane 

B A SteadmanGuest Post: ‘The Power of a Good Mull’

Jacqueline Susann Valley of the Dolls – 50th Anniversary 

Karen Swan Guest Post: ‘Why I Love Cornwall’ (Summer at Tiffany’s 



Leslie TateHeaven’s Rage – Guest Post & Extract

C L Taylor The Accident

C L Taylor The Lie

C L Taylor The Missing

Laura Tait & Jimmy Rice The Best Thing that Never Happened to Me

Annie Thomas A Woman’s Choice

Annabelle ThorpeGuest Post: The Attraction of the Non-Happy Ending (The People We Were Before)

Sophia Tobin The Silversmith’s Wife

Mary TorjussenQ&A (Gone Without a Trace)

S K Tremayne The Ice Twins

S K TremayneThe Fire Child 

Liz TrenowGuest Post: The Silk Weaver

Ann Troup The Silent Girls



Beth Underdown – The Witchfinder’s Sister


Various Fall of Poppies : Stories of Love and the Great War – Cover Reveal 

Barbara Venkataraman  –  Guest Post: ‘Nothing to Sneeze About’

Penny Vincenzi A Perfect Heritage 



Lois Walden  Afterworld 

Wendy Walker All is Not Forgotten

Sarah Ward In Bitter Chill

Sarah WardA Deadly Thaw

Ruth Ware – In a Dark Dark Wood 

Ruth WareThe Woman in Cabin 10

Camilla WayWatching Edie

Tim Weaver Never Coming Back

Ann Weisgarber  The Promise

Malcolm D Welshman Pets Aplenty

Malcolm D Welshman Guest Post (Pets Aplenty)

Matt WesolowskiGuest Post: ‘The Terror’ (Six Stories)

Alys West Guest Post (Beltane)

Juliet West Before the Fall

Neil WhiteGuest Post: Locations (From the Shadows)

Lucie Whitehouse Before We Met

Polly Williams Husband, Missing

T A Williams What Happens at Christmas (Excerpt)

Patricia WilsonGuest Post ‘My Writing Day’ (Island of Secrets)

Tom Winter Arms Wide Open 

Isabel Wolff – Ghostwritten

Michael Wood Guest Post: ‘For Reasons Unknown – Setting’

Michael Wood Outside Looking In 

The Write Romantics Winter Tales: Stories to Warm Your Heart, an Anthology





Monthly wrap up posts:

Books and Events – April 2016
Books and Events – May 2016

Stacking the Shelves #1 (2 January 2016)
Stacking the Shelves #2 (10 January 2016)
Stacking the Shelves #3 (16 January 2016)
Stacking the Shelves #4 (30 January 2016)
Stacking the Shelves #5 (13 February 2016)