Post Index

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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 Top 10 Reads of 2017


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
Headline #NewVoices2018 and Waterstones Piccadilly ‘The Pyschological Thriller – January 2018
#SpringBloggerEvening2018 | hosted by S&S TeamBATC – March 2018
Book Launch |Our House – Louise Candlish | April 2018


25 Random Things About Me
Welcome to my new blog (June 2016)
4th Blogiversary Giveaway (September 2017)
Cover Love – Some stunning covers which have caught my eye (August 2018)



Jeff Abbott(Review) Downfall 

Rachel Abbott Guest Post: Fantasy Literary Dinner Party (Kill Me Again)

Rachel Abbott (Review)   Kill Me Again 

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

Rachel Abbott(Review) Come a Little Closer (DCI Tom Douglas #7) (& Giveaway)

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

Aimee Alexander(Review) The Accidental Life of Greg Millar

Keir Alexander(Review) The Ruby Slippers

Claire Allan(Review) Her Name Was Rose

Anne Allen (Review) Finding Mother 

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

Anne AllenGuest Post: ‘The Betrayal’ (The Guernsey Novels #6)

Anne AllenGuest Post: ‘The Guernsey Novels Culinary Delights’

Anne Allen(Review) The Betrayal

Catherine Alliott(Review) My husband next door

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

Rachel AmphlettBlog Tour Guest Post (One to Watch)

Kate Anthony(Review) Beautiful Day 

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

Lisa Appignanesi  Paris Requiem – Guest Review by Penny Waugh

Isabel AshdownGuest Post: ‘Teen Perspectives in Adult Fiction’ (Beautiful Liars)

Isabel Ashdown(Review) Little Sister

Anna-Maria AthanasiouExtract – La Casa d’Italia For Starters 

Dani Atkins (Review) Our Song 



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

Valerie-Anne Baglietto(Review) The Little Book of Lost Hearts

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

Sarah BaileyGuest Post: ‘To Like or Not to Like’ (The Dark Lake)

Tom Bale – (Review) See how They Run

Linwood Barclay – (Review) Never saw it coming

Linwood Barclay(Review) Trust Your Eyes (Before the Blog)

Linwood Barclay – (Review) No Safe House

Emily Barr – (Review) Stranded (Before the Blog)

Bernice Barrington(Review) Sisters and Lies

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

Fiona Barton(Review)The Child

Jane BastinGuest Post: The Background to My Love Affair with Istanbul (An Oriental Murder)

Belinda Bauer – (Review) The Facts of Life and Death

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

Hannah Beckerman(Review) The Dead Wife’s Handbook

Hannah Beckerman Q&A

Simon Beckett(Review) The Restless Dead (David Hunter #5)

Louise Beech – (Review) How To Be Brave  

Louise Beech(Review) The Mountain in My Shoe

Louise Beech (Review) & Guest Post: Maria in the Moon

Louise Beech(Review) The Lion Tamer Who Lost

John R BellGuest Post: The Circumstantial Author (The Circumstantial Enemy)

Alison Belsham(Review) & Q&A The Tattoo Thief

Anne Berry – (Review) 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 – (Review) How I Lost You

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

Jenny BlackhurstGuest Post: ‘Ten Things I Want My Readers to Know About Me’ (The Night She Died)

Isobel Blackthorn Guest Post: ‘Writing is No Escape’

Sam BlakeExtract – No Turning Back (Cathy Connolly #3)

Angelena BodenGuest Post (The Future Can’t Wait)

Jo Bloom – (Review) Ridley Road

Sharon Bolton – (Review) A Dark and Twisted Tide 

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

Sharon Bolton – (Review) 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

Rebecca BradleyQ&A (Fighting Monsters)

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 Bristow(Review) Sealskin

Su BristowSealskin giveaway plus launch pictures

Steph Broadribb(Review) Deep Blue Trouble

Alison BrodieZenka (Extract)

Rachel BrownTrace: Who Killed Maria James (Giveaway)

Vivien BrownQ&A (Lily Alone)

Vivien BrownGuest Post: (Five Unforgiveable Things)

Sheryl Browne – (Review) 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 – (Review) The Christmas Spirit

Tracy Buchanan – (Review) The Atlas of Us

Tracy Buchanan – (Review & Q&A) Her Last Breath

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

Rachel BurtonThe Things We Need to Say (Spotlight)

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

Stephanie ButlandGuest Post: ‘The Ignorance of the Writer’

Stephanie Butland(Review) The Other Half of My Heart

Stephanie ButlandCover Reveal: Lost For Words

Stephanie Butland(Review) Lost for Words

Sarah Butler Ten things I’ve learnt about love

Book Break – Episode 6 : Friday 4 July 2014 



Jane Cable – (Review) The Cheesemaker’s House 

Jane CableQ&A

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

Jane Cable(Review) The Faerie Tree 

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

Colette Caddle(Review) 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’

Elizabeth CarpenterGuest Post: The Books That Have Helped Me Write’ (99 Red Balloons)

Elizabeth Carpenter11 Missed Calls (Extract)

Neven CarrGuest Post: The Importance of the Word ‘Blah’ (Forgotten)

John le CarreA Murder of Quality (Giveaway)

Sam CarringtonGuest Post: ‘The Importance of Setting’ (Saving Sophie)

Sam CarringtonGuest Post: ‘My Favourite Books’ (Bad Sister)

Sam CarringtonGuest Post: ‘The Mother and Son Bond’ (One Little Lie)

Donato Carrisi(Review) The Hunter of the Dark

Claudia Carroll – Meet Me In Manhattan (Cover Reveal) 

Jane Casey – (Review) The Kill (Maeve Kerrigan #5) 

Diane Chamberlain(Review) Necessary Lies

Diane Chamberlain – (Review) The Good Father  (Before the Blog)

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

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

L K ChapmanCharacter Interview and Extract (The Stories She Tells)

Angela Clarke Follow Me (Cover Reveal) 

Angela Clarke – (Review) Follow Me

Angela Clarke(Review) Watch Me

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

Lucy Clarke – (Review) A Single Breath 

Lucy ClarkeYou Let Me In (Extract)

Anne CoatesGuest Post:  ‘Falling in Love with Characters’ (Songs of Innocence)

Julie Cohen – (Review) Dear Thing

Tamar Cohen – (Review) The War of the Wives 

Tamar Cohen – (Review) The Broken

Tammy Cohen – (Review) Dying for Christmas 

Tammy Cohen – (Review) When She Was Bad 

Marilyn Cohen de VilliersDeceive and Defend (Giveaway)

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

Rowan Coleman – (Review) Dearest Rose

Rowan Coleman – (Review) The Memory Book 

Rowan Coleman(Review) We Are All Made of Stars  

Olive CollinsGuest Post: ‘Why, Oh Why Historical Fiction?’ (The Tide Between Us)

Stephan CollishawExtract and Giveaway (A Child Called Happiness)

C J CookeGiveaway – I Know My Name

H V CoombsCover Reveal: A Taste of Death (The Old Forge Café Book 1)

H V CoombsBlog tour Extract: A Taste of Death (The Old Forge Café Book 1)

Barbara Copperthwaite – (Review) Her Last Secret

Vena CorkGuest Post

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

Jane Corry – (Review) Blood Sisters

Jane Corry (Review) The Dead Ex

Matthew Costello & Neil Richards(Review) Cherringham – Cosy Crime Series

Oscar Coop-Phane – (Review) Zenith Hotel

Carol Cooper – (Review) One Night at the Jacaranda

Carol CooperQ&A

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

Emma CooperThe Songs of Us (Extract)

J A CorriganQ&A

Julia Crouch – (Review) Tarnished 

Robert Crouch(Review) No Bodies (The Kent Fisher Mysteries Book #2) 

Robert Crouch(Review) No Remorse (Kent Fisher Mysteries #3)

Sinéad Crowley – (Review) Can anybody help me?

Graeme CummingGuest Post: Ravens Gathering

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

F J Curlew(Review)Dan Knew

Emma Curtis(Review) One Little Mistake

Emma Curtis(Review) When I Find You



Paula Daly – (Review) Just What Kind of Mother Are You?

Paula Daly – (Review) Keep Your Friends Close 

Paula Daly – (Review) The Mistake I Made

Paula Daly(Review) The Trophy Child

Paula Daly(Review) Open Your Eyes

Sandra DanbyGuest Post: ‘Thank you Tracey Emin’ (Connectedness)

Emma Davies – (Review) Merry Mistletoe 

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

Michelle Davies(Review) Gone Astray

Michelle DaviesGuest Post: The Inspiration Behind False Witness’ (False Witness)

Helen R DavisExcerpt (Cleopatra Unconquered)

Alex Day(Review) The Missing Twin

Candy DenmanBody Heat (Extract)

Katerina Diamond The Teacher (Excerpt)

Katerina DiamondThe Angel (Extract)

Lucy Diamond – (Review) One Night in Italy

Lucy DiamondGuest Post (On a Beautiful Day)

Emma DibdinExtract (The Room by the Lake)

Emma DibdinThrough His Eyes (Extract)

Miranda Dickinson(Review) A Parcel for Anna Browne

Vanessa Diffenbaugh – (Review) The Language of Flowers (Before the Blog)

Lucy Dillon(Review) A Hundred Pieces of Me

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

Louise Douglas – (Review) The Secret by The Lake

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

Steven Dunne  (Review) Deity (Before the Blog)

Steven Dunne(Review) A Killing Moon 

Sabine Durrant – (Review) Remember Me This Way



Martin Edwards Gallows Court (Giveaway)

Stephanie Elmas – (Review) The Room Beyond 

Stephanie Elmas(Review) Illusion

Nuala Ellwood(Review) My Sister’s Bones

Caroline EnglandGuest Post: Ten Things About Me’ (My Husband’s Lies)

Jennie EnsorBlind Side | Signed Paperback Giveaway

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

Harriet Evans – (Review) Not Without You

Harriet Evans – (Review) A Place for Us

Harriet Evans(Review) The Wildflowers

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

Chris Ewan – (Review) Dark Tides 



Lyn G FarrellQ&A

Phill FeatherstoneGuest Post: ‘Paradise Girl’

Liz Fenwick – (Review) A Cornish Affair 

Helene FermontExtract – His Guilty Secret & Giveaway

Helen FieldsCover Reveal: Perfect Remains 

Helen FieldsPerfect Death (Extract)

Helen FieldsGuest Post: ‘This Year’s Hot Topic – Depicting Violence Against Women in Novels’ (Perfect Silence)

Rosie Fiore Guest Post: ‘Why Would a Woman Walk Away from Her Family’ (What She Left)

Nicole FittonGuest Post – Forbidden Colours

Nathan Filer – (Review) The Shock of the Fall

Alice FitzgeraldGuest Post: Womanhood: Abuse and mother-daughter cycles (Her Mother’s Daughter)

Amanda FleetGuest Post: Eight Things You Might Not Have Know About Amanda Fleet Until Now (Lies That Poison)

Elizabeth Forbes – (Review) Who Are You?

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

Nicola FordGuest Post: ‘Living With the Dead : A Double Life’ (The Hidden Bones)

Melissa Foster(Review) Where Petals Fall 

Christopher Fowler Q&A

Christopher Fowler – (Review) Bryant & May: The Burning Man

Christopher FowlerGuest Post (Bryant & May : Hall of Mirrors)

Michael FowlerCharacter Profile and Extract (You’re Next)

Sarah FranklinCover Reveal: Shelter

Sarah Françoise – Extract (Stories We Tell Ourselves)

Ros FraneyGuest Post: ‘Who is Annie?’ (The Dissent of Annie Lang)

Caro FraserSummer of Love (Extract)

Hugh FraserGuest Post: ‘Agatha and I’ (Stealth)

Caz FrearQ&A (Sweet Little Lies)

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

Claire Fuller – (Review) Our Endless Numbered Days 

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


Patrick Gale – (Review) A Place Called Winter

Hazel Gaynor – (Review) The Girl who Came Home

Hazel Gaynor – (Review) A Memory of Violets

Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb  (Review)Last Christmas in Paris

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

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

Merryn GloverGuest Post: ‘The World in My Kitchen’ (A House Called Askival)

Dawn GoodwinGuest Post: ‘Taking the Plunge’ (The Pupil)

Michele Gorman (aka Lilly Bartlett)Christmas Cookie Giveaway (Christmas at the Falling Down Guesthouse)

Sara GranThe Infinite Blacktop (Extract)

Sarah Marie GrayeGuest Post (The Victoria Lie)

Linda Green – (Review) While My Eyes Were Closed

Vanessa Greene – (Review) The Seafront Tea Rooms

Vanessa Greene Q&A 

Philippa GregoryThe Other Boleyn Girl (Audiobook extract)

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

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

Elly Griffiths(Review) The Vanishing Box (Stephens & Mephisto #4)

Tara Guha – Guest Post: ‘Double Exposure’

Emily Gunnis(Review) The Girl in the Letter


Helena Halme – (Review) The Englishman

Emylia HallGuest Post ‘The Food of My Novel’ (The Thousand Lights Hotel)

Lisa HallTell Me No Lies: Guest Post & Review 

Lisa HallTell Me No Lies – Signed copy giveaway

Adam HamdyGuest Post: ‘My Writing Day’ (Freefall)

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

Kate Hamer – (Review) The Girl in the Red Coat 

Kate Hamer(Review) The Doll Funeral

Karen Hamilton(Review) The Perfect Girlfriend

Paul E. Hardisty – (Review) The Abrupt Physics of Dying

Paul E. Hardisty – (Review) The Evolution of Fear 

Paul E HardistyGuest Post: ‘Under Stars’ (Absolution)

Ella HarperQ&A (If I Fall)

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

Carmel Harrington – (Review) Every Time a Bell Rings

A S A Harrison – (Review) The Silent Wife 

J C HarrowayGuest Post: ‘Writing Good Sex’ (Dare: A Week To Be Wild)

Lisa HartleyGuest Post ‘How to Plot a Thriller’ (Ask No Questions)

Sue HaaslerGuest Post & Extract (Half a World Away)

Paula Hawkins(Review) The Girl on the Train 

L V Hay(Review) The Other Twin

L V Hay(Review) Do No Harm

Antonia Hayes(Review) Relativity

Julia Heaberlin – (Review) Black Eyed Susans

Veronica Henry –  (Review) How to Find Love in a Bookshop

Sally Hepworth – (Review) The Secrets of Midwives 

Kate HewittGuest Post: ‘Five Places to Visit in New York City’ (A Mother’s Goodbye)

Amanda HickieQ&A (Before This is Over)

Sarah Hilary – (Review) Someone else’s skin 

Sarah Hilary – (Review) No Other Darkness

Sarah Hilary No Other Darkness – Blog Tour & Giveaway

Sarah Hilary – (Review) Tastes Like Fear

Sarah Hilary(Review) Quieter than Killing

Sarah HilaryGuest Post: ‘Top Five Books’ (Quieter Than Killing)

Sarah Hilary(Review) Come and Find Me

Jeremy HinchliffGuest Post: ‘A Trip to Ancient Messini’

Victoria Hislop – (Review) The Sunrise

Jilliane Hoffman(Review) All the Little Pieces

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

Faith HoganGuest Post: Second Book Syndrome?

Faith Hogan(Review) The Secrets We Keep

Faith HoganGuest Post: ‘The Second Lives Club’ (The Girl I Used to Know)

Wendy Holden Born Survivors – Q&A 

Jane HollandGuest Post ‘The Colour of Thrillers’ (Forget Her Name)

S J I Holliday Black Wood: Guest Post & Review 

Gail Honeyman(Review) Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Anna Hope – (Review) Wake

Rachel Hore – (Review) The Silent Tide 

Jorn Lier Horst Ordeal guest review by Rachel Hall

Julie Houston(Review) Goodness, Grace and Me  

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

Catherine Ryan Howard – (Review) Distress Signals

Linda Huber – Guest Post: Location – Yorkshire? (The Paradise Trees)

Alrene HughesThe Girl in the Pink Raincoat (Extract)

Kathryn HughesGuest Post: ‘Top Tips for Aspiring Writers’ (The Key)

Caroline HulseGuest Post: ‘Ten Irreverent Things I Learnt Since Becoming a Publishing Newbie’ (The Adults)

Cara HunterGuest Post: ‘#FindDaisy – Social Media in Close to Home (Close to Home)

Cara Hunter – (Review) Close to Home

Cass Hunter(Review) The After Wife

K S HunterGuest Post (Just One Time)



Jane Isaac – (Review) An Unfamiliar Murder 

Jane Isaac(Review)  Beneath the Ashes



Corrie JacksonGuest Post: ‘Where I Write’ (The Perfect Victim)

David Jackson(Review) A Tapping at My Door

Amanda JamesQ&A (Behind the Lie)

Caroline JamesGuest Post: “Which 6 celebrities would you want to be in a jungle reality TV show and why?” (Jungle Rock)

Daisy James Q&A

Erica James – (Review) Summer at the Lake

Erica James(Review) The Dandelion Years 

Erica James – (Review) Tell it to the Skies

Erica James – (Review) Song of the Skylark 

Erica James(Review) Coming Home to Island House

Anna Jaquiery Guest Post: ‘A Sense of Belonging’

Olly JarvisGuest Post: Writer’s Block (Unconvicted)

Sarah Jasmon The Summer of Secrets: Guest Post

Dinah Jefferies – (Review) The Separation

Dinah Jefferies – (Review) The Tea Planter’s Wife

Dinah Jefferies (Review) The Silk Merchant’s Daughter

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

Dinah Jefferies(Review) The Sapphire Widow

Kerensa JenningsGuest Post (Seas of Snow)

Pam Jenoff – (Review) The Ambassador’s Daughter

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

Lisa Jewell – (Review) The Third Wife 

Lisa Jewell – (Review) Before I Met You (Before the Blog)

Lisa Jewell(Review) The Girls 

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

Jane JohnsonThe Court of Lions (Extract)

Milly Johnson – (Review) It’s raining men   

Milly Johnson(Review) The Teashop on the Corner 

Milly Johnson – (Review) Afternoon Tea at the Sunflower Cafe

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

Doug Johnstone(Review) Fault Lines

David JolandThe Biggest Idea in the World (Extract)

Sophie Jonas-HillGuest Post: Character Short Story (Nemesister)

Ragnar Jonasson – (Review) Nightblind 

Ragnar Jonasson(Review) The Darkness

Peter JonesQ&A  (My Girlfriend’s Perfect Ex-Boyfriend)

Jack Jordan Anything for Her  (blog tour extract)



Effie KammenouExtract (Evanthia’s Gift)

Annabel KantariaGuest Post (The One That Got Away)

Karen KaoThe Dancing Girl and the Turtle (Shanghai Quartet 1) – Extract

Emma Kavanagh(Review) Falling  

Emma Kavanagh – (Review) Hidden 

Sanjida Kay(Review) The Stolen Child

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

Claire Kendal – (Review) The Book of You

Simon Kernick – (Review) Stay Alive

Simon Kernick – (Review) Siege  (Before the Blog)

Kate KerriganGuest Post: ‘Little Bursts of Happiness’

Kate Kerrigan – (Review) The Dress

Kate KerriganGuest Post (That Girl)

Katie KhanThe Light Between Us (Extract and Giveaway)

Olivia Kiernan(Review) Too Close to Breathe

Claire King – (Review) The Night Rainbow

Judith KinghornThe Snow Globe (Extract)

J F Kirwan66 Metres (Extract)

J F Kirwan37 Hours (Spotlight)

J F KirwanGuest Post: ‘Researching a Hidden World’ (88 Degrees North)

Renée Knight(Review) Disclaimer

Renée Knight Q&A 

Dorothy Koomson(Review) The Friend



Alex Lake(Review) Killing Kate

Jane LambertGuest Post: ‘From Inspiration to Publication’ and Extract (The Start of Something Wonderful)

Harriet Lane – (Review) Alys, Always (Before the Blog)

Louisa de Lange – (Review) The Dream Wife

Shari Lapena(Review) An Unwanted Guest

Deborah Lawrenson Guest Post: ‘A Sense of Place’ 

T J LebbonThe Family Man (Blog Tour Extract)

Simon Lelic(Review) The House

Luana Lewis – (Review) Forget Me Not 

Susan Lewis(Review) The Truth about You

Rosanna Ley(Review) Her Mother’s Secret

Howard LinskeyThe Chosen Ones (Extract)

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

Elizabeth Little – (Review) Dear Daughter 

Amy LloydGuest Post: Advice for Aspiring Writers (The Innocent Wife)

Phoebe Locke (Review)The Tall Man

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

T M Logan(Review) Lies

T M LoganGuest Post: ‘Ten Things Not to Do When Your Debut Novel is Published’ (29 Seconds)

T M Logan(Review) 29 Seconds

K L LoveleyGuest Post: ‘Publication Day’ (Alice)

K L LoveleyGuest Post: How I Researched My Novel (Lies, Secrets and Absolution)

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 – (Review) Coming up Roses

Rachael Lucas(Review) Wildflower Bay

S E Lynes(Review) Slow Roast Pork (short story contained in Dark Minds collection)

Jane LythellBehind Her Back (Storyworld #2) (Extract)



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

Grace Macdonald – (Review) The Ruby Ring

A J MackenzieGuest Post: ‘Gold Fever’ (The Body in the Boat)

Clare Mackintosh – (Review) I Let You Go

Clare Mackintosh – (Review) I See You

Gilly Macmillan – (Review) Burnt Paper Sky

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

Richard Madeley – (Review) Some Day I’ll Find You

Richard Madeley – (Review) The Way You Look Tonight

Beverly MagidGuest Post: ‘Writing Inspiration’ (Where Do I Go)

Cesca Major – (Review) The Silent Hours

Rachel Malik(Review) Miss Boston and Miss Hargreaves

Rachel MalikGuest Post: Black Sheep, White Sheep’ (Miss Boston and Miss Hargreaves)

Michael J Malone(Review) A Suitable Lie

Michael J Malone(Review)House of Spines

Michael J Malone(Review)After He Died

Jill Mansell – (Review) Don’t want to miss a thing

Jill Mansell – (Review) The Unpredictable Consequences of Love

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

Jill Mansell – (Review) Three Amazing Things About You

Jill Mansell – (Review) You and Me, Always

Jill Mansell(Review) This Could Change Everything

Paul MarrinerGuest Post (The Blue Bench)

Louise MarleyGuest Post: ‘Creating an Unlikeable Heroine’

John Marrs Guest Post: ‘Rejection’

Milana MarsenichGuest Post ‘Copper Sky’ (Copper Sky)

Angela Marsons – (Review) Silent Scream (DI Kim Stone #1) 

Graham MastertonGuest Post: The Coven (Beatrice Scarlet #2)

Hemmie Martin Q&A

Holly Martin(Review) Christmas at Lilac Cottage

Alex Marwood – (Review) The Killer Next Door

Rebecca Mascull(Review) The Visitors

Rebecca Mascull  Q&A

Rebecca Mascull(Review) Song of the Sea Maid

Carole Matthews – (Review) A Place to Call Home

Carole Matthews – (Review) The Christmas Party

Nicola MayInterview (The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay)

Gillian McAllister(Review) Anything You Do Say

Colette McBeth – (Review) The Life I Left Behind

Colette McBeth(Review) An Act of Silence

Colette McCormickGuest Post: ‘The Long Apprenticeship’

Colette McCormickGuest Post: ‘All The Books I’ve Wrote Before’ (Ribbons in Her Hair)

Claire McGowan – (Review) The Dead Ground

Cressida McLaughlin – (Review) A Christmas Tail 

Simon MichaelGuest Post: ‘Background to Corrupted (Corrupted)

Andrée A MichaudBoundary (blog tour extract)

Louise Millar Guest Post: ‘Where I Write’ 

Louise Millar(Review) The Hidden Girl 

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

Beth Miller – (Review) The Good Neighbour

G J MinettGuest Post: ‘Five Crime Writers Well Worth Reading’ (Anything For Her)

J S MonroeFind Me (Extract)

Sue Moorcroft Cover Reveal: The Christmas Promise

Sue Moorcroft(Review) The Christmas Promise

Sue MoorcroftCover Reveal: Just For The Holidays

Sue MoorcroftGuest Post: ‘A Holiday in France with Added Challenges’ 

Sue Moorcroft(Review) Just For the Holidays

Sue MoorcroftThe Little Village Christmas (Extract)

Sue Moorcroft (Review) The Little Village Christmas

Sue Moorcroft (Review) One Summer in Italy

Beth Moran Guest Post: ‘Time to Read’ 

Beth Moran – (Review) I Hope You Dance 

David C MooreTurning Left Around the World (Extract)

Liane Moriarty – (Review) The Husband’s Secret

Liane Moriarty – (Review) Little Lies

Sinead Moriarty – (Review) This child of mine

Sinead Moriarty The Way We Were (Extract)

J B Morrison – (Review) The Extra Ordinary Life of Frank Derrick, Age 81 

Faith MortimerGuest Post (Paradise Prison)

Kate Morton – (Review) The Secret Keeper 

Jenny Morton PottsGuest Post: Dark Deeds? What Kind of Person Writes Psychological Thrillers? and Why? (Hiding)

Steve Mosby(Review) I Know Who Did It

Jojo Moyes – (Review) The one plus one

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

Jojo Moyes(Review) After You (and Me Before You) 

Rebecca MuddimanGuest Post: ‘How I Write’ (Murder in Slow Motion)

Isabella MuirGuest Post (The Invisible Case)

Lizzie MumfreyGuest Post (Fall Out)

Peter Murphy(Review) Walden of Bermondsey

Peter MurphyGuest Post: The Walden of Bermondsey Series (Judge Walden:Back in Session)

Kate Murray-BrowneQ&A (The Upstairs Room)



James NallyGuest Post: ‘The Rise of the E Gangster’ (Games with the Dead)

Rhiannon Navin(Review) Only Child

Rhiannon NavinQ&A (PB publication of Only Child)

Julie NewmanThe Kindness of Strangers (Extract)

Charity Norman(Review) The Son in Law

Barney NorrisQ&A (Turning for Home)

Sara Novic – (Review) Girl at War 

Liz Nugent – (Review) Unravelling Oliver 

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

Liz Nugent(Review) Lying in Wait 

Liz NugentLying in Wait (blog tour post & giveaway)


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

Deborah O’Connor(Review) My Husband’s Son

Maggie O’Farrell – (Review) 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)

Ann O’LoughlinGuest Post: ‘My Journey to Publication’ (The Ludlow Ladies’ Society)

Ann O’Loughlin (Review) The Ludlow Ladies’ Society

Louise O’Neill – (Review) Asking For It 

Hollie Overton – (Review) Baby Doll



Cassandra Parkin (Review) The Winter’s Child

B A Paris – (Review) Behind Closed Doors

B A Paris(Review) The Breakdown

B A Paris(Review) Bring Me Back

Adele Parks – (Review) Spare Brides

Vicky Pattison – (Review) All That Glitters

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

Gill Paul – (Review) No Place for a Lady 

Gill Paul – The Secret Wife – (Cover Reveal)

Gill PaulGuest Post: ‘Romanov Conspiracy Theories’

Gill Paul(Review) The Secret Wife 

Gill PaulGuest Post: ‘My Love Affair with Vintage’ (Another Woman’s Husband)

Gill Paul(Review) Another Woman’s Husband

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

Lesley Pearse(Review) The Woman in the Wood

Clare Pedrick Guest post: ‘Chickens Eat Pasta’

Clare Pedrick – (Review) Chickens Eat Pasta:Escape to Umbria

Wendy Percival – (Review) Blood-Tied 

Wendy Percival – (Review) The Indelible Stain

Wendy Percival(Review) Death of a Cuckoo (an Esme Quentin short read)

Liza Perrat(Review) Wolfsangel 

Liza PerratExtract and Giveaway for The Silent Kookaburra

Tasmina Perry – (Review) The Proposal

Tasmina Perry – (Review) 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(Review) Lone Wolf (Before the Blog)

Jodi Picoult – (Review) The Storyteller (Before the Blog)

Sarah Pinborough(Review) Behind Her Eyes

Sarah Pinborough(Review)Cross Her Heart

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

Rebecca Pugh Return to Bluebell Hill – Cover Reveal

Rebecca Pugh – (Review) Return to Bluebell Hill





Melanie RaabeThe Stranger Upstairs (Extract)

Cherry RadfordThe Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter (Extract)

Joanna Rakoff – (Review) My Salinger Year 

Emma Raveling Breaking Measures: Excerpt & Giveaway

Tanya RavenswaterGuest Post: Five Writing Commandments I Live By

Maria RealfExtract (The One)

Cheryl Rees-Price Guest Post: The Crime Scene

Louisa Reid(Review) Black Heart Blue (Before the Blog)

Rebecca ReidPerfect Liars (Extract)

Madeleine Reiss – (Review) Someone to watch over me

Amanda ReynoldsClose to Me (Blog tour extract)

Amanda ReynoldsGuest Post: ‘What I’ve Learnt in My First Year as a Published Author’ (Lying to You)

Rachel Rhys(Review) A Dangerous Crossing

Rachel Rhys(Review) Fatal Inheritance

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

Lucinda Riley – (Review) Hothouse Flower  (Before the Blog)

Kate Riordan – (Review) The Girl in the Photograph

Kate RiordanExtract (The Stranger)

Lucy Robinson – (Review) The Unfinished Symphony of You and Me

Amanda RobsonCover Reveal: Obsession

Amanda RobsonGuest Post: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Jenni (Obsession)

Amanda Robson(Review) Obsession

Amanda RobsonGuilt (Extract)

Jennifer Robson(Review) Somewhere in France

Domenica de Rosa(Review) One Summer in Tuscany

Rebecca RosenbergGuest Post: ‘Sad Over My Magic Man’ (The Secret Life of Mrs London)

Leigh Russell – (Review) Fatal Act (DI Geraldine Steel #6)  

Leigh Russell(Review) The Adulterer’s Wife

Jan Ruth(Review) Away for Christmas (a novella)

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

Jess Ryder(Review) Lie to Me



Anbara SalamExtract (Things Bright and Beautiful)

Rachel SargeantGuest Post: ‘How I Got Published’ (The Perfect Neighbours)

Simon Scarrow & Lee FrancisGuest Post (Playing with Death)

J A SchneiderGuest Post: Procastinate Much? 

Robert ScraggGuest Post (What Falls Between the Cracks)

Holly SeddonCover Reveal and Excerpt (Don’t Close Your Eyes)

Holly Seddon(Review) Love Will Tear Us Apart

Joanne SeftonIf They Knew (Extract)

Tina Seskis – (Review) One Step Too Far

Tina Seskis – (Review) A Serpentine Affair

Nikola Scott(Review) My Mother’s Shadow (and Giveaway)

Nikola Scott(Review) Summer of Secrets

Tracey Scott-TownsendAnother Rebecca (Extract and Giveaway)

Julie Shaw – (Review) Our Vinnie

Josie SilverGuest Post: One Day in December

Curtis Sittenfeld(Review) Eligible 

Katri SkalaGuest Post (A Perfect Mother)

Nicola SladeGuest Post: ‘Digging Deep and Finding Treasure’ (The House at Ladywell)

Jo Spain(Review) The Confession

Gunnar StaalesenBig Sister (Giveaway)

Cath Staincliffe(Blog tour extract & Review) Half the World Away 

Domenic StansberryThe White Devil (Extract)

Jason Starr(Review) Savage Lane 

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

Sarah Stovell(Review) Exquisite

Jacqueline Susann Valley of the Dolls – 50th Anniversary 

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

Clare Swatman (Review) Before You Go

Clare SwatmanGuest Post: ‘My Fairytale came True’ (Before You Go)

Clare Swatman(Review) The Mother’s Secret

Vanda Symon – (Review) Overkill (Sam Shephard #1)



Taking a Blog Break

Theresa TalbotKeep Her Silent (Extract)

Leslie TateHeaven’s Rage – Guest Post & Extract

C L Taylor – (Review) The Accident

C L Taylor – (Review) The Lie

C L Taylor – (Review) The Missing

C L Taylor(Review) The Escape

C L TaylorExtract (The Fear)

Laura Tait & Jimmy Rice – (Review) The Best Thing that Never Happened to Me

Annie Thomas – (Review) A Woman’s Choice

Lesley ThomsonGiveaway (The Death Chamber)

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

Annabelle ThorpeGuest Post: Marrakech (What Lies Within)

Sarah Tierney Guest Post: ‘The Book Purge’ (Making Space)

Sophia Tobin – (Review) The Silversmith’s Wife

Mary TorjussenQ&A (Gone Without a Trace)

Mary TorjussenThe Girl I Used to Be (Extract)

Luke TredgetExtract: Kismet

S K Tremayne – (Review) The Ice Twins

S K Tremayne(Review) The Fire Child 

Liz TrenowGuest Post: The Silk Weaver

Liz TrenowExtract and Giveaway (In Love and War)

Ann Troup – (Review) The Silent Girls

Antti TuomainenGuest Post: ‘Balsam Lake Writers’ Retreat’ (The Man Who Died)

Ronnie Turner(Review) Lies Between Us



Beth Underdown – (Review) The Witchfinder’s Sister


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

Sarah Vaughan(Review) Anatomy of a Scandal

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

Penny Vincenzi – (Review) A Perfect Heritage 

Louise Voss(Review) The Old You



A J WainesCover Reveal: Lost in the Lake

A J Waines(Review) Lost in the Lake

A J WainesCover Reveal: Don’t You Dare

Christopher WaklingQ&A – Escape and Evasion

Lois Walden – (Review) Afterworld 

Wendy Walker – (Review) All is Not Forgotten

Sarah Ward – (Review) In Bitter Chill

Sarah Ward(Review) A Deadly Thaw

Ruth Ware – (Review) In a Dark Dark Wood 

Ruth Ware – (Review)The Woman in Cabin 10

Carol WarhamGuest Post: ‘Resolutions’

Camilla Way(Review) Watching Edie

Tim Weaver – (Review) Never Coming Back

Heather Webb and Hazel Gaynor (Review)Last Christmas in Paris

Ann Weisgarber – (Review) The Promise

Malcolm D Welshman – (Review) Pets Aplenty

Malcolm D Welshman Guest Post (Pets Aplenty)

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

Alys West Guest Post (Beltane)

Juliet West – (Review) Before the Fall

Neil WhiteGuest Post: Locations (From the Shadows)

David WhitehouseQ&A (The Long Forgotten)

Lucie Whitehouse Before We Met

Emily WilliamsRafferty Lincoln Loves… (Extract)

Polly Williams – (Review) Husband, Missing

T A Williams What Happens at Christmas (Excerpt)

T A WilliamsGuest Post: ‘The Highs and Lows of Being a Writer’ (Dreaming of Florence)

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

Patricia WilsonExtract (Villa of Secrets)

Tom Winter – (Review) Arms Wide Open 

Isabel Wolff(Review) Ghostwritten

Mary WoodQ&A (Brighter Days Ahead)

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

Michael Wood – (Review) Outside Looking In 

Elizabeth WoodcraftGuest Post: ‘When I Was a Saturday Girl’ (The Saturday Girls)

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




Anne Youngson(Review) Meet Me at the Museum



Malia ZaidiGuest Post ‘What Not to Ask Authors’ (The Study of Silence)

Suzanne ZewanShadow by the Bridge (Extract)


Monthly wrap up posts:

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

Monthly Book Haul and Events – May 2017
Monthly Book Haul – June 2017


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)