#FirstLineFriday ~ First Lines That Grab Your Attention #Reading #Books

First Line Friday is a weekly feature for book lovers, hosted by Reading Is My SuperPower. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? Leaves, mud and grass deaden sound. Even screams. The girl knows this. What do you think? Does … Continue reading #FirstLineFriday ~ First Lines That Grab Your Attention #Reading #Books

Celebrate Library Lovers’ Month ~ #Books #Reading #TuesdayBookBlog

Celebrate Library Lovers’ Month with the Most Anticipated Reads on the Libby App. OverDrive librarians curated a special February collection of must-read titles to celebrate book lovers and lovers of libraries. I was approached by Rachel Gunia, who works with Libby, the free library reading app, to see if I would share a librarian-curated book … Continue reading Celebrate Library Lovers’ Month ~ #Books #Reading #TuesdayBookBlog

Backstories ~ A #QandA with author Simon Van der Velde #ShortStories @SimonVdVWriter #TuesdayBookBlog

I note that your publisher, Smoke & Mirrors Press describes Backstories as, ‘the stand-out most original book of the year’.  Isn’t this just marketing hyperbole? Perhaps a little, but perhaps not.  What I do in Backstories, in defiance of creative writing 101, is withhold the protagonists’ identities, and this omission is what makes Backstories so … Continue reading Backstories ~ A #QandA with author Simon Van der Velde #ShortStories @SimonVdVWriter #TuesdayBookBlog

Introducing Rosie’s Review-A-Book Challenge #RRABC #BookReviews #Reading

Did you know that 99% of the reading public never post a review for a book? That's quite a staggering percentage. At Rosie Amber's Book Review Team (six years and going strong!), we often look at ways to encourage more people to review.  This autumn, Rosie has planned a Review-A-Book Challenge, with a great list of … Continue reading Introducing Rosie’s Review-A-Book Challenge #RRABC #BookReviews #Reading

#Extract from The Last Resort by Emily Gallo ~ Literary #Fiction @TheEmilyGallo

Today I have an extract from Emily Gallo's recent release, The Last Resort. First of all, here's what the book is about... An old sixties musician and his trim mama run a pot farm in the Emerald Triangle of northern California and welcome an exonerated ex-con, a Las Vegas prostitute, a union organizer from the … Continue reading #Extract from The Last Resort by Emily Gallo ~ Literary #Fiction @TheEmilyGallo

List of 2020 International Book Fairs courtesy of @Kotobee #Books #Reading

 My thanks to Aliaa from Kotobee for offering their list of international book fairs throughout 2020. The ones listed below are those held in the United Kingdom and Ireland but if you'd like the worldwide list, which includes Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America and Australia, please click this link.  London Book Fair OLYMPIA, … Continue reading List of 2020 International Book Fairs courtesy of @Kotobee #Books #Reading

Confessions of a Book Hoarder… #BookTag #AmReading #BookBlogger

I saw this tag on Fiction Fan's Book Reviews and, although I don't really do many tags, this seemed like fun. Find an unread book in your TBR (physical or kindle) to match each letter of your blog name. A great way to bring attention back to possibly forgotten books needing some love. If you fancy having … Continue reading Confessions of a Book Hoarder… #BookTag #AmReading #BookBlogger

#GuestPost from Joe Pulizzi #Author of The Will To Die ~ Free Audio Download #Mystery #Thriller @JoePulizzi

I'm delighted to welcome Joe Pulizzi with his guest post ~ 3 Things I Learned Moving from Business Writing to Fiction. Joe's fiction novel The Will To Die eBook and Audible version will be release on 4th March 2020. In the meantime you can download the audio and listen for free here.  Now over to Joe... I … Continue reading #GuestPost from Joe Pulizzi #Author of The Will To Die ~ Free Audio Download #Mystery #Thriller @JoePulizzi

#GuestPost from Jim Alexander #Author of the Light ~ Where Does Time Go? @JimPlanetjimbot #Books #ScienceFiction

I'm delighted to welcome Jim Alexander with a guest post to celebrate the recent release of his second novel 'the Light'. Jim's debut novel 'GoodCopBadCop' is garnering four and five star reviews on Goodreads. Just before I hand you over to Jim, here's the description for 'the Light' 'the Light' explores a world where you … Continue reading #GuestPost from Jim Alexander #Author of the Light ~ Where Does Time Go? @JimPlanetjimbot #Books #ScienceFiction