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My Review of Dead Romantic by Ruth Saberton

Dead Romantic is Ruth's 4th novel and is published by Notting Hill Press on 2nd October. What They Say: What do you do if you come face to face with a ghost?

Put it down to a bump on the head and work stress if you’re a respected academic like Cleo Carpenter. With Christmas approaching, professional rivalry afoot and a best friend determined to interfere in her love life the strain is clearly starting to get to her.

Guilt-stricken and deceased, Alex Thorne is desperate to make amends with his brother, Rafe, a tortured musician trapped in a spiral of destruction. When an encounter with Cleo forges a link between them she becomes his only hope. So what if the only person who can see him is a sceptic?

As Cleo starts to doubt her sanity, the safe world she takes for granted crumbles around her. Setting out to regain control and prove once and for all ghosts don’t exist, she embarks on a journey of self discovery and surprise, learning that love really does defy science, logic and mayb…

Blog Tour: Sweet Occasions – Linn B Halton + Excerpt

Blog Tour: Sweet Occasions – Linn B Halton + Excerpt I'm really excited to bring you this lovely excerpt and fabulous competition from Linn B Halton! Festival of Romantic Fiction reader's award for 'Best Author Published' nominee, Linn B Halton, is taking her new feel-good romance novel on tour! Sweet Occasions is set to feature on a host of book blogs over the coming days, so why not follow the action and keep up-to-date with the reviews, exclusive guest posts and excerpts, and a giveaway.  What they say: 'Katie’s relationship has had more than its fair share of problems. After a difficult few years things begin to pick up and Katie finally realises her dream of opening up a bakery. Sweet Occasions specialises in novelty and celebration cakes, plus the most inspiring range of cupcakes anyone could possibly ask for! Utilising her passion and skill helps to inject happiness back into her life, but it’s short-lived as things begin to fall apart. The reality is that yo…
Today marks the 25th anniversary of my Grandma's death. Grandma Irene was my Mums mother. She was your typical British grandma. We used to bake cakes together (always butterfly cakes, you know, the fairy cakes with the tops cut off and cream on top and the top put back on to look like butterfly wings), she made coconut ice and fudge and chocolate covered mint crèmes. She loved Tetley tea, Ribena and always had mint humbugs in her handbag.

Grandma and Grandpa used to spend half of the year in England, where they were from and where their eldest daughter lived with her family, and the rest of the year was divided between Canada (where we used to live) and Florida (where my Uncle lives).For me, as a kid, this meant we got treats from both everywhere they went. From England, it was Ribena, banana milkshake, MacIntosh toffee, Starbursts and Smarties in a tube. From Florida, it was fresh citrus fruits.

I used to love sleeping over at Grandmas on a Saturday night. We used to always watch…

Blog Tour Stop - Everything Changes But You by Jennifer Joyce

I'm thrilled to be part of the blog tour for this amazing book! I love Jennifer's work and this book is sure to delight! Everything Changes But You:Inspirational Films 
My second novel, Everything Changes But You was inspired by the many ‘magical’ films out there. I love films like Big and Freaky Friday where a wish is made and the characters are altered – either switching places with another person or transforming into an older/younger version of themselves. In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy is unhappy at home, but after being transported to a different land, she realises she wants nothing more than to be with her family again.
I took both of these ideas and came up with Ally, who is fed up with her life. She loves her husband Gavin, but feels like they’re stuck in a rut. Ally is jealous of the life her colleague Kelly leads. Kelly is constantly regaling the office with her wild antics, and Ally wants a piece of that. She wants a fun, spontaneous life instead of the mundane, struc…

My Review of Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella

Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella is the long awaited sequel to the Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) series and I'm sooo excited to be reviewing this for you!  What They Say:

Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) is in Hollywood! It's as if all her life has been leading to this moment. She's hanging out with the stars . or at least she will be, when she finally gets to meet movie superstar Sage Seymour, whom husband Luke is now managing.

There's so much to see and do! And getting Minnie through the hurdles for her A-list Hollywood pre-school will require some.er.help.
Becky sets her heart on a new career - she's going to be a celebrity stylist. Red carpet, here she comes! But Becky soon finds it's tough in Tinseltown. Luckily her best friend Suze comes over to keep her company, and together they embark on the Hollywood insider trail. But somehow...things aren't quite working out as they'd hoped.

Then Becky's big chance comes, and it's an opp…

My Review of Saving Grace by Jane Green

Jane Green is one of my all time favourite authors. She's my Queen of Chick-Lit (or whatever you want to call it...). She is the author who made me want to write. So, I was very excited when I got the chance to review her new novel, Saving Grace (Thanks, Netgalley!).

SAVING GRACE IS OUT TODAY!
What They Say:

Grace Chapman has an enviable set-up, living comfortably with her husband, bestselling author Ted, in a picture-perfect farmhouse on the Hudson River in New York state.

Then Ted advertises for a new assistant, and Beth walks into their lives. Organized, passionate and eager to learn, Beth quickly makes herself indispensable to Ted and his family. But Grace soon begins to feel sidelined in her home - and her marriage - by this ambitious younger woman.

Is Grace just paranoid, as her husband tells her, or is there more to Beth than there first appears?


What I Say:

Saving Grace is so different to Jane's other books. It's darker. Kind of like Girl Friday, in that it'…