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Book of the Week - The Girl Before by JP Delaney Book of the Week this week is a bit of a thriller - The Girl Before sounded really intriguing, so I downloaded JP Delaney's bestseller on audiobook as usual. Jane stumbles on the rental opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to live in a beautiful ultra-minimalist house designed by an enigmatic architect, on condition she abides by a long list of exacting rules like having virtually no possessions. After moving in, she discovers that a previous tenant, Emma, met a mysterious death there - and starts to wonder if her own story will be a re-run of the girl before.…
Just a quickie this week, as this caught my eye. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4174208/Study-nearly-60-percent-kids-like-reading-fun.html#ixzz4Y1wpvLkE Nearly two thirds prefer actual books! yay! More soon x ps scroll down to the bottom of each blog to read the short story. FOR MORE SHORT STORIES CHECK OUT - 'ROSES ARE RED' ANTHOLOGY HERE AND - 'HOCUS POCUS' ANTHOLOGY HERE! for the rest of my books, go here Ps my new Till the Fat Lady Slims book is now out on Amazon here, and there’s such an amazing support system on Facebook on theTTFLS group here - do come join us! New QVC - featuring sneaky peeks…
Romantic Short Stories - Valentines Countdown With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I've been posting some of my short stories with a romantic twist for your delight and delectation! Here are the links to them all so you can enjoy them - just scroll to the bottom of each blog to read them. Or you can get a whole collection - in Roses are Red, here on amazon, featuring some of mine and some from others including award winning authors! Telling Porkies A Clever STunt Follow The Joy Valentine's Surprise and one more to come next week! Enjoy! d x ps scroll down to the…
Book of the Week - Morton Gray's debut Choc Lit novel, The Girl on the Beach it's lovely when a fellow author gets a truly important break, and for Choc Lit, my publisher, that comes once a year in the form of the 'Search for a Star' contest. Amongst stiff competition, Morton S Gray won through and this month her 'Girl on the Beach' came out to rave reviews! Who is Harry Dixon? When Ellie Golden meets Harry Dixon, she can’t help but feel she recognises him from somewhere. But when she finally realises who he is, she can’t believe it – because the man she met on the beach all those years before wasn’t called…
Book of the Week - Victoria Cornwall's The Thief's Daughter Now I've been listening to a lot of catch-up audiobooks lately, and ploughing my way through some super ones, including jackie Kabler's The Deadline, and The Buttonmaker's Daughter. But this week, this new one caught my eye. From fellow Choc Lit author, the lovely Victoria Cornwall, it's called The Thief's Daughter, and is my book of the week. If you go here on Amazon you will see it is her first novel and so far it's got some great reviews. She can trace her Cornish roots back to the 1700s, and its this that's given her a love of that…