BHC Press, Books, Fiction, Tuesday Book Blog, Young Adult

Coming Soon! #YA The Phantom’s Curse #TuesdayBookBlog #Fantasy

**COMING SOON** I’m entering that exciting period of anticipation that every author has before a book launch. In a few weeks my thirteenth novel will be published by BHC Press, and taking into account the lockdown restrictions I’ll be celebrating with a mug of tea or two at home with my three children. The Phantom’s… Continue reading Coming Soon! #YA The Phantom’s Curse #TuesdayBookBlog #Fantasy

Book Review, Fiction, Tuesday Book Blog

#BookReview The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young #TuesdayBookBlog #MythLegend #Viking

Title: The Girl the Sea Gave Back Author: Adrienne Young Category: YA/Nordic Myth & Legend My Rating: 5 Star Book Blurb: The new gut-wrenching epic from the New York Times bestselling author of Sky in the Deep. For as long as she can remember, Tova has lived among the Svell, the people who found her… Continue reading #BookReview The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young #TuesdayBookBlog #MythLegend #Viking

Book Review, Book Reviews, Books, Young Adult

#BookReview Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young #YA #Viking #TuesdayBookBlog #MythLegend

Title: Sky in the Deep Author: Adrienne Young Category: YA Myth and Legends My Rating: 5 Star Book Blurb: OND ELDR. BREATHE FIRE. Raised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient, rivalry against the Riki clan. Her life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until the day… Continue reading #BookReview Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young #YA #Viking #TuesdayBookBlog #MythLegend

Book Review, Book Reviews, Books, Young Adult

#BookReview Slayer by Kiersten White #YA #Buffy

Title: Slayer Author: Kiersten White Category: YA Fantasy My Rating: 4 Star Book Blurb: Into every generation a Slayer is born… Nina and her twin sister, Artemis, are far from normal. It’s hard to be when you grow up at the Watcher’s Academy, which is a bit different from your average boarding school. Here teens… Continue reading #BookReview Slayer by Kiersten White #YA #Buffy

Book Review, Fiction, Young Adult

#BookReview Seafire by Natalie C.Parker #YA #Pirates

Title: Seafire Author: Natalie C Parker Category: YA/Pirate Fiction My Rating: 4 Star Book Blurb: Caledonia’s family were murdered by ruthless warlord Aric Athair. Now captain of a crew of girls who have lost everything too, she has one mission: to take down Athair’s fleet. But when a rogue boy from Athair’s crew saves the… Continue reading #BookReview Seafire by Natalie C.Parker #YA #Pirates

Book Review, Books, Young Adult

#BookReview Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare #YA

Title: Chain of Gold: The Last Hours (Book One) Author: Cassandra Clare Category: YA Fantasy My Rating: 3 stars Book Blurb: Cordelia Carstairs is a Shadowhunter, a warrior trained since childhood to battle demons. When her father is accused of a terrible crime, she and her brother travel to Edwardian London in the hope of… Continue reading #BookReview Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare #YA

Authors, Fiction, Indie Author, Inspirational, Non Fiction, Poetry, The Writing Process, Writing, Writing Tools

Lightbox Originals Writing Community #Writing #IndieAuthors @LightboxOrg

I'm delighted to be a part of the new writing community launched on Facebook by Loretta Milan from Lightbox Originals! Many writers are feeling isolated right now so Loretta wanted to create a space where we could all come together, chat about writing and uplift our spirits. There are a variety of themed days which… Continue reading Lightbox Originals Writing Community #Writing #IndieAuthors @LightboxOrg

Book Review, Book Reviews, Books, Fiction, RBRT, Rosie Amber's Book Review Team, Tuesday Book Blog, Vampires, Young Adult

#BookReview Sinner by @bchorpenning #TuesdayBookBlog #RBRT #Vampires

Title: Sinner: Sinners & Saints Book 1 Author: Blakely Chorpenning Category: NA/Mature YA 16+/Paranormal My Rating: 5 Star Book Blurb: "The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future." ~Oscar Wilde SINNER IS A GRITTY, CAMPY RIDE THROUGH THE HEART OF OBSESSIVE… Continue reading #BookReview Sinner by @bchorpenning #TuesdayBookBlog #RBRT #Vampires

Authors, Book Review, Book Reviews, Books, Fiction, Horror, RBRT, Rosie Amber's Book Review Team, Thriller

#BookReview Highland Cove by @DylanJMorgan #RBRT #Horror

#BookReview #RBRT Title: Highland Cove Author: Dylan J Morgan Category: Horror/Ghost Story My Rating: 5 Star Book Blurb Highland Cove Sanatorium sits abandoned on a desolate island one mile off the Scottish mainland. It’s a dark, foreboding place, filled with nightmares. Even darker are the asylum’s secrets: a history of disease and mental illness, macabre… Continue reading #BookReview Highland Cove by @DylanJMorgan #RBRT #Horror

Writing

An Interview With Author Shelley Wilson

I had so much fun sharing my writing and publishing journey with Esther for this author interview.

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My author interviewee this week is the multi-talented Shelley Wilson, writing mentor and author of self-help books and YA fiction.

Q. Your latest book, Meditation for Children, a Book of Mindfulness was published last year. Can you tell us a little bit about it?

A. Before I started writing full-time, I ran a ladies-only holistic spa. Alongside my daily appointments I also ran meditation classes. One of my ladies asked me if I could write a short meditation for her four-year-old daughter as she wanted to come along with her mum to the class (it clashed with her bedtime!). I thought it was an excellent idea and set about writing a bespoke mini-meditation. The scripts I write for my adult clients are about half an hour but I knew I wouldn’t be able to hold a child’s attention for that long. I timed the piece so it lasted four…

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