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
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
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
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
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
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
#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
I had so much fun sharing my writing and publishing journey with Esther for this author interview.
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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When I told my UK friends that I was heading to New Orleans for Mardi Gras they responded with the customary ‘oh, how lovely, I wish I was going’ that you would expect from anyone staying behind. My US friends, however, mentioned the phrase ‘baptism of fire’ far too often for me to ignore! What… Continue reading Surviving my first Mardi Gras #Travel #NewOrleans
Top Ten Writing Tips by Sue Bentley Welcome to week 27 of our Top 10 Writing Tips feature. If you’ve missed any of the other top tip posts you can find them all HERE. Please feel free to pop over and connect with the wonderful authors who have taken part. Learning from mentors helps us… Continue reading Top 10 Writing Tips with Author Sue Bentley @suebentleywords #WritingTips