Friday, December 29, 2017

Books to curl up with: GOOD MORNING ALL

Books to curl up with: GOOD MORNING ALL: GOOD MORNING DEAR READERS .    As this year draws to a close i just want to take a moment and reflect on all the books i have read ...


  As this year draws to a close i just want to take a moment and reflect on all the books i have read this year . I can't believe that I got my book challenge , that i set for my self done with like 20 books on the plus side . The way the year was going I honestly didn't think i would get through them . I was suffering a readers slump this summer . Every book i started was yeah not going to finish it . But with a little me time I got back into the swing of things and started reading again  With good books that were coming out and the great stories that were being told . I found some great new indie authors and some of the authors i loved brought out some great books .
  But with the good there was the bad , I had a situation with a book provider where they stopped me from publishing my reviews . I was so very angry when they did that I almost considered to stop reading again and stop my blog . But with the help of some good people and a few authors . They talked me off the edge and told me that things would fix itself . Which I did after i got a hold of them I was reinstated and all my reviews were back up . I am still a little leery about posting reviews on there but I will again.
  I just want to say thank you to all the authors out there for creating such great books for us to read . Some of my favourite authors had some  great releases this year . Lori Meckley , Ricky Fleet . Marianne Morea , Lydia Michaels and so many more .  This is a big thank you to everyone I can't list you all . Can't wait to see what is to come from all of you .

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Books to curl up with: GOOD MORNING WORLD

Books to curl up with: GOOD MORNING WORLD:   Good morning all , I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas/ holiday season. I got a lot of reading done over the Christmas break . I read...


  Good morning all , I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas/ holiday season. I got a lot of reading done over the Christmas break . I read the new book by Dallas Mullican called THE DARK AGE . A Marlow Gentry thriller (book 2)

                           BOOK BLURB 


The Heretic knows they lied.
Now, he will make them confess.

The first murder, a small town pastor burned at the stake, seems personal, an act of rage committed on impulse. But when a second victim is found brutally tortured to death, Detective Marlowe Gentry realizes he's dealing with a serial killer who is drawing inspiration from the Inquisition.
The killer's methods grow more gruesome with each victim. He's escalating, racing toward an endgame. How far will The Heretic go to punish those who betrayed him? And can Marlowe stop him before the ultimate trial?

                      MY REVIEW 

      This is the second book in the Marlow Gentry series and starts out a few months after the first book ended . There is a new serial killer out there and there is also an old threat coming back to haunt Marlowe .  The new serial killer is out to kill those that have wronged him and using ideas from the inquisition . The other threat is from an old enemy who thinks that Marlowe killed his son and is wanting to terrorize Marlowe, Becca and Paige .  I like that along with the Marlowe story Spence gets his story line in the book also . His story coincides with the murders of the heretic. As they race to catch the man before the end game is played . 
    Man I couldn't put this book down , I really liked the characters and the story line . The characters actually grew from the first book. They become more complex and developed . There is really no evil and good in them . There are shades of evil in each of them even the good guys . Marlowe is really at the tipping point , he is struggling with Becca feeling like they are falling apart and then with the case .  Spence happens to be one of my favourite characters , he is tough as nails but has such a soft spot and we get to watch him fall in love with his ex in spite of all the heinous acts going on around him and trying to find his brother .  Evan is truly not an evil villain . He is a man that has everything taken away from him and lost his faith . It doesn't help that he is a little off kilter and had a bad childhood .  You will love and hate each and everyone of these characters . 
     The author takes us on a rollercoaster ride through out this book. One min you are laughing the next minute you are on the edge of your seat . The way the author writes paints a picture when you read . It feels like you are right there in the room with the poor people being tortured . You want to help them but you can't . The author must of done a lot of research on torture in the inquisition because some of those torture scenes made me squirm uncomfortably. I will let you read them for yourself . There are a couple of good ones in there . Trust me on this one people when you start to read this book you won't put it down until you are done . You will get lost in the pages and when you are done you will have shed some tears and also cheered that the good guys triumph yet again . I hope that the author keeps this series going with other books. I truly love this series . So if you want a really good series that will keep you up all night reading . Check out the Marlowe Gentry series . 

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Books to curl up with: happy Tuesday before christmas

Books to curl up with: happy Tuesday before christmas:  I can't believe there is only 5 days until Christmas eve . So if you are looking for some light reading this season i have two short bo...

happy Tuesday before christmas

 I can't believe there is only 5 days until Christmas eve . So if you are looking for some light reading this season i have two short books for you by the same author . SUBTLE MAGIC and CREATIVE MAGIC by Josette Reuel .

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Originally published as part of the "Wickedly Exotic Spring Erotic Wonderland" Anthology, Subtle Magic by Josette Reuel is an erotic ménage short story about a woman who finds she was always just as she was supposed to be.

Growing up different had made life difficult for Harley Hawen, a Rhai’ud without magic; she had buried herself in her cooking and baking. Her only friend, her cousin and roommate, Jenna, was a true Rhai’ud with the looks and magic.

Resigned to a life alone and magicless, Harley worked at her parents diner and spent free nights with Jenna. Then six months ago a group of men on motorcycles rolled into town and Harley and Jenna’s dreams had become tormented.

Magic has a subtle way of making things happen.

Chase and Diesel were Gwar’Arth — bear shifters. The Den they had grown up in was becoming too tight for all of the younger males that were looking for mates, so they had brought their new Den members to a new home on Karhu Ridge.

Chase and Diesel were two-thirds of a Triad mating. They had found each other as young boys, but had never found their third. So, they rode into town that first day knowing that they had a third for their Triad out there somewhere, but they hadn’t realized that she would walk right out in front of them when they were least expecting it.

For six months the woman tormented them and did everything to keep away from them, but they had had enough. She would realize that they were all meant to be together, if it was the last thing both Gwar’Arth men did.

                         MY REVIEW 
   This is the first book i have read by this author and i must say she packed a lot into such a short story . Chase and Diesel are two bear shifters and part of a triad . They left their old pack because it was getting a little too tight for comfort for all the younger shifters . So they moved to Karhu Ridge with some of the other members to set up a new den . There was also another reason they were drawn to this place but didn't realize it until she walked out in front of them literally .  Will they all find happiness that they deserve .  
   I absolutely adored the characters in this story Chase and Diesel are just so damn sexy and when one is domineering the other is sweet and kind . They are such a force of nature and as sexy as sin .They know what they want and they will wait no longer to take their mate . Harley is a witch but she says she doesn't have any powers . She feels insecure and not worthy of herself and of Chase and Diesel . She tries to keep them at bay but she can't deny that they are meant to be together . After they are together and Harley relaxes magical things start to happen . They are such fun characters to read . 
   This is a short steamy read and man it does get steamy . Be careful the kindle might melt .The story is good and watching the metamorphosis of Harley is so awesome . So if you want a hot little read check it out 

                            BOOK BLURB 

Just over six months ago a group of men on motorcycles rolled into town and Jenna Hawen’s dreams. After her cousin realized the dreams meant they’d found their mates you would’ve thought she’d been thrilled — they were tall, dark, and handsome after all. However, Jenna had once made a mistake that she promised to never make again.

Now, she was so tired and tormented that her magic was failing. As a Rhai’ud her magic worked with her creativity to create beautiful pieces of reclaimed items artwork. Artwork that she’d been unsuccessful with since two certain bear shifters decided to show up in town. Now the question was, would she have to break her promise to herself to save her business.

Magic has a creative way of making things happen.

For thirty-five years, Mason Wynn and Ethan Williams had been trying to prove who was top bear. Now, both of them were starting over with the other Gwar’Arth in the new den on Karhu Ridge and of course the rivalry began anew on that very first day when they’d both ran into Jenna Hawen.

For over six months, they’d watched Chase and Diesel make fools of themselves over their woman — seeing the bear shifters now happily in love with each other and Harley didn’t change the fact that both Mason and Ethan were determined that Jenna was going to belong to only one bear.

Now all they had to do was get close enough to woo their woman and get her to choose. Let the best Gwar’Arth win.
                        MY REVIEW 
  This is the second book and Jenna . Mason and Ethans book .  Jenna is a creative witch and her magic is in the things she creates . But lately she has been having trouble with that and we can blame Mason and Ethan for that , they both know that she is their mate but what they don't realize that all three of them need to be together . They need to get over the taboo and realize that they all belong together . 

     The characters in the book are just as sexy but more brooding then the men in book one . Mason has a bit of an attitude and a good dose of i am not good enough .  He has feelings for Ethan but have never ever acted on them . He is such a tortured soul . Ethan is the sexy sweet and is having trouble with the connection that he and Mason have . But is willing to explore everything with Jenna and Mason . These guys have a lot more trouble with the triad then Chase and Diesel . But they do a good job bringing Jenna in . Jenna has been used by a man and is scared but she needs to over come the fears and let her love flow . 
  The book is a quick read and will make you blush and fan yourself . You will want to scream at your kindle a few times and knock a couple of characters upside the head because they are so stubborn . But you will fall in love with them the most . So put this set of books in your stocking this Christmas . For a hot little read . 

Monday, December 18, 2017

Books to curl up with: GOOD MONDAY ALL

Books to curl up with: GOOD MONDAY ALL:   Good Monday all . I can't believe that there is only 6 days left until the big guy comes . If you are still wondering to get the book ...


  Good Monday all . I can't believe that there is only 6 days left until the big guy comes . If you are still wondering to get the book worm in your life I might have a book for you . ARE YOU SLEEPING by Kathleen Barber .

                            BOOK BLURB 

Serial meets Ruth Ware’s In A Dark, Dark Wood in this inventive and twisty psychological thriller about a mega-hit podcast that reopens a murder case—and threatens to unravel the carefully constructed life of the victim’s daughter.

The only thing more dangerous than a the truth.

Josie Buhrman has spent the last ten years trying to escape her family’s reputation and with good reason. After her father's murder thirteen years prior, her mother ran away to join a cult and her twin sister Lanie, once Josie’s closest friend and confidant, betrayed her in an unimaginable way. Now, Josie has finally put down roots in New York, settling into domestic life with her partner Caleb, and that’s where she intends to stay.

The only problem is that she has lied to Caleb about every detail of her past—starting with her last name.

When investigative reporter Poppy Parnell sets off a media firestorm with a mega-hit podcast that reopens the long-closed case of Josie’s father’s murder, Josie’s world begins to unravel. Meanwhile, the unexpected death of Josie’s long-absent mother forces her to return to her Midwestern hometown where she must confront the demons from her past—and the lies on which she has staked her future.

                          MY REVIEW 

    What would you do if your life is all of a sudden splashed all over a podcast . The life you tried to keep quiet from your boyfriend .  That is what has happened to Josie Buhrman . After trying to hide her past and all the craziness that happened after her father was murdered . When a podcaster starts to investigate the murder of her father . This opens a flood gate of emotions and Josie's world starts to fall apart as she heads back to her home town to get to the bottom of lies and misgivings 
    This book was a really interesting read . Most of the story is told in Josie's point of view and it is her coming to terms with what is happening and has happened . The author also has the point of view from Poppy and the podcasts . It was cool that the author posted them as facebook, twitter and other social media comments . It added a more realistic edge to the book . 
   The characters were well written but i did have a little bit of trouble connecting with Josie and Lanie . Josie at the beginning felt just a little wimpy . She hid and didn't want to deal but she did redeem herself and grew a back bone . She did have a lot of trauma to work through . She became a stronger person as she worked through everything and everything started to come together . The tension between Lanie and Josie is so deep seated . Josie has so much hatred for Lanie . Lanie is the character you want to shake and say wake up and smell the coffee you are hurting everyone around you . You want to feel sorry for her and hug her but you can't because of all the crap she pulled on everyone when she was younger . Now Poppy you really just want to slap her and tell her to get a life . She is pushy and smug . There are things that she does that are well not really popular with Josie and the family . 
   The author takes us on an emotional roller coaster ride that will get you thinking about what the media can do . I enjoyed reading this book and the twists and turns were really good . The red herrings thrown in to lead us to other characters where good . But there were a couple of time that i felt it was dragging just a little but not enough for me to put the book down . Over all this is a good book that will take you on the ride of your life . I bet you won't figure it out until the last chapters . So add this book to your Christmas list . It is a really good first novel for this author can't wait to read more from her  

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Books to curl up with: GOOD THURSDAY ALL

Books to curl up with: GOOD THURSDAY ALL:    Good Thursday all , I can't believe that there is only 10 days till Christmas Eve . I hope everyone is ready . Now if you are ready y...


   Good Thursday all , I can't believe that there is only 10 days till Christmas Eve . I hope everyone is ready . Now if you are ready you all need a new read . Well today we have a cool new graphic novel for you . Theatrics by Neil Gibson

                            BOOK BLURB

      The most famous actor on Broadway in the 1920s gets mugged, beaten up and left for dead. He loses his looks, his acting job, his money, his apartment, his girl - everything. But it's what he does next that gets interesting. The results are quite theatrical.

                     MY REVIEW 

  This comic had me pleasantly intrigued , the story kept me interested and flipping the pages all night long . The story takes place in the 1920s when Rudy Burns, a famous actor is beaten up after a night of drinking . He is hurt so badly that he looses his job, his girlfriend and well everything in his life he held dearly. But when he does something totally different and well a little bit dangerous . Things get really interesting
   First off i fell in love with the graphics in this one . It has such a great noir feel to it , it is gritty and dark . The way i love my comic books .  You will notice that the graphics change just a little when the story calls for it .  The characters are gritty and determined to make things work in the jobs they have chosen . You see Rudy go from pretty boy actor to as tough as nails fighter in the ring . He uses the looks to his advantage even when he is beaten up and looking not so good . I really found Rudy to be very relatable he is a guy just trying to make it  any way he can . Even if it is not legal. 
      I totally enjoyed reading this book and i loved the characters and the story line . I didn't realize that there would be a book two . I am hoping there would be a book two . So if you want a great graphic novel to read this Christmas this the book for you .  

Friday, December 8, 2017

Books to curl up with: WOOHOO ITS FRIDAY

Books to curl up with: WOOHOO ITS FRIDAY: We have a special treat for you today . We have a cover reveal for you to ogle this Christmas Model: Steven Brewis Cover Designer...


We have a special treat for you today . We have a cover reveal for you to ogle this Christmas

Model: Steven Brewis
Cover Designer: Letitia Hasser / RBA Designs

Photographer: David Wagner

Release Date: January 8, 2018



My life is great. I love my job, have awesome friends, and a great family.
Women love me, even if they know it’s just for a night.
I always thought love at first sight was bullshit. Then she came storming into my life.
She tore through my every rule, rocked my world, and knocked me on my ass.
There’s only one problem...she lied.
Turns out my best friends little sister isn’t so little anymore.


I stole a night with my fantasy. Lied to him.
After ten years of not seeing each other, Niko doesn’t even recognize me.
So I take what I want from him, what I need from him. Without worry. Without consequence.
What I didn’t count on was the lingering need for him.
What I chose to forget is that he is my brother’s best friend.
Once the truth is out, the game changes. There are consequences.
I should have known nothing in my life is ever simple. 

About the Authors

K.I. Lynn is the USA Today Bestselling Author from The Bend Anthology and the Amazon Bestselling Series, Breach. She spent her life in the arts, everything from music to painting and ceramics, then to writing. Characters have always run around in her head, acting out their stories, but it wasn’t until later in life she would put them to pen. It would turn out to be the one thing she was really passionate about. 

Since she began posting stories online, she’s garnered acclaim for her diverse stories and hard hitting writing style. Two stories and characters are never the same, her brain moving through different ideas faster than she can write them down as it also plots its quest for world domination…or cheese. Whichever is easier to obtain… Usually it’s cheese.

Olivia Kelley grew up in Boston the oldest of six children. After her first son was born prematurely at only twenty-four weeks, she became an active advocate for parents of disabled children, sharing her own experiences with others. Sadly, he passed away in 2005 at the age of only fourteen. She has a firm belief that you live your life as a lesson. Learn from it and let it mold you into the best person that you can be.

While caring for her son, she turned to reading to escape the reality and stresses of her everyday life. Up until recently, she spent years working corporate America and the Marketing and Public Relations for many different authors in the romance community. Her first book, Cocksure, is co-written with her friend, USA Today Bestselling Author K.I. Lynn, and due to release January 2018.

She currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts with her four children and one very naughty cat. She’s social media-addicted as well as a reading addict and loves to meet new people. Look for her on Facebook under Olivia Kelley!

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Books to curl up with: GOOD THURSDAY ALL

Books to curl up with: GOOD THURSDAY ALL:    Good Thursday all , I hope you are all getting some reading down in this busy Christmas season. I know I am having trouble getting the re...


   Good Thursday all , I hope you are all getting some reading down in this busy Christmas season. I know I am having trouble getting the reading done between baking and shopping and well you all know . But I did get the new book by Bailey Cates done . POTIONS AND PASTRIES .

                         BOOK BLURB 


It’s been exactly two years since Katie and her aunt and uncle opened the Honeybee Bakery, where they serve delicious—and bespelled—treats to the good people of Savannah. After a dinner celebrating the bakery’s anniversary, they all take a stroll along the waterfront and meet Aunt Lucy’s friend Orla, a colorful character who has been telling the fortunes of locals and tourists alike for years.

The next day, Orla meets with what seems like a terrible accident, but Katie’s witchy intuition tells her it was something more sinister. Together with her trustworthy coven and her firefighter boyfriend, she’ll race to find out what happened to the unfortunate fortune-teller before the piping hot trail goes cold....

                            MY REVIEW 

       Welcome to the Honeybee Bakery where you can get a sweet treat and a little extra in Savannah .  One night after celebrating the anniversary of the shop , Katie her boyfriend and her aunt Lucy and her man . They meet Orla the local fortune teller. After Orla had a horrible accident Katie thinks it is a little more sinister is at work . Will Katie and Declan figure out who hurt Orla before it is too late . 
     This is the seventh book in the series and this is actually the first book I have read . The characters are well written and there are some really good twists and turns that will make you wth . Katie took a little getting use to , sometimes she came of as a little bit pushy to me . Orla is an awesome character she is a fortune teller and a gypsy traveler. We actually learn a lot about gypsy travelers in this book. Which I enjoyed immensely.  Over all the characters all of them were well written and well developed .
    Over all the story was well written and you will get sucked into the story line . There are some great misdirections and red herrings that will keep you guessing all the way through 
 I am going to go back and read the rest of the series . So if you like cozy mysteries this is a good series to read so check it out . 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Books to curl up with: Good day all

Books to curl up with: Good day all:   Good Tuesday all , I know you are all running around getting ready for Christmas . I think I might be caught up enough to get some reading...

Good day all

  Good Tuesday all , I know you are all running around getting ready for Christmas . I think I might be caught up enough to get some reading done . Today we are going to review MAD LIBRARIAN  by Michael Gillebeau

                         BOOK BLURB 

A Southern librarian fights back when the city cuts off the funding for her library in this funny, angry book from award-winning author Michael Guillebeau.
Reviewers said:
"The librarians of MAD fight the good fight, say the things we are all thinking, and do the things none of us do when we are actually awake."
"One of the most enjoyable books I have read this year...quirky characters and lots of laughs."
"This book will make you angry while making you laugh out loud."
" offbeat novel filled with unconventional characters and amazing dialogue."
Half of all income goes to the Awesome Foundation for Library Innovation.

                         MY REVIEW 

    What would you do if your library was going to close down after government cuts . Well this is what happens in a small town and the librarians aren't going to stand for it . They are going to take back their library and make it the great place it should be . 
   I laughed when I read the title for this book , I didn't know what I was getting myself into . I started this book and got sucked into Serenity and the girls of the library . They are quirky and full of life even though it seems that they are beaten down at the beginning of the book . When the city council cuts the libraries budget to the bones and puts the librarians in charge of the computer servers and doing the books . Amanda, Serenity and Joy are tired of it and well do some things that really aren't that legal to get the library back . After finding a big bundle of money in a slush fund from the city council . They start to pay bills and build the library of their dreams . But all isn't right in whoville when the people who the money belongs to find out and honestly hilarity ensues as they try and figure out how to deal with it all . 
     The characters in this book are well lets say at the least they are quirky and loving . Serenity is such a good woman , she seems beaten down but she is strong and will do whatever to get her library done .  Amanda or Doom as everyone calls her , she is the tough chick that just wants to have a fun place to work and be herself . Joy is the calm of the three . She seems almost must like . The cast of characters are all fun to read  and you will love them and laugh out loud at some of the antics . 
      I truly liked this book and the author shows us that libraries are there for more then just doing in research . Libraries are an essential part of everyone's lives for companionship and a feeling of someplace to be needed . It also shows that we will do almost anything to help out when someone is or something is being destroyed . I have told my librarian friends to read this book . Hopefully they will have as much fun reading it as I did . You will be laughing all the way through . So if you want a great book with some great laughs check it out 

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Books to curl up with: Good Thursday all

Books to curl up with: Good Thursday all:  Good Thursday all today we are going to review a novella by a new author to me .Check out PRINTED IN BLOOD  a Marybeth Pearson mystery . b...

Good Thursday all

 Good Thursday all today we are going to review a novella by a new author to me .Check out PRINTED IN BLOOD  a Marybeth Pearson mystery . by CS Patra

                             BOOK BLURB 

  The ladies of Portman's Creamery are back with their latest case that hits close to home for most of them. When a popular student and writer of the school paper is found stabbed to death, everyone is baffled. He wasn't known to have any enemies and it doesn't seem like anyone noticed anything suspicious. However, upon digging deeper into this case, the ladies soon discover that perhaps he made more enemies than it appears. Was it one of them? Or is there more to this case than appears?

                                 MY REVIEW  
   Welcome to a small college town where the star reporter for the college paper is murdered Stabbed to death and no one knows why . Everyone loved him and wondered why he was murdered . Will the girls be able to find out who killed this sweet guy and put the killer in jail . 
    This is the first book I have read by this author and I enjoyed it . The characters were well written and I like Marybeth she is like the girl you want to have as your best friend . She is kind of quirky with a can do attitude . There are a lot of characters to mention . But they are all well written . Ther all play a part in the story line and help Marybeth out .
     this was a quick read for me I finished it in an evening . I liked the story and the way the author was telling it . The beginning to me was just a little slow , I felt that it kind of dragged until after the funeral . Then it really took off with the investigation kicking into high gear. You do figure out who did it about half way through but that doesn't stop you from reading . You want Marybeth and the gang to figure it out . This book kind of reminded me in a way of the Scooby gang with out the dog . Over all I really enjoyed this book and I am going to read more from this author . So if you want a fun book to read check it out you wont be disappointed .

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Books to curl up with: GOOD TUESDAY ALL

Books to curl up with: GOOD TUESDAY ALL:    Good Tuesday all today is my last day of interviewing victims for the NOVEMBER TO DISMEMBER over at READING ZOMBIE on facebook . Toda...


   Good Tuesday all today is my last day of interviewing victims for the NOVEMBER TO DISMEMBER over at READING ZOMBIE on facebook . Today our victim is Suzanne Sussex and her SAFE ZONE  books

Good morning Suzanne thank you for joining us today
Thank you for having me

 Tell us a little about yourself 
I live in the UK, in Wales but right on the border to England with my boyfriend and slightly neurotic cat. I've worked full time for the same company for over 20 years.  When I'm not working or writing I love being outdoors, preferably in the hills. Over the last couple of years I've done a number of walking events, including walking 106km around an island in one day. 

Tell us about your books 
I have two books published at the moment with a third in progress. They are a trilogy called Safe Zone. The first is Safe Zone: The Greater Good and tells the events following a zombie virus outbreak in the U.K. The second is Safe Zone: The Descent, which is set twenty years after the first book. 

How do you select the names for your characters 
It varies, sometimes they just name themselves, which sounds odd, but the name just pops right on to the page. Others I've ended up using baby naming books to get inspiration. 

 Do you hide secrets in your books that only a few people will know and understand 
The antagonist in the second book actually makes a very brief appearance in the first. I'm not sure how many people have spotted that. There is also quite a lot of myself in Chloe, the main character from the first book. Only people that know me would understand which bits are more me or intentionally the opposite of me. For example Chloe hated climbing Snowdonia (highest mountain in Wales) whereas I love the whole mountain range.

 As a child did you have a favourite book 
So many! But the one that stands out that I've read time and again is called The Tower of Geburah by John White. It's very similar to the Chronicles of Narnia, but as a child I loved it so much more. 

If you didn't write what would you be doing 
I only started writing in 2016, yet already I can't even remember what I used to do at weekends and in the evenings before. As I still work full time my life would just be where it was 2 years ago. Working all day then binge watching box sets in the evenings and at weekends with the odd bit of Call of Duty. 

 What is your favourite part of the writing and publishing process and the least favourite thing 
My favourite part is that very rare moment where the words just spill on to the page and events take place that I hadn't planned or even thought of but they just work. For example in The Descent the characters find something (I'll avoid spoilers) relatively early on in the book which changed the entire direction of the book and was so far away from what I thought the story was going to be.

My least favourite part is coming up with the title. Firstly because there are millions of books out there so originality can be a challenge, but also because of the pressure of getting the right title. The cover and the title are what readers see first. My cover artist Claire is incredible and can translate my ideas into amazing covers, but the title is all on me. 
if you could do one thing differently as a child or tee to make you a better writer what would it be 
Write!  I used to start the odd story as a teenager but I never committed to actually finishing any of them. 

 Do you read reviews  on your books and what do you do when you have a bad review
I read every review (and over analyse every word.) I've not actually had a bad review (yet) although I've had a few low ratings on Goodreads, I'd like to think that if the criticism is something I can learn from then I'll take it on board as in future work. If it just along the lines of not liking zombies or the lack of guns in the books, then I guess I'll just shrug my shoulders and move on with my life.

 When you were writing Safe Zone how much research did you do 
I researched as I went rather than plot out the book. I suspect my google search history is a bit questionable. 

Do you believe in writers block 
That's a really difficult question and I can only speak from my experience. There are times when it is hard to think of the next thing to write, this results in procrastination and ultimately loss of motivation. I've developed my own ways of dealing with this and found that getting away from the laptop, sometimes just a few minutes doing something else helps. Other times, I'll shut the laptop and leave it for a day or two. On the odd occasion when self doubt also creeps in, I'll re read what I've written and this generally gives me new ideas.  


Coffee. I am addicted to it

I have a couple of times but I don't get many results

I'd be able to slow down time so that I could get more done in a day

Big Mac. I never have anything else from McDonalds.

Last but not least 
What would you tell any aspiring writer out there . 
Do your own thing and don't worry about the 'rules.' Obviously basic spelling and grammar is important, but there are so many different opinions out there about every aspect of writing that you can tie yourself up in knots. Do what feels right for you.

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