The dark side of Twitter Towers

Authors, Book reviews, Books By July 26, 2013 Tags: , , , , 16 Comments

One of the most popular blog posts I’ve written to date was a post I wrote in 2010 asking Does Twitter sell books?  I posted a picture of my Twitter Towers (all the books I’d heard about through the social networking site) and categorised them, and generally thought that Twitter was pretty good at selling books. To me, at any rate!…


Book review: Searching for Captain Wentworth by Jane Odiwe

Authors, Book reviews By June 19, 2013 Tags: , 6 Comments

One of the fun things about being a reader today is sometimes getting the opportunity to meet a favourite author at a book event or getting to chat to them on their blog or through social networking sites. But if they’ve been dead for almost 200 years, this is sadly  – and clearly! – no longer an option. You can only…


Tony Hogan Blog Tour

Authors, Book launch By July 7, 2012 Tags: , , 6 Comments

I’m thrilled to be part of the blog tour for Kerry Hudson’s debut novel Tony Hogan Bought Me an Ice Cream Float Before He Stole My Ma. Kerry was one of my early follows on Twitter and, having enjoyed her updates on writing, life and the cake essential to both of those, it’s especially lovely to help her celebrate her first novel…


My Dream of You Launch

Authors, Book launch By June 5, 2012 Tags: , , 6 Comments

Today sees the online launch of writer pal Denyse Kirkby’s second novel, My Dream of You, and I’m very excited to be a part of the Online Launch Party. Having read and enjoyed Denyse’s debut novel Without Alice and her memoir From Zaftig to Aspie, I’m currently engrossed in reading My Dream of You. Here’s a taste of what it’s all about:…


When Dreams Come True

Authors, Book launch By May 28, 2012 Tags: , 7 Comments

Today sees the launch of lovely writer pal Rebecca Emin’s second book When Dreams Come True, which is for readers age 10+. Here’s what When Dreams Come True is all about: Charlie is happiest when biking with Max and Toby, or watching films with Allie. But when Charlie reaches year nine (age 13), everything begins to change.  As her friends develop new…


Housewife with a Half-Life Blogsplash

Authors, Book launch, Books By May 8, 2012 Tags: , , 2 Comments

I’m thrilled to be taking part in the Blogsplash for Housewife with a Half-Life today. It’s the debut novel from the extraordinarily talented A.B. Wells, who I know through Twitter and the #fridayflash community of writers. To celebrate the launch, she’s running activities on her Author Page on Facebook, on Twitter and on her main blog Head Above Water. There will be…


Meet Evil UnLtd’s Dexter Snide

Authors, Books By April 18, 2012 Tags: , , 3 Comments

Everyone loves a villain and today on the Nut Press I’m delighted to welcome Dexter Snide, the deliciously evil mastermind behind Evil UnLtd, whose first two adventures have been chronicled by Simon A Forward and are available in paperback and ebook formats. Welcome to the Nut Press, Mr Snide, or may I call you Dexter? For those poor unfortunates who…


Freaks: Invisible

Authors, Book launch By April 12, 2012 Tags: , , , , 2 Comments

An exciting new collection of short stories is released today. It’s a collaboration between two remarkable writers, Caroline Smailes and Nik Perring, and comic book illustrator, Damien Craske. There are over fifty freaks and misfits in this collection and each story features a character with an unusual superpower. To celebrate the launch, I’m hosting one of the stories from the…


Tales from The Split Worlds: Good Enough

Authors By March 28, 2012 Tags: , 8 Comments

I’m thrilled to be hosting a tale from the latest project by talented writer friend, E J Newman today. Emma has previously published a brilliantly dark short story collection From Dark Places, and 20 Years Later, a post-apocalyptic YA novel. This is the twenty-second tale in a year and a day of weekly short stories set in The Split Worlds.  If you would…


99 Reasons Why by Caroline Smailes

Authors, Book launch By March 19, 2012 Tags: , 7 Comments

Author Caroline Smailes publishes her new novel today. 99 Reasons Why is a book with a difference. It is only being published as an ebook and comes with 9 different endings which readers can navigate using multiple choice questions on their Kindle or via a spinning story wheel on their iPad or iPhone. There are also two additional endings. One will be…

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