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#Giveaway & Book Review: The Unwrapping of Theodora Quirke by Caroline Smailes

Book reviews, Giveaway By December 7, 2021 Tags: , , , , 7 Comments

Caroline Smailes’ novel, The Unwrapping of Theodora Quirke, could be exactly the read you need this festive season, whether you string fairy lights everywhere at the earliest opportunity or curse when you hear the opening bars of a Christmas song. And now’s the perfect time to tell you all about it. Here’s why: Yesterday (6 December) was the feast day…

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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…

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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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Like Bees to Honey by Caroline Smailes

Book reviews, Books By August 13, 2010 Tags: , , , 9 Comments

You know that feeling you sometimes get when you step off an aeroplane in a Mediterranean country? When the warm air envelops you like a deep sigh? Your whole body relaxes and that’s the moment when you realise that you’re in a foreign country, and now properly on holiday. That’s how it feels to open the pages of Like Bees to Honey and start reading.

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The Lucky Books

Books, Reading By August 10, 2010 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 13 Comments

As you’ll have noticed from the dates of this blog post and its predecessor, I’ve had an extended break from blogging. First, I was on holiday in Scotland for a fortnight and then I returned home, refreshed, reinvigorated and ready to concentrate on little else but my current WiP. So, yes, I’ve been writing and not much else over the…

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Bees, Honey and Beer

Authors, Book launch, Books, Events By May 26, 2010 Tags: , , , , 8 Comments

Do you ever find yourself drawn to something – a person or an object or an event – like, oh I don’t know, say, a bee to honey? It happens to me a lot. After having recently read Wasted by Nicola Morgan, I no longer know if this is my own gut instinct or some other higher power moving me around the chess board of life, but I’m happy for it to continue – irrespective of what’s driving it. It usually works out well.

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