#bookreview I See You by Clare Mackintosh @claremackint0sh

‘You do the same thing every day.

You know exactly where you’re going.

You’re not alone.’

I suspect I was one of the few people who hadn’t read I See You by Clare Mackintosh. Well….I fixed that during the week!!

Published by Sphere in 2016, I See You is described as ‘an edge-of-your-seat, page-turning psychological thriller.’

Do I recommend it as such or not??

Read on…..

A Q & A with #author Rebecca Powell @BeccaPowellUK

Today I have the pleasure of the company of author of The Brazilian Husband, Rebecca Powell .

Now living in France, but born in Bristol, ‘Rebecca discovered an early love of stories from weekly visits to the local library with her mum, sister and brothers (novelists Gareth L Powell and Huw Powell) and from hours spent with her dad sitting around an old tape recorder making up adventures.

Inspired by her experiences of life, Rebecca followed the advice of just about every literary guru, and started to write what she knew: the joy and insecurities of motherhood; the early loss of a parent; and of course, the country she loved so dearly, Brazil.’

It was the beginning of a story which was to become her debut novel, The Brazilian Husband, which was published earlier this year.

#blogtour #guestpost Why Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein still inspires ~ Sandra Ireland @22_ireland

It’s always great to be involved with a blogtour, especially when the book is something as unique and slightly Gothic as Beneath the Skin.

Published by Polygon and written by Sandra Ireland this was one book I was looking forward to reading.

My full review is now available to read Here

But in the meantime I am delighted to host Sandra Ireland with a wonderful guest post she has written for us entitled :

‘Why Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein still inspires’

I’ll hand you over to Sandra now…

#bookreview Beneath the Skin by Sandra Ireland @22_ireland

‘The scars of the past are more than skin deep’

Now this is a very different read.

Described as ‘Deliciously disturbing’, Beneath the Skin is the debut novel from Sandra Ireland.

Published in September 2016 by Polygon, I was only too delighted to be contacted by Dawn Geddes, Freelance Publicity Officer at Bookish PR a few weeks back asking if I would be interested in reviewing Sandra’s book.

With Mary Shelley’s writings being a strong influence on Sandra, I jumped at the chance.

Please continue reading to hear my full thoughts….

#blogtour #bookreview I Know Your Secret by Graham Smith @GrahamSmith1972

‘What would you do if your most intimate secrets got into the wrong hands?’

How excited am I to part of this phenomenal Blog Tour for I know Your Secret by Graham Smith.

Published by Caffeine Nights, I was contacted by Noelle Holten of the Crimebook Junkie blog to take part in the tour.

Of course I said yes!!  (No-one refuses Noelle 😉 )

Please read on as I share my thoughts…

#Blogtour #Guestpost #bookreview @LisaSelinDavis #author #LostStars (or what Lou Reed taught me about love)

I was delighted to be asked by Bonnier Zaffre to join the blogtour for Lisa Selin Davis’ new YA novel ‘Lost Stars or what Lou Reed taught me about love’

Published by Hot Key Books, a division of Bonnier Zaffre, on the 6th October 2016, Lisa’s novel is a story about love lost & found and deals with the subject of teenage grief.

A poignant, coming-of-age novel.

Lisa has kindly written a guest post for us about the ‘Do’s and Don’ts of Writing’ which I do hope you enjoy.

I have also read & reviewed Lost Stars which you can read here:

http://www.swirlandthread.com/review-lost-stars-lisa-selin-davis/

#bookreview~Lost Stars (or what Lou Reed taught me about love) @LisaSelinDavis

‘Maybe they are not gone, those stars.

Maybe they’re just lost…

Maybe they’re just trying to find their way home.’

Lost Stars or what Lou Reed taught me about Love is the latest novel from NY writer Lisa Selin Davis. Author of the grown-up novel Belly, this is Lisa’s debut YA novel set in the 1980s and charts the path of a young girl, Caraway, as she deals with the grief after the death of her sister.

As Lisa describes it ‘ A novel, based on a New York Times’ Modern Love column, based on a story told at The Moth, based on my terrible teenage years.’

Please read on to see my thoughts…