#bookreview ~ Madam Tulip by David Ahern @DaveAhernWriter

‘Everybody knows that in Ireland seventh sons of seventh sons have extraordinary powers and can do all kinds of mystical things….Hasn’t the gift been male since time immemorial? But Tulip isn’t in the least concerned.

Times change even in the realms of the supernatural.’

Madam Tulip is a novel with a difference!!

After reading a number of psychological thrillers recently I was looking for something a little lighter and whimsical. I had received a copy from the author David Ahern a few weeks back so decided it was the perfect timing to sit down, put the feet up and head off on a mysterious journey with Madam Tulip…..

#bookreview : The Last Night by Cesca Major @Cescawrites @CorvusBooks

Two women, separated by years, tied by secrets untold and haunted by tragedies that could not be foreseen

The Last Night by Cesca Major is her latest novel, following on from the wonderful The Silent Hours.

Published by Corvus (3rd November 2016), Cesca Major has written a fictional novel based around true events that took place in Cornwall in 1952.

Yet again Cesca Major manages to bring to the fore a time in our history that many would be unaware of…..when tragedy struck the small village of Lynmouth, a coastal region of Devon on a night in 1952.

Read on for my thoughts……

#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…

#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…

#bookreview : The Mysterious Bakery on Rue de Paris by Evie Gaughan (@evgaughan)

‘Final call for passenger Edith Lane travelling to Paris on flight E1754 please proceed to gate 9 immediately, as the gate is now closing, thank you.’ 

The Mysterious Bakery on Rue de Paris is a book written by Irish writer Evie Gaughan.

Published last year, it is a book I have been looking forward to reading.

A little escapism to a world where good things happen, I felt now was a good time to sit down, have a coffee and a croissant and let myself relax into a world of mysticism & joie de vivre.

Please join me…….