The Perks of Being a Book Blogger

I can’t believe it’s been over three years since I decided to dip my toe into the blogosphere. Starting my own book blog was something that I had wanted to do for a while, but there was one thing stopping me… I was scared. (I know, what a massive wimp, right!?) The thought of putting myself and my thoughts out there on the internet scared me. I was also kind of scared that my blog would be rubbish, no one would read it, no one would want me to read their books and it would just fizzle out.
After giving my little pink corner of the internet a makeover and moving over to blogger, I am loving blogging more than ever so I thought it would be fun to share the love and reveal some of my favourite things about being a book blogger…I’m a bit of a sentimental fool like that.
When I clicked ‘create’ on my Wordpress template all those years ago, the main motivation behind me starting my own blog was so that I would have somewhere to gabble away endlessly about what I was reading (my friends/family/dogs were getting pretty sick of hearing book-related nattering from me all of the time.) All this time later and my blog still provides me with an outlet to get excited about books, but it also has given me so, SO much more.


Book Review: Listening In by Jenny Eclair

Listening In: Stories by [Eclair, Jenny]

Listening In by Jenny Eclair
Release Date: 1st June 2017
Publisher: Sphere
Pages: 256
Genre: Short stories, humour, anthology
Buy: Hardback  Kindle
In this addictive short story collection, twenty-four very different women reach a pivotal moment in their lives.
A widow is liberated by a new job, but keeps it secret from her family. A date in suburbia has dramatic results. A seamstress takes revenge on an unsuspecting customer, while in France, a mother is promised 'fantastic news' - and lets her imagination run away with her.
With each story, Jenny Eclair introduces a fascinating new character. And behind each woman lies a gripping tale - of betrayal, of love, of hope and defiance.
Funny, heart-breaking, inspiring - and packed with wicked one liners - this wonderful collection shows Jenny Eclair's exceptional talent for observation at its very best.


Cover Reveal: Anything You Do Say By Gillian McAllister

Gone Girl meets Sliding Doors in this edge-of-your-seat thriller
Joanna is an avoider. So far she has spent her adult life hiding bank statements and changing career aspirations weekly.
But then one night Joanna hears footsteps on the way home. Is she being followed? She is sure it's him; the man from the bar who wouldn't leave her alone. Hearing the steps speed up Joanna turns and pushes with all of her might, sending her pursuer tumbling down the steps and lying motionless on the floor.
Now Joanna has to do the thing she hates most - make a decision. Fight or flight? Truth or lie? Right or wrong?

Released 25th January 2018 with Penguin. Click here to pre-order.