26 Oct 2014

Cover Characteristic (29) Cats

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Today I'm joining in with the Cover Characteristic meme hosted by Sugar and Snark. Every week the author chooses a theme and you have to pick five of your favourite book covers featuring that object.

Today's cover characteristic is Cats.

This is another great topic for me as I love my feline friends and there are some gorgeous covers out there.


22 Oct 2014

Why the World Still Needs #Feminism

I don’t usually delve into the realm of politics on my blog, but lately I’ve been preoccupied with the issue of feminism and its relevance in modern society. I’ve read a lot of articles, blog posts and comment forums lately that have left me shaking my head in disbelief. So I feel the need to address some of the misconceptions about feminism and answer a few burning questions, for my own sanity if nothing else.

My musings were sparked by Emma Watson’s UN speech about the campaign He for She. Please watch this if you haven’t already, as I’ll be using this as a reference point.




19 Oct 2014

Cover Characteristic (28) Dogs

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Today I'm joining in with the Cover Characteristic meme hosted by Sugar and Snark. Every week the author chooses a theme and you have to pick five of your favourite book covers featuring that object.

Today's cover characteristic is Dogs.

I adore dogs, so this is a great topic for me, although I usually avoid the books with sad endings!


12 Oct 2014

Cover Characteristic (27) Suspended/Floating in Air

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Today I'm joining in with the Cover Characteristic meme hosted by Sugar and Snark. Every week the author chooses a theme and you have to pick five of your favourite book covers featuring that object.

Today's cover characteristic is Suspended/Floating in air.






6 Oct 2014

Bound by Duty Blitz + Guest Post and Giveaway for a $50 Amazon Gift Card!


Today I'm taking part in a blitz for Bound by Duty by Stormy Smith, a New Adult Fantasy novel which was released on July 24th.

From the 5th to the 11th of October, Bound by Duty is available to buy in Kindle format from Amazon for only 99 cents!

Keep reading to discover the synopsis, read a guest post from the author and enter the giveaway to win a $50 Amazon gift card!

5 Oct 2014

Cover Characteristic (26) Flip-flops

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Today I'm joining in with the Cover Characteristic meme hosted by Sugar and Snark. Every week the author chooses a theme and you have to pick five of your favourite book covers featuring that object.

Today's cover characteristic is Flip-flops.







4 Oct 2014

Guess the True Statement & Win Jessica Bell's Thriller, White Lady! (Statement #42)

I'm excited and honoured to be taking part in Jessica Bell's blog tour for her mystery/thriller White Lady. Bell is one of my top author girl crushes and I really enjoyed The Book, Bitter Like Orange Peel, Muted and Show & Tell in a Nutshell (see my review).

To celebrate the release of Jessica Bell's latest novel, WHITE LADY, she is giving away an e-copy (mobi, ePub, or PDF) to the first person to correctly guess the one true statement in the three statements below. To clarify, two statements are lies, and one is true:


In White Lady, Mick, Sonia’s son ...

a. acts like an aggressive arsehole all the time, but is actually really sensitive and gentle.

b. knows everything that his mother and father got up to when he was a child due to a blood stain on their back porch.

c. has a box of his mother’s victim’s teeth buried behind the shed in the backyard.


What do you think? Which one is true? Write your guess in the comments, along with your email address. Comments will close in 48 hours. If no-one guesses correctly within 48 hours, comments will stay open until someone does.

30 Sep 2014

Ice Massacre Blitz with Excerpt and Giveaway


Today I'm taking part in a blitz for Ice Massacre by Tiana Warner, a YA Fantasy novel which was released on September 18th. Amazingly, the kindle edition of Ice Massacre is FREE to download from Amazon during the blitz!

Keep reading to discover the synopsis, learn about the author, read an excerpt from the book and enter the giveaway to win a signed copy!

29 Sep 2014

The Sending Blog Tour + Excerpt and Giveaway


sending tour

You may remember that earlier this month I took part in The Sending Book Blast. Well today I'm hosting one of the stops on the blog tour. You can find the tour schedule here.

The Sending is a YA fantasy/paranormal novel from author Jandy Salguero. Keep reading to discover the synopsis, an excerpt from the book, author info and giveaway for a $25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash!



28 Sep 2014

Cover Characteristic (25) Stilettos

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Today I'm joining in with the Cover Characteristic meme hosted by Sugar and Snark. Every week the author chooses a theme and you have to pick five of your favourite book covers featuring that object.

Today's cover characteristic is Stilettos.







27 Sep 2014

Banned Books Week: Which Outlawed Books have you Read?

As you may have heard, this week is Banned Books Week, an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. It's about celebrating the books that have been challenged, restricted and outright forbidden in some parts of the world.

According to the American Library Association, more than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982. A challenge is an attempt to ban or restrict materials based upon the objections of a person or group. When books are banned, they are removed from libraries and schools and people's access to them is restricted, so it's a type of censorship. Books have been challenged or banned for all sorts of reasons, including their sexual or violent content and religious or political messages.


23 Sep 2014

Book Blitz: Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper by J.L Bryan with Guest Post & Giveaway!



Today I'm taking part in a book blitz for the adult horror/paranormal novel Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper by J.L Bryan, which was released on September 19th.

Read on to discover the synopsis, read a guest post from the author and enter a giveaway to win an ebook copy of the novel!

21 Sep 2014

Cover Characteristic (24) Sunglasses

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Today I'm joining in with the Cover Characteristic meme hosted by Sugar and Snark. Every week the author chooses a theme and you have to pick five of your favourite book covers featuring that object.

Today's cover characteristic is Sunglasses.







18 Sep 2014

Cat Thursday (3) Sleepy Cats

Cat Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by The True Book Addict that celebrates the beauty, wonder and hilarity of cats! The idea is to share funny or cute cat pictures and videos that you may have come across, or even pics of your own beloved kitties. Hop on over to The True Book Addict to sign up with the Mr Linky if you're taking part.

There are few things cuter than a cat curled up and sleeping peacefully. They can sleep all day if left to their own devices, and often in the strangest places and positions. Check out this gallery of entries for a competition to find Britain's cutest sleeping cats.

And here are some sleepy cats belonging to me and my friends and family:

16 Sep 2014

#Tackle TBR 5 Favourites Challenge


Today is Day 9 of the Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon hosted by Wishful Endings. The idea is to challenge yourself to catch up with finishing as many books on your reading list as possible over the two weeks from 8th-20th September.

There will be a giveaway for all read-a-thon participants. If you'd like to join in, you can sign up here and follow the hashtag #TackleTBR on Twitter for updates.