26 Feb 2015

Trailer Reveal: I Heart Robot #Iheartrobot

Today I'm excited to be bringing you the first look at the trailer for I Heart Robot by Suzanne van Rooyen. I Heart Robot is a YA sci-fi romance novel, due to be published on 31st March 2015 by Month9Books.

Keep reading to discover the synopsis and watch the trailer!

12 Feb 2015

Blog Tour: The Family Portrait Series by Gillian Felix, with excerpts, guest post and giveaway!

Today I'm pleased to be promoting the Family Portrait series by Gillian Felix. The fourth book in the series, Perfect Escape, was published on December 12th by Plain Talk Book Marketing and is available to buy now from Amazon, iTunes and Barnes & Noble.

Keep reading to discover the synopses, excerpts from each book and a guest post from the author. You can also enter the giveaway to win a digital copy of Perfect Escape, a Friend Sentiment wallet and a pair of JVC Gumy headphones!

31 Jan 2015

Poll: Help Me Choose a New Name for my Business!

Hi all, today I'm looking for a bit of help and inspiration. I've decided to invest some more time and money into my writing, editing and design business and am trying to come up with a new business name. I'd like a name that reflects the variety of services I provide, which include proofreading, copy-editing, graphics and web design. I've narrowed it down to the following names, which are all currently available in the UK and as domain names.

I'd really appreciate it if you could take the time to vote for your favourite below. If you have any alternative ideas, please post them in the comments.

Thanks! I'll let you know soon which one I choose, and then I'll start redesigning my website. Stay tuned!

17 Jan 2015

The Body Electric Tour with Review and Giveaway!

Today I'm absolutely thrilled and honoured to be hosting a tour stop for one of my favourite contemporary authors-the one and only Beth Revis! I first discovered Revis back in 2013. I'd heard a lot of great things about her Across the Universe series, and when I read the trilogy I wasn't disappointed. The final instalment, Shades of Earth, was my favourite read of 2014. So you can imagine how excited I was when I heard she was releasing another sci-fi novel, The Body Electric!   

Keep reading to discover the synopsis, read my review and enter the giveaway for a chance to win the complete signed trilogy of the Across the Universe series, a signed copy of The Body Electric and an Across the Universe branded water bottle! 

4 Jan 2015

Yearly Wrap-Up: 2014

So another year has flown by, and it's time to reflect on the best and worst bits, as well as what I achieved during 2014. Check out the 2014 End of the Year Book Survey to find out all about my favourite books from last year and have a look at my 2015 Reading List and Challenges to see what I'm planning to read in the year to come.

This year was probably the best year of my life (so far) as it was the year in which I married my best friend, started a new job and went on honeymoon to Tenerife.
Keep reading to find out more about my year.

3 Jan 2015

Stacking the Shelves (8) Christmas Haul 2014

Today I'm taking part in a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! If you'd like to take part please visit the launch page and sign up with the linky on Tynga's latest post.

2014 End of the Year Book Survey

Once again I'm taking part in the 5th Annual End of the Year Book Survey hosted by Jamie at The Pepetual Page Turner.

I love reflecting on what I've read at this time of year. 2014 has been a busy year for me socially, so I haven't read as much as I would have liked to, but I'm still proud of what I've managed.

 If you'd like to take part, head on over to the blog and join up with the linky. Feel free to post a comment below and I'll visit your blog.

2 Jan 2015

Popsugar 2015 Reading Challenge

This challenge is hosted by Popsugar. The idea is to tick off 50 books in different themes/categories on their list. The original challenge post is here

I don't think I'll manage all 50, so I'm aiming for 25 instead.

31 Dec 2014

2015 Reading List and Challenges

It's that time of year again! I love joining in with all the reading challenges. Even if I don't meet all my goals it's always fun to participate. I have plenty of books on my shelf and on my kindle, including some new ones that I received for Christmas, but I try to be realistic about how many books I can read as it's hard to fit reading in around work and my other commitments. I've narrowed my huge TBR pile down to books that have either been on my shelf for a while, that I need to review or that I'm really desperate to read.

30 Dec 2014

Gentle Spectrums 2015 Reading Challenge

Gentle Spectrums 2015 is a fun and creative reading challenge hosted by Riedel Fascination. The idea is to read books according to themes set by Riedel. You can choose either challenge A (words relating to colours in the titles) or challenge B (gentle subjects). There is a points system and bloggers are rewarded for reading and reviewing. There are also various prize activities from February. You can read the rules and sign up here.

I've decided to attempt challenge B, which involves reading one book in each of the ten sections, which are outlined below:

24 Dec 2014

Festive Quotes from Literature

It's Christmas Eve! Eek! I've enjoyed a lovely week of parties and meals with my friends and family and after spending today with my in-laws I'm now getting ready for Christmas Day at my mum's and Boxing Day at my Dad's. I love this time of year-the decorations, the pretty lights, the delicious food, the cheesy music-everything feels cozy and magical. I especially enjoy switching off from technology and spending time playing board games and watching films with my family. So for the next few days I'll be doing just that, but I'll be back soon to post about my New Year goals and sign up for all those reading challenges.

I'm leaving you with some of my favourite Christmas quotes from literature: 

18 Nov 2014

Krymzyn Blog Tour with Guest Post and Giveaways to win a Signed Copy & a $100 Amazon Gift Card!

Today I'm part of the tour for the New Adult Fantasy/Sci Fi novel Krymzyn by BC Powell, which was published on the 4th October.

Keep reading to discover the synopsis and a guest post by the author. You can also enter the giveaways to be in with a chance of winning a signed copy of Krymzyn and a $100 Amazon gift card!

8 Nov 2014

Stolen Moon Blog Tour with Review

Today I'm taking part in the blog tour for Stolen Moon, a YA Fantasy novel by Kimber Leigh Wheaton published on August 19th. Keep reading to discover the synopsis, learn about the author and read my review of Stolen Moon!

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.