Month: March 2018

Review: The New World by Scott K. Andrews

Posted March 6, 2018 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: The New World by Scott K. Andrews

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The New World by Scott K. Andrews Series: Timebomb Trilogy #3 Published by Hodder & Stoughton on July 27th 2017 Genres: Dystopia, Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult Pages: 352 Format: Paperback Source: Publisher Buy on Amazon Goodreads Kaz, Dora and Jana – three people from three different time periods, brought together by forces they don’t understand, given powers they can barely comprehend. Their powers have brought them together. And nothing – not war, not betrayal, and not even death – has been able to tear them apart. And now, after everything they’ve been through, they’re about to find the bonds of their friendship tested in ways they could never have imagined. This is the stunning, epic conclusion to the incredible story begun in TimeBomb and continued in Second Lives a story of friendship, of love, and of learning what it means to be extraordinary. The New World was a such a […]

Blog Tour / Guest Post: ‘My Top Tips for Writing a Novel’ Phillipa Ashley, author of Spring on the Little Cornish Isles

Posted March 4, 2018 by Charlotte in Blog Tour, Guest Post / 2 Comments
Blog Tour / Guest Post: ‘My Top Tips for Writing a Novel’ Phillipa Ashley, author of Spring on the Little Cornish Isles

Today I have the lovely Phillipa Ashley giving her top tips for writing a novel. Now just to make you aware this is a two parter post – and you can find the first part over at Annie’s Book Corner, so go check it out!! My  Top Tips for Writing a Novel I can hardly believe that Spring on the Little Cornish Isles: the Flower Farm is my 16th published novel. I well remember the days when I was struggling to write my debut, Decent Exposure in 2005/6 and couldn’t imagine how authors wrote more than one book! Now I know. Eventually, experience and practice does pay off. You hone your skills, gain confidence in your writing voice and learn which techniques help you to complete a book and fix any issues. I was very lucky that my debut was eventually completed and published by Hachette. It went on to win the Romantic Novelists’ Association Joan Hessayon prize for Debut Authors and was made into a TV movie. I’ve now been an author for over 13 years and I’m still on […]

Blog Tour: Q&A with Kathryn Hughes, author of The Key

Posted March 2, 2018 by Charlotte in Blog Tour / 0 Comments
Blog Tour: Q&A with Kathryn Hughes, author of  The Key

Today, I am so excited to welcome onto the blog Kathryn Hughes , author of The Key as part of the blog tour. And most excitingly of all I have a very small Q&A with Kathryn Hughes today. Q&A with Kathryn Hughes: Briefly, can you tell us how you came up with the idea for THE KEY? The idea for The Key came from a true story I read about The Willard Asylum for the Chronic Insane in New York State.  In 1995, after the hospital had closed, a collection of over four hundred suitcases was discovered behind a locked attic door. The forgotten cases had been stored between 1910 and 1960 and belonged to former patients.  The average stay of a Willard patient was 30 years and most of them never left. I thought this would make an intriguing premise for a story, so I switched the narrative to the UK, did loads of research on the history of our mental institutions and THE KEY is the result. Do you always know the plot before writing a novel, or do you […]