Category: Blog Tour

Blog Tour / Guest Post: Inspiration behind The Honey Farm on the Hill by Jo Thomas

Posted August 23, 2017 by Charlotte in Blog Tour, Guest Post / 0 Comments

Guys have any of you yet read The Honey Farm on the Hill? Or an book by Jo Thomas? If not I highly recommend that you getting cracking because Jo writes some divine books. And are perfect for a holiday read. Or if your not going away for a bit of sunshine. Below Jo shares some of her inspiration behind the book, particularly why she choose Crete and its famous Honey… The Inspiration: Writing a book for me is liking going into my kitchen pantry and seeing what ingredients I’ve got there and what I’m going to make for dinner. I’ll have a vague recipe in mind but no real idea of what to put in it. I start with the country I want to write about and the food of that country. I find that once you discover the food of a country, it takes you by the hand and introduces you to the history, the culture and the people of the place. In Ireland, it was oysters; Southern Italy it was olive oil and in South West France, wine. I knew I wanted to write about Greece and maybe one of the islands. I decided on Crete. I’d never been […]

Blog Tour: Q & A with Louise Welsh, author of No Dominion

Posted August 4, 2017 by Charlotte in Blog Tour / 0 Comments

On the blog today I have the brilliant Louise Welsh with a Q&A. I reviewed her book a couple of days ago,The fast paced adventure in the final book of The Plague Times Trilogy was so hard to put down and was written be a brilliant author. Don’t believe me? Check out the answers below! Can you in five words describe your book to those who haven’t read it? Fast, jeopardy, thrill-ride, violent, love Was there anything in this book that took you by surprise? I was surprised how long it took me to write! I was six months late in completing No Dominion. The world around me kept on changing. Like most dystopian fictions this is a book with a strong connection to the time in which it was written, so it had to change too.  Do you have a favourite moment in the book? I enjoyed writing it all, but perhaps the final chapter is my favourite. It was satisfying to tie the trilogy together in the final pages of the last book.  Name the best book you have read in the last year, your favourite book and the book that is currently at the top of your TBR. I […]

Review / Blog Tour: Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy

Posted July 8, 2017 by Charlotte in Blog Tour, Reviews / 0 Comments
Review / Blog Tour: Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy

This is a situation that I cannot possibly fathom. And a situation I definitely do not ever want to be in. What starts off as the perfect holiday ends up being a nightmare. One minor incident is the start of a terrifying few days as families become separated and it is a race to find one another. While the search is on, so is the blame game. Who is to blame for this horrific situation? Can you accept our part? And should you blame someone else? Each chapter is told from a different perspective. Child, parent, all having differing takes on the situation and each providing different solutions. I really like the children’s perspective because they did not sit around moaning and crying. They tried their best no matter what the situation. Rightly and wrongly. And did they all they could to get home. While the adults appear to argue. There were several moments that I think should have affected me more than the did. I think that the adrenaline from this book was so high that I ended up  with ‘shrugs shoulders’ attitude. The twists felt expected, a necessary thing to keep the plot going and there were a […]

Blog Tour: #SayYes Tips for aspiring authors by Hannah Doyle, author of The Year of Saying Yes

Posted July 7, 2017 by Charlotte in Blog Tour, Guest Post / 0 Comments

Hello there! I’m Hannah and my debut romantic comedy, The Year of Saying Yes, is out now. I can’t tell you what a dream come true it has been to see something I have written turn into a proper, bona fide ebook. I’ve been wanting to write a novel for absolute yonks and I feel very lucky to be in this position right now. So many people I meet say they’d like to write something too. Unless you’re one particular friend of mine who once told me that studying “books” (English Lit) at university was her idea of torture. “Who wants to read and then write about it?” She asked. I know, what a weirdo. Well, reading and writing are my two favourite things and for those of you who feel the same, I thought I’d note down my top tips to other aspiring authors. Though, be warned, I’m only such a newbie in the industry myself so please don’t just take my word for it. 1.Know your market I absolutely love a rom com. It’s my go-to genre for pretty much any occasion. Lying in the sun on holiday? Fetch me the Lindsey Kelk! End of a long and […]

Review / Blog Tour: Leopard at the Door by Jennifer McVeigh

Posted June 5, 2017 by Charlotte in Blog Tour, Reviews / 0 Comments
Review / Blog Tour: Leopard at the Door by Jennifer McVeigh

1950s colonial Kenya made for an atmospheric setting  for Leopard at the Door, as Rachel returns home to place that is not the same as she once remembered. Jennifer’s writing about Kenya is beautifully moving and wonderfully descriptive. I honestly felt like I was standing next to Rachel. At times Rachel is frustratingly and infuriatingly naive. It is obvious that she has lived a sheltered life and while it has protected her from some things it has left her exposed to others. She also has a huge secret from her childhood. One that could impact those around her. But she is afraid of revealing what she knows and worries about what will happen. One thing that I really didn’t like the idea of Rachel’s love interest, the fact that that person had played a significant role in her childhood did make me negative to the idea, rather than endear me. I liked the idea that he protected Rachel, especially from Steven. A man who was creepy and basically a disgusting human being. His moral compass just didn’t seem to exist. I wish that her father had done more to keep her in England and once she returned home to protect her. In m […]