The Post Box at the North Pole

Extract: The Post Box at the North Pole

Escape into Christmas a little early with this festive extract from Jaimie Adman’s new heartwarming romance The Post Box at the North Pole. * My eyes fall on yet another shiny red post box further along the road, in the direction Taavi took the dogs. Read More
Imperfect Art of Caring

The Imperfect Art of Baking by Jessica Ryn

This week is National Baking Week, and to mark the occasion Jessica Ryn has joined us on the blog to share a delicious gingerbread recipe like the one Violet Strong – the protagonist in her uplifting new novel The Imperfect Art of Caring – bakes with her mum. Happy… Read More
Never Give Up The Simplest Gift

NEVER GIVE UP: The Simplest Gift

YOU HAVE YOUR ISSUES. We all do. They’re part of living. And you’ll have them for as long as you live. What matters is what you do with them. That’s what life is all about. Some people just sit and look at their problems, in a positive way, admittedly. At… Read More
Birthdays Simplest Gift

BIRTHDAYS: The Simplest Gift

IT’S LIKE LIVING IN A TRANCE. Like robots, we wake up, commute, work; we don’t think, we don’t feel. We exchange a few words, watch TV, and maybe a little social media to relax, and then off to bed. And there’s the alarm clock again and it’s back to the… Read More

Extract: The Twelve Wishes of Christmas

Start getting into the Christmas spirit now with this brilliant extract from Ruby Basu’s heartwarming and feel-good romcom The Twelve Wishes of Christmas. * Mr Bell cleared his throat, bringing her attention back to him. As he went through the bequest, Sharmila leaned forward. Read More
We Are Not Like Them

We Are Not Like Them

Read an extract from the powerful and timely debut We Are Not Like Them and watch a video from authors Christine Pride & Jo Piazza talking about the novel below! Prologue When the bullets hit him, first his arm, then his stomach, it doesn’t feel like he’d always imagined it would. Read More
Dating Last Girl Ghosted Lisa Unger

Don’t be a kittenfish: 6 dating terms you need to know!

Last Girl Ghosted, the latest gripping psychological thriller from Lisa Unger, is out now! To celebrate, Lisa joins us to teach us the language of (modern!) love… Do you know what breadcrumbing is?! You meet someone through a dating app. And it seems to be going well. You… Read More
The Woman in the Woods

Lisa Hall’s inspiration for The Woman in the Woods

Creepy, atmospheric and unnerving, Lisa Hall’s latest book, The Woman in the Woods, will have you hooked and terrified in equal measure this Halloween. Set in a small, sleepy village in Kent, Lisa tells us more about what inspired her to set this supernatural story there…… Read More
Black History Month Proud To Be

Proud To Be: Black History Month 2021

At HQ we are proud to be celebrating and amplifying the voices of our Black and Brown authors all year round, so we are thrilled to see that the official theme of Black History Month 2021 is ‘Proud To Be’, a festival of celebration! This year’s campaign aims to… Read More
RP Bolton The Perfect House

R.P. Bolton on ‘not freaking out the neighbours’!

Today we publish the tense and chilling debut thriller The Perfect House by R.P. Bolton! To celebrate, the author shares the real-life inspiration behind this gripping tale… Lovely. There was no other word to describe the couple who had just moved in. And with  two gorgeous boys – one… Read More
Midnight in everwood

Win a luxury festive gift box with Midnight in Everwood!

Pre-order your copy (any edition!) of M.A. Kuzniar’s breathtaking, gothic twist on the story of The Nutcracker and enter our competition to be in with a chance of winning a special M&S Spiced Sugar Plum Light Up Snow Globe Gin Liqueur gift set. Win a luxury festive gift box… Read More