Ever dreamed of winning the lottery…?

Just My Luck is the story about a group of friends who have been extremely close since they met fifteen years ago, around the time they all had their first babies. The families have grown up together and their lives have become intrinsically linked: the kids go to the… Read More
insomnia

How insomnia brought me to the brink… and changed my life

To celebrate the release of Sleepless, the gripping new dystopian thriller, author Louise Mumford is here to talk about insomnia. How insomnia brought me to the brink… and changed my life People often laugh about the stupidest thing they’ve done when tired. “Oh, I put my keys in… Read More
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Parting Shot – Short Story by Simon Berthon

Grab a few biscuits and a beverage of choice. Settle down and read Parting Shot, the gripping short story by Simon Berthon – author of A Time to Lie. If you’re into your mysteries or spy thrillers, then read on to find out about a retired man named Gwilym.   Parting… Read More
Thea

Meet Thea from Sleepless

Meet Thea… Meet twenty-seven-year-old Thea Mackenzie. She would smile but that would take up too much of her energy – and energy is precious. You see, Thea is exhausted. A lifetime of insomnia has brought her to her knees. An hour of sleep each night is starting to take its… Read More
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Christmas Comforts: Helen Monks Takhar

Continuing in our Christmas Comforts series, we have an absolute classic for today’s post. Helen Monks Takhar, author of Precious You, explains why A Christmas Carol brings her comfort at Christmas.   Helen Monks Takhar’s Christmas Comfort Read: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens There’s something of the Victorian about my… Read More
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The Depiction Of Christmas by Caroline Flynn

To get you in the Christmas spirit, we have a lovely treat! Caroline Flynn, author of The Winter Berry House, has written a short story. Set in Port Landon, read on to feel of warm and festive… The Depiction of Christmas: A Port Landon Short Story… Read More
NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo is Over…Now What? With Karin Nordin

November has ended, and with it so has NaNoWriMo. If you’re trying to work out what to do next, don’t worry. Karin Nordin, author of Where Ravens Roost, is here to help. Read on to hear her reflections on November, NaNoWriMo, and advice on what to do… Read More
Jessica Ryn Christmas Comforts

Christmas Comforts: Mick Finlay + M.J. Hollows

Today’s Christmas Comforts blog post brings together two cosy crime recommendations from two of our authors! This week features Mick Finlay, author of the Arrowood series, and M.J. Hollows, author of The German Nurse. Scroll down to get some CRACKING crime recommendations, perfect for these dark winter nights…   Mick Finlay… Read More

Christmas Comforts: Jessica Ryn

Welcome to our Christmas Comforts blog series! In the run up to the festive season, we asked our authors to share with us what they love to read at this time of year. So over the next few weeks, we will be sharing their best wintry recommendations. Do keep checking… Read More
Historical

Tessa Harris on Writing Historical Fiction

As we come to the end of NaNoWriMo, you may be thinking of a new project or tips to help with the one you’re currently writing. Tessa Harris, author of Beneath a Starless Sky, is here to help! Here is her masterclass in writing historical fiction.   Writing… Read More
bad night's sleep

Bad night’s sleep? 10 tips to help you through the day

Had a bad night’s sleep? Can’t seem to break that insomnia pattern? Don’t worry! Louise Mumford, author of the gripping dystopian thriller Sleepless, is here with some top tips to help you through the next day…   1. Think like a Boy Scout and be prepared… …for… Read More
GIRL extract

Read an extract from Kenya Hunt’s Girl

In the vein of Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist, but wholly its own, Kenya Hunt’s Girl is a provocative, heartbreaking and frequently hilarious collection of original essays on what it means to be black, a woman, a mother and a global citizen in today’s ever-changing world. Scroll down to read an… Read More