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Creating Characters with Terry Lynn Thomas

Continuing with our NaNoWriMo series, we thought it was important to look at creating characters. After all, what is a book without a protagonist? Terry Lynn Thomas is here to talk about creating the characters for her new series. In book one, The Betrayal, she introduces her… Read More
Switching Genres

Switching Genres with Karen Clarke

With NaNoWriMo fast approaching, now is the perfect time to try writing a different genre. But have no fear, Karen Clarke is here! Mostly known for writing rom-coms, Karen Clarke has recently switched to psychological suspense with her gripping new novel Your Life For… Read More
Precious You Book Club

Precious You: Inspiration and Generation Gaps

In preparation for our book club meeting this week, Helen Monks Takhar discusses the inspiration of the two central figures of her book Precious You and the divide between Gen X-ers and Millennials.   In my twenties, going for a jog demanded I prepare myself for… Read More
Lisa Hall HQ Book Club

HQ Book Club: Lisa Hall’s top 5 psychological thrillers!

What is it that makes a psychological thriller a book to remember? For me, it’s not just about the twist (although, of course, the twist is very important); it’s also about the build-up and the tension, and very often I guess the twist ahead of its reveal but I read… Read More
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Read an exclusive extract of The Wives!

The Wives by Tarryn Fisher is out now! If you’re into psychological thrillers, fast-paced plots and twists you don’t see coming, then this is the book for you! Keep scrolling to read an intriguing extract…   When I wake up, some time has gone by, the light has changed. I… Read More

20 books. 20 years. 20 questions.

Join us on our Facebook page Thursday May 21st at 3pm as Adele Parks goes LIVE for the HQ Book Club!   On May 14th, we published Just My Luck, the 20th book in 20 years from the No.1 Sunday Times bestseller Adele Parks! To countdown… Read More

Two authors writing Together – The Secret Sister

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to write a book with someone else? Karen Clarke and Amanda Brittany tell their story below, sharing with us how The Secret Sister came to life!   Writing a book together turned out to be even more enjoyable than we imagined when… Read More