Cover reveal: Domina from L S Hilton

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Everything you thought you knew about Maestra… You don’t. Publishing with Bonnier Zaffre, March 23rd 2017. I admit I’m intrigued. If you are too, you can pre-order at amazon here (affiliate) If, like me, you’re behind the loop on this one, you might want to look up Maestra: WHERE DO YOU GO WHEN YOU’VE GONE […]

Gravity by Andy Briggs

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Buy from Amazon here We very much enjoyed being part of the blog tour for Inventory: Iron Fist last spring, and I leapt at the chance for Small to read the sequel, not least because I love his reviews. I think you’ll agree with me that he has not disappointed 😉 I tried to go […]

Finding Black Beauty (and 10 other horse stories you might enjoy)

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Post contains affiliate links. Find it at Amazon. Finding Black Beauty by Lou Kuenzler. An enchanting retelling of Anna Sewell’s classic horse story, a moving and uplifting tale of friendship. A horse needs the help of a young girl… Aspiring groom Josie comes to love her spirited charge, a black colt called Beauty. When he […]

Martyn Ford: Dreams and regrets – UKYACX blog tour.

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As part of the UKYACX blog tour (MG variety), I’m very pleased to welcome author Martyn Ford to the blog today, continuing on the occasional series of Dreams and Regrets guest posts. Over to Martyn Tasked with writing a blog post on “dreams and regrets”, we first have to define the words. I’m going to […]

A boy made of blocks by Keith Stuart

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I kind of wanted to hate this book. Yet another story of an autistic boy, rescued from his lonely locked in state by some external power, this time in the form of a computer game. But I didn’t. I don’t entirely love it either. Repeated references to the autism scale, what is that? Spectrum, not […]

Walker stories in the Book People flash sale.

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It is no secret to anyone that I am a massive bookworm, and I am doing my very best to bring my children up the same way. We love picture books, sharing books, learning to read. And we do tend to feed our habit at The Book People. A while back we bought a bundle […]

Wildflower Bay by Rachael Lucas – review and giveaway

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It is no secret to any of my readers here or on social media that I am a huge fan of Rachael’s work. I’ve known her for years – we first ‘met’ online on email lists back when we were very new mothers, and have been bumping into each on and offline ever since. I’ve […]

10 ways to celebrate 10 years of Augustus and his smile.

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Augustus and his smile by Catherine Rayner is a very lovely book. It’s about being sad, and finding ways of not being sad. Including dancing in the rain, and going on a very long walk through nature. It *always* makes me smile, and quite often inspires me to go out for one of those walks […]

The Inventory: Iron Fist by Andy Briggs (review with giveaway)

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When Big was around 12 or 13 she read pretty much constantly, often books I was interested in – we’d rush to be first at a new YA, and wait impatiently for the other to finish so that we could discuss it. Small is a different kettle of fish. Although he is an extremely competent […]

On the edge of gone by Corinne Duyvis

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January 29, 2035. That’s the day the comet is scheduled to hit—the big one. Denise and her mother and sister, Iris, have been assigned to a temporary shelter outside their hometown of Amsterdam to wait out the blast, but Iris is nowhere to be found, and at the rate Denise’s drug-addicted mother is going, they’ll […]

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