It’s Divergent DVD day – enter to win

I’m sure you all remember earlier this year when I raved about the Divergent movie premiere? You’ll know that I thought that it was a pretty good interpretation of the book, and that basically I’m quite a big fan. Well, today the DVD came out, so if you missed it at the cinema, you can […]

River Singers blog tour


Buy at Hive Buy on kindle buy at Amazon To celebrate publication of The River Singers and to mark World Nature Conservation Day (Monday 28th July) author Tom Moorhouse has been visiting a number of blogs answering questions and suggesting ways to get children interested in nature. World Nature Conservation Day highlights the threats to […]

LITTLE BEAUTY by Alison Jameson – giveaway.

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‘A starkly beautiful and haunting work.’ Donal Ryan, author of The Spinning Heart A unforgettable story about one woman’s struggle to do the best for her child. Buy Little Beauty on Kindle at Amazon (affiliate) Laura Quinn has lived on the same remote yet beautiful island off the West Coast of Ireland since she was […]

Beyond the Door Blog Tour – guest post and giveaway


Beyond the Door Blog Tour What have I learned about the world from myth as a writer and a reader? Since writing Beyond the Door and The Peculiars I’ve been thinking about why myth matters. Over the next week I’ll be blogging in the U.S and U.K. about six things I’ve learned from mythic stories that have inspired me. […]

Tesco Loves Baby – Pampers nappy giveaway.

I was really in two minds over accepting this giveaway, given that I prefer cloth nappies. BUT right at the moment, we’re not using cloth. I struggled with Tigerboy’s bottom, and over the winter couldn’t keep up with washing and drying for six people with nappies as well. So I have fallen. He’s in disposables. […]

11 years old. Steel tankard to celebrate?


The blog that is. Apparently, if it were a wedding anniversary, the suitable gift is steel, so having an engraved steel tankard to give away, courtesy of is very fitting. You’ve a choice of two, either a Happy Father’s day (which can be personalised), or a choose your own message. Neat gift eh? 11 […]

Kim Curran: Dreams and regrets – a GLAZE blog tour guest post.

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Welcome Kim Curran: When I read Jax’s beautiful post on Dreams and Regrets I was nodding harder than a bobble head dog. Like many writers, I’ve had my share of rejections. Although, as I’m relatively new in the game, mine are all in digital form. But ever now and then I look back on those […]

#ReasonsToShop giveaway with Rakuten’s


I was recently approached by Rakuten’s to be involved with their #ReasonsToShop campaign. I was offered a gift from the baby section of their website, and 3000 superpoints to share with my readers. It took me a little while to search the somewhat massive baby section and find something, but in the end I […]

Above by Isla Morley review and giveaway.

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Affiliate links. Buy at Amazon NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS… Blythe, a sixteen-year-old Kansas schoolgirl is abducted and kept in an abandoned silo by a survivalist, who is convinced that the world is about to end. Struggling to survive, crushed by loneliness and the terrifying madness of her captor, Blythe resists the temptation to give […]

A quick question about giveaways, with a prize.

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So, I’ve been running a few giveaways recently, and I generally do it by asking for a comment as the one mandatory entry. I then offer a bunch of optional entries, asking for SEPARATE comments for each one. Invariably I get a bunch of comments saying “done everything”. The problem with this is that the […]

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