Thoughts On Diversity In Publishing

Be the change you want to see.

When I start reading from an author new-to-me I don’t take their demographics into account, I usually don’t even look. I mostly read author bios after I’ve finished their book.
I have two stances on this attitude of mine.
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Mini Review: The Hollow Tree- James Brogden

“WHO DANCED WITH MARY BEFORE SHE DIED?

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Page Count 400/ POV Multiple 3rd

Publication date March 2018/ Publisher Titan Books

Price £3.79 Purchased From: Amazon Kindle (23/03/18)

“WHO DANCED WITH MARY BEFORE SHE DIED?
After her hand is amputated following a tragic accident, Rachel Cooper suffers vivid nightmares of a woman imprisoned in the trunk of a hollow tree, screaming for help. When she begins to experience phantom sensations of leaves and earth with her lost hand, Rachel is terrified she is going mad… but then another hand takes hers, and the trapped woman is pulled into our world. She has no idea who she is, but Rachel can’t help but think of the mystery of Oak Mary, a female corpse found in a hollow tree, and who was never identified. Three urban legends have grown up around the case; was Mary a Nazi spy, a prostitute or a gypsy witch? Rachel is desperate to learn the truth, but darker forces are at work. For a rule has been broken, and Mary is in a world where she doesn’t belong…”
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Book Review- The Passage/ The Twelve- Justin Cronin

Is this even a review though? Maybe not..

I never intended to review The Passage, in fact I purposely refused to as I truly don’t think I’m capable of explaining my overwhelming response to this trilogy so far. Actually, I’m not sure this will even be a review, we should probably just call it praise. Continue reading “Book Review- The Passage/ The Twelve- Justin Cronin”

10 Must-See Horror Movies

It’s October, what could we possibly do aside from reading, playing or watching horror? Probably plenty of things. But I LOVE all things horror so expect nothing less from me this month.

I’m not huge on Halloween as a holiday, not here in the UK at least. I have had the fortune to twice spend Halloween in the US, after that the UK efforts will just never compare.
I’ve donned costumes for house parties, clubs, trick or treating and family events in the past but these days I much prefer the stay at home and scare yourself scenario.

He is a hard-core fan of horror video games but I draw the line under reading and watching them. I can’t take the suspense of playing as the character, I dropped my controller in fear whilst playing Alan Wake years ago and knew then, single player horror games are not for me.

So, whilst we’re not side by side engrossed in our own hobbies, him playing horror games and me reading horror novels, we watch horror films together. Here are a few suggestions to fill your October evenings…

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ARC Review: In Her Shadow- Mark Edwards

Hooray for my very first ARC review!

Page Count 366

 Publication date Oct 4th 2018/ Publisher Amazon Publishing UK

*I was provided an eARC via Netgalley for my review of this title.

SYNOPSIS

Isabel’s life seemed perfect. Successful business, beautiful house, adoring husband. And then she was dead.

For four years Jessica has never doubted that her sister Isabel’s death was an accident. But when Jessica’s young daughter seems to know long-forgotten details about her aunt’s past, Jessica can’t shake the feeling that there’s a more sinister truth behind the tragedy.

As Jessica unearths disturbing revelations about her sister, and about the people she loved and trusted most, it becomes clear Isabel’s life was less than perfect and that Jessica’s might also be at risk.

Did someone murder Isabel? Are they now after Jessica and her family? The key seems to lie in the hands of a child. Can Isabel reveal the truth from beyond the grave, or is the answer closer to home? Continue reading “ARC Review: In Her Shadow- Mark Edwards”