What Is It Like to Try to Get a Novel Published? — BRANDILYN GILBERT

It’s been a bit quiet here on the blog. I was off finishing a big revision on my middle grade novel (that’s a book with an audience aged 9-12). This is my second novel I’m hustling to get published, but it’s the seventy-fifth I’ve written (just kidding, it’s the ninth, but with all the false […]

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#BlogTour #Guestpost Wide Awake Asleep by Louise Wise

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I am very pleased to have been asked to be involved with the blog tour for Louise Wise’s new book Wide Awake Asleep.

Thank you to Rachel (@rararesources) for asking to me to be involved in the tour and to Louise (@louise_wise) for supplying the guest post.

Blurb

Can you really be on the WRONG path in life?

No one knew she was driving on that stretch of road. No one saw her car leave the highway and crash into a watery ditch. No one heard the car’s windscreen smash or saw the tree branch come through to impale her to her seat. No one heard her screams.

Julie Compton’s life should have come to an end that day, but instead, that moment was the beginning of her new life as she wakes, unharmed, back in 1972 and primed to relive her traumatic childhood all over again…

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Book Review – The Art of Hiding by Amanda Prowse

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Title: The Art of Hiding

Author: Amanda Prowse

Release Date: July 2017

Rating: 5 stars

My Review:

Another fantastic read by the amazing Amanda Prowse. As always she takes us on a rollercoaster ride of emotions, with interesting but flawed characters you very quickly come to care about.

This is a story about family, and about being resilient in the face of adversity. Nina is left facing the unthinkable and is going to have to try to rebuild the lives of herself and her children in ways she could never have imagined.

A complex story of love, loss, grief and family, ‘The Art of Hiding’ is Amanda Prowse at her very best. A perfect 5 stars.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for giving me the opportunity to read an ARC of this book.

‘The Art of Hiding’ is available to buy on http//amazon.co.uk now.

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The Puppet Master by Abigail Osborne @Bloodhoundbook @Abigail_Author

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Today I am totally thrilled to be on the blog tour for The Puppet Master which is Abigail Osbornes debut novel for Bloodhound Books. Many thanks to Sarah Hardy for inviting me.

About this book…

Billie is hiding from the world in fear of a man who nearly destroyed her. But a chance meeting with budding journalist, Adam, sparks a relationship that could free her from her life of isolation and fear.

Unbeknown to Billie, Adam knows exactly who Billie is and is determined to expose her and get justice for the lives he believes she has ruined. But first, he needs to convince her to open up to him. As an unwanted attraction blossoms between them, Adam comes to realise that all is not as it seems.

Who is really pulling the strings? And are Adam and Billie both being played?

One thing is for sure, The Master wants…

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13 Reasons Why – Jay Asher ★★★★★

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Blurb;Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker—his classmate and crush—who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah’s voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out why.

Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah’s pain, and as he follows Hannah’s recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever.

My Review;I decided to read this story as I have heard a lot about it, both good and bad! Many mixed reviews, also because of the series on Netflix which I have not yet watched so cannot compare to the book.

13 Reasons Why is…

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Book Review : Clipped Wings by Jennifer Gilmour 

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This book had my heart beating wildly in my chest as I read each real life account from survivors of domestic abuse.

Synopsis:

The silent chorus. Just imagine you thought that you had met the man or woman of your dreams. This person was charming and you thought they were the one or perhaps that this was fate; it was just meant to be. But as the months go by things start to change. Their behaviour towards you isn’t the same, they are more critical, more particular about your appearance, what you do, how you do it, who you see. Time goes by and you feel isolated from your friends and family because that behaviour has now changed to threats, maybe violence and you feel that your identity is all but gone. But still you stay. Where would you go? Who would help you? You are not worthy. But you…

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Upcoming: All the Tomorrows by Nillu Nasser

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Dear friends and readers,

Drum rolls, please:

All the Tomorrows by Nillu Nasser will be published tomorrow!

I just finished the ARC and – loved it. My review will go live by the end of the week.

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

All the Tomorrows

Sometimes we can’t escape the webs we are born into. Sometimes we are the architects of our own fall.

Akash Choudry wants a love for all time, not an arranged marriage. Still, under the weight of parental hopes, he agrees to one. He and Jaya marry in a cloud of colour and spice in Bombay. Their marriage has barely begun when Akash embarks on an affair.

Jaya can’t contemplate sharing her husband with another woman, or looking past his indiscretions as her mother suggests. Cornered by sexual politics, she takes her fate into her own hands in the form of a lit match.

Nothing endures…

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