REVIEWED BY JULES ABSALOM Ever wished you could make-over your life? Make-up artist Stella is an expert at helping other people change their images, but when it comes to transforming herself, she doesn't even know where to start. So when her new friend, glamorous Hollywood actress Marina Ray, summons her a movie set in California, Stella can't resist the … [Read more...] about Review – California Dreamers by Belinda Jones
Archives for July 2011
Here are Lisa's top tips for the writers among you. Keep an eye out for our interview with Lisa coming very soon too. Lisa's latest book is the marvellous THE MAKING OF US. 1) Carve out some time, at least an hour a day, preferably more. 2) Start. Keep going. Finish 3) Have some … [Read more...] about Lisa Jewell’s Top 5 Writing Tips
You can listen to Anna’s podcasted novel over on her website www.annabellwrites.com and follow her on twitter @annabell_writes There seems to a be a fine line for me when reading novels between getting to know the quirks of a character and repetition of an author. Have you ever read a book where one little buzz word of the main character or an action they do drive you potty as … [Read more...] about The Secret Dreamworld of an Aspiring Author by Anna Bell – Repetition, Repetition, Repetition.
Following last year's fantastically successful From Notting Hill with Love...Actually, Sphere will be releasing Ali McNamara's second novel, Breakfast at Darcy's on 24th November this year. I love the sound of this... When Darcy McCall loses her beloved Aunt Molly, she doesn't expect any sort of inheritance - let alone a small island. Located off the west … [Read more...] about Novel News – Breakfast At Darcy’s by Ali McNamara
Have any of you read this? It's flippin' great. Published back in 1999 by Headline, Misbehaving is one of those novels I re-read when I want a good dose of classic, old school chick lit to curl up with. When Alex Gray finds her boyfriend in bed with her gym instructor, she turns to her best friends, Emma and Serena, for advice. They challenge her to a competition … [Read more...] about Hidden Gems #8 Misbehaving by Sarah Harvey