Like every writer I know I have an addiction to stationery and I cannot - simply cannot - resist the lure of a pretty notebook. It's more than their aesthetic loveliness, of course; it's the promise that they hold. 'Take me home,' they whisper, 'fill my pages with thoughts and dreams and I will fulfill them all'. Or is that just me? Ah-hem. 1.This … [Read more...] about Five Pretty Notebooks
Archives for March 2013
By a strange coincidence, the book deal that really started everything was the one Piatkus gave me for Good Husband Material, which will be reprinted and ebooked on May 28th by my present publisher, Avon HarperCollins. It wasn’t the first book I’d had published, but it marked my move into romantic comedy. How it came about went like this, serendipity in action: I’d … [Read more...] about My Book Deal Moment by Trisha Ashley
This week we've a copy a brand new copy of Fiona O'Brien's new novel, The Love Book. To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment telling us why you want to win. This is for entrants in the UK and Ireland only and will be open until midnight next Friday. Best of luck, y'all! Don't forget that you still have time to enter last week's … [Read more...] about Win! A copy of The Love Book by Fiona O’Brien to give away!
Reviewed by Kirsty Nicole Pole For fans of ‘The Bad Mother’s Handbook’ I’m sure the arrival of Charlotte, Karen and Nan back into their lives will be much anticipated. However for me, a Kate Long novice, this was the first time I got to know both them and their hilarious parenting adventures. This time, there are a few changes. The book jumps forward 3 years, Charlotte is at … [Read more...] about Review – Bad Mothers United by Kate Long
Reviewed by Jennifer Joyce Despite being a princess, the daughter of French king Charles VI, Katherine de Valois grew up impoverished, squabbling with older sister Michelle over stale loaves of bread. At the age of five, Katherine is sent to live in a convent where is fed and clothed, but starved of love and affection. When the English king Henry V agrees to marry Katherine, … [Read more...] about Review – The Forbidden Queen by Anne O’Brien