Bringing Your Novel to Life #guestpost by Jenny Harper #giveaway @harper_jenny @accentpress

Check out this guest post from Jenny Harper on bringing your novel to life from the Portobello Book Blog.

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All of Jenny Harper’s novels have recently been given lovely new covers by her publisher Accent Press. I read Mistakes We Make by this author last year and really enjoyed it – you can read my review here. I have another to read – Face the Wind and Fly – but I think it may be a few weeks before I get to it. In the meantime, Jenny has written a guest post about bringing her novel to life. You can also read an extract from the beginning of the book and there is the chance for you to win one of two copies courtesy of the publisher.

Bringing your novel to life

It sounds obvious that if you’re writing a novel you need to know as much as you can about your characters and the situation you set up, but it’s surprising how many books I read where…

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Pigeon by Alys Conran

Check out the book, Pigeon, by Alys Conran, as featured on the Booker Talk blog


E28AFC27-B0FC-48C6-AB12-195A55AD1DFDMany authors can go through their entire career without a single award or literary prize to their name which makes the recent success of Welsh author Alys Conran even more extraordinary. At the 2017 Literature Wales Book of the Year Awards earlier this month she swept the board with three prizes for her debut novel Pigeon. It’s a remarkable achievement considering she was in competition with Cynan Jones, an author of international standing, whose critically acclaimed fifth novel Cove was also shortlisted.

Pigeon was selected unanimously for the overall Book of the Year title because it lingered in their minds long after the judges had finished reading it said judging panel chairman Tyler Keevil. As a coming of age story littered with domestic violence, broken homes and mental illness it certainly has an emotional pull. Conran takes us on a journey through the memories of two children, Iola Williams…

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Murder In The Village by Faith Martin #BlogTour @JoffeBooks

Check out the book, Murder in the Village, by Faith martin, as featured on the By the Letter Book Reviews blog.

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I am delighted today to be the next stop on the Murder In The Village by Faith Martin blog tour. Murder In The Village is out now and available to purchase from Amazon. 

For my stop I have a guest post by the author introducing the main character in the series. Enjoy!

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000446_00066]Book Description:MURDER IN THE VILLAGE is the fourth in a series of page-turning crime thrillers set in Oxfordshire.

The picturesque village of Lower Heyford, set in North Oxfordshire’s Cherwell Valley, nestles close to the Cotswolds, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Farming country, the village has been in existence in one form or another for over a thousand years, providing a natural ‘ford’ for oxen over the river since medieval times. A mix of thatched and old stone and slate cottages, it is home to local families and rich ‘incomers’ alike. It’s proximity by train…

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#AllanHudson Releases His New Book: Wall of War

Check out the book, Wall of War, by Allan Hudson, as featured on Tina Frisco’s blog.


Congratulations to Allan Hudson on the release of his new book, Wall of War (Drake Alexander Adventures Book 2). To celebrate and help promote his work, I invited Allan to share an excerpt from his thrilling new mystery. You can learn how to connect with him at the end of this post.

Wall of War by Allan Hudson

Buy the book HERE


Deep in the wilderness of the Peruvian Andes lies a monument hidden for centuries. Who were the builders? Why was it abandoned? What secrets does it reveal?

In 1953, an amateur rock climber makes a startling discovery. Overwhelmed by the choices he must make, the mountaineer completes his ascent deciding he will document his findings and present them to his superiors as soon as possible. It will take another fifty years before anyone reads what he wrote.

In 2004 news of the strange revelation reaches Drake Alexander. He will become involved whether he…

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The End of the Web by George Sims

Check out the book, The End of the Web, by George Sims, as featured on the Fiction Fan Blog

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Beware the spider!

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Leo Selver’s marriage has never been the same since his young son died, and he has taken to having a string of short affairs. When we meet him he is just about to embark on a new one, with a beautiful young woman called Judy Latimer. But Leo is worried about some business deal he seems to be involved in with a man he doesn’t really trust. Soon things are going to turn nasty – very nasty – for Leo and his business partner. And it will be up to Ed Buchanan, former policeman and old family friend, to try to work out what’s going on before things get even nastier…

This may be one of the vaguest little intros I’ve ever written and that’s quite intentional. One of the things I’ve noticed most since I’ve being reading some of these older…

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Rosie’s Review Team #RBRT Ryan Kaine: On The Rocks by @KerryJDonovan #TuesdayBookBlog

Check out the book, On The Rocks: Book Two in the Ryan Kaine Series, by Kerry J. Donovan, as featured on the Rosie Amber blog.

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Today’s team review is from E.L. Lindley, she blogs here

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E.L. has been reading Ryan Kaine: On The Rocks by Kerry J Donovan

Ryan Kaine: On the Rocks: Book Two in the Ryan Kaine action thriller series by [Donovan, Kerry J]

Ryan Kaine: On the Rocks by Kerry J Donovan is the second book in the Ryan Kaine series and picks up where On the Run finished. Ideally it’s probably best to read the series in order but there are enough hints at the back story to make this novel work as a standalone. This is also helped by the fact that Kaine is on new territory with a new cast of characters.

Donovan builds the tension from the onset with the use of times and dates as chapter headings which emphasises the fast pace of the novel as the action takes place over a 48 hour period. What’s more the clock is ticking because a teenage boy is in peril and needs to be rescued…

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The Death File by J. A. Kerley

Check out the book, The Death File, by Jack Kerley, as featured on the Bibliophile Book Club blog.

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JAK.jpgAbout the author:

John Albert Kerley is an American author. He spent 20 years in a successful advertising career before writing his first book, The Hundredth Man.

He currently lives in Newport, Kentucky, and is married with two children. He enjoys the outdoors, particularly fishing.

He is the author of the acclaimed Alabama-set series of Carson Ryder novels

About the book:

Detective Carson Ryder returns, on the trail of a brutal killer with mysterious motives.

Detective Carson Ryder returns with his most mind-bending case yet…

Two psychologists are murdered 2000 miles apart – one in Phoenix, Arizona, one in Miami, Florida.

Amazingly, both have noted down the name of Carson Ryder – a detective with the Florida Center for Law Enforcement who specializes in catching psychopathic killers.

Carson joins forces with troubled Phoenix Detective Tasha Novarro to trace a ruthless killer whose advantages include an uncanny talent for persuasion…

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