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    #bookclub Feature
    by SJV
    2018/07/10  |  Features  |  

    This week on #BookClub we have a fabulous early review from Simona for While I Was Sleeping by Dani Atkins - out in eBook and paperback on 23rd August. I don’t remember what happened or what has changed. I can still hear your voices but you can’t seem to hear me. I …

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    #DigitalOriginals #OneDay Top Tips from Emma Capron
    by SJV
    2018/07/09  |  Features  |  

    On Sunday 15th July, we are hosting the Books and the City #OneDay open submissions day. If you’ve ever written anything and haven’t had the chutzpah to share it; if you’ve been desperately submitting your work left, right and centre with no luck; if you’ve never even thought of writing …

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    Inspiration for The Temptation of Gracie
    by SJV
    2018/07/09  |  Features  |  

    It was February 2017. Everything was going swimmingly. I had written the first ten or so chapters of my novel and I was very pleased with what I had written. After the Deverill trilogy, which is set in Country Cork, it was refreshing to be writing about Italy, basking in …

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    New Beginnings….
    by SJV
    2018/07/05  |  Features  |  

    I could not be more thrilled to introduce you to a brand new series from Holly Hepburn. Now, some of you may recognise the setting and will be familiar with a character or two, because… we are returning to the Star and Sixpence for last orders!!! If you haven’t read …

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    Snowflakes and Cinnamon Swirls at the Winter Wonderland
    by SJV
    2018/07/04  |  Features  |  

    Today is a marvellous day, as I get to tell the world, yes all of you lot(!), that we have signed a new contract with the marvellous Heidi Swain. Our Sunday Times bestselling author (blows trumpet) has agreed to write us two fabulous new books, and you can get the first …

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    Notes From The Cotswolds – Everyday Heroes
    by Penny Parkes
    2018/07/03  |  Features  |  

    As an author, you become accustomed to looking deeper, to taking a peek behind the scenes, even reading the body language of the couple talking-but-not-talking at the next table in a restaurant. So, I think it’s fair to say that it takes quite a lot to surprise me. But the …

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    #bookclub Feature
    by SJV
    2018/07/02  |  Features  |  

    This week on #BookClub we have some fabulous early reviews for #TheBookNinja by Ali Berg and Michelle Kalus (AKA The Book Ninjas!) out now in eBook, 9th August in paperback. Could you find your perfect man by looking at his book shelf? ‘Frankie, think about it. Literature is your life. …

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    Notes From The Cotswolds – It’s all about teamwork…
    by Penny Parkes
    2018/06/21  |  Features  |  

    Hanging up the phone, I have to confess I pinched myself a little. This weird and wonderful job of mine has more layers than a mille feuille and I have to confess that it still, on occasion, takes me by surprise. That day’s unexpected request from my wonderful Editor? Did …

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    #bookclub Feature
    by SJV
    2018/06/19  |  Features  |  

    This week on #BookClub we have a ‘just in’ review from the lovely Catriona for #GraceTriumphs by Anstey Harris publishing in Spring 2019! For fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine and The Keeper of Lost Things, The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton is the story of a woman who has her heart broken, but then …

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    A Sense of Place
    by Rachel Hore
    2018/06/18  |  Features  |  

    Have you, like me, ever started reading a novel and felt immediately that you are right there, in the place and period of the story? Part of a writer’s skill is to create great characters who pull you into the story, but a strong setting is also vital, to make …