Review on One of Us is Lying (SPOILERS)

It had been a while since I had adventured into another genre, and a long time since I tried reading a thriller. Since I was wanting to get into the genre more, I decided to have a look around the internet to see what would appeal to me. I found One of Us is Lying by KarenContinue reading “Review on One of Us is Lying (SPOILERS)”

How to draw a reader before they even read the first chapter

With my debut novel coming out soon, I have been doing a mini-series on this blog about the publishing process. I was about to do the next stage, which in my experience is to do with the cover, but first I thought I would write a quick post about how to draw a reader inContinue reading “How to draw a reader before they even read the first chapter”

Books to take and read on those summer holidays

Even though travel is hard these days, there’s nothing like lounging around the pool or on the beach. And what I love to do most is get engrossed in a good book. However, sometimes it is hard to know what books to bring. I often try not to bring a long series as it canContinue reading “Books to take and read on those summer holidays”

How to get out of a reading slump

It can be hard when you are an avid reader and suddenly you find yourself not wanting to pick up a book, or not finding the motivation to finish your currant to be read list.  Below, I have listed five possible ways to help you get out of that mood. But remember, everyone is different.Continue reading “How to get out of a reading slump”

8 Hyped books I want to read

The craze for hyped books can either have someone want to pick them up, or leave them alone. I’m someone where I go more based on the story itself. Time from time I like to look up what books people are raving about and recommend when I have read through my entire bookshelf. It’s neverContinue reading “8 Hyped books I want to read”

If you love this book… then you’ll love this book…

It’s easy to get hooked on a story — whether its fantasy, or sci-fi, or horror, thriller, romance, or even a good old self-help book. You can lose yourself in the pages and the words, and then when you’ve completed it… what then?             When you’ve spent days, if not weeks indulged in a story withContinue reading “If you love this book… then you’ll love this book…”

Books based on Classics that are surprisingly good…

Pride & Prejudice & Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith When it comes to Jane Austin’s Classic, adding zombies to it you would think ‘oh my, what have they done to it?’ But surprisingly, I couldn’t help but love this new spin. Seth Grahame-Smith doesn’t just take the idea of the character’s Austin created, but in factContinue reading “Books based on Classics that are surprisingly good…”

Different Points of View to tell a Story

One of the first most important things you need to decide when choosing to sit down and write your story is which point of view/perspective you want to write it in. This is going to determine how you are going to write the story, and also how much detail you are going to be allowedContinue reading “Different Points of View to tell a Story”

Top 10 Fantasy Books

Fantasy has the ability to have us escape from the real world. It allows us to dive into something original, something fresh that has similarities to our world but grasps onto new effects we do not have.   Fantasy is a broad genre. You have middle-grade, young adult, adult, epic, urban, dark tales, magical realism, fairyContinue reading “Top 10 Fantasy Books”