Book review – Queen of Someday

This is a review for Queen of Someday (Stolen Empire Series book 1) by Sherry Ficklin. It’s the first of a trilogy and is free to download (although it’s also available as a box set). It’s historical fiction about the rise to power of Catherine The Great of Russia. I was slightly disappointed by this…

Book review – Breathless (Blue Fire Saga)

This is a review for Breathless, book one of the Blue Fire Saga by Scott Prussing. It’s a YA/New Adult Paranormal romance. This book was something of a mixed bag. There were elements of it that I really enjoyed and other elements that were somewhat frustrating. The opening scene is great – a woman stumbles…

Author Feature – Fallen Blood, Broken Love

Today I’m delighted to be doing a feature on author Markus Dune, whose debut novel Fallen Blood, Broken Love was released last month! I met Markus on Twitter @markusdune when he was offering copies of his novel for review and it sounded right up our street here at the blog, so I said we would…

Book review – The Magnificent Devices Series

This is a book review for books one to four (available as a box set here) of The Magnificent Devices Series by Shelly Adina. It seems to be the season for discovering great steampunk novels and these impressed me almost as much as the A. W. Exley ones, despite having an entirely different style. The…

Book review – The Unearthly

This is a book review for The Unearthly by Laura Thalassa, available here. I downloaded this after seeing it on a friend’s Facebook page. It sounded right up my street and I think at the time it was on a free promotion. I’m not sure that the blurb matches the actual content of the story…

Book Review – The Maze Runner

This is a book review for The Maze Runner by James Dashner. I’m not entirely sure how I missed the whole Maze Runner phenomenon. I read a fair amount of YA but somehow this never crossed my desk, despite having heard all the hype about it, until I saw the trailer for The Scorch Trials…

Feature post – Imran Siddiq

Today on the blog for Diverse Books Month I’d like to welcome Imran Siddiq. After surviving a brain tumour, Leicestershire-based Imran Siddiq made writing a novel a challenge to conquer. On top of a full-time career, he sacrifices time to write Young Adult Science Fiction. To date he has published four novels, with others waiting…

Inverness Book Festival

It’s been a brilliant week at the book festival at Eden Court here in Inverness, sponsored by Sandstone Press. The fact that it clashed with the Edinburgh book festival was perhaps unfortunate for the authors, but great for us people going along because the audiences were small, meaning that we got to ask questions and…