Janet Quin-Harkin on Creating Characters

I’m thrilled to host today’s stop on the blog tour to celebrate Janet Quin-Harkin’s Heart Break Café series! Janet shares with us her inspiration for creating characters, something I’ve always been fascinated by. Are there any other authors who have the same experience as Janet when it comes to creating their characters?! I don’t know…

Of Magpies and Men – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “How does the saying go again? One’s for sorrow. Two’s for joy…” I would say I’m a little speechless, but I have just written a pretty lengthy review for Ode Ray’s debut! This book is packed with just about everything I love in a book, both in genre and overall plot, and…

Danger Close – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Anyone who spends most of his career getting in the way of bombs and bullets learns. It’s better to be lucky than good. Best to be both, but no one survives without luck.“ If you’re looking for a fully action-packed book with such a brilliant mystery to uncover, this book is exactly…

Two Wrongs – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “How far would you go to correct your worst mistake?” Where the hell has this author been all my life?! I think I could go on all day about how utterly brilliant this book is and it really does give an exceptional reading experience. The plot explores everything from guilt, obsessiveness and…

Nicky & Vera – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I did not face any danger, as real heroes do. I only saw what needed to be done.” In 1938, twenty-nine-year-old Nicholas Winton saved the lives of almost 700 children trapped in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia – a story he never told and that remained unknown until an unforgettable TV appearance in the 1980s…

Subterfuge – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ “He felt like a coward, but no longer. Now the murderers would pay with their lives.” I’d been looking for something a bit more complex to get my teeth into lately, and this book came along at just the right time. An engaging mix of themes such as drug smuggling, human trafficking…

The Text – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “You wanted him dead. Your wish is my command. The words blow around in my head like dandelion seeds in the wind.” A single text changed her life. Did it end his? Emily Latimer is furious. Her boss Andrew is being so unreasonable, as always. She fires off a text to her boyfriend, only…

The Curious Dispatch of Daniel Costello – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Before this morning, I didn’t think any of our friends could be capable of murder. But a dead body says otherwise.” I was definitely due to read another mystery and I wasn’t disappointed with this gem of a book! Chris McDonald has created the ultimate modern-day Sherlock Holmes murder mystery that you…

Morgana Mage in the Robotic Age Inspiration – Amy Bond

Morgana loves robots and longs to attend robotics school in the city. But she’s a witch, living in a magical woodland community: the closest she comes to technology is petting her ancient mechanical familiar, Kitty. She simply doesn’t belong. But when she finally finds a way to the City, she learns of a troubling secret…

First Day Of My Life – Book Review

Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “That’s what they keep telling me. Over and over and over again. It’s for the best. We’re only thinking of you. Time heals everything.“ I’m not crying, you’re crying! Wow, I think I just found another favourite author! This book captured my attention from the very first moment I heard about it,…