Guest Post: It Takes a Village to Write a Story by S.P. Sipal

Today I have a guest post from the wonderful S.P. Sipal all about the writing process of her new book, Southern Fried Wiccan. I hope you enjoy it, and keep on reading to find out all about Southern Fried Wiccan and where you can buy it! It Takes a Village to Write a Story By S.P. Sipal Authors get asked all the time where they get their ideas and how they transform these wisps of thought into a written book. For me, each idea, each story is unique, and I receive and process each one differently. But one of the…

Talking to Treasured Treats

Everyone knows us girls like a little sparkle in our lives. And some of you will know that I can never resist a good ol’ Twitter giveaway. So, naturally, when Treasured Treats ran a giveaway to win a gorgeous statement necklace, my finger was straight on to the RT button! I was the lucky winner of this particular giveaway, and I got sent a gorgeous pink diamanté necklace* (which, by the way, was packaged absolutely beautifully!). The colour is lovely, and I’ve been wearing it for an extra pop of colour, especially on nights out. My favourite combination was with…

Book Review: The Love of My Life by Louise Douglas

 ★★★★✩ I would like start by saying thank you to Bookouture for sending me a copy of this via NetGalley. It’s a wonderful story and I gave it 4 heartstring-tugging stars. “He should have been my happy ending. Instead, he is the sad beginning to my story.“ When Liv was a teenager, she never fit in with her family, nor did she fit in with the Felicone family. After falling in love with Luca Felicone, Liv took the giant step of eloping to London with him, and in turn inadvertently burned any remaining bridges she might have had with her…

Easter Time with Lush: Blogger Event

Keep reading to find out how you can bag yourself a Lush freebie!! Ahead of the release of their new Easter products,  Hull’s branch of Lush invited down some lucky bloggers (yes, myself included – eek!) for a night of vibrant demonstrations, friendly consultations and a sneak peak at the upcoming products in use. It was also a night for me to be brave. For those of you that know me, you’ll know I’m not the best confidence-wise and hate to go anywhere where I don’t know someone. Having never been to a blogger event before, I was ready to…

Book Review + Blog Tour: When Shadows Fall by Bruce Blake

★★★✩✩+ I was kindly provided with a copy of the book as part of the Neverland Blog Tour for When Shadows Fall by Bruce Blake. I gave this book 3.5 stars! Today I will be posting my review for the first book followed by the synopsis of the next book in this fantasy series. When Shadows Fall is the first installment in Bruce Blake’s The Small Gods series. The story follows Prince Teryk, who finds life behind the castle walls boring and uneventful. Whilst he and his sister amuse themselves by breaking the rules, they find themselves stumbling across a…

Book Review + Giveaway: Holy Cow by David Duchovny

★★★★✩ I would like to start with a massive thank you to Headline Publishing who sent me this book via Bookbridgr in exchange for an honest review. I gave this book a nice, meaty 4 stars! Holy Cow follows the story of Elsie Bovary, who starts the tale as an ordinary, happy cow who spends her days being milked, eating grass, and chatting with her BFF. However, everything changes for Elsie one night when she sneaks from her pasture and finds herself drawn to the farmhouse. Through the window, she sees the family gathered around what can only be a…

Book Review: Fragile Lies by Laura Elliot

★★★✩✩+ A huge thank you to Bookouture. They sent me a copy of this in exchange for an honest review. I gave this book 3.5 stars! “Love and hate. Two sides of a damaged coin.“ Fragile Lies is a story based around the love, betrayal and their consequences in relationships that occur behind closed doors. When an illicit love affair tears apart Lorraine’s marriage, she finds herself uprooting her teenage daughter and moving to different scenery. Swapping her bustling city centre town for a home in a seaside village, Lorraine finds herself struggling to forget the past, whilst her daughter…

Sophie and Suze's NetGalley Challenge

I was always one of these people that refused to purchase an eReader. I believed in sticking to the real thing, and always purchasing paperback instead. However, since I’ve started book blogging, authors and publishers have offered to send me eBook ARCs to review, and how on earth could I possibly resist? So, just last week, my dad surprised me by coming home with a Kindle Fire for me. Turns out, I’m bloody in love with it. I mean, I can read with the light off meaning I don’t have to jump out of bed when I’m ready to sleep,…

Liebster Award

The Liebster Award is a tag post for bloggers to share a little about themselves and then nominate others to do the same. It’s a great way to meet new people and find blogs you may have otherwise not come across. I was lucky enough to get nominated by two different people: Helen @ Jumblebug, and Emily @ Far From Vogue. Thank you so much. I will be using Emily’s post for now, since hers is more recent. 🙂 What are the rules? Link the person that nominated you. Answer all the questions given. Nominate 11 other blogs with less than…