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Having a well-deserved #CalmDay

“Calm the mind, change the world.“ It’s no secret that I am stressed. Whilst juggling two part time jobs, a mathematics degree, numerous deadlines, plus blog posts and social media, my mind is constantly working overtime, even when I’m settled in bed ready to sleep. I struggle to find the time to put life on hold, breathe and just relax for a moment. Until, that is, Calm came into the picture. On Tuesday, I received a lovely ‘Keep Calm Package‘* from Penguin Random House (a special thank you to Kayleigh goes here!) to celebrate Michael Acton Smith’s Calm and take…

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Getting Lost in a Good Book: “Four Fictional Worlds I Would Love to Live In”

It’s Fridayyyy, and today I am over the moon to be part of the blog tour promoting A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab. This is a sequel to the incredible A Darker Shade of Magic, and I cannot wait to stick my nose into my nice shiny copy. In the mean time, I’ll be finding out which fictional worlds V.E. Schwab would most like to live in, and I’ll be ending the post by telling you how to get your hands on your very own copy! So lets find out was V.E. Schwab had to say… “This is tricky,…

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A Shot of Bourbon: Cover Reveal

Today on Beauty, Books and Babble, I have an exciting cover reveal for you from BookFish Books. Their latest release is a YA contemporary novel called A Shot of Bourbon, and it’s written by A.C. Land. Set in a small American town and filled with love, murder and mystery, this book looks set to be a good one. So, shall we take a look at the cover?   Okay, so there’s a hunk on the cover. That makes me happy before I’ve even started the book! The cover was designed by Anita at Racepoint. Now let’s find out what the…

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“For us, two heads really are better than one!”

At the end of last month, Nina Whyle’s 4th chick-lit book was released, but who is Nina Whyle? Ot better yet, who are Nina Whyle? Because in fact, Nina Whyle is simply a pseudonym for the writing duo, Nina and Clare. Today we’re lucky enough to find out a little more about them… Can you tell us a little more about Nina Whyle? Nina: We are a writing duo. We’ve been friends for 14 years and writing together for the last 4 years. I used to work in the film industry and left to have a baby. I had this…

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You and Me Always – Jill Mansell: Blog Tour + Giveaway

Today I am over the moon to be a stop on the blog tour for Jill Mansell’s most recent book, You and Me, Always. Keep reading to find out what I thought, and you could even win yourself your very own copy! After losing her mum at the age of eight, Lily has always looked forward to her birthdays. Each and every year, a new letter from her late mother is waiting for her. On her twenty-fifth birthday, however, Lily receives her very last one, and it’s the one that changes everything. Reading the letter, Lily learns all about the…

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The Pestilence: Blog Tour + Giveaway

Finally, there is harmony in the Middle East, but whilst young Samuel Srour is tending to the animals on his small family farm, influential forces set out to demolish the peace. A rocket attack is launched, resulting in the the destruction of the Srour family farm, and a mysterious electrical storm shoots through the skies, travelling the world and originating at the destroyed farm. “The lightning which comes from the east, shines as far as the west, turning night into day.” Whilst Samuel should have been annihilated in the explosion, he instead finds himself with an incredible gift – the…