Author Interview, Book Tours

Author Q+A: Nillu Nasser

nnq+aQ+A with Nillu Nasser | author of Hidden Colours

Today I’m super thankful to be able to have Nillu Nasser here on my blog to take part in a Q+A as part of the blog tour hosted by Faye Rogers!

I know how swamped I am with review copies right now so I opted to just be a host instead and had a great time coming up with these questions.

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Bookend Events, Discussion, Recommendations

2019 Reading Goals | Bookending Winter

BKW RGReading Goals for the New Year | Setting out a plan for what you’d like to read in 2019
For my final day hosting Bookending Winter I’ve given us the chance to set out some goals we’d like to achieve next year when reading. I picked this for two reasons; one that I never made any goals for 2018 and two, we’ve all just shared recommendations so maybe you want to pick up something another blogger shared.

If you’ve written your own post for this prompt please feel free to leave a link in the comments so myself and others can see your Fireside Favourites! Alternatively you can tag me on twitter.

For this post I will just be focusing on reading and bookish goals but if you want to add in some blogging goals too feel free. Continue reading “2019 Reading Goals | Bookending Winter”

Bookend Events, Discussion, Recommendations

Fireside Favourites | Best Reads of 2018

bookedning ffFireside Favourites | Best Reads of 2018
For my second day hosting Bookending Winter I’ve given the prompt for us to list our favourite reads of the year to pick up and pass the time whilst snuggled in with a hot coco next to the fire.

If you’ve written your own post for this prompt please feel free to leave a link in the comments so myself and others can see your Fireside Favourites! Alternatively you can tag me on twitter.

Also wow, can you believe I’ve had this post ready since 2nd September! I’ve added and altered as needed too. Continue reading “Fireside Favourites | Best Reads of 2018”

Books and Tea Book Club, Monthly Updates

Books and Tea Book Club | December

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Books and Tea Book Club | December Events
Hi guys, its been a while so its time to check back in and let you know whats happening. If you want a full run down on what my Book Club has to offer please visit this post.

Keep reading to see what we have planned for December!
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Guest Post

The Dragons Who Inspired Me | Guest Post by Dianna Gunn

draqgonsThe Dragons Who Inspired Me | written by Dianna Gunn

Last time Dianna was on the blog she shared an exclusive excerpt of her newest release – Moonshadow’s Guardian and today I’m thrilled to welcome her back to talk about the Dragons who Inspired her.

I hope you enjoy this guest post, I’ve had a lot of fun working with authors and bloggers to share these with you and hope to continue to bring more to you lovely readers.

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Book Reviews

Book Review: The Smoke Thieves by Sally Green

The Smoke Thieves by Sally Green
Series: The Smoke Thieves #1
Genre: Fantasy | Young Adults
Length: 494 pages
Published on 3rd May 2018 by Penguin
Purchase: Amazon | TBD
Sally Green: Twitter | Goodreads
Purchased for myself from WHSmith

Synopsis:
A princess, a traitor, a soldier, a hunter and a thief.

Five teenagers with the fate of the world in their hands.Five nations destined for conflict.

In Brigant, Princess Catherine prepares for a political marriage arranged by her brutal and ambitious father, while her true love, Ambrose, faces the executioner’s block.

In Calidor, downtrodden servant March seeks revenge on the prince who betrayed his people. In Pitoria, feckless Edyon steals cheap baubles for cheaper thrills as he drifts from town to town.

And in the barren northern territories, thirteen-year-old Tash is running for her life as she plays bait for the gruff demon hunter Gravell.

As alliances shift and shatter, and old certainties are overturned, our five heroes find their past lives transformed and their futures inextricably linked by the unpredictable tides of magic and war.

Who will rise and who will fall? And who will claim the ultimate prize?

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Haul Posts, YALC

The #PenguinYearbook Collection

penguin yearbookAt YALC this year Penguin put together a really awesome Yearbook that had samplers of 15 of their books. I really liked this idea as not only did the book itself look lovely but it was easier to carry around than 15 samplers.

They also hosted a giveaway that any YALC attendee could enter by uploading a photograph of the Yearbook with the #PenguinYearbook and tagging their account – @penguinplatform.
c9a4a96f30e2cc62e6d9f7c210cc7bc3It had been a while since YALC so I just assumed someone had won already, until a few weeks ago I saw they announced the winner…

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Excerpt

Exclusive Excerpt: Moonshadow’s Guardian by Dianna Gunn

All stories are rooted somewhere in truthMoonshadow’s Guardian | written by Dianna Gunn

Shortly after my last guest post with RoAnna I had a wonderful email from Dianna looking to collab with me!

Not only did she want to help share copies of her upcoming book (now out for the world to see and love) Moonshadow’s Guardian with my book club, she also asked if I’d be interested in guest posts too.

I have one of those here for you now where she has provided an exclusive excerpt so keep reading for a sneak peak.

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Book Reviews, Graphic Novel, Received for Review

ARC Comic Review: Fearscape #2 by Ryan O’Sullivan

Fearscape #2 by Ryan O’Sullivan, illustrated by Andrea Mutti, Vladimir Popov, and Deron Bennet
Series: Fearscape #2
Genre: Horror | Graphic Novel
Length: 27 pages
Published on 7th November 2018 by Vault Comics
Purchase: Purchase from your local comic store
Ryan O’Sullivan: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
Andrea Mutti: Website | Twitter
Vladimir Popov: Twitter
Deron Bennet: Website | Twitter
eCopy received from author in exchange for an honest review

Synopsis:
Heroic plagiarist Henry Henry faces his first trial in the Fearscape! Within The Weeping Castle, home to The Children of Prometheus, Henry Henry encounters wondrous and fanciful creatures—including The First Fear. With courage and calm, he endures the heart of darkness, refusing the easy temptation of light. No Legs can outrun—no Mind can outwit—no Heart can outlove our hero.

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Book Reviews, Graphic Novel, Received for Review

Graphic Novel Review: Alt-Life by Thomas Cadène

Alt-Life by Thomas Cadène
Genre: Science Fiction | Graphic Novel
Length: 184 pages
Published on 17th October 2018 by Europe Comics
Purchase: Amazon
Thomas Cadène: Twitter | Goodreads
eCopy received for review from Publisher via NetGalley

Synopsis:
On a dying Earth in a not-so-distant future, Josiane and René are the first to enter a new virtual world where just about anything is possible… Part dystopian love story, part psychedelic meditation on human nature, “Alt-Life” takes the reader down a mind-bending rabbit hole of desire, loneliness, and self-discovery.

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