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Legendary Ladies: 50 Goddesses to Empower and Inspire You by Ann Shen (Review)

Summary:

Throughout History comes this lushly illustrated book of goddesses from around the world. Aphrodite, the Greek goddess whose love overcame mortality. Mazu, the Chinese deity who safely guides travelers home. Lakshmi, the Hindu provider of fortune and prosperity. These powerful deities and many more are celebrated in gorgeous artwork and enlightening essays that explore the feminine divine and encourage readers to empower themselves. Ann Shen’s signature watercolors make Legendary Ladies a unique, gift-worthy homage to the mighty women within.

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35959977-legendary-ladies

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Legendary-Ladies-Goddesses-Empower-You/dp/1452163413/

 

My Thoughts Ixchel

50 legendary goddesses all wrapped up in one beautiful hardback. This book is filled with info, a lot of which I was very interested in as it was new to me.… Read more >>>

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The Goose Road by Rowena House (Interview)

Interview with Rowena House

 

Tell us a bit about what inspired The Goose Road?

There is one First World War photograph I often talk about when asked that question, but in a way it’s a lazy answer. Yes, the picture of farmyard geese in a railway marshalling yard inspired part of the plot, but a story is so much more than its plot.

Angelique’s character evolved slowly, out of all sorts of elements which needed to be carefully woven together, but for her journey across France I was a proper magpie, gathering ideas from anywhere and everywhere: my grandfather’s WW1 diary, a French goose farm where I’d spent a holiday in my teens, travel on steam trains in India when I was a student, photos my husband had taken of Paris from the water when he’d been delivering a boat up the River Seine.… Read more >>>

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The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler - Review and Q&A

Summary:

Fifteen-year-old Virginia Shreves has a larger-than-average body and a plus-size inferiority complex, especially when she compares herself to her slim, brilliant, picture-perfect family. But that’s before a shocking phone call – and a horrifying allegation – about her rugby-star brother changes everything. With irreverent humor and surprising gravity, Carolyn Mackler creates an endearingly blunt heroine who speaks to every teen who struggles with family expectations, and proves that the most impressive achievement is to be true to yourself.

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36963703-the-earth-my-butt-and-other-big-round-things

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Earth-Butt-Other-Round-Things-ebook/dp/B07B8WF8RS

Interview with Carolyn Mackler

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Interview & Giveaway with Gayle Forman (I Have Lost My Way)

Summary from Goodreads

Around the time that Freya loses her voice while recording her debut album, Harun is making plans to run away from everyone he has ever loved, and Nathaniel is arriving in New York City with a backpack, a desperate plan, and nothing left to lose. When a fateful accident draws these three strangers together, their secrets start to unravel as they begin to understand that the way out of their own loss might just lie in help­ing the others out of theirs.

*Published by Simon & Schuster UK*

Interview with Gayle Forman

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The Binding Song by Elodie Harper - Interview!

Summary

A chilling debut for fans of Mo Hayder and Sharon Bolton, THE BINDING SONG takes you on a trip to Halvergate Prison. If you’re lucky, you’ll get to leave…

‘Splendidly unsettling’ John Connolly

Dr Janet Palmer is the new lead psychologist at HMP Halvergate in a remote, bleak area of Norfolk. At first, she was excited by the promotion. Then she starts to see how many secrets are hiding behind the high walls.

A string of inmates have committed suicide, leaving no reasons why, and her predecessor has disappeared – along with his notes. The staff are hostile, the threat of violence is ever-present, and there are rumours of an eyeless woman stalking the corridors, punishing the inmates for their sins.… Read more >>>

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The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare - Blog Tour Stop! (Interview)

Summary from Goodreads

‘I am a Duke. I’m not asking you to marry me. I am offering to marry you. It’s a different thing entirely.’

When the Duke of Ashbury returns from war scarred, he realises he needs an heir – which means he needs a wife! When Emma Gladstone, a vicar’s daughter turned seamstress visits wearing a wedding dress, he decides on the spot that she’ll do.

His terms are simple:
– They will be husband and wife by night only.
– No lights, no kissing.
– No questions about his battle scars.
– Last, and most importantly… Once she’s pregnant with his heir, they need never share a bed again.
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Inventory 4: Winter Storm by Andy Briggs - Blog Tour Stop!

 

Summary

In the fourth book of this gripping series, the Inventory’s final secrets are revealed. Having learned a troubling truth about himself in the Black Zone of the Inventory, Dev is called back into action to defend the world’s greatest store of futuristic tech, and he’ll need all the help he can get from his friends. Someone has stolen Winter Storm, a swarm of powerful biobots, and is using them to infect and control people! Who can be trusted now?

Published by Scholastic

 

A WORLD OF ADVENTURE

When I was a child I didn’t go anywhere. Well, not quite.… Read more >>>

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The Ice Sea Pirates by Frida Nilsson - Mini-Review & Extract

Summary 

Ten-year-old Siri and her little sister Miki live with their elderly father in an Arctic archipelago. One day, while they are out gathering snowberries, Miki is abducted by Captain Whitehead.

Everyone knows the story about Captain Whitehead, a pirate with hair white as snow and heart as empty as an ice cave. All he wants is children, the smaller the better. They say Whitehead has a diamond mine, a great chasm in the earth. To be taken to that mine is the worst thing that can happen to a child.

To prevent her father from risking his life to find Miki, Siri sets out to find her sister by herself.… Read more >>>

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Dinosaurium Welcome to the Museum book giveaway!!!

These books are full of luscious facts and fantastic illustrations! They are sure to capture attentions everywhere! We quite simply love them all and we are so happy to be able to give away all of these fantastic titles!  Botanicum, Animalium and Historium!! YAY!!! UK only please 🙂

Here is some info on the books I will be giving away!

 

Summary from Amazon

Welcome to the museum that is always open to explore…
Step inside the pages of this beautiful book to discover galleries of dinosaurs, expertly curated to bring you the experience of a fascinating exhibition from the comfort of your own home.… Read more >>>

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Bad Sister by Sam Carrington - Extract!

Summary from Amazon UK

Sisters. Allies. Liars.

The gripping new thriller from the bestselling author of Saving Sophie.

Stephanie is scared for her life. Her psychologist, Connie Summers, wants to help her face her fears, but Connie will never really understand her. Stephanie’s past has been wiped away for her own protection. Stephanie isn’t even her real name. But then, Dr Summers isn’t Connie’s real name either.

And that’s not all the women have in common. As Stephanie opens up about her troubled relationship with her brother, Connie is forced to confront her own dark family secrets.

When a mutilated body is dumped in plain sight, it will have devastating consequences for both women.

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