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“Oh, a pirate’s life is a wonderful life” – maybe not, but Helen’s pirate Jesamiah is deffo wonderful!

I have waited. And waited. I have come with heavy-handed hints to Helen Hollick, telling her we (read me) need more Jesamiah. ASAP. And now, FINALLY, Helen has published the sixth book about Jesamiah, pirate extraordinaire and his white witch wife, Tiola. Did I like Gallows Wake? Read my review further down. Now, Helen isn’t …

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Escaping to the Island of Dreams – of an upcoming release

Today, I am happy to welcome Harry Duffin and his upcoming release Island of Dreams to my blog as part of his Coffee Pot Book Club tour. Mr Duffin’s book is set in Cuba, and for many many peeps it was, in fact an island of dreams and future hopes, welcoming people desiring to start …

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Training to be a knight – a young squire is the protagonist in this new release!

Today, I have Carolyn Hughes visiting me. We met recently at the Historical Novel Society’s conference in Durham – an ideal setting for two peeps who share a love of everything medieval. In her recent release, Carolyn’s protagonist is in training to become a knight and is now a squire. I found that interesting as …

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A new book and a birthday – a celebratory combo?

Today is publication day for Her Castilian Heart and I am especially proud to release a book that has already been awarded a Gold Medal in the 2022 Coffee Pot Book Club Awards. That was an unexpected and delightful honour, and I am quite sure both Noor and Robert—my somewhat battered protagonists—are happy as well. …

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On ancient Roman roads – a guest post celebrating Ms Morton’s new release Julia Prima

One of the joys of having writer friends who share my fascination with history is diving down their rabbit holes. As long as I’ve known Alison, she’s been fascinated by maps (well, aren’t we all!) and how people travelled back in the good old days – more specifically in Roman times. It is therefore a …

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The case of the swelling narrative – or how one book becomes three. Or four. Or ten.

My mother always used to say that concentrating your words to a succinct few was the hallmark of a good speaker—or writer. I’m guessing she’s sighing heavily wherever she is whenever she takes a peek at my work, because dear peeps, it seems to me abbreviation is a skill I am not good at. I …

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With perseverance comes results – meet Louise Rule and her latest book!

Louise and I have been virtual friends for close to ten years. We’va actually met IRL as well, several years back, but these last few years our contact has become increasingly sporadic, for various reasons. Several years ago, I read Louise’s book Future Confronted, which is a deeply personal and harrowing read about losing a …

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Meet Walter Raleigh – courtier, poet and adventurer!

Today, I am proud to host a stop on Tony Riches’ blog tour for his latest book, Raleigh.  Like most of his books, this his latest offering is set in Tudor times, which, as some of you may know, is not my favourite era. At all. But I make an exception for Tony Riches’ books, …

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Where the Gulls Fall Silent – welcome to 19th century Cornwall!

Today, I am hosting a stop in the ongoing Coffee Pot Book Club blogtour for Where The Gulls Fall Silent by Lelita Baldock. I must say I find the title very evocative: seeing as I live by the sea, I know that it would take quite the startling event to stop the gulls from their …

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The Brantford Wagers – highlighting a book about a female “artful dodger” in Regency times

  Today, I have the pleasure of hosting a stop on Ms Kampen’s blog tour for her recent release The Brantford Wagers. Ms Kampen has set her story in the perennially popular Regency period, and speaking for myself, I love escaping into a well-written historical romance. Besides, the young Ms Vincent sounds like an intriguing …

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