December Book Bingo – Week One

In case you missed it, it was my 6-month blog-iversary this month. And I decided to celebrate by throwing a little competition… Anddd December Book Bingo was born! The winner gets a £25 Amazon voucher, to help them add to their own TBR – so it’s worth joining in! The competition starts on 1st December,…

Ghosts of Gotham

Author: Craig Schaefer | Publisher: 47North Irresistibly drawn to mysteries, if only to debunk them, reporter Lionel Page exposes supernatural frauds, swindlers, and charlatans. His latest case is an obsession—at least for an ancient and wealthy heiress: verify the authenticity of a lost Edgar Allan Poe manuscript circulating through New York City’s literary underworld. But…

Lakes of Mars

Author: Merritt Graves | Self-published Aaron Sheridan doesn’t want to live anymore. His entire family had just died in a shuttle crash and he’d been the one flying it. Unable to deal with the guilt, he signs up for the Fleet expecting a fatal deployment to the Rim War, but instead ends up at their…

Haze: The Devil of Dublin

Author: Haze O’Hagan | Self-published I was very kindly gifted a copy of Haze: The Devil of Dublin by the author, who contacted me on Instagram. Yes, I’m doing the Instagram now… The description seemed to have a certain novelty to it, and the cover was beautiful, so I think I was sold before I…

Stone Free: Jimi Hendrix in London

Author: Jas Obrecht | Publisher: University of North Carolina Press From the cover and spiel for Stone Free: Jimi Hendrix in London, September1966 – June 1967 I was expecting something akin to a coffee table book. Stone Free is actually, first and foremost, a biography. Though the photographs are fantastic. You could be forgiven for…

How To Be Successful Without Hurting Men’s Feelings

Author: Sarah Cooper | Publisher: Andrews McMeel Ambitious women are so scary. In this fast-paced business world, female leaders need to make sure they’re not perceived as pushy, aggressive, or competent. In How to Be Successful Without Hurting Men’s Feelings, Sarah Cooper, author of the bestselling 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings, illustrates how…

The Craft Kingdom

Author: Eli Maor | Publisher: AAHR Maor Ltd As summer break approaches, parents everywhere begin questioning: what am I going to do with the kids all summer?! Author and artist Eli Maor knows the best way to keep kids and parents happy is crafting – and it doesn’t have to get too fancy to be…

Ball & Chain

Author: Laura Garner (self-published) Yeah, yeah, I accidentally picked up another self-published book again. And if you’ve been reading my reviews, you know I think they’re pretty much the most terrifying thing ever to happen to publishing. I mean, we’ve all had a few from Amazon that were, shall we say… less than wonderful? A…

The Great Illusion: An Informal History of Prohibition

Author: Herbert Asbury | Publisher: Dover Publications The Great Illusion is a fast paced, detailed and interesting look at why prohibition came about, and why, ultimately, it failed as an experiment. If you enjoy history, or are interested in the period, this is a must read. Asbury has a compelling tone and the book is…

The Sentinel’s Reign

Author: Suzanne Rogerson | Self-published Having thoroughly enjoyed the first in the series, The Lost Sentinel, I was excited to continue the adventure with The Sentinel’s Reign; and I wasn’t disappointed. You can read my review of The Lost Sentinel here. Classic, character-driven, fantasy, The Sentinel’s Reign picks up right where The Lost Sentinel left…