Friday, 30 November 2012

UK Appreciation Month; Joss Stirling - Author Interview and International Giveaway

 
To finish off our UK Apprection Month, we have Joss Stirling here today who answers some of our question, and don't forget to check out the international giveaway too.  Thank you for following this month and we hope you enjoyed it! 

Joss Stirling1) Please tell us a little bit about yourself?
The ordinary stuff is that I am married with three children and live in Oxford (which I love) but that misses out what makes me tick, doesn’t it?  So here’s another approach: if I were a stick of old fashioned seaside rock, I’d have ‘storyteller’ running down my centre.
2) At what age did you write your first book?
I did write a book called The Tapestry Room when I was nine or ten (complete with author illustrated front cover and pictures inside).  I still have it somewhere.  It was a fantasy story where the characters went through a tapestry but every time you went in the room the picture was a little different or new details had been added.
3) What was your inspiration for writing your book Finding Sky?
I’ve mentioned my daughter – she was a big part of the reason why I wrote it.  I was also inspired by a trip we made as a family to Colorado and Las Vegas.  We went on the white water rafting trip that features in the book.  In my story, Sky ends up overboard; the real outing saw my husband help pull somebody else from another raft out of the river.
 
4) Are there any parts of the story you feel particularly close to?
An interesting question and I’m not sure how to answer it.  As it is a first person narrative, Sky lived in my mind telling me these things about her, so everything was under the skin, so to speak.  I do have some favourite moments, as when she rejects Zed. I don’t like books where the falling in love happens with the heroine seemingly losing her capacity to think and question.
 
5) How can our followers connect with you?
I love hearing from readers on my website www.jossstirling.co.uk . I also have a page on Facebook.
UK related Questions:
 
1) Where is your favourite place?
Iona – an island off the west coast of mainland Scotland.  It has a special feeling to it – a long history of Celtic spirituality. The light seems to have a different quality there, picking out the colours of the landscape with the eye of an impressionist painter.
 
2) What is your favourite thing about living here?
I love England, particularly my little bit of it in Oxford.  I like the sense of history, community and beautiful countryside and buildings.  I’ve travelled a lot and lived abroad; it is true what they say that absence makes the heart grow fonder.  Walking in Tanzania I remember thinking the red earth rejected my feet – I was an alien there; in my city, I walk softly and completely at home.
 
3) Is there one place you would like to visit, that you haven’t yet?
I’ve never visited the very north of Scotland so that would be my goal.
 
4) Do you have a favourite British band?
I’m playing Coldplay at the moment.  I really liked what they did at the closing ceremony for the Paralympics so have been listening to them since.
5) Do you have a favourite British movie?
Billy Elliot – a fantastic film and the acting is so moving.  Jamie Bell is incredible.
 
6) Do you have a favourite British actor/actress?
Other than Jamie Bell?  James McAvoy is very watchable but we have such a depth of talent it is hard to choose.  Alan Rickman is another favourite.  Oh and Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Judi Dench…
 
7) When you think of Britain, what is the first thing you think of?
Shakespeare
 
8) Which place in Britain would you most like to live other than where they do live?
Somerset
 
9) What's your favourite British saying?
Response to international/person crisis – ‘Right, I’ll just go and put the kettle on.’

Finding Sky (Benedict, #1)Finding Sky 

When Sky catches a glimpse of Zed for the first time, lounging against his motorbike at school, she is drawn to him just like every other girl in Wickenridge. But Zed sees something special in her that the other girls don’t have. Zed tells her they are both Savants – people with special powers like telepathy and the ability to see into the future. Not only that, she is a Savant too, and his soulfinder – meant to be together.

When a soulfinder speaks telepathically to her partner, it’s like all the lights coming on in a building. You lit me up like Vegas. But for Sky it’s just not that easy – she’s a mystery to herself, haunted by nightmares from her past before she was adopted, and riddled with doubt and insecurity. Just when Sky is slowly coming round to the idea of being with Zed she is kidnapped by a family of criminal Savants. In a chilling twist, Sky and Zed’s relationship is put to the ultimate test and the fate of those she loves lie in Sky’s hands. Will Sky have the strength to embrace her power and be brave enough to control her own destiny, or will the dark demons of her past prevent her from realising her true potential?

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Author Bio: 
Joss Stirling is the author of Finding Sky, Stealing Phoenix and Seeking Crystal, the first books about the Benedict brothers, a family with extraordinary gifts. The stories combine her love for romance, mystery and travel - oh, yes and some seriously attractive heroes. She lives in Oxford, UK, is married with three children. You can find out more and speak to Joss at www.jossstirling.co.uk.
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Thursday, 29 November 2012

UK Appreciation Month - L.A Weatherly; Guest Post + Int Giveaway


So, we're on the final days of our UK Appreciation Month and we have one of Donna's favourite authors...L.A Weatherly, author of Angel and Angelfire. 

L.A. WeatherlyI was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas – and when I was twenty-seven, I fell in love with an Englishman and moved here. I didn’t have any trepidation about moving to the UK; I’d visited England for six months when I was eighteen and felt like an old hand at this English-stuff. I was sure that I wouldn’t have any culture shock.
Ha.
Forget the obvious things, like different spellings for words and driving on the wrong side of the road – those are easy. The real challenges come when you go grocery shopping and realize that not only do you not know the metric system, so that you have no idea how much ground beef to buy, there also isn’t any ground beef – at least not by that name. And what the blippety-bleep is a ‘courgette’?
I spent my first few years here in a daze. Slowly, though, I became fluent in English (rather than American – they are not the same!) and started to feel at home. And then I wrote my first children’s novel, Child X. Set in England. With an English main character who’s thirteen, in her first year of secondary school.
OK, back to culture shock.
GCSE. “A” levels. Sixth form college instead of high school. Argh, it’s another different language! With no children of my own from whom to vicariously experience it all, I begged a local school to let me observe their classes and stood in the back manically scribbling notes. (“Are you an inspector, miss?”)
That was more than ten years ago. I got the book done and don’t think I made any obvious howlers – but even now, I still feel a little out of my depth writing about contemporary UK children. So when I wrote my first YA novel, Angel, it was a relief to embrace the US setting and plunge back into good ol’ American English.
But by then it was too late. The transformation had become complete. A note came from my US copyeditor: “Do you mind if we change this word? It sounds really English…”

Angel (Angel, #1)Angel:

Angels are all around us: beautiful, awe-inspiring, irresistible.



Ordinary mortals yearn to catch a glimpse of one of these stunning beings and thousands flock to The Church of Angels to feel their healing touch.

But what if their potent magnetism isn't what it seems?

Willow knows she's different from other girls. And not just because she loves tinkering around with cars.
Willow has a gift. She can look into people's futures, know their dreams, their hopes and their regrets, just by touching them. But she has no idea where she gets this power from.

Until she meets Alex…
Alex is one of the few who know the truth about angels. He knows Willow's secret and is on a mission to stop her.
The dark forces within Willow make her dangerous – and irresistible.
In spite of himself, Alex finds he is falling in love with his sworn enemy.


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Author Bio: 

Lee Weatherly has been born in 1967 and grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. She lives with her husband in Hampshire, England, where she writes, goes on walks, collects frogs and has a cat named Bernard. Author location: Hampshire.
L.A. Weatherly is the pseudonym for Lee Weatherly. Another pen name she uses is Titania Woods.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Cover Reveals (#3)


Welcome to our third Cover Reveal post! 
My bestie over Haley over at ya-aholic, recently started doing a post like this and I think it's a fantastic idea, you can view her post HERE. This post is to showcase some of the new cover that have been revealed over the last few weeks/day. 

   Walking Disaster (Beautiful, #2) Rise
Goodreads: How I Lost You by Janet Gurler - coming 2013 
UK COVER - Goodreads: Goddess (Starcrossed #3) by Josephine Angelini - Coming June 6th, 2013
Goodreads: Walking Disaster (Beautiful #2) by Jamie McGuire - Coming April 16th, 2013
UK COVER - Goodreads: Rise (Nightshade Prequel #2) by Andrea Cremer - Coming January 8th, 2013
Destiny (Brightest Kind of Darkness, #3) Crash (Crash, #1) The Declaration (The Declaration, #1) Tidal
Goodreads: Destiny (Brightest Kind of Darkness #3) by P.T Michelle - Coming March 31st, 2013 
Goodreads: Crash by Nicole Williams - Coming December 12th, 2012
Goodreads: The Declaration by Gemma Malley - Available Now
Goodreads: Tidal by Emily Snow - Coming December 7th, 2012
  Biting Bad (Chicagoland Vampires, #8) A Beautiful Lie
Goodreads: Avow (The Archers of Avalon #3) by Chelsea Fine - Coming December 11th, 2012
Goodreads: Mystic (Soul Seekers #3) by Alyson Noel - Coming May 7th, 2013
Goodreads: Biting Bad (Chicagoland Vampires #8) by Chloe Neill - Coming August 7th, 2013
Goodreads: A Beautiful Lie by T.E Sivec - Coming January 3rd, 2013
This Strange and Familiar Place (So Close to You, #2) All Over You (Devoured, #0.5) The Last Academy Notes from Ghost Town
Goodreads: This Strange and Familiar Place (So Close to You #2) by Rachel Carter - Coming July 2nd, 2013
Goodreads: All Over You (Devoured 0.5) by Emily Snow - Coming November 30th, 2012
Goodreads: The Last Academy by Anne Applegate  - Coming May 1st, 2013
Goodreads: Note from Ghost Tow by Kate Ellison - Coming February 12th, 2013


                                                  Jess's Favourite:      Donna's Favourite:                                                                                                                            
Walking Disaster (Beautiful, #2)A Beautiful Lie
  
Donna Says: There's so many awesome covers on this post that it was really hard to choose. BUT, I pick A Beautiful Lie! Why? Because look at it! When I look at it, it makes me wish I was there, it looks beautiful but then I'm intrigued to find out about the hole in the middle. Ummm...defo a book I need to pick up ASAP!
Jess Says: OMG! This was so hard. BUT I'm going with Walking Disaster. It's just gorgeous. I love all the colours, and the butterfly, half real, half tattoo. Simply amazing. Tidal comes in a close second though, most definitely.
Don't forget to tell us your favourite one is so far. 

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

A Review for Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna #1) & Girl of Nightmares (Anna #2) by Kendare Blake

Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1)
Posted by Donna
Release Date: August 30th, 2011
Finished Date:  November 23rd, 2012
Publishers: Tor Teen
Source: Gifted (Thank you Haley @ ya-aholic
Format: Hardback 
Pages: 316
Buy : Amazon UK / Amazon US / The Book Depo 

Just your average boy-meets-girl, girl-kills-people story...

Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead. 

So did his father before him, until his gruesome murder by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father’s mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. Together they follow legends and local lore, trying to keep up with the murderous dead—keeping pesky things like the future and friends at bay.

When they arrive in a new town in search of a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas doesn’t expect anything outside of the ordinary: move, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he’s never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, but now stained red and dripping blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.

And she, for whatever reason, spares his life.

The Review: “She's my purpose and we're going to save each other. We're going to save everyone. And then I'm going to convince her that she's supposed to stay here. With me.” 

For the past year all I’ve heard about is Anna Dressed in Blood and while I’ve always been intuited to read it, I’ve never really had the motivation to do so, well that is until book two – Girl of Nightmares landed on my door step from Tor Teen to review. So yes, there’s the kick up the butt to read it. 

I’ve probably said this before but I’ll say it again, ghost stories for me have always been a little…..bland, I believe there’s only so much an author can take a ghost story – other than Tara Hudson’s Hereafter but still, they just  don’t really appeal to me. And while I think Anna Dressed in Blood is definitely unique and frankly, quite spooky and somewhat scary – but there’s just something about it that stops me enjoying it fully. Maybe it’s because I’m not confident there will be a happy ever after but I’m honestly not sure. 

Anyway, what I did enjoy about this story was Cas. It’s not often that I read a book from a male prospective and Cas was a fantastic lead. He delivers in every possible way and I think this is why I stuck this book out because I do have a habit of giving up on books to easily. He was fun, dangerous, sensitive, determined, hot – everything I like from a male lead. I really enjoyed getting in his head and I loved how even he was unaware of his feelings for Anna until the last minute. It was great discovering his new found feelings he had for her. And then we have Anna, sweet, dangerous Anna. Who wouldn’t be scared of her? I bloody well would be if I came across from her but what happened to her was unbelievably horrible and I felt for her. I’m glad that Cas could connect with her.

Overall, I enjoyed Anna Dressed in Blood. Maybe not as much as I would have liked but still it was enjoyable. 
Girl of Nightmares (Anna, #2)
Posted by Donna
Release Date: August 7th, 2012
Finished Date:  November 24th, 2012
Publishers: Tor Teen
Source: For Review
Format: Hardback 
Pages: 332

It's been months since the ghost of Anna Korlov opened a door to Hell in her basement and disappeared into it, but ghost-hunter Cas Lowood can't move on. 

His friends remind him that Anna sacrificed herself so that Cas could live—not walk around half dead. He knows they're right, but in Cas's eyes, no living girl he meets can compare to the dead girl he fell in love with.

Now he's seeing Anna everywhere: sometimes when he's asleep and sometimes in waking nightmares. But something is very wrong...these aren't just daydreams. Anna seems tortured, torn apart in new and ever more gruesome ways every time she appears.

Cas doesn't know what happened to Anna when she disappeared into Hell, but he knows she doesn't deserve whatever is happening to her now. Anna saved Cas more than once, and it's time for him to return the favor.

The Review: “She crossed over death to call me. I crossed through Hell to find her.” 

After the ending in Anna Dressed in Blood, I ended up picked Girl of Nightmares - which the second and final book the Anna series pretty much straight away. Even though I’m still not sold on ghost stories, I needed to find out how this series would end. 

We’re back with Cas, Carmel and Thomas and once again, I loved them. I think they make a fantastic team, they bounce off one another and their group is full of banter and jokes but it’s a group that can also lean on each other in times of need. Just like Cas leans on Carmel and Thomas when he finds out that Anna isn’t at peace, like he hoped she would be after scarifying herself to save him. So what does Cas do? He decides to open the gates to hell to save Anna as much as he can for someone who’s dead. Scary work! 

I enjoyed the storyline as much as I enjoyed the first book, however I missed Anna because, well she’s locked in hell and she doesn’t feature in the book as much as I would have liked. But when Anna is present, well she doesn't disappoint. Anna and Cas's scenes are great as usual and I felt they really grew - their love stronger than ever. I have to admit, I didn't realise this was only a two part series - which is surprising because nowadays most are trilogies, however it was very refreshing to have everything all wrapped up into two books and I would love to see more like this. 

Now the ending...I'm almost disappointed but I guess you could say the ending was realistic - as much realistic as a ghost story could be. I guess you have to make your own mind up about the ending but I honestly wanted more. But still, I'm glad I picked up this series and I'd definitely recommend it for your ghost fans. 

Thank you to Tor Teen for giving me the opportunity to review this book. 

Monday, 26 November 2012

A Review for Back to You by Priscilla Glenn

Back to You
Posted by Donna
Release Date: October 20th, 2012
Finished Date: November 19th, 2012
Publishers: Self - Published 
Source: For Review 
Format: Kindle
Pages: 328
Buy : Amazon UK / Amazon US / The Book Depo 

When Lauren Monroe first laid eyes on Michael Delaney back in high school, she had every reason to stay away from him; within minutes of their first encounter, his volatile actions confirmed his notorious reputation. But Lauren saw something in him that caused her to question his bad-boy persona, and against her better judgment, she took a chance. She had no way of knowing that the unlikely friendship they formed would become so important to her. Or that it would end so painfully. Eight years later, when Lauren begins her new job at Learn and Grow Day Care, Michael is the last person she expects to see. Refusing to revisit the hurt and confusion of their past, Lauren vows to keep her distance from him. But staying away from Michael proves to be more difficult than she thought, despite her lingering grief and her instincts for self-preservation. As Lauren and Michael recall the friendship that changed them forever and the events that tore them apart, will they finally be able to heal? Or will the ghosts of Michael’s past prove to be too much to overcome?

The Review: “I always knew I would fall in love with you," he said softly, "but you were never supposed to love me back."

3.5 stars! 

Back to You is a enjoyable and heart-warming story that all started with unlikely friendship. Michael aka Del and Lauren were in high school when they first met and fast became friends which then, turned to romance. But, this story doesn’t start off as a happy one. Michael and Lauren haven’t spoken to each other in 8 years and both of them have been trying to forget the other, but when they meet by chance one day, there thrown back into the past. As a readers, where taken on a series of flashbacks to find out what happened between the couple that were one inseparable.

I really enjoyed Back to You. It was a fun, enjoyable and a sweet read – one that kept me compelled until the very last page. It’s kind of a mix between a young adult book and a new adult book. The characters are older than I would have thought – around 25-27 in the present but in the past,  their around 18-19, and because there isn’t many steamy scenes – even though I would have liked more, I guess you could say this book is for any mature reader.

I really liked the characters. Lauren really was likable and she was a real sweetie. You could see through her job how much she loved children and cared for them, and I guess that worked well because Michael has a 3 year child – who he’s raising on his own. It was very touching to read their scene’s together because Erin really brings them together. And Michael, even though he had a rough childhood, he tired to remain the person he was. He went through so many hard times and I'm surprised he didn't break. My heart went out for him but his friendship with Lauren really pulls him through.

All in all, Back to You is very enjoyable and one that will bring a lot of joy to you while reading it. It’s a story about friendship, loss and love and I’ll be definitely keeping my eye out for more work from this author.

Thank you to Priscilla Glenn for giving me the opportunity to review this book. 

UK Appreciation Month - Stephanie Burgis; Guest Post + Giveaway


Stephanie BurgisFalling in Love with the UK
Stephanie Burgis

I grew up in America, but I imprinted hard on British culture from the time I was very young. Some of the first books I really loved and bonded with were the Narnia books, The Lord of the Rings, Pride and Prejudice, and Jane Eyre. As a teenager, I devoured Georgette Heyer’s Regency romances and George Eliot’s Victorian novels. 


I still remember the feeling of surreality I felt as I sat in my new boyfriend’s car in the autumn of 2001, driving past hedges and old stone buildings and thinking: I’m in England. I am actually in England. I’d read so much about it, that trip felt like stepping into one of my dreams. In fact, my knowledge was so book-based that when I’d first met my boyfriend that summer (in America), and I’d found out that he came from Bristol, my only way of identifying what that meant was to think: Didn’t the heroine of Mansfield Park visit her family in Bristol? So it must be on the water, since her father was a sailor…

In October 2002, I moved to England myself, in what could have just been a temporary visit - just long enough for a few years of university study - but turned out instead to be a permanent emigration. We stayed in Bristol for a few months, then moved up to Leeds for my PhD fellowship. Two years later, we were married there.

Now, eleven years after I first stepped into the country, I’m a dual UK/US citizen, living in Wales. I’m in that weird position a lot of expatriates must experience, no matter which country they move to or from. On the one hand, every time I meet someone new, the first thing they hear is my American accent, apparently marking me as a foreigner…but on the other hand, I’ve spent most of my adult life in the UK. 

I am really am British now, too - and not just legally. I still love America, but I also love the UK, and in some unexpected ways it’s become even more familiar to me. I married here, I’ve made good friends here, I have a child here…it’s home.

Sometimes, even now, I feel a sharp pang of sudden homesickness for the home and culture I grew up in, especially as I parent a little boy in the UK and come smack against clashing cultural differences that suddenly seem to scream: You’re not from here! And I miss my family desperately now that I live so far away from them. 

But then, the last time I visited my hometown, as deeply happy as I was to be there, I also spent the first day or two feeling as alien there as I ever had in the UK - which was a seriously disconcerting feeling. It was actually an unexpected, visceral shock to hear so many American accents all around me when I was used to being surrounded only by British accents.

It’s a strange feeling to have two such different homes. America - and more specifically, East Lansing, Michigan - will always mean ‘home’ to me in many ways tied into my childhood and my love for my family. But on the other hand, I’m settled so firmly and happily now in my little Welsh town, with mountains rising around our house, that I can’t imagine ever leaving. My son is learning Welsh as well as English. We picnic in our local castle’s ruins. We’ve planted roots. 

I’m British, and I’m American, and neither part of that is likely to change. 

And that feels really lucky to me.

A Reckless MagickA Reckless Magick:


In this conclusion to the Regency-era fantasy trilogy Kirkus Reviews calls “enjoyable mayhem,” Kat is tasked with saving her family, the Order of the Guardians, and England itself.With just days to go before her sister Angeline’s long-delayed wedding to Frederick Carlyle, the impetuous Kat Stephenson has resigned herself to good behavior. But Kat’s initiation into the magical Order of the Guardians is fast approaching, and trouble seems to follow her everywhere.

First, Kat must contend with the wretched Mrs. Carlyle’s attempts to humiliate her sister; the arrival of the mysterious Marquise de Valmont, who bears suspicious resemblance to Kat’s late mother; and Frederick’s bewitching cousin Jane, who has Charles Stephenson tripping over his feet. But when a menacing boy with powerful magic starts hunting Kat, a dastardly villain tries to kill Angeline, and the Guardians face a magical robbery that could spell the end of their Order, propriety becomes the least of Kat’s concerns.

Can Kat save her sister’s life, the Order of the Guardians, and England itself before it’s too late?


How would you like to win a copy of A Reckless Magick? 
- Just fill in the form below. One free entry plus a ton of extra entries.
-  UK/IRE only
- Ends 30th November 2012




Author Bio: 
I grew up in America, but now I live in Wales with my husband, fellow writer Patrick Samphire, our son, "Mr Darcy", and our crazy-sweet border collie mix, Maya. My MG Regency fantasy trilogy is being published in the UK and North America, under different titles. My most recent book in the US & Canada is RENEGADE MAGIC (Kat Book 2) and my most recent book in the UK is A RECKLESS MAGICK (Kat Book 3, which will be published in North America next year). I've also published short stories for adults in a variety of magazines, anthologies, and podcasts.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Showcase Sunday (#25)


Showcase Sunday is a new weekly meme hosted by Vicky @ Books Biscuits and Tea. We will now be taking part in Showcase Sunday instead of In My Mailbox. If you'd like to join see HERE for more details.

Hey guys! hope you had a great week. Last week I went to see BREAKING DAWN PART TWO and WOW! Lol. Sorry for the shouty caps but with that film, it's needed. What an amazing ride! I still can't believe it's all over but it's a series that I will cherish forever but it's the one that got me into reading and 4 years later....here I am! =) 
The Secret of Ella and Micha (The Secret, #1) Charade (The Games Series, #1) The Edge of Never The Rock Star's Daughter (Treadwell Academy, #1)  
Anyways, I had another great week this week with books. Firstly, I picked up a few books from Amazon - even though I said I wouldn't but I couldn't help it. Both The Secret of Ella and Micha and Charade for like 77p - both I've heard amazing things about, so I'm hoping they. And I also got The Edge of Never - which sounds AMAZING! For free from Amazon which was The Rock Star's Daughter - not sure when I'll read this one.
The Vincent Boys (The Vincent Boys, #1) Normalish How My Summer Went Up in Flames The Billionaire's Temptress
I know I said I wouldn't buy any more books this week BUT The Vincent Boys - new and uncensored had just been released in the UK, so I had to get it. I read it ages ago and loved it but I needed to see what new material has been added and yes, it's AWESOME! =) And for Kindle books for review I received Normalish and How My Summer Went up in Flames, along with The Billionaire's Temptress and Her Master's Kiss series. Not to sure when I'll get around to all these Kindle books because....I BROKE MY KINDLE! I know, I could cry! Hopefully I'll have a new on for Christmas! 
Her Master's Kiss Her Master's Kiss 2 Her Master's Kiss 3
And physical books I received Burning BrightSkylark, Geek Girl, Hidden, Blood Prophecy are all for review. Then I won Shift and my gifted from my secret santa - So Close to You.
And look....I'm quoted in Blood Prophecy!! Squeee! This is my first quote in a UK book, all my other quotes were in US books so I'm super happy. THANK YOU Bloomsbury!

Thank you to Simon & Schuster UK, Corgi Children's Books, HarperCollins, Bloomsbury, Simon Pulse, Vivien Sparx, Margaret Lesh &  Xpresso Reads Blog Tours. Also to Nat and my secret santa! =)