Book Review – The Surrogate by Louise Jensen

  Title: The Surrogate Author: Louise Jensen Publisher: Bookouture Release Date: 27th September 2017 Genre: Psychological Thriller Format: ARC via NetGallery Rating ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘You know that feeling? When you want something so badly, you almost feel you’d kill for it?’ Be careful what you wish for…   I’ve read both of Louise Jensen’s previous novels, The Sister and The Gift. I love Louise’s writing style and her newest novel the Surrogate didn’t disappoint. Written in first person narrative with third person flashbacks to other characters perspectives. Opening with a crime scene and two dead bodies… Read More

I’m Writing a Novel!

  I’ve wanted to write a novel for a long time. When I was a child I would write stories on scraps of paper, read them and throw them in the bin never thinking they were good enough. I never told anyone about it either, just a handful of people I know who are close to me. I’m now at a point in my life where I want to revive that childhood dream and actually write a novel and become a published writer. I’ve been writing on this blog since last year… Read More

Camp NaNoWriMo

  What is Camp NaNoWriMo?   July brings up Camp NaNoWriMo, a month of scheduled writing to reach targets we set on any writing projects we may have. If you have never heard of NaNoWriMo before I will tell you what it is but first does any of the following points resound for you? You are halfway through a current novel and stuck for ideas? You lack inspiration and haven’t got the energy to get back into the writing zone? You procrastinate thinking of ideas but don’t do anything other than think?… Read More

NaNoWriMo | Halfway There!

This month has been a challenge, to say the least. With my novel slowly taking shape and new plot twists are in abundance, I’ve realised how very unprepared I was for this month. The plan I had in place for what I would write was probably a waste of time as all the planning, plots and research I did have been abandoned as my characters have totally changed the route of the story. Where my main character was a good girl, she no longer is. She isn’t the little good girl I… Read More

Procrastination – The Route of all Evil!!!

As you all know, I decided to jump in not just feet first but headfirst into the abyss of the swimming pool that is NaNoWriMo! I had the inspiration, the main character and a bloody good idea for an amazing psychological thriller. My head was telling me, no but my heart was yearning for a childhood dream to be lived. I needed to just get on and do what I have always wanted to do and write a novel. This is something that I’ve always wanted … not just an idea but… Read More

Choosing My Pen Name

  Choosing a pen name is a very personal decision and not one to be taken lightly. It is a name that will impact my writing and will have an effect on the genre I choose to write. In the first month of blogging here at WordPress, I’ve used a kind of nickname that friends have called me for my love of coffee! I adore coffee, latte, mocha cappuccino but defiantly not the instant crappy coffee from a jar! I just don’t drink it! It too bitter and way over processed! This… Read More