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

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

NaNoWriMo | November is the Start of Something Big!

November is National Novel Writing Month. I decided to write a book a little over three months ago and have thrown myself into the world of writers and authors full on and at full speed. It is something I have always wanted to do but never felt the confidence to be able to go ahead and chase the dream.The inspirational time came when I was sat talking to my daughter in a launderette while folding our summer clothes on holiday in Cornwall. I told her that I wanted to write a book…. 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

NaNoWriMo Has Taken Over!

  Yes! It is the month of preparation for this years  NaNoWriMo! I’ve been absent from the blogging world for more than a week and I’m missing the daily updates and interaction. I guess it is my own fault as I’ve been preoccupied with preparation but I shouldn’t have neglected my followers! So apologies to you all! So my news is that I am most definitely joining in with the thousands of other people who are going to write a 50’000 word novel in the month of November. I have no idea… Read More