Author Guest Post – Bedtime Stories for Grown-Ups

Today on the blog I have a guest post from the lovely Andrew Joyce. You may remember his guest post from last year on what it takes to properly research a book before writing. This time Andrew shares with us one of his short stories from his latest book.

Over to you Andrew…

What you are about to read is one of the stories from my book, Bedtime Stories for Grown-Ups, a collection of short stories that are a mixture of fiction and non-fiction. My hitching adventures are true. The Danny narratives are also true, but written from a perspective different from mine. The fiction stories are a jumble of genres.

There are a whole lotta stories in the book—700 pages worth. Enough to keep you reading for the foreseeable future.

Bedtime stories for grown-ups

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Blog Tour – The Country Set by Fiona Walker

Today it’s my turn to be on the blog  tour for The Country Set by Fiona Walker. If you are Jilly Cooper fans you will enjoy this one for sure!

Before you can read my review, here is a little about The Country Set. Plus at the end of this post you have the chance to win a copy for yourself.

Fiona Walker's The Country Set

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James and the Birthday Balloon Review & Giveaway

Last year we were very lucky to have been chosen to review James and the Amazing Gift by Nicola J. Rowley, and this year she is back with yet another fantastic children’s book. James and the Birthday Balloon. The great thing about Nicola’s books are that they are very meaningful and tell us all a lesson in some way.

You can read on for our review and also the chance to win your very own copy.

James and the Birthday Balloon

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Book Review: Stories for Homes Vol 2.

This week I have been reading a really interesting book, called Stories for Homes Volume 2. A collection of poems and stories all relating to “home”. What’s good about this book is that all proceeds go to charity.

My first thoughts were that everyone calls home a different place don’t they? Or is a home anywhere family is?

So I’m intrigued to find out about everyone’s different home’s. Obviously where I live is home, but also I call Cornwall my home. After I’ve been away I love to come home, and feel settled after I have crossed the Tamar back into Cornwall.

Stories for Homes Vol. 2

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Blog Tour – Trust Me by Zosia Wand

Hello and welcome back to my stop on the blog tour for Trust Me by Zosia Wand. I have been catching up with my reading lately after being ill (that will be for another time!), and I’m glad that by reading Trust Me has picked up my spirits and gave me that love of reading back.

Before we come to my review, I want to tell you a little bit about Trust Me.

Trust Me by Zosia Wand

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Blog Tour – The Stories She Tells by LK Chapman

Here is an extract from The Stories She Tells by LK Chapman

The Stories She Tells

One

‘Not again,’ Sadie said, ‘please, not again.’ Michael looked down at the pregnancy test in her hand, and saw that it was negative. He sat down beside her on the bathroom floor, and put his arm around her awkwardly. ‘Sadie…’ he said. ‘No!’ she shouted, the suddenness and loudness of her voice taking him aback. She shoved his arm away. ‘No,’ she said again quietly. Michael gave up. He knew how desperate she was for a baby and never had a clue what to say when she got a negative result. When he tried to talk to her he usually ended up putting his foot in it and making things worse. Sadie put the test down on the floor and rested her forehead on her knees, her hair falling forward and brushing her bare legs. It was six-thirty in the morning and she’d done the test the second she got up, so she was still wearing a baggy old t-shirt of his that she wore in bed. When she’d called him into the bathroom to wait for the result she’d looked glazed with sleep.

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