Book Review: The Adventures of Shifting Jack by Denise Erguler

This is the first children’s novel by Denise Erguler. I love to help out new authors on my blog and after reading the blurb for The Adventures of Shifting Jack I knew I wanted to help Denise get her book ‘out there’.

Unfortunately when I was writing this review there were no images for me to show you. So you have ended up with just a generic image of books I’m afraid. But I have to say it is a pretty photo!

The author Denise Erguler moved to North Cyprus 10 years ago from London. She lives with her husband, Olkan, and two children, Ayla age 7 and Adil, age 10 and The Adventures of Shifting Jack is her first children’s book.

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Book Review: The Fire Child by S.K. Tremayne

Last year I read one of the best books for a long time and it was called The Ice Twins. I love stories about twins so this one was perfect. After I finished it I did think how on earth is the author S.K. Tremayne going to better her first book? 

Well I don’t know how she did it but I’m afraid The Fire Child tops The Ice Twins. The Fire Child is a chilling psychological thriller set in Cornwall – My Home! 

I am being a bit biased about Cornwall but it’s the most creepiest setting for this type of thriller and she has chosen well for a location. I loved reading through the book paying special attention to the place names. Every so often I would shout out- I’ve been there!

The Fire child gave me more of that personal touch than most books do due to it being set very close to home.

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How can we help our children to learn about sharing? – WILF Books

I was contacted by the lovely people at WILF Books asking if they could guest post on my blog to let all you all know about their new sharing-based children’s book delivery service.

Now you all know how much I love books so I’m very happy to help. I think it’s a fantastic idea and I’m very delighted to spread the word of this service that they are offering.

 

WILF Books - Inspire Imagination book sharing childrens
Image from WILF Books

 

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Book Review: Following Evan by Elida May

This week’s Book Review Monday Is a special one as I’m a part of a blog book tour.

I’m very excited to be a part of the Following Evan by Elida May blog book tour. The week before last on the 16th I was lucky enough to be a part of the release day blitz for Following Evan.

The story intrigued me from the moment I read the information I was given about this novel. I always like to set myself little questions from what I gather from the blurb and look forward to finding out the questions while I’m reading along.The questions I gave myself for Following Evan were: What made Laura one day decide that she has finished grieving? Who is this mysterious stranger in New York? What does a woman in a dress from a painting have to do with this book?I’m eager to find out, are you?

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Following Evan by Elida May – Release Day Blitz

I am very excited to be a part of the release day blitz as well as the blog tour for Following Evan by Elida May released on 16th June 2016.

Following Evan by Elida May - book cover

Following Evan is the debut novel from Elida May – Full of Sadness, Mystery and Romance.

Book Description

Three years on from the sudden death of her husband Matt and a subsequent miscarriage, interior designer Laura is still lost in grief, hiding out in the smart London townhouse that was going to be her family home. On the encouragement of her best friend Carla, she signs up to a dating website and receives a message from a mysterious stranger, imploring her to visit him in New York because he has seen her face in his dreams. 

Meanwhile, Laura visits an art gallery and is captivated by a painting of a beautiful woman in a flowing dress. It seems to be speaking directly to her, beckoning her to take a leap of faith. 

These seemingly disparate events lead Laura on an epic journey to the bustling streets of the Big Apple and the desert landscape of Wyoming, where the clues to her future happiness are waiting to be discovered… 


Author Bio
Elida May - Author of Following Evan
Elida May was born in Albania in 1972. Growing up in a Communist country, where access to books was severely restricted, helped to nurture her love of the written word, and she avidly read whatever genre she could get hold of, including a lot of European literature. Today Elida lives in London with her son Elidon. Following Evan is her first novel, and she is currently working on her second, Diary of Michael Vica.


Tour Schedule



Please come and join us on the Following Evan blog tour from 17th June – 30th June for reviews, guest posts and author interviews. 

You can find my review of Following Evan on Monday 27th June, so don’t forget to pop back.


We would love to hear all your thoughts and comments.




*I am a part of the Amazon Affiliate scheme so if you click on the link to Amazon and buy, I will recieve a little bit back at no cost to you, so thanks if you do. xx


Book Review: A Personalised Bobadeg Book

When the people at Bobadeg offered me one of their gorgeous personalised children’s books to review I jumped at the chance!
They are also going to let me give two books away to you, my readers.
Bobadeg
Image courtesy of  Bobadeg
Now lets hear what Bobadeg is about:

“Bobadeg is based in the UK and has developed a range of fun and educational, personalised books for children aged 5 and under. Our aim is that each of our products provide a unique learning adventure for each child that makes them feel special.   
All of our books can be personalised with your child’s photo and name.   A number of our customers comment on how proud their child or grandchild feels when they receive their book and how often they go back to it once they have received it.”

Their personalised kids books are aimed at children aged 5 and under. But my daughter is only 4 months old and is fascinated by all the bright colours, and I love to read the story to her. I do think if she got hold of it though it would end up a chewed mess! So for now I will just hold and read it to her. Until she is older to understand it.
 
Book Designs
There are 7 designs of the Bobadeg books you can choose from.
  • Fairy Garden
  • Funny Fish
  • I can Fight Dragons – Boys Version
  • I can Fight Dragons – Girls Version
  • Jiggly Juggly Journey
  • Swirly Twirly Kite
  • That’s Poo!
As you can see from the photo below I chose The Fairy Garden version

 

Bobadeg Personalised Kids Book
I think what makes the book really special is as well as adding your child’s name and photo you can also have a personal message placed inside the front cover.
Bobadeg Personalised Kids Book
 
 
How To Create Your Personalised Bobadeg Book
There are 3 simple steps on the Bobadeg website to help you create your personalised book.
 
STEP 1 – PICK A BOOK from one of their great designs.
STEP 2 – PICK A SIZE: You can choose between a standard size book and free bookmark or a mini book which is like the one I received above.
STEP 3 – PERSONALISATION DETAILS – Simply fill in their personalisation boxes to let them know:
a) Your child’s first name,
b) The message you would like to appear on the inside cover of the book
c) A photo of your child facing the camera
Bobadeg Personalised Kids Book



I just have to point out that on the back of the mini book was some of the other books in the series with their personalised front covers. I really love this little touch as it’s great to see what the other books would look like if you decide to get more from the series.

Bobadeg Personalised Kids Book

 

I think they are great little books and make perfect little birthday presents. Therefore I am giving the personalised Bobadeg books a 5 out of 5 stars rating.
 
 
* I received this personalised mini book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.