‘Something Wicked’ this way comes

‘Something Wicked’ this way comes

Today's the day! Something Wicked is published today. You can buy it on Kindle at £2.99/$3.99 or in paperback at £5.99/$8.30. What do you get for your money? Something wicked is a vampire/police procedural crossover. It is firmly tongue-in-cheek and, according to one...

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Another Tuesday Book Review: ‘Not Having It All’

Another Tuesday Book Review: ‘Not Having It All’

Email has led to something of a revival in the epistemological novel and Jennie Ensor’s latest, Not Having It All, combines email, snail mail, psychological case notes and diaries to tell the story of Beatrice Hudson, self-styled “stranded scientist, make-do mother...

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Busy, busy, busy.

It’s a funny time to be living through, isn’t it? On the one hand, there is so little going on, while on the other I seem to be overwhelmed by things that need doing. So here is what’s happening in my world. I’m publishing my second contemporary urban fantasy book...

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‘Something Wicked’: Cover reveal

What do you tell people about your latest book if you are generally known for writing historical fiction and this book is very different? I tell them it’s Contemporary Urban Fantasy. I’m honestly not sure if that’s even a thing, but this is contemporary, it is urban...

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The Lifeline: Deborah Swift

The Lifeline: Deborah Swift

I seem to have built up a backlog of book reviews, so, having told you I'm cutting back, I've been forced bring back my Tuesday reviews, at least for this week, and maybe next, depending on how quickly I read. I have a cover reveal scheduled for Friday (look out for...

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1684: the birth of the telegraph

There's a sort of game that historians play on Twitter. They keep track of the number of their followers by looking at events in the corresponding year. So yesterday my account (@TomCW99) racked up 1684 followers and I got quite excited because 1684 was the year that...

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Bridgerton: a guest post by Penny Hampson

Bridgerton: a guest post by Penny Hampson

There can be very few people who by now have not heard of or viewed Bridgerton, the Netflix series based on Julia Quinn’s book, The Duke and I. Some people love it and some people hate it, certainly everyone seems to have an opinion on it. As someone who read the book...

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‘Dark Magic’ – the audiobook

‘Dark Magic’ – the audiobook

I’m excited to tell you that my audiobook of ‘Dark Magic’ is now available at the following stores: Scribd: https://www.scribd.com/audiobook/489919335/Dark-Magic BingeBooks: https://bingebooks.com/book/dark-magic-4...

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This is not a book blog

This is not a book blog. There are lots of book bloggers out there who review lots of books. I’m not one of them. I keep trying to cut down on the number of books I review here. Despite this, in 2020 I reviewed more than twenty. How does this keep happening? Firstly,...

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‘The Girl  Who Died’: Ragnar Jonasson

‘The Girl Who Died’: Ragnar Jonasson

I've read a couple of books by Ragnar Jonasson before, so his publisher kindly offered to send me a NetGalley review copy of his latest, The Girl  Who Died. I'm very thrown by it. Nowadays writers are continually told to "show not tell". It's become a mantra that...

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