Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Book Review: Summer at Conwenna Cove by Darcie Boleyn

Summer at Conwenna Cove by Darcie Boleyn book cover

In a gorgeous Cornish village, two brokenhearted people fall head over heels. But can the magic of Conwenna Cove heal the hurts of the past?

Eve has a glittering career, a loving husband and a future. But a terrible twist of fate means she loses it all, and with nowhere left to turn she flees to her Aunt Mary’s home in Cornwall. The last thing on her mind is romance – until she meets Jack.

Jack has seen the worst things people can do to each other and realised he is better off alone. He settles in Conwenna Cove and saves his affections for the rescue dogs he cares for. But when Eve arrives in the village he can’t deny his attraction to her.

Eve and Jack are both scared to trust, but when they come together it’s impossible for either to ignore their feelings. Can they put their fears aside and learn to love again?

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Book Review: Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff

Darkdawn book cover

A ruthless young assassin's journey for revenge comes to a stunning end in the conclusion of this acclaimed epic fantasy trilogy.

The Republic of Itreya is in chaos. Mia Corvere has assassinated Cardinal Duomo and rumors of Consul Scaeva’s death ripple through the street of Godsgrave like wildfire. But buried beneath those same streets, deep in the ancient city’s bones, lies a secret that will change the Republic forever.

Mia and her brother Jonnen must journey through the depths of the ancient metropolis. Their quest will take them through the Godsgrave underdark, across the Sea of Swords, back to the library of the Quiet Mountain and the poisoned blades of Mia’s old mentors, and at last the fabled Crown of the Moon. There, Mia will at last discover the origins of the darkin, and learn the destiny that lies in store for her and her world. But with the three suns now in descent, and Truedark on the horizon, will she survive?

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Book Review: Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff

Godsgrave cover

Conquer your fear, conquer the world.

Mia Corvere, destroyer of empires, has found her place among the Blades of Our Lady of Blessed Murder, but many in the Red Church ministry do not believe she has earned it.

Her position is precarious, and she's still no closer to exacting revenge for the brutal death of her family. But after a deadly confrontation with an old enemy, Mia begins to suspect the motives of the Red Church itself.

When it is announced that Consul Scaeva and Cardinal Duomo will be making a rare public appearance at the conclusion of the grand games in Godsgrave, Mia defies the Church and sells herself into slavery for a chance to fulfill the promise she made on the day she lost everything.

Upon the sands of the arena, Mia finds new allies, bitter rivals, and more questions about her strange affinity for the shadows. But as conspiracies unfold, secrets are revealed and the body count rises within the collegium walls, Mia will be forced to choose between her loyalties and her revenge.

Monday, 2 March 2020

How to Choose a Holiday that Lets You See the World

person holding black and brown globe ball while standing on grass,

AD* | Getting the chance to see the world is something which a lot of people lack in life. There are so many countries out there, but only limited time to see them all! This can make it difficult to become a global explorer - especially if you also want to hold down a steady job. 

However, things don't have to be this way and there is no need to choose one or the other. Why not have both and enjoy the best of both worlds? There are lots of different types of holidays and breaks out there which enable you to see as much of the world as possible without having months or even years to spare. 

This post explores some of the best ways to see as much of the world as possible while making the most of a short window of time.

Crime and Mystery with My Chronicle Book Box

My chronicle book box unboxing

AD* | In case you haven't been keeping up to date with my social media, I'm absolutely over the moon to be a Feb/March brand rep for the fantastic My Chronicle Book Box. I'm a big fan of all things bookish, so having the opportunity to champion such a great book subscription box is perfect for me - and for The Writing Greyhound! 

Today I'm going to be taking you through the February box and sharing some of the wonderful treats the box had in store! Keep on reading to join me as I delve into the box, the books, and the brand.