Monthly Archives: March 2019

Wednesday’s Word = BITTER

Most readers will acknowledge that some words reappear time and time again in titles. Often these words are associated with a particular genre. Case in point: “The girl on the train” and “Gone girl” spawned countless thriller titles with the … Continue reading

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“The Ludlow Ladies’ Society” by Ann O’Loughlin – Book Review

Connie Carter is reeling from the death of her five-year-old daughter, Molly. Her husband, Ed Carter, murdered their daughter, and then himself. Grief stricken, she suffers a break-down and for two years barely gets through the interminable days. Now, she … Continue reading

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20 Questions with J.S. Strange #authorinterview

Today on Fictionophile, I am featuring an interview with J.S. Strange, the author of “Murder on the Rocks” a mystery series debut set in Cardiff, Wales. Welcome to Fictionophile Jack! Congratulations on the publishing of your new mystery novel with … Continue reading

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#BookReviews: How late is too late?

As a book blogger, I often have the privilege of reading and reviewing books near or even sometimes before their publication date. It is sometimes unspoken, but always understood that reviewing a book near to its release date is optimum. … Continue reading

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“Between the Lies” by Michelle Adams – Book Review

The protagonist of this thriller, Chloe Daniels, has been in a horrible car accident on a rainy Sussex night. She has a traumatic head wound as well as broken ribs, a lacerated leg, and other smaller injuries. But most importantly, … Continue reading

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Linda Leith Publishing: an introduction for #bookbloggers

Linda Leith Publishing is a unique publishing house in Canada: it is the only literary publisher in Canada who publishes in both French and English. Linda Leith Publishing brings Quebec authors to the rest of Canada and introduces English-speaking authors … Continue reading

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World Book Day 2019 #GreatReads

To celebrate this year’s World Book Day, I thought I’d share some of my favourite reads of the past ten years. Ten books that stand out in my memory as being truly great reads. I have entered them in the … Continue reading

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“Path into Darkness” by Lisa Alber – Book Review

“A haunting tale of family secrets, madness, and healing”. Lisfenora, Ireland.  Renown for its annual matchmaking festival. The ‘matchmaker’ in this case is the terminally ill Liam. Knowing that his end is near, he appoints his daughter, Merritt Chase, to … Continue reading

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Cover Love: part 70 – Dark covers with flora

They say you can never have a second chance to make a good first impression. A book’s cover does just that – gives a first impression. A good cover can make a reader pick up a book. A bad cover … Continue reading

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Holly Willow and her books (guest post)

First things first: Lynne, thank you so much for offering me a slot on your blog. As a fairly new and self-published writer, I need all the help I can get spreading the word about my books. Since you’ve given … Continue reading

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Unsolicited review requests #bookbloggers #authors

As a busy book blogger, I receive many review requests on a daily basis. Most are polite, many are obvious just ‘feeling’ out the process. I try to answer each and every one. Also, like most busy book bloggers, I … Continue reading

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“Madam Tulip” by David Ahern – Book Review

Twenty-something Derry O’Donnell is an out-of-work actress.  With bills to pay, and talent to use, she is frustrated that her agent seems to have forgotten her phone number.  When Derry and her friend Bella (another out-of-work actress) put their heads … Continue reading

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March 2019 #TBR – a plan

By making a monthly TBR plan, the aim is to read more. In January I read eleven titles. However… in February I only managed to read nine.  My excuse is that it was a short month and a busy one … Continue reading

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Hello March (Fictionophile updates & February #bookhaul)

I added EIGHT titles to my long list of review commitments in February. They all look amazing! From Edelweiss I received six titles: From NetGalley I received two titles: Even though I added eight titles to my review commitments, I also purchased 5 … Continue reading

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