My thoughts on star book ratings 

Ever since I started reviewing books in 2013, I’ve always used a 1-5 star rating of some description (although I did change my stars to cupcakes because I thought it was cuter but it follows the same system). Whether it be on my blog, Goodreads or Amazon I was always rating the books I had …

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For Authors: How to Maximise Your Blog Tours

After owning my blog touring business for around 2 years now, I’ve organised over 50 blog tours for all different types of books and authors. All blog tours turn out differently – some are better than others, some go more smoothly than others and there’s always, inevitably a couple of bollocks ups along the way. …

Supporting Indie Authors & Independent Publishers (& Giveaway!)

Before I started book blogging all the way back in good ol’ 2013 I had never, ever heard of ‘self-publishing’ before. The phrase had not entered my vocabulary and it took me a little while to get to grips with what it actually was. You mean to tell me, you can write a book and …

Meet the Sponsors! #September

Welcome to my third Meet the Sponsors post since I introduced my brand new advertising packages to my blog! I absolutely love being able to share with you these amazing bloggers and authors every month and hopefully give you a couple of recommendations and new blogs to read in the process! Soooo, ready? Here are …

So… I Was Shortlisted for an Award. Who’d Have Thought?

Last month, Jenny in Neverland was shortlisted for Blog of the Year at the Love Stories awards. My best friend popped up on Facebook chat one morning and asked if I’d seen and I had absolutely no idea what she was talking about. An hour later, I was still convinced that there was some sort of …

Why Online Friends Are Important To Me

When I started book blogging, over 2 years ago now, I had no idea what I was doing. I didn’t really fully understand what blogging – dedicated blogging – entailed and I wasn’t aware of how big the whole blogging community was. I’ve met a ton of people online; bloggers and authors. Some are acquaintances, some …

25 Thoughts I’ve Had As An Aspiring Writer

As you know, I’m in the process of writing my own novel. I started a series of posts called ‘Ramblings of and Unpublished Writer’ which you can find here and here which I really enjoyed writing. It helped me get my thoughts about how I was feeling about the whole process down and even share …

My Favourite Things About Blogging!

Hello lovely readers! For the last two months, I’ve been really enthusiastic about blogging and my blog again – which is great considering the 6 month break I went on last year where I essentially abandoned my blog and Twitter account. So I’ve decided to do a series of posts about blogging from all different …