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Fantasycon and Bristolcon – the final countdown (round up)

Fantasycon and Bristolcon marked the final conventions of my debut year, and they were both a blast. Fantasycon Fantasycon ran on 30 September and 1 October in Peterborough. I'd told the event organisers that I couldn't be there until mid-afternoon as I was flying in from Gothenburg Book Fair, so I had a reading at … Continue reading Fantasycon and Bristolcon – the final countdown (round up)

In defence of fantasy and science fiction

A recent study reported in The Guardian paper found that reading science-fiction led to poorer recall and empathy with the characters among readers. Apparently, people who are already predisposed to dislike SF, would pay less attention to a story if it included trigger words such as 'airlock'.  Well, yeah. They don't like SF, of course … Continue reading In defence of fantasy and science fiction

The Fall Book Tag

The Tattoeed Book Geek gives the low down on his favourite fantasy novels of 2017. And guess who’s on there? ME!

The Tattooed Book Geek

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I was tagged many moons ago by both Mischenko over at Read Rant Rock & Roll and Hey Brizzle Shizzle (Claire) over at Brizzlelass Books.

Thank you, ladies, and as always, if you don’t already follow them then hop on over and check out both blogs, they are fantastic. 🙂

This tag was created by Shanah from Bionic Book Worm. All of the graphics used belong to her. Huge thanks for this tag Shannah it’s awesome!

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Blackwing (The Raven’s Mark Book One) by Ed McDonald

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Blackwing is fantastic, hands down, it’s one of the best books of 2017. I’m not entirely sure why it felt fresh and new to me, it’s Mcdonald’s debut book so he’s a fresh new author!😂 But there was just something about it, the writing, the setting, everything really and while it contains staples of the genre somehow the book manages to feel…

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Godblind promotions, and my book baby’s first award nomination

It's been a busy few weeks, first with my mammoth week of events, conventions and panels (Grim Gathering, Gothenburg Book Fair and Fantasycon), and then with a couple of excellent promotions for Godblind and its first award nomination in the Booknest Fantasy Awards! Promotions first, to tantalise your taste buds and delight your bank balance: … Continue reading Godblind promotions, and my book baby’s first award nomination