The Best Boomerville Hotel by Caroline James #BlogTour @CarolineJames12 @rararesources


I’m thrilled to be taking part in the blog tour today for The Best Boomerville Hotel by Caroline James. Huge thanks to Rachel Random Resources for inviting me onto the tour.

About this book…

Let the shenanigans begin at the Boomerville hotel …

Jo Docherty and Hattie Contaldo have a vision – a holiday retreat in the heart of the Lake District exclusively for guests of ‘a certain age’ wishing to stimulate both mind and body with new creative experiences. One hotel refurbishment later and the Best Boomerville Hotel is open for business!

Perhaps not surprisingly Boomerville attracts more than it’s fair share of eccentric clientele: there’s fun loving Sir Henry Mulberry and his brother Hugo; Lucinda Brown, an impoverished artist with more ego than talent; Andy Mack, a charming Porsche-driving James Bond lookalike, as well as Kate Simmons, a woman who made her fortune from an internet dating agency…

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8 Types Of Blog Posts That Get Attention [Blogging]

Rachel Poli

What’s typically the first thing people see when you upload a new blog post? The title.

People will see the title, read it, and either skim right over it or they’ll say to themselves, “Hm, this sounds interesting.” They click on it and they’re on your blog.

Keeping them on your blog is a different story, but if you have something worthy to say you should have a decent title that captures the attention of potential readers.

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Types of Blog Posts

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Guides are one of the most popular types of blog posts. What do most people tend to look up on the internet? How to do something. Look up the specific keywords in whatever you’re writing about and roll with it. “How To Write A Blog Post,” for example.


Tell a personal story of something that your readers will be interested  in and something that will help…

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What is the image you want to project?

Jean's Writing

Are you being true to your persona?

Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition:

“the personality that a person (such as an actor or politician) projects in public:  image”

In other words your image. Your image as an author.

Learning how to share on social media can help us improve as writers and bloggers. And possibly sell more books. Now, who doesn’t want that?

Donna Galanti wrote an article that talks about how a writer can present a consistent image to readers on social media, and she really got me to thinking about mine.

I’m not sure I’ve hit the mark with my author persona, yet. But I’ll keep trying.

Donna suggests the image doesn’t need to be genre-based unless that is all you want people to know about yourself.

So how can what can we do to help readers know what to expect?

  • Define and keep up a message that is constant and…

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Our Little Secret by Claudia Carrol #BlogTour #Extract


I’m thrilled to be on the blog tour today for Our Little Secret by Claudia Carrol with a fabulous extract for you to enjoy!

About this book…

A sparkling story about what happens when you let someone into your life… but they turn out to want more than you’d bargained for!

Sarah Dee has the perfect life. A high-flying job in a law firm, a beautiful daughter and a house to die for. So how does she find herself looking in through the kitchen window while another woman enjoys it all?

When Sarah takes pity on a struggling young graduate who can’t get a job, she thinks she’s doing the right thing. She’s being kind, generous and helpful to others, as she always is. But as Sarah allows the younger woman into her home, her law firm and even her family, is there more to this pretty youngster than meets…

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A family of dogs

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

There have not always been dogs in my life, but there have always been dogs in my heart. All of them, except the setters, who were family and Echo, who was a gift, were rescue dogs. And all of them have known how to smile.

The first was a dog I never even knew. His name was Paddy and his life ended before mine began. My mother wrote his story once and sent it off to her publisher. It was returned with a note saying that it was a beautiful tale… it had made the office smile and weep in turn… but it was ‘too far fetched’ to be suitable for publication.

It told of a stray dog who had wandered into the lives of my grandparents when they were a newly married couple. They had bought a neat little house in which to set up home and, in spite…

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Home by Amanda Berriman #BlogTour @MandyBerriman @annecater


It’s my pleasure to be bringing you my review today of Home by Amanda Berriman on her publication day! I’m thrilled to be involved in the celebrations for this debut novel and many thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me onto the tour!

About this book…

Jesika is four and a half.

She lives in a flat with her mother and baby brother and she knows a lot. She knows their flat is high up and the stairs are smelly. She knows she shouldn’t draw on the peeling wallpaper or touch the broken window. And she knows she loves her mummy and baby brother Toby.

She does not know that their landlord is threatening to evict them and that Toby’s cough is going to get much worse. Or that Paige, her new best friend, has a secret that will explode their world.

My review…

Sometimes you read a book and…

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