Another Addition to my TBR Pile/Mountain

When approached by Blackbird Digital Books to review “Valentina” and participate in the book’s blog tour, I was only too happy to agree. The book is a thriller set in Scotland, enough said… I am SO very pleased that “Valentina” surpassed all my expectations. A debut novel that doesn’t read like one, this domestic thriller is […]

via “Valentina” by S.E. Lynes (official blog tour) — Fictionophile


A Dedicated man and other Stories – Elizabeth Taylor (1965)

Back in 2012 I read or re-read all Elizabeth Taylor’s novels along with other readers from the Librarything virago group for her centenary. I also read two of her five collections of short stories,…

Source: A Dedicated man and other Stories – Elizabeth Taylor (1965)

Reviewers Required!


So, after spending many days tearing my hair out, formatting my book, it is finally ready. All I need now is some lovely people to review it.

Flip Flops, Fiestas, and Flamenco is the first in a series of three books about two best friends, their lives, loves and adventures after moving to a small village in the Andalusian hills

Abby and Lou have been BFF’s since the first day at Uni. Despite being opposites in both looks and personality they were drawn to each other sharing a flat, dreams and a love of animals. Through the ensuing years despite heartache and divorce, they remain as close as ever.

Abby would be the first to admit her life needs an injection of fun. Middle-aged, divorced and slightly overweight she’s a mother/general dogsbody to two layabout sons, a pink-haired Amazonian on-off girlfriend and an incorrigible British Bulldog named Chester, her lifelong dream of living in Spain’s glorious sunshine has been long forgotten or has it?

Lou was stuck in her own rut, never fully recovered from a tragedy in her past a long list of online dating disasters had left her wondering if she will ever find love again.  Her cool ice-maiden persona is shattered along with her cat’s eardrums when she wins £400,000 on an online bingo site. Could this be the answer to both their prayers?

Flip-Flops packed, they embark on their adventure but it isn’t all sun and sangria. Warring pets, new neighbours, Cooking experiments, scary wildlife and an escapee Donkey named Santos, combine to make it an unforgettable Summer. Can their friendship survive or will the Mediterranean dream become a nightmare?