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    Book Blogger UKYA Awards – Best Horror, Best Paranormal, Best Adventure

    Hey Guys! Today I am here with VERY exciting news! It is the shortlist of the Book Blogger UKYA Awards! This is the time for YOU to vote for your favourite from the list! Voting is open until September 21st Voting will also be happening a little differently than the nominations. On this blog you will be voting for:  Best Horror, Best Sci-fi/Fantasy, Best Paranormal, Best Adventure And then you will hop along to the next blog to vote for more awards! There are five different awards to jump to (and five/six bloggers hosting each group, but you only need to visit five blogs!). This doesn’t have to happen all at…

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    Book Blogger UKYA Award Nominations – Open now!!

    Hello!Today I am proud to help with the launch of the Book Blogger UKYA Awards!  These awards will be pretty darn awesome and we want you to vote. The Book Blogger UKYA Award Nominations are now open, so get voting! Use the form below to nominate the books and authors that you love!You can nominate up to three books and authors per category – choose wisely! Nominations will stay open until 24th August. (That’s two weeks!)Then the shortlist will be sorted and voting will begin on the 1st September. Good luck to all the lovely books and authors! Loading…

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    #WeNeedDiverseMonsters by Jeff Norton

    It was 2002, and I landed an unpaid internship at a small, but prolific, production company in Hollywood. It was part of my transition from corporate America to the entertainment industry and I was paying my dues. The best part of the job was reading scripts; indulging in a writer’s visual imagination. I’d take ten scripts home over a weekend (called ‘the weekend read’) and return for Monday development meetings to render my opinion. I may not have been being paid, but they listened to my creative opinion, which was pretty cool.   One script in development was a new twist on the “creature feature” – a low budget monster movie – showcasing a monster I’d never heard of before: El Chupacabra. I was,…

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    Head Over Heart Blog Tour: The Great Equaliser by Colette Victor

    Today on the blog I have Colette Victor, As part of the blog tour or her new novel Head Over Heart she is writing about her experiences and how they shaped her and her novel.  Working in a poor community I’ve been working as a community worker in an underprivileged ex-mining community in Belgium for ten years. We have a lot of migrants living here (I’m a migrant myself, I come from South Africa.) First, second, third, even fourth generation migrants who came here well over fifty years ago to work in the coal mines. Polish people, Greeks, Italians, Turkish people and Moroccans. At the same time, there are also…

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    I Predict a Riot Blog Tour: Movies and Mayhem by Catherine Bruton

    Today I have the amazingly awesome Catherine Bruton, author of We Can Be Heroes, POP! and I Predict a Riot, talking about movies and their influence on her books, including I Predict a Riot which came out earlier this month, published by Electric Monkey! I will hand over to Catherine now and maybe you will find something you want to give a watch, or will want to read the book even more  *** When I was a kid, we weren’t allowed to watch much TV. In fact, only Blue Peter, Newsround and Playschool were allowed in our house. No Dr Who, no Grange Hill, no Charlie’s Angels, no Cagney and Lacey (…

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    Smart blog tour: Kim Slater’s Writing Tips

    Today I am kicking off Kim Slater’s Blog tour for her new book Smart! Kim is sharing her writing tips for aspiring authors out there. Kim’s book Smart is a fantastic story following Kieran on his mission to find out what happened the the homeless guy he finds dead in the river. To read my review of Smart please click here. Smart publishes on Thursday from Mcmillan Children’s Books.  *** After three years of a full-time English & Creative Writing degree and two years studying on an MA in Creative Writing, I felt well-equipped to embark on my quest to become a published writer. My degrees gave me a solid…

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    Weirdos vs Bumskulls guest post: Character Playlists by Author Natasha Desborough

    Today I have author Natasha Desborough on the blog talking about the playlists she has created for her characters, in preparation for us to read new book, and second in the Weidos series, Weirdos Vs Bumskulls! Be sure to click on the headings of each playlist to go over to Spotify and check them out for yourself!  The book itself came out on May 8th, published by Catnip Publishing, and follows on from Weirdos Vs Quimboids.  *** When I was teenager, I’d make playlists (or compilation tapes as we called them back then) for just about everything: for car journeys, getting ready to go out with friends, shopping trips, TV programmes and to…

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    Blog Tour: The Right Sort Of People by Katy Cannon – Love, Lies and Lemon Pies author

    Don’t worry. This isn’t a blog post about who you should hang with at lunchtime, or which gangs or cliques to avoid like the plague. Instead, I wanted to write a bit about one of my absolute favourite things in books, films and tv shows – and my favourite thing about writing my YA debut novel, Love, Lies and Lemon Pies.  Community.  For every hero or heroine, there’s always the sidekick, or the best friend, cracking wise alongside. Add in the love interest, the geek who helps out with the techy stuff, the father figure, the tag along, the teacher, the mysterious stranger… a careful selection from millions of possible…

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    Inspriations for Evie Brooks Marooned In Manhattan: Guest Blog by Sheila Agnew

    Today I have the lovely Sheila Agnew on the blog talking about her inspirations for Evie Brooks: Marooned in Manhattan. My review for the book was up yesterday and it really is a great story for any middle graders out there looking for a nice contemporary story about finding out who you really are. I’ll hand over to Sheila so she can tell you more. I am irresistibly attracted to books that are a combination of darkness and humour. In modern times, that potent mixture is near its very best in Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. It’s a semi-autobiographical young adult novel narrated by Arnold Spirit,…

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    Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea blog tour: Top 5 UK Inspirations by April G. Tucholke

    Today I have author April G Tucholke on the blog to share with us her top five UK inspirations for her novel Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. Today is also release day for the novel so if you like what you see here, and my review, you should definitely go buy the book…. in fact even if you didn’t you like why you see you should buy it anyway because it is awesome! Top Five UK Inspirations: 1. Jane Eyre 2. The abandoned railroad tunnel behind Violet’s home, the one that supposedly hides Blue Hoffman and the monstrous children, is based on a real place. When I lived in Scotland I…