• Cover Reveal

    Cover Reveal: Starring Kitty by Keris Stainton

    Hello! Today I wanted to share with you the amazing cover for Keris Stainton’s newest book Starring Kitty. This will be the first of a new trilogy focusing on a group of friends, each book zoning in on one particular girl from the group. In this first book Kitty and her friends enter a movie making competition, battling to first place with the queen bees of the school who pretty much hate them. While this is all going on Kitty is keeping secrets from her friends and falling in love, with another girl. If you wanna know where the story goes from there you best get the book when its…

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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…

  • Cover Reveal

    Cover Reveal: Weirdos vs Bumskulls by Natasha Desborough

    Blossom and Petrina, school Weirdos, are on a (natural) high after their band Camel Toe shared the bill with International Rock God (unfortunately homosexual) Josh Raven. Now they have the chance to perform at a real festival when they enter Battle of the Bands.  But they face competition from an unlikely source. And then Blossom meets Vince, lead singer of rival band Bumskulls and totally sexy MANCAKE. And supposedly loved-up Petrina has been spotted staring (dribbling) at the bass player . . .  In a churning whirlpool of love, sex and music, can the Weirdos keep their quest for musical domination on track?  Or is everything about to go norks…

  • Book Review,  Reviews

    Weirdos Vs Quimboids – Natasha Desbough

    ‘‘Felix Winters looks so HOT in a tuxedo,’ I whispered. His bum cheeks are like two orbs of wonder. ‘Could a boy be any more perfect?’ ‘It would take a brave girl to attempt to prise him away from Fiona’s claws,’ Petrina replied from behind me. ‘Look at her with her leg cocked up against his thigh. She’s like a dog marking its territory on a lamp post.’ ‘One day he’ll realise how shallow she really is,’ I sighed, knowing that this would never really happen. ‘Oooh look! Toby’s undoing his shirt!’ Petrina shoved me roughly out of the way so that she could get a better look at the…

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    Arabesque – Colin Mulhern

    “Be the best.  It was a philosophy her dad had taught her. Her mother might have been content that amy was healthy, happy, comfortable and doing well, but there were occasions when her dad would check that they were alone and quietly say, ‘Sometimes, Amy, there’s no prize for second place. Do you know what I mean?’” Mia and Amy are gymnastics partners; in training together for many years, the two have become best friends. Amy’s on the road to Olympic glory but missed out by a few months for the most recent competition. She has always been told to be the best by her father, who loves her but is never home. So…

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    Unison 3.0 – Andy Marino

    “Her new name was Mistletoe. On her fifteenth birthday, she announced to her caretaker, Jiri, that she was sick of being called Anna.  He grunted. ‘Anna’s your name.’ ‘Who picked it out?’ ‘Your mother and father.’ ‘And where are they now?’ He raised a busy eyebrow. ‘Okay. What do you want to be -’ ‘Mistletoe.’” Mistletoe, as she’d been known for the last six months, lives on the wrong side of the canopy. Above is Topside, with its shiny buildings, money and Unison, the social network that everyone raves about. In the sub-canopy you can only dream of having a User ID for visit Unison but when Ambrose comes crashing…

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    The Court Painters Apprentice – Richard Knight

    “Take a look in the mirror. What do you see? A nose that’s not too large, or skin marked with freckles like paint splashes from a brush? Perhaps eyes that seem sunken and dark, an expression of gloom baked hard on the mouth? Whatever you see, staring at your reflection for too long is rarely a comfortable experience for all but the fairest of us.” Johann is just a young boy of 11 when Hugo, a master court painter, spots his talent. A small innkeeper’s son sketching and painting are his only pleasures in life and Huge believe he can go far through them. Taking Johann on as an apprentice,…

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    The Dead Ways – Christopher Edge

    “As the car speed through the busy London streets, its blacked-out windows glinting in the early summer sunshine, Scott knew that something wasn’t right. From the moment the car had pulled up outside his school gates, as uneasy feeling had started to knot in his stomach and right now, as the driver swerved round a right-hand corner and straight through a red light, scattering pedestrians in front of him, the know was being pulled tight.” Scott’s father is the Chief Secretary at the Department For Transport, the government body who are cleaning up the environment by closing down motorways and returning the land to its natural state. There is no…