Exploring Dark Fiction…

Ah, the intriguing allure of dark fiction – a realm where fear, despair, and moral ambiguity reign supreme. But why are we so irresistibly drawn to these shadowy worlds that explore the depths of human nature? Let’s unravel this mystery together. Journey into the Dark Dark novels take us on a captivating journey that ignites…

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My Two Favourite Books So Far This Year…

Sometimes, I surprise myself! I never imagined that I would enjoy reading a fantasy/mystical-style book, let alone find myself grieving when I reached the end and wanting to give it more than 5 stars. Now, I appreciate that I am more of a dark, suspense-style writer (and reader), but I simply have to share my…

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The Wife’s Shadow – Book Review

Every woman has a secret… Everyone admires Suzy and her doll’s house life. She has a gorgeous family, a beautiful home and a successful business. But Suzy hasn’t always been in control. In her past lies a shadowy tale of fear and instability – a life that she once ran away from, and has hidden…

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Three O’clock Nightmare

I awoke with a jolt, the chilling sound of a child’s distant cry echoing in my ears. My heart raced as I fumbled for my phone, desperately trying to orientate myself. As I sat on the edge of the bed, my head pounded after abruptly being pulled from a deep sleep. The crying stopped once…

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Number 32 – Cassie Steward

Book Review This book absolutely blew me away! I was hesitant about whether it would capture my interest, but I was proven wrong from the very first page. Based on the blurb and social media posts I’d seen, my expectations were not particularly high, but I am so glad I read this book. I loved…

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Embracing the Creative Journey: A Writer’s Perspective

Hey there, fellow creatives! Today, I want to dive into the stimulating and sometimes challenging world of the arts and creativity, with a particular focus on the craft of writing. As an author, I have experienced the ups and downs of navigating through the creative process, and I’d love to share some insights and tips…

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Identity Crisis

Freya and Lucy sit on a wooden bench outside the front of their school. Sweet-smelling roses surround them in an ornate garden edged with perfectly shaped hedges and manicured flowerbeds. But instead of savouring the horticultural delights, their gaze fixates on the wrought-iron gates, hoping for a fleeting glimpse of any fit boys passing through…

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Centenarian Inspiration

I thought I would dedicate a blog post to one of the main characters in the book I’m currently working on. The reason being I was inspired by a special lady who frequents our café. I first met Betsy four years ago when she was ninety-six!  Yes, she turned one hundred this week, and my…

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Curtain Twitcher

I blink my eyes to try and get a clearer picture of what I’m seeing. What looks like dozens of tiny pink mice are hanging lifeless on the washing line in our neighbour’s garden. It’s a dull, grey day, the mortar-coloured landscape exacerbated by the net curtain hanging between me and the bedroom window. I…

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Phone Junkie

I throw my rucksack down in the hall and make a beeline for the kitchen. There’s no smell of burnt food or trails of kitchen paraphernalia, which means either mum’s not cooking until much later, or, (hopefully), we’ll be having a takeaway tonight. There’s one packet of skips left in the cupboard which won’t go…

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