Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Expected by Sarah England

Having read 3am and Wide Awake (a collection of thriller short stories) by Sarah England I was looking forward to reading her novel, Expected.

Expected is a humorous, romantic tale. Here's the cover - great, isn't it? (Click the cover to view on

Expected and Sarah England are currently on tour and details can be found here at Buy The Book Tours.

I read Expected very quickly and here's the short review I left on Goodreads:

ExpectedExpected by Sarah E. England
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the second book I've read by this author but the first novel. (The first book was 3am & Wide Awake - a short story collection, which was very good). Sam Sweet is a likeable character, yes she's a bit ditsy and puts up with an awful lot from her boyfriend Simon but that's what makes her so likeable. I laughed with her, cringed, gasped, and cheered her on. I really enjoyed this read, it was funny, entertaining, and I liked the style in which it is written. Is there more for Sam Sweet? I hope so.

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About Sarah England:

Sarah originally trained as a nurse in Sheffield (UK) and then went on to work as a medical representative for nearly 20 years, specialising in mental health.

She had always wanted to write fiction, but did not begin until around 8 years ago, prompted by a house move and relocation to the South coast. Since then she has had around 140 short stories published, mostly in national magazines and various anthologies; most recently a 3 part detective serial in Woman’s Weekly.

‘3am and Wide Awake’ was released in May 2013 by Alfie Dog Fiction - a collection of 25 thrillers, many supernatural or medically based - two of her predominant themes.
‘Expected’ is Sarah’s first novel - a comedy launched by Crooked Cat Publishing on 28th June, 2013. Sarah lives in Dorset with her husband, Don, and spaniel, Harry.

                                   Sarah's links - Twitter, Website, Facebook,, Amazon, Goodreads

Read my short review of 3am and Wide Awake here. (Click the cover to view on

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Thursday, 22 August 2013

Dizzy C's Summer Fun Giveaway

Summer has disappeared today, it's raining, but I'm joining in with the Summer Fun Giveaways over at Dizzy C's Little Book Blog.

There's a chance to win either a paperback of Lies Love Tells or Underleaf (UK), simply comment on the post over at Dizzy C's saying which you would like to be entered for and complete the form by clicking here. It's running for the next 13 days.

Dizzy C is also hosting a lot of other giveaways, so be sure to check them out by following this link.

Broadstairs - a nearby seaside town - in the sun!

I'm also running a Goodreads Giveaway to win a signed paperback of my upcoming novel - Mortiswood: Kaelia Awakening here.

Sunday, 18 August 2013

First ever reading from Mortiswood: Kaelia Awakening

I thought I'd try out a reading as I've not done one before. In my first attempt I read a little too fast! This is the beginning of the opening chapter from the first novel in the Mortiswood Tales series, Mortiswood: Kaelia Awakening. The book trailer can be found here.

View this video on YouTube instead here.

Friday, 9 August 2013

Mortiswood: Kaelia Awakening - First ever book trailer!

Hope you are all having a wonderful summer. It's a little hit and miss here but mostly, surprisingly, hit!

Here is my first ever book trailer for Mortiswood: Kaelia Awakening, the first novel in the Mortiswood Tales series which is due for release October 2013: View on Youtube here. Listen to a reading from this novel here.

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