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Book Excerpt: Once Upon a Time Bitches by Branden LaNette

Hello! I've something very different here on Joyful Antidotes today - a book extract. It's not something I've ever done before so I hope you enjoy it and please don't hesitate to provide feedback in the comments. And I will have a review of this book coming soon so keep your eyes peeled. Blurb Hi, … Continue reading Book Excerpt: Once Upon a Time Bitches by Branden LaNette

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Book Review: Pivotal by Nikki Valance

The weather is getting colder and darker. You know what that means. More time indoors reading! If you are looking for an intelligent book that will leave you thinking, I have just the thing for you. Goodreads Blurb Pivotal by Nikki Valance When you pass through a door does your life change or do you … Continue reading Book Review: Pivotal by Nikki Valance

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Book Review: The Wife’s Revenge by Deirdre Palmer

Hell hath no fury than a woman scorned. No truer words in The Wife's Revenge. Goodreads Blurb The Wife's Revenge by Deirdre Palmer Sometimes the lie is safer than the truth. Fran made the biggest mistake of her life when she had an affair with Ben. Both families live in the village of Oakheart; their children … Continue reading Book Review: The Wife’s Revenge by Deirdre Palmer

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Book Review: The Three Hares: The Jade Dragonball by Scott Lauder and David Ross

Where are all my fantasy readers at? And the ones who enjoy historical fiction? I have a great book that combines both genres for you today. Goodreads BlurbThe Three Hares: The Jade Dragonball by Scott Lauder and David Ross Sara Livingstone's school trip to the Beijing Palace Museum takes a terrifying turn when an encounter … Continue reading Book Review: The Three Hares: The Jade Dragonball by Scott Lauder and David Ross

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Book Review: Blood and Sand by Jennifer Lane

How do you rebuild your life when you are suffering from your father's mistakes? That's what Logon needs to figure out in today's review. Goodreads BlurbBlood and Sand by Jennifer Lane When her father goes to prison for crimes against the country, Logan Cole loses everything: her family, her fortune, her future, and her home. … Continue reading Book Review: Blood and Sand by Jennifer Lane

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Book Review: Sacrificing Starlight by David Pipe

Do you like books with a darker theme? I know they are not for everyone but if you do, this one is for you. Goodreads Blurb Sacrificing Starlight by David Pipe Time's running out for DCI Hunter. His wife and child are missing, perhaps even dead. Unable to pursue those responsible he's transferred to the … Continue reading Book Review: Sacrificing Starlight by David Pipe

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Book Review: An Author on Trial by Luciano Iorio

Imagine one of your books being banned before it was ever even published and this event having a massively negative impact on your career. This is exactly what happened to Italian author Giuseppe Jorio. Goodreads Blurb An Author on Trial by Luciano Iorio In 1939, the Italian writer Giuseppe Jorio (1902 - 1995) enjoyed great … Continue reading Book Review: An Author on Trial by Luciano Iorio

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Book Review: Nightmare Scenario by Hazel Clark

Hello! Today I have a book of which I've never come across the likes before: a dystopian love story that focuses on mental health. I loved it and hope you will too. Goodreads Blurb Nightmare Scenario* by Hazel Clark introduces us to eighteen-year-old Grace Thrace who has a secret. Four months ago she started to … Continue reading Book Review: Nightmare Scenario by Hazel Clark

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Book Review: Carved in Bone by Michael Nava

I have an amazing book for you today. Not just for the story itself, but for its harrowing account of a period during the 80s. If you want a book that will touch your soul, this is certainly one. Blurb Carved in Bone by Michael Nava is set in November 1984. It introduces us to criminal … Continue reading Book Review: Carved in Bone by Michael Nava

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Book Review: Writing Fiction – a user-friendly guide by James Essinger

Any budding authors out there? Probably. Don't we all start out as book lovers? Anyway, if you're ready to take the first step into writing, I have the perfect beginners guide for you. Blurb Writing Fiction - a user-friendly guide by James Essinger draws on the author’s more than thirty years of experience as a … Continue reading Book Review: Writing Fiction – a user-friendly guide by James Essinger