Book review: Enduring Emotions by Antonia Abbott

Book review - Enduring Emotions by Antonia AbbottAll I can say after reading the third in Antonia Abbott’s romantic trilogy is that if you thought rural Oxfordshire was the sleepy English countryside, you had better think again. I wrote about Book One and Book Two previously, so am delighted to share my thoughts on Book Three which I devoured on my Kindle in just over 24 hours, ignoring my son, clients, friends, cats and dogs as I pored over it voraciously. [Read more…]

Book review: Heightened Emotions – An Oxfordshire Wedding

Back in September 2014 I reviewed the first book in this family saga trilogy, “Mixed Emotions – an Oxfordshire Affair” by exciting new novelist Antonia Abbott, and made my feelings known about her irritating yet utterly riveting heroine – or perhaps anti-heroine – Susie Rowlands.

Book review: Heightened Emotions - An Oxfordshire WeddingHere’s what I said about the fragrant Susie then …

“Novel writing experts often say your protagonist in a story should be a likeable character. However most of the way through this entertaining book I wanted to grab the beguiling young Susie Rowlands right out from the page and slap her for being such a spoilt, featherbrained little bitch. [Read more…]

Book publishing scams – three stinky examples

How to avoid book publishing scams: updated January 2018 … If you are writing either a nonfiction or fiction book (or want to) and are thinking about how to get it published, here are some red light warnings of just three of the scams that abound in the book publishing industry.

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Book publishing: forget those dishonest gimmicks and grow a real, ‘organic’ bestseller

HTWB HLJB no 1Intro by Suze: I have written before about book authors who contact everyone they know and offer everything short of a brand new car for free provided that you buy their new book at a certain time on a certain date. The objective is to take advantage of Amazon’s sales ranking system.

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Top 10 books to help you write better

how to write better,,writing help, help with writing,EnglishWe’ve gathered together our best books and ebooks on how to write better and related topics by your favorite columnists and guest posters here on HTWB, in this updated bookshop … browse and enjoy! It’s a good selection and consists of all the very best of our respective experience and skills, neatly packed in book form for you to benefit from. All print books are available in Kindle and/or other digital formats, too. [Read more…]