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Book Review: Rags of Time by Michael Ward

July 21st, 2020 by Jane Turner

This review of Rags of Time by Michael Ward comes courtesy of a Random Things Blog Tour. Rags of Time was published by Burnaby Press on 15 August 2019 in ebook and paperback.   Blurb: London, 1639. Thomas Tallant, a young and ambitious Spice Merchant, returns from India to find his city in turmoil. A […]

Book Review: The Summoned Ones by Darryl A Woods

July 18th, 2020 by Jane Turner

This review of The Summoned Ones by Darryl A Woods was done as part of a Damppebbles Blog Tour. The Summoned Ones was published in paperback and digital formats by Bresford Ridge Publishing on 29 Feb 2020.   Blurb: The Bericean army was in Malabrim for the ninth straight fighting season. Over the past 9 […]

Book Review: The Last Lemming by Chris Chalmers

July 14th, 2020 by Jane Turner

This review of The Last Lemming by Chris Chalmers comes via a Blog Tour for Random Things Tours. The Last Lemming was published on 20 May 2020 by J.Mendel Books. Blurb: TV naturalist ‘Prof Leo’ Sanders makes it to his deathbed without a whiff of scandal — then confesses his career-defining wildlife discovery was a […]

Book Review: The Bone Jar by SW Kane

July 10th, 2020 by Jane Turner

I read The Bone Jar by S.W. Kane as part of a Blog Tour by RandomThingsTours. The Bone Jar was published by Thomas & Mercer in paperback, Kindle, and audio formats on 1 July 2020.   Blurb: Two murders. An abandoned asylum. Will a mysterious former patient help untangle the dark truth? The body of […]

How to Use Track Changes in Word

July 2nd, 2020 by Jane Turner

I’m genuinely surprised how many of my clients don’t know how to use Track Changes in Word. Indeed, it seems to me that only admin professionals and editorial workers seem to understand it’s capabilities! Which really is a surprise – given how prevalent PCs now are in school.   (I was horrified when, at my […]

Book Review: Verbal by Peter Murphy

June 26th, 2020 by Jane Turner

I received an advance copy of Verbal by Peter Murphy to review as part of the Blog Tour by Random Things Tours. Verbal will be published by No Exit Press in digital format on 25 June 2020, and paperback in December 2020.   Blurb: ‘A good police force is one that catches more crooks than […]

Book Review: Scharlette Doesn’t Matter and Goes Time Travelling by Sam Bowring

June 19th, 2020 by Jane Turner

A recent and enjoyable read, Scharlette Doesn’t Matter and Goes Time Travelling by Sam Bowring.   Blurb: Ever since Scharlette’s parents gave her a name no one can really pronounce, she’s been stuck in a bit of a rut. She hates her job in airport security, making people take their belts off before they fly […]

Book Review: The Cruel Stars by John Birmingham

June 19th, 2020 by Jane Turner

Today, reviewing a recent read, The Cruel Stars by John Birmingham. Blurb: They thought the Sturm were dead. They were wrong. Centuries after their defeat, the enemy has returned with an overwhelming attack on the fringes of human space. On the brink of annihilation, humankind’s only hope is a few brave souls who survived the […]

Call for Submissions: Bayou Wolf Press

June 12th, 2020 by Jane Turner

Bayou Wolf Press is calling for submissions! Check out their website or Twitter. As their site says: Bayou Wolf Press was built out of a mixture of hard work, frustration, hope, rejection, passion, Count of Monte Cristo-style revenge fantasies, and too many Cadbury Mini Eggs. We’re starting out as each other’s editors and publishing team, […]

Order of Adjectives

June 10th, 2020 by Jane Turner

The Royal Order of Adjectives is instinctive for most writers – but well worth understanding.   Did you know there are specific rules as to the order of adjectives in writing? This is one of those largely unspoken rules – so unspoken that I’m not surprised how many writers don’t know about it. Yes, there […]

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