Sunday Connection – What’s Been Happening This Week? #SundayBlogShare

Books and blog reviews from Rosie Amber and her fabulous team of reviewers.

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Just in case you’ve spent the last few days hoping it’s still the holidays and you’ve been hiding under the duvet…

Here’s what you may have missed:

Monday: Karen Bernard reviewed romantic Suspense – When A Stranger Comes by Karen Bell

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Tuesday: I reviewed historical fiction The Lady’s Slipper by Deborah Swift

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Wednesday: Karen Oberlaender reviewed thriller Nothing Bad Happens Here by Nikki Crutchley

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Thursday: Judith Barrow reviewed literary fiction The Unrivalled Transcendence of Willem J Gyle by J.D Dixon

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Friday: Olga Miret reviewed naval thriller Jonah by Carl Rackman

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Saturday: Alison Williams reviewed cultural fiction All The Tomorrows by Nillu Nasser

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There have also been some fun posts

Top ten new-to-me authors I read in 2017

WWW Wednesday (what are you reading meme)

Plus news from around the Blogosphere

Pages unbound – Book Blogging resources for the New Year

https://pagesunbound.wordpress.com/2018/01/01/book-blogging-resources-for-the-new-year/#like-16481

Is literary fiction in decline? – Asks Caroline at…

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Only One Woman by Christina Jones and Jane Risdon

A great blog post, an even better book.

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I love the irony of a book called Only One Woman being written by two of them – Christina Jones and Jane Risdon! My grateful thanks to Accent Press for providing a copy of Only One Woman in return for an honest review and for inviting me to be part of the launch celebrations.

Only One Woman is to be published by Accent Press in e-book on 23rdNovember 2017 and paperback on 24th May 2018 and is available for pre-order here.

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9781783757329_FCTwo women, one love story.

June 1968. Renza falls head over heels for heartthrob guitarist Scott. But after a romantic summer together they are torn apart when Renza’s family moves away.

December 1968. On the night she believes to be her last, Stella meets Scott at a local dance. He’s the most beautiful boy she’s ever seen and if this one night is all they have, she’ll…

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My #BookReview of #WW2 Family #HistFic saga Foxden Hotel by Madalyn Morgan @ActScribblerDJ

Foxden Hotel. Book 5 in The Dudley Sisters Saga.
Thank you, Rosie Amber, for a fantastic 4* review.

Rosie Amber

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Foxden Hotel is book #5 in The Dudley Sisters family saga. It covers the World War Two period of history. To get the most from this series, I do recommend reading the previous books as many of the characters’ stories and conflicts are concluded within the pages of this final book.

The year is now 1949. The Dudley sisters are celebrating the New Year at the recently opened Foxden Hotel. As the chimes of New Year fade, Bess is confronted by a horror from her past. She recognises Dave Sutherland, a man she hoped she’d never see again.

A few days later a body is found in the hotel’s lake and local police point the finger at Bess and her husband, but soon MI5 are joining the investigation with their suspicions about a larger fascist network.

During the war…

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I was over the moon when I was invited into BBC Radio Leicester to talk about being a local author who has written a saga set in Leicestershire, during WW2

This may, or may not, work. I’ve just listened to my interview on BBC Radio Leicester, and the link is below. Ben Jackson’s show started at 9 and my interview began at 9.10 and finished at 9.25. I was more nervous listening to it than I was when I was doing it. Like most people, I hate listening to my voice when its recorded and I’d rather be asking questions than answering them.

Stop with the excuses, Madalyn! http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05gl0r8#play

Author interview with historical romance and contemporary novelist Madalyn Morgan

The wonderful Morgen Bailey interviewed me.

Morgen's Author Interviews

Welcome to my blog interviews with novelists, poets, short story authors, scriptwriters, biographers, agents, publishers and more. Today’s is with historical romance and contemporary novelist Madalyn Morgan. A list of interviewees (blogged and scheduled) can be found here. If you like what you read, please do go and investigate further.

Morgen: Hello, Madalyn. Please tell us something about yourself, where you’re based, and how you came to be a writer.

MadalynMadalyn: Three years ago I moved to Lutterworth in Leicestershire. I was born in Lutterworth, but had lived in London for thirty-five years.  I moved to South East London when I was offered a place at East15 Drama College.  Some years later, after touring and working in Repertory Theatres all over the UK, I found myself out of work.  It was then that I made London my base.  In the 1970s and 80s most auditions were held in…

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Today…..An “Author” Is Born!

One of my first interviews with the lovely Vikki Thompson after writing Foxden Acres.

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Today is the official publication day for Foxden Acres, the book written by my friend and fellow writer Madalyn Morgan. Maddie has thrown her heart and soul into this book, deciding to self publish via Kindle. I’m so pleased for her….she is an inspiration!

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So before she gets all rich and famous, I’ve had the opportunity to ask her a few questions about her experience of self publishing and the book that will turn her from writer to author…

Where did the idea for Foxden Acres come from?

It was a combination of things. My mother inspired me to write about the Second World War. The year before she died, mum said she’d like to give back a brass airplane to the young Polish pilot who had made it for her in 1940. Unfortunately, he had died, but I found his son. He was delighted to have the plane because…

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