GUEST POST: Daniel Cohen - Coldmaker

Tuesday, 28 November 2017


Eight hundred years ago, the Jadans angered the Crier. In punishment, the Crier took their Cold away, condemning them to a life of enslavement in a world bathed in heat.

Or so the tale goes.

During the day, as the Sun blazes over his head, Micah leads the life of any Jadan slave, running errands through the city of Paphos at the mercy of the petty Nobles and ruthless taskmasters.

But after the evening bells have tolled and all other Jadans sleep, Micah escapes into the night in search of scraps and broken objects, which once back inside his barracks he tinkers into treasures.

However, when a mysterious masked Jadan publicly threatens Noble authority, a wave of rebellion ripples through the city.

With Paphos plunged into turmoil, Micah’s secret is at risk of being exposed. And another, which has been waiting hundreds of years to be found, is also on the verge of discovery…

The secret of Cold.

Everything Is Lies Review

Friday, 24 November 2017


By Helen Callaghan
Rating: 5/5
Source: Netgalley

No-one is who you think they are

Sophia's parents lead quiet, unremarkable lives. At least that is what she's always believed.

Everyone has secrets

Until the day she arrives at her childhood home to find a house ringing with silence. Her mother is hanging from a tree. Her father is lying in a pool of his own blood, near to death.

Especially those closest to you 

The police are convinced it is an attempted murder-suicide. But Sophia is sure that the woman who brought her up isn't a killer. As her father is too ill to talk it is up to Sophia to clear her mother's name. And to do this she needs to delve deep into her family's past - a past full of dark secrets she never suspected were there . . .

What if your parents had been lying to you since the day you were born?

It Only Happens In The Movies Review

Wednesday, 8 November 2017


By Holly Bourne 
Rating: 5/5
Source: Waterstones

Audrey is over romance. Since her parents' relationship imploded her mother's been catatonic, so she takes a cinema job to get out of the house. But there she meets wannabe film-maker Harry. 

Nobody expects Audrey and Harry to fall in love as hard and fast as they do. But that doesn't mean things are easy. 

Because real love isn't like the movies...

My photo tips & prop list

Monday, 6 November 2017


I don't typically spend a lot of money on props, some of the things I use in photos I was going to be buy anyway, got as gifts or received in subscriptions boxes. I tend to horde anything I think might be photogenic and quite often pinch things from around my house, my mum always knows when I've been taking photos because ornaments have moved and theres burnt matches on every surface. 

I'm not an expert, this is just a guide for the things that I do because people have asked, I'd actually love some more tips and tricks for the future so if you have any advice then please, let me know in the comments! 
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