Author: Louise

Friday Spotlight: Iron and Velvet

book beginnings friday 56 Book Blogger hop

Iron & Velvet (Kate Kane, Paranormal Investigator, #1)Iron and Velvet by Alexis Hall


Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. We share the first sentence and whatever thoughts of impressions it provokes. For the Friday 56, hosted by Freda’s Voice, we share a few lines from either page 56 or 56%.


Opening Line:

I woke to the taste of stale whiskey and the smell of stale cigarettes. Rolling over, I found a picture on the pillow—Patrick had been drawing me again. I stared into the face of the girl I used to be: someone young enough, pretty enough, and stupid enough to find that shit romantic.



Review: Hamilton’s Battalion


SERIES: Standalone
REPRESENTATION: Jewish protagonists, MM relationship, FF relationship, Black MCs
GENRES/ SUBJECTS: Historical Romance


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For fans of: Hamilton, diverse romance and short stories.


The Best Independent Bookshops in Scotland

TRAVEL Wandering Fox

Okay… So, I don’t know if these are objectively absolutely the best small bookstores in the country, but they’re my favourites of all the independent shops I’ve been to.

If you’re visiting Scotland on vacation, you could probably work all three of these into your stay. And you should! I’ve included site links so you can even place some orders in advance and have them waiting for you (or, of course, if you’re a local like me but perhaps looking to support an alternative to Amazon).

(All photographs come from the shop websites.)


Readathons: #unsolvedathon, #hamilthon, #fantasyadventureathon and #OWLsReadathon2019

Hamilthon Update


Who Tells Your Story — The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson.

The World Was Wide Enough — Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young.

Helpless — Hamilton’s Battalion: A Trio of Romances by Courtney Milan, Alyssa Cole & Rose Lerner.

My Shot — The Cold Is in Her Bones by Peternelle van Arsdale.

The Election of 1800 — The True Queen (Sorcerer Royal #2) by Zen Cho.

What’d I Miss? — An Artificial Night (October Daye #3) by Seanan McGuire.

The Reynolds Pamphlet — Galatea by Madeline Miller.

Take a Break — Reaper Man (Discworld #11) by Terry Pratchett.

Burn — Wyrd Sisters (Discworld #6) by Terry Pratchett.