How to write a book review – please do!

Authors love reviews – this is not a secret!

But after you’ve closed a book, why should you bother to write one? How do you do it? And who can write a review? What’s considered a ‘good’ review?

Whoa! Let’s take a step back…

Why write a book review? Analysing and expressing your thoughts about […]

Kate Quinn and the Lady of the Eternal City

Today, I’m delighted to welcome historical novelist Kate Quinn. A native of southern California, Kate graduated from Boston University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Classical Voice. A lifelong history buff, she has written four novels in the Empress of Rome Saga and two set in the Italian Renaissance about the early years of the […]

The Historical Novel Society picks SUCCESSIO!

Well, this is exciting!

The Historical Novel Society indie review team has reviewed SUCCESSIO and given it a wonderful write-up. But the cream on the cake is that it has been awarded the accolade of “Editor’s choice”!

Not only is there that glory, but SUCCESSIO will automatically be longlisted for the HNS Indie Award […]

What the Historical Novel Society says about PERFIDITAS

Well, PERFIDITAS made it to the HNS Indie Reviews Editor’s Choice Shortlist which was rather thrilling. I’m so pleased that the HNS includes alternate history in its remit – it just shows what an ecumenical and friendly society it is.

So what did they say about PERFIDITAS?

PERFIDITAS (Roma Nova) By Alison Morton

“Not strictly […]

INCEPTIO passes the Jaffa review test with 5 stars


There’s a little bit of book love going on ….as the cat crept in, and curled at my side, read with me, read with me, softly he sighed …

What a lovely review for this the last day of my blog tour! Thank you Jaffa (and Jo).

“In present day New York, Karen Brown’s […]