My name is Lucy. I am a paediatric nurse but I started this blog to talk about the different kinds of books I’m reading and any book reviews I want to post. Talking about books on here gets me reading far more as well!

Any original writing will be on my Tumblr blog here but when I publish a book (fingers crossed!), I’ll post it on both this blog and that one. I’ll be talking about my writing and how it’s going on both blogs, especially when Nanowrimo hits!

Regarding submitting books for review, I am happy to be linked to books but they won’t be on my TBR until I have caught up with the existing ARCs I already have out on NetGalley.

I also link to other blogs frequently under my Diversity Spotlight Thursday posts. If you want me to stop linking you, please leave me a comment here on my blog and I’ll stop right away.

Enjoy my blog!


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  1. I came across your site via BookBloggerList and saw that you are a fan of Fantasy and Romance genres, so I started following you on Twitter to stay in touch.

    I wanted to reach out in hope that you would consider reviewing my upcoming novel Nero Demare and the Legend of the Vampires. The original copy is available on Amazon, and the revised edition releases as an eBook Sunday, June 28, and I will gladly provide you with an Advance Readers’ Copy via your preferred eBook platform – just let me know what that is.

    I really appreciate your help. Thanks again!


    David Patrick

    1. I would love to review your book, it sounds like it’s right up my street. My preferred eBook playform is Kindle Mobi file, if you would still like to send it to me. How would you like to do that?

      I will be giving an honest review however, no matter how grateful I am for the copy!

  2. Lucy,
    would you consider reviewing my ebook, Googa Nark?  It is currently on Amazon.  It is a fantasy adventure book aimed at younger children, 8-12 years old.  I can send you a pdf, epub or mobi file.  Thanks!
    Brian Moos

    1. I would love to but I don’t think I’m the best person to review your book, especially since I don’t have any children to read it to. Thank you for the offer though.

  3. Greetings Lucy-

    I enjoyed browsing your blog and reading some of your reviews. I am hoping you’ll want to review my new novella. Here is a little about the book:

    Author: Lars Teeney


    Title: New Megiddo Rising: An Apostates Novella
    Genre: Science Fiction/Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic
    At the Dawn of the Texas Republic declaring independence from Mexico, New Megiddo was born. Created by a death cult led by the Reverend Brigham Wainwright, who actively works to flood the empty, barren land with his American followers; undermining his Mexican overlords.

    Fast-forward several centuries and America has become New Megiddo, a theocracy run by the Schrubb Administration, where order is kept using the technology of the [Virtue-Net] to feed the Reverend Wilhelm Wainwright’s sermons to the minds of the people. Those who do not accept the Faith are branded Apostates, and marked for persecution.

    Ayane Inoguchi has been recently orphaned and is sent to live in a state religious home for a Apostate children, a Home of Virtue, Education and Love, or H.O.V.E.L. Father von Manstein who oversees the home has taken a strange liking to young, Ayane. His tainted influence will lead Ayane to great disaster but also to her destiny, while the humble beginnings of an Apostate rebellion take shape in the slums of Los Angeles.

    It features a diverse racial, gender and orientation cast of characters.

    87 Pages
    I have epub or .mobi I can send.

    Thank you,
    Lars Teeney

    1. Thank you, but I saw that your book was on Kindle Unlimited so I got it through there. It may be a while until the review comes out however (I’ve created a bit of a backlog) but it’s on its way. I publish the review on my blog and on Goodreads as well.

  4. Hi Lucy,
    I came across your site on the book blogger list and I was wondering if you would consider reviewing my novel, Daygo’s Fury. It is the first in an epic fantasy series. I have some links below so you can check it out. If it is something you are interested in, i would really appreciate the review, no matter how many stars you deemed appropriate. I could email you the ebook in whatever form that you would like. I’ve followed your blog to keep in touch. If you’re not interested, its no worries. Thanks for your time,
    Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/1NB6KNK
    Goodreads: http://bit.ly/1KkwFqN
    Website: http://www.johnfosullivan.net

    1. Your book was on Kindle Unlimited so I got it through there, don’t worry! This looks like a book I’ll like, but the review may take a while (I’ve got a backlog). I’ll publish my review on my blog and Goodreads as well.

      1. Thank you so much! That’s great. I look forward to seeing what you think. Thanks.Let me know if there is anything you want from me at any stage.

  5. Greetings Lucy-

    I really enjoyed browsing your blog and reading some of your reviews. I was hoping you might be interested in reviewing my newly released novel. It is the second book in a series, so I can furnish the first book as well if you are interested.

    Author: Lars Teeney


    Title: The Apostates Book Two: Remnants
    Genre: Science Fiction/Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic
    After the fall of the ruling Regime of New Megiddo, the John W. Schrubb Administration, the remnants of the country are fought over by the Republic of China Army, the Societatum Pentagram, ‘Database’ cartels, and independent city-states. Greta Sanchez, a former Apostate resistance commander who had sought refuge in West Europa is haunted by the nuclear annihilation of the old capital, New Megiddo City. In order to atone for her complicity in the destruction, she resolves to return to America to stop a new war. Greta sets out to track down her old comrades to reform the Apostates to meet new threats.

    It features a diverse racial, gender and orientation cast of characters.

    200 Pages
    I have epub or .mobi I can send.

    Thank you,
    Lars Teeney

    1. I’m sorry, but I’m not accepting any more books to read at this time, mostly because my to-read pile has grown too large and I need a little time to get through it all. I’ll keep your comment for when I’ve got things a little more under control. Thanks!

  6. I wondered if you might be interested in my latest book – ‘Notes From a Very Small Island’.
    It’s for anyone wanting to read about the curious life on an obscure Croatian Island or for anyone who is thinking about going to live a backwater.
    It’s a follow-up to the bestselling ‘Under a Croatian Sun’ which was at No 5 on the Amazon Best Seller list of Travel Writing books for 2 months this summer,
    It tells the story of the author and his wife upping sticks and leaving their humdrum life for blue skies and café life on a primitive island in Croatia.
    In this latest book, the couple continue their attempts to fit in with the village community, which is not always easy, and more often than not their endeavours involve them in disasters. But through all this, they get to see the crippling legacy that communism and the recent war has left in the lives of their new neighbours.
    It is a book for anyone who is thinking of embarking on a new life somewhere different, but although a light hearted tale, the book is a heartfelt insight into an ex-communist society trying to adjust to the 21st century and the ways of the Western World.
    Reviews for ‘Under a Croatian Sun’:
    ‘It’s escapism that really works. Full of acute observation, uncontrollable humour and a rousing climax.’ – Country Life
    ‘To his credit Stancomb resists the stereotype of the closed-minded British expatriate.’ – Independent on Sunday – Pick of the paperbacks
    ‘A thoroughly good read —An endearing tale of a roller coaster ride.’ – Croatia Online
    ‘This is not a tale of your usual English couple. This is such a fantastic read … both humorous and thought provoking.’ – Travellingbookjunkie

    Perhaps it might even encourage you to come and visit us…..?


    1. I’m sorry, I’m not accepting any new books at this time (my to-read pile has already grown way out of control) but I’ll keep this comment when I get through some of the backlog. Thanks!

  7. Hello 🙂

    My name is Kayleigh and I work for a Book Marketing company called Books and The Bear – I love your website 😉 and would love to offer you the opportunity to be apart of our team as a Blog Tour Hosts and ultimately a mini BookBear 🙂
    If you would like any further information please don’t hesitate to contact me.
    I look forward to hearing from you…



  8. Hi Lucy,

    My name is Shaun and I’m an author, just wondering if you would consider reviewing my book in exchange for a free ebook copy?

    Here is a link to my fantasy novel (Ewan Pendle and the White Wraith) on amazon, so you can have a look and decide if it may or may not be something you would be interested in reading – http://amzn.eu/9nUHam0

    Thanks for taking the time to consider my enquiry, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.


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