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 will be accepting books for review from 31st January 2020. My email for book reviews is wonderandwriting@gmail.com so please do not comment here. Please check out my previous ARC reviews here if you want an idea about what I say about the ARCs I receive. I will accept books before publication or books recently published as it gives me a deadline for the review to come out, not books which have been out for two years already. I will also only accept books that I think I would enjoy.

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.


  9. Would you like a FREE e-copy of the exciting new utopian apocalyptic comedy sci-fi novel?
    The year is 4377. The world has advanced into a perfect utopia. War, disease, crime, and poverty are all distant memories. Everyone is a genius scientist, with artistic talents, and perfect bodies. Super advanced technology takes care of all problems. They have unlimited energy and wealth and sit on invisible chairs and tables.
    Everything is quite boring until one day when the Sun starts turning colors of the rainbow like a giant disco ball in the sky–and then all hell breaks loose.

    Can a family of two mothers, three fathers, and two kids build a spaceship without killing each other?

    Can their little unappreciated cleaning robot save the day?

    Here are the latest reviews:

    “I laughed so hard I had tears streaming down my face”

    “As entertaining as The Shape Of Water!”

    “Charming and colorful and wildly imaginative, and very cool–the kind of thing only a mad, iconoclastic genius could have conceived and birthed. Bravo…”

    Review on GoodReads from Valerie Roberson–

    “A Science Fiction with the word emphasized on science. The author, Scott Evans, has you wondering if you are dreaming or really in the future. He writes this with a sense of humor, such as “Warning: The following material contains punctuation from the future” and by golly, it does and that makes the book interesting. He has also put together his own words for us to enjoy. Such as helenreddyshere. Now it took me a while for it to sink in what he was doing. I love this part and love that he used Helen Reddy as one of his words, he must be from the 70’s to know who she is. Love it!

    After millions, billions, and trillions of years, Earth is how we wish it would be. Peaceful, no money, everybody is equal and everybody loves and respects each other. The people are half robot and half human, if I got that right. Any way, The planet was like this until one day the sky started to turn different colors. The colors of the rainbow.

    Now everybody is in an uproar and people are summoned to their professions to figure out what is going on. Yes, people are smart and as young as 2 have degrees in high tech areas. The TV anchor keeps broadcasting who should report and the danger levels, like with out terrorist levels. The people are going crazy n . and the anchor says. “Psychohistorians say we haven’t seen such a break down in social order since the Trump Presidency!” I laughed so hard, I had tears streaming down my face.

    This peaceful planet is now like it was back in 2017. With people all over the world fighting for the last chicken nugget, shoving and couples arguing. This is all from the different sky colors.

    You see, the sun is going to explode and the moon is going to crash. So they were told to evacuate to another planet. And the people started to leave, except one family. This family is going to build their own ship. They go to a dispensary to get their parts. This place has all the old left over things from our time. They have never seen most of this stuff. It is so funny to read their comments on things we take for gannet.

    So they start to build the ship. But like most families, there is bickering and at least one person who thinks they know it all and are in charge. This goes on for a long time and they are running out of time to leave.

    The ending was nothing like I thought it would be. I really liked the ending and found it interesting and shaking my head thinking that it figures. There is a lot of science terms and I had a hard time figuring it all out in the beginning, but all of a sudden the story fell in place for me and I was really enjoying it. This is for the true science fiction lover. Completely different from any other I have come across of. Good story line, good writing (after I figured it all out), good humor and down right unusual.”

    THE DAY THE SUN CHANGED COLORS is available for purchase

    in paperback(288 pages) on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/198748617X

    and as an e-book(187 pages) on Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BYP83F3

    GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36437499-the-day-the-sun-changed-colors

    Comedy sci-fi, literary/adult, 74,000 words, ISBN: 9781987486179

    Read sample chapters and more on the Scott Talbot Evans author page on WordPress: https://ScottTalbotEvans.wordpress.com

    Please let me know if you would like a free mobi or pdf copy.

    Thank you.

    Scott Talbot Evans

    Rochester New York


  10. Dear Lucy
    My name is Emmanuella Hristova and I’m contacting you to review my recently self-published poetry collection, “The Day My Kisses Tasted Like Disorder”.
    “The Day My Kisses Tasted Like Disorder” is a short collection of poems that explores a tumultuous year of love, heartbreak and unimaginable loss. It documents the birth and death of a relationship, and the death of my sister. Each poem is an emotional time-stamp that plunges the reader into the depths of my feelings as they burgeon and wane. The book reads like a diary and chronicles the boundaries of the things that we all feel: passion, heartache, and pain that gives way to hope.
    This is my debut poetry collection and my first self-published work. I first published in April, 2018. It’s about 50 pages. Although the book only has a few reviews so far, it’s rated a 4.5 on Amazon and 4.0 on Goodreads. It’s available via eBook on Amazon, iBooks, barnesandnoble.com, Bookshout, Kobo, and Lulu for $3.99.
    If you’re willing to read and review my book, I’d be more than happy to send you a free ePub, mobi or PDF copy via email at ehristova@berkeley.edu
    To read some more of my poetry, feel free to view my Instagram account at http://www.instagram.com/emmy_speaks and my website at http://www.ehristova.com.
    I want to thank you so much for your time, and sincerely hope you take the time to read and review my work. I look forward to hearing from you.

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