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Hello everyone. If you’d like help with your writing, or just love talking about anything writing related, and you’re on Facebook, you’re welcome to join 100+ (and growing) of us at my free weekly live Q&A chat. It’s where members can post their questions and we all pitch in with our answers. We do this throughout the week but I’m (almost) guaranteed to be there from 7pm to 9pm (UK time) – in two hours – every Monday so much quicker replies.

To join us click here:, answer the three question (What do you write? / What do you need most help with (if known)? / How can you contribute to the group?) then wait for me to approve you. See you there!

I also run a free anonymous (only I know who’s who) email critique swap for flash fiction, short stories or novel extracts – see Morgen’s (Free) Email Critique Group. There are also links on that page to non-fiction, script and poetry swaps.


BeaconLit Second Year 500-word comp Round 6 – January 2019 winners announced

Drum roll please for the results of the latest (January) BeaconLit flash fiction competition…


We are delighted to announce the top three stories from January’s entries are (in alphabetical order):

  • Leaving Amy
  • Lost and Found
  • No Ending, No Goodbye

The three top stories will now go through to the final judging and the top ten prize-winning authors (not necessarily the same as the top ten stories as no author can win more than one prize) will be announced at the 2019 BeaconLit literary festival on Saturday 13th July. As with most months, there were more than three stories that could have made the top three but those that did were either closer to the theme or stronger (provoked more of a reaction after reading) so don’t be disheartened if yours hasn’t been mentioned.

If your story for this month isn’t listed in the above three, you are welcome to do whatever you like with your submission hereon in. If your story is listed, it’s…

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With or Without You by Shari Low #BlogTour #Review @Aria_Fiction

The latest review from Lauren…

Welcome to Mixing Reality With Fiction Book Blog


Have you ever made a life-changing decision and then wondered if you made the right


When Liv and Nate walked up the aisle, Liv knew she was marrying the one, her soul mate

and her best friend.

Six years later, it feels like routine and friendship is all they have left in common. What

happened to the fun, the excitement, the lust, the love?

In the closing moments of 1999, Liv and Nate decide to go their separate ways, but at the last

minute, Liv wavers. Should she stay or should she go?

Over the next twenty years we follow the parallel stories to discover if Liv’s life, heart and

future have been better with Nate… Or without him?

Perfect for the fans of Jojo Moyes, Lucy Diamond and Marian Keyes.

My review

Firstly, my thank go to the publisher and and blog tour organiser for my gifted…

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The Hourglass by Liz Heron #BlogTour #Review #RandomThingsTours @annecater

The latest review from ‘Mixing Reality with Fiction’ book blog…

Welcome to Mixing Reality With Fiction Book Blog


Spring 2000. Paul Geddes visits Venice to research the fin-de-siècle opera singer, Esme Maguire, seeking out a cache of papers held by Eva Forrest, the widow of a collector. What he reads begins in the 1680s, moving through the city s later history of Enlightenment and Revolution, describing a life stretched beyond human possibilities.

She travels across Europe to sing in Regency London and Edinburgh, then BelleEpoqueParis, always returning to Venice, its shadows and its luminosity, its changes and its permanence.

What would it be like to live for nearly 300 years, as an exceptional being who must renew herself time after time, as those she has loved age and die? Could this story be grounded in reality or be merely the product of an ageing woman s delusion, as Paul suspects.

Warily, Eva and Paul fall in love, their tentative emotions bringing them closer until, on…

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Murder Unexpected by Anita Waller – Book Review. #blogtour #bookreview

Such a fabulous series… but as Anita’s editor (and of these books), I may be a tad biased. You’ll love Doris. 🙂

The Bookwormery


Kat and Mouse are back.

Church Deacon Kat and her friend Beth, known as Mouse, have started a private investigation business in the sleepy village of Eyam.

Kat, whose estranged criminal husband, Leon, is on the run, has a lot on her plate running the new business whilst heavily pregnant.

When a widow asks the sleuths for help, Kat and Mouse find themselves searching for the birth mother of the widow’s husband. But when it becomes clear that the widow isn’t telling the whole truth, Kat and Mouse are drawn into a deadly chase where nothing is what it seems.

Meanwhile, Kat’s husband has come back to Eyam and has Kat in his sights.

Can Kat and Mouse solve the case and escape the dangerous Leon?

This time they might just be out of their depth…

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Murder Unexpected is the second in the Kat…

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Russian Roulette by Keith Nixon @knntom @BotBSPublicity #blogtour #bookreview

The latest review, of a Russian thriller, courtesy of Clare at A Knight’s reads…

A Knight's Reads

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Happy Monday everyone!!! And I’m thrilled to be starting this week off by kicking off the blog tour for Keith Nixon’s
Russian Roulette. Alongside me on today is Mark over at Mark Wilson Books so don’t forget to head over there for his tour post!

Big thanks to the fabulous Sarah Hardy of Book on the Bright Side Publicity for inviting me on the blog tour. I’m reviewing my own copy of Russian Roulette.

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