Book reviews

Book Review – Style and the Solitary by Miriam Drori

I received this great book from my publisher as part of a joint book launch event. As I enjoyed it so much, I wanted to share my review with you. 5* I loved this book. Miriam Drori writes with authority and insight, bringing to life both the male lead, Asaf, an Israeli IT expert who… Continue reading Book Review – Style and the Solitary by Miriam Drori

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Book Review – The Legacy by Alison Knight

I was lucky enough to receive this book from my publisher as part of a joint book launch event, and thoroughly enjoyed it, so I wanted to share my review with you. 5* - A fascinating story following two characters whose expectations from a legacy are reversed. James, a gambler, was expecting to be able… Continue reading Book Review – The Legacy by Alison Knight

Why I Write

Why I Write – Richard E Rock

I'm very excited today to welcome fellow darkstroke author, Richard E Rock, to talk about his writing motivations. Thank you, Jo, for inviting me to feature in your wonderful blog and talk about why I write. Very simply, it’s because I have stories in me that need to come out. I frequently experience very vivid… Continue reading Why I Write – Richard E Rock

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Why I Write – Karen Moore

It's a great pleasure today to welcome friend, fellow darkstroke author and Manchester Scribe, Karen Moore to my blog to share her writing journey. Thanks so much, Jo, for inviting me along to your blog today to talk about my writing journey. Why do I write? A lifelong fascination with words, an over-fertile imagination, and… Continue reading Why I Write – Karen Moore

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Why I Write – Penny Hampson

I'm delighted to welcome Darkstroke author, Penny Hampson to my blog today. I have just finished reading her Regency romance/thrillers and loved every moment! Thank you for inviting me onto your blog, Jo. Well, you’ve asked me why I write, and I’d have to say it’s because writing gives me an escape from everyday life.… Continue reading Why I Write – Penny Hampson

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Why I Write – Sue Barnard

I'm very excited today to welcome my friend, editor and fellow Darkstroke author, Sue Barnard to my blog. I met Sue at my first ever writing workshop, and we've been friends ever since! Why do I write? Sometimes I find myself asking the same question.  Being a writer has sometimes been compared to having homework… Continue reading Why I Write – Sue Barnard

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Why I Write – Alice Castle

With great timing, I'm delighted to welcome Alice Castle to my blog on the day of her new book release. I can't wait to read The Invitation, which dropped into my Kindle this morning 🙂   Why I write by Alice Castle I just can’t help it. That’s by far the simplest answer to the… Continue reading Why I Write – Alice Castle

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Why I Write – Kate Braithwaite

I'm really excited today to welcome one of my favourite authors, Kate Braithwaite, to my blog to tell us why she writes...   For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to write novels. Reading always has — and always will be, I think — one of my very favorite things to do. And… Continue reading Why I Write – Kate Braithwaite

Jo's Books

The Excitement of a Cover Reveal

There's nothing like the feeling of the first cover reveal, the first book arriving on the doorstep and the first publication day. Nearly 3 years on, I haven't forgotten that thrill, and I don't think I ever will. There are echoes of it in every new book release. With my fourth book, and the second… Continue reading The Excitement of a Cover Reveal

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Why I Write – Kevin Carey

I'm very excited today to welcome fellow Darkstroke author, poet and film-maker, Kevin Carey to my blog. I have always liked a good story. It's how I think about the world I guess, everyone has a story, right? I get to tap into those. The people and places I've known seem to be able find… Continue reading Why I Write – Kevin Carey