Books Read in May 2017

WINDFALL Jennifer E Smith What would you do if you had a million dollars? Alice is in love with her best friend. On his eighteenth birthday she buys him a winning lottery ticket. Their friendship is put to the test as Teddy claims his winnings in this sweet and thought-provoking read. This is the first…

Review: LORD OF SHADOWS by Cassandra Clare

LORD OF SHADOWS Cassandra Clare The best thing other than joining the world of Shadowhunters again is the quick humour and the close bond between the characters. Lady Midnight was an amazing introduction to this new series. Readers were launched back into the world of Shadowhunters alongside both new and familiar faces. The first book…

YABC Cover Reveal: THE WANDERERS and THE PACK (+ Giveaway)

The fab team at YA Books Central revealed the cover for The Pack, sequel to The Wanderers, today! The series has been given a makeover and I absolutely love the new covers… Hope you love them as much as I do! Head over to YABC to enter the giveaway: http://www.yabookscentral.com/blog/it-s-live-cover-reveal-1-40 The Wanderers paperback will be out 5 September and The Pack is…

Flickerink: Illumicrate Exclusive

Exciting news! We’re teaming up with Illumicrate to make an exclusive candle for their May box! I’m thrilled to be working with Daphne (Winged Reviews) on this exciting new item. Subscribe: illumicrate.com  Flickerink store: www.etsy.com/shop/Flickerink

Books Read March 2017

REVIEWS DONE DIRT CHEAP Sarah Nicole Lemon Tourmaline has been surrounded by the Wardens all her life, but is just now starting to question who they really are and how they see her. Virginia befriends Tourmaline to get closer to the Wardens and report back to her boss with information. The two girls become friends…

Interview with Mary G Thompson, Author of AMY CHELSEA STACIE DEE

I’m pleased to welcome Mary G Thompson to talk about her new YA thriller with Chicken House, Amy Chelsea Stacie Dee. I was so impressed by this book – It was completely unputdownable. It’s out now, so be sure to look out for it if you’re a fan of the genre! Kate Ormand: Amy Chelsea Stacie Dee had…

Flickerink: Bookish Soy Candles

Hello! You may have seen on my Instagram and Twitter that I’ve been busy making book-inspired soy candles for Etsy and craft events. I’ve been setting up over the last few weeks in the build up to launching the little store. We’re called Flickerink and you can follow us on Twitter here and Instagram here….

Interview with AG Howard, author of ROSEBLOOD

I’m delighted to welcome AG Howard to talk about her new YA Phantom of the Opera-inspired retelling, RoseBlood! The book is out today with Abrams and Chronicle. Kate Ormand: Congratulations on your new book! Can you tell us a little about how The Phantom of the Opera inspired you and why you chose it as the…

Books Read December 2016

REVIEWS FREEKS Amanda Hocking A traveling carnival where the acts have supernatural abilities arrive at a new site and something doesn’t feel right. Something is playing with their senses and weakening their powers. When one camp member goes missing and another is attacked, the group start searching for answers… High danger, an unknown evil, supernatural secrets, and…

Illustrator Interview: TOUGH COOKIE with Grace Sandford

Introducing Grace Sandford, illustrator of my third picture book release, Tough Cookie, published in November 2015 with Sky Pony Press… Kate Louise: Hi Grace! Thanks for stopping by. First can you share with us what techniques and materials you used for the Tough Cookie art? Grace Sandford: The artwork for Tough Cookie is mixed media…

Books Read November 2016

REVIEWS SUPER AWKWARD Beth Garrod Bella’s having the worst holiday ever while her friends are having a party back home. But things soon take a turn for the better when Bella meets Zac. Returning home to rumours following the party, Bella shares everything about Zac with her friends, but the information reaches the wrong ears.

Illustrator Interview: PIERRE THE FRENCH BULLDOG RECYCLES with Bethany Straker

Introducing Bethany Straker, illustrator of my second picture book, Pierre the French Bulldog Recycles, published in March 2015 with Sky Pony Press… Kate Louise: Hi Bethany! Thanks for stopping by. First can you share with us what techniques and materials you used for the Pierre art? Bethany Straker: Hi Kate! Thanks for having me. So, for this…

Books of Wonder Store Tour

(I originally posted this here) We love browsing the shelves at Books of Wonder. It’s such a magical store with so much to see and enjoy. We walk through the revolving door into another world and we know we’ll be here for a while… 

Books Read October 2016

REVIEWS  IRON CAST Destiny Soria Corinne is a wordsmith—she can make others see what’s not there, creating illusions through poetry. Ada is a songsmith—her music conjures powerful emotions and can meddle with memory. Both girls are hemopaths, considered a threat to society with their abilities to manipulate the mind. Iron can identify those whose blood…

Illustrator Interview: THE UPSIDE-DOWN FISH with Laura Matine

Introducing Laura Matine, illustrator of my first picture book, The Upside-Down Fish, published in February 2015 with Sky Pony Press… Kate Louise: Hi Laura! Thanks for stopping by. First can you share with us what techniques and materials you used for the UDF art? Laura Matine: Hi Kate, I’ve always been interested in mixed media….