Ten to Talk Through with Dani Redd

January is the perfect time for reading a cosy novel set in some of the world’s chilliest places. If you’re thinking cold, you can’t get much colder than the Arctic Circle.

I read The Arctic Curry Club towards the end of 2021 and fell in love with it. I sat down with Dani Redd to discuss her super short writing window and how her PhD research led to her debut novel.

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Ten to Talk Through with Mandy Baggot

There’s something special about a Christmas book. I love escaping into a festive fling, a chill in the air and a budding romance is a lovely way to lead up to Christmas.

For me, one of the queens of Christmas romance is Mandy Baggot. She doesn’t just write gorgeous Christmas love stories, like One Christmas Star, but they have so much more to them. Mandy also writes lovely summery romances too, so there’s something for every season.

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Ten to Talk Through with Natalie Normann

If you’re looking for a place to get the Christmas feeling, I don’t think you can do better than Norway. It’s a country that brings up pictures of snow and chilly evenings, so it’s the perfect place for a Christnas romance.

Natalie Normann is a Norwegian author with two fantastic English language romance reads to pick up. Be sure you add Christmas Island to your Christmas reading this year.

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Ten to Talk Through with Lucy Nichol

If you’re a 90s grunge music fan, I can guarantee you’ll love The Twenty Seven Club by Lucy Nichol. It’s a fantastically nostalgic tale of 90s music, friendship, and discovering who you are.

I sat down with Lucy to chat about the inspiration for her debut novel, and the slight inspiration from her personal life that ended up in the book.

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Ten to Talk Through with Mary Jayne Baker

September means back to school, and thoughts of back to school can bring up the thoughts of Shakespeare.

One thing that can make Shakespeare a little more accessible is a retelling or a reimagining. That’s exactly what you’ll find in Love at First Fight, Mary Jayne Baker’s latest book.

This fantastic romance story, which came out last month, was inspired by Much Ado About Nothing. If this is one of your favourite Shakespearean works, I’m sure you’ll enjoy this story.

I had a chat with Mary Jayne to talk how she gets inspired, and just how she differs to the characters she created.

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