• A History of Hot Men in Kilts

    It’s as iconic a piece of attire as the ten gallon Stetson, the Indian sari or the kimono from Japan. Hell, it’s up there in the pantheon of Cool Things to Wear with Coco Chanel’s original LBD. It will forever be associated with Scotland, even though its origins are oft-disputed and prone to cause heated arguments. Men who wear it for the first time think they’ve suddenly morphed into Mel Gibson in Braveheart and immediately start banging on about ‘Freedom’. And it drives lots of women – including me – crazy at the thought of ‘What Lies Beneath’…

  • What Evie is Reading

    This month we’re in Ireland, The Azores and Hawaii for a second chance romance, a singles holiday, and a steamy tale of a nanny and a rugby star. These stories have heart, heat, and enough laughs to make drinking and…

  • What are Instagram edits?

    If you’ve been scrolling through the bookstaverse on Instagram, you will have invariably come across ‘edits’. These are collages of images that allude to elements, scenes and characters in a story. Usually made by fans, they can also be created…

  • What Evie is Reading

    This month we’re heading down the rabbit hole with Alice and off world with some new alien totty. I’ve been a huge fan of Kayley Loring for a while now, and her latest book - Good Vibrations - takes the…

  • Cookout Carnage

    What happens when you put a wild American romcom writer together with a bonkers British one? You get Chaos, Calamity and Carnage in the form of six interconnected love stories spanning a year of holidays.

  • What Evie is Reading

    Are you sitting comfortably? Or would you rather be sitting uncomfortably? This month I’ve got spanking, sass, sauce and aliens for you…I’ve got a fabulous sports romance featuring ‘Decker the pany wrecker’, the best BDSM book I have EVER read,…

  • What Evie is Reading

    Do you wish it could be Christmas every day? Well, in the world of romance novels you could read a hundred Christmas books every day for a year and still not get through them all. It may not currently be…

  • Overused Words

    As a writer, I’m more concerned with telling a story and taking characters and readers on a journey than I am with monitoring how many times I use certain words. However, once the first draft is set down and the…

  • What Evie is Reading

    This month I’m mixing a cocktail so crazy, you might need to be drunk before you take a sip. I’ve got a duet of wine and political intrigue, a story with beer and beards, and a reverse harem tale with…

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    What Evie is Reading

    This month we’ve got secrets, lies, balloons, unicorns and miracles, with romances set in New York, New Zealand and the UK. That Perfect Fit is a small but perfectly formed one hour read, A Very Bossy Christmas is a hot…