Why a BAD review can be a GOOD thing (and why bloggers owe you nothing)

One of the pleasures of publishing is other people’s reactions to your writing: I don’t imagine there’s a writer out there who doesn’t love getting nice feedback. If you didn’t want readers to connect with your writing, you wouldn’t put it out there, and the validation that comes with a good review can’t be overstated. […]

2016 – a year of new friends and great reviews

2016 has been such a raving dumpster fire that I occasionally have to remind myself it wasn’t all bad, and that some good things did indeed happen. For me, one of those things was the release of the latest in the Dark Dates series – Angel Falls, the sequel to Wolf Night, and a collection […]

Some love for Bridesmaid Blues and a load of guest posts!

Blimey, it’s been a busy old summer here at Dark Dates towers – but one of the nicest things has been seeing some love for my romcom, Bridesmaid Blues. This is a bittersweet pleasure: I always felt conflicted about this book: I love it, but when it came out I somehow never managed to give it […]

Promo and reviews round up

It’s been a busy few weeks for Dark Dates – I’ve particularly been working with bloggers and authors from the fantastic Book Connectors Facebook Group, which has been a lot of fun and lead to some really interesting posts! First up, I did a post on Damp Pebbles, talking about how the crime and fantasy […]

Angel Falls Round-up

I’ve been insanely busy lately with both my directories work and my new (super exciting) gig reviewing for The Stage. But I haven’t entirely neglected Dark Dates, and have some fun promo stuff lined up over the next few months, and have connected with some great bloggers over the last few weeks. First up, was ‘My […]

Guest posts and reviews round up

The lovely Jo at Jaffa Reads Too (Jaffa being her gorgeous big ol’ ginger cat) and I have bonded over her kitty and my step-kitty (regular readers will be familiar with Lyra, below, who also likes a good book). She kindly hosted a Guest Post on her blog. When I came across blogger Cassandra I […]