Clipped Wings By Jennifer Gilmour {Cover Reveal}

I am excited to share with you the cover for the 2nd novel from Jennifer Gilmour, Clipped Wings

Blurb…

The silent chorus.

Just imagine you thought that you had met the man or woman of your dreams. This person was charming and you thought they were the one or perhaps that this was fate; it was just meant to be.

But as the months go by things start to change. Their behaviour towards you isnt the same, they are more critical, more particular about your appearance, what you do, how you do it, who you see. Time goes by and you feel isolated from your friends and family because that behaviour has now changed to threats, maybe violence and you feel that your identity is all but gone. But still you stay. Where would you go? Who would help you? You are not worthy.

But you are.

A group of survivors have spoken about their own experiences. In their own words they show that survivors do have a voice and that it needs to be heard. They show that abuse isn’t unique or strange but that it is, unfortunately, a surprisingly common problem in todays society.

The message of this book is one of courage, as with courage comes awareness and an ability to understand what has happened to you and take the steps needed to become a survivor yourself. 

Clipped Wings will be available later this month. Don’t forget you can also read Isolation Junction by Jennifer Gilmour. 

Thanks for reading.

Emma-Louise x


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Taylor Swift Book Tag


Good morning. Today I have another tag for you. I did enjoy this one:) I found this tag through the Becoming Bookish blog.

1. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together: Pick a book or series that you were pretty sure you were in love with, but then wanted to break up with.

A Discovery of Witches. I started off really loving this book but by the end of the first one I was bored out of my mind. Safe to say I didn’t pick up the rest of the series.

2. Red: Pick a book with a RED cover.

Divergent!

3. The Best Day : Pick a book that makes you feel nostalgic.

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe 

4. Love Story : Pick a book with forbidden love.

The Path Keeper

5. I Knew You Were Trouble: Pick a book with a bad character you couldn’t help but love.

Six of Crows. It is hard not to love Kaz.

6. Innocent: Pick a book that someone ruined the ending for.

Harry Potter, only because I didn’t read them until years after the films.

7. Everything Has Changed: Pick a character from a book who goes through extensive character development

A Court of Thorns and Roses. Feyre goes through massive changes. 

8. You Belong With Me: Pick your most anticipated book release.

Shadowsong, this is the sequel book to Wintersong which has become an all time favourite.

9. Forever and Always: Pick your favorite book couple.

Aelin and Rowan 😍😍😍😍

10. Come Back, Be Here: Pick the book you would least like to lend out, for fear of missing it too much.

Wintersong

I tag Debbie over at My Eclectic Reads.

Thanks for reading.

Emma-Louise x

Mid-Year Freak Out Tag

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Hey! Today I have the Mid-Year Freak Out Tag. I wasn’t tagged for this but I’ve been wanting to do it for a while now.

1) Best books you’ve read so far in 2017?

This may take a while as I’ve read over 50 books so far this year. I have to say Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones is up there, along with Alice: The Wanderland Chronicles by Julie Sullivan, The Path Keeper by Natali Simmonds. There are more but too many to list.

2) Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2017?

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo and Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

3) New release you haven’t read yet but want to?

Our Dark Duet by V.E Schwab

4) Most anticipated release in the 2nd half of the year?

Tower Of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas. Throne of Glass is one of my all time favourite series.

5) Biggest disappointment

Oh now, this is a hard one. I would have to say A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas. I had a difficult start to the series and didn’t overly enjoy the 1st book, the 2nd however, changed everything and I really enjoyed it. I had such high expectations for the 3rd book and while it was good I don’t feel it was as good as th 2nd book.

6) Biggest surprise

There are a few in this category as well. I’m not usually a fan of soppy romances but some that I have read for review have had me really surprised at just hw much I have enjoyed them. The Queen of New Beginnings by Therese Lorskar is one in particular.

7) Fav new author

8) Fav new crush

S. Jae-Jones, for bringing a warm magic back into my life with Wintersong.

9) Fav new characters

The Goblin-King from Wintersong, Rowan from Heir of Fire, Calaena as Aelin from Heir of Fire.

10) Book that made you cry

Crooked Kingdom made me cry like a baby, I am still not over it.

11) Book that made you happy

A Court of Wings and Ruin, for not killing Rhysand.

12) Most beautiful book you’ve bought this year

Wintersong by S Jae-Jones and Caraval by Stephanie Gaber

13) What books do you need to read before the end of the year

Way too many. Between reviewing and beta reading I rarely get the chance to read for myself so my tbr pile is currently huge. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the Throne of Glass series, Our Dark Duet, Stars Never Rise by Rachel Vincent and Wicked Lovely by Marissa Marr.

I am tagging;

Debbie at My Eclectic Reads

Sass at Thinking Out Loud – Sassy Style

Sarah at Be Your Own Example

Kimberley at Oh Just My Little Blog

Debbie at My Random Musings

Whitney at Whitterzzm on Instagram

Rosie at Magic Birds and Sometimes Words

Thanks for reading.

Emma-Louise x

 

Bookish Buys…

Very recently I discovered an amazing store on Etsy which is based in the UK. Now, we have  a fair few candle sellers but for much else bookish I usually have to look abroad, particularly the U.S which can be costly with shipping and custom fees. 

To say I was overjoyed to find this new UK store was an understatement. I impulse ordered everything I just had to have right then. 

The store is called Fable And Black and it arrived quickly via 1st class shipping.

I bought the ACO cup with the best quote of the series, a bag from the same series and two badges from that series and Six of Crows. 

Not only is it all pretty but the quality is second to non, I was really pleasantly surprised. 

Clearly this will not be my only order from here, I’m sure I will make many more purchases and most of my Christmas wishlist will contain things from here too.

I also purchased a beautiful Alice charm bracelet from the store Whitterzzm who has recently opened. I know Whitney through my book boxes and she is part of my PR team. I was more than happy to be one of the first to purchase from her. The bracelet is amazing! And sooo pretty. 

Thanks for reading.

Emma-Louise x

Book Buying Habits Tag

#booktag #bibliophile

I am back with another book tag today. I was tagged by the lovely Debbie over at My Eclectic Reads🙂

Where do you buy your books?

Anywhere I can find them. Usually it will be Amazon however, I purchase American covers from Book Depository. I always scour charity shops as there are loads of hidden gems in them.

Do you ever pre-order books and if so, do you do this in-store or online?

I have and do. I pre-order from Amazon. I currently have about 4 books on pre-order.

On average, how many books do you buy a month?

That depends and varies a lot as I get a lot of books sent to me for review and I use free resources such as bookbub, kindofbooks etc. I would say I purchase a minimum of 2 per month at least.

Do you use your local library?

Unfortunely I do not at the moment as I owe a fine from about 13 years ago which I am paying off. Once I have then I will be for myself and the children.

What is your opinion on library books?

I love them, they are a fantatic way to keep people reading.

How do you feel about second-hand books?

Equally, I like them. They show character. Obviously I don’t want them covered in food etc v

Do you keep your TBR pile on your main bookshelf, or no?

 My entire shelf is my the pile 

Do you plan to read all of the books you own?

 Yes, otherwise I wouldn’t buy them.

What do you do with books you feel you will never read/did not enjoy?

 I donate them to charity or give to friends who may enjoy them

Have you ever donated books?

 All the time.

Have you ever been on a book buying ban?

 Nope, book prices fluctuate so I often buy them when they are reduced. 

Do you feel that you buy too many books?

Never

Thanks for reading and I tag all of you to have a go at this tag challenge. Feel free to drop a link to your post in the comments 

Emma-Louise x

My Favourite Book Themed Accessories


Most book lovers have a bit of a thing for book themed accessories. The wonder of Etsy has allowed people to get really creative with what they can purchase to reflect their love for their favourite book.

I am no different in that sense and I love bookish items. I thought I would do a little post about book accessories.

Let’s start with candles. I love candles and wax melts, I mean I should I do make them for a living. However, I also love to buy them. I have made a fair few of my own (pictured above) but here are a few of my favourite candle stores. I’ll a throw a link to mine in as well:)

Burning Fiction
Meraki Candles
FictionWicks
ElanorsBookshelf
BookandNook
BookwormsandCandleCraft
Geekette Creations
The next accessories are bath and body. There are a couple of stores that sell a range if amazing smelling products for your bath, lips, body.

Geeky Clean
BehindThePages
Another much needed accessory is the very productive bookmark.

BehindThePages
Book Coyote
Quirky Arts Here
Lovely Bookish
SipAndRead
There are jewellery and charm ranges out there too.

LilacFoxDesigns
BellBookandScandal
TheLocketLibrary
If you search your favourite book on Etsy you will find such a huge range available. So much more than I could ever detail in this post.

I would love to know your favourite bookish accessory, do you purchase from a store I’m yet to try? Then please leave a recommendation below:)

Thanks for reading.

Emma-Louise x

Welcome

Hello and Welcome to my new blog. I created this blog as my other blog was getting inundated with bookish posts. Now that may not sound like a bad thing but as it is a stationery, craft and planning blog it didn’t look great. Should you wish to visit my other blog you can do so here on The Stationery Geekette.

I will be using this blog Read, Write and Inspire to share all my bookish love and bits of my writing and writing exercises.

Hope you enjoy!

Thanks for reading.

Emma-Louise x