Latest Fiction

4 March 2013

The Night Before by Danny Kemp

Hector and Helen were reclining on the bed, the night proceeding their fiftieth wedding anniversary. They were not tired, having had an afternoon nap which was another shared habit. They ...
20 February 2013

Pisces: 20th Feb – 20th March by Loretta Proctor

Men often say a Pisces girl is the love of their life.  She attracts men with her feminine charm and gentle ways.  But the trouble is she often loves everyone ...
14 February 2013

12 MILLION ADULTS IN ‘READING RUT’

UK urged to start a new chapter as research shows reading boosts self-esteem   New research unveiled today shows that a quarter of UK adults (over 12 million people[1]) have only picked ...

12 February 2013

Love on the Underground this Valentine’s Day

Books on the Underground spread a touch of literary romance across the Capital, with Mills & Boon novels With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, never has there been a better time to ...

1 February 2013

Feel Good Friday 1st February 2013: Try this list of ten steps to instant happiness

Let’s face it, we all have our fair share of bad days, when you just feel miserable and nothing seems to want to go right. So next time you are ...

28 January 2013

Author Loretta Proctor writes a feature for Female First!

Let your inner mermaid speak   Taking an underwater view of life.   The problem with the scientific view of life is that it is simply that.  A view from a particular vantage ...
8 January 2013

Children’s Laureate encourages young readers to play it by the book

Julia Donaldson has created a series of children’s playlets designed to boost reading skills Children’s Laureate and much loved author of The Gruffalo Julia Donaldson has launched a series of short ...

8 January 2013

Female First's book of the day- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Originally printed in Swedish, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo became so successful that it was translated into many languages and is now an international bestseller. It recently got the rights ...
7 January 2013

Female First's book of the day- The Hobbit

Having seen the film only yesterday I thought it only fitting to write about the book behind the film of the same name The Hobbit. Bilbo Baggins settles for a simple ...
7 January 2013

Top ten most disgarded books at hotels!

Harry Potter’s Wand, A Micro Pig, Breast Implants, A Bucket of Live Crabs, A Diamond encrusted iPhone, A Script for a TV Soap Opera and A Python Make the 2012 ...

25 December 2012

Female First’s Book of the Day- Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre tells the story of a young governess from Gateshead working for a difficult employer, Mr Rochester at Thornfield Hall. Her childhood is not a happy one as she ...
24 December 2012

Author Pick- Sarah Hymas- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The story is set in 1939 Germany and centres on a little girl of nine called Liesel, who is living with her foster family on Himmel Street and spends her ...

24 December 2012

British reading habits revealed

DESPITE computer games and mobile apps taking up more of our time than ever, it seems a good book still excites – and divides – our nation. A survey released today ...

18 December 2012

Author pick- Emma Lee-Potter- Germinal by Emile Zola (1885)

Often regarded as one of the greatest novels in the French language. The story is of a group of miners in North France. Étienne Lantier is unemployed and a formerly ...

18 December 2012

Christmas must read- A Christmas Carol

I love this story as it combines my two favourite things, a ghost story and Christmas! Written by Charles Dickens, it was first released in 1873. Ebenezer Scrooge is an ...
17 December 2012

Christmas must read- The Snowman (with full animation!)

Well it’s that time of year again! The one where we have to endure the demise of our favourite snowman in literature! The Snowman is a picture book with the ...

10 December 2012

Eggs, Butter, Sugar and Disaster Review

The cover and title of this book intrigued me enough to want to read it. It also caught my 11 year old daughter's attention so we decided rather than fight ...

27 November 2012

C S Lewis to have a memorial stone in Westminster Abbey in 2013

C.S. Lewis, author of Chronicles of Narnia will have a memorial stone  dedicated to him in the Poets' Corner at Westminster Abbey in central London. Lewis is the man behind the works such as The ...

26 November 2012

Erotic Novels More Popular than Award-Winning Literature

Rakuten’s Play.com reveals that erotic fiction currently receives 4,000% more searches than Man Booker Prize shortlist Since Fifty Shades of Grey launched in July, it is safe to say there has ...
20 November 2012

The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling

“The Casual Vacancy is set in a small community, which involved writing characters who are adolescents all the way up to people in their sixties. I love nineteenth century novels ...
20 November 2012

Looking back on the year through fiction with Jess Lourey's Murder-By-Month Series!

          May Day- 1st in the Murder-by-Month Series A hip, humorous, and gripping account of small-town murder, this novel is the first in a series of comic caper mysteries featuring Mira James, ...

20 November 2012

Along the Way by author Danny Kemp

"I am heavy, I am tired” said the old man to the child. “My life, is drawing to an end. It is not what I have done to life that has ...
19 November 2012

Tiffany Reisz’ The Siren is Amazon’s Top Erotica Novel

Forget swooning on the sofa or canoodling behind the cabinet, Mills & Boon’s The Siren, from its saucy Spice series, has topped Kindle’s erotica bestsellers’ chart this week. According to ...

19 November 2012

Reading escapes in comfort....

We all love a good book on holiday and we all like to read it in comfort, so why not try a holiday home swap in Italy this winter to ...

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