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LAUNCH DAY of THE LOVE SHACK - a great new release from Tina K Burton

Today, MBB welcomes Tina K Burton back, with her brand new release, The Love Shack, a piece of contemporary women's fiction which is a really good read. She writes short stories, articles, novels, and even the occasional haiku. Both her novels, Chapters of Life, and, The Love Shack, are published by Crooked Cat Publishing, and she's working on her third, a story about a girl who dies suddenly, and finds herself back in the thirties.When she's not writing, Tina spends her time crafting, relaxing with friends, and taking her rescued greyhound for walks across the beautiful moorland in Devon, where she lives with her family.

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Tina, what inspires your writing? All sorts of things. Nature and the countryside around me, people - I love watching people and eavesdropping on conversations - snippets of things I see on the TV, anything and everything really.
How did you get the idea for this novel? My daughter mentioned something about dating a…

Eliza Redgold, author of 'Naked"

This blog post comes to us from Eliza Redgold, author, academic and unashamed romantic. Her new novel Naked: A Novel of Lady Godiva is released by St Martin’s Press on Bastille Day (July 14 2015).
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What inspires you to write?

I’m a character driven writer. I was inspired by the heroine of my story and went on a wild ride telling her tale!
The legend goes that Lady Godiva rode naked through the streets of Coventry, covered only by her long, flowing hair. You may have seen her portrait, even if adorning a box of Belgian chocolates. She begged her husband Lord Leofric of Mercia to lift a high tax on her people, who would starve if forced to pay.
Lady Godiva (or chocolate!) must have been in the back of my mind when I was doing some research on the word lady in my academic life. Over time,…

DEAD MEN PLAY THE GAME - Jacqui Jacoby Returns, Paranormally!

MBB extends a warm welcome to Jacqui Jacoby today. She visited here when she released her last book, an unashamed thriller, WITH A VENGEANCE. Now she's back in a paranormal incarnation, with her vampire story, DEAD MEN PLAY THE GAME. Genre crossing is not easy to do, but with her honest-to-goodness writing style and her storytelling flair, whatever genre Jacqui Jacoby happens to write has to be worth reading.  MBB was a victim to a north Indian power cut today, so I hope Jacqui Jacoby will forgive me for posting this stop on her blog tour rather later than I should have done......


Can you share a short bio?  I’m older than I thought I would be when I got that one story idea that would make me feel as if it changed things. THE DEAD MEN did that for me. I had written other books I thought were well done, but there was this feeling with DEAD MEN that made me feel as if I'd found something real important.  In addition, I’ve been mar…

Indranil Banerjie with AGE OF ANXIETY

Today, MBB is delighted to welcome debut novelist Indranil Banerjie to talk about his novel, AGE OF ANXIETY, set in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), back in the sixties and seventies.  It's an absorbing read which absolutely draws the reader in. I can guarantee that, having read the book.

Indranil Banerjie on the web:


What inspired you to write this novel?
I always wanted to write about the difficult decades of the Sixties and Seventies in India, and about the passing of an age. What better way to tell it than through the eyes of a young lad growing up in that sad and wonderful milieu.

How long did the process of writing the book take?
Took me four long years! Never thought I would finish it one day. But then suddenly one night, the last lines were in place.

Did you plot the novel or did it take its own course?
It took its own course because it followed the life of a person growing up in a bewildering world of great contrast and differences.

Did your character ever do …

Robin Gianna's New Release HER GREEK DOCTOR'S PROPOSAL

MBB welcomes author Robin Gianna today. She's come to tell us about her new release, Her Greek Doctor’s Proposal, an HM&B Medical Romance.

Robin Gianna on the web:
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Can you share a short bio? I studied journalism, worked in the advertising industry, then eventually stayed home with my three children for a few years. I had a mid-life epiphany that I wanted to write romance fiction, and it was a longer and harder journey than I expected :-)  Now when I'm not juggling family with writing, I enjoy playing piano, cooking, and gardening. Wish I could count housework as a hobby, but I'm not so enthused about that
What inspires your writing? Lots of things inspire me, often unexpectedly. An article in a newspaper, or a snippet of overheard conversation will get an idea going in my brain. Also locations - if I'm blessed to visit an amazing place, I often imagine setting a story there, and what that story might be. Or something fascinating to me - I base…