It is an absolute honor for us when we get to interview wonderful authors. Our author love list has been getting longer and longer over the past few years and we now have so many incredible people we look up to and admire. Last Christmas I couldn't wait to get curled up in bed and dive in to the book I was reading. I was grinning from ear to ear and my heart was filled with that warmth that bookworms get when reading something so enchanting. And it was all thanks to the lovely lady we have on the blog today, Maxine Morrey. Her delightful read 'The Christmas Project' made me so happy and getting to interview her was a joy. So, grab a cuppa and a biscuit or two because it's time for a chat with Maxine! :) Enjoy!
Release date: 8th March 2017
Publisher: HQ Digital.
OK, can someone please bring me a giant scone with clotted cream and jam and at least ten Cornish pasties, ooh and a fresh pot of tea? Really? Pretty please? Like stat? :p
Beauty and the Beast has always been our favourite Disney movie, (sharing the top spot with Tangled when that came along) We feel we simply related to Belle the most, with her love of books, and we adored that she was kind hearted and sweet. The moment we found out that Emma Watson was playing Belle in a live action movie was the moment we were ready to watch the movie, like right there and then. So needless to say, when it was released this past Friday we were the first in line. Today we share some of the thoughts swirling around our brains while watching the tale as old as time...
Release Date: 6th July 2015.
Publisher: Illumine publishing.
Don't you just love it when you are pleasantly surprised? I have to admit, that was me with this book by Katy Hogan. I don't want to say that I thought I wouldn't get into it but upon reading the blurb, I wasn't sure it would be my cup of tea. What's that famous saying...oh yes, never judge a book by it's cover or in this case blurb, as I can happily tell you all, I absolutely loved it.
So according to our calendars, Spring officially starts today. Woohoo! We love this time of year and would go as far as to say that Easter is our second favourite holiday after Christmas. We love the pretty colours, the weather, the flowers and of course the Easter Eggs. We also love that Easter makes us think of all the wonderful family memories we have, from meals around our table in England, to spending an Easter with family in New York, to taking part in a little Easter procession at a church in Italy. It's just a lovely time of year.
We found Aisha through taking part in a Girl Gang chat on Twitter over Christmas. We got so excited being able to chat to her about some of our favourite Italian Christmas cakes and since then have been avid readers of her blog! We adore that Aisha writes in both English and Italian as it's a constant source of practice for us as well as inspiration. We are so happy that we got to interview Aisha for our blog because well, what's not to love about chatting about Italy, food and make up??
Release Date: 28th August 2012.
Publisher: HQN Books.
Kristan Higgins is just perfect! I read 'Just one of the guys' on a nine hour road trip and was smiling, swooning and laughing all the way. This book completed all of Kristan Higgins older novels, so with the exception of 'If you only knew,' I am all caught up with her books! :) Her writing is brilliant and within the first few pages, you can't help but just settle in to her style and characters.
We love talking about all of our favourite things. So we were very excited when Tania Michele tagged us in The Geeky Girl Tag. Thank you Tania!
Release Date: 11th April 2016
Publisher: HQ Digital UK.
Twitter: @portiamacintosh @HQDigitalUK.
There was something about this book from the moment I saw Carina UK tweet about it, that called to me. I had never read one of Portia MacIntosh's books (that's all about to change) and I hadn't even read what the book was about, but I just knew looking at it that I wanted to read it.
Buongiorno a tutti!
When thinking about Italy there are many wonderful things that pop into our heads; the picturesque views, the clear blue skies, the pebbled beaches, the amazing culture, the chic fashion and of course the out of this world food. From oven baked pizza, to handmade pasta, to fresh mozzarella and creamy gelato, Italy's food game is unparalleled.
We couldn't be more thrilled and giddy to bring you today's interview. We bloody love this women. We love her YouTube and we love her blog. We love that she is so genuine and real and someone you feel you could happily chat away with over a coffee. She inspires us every day to get up and get our workouts done, while also, inspiring us to breathe, enjoy life and occasionally eat that doughnut! :p Thank you so much Carly Rowena for taking the time to answer our questions and to you lovely readers, we hope you enjoy! :)
I've been doing quite a few book reviews for blog tours and authors lately, which I love, but this past week I actually sat down and read a book that caught my attention on Netgalley, quite simply because I liked the look of it and then liked the sound of it upon reading the blurb. I love stories that have a lot of history in them and that go back and forth between centuries, which "Daughters of the Silk Road" does. I just find them fascinating because life couldn't be more different now than it was back then. Another thing that made me want to read this book is the fact that it's first set in Venice and the story stems from the life of Italian merchant, Niccolo dei Conti. History, Italy, Italian people...sold!!! :)
Release Date: 6th November 2015.
Publisher: UK Carina, now HQ Digital UK.
Twitter: @writer_jenn @HQDigitalUK
I can't tell you how happy I am that I finally got round to reading this book! It's been on my TBR pile for the longest time, so naturally when I finally did pick it up, I savoured every moment of it...who am I kidding? I finished it in three days! I couldn't put it down!
How could we not be drawn to this gorgeous lady?? Her selfies are goals, her foodie pictures have us drooling, and we just love her! Her blog makes us want to get dressed up and head for a night on the town, to discover the many amazing food places that are out there waiting for us, in our hometown, of Manchester, none the less. :) Her outfit ideas inspire us to try that little bit harder with our fashion choices...we're getting there, and we just adore her photography style! We couldn't wait to find out more about Laura, so without further ado lets chat.
Release Date: 7th February 2017.
Publisher: HQ Digital UK.
Twitter: @Sarahlou_writes @HQDigitalUK
I'm so happy Sarah Bennett got in touch with me about reading her new story, 'Sunrise at Butterfly Cove.' It was such a lovely read. I think the calmness and serenity that is epitomized at Butterfly cove, actually bounced of the pages onto me, because while I read it I just felt a sense of peace and quiet. It was a story that had a lot of heart and captured my full attention, as though someone was telling me their life story and I was merely there to listen and offer comfort and love.
You only have to look on our social media sites, or even this blog, to know what we are currently crazy about. Since we were kids we have always been all or nothing kind of people. If something made us happy, we loved it with all of our hearts and you could find evidence of our devotion everywhere; our bedrooms, our school books, our notebooks and our clothes. We would literally shout about what ever we were loving from the rooftops.