Saturday, 30 May 2015

On the Chaise Longue

Many thanks to fellow historical fiction novelist, Vanessa Couchman for letting me hang out on her chaise longue and talk about lots of stuff.

Monday, 18 May 2015

New Bookmuse Recommended Read Award

Bookseller, Peter Snell recently asked the question: could there could be such a thing as a stamp of quality for indie books? My Triskele colleagues and I realised we already offer such a thing: the Bookmuse stamp of approval. 

We decided to create an award for books we can honestly recommend, no matter how they are published. 
If a book, website or blog carries this badge, one of our team loved it and will tell you why.
Bookmuse Recommended Read Award.
Bookmuse recommends great books to discerning readers.
We read and assess submissions, handpick the ones we love and send out a weekly newsletter to our subscribers. We only feature books we can honestly recommend.

Bookmuse reviews follow this format:
What we thought
You’ll enjoy this if you liked
Avoid if you dislike
Ideal accompaniments

· We read books from trade, small and independent or self publishers
· Our pool of reviewers includes a range of tastes, ages and genders
· Featured books are awarded the Recommended Read Award
· Reviews are promoted across all our platforms
· We never charge for reviews or feedback

The Award
If you’ve been reviewed, feel free to display your award on your website, blog or cover.

If you’d like your book reviewed, check out these simple guidelines.

Email with a brief description of your book. Although we cannot review all books submitted, we’ll do our best to get back to you.

To promote a book, please post on our Facebook page or tag us on Twitter @bookmuseuk.

To get three carefully chosen book recommendations delivered to your inbox every Friday, sign up here.

Alternative Historical Fiction

Today, on the Triskele Books blog, read my interview with Alison Morton, author of the Roma Nova series: alternate history thrillers set in Roma Nova, a society founded sixteen centuries ago by Roman exiles and ruled by women... thrilling stuff!