Going Beyond A Darkened Shore with Ginny Cuthbert

Jun 18th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 3 min read

Like many readers, I hate finishing good books. It’s not just about not wanting the book to end, but also because I can never pick what to read next. What on earth is going to be better than what I’ve just read? How can anyone create characters to rival those I’ve just spent the past week with? Will any villain be able to live up...

Introducing: Christina Hodgson and Valentina

Jun 11th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 17 min read

Back in May 2017, Cristina Hodgson released her debut novel, A Little of Chantelle Rosewhich was met with positive reviews all round. Now, a little over a year later, she’s releasing the second in the series, Valentina. It’s such an honour to bring this exclusive interview and excerpt to you now. But, I do, it’s time we get to know the woman behind the words!...

The Wicked Deep and the Beauty of Simplicity

Jun 4th, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 3 min read

I’ve been thinking about simplicity a lot lately. Luxury is always alluring, but there’s something about simplicity that is far more beautiful. Far more intimate. Think about it: How many days have you’ve spent curled up with a good book in the sunshine with an iced tea or by a fire with a hot chocolate, and just basked in its perfection? How many hours have...

The Troika Book Haul

May 21st, 2018 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 6 min read

A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to a YA Picnic Party with Troika Books; an independent children and young adult publisher that launched in the Spring of 2013. The event was intimate, with a handful of bloggers meeting the crew behind Troika and a selection of their writers over a drink and a slice of banana bread. At the end of it, we...