I’m way behind with these posts but saying that Goldsboro are way behind on shipping them. I’m still waiting for my August Prem1er book as I type this on 7th December.
Let’s just say that Brexit and VAT nonsense have really messed with one of my biggest monthly treats. I’m trying to be patient but 3 months is a big delay and it’s also messed up my preorders so much that I can’t face ordering anything for a while. I’ll be sticking with Goldsboro but I hate to think how all this is messing with small businesses in the UK. If I wasn’t familiar with them and have had such good dealings with them I think I might have cancelled. Luckily they are great though and fingers crossed my books will arrive this week.
This month Prem1er has me intrigued. I’m not sure it’s something I’d ever pick up so I’m looking forward to seeing if they will deliver another winner that I usually wouldn’t read.
July Prem1er – Hope Nicely’s Lessons for Life by Caroline Day
Prem1er subscription details can be found here.
‘I don’t have any friends, only dog ones, because they don’t make you do bad things. I don’t want any human friends, actually. It’s for the best.’
Hope Nicely hasn’t had an easy life.
But she’s happy enough living at 23 Station Close with her mum, Jenny Nicely, and she loves her job, walking other people’s dogs. She’s a bit different, but as Jenny always tells her, she’s a rainbow person, a special drop of light.
It’s just…there’s something she needs to know. Why did her birth mother abandon her in a cardboard box on a church step twenty-five years ago? And did she know that drinking while pregnant could lead to Hope being born with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder?
In a bid to find her birth mother and the answers to these questions, Hope decides to write her autobiography. Despite having been bullied throughout school, Hope bravely joins an evening class where she will not only learn the lessons of writing (including the number one golden rule of ‘show don’t tell’), but may also begin to discover more about the world around her, about herself and even make some (human) friends.
But when Jenny suddenly falls ill, Hope realises there are many more lessons to come…
Hope Nicely’s Lessons for Life is a heart-warming, coming-of-age novel about loneliness, friendship, acceptance and, above all, hope.Hope Nicely’s Lessons for Life by Caroline Day
The July GSFF sounds kind of intense, it sounds like it has all the things one would want in a high fantasy. A map, some goblins, abductions that lead to epic journey’s. Fun stuff! 😀
July GSFF – The Gauntlet and the Fist Beneath by Ian Green
Waitlist for the GSFF subscription and buying options for previous picks can be found here.
Fight the Storm.
Protect your people.
The endless rotstorm rages over the ruins of the Ferron Empire. Floré would never let the slavers of the Empire rise again. As a warrior of the Stormguard Commandos, she wrought horrors in the rotstorm to protect her people. She did her duty and left the bloodshed behind.
Fight for your family.
Floré’s peace is shattered when blazing orbs of light cut through the night sky and descend on her village. Her daughter is abducted and Floré is forced into a chase across a land of twisted monsters and ancient gods. She must pursue the mysterious orbs, whose presence could herald the return of the Empire she spent her entire life fighting.
Destroy your enemies.
Now, Floré must take up the role she had sworn to put aside and become the weapon the Stormguard trained her to be, to save not only her daughter, but her people…The Gauntlet and the Fist Beneath by Ian Green
I suspect I’ll be reading The Gauntlet and the Fist Beneath before Hope Nicely’s Lessons for Life but I think both are going to be good!