Book Review: Coming Home To Cuckoo Cottage by Heidi Swain

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Book Review: Coming Home To Cuckoo Cottage by Heidi Swain via @jolinsdell



Book Review via @jolinsdell



From the bestelling author of Mince Pies and Mistletoe at the Christmas Fair and The Cherry Tree Cafe comes a glorious summer treat of glamping, vintage tearooms and love ...
When Lottie Foster’s grandmother’s best friend Gwen dies, she leaves Lottie her lovely home, Cuckoo Cottage.
Lottie loves the cottage but Matt, a charming local builder, points out that beneath its charm it is falling apart. Luckily he is always on hand to help with the problems that somehow seem to keep cropping up. But is he just a bit too good to be true? Certainly Will, Lottie’s closest neighbour, seems to think so.
Lottie plans to set up her own business renovating vintage caravans. She hasn’t told anyone about the project she has cooked up with Jemma from The Cherry Tree CafĂ© to repurpose Gwen’s old caravan and turn it into a gorgeous tearoom.
But before she can finally enjoy living with her legacy she must uncover who she can trust, and who to avoid. And with two men vying for her attention, will she also find love?



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#WIP Progress Report

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I'm not going to lie to you. I've not been writing that much lately. The summer break meant that I was hardly ever on my computer. Between the kids being off school, holidays, etc... writing just didn't happen. This means that I dropped behind schedule. In fact, those of you following the KOSMOS series will have noticed a lack of Episode 8. I'm really sorry that the publishing schedule had to be changed. Shadow was due for release on 1st September but sadly that didn't happen. The good news is it is on it's way. I'm close to finishing it now and so it should be ready for release in October. 


Episode 8, Shadow, is set in Africa back when the Maasai migrated across the territory. Researching Massai society and traditions has been really interesting, and I hope you'll enjoy learning a bit about them whilst reading this episode.

Learning about different cultures, and different time periods has been one of the parts I've most enjoyed about working on this series. Obviously I can't include all my research in each episode but I hope to scatter enough elements into the story so that you, the reader, can imagine what it might have been like.

In Shadow Matt has to deal with the Massai, and other members of the Nilotic group they were part of. Not an easy task, especially when the shadow is fast on his trail. As if that wasn't enough, something happens to the pendant that could mean he may never make it back home.

Are you reading the KOSMOS series? Which episode are you up to? Do you have a favourite episode so far?


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New Branding

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New Branding

You may have noticed a slight change around here over the past few days...

I decided to give my branding a full makeover. I wanted something that was simple, but also a bit special, and of course, professional looking. Given that I'm a wearer of any hats it also needed to be generic. I love the result and hope you do too.

Jo Linsdell - Author, Graphic Designer, Illustrator

There's still a few small bits and pieces to update, and I'll be getting to those over the next few weeks. For the most part though, I'm ready.

I've also now updated all my social media sites with the new branding too so that I'm recognizable across the board.

So why the change?


Well, this is something I've been wanting to do for a while but just didn't have the time until now. The old branding style was simple and did the job, but I felt it was lacking personality. It was time to freshen up. With the kids going back to school again this month I finally have some time to work on my to do list of projects.

Another reason for the change happening now is that I've been working on putting together my portfolio of premade book cover designs, and will be doing a big launch for the service in October. It seemed like a good idea to get all the new branding in place beforehand ;) 

Some of you that have been around here for a while may be asking "but didn't you start doing book covers a while ago?" You are correct. I started this new venture earlier this year but have only been in beta phase until now. The past few months have been about discovering how I wanted to do things, researching pricing, sales channels to try, etc... I now have a clear idea of how I want to do things so that I can offer you the best service and products.

For those of you interested in knowing more about branding, brand mood boards, etc... I'll be doing some blog posts soon on the topic as I think it's something fellow creatives might find useful. In the meantime if you have any specific questions please feel free to post them below in the comments section.

The Blog of Jo Linsdell

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My Birthday Bonanza: Special Offers On ALL My Books!

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My Birthday Bonanza: Special Offers On ALL My Books!


It's my birthday and to celebrate I'm giving you some gifts! I've set up special offers on a lot of my books for this weekend. 

The following books from the KOSMOS series are available for FREE download 16th-17th September:

The Pendant (Episode 1) http://amzn.to/2xNgPn4
Gunpowder (Episode 2) http://amzn.to/2wJbaS8
Gladiator (Episode 3) http://amzn.to/2xy3orR
Pyramids (Episode 4) http://amzn.to/2vK9u6l
The Soldier (Episode 5) http://amzn.to/2vJROIh
All That Jazz (Episode 6) http://amzn.to/2wopCfX
Revelations (Episode 7) http://amzn.to/2xNh2Xo

My Birthday Bonanza: #KOSMOS Episodes 1-7 #FREE


The following books are all available for just $0.99 16th-17th September:

Out and About at the Zoo http://amzn.to/2gqx6uQ
Virtual Book Tours: Effective Online book Promotion From the Comfort of Your Own Home http://amzn.to/2vsmouo

My Birthday Bonanza: Only $0.99 each


I'd love to have more reviews for all of my books so if you want to give me a birthday present please take a moment to post a quick review once you've read the books. 

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New Pre-Made Book Cover Design

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New Pre-Made Book Cover Design #Premade #BookCoverDesign #BookCover


New pre-made book cover design available for purchase. 

Looking for a professional cover design for your romance novel? Check out this new pre-made. Can be formatted for ebook, print, and audio formats.

New Pre-Made Book Cover Design #Premade #BookCoverDesign #BookCover
PMBC51

 


PRE-MADE EBOOK COVER - €50


Once a cover is sold it is never sold again. 

Your book cover design will show your own title and author name (titles and author names shown are for illustration only).

Fast turn around. Pre-made covers are completed and back to you within a couple of days (usually the same day).

A unique ebook cover using top quality photographic images. Addition of your own book title, your author name and any tag line or quotes you would like to appear on your cover. 

EBOOK COVER + FULL PRINT COVER - 100



A pre-made ebook cover as above, plus a Createspace full print cover (front, back and spine). Ideal for authors who want to self-publish their work. 

Createspace covers include front, back and spine. Your file will be sent to you in PDF format, optimised and ready for upload. You will also receive a copy in JPG format for your records. 

All authors purchasing the Ebook and Full print book cover package will also receive a selection of free graphics of their novel to help with their marketing.  

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Recap of the Book Lovers Blog Hop

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Recap of the Book Lovers Blog Hop


I had so much fun collaborating with this wonderful group of readers during the month of August for the Book Lovers Blog Hop. In case you missed any of the posts, here they are:

Day 1 http://www.jolinsdell.com/2017/08/book-lovers-blog-hop-what-are-you.html


Book Lovers Blog Hop Day 1


Day 2 https://skyehegyes.com/2017/08/02/023/


Book Lovers Blog Hop Day 2


Day 3 https://www.katherineapisana.com/single-post/2017/08/03/Book-Lovers-Blog-Hop-Where-Do-You-Get-Your-Books


Book Lovers Blog Hop Day 3


Day 4 http://upstreamwriter.blogspot.it/2017/08/book-lovers-blog-hop-whats-best-read-of.html

Book Lovers Blog Hop Day 4


Day 5 http://upstreamwriter.blogspot.it/2017/08/book-lovers-blog-hop-who-is-your.html

Book Lovers Blog Hop Day 5

Day 6 http://belindabekkers.com/2017/08/06/favourite-cover-design-book-lovers-blog-hop/

Book Lovers Blog Hop Day 6


Day 7 http://www.brandypotterbooks.com/apps/blog/entries/show/44701270-book-lovers-blog-hop-where-is-your-favorite-reading-spot-where-do-you-do-the-most-reading

Book Lovers Blog Hop Day 7


Day 8 http://belindabekkers.com/2017/08/08/print-e-books-better-book-lovers-blog-hop/

Book Lovers Blog Hop Day 8


Day 9 https://casiaschreyer.wordpress.com/2017/08/09/book-lovers-blog-hop/

Book Lovers Blog Hop Day 9


Day 10 https://www.katherineapisana.com/single-post/2017/08/10/Book-Lovers-Blog-Hope-Favourite-Book-to-Movie-Adaption


Book Lovers Blog Hop Day 10

Day 11 http://www.virginialorijennings.com/2017/08/most-evil-villain-book-lovers-blog-hop.html

Book Lovers Blog Hop Day 11


Day 12 http://www.virginialorijennings.com/2017/08/best-plot-twist-book-lovers-blog-hop.html

Book Lovers Blog Hop Day 12


Day 13 http://www.cjbrightley.com/events/favorite-fictional-character/?fref=gc

Book Lovers Blog Hop Day 13


Day 14 https://justbjordan.com/2017/08/best-fictional-friendship-book-lovers-blog-hop/?fref=gc

Book Lovers Blog Hop Day 14


Day 15 https://www.saderena.com/single-post/2017/08/15/The-Book-Lovers-Blog-Hop

Book Lovers Blog Hop Day 15


Day 16 http://www.angelaguidolinauthor.co.uk/blog/the-book-lovers-blog-hop-the-most-thought-provoking-book-ive-read

Book Lovers Blog Hop Day 16


Day 17 https://www.tabithacaplinger.com/single-post/2017/08/17/3-Books-You-Think-Everyone-Should-Read--Book-Lovers-Blog-Hop?platform=hootsuite

Book Lovers Blog Hop Day 17


Day 18 https://skyehegyes.com/2017/08/18/024/?fref=gc

Book Lovers Blog Hop Day 18


Day 19 http://www.landsuncharted.com/2017/08/5-star-rated-books-book-lovers-blog-hop.html

Book Lovers Blog Hop Day 19


Day 20 https://kmcarrollblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/20/book-lovers-blog-hop/

Book Lovers Blog Hop Day 20


Day 21 http://upstreamwriter.blogspot.it/2017/08/book-lovers-blog-hop-which-author-would.html

Book Lovers Blog Hop Day 21


Day 22 http://www.jolinsdell.com/2017/08/book-lovers-blog-hop-how-often-do-you.html

Book Lovers Blog Hop Day 22


Day 23 http://belindabekkers.com/2017/08/23/goodreads-reading-challenge-participate-track-book-lovers-blog-hop/

Book Lovers Blog Hop Day 23


Day 24 http://karinafabian.com/2017/08/authors-talk-about-their-reading-habits-on-the-book-lovers-blog-hop-tour/

Book Lovers Blog Hop Day 24


Day 25 http://theliteraryapothecary.blogspot.it/2017/08/booklovers-bloghop-topic-of-day-book.html

Book Lovers Blog Hop Day 25


Day 26 https://justbjordan.com/2017/08/books-make-cry-book-lovers-blog-hop/

Book Lovers Blog Hop Day 26


Day 27 https://jebraunclifford.com/2017/08/27/whos-a-reader-and-a-writer/

Book Lovers Blog Hop Day 27


Day 28 http://www.brandypotterbooks.com/apps/blog/entries/show/44701332-book-lovers-blog-hop-when-did-you-get-into-reading


Book Lovers Blog Hop Day 28


Day 29 https://skyehegyes.com/2017/08/29/025/

Book Lovers Blog Hop Day 29


Day 30 http://www.brandypotterbooks.com/apps/blog/entries/show/44701359-book-lovers-blog-hop-if-a-genie-were-to-grant-you-3-bookish-wishes-what-would-you-ask-for-and-why

Book Lovers Blog Hop Day 30


Day 31 http://www.landsuncharted.com/2017/08/readathons-book-lovers-blog-hop.html

Book Lovers Blog Hop Day 31

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Featured at: 10 Greatest

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Featured at: 10 Greatest


My website www.WritersandAuthors.info has been included on another Top Sites list. This time it's on the Top 10 Greatest Writing Blogs at http://www.10greatest.com/top-writing-blogs/

Featured at: 10 Greatest
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As always, it's a honour to be included in a list along with so many other great sites. 

This is the special badge they gave me:

Featured at: 10 Greatest

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