Evoking Emotions – with a good book

It never ceases to amaze me how a book can stir up the emotions like nothing else.  I’m not a particularly expressive person and the last time I cried was probably through anguish that someone else had got to the last biscuit first, but a good book seems to get the better of me everyContinue reading “Evoking Emotions – with a good book”


Bookreavement.  If it’s not a word, it should be. This is the word I use to refer to the feeling you get when you reach the end of a book that you’ve really, really enjoyed.  You feel that not only have you got to the end of the story, but also that you’ll never meet thoseContinue reading “Bookreavement”

Suppress self doubt – and emerge brilliant, or humiliated?

In order to achieve something we want is it necessary to risk making an absolute idiot of ourselves if it all goes wrong?  I’m beginning to think it is. If we give it a go and emerge triumphant then happy days, but if we give it a go and emerge a failure then there could beContinue reading “Suppress self doubt – and emerge brilliant, or humiliated?”

Competition Alert!

In celebration of the fact that today I’ll be finishing my book, I’m giving away 5 little boxes of these lovely heart shaped choccies. To WIN all you have to do is visit my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ginahollands, LIKE my page and the post and COMMENT ‘Happy End’ below it. Don’t forget to SHARE the postContinue reading “Competition Alert!”

Should we be trying to change our other halves?

I’m just putting the finishing touches to the final scene of my book, and it’s occurred to me how different my characters are at the end of the story compared to how they are at the beginning.  I realised these changes (which were all positive) were brought about by each other and their emerging relationship.  Continue reading “Should we be trying to change our other halves?”

Neurotic for erotic or find it crude to be rude?

Love literature jam-packed with naughty bits?  Or do you prefer your stories sweet and romantic with intimate detail being too much information? Following the unprecedented popularity of 50 Shades it seems to have become perfectly acceptable to whip out your erotic novel on the Tube, in the cafe or indeed any other public space without havingContinue reading “Neurotic for erotic or find it crude to be rude?”