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The truth about ‘Ecstatic Dancing’ at The Yoga Barn in Ubud, Bali… (warning, this post may smell)

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Everyone in Ubud knows the Yoga Barn. It’s a sort of second home for eager expats, all of whom are quite happy to spend an extraordinary amount of money for the right to bend and stretch with one of the most beautiful views in Bali. There are numerous classes every day and I’m sure I’ll […]

Go to Bali for less than a quid! Balilicious is 99p, starting today.


Becky Wicks lifted the burqa on Dubai In BURQALICIOUS. Now she turns her attention to Bali as she hilariously navigates life as an adopted Balinese local. A lot can happen when you set out to ‘find yourself’. Sometimes, you can even lose the plot. From visiting ancient healers with cellphone addictions to leaving a shaking […]

How do you handle negative reviews for your book on Amazon and Goodreads? And are readers actively LOOKING for bad books?

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What didn’t make me smile throughout my recent and ultimately successful free book campaign on Amazon KDP (and I’ll tell you this, seeing as we’re being honest here) was that with all the extra interest in the book, (over 24,000 downloads in 4 days) the one, 1-star review I had lurking somewhere on my book’s […]

Before He Was A Secret Blog tour sign ups are live. I’m looking for bloggers to join in (and get a free copy!)

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Once again I’m having a blog tour with the amazing Xpresso Reads for the third in my Starstruck Series, which is coming out in March 2015. The tour for Before He Was A Secret will run March 9th to March 20th, 2015 and I’m looking for BLOGGERS to sign up and join in! Posts will consist of […]

A new, FREE short story to make you go awwww….

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There’s nothing like a freebie, so I wrote a little quickie (ahem) to melt your hearts. It’s set in Alaska and it’s only 6000 words, but hopefully you’ll like it! Here’s the blurb: Ella and Oscar grew up together in the wilds of Alaska and their love is a powerful force that renders others not […]

Birdwatching in Sri Lanka with an iPhone…

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It never comes out quite the way I think it’s going to. I really do need to start making the most of my Digital SLR. I guess being somewhat of a lazy traveller I just grab what’s at hand. And then I get annoyed when it looks shit. I feel the same way when it’s […]

Boobies and other star attractions – a quick squint at the Galapagos…

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Carrots. It’s always the carrots. Even if you haven’t eaten any carrots, they always seem to show up first when you’re retching over the toilet bowl, wondering when the hell your stomach will settle and leave you free to roll into a self-pitying fetal ball on the floor. This is at least what Farzana told […]

READER COMPETITION! ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’ giveaway has started. Your chance to win heaps of brilliant books! Enter here…

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Rather than just run a giveaway for December this year, awesome author Mia Hoddell has decided to host an event called 12 Days of Christmas. She’s gotten together a fantastic line up of NYT Best-sellers, USA Today Best-sellers, Amazon Bests-sellers, and amazing indies who will be posting from Dec 1st to Dec 12th. If that wasn’t […]