Tuesday, 10 October 2017


Life can be funny at times. I don't mean funny ha, ha, just funny at times. We never know what, or where it may take us, or the time it may take away. I find myself with not much free time of late. I like to look after my clients and be fully involved to take them and their books to the next level. I like to discover fresh and new talent to let loose on the writing world and this blog is one of the ways in which I find just what I am looking for.

Lately I have been spending time with a very special person and have been homing in on their talent and watching the way the world sees them in a different light. Given the opportunity they have a talent so great, they can go on to achieve nothing but good things. Unfortunately like a lot of us who work in media they have had their share of knock backs. But we all know from  knock backs there can be come backs and I know in the future this will be 'one to watch' They will go on to great things.

My little cottage in beautiful North Yorkshire is calling to me, my desk all set to prepare for my new ideas, to flow and turn into presentable words. My editor knowing I will be keeping them very busy over the next few months and knowing I have the backing of my wonderful co-writing team.

So off I go into the unknown. Sadly leaving me no time for reviews over the next few months. New projects await. Pencils need sharpening and in a world with no predictive text holding me back, a story will surface with new names and places and faces. Covering and completing the pages.

See you all soon

Nikki Bywater

Christmas at Bay Tree Cottage by Linn B. Halton

A cosy Christmas read, built around the renovation of a cottage. A cottage where once hope and dreams for the future were tragically put on hold, when life did take a whole different direction for the cottage owner Elana and her young daughter. When handsome and young Luke steps in to help with the work, foundations are built on to form feelings that can no longer be ignored and with a little help from a Christmas spirit, can hearts also be restored to let a little love in?

I loved this book from beginning to end. Pure escapism and if I had the chance I would have read it all in the one sitting. Just simply one of those perfect reads that you can get so involved with the characters that you can get completely lost in the book and forget about everything for a short while and take a break out of your own life and become captivated in someone else’s. Leaves you feeling good.

Christmas at Bay Tree cottage is out on the 27th October pre-order now on Amazon.co.uk http://amzn.eu/dWAVIAQ

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Girl in the Castle by Lizzie Lamb

Henri finds herself in a whole heap of trouble, she heads for the Highlands of Scotland to escape and Castle Tearmannair is as faraway to hideaway as anyone could get. She is set to work in the castle library, cataloguing the contents of its ancient and dusty book collection. Looking for items of value, to help save the castle crumbling from age and decline, while waiting for the dust to settle on her own problems.

Employed by an eccentric laird in what in every way this remote place should be a quiet retreat, she doesn’t count on meeting his handsome son and setting her heart on adventure and new discoveries, she may treasure forever.

Lizzie Lamb knows how to tell a good tale and her mix of romance and adventure surrounded in a scottish setting is the perfect place to meet a wonderful bunch of characters and with a picturesque flow of words that flourish and flow off the pages, the reader is transported right into each and every scene. 


Saturday, 16 September 2017

Monday, 28 August 2017

The Big Dreams Beach Hotel by Lily Bartlett

After living her dream life in the Big Apple, Rosie unexpectedly finds herself back in her home town of Scarborough, where she is now running a run-down old-fashioned Victorian hotel. The hotel is filled with its own community of permanent residents who are used to the laid-back and gently atmosphere of the hotel. A far-cry from the hustle and bustle of New York City.

All is set to change when the hotel is bought by two eccentric American brothers, who even though have never been to see the hotel decide to make some very big changes and transition manager Rory comes in to oversee the renovation.

With a cast of colourful characters and a lively and witty narration to the book you are in for an entertaining read. I like the way the story has the theme of two story-lines from the past and present running parallel along side each other. A perfect beach, or by the pool holiday read. I also have a soft spot for Scarborough as it is my home town and having spent time myself in New York, I think Scarborough is just as charming and charismatic and you get that feel from the book. 

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Killer Affair by Rebecca Chance

Their two worlds could not have been further apart. Lexy is a popular reality star who lives her life to stay in the limelight. She has the looks, confidence and charisma to stay at the top of the fame game, she is everything plain-Jane Caroline is not. When a lucky break presents itself to blogger Caroline, which takes her right into the heart of Lexy's life. Caroline begins to feed off Lexy's put downs towards her and digest them into a drive to take all that Lexy has. Caroline becomes fuelled by a whole new confidence and setting her sights high, and a mighty rivalry and revenge is ready to put in play and sparks will fly.

Racy, steamy and sizzling scenes there is no holding back from author Rebecca Chance on this front and by heck how good she writes them... HOT! Along with a sensational storyline that is enticingly entertaining from beginning to end. The sparks flying between the two leading ladies you can feel exploding out of the pages as the story reaches its climax. NOT TO BE MISSED.

Killer Affair will be available to buy from the 27th July 2017.
Click here to pre-order from Amazon http://amzn.eu/5DcwhlF