Unanswered Harry Potter Questions

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - J.K. RowlingOne of the things I dislike most when reading books is the questions that I’m left asking once I’ve finished. As an author myself, I know how difficult it is to wrap everything up, especially if you have hundreds of characters, so this is in no way a criticism. If you explained what happened to every character after the books were finished, you’d have to write a whole new book just on that. It’s not realistic, and you can guarantee that someone would always find another question to ask.

If any of you are familiar with the Lord of the Rings books, you’ll know that there is an appendix at the end that sheds some light on what happens to the characters once the adventure is over. It made me happy reading that, as I knew where Sam, Legolas and Gimli went. I wish all authors could do this. Continue reading “Unanswered Harry Potter Questions”


My NaNoWriMo Experience

NaNoWriMo Day 29 - Lauren Mayhew AuthorI’ve been MIA on this blog for quite a while. Life kind of took over, and even though I no longer work full time, I seem to have less spare time than I did before. I hope to be able to write more posts here in the future, but I can’t guarantee any regular postings. It literally depends on how interesting my life gets over the next few months.

My excuse for not posting anything in November, is that I’ve been participating in National Novel Writing Month, NaNoWriMo for short. The aim of this challenge is to write 50,000 words in 30 days, that’s an average of 1667 words per day. I’ve struggled to write that many words this whole year, let alone one day. You can read more about NaNoWriMo here. Continue reading “My NaNoWriMo Experience”

B – Buffy Summers

Buffy Summers - Lauren Mayhew A-Z Blog Challenge 2016A-Z Blog Challenge 2016 – Buffy Summers

My dad was the one that introduced me to Buffy. Even though it is very cheesy, I can’t help but love it.

Buffy is one of those characters that gets thrown into a life changing situation that she has no control over. She is branded as the new slayer, the chosen girl who has to fight vampires, demons and general evil. It’s fair to say it’s not an easy job.

She struggles when she moves to Sunnydale, as she goes from being the popular girl in school to a bit of a weirdo. Everyone knows she is different, but she can’t tell anyone her secret – except for Willow and Xander, of course. Continue reading “B – Buffy Summers”

A – Arthur Pendragon

Arthur Pendragon - Lauren Mayhew A-Z Blog Challenge 2016A-Z Blog Challenge 2016 – Arthur Pendragon

I started re-watching the BBC series of Merlin a few months ago because I absolutely loved it when it first aired. I finished series 4 a few weeks ago and I’m mentally preparing myself for series 5. That ending… I don’t even like to think about it!

Anyway, one of my favourite characters from Merlin, apart from Merlin himself, is Arthur Pendragon. And it’s not just because he’s played by the beautiful Bradley James. Continue reading “A – Arthur Pendragon”

Dawn of Rebellion – Michelle Lynn

Dawn of Rebellion by Michelle LynnDawn of Rebellion – Michelle Lynn – 5 Stars

Blurb: Dawn of Rebellion is the first in a trilogy about two sisters, Dawn and Gabby, trying to find their way and their family in a desperate future. In this first book, they encounter the forces of British occupation and the seeds of rebellion in a land formerly known as America.


When faced with the possibility of losing her sister, Dawn must find the strength to overcome anything that is thrown in her way. With the help of some unlikely friends, she travels to a wild land and faces enormous obstacles at every turn. From barbaric people to the wild animals that roam the land, this adventure is much more than Dawn bargained for…but it’s for her sister and she won’t let her down.

Up until about half way through, this book was 4 stars, but that ending! Wow! It had to be a 5! Continue reading “Dawn of Rebellion – Michelle Lynn”

How Do You Advertise?

Lauren Mayhew Author - Liliana TrilogyI’ve really been struggling to make sales for my book. I know it’s my first book and no-one knows who the hell I am, but I still would have expected a few more than… well… zero!

Here’s the link to my book: Amazon UKAmazon US Have I done something wrong with the listing?

The price of my book was relatively high, so I have changed that to the lowest that Amazon will allow an eBook to go and yet, even with Twitter and Facebook, I still can’t get people to click the link to my book.

I’ve tried Twitter, Facebook and Goodreads paid advertising and yet nothing seems to work. Continue reading “How Do You Advertise?”

Gone – Michael Grant


GONE – Michael Grant – 4/5 Stars

I really enjoyed this book. I would have given it 5 stars, but there were points in the middle section that I found a bit slow.

I kept getting confused with some of the characters. It took me a while to figure out who Albert was and there is another character in here who’s name I’ve forgotten and I’m not sure what his relevance to the plot is. Maybe he’ll make an appearance in the later books…

The last 100 pages or so were brilliant! I really didn’t want to put the book down. Overall, a good book. I just think that the plot got a bit lost in places.

Until the next time,
Lauren x

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