BLOG TOUR: When The Dead Come Calling (The Burrowhead Mysteries #1) by Helen Sedgwick

“An atmospheric murder investigation unearths the brutal history of a village where no one is innocent.”

The first book in The Burrowhead Mysteries series, When The Dead Come Calling by Helen Sedgwick sees DI Strachan and her team of local police investigate the murder of psychotherapist Alexis Cosse who is found murdered in the playground of the sleepy northern village of Burrowhead. The investigation soon exposes a maelstrom of racism, misogyny and homophobia simmering beneath the surface of the village. Shaken by the revelations and beginning to doubt her relationship with her husband, DI Strachan discovers something lurking in the history of Burrowhead, while someone (or something) equally threatening is hiding in the strange and haunted cave beneath the cliffs…

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BLOG TOUR: Steve the Christmas Elf by Billy Dunne (Author) and Ben Whitehouse (Illustrator)

“A humorous and heart-warming story about a little elf called Steve and a little girl called May, who help each other find their way.”

Steve the Christmas Elf, written by Billy Dunne and illustrated by Ben Whitehouse, follows an elf called Steve busy making toys in the North Pole for the big day, suddenly wonders: what if the children he’s making toys for don’t exist? It’s not like he’s ever seen them… So on Christmas Eve, Steve sneaks on board Santa’s sleigh, to find out the truth.

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BLOG TOUR: That Dinosaur Has Talent! by Lily Murray (Author) and Richard Merritt (Illustrator)

Written by Lily Murray and illustrated by Richard Merritt, That Dinosaur Has Talent! follows Eliza Jane who lives in a town where dinosaurs and humans live happily side-by-side – raptors run restaurants, Troodons are teachers and you can even pay a visit to see a dinosaur dentist. Every dinosaur has a job to do, apart from one shy dino called Parry who always feels like he’s getting in the way. Eliza Jane is determined to help him find his groove but everything poor Parry tries seems to end in disaster. Then, one night, Eliza Jane discovers that Parry has a very special hidden talent and a star is born.

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BLOG TOUR: Just Being Ted by Lisa Sheehan

Released in May 2021, Just Being Ted by Lisa Sheehan follows Ted the dragon who lives all alone in a big house, deep in the woods. He LOVES making things, spending his days baking cakes, painting pictures and creating costumes. There’s just one problem: he doesn’t have anyone to share his amazing creations with. Ted tries so hard to make friends with the other animals, but there’s something about his fiery breath and fearsome-looking claws that keeps putting them off. One day Ted notices a sign for a summer picnic party in the forest. The only trouble is that it’s for BEARS ONLY. Perhaps if he dresses up as a bear for the day they’ll let him in and he’ll make lots of new friends. What could possibly go wrong?

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BLOG TOUR: Setsuko and the Song of the Sea by Fiona Barker and Howard Gray

Released in April 2021, Setsuko and the Song of the Sea by Fiona Barker (Author) and Howard Gray (Illustrator) tells the story of Setsuko who loves the sea. She swims its shallows and dives its depths, but she worries that her friends have chosen to abandon her way of life. Then she meets a whale who also fears he is the last of his kind. In return for giving him hope, he gifts her a song. They play together from the first crisp light of morning until the setting of the evening sun, and everyone who hears Setsuko’s song is filled with the wonder of the sea. They remembered the beauty and mystery of the ocean.

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