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**Christmas with Orenda Books** featuring Steph Broadribb @OrendaBooks @crimethrillgirl #Giveaway #BookBundle

Yes it’s time for another Christmas post and today it’s Steph Broadribb’s turn in the Christmas seat. I really hope you are enjoying reading these posts as there are plenty more to come.

What is your favourite Christmas memory?

I’ve got two – the first is helping my Dad, brother and sister decorating the tree (with the cat pulling the baubles down as soon as they were in position). The second is putting tinsel around my pony’s bridle and around my riding hat, and going riding with my Mum on a frosty and sunny Christmas morning.

Where will you be spending Christmas?

With my family – it’s a veggie Christmas this year (I’m veggie) although I think Red, my dog, will be having chicken!

Do you have any Christmas traditions?

Putting by the fireplace on Christmas eve a Christmas sherry for Santa, a carrot for Rudolph, and a piece of cheese for Santa mouse.

What was your best ever Christmas present?

I’m not sure they count as the best ever, but ever since I was a teenager I’d get the latest Lee Child/Michael Crichton/John Grisham thriller in hard back for Christmas – that was always pretty special.

What was your worse ever Christmas present?

I can’t remember!

Favourite Christmas tipple?


What are you hoping for this Christmas?

A relaxing and fun time with family and friends.

Have you got a Christmas message you want to share with readers and bloggers?

Wishing everyone a super happy Christmas filled with love, laughter and loads of books! And a fabulous New Year.

About Steph Broadribb


Steph Broadribb was born in Birmingham and grew up in Buckinghamshire. Most of her working life has been spent between the UK and USA. As her alter ego – Crime Thriller Girl – she indulges her love of all things crime fiction by blogging at, where she interviews authors and reviews the latest releases. She is also a member of the crime-themed girl band The Splice Girls. Steph is an alumni of the MA in Creative Writing (Crime Fiction) at City University London, and she trained as a bounty hunter in California, which inspired her Lori Anderson thrillers.

She lives in Buckinghamshire surrounded by horses, cows and chickens. Her debut thriller, Deep Down Dead, was shortlisted for the Dead Good Reader Awards in two categories, was a finalist in the ITW Awards, and hit number one on the UK and AU kindle charts. The sequels, Deep Blue Trouble and Deep Dirty Truth soon followed suit. My Little Eye, her first novel under her pseudonym Stephanie Marland, was published by Trapeze Books in April 2018.

Follow Steph on Twitter @CrimeThrillGirl and on Facebook or visit her website:

Books published by Orenda Books

My thanks to Steph Broadribb for writing this post



The giveaway includes all the books featured in the above photo, 18 fabulous books in total. The competition is open to UK residents only. Competition will close on midnight on the 19th December and please note the prize will be sent directly from the publishers (hopefully in time for Christmas) and you must be following my blog.

To enter click on the link and good luck Orenda Books Christmas bundle 📚🎁🎄

**End Of The Year Wrap Up **


Well I for one will be glad to see the back of 2016, for many reasons this hasn’t been the best year I’ve ever had. I’m going to embrace 2017 though and make it my year to take on new challenges.

Now I’m not one for New Years resolutions I always fail at the first hurdle (usually the 2nd of January 😂), but I am hoping to do a couple of things regarding my reading and my blog

  • Read some books from my TBR pile, which I’m desperate to get through
  • cut down on blog tours, as there’s too much pressure to read a book in a limited time
  • Only request one book at a time on NetGalley (this ones going to be hard)
  • if I’m not enjoying a book, I DON’T have to finish it, after all there are far too many amazing books out there to waste time on a duff one!
  • learn to say “no” it’s ok NOT to agree to read and review every book that comes my way (my new mantra😂)
  • Read more books by authors that are new to me, I’ve already got a couple lined up… watch this space!

Although I haven’t compiled a list of my top reads, here are just some of the books I really enjoyed this year and would highly recommend.

My top five most read posts

You can read the reviews here……

My First read of 2017

My first read of 2017 is Snatched From Home by Graham Smith, this is a book that has been sat on my TBR pile for a while, it’s also by an author I haven’t read yet which means I’ve already started on my goals for 2017


Books I’ve read to watch out for in 2017
As the end of the year approaches I would like to say a huge thank you to each and everyone of you who follows my blog and wish you all a fabulous New Year and hope all your dreams come true.
Lorraine x x x