Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Lost – by Elle Field + Guest Post & Giveaway

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Original Cover
My own copy
The blurb:

"I’m starting to realise that age is just a number, but Tabitha pointed out I’m only saying that because I’m twenty-five, engaged, and have my life together. (Touch wood things stay that way.)"

Arielle is back! OK, she’s not on her way to becoming the next Coco Chanel, her childhood dream, but she is one way step closer to running her very own shop with her business partner, Felicity.

She’s also planning her perfect romantic wedding to fiancé, Piers, and Arielle is starting to believe that she’s finally found her place in the world... Of course life is never that straightforward.

With a new-found foe interfering with her shop decisions, not to mention haughty wedding planners and loved ones facing personal struggles, will Arielle figure out what's important before all is lost?

My Opinion:

*Book provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

We are back in Arielle Lockley’s world.

Arielle Lockely is engaged now and she starts her own business in London. Everything seems to be going so well for her, but it's hard work.

I love her passion for what she does, she puts everything into it and wants to do the best job possible.

Next to the job there is planning the wedding, but somehow she and Puers felt distant to each other and I didn't really feel the love there. Over the ages it becomes clear that Piers has difficulties with his health, but he doesn't say a word.bthey have some cute moments, but then again I felt like they are not even a couple.

Then there is Felicity, her business partner,malso struggling with her health and her evil granddaughter Etta, god I hated that girl.

Towards the end the story gets really dramatic and a lit of things happen. Before it was a lovely story, but then it gripped me. Some actions and what was really important to me some real emotions were finally involved. I got really scared at one point and of course, that's when Elle had to stop the book, I can't wait now to read book 3.

Arielle has to figure out what is important to her, before she loses it all and now I finally saw a genuine spark in her. I was glad she had her friends and family through all of this!

At times I felt that the story mived slowly and then sometimes to fast, with some incidents happening, that I couldn't rally place. All in all it's a wonderful story of a woman on her journey to find out what she really wants in life. The writing is fresh, funny and vivid!!!


My possible cast:

Arielle: Lauren Conrad

Piers: Josh Hartnett

Guest Post by Elle Field

I get asked all the time about the best advice I have for aspiring authors. Here are my top five tips:

  1. Just sit down and write. The hardest part can be starting – it's amazing what you can do to procrastinate and put off writing your book! OK, so your first attempt at writing a book may be pretty bad - mine certainly was - but stick at it. The more you write, the better your writing will become, I promise.

  1. Think about what motivates you, and what you are willing to sacrifice to make your ambition to become an author a reality. Funnily enough, publishers don’t tend to advertise ‘author’ as a job, so you’re more than likely going to have to juggle your writing alongside a day job and everything else. Can you sacrifice an hour before work to bash out some words, or will you have to give up your after work drinks to go to the library to work on your novel? Prioritise what’s important in your life to free up time to write.

  1. Decide whether you’re going to self-publish or hold out for a book deal with one of the big ‘traditional’ publishing houses. It might take you ten years to get that deal, but if you self-publish, at least your books are out there and you’re building up an audience. Weigh up the pros and cons of both. Self-publishing, for example, gets you out there quicker, but you have to do everything – not just write the book.

  1. Read, read, read! And, make sure you read more than just the genre you write. Read everything. If you’re not a reader, you’re going to struggle to be a writer (in my opinion).

  1. Get involved with the book blogging community and mingle with other authors on social media. The book community is full of awesome book lovers, and writing can be a lonely job – it’s great to build up a supportive network.

Aspiring authors, what’s the best piece of advice you've read? Good luck with your writing!

Book Links 

Out in Kindle and in paperback formats now: Amazon UK If you’ve not yet read Kept, the first book in the Arielle Lockley series, buy it here: Amazon UK

About Elle

Elle Field lives in London with her boyfriend and their cat. She enjoys exploring new places, watching musicals on the West End, and eating her way around London’s culinary delights. 
Her first novel Kept was released in April 2013; Geli Voyante’s Hot or Not followed in October 2013. Lost, the sequel to Kept, is out now. Look out for the final book in the Arielle Lockley series, Found, towards the end of the year. 


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  1. Yey! Thank you so much for your review and having me on the blog today. Thanks for taking part in the tour, too! xx

  2. Oops! Looks like it didn't save my first comment. This sounds like a great novel and I love that the main character has my name and spelled the same way! Don't get to see that in print very often, as it's not as common as some names. Added this and the first of the series to my TBR!

    1. You're the first *actual* Arielle that I've come across! :) Hope you enjoy Kept and Lost when you read them. x