Protected: Exclusive extract of The Ivory Key by Akshaya Raman

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How to make a protection spell jar

This spell jar – inspired by Madeline from Deirdre Sullivan’s Perfectly Preventable Deaths and Precious Catastrophe – is a great way to protect yourself, your home and your loved ones from negative energy. Try it yourself here. More

Make your own House of Hollow Perfume

Create your very own House of Hollow eponymous scent. Create your own signature scent inspired by Grey Hollow’s ethereal perfume, just download the recipe and follow the steps here. More

Deirdre Sullivan | The Inspiration Behind The Books

The question ‘where do you get your inspiration from?’ can be a bit of a loaded one, depending on who is asking it. Depending on the book. Sometimes, particularly with women writers, it can be angled a certain way, demanding bits of your life to consume bite by bite, whether... More

Protected: Fall of the Argsoi – Exclusive Extract

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Way of the Argosi Competition

Have you ever wished you could ask your favourite book character a question? Ferius Parfax, protagonist of WAY OF THE ARGOSI and a fan-favourite from the SPELLSLINGER series, is ready to hear them… Whether it’s a deep, philosophical question about the Argosi, or what she likes to eat for breakfast,... More

Our Favourite Indie Bookshops

It’s Independent Bookshop Week 2021, and we wanted to celebrate and support all of our amazing independent bookshops! We’ve asked the team to write a few words on their favourite indies – please excuse the gushing, we just really love bookshops… “The Blue Bear Bookshop in Farnham is a wonderful... More

10 Incredible Books with LGBTQIA+ Representation

This Pride Month we wanted to share some of our favourite books with LGBTQIA+ representation. Here’s our list of 10 Hot Key books which celebrate and explore LGBTQIA+ stories. This Book Is Gay by Juno Dawson is a funny and pertinent book about being lesbian, bisexual, gay, queer, transgender or... More

Create Your Own Signature Scent Inspired By House of Hollow

“Hollow by Grey Hollow, her eponymous scent, the one she stitched in little vials into her couture. For Christmas last year, she’d sent me a bottle of perfume that smelled like smoke and forest, with something wild and rotten scratching beneath it.” Create your own signature scent inspired by Grey... More

Quiz: Way of the Argosi by Sebastien de Castell

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Sneak Peek: House of Hollow

“I was 10 years old the first time I realized I was strange.Around midnight, a woman dressed in white slipped throughmy bedroom window and cut out a lock of my hair with sewingscissors. I was awake the whole time, tracking her in the dark, sofrozen by fear that I couldn’t... More

The Unsolved Mysteries that Inspired House of Hollow

At the heart of House of Hollow is an infamous (albeit fictional) unsolved mystery: What happened to the Hollow sisters? Ten years ago on New Year’s Eve in Edinburgh, three girls – Grey, 11, Vivi, 9 and Iris, 7 – disappeared from under their parents’ watchful gaze. One month later,... More

The Keys to the Kingdom: Mister Monday SNEAK PEEK

PROLOGUE They had tried to destroy the Will, but that proved to be beyond their power. So they broke it, in two ways. It was broken physically, torn apart, with the fragments of heavy parchment scattered across both space and time. It was broken in spirit because not one clause... More