NaNoWriMo Nov Day 14: Catherine Doyle

Posted by Jazz on Monday November 14th, 2016

Today the fantastic Catherine Doyle, author of the deliciously dark Blood for Blood series, shares her top writing tips ... (more…)


Posted by Jazz on Monday July 25th, 2016

It's nearly the BEST time of year again: YALC WEEKEND!!! Yup, the weekend where all the wonderful book people converge in one room of dreamy bookish heaven is nearly here. Team Chicken will be setting up camp for the whole weekend – come and visit our stall for some GREAT book chat, discounted YA reads and (of course) freebies! Here's an idea of the stuff we're doing over the weekend ... (more…)

Inferno is out today!

Posted by Jazz on Thursday January 7th, 2016

To celebrate the release of Inferno, the second explosive installment in the Blood for Blood trilogy, today we have a guest post from author Catherine Doyle (more…)

TOP 5 FRIDAY: Bad Boys

Posted by Jazz on Friday October 16th, 2015

You love them, yet you know you should hate them. Here are the ones that make the butterflies in my stomach just start buzzing away …


TOP 5 FRIDAY: Fierce Heroines

Posted by Jazz on Friday July 24th, 2015

There are so many women in literature who I just want to be – so many that I actually had to draw up a list to narrow down before writing this top 5. I’m very aware that there are some very important heroines who aren’t in this list (‘WHERE IS KATNISS?’, the reader cries) so these are just a fraction of my top heroines. To list them all would mean writing for weeks. (more…)


Posted by Jazz on Wednesday July 15th, 2015

Only TWO MORE DAYS until YALC!!! Have I given away how excited we are? We have got a whole host of treats for YALC-goers (not least lots of fabulous book chat from Chicken House staff) which can all be found on our publisher stand in the Book Zone. Come and chat to us about your favourite YA (we LOVE to talk YA) and nab a couple of freebies! (more…)


The thrilling sequel to Vendetta, first in the Blood for Blood trilogy ...

Sophie’s life has been turned upside-down, and she’s determined to set things right. But Nic, the Falcone brother who represents everything she’s trying to forget, won’t give up on their love – and it’s Luca’s knife she clutches for comfort.
Soon another Mafia clan spoils the fragile peace – and with her heart drawn in one direction and her blood in another, Sophie’s in deeper than ever …


When five brothers move into the abandoned mansion next door, Sophie Gracewell’s life changes for ever.

Irresistibly drawn to bad boy Nic, Sophie finds herself falling into an underworld governed by powerful families.

When Sophie’s own family skeletons come to life, she must choose between two warring dynasties – the one she was born into, and the one she is falling in love with. When she does, blood will spill and hearts will break …