Riley Banks


About Riley Banks

Riley Banks is the author of Vampire Origins, and The William S Club. She blogs about books, entertainment, and writing. For more information on Riley Banks and her books, go to http://www.thewritersshack.com/riley-banks/


Couple ‘Fined’ £100 By Hotel For Bad Review on Tripadvisor

A couple were “fined” £100 by a Blackpool hotel after they wrote an internet review describing it as a “rotten stinking hovel run by muppets”. Tony and Jan Jenkinson stayed at the Broadway Hotel in August and were so disappointed with their accommodation… No related posts.


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Aussie outback romance meets Italian sexy

Review of The Sunnyvale Girls by Fiona Palmer Last year, I read and loved Fiona Palmer’s The Sunburnt Country, so when Penguin asked me to read Palmer’s latest book, The Sunnyvale Girls, I jumped at the chance. For those of you not familiar with Palmer’s work, she is the Queen of Australian Outback […]


Airlines and Ebola: Travel just got deadly 6

What do the Malaysia Airlines disasters, an Ebola outbreak in Eastern Africa, and terrorists have in common?   MH17, EVD, and ISIL. No, it’s not some weird new programming code but a sad day for global travel. I woke this morning, not to news of the Malaysia Airlines disaster (that came […]

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Bleiberg goes print

Le French Book to launch print version of The Bleiberg Project – July 15 Early last year, we interviewed David Khara, author of the best-selling novel, The Bleiberg Project, by Le French Book. Well, David and his publishing company have been busy since we last spoke to them. Not only did The Bleiberg […]


The perfect combination of classic and contemporary

Mariner’s Hollow – a paranormal mystery that keeps the reader guessing to the very end. Over the weekend, I posted an interview with Frank “FG” Capitanio, the author of the award winning novel, Mariner’s Hollow – which won Gold in the IPBA Benjamin Franklin Awards. If you read that, you’d […]

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Introducing the next Sir Arthur Conan Doyle   Everyone needs a hobby. Mine just happens to be murder. – Justice Worth Last month, Indie author F.G. Capitanio won a massive leg up in his writing career when his debut novel, Mariner’s Hollow, took out Gold for Teen Fiction in the IBPA […]


Taking back the rom-com with Obvious Child

Brand new comedy opens in cinemas today For aspiring comedian Donna Stern, everyday life as a female twenty-something provides ample material for her incredibly relatable brand of humor. On stage, Donna is unapologetically herself, joking about topics as intimate as her sex life and as crude as her day-old underwear. […]

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Demon Dean breathes new life into a stale, dying show

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Dean’s death breathes new life into a dying show I caught the season finale of Supernatural the other night and have to say… WOW! After a pretty lacklustre season that only barely kept my attention, Kripke and Co delivered an absolute burner that has this formerly die-hard fan digging her fan-girl membership card […]


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Beneath a scorched and desolate earth lies a subterranean solar system where the Moon people dwell. Riley Banks reviews The Moon Dwellers by David Estes

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Any interest in a Read 4 Review program? 2

I am thinking about starting a Read 4 Review program on The Writers’ Shack that will pair authors with readers.   These programs are very popular on Goodreads but, as far as I know, have not been implemented on too many blogs.   Basically, how it works is that authors […]