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Loretta_Milan_BooktubeHello and welcome to Literary Lightbox!

My name’s Loretta Milan. I’m so glad you’re visiting Literary Lightbox today, a place where I publish great stuff for everyone who loves reading or writing books. I really hope you enjoy my book reviews, stories about my own and other authors’ writing journeys as well as other exciting things in between.


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Scandalous_Lies_MRBook review: Scandalous Lies

Read Literary Lightbox’s review of a new novel full of glamour and scandal, by Nigel May, here.




Book review: A Sister’s Promise

There is only one word to describe A Sister’s Promise by Renita D’Silva. Sensory. Find out where it kept me up to 3am here.



Lightbox_Club_Plain_LRFabulous, new club for authors opens!

The Champagne is on ice, the ribbon is cut and the doors to the Lightbox Author Club, a special place for writers, have now opened. So, whether you’re an indie author, traditionally published, or writing your first piece, win prizes, get your hands on great gifts and other benefits, by getting involved for free here today!



Indie Spotlight: June Ahern on being brave, bold and believing in yourself as an author

June Ahern talks about her journey to publication, just how hard she’s worked to sell her books and shares some great tips for other authors in the Indie Spotlight here.



Book review: Tender

Click here to check out my 4.5-star book review of Tender, by Belinda McKeon, which explores what happens when a close relationship becomes too intense.


DSC_0531Book review: Summer by the Sea

Summer by the Sea is an uplifting summer read which I enjoyed with a margarita recently. Read my thoughts on this romance by Jenny Hale here.


Secret_DaughterBook review: The Secret Daughter

Love moving stories? Check out my book review of The Secret Daughter by Kelly Rimmer here.




Book review: The Collector of Lost Things

Voted recently as the latest book you wanted me to review, discover my thoughts on this story about a young researcher’s expedition to the Arctic, in search of the extinct Great Auk, here.



How one prestigious, story collection celebrates emerging authors

Read a five-star review of a short story and flash fiction collection produced as part of UCL’s Publishers’ Prize for Student Writing and hear from the team who pulled it all together here.


1520781_10152846699139359_7774759511796774223_nIndie Spotlight: Tessa Shaffer

Tessa Shaffer talks about how she transformed her personal story into a novel. If you’d like to do the same one day, her words will definitely inspire you. Read Tessa’s inspirational story here.


Trinity_San_MarcoNigel May reveals all about the sexy, scandalous world of glam fiction

What happens when a television personality and former celebrity editor for a top women’s magazine turns his talent to novel writing? Glam fiction, of course! Read about Nigel May’s novels and his determined journey to publication here.







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