Fatherhood Guest: Yesmoreblogs on Becoming a Father

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The Lily Cafe is thrilled to welcome Yesmoreblogs as a Father Fridays guest. A wonderful blogger who posts some great book reviews that always have me adding more books to my reading list, he is here to talk a little bit about what it was like to become a dad. Do be sure to check out his blog and take a look at his very interesting book reviews (and maybe add a book or two to your list)!
Well what can I say 😀 the first words come to mine when I was with my daughter when were alone together (her Mam had gone for a wash) I was sitting in the chair looking at this beautiful fragile child (who had the hiccups) thinking Fuck!! I need to grow up and look after this little thing. During the pregnancy I never really thought about being up all night, getting…

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Rise of the Reaper by Lorna Reid

Can you change fate? What would you risk in order to save the ones you love? Lovers of dark adventure, magic, and following your heart should not let this book slip away.

Can prophecy be overcome, or does striving to avoid fate merely drive you into its arms? Since the day Danny Stone’s mother vanished, dreams of dark and strange places have plagued him nightly. Though years have passed, the burning pain of her disappearance still consumes him – as does his need for answers. Then one lazy summer day, Danny and his friends Katrina, Poppy, and Russell discover their parents’ long-hidden secret – and their lives change forever.

They enter a fragmented, broken world of magic, blades, and blood in a quest for answers, but the mystery of what happened to Danny’s mother only becomes more terrifying – and yet there is hope. But there are other, bigger threats at hand, too, as evil begins to stir and the Oracle’s prophesies herald a coming darkness.

It seems that Danny’s dreams were only the beginning…

Rise of the Reaper is the first book in an exciting new YA fantasy series by British author Lorna Reid. A perilous quest, filled with magic, blades, and blood. This adventure will make your pulse quicken, even as the shadows begin to stir.

I recieved this ebook from Netgalley for an honest and unbiased review.


This books jumps straight into the action from the get go. Our character’s get thrown in to a magical new world that they haven’t been there before. There is a vast range of character’s. It can be quite confusing at first but once you get your head around them, you will be reading through this book like a bat out of hell.

Lorna’s world and character building has to be some of the best I’ve read for along time. It’s so descriptive that it will have your imagination going over time. It’s not like your typical generic fantasy world. I’m never going to look at another fantasy book again. This sets a high standard.

This book does have abit of swearing in it (so if you don’t like swearing then probably just skip those bits 😂)

If you want start a new YA series then this is the best place to start. I’d highly recommend it. I would give this book a 4.5/5 also one last thing is the cover. How amazing does it actually. It’s beautiful.

Liebster Award

I’d like to thank Saket for this nomination. I really do appreciate it. Everyone should go and check their blog out as you won’t be disappointed.

On to the post I was asked a few questions. Which I’m going to ask my nominee’s the same questions (yes I’m just being lazy 🤣)


  • Thank the person who nominated you and give a link to their blog.
  • Answer the questions you are asked.
  • Nominate few other bloggers for the award and inform them.
  • Create ten interesting questions to be answered by them.



Questions for my nominees to answer, gonna keep it short :

  • Favorite movie/TV show/anime

Armageddon/Breaking bad and Dragon ball Z

  • Favorite book

My favourite book has to be Angels and Demons by Dan Brown.

  • Do you pour milk first or cereal ?

Definitely cereal first 😀

  • What’s that one thing you’ve been putting off for a really long time ?

Looking for a new job.

  • Your first name, and what would you change it to, if you wanted to

My name Graham nice to meet you all 😁 and I wouldn’t change it.

  • Link a post you liked a lot (can be your own, someone you follow or a follower’s)

I can’t think of one so here is my twitter @yesmoreblogs

  • One thing you wished you knew before you started blogging.

One thing I wish I knew was that I should’ve started it years ago.

  • The kind of pizza you order, or any other food item that you wanna make dinner out of, but you’re almost broke

Has to be a chicken kebab it’s kind of healthy 😂

  • Personal preference, car or motorbike ?

Car I’d love a motorbike but just don’t have the room for one.

  • Full moon turns you into a werewolf, yes or no ?

I can’t remember as I seem to have memory loss when it’s a full moon and all my clothes have been ripped like the hulk 😂

So here are my nominee’s


The frozen mind




Ash Princess review.

Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian this is the first book in the Ash Princess trilogy. This book does have a bit of a dark side but it does have a love trian7gle which you kind of expected.

The book starts with Theo (Princess) whose kingdom was taken over when she was a child. They killed her parents and kept her as a prize slave.

She gets told what to do and when todo. Now she is starting to get frustrated with the whole thing, and when a boy now man from her past it ignites her desire to take what’s rightfully hers.

Her kingdom is shattered and her people scattered across the land. She now has the desire and push she needs from a select few and maybe Prince charming.

I honestly thought I wouldn’t like it as the start seemed to take off quite slowly but glad I stuck with it. The book takes you to a beautifully written world as it sounds amazing.

The writing has been really well written the author deserves a lot of praise for this book and I’m looking forward to the next book in the series.

Also the cover looks amazing. I was really drawn to it.

Do you want to know what happens in the book? Then get yourself a copy. I got mine from Netgalley and I really appreciate it.



The Liebster Award


I’d like to thank Katedaysaweek for the nomination. I’m glad I found her blog it’s amazing. So before scrolling down go and give hers a check. I will guarantee you will like it.

The boring bit.

The Rules…

  • Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you
  • Share 11 facts about yourself
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger(s) asked you
  • Nominate 11 bloggers for the award
  • Create 11 new questions for the nominees to answer
  • Let them know they’ve been nominated


Now the bit everyone wants to read. The questions I got asked 😀

Here are my questions for you

What accomplishment are you most proud of?

I would have to say my daughter if that counts.

What’s the one word your friends             would use to describe you? I                       would have to say quiet/reserved.

 If you could pay someone to do                something for you for the rest of              your life, what would it                                be? Cleaning without a question. I              hate doing it,but it has to be done. 

What body part could you live without? This is a hard question to answer. Erm do earlobes count? 😀

Who do you look up to and why? I’ve always looked up to my Dad not just because he’s 6’4 but he never gives up on anything. I think that’s where I get my determination from or stubborness as some other people like to call it 😂

Who do you think you were in a previous life? I’d like to think I was someone cool like a fighter pilot 😁

Do you have a favourite band/singer? It has to be queen they are the best band ever.

Is there a book/movie that changed your outlook on life? I honestly can’t think of any that have.

What place would you most like to visit? I would love to go and visit Hawaii. It looks amazing.

If you could eat three foods for the rest of your life, what would they be? It would have to be Chicken,pasta and passata sauce. 

Shout out one of your favourite blogs!

They are all fantastic so I couldn’t just pick one 😀

I nearly forgot this bit 😂 11 random facts about me. I’d be suprised if I will get this many.

Don’t tell everyone but I like reading 🤣

I’ve got a random tattoo on my bum.

I’m quite a reserved person.

My favourite film is Armageddon.

My favourite game is Final Fantasy 7

I tried to learn to play the guitar.

I first flew on a plane when I was 25.

I’ve just recently passed my driving test 😁

I have a tattoo on my neck which is a reminder when I’m feeling a bit down.

I’m really stubborn 😂

Now I have to pick some bloggers. Also well done for making it this far. You might aswell leave a comment 😁












Please everyone go and check these guys out. Their blogs are amazing.

Now my questions (just quickly type into google 🤣)

1. Your favourite film

2. If you could meet anyone who would      it be.

3. What’s your favourite pass time.

4. What got you into blogging.

5. What is your favourite TV series.

6. What is your favourite book.

7. Where do you get your inspirations          for you blog ideas.

8. If you could go back in time. Where        would you go.

9. If you had one super power what              would it be.

10. If someone was thinking of starting        a blog what advice would you give          them.

11. I’ve literally had a brain fart and              can’t think of anymore (or google              hasn’t gave me any good questions          🤣)

Thank you for reading all of this I do really appreciate it.


300 follwers wow

My 300th follow is:


Go and check them out. I can’t thankyou all enough. I started this journey not thinking I would go far with it.

I’d say blogging has now become parr of my life and I’m grateful to everyone I’ve interacted with. I can’t wait to continue this journey with you all.

One very appreciative blogger THANK YOU!!



Write a post thanking everyone

Going to the gym, helping my mental health issues.

I’ve been going to the gym now constantly for 3 months and feeling fantastic. I’m not having many bad days as I used to. I’m not saying that going to the gym has cured me. I’m saying that it has given me a different focus. I’m not just sitting pondering about things like I used to. Work is starting to stress me out again but I’m trying not think about it. I used to come home and bring my stress with me and sit at home like a bear with a sore tooth. Which isn’t fair on the people around me. Now as soon as I leave work I switch off and don’t think about work till my next shift. It’s starting to work but it can be hard sometimes.

I have been thinking a lot lately about coming off my medication. I did do this last time without my doctor’s consent and the effects of doing this was horrible as I just went cold turkey.

I’m not going to do this as this may just be a temporary feeling. I’m hoping this continues for the next few months then I will go and see my doctor.

I always think that I shouldn’t have to take a pill to make me happy. I do realise that they do help. Yes they aren’t going to work straight away, they do take a while to start working. I’m now thinking that if I do stop I will start having anxiety attacks which are horrible. I’ve only ever had 2 and wouldn’t wish them on anybody.

To finish this post off, I was going to ask if anyone would like to talk about anything, just send me a message on here or through my twitter.

How to decide what book to read next?

Now I never used to decide what book I was going to read next, unless I was reading the next book in a series.

I used to just randomly pick a book, read it and hopefully enjoy it 😁

The past few months I’ve been very fortunate by receiving books to review. Mainly e-books but the odd paperback. I have to read these and post a review before a set date that I’ve discussed with the person/s that sent me the book.

I’m not complaining (far from it) at the moment this just means I can’t read the books I really want to read. I will have to start reading more than one book at a time, or read quicker 😂

I’m really appreciative of anyone sending me a book to review.