About Me

I am Rebecca and I have always loved books. When I’m not browsing second-hand bookstores, I’m curled up under a blanket with a book. Before blogging, I read law at university and pursued a career in commercial law. One unfortunate redundancy later and I decided to focus on what I love: talking about books. Many cups of tea later, Velvet Opus was born.

Velvet Opus is my website for you. Featuring articles, book reviews and interviews on books that are, quite simply, a bit magical.

Escape into a book with us.

Some books that I love:

  • Fiction: Eleanor Oliphant, Daisy Jones & the Six
  • Fantasy: The Starless Sea, The Ten Thousand Doors of January, The Priory of the Orange Tree, The Chalice and the Crown
  • Sci-Fi: Cloud Atlas
  • Horror: Mexican Gothic
  • Romance: Norwegian Wood, The Sun Is Also A Star
  • Non-Fiction: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Review Requests

Review requests are currently open. Please note that not all reviews are posted on Velvet Opus. If accepted, your book will be reviewed on Goodreads and may be reviewed on Velvet Opus. Estimated review timescales are subject to change without notice. Please email review requests to rebecca@velvetopus.com.

Work with me

As a law graduate with a background in Intellectual Property, I know how important words are to you and your brand. I am open to working with you, as an individual or an organisation. Why not have a look at the range of my available freelance writing services.

Brand presence is crucial. Why not collaborate with Velvet Opus to boost yours?

Much love,

Rebecca x