Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Orion Lost by Alastair Chisholm . Review




The story begins in space with the main character Beth and her family traveling to a new life on Eos Five . They are a long way from earth and their destination when a major problem arises . 

This was one of those books that when  I was reading it I kept saying “just one more page “  , and before I knew it I had finished it and was very eager for more . 

Their day to day lives while on board their spaceship was very interesting and the details about the other space stations and where other people live was fun to read about , especially the bad people . I particularly enjoyed how they could make great leaps in their journey to get where they needed to go while they slept . 

This is a YA book ,  but adults ,  be sure and read this too . This is one to add to your TBR.


This book is being published January 9th 2020 . I received this book in exchange for a review .

Below Are the links :


Goodreads :

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/46150658-orion-lost

Lovereading4kids.co.uk:

https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/

Author twitter page :

https://twitter.com/alastair_ch

Nosy Crow Publishers :

https://nosycrow.com/product/orion-lost/

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Jackpot by Nic Stone . Review



Jackpot by Nic Stone . Review 


This was such an emotional rollercoaster of a story .... I found myself sitting with sentences and paragraphs , my heart breaking for these characters as they went through so much . What started as an off hand gift from a stranger would take Rico and her family on a rare journey of learning and life experiences . 

The female lead character is called Rico , she is a very responsible teenager who has too many hard times put upon her young life and she is struggling to keep her head above water and her mental health above sinking right to the bottom of this earth . Rico is a good daughter , but an absolutely tremendous sister to her brother , their relationship is something special and their moments in the story, of which there are many, are special and incredibly touching . This was a one sit read for me , I could not leave these characters for a moment and I am glad that I did this , these characters are going to stay with me for a long time. It’s also worth pointing out the story is often told from the point of view of inanimate objects . It gives an unusual and thought provoking element to the story that I had not experienced before but very much enjoyed . Go read this , it’s worth it ! 





I received this book for review from the lovely people over at lovereading4kids.co.uk


Lovereading4kids:

https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/16598/Jackpot-by-Nic-Stone.html


Goodreads :

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36077176-jackpot



Saturday, November 2, 2019

One Dark, Two Light – Ruth Mancini . Cover Reveal





One Dark, Two Light – Ruth Mancini

 

About the book:

 

New Year's Eve, London.

Outside the Hope & Glory pub, a man has been left to die. A victim of extraordinary violence, he will never walk or speak again. He remains in hospital for months, until criminal defence lawyer Sarah Kellerman walks onto his ward.

Sarah barely recognises the man she once worked with – he was honourable and kind – what was he involved in? Who wanted him dead? But in her race to uncover the truth, Sarah comes to realise there are two men in her life that she never really knew at all...

From one of crime fiction's most compelling voices, One Dark, Two Light is where the personal and criminal collide, as Sarah works to bring dark secrets into the light.

 

 

About the author:

 

Ruth Mancini is a criminal defence lawyer, author and freelance writer. She lives in Oxfordshire with her husband and two children.

Follow Ruth:  

Twitter: @RuthMancini1

Facebook: @ruth.mancini.author

 

 

Buy Links:

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Kobo: https://bit.ly/2MOgucO

Google Play: https://bit.ly/2IUQStQ

 

 

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Death of a Mermaid – Lesley Thomson Cover Reveal





Death of a Mermaid – Lesley Thomson

 

About the author

 

Lesley Thomson grew up in west London. Her first novel, A Kind of Vanishing, won the People's Book Prize in 2010. Her second novel, The Detective's Daughter, was a number 1 bestseller and sold over 500,000 copies. Visit her website at

 

Follow Lesley:

 

Website: www.lesleythomson.com

Twitter: @LesleyjmThomson

Facebook: @LesleyThomson

 

About the book

 

Freddy left her childhood home in Newhaven twenty-two years ago and swore never to return. But now her parents are dead, and she's back in her hometown to help her brothers manage the family fishmonger. Nothing here has changed: the stink of fish coming up from the marshes; the shopping trolleys half-buried by muddy tides; the neighbours sniffing for a new piece of gossip.

It's not what Freddy would have chosen, but at least while she's here she'll get to see her childhood best friends, Toni and Pauline. At school, the three of them were inseparable. The teachers called them the Mermaids for their obsession with the sea, and with each other.

Then Pauline goes missing, and Freddy must decide. Go back to her new life, or stay and find her friend?

 

Buy links:

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2IWJXjX

Kobo: https://bit.ly/33DGXk6

Google Play: https://bit.ly/2MJjIP3

 

 

 

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The Last Drop of Blood – Graham Masterton  Cover Reveal





The Last Drop of Blood– Graham Masterton

 

About the book

 

It started with the judge. He was about to sentence five of Cork's most notorious criminals. But his body has just turned up, beaten and broken, on an isolated road in his burned-out car. Now four members of a rival gang have been shot, and in retaliation three civilians have been blown up. To Katie's horror, Cork is becoming a gang battleground like Dublin.

Can Katie save the city? Can she save herself?

 

 

About the author:

 

GRAHAM MASTERTON trained as a newspaper reporter before beginning a career as an author. After twenty-five years writing horror and thrillers, Graham turned his talent to crimewriting. The first book in the Katie Maguire series, White Bones, was published by Head of Zeus in 2012 and became a top-ten bestseller. The series was inspired by Graham’s five-year stay in County Cork.

 

Follow Graham:

Facebook: @GrahamMasterton

Twitter: @GrahamMasterton

Buy links:

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2MljWwP

Kobo: https://bit.ly/32mnm7U

Google Play: https://bit.ly/2BcQl2h

 

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

The Christmas Calendar Girls by Samantha Tonge. Review / Blog Tour





This is the uplifting tale of a community in Chesterwood who come together to raise money at Christmas for a very worthy cause . The local food bank which has been threatened with closure is causing deep concern for locals who know how much the service is greatly needed , putting their heads together for an answer to their problem becomes the start of an ingenious plan that is full of festive loveliness. This is a heartwarming tale with love and sense of community at the center of it and not forgetting a little romance that will leave you with a warm and cozy feel . It’s definitely a book to curl up with on a cold night . Enjoy ! 


I received this book in exchange for a review . 





The Christmas Calendar Girls by Samantha Tonge

 


About the book

This Christmas fall in love with the town of Chesterwood...

Christmas is meant to be a time of giving, so with Chesterwood food bank under risk of closure Fern knows just what to do to save it. She's going to get the town to create a living advent calendar.

Fern, and her best friends, call for help from the local community to bring this calendar to life. When Kit, the new man in town, offers his assistance Fern's heart can't help but skip a beat (or two).

As they grow ever closer, Fern must admit that Kit's breaking down the barriers she built after the death of her husband. But his past is holding him back and Fern doesn't know how to reach him. No matter how hard she tries.

In this town, Kit's not the only one with secrets. Domestic goddess Cara is behaving oddly, burning meals in the oven and clothes whilst ironing, and Davina's perfect children are causing trouble at school leaving her son, Jasper, desperately unhappy.

Can the Christmas Calendar Girls find a way to bring the community together in time to save the food bank, while still supporting their families and each other? Can Fern find love again with Kit?

This is a story about kindness and letting go of the past. It's about looking out for your neighbours and about making every day feel like Christmas.

 

About the Author

Samantha Tonge lives in Manchester UK with her husband and children. She studied German and French at university and has worked abroad, including a stint at Disneyland Paris. She has travelled widely.
When not writing she passes her days cycling, baking and drinking coffee. Samantha has sold many dozens of short stories to women's magazines. 
She is represented by the Darley Anderson literary agency. In 2013, she landed a publishing deal for romantic comedy fiction with HQDigital at HarperCollins and in 2014, her bestselling debut, Doubting Abbey, was shortlisted for the Festival of Romantic Fiction best Ebook award. In 2015 her summer novel, Game of Scones, hit #5 in the UK Kindle chart and won the Love Stories Awards Best Romantic Ebook category. In 2018 Forgive Me Not, heralded a new direction into darker women's fiction with publisher Canelo. In 2019 she was shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists' Association romantic comedy award

 

Follow Samantha

Website: http://samanthatonge.co.uk/

Twitter: @SamTongeWriter

Facebook: @SamanthaTongeAuthor

 

Buy links:

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Z2u7NO

Kobo: https://bit.ly/2YgggEa

iBooks: https://apple.co/2yXpzJU

Google Play: https://bit.ly/2Z8YiTO

 

Follow Aria

Website: www.ariafiction.com

Twitter: @aria_fiction

Facebook: @ariafiction

Instagram: @ariafiction

 


If you would like to follow along with the blog tour , below are the other participants joining in. 




Wednesday, October 23, 2019

A Brew To A Kill by Cleo Coyle . Review




This is book 11 in the coffeehouse Mystery Series set in New York City . The main character of the book and series is Clare Cosi , Clare runs The Village Blend coffee shop with her ex husband , the gorgeous Matteo and her ex mother-in-law the elegant Madame who owns the business. When Matt gets himself into horrendous bother while on a coffee buying trip it becomes very worrisome for them all   , but then they have other concerns after a friend gets badly hurt and Clare tries to find out what exactly happened    .

First of I have to say if you love coffee then this entire series will make your day , that is what attracted me to it first,  but the setting is an added fabulous bonus told so well that it made me feel like I was almost there seeing the sights in Clare’s neighborhood and the scents and sounds of this part of the city . These characters are really enjoyable to get to know and the series just remains excellent quality , I can’t wait to start the next book ... :0)


Goodreads :

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18907601-a-brew-to-a-kill


Cleo Coyle 

https://www.coffeehousemystery.com/