Sunday, 24 March 2019

Hettys Secret War - blog tour


Hetty’s Secret War by Rosie Clarke

About the author

Rosie is happily married and lives in a quiet village in East Anglia. Writing books is a passion for Rosie, she also likes to read, watch good films and enjoys holidays in the sunshine. She loves shoes and adores animals, especially squirrels and dogs. 

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About the book
In 1939, with the world on the brink of war, one women faces a future more uncertain than she had ever imagined...
Living in Paris, with the threat of war becoming all the more imminent, Hetty knows if she wants to stay safe, she must make her way home immediately. So she makes her way to the ports, hoping to secure one of the last places on the boats headed for England. But on her way she finds newly orphaned little girl who needs her help, and care. 
And so Hetty, with little Kristina, finds herself sheltering at Chateau de Faubourg, where they 
are both welcomed by Countess de Faubourg and her dashing son Pierre... But the gilded walls of the Chateau hide secret war work of the most dangerous kind - but Hetty knows she owes it to the gami Beth - orphaned as a child, Beth is coming of age and determined to do 
her bit for the war effort. 
Caught up in a whirlwind romance, she marries only to become a war widow....and one 
expecting a baby who will never know his brave father. Can she find happiness again? Hetty desperately trying to make her way back from Paris to her beloved family in England, a fateful and tragic encounter brings Hetty to Chateau de Faubourg where she joins the resistance and risks both her heart and her life fighting for charismatic resistance leader Stefan Lefarge... 
However dark the times, courage, determination and the power of friendship can overcome the hardships of war.


The church clock was chiming the hour as Georgie heard the stairs creaking and went out into the hall to greet her guest. Everything creaked in this old but much-loved house and it was impossible for anyone to come down without announcing their
arrival. She turned to look at the young woman; Beth was Annabel’s protégé and adopted daughter, because she’d taken her in after Beth’s mother was murdered by Annabel’s first husband. Annabel’s marriage to Richard Hanson had been desperately 
unhappy and Beth’s mother had blackmailed him but he’d had her murdered, though it was a secret that Beth did not share. She knew that her mother had been killed but Annabel would never tell her anything more. ‘What a charming dress,’ Georgie said as the young woman reached the bottom. 
‘Where did you find that, Beth?’
The hall smelled faintly of flowers, some of it from a bowl of pot pourri on the well-polished oak hutch placed against the wall just outside Georgie’s front parlour, the rest from a large vase of sweet peas that she had picked from her garden earlier.
‘Hetty sent it for me from Paris,’ Beth Rawlings replied and crossed the hall to kiss her cheek, not from habit or duty but affection. She was rather worried about her friend at the moment because she knew Georgie was struggling to keep her spirits up in the face of her husband’s latest illness. ‘Isn’t it lovely?’ She did a little twirl to show off the movement of the beautifully cut dress as it clung lovingly to her slender figure, flaring out at the hem. ‘Hetty sometimes designs things for that fashion house, as you know, and Madame Arnoud lets her buy things for next to nothing. This dress 
was left over from last season, but that doesn’t bother me in the least.’
Outside they could hear the drone of a light aircraft from the airfield some two miles distant. It seemed to circle overhead for a few minutes and then the noise faded away. Both were aware of a slight tension in the other but neither referred to the 
noise, which was becoming more frequent of late. It seemed to bring home the threat of the war everyone said was inevitable.
‘I should just think not,’ Georgie said of the dress. ‘I would love to be able to buy something like that myself.’ It would make such a change from her habitual tweed skirts and twinsets, which fitted her way of life.
‘If you tell Annabel, she might be able to fix it up for you. She visited her sister last year, as you know, because she thought Hetty might want to come home now that she has left Henri, but of course she wouldn’t. Annabel isn’t thinking of going out again herself at the moment, not as things are, but Hetty said in her last letter that she might come home for a visit with us.’
At the age of seventeen, Hetty Tarleton had run away to Paris to live with Henri Claremont, who was a successful artist but a rather selfish man some years her senior. 
Pleas from both her brother Ben and her sister, Annabel, had met with a deaf ear these past nine years. Hetty was settled in Paris and enjoying her life too much to think of giving it up.
‘It might be a good idea if she came sooner rather than later,’ Georgie said and looked anxious. ‘If this wretched war is on the cards as everyone says it must be, she could be in serious trouble. But I don’t suppose it’s any good Annabel telling her that, 
of course. Hetty was always headstrong. Annabel suspected at the start that Henri would prove unreliable, but she couldn’t change things. Hetty was in love and Annabel had her own problems at the time.’
They had gravitated into the small but comfortable sitting room. Its furniture was perhaps a little shabby but well-tended and familiar, the scents of lavender and beeswax mixing with the fragrance of pine logs piled in the grate and the copper box 
next to it. Papers and books lay on various tables, a sherry decanter and glasses took pride of place on the sideboard, and Georgie’s knitting was on her chair. Arthur preferred hand-knitted socks to any that could be bought in the shops. The sight of the 
latest half-finished pair brought tears to her eyes, because she knew he might never wear them, and the thought of losing her dear friend was painful. Whatever else Arthur might have lacked, he had always been her good friend – and it was the reason she’d married him when she’d realised she could never have Ben. He’d promised to be patient and kind – and he had, always.
‘I know that Hetty can be very stubborn…’ Shadows clouded Beth’s eyes for a moment as she recalled that some of the problems Annabel had been dealing with at the time of Hetty’s elopement were because of her. ‘Annabel was afraid that she 
would be unhappy and I think she was for some months before she finally made up her mind to leave Henri, but although she came home for a few days she wouldn’t stay.’
Beth was quite a tall girl, slim and graceful with dark hair and rather serious grey eyes. Her manner sometimes made her seem older than her nineteen years, perhaps because of things that had happened in the past. The old scandal of Alice Rawlings violent murder had been forgotten now by most, but Georgie thought that Beth had been more affected by her mother’s death than people realised.
She’d been fortunate to have her grandmother, but perhaps more so that Annabel had taken her into her own family. There were no formal adoption papers, but to all intents and purposes Beth was Paul and Annabel Keifer’s daughter and as much loved as their own two children, Paula and David.

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Saturday, 23 March 2019

My Husbands Wives - blog tour


My Husband’s Wives by Faith Hogan

About the author
Faith lives in the west of Ireland with her husband, four children and two very fussy cats. She has an Hons Degree in English Literature and Psychology, has worked as a fashion model and in the intellectual disability and mental health sector. 

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About the book
Is it better to have loved and lost, then never to have loved?
Paul Starr, Ireland's leading cardiologist, has died in a car crash with a pregnant young woman by his side. A woman who is not his wife.
Evie, Grace and Annalise never thought they'd meet, but now they have to uncover the truth of their pasts. And suddenly they find themselves united by a man they never really knew at all.
As these women begin to form unlikely friendships they discover that Paul's death could prove to be the catalyst they needed to become the people they always wanted to be...

A heart-warming story of love, loss, family and friendship. A compelling debut for fans of Sheila O'Flannigan, Veronica Henry and Jane Fallon.

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Grace Kennedy
Paul Starr was tall – well, anyone was tall to Grace – he might have been gangly, but his thick dark flop of hair and chestnut eyes distracted her from noticing. His smile was easy, his voice low so it made her lean closer; she was charmed instantly. He was the most successful surgeon in Ireland. He was confident, sophisticated and, rumour 
had it, married. Grace knew who he was. Everyone in Ireland knew who he was. It was said that he was responsible for keeping a former U.S. President alive, as well as half the royal family over sixty.
‘You don’t want to believe everything you read,’ he said, and she realized that she’d never felt so equal to anyone who towered over her so much. She was used to being the short one; five foot just, before she put on her heels. She fingered the amulet that hung always at her neck. It was her father’s; a token to enhance the artist within. 
Its green gemstone brought out the emerald of her eyes and it made her feel safe, as though her father was still near. 
‘Who said I’d be reading about you?’ She couldn’t help fidgeting with her long dark hair any more than he could stop his eyes drinking in every moment of her.
‘This is impressive.’ He waved a hand about the exhibition. It was her second in a year. She felt she’d rushed it, but maybe some things were meant to be. They stood for a few minutes, making small talk. He wasn’t a collector – she could spot them a mile off – not of art anyway. She was about to move away, but he reached out, touched her lightly on the arm. The silver stacking bracelets that she wore jangled, the only sound between them that mattered in the crowded room. The effect was electrifying. ‘I’m just looking at this one…’ He walked towards a watercolour she’d 
painted two winters earlier, a stark white lighthouse against the rocks and grey waves of the western coastline. ‘It’s breathtaking.’ He caught her eye as he murmured the words. The look sent ripples of what she supposed was desire through her; she’d 
never felt anything like it before in her life. ‘I’m making changes,’ he said, moving closer to her so his voice was little over a whisper. ‘Making changes and it might suit; do you think anyone has their eye on it, yet?’
‘I wouldn’t know,’ she smiled at him, flirting in some strange subconscious way, couldn’t stop herself, even though she’d spotted his wedding ring immediately. 
‘You’d need to talk to Patrick.’ Her eyes skimmed the room for Patrick Marshall. 
Usually she could find him easily – he was never far away. His languid easy pose tended to dominate whatever space he was in, and she spotted him now surrounded by a coterie of enchanted hangers-on, regaling them with one of the funny stories he always had to hand. He was all she had here; Patrick knew this without ever having to 
mention it. ‘Oh, he looks busy. Anyway, you can always leave your name with the gallery.’
‘Perhaps I could commission a piece for my rooms,’ he smiled, catching her by surprise, ‘…at the clinic.’ His voice was light, she guessed they were a similar age, but she had a feeling he knew much more of life than she. He reached into his pocket; 
he wore an elegant off-the-peg navy jacket that moved fluidly. ‘Take my card. Maybe you could drop by, if you’re passing. We could…’ his eyes held an unmistakeable promise, ‘…have coffee.’
Grace wasn’t sure how she managed to walk away from him, but she made it to the other side of the room, her legs like jelly, her stomach a wasp’s nest of restless commotion. She silently cursed herself. The last thing she needed was to fall for a married man. She’d stay well clear of him, or so she told herself. She sipped sparkling wine gently – there were still speeches to be made, people to talk to, sales to close. 
Even if there weren’t, she’d had enough of being attached to people. She’d spent a lifetime taking care of her sisters and her mother. Her father had taken the easy way out – a double barrel, kept for foxes, in the end. She’d been the one who found him in his studio. He’d probably wanted it to be her. ‘You’re the strong one, Grace.’ He’d said it so many times. In the end, it was all she could remember of him. She’d spent almost ten years being the one who had to hold it together. All the time, her mother descended further into a bleak haze, clouded by prescription drugs for a series of spurious health problems, one of which would surely stick, someday. Grace got out at twenty-three. It took almost two years to make the break completely, for them to understand that they 
were on their own. She did what she could. It was either get away or die slowly, as her mother seemed intent on doing.

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Delivered - new release


Delivered by Eva Charles is LIVE!!!


And #FREE for KindleUnlimited subscribers!


Gabrielle Duval belongs to me.
I've made sure of that.

Now it's time to eliminate the man who kept us apart.
My father.
The devil himself.

His reign of terror ends here.
On my terms.

Delivered, Book 2 of The Devil’s Duet, is not a standalone. It should be read after reading Depraved. Those who are triggered by dark storylines, please proceed cautiously!


It's also #FREE in KU!!!


This is book two in The Devil’s Duet. Make sure you read Depraved, book one, before you read this one.

JD and Gabrielle....yikes. Their story is angsts and emotional and I loved every minute of it. The author throws her reader on a fast paced emotional roller coaster that I didn’t want to get off.

Grab this duet and dive into their crazy world. I’m looking forward to reading more from this author in the future.

About Eva
A confirmed city-girl, Eva moved to rural Western Massachusetts in 2014. She found herself living in the woods with no job, no friends (unless you count the turkey, deer, and coyote roaming the backyard), and no children underfoot, wondering what on earth she had been thinking. But as it turned out, it was the perfect setting to take all those yarns spinning in her head and weave them into steamy love stories.
A romantic at heart, Eva looks forward to date night all week. The perfect evening includes well-crafted cocktails, a fabulous perfume, Cherry Garcia ice cream, and her husband, of course. If you add good friends, live jazz, and impossible shoes, she will follow you anywhere.
Eva holds a BA from Boston College, and a JD from the Washington College of Law. She spent a career working in domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, and civil rights. Aspects of this work often find their way into her books.
When she's not writing sexy stories, trying to squeeze information out of her tight-lipped sons, or playing with the two cutest dogs you've ever seen, Eva's creating chapters in her own love story.

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Review: Delivered

Delivered Delivered by Eva Charles
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is book two in The Devil’s Duet. Make sure you read Depraved, book one, before you read this one.

JD and Gabrielle....yikes. Their story is angsts and emotional and I loved every minute of it. The author throws her reader on a fast paced emotional roller coaster that I didn’t want to get off.

Grab this duet and dive into their crazy world. I’m looking forward to reading more from this author in the future.

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Miranda - blog tour


Miranda: A stand-alone psychological thriller by Stewart Giles

‘My name is Miranda. I’ll be twenty-eight-years old soon, and I’m a serial murderer.’

‘I might just kill again!’

From #1 bestseller Stewart Giles comes a completely stand-alone psychological thriller that you don’t want to miss.
Miranda is a unique read, the best book yet by Stewart Giles.  Sentenced to life in a secure hospital for the murder of 12 people Miranda tells her story.
In the meantime, the reader is transported back to the time of the murders as we follow DI Keene and her team along the many twists, turns and dead ends as they try to find the murderer of several unrelated victims.
This is an edge-of-your-seat, adrenaline pumping read that will have you turning the pages all the way to the totally unexpected ending.
Buckle up this is a bumpy ride

The location
Dunford is a fictional town in South West England. 
Crowfield is a high security hospital wing attached side of Bowton prison in Otherly, North Yorkshire (also fictional).

What readers are saying about Miranda:
‘Love this book, so different from normal crime books and had me hooked from the very first page.’  – Black Books Blog
‘Wow, Stewart Giles has really pulled it out of the bag this time. This is an awesome read from an author who has really stepped outside the box’ – Books ‘n’ All
‘I was fortunate enough to be able to read this book a week or so. It is AMAZING. Very different, absolutely riveting. A must read for fans of crime fiction with a difference’ – Sandra Brown


Book 0.5    -       Phobia
Book 1       -       Smith
Book 2       -       Boomerang
Book 3       -       Ladybird
Book 4       -       Occam’s Razor
Book 5       -       Harlequin
Book 6       -       Selene
Book 7       -       Horsemen
Book 8       -       Unworthy

Book 1       -       The Beekeeper
Book 2       -       The Perfect Murder
Book 3       -       The Backpacker


Book 1       -       The Enigma

Stewart Giles – Author Bio

After reading English at 3 Universities and graduating from none of them, I set off travelling around the world with my wife, Ann, finally settling in South Africa, where we still live. After Ann dropped a rather large speaker on my head I came up with the idea for a detective series. DS Jason Smith was born. Smith, the first in the series was finished a few months later. 3 years and 8 DS Smith books later, Joffe Books wondered if I would be interested in working with them. As a self-published author, I agreed. However, we decided on a new series - the DC Harriet Taylor Cornwall series. The Beekeeper hit the shelves and hit the number one spot in Australia. The second in the series, The Perfect Murder did just as well. The third in the series, The Backpacker I have self-published and there are plenty more to come. Unworthy, the ninth Smith instalment was followed by a totally new start to a series – a collaboration between the Smith and Harriet thrillers. Entitled The Enigma, it brings together the broody, enigmatic Jason Smith and the more level-headed Harriet Taylor. Miranda is something totally different. A stand-alone psychological thriller, it is a real departure from anything else I’ve written before. A new Smith/Harriet book is in the pipeline as is the 10th Smith instalment.


I’ve not read any of this authors previous books so I was looking forward to reading this standalone. I wasn’t disappointed. 

Miranda is in a secure psychiatric unit for killing twelve people after convincing the judge she’s criminally insane. Here is her story and what a story it is. 

I’m not going to go into the storyline as I feel you need to read this story for yourself. The secondary characters have their own stories which adds so much more to this story. 

I thought this was a clearly written story. I couldn’t resist but to read this in one sitting. 

Expect the unexpected. 

This author sure knows how to captivate his readers. I’ll definitely be looking into reading more from him in the future. 

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Miranda Miranda by Stewart Giles
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’ve not read any of this authors previous books so I was looking forward to reading this standalone. I wasn’t disappointed.

Miranda is in a secure psychiatric unit for killing twelve people after convincing the judge she’s criminally insane. Here is her story and what a story it is.

I’m not going to go into the storyline as I feel you need to read this story for yourself. The secondary characters have their own stories which adds so much more to this story.

I thought this was a clearly written story. I couldn’t resist but to read this in one sitting.

Expect the unexpected.

This author sure knows how to captivate his readers. I’ll definitely be looking into reading more from him in the future.

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Lost Wolf - blog tour


The bestselling fantasy romance continues!
Title: Lost Wolf
Author: Rachel M. Raithby
Series: New Dawn #4
Genre: YA Fantasy Romance (Shifter Romance)
Cover Designer: Creation Inspire
Editor: Hot Tree Editing

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The alliance holds strong after the last attack, but bad blood threatens to jeopardize the treaty and test the bonds formed between the River Run and Dark Shadow packs.

Tyler never meant for one night of fun to turn into a secret relationship, yet he can’t… won’t give Regan up, even if it means lying to his alpha or leaving the pack that is his home. His family.

Regan felt the spark between her and Tyler from the start. He woke her from a half-life, pulling her from the darkness of her past, which threatens to extinguish the love between them before it has a chance to begin.

Lines are being blurred, allegiances tested, and as hearts break and tears fall, will Tyler and Regan’s love bring them all together or be a step too far and destroy the packs for good?

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Tyler had literally just collapsed onto his bed after a long day and an extra shift on the late afternoon patrol when there was a faint knock at his door. Too tired to even bother moving or scent who it was, Tyler mumbled, “Yeah?”
I’m not doing another shift, he thought as the door opened and closed as quietly as the knock was sounded. Tyler forced himself to lift his head and see who’d entered; he’d expected whomever it was to open the door and speak, not silently sneak in.
He did a double take. Sitting up, Tyler rubbed at his eyes just to be sure he wasn’t imagining her. “Regan?”
She smiled softly but didn’t speak a word.
“Shush.” Regan brought her finger to her lips as she spoke, stepping toward him and climbing onto his bed.
Tyler’s words were cut off as Regan’s mouth connected with his. Her body pinned him to the bed, her hips straddling him as her hands pushed him backward. Suddenly fueled with energy as his blood pounded through his veins, hunger stirring in his soul. He’d stopped waiting by the stream, but never once had he given up his hopes of having her again, of seeing her smile, of feeling her soft body on his.
Questions needed to be answered, feelings discussed, but all of it could wait. The whole world could wait for all Tyler cared because she’d come to him. She was here, and in that moment, his.
© Rachel M Raithby

Rachel M. Raithby started her writing career in 2013 and hasn't looked back. She draws her inspiration from the many places she has lived and traveled, as well as from her love of the paranormal and thriller movies. She can often be found hiding out with a good book or writing more fast-paced and thrilling stories where love always conquers all. A Brit who left the UK in 2008, she resides in a quiet town in New Zealand with her 4 children.

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Her books include best sellers - Winter Wolf, Wolf Dancer, and Wolf Sight (The New Dawn Novels) and the paranormal romance, The Deadwood Hunter series, and novellas Death's Echo & Beast Within.
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Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Review: While I Was Away

While I Was Away While I Was Away by Stylo Fantome
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oohhh it’s been a while since I read one of this authors stories. I was so excited to read it and I definitely wasn’t disappointed.

While I was Away is the story of Adele who’s in a coma. She takes us on a journey while she’s in a coma. Along with her story we get a secondary story which I also liked.

There’s loads I could say about the storyline but I really do suggest you jump in blind and read it. This is truly a beautiful story that you need to read for yourself.

I can’t wait to read more from this author in the future.

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Review: The Five

The Five The Five by Lily White
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow. I’m speechless. What an amazing story. I should have known I’d not be able to read just a few chapters and put the book down. Nope this book took over my afternoon and I loved every minute of it.

This is a twisted dark read that messed with my head. Rainey’s story is unpredictable and I’m sure like most readers it will stay with me for a long time.

If you enjoy a story that will mess with your head then I recommend this dark gem. Yes I’ve got a warped mind and enjoyed every word of this story.

I’m seriously in awe of this author. What goes on in her head I’m not sure but I certainly ain’t complaining. I’m so looking forward to reading more from this unique and very talented author.

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The Girl in Red - new release


The Girl in Red 


Kathy thought she’d met her soulmate. But Police Inspector Michael Conner’s behaviour changes on the day of their wedding.

Showing his true colours for the first time, Conner becomes increasingly manipulative, controlling and cruel as the months' pass. 

When Kathy tries to escape, Connor does his best to convince everyone that she is mentally ill. But Anna, Kathy’s identical twin sister, doesn’t believe it.

After a tragic event, Kathy decides enough is enough and elicits Anna’s help to rid herself of Connor for good.

But will Connor simply let Kathy walk away or have the sisters bitten off more than they can chew? 


I was so excited to hear that this author is releasing another book. Each book I read by him is faultless. The Girl in Red is no different. 

This author likes to push the limits. In this story he writes about a bully...he can certainly write a fantastic story. 
The bully is a  well respected Inspector in the force, Michael Conner. He's a bully at home to his wife Kathy. Physical and mental abuse is a daily occurrence for her. When she finds out she's pregnant she knows she needs to escape so she asks her twin sister to help her. 

Can she really escape from this nightmare? 

Another great story by this author. I applaud him on writing about domestic violence. It's a subject that needs to be written about. Seriously can’t wait to read more from this author in the future. 


John Nicholl, an ex-police officer, child protection social worker and lecturer, has written six darkly psychological suspense thrillers, each of which has been an Amazon # 1 bestseller. 
John’s books are set in the UK and have a strong Welsh flavour. He began writing after leaving his job heading up child protection services for Carmarthenshire.
John has publishing deals with Bloodhound Books, W.F. Howes Ltd, and Hungarian publisher – konyvmolykepzo. His latest novel, Anonymity, will be published by Bloodhound Books in November 2018.