Saturday, 20 July 2019

To Have and To Hold - new release



#NewRelease To Have and To Hold ( The Vows Trilogy Book 1) by Heidi Renee Mason is #live! #OneClick today! #romanticsuspense
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== BLURB ==
After the death of her husband, single mom Emma McCoy has given up on love. When the mysterious Liam O’Reilly shows up in town, Emma does her best to keep her distance. What Emma doesn’t know is that Liam is connected to her past in a way that she could never imagine, and it will put her future in jeopardy.

In the small town of Beckland, Ohio, danger is the last thing that Emma expects, but since Liam’s arrival, danger is waiting around every corner.

Book 1 of 3 in Heidi Renee Mason’s romantic suspense trilogy, The Vows. This is not a stand-alone romance.

My review

Can I have more now? Pretty please?

This was a fabulous read. I sat outside in the sun for a lovely afternoon of reading and I inhaled this gem. 

Emma’s life fell apart when her husband died. Everything she thought and believed in  died with him. 

When Liam enters her life she’s wary about opening up. Can Liam break her walls down? Will his secrets change everything?

This is my first read by this author and certainly not my last. I’m so looking forward to reading book two of this series.

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Breakdown - new release



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Breakdown by Aly Zigada is #LIVE
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Atticus Creed saved my life. His voice talked me down. His lyrics stripped me bare. His tattoos against my hidden scars made me feel beautiful. In turn, I wrecked him with a love that exposed his soul and lies that called to his vilest demons.
We were innocent then.
Now I’m a young mogul who reigns over the corrupt record label he abandoned, and he’s a tortured musician who wants retribution as viciously as I want another taste of his lips. Inevitably, he will crash in my arms, and I will burn in his.
Depravity is all we know. It’s in the air we breathe, it’s in our sweat, it’s the music we make.

My review

Wow. What a debut novel. This was a brilliant read. 

This book is everything I love that I shouldn’t. Don’t read any reviews...just read the book. This book needs to be read and talked about so much.

This is a phenomenal debut read. It’s books like this that keeps me blogging, the surprise reaction of reading a book that blows your mind. Take heed this book isn’t for everyone.
I’m so looking forward to reading more from this author in the future.


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Wicked Girl - blog tour



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Wicked Girl by I.V. Olokita
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Book Blurb:
"Even if a dog goes mad, it will always be a dog."

So said a small white sign hung on a wall in Birmingham Mental Institution Ward number 3. It had a black frame, written in a hand they were all well acquainted with. The letters had faded over time. In the end, among all the calligraphy in the frame, one could detect a blurred signature. It was mine.

John Wilcox is a young idler who loathes people except for young women. His destiny brought him near Birmingham Mental Institution during an earthquake. At that time Wilcox saves Elsie, an eccentric, half-deranged teenager. John pulls out every manipulation at his disposal to convince her that he is the right person to help her recover. Grey, Alessi's father, goes on a quest for his lost daughter. She, too, like her mother, was trying to escape him. And so, began the tragic story between prey, and it's supposed predator.

Wicked Girl is a psychological crime fiction, where a sequence of accidents generates cold-blooded, and blood-curdling actions. It is a fascinating combination of romance, tension, and humor, unpredictable to the very end. Presented in a clear, straightforward way, yet its plot is packed with wit, action, and surprises grabbing the reader's attention all the way to the last word.

MY REVIEW

"Even if a dog goes mad, it will always be a dog."

Firstly I read this in one sitting. It’s a quick read and I felt as if the author sucked me in from the start. 

I’m still not sure about this story. Not in how good it is but more like what the heck have I just read kinda way. You know those stories that have you thinking all the way through. With questions running through your mind and your waiting for answers. This is one of those reads.

Great read with plenty of twists and turns. Didn’t see that ending coming which is a big plus from me. Looking forward to reading more from this author.


About I.V. Olokita:
I.V. Olokita has been providing medical care most of his life, specializing in management of medical aid to disaster areas all over the world. He also has a BA degree in logistics, and an MA degree in emergency and disaster situations management. He volunteers to rescue missions in disaster areas all over the world. I. V. Olokita is a happily married father of two adolescents and a foster father of five cats and two dogs.

Olokita's first book (in Hebrew), Ten Simple Rules, was published in 2014. It won an Israeli literary prize, and immediately made an online bestseller. The following year, another book by Olokita, The Executioner From The Silent Valley, made a local bestseller in Israel. In May 2016, his third novel, Wicked Girl, was published, to great success, and is now presented in English. Olokita's books are characterized by direct writing, twists and turns, requiring the reader to delve into and maintain vigilance from the beginning of the book to its surprising end.


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Friday, 19 July 2019

Review: Her Last Promise

Her Last Promise Her Last Promise by Kathryn Hughes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I thoroughly enjoyed this story.

Tara was everything to her mum but she lost her mum when she was young. Now many years later her world is about to change completely when she receives a key for a safe deposit box.

Really need to read more from this author. This was a brilliant read that I’ll certainly be recommending. Once I started reading I was hesitant when I needed to put it down, and then all I did was think about it until I was back reading it.

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Review: The Lost Son

The Lost Son The Lost Son by Prue Leith
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Firstly I didn’t realise this was book three in the Angelotti Chronicles. I’ll definitely be going back and reading the previous books.

This story had a great storyline. I found myself wanting to read just one more chapter until I’d finished it.

Although I enjoyed the story I think I would have benefited more by reading the previous two books.
Having said that I’ll definitely be reading more from this author in the future.

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Review: The Reunion

The Reunion The Reunion by Roisin Meaney
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I absolutely love stories set in Ireland. As an avid reader from Ireland and living in UK these are stories I crave for. This author was written a fabulous story that I thoroughly enjoyed.

As you can guess from the title this story is about a reunion of the Plunkett sisters back in their hometown.

Caroline and Eleanor are sisters but completely different. The story spans from when they were teenagers to adults which I really liked.

I thought this was a really enjoyable story about one family. An ideal beach read.

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Review: The Book of Wonders

The Book of Wonders The Book of Wonders by Julien Sandrel
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

With two amazing sons of my own this brought home to me how lucky I am that they are healthy and happy. Yes I moan about their untidy room, not putting dishes away etc but at least they are able to make a mess.

Thelmas world falls apart when her son, Louis, has an accident and ends up in a coma. She is devastated. When she reads her sons book of wonders she realises she can do something for him while he’s in a coma.

This truly is a heart felt compassionate story. As a mum there were parts that resonated with me. Great praise to the author on a well written story. Ideal read for book club reads.

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Thursday, 18 July 2019

Review: Sensation Fantasies 3

Sensation Fantasies 3 Sensation Fantasies 3 by Kimberly Knight
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the third book in this series. Book three is my fav so far. It was so so good.

We’ve already met Vaughn and I’m delighted he got his own story.

I loved the way the story went...totally didn’t guess it.

Fabulous hot and sexy read. These stories are quick reads. Ideal bedtime stories ;)

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Review: Sisters of Willow House: Utterly heartwarming, feel good Irish fiction

Sisters of Willow House: Utterly heartwarming, feel good Irish fiction Sisters of Willow House: Utterly heartwarming, feel good Irish fiction by Susanne O'Leary
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Many years ago when I lived in Ireland the only books I read was from Irish authors. This is a great story that brought me back to those amazing authors.

Maeve asks her sister Roisin to help her restore their aunts mansion Willow House. Is a break from her husband what Roisin needs?

Great story with some really likeable characters. A feel good holiday read that I’ll certainly be recommending to others. I’m looking forward to reading more from this author.

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Review: Breakdown

Breakdown Breakdown by Aly Zigada
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow. What a debut novel. This was a brilliant read.

This book is everything I love that I shouldn’t. Don’t read any reviews...just read the book. This book needs to be read and talked about so much.

This is a phenomenal debut read. It’s books like this that keeps me blogging, the surprise reaction of reading a book that blows your mind. Take heed this book isn’t for everyone.
I’m so looking forward to reading more from this author in the future.


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Review: To Have and To Hold

To Have and To Hold To Have and To Hold by Heidi Renee Mason
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

please?

This was a fabulous read. I sat outside in the sun for a lovely afternoon of reading and I inhaled this gem.

Emma’s life fell apart when her husband died. Everything she thought and believed in died with him.

When Liam enters her life she’s wary about opening up. Can Liam break her walls down? Will his secrets change everything?

This is my first read by this author and certainly not my last. I’m so looking forward to reading book two of this series.

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Monday, 15 July 2019

Cheekypee Spotlights her Signed Books - day 2 - Flower in the Dark



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Day two

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Flower In The Dark by Ally Vance

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What readers are saying:
“Flower in the Dark was an amazingly addictive read!” ~Maria, Amazon Reviewer
“Flower in the dark is perfect for readers that enjoy dark romance!” ~Kimberly, Amazon Reviewer

Also Available on KU
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BLURB
Violet ~
Loneliness is a constant in my life. I have no one to turn to. No one to come and save me. Except for him. He has become my everything, and all we have to do is meet...
Him ~
My little flower is ripe for the picking. All I have to do is pluck her out of her lonely and comfortable world and drag her into mine. I want her. I will have her. I will make her SCREAM.
Warning: contains triggers and is intended for a mature audience 18+
**This story can be read as a Standalone ** 

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Review: Famous Last Words

Famous Last Words Famous Last Words by Kailee Reese Samuels
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’m sure I have said it before but this author is amazing. She is in a league of her own with her own unique story telling.

This book was everything. The author pulled me through so many emotions that left me totally breathless.

Even now after finishing this story I am in awe of what the author just gave us. I’m so looking forward to reading more from this author in the future.

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Review: The Auction Block

The Auction Block The Auction Block by Courtney Lynn Rose
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow what a story. This is an amazing read.

I sure didn’t know what I was getting myself into when I started reading this story. I know without a doubt this is gonna be one of my favourite reads this year.

Viper wow she sure blew my mind. This girl has been through so much and is still barely dealing with what has happened to her. Yet she is one of the strongest characters I’ve read about. Her strength flows through the pages. I could go on about her but I’m trying not to.

The storyline is off the charts good. The author threw some twists at me I didn’t see coming that had me shouting at my kindle

There are so many brilliant characters in this story. I’m so glad there are gonna be more books as I need more ASAP.

I highly recommend this story.


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The Girl I Used to Know - blog tour



BLOG TOUR

The Girl I Used To Know – Faith Hogan

About The Book

Amanda King and Tess Cuffe are strangers who share the same Georgian house, but their lives couldn’t be more different. Amanda seems to have it all, absolute perfection.

She projects all the accoutrements of a lady who lunches. Sadly, the reality is a soulless home, an unfaithful husband and a very lonely heart.

By comparison, in the basement flat, unwanted tenant Tess has spent a lifetime hiding and shutting her heart to love.

It takes a bossy doctor, a handsome gardener, a pushy teenager and an abandoned cat to show these two women that sometimes letting go is the first step to moving forward and new friendships can come from the most unlikely situations.

MY REVIEW

This story kinda reminds of when I inhaled Patricia Scanlons books. I absolutely loved this story. The Girl I Used to Know is a refreshing and captivating story that I thoroughly enjoyed. 

Amanda and Tess. Two completely different characters living under the same roof. I love how their story was told. 


This was a great story. A well written story ideal as a beach read.


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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Cheekypee Spotlights her Signed Books- Day 1- Flower in the Dark



πŸ“šCheekypee Spotlights her Signed BooksπŸ“š 

Let me introduce you to a fabulous author who I’ll be promoting this week. 

It’s been less than a year since we started chatting online but it feels longer cos we chat a bit lol was super happy to meet her at a signing we both went to. I’m hoping I’ll see her soon at a signing where she signs her own books.

Anything I’ve read by this author I’ve devoured..so so good. 

Ally is a delight to chat to so go stalk her

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Sunday, 14 July 2019

Review: Sensation Fantasies 1

Sensation Fantasies 1 Sensation Fantasies 1 by Kimberly Knight
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I recommend you read By Invitation Only before reading this book.

Kiera and Ward are a married couple. Their sex life isn’t as good as they wanted it so when they are invited to an exclusive sex club they get more than they bargained for.... in a hot and sexy way.

Such a quick yet fab read that I inhaled pretty fast. Can’t wait to read more of this series.

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Review: By Invitation Only

By Invitation Only By Invitation Only by Kimberly Knight
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Whoop whoop. What a hot and sexy story. Get the fans out now as you’ll certainly need them.

Booker and Peyton are two lawyers. When they meet in a sex club the chemistry is off the chart hot.

Can’t wait to read more of this series.

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Review: The Housemate

The Housemate The Housemate by C.L. Pattison
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a brilliant read. The author took a normal situation in two friends taking in a housemate and made it into a omg I’m glad I don’t have housemates kinda read.

Although I guessed some parts that was gonna happen some twists had me gasping.

If you like domestic thrillers then you will enjoy this read.

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Review: Lies Lies Lies

Lies Lies Lies Lies Lies Lies by Adele Parks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a well written story with a great storyline.

The author has written a great book with relatable characters. I felt myself glued to the pages and when I wasn’t reading it I was thinking about it.

Secrets and lies run throughout the book. From start to finish it’s a gripping read. Can’t wait to read more from this author in the future.

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Review: Blackbird

Blackbird Blackbird by Molly McAdams
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a great read. I love most genres but I really love dark reads. Although this wasn’t as dark as I thought I still really enjoyed it.

Briar and Lucas are two brilliant characters. A case of mistaken identity has Briar at the hands of the dark and dangerous Lucas.

Everything that Briar has known and loved has been ripped from her. Can she survive? I had every faith she would.

Great story that had me totally engrossed from start to finish. I’ll definitely be reading more from this author.

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The Brighton Guest House Girls - blog tour




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Lesley Eames – The Brighton Guest House Girls

About the book

A saga of immense charm and warmth, with three characters you won't forget. Thea, Anna and Daisy forge an unbreakable friendship through adversity.
Thea's loathsome stepbrother is trying to trick her out of her inheritance of her parents' beautiful house in the seaside town of Brighton by means of a Will which Thea believes to be forged. He gives her three months in which to leave. Afterwards she will face destitution.
Anna is pregnant and grieving, her explorer fiancΓ© lost at sea. Her violent father drives her from the family home in the back streets of London's Bermondsey and her fiancΓ©'s upper-class relatives cruelly reject her.
Daisy is in search of independence, running from a man she doesn't want to marry.
Together the three girls set up Thea's home as a guest house and embark on a mission to outwit her stepbrother by proving his fraud. In a race against time, nothing will turn out to be quite as it seems.


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EXTRACT

‘Away with you,’ her father said. ‘Get out of my sight.’
Anna hesitated for just a moment then ran upstairs to the room she shared with her brothers and sisters where she leaned her palms on top of the small chest of drawers and let her head drop forward, breathing deeply to try to quell the mounting panic. But it was only a matter of time before her mother and the children came up, and Anna didn’t want them to find her looking scared. Pushing herself upright, she studied her reflection in the small mirror that hung on the wall.
Her face was even paler than usual while her dark eyes were large with fear. Swallowing, Anna smoothed her hands over the heavy brown hair that she kept drawn into a bun on the nape of her neck like a Victorian governess, then attempted a smile. She didn’t linger to see if she’d succeeded but turned away from the mirror to pack her things.
The tiny house – surely long overdue for demolition – had only two rooms upstairs, a crude curtain separating the bed in which Anna slept with her sisters from the bed in which her brothers slept. Having brought home cardboard boxes so they could keep their possessions in an orderly fashion under the beds, Anna kept the room spotlessly clean and tidy.
Those possessions were admittedly few. There were the books, writing tablets and pencils that Anna had bought, the doll that had been passed down between them and scraps of fabric that Anna had used to teach the girls sewing. There were also wooden carvings made by the man at number twenty-six who’d been blinded by gas in the war, catapults, a ball and things scavenged from the banks of the Thames when the tide was out – small bottles, pipes, a model boat with the rigging missing, and bits of glass worn smooth after years in the river.
Anna took a bag from her box, opened a drawer and began to pack her modest collection of clothes, aware that her fingers were shaking badly. Her mother and the children crowded into the room after her. They were white-faced and saucer-eyed, and little Mary was crying openly now.
Anna took a deep breath and renewed her attempt at a smile. ‘It’s going to be fine.’
‘But where will you go? How will you manage?’ her mother asked.
‘I have friends, Ma. I’ll cope.’
‘Your pa says you mustn’t even write to us.’
‘I’ll write care of Mrs Fawley next door but don’t fret if you don’t hear from me for a while as I get myself established.’ Anna turned to Mary. ‘You’ll keep up the lessons?’
Mary worked in a bakery but the other children were still in school and Anna had always given them extra lessons. ‘’Course I will,’ Mary promised.
‘What’s happened to me changes nothing,’ Anna insisted. ‘The better you’re educated, the more choices you’ll have about how you earn a living.’ Earning a good living was the way out of slum housing and poverty. The way to dignity and satisfaction too.
‘Listen to what Mary tells you,’ Anna bade the others.
‘We will,’ Lizzie promised, then she held out her shiny sixpence. ‘I want you to have it.’
Anna’s throat tightened.
‘I’ve got tuppence you can have,’ Joe said.
‘And I’ve got ninepence,’ Mary said.
‘Here, love.’ Anna’s mother held out five or six coppers. ‘It’s all I’ve got till your pa gets paid.’
Anna swallowed. ‘You’re all wonderfully generous but I can’t take your money.’
She took her mother into her arms instead and kissed her, then did the same to each of the children. ‘I love you all dearly,’ she told them.

About the author

Born in Manchester but currently living in Hertfordshire, Lesley’s career has included law and charity fundraising. She is now devoting her time to her own writing and to teaching creative writing to others. In addition to selling almost 90 short stories to the women’s magazine market, Lesley has won the Festival of Romance’s New Talent Award and the Romantic Novelists’ Associations Elizabeth Goudge Cup.
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