Sunday, 30 June 2019

Doyenne - blog tour


BLOG TOUR

doyenne.
Author: Anne Malcom
Release Date: June 25, 2019



About the Book

I don't know what it's like to feel.
To hurt.

The ability was stolen from me in my youth.
I consider that theft a gift.

Feelings got in the way when you were building an empire.
Amassing power.

I had the empire.
I had the power.

One moment in an alley changed everything.

Everything that took over a decade to amass was snatched away in a second.

He killed for me.
But he didn't save me.



MY REVIEW

Wow. How am I going to put the words together to give this the review it deserves. I’m at a loss for words. 

This author has put words together in such a way they got under my skin. The raw emotion, the amazing storyline I’m just sitting here with my jaw hanging. 

I love that the author left us asking questions throughout the story. 

Yes again I beg of you to jump into blind. The blurb the author gave us is just a teaser. Believe. Trust in her. You won’t regret it.

This will undoubtedly be one of my top reads this year. Absolutely loved every word of it. 


About the Author

Anne Malcom has been an avid reader since before she can remember, her mother responsible for her book addiction. It started with magical journeys into the world of Hogwarts and Middle Earth, then as she grew up her reading tastes grew with her. Her obsession with books and romance novels in particular gave Anne the opportunity to find another passion, writing. Finding writing about alpha males and happily ever afters more fun than reading about them, Anne is not about to stop any time soon.

Raised in small town New Zealand, Anne had a truly special childhood, growing up in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. She has backpacked across Europe, ridden camels in the Sahara, eaten her way through Italy, and had all sorts of crazy adventures. For now, she’s back at home in New Zealand and quite happy. But who knows when the travel bug will bite her again.


Saturday, 29 June 2019

One Last Greek Summer - blog tour



BLOG TOUR

One Last Greek Summer – Mandy Baggot

About the book

Beth Martin is 31, newly divorced and wondering just what life holds for her…

Best-friend, Heidi, is adamant that all the answers lie in Corfu – the island where the girls’ partied away their youth.

So cue a trip to a sun-drenched Greek island, ouzo cocktails, a trip down memory lane…and Alex Hallas, the man Beth has never quite forgotten.

As they dance under the stars, the sand beneath their toes, old feelings begin to resurface and Beth might just have a chance to take back her life. If they can learn to love the people they’ve become…

EXTRACT

‘Please say it was a good surprise,’ Heidi said, throwing herself down next to Beth on the office sofa Charles had had shipped in from India. Nearly everything Charles bought had to be shipped halfway across the world, Beth remembered. Even some of his groceries. His needs were anything but basic, the delivery costs sometimes being more expensive than the actual product, but his lavish living didn’t stop with himself. One of his best traits was his generosity. That’s how Beth had ended up here in the beginning.
The party was still in half-swing, crisps all but eaten, music a muted Paloma Faith, expensive champagne finished and cheaper plonk opened, Happy Divorce Day cake cut into and sliced up. Tilly was dancing, wearing the penis hoopla headgear they had taken it in turns to don aprèsBollinger. Beth smiled at her friend. ‘It was a good surprise.’
‘But…’ Heidi said, poking a root vegetable crisp into her mouth and crunching it up.
‘No buts… apart from the ones on those napkins,’ Beth said, indicating the pile of serviettes featuring cartoon men pulling moonies. ‘You do remember it’s a divorce party not a hen party.’
‘And if we were in America, where they have occasion-wear for absolutely every life scenario, you could complain about my lack of due diligence but… Asid’s Party Store was all I had to work with and it could be worse, I could have bought the Grim Reaper funeral bunting.’
‘There’s funeral bunting?! That seems so wrong,’ Beth told her.
‘Doesn’t it? I mean there’s Tin-Star-style black comedy and there’s black comedy.’ Heidi smiled, passing Beth the bowl of snacks. ‘But… you’re looking good today.’
‘Meaning I’ve looked less-than-good prior to today?’ She touched her now slightly frizzy shoulder-length hair as if stroking it would revive any lost lustre. At the height of the break-up she had actually shed hair and worried she would be using caffeine shampoo forever. She’d tried a bit, not enjoyed the smell and decided to drink more coffee.
‘No… well… a bit. But we all have our off days, don’t we?’
‘Thanks, Heidi.’
‘I’m simply saying that today you look composed and together and ready for—’
‘Fresh starts and new beginnings?’ Beth answered on an out-breath. ‘You sound like Kendra. Someone who was confident that I would be leaving Mountbatten Global before my name has been changed on my driving licence.’
‘God! Aren’tyou?!’ Heidi exclaimed, almost coughing out a beetroot chip. ‘I thought you had interviews lined up.’
‘I did,’ Beth replied. ‘I didn’t get any of the jobs.’
‘So you’ve given up?’ Heidi doffed her friend on the shoulder. ‘You can’t bear to leave me, can you?’ Heidi said. ‘Well, I want you to know that I will still come to your house with crappy movies and air-fried snacks. Anyway, you hate the job.’
‘I don’t hate the job.’ Did she? Did she hate what she did? Looking after investments and helping people with too much money make the most out of it. Yes, maybe it wasn’t raising funds for the Samaritans or helping to rescue a Thai boys’ football team from a cave, but it was a job… and a job that had paid her when she had needed it most.
‘And it’s not like you need the money,’ Heidi stated, grabbing another crisp. ‘I mean, you made sure of that when you signed the pre-nup, right?’
Beth smiled at her friend, wanting not to answer. She hadn’t been stupid going into her marriage. She had just seen no reason to sign up to anything. What was Charles’s was Charles’s. And she had nothing he could claim. Anyway, it was unromantic to make a marital union about paperwork and their marriage did need to be in some wayromantic. Because, as much as Beth had wanted it to be, as much as she had told herself that it would begiven time, it had been more about safety and security… and her mum.


About the author

Mandy Baggot is an international bestselling and award-winning romance writer. The winner of the Innovation in Romantic Fiction award at the UK's Festival of Romance, her romantic comedy novel, One Wish in Manhattan, was also shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists' Association Romantic Comedy Novel of the Year award in 2016. Mandy's books have so far been translated into German, Italian, Czech and Hungarian. Mandy loves the Greek island of Corfu, white wine, country music and handbags. Also a singer, she has taken part in ITV1's Who Dares Sings and The X-Factor. Mandy is a member of the Romantic Novelists' Association and the Society of Authors and lives near Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK with her husband and two daughters.
Follow Mandy:  
Facebook: @mandybaggotauthor
Twitter: @mandybaggot

Pre-order links:

Google Play: http://bit.ly/2GRfq6O
iBooks: https://apple.co/2YnucYr



Follow Aria

Twitter: @aria_fiction
Facebook: @ariafiction
Instagram: @ariafiction

Sorrows Queen - new release



#NewRelease → Sorrow's Queen (Cavalieri Della Morte) by  Ashleigh Giannoccaro + Murphy Wallace is LIVE!
#OneClick today or download NOW with #KindleUnlimited

🖤Blurb🖤
Sorrow slips in quietly when no one is looking — just like I do.
It robs them of life and joy — just like me.
Sorrow is a killer in the night, murdering hearts and leaving destruction in its wake — and so am I.
I am Tristan Sorrow, I stole happiness, and now she is mine.
He came in the dead of night to steal me, to take me home. He was sent to rob me of my happiness and murder my hopes.
Creeping in slowly, he was an unexpected twist in my tale.
But he stole the wrong thing, he made me his Queen.
Tristan Sorrow stole my heart — and my life.
Every love story is written tragically in the blood of those who fell.

MY REVIEW

Wow. I’m speechless and sad. This is the end of the Cavalieri Della Morte series and I’m smiling cos this was so good. 

Tristan Sorrow had a job to do. Bring Sophie to her fiancée. Easy enough? Well he thought so until she got under his skin and made him feel like he’s never done before. 

From start to finish I was gripped. I didn’t want to finish this story. These characters were real to me. The authors had me gasping and re reading parts of this story. 

I highly recommend you read the whole series. These books are amazing. Each of the authors  in this series did a brilliant job.

→ ALSO AVAILABLE ← 
Beautifully Brutal by Dani Rene
Vow of Obedience by Brianna Hale
Martyris by Yolanda Olson
His Salvation by Claire Marta
Ivy's Poison by India R. Adams
A Cruel Love by S.M. Soto
Darkest Deeds by Cora Kenborn
Scarlet Mark by Lexi C. Foss
Delinquent by Ally Vance
Redemption by Anna Edwards
Valor by Measha Stone
Inexorable by Jo-Anne Joseph
#sorrowsqueenrelease #ashleighgiannoccaro #muprhywallace  #cavalieridellamorte #romanticsuspense #ku #amazon
Hosted by Enticing Journey Book Promotions

Friday, 28 June 2019

Winter flower - new release



NEW RELEASE

winter flower
Charles Sheehan-Miles
Edited by Lori Sabin
Genre: Literary/Contemporary Fiction
Release Date: June 4, 2019 print, June 11, 2019 ebook
Audible.com release scheduled late July 2019. Narrated by Erika Cockerham
Cincinnatus Press
430 pages / 167,000 words
Facebook discussion group (with SPOILERS): https://www.facebook.com/groups/464040007732601/




From the bestselling author of Just Remember to Breathe and The Last Hour, a shocking and poignant story of a family on the brink of destruction and the transformational events that could bring them back together—or tear them apart. 

Every day, Cole Roberts reminds himself that life wasn’t always this bleak. He was once passionately in love with Erin. Sam used to be an artistic and lively kid. They hadn’t always lived in a shabby two-room house in rural Alabama, where he runs a mediocre restaurant in the middle of nowhere.

That was before Brenna disappeared. It was before Cole lost his job and they lost their home.

Every day it gets worse. Erin drinks wine out of the bottle and spends her days with a tormented expression, searching the web for signs of their daughter. Sam hides in his room and rarely speaks. And Cole works himself to a stupor for a paycheck a fraction of the size of his old salary. 

Until one day a phone call changes everything.

winter flower is at once a tragic tale of the disappearance of a child; struggling with gender identity; of the dark world of sex-trafficking and the transformation and healing of a family. Sheehan-Miles’s longest novel delves into the depths of family life—and how, sometimes, we can heal and find restoration.

MY REVIEW

I’ve read and absolutely loved previous books by this author so I was super excited to read the authors latest novel. Let me say I wasn’t disappointed.

As with a lot of my reviews I’m not going to go into the storyline. This is another book that you need to feel the story, be with the characters. 

I didn’t  read this in one sitting as it was a heavy kinda read. It was one of those stories that had me stop and think. 

This was a big read which was great. The pace was on point with no lagging. 

Let me just say this book pulled on all my emotions 

I did hope while reading this that the characters would find some hope, that they’d find peace. 

Charles has written an amazing story about a family that will stay with me for a long time. Highly recommend this gem.

About the Author:

Charles Sheehan-Miles has been a soldier, computer programmer, short-order cook and non-profit executive, and is the author of several fiction and non-fiction books, including the indie bestsellers Just Remember to Breathe and Republic: A Novel of America's Future. Charles and his wife Andrea Randall live and write together in South Hadley, Massachusetts.

Cheekypee Spotlights her Signed Books - day 5



📚 Cheekypee spotlights her signed books 📚 

Day 5

Letters to Lincoln 

Blurb: 

What do you do when your husband dies unexpectedly?
You write him a letter, of course.
What do you do when someone answers that letter?

Dani was mid-thirties when she found herself alone and without her soulmate.
Coming to terms with her loss took all her strength and her voice.
If Dani thought she’d experienced the worst life could throw at her, she was wrong.
Lies, deceit, confusion surround her.
A stranger, a builder, and a priest, comfort her.

Letters to Lincoln is a contemporary romance about overcoming loss, finding the strength to rebuild a life, and learning to forgive.

For readers over the age of 18.

Excerpt: 

I heard noises: beeping, whispered voices. It was the clinical smell assaulting my nose that had me realise I wasn’t at home. I tried to open my eyes, but the light, such a bright light above me, burned my retinas. My body ached, my arm felt heavy as if weighed down.
I drifted back into sleep.
“Dani, can you hear me?”
“Dani, we need you to open your eyes, honey.”
Honey?
I felt a hand on my shoulder, it gently squeezed. Why couldn’t they leave me be? Did they not understand? The minute I opened my eyes, the minute I heard their words, I’d have to remember. I didn’t want to remember.
“Baby girl, it’s time to wake up now.” Not even my dad’s voice could chase the fear of waking up away.
The hand squeezed and eventually, fingertips pried one eyelid open. I moved my head away; it was an invasion. An assault on my desired numbness. I had no choice. I opened my eyes, squinting against the harsh lights above me and turned my head.
My dad sat on a chair beside me. He leant forwards, reached out, and smoothed the hair from my forehead. I winced at the sting as his fingers brushed over the stitches.
“Hey,” he said, gently.
A nurse stood beside him, busying herself with a clipboard and notes. She looked up and smiled softly at me. I didn’t return the smile.
I looked down at the arm that felt heavy and saw the white plaster cast, stretching from hand to elbow. Using my other hand, I placed it on my stomach. I knew.

Letters to Lincoln can be read as part of your Kindle Unlimited subscription - mybook.to/LettersToLincoln

To follow Tracie Podger, feel free to use the following links: 

Amazon - author.to/TraciePodger 
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TraciePodgerAuthor/
Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7556482.Tracie_Podger


#signedbook #topreads #bookstagram #cheekypeesignedbooks

Thursday, 27 June 2019

Scars of Silk - new release



AVAILABLE NOW!

l Scars of Silk by @anna Bloom 


#ScarsofSilk #AnnaBloom #NewRelease #14Days #standalone

🖤🖤🖤
Casual isn’t meant to hurt.

Dan Smith is in love with his best friend. So when he finds himself drowning in his grief, despair and loneliness pulling him down one final time, he expects her to step in and save him ... He doesn’t expect a glamorous and beautiful socialite to step in. With her skin of the smoothest satin and her posh accent that could cut glass, she is the very last person he would ever have expected.
Sienna Richards has been toeing the family line her whole life. Unable to break free of the chains that prevent her from living with her future truly her own she plays the perfect daughter while trying to gain her freedom. She doesn’t expect it to come in the form of wide muscles, endless tattoos and a dark tendency for destruction.
He’s from the wrong side of the tracks. She’s tied in the silken restraints of her family. They’re exactly what each other needs, even if it can never be more than a casual arrangement. It can never be anything more, even if there’s a chance that together they could be everything.

Washed in Blood - new release



RELEASE BLITZ
Title: Washed in Blood
Series: Heaven’s Guardians MC #1
Author: Ashley Lane
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: June 27, 2019

BLURB

Blinded by anger, the man who had sworn to protect me,
shot me in a fit of rage when I was only sixteen years old.

He thought he killed me.
But my job wasn’t finished yet.

My days are spent as President of the Heaven’s Guardians MC.
Nights are spent searching for the scum of the earth.

Rapists, Murderers, Pedophiles.
They all answer to me.

I thought I’d seen it all.
Thought my heart couldn’t be any darker.
Thought I knew exactly how far I was willing to go.

Then a battered and broken woman was found behind our clubhouse,
and I realized, I’ve never had a clue about the monster that lurks within.

They may call me Priest,
but I’d sell my soul to the devil before I let anything take her away from me.


GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42838638-washed-in-blood


Enter the Release Giveaway: https://www.facebook.com/ashleylanebooks


PURCHASE LINKS

US: https://amzn.to/2Wdg3fI
UK: https://amzn.to/2J1HjKo
CA: https://amzn.to/2XSsAG0
AU: https://amzn.to/2DtbZ3x

Free in Kindle Unlimited

MY REVIEW

I love MC reads and as I haven’t read one in a while I was looking forward to reading this. Washed in Blood is a brilliant debut read and I can’t wait to read more from this author. 

Priest and Willow are two broken characters. When Priest finds Willow he feels protective of her. After all Willows been through can she let her guard down and trust Priest.

I thought this was a great action packed story. I ended up reading this in one evening as I couldn’t sleep until I’d read it all. So so good.

I seriously can’t wait to read more of this series. Well done to the author on a brilliant debut read.


AUTHOR BIO

Being the boy mom of an almost 2 year old and 9 year old, means she lives off Goldfish crumbs and Diet Coke. But when she does have a spare minute of time to herself, you can typically find her parked on the couch, Kindle within reach, catching up on the previous weeks episode of Grey's Anatomy or Hell's Kitchen. 


AUTHOR LINKS

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ashleylanebooks
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/asheylanesBB
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ashleylane_author
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18656158.Ashley_Lane  
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/ashley-lane  
Website: http://www.ashleylaneauthor.com
Newsletter: https://www.ashleylaneauthor.com/newsletter-landing-page