Monday, 27 September 2021

Gloria - blog tour


 


Blog tour


Gloria

For all intents and purposes, Gloria Harrison has the perfect life: a rich husband, a beautiful home, and all the free time she needs to work on her art. And yet, she is deeply unhappy. Initially resigned to be pushed around by her snobbish, manipulative husband, Greg, she discovers a shocking truth about him she simply cannot ignore, and has to get out.

As Gloria’s world unravels around her, she has to team up with friends new and old to escape not only her husband’s clutches, but also the country, even if that means giving up everything. Gloria must rediscover who she used to be and realise her true worth to finally free herself from Greg’s stranglehold forever, or risk losing the person she holds most dear in the world – her daughter.



Purchase Links

https://mybook.to/GloriaAmazon

https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/gloria-73

https://books.apple.com/gb/book/gloria/id1574984606

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/gloria-robert-shaw/1108724822?ean=9781838378608


MY REVIEW


I read this in one sitting. I found it to be a well written and gripping read. 


Looking in it seems as if Greg and Gloria has the perfect marriage. When she finds out his secret she needs to escape and will do what she can to succeed. 


This was a great thriller. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Some bits were a bit far fetched for me but then again that’s why I read fiction. Would definitely read more from this author in the future. 


Author Bio –

Katherine Shaw is a multi-genre writer and self-confessed nerd from Yorkshire in the United Kingdom, spending most of her time dreaming up new characters or playing D&D. She has a passion for telling the stories of underdogs who must rise up to defeat the hardships they have been dealt in life, often with a focus on female protagonists. She is currently working on her debut novel Gloria, a contemporary domestic thriller launching in September this year, alongside several short story projects that are in the works. You can find out more at her website 

(www.katherineshawwrites.com), and she is always happy to chat on Twitter (@katheroony). 


Social Media Links –

https://twitter.com/katheroony

https://instagram.com/katherineshawwrites

https://www.facebook.com/katherineshawwrites

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Review: Gloria: A tale of suspense and self-discovery

Gloria: A tale of suspense and self-discovery Gloria: A tale of suspense and self-discovery by Katherine Shaw
My rating: 4 of 5 stars



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Sunday, 26 September 2021

The Accused - blog tour


 

BLOG TOUR


The Accused 

When Private Investigator Charlie Cameron agrees to take on a cold case, he is drawn back into Glasgow’s dark underworld…

Glasgow PI Charlie Cameron knew Kim Rafferty was bad news the moment they met. Desperate people always spelled trouble in his experience, and Mrs Rafferty was as desperate as they come. 

What she was asking for was insane. If he agreed to help the wife of the notorious East-End gangster, the consequences for them both could be fatal.

Twenty-four hours later, another betrayed woman with a hopeless case is pleading for Charlie's help. 

The PI is her only chance to keep an innocent man from serving a second prison sentence for murders he didn't commit. 

Dennis Boyd is on the run, and as Charlie fights against the clock to keep him out of jail, he crosses a line that puts him on the wrong side of the law and pits him against his old friend and ally, DS Andrew Geddes.

As the body count grows, and the defence for his client falls apart bit by bit, Charlie refuses to accept the inevitable. But everyone has their limits – even the infamous Charlie Cameron. Will he be forced to admit that this case may be the one to beat him…


MY REVIEW


The Accused is another excellent read by this author. 


PI Charlie Cameron is back again with maybe his most challenging case. A man on the run declares his innocence and needs help from Charlie. Kim Rafferty needs to get away from her husband and asks Charlie for help. This story sees Charlie at his best working two cases. 


A well written page turner that I highly recommend.


Purchase Link - https://amzn.to/2SxiAVD


Author Bio – Owen Mullen is a highly regarded crime author who splits his time between Scotland and the island of Crete. In his earlier life he lived in London and worked as a musician and session singer. 

Social Media Links 

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/OwenMullenBooks

Twitter https://twitter.com/owenmullen6

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/owenmullen6/

Newsletter Sign Up Link https://bit.ly/OwenMullenNewsletter

Bookbub profile https://www.bookbub.com/authors/owen-mullen

All Men Love Leah - blog tour


 

BLOG TOUR


All Men Love Leah

A gripping, powerful emotional page turner with a heart-breaking twist.

All Enzo wants is a reason to believe it’s all worthwhile. Stuck in a world that doesn’t fulfil him, he meanders through his days feeling empty, lost, and left out of the real world that is moving by without him. He is cynical but gifted, and when he meets the beautiful and enigmatic Leah she turns 

his universe upside down.

Leah and Enzo are exact opposites, but she is drawn to his darkness just as he is drawn to her light. 

She is a woman who lives by her own expression and challenges his dismal character down to its 

most frightening corners, awakening in him something he didn’t know he had the capacity to experience.

But everything is not what it seems. There is a secret that threatens the happiness that Leah represents in Enzo’s life. She is the one who embraces his flaws and uncovers his bravery by teaching him to love, and for the first time in his life he feels like a real man, but in the end, will Enzo survive Leah’s heartbreaking truth?


Purchase Link - http://mybook.to/allmenloveleah


MY REVIEW


This is the authors first book that has been translated into English. This is totally different from what I was expecting from looking at the cover. 


Enzo and Leah two complete opposites, polar opposites, dark and light. Meeting Leah changes Enzos life completely. She is what has been missing in his life but a secret she has could ruin everything. 


A well told story that I really enjoyed,


Author Bio –

Ksenija Nikolova is a Macedonian fiction author and she has been writing since she was little. Her books abound with emotions, where characters’ internal lives and battles are deeply described. She 

uses her voice in her books, to raise mental health awareness and to diminish discrimination and narrow thinking. 

She is the author of six books, and “All men love Leah” is her first book translated and published in English language. She says she wrote this book in her darkest moments, but also it was this book that 

brought such light to her life. 


Social Media Links –

AUTHOR:

Facebook: Ksenija Nikolova

Instagram: @ksenijanikolova

Twitter: @Ksenijawrites

PUBLISHER:

Facebook: Kingsley Publishers

Instagram: @kingsleypublishers

Twitter: @Kingsleypublis1

Friday, 24 September 2021

Heavy Duty People - blog tour


 

BLOG TOUR


Heavy Duty People

“…a fantastic anti-hero…positively Shakespearian in his moral complexity...If I could only recommend 

one book this year, it would be Heavy Duty People” – Vulpes Libris

Damage’s club has had an offer it can’t refuse, to patch over to join The Brethren MC.

But as the bikes rumble and roar across the wild Northern fells, what does this mean for Damage and his brothers? What choices will they have to make as they ride through the wind? What bloody oil stained history might it reawaken? And why are The Brethren making this offer?

Loyalty to his club and his brothers has been Damage’s life and route to wealth, but what happens when business becomes serious and brother starts killing brother?

From being in a gang to becoming a gangster, Heavy Duty People is the book that invented Biker Noir.

Get Carter meets Sons of Anarchy in this gritty British crime thriller, now in development for TV.

Purchase Links 

Amazon = http://mybook.to/HeavyDutyPeople

Etsy – signed trilogy = https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/1021164428/the-brethren-mc-the-heavy-duty-trilogy


MY REVIEW


This is my first but definitely not my last read by this author. A well written crime thriller in the Mc world. 


Set in the uk this is Damages story. He will do whatever it takes to protect his brothers and his club. 


Great read with plenty of twists and turns. I’m looking forward to reading more from this author. 


Author Bio –

Iain Parke imports industrial quantities of Class A drugs, kills people and lies (a lot) for a living, being a British based crime fiction writer. 

Iain became obsessed with motorcycles at an early age, taking a six hundred mile cross-country tour to Cornwall as soon as he bought a moped at the tender age of sixteen. After working at a London dispatch job delivering parcels on a motorcycle, he built his first chopper in his bedroom at university, undeterred by the fact that the workshop was upstairs. Iain worked in insolvency and business restructuring in the UK and Africa, where he wrote his first thriller The Liquidator. The success of that propelled him to write a ‘biker lit’ trilogy about the Brethren Motorcycle Club, a ‘cult’ hit which has recently been optioned for television. Today Iain lives off the grid, high up on the North Pennines in Northumberland with his wife, dogs, and a garage full of motorcycle restoration projects.


Social Media Links –

Website http://bad-press.co.uk/

Goodreads page https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4400967.Iain_Parke

Amazon.co.uk page http://www.amazon.co.uk/Iain-Parke/e/B005BLA8T6/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/iain.parke

Twitter https://twitter.com/IainParke

Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/iainparke/


Linkedin https://uk.linkedin.com/in/iainparke

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheBrethrenMcTrilogy

Youtube https://www.youtube.com/user/iainparkebadpress


Giveaway to Win Signed Heavy Duty trilogy bundle + sweatshirt (Open INT)

1st Prize

1 x signed copy of the Heavy Duty Trilogy

1 x Heavy Duty bookmark

1 x DILLIGAF hoodie

9 x Runners up prize. 

Heavy Duty bookmark

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Review: All Men Love Leah

All Men Love Leah All Men Love Leah by Ksenija Nikolova
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



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Review: The Accused

The Accused The Accused by Owen Mullen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



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Review: Heavy Duty People

Heavy Duty People Heavy Duty People by Iain Parke
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



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The Ghostlights - blog tour


 

BLOG TOUR


The Ghostlights by GrĂ¡inne Murphy (published 1st September)

 

The Ghostlights is the second novel by Irish author GrĂ¡inne Murphy, who was longlisted for the Sunday Times Audible Short Story of the Year Award. The book has already been listed as an Irish Times Best Books of 2021. Costa First Novel Award shortlisted author Joanna Glen has called the book ‘A subtle, penetrating delight of a novel'.

 

The Ghostlights asks the question: Can anyone really choose to be forgotten?

 

An elderly gentleman checks into a B&B in a small village in rural Ireland where he knows nobody. Four days later, his body is found in the lake. The identity of their unknown guest raises questions for one family in particular, twin sisters Liv and Marianne, and their mother, Ethel, each of whom is searching for her own place ine the world.


MY REVIEW

This is my first read by this author and I thought it was a great read. 


An elderly man books into a B&B in a small village in Ireland. Four days later his body is found in a lake. The man booked in with no ID and paid cash. Not only do we wonder who this man is but we read of the lives of the women running the B&B. 


This is a well written story, thought provoking and definitely worth a read. 

Review: Love of a Queen

Love of a Queen Love of a Queen by Shain Rose
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



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