Wednesday, 8 April 2020

The Spitfire Girl - blog tour



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The Spitfire Girl: Over and Out – Fenella J. Miller

About the book

All's fair in love and war for First Officer Ellie as she takes to the skies yet again in the final instalment of Fenella Miller's Spitfire Girl series.

1943, White Waltham.
As Italy surrenders and victory looms on the horizon, Ellie's doing what she does best – flying. And this time, she's rising to the sky in four-engined Halifaxes. Determined to keep doing her bit, Ellie's successes in the airfield mount but so do tensions with her new beau, Squadron Leader Jack Reynolds.
When Ellie and Jack find their dream home, they discover they've bought more than they bargained for. With a cellar full of secrets, Jack and Ellie must stand united in the face of mystery, war and loss. And as family circumstance threatens to tear them apart, Ellie and Jack are stronger than ever.


About the author

Fenella J Miller was born in the Isle of Man. Her father was a Yorkshire man and her mother the daughter of a Rajah. She has worked as a nanny, cleaner, field worker, hotelier, chef, secondary and primary teacher and is now a full time writer. She has over thirty eight Regency romantic adventures published plus four Jane Austen variations, three Victorian sagas and seven WW2 family sagas. She lives in a pretty, riverside village in Essex with her husband and British Shorthair cat. She has two adult children and three grandchildren.


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EXTRACT

‘Jack Reynolds, just the man I wanted to see,’ Nigel, Amanda’s husband, yelled from the other side of the Mess at the White Waltham ferry pool.
‘Good to see you. Bloody awful weather. Are you grounded?’
‘’Fraid so, old chap. Amanda’s stuck at Hamble so won’t be home tonight. She’ll stay at the cottage with your wife. Like a fool I gave her my door keys so can’t get into my house. Can I bunk down at your billet?’
‘There’s usually an empty bed at the pub. Has Frankie announced that there’s going to be no deliveries done today?’ Jack hoped this was correct.
‘Not the foggiest, but spoke to the Met girl and she said it’s set for the next twenty-four hours. Visibility is going to get worse as it gets dark.’
‘February’s always a shocking month. How are you liking delivering the big boys? Didn’t you do the conversion course for Class V last month?’
‘I certainly did. Like you I prefer to fly a Spit or a Hurry, but we do what we’re told. I heard on the grapevine that some of the girls are going to convert this year – can’t see how they can fly something so cumbersome. They can be absolute buggers in a crosswind.’
‘Ellie’s not said anything about it – but then we’ve hardly seen each other recently. I’m trying to persuade her to ask for a transfer here as it would make life so much easier for both of us.’
‘Have you asked Frankie if he’d be happy to have another woman on his books? We’ve only got three and they’re massively outnumbered. I wouldn’t want Amanda based here as there are too many predatory chaps on the lookout for a pretty girl for my liking.’
‘I did speak to him and he’d be delighted to have her. She’s a better pilot than many of the guys and certainly has more hours in her logbook.’
‘Then I wish you luck. Maybe if you found the perfect house first then she’d be hard-pressed to refuse. Good God, use your loaf and some of the money she inherited from that Dunlop chappie.’
‘Excuse me, I’m going to ring the pub and make sure there’s a bed for you tonight.’ He didn’t want to discuss the fact that Ellie was rich and that it had come from her previous fiancΓ©. Greg had been a decent sort of bloke, but his leaving a massive fortune to her hadn’t helped their relationship.
It wouldn’t be so bad if he was still whole. Losing his bloody hand in Africa two years ago had made him less of a man in his opinion. He could fly fighters, no problem, one-handed, but wasn’t prepared to tackle anything bigger even though Frankie had suggested he could do it.
He would have thought when that German bomber had landed on the air raid shelter last Christmas it would have brought them closer but, if anything, the reverse was true. He couldn’t help resenting the fact that she was richer than him – he didn’t give a damn that she was higher ranked than him, but he was old-fashioned enough to think she should be living under the same roof with him as they were married.
As he walked past the ops room one of the admin girls poked her head through the hatch. ‘Jack, can you find Nigel for me? His wife is on the phone and says it’s urgent.’
‘Okay, he’s in the Mess. I’ll get him.’
As far as he knew, the entire country was blanketed in freezing rain and no one was airborne so it couldn’t be bad news. He hung around outside just in case his friend needed to talk after the phone call.
Nigel came out beaming. ‘Congratulate me, Jack, I’m going to be a father sometime in the summer. Amanda’s been chucked out of the ATA and will be living permanently with me in future.’
‘That’s brilliant news. Congratulations. I’m very happy for you both.’

Curse the Day - blog tour



BLOG TOUR


Judith O’Reilly – Curse The Day

About the author

Judith O'Reilly is the author of Wife in the North, a top-three Sunday Times bestseller and BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week, and The Year of Doing Good. Judith is a former senior journalist with The Sunday Times and a former political producer with BBC 2's Newsnight and ITN's Channel 4 News. Her first Michael North thriller, Killing State was set in Westminster and was praised by thriller writers around the globe.

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About the book

At a global tech gala hosted at the British Museum, scientist Tobias Hawke is due to unveil an astonishing breakthrough. His AI system appears to have reached consciousness, making Hawke the leading light in his field.
But when terrorists storm the building, they don't just leave chaos in their wake. They seize Hawke's masterwork, sparking a chain reaction of explosive events which could end the world as we know it.
Michael North, ex-assassin and spy-for-hire, must find the killers and recover the AI. But he can't do it alone. Hawke's wife, Esme, and teenage hacker, Fangfang, have their own reasons to help complete North's mission – and together they unravel a dark and deadly conspiracy which stretches right to the top of the British elite.
Can North survive long enough to uncover the whole truth? Or is it already too late for humanity?

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EXTRACT


She’d left the bathroom door ajar and it creaked as it swung inwards, the shadows from the candlelight flickering against the tiled wall.
‘You made it.’ She turned her head towards the door.
But the man in the doorway staring at her naked body wasn’t Tobias. It was a stranger in a black boiler suit and a balaclava. Esme screamed.
She thought afterwards she should have fought her way past him and tried to make a break for the front door. But some primitive instinct kicked in and she leaped from the bath, water everywhere, and started throwing whatever she could put her hand on – shampoos, a heavy glass jar of bath salts, bottles and potions by the handbasin. With some relief, her fingers found a small pair of manicure scissors and she gripped them in her fist.
The stranger grunted with pain as she stabbed them into the webbing between his thumb and index finger and again into the side of his neck, where they trembled, suspended, before he knocked them away. With a roar, he hauled her out into the hall, knocking over a heavy glass vase, water and roses everywhere, dragging her by her hair into the study. He shook her like a rag doll and she felt herself slam against the wall as he backhanded a slap across her face. He was cross, she had time to think before he punched her in the gut, about the scissors.
At the explosion of pain, she sank to her knees, collapsing sideways and rolling on to the floor as vomit rose in her throat. For a second, she lost all sense of space and time, before the smell of bile brought her round, and she thought to use her elbows and heels to scrabble backwards, upright and away from her attacker.
Terror must have given her strength, because she tipped the office chair between them and then the desk, the computer unbalancing the balaclava’d man and bringing him to the floor. Reaching for her, he bellowed with rage and she swerved to avoid him. The study suddenly enormous, the door a mile away, getting no nearer. She could see the flowers strewn across the hall floor, their petals crushed and soaking.
‘Syd, call the police.’ She was screaming. She couldn’t hear herself but her vocal cords felt like they were tearing.
‘I’m sorry, Esme. I didn’t catch that.’ The tone of Syd’s voice was one of regret.
Tobias maintained the system understood more if the voice command was neutral and emotion free.
‘Syd…’ She couldn’t get out the words as she made it to the door, slamming it shut behind her, attempting to hold it closed against him.
‘Syd. Call the police.’ She screamed it again as the door opened and she felt the man lunge and his hand take hold of her ankle. Felt herself tip, and the impact as she fell forward and hit the parquet floor. She seized hold of the glass vase as he dragged her back into the study, turning and smashing it against the top of his head, but he didn’t let go.
Blood filled Esme’s mouth, her teeth closing on her tongue, as the attacker’s right hand grabbed her by the wrist. The balaclava dropped to the floor, by her face.

Review: Easy Rumba

Easy Rumba Easy Rumba by Anna Edwards
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



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Monday, 6 April 2020

All The Truths - new release



We’re on tour with #AllTheTruths by Rina Kent!
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The truth doesn't set you free
Revenge shouldn’t be rushed. It needs to be savored.
Reina ruined my life and it’s only fair I ruin hers back.
Or that was the plan.
That was before she got under my skin and flowed into my blood.
Life as we know it crashes and burns.
All we have left is revenge.
Or is it?

All The Truth is a dark new adult book that contains dubious situations some readers might find offensive and/or triggering. If you're looking for a hero, you won't find him in Asher Carson. Please don't read if any of that bothers you.

All The Truths is the second part of a duet and is NOT standalone.

MY REVIEW

This is book two of the Lies & Truths Duet. I absolutely loved book one so I couldn’t wait to jump into this story. It picks up from the cliffhanger the author left us with. As soon as I started reading I couldn’t put it down. Dinner was late and I didn’t care. I just needed to read this in one sitting which thankfully I was able to do. 

The questions I had running around in my head was answered in this part of the duet. 

Absolutely fantastic duet that I’ll certainly be putting on my reread list. 

Can’t wait to read more from this author.


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Glass Heart Savage - new release



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The elite come to play on the campus of Glass Heart Academy.
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My sister was their everything. I’m their nothing.
They waited three hundred and sixty-five days after her disappearance to acknowledge I’m alive.
Their wicked games should scare me.
Except they don’t know I’m not much different than her.
𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐀
Palmer Weston isn’t anything like her sister.
She’s sweet and naive. There are plenty of reasons why I should keep my distance.
Except where’s the fun in that.
I’m a boy who loves his toys and I’ve kept her on the shelf long enough.
It seems someone is determined on giving Palmer the same fate as her sister.
Problem is I’ve never been good at sharing.

{Glass Heart Savage is the first book in the Glass Heart Academy Series.}
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MY REVIEW

Crikey I can’t believe this is my first read by this author. Marek is one of the four Glass House Boys. This along with Palmer is their story. Their story is full of suspense and twists. 

The other boys made some fabulous secondary characters and I can’t wait to read more about them all. 

After that ending I’m waiting rather impatiently for more


Cover Photography: Lindee Robinson Photography
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To celebrate the release of Glass Heart Savage, Lindsey Iler is giving away a $50 Amazon gift card and a signed paperback! Head to her Facebook page to enter: http://www.facebook.com/lindseyilerbooks

Buried - blog tour



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About the book:

An exciting and action packed new thriller, with roots in La Plante's bestselling novels, Widows and Widows' Revenge.

Jack Warr is a young DC with the Metropolitan Police. Charming but aimless, Jack can't seem to find his place in the world - until he's drawn into an investigation that turns his life upside down.

In the aftermath of a fire at a derelict cottage, a badly charred body is discovered, along with the burnt remnants of millions of stolen, untraceable bank notes - the hidden legacy of Dolly Rawlins and her gang of Widows.

Jack's assignment to the case coincides with an investigation into his own past. As he searches for the truth about his identity, Jack finds himself increasingly drawn into a murky underworld of corruption and crime. Those millions have not been forgotten - and Jack will stop at nothing to find the truth. ­

'Lynda La Plante practically invented the thriller' Karin Slaughter

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MY REVIEW


This is book one in a new series called DC Jack Warr. 

He is transferred to London with his girlfriend. A new case connected to an old crime alongside trying to find out about his birth has Jack finding a passion for his job. 

I thought the way the story was told was good though no characters jumped out at me enough to really like. Having said that I enjoyed this story and can’t wait to read more of this series

Friday, 3 April 2020

The Vanity of Roses - blog tour



#BookTour #Giveaway  The Vanity of Roses by Lily White is LIVE!

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Blurb
Callan Rose.
That hadn’t always been his name.
When we were children, he was nothing more than a servant boy in my family.
He was an amusement to me. 
A nobody. 
A weak soul who refused to fight back.
It was so easy to take advantage. 
But then my father died, and I was stolen. The family moved on without me. Until I was penniless with no place to go.
I returned to the Rose Estate not knowing Callan was the head of it.
He’d honed his body and temper in the underground fighting ring. The scars only made him more beautiful. 
Now I’m trapped by a seductively dark man who has nothing but vengeance running through his veins.
I’d always wanted him to fight back, but you know what they say:
Be careful what you wish for.

MY REVIEW

Oh wow. What an epic story. This author has an amazing unique way with words and this is certainly one of her best. I’m in awe of her. 

The Vanity of Roses gave me the escapism that I needed. From the start the author grabbed my attention and tore me away from the real world for a fantastic few hours. 

Callan. Well what can I say. Obviously a fantastic name (I’m not biased at all lol ) I couldn’t help but love him. Lisbeth is another brilliant character. These two were so good together. 

I can’t praise this author highly enough. This is a brilliant bully romance that is a must read. 

Can’t wait to read more from this author.


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