Monday, 24 December 2018

Review: Dark Castle

Dark Castle Dark Castle by Fawn Bailey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

After finishing this I seriously can’t wait to read more of this series. I highly recommend you read Rich Mans Toy, a short prequel that introduces to the characters and the storyline.

This was a fabulous read. I just couldn’t get enough of it and didn’t want it to finish. Prince Oliver needs a wife so thirteen girls must compete to be his wife. Amber has the upper hand as she’s already met the Prince, but is it enough.

I need book two straight away. I’m gonna be so impatient until I get my hands on it.

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Thursday, 20 December 2018

Little Drops of Sunshine - new release


Title: Little Drops of Sunshine
Author: Staci Stallings
Genre: NA Contemporary Christian Romance
Publisher: Spirit Light Publishing
Publication Date: December 20th, 2018
Hosted by: Lady Amber's Reviews & PR

First love is seldom as easy as everyone makes it sound.

Lauren Miller wants to fall in love. She has dreamed of falling in love. But watching her very best friend fall in love with the man of her dreams and then have her heart shattered into a gazillion pieces has made Lauren question if this whole love thing is even worth it. When Wes Conway, a guy who teases her constantly and thinks of her as not much more than a little sister, starts popping up in her life, Lauren is sure she knows what his intentions are where she’s concerned—and they are definitely not the romantic kind. But how does a girl keep her heart from falling for a guy who is so intent on protecting her and being there for her no matter what?

Wes Conway’s life has been no fairy tale, and finally graduating from high school hasn’t changed that. Stuck working to make ends meet while all of his friends go off to college, Wes doesn’t see his life getting any better any time soon. Then, he starts hanging out with Lauren Miller, a high school junior. Thanks to the differences in their ages, Wes knows Lauren is too young for him to even think about dating. Unfortunately, she’s cute, funny, and impossible to not want to be around. But Wes can’t fall in love with her. He just can’t…

From USAToday Best Selling Christian Romance author, Staci Stallings, comes the third book in The Imagination Series, LITTLE DROPS OF SUNSHINE. Fraught with the trials and turmoil of young love, The Imagination Series will give Christian romance readers the emotional ride of a lifetime. These young adults trying to figure out life and love will have you cheering, laughing, and crying as they traverse what it means to be friends and maybe even more.


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A USA Today Best Selling Author and stay-at-home mom, Staci Stallings has a husband, three kids and a writing addiction on the side. Stallings offers numerous titles for readers to choose from. Not content to stay in one genre and write it to death, Staci’s stories run the gamut from young adult to adult, from motivational and inspirational to full-out Christian and back again. Every title is a new adventure! That’s what keeps Staci writing and you reading. Although she lives in Amarillo, Texas and her main career right now is her family, Staci touches the lives of people across the globe with her various Internet and writing endeavors.

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Maddjax - new release


Title: MaddJax
Author: Deborah Ann
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Destiny Publishing-Hester
Publication Date: December 20th, 2018
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

He broke her heart when he left her seven years ago. Now he’s back to reclaim what’s his…

Maddison Cole ~

It’s been seven years since Jaxon Jaimison left town, stole my heart, my friendship and my virginity, and took it with him. Along with our secrets.

Now he’s just waltzed back into my life, swaggering toward me with his cocky attitude.
And damn if he doesn’t look good. Smoldering eyes, sexy smile, and rock hard body made for climbing.

Made for sin.

He’s the one man that sets my insides on fire just by being in the room; just by living and breathing.

The one man I can’t have.

The boy who owns all my firsts.

Now here he is, ambushing me with a grand entrance into our class reunion and introducing himself to everyone as my loving boyfriend, after not so much as a word all these years.

He says I’m his…

Says I always have been…

I’m not so sure about that. Because if that were true, he wouldn’t have left me, just days after taking my virginity…


Jaxon Jaimison ~

I knew Maddison Cole was mine the moment I met her. Didn’t matter that we were only fifteen. When you know, you know.

But then my father turned around and made her my stepsister.

I understand Maddison’s worries, but I’ll never leave her again. And unlike my stepsister, I’m not hung up on the forbidden, taboo nature of a relationship between us, nor do I care what others think. We’re older now, more established, both successful. I’m not taking no for an answer. After all, I packed up my broken heart seven years ago and left town for a reason, determined on making something of myself, to be the man Maddison deserves.

Maddison thinks it’s just one night, she’ll give in and then I’ll disappear again, but seducing her to my hotel suite reunion night is just the start.

I’m staying, moving back into the bedroom beside hers, and the office beside hers, as co-CEO of the family business, right alongside Maddison, the current CEO…

Jaxon nearly destroyed me last time. I can’t afford for history to repeat itself. Not with the future of our family and the company at risk. I’ll guard my heart and our secrets at all costs…

~ * ~

~ This book is intended for readers age 18 and above. ~


Author Bio:
After years of reading with her children and passing on a love for books, Deborah was inspired to write ‘The Destiny Series’. What started out in the beginning, as a celebration of a loving, young, innocent friendship and the affecting separation after a move, spun into a mythical journey of the loving binds of friendship, deep family ties, and an intoxicating fairy tale romance, with the power of love that knows no bounds.

‘Memory Betrayal’& ‘The Deal Series’ followed, with a leap from young adult romance to adult contemporary romance. Deborah writes stories about strong, sassy, smart, confident women and loveable, good-looking, sexy alpha men in a range of heat levels, from sweet to steamy, who always find their happily ever after.

Deborah Ann resides in Northern California with her husband and their college-age daughter and son. And while it can be a balancing act at times, with how busy family life can get, Deborah sneaks in as much time as she can to slip into the lives of her characters, and the magical world in which they live...

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Maddison ~
He stopped in front of me, all cool and calm.
Seriously? I wanted to smack him. And that smug expression behind that sexy smile. As panty dropping as ever.
“Hello, Beautiful,” he spoke in a smooth, velvety tone, taking another step closer and slipping an arm around my waist. His hand touched on the middle of my back as he pulled me to him, his lips brushing a kiss on my cheekbone.
Holy hotness. That hand, touching to the exposed skin on my back, and those lips, touching my cheek, so close, it was hard to breathe. As if a direct current shot through me, a lightning strike, everything inside me coming alive for the first time in seven years. His lips whispered along my cheekbone as he pulled back, blue eyes smoldering, locked on mine.
Oh, my.
I was experiencing one of those surreal, this-can’t-be-happening, moments.
Jaxon Jaimison, in the flesh…as I live and breathe.

MaddJax, Copyright © 2018 by Deborah Ann All Rights Reserved.

Girl Lost- new release


Title: Girl Lost
Author: Candace Dowds
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Editor: Ann Mickan
Publication Date: December 20th, 2018
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Danny and Callie were childhood sweethearts. Danny knew there was something wrong with the girl he loved, but no one would answer his questions, and then one day, Callie simply disappeared.

Her family knew of her whereabouts, but not one single person would tell him where she had gone and why.

For years, Danny tried to fill the gap in his heart Callie had left behind, but he couldn't make a relationship work, and boy did he try. He tried until one day, Callie walked back into his life. You would think it would be a good thing, but it wasn't because the sweet girl he once knew, was gone, and she was replaced by a drug-addicted, mess that not only needed help, but she also needed to be loved.


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Candace began writing after the passing of her son in 2009. It has been an emotional release for her. She is supported by her family and friends. Other than the time she is writing, she sits back for hours reading books by her favorite authors, Tijan Meyer, Rachel Vincent, Richelle Mead, Colleen Hoover, Claudia Gray and so many more. That or she will go for a calming drive while listening to Eminem, Slim Shady, Marshall Mathers or The Rap God, whichever you would like to call him. Her kids are just like her, sarcastic, but fun loving. The rules she lives by 1 Don't take life too seriously 2 Don't live up to others ridiculous expectations 3 Surround yourself with people who love you for you 4 If life becomes too much, have a stiff drink and start again tomorrow.

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Review: Virulent

Virulent Virulent by Yolanda Olson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When two awesome authors get together and co write you know your in for a fantastic read. I absolutely love these two authors and this story blew my mind.

Molly and Pike. Wow these two are wicked. They have each other and need no one else. Their love is so strong it vibrated through this book. There are no correct words to describe them.

This is a brilliantly written twisted read. Heed the warnings, though your prob like me and once you see the word warning you jump right in. I’m so looking forward to reading more from these two authors.

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The Taken Girls - blog tour


The Taken Girls
Someone is watching them…

When a missing teenage girl reappears unharmed but pregnant, the case falls to DI Edina Ogborne, the newest recruit of Canterbury Police. But Ed’s already got her hands full with a team who don’t want her, an ex who won’t quit, and terrible guilt over a secret from her past.

As Ed investigates the case, she discovers Canterbury has seen this crime not once, but several times before. And when Ed and her detectives encounter missing historic police files, falsified school records, and Ed’s new lover as a prime suspect, it becomes clear that the system has been corrupted.

Can Ed find the kidnapper behind these depraved crimes before he strikes again? Or has time already run out?


This is book one in the DI Edina Ogborne series and it’s a great start to a promising series. 

DI Ed has her hands full. Her new team isn’t being supportive and she’s got things going on in her private life. As she puts the pieces together in her newest investigation Ed she realises all is not as it seems. 

This is a well told story with a steady pace and an interesting storyline. For a change I wasn’t too keen on the main character. Can’t wait to read more from this author. 

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Review: The Taken Girls

The Taken Girls The Taken Girls by G.D. Sanders
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is book one in the DI Edina Ogborne series and it’s a great start to a promising series.

DI Ed has her hands full. Her new team isn’t being supportive and she’s got things going on in her private life. As she puts the pieces together in her newest investigation Ed she realises all is not as it seems.

This is a well told story with a steady pace and an interesting storyline. For a change I wasn’t too keen on the main character. Can’t wait to read more from this author.

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Review: In Plain Sight - Criminal Delights: Obsession

In Plain Sight - Criminal Delights: Obsession In Plain Sight - Criminal Delights: Obsession by Ally Michelle
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Yes. This is just what I needed. I was in a bad book slump. Reading daily helps me and I hadn’t read in weeks. Started a few books and put them down. Nothing was catching me. Until this book. Last night I thought I’d give In Plain Sight a go. I read half of it and woke up this morning and read the other half. I needed to read more. I needed to see how the story was gonna play out.

Great praise to Ally Michelle on an outstanding read. You sucked me right in. From start to finish my brain was thinking forward and not getting anywhere. I didn’t see that twist coming at all. If I could give this book more stars I would. The story is told through multiple points of view which I loved. Great characters.

I love mm reads and this is one of my favourite. Can’t wait to read more from Ally Michelle.

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Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Escape the Night - cover reveal

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Escape The Night 
The Sparrow and The Raven Novella
By K.A Graham
Coming: January 15, 2019

The hardest prison to escape is your mind.

My brother was always the smart one. The one people turned to when they needed guidance and comfort. I looked up to him my whole life. He was my best friend. He had his demons, but so did I.

Until the night my wife was taken away from me and my world crumbled to the ground. Where was he then? He became the face of the man that murdered my wife. All I saw was an enemy, no longer my brother. 

It took me years to come to terms with my wife's death and the fact that Dominic really wasn't to blame. 

I never dreamt I'd find love again, but then I met Morgan. She's crept into my heart, and there was no way to escape, nor do I want to. 

Do I continue to live for my deceased wife, or do I finally open myself up for a second chance at love? 

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The Sparrow & The Raven

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K.A. Graham grew up in a small town in Oregon. Through the years, her love for writing and poetry, turned into something she had only dreamt of. Writing her own book. She's faced many obstacles in her life, but the love and devotion of her parents, have always kept her grounded. 

She is an avid reader, blogger and does PA work for a few authors, which keeps her quite busy. Hard rock music lover and horror movie buff, with a love and appreciation for tattoos. Her addictions include copious amounts of caffeine, Chinese food and Haribos candy.

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Monday, 17 December 2018

The City of Second Chances - blog tour


The City of Second Chances by Jane Lacey-Crane

About the author
Born in London, Jane's writing career began in cable TV, writing true crime documentaries. 
More recently, Jane has contributed to an anthology of short stories and written two weekly 
crime serials. When she's not writing, Jane loves to read good books, binge watch TV boxsets 
and drink tea. And wine. 

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About the book
She's already met The One, it was just that Mr Right came along at the wrong time.... 
Evie Grant is forty-five years old, a widow, and single mum of two children about to leave 
the nest. Suddenly alone in the family home, Evie realizes she hates her job, hardly goes out 
and hasn’t had a date since who knows when… 
So it feels like fate when the opportunity arises for a girls trip to New York City. Staying 
with her sister on the Upper East Side, Evie is enchanted by a snow-covered city consumed 
by preparing for Christmas. Bobble hat firmly on, Evie is walking through the city one day 
when she bumps into Daniel Roberts, Hollywood heartthrob and one-time boyfriend of hers. 
It’s now or never for Evie – but she open her heart to the possibility of a new beginnings and 
true happiness once again….? 
Funny, real and wonderfully romantic, this is the perfect feel-good read to keep you warm 
this winter!

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‘Hey, I’m Rachel. This is Evie. Everything okay?’ Rachel went barrelling over to her, curly perm bouncing and arms waving. ‘You looked a bit lost, so we thought we’d come over and say hi.’
The girl didn’t answer, she just blinked a couple of times and then gave Rachel a shy smile. As she did, I noticed the scar that ran down the left side of her face; it made her grin slightly lopsided.
‘It’s all a bit much to take in, isn’t it?’ I said, gently. ‘We were just talking about the reading lists for our courses. We’ve got tons to do.’
‘Yes, it is a lot. I’m… I’m… doing History and English Literature too, so…’
‘We’re both doing English Lit as well!’ exclaimed Rachel. ‘That’s amazing, we can all sit together. Is that where we should be going next?’ Rachel peered over at the timetable the girl was clutching; she still hadn’t told us her name.
‘Er… yes, I think it is,’ she said.
‘We’d better get going, then,’ I said, stepping between the two of them and linking my arms through theirs. ‘I hear Mr McDermott can be a bit of a fascist about timekeeping, even on the first day.’ We headed down the hallway to the English department, arm in arm.
‘I’m Olivia, by the way, but you can call me Liv if you like,’ our new friend finally announced.
‘It’s nice to meet you, Liv,’ I said.
‘You too,’ she replied, giving us both an enthusiastic smile. And that was it; from that moment on we were best friends, inseparable. We told each other everything, shared our deepest fears and our greatest joys, and Olivia told us about the car accident that left her face scarred and killed her family.
‘I don’t remember many details about what happened. I know it was raining and Dad was driving. We were on our way home from a party, some drinks thing for Mum’s work.’ The three of us were sitting in the canteen, sharing a plate of chips; Olivia kept her eyes on the table the whole time she was talking. As she started to talk I noticed the tears dropping onto her lap and I took her hand.
‘You don’t have to talk about it if you don’t want to.’
She shook her head, wiping away tears with the back of her hand. ‘No, it’s fine. It’s been almost two years now. I can talk about it. The police said it was a lorry that jumped the lights at a crossroads. He didn’t see us in the rain, thought he could make it across. He ploughed straight into the side of us. I was lucky, they said. Mum and James, my little brother, died instantly but Dad hung on. He was in a coma for a few weeks but never recovered. I don’t know how I managed to survive it.’
‘Well, we’re glad you did,’ said Rachel, pulling her in for one of her all-enveloping hugs. They truly did have a magical way of making you feel better.
We stayed close all through college and beyond, despite the fact that life took us all in different directions. We tried to get together at least once a month, sometimes twice if one of us was having an emotional crisis or had good news to share. But then Olivia met Lewis, and everything changed. She stopped seeing us as often. She’d cancel one invitation after another, not turn up for coffee, or if she ever did join us for drinks or dinner, she would always have to leave early for some random reason or another. On more than one occasion, Lewis turned up unannounced at the bar or restaurant we were in, claiming that he’d ‘just been passing’. He’d sit there glowering moodily at Olivia until she would eventually announce she had a headache, or she needed to be up early in the morning, and then they would leave. Rachel and I had spent many a long hour discussing our doubts and fears about Lewis. Rachel had never liked him – right from the very first moment that Olivia had introduced us – but I’d always tried to give him the benefit of the doubt.

Thursday, 13 December 2018

The 13 Frights of Christmas - new release

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The 13 Frights of Christmas 
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The Horror Authors' Carnival presents: The 13 Frights of Christmas

Christmas Won't Be The Same This Year when you gather for A Christmas Eve Dinner at the Breeze Place. Are you brave enough to Press Play and bear witness to The Santa Exorcism? Attempt to escape through The Christmas Window before Santa's Apprentice chooses you as the next victim of The Santa Baby Murders. Run through the winter cold and try not to get Frost Bitten knowing that Santa Clown is Coming For You. Be sure to be quiet and not make any noise because if you Jingle My Bells, you'll attract the wrong kind of attention. Before the night is over will you have saved yourself from a Heathen's Christmas or will you need to brave the dark again for another item on the Christmas Wish List?

* All proceeds from this anthology will go to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust *

The Woman Who Kept Everything


The Lady in the Van meets The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry in this uplifting, funny and moving debut novel about a 79-year-old hoarder who is convinced the world is against her.

79-year-old Gloria Frensham is a hoarder. She lives amongst piles of magazines, squashed cardboard boxes, surplus carpet rolls, heaps of towels and knick-knacks littering the stairs. She hasn’t left her home for years, until a loud bang and a sudden smell of singeing sets in motion Gloria’s unwilling exodus from her home…

That day is the start of a journey that will never return Gloria back to her beloved, hoarded possessions, nor to her son’s house to live. For it is the start of her journey to discover life again – and she’s going to make some good friends and defiant decisions along the way, with just one very small suitcase in tow…

Heart-warming and poignant in equal measure, this is a story about the loneliness of life, the struggles of growing old, the power of kindness, and the bravery it takes to leave our comfort zones


Oh stuff this! Right, Mum. Bleeerr. God! What a stench! And what on earth is all that crap and rubbish doing over there by the kitchen sink? Wasn’t there last time I came. Good grief, there’s bits of food in it as well, Mother! What on earth’ve you been doing?’
‘I think some hooligans nicked me wheelie-bin, Cleggy. So I leave me household rubbish near the back door. Can’t put it outside. Foxes might get it!’
Clegg gagged and put his hand over his mouth, shaking his head.
‘Un-fucking-believable! Right, well, I got rid of that bloody scoundrel, Tilsbury. Seems to me he’s using your ruddy good nature to wheedle his way into favour, rent-free, and how’s that helpin’ matters? It ain’t, Mother. So you’re coming with me. And I don’t want any more ruddy arguments. Plus it’s not safe for you in here with all this crap everywhere and dodgy electrics.’
He turned his back on his mother and nodded to Diane.
‘Just get rid of the bloody LOT! Don’t care how you do it but just DO it. Give me any paperwork you find in drawers and the like but otherwise there’s nowt of any value. I’ll pay for what needs payin’ for but just get rid of it. And, er, thanks for getting her a place at Green’s Nursin’ Home for a couple of weeks. They’ll clean her up and sort her out a treat, I’m told,’ he said through clenched teeth.
‘They certainly will, Mr Frensham. They’re one of the best homes in the district. And you say you’re happy to take her afterwards? Is that for full-time care or will you need some additional help?’ mumbled Diane, behind her handkerchief.
Clegg shook his head vehemently. ‘No. We’ll be okay with that, thanks. My Val’s sorting all that side out. She’s a nurse as you know. We’ve got a small en suite extension for my mother. So we’ll all be fine at home together. God! That smell is unbearable! Dunno how she’s put up with it all these years. Nowt so queer as folk, as they say.’


Tuesday, 11 December 2018

The Del Amitri story - promo


Glasgow band Del Amitri have sold more than six million albums. Their 1995 single Roll To Me cracked the Top 10 in the US, and five of their albums went Top 10 in the UK. But as yet there hasn t been anything substantial written about the band...until now! From ambition to success, this is the complete story of Del Amitri's rise from initial formation through six albums that took them to global recognition. From early Peel sessions, to touring with Morrissey; to appearing on Letterman and cracking the US, the book follows every up and down of the band s incredible career, as well as providing unique and original insights into their personalities and music.  

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