Monday, 30 March 2020

Review: Stealing Cinderella

Stealing Cinderella Stealing Cinderella by A. Zavarelli
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Review: The Devil's Plaything

The Devil's Plaything The Devil's Plaything by Dani René
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow what a story. This was another superb read by this author.

Victor and Sofia are complete opposites. Victor is the devil who is given Sofia as a payment. He’s called devil for a reason. Sofia is a very likeable character and love how she was portrayed.

Dani does dark in a fabulous way and this was an epic read that I inhaled in one sitting.

Absolutely loved it and can’t wait to read more from Dani.

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Bully Me - new release

Release Date: March 24th

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Loving your tormentor isn’t easy, especially when they collect broken hearts and parade them around like trophies. They’re the bad boys, the alpha a**holes, and the thorns in our sides. They push us past our limits, turn us on, and break us.

They’re our bullies.
They’re the class of 2020.

Eight bestselling authors are teaming up to bring you eight unique stories about the guys we love to hate.

This anthology benefits one of the largest anti-bullying organizations in the world, and all proceeds will go toward helping to support victims of bullying.


Yikes this anthology is full of deliciousness from some amazing authors. I love that we will get more of these stories later on and yet the stories were great in themselves. I read these books in between reading other books as I wanted it to last longer than reading them all in one go. A fantastic selection of novellas. I seriously can’t wait to read more of these stories. I will be waiting rather impatiently lol 

Review: Bully Me: Class of 2020

Bully Me: Class of 2020 Bully Me: Class of 2020 by Shantel Tessier
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Starting over at Acorn Cottage - blog tour


Kate Forster – Starting Over at Acorn Cottage

About the author

Kate Forster lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband, two children and dogs and can be found nursing a laptop, surrounded by magazines and talking on the phone, usually all at once. She is an avid follower of fashion, fame and all things pop culture and is also an excellent dinner party guest who always brings gossip and champagne.

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Buying a thatched cottage in the country may not be the usual cure for a broken heart. But after Clara Maxwell finds out her boyfriend and best friend have been sneaking around behind her back, packing her bags and leaving everything in London behind feels like it's the only way forward.

Clara knew Acorn Cottage would be a fixer-upper... Yet in person, the cottage is less charmingly ramshackle and more a real health and safety concern. When Henry Garnett, her (rather handsome) new contractor, turns up with his little daughter Pansy and a van shaped like a cottage in tow, she isn't sure whether to laugh or cry. What on earth has she gotten herself into?!

Still, there is something strangely lovable about the people in the little village of Merryknowe, from Rachel Brown, the quiet, lonely girl who bakes magical confections for the tearooms, to Tassie McIver, a little old lady with a lot of wisdom and a penchant for reading tea leaves. And Clara can't deny that Henry and Pansy are quickly worming their way into her heart...

With all the heartbreak of the year behind her, could Acorn Cottage be the fresh start Clara so desperately wants?


Naomi and Henry had met in art school when Henry was studying to be a sculptor, and Naomi was studying painting. He swapped to fine art to be near her. She won the art prize at college and he won her heart. They graduated happy, in love and ready to share their creativity with the world. The first work of art they brought into the world was born just after midnight during a balsamic moon. They named her Pansy Jean Garnett and she was everything they had hoped for and more.
With their van and Henry doing odd jobs and Naomi painting, it was an idyllic life, with hopes to save enough money to buy a little cottage one day for them to settle down in as a family.
It was funny how life knew exactly where to place the cuts to make you bleed and hurt the most, thought Henry as he drove towards a small village called Merryknowe. He was to give a quote on a thatched cottage for a woman who had emailed him saying there was a hole in the roof.
Probably a weekender. He glanced at Pansy asleep in the seat behind him, her copper curls falling over her face, the curls he hadn’t been able to tame as Naomi had.
Henry drove into the dull little village and found a parking spot big enough for the van and checked the time. He had to quote a job tomorrow morning at a nearby house so thought he would stay in the area for the night.
He looked up and down the grey street. A few shops but nothing thrilling and certainly nothing that would make you want to stay. Some villages were so picturesque they looked like something from the front of a chocolate box, and others were a mix of function and frill, but Henry wasn’t sure if Merryknowe had ever had any frill because it certainly didn’t have any function.
A pub. A post office. A tearoom and a bakery and a few other little shops dotted the street. A small creek ran alongside the main road, with a green grassy bank and a stone bridge barely big enough for his trailer to cross.
‘Let’s get something nice for lunch,’ he said to Pansy, who was waking up.
‘Can I have cake?’ she asked sleepily.
‘Yes, my little Marie Antoinette, you may have cake but after something that isn’t cake, okay?’
After gently unstrapping her from her seat he carried her out of the car and looked around.
Pansy grumbled something into his neck and then pushed herself out of his arms and jumped down onto the pavement.
He missed the days when she was little enough for him to carry her in the backpack. Now she was independent, he worried she would wander off on a job, or onto the street and be hurt by a car.
Although he had to admit, this street didn’t seem to offer any cause for concern. He hadn’t seen a car pass yet, and when he peered inside the window of the tearoom, it looked sad and lonely.
The bakery had a little more promise, with some delicious-looking apricot tarts in the window and the scents coming from the slightly opened door was enticing.
‘In here, Pans,’ he said and pushed the door open.
Yes, he’d made the right decision. The bakery was warm and smelled good, exceedingly good, he thought as his stomach rumbled.
There wasn’t much on display but what was looked wonderful. Rabbit pies and sausage rolls and plain scones and cheese scones and some nice-looking jam tarts and little butterfly cakes.
‘Can I help you?’ A young woman in a pink apron was at the counter. She had a drawn face with dark circles under her eyes, and a nasty bruise on her cheekbone.
Henry got a shock at the sight of the bruise and took pause to not show his response. ‘Hello, yes please, everything looks lovely.’
Pansy was looking at the cakes in the counter display.

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Thursday, 26 March 2020

Twice a Wish - blog tour

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Twice A Wish by Pepper Winters is now LIVE!
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“There was a monster once. A monster who bought me, controlled me, and took away my freedom.
There was a man once. A man who dealt in myth and secrets, hiding behind his mask, making me hunger and wish to know the truth.”

Eleanor Grace belongs to the man and the monster, hating them both but unable to deny that something links them. Something she doesn’t want to feel, something that traps her as surely as the sea surrounding the island where she serves.
Sully Sinclair belongs to his past and the black and white script his life has become. He views his goddesses as commodities—possessions to be treated kindly but firmly. The only problem is…Eleanor is different.

She’s jinxed him.

Cursed him.

Awakened him.

She’s a goddess with the power to ruin him. 

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Gaaaahhhhh....what a story. After reading Once a Myth I couldn’t wait for this so as soon as it landed on my kindle I jumped into it. What a rollercoaster of a ride the author threw me on. 

From gasping many times to grabbing the chocolate this author pulled me through so many emotions. 

Dark and steamy this was an amazing read and I can’t wait to read book three. 

Can’t praise this series highly enough. I loved it.

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Julius - new release

Title: Julius
Author: Nicole Cypher
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: March 26, 2020


They say success is the best revenge.

I say it isn’t enough.

I’ve spent the last twenty years building my empire, but I’ll never forget the gutters I had to crawl through to get here. Or the enemy who made it that way. Kevin Cryson, the man who destroyed my life. It isn’t enough to build my own empire if I can’t crush his.

Luckily, I’ve found his weak spot. The perfect lure in the form of a brown-eyed devil with chestnut hair and a deviant smile. The princess he never should’ve let leave the castle.

They say revenge makes people bitter.

I’ve never tasted anything so sweet.

**Julius is complete story with a guaranteed HEA and NO cliffhanger. It is set in the same world as the interconnected standalone series Darker Places, but the series is not necessary to read in order to enjoy Julius. This book is a dark romance, and thus contains dark subject matter. Reader discretion is advised.**




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This was my first but certainly not my last read by this author as I really enjoyed it. Julius wants revenge and he will do anything to get it. Little does Lane realise that sneaking into a club will change her life forever.

This was a great read full of suspense, secrets and twists. Can’t wait to read more from this author.

After reading Julius I want to go back and read the Darker Series as this was a great read.


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Review: Robberty Bobberty: And Friends

Robberty Bobberty: And Friends Robberty Bobberty: And Friends by Rachel Coverdale
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Review: Malady

Malady Malady by Natalie Bennett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Review: Julius

Julius Julius by Nicole Cypher
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Review: Twice a Wish

Twice a Wish Twice a Wish by Pepper Winters
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Review: The Dark Kingdom Anthology

The Dark Kingdom Anthology The Dark Kingdom Anthology by Krissy V.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Mr Nice - new release



Your worst nightmare is about to come true...
When Megan discovers that her young daughter is missing, she thinks that her ex-husband is to blame. 
But was it someone else entirely? 
Someone out for revenge? Someone with a grudge? 
As DI Laura Kesey begins her investigation, she discovers that the case is infinitely more wicked than she could ever have imagined. 
The clock is ticking. 
The search is on. 
But will Kesey find Lottie before it’s too late?
It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. The greater the evil, the deadlier the game.

John Nicholl is also the bestselling author of The DI Gravel and Dr David Galbraith series. Mr Nice is a dark and twisty psychological thriller which will keep you on the edge of your seat. It can be read as the sequel to The Girl in White or as unmissable stand-alone. It will appeal to fans of authors like M.W. Craven, Mark Edwards and Charlie Gallagher.

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I always look forward to a new release from this author. After reading his previous books my expectations are high each time he releases a book. I wasn’t disappointed with Mr Nice as this was another great read. 

A mother’s worst nightmare comes true... her daughter is missing. DI Laura Kesey is fighting against the clock to find the little girl. 

This is a must read. I cannot praise this story highly enough. Jump into this brilliant read. You won’t regret it. I hope John is busy writing more for us. 

Monday, 16 March 2020

Dead Wrong - blog tour


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The serial killer is behind bars. But the murders are just beginning…
DC Maggie Jamieson’s past comes back to haunt her in this dark and gripping serial killer thriller.
Three missing women running out of time…

They were abducted years ago. Notorious serial killer Bill Raven admitted to killing them and was sentenced to life.
The case was closed – at least DC Maggie Jamieson thought it was…

But now one of them has been found, dismembered and dumped in a bin bag in town.
Forensics reveal that she died just two days ago, when Raven was behind bars, so Maggie has a second killer to find.

Because even if the other missing women are still alive, one thing’s for certain: they don’t have long left to live…


I read book one Dead Inside with Maggie Jamieson and I loved it so I was really looking forward to reading book two Dead Wrong. The author wrote this in such a way that I could visualise what was taking place. 
Maggie is a fabulous likeable character. On the other side of the scale we have the hideous Bill Raven. 

Dead Wrong has a great storyline that kept me glued from start to finish. 

This is another superb read by this author. I’m so looking forward to reading more from her and hope we don’t have to wait too long. 


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Noelle Holten is an award-winning blogger at She is the PR & Social Media Manager for Bookouture, a leading digital publisher in the UK, and was a regular reviewer on the Two Crime Writers and a Microphone podcast. Noelle worked as a Senior Probation Officer for eighteen years, covering a variety of cases including those involving serious domestic abuse. She has three Hons BA’s – Philosophy, Sociology (Crime & Deviance) and Community Justice – and a Masters in Criminology. Noelle’s hobbies include reading, attending as many book festivals as she can afford and sharing the booklove via her blog. 
Dead Inside is her debut novel with One More Chapter/Harper Collins UK and the start of a new series featuring DC Maggie Jamieson. 
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Saturday, 14 March 2020

Risking It All - blog tour


Risking It All – Stephanie Harte

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Stephanie Hart is a debut author writing in the ganglit genre. She lives in London with her family.

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Gemma is about to risk it all for the man she loves. Will she survive entering into a life of crime?

Gemma has always been there for Nathan. He's the love of her life and she made a commitment to him, one she'd never consider breaking... until smooth-talking gangster Alfie Watson comes into their lives and changes everything.
Alfie doesn't care about true love – he wants Gemma, and the gangster always gets what he wants. When Nathan ends up owing him money, Alfie gets payback by recruiting Gemma to carry out a jewellery heist. To everyone's surprise, she's a natural. Until Alfie forgives Nathan's debt, she has no choice but to accompany the gangster on more and more daring heists – even though one slip-up could cost her everything.
Nathan might have fallen under Alfie's spell, but it doesn't take long for him to realise that he needs to save Gemma from his own mistakes if their marriage is to have any chance of surviving. But when that means taking on the East End's most notorious gangster at his own game, will he find himself up to the challenge?
Perfect for fans of Kimberley Chambers, Emma Tallon and Jessie Keane.


This is my first but certainly not my last read by this author. If you enjoy gangland crime then you will love this story. 

Nathan owes gangster Alfie a lot of money. His wife Gemma is caught up in it but she will do anything to save her husband. 

I thought this was a great read. I can’t wait to read from her.

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Friday, 13 March 2020

Review: Risking It All: an addictive new crime saga series perfect for fans of Martina Cole

Risking It All: an addictive new crime saga series perfect for fans of Martina Cole Risking It All: an addictive new crime saga series perfect for fans of Martina Cole by Stephanie Harte
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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In Fury Lies Mischief - blog tour

IN FURY LIES MISCHIEF (Midnight Mayhem #2) by Amo Jones
Release Date: March 10th

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She was everything that I wanted.
He was everything that I despised.

Until she wasn’t.
Until he wasn’t.

Killian Cornellii was a walking calamity. He reached inside of me and touched every single inch of my ruined soul, but he didn’t just touch it. He caressed, petted, and captivated it. He tailored me to fit into the palm of his hands. The same hands that possess so much cruelty, were the very same that comforted me.

I thought I knew him.
He thought he knew me.

This isn’t a fairy tale, or some achingly beautiful story about two soul mates who instantly fall irrevocably in love with each other.

This is a story about a love so painful, so rich, that it destroys everything and everyone around it.
Including ourselves.

Midnight Mayhem is the platform to which Killian performs his tricks on, but the greatest trick wouldn’t come from him.

It would come from me.

Tricksters don’t have hearts.
They just pretend that they do.
Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock.


This is book two in the Midnight Mayhem series. Book one In Peace Lies Havoc is a must read. Crikey where do I start? 

As soon as I finished book one I was already looking forward to reading this one. I wasn’t disappointed, in fact the author again blew my mind. 

This story is about Killian and Saskia. She is amazing and Killian wow he’s a real bad boy. They are so darn good together. 

I feel as if the author threw me on a fast and crazy rollercoaster. I loved every minute of it. I’m already looking forward to more from this author.

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Amo Jones is a USA Today & Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, totally winging this author thing (she's probably doing it all wrong). She likes cake, loves wine, and her religion is magic (Slytherin). She's a profound work-a-holic, but when she's not writing, you can find her chilling with her kids & Husband at the nearest beach, with a cocktail in her hand.

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