#BlogTour! #Review – Those Who Lie by Diane Jeffrey (@dianejeffrey) @neverlandbt

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Such an honour to be kicking off Diane Jeffrey’s blog tour for ‘Those Who Lie’! I could not put this book down, at all! I am relieved that my stop is a review so that I can share just how ‘ohmyGOD’, that this book is. Hope you enjoy the tour and keep a look out for the all important ‘to buy’ link at the end of the review!

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Emily Klein doesn’t know she has killed her husband until the day of his funeral.

At first, signs point to a tragic accident. Yet, as Emily pieces together the events before his death – events which led to her own memory loss – she begins to suspect that her husband’s death may have been the result of more than a terrible twist of fate…

But the accident is only the beginning. Because while Emily’s physical scars will heal, the trauma of the accident has awakened old ghosts. She hears strange sounds, catches things that can’t possibly be there in the corner of her eye. Before long, everywhere she looks, she seems to see her husband.

And suddenly, Emily finds herself asking the most dangerous question of all.

Can she really trust herself?

What does TWG think?

Oh.My.GOD! I started ‘Those Who Lie’ one morning and I had it finished by dinner time. Wherever I went my kindle came with me; I HAD to find out who the finger pointed to, did I guess correctly, you know the same thoughts you have with books like this. For me, the first thing that caught my eye on the e-mail of the book was the very first sentence:

‘Emily Klein doesn’t know she has killed her husband until the day of his funeral.’

Errrrr!!! All sorts of things came to mind, yet the most obvious conclusion for Emily not knowing about her husband’s death didn’t even cross my mind. When the reason came to light in the storyline it was as though the first puzzle piece from an intricate puzzle, had just been put down ready for things to unfold.

Then suddenly, BAM. The author took the storyline back (nearly) to where it all began where Emily was concerned. It wasn’t easy to read. It was chilling, intense and made me physically gasp as it took me back to a moment in my own past, that has left an almighty scar. I honestly thought that I would end up giving up the book due to that link between the characters past, and my past, yet I didn’t. I was far to curious about the overall storyline to give up the book due to a small part of it. Far too nosy for that!

As more of the storyline began to unfold, the closer to the edge of the sofa I became as Emily’s past came back to haunt her. She tried to live her life and move forward as a widow, yet something or someone just wouldn’t leave her alone. Was it her subconscious playing tricks on her or was someone really out to get her? Emily tried to confide in the people she trusted the most, but even they started to look at her like she was going crazy. Losing myself in the storyline and the intensity of Emily’s circumstances made ME feel like I was going mad! One moment things were clear in Emily’s life, and then the next moment things became dark, foggy and even more intense. Goose-bump inducing shall we shall!

Of course, I refuse to do the whole spoiler thing in my reviews as one) that’s not fair on you, and two) it’s extremely unfair on the author. If you are curious about anything in this review, you will need to go and buy the book to read it for yourself as every situation, circumstance and level of fear are ALL linked to one another. That’s why this review is exceptionally hard as I want to tell you everything, but…I can’t! Haha.

‘Those Who Lie’ is a complete head-funk of a book that is full of way more twists than even a game of ‘Twister’ can handle. Also, being red herring galore, this storyline will have you attempting to solve the mystery one moment, to mirroring Emily’s emotions the next. Let’s just say that every single noise I heard after reading this book, made me jump out of my skin and convince myself that I had a nosy parker in my garden (I didn’t btw).

Diane Jeffrey totally blew my mind with such a belter of a storyline and a conclusion even I didn’t see coming. An absolutely fantastic read, I’m looking forward to the next book from this author!

Thank you Diane/NeverlandBT.

Buy now from Amazon UK

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#WeekendBlitz! Stuck with Me by Cassandra Piat (@Cassandra_piat)#Review @NeverlandBT

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Molly, known for her unflagging optimism and constant cheeriness, is thrilled to win an all-expenses paid vacation to Mauritius. She packs her camera and a few colourful bikinis and can’t wait to have some fun in the sun. Little does she know there’s a catch.

Adam is a journalist on assignment and his mission is to test Molly’s optimism and see how far she can be pushed before she breaks. Surely it can’t be that hard?

What happens when Molly meets the hilariously cantankerous Adam and finds that she can’t seem to shake him? How will Adam successfully complete his task when faced with Molly’s beautiful smile, quick wit and curvaceous body?

As they bicker their way around the island, Adam and Molly realise that there’s more to each other than meets the eye. An unexpected friendship develops between them which soon turns into much more. But what will happen when Molly learns the truth behind Adam’s trip to Mauritius?

A heartfelt, funny and touching story about life, love, and happiness.

What does TWG think?

‘Stuck with Me’ is the type of novel that is ideal for reading when you need a change in genre. You know what I’m meaning; you’ve read too many crime thrillers or sci-fi and you’re wanting a completely different style book to wet your bookworm appetite. An amuse-bouche if you will. Now, I am a huge fan of romance novels and comedy novels and I couldn’t even begin to tell you exactly how many of those genre of books I have read in total. So when Ms.Piat’s novel got brought to my attention, I ummed and ahhed about reading it, as the cover didn’t really do anything for me, but the setting of the storyline did. I had never read a book that was set in Mauritius before and my interest was piqued. Hell, I had never been to Mauritius before on holiday so of course I was going to take the journey via Ms.Piat.

Overall the storyline was light-hearted, fun and pretty nice. Yes, it did contain a few deep circumstances but they weren’t approached in a heavy enough way to rid the book of its light hearted feel. For me though, whilst the storyline made me chuckle and provided me with just enough entertainment, I couldn’t find anything to sink my teeth into in terms of depth. But that’s just me.

‘Stuck with Me’ is your ideal holiday read whether that’s laying on a sun lounger topping up your tan reading it, or reading it on your way to your holiday destination. It’s fun, predictable yet full of sunshine due to Cassandra’s light-hearted approach to writing. If you want a book where you don’t have to think and can be as mellow as you wish, then this is most definitely the book for you.

Thank you NeverlandBT.

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#Tour #Review – The Silent Pool by @philkurthausen @NeverlandBT #giveaway @HQDigitalUK

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Brand new week with a brand new blog tour, what more could you want?! Today, the blog tour for ‘The Silent Pool’ by Phil Kurthausen kicks off! I am thrilled to be one of the blogs helping to kick things off! Sit tight as not only do I have a review for you, there is also a giveaway!

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How long can the past be kept secret?

It is a time of austerity. Financial cuts are biting hard and the once great City of Liverpool finds itself now almost bankrupt. At the eleventh hour funding is found in the form of enigmatic billionaire Kirk Bovind, a religious zealot, determined to change the moral and religious fibre of his old hometown and bringing salvation to the streets.
So when a man disappears without trace solitary lawyer, Erasmus Jones, agrees to track down missing Stephen, but quickly discovers that this is more than just a missing person case. Men are being brutally murdered across the city and Erasmus suspects the deaths are all linked. As the search for Stephen grows and the ripples from the past begin to spread Erasmus has to ask himself whether Bovind could be behind the killings or if someone is trying to frame him and weaken the strangle hold he has over the city?
Who will be the next to die…?

What does TWG think?

 I am probably not the only one to say this, or the last, but WHAT A NAME! The hero of this book is sure to be remembered with a name like ‘Erasmus’! Again, what a name! There is more to ‘The Silent Pool’ than just the main characters name. A lot more in fact; I did have to pay a lot more attention to the storyline and the information given, in case I missed anything.

Truthfully, ‘The Silent Pool’ is a book that took me out of my comfort zone. I had a feeling it might, and seeing as I do like to push my book boundaries, I kept going. Erasmus has been asked to take on a ‘missing person’ case; a gentleman named Stephen. Erasmus soon realises that it isn’t just a case of a missing person and is about to uncover a lot more than he bargained for..

As I said above, there is a lot of information to get your head round as the storyline seemed to branch off in every direction and uncover even more red tape situations. I found myself trying to work out what had happened and who was involved in things throughout the whole book. I wouldn’t make a good detective though; I became rather indecisive and at one point, I put the blame on myself! Yes, I questioned my own sanity multiple times reading this.

‘The Silent Pool’ is full of mystery, gritty circumstances and a treasure chest full of ‘whodunnits’, it is exceptionally hard not to involve yourself in the storyline. Poor Erasmus gets pulled everywhere as his list of hero antics becomes even longer! I enjoyed the too-ing and fro-ing of evidence, as well as the constant turbulence in regards to the disasters.

Even though ‘The Silent Pool’ isn’t in my ‘go to’ genre, I am glad that I took a chance on it as I did enjoy the nitty gritty parts, even though I struggled to absorb all of the information written.

A nail-biting, busy read, which will keep you on your toes and have you questioning everything that you thought you knew.

Thank you HQ & NeverlandBT

The Silent Pool is available to buy now from Amazon UK

About the author:

Phil Kurthausen was brought up in Merseyside where he dreamt of being a

novelist but ended up working as a lawyer. He has travelled the world working as a flower
salesman, a light bulb repair technician and, though scared of heights, painting the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Ken Dodd once put him in a headlock for being annoying.
He has had work broadcast on BBC radio 4 extra, published some short stories and his novel ‘The Killing Pool’ won the Thriller Round in the Harper Collins People’s Novelist Competition broadcast on ITV in November 2011 and appeared in the final. It was later
shortlisted for the Dundee International Literary Prize in 2012. He lives in Chester.

Giveaway:

The giveaway is for a £10 Amazon gift card (UK ONLY) and to have a character

named after the winner in Phil Kurthausen’s next book. It is for one winner. 
Ends 19th December 2016.

ENTER THE GIVEAWAY! Good luck!


#BlogTour! #Review of ‘Be My Baby’ by @ALMichael_ @HQDigitalUK @NeverlandBT #giveaway

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Blurb.

Two’s company…

If you asked Mollie whether she struggled as a single mum, she’d have to cover her daughter’s ears before answering. Surrounded by friends, watching Esme grow into the sassiest eleven-year-old in North London, and building her name as TV chef Mollie Makes, Mollie’s never been happier. Well, that’s what she’d tell you. But as her best friends pair off, and Esme starts getting into trouble at school, Mollie wonders whether life would be different – not better…but easier – with a team mate.

Three’s a crowd?

But Esme’s dad, Jamie, would be the last man Mollie would team up with. After all, he made it clear eleven years ago that he wasn’t interested in playing the family game. So when he suddenly reappears, Mollie can’t believe her eyes. And soon, she’s got to ask herself the hardest question yet: she knows she can succeed as a single mum. But what if her daughter doesn’t want her to?

What does TWG think?

BE MY, BE MY, BE MY LITTLE BABYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!
YAY! Finaaalllllyyyyy able to review this BEAUTY! It does feel a little bittersweet though. I mean, all three books are fabulous…but…’Be My Baby’ is the third and FINAL book in the House On Camden Square series! I cannot believe we are here already, it feels like yesterday when the series started with ‘Goodbye Ruby Tuesday’. I’ll be very sad to say goodbye to such a wonderful bunch of characters. My fingers are crossed that A.L.Michael gives in to my persistent nature and writes more! Here’s hoping!

‘Be My Baby’ focuses on Mollie and Esme’s relationship, as well as their everyday lives. Mollie has met her match in daughter Esme and she finds herself wondering what life would have been like if Esme’s father was in the picture, or if she had found love after Esme was born. Seeing as Mollie is a single mum and her daughter’s school life is about to be turned upside town, Mollie starts questioning how well she is actually coping…that is, until someone waltzes into her life; again.

As a single mummabear myself, I was able to relate to the storyline rather easily, and incredibly quickly. Well, I have a three year old instead of an eleven year old, but the concept is similar! It’s very clear that Mollie just wants to do right by her daughter, but no matter what she does, it never seems to be the right thing as someone will always be a bit miffed by her choices.
Personally, I felt as though the storyline attempted to rid single mums from the stigma that seems to surround them, especially when people assume it’s a chosen path. Sometimes it isn’t. A.L.Michael has taken such a complex situation and has written about it with such ease, determination and power. For that, I thank her.

In the previous books, Esme’s personality was on point even then, but oh my goodness!! This book in particular showcases her intelligence and sharp wit, I spent most of the book thinking ‘why didn’t I say that?!’. Absolutely brilliant, she has been such a consistent character and a wonderful one to watch grow up from a small witty person, to a witty person that will give adults a run for their money.

The last third of the book was a little bit tricky for me to read. Nothing against the A.L.Michael’s writing, but I found myself deeply involved with the situation and found it difficult to remove my own feelings from that. Jamie got on my nerves swooping in and acting like he had been there all along. Part of me did wish Mollie had a little more fire in her belly to take charge and stick to her guns. But, like I said, that is just my opinion and it is nothing against the writing or book. It does contain a topic that will get people talking so I am sure A.L.Michael knew that beforehand!

‘Be My Baby’ has got to be my absolute favourite book of all three due to its huggable, cosy feel and relatable circumstances. The humour throughout the book, as always, was on point and then some! My belly hurt from laughing so hard afterwards. Such an inspirational read full of gusto, beautiful relationships and a lot of love.
A.L.Michael has completely outdone herself with ‘Be My Baby’. Another stunning book from a very talented author. I cannot WAIT to see what comes next from A.L.Michael and her magical writing fingertips!

Thank you A.L.Michael & HQDigitalUK!

Buy ‘Be My Baby’ from Amazon UK.

Fancy being in with a chance of winning a goody bag which is inspired by one of the characters in the book? Of course you do! The giveaway will close on the 12th December and is UK ONLY! To be in with a chance all you need to do is:
ENTER THE GIVEAWAY! Good luck!

About A.L. Michael

A.L Michael is a writer and workshop leader from North London. She has a BA in Creative
Writing with English Lit, an MA in Creative Entrepreneurship and is starting an MsC in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes. She likes learning and hates essays.
She’s a fan of cheap wine, expensive chocolate and still wants to be a secret agent when she grows up, but she’ll settle for lying on the page.

Links: Website | Twitter | Facebook

The Silver Bells Christmas Pantomime by Lynsey James (@Lynsey1991) @NeverlandBT @HQDigitalUK

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Blurb.

This Christmas pantomime is about to be the talk of the town! Luna Bay’s festive preparations are well under way and the much anticipated annual pantomime is to be, once again, the highlight of the season. Too bad that the village’s very own actress and darling of Broadway, Alice Woods, isn’t feeling in the mood for Christmas.

Until the pantomime comes under threat and a grief-stricken Alice is forced to push her personal pain aside and step up to direct – after all, the show must go on..

So with (more than) a little help from her new found friends, not to mention one very gorgeous Hollywood A-list celebrity, the play begins to come together, but will Alice finally believe that Christmas is a time for miracles after all?

What does TWG think?

Silver bells, silver bells, soon it will be Christmas dayyyyyyy!! I seriously cannot be the only person to sing that song upon reading the title of the book! It’s my stop today, on the blog tour for Lynsey James’ festive read. Just like the other books in the Luna Bay series, it is a standalone so it can be read without reading the other books beforehand.

We are back with Alice in Luna Bay this Christmas and it seems as though it will take more than a mince pie and an elf, to get her into the Christmas spirit this year! The downside to not being in the Christmas spirit, is the fact it is made ten times worse as the rest of the town are channelling their inner Buddy from Elf whilst they arrange the villages pantomime. Will Alice stop being a Grinch? Or will Hollywood need to send an A-list celebrity to try to win her over?

The Silver Bells Christmas Pantomime is my favourite book of the Luna Bay series, hands down. The humour that jingles out of the book like a Christmas carol, is on point and gives the book a another dimension. Even though it was pretty clear that there would be some action under the mistletoe at some point within the storyline, it didn’t make me think any less of the book. Instead, it made me want to curl up with mulled wine (I hate mulled wine), and sing Santa Baby into my hairbrush. Yes, I’m odd, but Lynsey’s book brought out my Christmas spirit in more ways than one!

I thought that it was brilliant how Lynsey managed to incorporate a celebrity into the mix, making the pantomime stand out from the rest. I have never watched a pantomime, but if Alice and Luna Bay’s pantomime hit the stage locally, I would be there with bells on…silver ones!

Such a fun, majestic and truly festive read; The Silver Bells Christmas Pantomime will have you curled up on the sofa with a box of chocolates on your lap, this book in hand and a double CD of Christmas songs playing in the background.

I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day if Lynsey’s book was part of the deal. Fabulous!

Thank you HQDigitalUK, Lynsey James and NeverlandBT!

Buy: Amazon | Goodreads

**GIVEAWAY!!!**

This giveaway is for a £25 theatre voucher with the ATG theatre group. UK ONLY

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About the author.

Lynsey James was born in Fife in 1991 and has been telling people how to spell her name ever since. She’s an incurable bookworm who loves nothing more than getting lost in a good story with memorable characters. She started writing when she was really young and credits her lovely Grandad- and possibly a bump on the head from a Mr Frosty machine- with her love of telling stories. She used to write her own episodes of Friends and act them out in front of her family (in fact she’s sure she put Ross and Rachel together first!)

A careers adviser at school once told Lynsey writing wasn’t a “good option” and for a few years, she believed her. She tried a little bit of everything, including make-up artistry, teaching and doing admin for a chocolate fountain company. The free chocolate was brilliant. When Lynsey left my job a couple of years ago, she started writing full-time while she looked for another one. As soon as she started working on her story, Lynsey fell in love and decided to finally pursue her dream. She haven’t looked back since.

When Lynsey‘s not writing, eating cake or drinking tea, she’s daydreaming about the day Dylan O’Brien FINALLY realises they’re meant to be together. It’ll happen one day…

Author Links: Twitter | Facebook | Blog

#Blogtour! #Review Snowflakes and Christmas Cakes – Lindsey Paley (@LindseyPaley1)@NeverlandBT

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Blurb.

When all-round buttercream princess, Millie Carter, becomes stranded at Craiglea Manor Cookery School, she believes her chance of enjoying a merry festive season is over.

The village of Aisford is Christmas-card perfect, but Millie hates it – she hates the snow, her freezing fingertips, and being forced to look like her Aunt Marjory in a mud-splattered wax jacket and wellies instead of her beloved shorts and sparkly sandals.

She plots her escape but ends up locking spatulas with the estate manager, Fergus McKenzie, who is forced to rescue her before she succumbs to a severe dose of hypothermia. Things start to improve with the arrival of handsome Sam Morgan, fresh from the beaches and rum shacks of the Caribbean.

Can Millie accept her fate? And will Aisford sprinkle some of its seasonal magic on her troubles?

Snowflakes and Christmas Cakes is a festive story of love and friendship and reaching for the buttercream icing and edible glitter when life gets tough.

What does TWG think?

My first impression of the book was ‘guilty pleasure’ as the cover is bold, breezy and rather cute! Plus there is cake, although that is not guilty…it’s just a pleasure! For me, the book felt like a three-tiered cake as the first tier was the general getting to know the characters and setting the scene. The second tier gave me several moments of confusion mixed in with ‘omg’ moments, and then back to feeling confused as things weren’t quite adding up. Finally, the third tier, a part of the book that I shall call the ‘unexpected tier’. I went from being wrapped up in my guilty pleasure vessel, eating cake and stroking the snow to being hit with a curveball in the storyline! Luckily, the curveball was soft so it didn’t hurt, but oh my goodness I wasn’t expecting it at all.

The third tier of the book completely changed my opinion of the storyline due to the unexpected turn of events, especially when there didn’t seem to be much information beforehand to hint about what was coming next. The characters in the book seemed to wander along nicely in their own little worlds, some missing a bit of oomph in their personalities, but nice all the same. That said, I think there is an awfully lot more to Millie yet to uncover, she seemed a very guarded soul in Snowflakes and Christmas Cakes, so I am quite looking forward to learning more about her.

TWG’s verdict? Even though I found the first two-thirds of the storyline to be a bit of a slow riser yet still quite enjoyable, the last third of the book packed a lot of punch and left me wanting more. A very witty and clever storyline that is full of snow, surprises and A LOT of sweet treats. Lindsey Paley has gone from being my guilty pleasure in a sweet way, to being my guilty pleasure in a shockingly fancy sort of way. Or, in a simpler way, she’s made me go from scones (yum) to a three-tiered chocolate cake with sprinkles. Completely unexpected and very enjoyable, roll on book two!

Thank you Neverland BT.

Snowflakes and Christmas Cakes by Lindsey Paley is book 1 of the Camille Carter series (6 in total). To get your oven mitts on one, head to Amazon UK | Amazon US.

Author Bio

Lindsey Paley is a Yorkshire girl and author of contemporary romance novels with page-turning plotlines and satisfying endings. When not scribbling away in her peppermint and cream writer’s retreat (shed) she loves baking cakes, enjoying a spot of afternoon tea with friends and taking long walks in the countryside. Snowflakes and Christmas Cakes is the first book in the Camille Carter series set in the beautiful Lake District and the Caribbean. The latest in the series is April Showers and Wedding Flowers and is out now.

Author Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lindsey.paley.9

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LindseyPaley1


Weekend Blitz! Review – ‘A Cotswold Christmas’ by Kate Hewitt (@katehewitt1) @NeverlandBT

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Blurb.

Welcome to Wychwood-on-Lea… a not-too-quaint village where frosty evenings,welcoming fires, and second chances will make this a Christmas you’ll never forget.

Anna Vere has escaped to the Cotswolds for Christmas to try to heal from her broken engagement and, far worse, her broken dreams. When her reserved room at a bed & breakfast is flooded, she takes up the offer of camping out in Willoughby Close, the converted stables of the nearby manor house… and is taken under the wing of sexy local carpenter Colin Heath.

What starts out as merely helping a neighbor in need turns into far more as Colin and Anna share a surprisingly intense and emotional connection, weaving their own Christmas magic as they spend the holiday together. But Anna has a secret she’s scared to reveal, something that could destroy the fragile bond they’ve just created, and Colin knows she’s only in England for a short time. Can these two sudden soul mates risk their hearts for a love that has yet to be tried and tested?

Get swept away by this poignant and heartwarming story, set in beautiful Wychwood-on-Lea, in the English Cotswolds. And look forward to four more books set in Willoughby Close, where everyday miracles and happily-ever-afters are guaranteed.

What does TWG think?

First of all; full marks for such a beautiful book cover! The cover of the book caught my eye more than the blurb at first because it is so enchanting and the urge to get cosy whilst reading it, is extremely high.

‘A Cotswold Christmas’ is a novella so it is a nice length to ease you into the festive books much more gently than a full length novel. That said, a lot of people seem to expect more with a novella as it needs to hit the spot in far fewer words. As the cover had already caught my eye, I had high hopes for this book before I began reading.

Anna has Cotswold’s cards marked over the festive period as this is one Christmas she would love to go by in a flash, rather than be surrounded by bad memories in her hometown. Unfortunately, Anna has to take her broken heart with her on holiday. Maybe her heart may get fixed over Christmas?

The story started off on the right foot and my curiosity peaked because I wanted to know why Anna went an incredibly long way to mend her broken heart. A couple of times during the story I did find myself merely cruising and couldn’t find much to grab onto or propel me into major excitement mode. Don’t get me wrong, it was a nice, sweet storyline with nice characters and nice descriptions, but the lack of excitement kept me darting back onto the fence.

It wouldn’t be a Christmas book without some added LURVE, this book is no different. It didn’t take them long to plan their lives together, pretty much as fast as swiping on Tinder! Predictable, and not in a bad way, I most definitely did go ‘awwwww, you guys!’. It was lovely to have a book where characters Christmas’ actually sparkle.

A cosy treat, ideal for a nice ‘in between books’ sort of read. I’m curious about the entire series!

Thank you NeverlandBT and Kate for my ARC.

Buy the book on Amazon

About the author.

Kate is the USA Today-bestselling author of over 40 books of women’s fictionand romance. She is the author of the Hartley-by-the-Sea series, set in England’s Lake District and published by Penguin. She is also, under the name Katharine Swartz, the author of the Tales from Goswell books, a series of time-slip novels set in the village of Goswell. Other series include the Emigrants Trilogy, the Amherst Island Trilogy, and the Falling For The Freemans series. She likes to read romance, mystery, the occasional straight historical and angsty women’s fiction; she particularly enjoys reading about well-drawn characters and avoids high-concept plots. Having lived in both New York City and a tiny village on the windswept northwest coast of England, she now resides in the English Cotswolds with her husband, five children, and an overly affectionate Golden Retriever.

‘The Wave’ by Lochlan Bloom(@LochlanBloom) -Blog tour! @NeverlandBT

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Thank you to NeverlandBT for inviting me on the tour for Lochlan Bloom and ‘The Wave’! Today I will be bringing you an excerpt, as well as the all important details and to buy links for ‘The Wave’. Enjoy!

Excerpt.

Hidden

Outside it was hot. μ marched away from the Morgan building under a dark
cloud. He didn’t understand exactly what had unfolded in the professor’s study, but he
couldn’t shake the feeling that somehow he had transgressed. What he had done and
what he was accused of remained obscure to him but nonetheless painfully real.
What was so terrible if they chose to have a relationship? Wijklawski had all
but suggested it was immoral. What right did that old man have to make judgements?
Indeed what right did anyone have to pass judgement on the sort of relationships he
had? What did he care?

The other students infuriated him, carelessly lolling on the grass or engaged in
lazy ball games, happy that the term was over and they were free to relax. He
quickened his pace. What had any of this to do with that foolish old man? He could
take her or leave her. That would show them both if he did just cut things off. But was
that what they wanted?
He hated feeling like a naughty child. Why did he have to convince himself that
he had done nothing wrong? Alberta was not Wijklawski’s property.
He wanted to get as far away from the university and the campus as possible.
The town was busy at this time of day and he thought of taking a bus to the
countryside, but the idea of being trapped inside a vehicle with other passengers was
repugnant.

He walked through the park in a rage. The sun was bright overhead and the
stone buildings that lined its edges glistened keenly. μ took no notice. The dark
shadows under the trees appeared somehow more luminous.
μ stomped away from the centre of town, following a path that ran parallel to
the course of a small river. It was well into summer and the river, which was really
more of a stream and was never particularly plentiful, had run dry. He looked at the
banks in disgust, kicking a stone into the empty riverbed. It seemed to signify
something, but again he was at a loss as to exactly what.

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Blurb.

When μ returns home to find a sinister screenplay has arrived from Brazil it
propels him on a quest to track down a character he believes to be
called Ddunsel.
As μ’s search progresses it slowly becomes entangled with two parallel tales –
the stories of DOWN, a troubled publisher, and David Bohm, a real-life quantum
theoretician in post-war São Paulo.
Just how far is it from London to Gotham City? Or from Paul Auster to Pierre
Menard for that matter?  Some people may think these sorts of questions are idle
and ultimately meaningless but this book is not for them.
The Wave combines multiple narratives to blend metafiction, historical
fiction and screenplay as each of the characters struggles to understand what is
reality and what is fiction.

Buy links

Bio

Lochlan Bloom is the author of the The Wave as well as the short
novellas Trade and The Open Cage. The BBC Writersroom describes his writing
as ‘unsettling and compelling… vivid, taut and grimly effective work’. He has
written for BBC Radio, Litro Magazine, Porcelain Film, IronBox Films, EIU, H+
Magazine and Calliope, the official publication of the Writers’ Special Interest
Group (SIG) of American Mensa, amongst others. Lochlan lives in London and
does not have a cat or a dog.

Promo Blitz! The Last Dance by Kierney Scott (@Kierney_S) @NeverlandBT

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Blurb.

American born Prima Ballerina Georgina Fairly made a mistake that could destroy her. Saving her career means selling her soul to the Russian government. Now a spy who uses her body to lure men and secure their secrets, Georgina is tasked with seducing Roman Zakharov, the most dangerous Oligarch in Russia.

Roman Zakharov a man with a past as ugly as his disfigured face. An assassination attempt left him horribly burned, but the scars go deeper than the frightening exterior. Jaded and cruel, Roman lets Georgina into his world but only to punish her and teach the pretty dancer that no one crosses Roman Zakharov. He will show her what it means to be used. And he will teach her to beg.

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American born Kierney Scott, lives in Edinburgh, Scotland with her kilt wearing husband and their daughter. When she is not writing, she is reading or drinking tea or spending far too much time on social media. She is fluent in Spanish, and by that she means she knows all the words to La Bamba. She loves hearing from readers. You can contact her on Facebook or Twitter.

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Cover Reveal! April Showers and Wedding Flowers by Lindsey Paley (@LindseyPaley1) @NeverlandBT

Good afternoon my lovely readers! This afternoon on TWG, I have a cover reveal of Lindsey Paley’s latest novel; April Showers and Wedding Flowers! Without further ado, feast your eyes on this:

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According to my 3 year old, the bride on the cover looks like Cinderella!

Blurb.

The wedding cake is baked and decorated, the champagne is on ice and the bridesmaid dress is a perfect fit. Everything is ready for Hannah and Archie’s wedding at the picture-perfect church in the sleepy village of Aisford in the Lake District.

But if Camille Carter, ‘Queen of Culinary Chaos’, thought everything would go according to plan for a change, then she was wrong. When tragedy strikes at the Stag Party weekend there’s a risk the wedding will have to be called off.

Will Millie team up once again with irritating-but-hunky Fergus McKenzie to untangle the mystery and ensure the wedding of the year goes ahead without a hitch? Or should she leave well alone and return to her little Parisian patisserie to concentrate on her fledgling Afternoon Tea business?

April Showers and Wedding Flowers is sure to delight lovers of a good wedding as well as fans of the Camille Carter cosy mystery series.

To buy your own copy of Lindsey Paley’s novel, head to Amazon UK!

Author Bio.

Lindsey Paley is the author of contemporary romance novels and a cosy murder/mystery series set in the English Lake District. When not scribbling away in her peppermint and cream writers retreat (shed) she loves baking cakes and indulging in a spot of Afternoon Tea with her friends where a glass of pink fizz is often the highlight. She loves walking in the countryside and is also a keen archer!

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