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#BlogTour! Shelter by Rhyll Biest (@rhyllbiest) @LoveReadRomance #promo


By Rhyll Biest
Releasing 15th February, 2017
Escape Publisher

shelter-ebook-imageFrom the Blurb:

Raw and risky, a new rural romance that explores the dark side of small towns, and the people who put everything on the line to protect them…

Kat Daily is excited to trade her Sydney airport quarantine uniform for an RSPCA inspector’s uniform and a job in the rural town of Walgarra. A fresh start in a new place, where she can make a real difference in the lives of the animals that she loves.

But Walgarra doesn’t offer a peaceful, bucolic existence. Like many small towns, the distance from urban settings — and urban law enforcement — has allowed a criminal element to set in. Kat may only be looking after animals, but that doesn’t mean she will be immune to people with sinister agendas.

The previous RSCPCA inspector was murdered, and Officer Luka Belovuk is determined to keep the new inspector from the same fate. He may have very broad shoulders, but carrying the safety of the law-abiding community just trying to live their lives has weighed him down, and one more death might be more than he can take.

Not all small towns are quaint and quiet, but they all have one thing in common: a community of people willing to protect their population with everything they have.

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#Promo! His Kidnappers Shoes by Maggie James (@mjamesfiction) @brookcottagebks



Genre: Psychological suspense
Release Date: 15 November 2016 (republication)
Publisher: Lake Union

Daniel is my son. He has always been mine. And he always will be.
On some level deep inside, Laura Bateman knows something is wrong. That her relationship with her son is not what it should be. That it is based on lies.
But bad things have happened to Laura. Things that change a person. Forever.
For 26-year- old Daniel, the discovery that his mother is not whom he thought comes close to destroying him. As his world turns upside-down, he searches for sanity in the madness that has become his life. But he is left with nothing but questions. Why did Laura do something so terrible?
Can he move past the demons of his childhood?
And the biggest question of all: can he ever forgive Laura?

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About the author.

Maggie James is a British author who lives in Bristol. She writes psychological suspense
novels. Before turning her hand to writing, Maggie worked mainly as an accountant, with a diversion into practising as a nutritional therapist. Diet and health remain high on her list of interests, along with travel. Accountancy does not, but then it never did. The urge to pack a bag and go off travelling is always lurking in the background! When not writing, going to the gym, practising yoga or travelling, Maggie can be found seeking new four-legged friends to pet; animals are a lifelong love!

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#Promo! Saved by the firefighter by Rachel Brimble (@RachelBrimble) @BrookCottagebks




The security alarm chimed. Someone had stepped inside the studio. Exhaling a
heavy breath, Izzy pulled back her shoulders, lifted her head and forced a smile.
“Hi, how can I…” Her heart stopped. Trent Palmer stood just inside the door. “Why
are you here?”
His dark green gaze bored relentlessly into hers, his strong jaw set as he reached
behind him and shut the door. “I came by to see how you’re doing.”
Traitorous attraction skittered over the surface of her skin before Izzy turned and
strode toward the corner she used for staging portrait shots. The fluffy bunnies, huge
furry dice and toys she’d used to relax a toddler earlier now felt macabre.
She spun around, clutching a teddy bear. “The same as I was doing yesterday and
the day before. I told you I don’t want to see you. I don’t ever want to see you. Why

do you keep coming back?”


He came closer, his gaze locked on hers. “You have to talk to me. I was Robbie’s
friend. There was nothing—”
“You could do. Fine. I get it, but why do you feel the need to keep coming in here
and checking up on me? What do you want me to do? Dance in the street? Kick up
my heels at the fairground? God, just leave me alone.”
“There’s a beach party tonight. I want you to come with me.”
She stared. Why him? Why would a man she really liked—a damn
firefighter—have to pursue her like she was someone worth pursuing? “No.”
He looked at the equipment covering the desk alongside him. He lifted and
replaced a camera, the hunch of his wide shoulders indicating his discomfort. Izzy

hated that she drew no satisfaction from that…only sadness.


How can she forgive him for what he didn’t do? 
Photographer Izzy Cooper feels as frozen as her pictures. Trent Palmer might be the
hottest firefighter in Templeton Cove, but she can never face him again. Not after he
failed to save her brother. But when they’re forced together by a calendar shoot, the
sparks between them are undeniable. 
Izzy knows it’s not fair to blame Trent for the tragedy, but opening herself up to loss
again isn’t something she’s prepared to do, no matter how determined Trent is to show her that pain is part of life and that love—their love—can make any suffering



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About the author.


Rachel lives with her husband and two teenage daughters in a small town near Bath
in the UK. After having several novels published by small US presses, she secured
agent representation in 2011. Since 2013, she has had six books published by
Harlequin Superromance (Templeton Cove Stories) and recently signed a contract
for two more. She also has four Victorian romances with eKensington/Lyrical Press.
Rachel is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and Romance Writers of
America, and was selected to mentor the Superromance finalist of So You Think You
Can Write 2014 contest. When she isn’t writing, you’ll find Rachel with her head in a
book or walking the beautiful English countryside with her family. Her dream place to
live is Bourton-on- the-Water in South West England.
She likes nothing more than connecting and chatting with her readers and fellow
romance writers. Rachel would love to hear from you!

Rachel’s links:

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#Promo Bloodie Bones by Lucienne Boyce (@LucienneWrite) #giveaway@BrookCottagebks


Genre: Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery
Release Date: May 2016
Publisher: Silver Wood Books

“Parsons and tyrants friends take note. We have born your oppreshuns long enough.
We will have our parish rights or else Bloodie Bones will drink your blood.”
When Lord Oldfield encloses Barcombe Wood, depriving the people of their ancient
rights to gather food and fuel, the villagers retaliate with vandalism, arson and riot.
Then Lord Oldfield’s gamekeeper, Josh Castle, is murdered during a poaching raid.
Dan Foster, Bow Street Runner and amateur pugilist, is sent to investigate.
Dan’s job is to infiltrate the poaching gang and bring the killers to justice. But there’s
more to Castle’s death than at first sight appears. What is the secret of the
gamekeeper’s past and does it have any connection with his murder? What is Lord
Oldfield concealing? And did someone beside the poachers have a reason to want
Josh Castle dead?

As tensions in Barcombe build to a thrilling climax, Dan will need all his wits and his
fighting skills to stay alive and get to the truth.
Bloodie Bones is a finalist in the Historical Novel Society Indie Award 2016 (result to
be announced in September); was long listed for the M M Bennetts Award for
Historical Fiction 2016; and is approved by Awesome Indies.

Bloodie Bones: A Dan Foster Mystery is available in paper back and as an
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About the author.

Lucienne Boyce writes historical fiction and non fiction. After gaining an MA in
English Literature (with Distinction) with the Open University in 2007, specialising in
eighteenth-century fiction, she published her first historical novel, To The Fair Land
(SilverWood Books, 2012), an eighteenth-century thriller set in Bristol and the South
Seas. Her second novel, Bloodie Bones: A Dan Foster Mystery (SilverWood Books,
2015) is the first of the Dan Foster Mysteries and follows the fortunes of a Bow
Street Runner who is also an amateur pugilist. Bloodie Bones was joint winner of the
Historical Novel Society Indie Award 2016, and was also long listed for the M M
Bennetts Award for Historical Fiction 2016.

In 2013, Lucienne published The Bristol Suffragettes (SilverWood Books), a history
of the suffragette movement in Bristol and the west country. She regularly gives talks
and leads walks about the suffragettes. She has contributed articles to various
publications, and also appeared on television and radio in connection with both her
fiction and non-fiction work.

Lucienne has recently joined the team of Bristol Radio BCfm’s Silver Sound show as
a presenter. She is on the steering committee of the West of England and South
Wales Women’s History Network, and is also a member of the Friends of the
Women’s Library, the Historical Novel Society, the Society of Authors, and the
Alliance of Independent Authors.
Lucienne is currently working on the second of the Dan Foster Mysteries, and a
biography of a married couple who were involved in the suffragette, socialist and
pacifist movements. She was born in Wolverhampton and now lives in Bristol, which
is the setting and inspiration for much of her work.

Twitter: @LucienneWrite
Goodreads Author Page:


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#Blogtour! Occupying Love by Marilyn Chapman (@MarilynChapma77) @BrookCottagebks #promo



‘So you’ve met the handsome new rector, you lucky girl.’ Maggie’s eyes twinkled.
‘What did you think of him?’
‘He’s good looking, I’ll give you that. I gather you haven’t been introduced?’
‘I’ve had the odd glimpse since he replaced old man Ozanne, but believe me,
tongues are wagging. Some folks say he’s a double agent put here by the Jerries, and
that he daubed “V for Victory” on the prison walls. Isn’t it exciting?’
‘Exciting he may be,’ Lydia kept her voice casual, ‘but he’s not really my type.’
‘You mean you fancy him?’
‘I mean nothing of the sort, Maggie. He’s a rector, not a movie star – don’t you
think of anything but the opposite sex?’
‘Not very often, to be frank. I think of food, of course, seeing as there’s never
enough to go round, and going out after the curfew, and being able to buy whatever I
like in the shops. What else is there to occupy my mind?’
‘You could help with the Sunday school at Torteval. The lady who leads it has gone
to England.’
‘Me? Help with the Sunday school? You do make me laugh. There’s hardly any kids
left on the island and those that are here wouldn’t gain much from me. Or much that
would do them any good. I think all that book-learning’s gone to your brain. You
need to relax a bit more.’ Maggie winked. ‘There’s a picture on at the Regal tonight.
Do you want to come with me?’
Lydia pulled a face. ‘It’s German, with English subtitles. Are you still sure you
want to go?’
‘You never know who you might meet.’
‘Oh, Maggie – you really are a hopeless case.’



With the Nazis poised to invade Guernsey in 1940, feisty student Lydia Le Page returns from England on the day the island is devastated by the first bombing of the war on British soil. Trapped on the German occupied island, two men enter Lydia’s life: Martin Martell, the handsome but mysterious rector and Major Otto Kruger, the ruthless German Kommandant who falls under her spell.
When Martin disappears, Lydia discovers a secret from her past that threatens her future.
Will she be able to keep it from the enemy? And will she choose love or duty?
Occupying Love is a story of love, loss and the identity that makes us who we are.

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An ecopy of the book (open internationally)
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About the author.

I got my first break writing in a football magazine when I was 15 and have been writing ever since. An NCTJ qualified journalist, I spent my early years on the Blackpool Evening Gazette and Lytham St Annes Express in Lancashire. I then helped to set up a family PR and publishing company on the Fylde Coast and freelanced for national newspapers and
magazines, including Woman.
My debut novel Baggy Pants and Bootees was released as an e-book in February 2014 by a
small publishing house based in Britain and Germany. A time-slip novel set between World War Two and the ‘swinging sixties, it was published as a paperback in August 2014.
Born in Guernsey, I have always wanted to write a novel set in the Occupation of the Channel Islands, after hearing so many stories about life under German rule from my grandparents, whose home was requisitioned by the enemy. Occupying Love is the result.
After spending several years in the Midlands I now live in Lancashire with my husband of
45 years. We have two daughters and two granddaughters who we spend lots of time with.
A member of the Society of Authors and the Romantic Novelists’ Association I am currently working on a sequel to Baggy Pants and Bootees.

Author Links: Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Google +

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Guest Post & Giveaway courtesy of author Jo Lambert (@JoLambertwriter) @BrookCottagebks


Thrilled to be the stop on Jo Lambert’s blog tour today for Watercolours in the Rain! I am hosting a guest post from Jo where she talks about book covers and the importance of them! Not only that, there is also a fantastic giveaway too! Enjoy!


You’ve completed your book. It’s been edited and polished until it’s the best it can be. And now it’s all about the cover. In 2009 when I completed my first book When Tomorrow Comes I self-published with a company who organised the cover but gave me the freedom to choose my own design. Of course it was basic stuff, one photo to which they added the title and my name plus blurb and ISBN number on the back. The covers for my next two books were designed in the same way. It was only when I met up with a fellow author for lunch that the issue of branding was raised: creating covers whose style and format would instantly identify the books as mine. My colleague suggested I contact Jane Dixon Smith who had worked on her covers. Jane, I was to discover is a multi-talented individual who is not only a designer but a writer as well.

Before I contacted her I spent time thinking about how I wanted what was now a trilogy, to look. I liked the idea of having one of the main characters on each of the covers. With this in mind I contacted her and although we were several hundred miles apart, everything went so smoothly it was if we were in the same room discussing options. She gave me some website addresses for royalty free images and I sent her samples of what I thought would work. The result was three covers which not only completely changed the look of my books but gave them a connection to me. Two covers for sequels followed. One – Between Today and Yesterday – became my favourite cover of all time. I absolutely loved the photo but it was black and white. I was about to dismiss it as a non-contender but Jane explained she could add colour. She did and this

amazingly atmospheric cover was born.

The five books became my Little Court Series, set in West Somerset. Once I felt the stories had run their course, I moved over the border into Devon for my next book. On this occasion I decided new project , new designer. I wanted this book (or as it turned out, two books) to look slightly different. This time I chose my good friend designer Cathy Helms, who lives in the States, to design the cover for Summer Moved On. I trawled the royalty free photo sites and came up with the picture of the girl holding the poppy and the result was exactly what I wanted. My new novel, Watercolours in the Rain, saw me returning to Jane and her design beautifully mirrored Cathy’s for this, the sequel.

So what are my thoughts on covers? Well as far as I’m concerned, they are every bit as important as the book itself. They are the shop window for your work, the advertisement that says to readers ‘Come in, take a look.’ Of course if you are with a publisher you will automatically have a support team behind you for this. However, speaking as an indie author, I feel as it takes a whole lot of hard work to produce a book, why cut corners? Cover designers are a fraction of the cost of a good editor. You’ve spent money on getting the contents professionally polished, why skimp on something as important as the cover? And believe me, there’s a great deal of difference between DIY and using a professional.

In a very competitive market if you hope to sell (which is what all that hard work and burning the midnight oil has been about) your book needs to be given the best chance to succeed, doesn’t it?

I think a lot of us will be agreeing with Jo’s thoughts on book covers, I know that I agree with them. I do get enticed by a book based on the cover, they are so important! And Jo, your cover is beautiful!

How do you fancy a chance of winning some prizes?

The 1st prize is this beautiful necklace!
jlw2Please note this prize is for UK residents only.

The 2nd prize is 2 e-book copies of Jo’s book, and it is also open internationally too!

If you fancy either of those prizes, click on the following link to get yourself in with a chance! Good luck!
Enter the giveaway!



What happens to the future when past and present collide?

JESS: Six years ago Jess’s relationship with Talún Hansen was torn apart by one
night of deception. He disappeared from Lynbrook village and she headed for
university vowing never to let anyone break her heart again. Now a teacher, Jess
returns from holiday to an unexpected phone call and life changing news which will
eventually bring her back home once more.

TALUN: Six years on Talún Hawkeswood, as he is now known, is heir to his
grandfather’s Norfolk farming empire. When he hears of trouble in the village due to
Lynbrook Hall being put up for sale, going back is the last thing on his mind. But
staying away is not an option either, not when someone he owes so much to is about
to lose their home and their livelihood.

LILY: Splitting with her husband after her son Josh’s birth, Lily now works as part of
an estate agency sales team.  She has always held onto her dream of finding a wealthy
husband and a life of self-indulgence. When the sale of an important property brings
her face to face with Talún once more, she realises despite the risks involved, the
night they spent together six years ago may be the key to making those dreams come

As Jess, Talún and Lily return to Lynbrook and the truth about what happened that
summer is gradually revealed, Talun finds himself in an impossible situation. Still in
love with Jess he is tied into to a trade off with Lily: his name and the lifestyle she
craves in exchange for his son. And when a child is involved there is only one choice
he can make…

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About the author.

Born and raised in rural Wiltshire, Jo Lambert grew up with a love of books and a vivid imagination. As a child she enjoyed creating her own adventure stories similar to Enid Blyton’s Famous Five. Writing always stayed with her, but college, work and eventually marriage found it was kept very much in the background. However in 2009 she finally had her first novel – When Tomorrow Comes – published. Three other connected books – Love Lies and Promises, The Ghost of You and Me and Between Today and Yesterday followed. They became collectively known as the Little Court Series.

In 2013 she decided to give up full time work to concentrate fully on her writing. Two other books have been written since – The Other Side of Morning which is the final book of the Little Court Series and Summer Moved On, a love story set in South Devon. Jo is about to publish, Watercolours in the Rain, and plans to begin work on her new book in early November 2016. She describes her writing style as drama driven romance. Jo is married and lives in a village on the eastern edge of Bath with her husband, one small grey feline called Mollie and a green MGB GT. She loves travel, red wine, rock music and has a passion