Evening everyone. Soooo…..I promised to keep on top of it and I failed miserably!! But in my defence, there’s been a lot going on over the last few months – not only the whole COVID-19 issues but I left my job as well, so it’s been a bit crazy! However, I didn’t want to miss out on a round up as I’ve had some fabulous interviews and have read some brilliant books, so I’ve combined March and April!
Hopefully if you’ve missed anything, you can catch up here……..So in February and March we had 15 Meet the Author interviews, 16 reviews, 3 cover reveals and 6 promo’s!! That’s crazy! So without further ado, lets get into it…….
meet the author
D Wells ~ AnneMarie Brear ~ Jackie Marchant ~ Heleen Kist ~ Helena Dixon ~ Judith Barrow ~ AA Warne ~ Michael Ross ~ Drēma Drudge ~ Mary Grand ~ Elizabeth Moore ~ Victoria J. Price ~ Vivien Brown ~ Karen King ~ Vicky Peplow
blog tours & reviews
Gloved Heart by Charlotte Brentwood ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Can she ever trust again?
Amy Miller is struggling to come to terms with her new life as a mother, while being a reluctant guest in a rigid gentry household. A victim of abuse, she is determined to never trust a man again.
Henry Russell has loved Amy for as long as he can remember, but his family want nothing to do with her. A chance encounter with Amy rekindles a friendship which might save both of them.
The discovery of a secret which holds the key to Amy’s past will change them forever, and jeopardise any chance they have for happiness. Can Henry show Amy that true love will give her everything she could ever need?
For Love of the Brave by Angelica Hart ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
In a savage world, only the brave can save her…
Harriet Palmer has lost all. Captured by evil men in the dead of night, her family murdered before her eyes, she has become little more than a slave.
But when she manages to escape, she runs as though her life depends on it – for indeed it does. Pursued by the same men who have kept her hostage, wounded and near to death, she encounters a man who will teach her what it is to trust, to learn, to love. At first she sees him only as a savage, a man who lives in the wild and is more than a little wild himself. But soon Harriet learns how much more he is.
Mohe is a Cherokee. A man who has lived among the forests and open spaces of his people, but who also knows the world of the white man. When he finds Harriet wounded, he knows nothing of her – only that she is hurt, and that he must protect her from whatever evils have come into her life. As he nurses her to health, though, he comes to know Harriet. To love her strength. To love her kindness.
To love her.
But the men who came for Harriet once are still on her trail. Led by a man who knows only hatred and blood lust, they will never stop until they find her. Until they take her back, and kill any who dare to help her.
Can Harriet escape them long enough to find help? Can her protector stand against the men who follow her?
Harriet does not know. But she knows that, for any chance at life and love, she must trust herself only to the brave…
Dead Wrong by Noelle Holten ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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…
Tour hosted by Book On The Bright Side
Edinburgh, January 1732: It’s Lady Grange’s funeral. Her death is a shock: still young, she’d shown no signs of ill health. But Rachel is, in fact, alive. She’s been brutally kidnapped by the man who has falsified her death – her husband of 25 years, a pillar of society with whom she has raised a family. Her punishment, perhaps, for railing against his infidelity – or for uncovering evidence of his treasonable plottings against the government. Whether to conceal his Jacobite leanings, or simply to `replace’ a wife with a long-time mistress, Lord Grange banishes Rachel to the remote Hebridean Monach Isles, until she’s removed again to distant St Kilda, far into the Atlantic – to an isolated life of primitive conditions, with no shared language – somewhere she can never be found. This is the incredible and gripping story of a woman who has until now been remembered mostly by her husband’s unflattering account. Sue Lawrence reconstructs a remarkable tale of how the real Lady Grange may have coped with such a dramatic fate, with courage and grace.
Tour hosted by Love Books Group Tours
The Necromancer’s Prison (Bluewater Grove Series Book 1) by Alec Whitesell & Craig Bonacorsi ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
She wanted to find her place in the universe. She never imagined it might not be on Earth.
When Emily Murphy over slept the morning of her college entrance exam, she thought missing her test was the worst thing that could happen. She never expected she would wind up lost halfway across the galaxy, battling aliens with laser guns and mages hurling lightning.
Like most seventeen year olds, Emily’s main concern had been navigating the perils of high school, not surviving shootouts and sorcery. That changed when her school was attacked and a student was kidnapped. While everyone else smartly fled from danger, she recklessly ran toward it mounting an impossible rescue that would lead her on a journey unlike anything she could have imagined.
Dropped into a strange world teeming with merciless criminals and ruthless aristocrats, surrounded by violence and betrayal, Emily must untangle a web of intrigue and deceit to solve the mystery behind the abduction, save her classmate, and discover the destiny which awaits her.
It is either that, or die trying…
As the spaceship secretly lands on Earth, Ka’s mission is clear: find and kill Transprophetics. His shipmates think of him as a killer. On his home planet of Koranth, he is considered a murderer. Haunted in his dreams by the boy whose life he stole, Ka struggles to define who he really is.
A girl in a temple in Thailand. A boy kidnapped in Mexico. Both can do the impossible. Both can move objects with their minds. These two Transprophetics pose grave risks to the Donovackia Corporation as it plans its invasion of Earth.
With a blade in his hand, Ka’s decision to kill, or not, will reverberate across the galaxy.
A Cruel Deception by Kim Booth ⭐️⭐️⭐️/⭐️
For Joan and Ted Warner, an innocent and trusting couple, a chance encounter with Barbara Hendry, a cunning con-woman who turned their settled lives into a living nightmare
The Warners were not victims of a remote scam, carried out over the internet by fraudsters from afar. For six years, faking a friendship face-to-face, this plausible woman carried off the impersonation of a member of the nobility fallen on hard times, manipulating the emotions of her victims, deceitfully draining them of every penny they had set aside for their retirement, and plunging them into debt.
Hendrys intention was to slip away, having sucked the Warners dry of all their hard-earned savings. But for some dogged investigative work by a determined detective she would have succeeded- and remained free to prey on other vulnerable victims.
Follow this journey of fraud and depravity in the company of the one man who knows the full story – the British detective who cracked the case and brought Barbara Hendry to justice.
When the underwater animals of Seacity pond learn that their home is in danger, they decide to investigate further by doing something no one has ever done before – go up to land to seek the answers they need. An unlikely team of two royal turtles, a genius goldfish and a timorous frog are then assembled to embark on a series of adventures. Whether they are racing the fastest tortoise on earth, falling in love with travelling mice theatre, or bringing peace to warring ant colonies, each unique experience is taking the group of friends closer to the heart of what is really going on. But will they make it back in time to save Seacity before the Winter’s Slumber?
A whisk-you-away, thought-provoking novel. Desert-dweller Meryl travels to Japan, returns a WWII flag, and brings home an understanding of life that opens her heart for the unexpected.
“In Japan…everywhere…red strings tie all people we meet together. Some strings are weak. Some have tangles. Some strong.”
Meryl—Vietnam War widow—misses her grown son, feels left out after her father’s recent marriage. A WWII Japanese flag falls into her hands. The gentle push of a love-struck professor starts her adventure—take the flag home. From the neon of Osaka, to the ancient capital Nara, to the forests of Akita, the trail follows British and US expats, a newspaper reporter, factory manager, ikebana teacher, a Matagi hunter and winds through Japanese culture, past and present. A story of shared humanity and love “in the simplest things.”
When Maisie accepts a celebrated author’s invitation to mentor her, she finds herself leaving Cornwall behind on train tracks bound for the glitter city of Paris. Instead of making beds and serving coffee at the Penmarrow hotel in Cornwall, she’s making notes on her manuscript while sitting in a French cafe, meeting famous writers at private dinner parties, and trying to ferret the secrets behind the author’s unfinished future novel. It’s glamorous, it’s breathtaking … but it’s also an ocean channel away from the place that she loves, and, more importantly, the person to whom she just recently confessed her deepest feelings. Separated from Sidney by distance and circumstances, Maisie fears that their connection will be lost despite her words to him – and maybe because of those words, and the ones she didn’t allow him to say in return.
Meanwhile, there are plenty of things in her new life trying to distract her – the professional editor hired to critique her novel, the eager young literary agent who sees pie-in-the-sky potential for Maisie’s talent, but Maisie finds solace in the eclectic group of amateur writers into whose midst she finds herself by accident. Their critique and advice is fast becoming as important as the editors – maybe even more important than the published author Maisie believed held the keys to refining her skill.
But it’s missing Sidney that fills Maisie’s thoughts the most, along with her life back in Port Hewer, and she can’t stop wondering whether his feelings are the same as her own. His unspoken answer has become one of the most important pieces of her life, even as she struggles to match the pace of her new life and keep her dreams in sight. And when she unwittingly becomes privy to a seeming literary conspiracy, she must decide what to do in light of its truth – and decide what’s most important in her quest to become a professional writer.
Tour hosted by Rachel’s Random Resources
There’s a killer on the loose
Three Gruesome Murders.
A shooting, a garroting, a drowning… all in different states with no connections between the victims.
But, as the victims are identified, it appears they are not model citizens. Add to that, the fact that a calling card has been left at every scene…
A single white feather!
But no ordinary white feather.
It becomes apparent that there is a serial killer on the loose.
As the body count rises, FBI Agents Cox and Symes are plunged into a cat and mouse chase across the USA and beyond, to find the elusive, brutal killer. All they have to go on is the description of a thin, white male with a blond beard, and the trail of strange white feathers.
But just like his signature, there is nothing ordinary about this killer.
Judge, Jury, Executioner…
This contract must be fulfilled
First in a gripping new thriller series featuring investigative journalist Oonagh O’Neil. Perfect for fans of Susie Steiner, Patricia Gibney and Broadchurch.
Investigative journalist Oonagh O’Neil’s instincts tell her when a story is worth pursuing. And the death of an elderly priest on the altar of his Glasgow church, just as she is about to expose the shocking truth behind the closure of an infamous Magdalene Institution, tells her a sinister cover up is in play.
DI Alec Davies is appointed to investigate the priest’s death. He and Oonagh go way back. But now they’re united in uncovering not only what happened to the lost babies secretly born in the Institution, but what happened to the young women that survived by vowing loyalty to one another… forever.
The doors of the Magdalene laundries hid the most harrowing secrets from the world – secrets Oonagh is determined to reveal, whatever the price…
That Night in Paris by Sandy Barker ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Note to self: don’t sleep with your flatmate after a curry and three bottles of wine… especially if he’s secretly in love with you and wants you to meet his mum.
Cat Parsons is on the run. She doesn’t do relationships. After ten years of singlehood even the hint of the ‘L’ word is enough to get Cat packing her bags and booking herself onto a two-week holiday.
A European bus tour feels like a stroke of genius to dodge awkward conversations at home. But little does Cat realise that the first stop will be Paris, the city of love itself.
Joined by new friends, Cat has got two weeks, eight countries and a hell of a lot of wine ahead of her. As they discover hidden treasures and the camaraderie of life on the road, will Cat find a new way of looking at love?
Tour hosted by Rachel’s Random Resources
Cat has found true happiness in Merriment Bay. Will a discovery in Devon Villa change that?
Cat Devon is finally with the love of her life – and she couldn’t be happier about that. But discovering the identity of her real dad and the fact she has two half-brothers was a shock. Getting to know her new family is now a priority.
Kyra Devon is only eighteen, but she’s more mature than her mum in many ways and is coping far better with everything that’s happened. Kyra knows what she wants and unlike Cat, she’s not going to let opportunities slip away.
Mary Devon has regained her daughter and her granddaughter, but she’s grieving for her mother, and also for the loss of the love she thought she’d found. Putting on a brave face may not be the best way for Mary to get over it.
When a long-lost painting called Moonbeams Kiss is discovered in a hidden cellar beneath the floorboards in Devon Villa, a story of love, loss and treachery unfolds, bringing with it repercussions for each of the Devon women.
Tour hosted by Rachel’s Random Resources
Hackney Central by Michael K Foster ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Gripped by gang wars, London’s East End is plunged into an endless reign of terror. . .
Walk these streets at your peril!
When newly appointed Detective Sergeant Jack Mason steps through the doors of Hackney Central Police Station, he is tasked with his biggest nightmare. A pensioner lies dead, his flat has been ransacked, and no one is willing to talk.
But why pick on a vulnerable old man?
No stranger to London’s East End, Mason is under no illusion that the chance of finding the killer is slim. Gripped by notorious drug gangs, knife crime runs rife, and nowhere appears safe.
With time rapidly running out, it soon becomes clear that he’s dealing with a version of justice terrifyingly different to his own. . .
Tour hosted by Book On The Bright Side
As always I want to say a huge, huge thank you to all the wonderful blog tour organisers that have invited me on to the their tours – I know they have a challenging and tough job!!
Thank you to all the authors and publishers for providing me with a copy of their books, whether that be paperback or via kindle, I really appreciate it.
Thank you to all the authors that have taken part in my Meet the Author feature – I’m so glad to have it back and love reading each and everyone one!
And finally, thank you to all of you out there who actually read my blog and reviews! I really appreciate it, and if you have any suggestions on things you would like to see (new features?), any improvement to reviews or ANYTHING, then please either drop me a comment below, or pop me an email.
Have a wonderful evening everyone