Morning morning and Happy June!! First up, I want to congratulate myself for actually doing a monthly round up….on time!! Yay – go me (the joys of lockdown!!). I hope you’ve all had a great May, have enjoyed the sunshine and are looking forward to June – and hopefully a little more (sensible) freedom!!

So….on the the round up!  I’ve read some brilliant books and again, interviewed some amazing authors again……I managed 14 reviews, 10 Meet the Author interviews, 2 cover reveals, 2 promo’s, 1 extract and 1 submission call !  30 posts in 31 days isn’t bad going!!

If you’ve missed anything then make sure you check it out below, and if you have any questions then give me a shout! Enjoy……..

MEET THE AUTHOR

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Betsy Baskerville ~ Marisa Mackle ~ Nicola Pryce ~ Shervin Jamali ~ Jadi Campbell ~ Tricia L. Sanders ~ Ellan Aldryc ~ Martin Ferguson ~ Paula Harmon ~ Nathan Snow

BLOG TOURS & REVIEWS

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Magical Intelligence by M. K. Wiseman ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

When you are a member of Britain’s first team of wizard spies, every mission might be your last. But as the dawning of the 20th century draws ever nearer, magic grows weak. Violectric Dampening, the clash of man-made electricity with the Gifts of magekind, threatens M.I.’s existence. And if that isn’t enough, they’ve now been discharged from their own government. Obsolete. Distrusted.

And now hunted by one of their own.

Myra Wetherby has always feared her so-called fits, strange visions of people and places that she cannot explain. It is the emotional manipulation, however, a strange empathic connection to those around her, which threatens her very sanity. A danger to her family, Myra runs away, falling straight into the hands of the newly ousted Magical Intelligence team. Who just so happen to need an ability like hers.

Which makes Myra one of them . . . whether she likes it or not.

Tour hosted by Rachel’s Random Resources

Lake Effect (A Jordan Reed Mystery) by K. C. Gillis ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Mysterious marina accidents. Destroyed evidence. Can a tenacious reporter decipher the twisted clues at a small-town lake?

Jordan Reed is burned out from all the attention on her previous high-profile story. But when a new lead lands in her lap, she reluctantly postpones her vacation to investigate a classic New England marina. With hundreds of dead fish washing up on Copper Lake’s otherwise pristine shores, Jordan suspects a sinister cover-up.

But by the time she arrives on the scene, she’s surprised to discover the police chief eliminated every last carcass and seems hellbent on blocking her inquiries. And her search for the culprit takes a perilous turn when gambling kingpins descend on the city and a string of unexplained calamities plague the docks.

Can Jordan expose the corruption, or will she be the next to go belly-up?

Tour hosted by damppebbles

Savage Gods by Peter Boland ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

He only kills atheists.

Pray that God’s on your side.

A serial killer stalks the streets of London, murdering atheists in the most horrific ways. So far, it’s only the loud, outspoken ones who’ve been targeted. Specifically, a controversial group of intellectuals called The Four Pillars of Atheism. Attacking religion and angering believers, they’ve amassed enough hate mail and death threats to keep the police busy until hell freezes over.

DCI Roberts and her team have too many suspects and are drowning in leads. The pressure is on her to catch the killer before another horrific murder is committed. Not helped by the fact that London is in the grip of a sweltering heat wave. Desperate times call for desperate measures. DCI Roberts reaches out to John Savage and Tannaz to help her find the killer. Trouble is, Savage has his own personal demon to battle. Can he defeat one and catch the other?  

Tour hosted by Book On The Bright Side

The House on Rectory Lane by Stuart James ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Jake and Kate live in London but after an altercation with a stranger who threatens Jake with a knife, they take their son and move to a house in the woods.

It’s their dream home, or so they think until people in the village warn them they shouldn’t have come.

Their neighbours are strange and when Kate sees a face at the window, the family realise they might be in danger.

When they find a tape hidden in the loft of the house, a video recording of the previous family who once lived there, it chills them to the bone.

They soon realise that the family living there before them have disappeared and they too could now be next.

What is the mystery surrounding the house on Rectory Lane? 

Jake and Kate are about to find out…

Tour hosted by Book On The Bright Side

A Cornish Escape by Jenny Kane ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Abi’s life is turned upside down when she is widowed before her thirtieth birthday. Determined to find something positive in the upheaval, Abi decides to make a fresh start somewhere new. With fond childhood memories of holidays in a Cornish cottage, could Cornwall be the place to start over?

With all her belongings in the boot of her car but no real plan, a chance meeting in a village pub brings new friends Beth and Max into her life. Max soon helps Abi track down the house of her dreams but things aren’t as simple as Abi hoped.

Can Abi leave her past behind and finally get her happy ending?

A Shop Girl at Sea by Rachel Brimble ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Bath, 1912.

Amelia Wakefield loves working at Pennington’s, Bath’s finest department store. An escape from her traumatic past, it saved her life. So when Miss Pennington sets her a task to set sail on the Titanic and study the department stores of New York, she couldn’t be more excited – or determined!

Frustrated with his life at home, Samuel Murphy longs for a few weeks of freedom and adventure. Meeting Amelia on board the Titanic, Samuel can’t help wonder what painful history has made the beauty so reserved. But he already has too many responsibilities for love.

Ruby Taylor has always kept her Pennington co-workers at a distance. Making sure her little brother is safe has always been her priority. But when that means accepting Victoria Lark’s offer of sanctuary, more than one of Ruby’s secrets is under threat of being revealed…

Tour hosted by Rachel’s Random Resources

Her Last Mistake by Carla Kovach ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Dressed in a sage green bridesmaid dress, and smiling for pictures, Holly is the happiest she’s ever been. Hours later, Holly is dead.

People love to hate Holly Long. Smart, beautiful and a woman who men find it hard to say no to, she’s the town’s most gossiped about resident.

Now Holly’s body lies in her hotel room, strangled at her best friend’s wedding party. And the gossip has stopped, because nobody wants to look like they did it.

When police search Holly’s immaculate apartment, amongst her stylish furnishings and expensive jewellery, they discover a different side to Holly. Orderly and precise, she wasn’t the chaotic party girl everyone thought her to be. In fact, Holly was a planner, and her next plan was to come out and tell her biggest secret – something she had been hiding for months, something that had the potential to ruin the lives of more than one wedding guest.

There are plenty of people who might have wanted to kill Holly, but only one who has finally made good on their promise

Tour hosted by Bookouture

The Secret of the Château by Kathleen McGurl ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Everything is about to change…

1789. Pierre and Catherine Aubert, the Comte and Comtesse de Verais, have fled the palace of Versailles for their château, deep in the French Alps. But as revolution spreads through the country, even hidden away the Auberts will not be safe forever. Soon they must make a terrible decision in order to protect themselves, and their children, from harm.

Present day. When Lu’s mother dies leaving her heartbroken, the chance to move to a château in the south of France with her husband and best friends seems an opportunity for a new beginning. But Lu can’t resist digging into their new home’s history, and when she stumbles across the unexplained disappearance of Catherine Aubert, the château begins to reveal its secrets – and a mystery unsolved for centuries is uncovered…

Tour hosted by Rachel’s Random Resources

Silent Heroes: When Love and Values Are Worth Fighting for by Patricia Furstenberg ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

An educated woman is prepared for the ultimate sacrifice in order to teach reading to the girls in her community. She leaves behind a daughter and a son whose lives become intertwined with those of the US Marines serving at FOB Day nearby. But the Taliban is infiltrated everywhere and is hard to differentiate between friend and foe. One thing is certain; the Marines can rely on their Military Working Dogs. A race against time follows in one last battle of eradicating the Taliban before it is too late.

The Well of Tears by Rob Campbell ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

A tale of cryptic messages, treacherous betrayal and a long-hidden family secret brings a thrilling trilogy to its spellbinding conclusion.

The three talismanic masterpieces created over a century ago by the artist, Abernathy, have caused Lorna and Monkey plenty of problems. But things are looking up for the brave and resourceful teenagers. Having tracked down the painting known as The Truth, they now get to discover what Dylan Fogg is hiding in his cellar. But when Lorna is attacked by an unknown assailant desperate to get his hands on the painting, and with Victoria Halfpenny’s betrayal still fresh in her mind, it becomes clear that simply hanging on to the works of art may be a battle in itself.

Meanwhile, Monkey is battling his own demons. Still in denial over the claims of his estranged uncle, Monkey is about to learn the shocking truth concerning his father – and it may be darker than he feared.

With Charles Gooch out of the picture, the Wardens squabble over their next move. Leader Daniel Turnbull is intent on channelling the power of Abernathy’s masterpieces to plunge the world into a dark and uncertain future. But hidden in the shadows, at least one member of the Wardens’ council doesn’t share his leader’s views and plans a bold move of his own – a move that could jeopardise everything Lorna and Monkey have achieved.

Her Darkest Hour by Sharon Maas ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

‘You and me – we’re sisters, not enemies. We’ve got a real enemy at our door and we need to focus on that – together, united. I don’t want to be fighting you as well.

In the small French town of Colmar, swastikas hang from lampposts, tanks are lined up outside the town hall, and twenty-one-year-old Marie-Claire is in love. She will do anything for her childhood friend Jacques, including spying on her German boss, Dietrich Kurtz. Anything to make Jacques see her in a new light, as something more than just a silly little girl.

But when Jacques rejects her, everything changes. Mortified and stung, Marie-Claire feels the need for revenge. She turns her back on those she loves and is catapulted into a new life.

Her little sister Victoire is aghast at her sister’s traitorous behaviour, not least because Marie-Claire is endangering Victoire’s own life-threatening mission, hiding Jewish refugees in their mother’s wine cellar. And when Marie-Claire marries Kurtz, Victoire knows her relationship with her sister has been poisoned for ever.

But when Victoire learns someone she loves is in terrible danger, her only choice is to trust the sister who betrayed her. Kurtz, Marie-Claire’s cruel and heartless husband, has key information and Victoire must persuade Marie-Claire to obtain it, even if it means risking Marie-Claire’s life. As secrets come to light and close bonds are broken, will the sisters be able to heal old wounds?

Tour hosted by Bookouture

No Accident by Robert Crouch ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

A former gangster is dead. It looks like an accident. Only Kent Fisher suspects murder.  When the police decide Syd Collins’ death is a work accident, they hand over the investigation to environmental health officer, Kent Fisher, a man with more baggage than an airport carousel. He defies a restraining order to enter Tombstone Adventure Park and confronts the owner, Miles Birchill, who has his own reasons for blocking the investigation.  Thwarted at every turn, Kent’s forced to bend the rules and is soon suspended from duty.  He battles on, unearthing secrets and corruption that could destroy those he loves.  With his personal and professional worlds on a collision course, he knows life will never be the same again.

A Cornish Summer Holiday (Little Duck Pond Cafe, Book 10) by Rosie Green ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The Little Duck Pond Cafe girls are looking forward to a well-earned break in the Cornish seaside town of Pengully Sands, where Sylvia’s sister, Aggie, owns a holiday home. With the glorious golden sands, sparkling azure sea and an ice-cream parlour only yards away, it seems like the perfect location to relax and watch the surfers riding the waves (and maybe even have a go themselves). But when they arrive, the girls find it’s not quite the seaside idyll they were expecting. The house is less ‘holiday home’ and more ‘creepy, dilapidated haunted house.’ Gracie, who runs the ice-cream parlour, has problems of her own and the last thing she needs is a bunch of high-spirited girls arriving to disturb the peace and isolation she craves. And when a handsome stranger looks set to destroy her livelihood, it seems like the last straw. Will Gracie get her happy ending – and maybe even make friends with the girls next-door? This wasn’t the relaxing break the Little Duck Pond Cafe girls were expecting, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be the holiday of a lifetime!

Tour hosted by Rachel’s Random Resources

Non-Fiction
Percolate by Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Do you have a voice inside you saying that you want something different? Do you feel like you’re searching for something better, even if you don’t know exactly what it is? When you hear words like consciousness, purpose, light and awaken, do you wonder how they apply to your life? If you answered yes to any of these questions, have no fear – this book is here to help! It provides simple, clear and understandable thoughts for a growing consciousness, even in a time when people are questioning everything from guiding principles to social structures.

In our fast-paced world, Percolate stands as a metaphor for how to move forward with growing awareness:

To wake up to what is possible without losing sight of the simple and practical things that already exist

To let your heart and mind brew powerful ideas, and your spirit float to the top like foam

To live your best life and thrive

Most importantly, to never give up

Grab a cup of joe, put your feet up, allow the steam to rise, and let your heart’s desire surface. Ah, can you taste the magic as you bring the authentic best you to the world?

Tour hosted by Love Books Group

cover reveals

The Middle-Aged Virgin in Italy by Olivia Spring

Heart and the City (Book 1 – Love Medicine Series) by Cecilia Fyre

extracts

Ground Rules by Richard Whittle

promo

Always Been You by Lasairiona E. McMaster

The Strange Book of Jacob Boyce by Tom Gillespie

In addition to all the above, I also had a PM Press Submission Call….so if you missed it authors, then make sure you check it out!

thank you….

As always, a massive thank you to all the blog tour organisers for inviting me on to the tours – thank you for all your amazing hard work you lovely ladies!

Thank you to the authors and publishers for providing me with copies of the books, whether ebook or paperback.

Thank you to Jenny Kane, Rob Campbell, Patricia Furstenberg and Robert Crouch for individually asking me to read and review their books.  Thank you for sharing your babies with me!

Thanks to all the authors who have been interviewed as part of my Meet the Author feature – I loved learning about you all, and so many of your interviews made me laugh!

And finally, as always, thank you to anyone that reads my blog and shares my posts.  I massively appreciate it!  If you have any suggestions for new features, anything you’d like to see or any improvement to my reviews – please do let me know.  I’m always grateful for feedback!

Have a wonderful day and a smashing June!

Take care lovelies

Chelle x

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