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Cover Reveal: The Butcher Book Series by Sian Claven

I am delighted to be taking part in the new cover reveal for these books today courtesy of the author of the books, Sian Claven! These are new covers – the same dark story just a new cover!

Brand New Covers!

Book 1 – Tatum

“Twisted and dark, Tatum will leave you wanting more.” Toni Cox, Author of the Elemental Saga.

Buy on Amazon

Tatum by Sian Claven

Book 2 – Kallista

“Chilling and terrifying from beginning to end and excellently written.” Shan Dinnie

Buy on Amazon.

Kallista by Sian Claven
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Author Interview: Marc Watson

I am delighted to bring you an interview with the Author Marc Watson today. Tomorrow, I will be reviewing his duology “Catching Hell” so do look out for that as well!

About Marc:

Marc Watson

Marc Watson is an author of genre fiction of all lengths and styles. He began writing at the age of 15 and continues to be a part-time writing student at Athabasca University. He has been published on flash fiction site www.101words.org (find his stories here) as well as comedy site www.thecorrectness.com.

Marc lives in Calgary, Alberta. He is a husband and proud father of two. He is an avid outdoors-man, martial artist, baseball player, and lover of all Mexican foods.

He can be found online as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

The Interview:

  • Tell me about how the idea for this book / series came about?

Happily! The imagined the world and most of the deep lore of the setting of ‘Catching Hell’ (what I refer to as the world of Ryuujin) in high school, and it stemmed from a lot of the comics and anime I was consuming at the time, only with a more western bent. Couple that with long walks to school with music in my ears and an overactive imagination, and eventually the world just sprang forth.

  • Where did the name/s of your Main Character/s come from?

Names mostly just come to me for no good reason, which was where Johan spawned from, but Aryu I needed to tie to the overarching narrative of the Ryuujin world, which is a long-dead deity named Ryu. I needed them to be similar, if not identical.

  • Did you find it easy to build your world?

Oh yes. Mentally I’d been living in that word for twenty years. Picking a story out of it and using that was simple. The lore is entrenched in almost everything I’ve ever written. You as the reader just don’t know some of it yet.

  • Are you a planner or a ‘pantster’ when it comes to writing?

Pantser! Pants pants pants, all day long. I’ll go into a project with a rough idea in my head, and then see where it takes me. I’m a big believer in letting stories and characters tell me what they want to be.

  • Who are your writing idols?

Gordon Korman, a YA author from southern Ontario, has been my inspiration for years. He started writing at a very young age, finishing his first book in his very early teens, and he never stopped. He had the writing bug about the same time that I did in life, and he’s done amazing things with it for sure.

  • What is the last book you read that you couldn’t put down?

I’m a big fan of author Brent Weeks’ ‘Lightbringer’ series, so I’d have to say ‘The Blood Mirror’, which is the most recent in the series.

  • Do you have any quirks/habits that you do when writing?

Only that unlike most authors and writers I know, I usually need to be at work to write properly. The hum of business going on around my cubicle is my preferred ambiance.

  • What literary pilgrimages have you gone on?

Nothing yet, but I have hopes to make it to Japan and Scotland someday to absorb the culture of the worlds I want to write about.

  • What is the first book that made you cry?

Not to play the macho man card, but when it happens I’ll let you know. I can say I’ve read a lot of books that seemed to be trying really, really hard.

  • What is your writing Kryptonite?

Time. I’d love to write more, but I also love being outdoors, playing sports, and being with my family whenever I can. I have about 45 minutes a weekday to write, and that could easily be taken up doing something personal, or promoting, or just watching Netflix.

  • Have you ever had reader’s block?

Ha, a great question, and an easy one to answer: absolutely. I’m in the middle of one right now, though I’m admittedly not trying very hard to break out. I haven’t read a book in months because I’ve been so busy with other stuff. If I have time to read, then I have time to do things I think are more important.

  • What other authors are you friends with, and how do they help you become a better writer?

Not many, honestly. I haven’t committed to the writing culture so I’m mostly an outsider. That said, Konn Lavery out of Edmonton writes some ridiculously imaginative horror/thrillers, and I’ve been an acquaintance of his for a few years. Also members of Calgary’s Imaginative Fiction Writers Association like Liz Grotkowski, Craig DiLouie, Chris Patrick Carolan, Ron S. Friedman, etc., are all amazing writers and the group as a whole has been a wonderful place to soak up ideas and just talk shop.

  • If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?

That his haircut is god-awful. It’s just…it’s just a tragedy. Six circular pony tails around his head? Good lord.

  • How did publishing your first book change your process of writing?

I suppose it gave me more confidence because I’m clearly saying something someone wants to hear, but on the other side of that, it took a lot of wind out of my sales. I committed to getting published, I got published, and now what’s next? What’s the next level, if I’m a man who doesn’t care about the money or sales? That’s still TBD.

  • What was the best money you ever spent as a writer?

Easy. When I first started and had a goal of getting published, my goal was simply to make enough money to take my family out to dinner with that first check. Maybe it would be an extravagant steak dinner, or sharing a small fries at Wendy’s, but it would be all on profits from my brain. In the end, it was a fantastic Mexican meal out (dessert included). I gave them every penny earned and walked out with my head held pretty high, I must say. My family deserved it for all their support.

  • What authors did you dislike at first but grew into?

Although I can name a few that went the other way (liked them and then just left them behind), I can’t think of any I’ve tried to warm up to. My reading time is precious. If I don’t like the first thing you have to say, I’m likely not coming back for seconds.

  • How do you balance making demands on the reader with taking care of the reader?

As contrite as it may be to say, I don’t. I love the reader. I want the reader to enjoy what I have to say, but I don’t take the reader into consideration when I’m crafting a story. I write the stories I want to hear but could never find, and I hope I find a reader that feels the same way. I can’t get bogged down in trying to balance the reader’s experience.

  • How many unpublished and/or half-finished books do you have?

At the current time twelve, in various states of readiness. Some almost finished, some only half done.

  • What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?

As a fantasy and science fiction writer, not much! I’ve done some small research work for my first book Death Dresses Poorly regarding landmarks and distances in Seattle and Chicago, as well as some distance calculations between points in Catching Hell. I like to start as fresh as I can.

  • What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters from the opposite sex?

The constant fear that I’m going to screw it up! I was raised by a single mom as well as an older sister. I have an amazingly strong and classy wife I love to death, and have always been surrounded by remarkable women. I don’t want to mess it up and do something stupid or cliché in the name of the opposite sex just for story purposes.

  • How many hours a day do you write?

As I previously mentioned, maybe 45 minutes a day during my lunch hour at work. And that’s often taken with other stuff I need to do. I can’t write in silence, or at night after the kids go to bed, so writing at home is right out.

  • What did you edit out of this book?

Pahl! Rest in peace, Pahl. You were a good man. Originally there were three protagonists. Aryu went in one direction, and Johan and Pahl in the other. For years I worked with this split dynamic, and then one day I just realized that Pahl wasn’t doing anything for the story that another character couldn’t do better, and I also realized I liked the image of two warriors going out into the scary new world instead of three, so Pahl got cut. And as a main character, I can assure you that was a serious undertaking.

  • If you didn’t write, what would you do for work?

Well for starters, two things: I do work full time at an engineering company and enjoy it very much, and also, I never ever want to write full time. That said, if I came upon some money, I’d likely go back to working part time at camping stores in town. I did that for years and it was the most fun I’d ever had at work. I’d still write, but only when I wasn’t selling or using camping gear!

  • Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?

For sure. Every single one of them. I’m thankful for the good ones, and the bad ones are water off a duck’s back. I don’t write for the reviews, and lord knows I’ve read things I didn’t like that others found transcendent, so if I get a bad review it’s just the nature of the game. I’m certainly never going to change what I do and how I do it based on reviews, be they good or bad.

  • Do you hide any secrets in your books that only a few people will find?

As a crafter of epic fantasy and some incredibly deep lore, for sure I do. I don’t expect anyone to ever catch on to them, but you can tell when the world in a book is only half-baked. A very annoying trait I’m looking to avoid, so I make sure ever thread ties back to something bigger, even if I never write about what that bigger thing is.

  • What was the hardest scene in this book to write?

Love and romance. I’m still trying to figure out how to write it without sounding terrible and corny.

  • Have you ever Googled yourself? What did you find?

That I’m a Scottish comedian, head content designer for Minecraft, and a rollercoaster engineer from Florida.

  • How long on average does it take you to write a book?

Different books have different answers. The first book I completed was Catching Hell, which eventually became this duology. If we go from when the first concept was hatched to when the last personal edit was made, it was ten years of work, five of which was pretty dedicated to re-writing and editing and re-writing again.

My second book Death Dresses Poorly (which was my first actual release, thanks to the cosmic dance that is publisher release schedules and being with two different houses) for that same series of events as mentioned above, was six weeks.

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Audiobook Review: The Six by K.B. Hoyle

I am delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for “The Six” by K.B. Hoyle today which was organised by Jess at AudioBookWorm.

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About the Audiobook

Winner of the 2016 Literary Classics Gold Book Award for YA Series and recipient of the Literary Classics Seal of Approval.

Darcy Pennington hates her life. She is an insufferably average teenager with no real friends, crushing social anxiety, and an indescribable sense of not fitting in anywhere. A change in her dad’s job forces her to attend Cedar Cove Family Camp the summer before her eighth-grade year, and Darcy once again finds herself on the outside of a social circle of teenagers, with her only advocate being an awkward girl named Samantha Palm. The only problem is, Darcy has no desire to be friends with her, but as the hostility from the other teenagers increases, she decides to return the friendship.

When Darcy begins to experience strange magical occurrences, she comes to believe she’s either losing her mind or on the brink of a discovery that could give her purpose in life. After unwittingly stumbling through a magical gateway to a new world called Alitheia, she convinces Sam and the other four teenagers to travel there with her, and despite their earlier hostilities toward her, they eventually concede leadership of their small group to Darcy. Once there, they learn the “arrival of the Six” was prophesied hundreds of years before and that they must expel an ancient evil from the land. In the end, their lives, and the fate of Alitheia will hinge upon Darcy. Will she have what it takes to fulfil her mysterious purpose? Or will she fall prey to a deadly foe.

About The Author

Author – K.B. Hoyle

K. B. Hoyle is an award-winning Young Adult author, a public speaker, a creative writing instructor, and a former classical history teacher. She stays busy at her home in Alabama with her husband and their four young sons.

She is a Readers’ Favorite 5-Star reviewed author, a multiple recipient of the Literary Classics Seal of Approval, the winner of the Literary Classics Gold Book Award for Best YA Series (2016) for The Gateway Chronicles, her best-selling six-book Fantasy series, the Literary Classics Silver Book Award winner for YA Science Fiction (2015) for BREEDER, the first book in her Dystopian Trilogy, The Breeder Cycle, and the Readers’ Favorite Bronze Award winner in YA Science Fiction (2016), also for BREEDER. She was a featured panel speaker at the 2013 Sydney Writer’s Festival in Sydney, Australia, and her books receive high acclaim from readers and reviewers worldwide.

She is represented by Ben Grange of the L. Perkins Agency. You can visit her website and sign up for her newsletter at kbhoyle.com

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About the Narrator

Narrator – Dollcie Webb

A long-time daydreamer, Dollcie Webb has always carried a special fondness for Young Adult Fantasy literature. The poetic imagery and enticing otherworldliness call to her sense of curiosity, satisfying a deep desire to explore the world around her. A graduate of Michigan Technological University with a Bachelor’s in Theatre and Electronic Media Performance, she’s taken her experience in audio and theatrical performance and has melded the two into a career as an audiobook producer and narrator.

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My Review

This is a fab story; albeit it’s definitely for younger readers but who doesn’t love an easy read / listen once in a while?! I found it very reminiscent of The Chronicles of Narnia – discovering a new world full of adventure and fantasy with a group of teenagers.

The characters and relationships in this story are truly great – they all have different personalities but work well together and Hoyle makes them all so believable and authentic. Themes in this book covered quite a range and were written so well – teen angst was abundant and I have to say took me right back to my own teenage years!

The Narrator was brilliant – I always think that you have a great narrator when you can tell who is speaking just from the voice they do, rather than relying on them telling you, and Dollcie does this really well. This is the first in the sries and I really hope that she is the narrator for the others too as that would make this a MUST LISTEN series for me!

I would definitely recommend this to anyone that loves a fantasy / magical world adventure and would also tell anyone of any age to give it a shot too! Thanks so much to AudioBookWorm and the Author

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Book Review: Triplicity by J Mercer

I am delighted to have been given the chance to read and review “Triplicity” by J Mercer today courtesy of YA Bound Book Tours.

Triplicity
by J. Mercer
Genre: YA Contemporary Fiction
Release Date: January 2019

About the Book:

One week on an Alaskan cruise, three teens, and an endless trail of lies.

Enter a series of thefts on board and they all fall under scrutiny. Though Navy acts a proper preacher’s daughter, she did end up with someone else’s purse in her hands, and Jesse knows way more than he should about what’s gone missing. Isaiah, however, is the one with motive—enough money and he could get back to his ranch. Each holds a piece of the truth, but exposing the thief could damn them all. They must navigate through the lies they’ve told, choose between standing together or saving themselves, and decide if innocence is worth facing their ugliest secrets. Add to Goodreads

About the Author:

J Mercer grew up in Wisconsin where she walked home from school with her head in a book, filled notebooks with stories in junior high, then went to UW Madison for accounting and psychology only to open a dog daycare. She wishes she were an expert linguist, is pretty much a professional with regards to competitive dance hair (bunhawk, anyone?), and enjoys exploring with her husband—though as much as she loves to travel, she’s also an accomplished hermit. Perfect days include cancelled plans, rain, and endless hours to do with what she pleases.

For updates and news, you can find her on Facebook, but she’s more often on Instagram, talking about what she’s reading and other bookish things. Go there for book recommendations, reading-inspired writing tips, or even to read along. If you prefer everything delivered directly to your inbox, click here to get on the email list.

My Review:

I want to start by mentioning the characters in this book – They are all so interesting to read about and I love that we get to see a little of their back story as well as see what is happening during the story. They are likeable rogues and all have their complexities.

The setting too is an interesting one – a cruise ship! The freedom combined with a limited boundary made the story an exciting one and I loved reading about the day-to-day stuff of a cruise as I have never been on one but would love to!

The only part I didn’t like so much was the romance, but that’s just personal preference and although not something I look for in a book, it didn’t distract me from loving the rest of it!

I would recommend this book to anyone that loves a ‘typical’ YA book with some mystery and adventure in it!

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Cover Reveal: Policy of Truth by Scarlett Holloway

Former Female Motorcycle Club Leader Revs Up All Gears In Stunning New Release

“One of the first rules of Fight Club is that you don’t talk about Fight Club.” The same goes for most, if not all, motorcycle clubs.

Hattiesburg, MS:  With shows like Sons of Anarchy, MC (Motorcycle Club) Romance has been a hot commodity in the entertainment world due to popular TV shows, Local Mississippi author, Scarlett Holloway took notice. Spinning her own MC Romance, Policy of Truth which releases February 22, 2019, Scarlett has one big advantage over most undertaking the genre: she actually lived the MC Life.

The result of Holloway’s experiences, being introduced to the MC world by a close family member, and her eventual creation of her own an all-female WMC, is a riveting romantic thriller that delves deep into the club world. And, with this new series, realism is the key, but it’s also touched with romance and the intrigue of mystery. She also tackles subjects which many authors refuse to broach: domestic violence, drug abuse and even suicide. The kicker? Every character in the series is a member of her own street team or friends that have helped her in some way. Holloway does not hide the fact that she was once a victim of domestic violence and wants awareness to reach women out there, that there is help for them.

When asked what her experience in the MC world, Holloway says, “It was rewarding and punishing at the same time. Always on the road having things you had to do, away from your family, tired and sore. At the same time, you are with extended family, making new friends, helping with charities.”

Knowing the ins and outs of club bylaws, and life in general, she wanted to erase popular fiction about stereotypical bikers, and give readers something fresh, and new. In the media, motorcyclists are looked at to be abusive and sexist, and oftentimes, this is perceived to be “sexy.” The truth and attitude definitely show through in Holloway’s writing and every reader would be wise to reach out and get familiar with Holloway’s work.  So, grab your favourite blanket, a cup of coffee (or wine) and kick back with her first book in the series, Policy of Truth, and let yourself get lured into the thrill of an all-female MC and the men who desire them.

About the Book

Five years ago, Tamra “Durty” Simon’s life was falling apart, and she had a one-way ticket to six-feet under. And if it hadn’t been for the Death’s Angels Motorcycle Club swooping in, dusting her off, and transforming her into the badass biker she is today, she’d be taking a dirt nap. Now, she has everything she ever wanted—or so she thought.

Brett “Sting” Jackson is on a mission, and nothing is going to stop him—not even the sexy, enticing female biker who makes him hard with a single look. Too bad he’s lying and keeping secrets from her. But the alternative could get her killed, and that’s not a risk he’s willing to take.

It took Sting crashing into her life to make Durty realize there’s something else in this world she wants to ride as hard as her bike—too bad fate has other plans for them. When a rival club makes a move against the Angels, all hell breaks loose. Lives will be lost, secrets will be revealed, and lies will be exposed. Because in the motorcycle world, lies may get you hurt, but the truth can get you killed.

| Official Cover reveal on January 8 | Book Pre-sale available on January 22 | Official Release Date is February 22 |

Policy of Truth by Scarlett Holloway

About the Author

Growing up on the Central Coast, Scarlett Holloway always dreamed of seeing her name on the cover of a book and on the New York Times Best Seller List. What better way than to bring part of her past onto the pages of a novel, as well as writing about issues that women face on a daily basis? When she is not in her bunny hole writing, she is a massage therapist, trying to help people through therapeutic healing. Scarlett is hopelessly devoted to her husband, who she lovingly calls her plot bunny, and is active in her teenage son’s life. | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads |

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Blitz: Shrill Dusk by Helen Harper


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Urban Fantasy
City of Magic, Book 1
Release Date: January 4, 2018

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Charley is a cleaner by day and a professional gambler by night. She might be haunted by her tragic past but she’s never thought of herself as anything or anyone special. Until, that is, things start to go terribly wrong all across the city of Manchester. Between plagues of rats, firestorms and the gleaming blue eyes of a sexy Scottish werewolf, she might just have landed herself in the middle of a magical apocalypse. She might also be the only person who has the ability to bring order to an utterly chaotic new world.

This is the first book in The City Of Magic series.


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About the Author

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After teaching English literature in the UK, Japan, and Malaysia, Helen Harper left behind the world of education following the worldwide success of her Blood Destiny series of books. She is a professional member of the Alliance of Independent Authors and writes full time, thanking her lucky stars every day that’s she lucky enough to do so!

Helen has always been a book lover, devouring science fiction and fantasy tales when she was a child growing up in Scotland.

She currently lives in Devon in the UK with far too many cats – not to mention the dragons, fairies, demons, wizards, and vampires that seem to keep appearing from nowhere.

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Book Reviews: The Mortician's Daughter Series by C.C. Hunter

The Mortician’s Daughter:
One Foot in the Grave
by C.C. Hunter
Genre: Paranormal Romance
The first exciting novel in a brand-new series from New York Times bestselling author C. C. Hunter!
Her dad’s job is with the dead . . .
and he’s bringing his work home with him.
Once again, seventeen-year-old Riley Smith is the new kid in school and her dad’s career has her back to being dubbed a freak. Truth is, she’s a much bigger freak than her classmates think. The only company she keeps these days is the dead who follow Dad home from work. She can see them. She can speak to them. And Fate seems to think she can help them solve their last problems so that they can move on to the other side. Which is odd, because with the loss of her mother and her father’s alcoholism, she’s got enough problems of her own.
But nothing could prepare her for the next tormented young spirit who darkens Riley’s door. The young woman’s death wasn’t the accident everyone believes. Soon Riley finds herself face-to-face with the killer and her only protection comes in the form of another spirit, Hayden, a boy her age with a heart-melting smile and understanding eyes that make her feel safe. If she can escape becoming the killer’s next victim, Riley knows she’ll have to help Hayden move on too, but what if she can’t let him go?
For thrills, chills, romance and laughter, buy The Mortician’s Daughter: One Foot in the Grave today.
Praise for C. C. Hunter’s Shadow Falls series:
C. C. Hunter has an amazing talent to make you laugh, cry, and laugh again all in the same chapter!” —Crossroad Review
Jam-packed with action and romance . . . Hunter’s lifelike characters and paranormal creatures populate a plot that will keep you guessing till the very end. A perfect mesh of mystery, thriller, and romance.” —Romantic Times on Taken at Dusk
The Mortician’s Daughter:
Two Feet Under
Riley has accepted that her special gift is to help dead people with their unfinished business. But she never thought she’d be tasked with helping the spirit of a convicted criminal who died in prison. He may lead her on the scariest mission yet, but helping him could mean saving the life of a child. The convict’s daughter needs a liver transplant and the one person who could still be a match is his brother…who also happens to be a gang leader.
Hayden’s not happy that Riley’s discovered who he is and is seeing him sick and unconscious in his hospital bed. This feels like as good a time as ever to cross over and put all of them out of their misery….but Riley is in danger. She’s visiting some of the most dangerous spots and confronting some of the creepiest low-lifes in town. For her, he’ll need to regain his strength and fight to keep her safe.
But dealing with other people’s problems still can’t keep Riley from her own. Her dad’s drinking has gotten worse. And she’ll soon learn it’s because he’s been keeping a huge, horrible secret that will change everything she believes about her family and her mother’s death.
C.C. Hunter is the New York Times bestselling author of over thirty-five books,
including her wildly popular Shadow Falls and Shadow Falls: After Dark series. In addition to winning numerous awards and rave reviews for her novels, C.C. is also a photojournalist, motivational speaker, and writing coach. In February 2018, Wednesday Books will publish her contemporary young adult and hardcover debut, This Heart of Mine. And the first book of her new paranormal young adult series, The Mortician’s Daughter: One Foot in the Grave will release on October 31st 2017. C. C. currently resides in Texas with her husband, junkyard dog, Lady, and whatever wild creatures that meander out from woods surrounding home.
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BOOK ONE:

So I may be nearly 40 (waaaaa!) but C.C’s writing transported me back to being 17 almost immediately due to its clarity and realism. I immediately felt bonded with Riley – her struggles of being the new kid and branded a freak are something that I have, unfortunately, experienced in life so I was rooting for her right from the start. I loved her personality too – she was so down to earth!

The storyline is one that, although a little predictable in places, keeps you reading and wanting more; there are plenty of the ‘usual’ high school dramas but equally, enough new things that keep you intrigued – falling in love with a ghost for one – who me? Uuuhh .. no, not at all … ;-).

The book does end on an epic cliff hanger .. but I was lucky enough to have been asked to read and review the second book so just went straight on to ..

BOOK TWO: ** SPOILER ALERT**

Riley now knows who Hayden is and is visiting him a lot in the hospital, which he isn’t too chuffed about – he doesn’t want her seeing him sick but he doesn’t want Riley dealing with her new project alone. The guy sh’s helping now is a criminal and it means that she’s spending a lot of time in the wrong areas of town with the wrong kinds of people. But Hayden is there to support her.

there are of course all sorts of other trials and tribulations going on at the same time – drugs, best friends feeling left out and in the dark, her fathers drinking, which is getting worse and worse and the never ending quest that is to find out more information about her mother.

The ending is a complete BOMB .. cliff hanger doesn’t do it justice really ..! 😉

Book 3 is going to be called “Three Heart Beats Away” but there is no news from C.C Hunter about when it may be released; As book two was only published in December 2018 I’m guessing we have a wait on our hands .. but it’s on my wish list ready for that day!

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Trailer: Policy of Truth by Scarlett Holloway

Delighted to be bringing you the trailer for Policy of Truth by Scarlett Holloway today.

Watch the Trailer HERE!

About the Book:

Five years ago, Tamra “Durty” Simon’s life was falling apart, and she had a one-way ticket to six-feet under. And if it hadn’t been for the Death’s Angels Motorcycle Club swooping in, dusting her off, and transforming her into the badass biker she is today, she’d be taking a dirt nap. Now, she has everything she ever wanted—or so she thought.

Brett “Sting” Jackson is on a mission, and nothing is going to stop him—not even the sexy, enticing female biker who makes him hard with a single look. Too bad he’s lying and keeping secrets from her. But the alternative could get her killed, and that’s not a risk he’s willing to take.

It took Sting crashing into her life to make Durty realize there’s something else in this world she wants to ride as hard as her bike—too bad fate has other plans for them. When a rival club makes a move against the Angels, all hell breaks loose. Lives will be lost, secrets will be revealed, and lies will be exposed. Because in the motorcycle world, lies may get you hurt, but the truth can get you killed.

Key Dates:

Official Cover reveal on January 8

Book Pre-sale available on January 22

Official Release Date is February 22

About the Author:

Growing up on the Central Coast, Scarlett Holloway always dreamed of seeing her name on the cover of a book and on the New York Times Best Seller List. What better way than to bring part of her past onto the pages of a novel, as well as writing about issues that women face on a daily basis? When she is not in her bunny hole writing, she is a massage therapist, trying to help people through therapeutic healing. Scarlett is hopelessly devoted to her husband, who she lovingly calls her plot bunny, and is active in her teenage son’s life.

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Spotlight: 'Beautiful Masterpiece' by Gen Ryan

“Ryan managed to meld together a sweet love story and a deeply disturbing psychotic thriller. Great
read.” ~ 5 Stars Amazon Review #kindleunlimited

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2fJZ5QE
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2gwgZZA 
Amazon CA: http://amzn.to/2yJYACj 
Amazon AU: http://amzn.to/2h2FnCO

Madison Harper is no stranger to monsters.
After surviving an unimaginable childhood, she fights her past every day and dreams of working for the
FBI to protect the innocent from monsters like her own father. Her plans are clear: finish her PhD, then
join the next class of trainees.

Her father’s escape fast forwards her plans.
The two agents assigned to protect and instruct Madison offer her so much more than she ever
expected. They teach her about love and pain, trust and loss. But not everyone can or should be saved.
Will Madison avoid being her father’s last Beautiful Masterpiece?

#thriller #series #romance #ku #htp_INF #INFBlogPop

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Book Review: The Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup

I am delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for “The Chestnut Man” by Siren Sveistrup, writer of the TV Show, “The Killing”.

The Chestnut Man Blog Tour

THE DEBUT THRILLER FROM THE WRITER OF THE KILLING

THE CHESTNUT MAN
SØREN SVEISTRUP
10th January 2019 / Hardback / Michael Joseph / £12.99

Introducing the nail-biting debut thriller from the BAFTA and Emmy winning creator of global TV sensation The Killing. Publishing in 25 territories around the world, The Chestnut Man captures all the unrelenting tension, style and atmosphere that made The Killing unmissable viewing and amass legions of fans worldwide.

The Blurb:

One Tuesday in October, Rosa Hartung is returning to her job as minister for social affairs following a year’s leave of absence – granted after the dramatic disappearance of her twelve-year-old daughter. Linus Bekker, a mentally ill young man, confessed to her killing, but is unable to remember where he buried the various parts of her dismembered corpse.

On the same day Rosa returns to Parliament, a young single mother is found brutally murdered at her home in the suburbs of Copenhagen-she’s been tortured, and one hand has been cut off. Thulin and Hess, the detectives sent to investigate the crime, arrive at the address to find a figure made of chestnuts hanging from a playhouse nearby.

When yet another woman is murdered-this time with both hands missing-and another chestnut figure is found, Thulin and Hess begin to suspect a connection with the Hartung case. But what is it?

Thulin and Hess are racing against the clock, because its clear that the murderer is on a mission that is far from over…

The Author:

Søren Sveistrup is an internationally acclaimed scriptwriter of the Danish television phenomenon ‘The Killing’ which won various international awards and sold in more than a hundred countries.

Søren Sveistrup (born 1968) holds a master of Literature and History from the University of Copenhagen and has graduated as script writer
from the Danish Film School.

My Review:

Firstly, I am hugely grateful to Jenny Platt at Penguin Random House and f course to the author Søren Sveistrup for giving me the opportunity of reading and reviewing this wonderful book!

Firstly I want to give you a warning – there is some ‘hard to read’ parts of this book but I also want to add that they are never gruesome for the sae of it and I believe are written wonderfully.  I don’t shy away from gruesome and graphic and actually quite like it when an author portrays things honestly and Søren Sveistrup doesn’t disappoint!

This is another book that is hard to tell you too much abut for fear of ruining the experience for you but needless to say that I HIGHLY recommend it – although it’s quite a hefty book I finished it in just 3 sittings and found myself putting off things that really needed to be done as I just couldn’t put it down!

If you are a fan of ‘The Killing’ TV show, love a good Scandi-noir story and can deal with some dark situations, then pick this up in January when it’s published – you won’t regret it and will have another author to add to your ‘Must buy every book they release’ list – just like me!

4.75 Stars!