Tuesday, 15 August 2017

NEW RELEASE!!!

Letters to Lincoln by Tracie Podger
Blurb:
 What do you do when your husband dies unexpectedly?
You write him a letter, of course.
What do you do when someone answers that letter?
 Dani was mid-thirties when she found herself alone and without her soulmate.
Coming to terms with her loss took all her strength and her voice.
If Dani thought she’d experienced the worst life could throw at her, she was wrong.
Lies, deceit, confusion surround her.
A stranger, a builder, and a priest, comfort her.
 Letters to Lincoln is a contemporary romance about overcoming loss, finding the strength to rebuild a life, and learning to forgive.
 
For readers over the age of 18.
 
 
 
           #NowLive #LTL #LettersToLincoln  #LetLincolnIntoYourHeart
#ItStartedWithABottle #TraciePodger #NewRelease #Romance
 
If you loved A Virtual Affair, then you’ll also love Letters To Lincoln – reviewer.

Excerpt 

I heard noises: beeping, whispered voices. It was the clinical smell assaulting my nose that had me realise I wasn’t at home. I tried to open my eyes, but the light, such a bright light above me, burned my retinas. My body ached, my arm felt heavy as if weighed down.
I drifted back into sleep.
“Dani, can you hear me?”
“Dani, we need you to open your eyes, honey.”
Honey?
I felt a hand on my shoulder, it gently squeezed. Why couldn’t they leave me be? Did they not understand? The minute I opened my eyes, the minute I heard their words, I’d have to remember. I didn’t want to remember.
“Baby girl, it’s time to wake up now.” Not even my dad’s voice could chase the fear of waking up away.
The hand squeezed and eventually, fingertips pried one eyelid open. I moved my head away; it was an invasion. An assault on my desired numbness. I had no choice. I opened my eyes, squinting against the harsh lights above me and turned my head.
My dad sat on a chair beside me. He leant forwards, reached out, and smoothed the hair from my forehead. I winced at the sting as his fingers brushed over the stitches.
“Hey,” he said, gently.
A nurse stood beside him, busying herself with a clipboard and notes. She looked up and smiled softly at me. I didn’t return the smile.
I looked down at the arm that felt heavy and saw the white plaster cast, stretching from hand to elbow. Using my other hand, I placed it on my stomach. I knew.
 
 
About the Author
Tracie Podger currently lives in Kent, UK with her husband and a rather obnoxious cat called George. Shes a Padi Scuba Diving Instructor with a passion for writing. Tracie has been fortunate to have dived some of the wonderful oceans of the world where she can indulge in another hobby, underwater photography. She likes getting up close and personal with sharks.
 
Tracie likes to write in different genres. Her Fallen Angel series and its accompanying books are mafia romance and full of suspense. A Virtual Affair is contemporary romance, and Gabriel and A Deadly Sin are thriller/suspense. The Facilitator is erotic romance.
 
 
Available from Amazon, iBooks, Kobo & Nook
 
Fallen Angel, Part 1
Fallen Angel, Part 2
Fallen Angel, Part 3
Fallen Angel, Part 4
The Fallen Angel Box Set
Evelyn - A Novella To accompany the Fallen Angel Series
Rocco A Novella To accompany the Fallen Angel Series
Robert To accompany the Fallen Angel Series
Travis To accompany the Fallen Angel Series
A Virtual Affair A standalone and available in KindleUnlimited
Gabriel A standalone and available in KindleUnlimited
The Facilitator A standalone and available in KindleUnlimited
A Deadly Sin A standalone and available in KindleUnlimited
Harlot A standalone and available in KindleUnlimited
Letters to Lincoln A standalone
 
Coming soon
 
Allana
A Deadly Mission
Hitchhiker
Jackson
 
Stalker Links
 
Amazon Author Page https://author.to/TraciePodger

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Sarah's Review of The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

It's been a very long time since I had the pleasure of reading a book that I absolutely did not want to put down, that is until I read The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware.
After the first quarter of the book, the intensity picked up and all I wanted to do was keep reading and reading. Every spare minute I had was spent with my nose in this book.
It is a page turning, psychological thriller, with so many spine-tingling twists and turns that you are left questioning everything until the final page.


In this book, we meet our main character, Lo Blacklock. She is a travel writer who just happens to score the job of a lifetime that could skyrocket her career. There is a new luxury cruise ship, the Aurora, embarking on its maiden voyage and Lo has been assigned. She couldn't wait for the quiet, calm waters and clear skies, with a few networking opportunities with guests. Anything to take her mind off of the crime that took place in her home just a few short days before.
As soon as she boards, she loves how elegant everything is, even the guests rooms are spacious with wide open doors looking out at the sea. However, the first night at sea, Lo is awakened by a splash out her window and what appears to be a body disappearing below the waters. Yet upon investigation, everyone on board is accounted for and no other person recalls seeing the woman Lo had met.
Lo knows she didn't imagine it, and is on the hunt to find out who the woman in cabin 10 was and what happened to her. Was she killed? And if so, does that mean that she is in danger now?

Ruth Ware has such a way with words that you are easily drawn into the world she has created. You feel as though you are on that maiden voyage of the Aurora with her, wandering through the claustrophobic under dwellings of the cruise ship, feeling as though your life is spinning out of control. Her main character, Lo, is so well laid out and it is easy to feel as though you know her personally and can easily empathize with what she is going through.

The plot is as churning as the waters in the seas and it takes you on a wild ride searching for the truth.

This book is the best book I have read in a very long time and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to read! There's suspense, mystery, and possibly murder, but you will have to read it to find out!

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

COVER REVEAL!!! MORTAL HEART (DIVINE HUNTER #4) BY LJ SEALEY

Wow! This cover is beautiful! I can't wait to read this!
Don't forget to read the blurb below!

 
 
 
Title: Mortal Heart Series: Divine Hunter #4
 
Release Date: Winter 2017 tba
 
BLURB When two hearts bleed, Heaven doesn’t stand a chance. Is it possible for a heart to break twice? Lacy had known from finding out what Michael was that there would be complications, but she never expected they’d be torn apart in such a cruel way. Unable to stop herself feeling the things she did, she knew she would pay for falling in love with an angel, but this. . . If it hurt this much, then how could she go on without him?
He’d feared this would happen. It was always only a question of when. Michael’s nightmares had come true and he hadn’t even had chance to say goodbye. His heart ached like he never thought possible, but he was powerless to change what had happened. Now he was trapped in the heavens awaiting a trial that he already knew the outcome of. Through her journal he’d lived his mother’s pain after his father had been taken from her. He couldn’t allow that to happen to Lacy. He had to get out. He would get out. Of all that had happened to him this would be his toughest fight yet, but it would end in one of two ways: Either Michael would convince the Thrones to let him live with the woman he had lost his heart and soul to, or he would die by her side. Either way, he wasn’t prepared to exist without her.
 
* Mortal Heart is the fourth and final book in the Divine Hunter series.
 
And here's a little teaser just for you!
 
 

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Sarah's Review of My (not so) Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella


In Sophie Kinsella's newest book, My (not so) Perfect Life, we meet Katie Brenner, living in London, with the perfect life that she posts on Instagram for all to see....well maybe not quite perfect. Instead of a glamorous life she hopes for, she finds herself crammed into a tiny flat with flatmates. Katie's Instagram posts show a lie, only photos of what she wishes her life was like in an attempt to make her father proud. And she hopes that one day her life will match up to her posts. Katie's boss, Demeter, seems to have everything she wants. In Katie's eyes, Demeter has everything, she is smart, creative and has the most perfect home life with a perfect family. 
Katie is working from the bottom up, she hopes, in a branding agency. Then, it seems that once Katie starts to finally be getting somewhere, her world comes crashing down. Demeter fires Katie, which causes her to move back home to Somerset with her father and step-mom. She helps them start up a new glamping business on the family farm and all is going great! Katie has even used her knowledge of branding to create the perfect advertising for the farm.
After she begins to feel like herself again, she finds out that Demeter's family has booked a week on the farm. Katie's is faced with a dilemma as whether or not to seek revenge on Demeter. Or to beg for her job back. But as she gets to know Demeter a little bit better she finds out some secrets that shatter her former misconceptions of reality. Maybe they have more in common than previously thought.

First off, I love the way Sophie Kinsella writes and this new character, Katie Brenner, is fantastic. Her character is very well-rounded and relatable. She taps into all of the insecurities that a lot of us have but are unwilling to share. Everyone wants to look perfect on paper, but how many of us actually live up to what we post? And even if ours posts are true, it's really only a half truth that we are sharing with the world. Nobody posts the bad stuff. Everyone just wants to share the good stuff. Therefore, if we don't truly know somebody we may think they have it all, when in reality we are only seeing one tiny snapshot of their lives. There are many layers that are left hidden.

The idea that Katie Brenner isn't solely looking for love, but in actuality is trying to define herself and her identity, while being judged online by today's society is refreshing. The lessons she learns and the person she becomes by the end of the book are good values. She learns that the only real person to be is herself and that person is valuable and unique. The best version of ourselves is the one who we are true to. The one who doesn't have to pretend to be something they are not.

Although there is a romance storyline in the book, it doesn't dominate the story. There are a lot of small plot lines that come together to make one amazing book. There were definitely some laughable moments, but there is a slightly more serious tone to this book than some of Kinsella's other stories.

I would highly recommend this book! Another job well done Sophie Kinsella! Love, love, love her writing!

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Freebie and Giveaway!!!!

FREEBIE!! GIVEAWAY!! To celebrate Laura Barnard's birthday week she's put Heath, Cliffs & Wandering Hearts at a reduced price - myBook.to/Heathcliffs To win a SIGNED PAPERBACK and £5/$5 Amazon Gift Card just head on over to her facebook page. For those in the UK follow this link to get Heath, Cliffs & Wandering Hearts free for your Kindle! https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heath-Cliffs-Wandering-Hearts-Barnard-ebook/dp/B01M9BUCYW/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1496138463&sr=1-1&keywords=heath+cliffs+and+wandering+hearts
WINNER of Best Young Adult Book 2016 - Jo & Isa Love Books Reader's Choice Awards
Life for sixteen year old Savannah Franks has just been turned upside down. Her Mum’s business has failed and they’re forced to move into a maisonette in the rough end of town.
She doesn’t want anyone to know her dire situation, not even her besties. So when the rest of the money for the school ski trip is due she can’t be seen not to attend. Everyone is going! She just needs to find a job. Add that to the list of getting a boyfriend and losing her pathetic virginity.
But working every spare hour in a job she hates on top of school work and mounting secrets doesn’t prove easy. Soon she’s keeping so many she’s not even sure herself what’s true and what’s not.
The only person she can lean on to tell the truth is her best friend Heath.
Only…did he get hot recently? That won’t make things awkward between them…right?
 

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

RELEASE DAY GIVEAWAY!!!

💜💚      EXCESS BAGGAGE RELEASE DAY GIVEAWAY!💜💚

Grab your copy now -  myBook.to/ExcessBaggageLB

Win a SIGNED PAPERBACK and Amazon voucher (details below).
'An absolute must read this Summer!' Lady Living in Bookland
'Quintessential British humour; I felt like I was on a girls holiday with my own chicks.'  Persuing Princesses Book Blog
'Almost made me pee myself I laughed so hard!' Shelly's Book Corner

Synopsis
Stuck in a dead-end relationship, Erica Bennett finds herself daydreaming of her first holiday romance. She was fifteen, it was exciting, new and full of possibilities…and Jack Lawson was hot as hell. That kind of thing leaves a mark.

So when her friends suggest a girls holiday to Luna Island, it’s exactly what she needs to take her mind off things. What she doesn’t expect is to spot Jack – a much older, hotter version of him – across the hotel lobby.

Their attraction is still there and it isn’t long before sparks fly, but fifteen years is a long time. They aren’t the same people they were back then and besides, it’s only a week, right?

Is it a second chance at something real or will their excess baggage ruin their shot at love after they leave Luna Island?

myBook.to/ExcessBaggageLB

Check out the reviews on Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34994195-excess-baggage?from_search=true

GIVEAWAY!
 
Head on over to Laura's facebook page to enter her release day giveaway to be in with a chance of winning a signed paperback of EXCESS BAGGAGE and a £5/$5 Amazon gift card.Connect with Laura

Website - http://www.laurabarnardbooks.co.uk/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/laurabarnardbooks

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

NEW RELEASE!!! CONDEMNED by HAYLEY OAKS

❥☆(¸.•´ ❥HAYLEY OAKES RELEASE DAY!❥☆(¸.•´ ❥
Condemned is out now!  Check out this beautifully written second chance romance which will have you swooning so hard it's impossible to stand straight!

SYNOPSIS
For eight years, I’ve lived with the scars left by him.

William Devereux consumed me until I didn’t know where I ended and he began ... I tried to forget but I was forever changed.

And now he’s back.

Gone is the aggressive hothead who hurt me and set my body on fire in equal measure, replaced with a responsible, doting, single father.

I’m trying my best to remain unaffected.

He’s trying his best to make amends.


Sometimes the one thing you shouldn’t want, is the one thing you can’t breathe without.
 
 
Head on over to her Facebook page for the chance to win a £15/$15 Amazon gift card and signed paperback!



Connect with Hayley




Thursday, 4 May 2017

COVER REVEAL!!!


💜💚💙LAURA BARNARD COVER REVEAL & GIVEAWAY!💜💚💙

How beautiful is this cover of Laura's latest romantic comedy, Excess Baggage?  It's out on the 23rd and you can pre-order now myBook.to/ExcessBaggageLB
 
Details of giveaway below.
 
SYNOPSIS:
Stuck in a dead-end relationship, Erica Bennett finds herself daydreaming of her first holiday romance. She was fifteen, it was exciting, new and full of possibilities...and Jack Lawson was hot as hell. That kind of thing leaves a mark.
So when her friends suggest a girls holiday to Luna Island, it's exactly what she needs to take her mind off things. What she doesn't expect is to spot Jack - a much older, hotter version of him - across the hotel lobby.
Their attraction is still there and it isn't long before sparks fly, but fifteen years is a long time. They aren't the same people they were back then and besides, it's only a week, right?
Is it a second chance at something real or will their excess baggage ruin their shot at love after they leave Luna Island? myBook.to/ExcessBaggageLB
 
 
GIVEAWAY!
Head on over to Laura's Facebook page to enter her cover reveal giveaway to be in with a chance of winning an ARC of Excess Baggage and a £5/$5 Amazon gift card.

 

Connect with Laura
 
 

Friday, 28 April 2017

***RELEASE DAY GIVEAWAY ***

Happy release day to Nikki Ashton.  BOX OF HEARTS is out now!  myBook.to/BOH

 

Synopsis
Millie is unlucky in love and when her long term relationship ends like a soap opera story line, she takes drastic action.  She applies for an overseas job as home school teacher on an American family Ranch and finds herself instantly attracted to Jesse-her boss.  As for Jesse, well he doesn’t need her getting in his business and constantly reminding him that he neglects his daughter.
 
In Jesse Connor’s eyes his life would be simple if it consisted of three things.  His ranch, his cattle and his horses.  But it doesn’t- for one, there’s his young daughter, Adeline, who is fighting for his love and attention because he’s the only parent she has.  Then there is Millie Braithwaite-that damn beautiful English woman.
 
Millie & Jesse are two broken souls who are both fighting against the inevitable, because they both know that this time their hearts could be shattered beyond repair.
 
Box of Hearts is the first book in the Connor Ranch series and tells the story of second chance love and the joy and sorrow it can bring.
 
GIVEAWAY
In order to win a signed paperback AND $5 Amazon Gift Card just head on over to Nikki's page ( https://www.facebook.com/NikkiAshtonBooks/ ) to enter the pinned post.

Connect with Nikki

Monday, 3 April 2017

Sarah's Review of Lasting Impressions by John Schlarbaum


I recently had the privilege of meeting author John Schlarbaum at an event and picked up a couple of his books. Now I wish I had purchased more! I just finished reading the very intriguing, spellbinding novel, Lasting Impressions and it did not disappoint!

Lasting Impressions takes place in a small town, called Lasting. We find the townspeople enjoying the early days of summer with friends and family, until a newcomer arrives. This good looking, charismatic, young man, Dale Hawks, quickly gains the trust of everyone he comes across.
Jeremy Atkins is the mayor's overachieving son who picks up Dale Hawks hitchhiking. He has no idea about this young man's terrible past. He seems to have this otherworldly ability to adapt and blend in wherever he goes. Jeremy's girlfriend, Susan, is one of the first to find this out, as well as Jeremy's best friend and his secret admirer.
As each day passes and the warm weather gets hotter, it becomes abundantly clear that Dale Hawks is no ordinary human. His ability to mystically manipulate the townspeople is just part of his bigger plan, to bring about the destruction of the town.
There is just one catch, can Dale Hawks escape his own personal demons in order to bring about such a devastating end to the town?

Schlarbaum has the uncanny ability to draw you in from the very first page. A thrilling, suspenseful tale of what could happen when people are too trustworthy. It gets into your psyche and makes you question all of the strangers you come across. It makes the threats of stranger danger all too real and makes you wonder who you can trust.
From page one this story has your undivided attention and takes you on a spellbinding journey through so many twists and turns. Nothing predictable about this storyline. Schlarbaum keeps you turning page after page and guessing as to what is going to happen next.
All of the characters are strong and true to themselves. You feel like you know them, like they are your friends, or neighours or colleagues. Growing up in a small town, it's easy to understand how people can be so trusting and friendly, never expecting something, or someone, like Dale Hawks to show up and create so much devastation.
Personally, I enjoyed the mystical, paranormal spin on Hawks character.
I can't wait to read more of this phenomenal author's published works!

Friday, 31 March 2017

NEW RELEASE! HARLOT by TRACIE PODGER

☆.•°☆ RELEASE DAY & £50/$50 AMAZON GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY ☆°•.☆ 

Harlot by Tracie Podger is now live!  Read on below for an exclusive excerpt and links for a chance to win a £50/$50 Amazon Gift card among other fabulous prizes. 

Synopsis
Charlotte Kenny is nineteen years old and a prostitute.
Not by choice, though.

When a client is murdered, Charlotte is thrown into a world she believes should be between the pages of a novel.

Beau Mercier is an ass with a dark past.
When Charlotte ends up on his doorstep, he knows trouble will follow.

Two people, who neither trust nor like each other, are forced together in a town where all is not as it seems.
Can Charlotte escape her trouble? Can Beau open up enough to help her?
Both want to, but secret pasts, murder, and intrigue, get in the way.

Harlot accompanies the thrillers, Gabriel and A Deadly Sin, and can be read as a standalone.
 
For readers over the age of 18.
 
Amazon UK – http://amzn.to/2kr5dnB
Amazon Aus - http://amzn.to/2l91zvI
 



Excerpt

I slumped into my broken and grubby sofa, wincing at the soreness of my bare feet. I didn’t have the energy to clean them. Instead, I poured myself a glass of cheap wine and gulped it down. My hand shook so much it was hard to hold the glass to my lips. The wine burned its way down my throat, mixing with the bile that was churning in my stomach. I pulled my dirty feet up onto the sofa and curled up. Finally, the tears fell.
I hugged myself, trying to get some warmth into my bones. The trailer I lived in was freezing with just a small gas heater that gave off enough of a smell for me not to want to use it. I pulled a quilt around my shoulders and then cried harder. 
My grandmother had made that quilt; it was the only item I had that reminded me of her.
I missed her bitterly. I had since she’d died but more so then. She would have hugged me; she would have known what to do. I would never have found myself in the situation I was had she been around. I cried out her name, praying she could hear and guide me. Not that I thought I could sleep, but I closed my eyes, hoping that dawn would arrive quickly and I’d have a clearer mind.
A sweep of car headlights across the room disturbed me. I sat up, pulling the quilt tight around me and held my breath. The lights came to a stop outside my trailer. I quietly slipped from the sofa, and in a crouch, I crept to the window. I sat on the floor, my back to the door, knowing if someone looked in, they wouldn’t see me.
My blood froze in my veins when I heard my name being called, more so, when I recognized the voice. If he wanted to get in, one kick would have the front door fly off its brackets. I covered my mouth to stifle the sob when the door rattled.
“I know where you’ve been, whore,” he slurred, before laughing. “You won’t be going back there.”
“Please, go away,” I whispered, hoping for divine intervention. That came in the form of a dog.
Barking echoed around outside, becoming more frantic. I heard his heavy footsteps clomp down the wooden steps, away from the door, and then the headlights swept across the room again. I sat, straining my ears to listen for the engine of his car and breathed a sigh of relief when that sound became faint.
I knew at that point I couldn’t stay there. I had to leave. I scrambled to my feet and rushed into my bedroom. I gathered what few belongings I had, and crammed them into a battered backpack. The last thing I picked up was the quilt. 
I pulled on some socks and my sneakers, still aware of how dirty my feet were, and headed for the kitchenette. Hidden in a cupboard, in a small tin, were my meager earnings, well, the portion of earnings I was allowed to keep. In addition, there was my ‘gift’ of a hundred dollars. At the thought of that ‘gift’ and the person who gave it, tears welled in my eyes again. I would call the police, but I would have to do it anonymously. There was no way I could go forward and publicly report what I’d seen.
I was scared, I was trailer park trash, and I was a prostitute.
 
Copyright T J Podger
 
Enter Tracie's giveaway for a chance to win a £50/$50 Amazon Gift Card voucher, signed paperback of Harlot and ebooks of Gabriel and A Deadly Sin.


About the Author

 Tracie Podger currently lives in Kent, UK with her husband and a rather obnoxious cat called George. Shes a Padi Scuba Diving Instructor with a passion for writing. Tracie has been fortunate to have dived some of the wonderful oceans of the world where she can indulge in another hobby, underwater photography. She likes getting up close and personal with sharks.
 
Tracie likes to write in different genres. Her Fallen Angel series and its accompanying books are mafia romance and full of suspense. A Virtual Affair is contemporary romance, and Gabriel and A Deadly Sin are thriller/suspense. The Facilitator is erotic romance.
 
Available from Amazon, iBooks, Kobo & Nook
Fallen Angel, Part 1
Fallen Angel, Part 2
Fallen Angel, Part 3
Fallen Angel, Part 4
The Fallen Angel Box Set
Evelyn - A Novella  To accompany the Fallen Angel Series
Rocco  A Novella  To accompany the Fallen Angel Series
Robert  To accompany the Fallen Angel Series
Travis  To accompany the Fallen Angel Series
A Virtual Affair  A standalone
Gabriel  A standalone
The Facilitator  A standalone
A Deadly Sin  A standalone
Harlot  A standalone
 
Coming soon
Allana - 2017
Hitchhiker - 2017
Jackson - 2017
Letters to Lincoln  2018
Rocco: The Missing Years  2018
 
Stalker Links
Amazon Author Page  https://author.to/TraciePodger

 

NEW RELEASE!!!

Letters to Lincoln by Tracie Podger Blurb:   What do you do when your husband dies unexpectedly? You write him a letter, of cours...