#blogtour The Last Wife by J.A. Baker @rararesources @thewriterjude

The Last Wife

Welcome to Winters End…

Winters End should have been the perfect place for me and my husband Neil to start again. To leave the terrible secrets and guilt of our past far behind us.

But from the moment we arrived in the small, isolated community, it becomes clear to me that we are not welcome here. That someone wants us to leave…

I’m certain that everyone knows our secrets – knows who we really are. But how can that be?

Perhaps it’s my mind playing tricks on me. Just like before.

I know Neil thinks I’m paranoid. My thoughts spiralling. Again. If only I had someone else to talk to. Another woman to confide in.

And that’s when I realise something far more terrifying.

I am the only wife at Winters End…and I could be the last…

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Author Bio – 

J. A. Baker is a successful psychological thriller writer of numerous books, previously published by Bloodhound. Born and brought up in Middlesbrough, she still lives in the North East, which inspires the settings for her books. Her first title for Boldwood will be published in December 2022.

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#blogtour #review Love Notes by Aimee Brown @rararesources

Mercy Alexander doesn’t believe in love, let alone love at first sight.

There’s one sure fire way of steering clear of heartbreak, and that’s not to get your heart involved in the first place. So what is that irritating flutter she feels every time she sees Brooks Hudson, and why is she finding him so hard to ignore?

Brooks Hudson can’t understand where he’s going wrong.

Doting single father to six-year-old Ali, supportive co-parent with his ex, much-loved friend and respected colleague, not to mention he’s smoking hot. So why is he constantly being dumped, told in no uncertain terms he’s ‘too nice’? Since when was being nice a crime?

Mercy is in serious need of someone to restore her faith in men, and Brooks needs a girl he likes to stick around long enough for him to believe in love again. But when Mercy’s past threatens to remind her of everything she’s scared of, will love be enough to save the day?

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Author Bio –

Aimee Brown is the bestselling romantic comedy author of several books including The Lucky Dress.

She’s an Oregon native, now living in a tiny town in cold Montana and sets her books in Portland.

Previously published by Aria, her new series for Boldwood is full of love and laughter and real-life issues. The first book will be published in January 2023.

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My Review

Love Notes is a cute story about finding love when it’s not expected.

The best thing about this book is the lightheartedness of a love story, but with the depth of dealing with past demons. The characters are strong and a delight to read.

This is a great book for the perfect escape.

#BlogTour #Excerpt A Magical Moonglow Sleepover by: Jocelyn Porter @rararesources

A Magical Moonglow Sleepover

On the night of the sleepover, Marigold Moonglow revealed a secret that changed Katherine’s life completely. When Katherine found herself flying on a dragon with Charlie Broccoli, she considered that to be the least of her problems. Her friends had turned against her and Katherine was desperate to prove them wrong. “I’m still the same person you’ve always known,” she said.  But was she? Only time would tell. . .

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Author Bio

Jocelyn’s writing career began when she was asked to write a story for a preschool magazine. That story was the first of many. Jocelyn became the writer/editor of several preschool magazines and continued in that role for 15 years. Writing one new story every month, plus rhymes and activities was a tough gig, but very exhilarating. Time is the big difference between writing for a magazine and writing a book. You see your work on the supermarket shelves within a few weeks of completion. A book takes longer – a lot longer. Jocelyn has to be patient now – not something she’s good at. Before becoming a writer, Jocelyn worked in higher education as International Students Officer. It was a rewarding and interesting job even though she was on call 24/7.

Jocelyn also trained as a counsellor and volunteered at drop-in centres. She never knew who would arrive for counseling and had to be prepared for anything. This work gave her insight into some of the darker corners of life.

Motor sport was one of Jocelyn’s early loves, she had the spine-tingling thrill of taking part in a 24-hour national rally as navigator – those were the days when rallies were held on public roads!

Jocelyn worked as an au pair in Paris in her teens. Having visited the city on a school trip, she fell in love with it, and always wanted to return. Jocelyn’s first book published by Full Media is The King Who Didn’t Like Snow, illustrated by Michael S Kane. Finn and Fred’s Arctic Adventure is her second book under Full Media and is illustrated by Leo Brown. 

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Chapter Seven 

Dylan to the Rescue 

“Have you seen my film?” asked Charlie.  

“Don’t think so,” I said. “Anyway, I wouldn’t remember seeing you in anything.”  

“Neither would I,” piped up Charlotte. 

Charlie didn’t seem to notice we were being rude. He took a deep breath and began talking rapidly.  

“I was a cowboy in a film called  The Attack of the Fire-Breathing Goblins. I helped save the world. One of the goblins set my hair on fire. He said it was an accident, but I know he did it  deliberately.”  

“I’ve definitely not seen it,” I said. 

“Neither have I,” said Charlotte.  “I’d remember a film about fire-breathing goblins. I don’t like goblins –  not that I’ve ever met one.” 

 “I have,” said Charlie, “and I don’t  like them. They have a habit of farting  when you don’t expect it, and they smell like rotten eggs.”  

“Charlie! That’s rude!” I said, trying not to laugh. 

“I know, but goblins are rude, they fart all the time,” he said with a grin. 
“Anyway, I’m hoping to get a part in  another film. It’s going to be called The Vanishing Carousel.”  

“That’s strange,” I said. “A carousel was floating next to our train just now,  but it’s drifted out of sight. Sophie was  on one of the horses. Do you think you  could find it and bring Sophie back to the train?”  

“Of course I can,” said Charlie.“I hope you are right,” said  Charlotte. “I want Sophie back. I don’t  like her being somewhere out there in  the night sky. It’s not right, and it’s all Katherine’s fault.” 

I was about to protest, but I knew  Charlotte would not listen to me, and I was beginning to think Charlie might be  useful after all. Maybe not all the boys in Mr Pepper’s class were as bad as I thought!  

Suddenly, I saw an enormous eye peeping in through our window.
“Dylan, I’m so glad you’re here,”  called Charlie, rushing to the window. “We’ve got a job to do.” 

The eye was in the head of a dragon that was flying beside the train!  

Charlie had already climbed out of the  window and was sitting on its back.  

“This is Dylan,” shouted Charlie.  “He pulls the roller coaster at the Pleasure Park. Sometimes Dylan and I fly together at night. He knocks on my  bedroom window when he wants to play.” 

  Elroy decided to join in the conversation, but both he and Dylan  were talking in a strange language and 
I couldn’t understand what they were saying. 

“Elroy! Dylan! Stop talking Moongook. We’ve got company tonight – don’t be so rude,” snapped Marigold.  

“Moongook? Sounds more like gobbledygook to me,” I said. 

“It may sound like gobbledygook to you, but to magical creatures, it’s their  normal language,” said Marigold.  “I can speak Moongook; all fairy godmothers  have to learn it.”  

“Elroy and Dylan sound worried. Please tell me what they were saying,” I  begged. 

“Dylan can smell storm clouds,”  Marigold explained. “He says they are  getting nearer. That means we must  find Sophie and the carousel before the storm arrives. Horses are scared of thunder, and they might panic and run away with Sophie.”  

Charlotte was suddenly at my  shoulder. She stamped her feet and said, “Do something, Katherine! I can’t believe you’ve got us into this mess.” 

 I was starting to think Charlotte was right, but I just couldn’t think what to do. 

“Earlobe, Katherine, remember the  earlobe,” said Marigold. 

“Oh, yes, I’d forgotten about that,” I gulped and pulled my earlobe as hard as I could but without much hope of an  answer.  

Snickerdoodles!  What shall I do now?”  

Much to my surprise, I knew the answer right away.  I had to go with Charlie to find Sophie. My thoughts became action as soon as they entered my head, and I found myself sitting behind Charlie on Dylan’s back. 

#blogtour Shooters by Julia Boggio @rararesources @twolitchicks @juliaboggio

The photography conference simmered with talent: those who had it, those who wanted it, and those who would always suck no matter how hard they tried. Stella Price wondered where she fell on that scale.”

Stella is determined to become a successful wedding photographer, even if it means learning from Connor Knight, a wedding shooter with sexy rock star status and an ego to match.

Burned by an affair that ended her last career, Stella should know better than to get entangled with Connor during a residential course in a romantic French chateau. But while his arrogance turns her off, his talent turns her on.

Their clashes lead to a whirlwind of passion, but Stella struggles to frame a future with a man who’s come to distrust “happily ever afters” and hides a softer side behind his image. Can Stella learn from her past mistakes and teach Connor about real love before he disappears from the picture?

Purchase Links

UK – Kindle: https://www.amazon.co.uk/SHOOTERS-sizzling-romantic-wedding-photographers-ebook/dp/B0BKWXX1H3

US – Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/SHOOTERS-sizzling-romantic-wedding-photographers-ebook/dp/B0BKWXX1H3

Price Drop – For one day only on 14th March, Shooters will be 99p.

Author Bio – 

Originally from New Jersey, Julia Boggio moved to London in her early twenties. She worked as an advertising copywriter until discovering her love of photography on a 6-month trip around South America. She started a wedding photography business which received some great PR when her own Dirty Dancing-themed wedding dance went viral on YouTube. She appeared on Richard & Judy and The Oprah Winfrey Show, where she danced with Patrick Swayze. In 2009 she opened a luxury portrait studio and has photographed everyone from the Queen to Queen, the band. After 15 years as a photographer, she returned to her first love: writing. Julia Boggio books focus on strong female characters with real, complicated lives, delivered with humour and feel-good factor.

You can sign up for her newsletter at JuliaBoggio.com.

Listen to Julia’s book podcast, TWO LIT CHICKS, here

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#Review #releaseday No More Secrets by Kerry Lonsdale

A young man seeks redemption from his past in the third novel from the No More trilogy by Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Kerry Lonsdale.

After serving six months in a juvenile detention center, Lucas Carson returns home irrevocably changed by what happened there. Traumatized, Lucas shuts himself out from everyone he loves, even his younger sister, Lily, who ran away from home when she was pregnant at sixteen. When Lily resurfaces years later, Lucas can’t cope with his guilt about not being there for her. He takes off, only to cross paths with Shiloh Bloom—fifteen, homeless, and, like Lucas, escaping the past.

All Lucas sees in her is the little sister he neglected. Believing this is his chance to absolve past mistakes, he takes Shiloh in. He gives her food and shelter. She gives him a purpose. Together they invent a background for her and form a bond. But the risk of discovery grows. Lucas’s sisters aren’t the only ones looking for him. So are Shiloh’s mother and the police. If Lucas wants to heal and have a future, he must stop running and face everything he’s left behind.

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About the Author:

Kerry Lonsdale is the Amazon Charts, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and #1 Kindle bestselling author of the Everything series, No More trilogy, and multiple standalone domestic drama novels. Her books have sold more than two million copies and have been translated into twenty-seven languages. Having successfully launched two kids into adulthood, Kerry lives in California with her husband and three cats.

My Review:

No More Secrets is the third and final book on the No More series by Kerry Lonsdale. Before diving in, I have to start with this is my favorite book of the three.

Each book is devoted to a sibling in the Carson family. Book one was from Olivia’s point of view. Lily’s point of view was the center of book two. And to wrap up the series, book three is about Lucas, the brother of the three.

Lucas is the boy you hate to love. Gorgeous, yet reserved, he’s been through a lot in his life. Now living in California City he finds what he feels is the perfect escape from his past. I loved Lucas’ story. I love his interior vulnerability and exterior roughness. After reading the first two books, I was anxious to learn about Lucas and his troubled past. The wait was worth it as the author takes us into the imperfect journey, experiencing all of his guilt, remorse, and shame first hand.

It is evident that the author spent a great deal of time, thought, and effort into developing the story and characters. While reading the book, I viewed Lucas as my own brother and someone who I deeply cared about. And it doesn’t stop at the main character either. The secondary characters were just as impactful as the main.

The ending was a little predictable, but I still loved the book all the same. The journey was amazing and unforgettable. Another great series by this author!

#CoverReveal The Cheesemaker’s House @rararesources @JaneCable

A new start means new neighbours, from present and past…
When Alice discovers her husband has been cheating there are just three things she wants; their gorgeous second home in Yorkshire, their spaniel William, and a quiet life. But no sooner than she arrives in Great Fencote, strange things begin to happen. A skinny-dipping swimmer disappears without trace, only to pop up behind the counter of a local coffee shop. Someone seems to be crying at night, but she can’t work out who. And equally unsettling is the incredibly sexy builder she employs to turn her barn into a holiday let.

Old houses hide old secrets, but is The Cheesemaker’s House ready to share the tragedy in its past?
And can Alice, café owner Owen, and builder Richard, find a way to lays its ghosts to rest for once
and for all?
The perfect read for fans of Barbara Erskine, Kate Ryder and Jenni Keer.
The Cheesemaker’s House was Jane Cable’s debut novel and reached the final four of the Alan Titchmarsh Show’s People’s Novelist competition. Jane now writes under her own name for Sapere Books and as Eva Glyn for Harper Collins imprint One More Chapter.
“The gift here is to make you want to read on.” Jeffery Archer

Purchase Links
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Apple: https://apple.co/3laPr0h
For a very limited time only, The Cheesemaker’s House is only 99p!

Jane Cable writes romance with a twist and its roots firmly in the past, more often than not inspired
by a tiny slice of history and a beautiful British setting.

After independently publishing her award-winning debut, The Cheesemaker’s House, Jane was
signed by Sapere Books. Her first two novels for them are contemporary romances looking back to World War 2; Another You inspired by a tragic D-Day exercise at Studland Bay in Dorset and Endless Skies by the brave Polish bomber crews who flew from a Lincolnshire airbase.

Jane lives in Cornwall and her current series, Cornish Echoes, are dual timeline adventure romances
set in the great houses of the Poldark era and today. She also writes as Eva Glyn.

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#Blogtour #Review The Housemaid’s Secret by Freida McFadden @bookouture @Freida_McFadden

The Housemaid’s Secret: A totally gripping psychological thriller with a shocking twist 

“Don’t go in the guest bedroom.” A shadow falls on Douglas Garrick’s face as he touches the door with his fingertips. “My wife… she’s very ill.” As he continues showing me their incredible penthouse apartment, I have a terrible feeling about the woman behind closed doors. But I can’t risk losing this job—not if I want to keep my darkest secret safe…

It’s hard to find an employer who doesn’t ask too many questions about my past. So I thank my lucky stars that the Garricks miraculously give me a job, cleaning their stunning penthouse with views across the city and preparing fancy meals in their shiny kitchen. I can work here for a while, stay quiet until I get what I want.

It’s almost perfect. But I still haven’t met Mrs Garrick, or seen inside the guest bedroom. I’m sure I hear her crying. I notice spots of blood around the neck of her white nightgowns when I’m doing laundry. And one day I can’t help but knock on the door. When it gently swings open, what I see inside changes everything

That’s when I make a promise. After all, I’ve done this before. I can protect Mrs Garrick while keeping my own secrets locked up safe.

Douglas Garrick has done wrong. He is going to pay. It’s simply a question of how far I’m willing to go…

This absolutely explosive and shockingly twisty sequel to international bestseller The Housemaid will keep you racing through the pages late into the night. Anyone who loves The Perfect Marriage by Jeneva Rose, The Woman in the Window and Gone Girl will be totally hooked! This book can also be enjoyed as a standalone.

Buy link: https://geni.us/B0BGXYL3BZsocial

About the Author

#1 Amazon bestselling author Freida McFadden is a practicing physician specializing in brain injury who has penned multiple Kindle bestselling psychological thrillers and medical humor novels. She lives with her family and black cat in a centuries-old three-story home overlooking the ocean, with staircases that creak and moan with each step, and nobody could hear you if you scream. Unless you scream really loudly, maybe.

To hear Freida talk more about herself in the third person, visit her website: https://www.freidamcfadden.com/

Connect with the Author:

Twitter: @Freida_McFadden

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Freida-McFadden-Author-of-Psychological-Thrillers-and-Medical-Humor-400860063303345/

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My Review:

The Housemaid’s Secret is the sequel to Freida McFadden’s book The Housemaid. It picks up a couple of years after the first book. While it can be read as a stand alone, I highly recommend reading the first one to get the full history.

This book started out a little slow for me. The main character, Millie, is struggling…putting herself through college and really needing good source of income. So, she gets a job doing what she’s familiar with, housecleaning.

The first half of this book dragged on. Millie was annoying, and I didn’t like her boyfriend. However, I am so glad I stuck with it. At the 45-50% mark the book takes a turn and the next thing l knew I was at 90%. Seriously, the second half is that exciting.

The best part of the book is the surprise factor. The creative mind of the author is amazing! This is a great book that’ll keep you on your toes!

#CoverReveal I Love You, Always, Forever by Charlie Dean @rararesources @CharlieADean

I am so excited to reveal the cover for the upcoming new release of I Love You, Always, Forever by Charlie Dean. First, read below about this awesome new book!

I Love You, Always, Forever
Life is full of highs and lows, but it’s who helps us through that counts.

Stumbling across her teenage diaries in her childhood home, Charlie is instantly transported to the1990s. Charlie relives all the emotions and feelings as memories come flooding back, from first kiss to first love and everything in between. Back in the present, Charlie discovers that even in the darkest of times, light and laughter can ALWAYS be found.

A heartfelt journey through life, from teenage angst to the trials and tribulations of adulthood. Family love, friendship and romance weave throughout but who will love you, always, forever?

Pre-order Links
Amazon UKhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/I-Love-You-Always-Forever-ebook/dp/B0BSYSTC2Z/
Amazon UShttps://www.amazon.com/I-Love-You-Always-Forever-ebook/dp/B0BSYSTC2Z/

Publication Date: 30th March

Author Bio

I’m a 70s baby, 80s child and a 90s teenager. I love writing stories with real, likeable characters who are perfectly imperfect just like me.

I love exploring love in all its forms, be it romantic, friendship or family and all that these relationships entail.

My stories are romances with a sprinkling of spice.

And now, without further ado, please take a look at the adorable cover below!!!

#BookReview On the Savage Side by Tiffany McDaniel

Six womenmothers, daughters, sisters–gone missing. When the first is found floating dead in the river, it reveals the disturbing truth of a small Ohio town. Inspired by the unsolved murders of the Chillicothe Six, this harrowing and haunting novel tells the story of two sisters, both of whom could be the next victims, from the internationally-bestselling author of Betty.

Arcade and Daffodil are twin sisters born one minute apart. With their fiery red hair and thirst for an escape, they forge an unbreakable bond nurtured by both their grandmother’s stories and their imaginations. Together, they create a world where a patch of grass reveals an archaeologist’s dig, the smoke emerging from the local paper mill becomes the dust rising from wild horses galloping on the ground, and an abandoned 1950s convertible transforms into a time machine that can take them anywhere.

But the two sisters can’t escape the generational chaos that grips their family. Growing up in the shadow of the town, the sisters cling tight to one another. As an adult, Arcade wrestles with these memories of her life, just as a local woman is discovered drowned in the river. Soon, more bodies are found. While her friends disappear around her, Arcade is forced to reckon with the past while the killer circles ever closer. Arcade’s promise to keep herself and her sister safe becomes increasingly desperate while the powerful riptide of the savage side becomes more difficult to resist.

Drawing from the true story of women killed in her native Ohio, acclaimed novelist and poet Tiffany McDaniel has written a powerful literary testament and fearless elegy for missing women everywhere.

My Review

On the Savage Side is the latest novel by Tiffany McDaniel. Set in Chillicothe, Ohio and based off unsolved murders of six women, it is centered around twins Arc and Daffy. Living with their mother and aunt who are addicts and prostitutes, leads to a life of a constant fight to overcome obstacles.

I have zero complaints about the writing. I love how Ms. McDaniel develops each character, no matter how minor. The women who end up murdered are typically viewed by society as deplorable. However, the realism of the girls, the struggles they endure, allow sympathy to take over.

While the writing was impeccable, my reasoning behind the imperfect score is based on on two factors. One was the length. There were times I felt the story dragged on, or details were added that weren’t really needed. While the story was fantastic, it could have been a tad bit shorter. The second factor, and again, this has nothing to do with the story or writing, was the melancholy of the book. Granted it is about trying to overcome hurdles in life as they relate to prostitution and addiction, every time I thought there was a glimmer of hope, it was followed by more hardship. When I finished the book, I was left with a deep sadness.

This book is definitely not for everyone. However, being a fan of the author, and liking the book as a whole, I would recommend it.

Purchase Link: Amazon

#blogtour #review He Loves Me He Loves Me Not by Aimee Brown @rararesources @AimeeBWrites

Dax Hartley has made flowers his entire life, just like his late father did.

When his dad’s old florist’s shop is up for sale, he has to have it. Only problem is, he’d need to sell a kidney to afford it. The reality show Battle of the Blossoms is the perfect opportunity to win the money he needs, but when his childhood crush blows back into his life, distractions risk taking his eyes off the prize. He needs his head and heart to start working together to ensure he doesn’t miss the opportunity of a lifetime.

Hollyn Matthews has made some colossal mistakes in life.

When she’s dumped just as she’s expecting an engagement ring, she knows she’s put her heart into the wrong man. Hoping for a second chance at being a grown-up, she moves home to stay with her brother and his best friend Dax, a boy whose memory faded as she ran away from her past. Facing the hurt she left behind means facing some home truths about herself, but there’s one boy who has always loved her, if only she’d take the time to notice him.

Purchase Link – https://amzn.to/3BWRSsc

Aimee Brown is the bestselling romantic comedy author of several books including The Lucky Dress. She’s an Oregon native, now living in a tiny town in cold Montana and sets her books in Portland. Previously published by Aria, her new series for Boldwood is full of love and laughter and real-life issues. The first book will be published in January 2023.

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My Review

He Loves Me He Loves Me Not was the perfect book I was looking for. Dealing with the holiday rush and fuss, I needed a book to help me escape from life. This book did the trick!

Set in Portland, Oregon, it the tale of friends to lovers, bro-code, childhood friends, heartache, and starting I’ve all rolled into one nice piece of work with a bow on top! This book is well written, told from different POV (Dax and Hollyn), which is my favorite type of story telling.

I think what I liked most about the book is the optimism. While we all deal with heartache, it was a nice change of pace to read about a hopeless romantic man, who’s been in love with someone since he laid eyes on her. The story is upbeat, with a cast of characters I grew to love (and am very excited that sequels are being written about some). And to top it off, the author included a corresponding playlist…very nice touch.

If you’re looking for a lighthearted, quick read…something to take your mind off the world, this is it!

#BlogTour #Review Local Girl Missing by J.A. Baker @rararesources @thewriterjude @boldwoodbooks

Missing without trace…

When local woman Deborah goes missing, her colleagues Adrian, Yvonne and Merriel are all left in shock. Gossip around the office begins to swirl – what could have happened to Deborah? Is she dead or alive? And who could be responsible for her disappearance?

Everyone is terrified that they could be next…except the one person who has all the answers. The last person people expect.

Because Deborah is being held captive by a monster, a psychopath. But not a stranger… it’s someone she knows all too well…

Purchase your copy: https://amzn.to/3UZOyFs

J. A. Baker is a successful psychological thriller writer of numerous books, previously published by Bloodhound. Born and brought up in Middlesbrough, she still lives in the North East, which inspires the settings for her books. Her first title for Boldwood will be published in December 2022.

Connect with the author:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewriterjude 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/thewriterjude 

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My Review:

The premise behind the book Local Girl Missing had me intrigued. One of my favorite troupes is captivity, specifically when someone is held captive beyond their control. So, knowing Local Girl Missing was about exactly that, I dove right in with high expectations.

The book starts out with a bang. I’m talking diving head first into a freezing ocean, swimming your hardest to reach the surface while trying to get warm. Exciting. Whirlwind. Exhilarating. All of those words describe how I was feeling when I started reading.

The story is fast paced and told from multiple POV. Normally I like this style of writing because it allows you to view the happenings from everyone involved. However, in my opinion there were too many characters involved. It almost made the story a little jumpy.

The amount of mystery is enough to keep you guessing. I honestly thought I had this one figured out, but I was thrown for a loop that I was not expecting!

Great book. kept me on my toes with a nice element of suspense and mystery.

#blogtour The Cellar by John Nicholl @rararesources @nicholl06

Dark, disturbing and gripping. This is not for the faint of heart.

Nurse. Protégé. Murderer.

Marcus Gove has been all these things. He’s reached the pinnacle of his art and now it’s time for him to take a protege. Lovely Lucy is perfect for the role, or she will be . . .

Artist. Teacher. Daughter.

Lucy Williams is just like everyone else. She’s had some success as an artist, not so much success in love, but she’s getting by. But soon she’s going to have to become something else if she wants to be a survivor.

Detective. Ex-husband. Underdog.

Ray Lewis’s career isn’t heading anywhere. But he’s a solid detective and he’s determined to find

Lucy no matter what the upper brass throw at him.

Three people. Ten days. Who will live and who will die?


John Nicholl is the bestselling author of numerous psychological thrillers and detective series, previously published by Bloodhound, and inspired by his real-life experience as an ex-police officer and child protection social worker. Boldwood will be publishing the next title in his Galbraith series and a new psychological thriller in Autumn 2022, and will be reissuing his bestselling backlist from May 2022.

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#blogtour #review Just Say Yes by Maxine Morrey @rararesources

Wedding planner Madeline lives in a picture-perfect thatched cottage, in a picture-perfect English country village.

There’s only one problem – dream cottages take a lot of work, and with a leaking roof, and not enough money to pay for it, what Maddie needs now is a big wedding to plan.

So she’s delighted when she takes on the wedding of Californian heiress Peyton, to all-round good guy Patrick. She’s less delighted to find out that she’s going to have help – from the admittedly gorgeous, but equally maddening, tall, dark and handsome best man Lorcan.

The wedding is set to take place in a castle in rural Ireland, and so, in no time, Maddie and Lorcan are on their way to Ballalee. Life hasn’t always been easy for Maddie, and work has become her refuge. But soon the warmth and humour of Lorcan’s Irish family and friends start to chip away at Maddie’s walls. And as the big day approaches, it might be time for Maddie to focus less on her clients’ love life and more on her own…


Maxine Morrey is a bestselling romantic comedy author with twelve books to her name including

#NoFilter and Things Are Looking Up. She lives in Dorset.

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My Review:

What started out as a somewhat slow book for me, ended up being a cute story.

It focuses on Maddie and Lorcan. Maddie is a wedding planner, falling on hard times but confident in herself. Lorcan is the chance meeting best friend of her most recent client. It’s a whirlwind as she focuses on getting the wedding of the Century to go without a hitch.

The chemistry between them leaps off the page, and while it’s somewhat predictable, the story has a level of depth not often found in cute romances.

#blogtour The Father by John Nicholl @nicholl6 @rararesources @BoldwoodBooks

What you don’t know can hurt you.

Thirty years ago Anthony Mailer was a seven-year-old boy trapped in Dr Galbraith’s basement. Now he’s a journalist, a husband and a father. But no matter how far he’s come, at times he’s still that scared little boy.

In order to save his marriage, he has to stop hiding from what happened and deal with it once and for all.

But digging into the past holds dangers Anthony never imagined . . .

A note from the author: While fictional, this book was inspired by true events. It draws on the author’s experiences as a police officer and child protection social worker. The story contains content that some readers may find upsetting. It is dedicated to survivors everywhere.

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John Nicholl is the bestselling author of numerous psychological thrillers and detective series, previously published by Bloodhound, and inspired by his real-life experience as an ex-police officer and child protection social worker. Boldwood will be publishing the next title in his Galbraith series and a new psychological thriller in Autumn 2022, and will be reissuing his bestselling backlist from May 2022.

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My Review

If you’ve been a follower of my blog, then you know that John Nicholl is one of my favorite Psychological Thriller authors. So, of course when I have an opportunity to read a book of his I never turn it down. The latest book in the Dr. Galbraith series is The Father. I highly recommend starting the series from the beginning. It’s utterly terrifying and will make your skin crawl, but this book will make much more sense if the history is known.

As mentioned, this is the latest book in the series. I’ve read a lot of psychological thrillers, the genre is one of my favorites, but this one by John Nicholl is one that sticks out. The Father tells the story of Anthony, one of Dr. Galbraith’s child victims. As he deals with the aftermath of the trauma that occurred to him as a child, he interviews family members, law enforecement, and anyone who had knowledge of the experience. The book revisits the old wounds by telling the story from Anthony’s point of view, in the present and the past.

While I found The Father to be a slower pace than its predecessors, it was still written in the author’s true fashion. He leaves nothing to the imagination, but without being unnecessary. With his background in law enforcement and as a child protection social worker, the details are real and can be disturbing. He never apologizes and doesn’t hesitate to show the true colors of evil in the predators. There is a raw component to his writing that is somewhat refreshing, even if the book can creep into nightmares.

As always, I thoroughly enjoyed this latest book. The Father is not one to be missed.

#ReleaseDay #Review Northern Stars by Brittainy Cherry @bcherryauthor @valentine_pr_

Hollywood’s biggest star first belonged to me.

Breaking up with your high school sweetheart was one thing.

Breaking up with Hollywood’s favorite actor? That was a different situation.

I’d been in love with Aiden Walters since I was a little girl. We’d grown up as neighbors in small town Wisconsin. I knew him inside and out, and he knew every single piece of me. I was there when his career took off, and I was almost certain I’d always be a part of his life.

It wasn’t until a scandal broke out that I was forced to end things with Aiden. He didn’t take it very well. The boy I once loved began to hate me. He went off to California to leave all of his past behind—including me.

Five years later, he was back in town for the next few months taking care of some family business. He was staying in the only hotel in our small town. The hotel I now oversaw. For the next few months, I’d be forced to cater to the man whose heart I’d broken all those years ago. The man who resented me. The man who swore he’d never speak to me again.

Now that he was back in town, in constant connection with me, I had to keep reminding myself daily of why I ended things with him in the first place. Otherwise, I’d find myself falling in love with him all over again. Only this time, I was certain that if I fell, he wouldn’t be willing to catch me.

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The relationship between Aiden and Hailee is like a fairytale coming true. How many have dreamed of the boy next door, the one that is quirky, annoying, yet so adorable all rolled into one? The boy that you can’t stand as a child, yet becomes your best friend and the one who stands by your side through thick and thin. Until the one day you want up and realize how much you actually love him.

Aiden is a top Hollywood actor, living in the shadows of his father. Hailee is an introvert, self-conscience girl who strives to go through life unseen. However, when they take their friendship to the next level, all hell breaks loose, so to speak. Hailee is given an ultimatum, and she chooses the heartbreaking way.

This book will make you laugh, cry, and smile. Maybe it’s because their story hit a little close to home. I found myself tearing up at times….and that’s just it. The author has a way of tugging your heart strings. She always has. She brings the characters to life and while reading you feel as though you are Hailee, listening to Aiden, feeling the pain and joy she feels. So when there were parts that I could identify with because I have lived them myself, it hit even harder because of the realism Ms. Cherry brings forth.

This is a fast read with enough depth and subplots to add a little mystery. And, like all of her other books, when it’s over, you will be left with a satisfying feeling of serenity.