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Hate Bale by Stephanie Dagg Publication Day Push with Review

17 Apr

Hate Bale

Hate Bale

by Stephanie Dagg

Synopsis

Grumbling guests and escaping piglets are precisely what Martha doesn’t need. She’s already struggling to run a holiday cottage and a rather large smallholding single-handedly. Since her husband Mark died, three years ago, her rural property in France, beautiful as it is, has become an increasingly heavy millstone around her neck.

So whilst she’s horrified to stumble across a corpse at the local farm supplies shop, it does at least distract her from her own woes. Best friend Lottie, the cheese to Martha’s chalk, swoops in to offer moral support, and encourages Martha to join her in some unofficial sleuthing. Meanwhile, police officer Philippe Prudhomme, a former fellow chess-player of Mark’s, undertakes a rather more professional investigation.

However, despite everyone’s efforts the killer remains at large. And when more bodies (one and a bit, to be precise) come Martha’s way, it definitely feels like he’s closing in on her…

There’s suspense, humour, and excitement in this entertaining cosy mystery set in the French countryside.




Christie’s Review

4 STARS

Very enjoyable cozy mystery….it had all my favorite things, mystery, humor, friendship, love, and second chances!

Martha suffered the loss of her husband three years ago, and she is trying to find her way again. She is busy with her farm and her animals. She definitely isn’t expecting to find a murder victim in the local farm supplies shop. She and her best friend, Lottie, decide to do some investigating on their own, not knowing it will put Martha’s life in danger. Luckily, police officer, Philippe, is also on the case. He may also be harboring some feelings for Martha. Will she be able to allow him into her heart? What ensues, is a mystery filled with humor and a possible romance.

The mystery was first rate, keeping me guessing every step of the way.I loved Lottie and Martha’s friendship…all of us need that kind of friendship! It was so enjoyable watching these two ladies try to solve the murder mystery! The are great sleuthing partners.

I also loved the relationship between Philippe and Martha. They have a bit of history as he played chess with her late husband. He helps Martha enjoy life again. I so enjoyed watching her come back to life again.

The setting is also beautiful, and I could envision the French countryside and Martha’s farm.

All of these elements combine together for a great mystery that is not to be missed!




 

Purchase Link – getbook.at/HateBale

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Author Bio 

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I’m an English expat living in France, having moved here with my family in 2006 after fourteen years as an expat in Ireland. Taking on seventy-five acres with three lakes, two hovels and one cathedral-sized barn, not to mention an ever increasing menagerie of animals, has made for exciting times. The current array of creatures ranges from alpacas to zebra finches, with pretty much everything in-between! Before we came to France all we had was a dog and two chickens, so it’s been a steep learning curve.

I’m married to Chris and we have three bilingual TCKs (third culture kids) who are resilient and resourceful and generally wonderful.

I’m a traditionally-published author of many children’s books, and am now self-publishing too. As well as being an author, I’m also a part-time editor and, with Chris, manager of three carp fishing lakes. My hobbies are cycling, geocaching, knitting and sewing.

Social Media Links – @llamamum

www.facebook.com/StephanieDaggBooks/

www.bloginfrance.com

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Flying by the Seat of My Knickers (The Travel Mishaps of Caity Shaw) by Eliza Watson Blog Tour with Review

17 Apr

Flying By The Seat of my Knickers

Flying by the Seat of My Knickers

by Eliza Watson

Synopsis

Why run from your troubles when you can fly instead? 

When Caity Shaw is fired from her first job that doesn’t require an elf uniform, her older sister, Rachel, an event planner, hires her to work a meeting in Dublin. Caity jumps at the opportunity to travel abroad and escape her pathetic life. However, even four thousand miles from home, there’s no avoiding debt collectors, an overbearing mother, and haunting memories of a controlling ex.

While in Dublin, Caity suffers a series of humiliating mishaps, causing her to lose even more faith in herself. Caity struggles to earn Rachel’s respect—and to keep Declan, her hot Irish coworker, at arm’s length. Declan repeatedly saves Caity’s butt and helps boost her self-confidence, making it difficult to keep her distance from the charming womanizer. When Declan helps her research her Irish grandmother, Caity discovers the mysterious past of the courageous woman she barely knew might hold the answers to her future.




Christie’s Review

4 STARS

What a delightful, emotional, and charming read!!! I know you usually don’t use the words delightful, charming, and emotional together, but that is truly what this book is!!!!

Caity has had her life completely turned upside down, and her older sister, Rachel, an event planner, has hired her to assist in a meeting in Dublin…and Caity certainly needs this respite. Rachel has no clue what Caity has endured, and Caity is always comparing herself to Rachel. As she is learning the ropes, she experiences some bumps along the way, but she also discovers important things about herself.

Yes, there is a possibility of a romance, but her potential relationship with Declan, her co-worker, will be a slow developer. That is the way it should be. I’m so glad the writer didn’t rush this part of the story. Caity still has so much to find out about herself before embarking on a relationship.  Declan is a wonderful friend to her. He makes her laugh, and he helps her find her confidence again.

I’m so glad I got the opportunity to read this novel. It deals with some serious issues, but the writer deals with it in such a sensitive way….this is the emotional part. I loved the way it was written, it makes me want to travel, and the characters were very well fleshed out….this is the charming and delightful part. I’m so happy this is part of a series. I can’t wait to see where Caity is going to take me next!!!!




 

Flying by the Seat of My Knickers will be Free worldwide for the duration of the blog tour.

Purchase Links:

It’s available on all Amazon sites here’s US and UK:

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US: https://www.amazon.com/Flying-Knickers-Travel-Mishaps-Caity-ebook/dp/B01C1YGTMA

UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Flying-Knickers-Travel-Mishaps-Caity-ebook/dp/B01C1YGTMA

KOBO: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/flying-by-the-seat-of-my-knickers

AppleBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/flying-by-the-seat-of-my-knickers/id1309645540?mt=11

B & N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/flying-by-the-seat-of-my-knickers-eliza-watson/1123454668?ean=2940157829667

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Eliza_Watson_Flying_by_the_Seat_of_My_Knickers?id=piJ1DwAAQBAJ&hl=en

Author Bio 

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Eliza Watson is a USA Today Bestselling Author. When Eliza isn’t traveling for her job as an event planner, or tracing her ancestry roots through Ireland, she’s at home working on her next novel, bouncing ideas off her husband, Mark, and her cats Frankie and Sammy. Learn more about Eliza’s books at elizawatson.com.

Social Media Links –

https://www.facebook.com/ElizaWatsonAuthor/?ref=bookmarks

https://twitter.com/ElizasBooks

https://www.pinterest.com/authorelizawatson/

 

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Broken Beats (Illusion Series) by D. Kelly Teaser Reveal with Pre-Order Links

17 Apr

We are less than a month away from the release of BROKEN BEATS by D. Kelly! Check out the teaser below and be sure to pre-order your copy today!

 

About BROKEN BEATS

Darren –
Single father
Widower
Retired
Three things I never thought I’d be by thirty, yet all my daily reality.
This is not the life I would have chosen, but it’s the hand I’ve been dealt.
I love my daughter.
I loved Belle.
I’m not interested in more heartache.
Relationships are a thing of the past.
Until I meet her
She’s the awakening I desperately need, but one I’m not sure I deserve.

Haddie –
Everything happens for a reason.
Time heals all wounds.
You’re too young to give up on love.
They say that, but they’re wrong.
My world crumbled forever when my fiancé died.
Then I met him
He’s flawed in the same ways.
Broken in the same places.
Scared of the same things.
He looks at me like I’m his salvation.
And I want to be, but an open heart means risking a broken one.

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About D. KELLY

Kelly, author of The Acceptance Series, The Illusion Series, and standalone companion novels Chasing Cassidy and Sharing Rylee, was born and raised in Southern California. She’s a wife, mom, dog lover, taxi, problem fixer, and extreme multi-tasker. She married her high school sweetheart and is her kids’ biggest fan.

Kelly has been writing since she was young and took joy in spinning stories to her childhood friends. Margaritas and sarcasm make her smile, she loves the beach but hates the sand, and she believes Starbucks makes any day better.

A contemporary romance writer, D. Kelly’s stories revolve around friendship and the bond it creates, strengthening the love of the people who share it.

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