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New Review: Royal Elite Epilogue (Royal Elite #7) by Rina Kent

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One final game.

All five couples of Royal Elite series come to life again in this long extended epilogue.

Levi & Astrid.

Aiden & Elsa.

Xander & Kimberly.

Ronan & Teal.

Cole & Silver.

This epilogue is set after the end of Royal Elite Series so all the previous books need to be read before this.

Cruel King.

Deviant King.

Steel Princess.

Twisted Kingdom.

Black Knight.

Vicious Prince.

Ruthless Empire.

Christie’s Review

5 STARS

This was the perfect ending to one of my favorite series!!!! I’m sorry to say good-bye to the characters that I have come to love. 

I thought Kent did a great job in how she laid the book out which couldn’t have been an easy feat since she had so many characters. For example, the plot moved seamlessly. She began when they were still young and dating. Then, she gave her readers the romantic weddings and honeymoons I had been dying to see.  Of course, she also introduced us to the sweet babies that come from such love!!!! 

I enjoyed catching up with each couple and seeing where life took them. As anyone who has read the books know there was darkness, but each couple ended up with light and joy in the end. Their friendship has endured and grown closer since they have grown into adults. 

The Royal Elite Series has been one of my very favorite series to read…with great characters and great storylines. If you haven’t given this one a try, you really should!!!!

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Meet Rina

Rina Kent is an international bestselling author of everything enemies to lovers romance. 

Darkness is her playground, suspense is her best friend, and twists are her brain’s food. However, she likes to think she’s a romantic at heart in some way, so don’t kill her hopes just yet. 

Her heroes are anti-heroes and villains because she was always the weirdo who fell in love with the guys no one roots for. Her books are sprinkled with a touch of mystery, a healthy dose of angst, a pinch of violence, and lots of intense passion.

Rina spends her private days in a peaceful town in North Africa daydreaming about the next plot idea or laughing like an evil mastermind when those ideas come together.

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Fate Actually (Moonstone Cove Series #2) by Elizabeth Hunter Release Blitz

Fate Actually, a murder mystery shrouded in the supernatural and the second book in the Moonstone Cove Series and from USA Today bestselling author Elizabeth Hunter is available now!

Toni Dusi grew up knowing everyone’s business and everyone knowing hers, because in Moonstone Cove, you can’t pass a restaurant, farm, or winery that doesn’t have at least one Dusi involved. Despite that, Toni has managed to carve out a private niche for herself. She has a car shop she loves, a country cottage all to herself, and has carefully avoided any long-term romantic commitments. 

Then fate handed Toni a shot of supernatural empathy that threw all that out the window of her prized vintage Ford.

Now she’s feeling the mood swings of everyone from her parts guy to her reluctant crush to her second cousin going through a messy divorce. She’s losing her temper; she’s crying a river; and she’s definitely giving in to temptation. 

For a woman who prides herself on always being prepared, Toni has no idea how to handle a supernatural storm of emotion.

Which is not to say empathy doesn’t have its advantages. When the body of a long-time family rival turns up on a back acre of her cousin’s winery, Toni realizes that her inconvenient feelings magic has turned her into one heck of a lie detector. Along with her new friends, Katherine and Megan, she might be the only one who can clear her cousin’s name.

When fate throws a final curveball in Toni’s direction, will she drop everything with disastrous consequences? Or can a forty-one-year-old empath learn enough new tricks to keep the life she’s built without sacrificing her happiness?

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ELIZABETH HUNTER is a USA Today and international best-selling author of romance, contemporary fantasy, and paranormal mystery. Based in Central California, she travels extensively to write fantasy fiction exploring world mythologies, history, and the universal bonds of love, friendship, and family. She has published over thirty works of fiction and sold over a million books worldwide. She is the author of Love Stories on 7th and Main, the Elemental Legacy series, the Irin Chronicles, the Cambio Springs Mysteries, and other works of fiction.

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You Had Me at Hockey by Kelly Jamieson Blog Tour with Excerpt

“Kelly Jamieson is an auto-buy for me.”

—Carly Phillips, New York Times bestselling author 

You Had Me at Hockey, an all-new opposites attract sexy sports romance standalone from USA Today bestselling author Kelly Jamieson is available now!

Can a spirited, down-to-earth influencer get an uptight hockey player out of his shell?

Josh

I am a warrior. That’s been my motto since I recovered from a near-death accident when I was younger. Now I enjoy my nice, settled life in Dallas playing pro hockey—a boring life is better than being dead. I’m not a party guy or an adventurer; I like my routine and peace and quiet. So being traded to New York is the worst possible change that could happen. And meeting unfiltered and fascinating Sara Carrington throws my life into even more chaos.

Sara

I’ve been considered weird my whole life, which is why I’m still a virgin, but I’ve turned it into a career with my YouTube videos. Who knew people would love watching me talk about my zits, taste-test meatless burgers, and try to learn TikTok dances! Now I’m launching a podcast. Getting hockey star Josh Heller as a guest will help gain listeners for sure. I expect a bearded jock with no teeth and nothing to say, but I get a hot as H-E-double-hockey-sticks grouch with a surprisingly dirty mind. My mission to make him laugh is successful, but I want to know why he’s so uptight underneath that panty-dropping smile. Maybe I can teach Josh to have some fun . . . and maybe he can teach me a thing or two along the way. . . 

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Excerpt

I ask the driver to wait while I go inside to get her. I texted her to let her know I’m here and she said she’s on her way down. I enter the red brick building through brass doors beneath a small canopy and wait in the lobby. I study the marble tiles and woodwork and the art on the walls under the watchful eye of the doorman.

She emerges from the elevator and I watch her walk toward me, her faux fur coat hanging open. My gaze wanders from a chunky gold necklace shining at her throat, down over the short black dress to her excellent legs, and then lower to sexy black shoes with impossibly skinny heels.

Whoa.

What a contrast from the girl I hung out with the other day. But when I meet her eyes, it’s the same person, those sea green eyes dancing with life and humor. “Hi.”

“Hi. You look gorgeous.”

“Thanks. You look gorgeous too.” She touches the lapel of my black wool coat.

“The taxi’s waiting for us.” I set my hand on her low back and usher her out as the doorman opens the door for us. We slide into the back of the bright yellow car and I give the driver the restaurant address.

Sara shifts so she can face me. “I’ve heard of this place but never been there. This’ll be fun!”

We make small talk on the way there. I discover she watched the game last night, which startles me. Although . . . I like it.

“I have questions,” she announces. “So many questions.”

“About?”

“Hockey. I mean, I didn’t understand much. You guys move so fast out there! They drop the puck and wham, everyone’s skating all over the place.”

“Uh, yeah.” I’m amused by her description.

“They were talking about you.”

“Who was?” Clearly, her mind zips all over the place.

“The TV guys. They seem to think it was a good deal to get you from Dallas. They said . . . hell, I don’t remember what they said, but they were complimenting you.”

My mouth twitches into a near-smile. “Oh yeah? Were they talking about my passing and shooting skills? My controlled entries?”

She frowns. “Why does that sound dirty? How do you make hockey sound dirty all the time?”

“It’s one of my hidden skills. They probably didn’t talk about that.”

She snorts. “No! They didn’t.”

“It must have been my amazing skating. My hockey sense? My high compete level?”

“Well, they weren’t talking about your modesty.”

Goddamn, she makes me laugh.

“They probably said all those things,” she admits. “It sounded really good anyway. I thought how cool it was that I know you.”

I like that she’s maybe a little impressed with me since I’m kind of intimidated by her.

Traffic is nuts. We’re barely moving. The driver keeps honking, but there’s nowhere for the cars in front of us to go, so I don’t get the point of it.

We keep talking, but after a while I pull out my phone to check the time. It feels like we’ve only traveled two blocks. “Shit,” I mutter.

“What’s wrong?”

“Our reservation is for seven. This traffic is nuts.”

“Of course. It’s Saturday night in Manhattan.”

I hate being late. I hate rushing. I hate not being in control. “We could get out and walk there faster.”

She laughs softly and pats my leg. Well, that’s distracting. “Not in these heels, dude.

About Kelly Jamieson

Kelly Jamieson is a USA Today bestselling author of over fifty romance novels and novellas. She writes the kind of books she loves to read–sexy romance with heat, humor and emotion. Her writing has been described as “emotionally complex”, “sweet and satisfying” and “blisteringly sexy”. She likes coffee (black), wine (mostly white) and shoes (high!). She also loves watching hockey. She is the author of the popular Heller Brothers Hockey series, Aces Hockey series, and the Rule of Three trilogy. 

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New Review: The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine

The Last Mrs. Parrish

by Liv Constantine

About the Book:

Amber Patterson is fed up. She’s tired of being a nobody: a plain, invisible woman who blends into the background. She deserves more—a life of money and power like the one blond-haired, blue-eyed goddess Daphne Parrish takes for granted.

To everyone in the exclusive town of Bishops Harbor, Connecticut, Daphne—a socialite and philanthropist—and her real-estate mogul husband, Jackson, are a couple straight out of a fairy tale.

Amber’s envy could eat her alive . . . if she didn’t have a plan. Amber uses Daphne’s compassion and caring to insinuate herself into the family’s life—the first step in a meticulous scheme to undermine her. Before long, Amber is Daphne’s closest confidante, traveling to Europe with the Parrishes and their lovely young daughters, and growing closer to Jackson. But a skeleton from her past may undermine everything that Amber has worked towards, and if it is discovered, her well-laid plan may fall to pieces. 

With shocking turns and dark secrets that will keep you guessing until the very end, The Last Mrs. Parrish is a fresh, juicy, and utterly addictive thriller from a diabolically imaginative talent.

Christie’s Review

5 STARS

The Last Mrs. Parrish is an AMAZING READ!!!! Just be prepared to do nothing else until you have finished the very last page!!!!

Amber is tired of the life she has lived, and she decides it is time to change all of that. She isn’t going to just be a wallflower anymore. She has spent years putting her plan in motion, and now, it’s time. Unfortunately, Daphne and her husband, Jackson are the target. 

Amber truly exemplifies what a villain really is . She is full of envy, and it eats her up alive until all her darkness consumes her. She uses Daphne’s compassion to gain access to her family. She feels like everything that Daphne has should be hers, and she is going after it no matter what. 

The genius of this book is that it is told in both Amber and Daphne POVs. The first part is narrated by Amber. It gives readers a deep look into her deranged mind. The second part is narrated by Daphne. Readers get a look into her life, and they discover that privilege and wealth isn’t all it appears to be. All I can say is the deeper you get into it, the more addictive it becomes. 

This is a book filled with shocking twists and layers of deceit and secrets. It is somewhat of a slow build-up until you get to Part 2, and then buckle your seat belt because it is a FAST ride after that! Don’t lose patience because the build-up is completely worth it. It really is the foundation of the story and sets the tone for the rest of the book. If you are looking for a fast-paced psychological thriller, you can’t go wrong with this one. 

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Meet the Author

Liv

Liv Constantine is the pen name of sisters Lynne Constantine and Valerie Constantine. Together, they are the bestselling author of the Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick The Last Mrs. Parrish, The Last Time I Saw YouThe Wife Stalker, and The Stranger in the Mirror (coming  July 2021). Their critically acclaimed books have been praised by USA TodayThe Sunday TimesPeople Magazine, and Good Morning America, among many others. Lynne and Valerie are national and international bestselling authors and their books have been translated into 27 languages,  are available in 32 countries, and are in development for both television and film.

Lynne

Lynne is a former marketing executive with a Master’s degree in Business from Johns Hopkins University. She has explored coral reefs all over the world, sunken wrecks in the South Pacific, and fallen in love with angelfish in the Caribbean. When Lynne’s not writing, you can find her curled up with her Labrador and Golden Retrievers reading a good book or walking the beach thinking up devious plans for her characters.

Lynne also writes The Jack Logan series under the pen name L.C. Shaw. To learn more about her other books, visit lcshawauthor.com or connect with her on Instagram or Twitter  @LCShawAuthor.

Valerie

Valerie has always loved books and spent many nights reading by the light of her bedside lamp until 3 a.m. She lives with her husband and their brilliant Cavalier King Charles, Zorba.

Early in her career she served as a White House Assistant in the President’s Scheduling and Advance Office planning presidential trips and travel and has visited over forty foreign countries. She has a degree in English Literature. When she’s not writing, you won’t find her, as she and her husband will be traveling to some faraway destination.

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Winning Hollywood’s Goodest Girl by Max Monroe Cover Reveal with Pre-Order Links

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A baby on the way first.
Then love and marriage?
It’s complicated on its best day.

Winning Hollywood’s Goodest Girl, an all-new fun and flirty romantic comedy by New York Times bestselling author Max Monrore is releasing June 11th, and we have the irresistible cover!

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Raquel and Harrison sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G.
First comes love.
Then comes marriage.
Then comes a baby in the baby carriage.

That’s how her brother used to sing it when we were kids—a simple ploy to get under my skin and make me stick my fist in his face—but man oh man, did he get the order wrong.

One night of “kissing” in New York catapulted us straight to the pregnancy portion of the song—surprise!—and now I have to figure out how to carry out the whole melody in reverse.

A baby on the way first.
Then love and marriage?
It’s complicated on its best day.

But our situation is far more problematic than just a simple twist of nursery rhyme lyrics. Before our night together, Raquel Weaver was the best-known good girl in Hollywood—a twenty-nine-year-old sexpot virgin whom the world adored and watched like a hawk.

Obviously, the consequences of that kind of reputation don’t just go away. Add in pregnancy hormones, the media, a fake fiancé, and a selfish manager, and you have the short list of my problems.

As a thirty-four-year-old, successful CFO of a multibillion-dollar media conglomerate, I thought I would be able to handle anything show business could throw my way, but I’m starting to think I might be in over my head.

Good thing I’m all in.
Winning Hollywood’s goodest girl is going to take everything I’ve got.

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About Max Monroe

A duo of romance authors team up under the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling pseudonym Max Monroe to bring you sexy, laugh-out-loud reads.

Max Monroe is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of more than ten contemporary romance titles. Favorite writing partners and long time friends, Max and Monroe strive to live and write all the fun, sexy swoon so often missing from their Facebook newsfeed. Sarcastic by nature, their two writing souls feel like they’ve found their other half. This is their most favorite adventure thus far. ​

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The Trade by Meghan Quinn Cover Reveal with Pre-Order Links

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Can you pinpoint a time in your life where you realized you are completely and utterly screwed?

I can. I got the dreaded phone call, the one every baseball player hopes and prays never comes.

I was traded. Yeah, that phone call.

Traded from my long time team of over ten years. And not just to any team, but my childhood rivals; the Chicago Rebels.

Completely and utterly screwed, right? Wrong. The trade was the least of my concerns.

I met a girl. Natalie. Man, she’s perfect.

I swore I would never get involved with anyone during the season. Too complicated. But can you believe I have zero restraint when it comes to this girl? I couldn’t get her out of my head and the more I talked to her, the more I realized I needed her in my life.

So what’s the problem? Why am I screwed? Because, Natalie, the girl I can’t stop crushing on, yeah . . . she’s married.

At least, that’s what I was told . . .

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

USA Today Bestselling Author, wife, adoptive mother, and peanut butter lover. Author of romantic comedies and contemporary romance, Meghan Quinn brings readers the perfect combination of heart, humor, and heat in every book.

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New Review: All Bets Are Off: A Samantha True Novel (A Samantha True Mystery Book 2) by Kristi Rose

New Review All Bets Are Off

All Bets Are Off: A Samantha True Novel, Book 2

by Kristi Rose

 

About the Book: 

 

FOR FANS OF VERONICA MARS!

Some days, no matter how awful, are not worth a do-over

One wild weekend in Vegas Samantha True and her boyfriend impulsively marry. Six months later she learns three things about her new husband.

  1. He’s been killed in a freak accident.
  2. She’s inherited his secret PI business.
  3. He had another wife.

Broke and devastated, she dives into learning the PI business—how hard can it be? Following a binge-watching How To session on Youtube, Samantha’s ready to take her first case.

When mysterious strangers show up at her doorstep demanding information about her dead husband, she realizes she’s in over her head.

Samantha must discover who he really was. But what if the truth puts her in danger, too?




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

All Bets Are Off by Kristi Rose is a fun mystery filled with lots of laughs!

Poor Samantha…she thinks she has had the perfect husband over the past six months. Unfortunately, not only has she learned of his death, but he was already married. Even though she isn’t entitled to anything, he did leave her his secret PI business.

Samantha is a great character. Despite this devastating news, she realizes she has to do something since he left her broke. So, she dusts herself off and decides to make a go of the PI business all while trying to keep her overachieving family in the dark about Carson’s polygamy.

While taking her first case, she also comes to realize polygamy wasn’t the only secret he was hiding. Some pretty mysterious characters begin showing up as well, and the answers she is seeking may just put her in danger.

The author did a great job of combining great characters with humor and mystery. The cast of secondary characters really made the book even better, such as Samantha’s friend, Precious, Carson’s attorney, Tyson Lockett, Hue, and Leo. The icing on the cake was the end…it really made me anxious to read the next book in the series!!!!




 

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About Kristi

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Hey! I’m Kristi. I write romances that will tug your heartstrings and laugh out loud mysteries. In all my stories you’ll fall in love with the cast of characters, they’ll become old, fun friends. My one hope is that I create stories that satisfy any of your book cravings and take you away from the rut of everyday life (sometimes it’s a good rut).
When I’m not writing I’m spinning (riding a stationary bike- I’m obsessed with having smaller calves. Mine Are HUGE- and not in a good way, ya’ll), repurposing Happy Planners, or drinking a London Fog (hot tea with frothy milk).
I’m the mom of 2 and a milspouse (retired). We live in the Pacific Northwest and are under-prepared if one of the volcanoes erupts.

Here are 3 things about me:
* I lived on the outskirts of an active volcano (Mt.Etna)
* A spider bit me and it laid eggs in my arm (my kids don’t know that story yet)
* I grew up in Central Florida and have skied in lakes with gators.

 

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Dead & Talking: A Porter & The Gliss Investigation  by Des Burkinshaw Blog Tour with Review & Giveaway (Win 3 x Signed Copies of Dead & Talking (Open INT)

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Dead & Talking: A Porter & The Gliss Investigation 

by Des Burkinshaw

Synopsis:

If a ghost appeared from nowhere, rescued you from suicide and then ordered you to start solving crimes to help dead people, what would you do? When it happens to Porter Norton, he just wants to put his head in his hands and have nothing to do with it. But now he has to atone for the family curse that has seen all the men die at their own hands for five generations. The Gliss, the sarcastic spirit that rescues him, says he can now and see and hear the Dead – if he’s close to their remains. Porter has to use his unwelcome gift to clear up past injustices. Or else. Forced to investigate the murder of a WW1 British Tommy executed for spying in 1917, he begins to suspect the case has links to his own family history. Along the way, Porter enlists the help of a bickering group of misfits, who struggle to stay involved – because only fools believe in the supernatural, don’t they? Full of pop culture references, banter and twists, the story takes us from present-day London and Flanders to scenes from World War 1. As Porter, The Gliss, and friends, get deeper into the explosive case, they discover their own lives and sanity are at stake. An evil from WW1 pursues them all.

 

Christie’s Review

4 STARS

 

Dead & Talking promises to be a great series! It has a bit of everything, wicked humor, mystery, and the supernatural!

Porter is on the brink of losing his sanity, and he has decided to end it all by taking his life. He just figures he is following in the steps of his cursed family in which almost all his relatives have committed suicide. Imagine his surprise when a spirit appears and puts an end to his plan, saving his life. That was probably one of my favorite scenes. The spirit that calls itself The Gliss informs Porter he must atone for his family’s sins by solving past injustices. This is the beginning of one heck of a ride, alternating between the present and WWI. 

Porter’s first step is solving the murder that occurred in 1917. Porter gets some aid from a band of misfits, and this is where a lot of the comedy comes in. Porter is a complex character. In the beginning, he is at the end of his rope and his sanity. He was rather sad, and he does grow exponentially by the end of the chapter. He is cynical and sarcastic, and when he and The Gliss are together, it’s pretty hysterical. 

I was so glad to hear that this is only the first book in a series! I’m really looking forward to the team of Porter and The Gliss!!!!

 

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Author Bio 

Dead and Talking - DES DARK

 

Born in the middle of the Summer of Love on a pre-fab council estate in Luton, teenage bitterness and a chance viewing of the Watergate movie, All the President’s Men, made him vow to become a journalist and bring down the government. 

First he had to pay for his journalism course, so he became a civil servant. Literally the day he had enough for his fees, he packed it in.
Twelve years on from watching the film, he was a journalist at The Times and had a big hand in bringing down John Major’s government. News ambitions sated, he packed that in too. 

Several years of working for Channel 4, ITV and the BBC as a senior producer saw him working across the world, but he eventually got fed up with asking bands how the new album was coming along, and packed it in. 

He set up his own production company magnificent! in 2002 and simultaneously worked on the BBC Live Events team for another 10 years. But then six years of work on the Olympics came along, so he packed the BBC in. Again. 

Des has jammed with many of his heroes from Paul McCartney to Brian Wilson, Queen to Nancy Sinatra. He has interviewed many A-listers, including David Bowie, Michael Caine, John Cleese and even Noam Chomsky. 

He has directed/produced a fairly long list of people – Muse, Coldplay, Michael Jackson, Jay-Z, produced BBC3’s Glastonbury coverage for a couple of years, made films about leprosy in India, comedy shorts with Miranda Hart and Lenny Henry and played guitar for Chas and Dave at the Hackney Empire. 

He has made 300+ short films for the Queen, MI5, the BBC, Sky, Discovery, EMI, the British Academy and dozens of authorities, charities and private sector firms. His most recent publication was a series of interviews with leading academics like Mary Beard on the state of the humanities which was published as a standalone magazine by the British Academy.

Fed up with travelling and determined to be a half-decent dad, he now works in London as often as he can. He runs the Young Directors Film School making movies with young people and is about to head up the Digital Film and Video MA at Tileyard. An avid musician and producer, he releases his third album as Romano Chorizo (he plays drums, bass, piano, guitar and really bad sax). 

He hates to be pigeon-holed, thinks creativity is a learned state of mind and wishes they would teach people memory and learning techniques at school. 

Dead & Talking is his first novel, the first in a series of Porter & The Gliss investigations.

 

Social Media Links 

www.desburkinshaw.com twitter.com/DesBurkinshaw, facebook as Des Burkinshaw

 

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Children in Chains (D.I. Paolo Sterling Book 2) by Lorraine Mace Blog Tour with Review

Children in Chains

Children in Chains

By Lorraine Mace

 

Synopsis: 

Detective Inspector Paolo Sterling is determined to shut down the syndicate flooding Bradchester’s streets with young prostitutes.

When a child is murdered, Paolo becomes aware of a sinister network of abusers spread across Europe, and spanning all levels of society. But Joey, the shadowy leader of the gang, always seems to be one step ahead in the chase.

Has Paolo come up against a criminal he cannot defeat?




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

Wow!!! What a book!!! The action starts from the very first page of the book! Several people who reviewed the book called it “gut-wrenching,” “dark,” and “gripping.” Those descriptions are one-hundred percent accurate. However, I would add that it is also heartbreaking, and it will infuriate you!

This is the follow-up to the first book in the DI Paolo Sterling series. I didn’t think the thrills could get any better, but I was wrong. Paolo is in therapy dealing with his angry, estranged wife, all the while trying to help in his daughter’s recovery from her own trauma. Now, he is involved in a case that will test him in ways he has never been tested before. While working on a case of a dead child, he discovers a horrendous network of child traffickers and abusers that stretch all across Europe. He is determined to put a stop to it, but there will be a lot of roadblocks in the way, especially when you have a criminal, Joey, who always seems to be one step ahead of him.

The book is told in several different POVs…Paolo’s. A voice is even given to an abuser and Joey, himself. I find this a genius move on the writer’s part. She gives her readers a look into a demented and evil mind! This is the part that infuriated me. But, isn’t that what a writer’s goal is…to make you feel something? She definitely made me feel lots of emotions, heartbreak, anger, and disgust!!!

She also gives us more insight into Paolo and Dave. We get to see a glimpse of Dave we haven’t seen before, and another emotional layer of Paolo is discovered as well. The book is extremely well-written, and she expertly balances the crime solving with the private lives of her main characters. As with the first book, she gives us a bit of a cliffhanger, but not like in other novels. It’s uniquely her own.

I have to add the most important part of my review in this last paragraph. She covers an emotional, horrible problem in our society. It affects our world, not just one in Britain or the United States. It’s a worldwide epidemic! I see stories all the time on television and on social media of children who are horribly abused. It moves me greatly. However, Lorraine Mace, gave these children a face. She spared no details, without getting too graphic. It was hard to read at times, yet, if we don’t face the dark things, we can never affect change. Mace is doing what writers dream of….making a change. Fantastic job, and I’m anxiously waiting the next book!!!




Purchase Links

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UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07KW7C6M2

US – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KW7C6M2

 

Author Bio  

Children in Chains - Lorraine Mace

When not working on her D.I. Sterling Series, Lorraine Mace is engaged in many writing-related activities. She is a columnist for both Writing Magazine and Writers’ Forum and is head judge for Writers’ Forum monthly fiction competitions. A tutor for Writers Bureau, she also runs her own private critique and author mentoring service. She is co-author, with Maureen Vincent-Northam, of THE WRITER’S ABC CHECKLIST (Accent Press). Other books include children’s novel VLAD THE INHALER – HERO IN THE MAKING, and NOTES FROM THE MARGIN, a compilation of her Writing Magazine humour column.

Social Media Links –

Website: www.lorrainemace.com

Blog: http://thewritersabcchecklist.blogspot.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lomace

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lorraine.mace.52

 

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A Wedding on Lily Pond by Emily Harvale Lane Blog Tour with Review

A Wedding On Lily Pond Lane

A Wedding On Lily Pond Lane

by Emily Harvale

Synopsis

Wedding invite


The Angel Bell is ringing for Mia and Jet’s Big Day – but will the Wedding of the Year go without a hitch?

Every bride wants the perfect wedding and Mia Ward is no exception. But she is the only bride in Little Pondale and everyone in the village has ideas for her Big Day. Drowning in suggestions, Mia needs some help.

When she bumps into childhood friend, Breanna Wright on a shopping trip to London, Mia’s convinced it’s Fate. Breanna’s only ambition was to be a wedding planner with her own business, The Wright Wedding … so Mia doesn’t hesitate.

Breanna’s now got three months to plan a wedding where the sky’s the limit, budget-wise. She should be over the moon. Especially as she’ll get a chance to see old friends again, including her first love. There’s just one tiny hitch … Breanna doesn’t have a wedding-planning business.

She should tell Mia there has been a slight mistake, but as usual Breanna’s life isn’t running smoothly and she could really use a break. And when you’ve dreamt about planning weddings all your life, how difficult can it be?

Will this be the chance Breanna’s longed for? Or will Mia’s Dream Wedding be Breanna’s biggest disaster yet?




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

This one may be my favorite so far in the series!!!! But, I’m a sucker for happy endings and weddings, and this one left me with a big smile on my face!

I was so happy to catch up with characters who have become like old friends to me. Mia is finally marrying the man of her dreams. Of course, she wants the wedding of her dreams, but she is in dire need of some help. Fate steps in when she meets her old friend, Breanna. Breanna has dreamed of nothing except starting her own wedding consulting business. It seems now she might get that chance, but she is hiding a secret that might just derail that.

This isn’t just a book about Mia’s HEA. It’s about Breanna’s as well. The man she has been in love with since childhood lives in the same village as Mia. I’m not divulging who it is. You have to find that one out for yourself. Harvale does an excellent job of juggling two stories in one book. She doesn’t take anything away from either Mia or Breanna.

I loved getting to know Breanna. I couldn’t help but love her! She is so incredibly sweet and funny, but she sells herself short. She fits in perfectly with the women in the village. I just loved her!

This series has been one of my favorite. Harvale has created such a great series with wonderful stories and unforgettable characters. I love going back time and again to catch up with everyone! I just hate telling them good-bye!




Purchase Links

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US – https://www.amazon.com/Wedding-Lily-Pond-Lane-ebook/dp/B07P2SMR1Z

UK –  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wedding-Lily-Pond-Lane-ebook/dp/B07P2SMR1Z

Author Bio 

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Having lived and worked in London for several years, Emily returned to her home town of Hastings where she now spends her days writing… and chatting on social media. Emily is a Member of the SoA, a PAN member of the RWA and a Pro Member of ALLi. She’s an Amazon bestseller and a Kindle All Star. Emily loves writing and her stories are sure to bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart.


Emily says, “I write about friendship, family and falling in love. I believe in happing endings.” When she isn’t writing, she can be found enjoying the stunning East Sussex coast and countryside, or in a wine bar with friends, discussing life, love and the latest TV shows. Chocolate cake is often eaten. She dislikes housework almost as much as she dislikes anchovies – and will do anything to avoid both.

Social Media Links –  https://www.facebook.com/emilyharvalewriter

https://www.twitter.com/emilyharvale

https://www.instagram.com/emilyharvale

 

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