Posted in Book Reviews, The Positivity Wave

Happy Friday! #ThePositivityWave 6

Welcome to today’s Happy Friday! My remedy against feeling down is to make a list of all the good things in my life. It can be anything. Really, anything. The smallest gesture from a stranger can change your day, if you open your eyes. Now, I am a pessimistic and I need daily reminders to look for the bright side. Maybe you are too, or maybe the state of our world is weighing on you. In any case, here’s your shot at some happy things!

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The Sun Song Trilogy Book 1: Ways of the Doomed by @moiramcpartlin @FledglingPress #LoveBooksGroupTours

New week, new adventures! Welcome to the blog blitz for Ways of the Doomed!

I’d like to thank Kelly @LoveBooksGroupTours for inviting me to be part of this!

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Title: Ways of the Doomed
Publisher: Fledgling Press
Format: e-copy
Source: Publisher

Book 1 of The Sun Song Trilogy.

It’s the year 2089 and everything is altered. The revolutions of the early 21st century have created a world divided – between the Privileged few and the Native (Celtic) underclass. Sorlie is enjoying a typical carefree Privileged teenage life until it is smashed apart by the cruel death of his parents and he is spirited away to live with his ice-cold grandfather at a mysterious island penal colony. Sorlie’s discovery that the captives are being genetically altered to remove all trace of their Native origins triggers a chain of shocking events that reveal his grandfather’s terrible secrets and, ultimately, the truth about himself.  

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Hide and Seek: Death Will Find Me by Vanessa Robertson @Ness_Robertson #LoveBooksGroupTours #GuestPost

Hello Tuesday! Welcome to Vanessa Robertson on Chocolate’n’Waffles!

My thanks to Kelly from Love Books Group for inviting me to be part of this blog tour!

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Title: Death Will Find Me
Author: Vanessa Robertson
Publisher: Wild Justice Press
Date of publication: February 2019

Scotland, 1920.
Meet Tessa Kilpatrick; heiress and war-time covert operations agent.

Finding her husband – the feckless James – with another woman at a 1920s country house party, she demands a divorce. But when his body is discovered in a lonely stone bothy the next morning, Inspector Hamish Rasmussen sees Tessa as his only suspect.

Back in Edinburgh, links to another murder convince Rasmussen of her innocence. He enlists her help and together they set off on a pursuit that will bring Tessa once again face to face with the brutality of war as well as revealing to her the lengths that desperate people will go to in order to protect those they love. 

Will Tessa be able to prevent a final murder or will she become the killer’s latest victim?

This book will be perfect for anyone who’s enjoyed the work of Catriona McPherson, Sara Sheridan and Jessica Fellowes. 

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Friday Content! Godlefe’s Cuckoo by Bill Todd @williamjtodd @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours

I’ve been quiet around here this past few days, I know! But today, thanks to the wonderful Emma at damppebblesblogtours, I have something for you!

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Title: Godlefe’s Cuckoo (Danny Lancaster #6)
Author: Bill Todd
Date of publication: March 2018

Danny Lancaster has been missing since the fishing boat exploded. Police are closing their inquiry but Wanda Lovejoy continues her campaign to find the truth. An evil man kept alive by machines nurses a corrosive hate. As drugs and disease pull his dying mind apart he throws his crime empire into a scorched earth quest to find one man. If Danny Lancaster isn’t dead he soon will be.

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Open the Curtain… Kim Stone Book Ten! #DeadMemories by Angela Marsons @WriteAngie @bookouture #CoverReveal #ALERT #FAVOURITE SERIES

OMG OMG OMG OMG. The time has come! You have no idea how happy I am! I was extatic when I received the email containing information on the next Kim Stone novel. I couldn’t keep my feelings in and started running in the house like a maniac!

 But you don’t care, do you?

No, what you want to see is THE FABULOUS COVER WAITING FOR US! And the amazing blurb that comes with it!

Let’s go!

Ps; A mahoosive thank you to the wonderful Kim at Bookouture for this treasure and my participation in sharing the news with the world!

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Saturday’s Treat: A Guest Post from Allan Watson! #WaspLatitudes @allanwatson12 @BOTBSPublicity

Happy Saturday, friends! Today I’m lucky to bring you a guest post from an author I met at Bloody Scotland and who is super friendly, super nice, and very interesting! His novel Heart Swarm in on my nightstand and here I am, taking part in the next book’s tour! This makes me extremely happy! Enough blah blah, let’s dig in!

Thank you so much to Sarah Hardy at Books on the Bright Side for inviting me to support Allan!

allan second bookTitle: Wasp Latitudes
Author: Allan Watson
Date of publication: 2018
Number of pages: 346

Against a background of brutal attacks on people and property by a rag-tag group of homeless men whom the media quickly dub Berserkers, DI Will Harlan is juggling with a head-in-a-bucket patricide, a lethal wife-swapping session, a sex-tape scandal involving the Royal Scottish National Orchestra – and perhaps most discomfiting of all – a spate of late night phone calls from his favourite serial killer, Howie Danks.

As the wife-swapping investigation spirals into a glut of cold-blooded slayings carried out by a mysterious pair of killers known as the Wasp Queen and the Priest, Harlan has to look into the past where a cold case may contain uncomfortable answers. But it’s in the present where the real danger lies as he follows a twisted path of mind control and madness leading to a cruel land some call the Wasp Latitudes.

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Wednesday Light at the End of the Tunnel: Signs You Might Need a Break from Blogging for the Sake of your Sanity!

It’s been two years and eleven months since I launched Chocolate’n’Waffles (applause). During this period, I took two complete breaks; the first in July 2016 after having blogged intensively for six months, and the other earlier this year.

Did I feel guilty? Yes.

Did it do any good? Yes!

Is it okay to put your blog on the side for a while? Why the hell not?

Your blog, your rules! And sometimes, it might be the best decision you can take for you and your corner of the Internet…

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