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Scoop of the Year by Tom Claver: The Extract @Bookollective @Tom_Claver

Good morning, afternoon, evening! Happy new week! We are starting the day (at least, I am!) with an extract of Scoop of the Year by Tom Claver! I haven’t had the chance to read it yet, but I really want to!

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Title: Scoop of the Year
Author: Tom Claver
Date of publication:  2017
Publisher: Troubador

Martin, a hapless journalist on a weekly financial magazine, sees his life take a nosedive with the arrival of Tom de Lacy, a well-heeled reporter who grabs the limelight, not to mention the well-paid industrial correspondent’s job that he has his eye on.

He does his level best to sabotage Tom’s career, only to see his rival land a plum job in television.

But watching his rival’s success while his life disintegrates makes Martin a desperate fellow. Falling on hard times can be murder, and in certain circumstances could even give rise to it.

So when Martin gets a scoop on a major corporate scandal, he just has to grab the opportunity with both hands. He sees it as not only his turn to shine, but his duty.

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Drift Stumble Fall #BlogTour @HideawayFall @MJonathanLee

With the madness surrounding the London Book Fair, I did not check if my scheduled posts had been sent. Guess what? They did not! This is why you are getting this extract one day later than planned! I apologize, it seems to be happening too much recently! Time for me to stop trusting WP and go back to my old ways!

Anyway, today is discovery day with an extract of Drift Stumble Fall from M. Jonathan Lee! My review will be up same day next month!

Screen Shot 2018-04-13 at 11.16.33 AM.pngTitle: Drift Stumble Fall
Author: M. Jonathan Lee
Publisher: Hideaway Fall
Date of publication: April 2018

This darkly humorous novel is an insightful commentary on the
fragility of family life, and a modern fascination with
the grass always being greener on the other side.

The author of five novels, M Jonathan Lee is a tireless mental health awareness campaigner, working closely with organisations including Mind, Time to Change and Rethink and blogs regularly for Huffington Post. Having personally experienced anxiety and depression during his life, Jonathan draws on his experiences to inform his writing.

Richard feels trapped in his hectic life of commitment and responsibility. From the daily mayhem of having young children, an exhausted wife and pushy in-laws who frequently outstay their welcome, Richards existence fills him with panic and resentment. The only place he can escape the dark cloud descending upon him is the bathroom, where he hides for hours on end, door locked, wondering how on earth he can escape.

Often staring out of his window, Richard enviously observes the tranquil life of Bill, his neighbour living in the bungalow across the road. From the outside, Bills world appears filled with comfort and peace. Yet underneath the apparent domestic bliss of both lives are lies, secrets, imperfections, sadness and suffering far greater than either could have imagined. Beneath the surface, a family tragedy has left Bill frozen in time and unable to move on. As he waits for a daughter who may never return, Bill watches Richards bustling family life and yearns for the joy it brings. As the two men watch each other from afar, it soon becomes apparent that other peoples lives are not always what they seem.

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Posted in Mental Health, The Pub Corner

This Week in One-Liners

The last couple of days have been… eventful, to say the least. I am not at my best, and I need to vent. This is when I remember this blog is not all about books but also about me, about how we feel, and all your fabulous comments have spurred me to share this little less happy time. I need to vent!

These one-liners are not good, I am not a writer. This is a post to let go of feelings and stuff stuck inside. I heard it helps 🙂

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Shiver: The Fear by C.L. Taylor @callytaylor @HarperCollinsUK #Extract

I hope your Easter weekend went well and you are probably now recovering from the chocolate party, so I’m bringing you something to help!

I’d like to thank HarperCollins UK for inviting me to be part of this blog tour. I am sharing an extract today and we can talk about the story when my review gets published on Friday! Can you guess if I liked it? Loved it? Hated it?

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The million copy Sunday Times bestseller returns with a taut, compelling psychological thriller that will have you glued to the edge of your seat.

Sometimes your first love won’t let you go…

Lou Wandsworth is used to being headline news as, aged fourteen, she ran away to France with her 31-year-old teacher, Mike Hughes.

Now 32, Lou’s life is in tatters – and she resolves to return home to confront Mike for the damage he has caused. But she soon finds that Mike is unchanged, and is focussing his attention on 13-year-old Chloe Meadows.

Determined to make sure that history doesn’t repeat itself, Lou decides to take matters into her own hands. But Mike is a predator of the worst kind, and as she tries to bring him to justice, it’s clear that Lou could once again become his prey…

About the author: C.L. Taylor lives in Bristol with her partner and son. She started writing fiction in 2005 and her short stories have won several awards and have been published by a variety of literary and women’s magazines.

In 2014, The Bookseller named C.L. Taylor as one of the year’s Bestselling Adult Fiction Debut Authors for The Accident. The Lie and The Missing were Sunday Times top 10 bestsellers in paperback, and both books hit the #1 spot on the Kindle bestseller list. She has sold 1 million books to date.

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It’s an Orenda Books Kind of Day! #Giveaway @OrendaBooks

To celebrate the fact that last year at this very same time, I was saying goodbye to the Orenda Month I hosted on Chocolate’n’Waffles, I decided to share my love!

Thanks a lot to Karen Sullivan for allowing me to host a giveaway and let a reader get a proof of one of her stories. You rock, Orenda Mama!

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