Posted in Tags & Awards, Vlog

Suntag!: 10 Things about Me (Vlog)

Happy Sunday!

To tell you the truth, I don’t really like Sundays. It started when I worried about going back to school the next day, then it was all about shops and everything being closed so there was nothing to do, and now I’ve discovered the countryside is invaded by rude people every weekend…

So I wanted to make this one a fun one!… With a Suntag in Video!

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Take a Dive: The Girls in the Water by Victoria Jenkins @bookouture @vicwritescrime #BlogTour

The Girls In The Water cover imageTitle: The Girls in the Water
Author: Victoria Jenkins
Publisher: Bookouture
Date of publication: August 3rd 2017
Format: Digital Review Copy
Source: NetGalley
Number of pages: 328
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

When the body of Lola Evans is found in a local park on a cold winter’s morning, Detective Alex King and her new recruit Chloe Lane are called in to lead the hunt for the killer. 

Days later, a second girl goes missing. It seems the two shared a troubled history, and were members of the same support group. Who is the monster preying on these vulnerable girls? 

As the detectives start to piece together the clues, Chloe realises that she too is in danger – as she uncovers secrets about her own brother’s death which someone will kill to keep hidden. 

Alex and Chloe are determined to find the killer before more lives are lost… 

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Never Forget: Till The Dust Settles by Pat Young @py321_young @Bloodhoundbook #BlogTour

I am honored to be sharing this last stop on the blog tour for Till The Dust Settles with the fabulous Jen @Jen Med’s Book Reviews!

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Title: Till The Dust Settles
Author: Pat Young
Publisher: Bloodhound Books
Date of publication: 2017
Format: Digital Review Copy
Source: Publisher
Number of pages: 345
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The lives of two women who never meet are about to collide.

Lucie married young. Her husband has become abusive, controlling and violent.  Having lost everything as a result of the marriage, Lucie decides it is time to walk away.

As she leaves the house on the morning of September 11th, heading to a job interview at the World Trade Centre and the promise of a new life, the unthinkable happens.

On a street in New York, choking on the dust, Lucie stumbles upon an opportunity for a new life.

She thought the grass would be greener. But starting again is never that simple…

Sometimes, what lies ahead is even more deadly. 

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Fly, Fly Higher: The Silent Kookaburra by Liza Perrat @LizaPerrat #BookReview

Today we’re flying over to Australia!

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Title: The Silent Kookaburra
Author: Liza Perrat
Date of publication: 2016
Format: Digital Review Copy
Source: Kindly provided by the author
Number of pages: 309
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️and a half

All eleven-year-old Tanya Randall wants is a happy family. But Mum does nothing besides housework, Dad’s always down the pub and Nanna Purvis moans at everyone except her dog. Then Shelley arrives –– the miracle baby who fuses the Randall family in love for their little gumnut blossom.

Tanya’s life gets even better when she meets an uncle she didn’t know she had. He tells her she’s beautiful and could be a model. Her family refuses to talk about him. But that’s okay, it’s their little secret.

Then one blistering summer day tragedy strikes, and the surrounding mystery and suspicion tear apart this fragile family web. 

Embracing the social changes of 1970s Australia, against a backdrop of native fauna and flora, The Silent Kookaburra is a haunting exploration of the blessings, curses and tyranny of memory. 

Unsettling psychological suspense blending the intensity of Wally Lamb with the atmosphere of Peter James, this story will get under your skin.

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Posted in Tags & Awards

Suntag: Anything But Books Tag!

Summer rhymes with fun, so does sun! Okay, I should stay away from the outdoors and get to the point! It’s time for a new Suntag! I was nominated by the ever lovely/talented/funny Orang-Utan Librarian and if you haven’t been there yet, you deserve a little slap on the hand! You’re missing out on amazing discussion posts, fabulous reviews that make me jealous (I wish I could analyze stories the way you do!!) and general awesomeness!

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Here Without You: The Lost Wife by Anna Mansell @bookouture @AnnaMansell #blogtour

Today on Chocolate’n’Waffles, no blood or serial killers. Today a precious story gets reviewed, and this little post is my thank you to Bookouture for inviting me to take part in this blog tour!

The-Lost-Wife-KindleTitle: The Lost Wife
Author: Anna Mansell
Publisher: Bookouture
Date of publication: July 28th 2017
Format: Digital Review Copy
Source: NetGalley
Number of pages: 307
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

How do you live without the one you love?

Since Rachel lost her mother she has drifted through life, never settling down. Then she meets Ed, recently widowed and with a new baby, and is compelled to help him and his son.

Ed is struggling to cope, and his friends and family all tiptoe around his grief. Rachel is the only one who sees him as more than just a widower, and the pair soon grow close.

Then Rachel discovers something Ed’s wife was hiding from him – something that changes everything. But she knows that memories of lost loved ones are precious, and should be protected at all costs…

Can Rachel help Ed learn to live in a world where his wife is no longer around to tell her side of the story? And can Ed help Rachel to finally open her heart to a happy future?

Since You’ve Been Gone is a compelling and poignant story about love, loss, and family secrets, perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes, Dani Atkins, and Kelly Rimmer.

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Posted in Blogging Life, Vlog

And… Action! Chocolate’n’Waffles Goes Live!

Guys, I have a revelation for you. I am French! Yes, you probably already know this because of either something I’ve written here at some point that did not feel natural, or because you’ve read me complain about it! No more complaining, I’m taking the matter in both hands and adding a little fun to the blog with… videos!

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Posted in Book Reviews, Guest Post

Yellow Lemon Tree: Broken Branches by M. Jonathan Lee #GuestPost @MJonathanLee @HideawayFall

Happy publication day to M. Jonathan Lee and his amazing story Broken Branches!

I am glad to have a special guest post for you today, but before we get to it, let’s take another look at the book!

broken branchesTitle: Broken Branches
Author: M. Jonathan Lee
Publisher: Hideaway Fall
Date of publication: July 2017
Format: Physical Review Copy
Source: Publisher
Number of pages: 294
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Family curses don’t exist. Sure, some families seem to suffer more pain than others, but a curse? An actual curse? I don’t think so.’

A family tragedy was the catalyst for Ian Perkins to return to the isolated cottage with his wife and young son. But now they are back, it seems yet more grief might befall the family.

There is still time to act, but that means Ian must face the uncomfortable truth about his past. And in doing so, he must uncover the truth behind the supposed family curse.

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