Why choose the short way? For a million reasons! I still haven’t recovered from the awesomeness of the book. The author burnt my brain. The book didn’t have a big impact on me. I could go on and on. The length of each review doesn’t reflect my appreciation of the book. Sometimes, fewer words are enough to convey what you felt and thought.
In a nutshell: I write Regular Reviews, Lazy Saturday reviews which are shorter than the regular ones and focus on my feelings instead of analysing the novel, and Quickies to unload feelings and keep track of what worked and what didn’t!
Continue reading “Too Close to Her Bones in The Graveyard: The Quickies are back! #reviews @natdaniels2018 @TransworldBooks @KateMoretti1 @TitanBooks @neilhimself”
I was lacking inspiration to bring my Suntags back to life so I decided to give my friend Inge’s Spooky tag a try!
Now, anyone who knows me is aware I don’t do scary. I’m a wuss. I steer clear of horror movies, I haven’t touched my Stephen King novels in forever, and I prefer to sing to the lyrics of Frozen than watch American Horror Story or whatever the name is. But hey, let’s have fun pretending I’m braver than I really am!
Continue reading “Would You Rather…? The Spooky Edition (without the book rec)”
So glad to be able to bring back Jake Boulder on Chocolate’n’Waffles!
Thank you so much to Emma at Bloodhound Books for inviting me to be part of the blog tour for this new installment of the series! This review is unbiased and based on my sole opinion.
Title: Die Cold
Author: Graham Smith
Date of publication: November 2018
Jake Boulder is working as a bartender, at an exclusive Vermont ski resort on New Year’s Eve, when armed terrorists hold up the lodge and take the guests hostage.
Trapped with the other hostages, Boulder watches in horror as the female terrorist leader disfigures a singer to make her point. He wants to fight back, but is unarmed and being held at gunpoint.
When Boulder finds a way to escape from the terrorists he searches for a way to raise the alarm. After he discovers the terrorists plan to leave no witnesses to their crime, he knows he has a race against time to save as many innocent people as he can…
But will Boulder be the reluctant hero and save the day?
Continue reading “Freeze!: Die Cold by Graham Smith @GrahamSmith1972 @Bloodhoundbook”
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!
Title: 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.
Continue reading “Saturday’s Treat: A Guest Post from Allan Watson! #WaspLatitudes @allanwatson12 @BOTBSPublicity”
Today is a special day. This Friday, my most anticipated release meets the world, and I couldn’t be happier.
HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY TO KILL IT WITH FIRE and its author, Adam Maxwell!
Title: Kill it with Fire
Author: Adam Maxwell
Date of publication: 16 November 2018
Format: Advanced Paperback
Number of pages: 124
They say revenge is a dish best served cold but some like it hot.
Double-crossed and with her reputation as a master criminal compromised,
Violet Winters means to fight fire with fire.
She doesn’t play by other people’s rules, or any rules so hell’s fury is about to rain down.
Furious, fearless and fighting mad she is ready to risk her life to save her name.
Continue reading “Smoking Hot: Kill it With Fire by Adam Maxwell @ISayItsAdam #HappyPubDay #Favoriteseries”
Oh, I am both delighted and terribly sad to publish my review today. It means I have finished Skin Deep and believe me I would have stayed in Liz Nugent’s dark and sick latest novel forever!
I would like to thank Penguin UK and the delightful Georgia for sending me a copy of this novel in exchange for a review during the blog tour!
Title: Skin Deep
Author: Liz Nugent
Date of publication: 15 November 2018
Publisher: Penguin UK
Number of pages: 372
Cordelia Russell has been living on the French Riviera for twenty-five years, passing herself off as an English socialite. But her luck, and the kindness of strangers, have run out.
The arrival of a visitor from her distant past shocks Cordelia. She reacts violently to the intrusion and flees her flat to spend a drunken night at a glittering party. As dawn breaks she stumbles home through the back streets. Even before she opens her door she can hear the flies buzzing. She did not expect the corpse inside to start decomposing quite so quickly…
Continue reading “Scalpel, Please: Skin Deep by Liz Nugent @lizzienugent @PenguinUKBooks @GeorgiaKTaylor”
Warning. Extremely boring and personal post. Read at your own risks!
Last Friday, I had an appointment with my therapist.
Continue reading “And How Does This Make You Feel? Therapies and Mental Health”
This Week In Books is a weekly update on what you’ve been reading hosted by Lipsyy Lost & Found . A similar meme is hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words.
Continue reading “This Week in Books (November 7th 2018)”
Miracles happen! I am kicking off the week with a Christmas read! In November. Yep.
Thank you to Joanna at Faber & Faber for this wonderful surprise and for inviting me to be part of the tour.
Title: The Long Shadow
Author: Celia Fremlin
Date of publication: 1 November 2018
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Number of pages: 242
Jolted from sleep by the ringing of the telephone, Imogen fumbles through the dark, empty house to answer it. At first, she can’t quite understand the man on the other end of the line. Surely he can’t honestly be accusing her of killing her husband. Ivor died in a car crash two months ago – she may not be adjusting to widowhood very well, but Imogen certainly didn’t murder him.
As the nights draw in, Imogen finds her home filling up with unexpected Christmas guests – but they may be looking for more than just holiday cheer. Has someone been rifling through Ivor’s papers? Who left the half-drunk whiskey bottle beside his favourite chair? And why won’t that man stop phoning Imogen, insisting he can prove her guilt?
Continue reading “My Kind of Christmas: The Long Shadow by Celia Fremlin @FaberBooks @joanna_brl #BlogTour”
Hooray! I am not late for this wrap-up!
Continue reading “October 2018 Wrap-Up!”