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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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Sacrifices: #NobodysWife by Laura Pearson @LauraPAuthor @AgoraBooksLDN

Laura Pearson is back!!! And it feels so good!

Thank you Agora Books for inviting me to be part of this fabulous blog tour!

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Title: Nobody’s Wife
Publisher: Agora Books
Date of publication: 28.03.2019
Format: e-copy
Source: Publisher
Number of pages: 267

‘Of the four of them, only three remained. And there was no going backwards from
there.’
Emily and Josephine have always shared everything. They’re sisters, flatmates, and best
friends. It’s the two of them against the world.
When Emily has the perfect wedding, and Josephine finds the perfect man, they know things will change forever. But nothing can prepare them for what, or who, one of them is willing to give up for love.
Four people. Three couples. Two sisters. One unforgiveable betrayal.
From the best-selling author of Missing Pieces comes a heart-wrenching story about family, loyalty, and obsession that will have you racing to the finish.

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Happy Friday #ThePositivityWave 3

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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Tell Me Where You Live, I’ll Tell You Who You Are: The Woman at 46 Heath Street by @LSandersonbooks @bookouture @Christina_Dem

Getting ready for the weekend? I have something for you…

My biggest thanks to Bookouture and Kim Nash for inviting me to be part of the blog tour for this book and for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.

unnamedTitle: The Woman at 46 Heath Street
Publisher: Bookouture
Date of publication: 28.03.2019
Format: e-copy
Source: Publisher
Number of pages: 280

The letter is addressed to me. No stamp, swirly handwriting in black ink. I pull out a piece of paper, stiffening when I read the message. Hands trembling, the note slides to the floor: Your husband is having an affair.

Six words written in neat block letters. Six words slipped through her letterbox, destroying her marriage, exposing Ella’s perfect life as perfect lies.

But Ella has a plan: Alice is the answer to her problems. A lodger, to help keep her afloat, a friend, to keep the loneliness at bay.

Only Alice has her own reasons for wanting to live at 46 Heath Street…

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Why: Runaway by Claire MacLeary @Sarabandbooks @ClaireMacLeary #LoveBooksGroupTours

You can’t imagine my joy at the idea of sharing my review of Runaway by the wonderful and kind Claire MacLeary!

Thank you so much to Kelly at Love Books Group for inviting me to be part of this wonderful blog tour and for introducing me to a great series!

runaway.jpgTitle: Runaway
Publisher: Contraband
Date of publication: 2019
Format: e-copy
Source: blog tour organiser
Number of pages: 304

The third book in the awards-listed Harcus & Laird series

When Aberdeen housewife Debbie Milne abruptly vanishes without trace, leaving behind her two young children, husband Scott is too distraught to sit out the police’s 72-hour window and await developments. He turns to local detective agency Harcus & Laird.

Put off by previous “domestic” cases, Maggie Laird isn’t keen, but is cajoled by partner Wilma Harcus into a covert operation. Together they comb through meagre scraps of information, eventually trawling the city’s women’s refuges and homeless squats, in spite of the deadly danger.

Then a woman’s body is discovered in a Dundee builder’s skip. With the clock ticking and the police struggling to make identification, the race is on. Claire MacLeary fashions a surprising, gritty, fast-paced tale with the warmth and wisdom of ‘women of a certain age’.

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Posted in Life in General

Happy Friday! #ThePositivityWave 2

What started as a one-time thing is now officially a weekly post! 🥳

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 Empire: Mama’s Gone by Leopold Borstinski @borstinski @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours

It’s almost the weekend! Have you planned your readings? If you feel like being a gangster for a while, take a look at Mama’s Gone!

My thanks to Emma #damppebblesblogtours for inviting me to be part of this tour

41-Ro+mIrTLTitle: Mama’s Gone (The Lagotti Family series #4)
Author: Leopold Borstinski
Publisher: Sobriety Press
Date of hardback publication: 2019
Format: ecopy

When children grow up, the parents must die

California gang leader Mary Lou has built a criminal empire while her adult children are desperate for their mother’s attention and love. 

As her mental faculties wane, Alice and Frank Jr must acknowledge their mother is not the woman she once was and that they need to step up and take the helm, despite the stark differences between them. 

But their sibling rivalry blinds both of them to their weaknesses which threatens the family when the Russian mob moves into the state. How can they fend off those attacks while fighting to decide who will lead the family now their dear Mama’s gone?

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Joker: The Last Act by Brad Parks @Brad_Parks @FaberBooks @joshuars_

Switching genres or adding spices to my reads help me enjoy books better. I love picking novels that take me on different paths, and The Last Act did exactly this!

I would like to thank Faber & Faber for inviting me to be part of this blog tour. This review is my unbiased opinion.

43521532.jpgTitle: The Last Act
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Date of publication: 14.03.2019
Format: hardback
Source: Publisher
Number of pages: 368

Former Broadway star Tommy Jump isn’t getting the roles he once did. As his final run as Sancho Ponza draws to a close, Tommy is getting ready to give up the stage, find a steady paycheck, and settle down with his fiancée.

Cue Special Agent Danny Ruiz. An old school friend of Tommy’s, now with the FBI, Ruiz makes Tommy an offer that sounds too good to refuse. All Tommy has to do is spend six months in prison, acting as failed bank robber ’Pete Goodrich’.

Inside, he must find and befriend Mitchell Dupree, who has hidden a secret cache of documents incriminating enough to take down New Colima, one of Mexico’s largest drug cartels. If Tommy can get Dupree and reveal where the documents are hidden, the FBI will give him $300,000, more than enough to jumpstart a new life. But does he have what it takes to pull off this one final role?

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Listen to your Heart: Only Daughter by Sarah A. Denzil @sarahdenzil @bookouture #BlogTour

Some stories are meant to be told. Some authors shoot you in the heart, leaving you panting, the adrenaline running through your veins, the tears steaming down your face. Emotionally exhausted but so happy to have read Only Daughter, I present you my little review, knowing it could never do this novel justice.

My biggest thanks to Bookouture for this amazing read and for allowing me to be part of this blog tour.

Only-Daughter-Kindle.jpgTitle: Sarah A. Denzil
Publisher: Bookouture
Date of publication: 13.03.2019
Format: e-copy
Source: Publisher
Number of pages: 341

‘Your daughter is dead.’

When Kat Cavanaugh hears the words every mother dreads, her perfect world shatters. She takes in the beautiful long blonde hair, torn yellow dress and chipped blue nail-varnish. It can’t be real.

And then the police add the word ‘suicide’. But Kat refuses to believe them. 

Even when they show her the familiar looping handwriting and smudged ink on the note her little girl left behind. She knows her bubbly, vivacious daughter would never take her own life.

As she searches Grace’s perfume-scented room, filled with smiling photos, she uncovers secrets her little girl had been hiding. Secrets that could put her in terrible danger too.

But Kat’s determined to find out what really happened to Grace on the night she died, whatever it takes…

This addictive and heart-pounding psychological thriller will keep you gripped late into the night.

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