Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Before She Falls - Extract


Christmas Spirit - Blog Tour (including giveaway)

It’s two days before Christmas - and Evie Harris finds herself both manless and jobless. After a chance encounter with handsome Greg (and egged on by her toy-boy-eating friend, Bea) she agrees to work at a homeless shelter on Christmas Day.

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Reprobation - Blog Tour

Are you one of the elect?

Dr. Helen Hope is a lecturer in eschatology – the study of death, judgement, and the destiny of humankind. She is also a Calvinist nun, her life devoted to atoning for a secret crime.


Monday, 22 October 2018

A Ration Book Christmas by Jean Fullerton - Blog Tour

A Ration Book Christmas
With Christmas approaching, the Brogan family of London's East End are braving the horrors of the Blitz. With the men away fighting for King and Country and the ever-present dangers of the German Luftwaffe's nightly reign of death and destruction, the family must do all they can to keep a stiff upper lip.

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Snowflakes Over Holly Cove - Blog Tour Spotlight

Snowflakes Over Holly Cove
As the snowflakes start to fall, Holly Cove welcomes a new tenant to the beautiful old cottage on the beach...
For lifestyle magazine journalist Tia Armstrong, relationships, as well as Christmas, have lost all their magic. Yet Tia is up against a Christmas deadline for her latest article 'Love is, actually, all around...'
So, Tia heads to Holly Cove where the restorative sea air and rugged stranger, Nic, slowly but surely start mending her broken heart.
Tia didn't expect a white Christmas, and she certainly never dared dream that all her Christmas wishes might just come true...
Set in Caswell Bay on the stunningly beautiful Gower Coast, the cottage nestles amid the limestone cliffs and the woodlands, where the emotions run as turbulently as the wind-swept sea.
As cosy as a marshmallow-topped mug of cocoa, fall in love with a heart-warming festive story from the bestselling author of The French Adventure.

Friday, 5 October 2018

Lies Between Us - Blog Tour

Will they ever learn the truth?

Three people, leading very different lives, are about to be brought together – with devastating consequences . . . 


Wednesday, 3 October 2018

The Little Christmas Teashop of Second Chances - Blog Tour

Snow is beginning to fall around the cosy Castle Teashop, with its toasty log fire, scrumptious mince pies and delicious hot chocolates. Romance is in the air and Lily King is hoping some winter magic will help to make her dreams come true…

Monday, 1 October 2018

What 1st October Means To Me

The 1st October is a very strange date for me, it is filled with a whole range of emotions.

First of all it is my beautiful mums birthday. My mum is just the best person, she has dealt with so much and still always worries about, cares about and looks after other people before herself. She has always been this way and I can never see her changing.


Wednesday, 26 September 2018

The Fake Date Blog Tour

The Fake Date
Nine hours and eleven minutes…
That’s how long it’s been since Ella Hope was beaten to within an inch of life and left for dead.

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Snowed In At The Little Duck Pond Cafe - Cover Reveal

Snowed In at The Little Duck Pond Café

The biggest snowfall in years has blanketed Sunnybrook, cutting the village off from the outside world. For Fen, who finds herself snowed in at The Little Duck Pond Cafe, it's little more than a minor inconvenience. Her love life is finally running smoothly; it looks as if she's found the perfect man for her.

But then a shocking secret threatens to destroy Fen's new-found happiness.
Will being snowed in be the final straw? Or will Fen find a way through the snowdrifts to the perfect love?


Saturday, 22 September 2018

Dreams of a Life - The Story of Joyce Vincent

I first came across this story a couple of years ago and it grabbed my attention straight away. I watched a program on Netflix (sadly it is no longer on there) called Dreams of a Life. And honestly as soon as it started I couldn't stop watching it.


Saturday, 15 September 2018

Blog Tour Spotlight - The Amber Maze

The Amber Maze
While staying in a Dorset cottage, Hugh Mullion finds a mysterious key down the side of an antique chair.  No one can say how long the key has been there or what it opens. 
Hugh’s search for answers will unlock the secrets of the troubled life of a talented artist, destined to be hailed a neglected genius fifty years too late.  And no secret is darker than that of The Amber Maze, from whose malign influence he never escaped.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

My Ultimate Chick Flick List

If you follow me on Twitter you might have noticed that I have spent the past week watching some of my favourite classic films. I thought I would share a list of my favourites. So if you planning a girls night in or looking for a movie to watch once kids in bed, I am sure you will find something here that fits the bill. These are in no particular order and I am sure you will have heard of nearly all of them.


Monday, 10 September 2018

The Importance Of Having An Online Presence*

As a blogger I know how important it is to have an online presence. Your website is important as it gives people an insight into what your blog/business is all about. I am still relatively new and by no means an expert, but in the world of blogging there a lot of blogs out there, so it's important your page stands out in some way.

When I first started I struggled to find what I wanted my page to look like, luckily, I had my sisters and cousin to help who are also bloggers. But if anyone needs help with web design there are a lot of companies around to help. In this post I am going to be talking about one such company, Silky Ocean Studios.


Friday, 24 August 2018

Blog Tour - Dangerous Girl

Sometimes your enemies are closer than you think

Anna is finally happy. She’s rid of her abusive ex and she’s co-owner of London’s hottest new club, with her best friend Tanya. But she is worried about her boyfriend, Freddie. He’s keeping things from her. And he won’t tell her where he goes in the middle of the night.

Freddie is furious. A girl has gone missing from one of his clubs and the police are all over him. When a familiar face turns up and threatens him, he’s offered a deal – find the girl or Anna will be killed.

With time running out, Freddie risks everything to save Anna’s life. And if there’s one thing Freddie Tyler is known for, it’s that he never gives up. Not without a fight…


Blog Tour - The Beedog

The Beedog: An Insect Discovery in Portugal
An award-winning picture book that will get little ones excited about science.
While building a unique sandcastle, Cora and Manny spot a rather curious insect.
Soon, the little scientists keep a watchful eye on the insect’s movements, while learning about the natural environment along the way.
A great book for STEM education and home-school projects or just curious little ones who love science. Book extras include fun, printable activities related to science learning and research.


Saturday, 11 August 2018

Wedding Decorations Wishlist*

Recently I spoke about my ideal wedding venue. I love thinking about when I get married and what I would plan. It is so important to make sure your wedding is a lovely day, no matter what your budget or style is. Everyone has different tastes so you should always pick decorations that you like and not what you think others will like. So once everything is arranged you can just sit back and enjoy your big day without worrying. I had a look through Confetti’s site and picked my favourites and what would be going on my wedding wish list. For me the small things add up to the whole experience. 


Blog Tour SpotLight - The Last Lie She Told By K.J. McGillick


Wednesday, 8 August 2018

My Dream Wedding Venue *

I have never really been one of them women who dream about getting married, but the older I get the more I think it would be really nice to have that special day to cement my love with my partner. One of the main things I think about (apart from the dress obviously) is where I would like to get married. So, I've put together this post to share my personal thoughts and ideas when choosing an ideal wedding venue. Also I have picked what would be my ideal venue.


Thursday, 2 August 2018

Blog Tour - The Secret/K.L. Slater

You think you can trust the ones you love most. 

But what if one secret could make you question everything?

Every day, a woman like Louise passes you in the street: elegant, confident, determined. But underneath, she’s struggling.

She doesn’t know her sister, Alice, has been scared of leaving the house since their mother died.
She doesn’t know when Alice babysits her little boy, Archie, he sometimes sees things he shouldn’t.
She doesn’t know Archie has a secret.

A secret that could send cracks through the heart of Louise’s carefully constructed life...

The most gripping psychological thriller you’ll read this year from the Kindle top five bestselling author K.L. Slater. If you love The Girl on the Train or Gone Girl, you’ll be absolutely hooked.


Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Disbelief/M.J.T Meijer Blog Tour - Guest Post

Today I am part of the blog tour for Disbelief and I have a guest post from the author to share with you.

Monday, 30 July 2018

Hunter's Chase - Blog Tour

Hunter by name - Hunter by nature: DI Hunter Wilson will not rest until Edinburgh is safe.

Saturday, 28 July 2018

Book Review - Last Witness/Chris Merritt

What if you made one mistake and it came back to kill you?

Detective Zac Boateng's old friend, Troy McEwen, is found dead in his home. The official verdict is suicide. But Boateng believes it was murder. And he thinks he might be on the killer's list.


Monday, 23 July 2018

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Dortmund Hibernate - Blog Tour Spotlight

Psychologist Dr Magnus Paul is tasked with the patients of Dortmund Asylum - nine criminally insane souls hidden from the world due to the extremity of their acts.


Friday, 20 July 2018

Blog Tour - The Factory Girls of Lark Lane

The Factory Girls of Lark Lane: A heartbreaking wartime family saga.

The Factory Girls of Lark Lane book cover


Wednesday, 18 July 2018

The Silent Sister by Shalini Boland - Blog Tour

'You don't deserve a sister . . .'

Lizzy Beresford is at home alone when she hears a strange noise. Running downstairs to check, she discovers a threatening letter addressed to her. But who sent it?

As Lizzy receives more unsettling messages, she begins to doubt those closest to her - her boyfriend, her neighbours, her friends. Because the mystery sender seems to know everything about her.

And they want to destroy her perfect life.

Desperate for answers, Lizzy contacts her sister, Emma. She used to be her best friend. But they haven't spoken in years. Not since the terrible argument which tore their relationship apart . . .

Surrounded by secrets and lies, can Lizzy trust her sister? Or is the shocking truth more dangerous than Lizzy ever imagined?

From the bestselling author of The Secret Mother and The Child Next Door, this absolutely unputdownable psychological thriller will keep you guessing with every heart-stopping twist. If you loved Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train and The Sister, this book is for you.

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Blog Tour - Unfinished Business Extract

So today's post is my stop on the blog tour for Unfinished Business by S C Cuuningham. I am sharing with you an extract from the novel and also a competition to win a signed copy of the book.


Thursday, 5 July 2018

Murder of Linda Bailey Brown

The case I am going to talk about today is one I have been fascinated by for years. I first came across the story when I watched a movie called Love Lies and Murder. A truly sad and disturbing case about a very manipulative man who used his own daughter to get what he wanted.
A young Linda Bailey Brown
Linda Bailey Brown
The Case

In the early hours of March 19 1985 Linda Bailey Brown was found shot dead in her bed. Police who went to the house found Linda's step-daughter, Cinnamon aged just 14, in the back garden. She was covered in vomit and was almost unconscious. Cinnamon had a note on her that said "Dear God, please forgive me. I didn't mean to hurt her." Police obviously believed that Cinnamon was responsible for the brutal murder and had tried to overdose afterwards. Cinnamon was convicted of the shooting, and sentenced as a minor to be in locked up until the age of 25. But there was a lot more to the story.


Saturday, 30 June 2018

Cover Reveal - Forgive Me Not/Samantha Tonge

Forgiveness can be hard to come by . . . An unputdownable new novel from bestseller Samantha Tonge.

How far would you go to make amends?

When Emma fled her home at Foxglove Farm, she'd let down and hurt those who cared for her most. But now, two years later, she's ready to face up to her past; she's ready to go back.


Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Blog Tour - No Reception/Maisie Porter

For hyper-sensitive wedding photographer and blogger, Zody Lee Swabler, anonymous death threats come with the territory. When warned by email not to continue booking jobs, she responds by accepting the next request that comes in.

Monday, 18 June 2018

Blog Tour - Just/Jenny Morton Potts

How far would you go to save a life?

On golden Mediterranean sands, maverick doctor Scott Langbrook falls recklessly in love with his team leader, Fiyori Maziq. If only that was the extent of his falling, but Scott descends into the hellish clutches of someone much more sinister.


Sunday, 3 June 2018

My Love/Hate Relationship With NetGalley

I am sure many fellow book bloggers will be able to relate with a lot of what I say in this post! First of all I want to say I really do love NetGalley it is such a great resource for book bloggers.

The Dreaded Feedback Ratio

I try my hardest not to look at this because it reminds me of how far behind I am with my reading. Mine is currently at 56% because I have made a conscious effort to not request as many books.


Thursday, 17 May 2018

Book Review - Cross Her Heart/Sarah Pinborough

Cross Her Heart book cover
'Cross my heart and hope to die...'

Promises only last if you trust each other, but what if one of you is hiding something?

A secret no one could ever guess.

Someone is living a lie.

Is it Lisa?

Maybe it's her daughter, Ava.

Or could it be her best friend, Marilyn?


Sunday, 13 May 2018

Book Review - Forget Her Name/Jane Holland

Rachel's dead and she's never coming back. Or is she?


Saturday, 12 May 2018

You Were Gone/Tim Weaver - Book Review

I buried you. I mourned you ... But now you're back.

Three days after Christmas, a woman walks into a police station. She has no phone and no ID, just a piece of paper with the name of missing persons investigator David Raker on it. She tells officers that Raker is her husband.

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

The Weekend Spa Break - Blog Tour

After finally meeting in person at the publishing party of the season, Constance and Estelle are determined not to let their friendship return to mere virtual champagne bottles and uploaded pictures of food.
It's been a busy year, and Constance feels it's time to reward herself with the spa break Estelle gave her for Christmas. Naturally, Constance wouldn't dream of taking anyone other than Estelle, and this will provide the perfect opportunity to bond with her new chum.
As the excited pair spend some quality time together, they realise it's not just writing books they have in common, but something that goes deeper. After a few Jacuzzi sessions, facials, pedicures, and a massage by sexy Senior Therapist, Julio, everything seems to be peachy until an unexpected visitor Constance's weekend of bliss . . . on it's head.
A two-day spa break.

Sparkling water on tap.

And the perfect massage.

But who's rubbing who up the wrong way?


Friday, 4 May 2018

Tubing - Blog Tour

When I was contacted by RedDoor Publishing to take part in this blog tour, I jumped at the chance. I love taking part in blog tours and I liked the sound of this book.

Polly 28, lives in London with a 'perfect-on-paper' boyfriend and a dead-end job. Her banal existence is turned upside down late one drunken night after a chance encounter with a man on a packed train.


Tuesday, 1 May 2018

The Cottage on Lily Pond Lane - Cover Reveal

The Cottage on Lily Pond Lane blog tour poster
The Cottage on Lily Pond Lane
New Beginnings

Mia Ward is amazed to be told she has inherited her great-aunt Matilda's thatched cottage in the tiny seaside village of Little Pondale - especially as Mia didn't know she had a great-aunt Matilda.


Monday, 23 April 2018

Mine/Susi Fox - Book Review

This is not your baby. You wake up alone after an emergency caesarean, dying to see your child. But when you are shown the infant, you just know... This baby is not yours. No one believes you. They say you're delusional, confused, dangerous. But you're a doctor... Do you trust yourself? Because you know only one thing - You must find your baby.


Sunday, 15 April 2018

The Babysitter - Sheryl Browne

You trust her with your family. Would you trust her with your life?

Mark and Melissa Cain are thrilled to have found Jade, a babysitter who is brilliant with their young children. Having seen her own house burn to the ground, Jade needs them as much as they need her. Moving Jade into the family home can only be a good thing, can't it?

Cover Reveal - The Weekend Spa Break

When I was invited to take in the cover reveal for The Weekend Spa Break, I was really pleased to take part. Having read and reviewed the first part of the story here I have been waiting to continue the story, so keep an eye out for the upcoming blog tour which I will be taking part in.

The Spa Break blog Tour poster.


Thursday, 5 April 2018

The War Nurses - Lizzie Page

The War Nurses book cover
As war takes its toll, the love and care of two brave young nurses will become everything to the wounded soldiers they tend.

1914 - Two young nurses pledge to help the war effort: Mairi, a wholesome idealist hoping to leave behind her past and Elsie, a glamorous single mother with a weakness for handsome soldiers. Despite their differences, the pair become firm friends.


Monday, 2 April 2018

Why I Don't Write Negative Book Reviews

I wanted to write this post because I am really interested in hearing people's opinions. I've read a lot of books in my time, some great and some not so great. Since I started blogging I have written quite a few book reviews. Some I have read I haven't overly enjoyed so I have chose not to review them. In this short post I am going to explain why.


Friday, 30 March 2018

Joanna Dennehy

The Case

In Peterborough, UK in 2013 the bodies of three men had been found. All of the victims had been stabbed and dumped in ditches. The murders were committed by Joanna Dennehy. After these murders she went on to attempt to kill two more men, strangers who she did not know and picked at random while driving around. 
Joanna Dennehy holding a knife

Murder of Linda Bailey Brown

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