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Monday, 13 August 2018

Blog Tour / Book Review - Calamity in Camberwell by Alice Castle





Beth Haldane, SE21's answer to Miss Marple, worries she is losing a kindred spirit when her friend Jen, the only other single mum in the playground, suddenly gets married and moves to Camberwell.

Soon Beth has to face much more pressing fears. Has something gone horribly wrong with Jen's marriage? What is her husband really up to? Why is her daughter leading Beth's son astray? And where on earth IS Jen anyway?

As Beth's friends push her to start dating again, Beth turns to Met Police DI Harry York for help. But will they solve the mystery in time, or will it turn out that in south east London, not everyone gets to live happily ever after?

Purchase Link - MyBook.to/Cic

My Musings :

I have always loved a good mystery. But the genre of cozy mysteries is still new to me. When I picked up this book, the blurb was what had my attention though the author is new to me. So with expectation, I started the book.

Beth had me involved in her story and life with antics. At times, I felt like cheering for her and at other times, I felt like swatting her. One surprising fact was that there was a bit more of romance than expected in the story. And her interactions with the Inspector was lively and interesting! Since I hadn't read the previous books, it was a bit slow for me to get into the story and know more of the characters. But what impression I got from the story had me getting invested in the characters.

Most of the story was about Beth's interest in her friend's life and wondering what was happening and the slowly unwrapping of the mystery was only a tiny bit comparatively. It felt like that to me! I was actually expecting action from the start. Another thing which stood out to me was the author's writing. Her style had me craving her words. I really enjoyed it. The wit and the tempting visuals had me cruising through the pages easily.

This is another author I have added to my TBR list so that I can check out her other books.

My rating : 4/5

Author Bio –


Before turning to crime, Alice Castle was a UK newspaper journalist for The Daily Express, The Times and The Daily Telegraph. Her first book, Hot Chocolate, set in Brussels and London, was a European hit and sold out in two weeks.

Death in Dulwich was published in September 2017 and has been a number one best-seller in the UK, US, Canada, France, Spain and Germany. A sequel, The Girl in the Gallery was published in December 2017 to critical acclaim. Calamity in Camberwell, the third book in the London Murder Mystery series, will be published this summer, with Homicide in Herne Hill due to follow in early 2019. Alice is currently working on the fifth London Murder Mystery adventure. Once again, it will feature Beth Haldane and DI Harry York.

Alice is also a mummy blogger and book reviewer via her website: https://www.alicecastleauthor.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alicecastleauthor/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DDsDiary?lang=en

Links to buy books: MyBook.to/GirlintheGallery

myBook.to/1DeathinDulwich

myBook.to/HotChocolate

She lives in south London and is married with two children, two step-children and two cats.

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Monday, 30 July 2018

Blog Tour - Everything under the sun by Jessica Redmerski

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This is my stop during the blog tour for Everything Under the Sun by Jessica Redmerski. This blog tour is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 30 July till 12 August. See the tour schedule here.

Everything Under the SunEverything Under the Sun
By Jessica Redmerski
Genre: Dystopian/ Post apocalyptic
Age category: Young Adult/ New Adult/ Adult
Pages: 683 pages
Release Date: 28 August 2017

Blurb:
Thais Fenwick was eleven-years-old when civilization fell, devastated by a virus that killed off the majority of the world’s population. For seven years, Thais and her family lived in a community of survivors deep in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. But when her town is attacked by raiders, she and her blind sister are taken away to the East-Central Territory where she is destined to live the cruel and unjust kind of life her late mother warned her about.

Atticus Hunt is a troubled soldier in Lexington City who has spent the past seven years trying to conform to the vicious nature of men in a post-apocalyptic society. He knows that in order to survive, he must abandon his morals and his conscience and become like those he is surrounded by. But when he meets Thais, morals and conscience win out over conformity, and he risks his rank and his life to help her. They escape the city and set out together on a long and perilous journey to find safety in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Struggling to survive in a world without electricity, food, shelter, and clean water, Atticus and Thais shed their fear of growing too close, and they fall hopelessly in love. But can love survive in such dark times, or is it fated to die with them?


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You can buy Everything Under the Sun here on Amazon

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Jessica Redmerski 's top ten favorite authors of all time , they are, in no order:
  1. Anne Rice
  2. Neil Gaiman
  3. Cormac McCarthy
  4. Paullina Simons
  5. Stephen King
  6. JK Rowling
  7. Stephenie Meyer
  8. George R.R. Martin
  9. David Moody
  10. Chuck Palahniuk


Jessica RedmerskiAbout the Author:
Jessica Redmerski is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, international bestseller, and award winner, who juggles several different genres. She began self-publishing in 2012, and later with the success of THE EDGE OF NEVER, signed on with Grand Central Publishing/Forever Romance. Her works have been translated into more than twenty languages.

Jessica is a hybrid author who, in addition to working with a traditional publisher, also continues to self-publish. Her popular crime and suspense series, In the Company of Killers, has been optioned for television and film by actor and model William Levy.
She also writes as J.A. Redmerski.

You can find and contact Jessica here:
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- Twitter
- Goodreads
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Sunday, 29 July 2018

Blog Tour / Book Musings - The Serpent by Sarah Fine




THE FIRST BOOK IN AN EXCITING NEW URBAN 
FANTASY SERIES BY BESTSELLING AUTHOR SARAH FINE.
One woman is in a world of otherworldly trouble—and she’s going to have to bet her life to save humankind.
Ernestine “Ernie” Terwilliger has put her dreams aside to look after her eccentric mother. Case in point: saving her from a mysterious stranger who’s just stormed the terrified woman’s antique store wearing a rattlesnake tattoo, leveling threats, and brandishing the weirdest deck of cards Ernie’s ever seen.
When Ernie grabs some of the cards and runs, she’s launched into a world she never knew existed—one her mother may know more about than she’s revealing. With a handful of stolen cards, Ernie has just been made an unwilling player in a game of good versus evil. But she’s not even playing with a full deck, and its original owner is more than happy to kill to get his cards back.
Suddenly Ernie’s matching wits and plays with the supernatural Immortal Dealers, who can raise empires, damn souls, and shape the world’s destiny. It’s up to Ernie to defeat the most brutal member of their order. And if her roguish new ally isn’t bluffing, he can help. The mystery is all in the cards, and to save her life—and humanity—Ernie had better learn how to deal.

About the Book

The Serpent
by Sarah Fine
Series
The Immortal Dealers #1
Genre
Adult
Paranormal Romance
Urban Fantasy
Publisher
47North (Imprint of Amazon Publishing)
Publication Date
July 24, 2018
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My Musings :

I haven't read any good urban fantasy and paranormal books in a while. The reason is that I found that the books were kind of repetitive after a while. That doesn't mean that I didn't any gems. I do love some of the series I found but it was rare so I had taken a break from it. What prompted me to pick up this book was the blurb - especially the mention of cards. I didn't know how the author would play it but I was really intrigued after a long time.

Did the author do justice to the premise? Yes, absolutely! I really enjoyed delving into the world she created with her unique look on the way fate is dealt using cards. The pages were packed with non stop fast paced action from the get go. The way Ernie is exposed to the world and the way she reacts to it is very easy to read. I loved that she is a strong female lead. And add in the other characters, I had a fun time exploring the book. 

I really wish the romance angle would develop in the future books. Another thing I would love to know more about the world the author has created. It is very interesting! I look forward to continuing the series. 

My rating : 4.5/5

Tour Wide Giveaway

To celebrate the release of THE SERPENT, we're giving away a $25 Amazon gift card to one lucky winner!

GIVEAWAY TERMS & CONDITIONS:  Open to US shipping addresses only. One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card. This giveaway is administered by Pure Textuality PR on behalf of Sarah Fine.  Giveaway ends 8/4/2018 @ 11:59pm EST. Limit one entry per reader. Duplicates will be deleted.  CLICK HERE TO ENTER!

About the Author




Sarah Fine is the author of several books for teens, including Of Metal and Wishes(McElderry/Simon & Schuster) and its sequel, Of Dreams and Rust, the bestselling Guards of the Shadowlands YA urban fantasy series (Skyscape/Amazon Children’s Publishing), and The Impostor Queen (McElderry, January 2016).
She is also the co-author (with Walter Jury) of two YA sci-fi thrillers published by Putnam/Penguin: Scan and its sequel Burn. Her bestselling adult urban fantasy romance series, Servants of Fate, includes Marked, Claimed, and Fated, and was published by 47North in 2015, and her second adult UF series —Reliquary (and its sequels Splinter and Mosaic) was published 2016. When she’s not writing, she’s psychologizing. Sometimes she does both at the same time. The results are unpredictable.

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Friday, 27 July 2018

Teaser Reveal - A Pilgrimage To Death by Alexa Padgett


Today we have the teaser blitz for Alexa Padgett’s A PILGRIMAGE TO DEATH! We’re super excited to share this upcoming thriller with you! Check it out and be sure to preorder today!


Title: A Pilgrimage to Death

Author: Alexa Padgett

Genre: Thriller

Release Date: August 14th

About A Pilgrimage to Death

They murdered her sister. They threatened her church. Their day of reckoning is at hand. Cici Gurule is a freewheeling, progressive reverend who’ll stop at nothing to protect her flock. When she finds the dead body of a parishioner in the nearby Santa Fe National Forest, she’s horrified to realize the victim bears the same stab wounds that ended her twin sister’s life one year earlier.   Together with her detective friend and loyal pair of Great Pyrenees, she vows to hunt down the killer before she’s forced to officiate another funeral. Soon, however, Cici discovers her sister was on the trail of a deep-rooted criminal operation… and her death was no random act of violence.   Now that the criminals are out for Cici’s blood, the pastor must catch the wolf by the tail before it goes in for the kill.   A Pilgrimage to Death is a high-octane mystery thriller. If you like motorcycling sleuths, fast-paced action, and a dash of humor, then you’ll love Alexa Padgett’s edge-of-your-seat novel.

 

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About Alexa Padgett:

 

 With a degree in international marketing and a varied career path that includes content management for a web firm, marketing direction for a high-profile sports agency, and a two-year stint with a renowned literary agency, award-winning author Alexa Padgett has returned to her first love: writing fiction. Alexa spent a good part of her youth traveling. From Budapest to Belize, Calgary to Coober Pedy, she soaked in the myriad smells, sounds, and feels of these gorgeous places, wishing she could live in them all—at least for a while. And she does in her books. She lives in New Mexico with her husband, children, and Great Pyrenees pup, Ash. When not writing, schlepping, or volunteering, she can be found in her tiny kitchen, channeling her inner Barefoot Contessa.

Connect with Alexa:

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