#BookBlitz: Cross Your Heart by Kierney Scott @Kierney_S @bookouture #Review

I’m super pleased to welcome you to my stop on the book blitz for Cross Your Heart by Kierney Scott. This is a mega blitz so check out some of the other stops all listed on the banner below.

Cross Your Heart is the second book in the Detective Jessica Bishop series, if you missed my review of the first book Forget Me Not check it out here.

Description

Blinking her eyes open, she looks around the room, taking in the bed and the wardrobe full of clothes she’s never seen before. This isn’t her bedroom. Those aren’t her clothes. She begins to cry as she wonders if she’ll ever see her own home again.

Three young girls are missing. All of them cold cases. All of them forgotten. But when Detective Jess Bishop identifies a disturbing link between them, she’s determined to find out what happened, and fights to re-open their cases.

At the scene of each abduction the kidnapper left a clue – a small bag of candy – in place of the missing child.

And then a fourth child is taken. Eight-year-old Ava is snatched from her hospital bed and when a bag of candy is found in her room, Jessica knows it’s the same kidnapper.

As the pressure to solve the case pushes Jess and her team to breaking point, Jess takes a personal risk she fears she’ll live to regret. But she has no choice.

Out of hospital, Ava can only get sicker: Jess is running out of time. Can she find Ava before it’s too late?

An absolutely gripping thriller that will have your pulse racing. Cross Your Heart is perfect for fans of Robert Dugoni, Karin Slaughter and Lisa Gardner. Cross Your Heart - Blitz Banner

Review

I rarely read this genre, I’m happy to put my hands up and say it scares the bejeezus out of me so I’m happy not to subject myself to it too often. I make exceptions for a couple of authors though and Kierney Scott is one of those authors. I’ve read Cross Your Heart a couple of times as I beta read for Kierney and even after the most recent time the impact of the story was just as intense as the first time.

Kierney has woven a story which is as deeply disturbing as it is enjoyable, ensuring that as a reader you are swept up into Jess’ world of murder and sickness. Not fully recovered from the events of the first book Jess and her team are thrown head first into a case involving murdered children. This case sees them racing against the clock to try and save the next child’s life while Jess yet again becomes front and centre fodder for the murderer.

I love how Kierney weaves things together, this was so well thought out with some wonderful twists. I am a huge fan of Jess, I find the way she deals with her anxiety and stress to be so realistic. I can relate to her in a way I rarely can with characters in books. I feel a real affinity with this character and thoroughly enjoy reading her. I just kinda wish she didn’t have to be put through the grinder so much!

I am a big fan of both Chan and Jamison. Chan is a little cocky but I always get a sense he’s also a bit insecure and uses his cockiness as a cover, he’s a really good detective though and him and Jess bounce off of each other well and this comes over well in a few places during interviews in this book. Jamison is the one the romance reader in me loves, he’s the one I’m rooting for. There are subtle things he says and does that tells me it’s not all over for them…not yet.

Finally, I have to give a big shout out to Agent Claire Ayres who kicks butt in this book…seriously having a character named after you rocks big time! Thanks Kierney!

I’m very grateful to Kierney Scott and Bookouture for the eARC so that I could read and review this book honestly.

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About Kierney Scott

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Originally from California, Kierney Scott lives in Edinburgh, Scotland with her husband and their daughter.

In her spare time she likes to read and invent new recipes. Her stuffed peppers are particularly popular with her family, as are her grain-free chocolate chip cookies. In an effort to convert her family to the joys of pumpkin, she created the Great Pumpkin Challenge. For the ten weeks before Thanksgiving, they tried a new pumpkin recipe every week. Pumpkin arancini and pumpkin queso were a big hit. She has promised her daughter to never again roast pumpkin and call them chips.

She loves hearing from readers. If you would like to get in touch, you can email her at KierneyScott@gmail.com

Author links:
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/kierney.scott

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Kierney_S

 

Book & Buy Links

TitleCross Your Heart
Series: Detective Jess Bishop #2
AuthorKierney Scott
Genre: Thriller | Mystery | Mental Health
Publisher: Bookouture
Publication Date: 25 April 2018
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: Paperback
Pages: 242
Buy: Books2Read (Universal link redirects to your preferred store)

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#BlogTour: The Authors Bookshelf Special Edition – Jennifer S. Alderson – Rituals of the Dead @JSAauthor

I know, I know, it isn’t Saturday and here I am announcing a Bookshelf post!

When Jennifer S. Alderson approached me about taking part in her blog tour for her new novel Rituals of the Dead and she said she wanted to take part in The Bookshelf for it I thought it was a great idea. Of course, I had no free Saturday spaces during her tour dates so I decided “what the hell” and went with the “let’s live dangerously” line of thought and agreed to post on a Thursday instead. Hopefully, all will remain right with the world and I’ve not upset the balance of time and space!

I want to ensure the book we’re here for, gets its time so before we start The Bookshelf here is a bit about Rituals of the Dead.

Description

Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery

Art, religion, and anthropology collide in Alderson’s latest mystery thriller, Rituals of the Dead, book three of the Adventures of Zelda Richardson series.

Art history student Zelda Richardson is working at the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam on an exhibition of bis poles from the Asmat region of Papua New Guinea – the same area where a famous American anthropologist disappeared in 1962. When his journals are found inside one of the bis poles, Zelda is tasked with finding out more about the man’s last days and his connection to these ritual objects.

Zelda is pulled into a world of shady anthropologists, headhunters, missionaries, art collectors, and smugglers – where the only certainty is that sins of the past are never fully erased.

Join Zelda as she grapples with the anthropologist’s mysterious disappearance fifty years earlier, and a present-day murderer who will do anything to prevent her from discovering the truth.

Book & Buy Links

TitleRituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery
Series: Adventures of Zelda Richardson #3
Author: Jennifer S. Alderson
Genre: Thriller | Suspense | Women’s Fiction
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: 15 April 2018
Review Format: N/A
Other Formats: eBook
Pages: 249
Buy: Books2Read (will redirect you to your preferred supplier)

So, onto the books! Here is Julia’s bookshelf, enjoy…

What was the first book you remember having on your bookshelf?
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett is the first book I can remember having on my bookshelf. I read it so often that it fell apart!

What was the most recent book you added to the bookshelf?
I received Dan Brown’s Origin for Christmas. I haven’t had a chance to start it yet, but do look forward to reading his descriptions of Barcelona and La Sagrada Familia.

Which book have you most recently read from your bookshelf?
The Vestals Conspiracy by Tomasz Chrusciel and The Hidden Village: A Story of Survival in World War II by Imogen Matthews.

Which 5 books from last year would you not let go of from your bookshelf?

Victoria Blake’s Titian’s Boatman, The Master by Dora Ilieva, Casket Cache by Janice Richardson, The Secret Wife by Gill Paul, and The Samoan Pyramid by Maya Lynch.

Which books are you most looking forward to adding to your bookshelf?
I saw Donna Leon has a new book out – The Temptation of Forgiveness. I love her work! I also want to read Conspiracy of Lies by Kathryn Gauci and Far Away by Victoria Blake.

What was the most recent addition to your writers bookshelf?

Debbie McComber’s Knit Together. Whether you’re a church-goer or not, this is a wonderful book to read if you are a feeling a bit lost and need some help finding your path in life, or a writer (or other creative person) who needs a bit of inspiration to keep going in the face of rejection.

Which of your own books are you most proud of adding to the bookshelf?

The Lover’s Portrait: An Art Mystery. It took three years to write and I am still immensely proud that I finished it!

In 2004, I moved to Amsterdam to study art history and worked for several Dutch museums before my son was born in 2011. I’d been batting this idea for an art mystery around in my head for years, but didn’t work out the plot’s structure until I decided to stay home and raise him. I wrote primarily while he napped. Three years later, it was ready for publication. Writing about art, history and museums was also a wonderful way to stay in touch with my ‘adult life’ while raising a toddler. I am delighted to see how well readers respond to it!

Which book on your bookshelf do you most wish you had written?
Expats by Chris Pavone. It’s a thrilling amateur sleuth mystery and adventure through Europe.

Is there a WIP we can look forward to adding to our bookshelves?

I am so excited to announce the release of my third novel, Rituals of the Dead: An Artifact Mystery on April 6! Set in Amsterdam and Papua New Guinea, it combines anthropology, art, and history into one thrilling adventure.

This time my protagonist, Zelda Richardson, is working at the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam on an exhibition of bis poles from the Asmat region of Papua New Guinea – the same area where a famous American anthropologist disappeared in 1962. When his journals are found inside one of the bis poles, Zelda is tasked with investigating the man’s last days and his connection to these ritual objects.

Zelda finds herself pulled into a world of shady anthropologists, missionaries, art collectors, headhunters, and smugglers, where the only certainty is that sins of the past are never fully erased.

Join Zelda on her next quest as she grapples with the anthropologist’s mysterious disappearance fifty years earlier, and a present-day murderer who will do everything to prevent her from discovering the truth.

My hope in writing this book is not only to entertain readers, but also inspire them to learn more about the Asmat and their fascinating culture. I can’t wait to share Rituals of the Dead with mystery and thriller fans!

It’s available as paperback and eBook on April 6, 2018 but you can pre-order the eBook now for the low introductory price of 99 cents! Visit my website for direct links. [http://www.jennifersalderson.com/]

Can you share a picture of your bookshelf / favourite bookshelf?

 

Jennifer S. Alderson’s Bookshelf

About Jennifer S. Alderson

Jennifer S. Alderson was born in San Francisco, raised in Seattle, and currently lives in Amsterdam. Her love of travel, art, and culture inspires her mystery series, the Adventures of Zelda Richardson. Her background in journalism, multimedia development, and art history enriches her novels.

In Down and Out in Kathmandu, Zelda gets entangled with a gang of diamond smugglers. The Lover’s Portrait is a suspenseful “whodunit?” about Nazi-looted artwork that transports readers to wartime and present-day Amsterdam. Art, religion, and anthropology collide in Rituals of the Dead, a thrilling artifact mystery set in Papua New Guinea and the Netherlands.

Connect with Jennifer via her website, Facebook, Goodreads or Twitter.

Social Media:

Website: http://www.jennifersalderson.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/JennifeSAlderson

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jenniferSAldersonauthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JSAauthor

The Bookshelf

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This was so much fun running a bookshelf mid-week as part of a blog tour for a bit of a change, I may be persuaded to do this again.

Taking Part in The Bookshelf
I’ve currently put a pause on taking new applications for The Bookshelf. I recently put a call-out for participants on Facebook and am currently booked up into June so want to get through most of these lovely people before I open the floodgates again. If you already have a form to return to me, feel free to do so, just be aware there is a quite a wait for spots right now.

Birthday & Release Day Giveaway: Now You See Me by Kierney Scott @Kierney_S @bookouture

Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me… oh Hello! Yes, it’s my birthday once again, which means I’ve hunted high and low to find a pretty fabulous prize to offer you guys in my annual birthday giveaway. This year, is by far the best one yet as I’ve joined forces with my good friend and awesome author Kierney Scott to offer you an AWESOME prize.

Today just happens to not only be my birthday, but it is also RELEASE DAY for Kierney’s latest book, which is also her first release with Bookouture and her first thriller. How amazing is that? I first read this back when it was a work in progress as a beta and I’ve read it twice since as an ARC and again a few days ago when I received a paperback, because I just couldn’t resist and it’s just bloody brilliant. I love the main character, and the supporting characters are just as good.

If you missed my original review posting, I’ve copied it below for you!

Now…onto the good stuff…what can you win and how?! Kierney has given me a SIGNED COPY of the book to give to one of my lovely readers.

Now You See Me Signed

I’m not going to restrict this Giveaway, I’m willing to post anywhere in the world so wherever you are if you want to enter have at it! All the details of the book are below if you want to know more.

To enter… Click Here and visit Rafflecopter. The Giveaway will stay open for 2 Weeks.

Description

As she saw his face for the first time, she knew he was going to kill her. She just didn’t know when.

When the dismembered body of Lydia Steiner is found washed up in the waters of a blisteringly hot Louisiana swamp, Detective Jess Bishop knows for certain this isn’t the murderer’s first kill.

Three other dismembered bodies have been found, all bearing the same marks. Marks that strike fear into Jess’s heart. They are identical to those from a case she’s spent her entire career trying to forget.

As Jess and her team try to link the victims, another body is discovered and they fear the serial killer is taunting them. They know it’s only a matter of time before he kills again.

As the body count rises, and the hunt goes cold, Jess knows she has to confront her past in order to catch the killer, even if that means making herself the bait…

Now You See Me is a gripping and heart-stopping thriller full of twists and perfect for fans of Robert Dugoni, Karin Slaughter, Robert Bryndza and Lisa Gardner.

Review

I am not known for my thriller reviews, simply because I rarely read them, but I read Kierney Scott and I wasn’t going to miss a new novel by her regardless of the genre.

Jess Bishop is an outstanding character, an excellent Detective with an astounding history she is desperately trying to keep secret. Her no-nonsense approach to her work is something I can respect and I loved how she didn’t take any nonsense from anybody. She does her best not to show emotion, but it’s there bubbling under the surface.

There are a cast of characters around her who just blew my mind and I was completely sold on them, from Jamison her longtime Partner to Chan the cocky but lovable member of the team who always has her back, then there is Matt who works for another division but offers Jess help (and the romantic in me particularly likes this one).

Her boss Jeanie is an outstanding character, an older woman who could kick a roomful of butt with a look, and her best friend is psychologist Lindsay who is just one clever cookie. Everyone comes together to chase a seriously bad serial killer who seems to have links to Jess and could be putting her in danger.

I will admit to being completely absorbed and reading this in just a few sittings, given I’m not someone who normally reads thrillers I got completely sucked in and had a million theories, some which were completely fantastical, and ended the book completely shocked and stunned. I love Jess as a character, especially her flaws, and want so much more from her and her friends and colleagues.

A huge thank you to Kierney Scott and Bookouture for the eARC via NetGalley so that I could read and honestly review this book.

Rating

Book & Buy Links

TitleNow You See Me
Series: Detective Jess Bishop #1
Author: Kierney Scott
Genre: Thriller
Publisher: Bookouture
Publication Date: 27 November 2017
Review Format: eBook
Other FormatsPaperback
Pages: 318
Buy: Amazon UK | Amazon US

#WeekendBlitz: The Forgotten Room by Ann Troup @TroupAnn @HQDigitalUK @NeverlandBT #Review #Giveaway

Hey Guys, thanks for stopping by for Ann Troup’s weekend blitz for The Forgotten Room courtesy of Neverland Blog Tours, you can catch my review below and the blitz schedule aswell so you know who the other blogs are hosting content and reviews this weekend. There is also a fab giveaway that you won’t want to miss at the end of the post.

Description

Can the past ever be forgotten?

As soon as nurse Maura Lyle sets foot inside the foreboding Essen Grange, she feels shivers ripple down her spine. And the sense of unease only increases when she meets her new patient, Gordon Henderson.

Drawn into the Henderson family’s tangled web of secrets and betrayals, Maura can ignore the danger lurking behind every door no longer. Even the door she has been forbidden from opening…

Essen Grange is a house with dark and cruel intentions. But now that darkness has turned on her, can Maura escape before it’s too late?

The chilling new novel from the bestselling author of The Lost Child and The Silent Girls. Perfect for fans of Erin Kelly, Claire Mackintosh and Tracy Buchanan.

The Forgotten Room - TOur Banner

Review

I’m a big fan of Ann Troup’s work and was thrilled that she had a new novel coming out and I have to say this is by far my favourite of her three novels. From the opening lines I was hooked, pulled in and unsure if I was dealing with a ghost story or something far more sinister.

Maura Lyle is a mental health nurse who after a period of illness has returned to work and been given an agency job working for a private client in, what I guess you would call a manor house. As soon as she arrives at Essen Grange she knows something isn’t right, the place feels wrong. But she’s a nurse and a good one, she has a patient to care for and that’s what she focuses on.

When people start being found dead the intrusion of the police and most notably DS Mike Poole, a blast from Maura’s past who she is not happy to see, become a regular occurrence at the Grange.

I loved that the point of views in this book changed, but were still very easy to follow. We got quite a bit of time with Poole as well as Maura and I particularly liked their dynamic and how it changed as things escalated through the book.

There are a wide range of characters and plenty of people and things to cast suspicion on. With some extremely tense scenes and moments where you are unsure who will make it through the fray this is a fantastic suspense.

As always, Ann Troup has included plenty surrounding mental health and done so wonderfully, integrating it into the story-line in a realistic and terrifying manner.

I thoroughly enjoyed every second of this novel and felt like I was on a roller-coaster with all the twists and turns getting to the end. This was not one I could predict.

Sending huge thanks to Ann Troup, HQ Digital and Neverland Blog Tours for the eARC so that I could read and honestly review this book.

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About Ann Troup

The Forgotten Room is Ann’s third book, following on from The Lost Child and The Silent Girls. She lives in Devon near the sea and spends her time either writing or dabbling with art. To see what she’s getting up to next follow on Twitter – @TroupAnn, or Facebook at Ann Troup Author.

Giveaway

Book & Buy Links

TitleThe Forgotten Room
Series: N/A
AuthorAnn Troup
Genre: Suspense | Thriller | Mental Health
Publisher: HQ Digital
Publication Date: 25 October 2017
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: N/A
Pages: 384
Buy: Amazon UK | Amazon US | Speedy Hen

#Review: If I Want You by Rachel Brimble @RachelBrimble @WildRosePress

Description

When local journalist, Tori Peterson, fails to prevent a child abduction outside her niece’s school, her horror and guilt sparks a vow to do whatever it takes to get little Abby Brady home to her parents.

While Tori battles the vile memories of her own kidnapping as a child, she accepts the help of widowed father, Mark Bolton. As he and Tori join forces with the local police, their attraction and intimacy grows…along with their fears for Abby.

Links are uncovered between Abby’s disappearance and Tori’s kidnapping, and Tori is forced to accept the monster who held her captive is back. But this time, Tori is all grown up, and there is no way she will let him hurt another little girl.

Review

Tori Peterson witnesses every parent’s worst nightmare while picking her Niece up from school, another little girl being abducted. She isn’t quick enough to stop the abduction but she takes in as much detail as she can and raises the alarm. Determined to find out what happened to Abby Tori sets out on her own investigation using her connections as a local reporter to help her out.

Tori is closer to this than many would realise having been abducted as a little girl herself, and a parent from the school Mark becomes her only ally as she digs deeper and finds the connections that lead right back to her.

I loved Tori, her gumption, her unwillingness to just leave things alone. I hated how much pain she was in, how her own abduction had left her damaged and afraid.  I loved how Mark saw all of these things in her, he instinctively knew how to be with her, how far to push her, when to pull her in, when to love her, how to love her. I loved that his daughter seemed to instinctively see and know these things in both of them. She was a very clever kid,  probably the wisest character in the book.

The twists and turns in this book were mind blowing, I did suspect the person who turned out to be the abductor but dismissed them about five times telling myself I was being ridiculous. See always trust your instincts, Claire!

Overall, this was a strong, tense, and at times bloody hard to read book, but Mark and Tori are just such a wonderful couple I just wish they could have met walking the dog or something!

A huge thank you to Rachel Brimble and The Wild Rose Press for the eARC so that I could read and honestly review this book.

Rating

Book & Buy Links

TitleIf I Want You
Series: N/A
Author: Rachel Brimble
Genre: Thriller | Romantic Suspense
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Publication Date: 8 November 2017
Review Format: eBook
Other FormatsN/A
Pages: 251
Buy: Amazon UK | Amazon US

#Review: Now You See Me by Kierney Scott @Kierney_S @bookouture

Update February 2018: This book was updated with a new title and cover

Description

As she saw his face for the first time, she knew he was going to kill her. She just didn’t know when.

When the dismembered body of Lydia Steiner is found washed up in the waters of a blisteringly hot Louisiana swamp, Detective Jess Bishop knows for certain this isn’t the murderer’s first kill.

Three other dismembered bodies have been found, all bearing the same marks. Marks that strike fear into Jess’s heart. They are identical to those from a case she’s spent her entire career trying to forget.

As Jess and her team try to link the victims, another body is discovered and they fear the serial killer is taunting them. They know it’s only a matter of time before he kills again.

As the body count rises, and the hunt goes cold, Jess knows she has to confront her past in order to catch the killer, even if that means making herself the bait…

Now You See Me is a gripping and heart-stopping thriller full of twists and perfect for fans of Robert Dugoni, Karin Slaughter, Robert Bryndza and Lisa Gardner.

Review

I am not known for my thriller reviews, simply because I rarely read them, but I read Kierney Scott and I wasn’t going to miss a new novel by her regardless of the genre.

Jess Bishop is an outstanding character, an excellent Detective with an astounding history she is desperately trying to keep secret. Her no-nonsense approach to her work is something I can respect and I loved how she didn’t take any nonsense from anybody. She does her best not to show emotion, but it’s there bubbling under the surface.

There are a cast of characters around her who just blew my mind and I was completely sold on them, from Jamison her long time Partner to Chan the cocky but lovable member of the team who always has her back, then there is Matt who works for another division but offers Jess help (and the romantic in me particularly likes this one).

Her boss Jeanie is an outstanding character, an older woman who could kick a roomful of butt with a look, and her best friend is psychologist Lindsay who is just one clever cookie. Everyone comes together to chase a seriously bad serial killer who seems to have links to Jess and could be putting her in danger.

I will admit to being completely absorbed and reading this in just a few sittings, given I’m not someone who normally reads thrillers I got completely sucked in and had a million theories, some which were completely fantastical, and ended the book completely shocked and stunned. I love Jess as a character, especially her flaws, and want so much more from her and her friends and colleagues.

A huge thank you to Kierney Scott and Bookouture for the eARC via NetGalley so that I could read and honestly review this book.

Rating

Book & Buy Links

TitleNow You See Me
Series: Detective Jess Bishop #1
Author: Kierney Scott
Genre: Thriller
Publisher: Bookouture
Publication Date: 27 November 2017
Review Format: eBook
Other FormatsN/A
Pages: 318
Buy: Amazon UK | Amazon US

#BookBlitz: R&R Book Tours Launch Party @shanannigans81

I’m sure most of you already know Shannon over at Reads & Reels, this means that you should know she has recently set up her own blog tour business R&R Book Tours. Shannon is easily one of my favourite people in the blog world she is so cool (I say this because she geeky like me, reads similar books to me, watches the same sort of films to me and so on!) Her aim with R&R Book Tours is to support indie authors which is awesome and this launch party blitz is a coming together of some great indie authors she has supported on her own blog recently and has now brought into her tour fold. I’ve actually got some of these books in my TBR thanks to her reviews so encourage you to check them out! Finally I want to wish Shannon the very best of luck with her new venture and I look forward to taking part and seeing what she brings in!

The Old Man at the End of the World: Bite #1 by A.K. Silversmith

The Old Man At The End Of The World - AK SilversmithDescription

THE GOOD LIFE meets DOUGLAS ADAMS meets SHAUN OF THE DEAD! – Dave F, Amazon

Gerald Stockwell-Poulter couldn’t help but feel it was extraordinary just how quickly his life had changed. One moment he was earthing up leeks in the West Sussex sunshine and the next he was rooted to the spot as Rodney Timmins from the end allotment ambled towards him, arms outstretched, blood pouring from a hole in his neck and a look in his eye which suggested that he was less after help and more after a helping of Gerald.

Now, as Gerald’s life takes a quick turn for the worse, he must do things he has never done before. After 87 largely well-behaved years as a model citizen, less than four hours into the ‘zompocalypse’ and he has already killed a neighbour, rescued a moody millennial drug dealer and forged an unlikely allegiance with a giant ginger Scotsman. And it isn’t even tea time.

Join Gerald as he and his newfound allies navigate the post-apocalyptic English countryside in their hilarious bid to stay off the menu.

About AK Silversmith

AK Silversmith is the author of The Old Man at the End of the World; a series of zombie apocalypse Bites centering on the world of 87-year-old Gerald Stockwell-Poulter.

Bite 2 is coming soon…

She was born in Tasmania in 1983 and now lives in western Ireland where the weather is similar but the zombies are still absent.

I have also put an author interview on my site if anyone is interested in more info.

Book & Buy Links

TitleThe Old Man At The End Of The World
Series: Bite #1
Author: AK Silversmith
Genre: Short Story | Comedy-Horror | Zombies | Parody
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: 16 February 2017
Review Format: N/A
Other FormatseBook
Pages: 68
Buy: Amazon UK | Amazon US

Roadside by Angie Dokos

Roadside - Angie DokosDescription

Zayne finds Serena’s lifeless body off the side of the road one morning. She has been beaten and left for dead. As she recovers, they become the best of friends. It doesn’t take long for Zayne’s feelings to grow stronger. Will the fear of ruining their friendship keep them from taking a chance on love?

About Angie Dokos

Angie Dokos was born a reader and grew to be a writer. Okay, so the reading took a few years, but in the meantime, she was having someone else read to her. She enjoys hiking and loves to travel. She currently lives in the Atlanta, Georgia area with her husband and children.

      

Book & Buy Links

TitleRoadside
Series: N/A
Author: Angie Dokos
Genre: Contemporary Fiction | Romance
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: 6 May 2017
Review Format: N/A
Other Formats: eBook | Paperback
Pages: 178
BuyAmazon UK | Amazon US | Book Depository | Wordery

Seven Hours: Challenge Accepted by Angelina Kerner

Description

One pill every 7 hours. That could be all it takes to give Chanel the chance to finally see the world around her.

Chanel is an independent 19-year-old, despite what her overprotective mother and senator father may think. Being the daughter of a Senator comes with its own problems, one simple afternoon out with friends becomes overwhelming when they’re swarmed by reporters.

Keeping the secret of the experimental treatment close to her chest, she is able to fool everyone but her hawkeyed bodyguard, Leon, that has now been assigned to protect her.

Chanel doesn’t want a bodyguard, but will she get more than she bargained for?

About Angelina Kerner

I wish I could sit down with you and have a nice warm cup of tea or a steaming mug of coffee, but since that’s not possible, how about a cyber-hug? I love hugs and coffee, a lot of coffee.

So, as an introduction, let’s start with, “I love to read and write”. I have so many stories inside my head that sometimes it’s impossible to know what’s real anymore. That doesn’t stop me from enjoying a great novel, though. Reading and writing is not all that I love, though it comes a close second. I love dancing, needlework, spending time with my family and friends, and most of all, the holidays. That’s when my family is all smiles. Smiles are the best, don’t you think?

I started writing stories for teen girls because I started writing in high school and I understood teen girls… or at least I thought so at the time. Throw in a hot guy, romance, and drama to get the perfect hypnosis formula for girls and some boys. Later, as I grew up, my characters grew up with me. I write a variety of books for all ages, mostly fantasy and chick-lit. An odd combination? You be the judge.

Currently, I divide my time between my family, work, writing, and a lot of cats. I’m also a new mother and you get to read about my journey on my blog once a month!

      

Book & Buy Links

TitleSeven Hours: Challenge Accepted
Series: N/A
Author: Angelina Kerner
Genre: Chick Lit | Women’s Fiction
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: 31 July 2016
Review Format: N/A
Other Formats: eBook | Paperback
Pages: 104
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Quincey Wolfe’s Glass Vault by Candace Robinson (Glass Vault #1)

Description

Some see it… Some don’t…

People in the town of Deer Park, Texas are vanishing. There is a strange museum, known as Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault, that appears overnight. Perrie Madeline’s best friend and ex-boyfriend are among the missing. Perrie, along with her friend August, go on a pursuit to search for them in the mysterious museum. Could the elusive Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault have anything to do with their disappearances?

A book that intertwines horror elements and retellings, with humor and darkness

About Candace Robinson

Her name is Candace Robinson, obviously. She’s just your average hemiplegic migraine sufferer. Her days are spent writing, book reviewing and traveling through books. She lives just outside of Houston, Texas with her husband and daughter, where it feels like the hottest place on Earth with the crazy weather. No, seriously, one day it’s 30 degrees and the next it’s 70 degrees! She is also the author of Hearts Are Like Balloons.

    

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TitleQuinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault
SeriesGlass Vault #1
Author: Candace Robinson
Genre: YA | Horror | Fantasy | Retelling
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: 16 May 2017
Review Format: N/A
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Pages: 248
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Aggravated Momentum by Didi Oviatt

Description

Not everything is as it seems in what appears to be an average family. When danger lurks so close to home, skeletons emerge, and the darkest of secrets surface, causing twisted desires to become reality. Aggravated Momentum offers the perspective of some very diverse and unique characters, including fun, witty personalities to fall in love with, along with an intellectual killer to die for. You may be surprised as to whom exactly you can relate. Is it the cold, calculated murderer, who’s name is yet to be revealed? Markie or Kam, the independent sisters, guilty of nothing more than getting tangled with the wrong people at the most inopportune times? Or, the cowardly snake curled in a hidden corner? Who are you, exactly? And, more importantly, who are they? The deeper you dig into the psyche of another, the more breath taking are the secrets you will find.

About Didi Oviatt

Didi Oviatt is a small town gal who married a small town guy. Within a few years of experiencing a new families bliss, she discovered that she had a thirst to write. Now, after digging down deep and getting in touch with her literary self, she’s writing mystery/thrillers like Search For Maylee(coming soon), Aggravated Momentum, The Stix, and New Age Lamians.  Along with a six piece short story collection called the Time Wasters.

And don’t fret: there are two more Lamian novels in the works.

   

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TitleAggravated Momentum
Series: N/A
Author: Didi Oviatt
Genre: Thriller | Suspense | Murder Mystery | Mature 18+
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: 12 September 2016
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Pages: 443
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Deadman’s Tome: Monsters Exist by Theresa Braun & Mr. Deadman

Description

From the time we are young, we fear the monster under the bed or in the closet, making it impossible to sleep without a nightlight. Then, we hear stories of Bigfoot, and maybe even the Mothman around campfires. When we are adults, we wonder if there might actually be supernatural creatures lurking in the shadows. Are these tall tales and urban legends only metaphors for what horrific things humanity is capable of—or do monsters exist?

Go to some terrifying places with this cast of authors. You will be dragged into mystifying realities where demonic fairies hide, where devil monkeys lure carnival-goers to their demise, where Goatmen seek to destroy their prey, and where the goddess of death puts out a hit on victims of her choice. These shocking tales will have you biting your nails and locating that childhood nightlight. Because, in the end, we all know monsters do exist.

About Theresa Braun & Mr. Deadman

 

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Mr. Deadman: https://deadmanstome.net/

Calvin Demmer: https://calvindemmer.com/

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Sylvia Mann: https://twitter.com/SylvieM1971

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Leo X. Robertson: https://leoxrobertson.wordpress.com/

M.R. Tapia: http://hinderedsoulspress.com/

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TitleDeadman’s Tome
Series: N/A
Author: Various
Genre: Horror Anthology | Short Stories
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: 1 July 2017
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Other Formats: Paperback
Pages: 148
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