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Book Review: Stonebird by Mike Revell

Friday, 27 February 2015

Title: Stonebird
Author:  Mike Revell
Published: 5th February 2015
Publisher: Quercus Books

Twitter: @RevellWriting


When eleven-year-old Liam moves house to be closer to his grandma, he's thrown into an unfamiliar place, with a family that seems to be falling apart.

Book Review: Stiff Penalty by Annelise Ryan

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Title: Stiff Penalty (A Mattie Winston Mystery)
Author: Annelise Ryan
Published: 24 February 2015
Publisher:  Kensington Publishing



Deputy coroner Mattie Winston knows a thing or two about dead bodies. That's why she's on the case of Derrick Ames, a high school math teacher stabbed to death with a barbecue fork straight to the heart. Sure, she's turned up some motives and a few suspects, but nothing adds up. Especially when the evidence points to Ames's teenage son. Newly pregnant Mattie can't believe it, even as her own long-estranged father may be following her. But one thing's certain, she'd better start figuring things out fast, or a deadly perpetrator could be subtracting two more victims from the population of Sorenson, Wisconsin. . .

Book Review: The Manservant by Michael Harwood

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Title: The Manservant
Author:  Michael Harwood
Published: 24 February 2015
Publisher:  Kensington

Twitter: @Manservant69


Book Review: The Bluestocking and the Rake by Norma Darcy

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Title: The Bluestocking and the Rake
Author:  Norma Darcy
Published: 17 February 2015
Publisher: Montlake Romance 

Twitter: @LoveRegency


2014 Winner — Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award — Romance

The Earl of Marcham has decided to put the excesses of his colorful youth firmly behind him so that he may find a wife and beget himself an heir. But a straitlaced spinster may stand in his way after she releases a morality pamphlet exposing some of his most private misdemeanors. Determined to have his revenge and teach her a much-needed lesson, the earl decides that his best course of action is to seduce her…

Book Review: Die Again by Tess Gerritsen

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Title: Die Again (Rizzoli & Isles Number 11)
Author: Tess Gerritsen
Published: 1 January 2015
Publisher:  Transworld Digital and Bantam Press

Twitter: @tessgerritsen


'With DIE AGAIN Tess Gerritsen proves that she is still at the top of her game. I love this fantastically gripping story and can’t wait for more' KARIN SLAUGHTER


In Boston, Detective Jane Rizzoli and Forensic Pathologist Maura Isles are investigating a bizarre murder. A man has been found gutted and hanging in his home. When the remains of another victim are found, it is clear that this murderer has been at work for years, and not just in Boston.

Book Review: Fragile Lies by Laura Elliot

Friday, 13 February 2015

Title: Fragile Lies
Author: Laura Elliot
Published: 13 February 2015
Publisher: Bookouture

Twitter: @Elliot_Laura


His name is Michael Carmody. He is a writer and a father. His son is lying in a coma, fighting for his life.

Her name is Lorraine Cheevers. She is an artist and mother. An illicit affair has destroyed her marriage.

Michael is desperate to find the couple who left his son for dead, a victim of a hit and run. 

Book Review: Don't Tell the Brides-to-be by Anna Bell

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Title: Don't Tell the Brides-to-be
Author: Anna Bell
Published: 12th February 2015
Publisher: Quercus

Twitter: @AnnaBell_writes


Things are looking up for Penny Robinson. She's kicked her gambling addiction and even started her own business: Princess on a Shoestring, an all-inclusive service for brides-to-be looking to pinch pennies on their big day.

Between family rows and wardrobe calamities, wedding planning is no piece of cake... but Penny's got it all under control. That is, until a rival planner decides to take her down - one hard-won bride at a time.

Book Review: A Vintage Wedding by Katie Fforde

Title: A Vintage Wedding
Author: Katie Fforde
Published:12 February 2015
Publisher:  Century and Cornerstone Digital

Twitter: @KatieFforde


In a small Cotswold country town, Beth, Lindy and Rachel are looking for new beginnings.

So they set up in business, organising stylish and perfectly affordable vintage weddings.

Soon they are busy arranging other people's Big Days.

Book Review: Crash & Burn by Lisa Gardner

Monday, 9 February 2015

Title: Crash & Burn
Author: Lisa Gardner
Published: 3 February 2015
Publisher:  Headline

Twitter: @LisaGardnerBks


My name is Nicky Frank.

I'm in hospital after crashing my car. I am afraid. The only thing that I can think about is Vero. I know I have to save her but why couldn't I find her? She's just a little girl.

Food & Drink: Lakelands Lékué silicone bread maker

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Not wanting to go outside on this cold Sunday afternoon, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to try out my Lakelands Lékué silicone bread maker - a Christmas present from Mr GC.

I've only tried making bread by hand a few times in the past and it has never turned out very well before, so I didn't have great hopes for this new toy. 

PROMO BLITZ - When Shadows Fall by Bruce Blake

Today I am very excited to be helping Jenny from Neverland Blog Tours with the promo blitz for When Shadows Fall by Bruce Blake. This is the first book in the Small Gods series.  

Title: When Shadows Fall
Author:  Bruce Blake
Published: 25 January 2015
Publisher:  Paper Gold Publishing Ltd

Twitter: @bruceablake


A hundred times a hundred seasons have turned since the Goddess banished the Small Gods to the sky, leaving the land to mankind alone.

For Prince Teryk, life behind the castle walls is boring and uneventful until he stumbles upon an arcane scroll in a long-forgotten chamber. The parchment speaks of Small Gods, the fall of man, and the kingdom's savior—the firstborn child of the rightful king. It's his opportunity to prove himself to his father, the king, and assure his place in history. All he needs to do is find the man from across the sea—a man who can't possibly exist—and save mankind.