The Gathering by Bernadette R. Giacomazzo @bg_writes_stuff @rararesources #BookSpotlight #Giveaway

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The Uprising Series tells the story of three freedom fighters and their friends in high — and low — places that come together to overthrow a vainglorious Emperor and his militaristic Cabal to restore the city, and the way of life, they once knew and loved. In The Gathering, Jamie Ryan has defected from the Cabal and has joined his former brothers-in-arms — Basile Perrinault and Kanoa Shinomura — to form a collective known as The Uprising. When an explosion leads to him crossing paths with Evanora Cunningham — a product of Jamie’s past — he discovers that The Uprising is bigger, and more important, than he thought.

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The Gathering AuthorAuthor Bio

With an impressive list of credentials earned over the course of two decades, Bernadette R. Giacomazzo is a multi-hyphenate in the truest sense of the word: an editor, writer, photographer, publicist, and digital marketing specialist who has demonstrated an uncanny ability to thrive in each industry with equal aplomb. Her work has been featured in Teen Vogue, People, Us Weekly, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post, and many, many more. She served as the news editor of Go! NYC Magazine for nearly a decade, the executive editor of LatinTRENDS Magazine for five years, the eye candy editor of XXL Magazine for two years, and the editor-at-large at iOne/Zona de Sabor for two years. As a publicist, she has worked with the likes of Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and his G-Unit record label, rapper Kool G. Rap, and various photographers, artists, and models. As a digital marketing specialist, Bernadette is Google Adwords certified, has an advanced knowledge of SEO, PPC, link-building, and other digital marketing techniques, and has worked for a variety of clients in the legal, medical, and real estate industries.

Based in New York City, Bernadette is the co-author of Swimming with Sharks: A Real World, How-To Guide to Success (and Failure) in the Business of Music (for the 21st Century), and the author of the forthcoming dystopian fiction series, The Uprising. She also contributed a story to the upcoming Beyonce Knowles tribute anthology, The King Bey Bible, which will be available in bookstores nationwide in the summer of 2018.

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Because of Him by Terri E. Laine @TerriLainebooks @ErinMallon #JasonClarke #AudiobookReview #VNerdsRare19Challenge

Because of Him

Because of Him by Terri E. Laine

🌟🌟🌟🌟·5 Don’t Judge a Book by the Cover Stars

Synopsis

Past and present intertwine with light and dark to tell a story …Because of Him 

Something inside me fiercely craves normal.
Sheltered all my life and taught to be afraid, I want to be bold, fearless.
Up until now I’ve kept myself and my heart safe.
Tade Astor, a guy so hot he steals my breath away, jeopardizes it all.

He isn’t the kind of guy to give up on what he wants—me.
He’s determined to prove my safe world is missing something—him.
Even though he may not be the cocky guy I assumed him to be…
He’s definitely not the guy I should give my heart to.
But each time I see him, he becomes harder to resist.
I want to be brave and give him a chance… though it might come back to haunt me.

At the heart of Because of Him is a love story. But due to certain sensitive topics, it might not be suitable for all readers.

Review

Well this one was certainly a surprise read for me, looking at the cover i was thinking it was going to be my normal boy meets girl, sweet and sexy romance that i like, and then BAM, it all changed in an instant.

This one is a dark one guys, it contains things that are not very nice so you need to be aware of this before you go in thinking it will be sweet and fluffy like me!

Tade Astor is the epitome of college hot bad boy, his family has connections, and he is quite happy bed hopping and is not looking for a relationship as he has his life mapped out in front of him.

Reagan Winters is getting by as best she can, considering her mother is so over protective it’s disturbing, she has never learned how to drive, doesn’t have a bank account, isn’t looking for a man or a relationship.

After a brief encounter Tade decides that Biscuit aka Reagan will be his, and after a few close encounters they start to date, but they both have secrets that they are hiding from each other!

Along with this story, another is intertwined, this is where the story gets dark.
Told by someone you don’t know, is a story about another person, a person who is traffiked, beaten and raped, although the details are not hugely graphic, they are still enough to be a warning for anyone who may be triggered by this.

This Mystery unfolds throughout the book and is done brilliantly, i had no idea until the end, although i had my suspicions.

🎧🎧 Narrated by a new to me but new voice crush Jason Clarke, and the always awesome Erin Mallon, this is one to add to your TBR pile.

Prepare your OMG faces and go in blind!

Vicci 

Bryce by Nana Malone @NanaMalone #SebastianYork #TraciOdom #VNerdsRare19Challenge

So i have managed to bag myself tickets to Rare19 in London Baby!!!!! Anyone else going??

There is going to be about 150+ authors signing, plus a few audio narrators going (eeek, i’m even more excited about that!)

So i am challenging myself to read 1 book from as many of the attending authors as i can, wish me luck 😱

What, if any signings have you been to, did you manage to meet any of your unicorns?

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Bryce by Nana Malone

🌟🌟🌟·5 Wimbledon Stars

Synopsis

Money, power, prestige…failure. Bryce Coulter is The Player.

Don’t call it a come back….Because no one else is. Poised to live up to his legacy, tennis player, Blake Colby, loses it all on one swing. Now, with the pressure on and his future in jeopardy, the last thing he needs is a smart-mouthed, training partner with attitude and a killer swing — or maybe she’s exactly what he needs.

Rich, spoiled and moneyed — seen that, been dragged through the dirt behind that. Tami Ivey, gets enough of the bad boy trust fund kids at work. She doesn’t need it in her sanctuary too. Playing tennis is the only way to connect to the girl she used to be before tragedy struck. The day Bryce Coulter turns up at her court, she turns on that classic attitude. If there’s anything she’s learned it’s how to make a guy run. Except, he’s not running. And maybe she doesn’t want him to….

Review

New author to me Nana Malone makes this one new author for me to look out for.

This was a lovely little sports romance, rich famous tennis player, meets poor ex tennis player.

Bryce Coulter is a semi famous tennis player, he has had an injury and had to have an operation so he is not playing at the moment.
This doesn’t stop his filly of bed mates though, his family name makes him just as attractive as he is!

Tami Ivey has had a bit of a rough time, she was at one point a professional tennis player, but gave this up to look after her sick, dying mother.

A couple of years later she also has another devastating blow, and finds herself dating a horrid man that treats her really badly.
So tennis helps her forget her life problems.

Bryce and Tami meet one evening while she is practicing, and he decides that she is the one for him, only she doesn’t see it that way!

Doing all of the chasing, Bryce and Tami start dating, but it isn’t without it’s hurdles, and Bryce’s family don’t help either!

🎧🎧 Narrated by Sebastian York #SebYes and new to me narrator Traci Odom, who did a great job, Mr York is a narrator that i openly stalk on Audible, so this book was a no brainer for me, and the pair did a great job.

Crack out the strawberries and cream!

Vicci

4.5 Mesmerizing Stars🌟 The Girl in the Letter by Emily Gunnis @EmilyGunnis @annecater #BookReview #RandomThingsTours

Hope you are having a lovely Monday!

Excited to be on the blog tour and share with you today my review for this compelling book! Many thanks to Anne Cater for my invitation!💕

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A great book, truly hard to put down. Fast paced, brilliantly plotted and desperately sad at times – all hallmarks of a bestseller’ Lesley Pearse on The Girl in the Letter

Perfect for fans of Kate Morton and Kathryn Hughes, this gripping novel of long-buried secrets will stay with you for ever.

A heartbreaking letter. A girl locked away.  A mystery to be solved.

1956. When Ivy Jenkins falls pregnant she is sent in disgrace to St Margaret’s, a dark, brooding house for unmarried mothers. Her baby is adopted against her will. Ivy will never leave.

Present day. Samantha Harper is a journalist desperate for a break. When she stumbles on a letter from the past, the contents shock and move her. The letter is from a young mother, begging to be rescued from St Margaret’s. Before it is too late.
Sam is pulled into the tragic story and discovers a spate of unexplained deaths surrounding the woman and her child. With St Margaret’s set for demolition, Sam has only hours to piece together a sixty-year-old mystery before the truth, which lies disturbingly close to home, is lost for ever…

Read her letter. Remember her story…

My Thoughts

4.5 Mesmerizing Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5

This was such a heart wrenching captivating story very reminiscent of “before We Were Yours”; One of my top reads of 2017… i’m not a big fan of comparing books, but in this case it is almost impossible not to… from the duel timelines to the horrific treatment of children steeped in history… if you enjoyed BWWY you will absolutely be entranced by this book as well….

There are so many layers to the story… so many well-developed multi dimensional characters, but one character really stood out to me… Ivy in my opinion was the true hero of this book… her letters really tour at my heartstrings… whisked away from her family to a home for unmarried women…. where she was treated horribly and made to give up her baby…. through all of this she maintained her humanity and her compassion…. and in her darkest of moments her thoughts were not of her self but of another… truly isn’t this The definition of a mother? Well apparently in the 50s and 60s being unmarried trumped unconditional love…. so many parts of this portion of the story were frustrating and sad…. and truly the saddest part of all is it is part of our history…. yes this Book took place in the UK, but we would be remiss to think it did not happen in the US as well….

Where the past timeline of the story was steeped in history the present day timeline was steeped in mystery… Samantha a struggling reporter, finds one of Ivy‘s letters clutched in her grandma‘s hand when she comes across her napping in the rocking chair… curious by nature Samantha doesn’t buy her grandma’s story… so why does Samantha’s grandmother have this letter? and what happens to the girl in the letter? You will need to read this book to find out the mystery and the real story behind these letters…. I guarantee you will be as enthralled as I was… as more and more secrets of the past are revealed I was more and more invested in this story…

Absolutely recommend to fans of a book with a well researched dose of history and a well developed mystery…

*** many thanks to Headline for my copy of this book ***

Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Girl-Letter-gripping-heartwrenching-page-turner/dp/1472255097/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1532009012&sr=8-1

image-65ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Emily Gunnis previously worked in TV drama and lives in Brighton with her young family. She is one of the four daughters of Sunday Times bestselling author Penny Vincenzi.

Follow her on Twitter @EmilyGunnis

Instagram @emilygunnis

and Facebook @emilygunnisauthor.

Have a delightful day filled with words! Berit☀️✨

Little Pink Taxi by Marie Laval @MarieLaval1 @rararesources #BookReview

Happy Monday all!

Thrilled to be part of the blog tour for this charming book! Many thanks to Rachel for my invitation and to Marie Laval for her delightful story! Seriously how could I resist a pink taxi?💗

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Rosalie Heart is a well-known face in Irlwick – well, if you drive a bright pink taxi and your signature style is a pink anorak, you’re going to draw a bit of attention! But Rosalie’s company Love Taxis is more than just a gimmick – for many people in the remote Scottish village, it’s a lifeline.

Which is something that Marc Petersen will never understand. Marc’s ruthless approach to business doesn’t extend to pink taxi companies running at a loss. When he arrives in Irlwick to see to a new acquisition – Raventhorn, a rundown castle – it’s apparent he poses a threat to Rosalie’s entire existence; not just her business, but her childhood home too.

On the face of it Marc and Rosalie should loathe each other, but what they didn’t count on was somebody playing cupid …

My Thoughts

4 Pretty Pink Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Castles, Pink taxis, and Scotland… oh my! This book was a genre smorgasbord… and the best kind of smorgasbord at that…. with a dash of history… a dose of romance… a splash of mystery… and a dollop of the paranormal… oh and I cannot forget a side of laughter…. The perfect blend of genres all wrapped up in a pretty pink package…

Rosalie runs the local cab company… helping get the villagers here and there without thought of profit… Rosalee is a very warm hearted, generous, and fun loving person… more concerned with others than herself, so invested in the community… so when grumpy Mark Peterson comes to town more concerned with the bottom line than anything else Rosalie is less than thrilled…. determined to show Mark that there is more to life than profits she takes him for a ride in her little pink taxi…

So much charm and heart throughout this book… Rosalie really should be the ambassador of this delightful Scottish village… she really brought this book to life for me… so much passion and compassion… I SO would love to visit and I would absolutely take a ride in one of those pink taxis!

This was just such a fun lighthearted read with something for everyone! Strongly recommend!

*** many thanks to Choc Lit and Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for my copy of this book ***

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Kindle UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Little-Pink-Taxi-Choc-Lit-ebook/dp/B078KCQ5G3/
Kindle US:
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19453113_10155390610002482_7385511556414414528_oAuthor Bio –

Originally from Lyon in France, Marie now lives in Lancashire with her family. She works full-time as a modern languages teacher, and in her spare times loves writing romance and dreaming about romantic heroes. She writes both historical and contemporary romance, and her historical romance The Lion’s Embrace won the Gold Medal at the Global eBook Awards 2015 (category Historical Romance). She is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and the Society of Authors. Her native France, as well as her passion for history and research, very much influences her writing, and all her novels have what she likes to call ‘a French twist’!

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Beyond the lookout for your pink taxi! Berit☀️✨

The Trailing Spouse by Jo Furniss @Jo_Furniss @annecater #BookReview #RandomThingsTours

Happy Sunday book lovers!

Thrilled to kick off the blog tour for this intriguing domestic thriller! Many thanks to Anne Cater for my invitation.💛

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Do you really want to know the truth?

Amanda Bonham moved halfway around the world to be with the man she loves. Although expat life in Singapore can be difficult, Edward Bonham is a dream husband and a doting father to his teenage daughter, Josie.

But when their maid dies in an apparent suicide—and Amanda discovers the woman was pregnant and hiding a stash of drugs prescribed to Edward—she can’t help but wonder if her perfect husband has a fatal flaw. And if he can’t resist temptation under their own roof, what does he get up to when he travels?

Camille Kemble also has questions for Edward. Recently returned to Singapore, Camille is determined to resolve a family mystery. Amid a jumble of faded childhood memories, she keeps seeing Edward’s handsome face. And she wants to know why.

For one woman, the search for answers threatens everything she has. For another, it’s the key to all she lost. Both will follow his trail of secrets into the darkness to find the truth.

My Thoughts

4 Singapore Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

A “trailing spouse“ is someone who follows their significant other to another country for work… this was a compelling domestic thriller… but I really enjoyed learning about the ex-pat life in Singapore…. in Singapore if you are the significant other you are considered a “dependent“ and you basically have no rights… can’t imagine being an independent successful woman and moving to Singapore for your husband’s job where all the sudden you are considered a second-class citizen, that would be tough!

In this book our trailing spouse is Amanda… Amanda appears to have it all a loving husband, a darling stepdaughter, and a beautiful high-rise apartment…. she’s got Prada… she’s got Gucci… she’s got Louis Vuitton… but what she doesn’t have is a child of her own…. I really found Amanda a very empathetic character, her plight for a baby was so powerful….

This Book is told from dual points of view… Amanda of course, and Camille… Camille is obsessed with her past and what really happened to her parents…. after meeting Ed Amanda‘s husband, Camille is convinced he is the key to her past… camille’s character wasn’t quite as interesting to me, admittedly I did enjoy Amanda story more in this book…. but I can see where someone else would see it completely differently…. also both of these characters were very essential to the story….

The story starts out with Ed and Amanda’s “helper“ taking her life by swallowing bleach…. I really cannot imagine a worse way to go and this was a very impactful start to the story…. Camille volunteers for an agency who looks out for immigrant workers and that’s what brings her into the lives of Ed and Amanda…. that is really all I’m going to say about the plot…. you really need to read the book to find out what happens… was this really suicide? Or something more sinister? this sure was a book filled with secrets and misdirection…. not only were we the readers misdirected but so were the characters… I was convinced the story was going one way and then… BAM this book took a crazy turn and then kept turning until it came to an unbelievable end! Great book, spectacular ending!

Absolutely recommend to fans of a well-done domestic thriller with the added bonus of the ex-pat Singapore culture….

*** many thanks to Lake Union for my copy of this book ***

Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Trailing-Spouse-Jo-Furniss/dp/1503949214/ref=sr_1_1?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1531237167&sr=8-1&keywords=the+trailing+spouse

image-64ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

After spending a decade as a broadcast journalist for the BBC, Jo Furniss gave up the glamour of night shifts to become a freelance writer and serial expatriate. Originally from the UK, she lived in Switzerland and Cameroon, and currently resides with her family in Singapore.

As a journalist, Jo has worked for numerous online outlets and magazines, including Monocle, The Economist, Business Traveller, Expat Living (Singapore) and Swiss News. Jo has also edited books for a Nobel Laureate and the Palace of the Sultan of Brunei. She has a Distinction in MA Professional Writing from Falmouth University. In 2015 she founded www.SWAGlit.com—an online literary magazine for writers in Singapore.

All the Little Children is Jo’s debut novel and she is working on a second domestic thriller to be released in 2018.

Connect with her via Facebook (/JoFurnissAuthor) and Twitter (@Jo_Furniss) or through her website: http://www.jofurniss.com/

Thank you for stopping by and have a lovely day! Berit☀️✨

The Affair by Sheryl Browne @SherylBrowne @bookouture #BookReview

Hope you’re having a lovely weekend!

Busy day on the blog today another blog blitz I am thrilled to be part of! Such a compelling story from first page to last! Many thanks to Kim for my invitation and to Sheryl Browne for this thought provoking story💛💜

About the Book

The moment she opened her eyes, she knew everything had changed. The stale taste of alcohol; her uneasy stomach. She looked at her husband sleeping peacefully, and knew she would never tell anyone what happened last night.

You will think you know what happened to Alicia that night.

You will see a desperate wife, lying to her husband.

You will watch a charming lover, trying to win her back.

You will judge her, just like everyone else.

You will assume you know what happens next. But everything you think you know about the past, the relationships, what drives Alicia and her husband to lie… is wrong.

If you loved The Girl on the Train, The Wife Between Us and The Sister, you’ll love this compelling and gripping psychological thriller from Sheryl Browne. The Affairwill have you hooked from the very first page!

My Thoughts

4 Deceitful Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

“ oh! What a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.“

My oh my did Alicia get herself tangled up in quite the sticky web… this was such an emotional thought-provoking book…. if I were going to label it I would probably call it more of a domestic thriller than a psychological thriller… from the title I am sure you can infer there is an affair… The fallout from this indiscretion is widespread with many casualties…. lies always seem to lead to more lies… digging the liar into a deeper and deeper hole, and leaving their loved ones the innocent victims reeling… but who is the biggest liar of them all???

This book was almost a mash up of women’s fiction and a thriller… The first 27% of this book was emotional, raw, and impactful… *have tissue handy* it was so heartwrenching, and there is a character in this book that my heart broke for more than any other… you will know who I’m talking about when you have finished this book… there is a small cast of characters in the book allowing us to really get to know each of them… I also believe we get the perspective of all of them with the exception of maybe one of them? Or perhaps there is a small chapter with his perspective? All of the characters were so well developed with their own unique voice… I felt for them, I cried for them, I judged them, and I forgave them… well not all of them!

The last 50% of this book was more thriller… Full of twists and turns and reveals and that sense of urgency… I still found myself wondering what I would do in this situation? and questioning some of the characters actions… I think this book was a really good example of what people wil do when pushed to their limits…. leaving me to question what my own breaking point would be…

Strongly recommend if you enjoy a well done thought provoking thriller…

*** many thanks to Bookouture for my copy of this book ***

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Sheryl Browne brings you powerful psychological thriller and contemporary fiction. Sheryl’s latest psychological thriller THE AFFAIR – the second of a three-book deal – comes to you from fabulous BOOKOUTURE. A member of the Crime Writers’ Association and the Romantic Novelists’ Association, and previously writing for award winning Choc Lit, Sheryl has several books published and two short stories in Birmingham City University anthologies, where she completed her MA in Creative Writing.

So why does Sheryl write in two genres? Quoting E. L. Doctorow, Sheryl says: “Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as your headlights…” This she thinks sums up a writer’s journey, you never quite know where you are going until you get there. You might start with an outline, but a strong character will always divert from the plot. If Sheryl’s not sure where a character is going, she simply has to trust him to show her the way. Plus, according to one reviewer, she also has a scary insight into the mind of a psychopath.

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To find out more about Sheryl, go to www.sherylbrowne.com

Enjoy the weekend! Berit☀️✨

The Theatre of Dreams by Rosie Travers @RosieTravers @rararesources #BookReview

Happy Saturday book lovers!

Delighted to be part of the blog tour for this wonderful debut! Many thanks Rachel for the invitation and to Rosie Travers for her delightful story💕

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Musical theatre actress Tara is down on her luck and in desperate need of a job. 

When terminally-ill octogenarian Kitty invites her to take over the running of her former dance academy in the old-fashioned resort of Hookes Bay, Tara thinks she’s found her guardian angel. 

But it soon becomes very clear Kitty is being far from benevolent. 

Too late, Tara realises helping Kitty will signal the end of an already tarnished career, unless she can pull off the performance of a life-time…

My Thoughts

4 Fabulous Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

This was a delightful debut, filled with engaging characters and set in a charming seaside village…. this book really was a true pleasure to read from first page to last…. I found myself so thoroughly invested in the lives of both Tara and Kitty… I was sad to say goodbye to these two ladies when the book ended….

Tara is a musical theater actor who finds herself in the midst of a scandal… wanting to escape the fallout a job as a dance instructor in a quiet seaside town sounds perfect….Kitty May appear to be Tara’s salvation, but things are not always as they seem… and Kitty has ulterior motives….

Told from alternating points of view, with more emphasis put on Tara’s perspective then kittys’…. both these women were very strong, determined, and extremely well developed characters…. they both had their eye on the prize and played their cards close to the vest… Tara out of necessity and Kitty out of strategy… I loved the dynamics between these two! I challenge anyone to read this book and not become completely enthralled with these characters… The character development in this book was just simply stellar!

A book filled with twists, second chances, friendship, nostalgia, charm, and a splash of romance… absolutely recommend to anyone who is a fan of women’s fiction with some interesting plot twists…

*** many thanks to the author and Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for my copy of this book ***

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Purchase from Amazon UK  – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07CTMS9WS

063Author Bio –  I like to  write stories with a twist, a sprinkling of humour and a dash of tragedy.  My aim is to entertain and raise a smile.

I’ve always had a very vivid imagination and my passion for writing began at a very early age.  As a teenager I scribbled, then typed, numerous novels and short stories, none of which I was ever brave enough to show to anyone. My hobby was put on hold while mortgages, marriage, and motherhood took over. In fact, it stayed hidden for a good twenty or so years until I unexpectedly found myself with some spare time on my hands. In 2009 I left the UK to accompany my husband on an overseas work assignment to California. I started a blog about my life in the US, and from there everything mushroomed. I re-discovered my creative juices.  I am a member of the Romantic Novelists Association New Writers Scheme and Hampshire Writers Society. I now live on the south coast of England with my husband and a very spoilt cat.

The Theatre of Dreams is my first novel

Social Media Links –  www.rosietravers.com   

Twitter: @RosieTravers  

https://www.facebook.com/rosietraversauthor

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Have a fabulous weekend full of books! Berit☀️✨

The Last Lie She Told by Kathleen McGillick @KJMcGillick @rararesources #BookReview

Yay it is Saturday!

Excited to be on the blog tour for this thrilling book! Many thanks to Rachel for my invitation and to Kathleen Mc Gillick for this page turner💛

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Lies and misdirection rule the game.

To some, Fiona O’Dell is clever and manipulative. To others, she is a dangerous sociopath. One thing is certain – she’s trouble wherever she goes. Now she has vanished from her job, but not before being seen leaving a motel room where one man is found dead, another on the edge of death. Is this grizzly crime scene a BDSM encounter gone wrong? Or is it related to a company data breach where all three are employed? 

Private security expert Lee Stone and NYPD Detective Belle Hughes are assigned to the case. In a race to find Fiona, they track her across four states and shocked to find men from her past are being murdered. With little information and even less evidence, each new crime scene brings more questions than answers.

While secrets are revealed, there is only one conclusion: Fiona controls the game, the players, even the course of the investigation. The danger escalates, and the game must be mastered, or all fall victim to it. As Lee and Belle struggle to put all the pieces together, the two investigators find their relationship heats up as they are drawn to each other. Looking for a murder mystery with a feisty female detective that’s filled with twists and turns? Explore The Last Lie She Told for a thrill ride that leaves you guessing until the end.

My Thoughts

4 Gripping Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

This was a compulsive read filled with many twists and turns… I am always a sucker for a book with multiple points of view…. in this book we get three points of view… allowing us to see the complete picture. and enabling us to draw our own conclusions…. I always think this is such an impactful way to tell a story… I also like getting in the minds of more than just one character….

Who? what? where? why? These are all questions I was asking myself throughout this entire story…. and once again my amateur detective skills failed, miserably! This really is the story of Fiona, Lee, and Bell…. The hot mess, the has been, and the fighter… probably not a fair assessment of Lee, I actually really did like him as well as Bell…. and Fiona??? Well let’s just say the jury’s still out…. from what I gather some characters from a previous series are woven into this book, but you really don’t miss anything by not having read this author’s previous series…. however, after you finish this book you will be itching to read the next book in the series… it does end on a bit of a cliffy… maybe, there are a few questions left unanswered in the end, is a better way to phrase it? Either way you’ll be wanting that next book ASAP

Recommend if you enjoy crime thrillers with well-developed characters…

*** many thanks to the author and Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for my copy of this book ***

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The Last Lie She Told - head shotAuthor Bio – K. J. McGillick was born in New York and once she started to walk she never stopped running. But that’s what New Yorker’s do. Right?

As she evolved so did her career choices. After completing her graduate degree in nursing she spent many years in the university setting sharing the dreams of the enthusiastic nursing students she taught. After twenty rewarding years in the medical field she attended law school and has spent the last twenty-four years as an attorney helping people navigate the turbulent waters of the legal system. Not an easy feat. And now? Now she is sharing the characters she loves with readers hoping they are intrigued by her twisting and turning plots and entertained by her writing.

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The Scented Bones by Angelina Lerner @KernerAngelina @@shanannigans81 #BookTrailer

Cover.gifThe Scented Bones: The Svabodina Case Files (The Svabodina Case Files Book 1)

Genre: Paranormal Crime/ Mafia

Expected Publication Date: September 28, 2018

Publisher: KDP Select

 Synopsis:

Angel Svabodina is a rookie forensic anthropologist, enjoying the beginning of her new career. That joy comes crashing down when she figures out the skeleton she’s working on is not human and then it vanishes.

She throws herself fully into the case without thinking about the parties involved, a psychopomp associate, and paranormal mafia families made up of vampires and werewolves—or the consequences.

When she sees there’s no avoiding the inevitable, Angel has to suck it up and work with the werewolves to solve the case but can she trust them?

Werewolves and witches are in a centuries-old feud, but that doesn’t stop the shivers running down her spine from one wolf in particular. What’s more, nothing comes for free, including information. To get what she needs from the werewolf don, Angel has to meet with the fae queen. Can she meet her without repercussions and solve the case?

“A magical mystery in more than one sense of the word, this beautifully woven tale will charm you more than an ethereal fae.” – Liliyana Shadowlyn, The Faerie Review

 “This book is what happens when you mix crime stories with the supernatural. And, the result is spectacular.” -Dylon Crone, beta reader

 “This story combines the paranormal, the mafia, and good old detective work – a fun read!” – Sycamore, beta reader

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 About the Author

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ANGELINA KERNER is a self-published author of paranormal and lighthearted romance. She’s the wife of a photographer/physicist, and the mother of a cute little toddler, but she’s also been a dancer, a psychologist, an anthropologist, a geographer, a dreamer, and an adventurer. She does her best writing while being bothered by her cats, taking care of her son, in dressing rooms while waiting for family to try on clothing, and at home in sunny California. Angelina loves to play goddess-dragon matchmaker, transporting readers to a place where young goddesses have lovable flaws, the Fates plan to dethrone, the universe is endless and untamed, and dragons roam free! She also loves to write carefree romance where one can finish reading with a smile.

Visit her website at www.kernerangelina.live

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