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Needle Song by Russell Day #CoverReveal (@rfdaze) @fahrenheitpress #NeedleSongBook @damppebbles

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Needle Song By Russell Day


Book Blurb:

Spending the night with a beautiful woman would be a good alibi, if the body in the next room wasn’t her husband.

Doc Slidesmith has a habit of knowing things he shouldn’t. He knows the woman Chris Rudjer meets online is married. He knows the adult fun she’s looking for is likely to be short lived. And when her husband’s killed, he knows Chris Rudjer didn’t do it. 

Only trouble is the police disagree and no one wants to waste time investigating an open and shut case.

No one except Doc.

Using lies, blackmail and a loaded pack of Tarot cards, Doc sets about looking for the truth – but the more truth he finds, the less he thinks his friend is going to like it.


Russell Day came to Fahrenheit Presses attention when they asked for submissions for their NOIRVILLE short story competition.  A panel of judges placed Day’s stories in first AND SECOND place!  Only one of the stories features in the NOIRVILLE anthology which means we’re giving the second story away for FREE, you lucky people!…….(well, free in exchange for a tweet!).

To receive a copy of Russell Day’s award-winning story, make sure you’re following @damppebbles (so you can receive the DM with the download links) and then tweet the following:

NEEDLE SONG by Russell Day (@rfdaze) published by @fahrenheitpress in eBook on Monday 30th April! #NeedleSongBook | @damppebbles.

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Russell DayAbout Russell Day:

Russell Day was born in 1966 and grew up in Harlesden, NW10 – a geographic region searching for an alibi. From an early age it was clear the only things he cared about were motorcycles, tattoos and writing. At a later stage he added family life to his list of interests and now lives with his wife and two children. He’s still in London, but has moved south of the river for the milder climate.

Although he only writes crime fiction Russ doesn’t consider his work restricted. ‘As long as there have been people there has been crime, as long as there are people there will be crime.’ That attitude leaves a lot of scope for settings and characters. One of the first short stories he had published, The Second Rat and the Automatic Nun, was a double-cross story set in a world where the church had taken over policing. In his first novel, Needle Song, an amateur detective employs logic, psychology and a loaded pack of tarot cards to investigate a death.

Russ often tells people he seldom smiles due to nerve damage, sustained when his jaw was broken. In fact, this is a total fabrication and his family will tell you he’s has always been a miserable bastard. 

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One Way or Another by Colleen Coleman #BlogBlitz #BookReview @CollColemanAuth @bookouture

Happy Publication Day to One Way or Another!🎉🎉🎊🎊

Thrilled to kick off the blog blitz for this absolutely fun read that made me hungry!😋

One Way or Another by Colleen Coleman

Twenty-nine-year-old KatieKelly is at an all-time low. The love of her life, gorgeous Ben Cole, took a job abroad and broke her heart, the restaurant she’d put her all into went bust, and now she works in a retirement home, cooking beige mush for the residents.
Not exactly the life Katie had dreamed of…

So when the opportunity comes up to work for one of the best chefs in the country – Katie’s idol – she is determined to get the job, no matter what. But then she discovers who she’s competing against: Ben.

As the competition heats up, Katie and Ben spend more and more time together, and it’s clear the old spark is still there… But only one person can win their perfect job, and Katie is going to make sure it’s her. She knows she can’t let Ben back in – or can she find a way to have it all?

A hilarious, heart-warming story about romance, good food, and following your dreams, for fans of Lindsey Kelk, Marian Keyes and Cate Woods.

photo 1About the author: 
Colleen was born in Canada and raised in Ireland. She is the winner of the much-coveted Novelicious Undiscovered People’s Choice Award launched to find the next ‘chick-lit star’.

She spent years teaching English and Philosophy before finally taking a deep breath, scrunching both eyes shut, putting her pen to paper and vowing not to lift it again until she wrote the words ‘the end’. As a result, her first novel, Don’t Stop Me Now was born.

Colleen lives between London, Ireland and Cyprus with her very patient husband and very,very chatty twin daughters.

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4.25 Fun Foodie Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.25

This was a fun read that made me quite a bit hungry at times…. The book had a little bit of a lot of things I like humor, wonderful characters, food, reality television, did I mention food? This really was the story of Katie finding her way and herself….

Katie has always wanted to be a chef, she went to chef school, and opened her own restaurant… but as I’m sure most of you no the restaurant business is tough…. so when Katie finds it necessary to close her dream restaurant she ends up taking a job at a care facility as a cook… then she sees a casting call for a reality television show called Master Chef…. The winner gets to work with a very famous yet temperamental chef Jean-Michel… now I have never had the desire to be a chef… in fact my idea of cooking is putting something in the microwave and heating it up…. however this Jean-Michel character has only made me realize I’d never want to work in his kitchen… really what a complete jerk!

Katie was an extremely likable and relatable character… flaws and all… yes she was a bit selfish when it came to her father’s needs, but as children even as adult children we all probably are a little bit…. I really loved Katie’s relationship with the elderly Martha… Martha was such a spunky older lady with such fabulous advice we really all need a Martha in our lives…. Alice Katie‘s BFF was also a really likable an interesting character, I wouldn’t mind a book about her…. then we have Ben Katie‘s ex boyfriend who also ended up being her competition in the reality show…. Ben seemed like a nice enough guy, and they had a few moments that were cute… but he did have a girlfriend…. I guess I would’ve maybe liked some of their history? I really didn’t always understand the attraction… but that is my only minor complaint about this book… otherwise it was a pleasure to read… I loved seeing all the growth in Katie throughout this book….

Strongly recommend to anybody who loves fabulous characters, a pleasant plot, and food….

*** thank you too Bookouture and Net Galley for a copy of this wonderful book ***

Have something delicious for me today! Berit 💛