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The Secret by KL Slater #CoverReveal @KimLSlater @bookouture

Super excited to reveal the cover today for one of my favorite authors! Cannot wait to get my hands on this book!💕
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THE SECRET by KL Slater

You turn your back for a minute. And now your son is in terrible danger …

Louise is struggling to cope.  As a busy working mum, she often has to leave her eight-year-old son Archie at her sister Alice’s flat.

Alice and Louise used to be close.  But there’s a lot they don’t know about each other now – like the bottle of vodka Louise hides in her handbag, Alice’s handsome new friend and the odd behaviour of her next-door neighbour.

Archie is a curious little boy. He likes to play on his own at his auntie’s flat until one day when he sees something he shouldn’t. Now he has a secret of his own.  One he can’t tell his mum. One that could put him and his family in terrible danger.

The most gripping psychological thriller you’ll read this year from the top five bestselling author K.L.Slater.  Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl.

What readers are saying about K.L.Slater:

Omg! Slater is amazing! She is such a talented writer! Up to the very last page you will be shocked! Her cast of characters are so real!!!! Such a memorable book!… The end will have you gasping in disbelief! Whoa!!!!! 10 Stars!‘ Two Girls and a Book Obsession, 5 stars

‘One of the best psychological thrillers I’ve read… nothing short of stunning.’ Nigel Adams Book Worm, 5 stars

‘Keeps you guessing until the very end! I loved every twist and turn and couldn’t stop reading because I was dying to know what the big secret was … will keep you up late to find out the truth!Buried in a Book

One word – spectacular! This author gets better and better… This book had me on tenterhooks and there were times I forgot to breathe… She has exceeded the high standards she set in her previous books. Brilliant! An amazing, addictive, thrilling, unputdownable, fabulous read.’ Renita D’Silva, 5 stars

Twisssssss-ted! This book really played with my headspace… thanks for that K.L.! This book is a roller coaster ride of emotions and secrets and spookiness — when I finally finished it at 3.45 am I was so nervous I checked the locks three times.Book club pick for May? Picked!!!… A solid, five-star book!!!’ Janet’s Book Corner, 5 stars

‘She has done it again… I loved this book!! It had a great plot that was woven so well… 5 stars from me – very enjoyable and an addictive read!’ Donna’s Book Blog, 5 stars

The kind of book that you pick up and can’t put down again until the last page…I thought I had figured out everyone and everything but boy, was I wrong! This is the kind of book that you haunts you… an addictive, suspenseful, character-driven thriller… without a doubt an entertaining, compelling read.’ A Haven for Book Lovers, 5 stars

Once started I couldn’t put it down. Excellent characters, full of suspense and so well-paced it is a must-read for anyone who like psychological thrillers… An excellent read and I highly recommend it.’ Worcester Sauce

Always look forward to reading K.L. Slater’s novels… She certainly knows how to grab your attention from the start and keeps you there until the very end… Before I knew it, I’d devoured this book in one day… An addictive read full of suspense and mystery.’ Chelle’s Book Reviews

A huge HIT. I loved it and couldn’t read quickly enough … The reveal (or reveals should I say) when it came was brilliant and completely knocked me for six. It was a chilling, haunting ending and that means these characters will be living in my mind for a while longer yet… I can’t do anything but highly recommend The Visitor.’ Goodreads Reviewer

 
K. L. Slater FullSizeRenderAbout the author 
 
Kim is the bestselling author of psychological crime thrillers ‘Safe With Me,’ ‘Blink,’ ‘Liar’ and ‘The Mistake.’ Her latest thriller, ‘The Visitor’ was published 2nd March 2018 and is now available in ebook and paperback formats, online. Please note the Audible version is coming very soon, date tbc.

For many years, Kim sent her work out to literary agents and collected a stack of rejection slips. At the age of 40 she went back to Nottingham Trent University and now has an MA in Creative Writing.

Before graduating in 2012, she received five offers of representation from London literary agents and a book deal which was, as Kim says, ‘a fairytale … at the end of a very long road!’

Kim is a full-time writer and lives in Nottingham with her husband, Mac.

She also writes award-winning YA fiction for Macmillan Children’s Books, writing as Kim Slater.

Author website: www.KLSlaterAuthor.com
Twitter: @KimLSlater
Facebook: KL Slater Author

Posted in Blog Tour, Contemporary Romance, Excerpt Reveal, Young Adult

Spies Lies And Allies by Lisa Brown Roberts #BlogTour #Excerpt #Giveaway #BookReview @EntangledTeen @LBrownRoberts

Monday! Monday! And today I am excited to be on the Blog Tour for a fabulous YA contemporary filled with all kinds of adorableness!😻

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About Spies, Lies, and Allies:

Summers are supposed to be fun, right? Not mine. I’ve got a job at my dad’s company, which is sponsoring a college scholarship competition. I just found out that, in addition to my job assisting the competing interns, I’m supposed to vote for the winner. Totally not what I signed up for.

There’s a crazy guy running the competition like it’s an episode of Survivor. Then there’s Carlos, who is, well, very distracting –– in a good way. But I can’t even think about him that way because Crazy Guy says any fraternizing on the job means instant disqualification for the intern involved.

As if that’s not enough, an anonymous weirdo with insider intel is trying to sabotage my dad’s company on social media…and I’m afraid it’s working.

Much as I’d love to quit, I can’t. Kristoffs Never Quit is our family motto. I just hope there’s more than one survivor by the end of this summer.

Buylinks: https://entangledpublishing.com/spies-lies-and-allies-a-love-story.html

LisaBrownRoberts-600x600About Lisa Brown Roberts:

Award-winning romance author Lisa Brown Roberts still hasn’t recovered from the teenage catastrophes of tweezing off both eyebrows, or that time she crashed her car into a tree while trying to impress a guy. It’s no wonder she loves to write romantic comedies.

Lisa’s books have earned praise from Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, and the School Library Journal. She lives in Colorado with her family, in which pets outnumber people. Connect with Lisa at www.lisabrownroberts.com.

Author Links:

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Giveaway:

Signed copy of Spies, Lies, and Allies + some spy-related swag

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Excerpt from Spies, Lies, and Allies:

“Let’s see where helping me on my project falls on this list.” Carlos picks up a pen and clicks it, eyeing me from underneath ridiculously long lashes.

Cautiously, I take a tiny step toward his desk so I can read the list.

“Number three.” I point to the napkin. “Teamwork.”

He nods and underlines the word. I notice he’s added numbers six through ten. Nothing is written next to those numbers, except for ten, next to which he’s drawn a smiley face.

“What’s that for?” I point to the smiley face. He leans back in his desk chair and grins up at me.

“Not sure yet.”

My heart throbs in my chest and my imagination is off and running, fantasizing about number ten.

Carlos points to number five: nicknames. “I think this is where we left off at lunch.” He clicks his pen repeatedly and I resist the urge to snatch it out of his hand. “I’d prefer not to be nicknamed for a pasta, but I gave you a cereal nickname, so…” He shrugs but keeps his eyes on mine.

“I…pasta…what?” He’s not making sense.

He bites his bottom lip, and I have no trouble picturing what will make me “smiley face” if we ever make it to number ten. Also, I’m pretty sure he’s a mind reader because his gaze drifts down to my lips, then back up to my eyes.

“The Manicotti. Who is it?” He glances across the room. “Elijah? He can be sort of cheesy.”

My mind analyzes his words, sliding them around like one of those puzzles where you have to move a string through twisted metal. And then it clicks.

“You read my notebook! You’re the one who—” Panic zings through me as I remember what I wrote about him, Carlos is trouble, and his editorial comment, True. Is Carlos adorable?

Apparently I’m not the only spy around here.

“Why’d you pick this desk?” I’m desperate to change the subject.

“I like the view.”

“But it’s better by the windows.”

“Depends on which view we’re talking about.” He gives me a cryptic smile, one that makes my stomach dip. “Anyway, I saved your notebook. You’re lucky no one else read your notes.”

Mortified and defiant, I cross my arms over my chest. “You didn’t have to read it. You could’ve just returned it.”

“I was just checking to make sure you’d listed all of Mr. Mantoni’s rules.”

“Uh huh.”

Across the room, Elijah stands up and stretches. He glances at us, an amused smirk twisting his lips like he knows something I don’t.

Carlos writes on the napkin again. Number six: healthy disagreement.

“You’re kidding, right?”

His responding grin packs more heat than it should.

“I think we’ve gone off track.” I’m proud of how calm I sound, even though my nerve endings are exploding like firecrackers.

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~Review~

4.25 Totally Adorable Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.25

I’ve read quite a few books this week that were dark and had very unlikable characters, so I needed a pallet cleanser and this was perfect… fun, filled with lovely characters, a positive message, romance, and friendship…. nothing makes me smile quite like a good contemporary YA even though I am no longer part of that target audience… nor have I been for a very long long time…. but I am still young at heart!

Laurel knows the only way she will get to see her workaholic father this summer is to intern at his company… The company is hosting a scholarship competition for the interns this summer, so Laurel’s father decides that she can assist the interns…. Laurel and her dad have a good relationship…. dad is just a workaholic and not around as much as Laurel would like…. it was lovely to see positive Family relationships…. Laurel got along well with both her parents and her older sister…. Laurel also had a fabulous BFF named Lexi…. so this book checked off two boxes for me, when it comes to YA books… positive female relationships and good parenting…. but those weren’t the only boxes this book checked off….

Laurel was a smart girl with a bit of a nerdy side…. she was very into science fiction/fantasy and there were a lot of Star Wars references in this book…. I loved how the relationship between all the interns evolved throughout the summer… I especially loved the friendship between Laurel and Trisha, it was wonderful that two people that appeared so different had so much in common…. I also adored the romance between Laurel and Carlos…. Carlos was such a great guy, but what I like even more was that he was not perfect…. and he did something towards the very end of this book that was just so sweet….

So we have the adorable romance and the beautiful friendships, but we also got a bit of a mystery…. someone was trying to sabotage the company on Twitter… so the interns got all Scooby Doo on us and solve the mystery…. although there was no mystery machine?

Absolutely recommend this to people of all ages when you are in the mood for a fun charming Red… and if you are a parent wondering if this is appropriate or not, I’d say 12 and up, this was a pretty clean read…

*** thank you so much to the publisher and Net Galley for a copy of this book ***

PS: loved all laurels nicknames for people the Manicotti being my favorite! But I also enjoyed Chocolate Eyes and Vader…

Have a lovely day! Berit 💛