Posted in Contemporary Fiction

The High Season by Judy Blundell #BookReview #BeachRead #ReleaseDay @judymblundell

Another beachy book!ūüŹĖ so happy to share with you my review for this book filled with fun, friends, family, angst, and the beachūüėć

The High Season

The High Season by Judy Blundell

4.25 Beachy Stars ūüĆüūüĆüūüĆüūüĆü.25

Synopsis

In a beach town overrun with vacationers and newly colonized by socialites, one woman goes to extreme lengths when the life she loves is upended. The ultimate summer read, this novel of money, class, and family is perfect for fans of Meg Wolitzer, Curtis Sittenfeld, and Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney’s¬†The Nest.

No matter what the world throws her way, at least Ruthie Beamish has¬†the house. Lovingly renovated, located by the sea in a quiet village two ferry rides from the glitzier Hamptons, the house is Ruthie’s nest egg–the retirement account shared with her ex-husband, Mike, and the college fund for their teenage daughter, Jem. The catch? To afford the house, Ruthie must let it go during the best part of the year.

It’s Memorial Day weekend and Ruthie has packed up their belongings for what Jem calls “the summer bummer” the family’s annual exodus to make way for renters. This year, the Hamptons set has arrived. Adeline Clay is elegant, connected, and accompanied by a “gorgeous satellite” stepson.

The widow of a blue-chip artist, in a world defined by luxury and ease, Adeline demonstrates an uncanny ability to help herself to Ruthie’s life. Is Adeline just being her fabulous self, or is she out to take what she wants?

When an eccentric billionaire, his wayward daughter, a coterie of social climbers, and Ruthie’s old flame are thrown into the mix, the entire town finds itself on the verge of tumultuous change. But as Ruthie loses her grasp on her job, her home, and her family, she discovers a new talent for pushing back. By the end of one unhinged, unforgettable summer, nothing will be the same–least of all Ruthie.

Review

4.25 Beachy Stars ūüĆüūüĆüūüĆüūüĆü.25

This book was a beach vacation without the sandūüŹĖ it was definitely not a ‚Äúsummer bummer…‚Äú that‚Äôs how Jem referred to the fact that they had to move out of their house in the summer, in the high season….

This book was about the rich and the privileged… and a lovely village in the north fork of Long Island…. geography lesson (I did not know this before this book) the Hamptons are on the south fork of Long Island and this charming village was on the North Fork… A village filled with farmstands and charming museums… where the rich vacation in the summer…. sometimes it‚Äôs nice to read a book that allows you to escape reality… because some of the characters are not living in the same reality that you are… but don‚Äôt worry this is not a book about snobby rich people, in fact the most important characters in this book are not rich…

Ruthie, loved her! Now Ruthy really had a‚ÄĚ summer bummer…‚ÄĚ you know that saying ,‚ÄĚkick them when their down!‚ÄĚ? That was pretty much her summer, she could not catch a break… but she found out who her true friends were, and she grew a lot… Ruthie was such a likable and relatable character… she was a mother, she was a friend, and she knew what it was like to earn a dollar….Jem, Ruthie‚Äôs teenage daughter was also a very likable character… The author did a very good job with the teenage angst….

Absolutely recommend as a summer read whether you are on the beach or not…

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

Life’s a Beach, Berit ūüíõ

Posted in Blog Tour

Folsom by Tarryn Fisher and Willow Aster #BookTrailer @DarkMarkTarryn @WillowAster

We are so thrilled to reveal the trailer for Folsom by writing duo Tarryn Fisher and Willow Aster coming on May 29th!

The nation as we know it is a thing of the past.

With the male species on the verge of extinction, a society called the End Men is formed to save the world. Folsom Donahue is one of twelve men whose sole purpose is to repopulate the Regions. The endless days spent having sex with strangers leaves Folsom with an emptiness no amount of women, money, or status can fill.

Until Gwen.

Gwen has wanted a child for as long as she can remember, but when she finally gets a chance to have her own, she uncovers a long hidden truth. The injustice she sees moves her to help save the men whom no one else believes need saving.

A forbidden love, grown in a time of despair, ignites a revolution.

Folsom and Gwen, torn between their love for each other and their sense of duty, must make a choice. But some will stop at nothing to destroy them.

Folsom is book one of the End of Men series.

Coming May 29th

Contemporary Romance with a side of Dystopian

Cover designed by Hang Le

Tarryn Fisher is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of nine novels. Born a sun hater, she currently makes her home in Seattle, Washington with her children, husband, and psychotic husky. Tarryn writes about villains.

Website: www.tarrynfisher.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authortarrynfisher

Instagram: https://instagram.com/tarrynfisher/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Tarryn__Fisher

Willow Aster is the author of True Love Story, In the Fields, Maybe Maby, Fade to Red, and Lilith. Willow loves nothing more than writing the day away‚ÄĒanywhere will do. Her husband and two children graciously put up with her endless daydreaming and make fun of her for reading while cooking.

Website: www.willowaster.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/willowasterauthor/

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/willowaster1/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WillowAster

Posted in Mystery

Last Goodbye by Arlene Hunt #BlogBlitz #BookReview @arlenehunt @bookouture

Happy Tuesday all! Tuesdays are always busy days in the world of books!ūüďö

Today I am thrilled to be part of the blog blitz for the first book in what looks to be a fantastic series… thank you to Noelle for the invite and to Arlene Hunt for her fabulous dark words!ūüĖ§

Last-Goodbye-Kindle

Title: Last Goodbye   (previously titled THE SWEETHEART KILLER)

Author:  Arlene Hunt

Description:

You’re young. You’re in love. You’re in terrible danger …

A completely unputdownable thriller from Amazon chart bestseller Arlene Hunt.

‚ÄėThe woman‚Äôs body lay on the bed, hair fanned out in a golden halo, blue eyes open. On the table stood an unmistakable sign: a bouquet of bright yellow roses…‚Äô

On a freezing January morning, a young couple is found dead in their cottage in the quiet Dublin suburbs. When Detective Eli Quinn arrives at the scene his stomach drops. It’s the second double homicide in as many months where the killer has left a bunch of yellow roses.

Tucked between the thorns is a little card, with an image of a broken heart. There’s no doubt the killer is trying to send a message, but what do the flowers mean? And can Eli figure out the killer’s motive, before they strike again?

Utterly gripping, fast-paced and nail-bitingly tense, this serial killer thriller will keep you up reading all night. If you love Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott and Patricia Gibney, you won’t be able to put this down.

~My Review~

4 Shiny Young Stars ūüĆüūüĆüūüĆüūüĆü

This was a good start to this series, and I cannot wait to get to know Eli Quinn and Roxy Malloy better… Roxy is young (shiny and new) with all the ideals of somebody who doesn‚Äôt know better yet…. Eli was her perfect counterbalance, the old veteran… the old dog that did not want to learn new tricks…. kind of my way or the highway….

This book starts out with a gruesome murder scene…. there are some similarities between this case and another that is what brings Eli and Roxy together…. but are these cases related? We also get a narrative from a character who calls himself Wolf… always love when you get a peek into the killers mind… but is he the killer? So many twists and turns not sure how we got to the end, but we got there….

There were some wonderful secondary characters in this book… loved Cora the most, she was so me if I had to be a police officer… she added some comic relief in a pretty dark book, she also gave Roxy some things to think about… also a special S/O to Cucumber the cat… will absolutely read the next book in the series, excited to see this cast of characters grow…

Recommend two fans of mysteries and police procedurals, with a bit of a dark side…

*** thank you so much too Bookouture and Net Galley for a copy of this brilliant book ***

UNIVERSAL Buy  Link:     myBook.to/TSKSocial

arlene1_medAuthor Bio:

Arlene spent her¬†childhood with ‚Äėmy nose buried in a book‚Äô.¬† She was a fierce debate-captain in school and her love of language was bound to lead her¬†to writing. Alongside being an author, she writes, edits and reviews briefs for radio.

Arlene is married with one daughter and lives with a crotchety one-eyed cat named Binkley and a German Shepherd named Archer, who is not at all crotchety.

Author Social Media Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/arlenehuntauthor/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/arlenehunt

Website: http://arlenehunt.com/

Happy Reading! Berit ūüíõ

Posted in Cover Reveal

An Artisan Lovestyle by Kiltie Jackson #CoverReveal @rararesources @KiltieJackson

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An Artisan Lovestyle by Kiltie Jackson

Are you ‚Äėliving‚Äô your life or just living your life?

Elsa Clairmont was widowed barely five years after marrying her childhood sweetheart. She has struggled to come to terms with the loss and, six years later, has almost ceased to live herself. She does just enough to get by.

Danny Delaney is the ultimate ‚ÄėMr Nice Guy‚Äô. He‚Äôs kind, caring and sweet. A talented artist in his teens, his abusive mother ruined his career in art and he turned his back on his exceptional gift. Now, he does just enough to get by.

On New Year’s Eve, both Danny and Elsa die in unrelated accidents.

Thanks to some poker playing shenanigans, Elsa’s husband Harry, and Danny’s old Art teacher, William, manage to orchestrate a deal with Death that allows Danny and Elsa to live for one more year on the condition they both agree to complete three tasks.

They have until the last chime of Big Ben on the 31st December to fulfill their quests.

If they succeed, they stay in the world of the living.

If they should fail however…

‚ÄėAn Artisan Lovestyle‚Äô is a story of personal growth and self-discovery as two people find themselves forced to make overdue changes in their lives, changes in other people‚Äôs lives, and all with the added challenge of¬†finding true love before their time runs out.

Will they do it?

Can they do it?

After all, it’s a matter of Life or Death…

Pre-order Link – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07D23TM38


Head Shot PiccieAUTHOR BIO

Kiltie grew up in Glasgow in Scotland,  
This is a very unique city with a very unique way of looking at life.

When¬†she¬†was¬†old¬†enough¬†to¬†do¬†so,¬†she¬†moved¬†to¬†London¬†and¬†then,¬†after¬†several¬†years¬†of¬†obtaining¬†interesting¬†experiences¬†– which¬†are¬†finding¬†their¬†way¬†into¬†her¬†writing¬†–¬†she¬†moved¬†up¬†to¬†the¬†Midlands.¬†

Kiltie currently lives in Staffordshire with five cats and one grumpy husband. 
Her little home is known as Moggy Towers, even though despite having 
plenty of moggies, there are no towers! 

The cats kindly allow her and Mr Mogs to share their house on the 
condition they keep paying the mortgage! 

She loves reading, watching movies, and visiting old castles. 
She really dislikes going to the gym! 

Her biggest desire is that one day she can give up the day job 
and write her stories for a living.

Kiltie’s¬†debut¬†novel,¬†‘A¬†Rock¬†‘n’¬†Roll¬†Lovestyle’,¬†was¬†released¬†in¬†September¬†2017¬†and¬†won¬†

a¬†“Chill¬†With¬†A¬†Book¬†–¬†Reader¬†Award”¬†in¬†December¬†2017.¬†

She first began writing her debut novel eleven years before it was released but shelved 
it¬†as¬†she¬†didn’t¬†think¬†it¬†was¬†very¬†good.

In November 2016 when, having read more on a best-selling author who had begun 
her own career as a self-published author, she was inspired to revisit the unfinished manuscript and finally finish what she had started.

Since beginning to write again, the ideas have not stopped flowing. 
‘An¬†Artisan¬†Lovestyle’¬†is¬†the¬†second¬†book¬†in¬†the¬†Lovestyle¬†Series.

 Work is due to begin on book three (not yet titled but also part of the Lovestyle Series)
in the Summer of 2018.
 
She¬†currently¬†has¬†a¬†further¬†ten¬†plots¬†and¬†ideas¬†stored¬†in¬†her¬†file¬†(it’s¬†costing¬†a¬†
fortune in USB drives as each story has its own memory stick!) and 
the ideas still keep on coming. 

Kiltie now lives her life around the following three quotes: 
“I¬†love¬†having¬†weird¬†dreams,¬†they’re¬†great¬†fodder¬†for¬†book¬†plots!”
“Why¬†wait¬†for¬†your¬†ship¬†to¬†come¬†in¬†when¬†you¬†can¬†swim¬†out¬†to¬†meet¬†it?”
“Old¬†enough¬†to¬†know¬†better,¬†young¬†enough¬†not¬†to¬†care!”

Website www.kiltiejackson.com

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/kiltiejackson

Twitter – https://twitter.com/KiltieJackson