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Never Say Goodbye by Richard Parker @Bookwalter @bookouture #BookReview

Happy Monday bibliophiles!

Excited to be part of the blog tour and share my review today for this wonderful first in a series! Many thanks to Noelle for my invitation and Richard Parker for this intriguing book!🔍

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Somewhere in this city… she’s waiting to be found. When the body of an innocent woman is found stabbed in her otherwise pristine bedroom, Detective Tom Fabian is called in to lead the investigation. It’s the latest in a series of seemingly random murders all over London, which Tom suspects might be linked… but how?

Just when Tom feels all his leads have run dry, he discovers a startling connection between the victims. The killer is tracing a sinister web of murder through the capital – but where does it lead, and who is next?

But then another victim is found, just as Tom’s wife and teenage daughter find themselves in grave danger. Is it a coincidence, or has his job put his family at risk? Has Tom unknowingly sacrificed those he loves most to the darkest case of his career… and can he catch the killer before he strikes again?

A completely gripping, pulse-racing crime thriller that will keep you guessing until the last page. Perfect for fans of Melinda Leigh, Mark Edwards and Robert Dugoni.

My Thoughts

4 Speedy Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

This was a fast-paced action-packed police procedural… this is the first book in the Tom Fabian series and what a start! We were shot out of those gates, real quick!

Four victims brutally stabbed, and Tom believes they are connected…. but how? And why? The connection between these victims was interesting and unique… this book was originally titled “The Murder Map“ and it fit this connection so well… not sure why they change the title? But once again nobody consulted me!

Tom was a pretty stereotypical detective, but by the end of this book he felt like an old friend… his character was extremely well developed… so my old friend Tom and I were solving this crime and thank goodness he was there, because I was clueless again! The story was riddled with falls clues and misdirection… I would have seriously arrested the wrong person, I was just SO convinced! So it is a good thing that Tom’s detecting skills are slightly better than mine, and he was able to solve these murders… and just in time, because the murderer seem to be getting more desperate, more frantic, and more careless as time went on…. and truth be told the bad guy shocked me, did not see that coming! Alas foiled again!

Really though the most shocking part of this book was the apologue… what a tease… it left me speechless and needing the next book immediately!

Absolutely recommend to fans of police procedurals and bonus this is the first book in the series, so you get to start at the beginning!

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

RichardParkerPicAuthor Bio:

Richard Parker was formerly a TV script writer, script editor and producer before turning his hand to penning twisted stand alone thrillers.

Author Social Media Links:

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/richard.jayparker.9

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Bookwalter

WEBSITE: http://www.richardjayparker.com/

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/bemykiller/?hl=en

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Have a fabulous day! Berit☀️✨

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The Bad Neighbor by David Tallerman @davidtallerman @annecater #BookReview #RandomThingsTours

Happy Monday book lovers!

Delighted to share with you today my review for this dark and gritty book… many thanks to Anne Cater for my invitation to the blog tour.🖤

The Bad Neighbour is a gritty contemporary crime thriller set in the north of England, rooted in the author’s personal experiences of the region while drawing upon wider issues of racial intolerance, gang crime and police corruption.

When part-time teacher Ollie Clay panic-buys a rundown house in the outskirts of Leeds, he soon recognises his mistake. His new neighbour, Chas Walker, is an antisocial thug, and Ollie’s suspicions raise links to a local hate group. With Ollie’s life unravelling rapidly, he feels his choices dwindling: his situation is intolerable and only standing up to Chas can change it. But Ollie has his own history of violence, and increasingly, his own secrets to hide; and Chas may be more than the mindless yob he appears to be. As their conflict spills over into the wider world, Ollie will come to learn that there are worse problems in life than one bad neighbour.

My Thoughts

The Bad Neighbor is a compelling, dark, and gritty book…

What happens when you move into your dream house and find out you are living next to the neighbor from hell? Ollie has recently come into some money and uses it to finally purchase a house of his own… The problem is he is now living next to A skinhead… with a bit of a delinquent past of his own how will Ollie navigate the situation? This book got off to a bit of a slow start, but at about the half point it really picked up… filled with all the twists and turns and dark secrets you would expect from a book in this genre…

This was a dark book and that extended to the mood of the main character Ollie… he was definitely the glass is always half empty kind of guy… pictured him walking around with a dark cloud over his head at all times🌧 I really found myself wanting to bring some sunshine into his life…

The ending of this book was surprising and satisfying! I’d recommend this book too people who enjoy a darker grittier crime thriller…

*** many thanks to the publisher for my copy of this book ***

FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launching in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.

Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bad-Neighbour-Fiction-Without-Frontiers/dp/178758027X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1532861542&sr=8-1&keywords=the+bad+neighbour+tallerman

image-80ABOUT THE AUTHOR: David Tallerman is the author of the Digital Fiction Publishing fantasy adventure series The Black River Chronicles, so far comprised of Level One and The Ursvaal Exchange, as well as the novel Giant Thief (described by Fantasy Faction as “one of the finest débuts of 2012”) and its sequels Crown Thief and Prince Thief, all published through Angry Robot.  His crime debut The Bad Neighbour is forthcoming fromFlame Tree Publishing in late 2018.

David has also written the Markosia graphic novelEndangered Weapon B: Mechanimal Science and theTor.com novella Patchwerk, as well as around a hundred short stories, which have appeared in markets such asClarkesworld, Lightspeed, Beneath Ceaseless Skies and his debut collection The Sign in the Moonlight and Other Stories.  The first issue of comic book mini-series C21st Gods is out now from Rosarium.

In his spare time, David watches inordinate numbers of movies, hikes, plays board games, and helps in the ethical submission, capture, and resettlement of troveless dragons.

Twitter @davidtallerman

Website: http://www.davidtallerman.co.uk/

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4.5 Marvelous Stars🌟 The Other Woman by Sandie Jones @realsandiejones #BookReview

Happy Sunday bibliophiles!

Thrilled to share with you my review for this fabulous book that left me speechless!

The Other Woman by Sandie Jones

My Thoughts

4.5 Marvelously Manipulative Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5

WOW! HOT damn! Another Flippin fantastic read! With an ending that left me speechless… and anyone that knows me knows how difficult that is! This is a book best gone into blind… I’d recommend reading very few reviews, but read mind of course!😉

What do you do when the “other woman“ is your significant other’s mother? And to clarify what I mean by this is your S/O is overly emotionally tied to his mother…. I mean like he drop everything to go buy her some Tylenol, if she felt a headache coming on, and he deliver it to her even though she lives an hour away and it’s two in the morning…. And even worse what if she is a controlling, manipulative, and condescending mother? Ugh just the thought of it makes me quiver, can’t even imagine! But boy oh boy did it make for a good book… I was completely invested in the story from first page to last….

Emily thinks she has met the man of her dreams… the one… her forever… and everything is going perfectly until…. she meets… Pammie *insert scary music* Pammie was a fabulous character that you loved loved loved to hate… Emily was a really relatable and likable character, all she wanted to do was find love… and then her life got turned on its head, by this crazy lady… not sure if her boyfriend Adam was worth all this angst… but sometimes we can get fixated and not see the forest for the trees…

For me this was just an entertaining compelling character study with just the perfect dose of crazy… with a stand out villain and a bit of a helpless heroine, Who eventually finds her strength! I loved every single interaction between these ladies, I was riveted! And I loved hating Pammie right along with Emily! I seriously was talking to the book throughout, I might’ve said a few choice words🤬

What a wonderful debut! Major props to Sandie Jones and I cannot wait to see what you have in store for me next! Absolutely recommend if you enjoy a good character driven thriller with a heck of an ending!

*** many thanks to St. Martin’s Press for my copy of this fab book ***

About the Book

A deliciously disturbing, compulsively readable debut domestic suspense–prepare to meet The Other Woman: there’s nothing she won’t do to keep you away from her son …

Emily thinks Adam’s perfect; the man she thought she’d never meet. But lurking in the shadows is a rival; a woman who shares a deep bond with the man she loves.

Emily chose Adam, but she didn’t choose his mother Pammie. There’s nothing a mother wouldn’t do for her son, and now Emily is about to find out just how far Pammie will go to get what she wants: Emily gone forever.

The Other Woman is an addictive, fast-paced psychological thriller about the destructive relationship between Emily, her boyfriend Adam, and his manipulative mother Pammie.

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Posted in Psychological Thriller

Sister of Mine by Laurie Petrou @lauriepetrou @crookedlanebks #BookReview

Happy Saturday bookworms!

Super excited to share with you today my review for this unique and compelling book!

Sister of Mine by Laurie Petrou

My Thoughts

4 Sister Sister Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

“A sister is both your mirror —and your opposite.”

I’ve read quite a few books lately with complicated sister relationships… I unfortunately or fortunately, depending upon how you look at it do not have a sister… I have brothers, my daughter has brothers, I haven’t had to navigate the sister relationship as a sister or as a mother of sisters…. so the sister relationship is a bit of an enigma to me… just asked my daughter if she wished she had a sister… and her answer was an emphatic “NO,” our house only has room for one princess!

This was a compelling domestic thriller that really focus on the complex relationship between sisters Penny and Hattie… its about that fine line between love and hate…. and how your best friend can also be your worst enemy…. The relationship between these two sisters was so dynamic, it change from minute to minute… I didn’t always know who the good sister or bad sister was… I found One sister more empathetic than the other, but my opinions did change throughout the book….

The story is narrated by Penny… I found her narrative to be very compelling, emotional, and uncomfortable…. as the older sister she felt responsible for her little sister… and at the core of everything lies a secret… A secret that binds the sisters together and also tears them apart…

This was a unique dark thriller… The story was really more about these characters, rather than a shocking twist… there was a surprising ending… however that was simply the icing on this thrilling cake….

Absolutely recommend this book to people who enjoy domestic thrillers with complex characters and relationships…

*** many thanks to Crooked Lane for my copy of this book ***

About the Book

When is a debt ever fully paid?

Penny and Hattie are sisters in a small town, bound tight to the point of knots. They share a secret they cannot escape, even while it pulls them apart. One night, a match is lit, and Penny’s terrible husband is killed – a marriage going up in flames, and offering the potential of a new life. The sisters retreat into their family home – a house of secrets and memories – and try to live in the shadow of what they put in motion. But Penny’s husband is not the only thing they are hiding, from the outside world and from each other. Under a cloud of long-held resentments, sibling rivalry, and debts unpaid, the bonds of sisterhood begin to crack. How long will Penny and Hattie demand the unthinkable of each other? How often will they say, “You owe me,” and when will it ever be enough?

Have a wonderful weekend full of books! Berit📚

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A Recipe for Disaster by Belinda Missen @belinda_missen @rararesources #BookReview

TGIF bibliophiles!

Wow this week went quick! Excited to share with you my review for this scrumptious story full of laughs and cake! Many thanks to Rachel for my invitation to the blog tour and to Belinda Missen for her charming characters🍰

A Recipe For Disaster

Meet Lucy, master wedding cake baker, idealistic school canteen crusader, and someone whose broken heart just won’t seem to mend…

Lucy is quietly confident that she has made the right choices in life. Surrounded by friends and family in a small country town, Lucy can easily suppress the feeling that something is missing from her life.

But when a blast from the past arrives in the form of her estranged husband, international celebrity chef Oliver Murray, Lucy’s carefully constructed life begins to crumble beneath her like overbaked meringue.

Is Oliver’s return all business or is it motivated by something more?

A Recipe for Disaster starts long after most love stories would have ended, proving it is never too late to offer someone a second slice of cake or a second chance.

Perfect for fans of Carole Mathews, Mhairi McFarlane and Carrie Hope Fletcher.

My Thoughts

4 Delicious Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

This was a delightful story that left me with a smile on my face and a craving for cake! Anyone who follows my blog or reads my reviews knows I am a huge sucker for a lighthearted romantic comedy…. and this book checked off all the boxes for what I love about these books…. fun characters✔️ laugh out loud moments✔️ fabulous friendships✔️ lovely setting✔️ and it always helps when there is delicious food✔️✔️✔️ oh and I cannot forget the romance✔️ got to love the love!

This was a realistic second chance love story… Lucy and Oliver met when they were 15, bonded by their mutual love of cooking/baking… when given the chance to move from Australia to France and pursue his dreams Oliver makes the move and leaves Lucy behind…. now A famous chef Oliver is back, but what does he want? What happens after you’ve already had your happily ever after?

Really like Lucy and I was right there with her as she tried to figure out whether or not things would work again with Oliver…. I was seriously as fickle as Lucy throughout this book…. One minute I thought Oliver was worth a second chance and then he’d say or do something stupid… Lucy was very reactionary and occasionally her reactions were immature, but that’s what I found so realistic about her…. I mean we’ve all been known to throw an occasional fit, right? Right??? So… do these to get a second happily ever after? Well you will need to read the book to find that one out!

Another fabulous part to this book were the secondary characters… I love the strong friendships between Lucy and Zoe, and Lucy and Patrick…. they were both loyal and fierce friends that any of us would be lucky to have! I would love to see a follow up that included either one of these characters…. I also loved Lucy’s lovely family…. although mom was a little too fond of Oliver, I could see where that would be a bit annoying….

Absolutely recommend to people who enjoy a fun sweet romance, that is guaranteed to leave you craving cake 🍰

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

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Belinda Missen is an award-winning and best-selling author, screenwriter, and freelance writer from Geelong, Australia.

A reader from an early age, Belinda began writing her own stories shortly after her love affair with Steven Spielberg’s film Jurassic Park began. What began as fan-fiction soon took deeper root, and she was scribbling out strange little stories in empty notebooks she found laying around the house.

With qualifications in transport and office administration, and a combined career of fifteen years in these industries, Belinda decided to uproot everything in 2013 and return to her first love of writing. She now writes full-time, between cups of coffee, binge watching television, and feeding her cats and husband.

In April 2016, she was awarded the JOLT Courthouse Youth Arts Award in the Inspire 26+ Category for her piece Obsession.

In February 2017, her book Love And Other Midnight Theories clawed its way to the top of the Amazon charts in its category of Performing Arts, beating JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. True story – she has the screenshots to prove it.

When not dabbling in the written word, Belinda can be found mentoring other writers, beta-reading, reviewing, helping others to ready books for publication, and sleeping. In the digital world, she can be found online at Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest

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Calamity in Camberwell by Alice Castle @DDsDiary @rararesources #BookReview #Giveaway

Happy Thursday bookworms!

Delighted to share with you my review for the third book in this clever cozy mystery series. Many thanks to Rachel for my invitation and to Alice Castle for her wonderful words.

Calamity in Camberwell

Beth Haldane, SE21’s answer to Miss Marple, worries she is losing a kindred spirit when her friend Jen, the only other single mum in the playground, suddenly gets married and moves to Camberwell. 

Soon Beth has to face much more pressing fears. Has something gone horribly wrong with Jen’s marriage? What is her husband really up to? Why is her daughter leading Beth’s son astray? And where on earth IS Jen anyway? 

As Beth’s friends push her to start dating again, Beth turns to Met Police DI Harry York for help. But will they solve the mystery in time, or will it turn out that in south east London, not everyone gets to live happily ever after?

My Thoughts

4 Cozy Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

This is the third book in this fabulous cozy series it can be read as a standalone, but I would strongly encourage you to read all the books in this wonderful series…. this definitely is not your atypical Posey crime series there is just a little more substance (for lack of a better word) to it… each of these books have dealt with very timely and sensitive subject matter… this time it is domestic violence… as somebody who live through an emotionally abusive marriage I can say the subject matter was handled very intelligently and sensitively… it’s not always easy to infuse serious topics into a lighter read, but major props to Alice Castle for doing this extremely well!

Beth is back! Beth is such a relatable character she really could be any of us…. a single mom just trying to navigate the school pick up, who occasionally runs across dead bodies….. OK I don’t know about you, but I’ve never run across a dead body so that part might not be quite as relatable…. this time Beth is very concerned about her BFF Jen‘s new marriage, something doesn’t seem quite right….. why is it that are closest of friends can smell a rat, and yet we cannot?

What I really loved about this book was its focus on Beth’s personal life… we even got a healthy dose of romance… Love that Harry York, he is just such a good guy! Beth’s friends were even encouraging her to try out Tinder, but I am hopeful that she has already met her perfect match…. but NO worries mystery lovers there is a dead body in the book! Along with plenty of suspects, twists, and turns… my amateur sleuth skills were once again put to the test, and once again I was completely foiled…. I really love the direction this series is headed in, and I cannot wait for the next book!

Absolutely recommend to cozy mystery and crime thriller lovers, this is a very well-done series!

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

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Before turning to crime, Alice Castle was a UK newspaper journalist for The Daily Express, The Times and The Daily Telegraph. Her first book, Hot Chocolate, set in Brussels and London, was a European hit and sold out in two weeks.

Death in Dulwich was published in September 2017 and has been a number one best-seller in the UK, US, Canada, France, Spain and Germany. A sequel, The Girl in the Gallery was published in December 2017 to critical acclaim. Calamity in Camberwell, the third book in the London Murder Mystery series, will be published this summer, with Homicide in Herne Hill due to follow in early 2019.  Alice is currently working on the fifth London Murder Mystery adventure. Once again, it will feature Beth Haldane and DI Harry York.

Alice is also a mummy blogger and book reviewer via her website: https://www.alicecastleauthor.com

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DDsDiary?lang=en

Links to buy books: MyBook.to/GirlintheGallery

myBook.to/1DeathinDulwich

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She lives in south London and is married with two children, two step-children and two cats.

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A Holiday to Remember by Susanne O’Leary @susl @bookouture #BookReview #PubDay

Happy Publication Day to this delightful book!
Many thanks to Kim for my invitation and to Susanne O’Leary for this wonderful vacation in a book!🏝
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A side-splittingly funny summer read about two best friends who decide to take a chance and travel the world, finding themselves – and finding love – along the way! 

Until a few weeks ago, Leanne was a thirty-something who lived with her mother. And yes, she still slept under her Barbie bedspread.

Until recently, Maddy was married to a man whose golf club got more action than she did.

But not anymore.

Leanne and Maddy (and their miniature poodle Bridget) have packed their suitcases and bid goodbye to their dreary lives for the summer. After winding along Italy’s sun-dappled Adriatic Coast in a shiny red convertible, sailing around Croatia’s gorgeous Dalmatian Islands awaits them.

Days splashing around in sparkling turquoise waters and wine-fuelled nights under the stars are every girl’s dream. But with a devilishly handsome Italian on board, old flames to get over and holiday flings to contend with, there’s plenty of drama ahoy. One thing’s for certain, Leanne and Maddy’s trip promises to be a holiday to remember…

A joyful, laugh-out-loud and feel-good story that will make you want to pack your bags, set off on an adventure and live life to the max. Fans of Fiona Gibson, Lucy Diamond and Carole Matthews will love this hilarious and heartwarming read. 

My Thoughts

4 Sailing Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Another wonderful vacation in a book… this is the continuation of Maddy and Leanne’s travels in “The Road Trip“… after the best friends win the lottery they take the road trip of a lifetime across Europe… this book finds them in Italy and Croatia… I had no idea Croatia was so beautiful, the dalmatian islands sound absolutely stunning… this book really brought the beauty of this part of the world to life I could see, feel, smell, and taste the beautiful turquoise waters! This really is the second half of Maddy and Leanne’s story so I would strongly advise you read the first book 1st…

Maddy really kind of annoyed me in the first book so I was really delighted that this book really focused on Leanne… Leeanne really needed this trip, she really needed to get away from her overbearing mother… I really loved all the secondary characters in this book they were all such eclectic, delightful, and quirky characters… seriously if I ever make it to Europe I am going to have the expectation of meeting all kinds of interesting people on my travels!

A fun book full of friendship, love, intrigue, and a dash of romance… I wouldn’t say this book was laugh out loud funny but it sure did put a big smile on my face… and I absolutely love the message of the book… to live each and every day to its absolute fullest never to settle for second-best….

This book is the perfect summer getaway, allowing you to vacation from the comfort of your couch or the convenience of your lounger…. absolutely recommend if you love books with beautiful settings, strong friendships, and quirky characters….

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

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Susanne photoAbout the author: 

Susanne O’Leary is the bestselling author of fifteen novels, mainly in the romantic fiction genre. She has also written three crime novels and two in the historical fiction genre. She has been the wife of a diplomat (still is), a fitness teacher and a translator. She now writes full-time from either of two locations, a ramshackle house in County Tipperary, Ireland or a little cottage overlooking the Atlantic in Dingle, County Kerry. When she is not scaling the mountains of said counties (including MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, featured in Full Irish), or keeping fit in the local gym, she keeps writing, producing a book every six months.

Visit Susanne at her website, http://www.susanne-oleary.co.uk

or her blog, http://bit.ly/11F4e4S 

Find her on Facebook, http://on.fb.me/1A2NAbr 

and on Twitter, http://bit.ly/1rH67dK

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One Endless Summer by Laurie Ellingham @LaurieEllingham @rararesources #BookPromo #EndlessSummerSale #BeachRead 🌴☀️🏖

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One Endless Summer

How long can you keep a secret?

Three best friends are embarking on an all-expenses paid trip of their dreams. The only catch? Every moment will be documented on film.

Lizzie is finally ready to embrace adventure for the very first time. It’s their last three months together, but it is Lizzie’s time to finally start living!

Jaddi is known for her stunning looks, flirtatious attitude and many conquests. But Jaddi has a secret and on this last trip together she needs to decide whether her best friends will ever know the real her.

Samantha has always been the ‘grown up’ of the group, the one with a five year plan. What Lizzie and Jaddi don’t know is that Sam is trapped, and her perfect life isn’t quite what it seems…

As they trek across the globe Lizzie, Jaddi and Samantha must come to terms with loss, love and trusting one another. But will it all be too late…

‘Speechless at just how breathtaking this book really is.’
Rachel Gilbey

’Mind-blowing, enchanting, heart-breaking, moving, spell-binding and emotional.’
The Writing Garnet

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When I am not running around after my two children, my husband, our cockerpoo Rodney, or just plain running, I love nothing more than disappearing into the fictional world of my characters, preferably with a large coffee and a slab of chocolate cake to hand.

I have a degree in Psychology and a background in Public relations, both of which help me in everything I do. 

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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