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    Orenda Books Roadshow Hungerford 7th March hosted by Hungerford Books

    13 Authors – 4 Events – Orenda Roadshow – Great work Karen Sullivan loves to find new debut authors, with fresh voices, who push genres in different directions, with their quirky beautiful writing, she wants goosebumps and with these authors, she has got all those things. What a great evening – 13 authors from several countries – Iceland, Finland, Germany, France, Norway and the UK – all introducing their books and then reading from them for roughly 1 minute, answering audience questions and still smiling by the end of the event. From the 13 books on offer this evening, I have read Will Carver’s – Good Samaritans and loved it,…

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    Author Event – Stacey Hall – The Familiars @ Blackwells Westgate, Oxford

    Stacey Halls grew up in Rossendale, Lancashire, as the daughter of market traders. She has always been fascinated by the Pendle witches. She studied journalism at the University of Central Lancashire and moved to London aged 21. She was media editor at The Bookseller and books editor at Stylist.co.uk, and has also written for Psychologies, the Independent and Fabulous magazine, where she now works as Deputy Chief Sub Editor. The Familiars is her first novel. I love an author event – and Blackwell’s Oxford host them throughout the year, they are great to go to, small intimate events, held in both shops in Oxford – this one was the newer Westgate shop. Stacey Halls – has written a highly recommended…

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    Welcome to the Heady Heights by David F. Ross

    A big ‘Thank you’ goes to Anne Cater for orgainising this #Blogtour and letting me join it, Orenda Books for selecting, yet another superb book to publish and of course to David L.Ross for writing. It’s the year punk rock was born, Concorde entered commercial service and a tiny Romanian gymnast changed the sport forever… Archie Blunt is a man with big ideas. He just needs a break for them to be realised. In a bizarre brush with the light- entertainment business, Archie unwittingly saves the life of the UK’s top showbiz star, Hank ‘Heady’ Hendricks, and immediately seizes the opportunity to aim for the big time. With dreams of…

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    The Guilty Party by Mel McGrath #Blogtour

    As always I’d firstly like to say “Thank you” to the award winner Joe Thomas of HQ Stories, for inviting me to be part of this #Blogtour for the fabulously written The Guilty Party and of course, Mel McGrath for writting it. On a Night out, four friends lose each other in a crowd – and, seperately, they witness a stranger in trouble. One by one, they each decide to do nothing to help. Later, a body washes up on the banks of the Thames – and the group knows that ignoring the woman has left blood on their hands. But why did each of them refuse to step in?…

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    The Girl Next Door – by Phoebe Morgan

    Thank you Lucy Richardson of HQ Stories for asking me to be part of the #Blogtour for this fantastic book and of course Phoebe Morgan for writing it. One Little Lie just became deadly…….. THINGS LIKE THIS DON’T HAPPEN HERE Perfect Mother. Perfect wife. Jane Goodwin has spent years building her picture-perfect life in the quiet town of Ashdon. So When the girl next door, sixteen-year-old Clare Edwards, is found murdered, Jane knows she must first protect her family. Every marriage has a few white lies and hers is no exception. Janes worked hard to cover up her dark secret from all those years ago – and she’ll do anything…

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    The Horsemans Song – Ben Pastor – #Blogtour

    Firstly I would like to extend my thanks to Anne Cater for organising and including me on this #Blogtour for The Horseman’s Song written by Ben Pastor and published by Bitter Lemon Press. The sixth in the Martin Bora collection and the prequel to the whole series Set during the Spanish Civil War, the action takes place in the scorched high sierras of Aragon, where a troop of Franco’s volunteers under the orders of Martin Bora face a platoon from the International Brigades led by an American. The focal point of the story is the mystery of the poet Federico Garcia Lorca’smurder. His body was never found. It is still being…

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    TAINTED – By David Evans #Blogtour

    My great thanks to Caroline Vincent of Bits About Books, again for including me on this 4th part of David Evan’s Blog Tour. And of course David, these books are well written and thought out. A pleasure to read. TAINTED The Wakefield Series #4 DAVID EVANS  A botched attempt to extort money has tragic consequences.  An embarrassing DNA match to an unsolved rape and murder twenty years before means DI Colin Strong has to use his best diplomatic tactics.  Simultaneously, journalist Bob Souter is tasked with writing about that same case to re-focus public attention. Will the newspaper’s actions help or hinder the police?  Meanwhile, Strong’s team has two separate…

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    Headline – New Voices 2019 Bath Event 24th Jan 2019

    Thank you, Becky Hunter, for sending me the invite to attend. What a great event it was. Six fabulous new debut authors with their glorious new books to introduce to the world. A great evening and opportunity to meet the people of Twitter, from publicists to fellow Bloggers and all six authors, to chat about their books – how and why they’ve written them. Harriet, for instance, was a Barrister in London for over 10 years, so is well qualified to write in legal terminology and how the legal system works. Finally, meeting fellow Tweeters is funny, as you introduce yourself by name – like you normally would, and there’s…

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    The Puppet Show #Blogtour by M. W. Craven

      Firstly I’d like to thank M.W. Craven and Beth Wright at Little Brown and Constable Publishing for the opportunity of being included on this Blog tour – it’s greatly appreciated and a real privilege when you get to read such incredible books as this to review.   He pulls their strings. He watches them burn. Welcome to the Puppet Show… A serial killer is burning people alive in the Lake District’s prehistoric stone circles. He leaves no clues and the police are helpless. When his name is found carved into the charred remains of the third victim, disgraced detective Washinton Poe is brought back from suspension and into an investigation, he wants no…

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    #Blogtour – Shadows of Regret by Ross Greenwood

    My deep thanks to Caroline Vincent of Bits about Books who arranged this tour and asked me to be part of it. Katie committed a terrible crime. Sixteen years in prison was the price. When she is released from prison, the world has changed.  Isolated and alone, Katie struggles to make sense of her life. Starting again isn’t easy especially after what she’s done. Despite not feeling free or safe, Katie overcomes her fears and confronts the future. But history won’t remain forgotten.   Who can she trust when her new friends are either damaged or hiding dark secrets? One by one, memories of the past are revealed but one in…