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BlogTour-‘Murder For Money’ by Roy Lewis

BlogTour-‘Murder For Money’ by Roy Lewis

Many thanks to Jill Burkinshaw of Booksnall for inviting me back on thenext Roy Lewis blogtour. This time, it is for the Joffe Books publication of ‘Murder for Money’, the sequel to my previously blogged about title,’The Woods Murder’. Inspector Crow is back. From Scotland Yard he has descended upon Yorkshire to impart his style of policingRead more about BlogTour-‘Murder For Money’ by Roy Lewis[…]

Love Books Group Cover Reveal-Shelley Day!

Love Books Group Cover Reveal-Shelley Day!

I am beyond thrilled to present the cover reveal for Shelley Day’s new short story collection ‘What are you like?’

The blog tour is imminent, but for now please settle back, and enjoy some early buzz about Shelley’s work and find out the story behind the cover….

Shelley Day is an award-winning writer, a European totally opposed to Brexit, a Geordie lass, a lapsed lawyer and academic psychologist. She was named as an Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature ‘emerging writer’ in 2013 and has since appeared at numerous literary festivals. Her debut novel ‘The Confession of Stella Moon(Saraband, 2016) won the Andrea Badenoch Prize and was shortlisted for the Dundee International Book Prize. In 2015 she won a Northern Writer’s Award to support this debut short story collection. Shelley is represented by Jenny Brown

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Orion On Tour-Cardiff !

Orion On Tour-Cardiff !

 

Trapeze Fiction

 

On Thursday, November 12th, whilst scrolling through Twitter in a desperate attempt to avoid doing actual studying, I came across a tweet from Trapeze Books, advertising an ‘Orion On Tour’ event.

People from Orion’s office in London were being dispatched to Wales to discuss books with regional authors, writers, journalists, bloggers ! The deadline was the 13th to RSVP, I dashed off a quick email, not really very hopeful but was thrilled to see there was still room for a little blogger like myself.

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Blog Tour-‘The Woods Murders’ by Roy Lewis

Blog Tour-‘The Woods Murders’ by Roy Lewis

Charles Lendon, a solicitor, has been murdered. The day before his death, his office junior, Cathy, had overheard a quarrel with an unseen person, as well as witnessing him argue with the father of a murdered local child. His daughter ,Jenny,had been killed in public woods where the children of the local housing estate would play. They used this as a short cut to school as Lendon had been successful in stopping them using Woodrow Lane. As a result of using this shortcut, Jenny had been attacked and killed. The murder had never been solved .

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November Bookish Musings-Orenda Books, Blogtours and readalongs galore!

November Bookish Musings-Orenda Books, Blogtours and readalongs galore!

Hello November! This month, I am planning on joining in a couple of readalongs, starting a readathon of my own, and also tackling backlogs of books started, not yet finished(ambitious, I know!)

Are you with me? Let’s go!

Readalongs

luke.at.what.im.reading is hosting an Instagram read along of ‘‘The Stand’ by Stephen King I haven’t read this in quite some time so this will be interesting to see if it as good as I remember it being. As well as being a MASSIVE Stephen King fan, Luke’s Instagram gives me such goals, he has built this beautiful inclusive community and I am so happy to have found it!

jobis89 Instagram is also hosting a Stephen King November readalong, this time it is ‘Lisey’s Story’ which I don’t really remember so this is super exciting, I love reading along and discussing books on Instagram with like minded people! Jobis89 has the most beautiful feed, another HUGE Stephen King fan who has created this corner of the web where you happily chat about books ALL DAY. It’s pretty much perfect for #bookstagrammers !

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Orbit BlogTour -‘Someone Like Me’ by M.R Carey

Orbit BlogTour -‘Someone Like Me’ by M.R Carey

It’s a day late,but I get to finally upload my part of the Orbit Books, ‘Someone Like Me’ blog tour post, huzzah!

I received this copy courtesy of Orbit for an honest blogger review and what can I say, except that I loved it.

This is new-ish ground for M R Carey following his successful Felix Castor series,’The Girl With All The Gifts’, it’s same universe sequel ‘The Boy On The Bridge’ and spooky ghost story ‘Fellside’ -the Audible audiobook read by Finty Williams is a real treat if you haven’t read it, Audible has a 30 day free trial if you wanted to try it out!

‘Someone Like Me’ is the story of Liz Kendall, a Pittsburgh based single mother of 2 children, Zac and Molly, embroiled in a bitter custody situation with her ex partner, Marc.

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Orion BlogTour-‘The Craftsman’ by Sharon Bolton

Orion BlogTour-‘The Craftsman’ by Sharon Bolton

So, as you can see by the banner, I am part of the Orion blogtour to promote the paperback release of ‘The Craftsman’ by Sharon Bolton!

Absolutely thrilled to be involved, this was one of my bookish highlights of the year and is the first in a trilogy from Sharon Bolton.Also, it has been optioned for a television adaptation from the same team who developed ‘Killing Eve’.

I am sure that if you have read this book you will appreciate how cool this is ! I have read all of her books to date and would say that ‘The Craftsman’ is Sharon Bolton’s best work. It brilliantly captures the atmosphere of a small village, a woman police officer at a time when that was unthinkable, and how superstitions spread. There is a creeping, insidious nature of fear that makes your spine tingle when reading it. This demands your full attention until ‘The Craftsman’ has finished with you.

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St Martins Press BlogTour-‘The Ancient Nine’ Review and exclusive content!

St Martins Press BlogTour-‘The Ancient Nine’ Review and exclusive content!

It is my turn of the Blog Tour for ‘The Ancient Nine’ by Ian K. Smith!

I am super excited to share another extract with you, one that takes you deep inside the Ivy League world of the Ancient Nine (Link at bottom of the post)

In ‘The Ancient Nine’, a Harvard sophomore, Spenser Collins is invited to join the most exclusive of exclusive clubs-The Delphic.

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BlogTour-‘The Ancient Nine’ Exclusive Content and Map!

BlogTour-‘The Ancient Nine’ Exclusive Content and Map!

I LOVE a good map! From the floor layouts in murder mysteries that you pore over , looking for how A could have gotten to B’s room and killed them with a candlestick, to the maps of Tolkien’s Middle Earth where the topography is almost 3D as you trace the hobbits’ journey to Isengard.,

Here is an accompanying map for ‘The Ancient Nine’ by Ian K.Smith, character bios and some information about the man himself with links to all his media platforms.

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