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Sacrificing Starlight by David Pipe

Time’s running out for DCI Hunter. His wife and child are missing, perhaps even dead. Unable to pursue those responsible he’s transferred to the wild landscape of Cornwall where another child has disappeared.

Alice Trevelyan’s father has his own agenda and wants retribution for the loss of his little girl and metes out his own violent justice.

Will Trevelyan help or hinder?

Hunter has to make his move if he wants to save Starlight.

But can anyone in this remote location be trusted?

Purchase Link

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JADE’S 3🌟 REVIEW:

I’ve never heard of this author before but I love a good thriller book so when I saw this one I was excited to start reading.

I found the book hard to get into, not because of the subject matter (which was terrible to read) but because of how many characters were thrown at us all at once. It propably didn’t help that the author kept using first then last names and kept switching between the two.

However, the storyline was at times compelling and I had to continue to read to see what would happen next. It was a fast paced story and I wish at times it would of slowed down to give us a bit of a breather and time to think about what had previously happened. There are some very grapic scenes in this book, they were really well written and made you feel like you were there. There were a lot of twists and turns in this book that kept you on the edge of your seat.

I didn’t like any of the characters in this book and that’s probably one of the main reasons for me giving it 3 stars. I could sympathise with them, with all they had been through but they were not likable characters at all.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2993888843?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

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Author Bio –

David Pipe was born in 1949 in a small Essex village. He attended a local grammar school then the University of Hull where he took a B.Sc in chemistry. He worked in the pharmaceutical industry in England and South Africa before studying for a PhD in organic chemistry at Imperial College. After spells at universities in Geneva and Mulhouse he joined the oil industry in Germany where, aged 53, he gratefully took a redundancy package. Following a period of self-employment he wound down his business, eventually giving it up to scratch the writing itch which has produced Sacrificing Starlight, a timely reminder of the risks our children face and Henry’s Tale, where ghostwriting for his furry friend he describes the emotional growth of a puppy on the rollercoaster of life, compressed into a few weeks because puppies learn faster than their staff.

When he’s not writing David spends his time travelling, reading, swimming and jogging. He is married and lives in Hamburg with his wife and their Border terrier Henry.

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Twitter @dfpwriter

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REVIEW – Where the Snow Bleeds by Wendy Dranfield

Where the Snow Bleeds

“You want to know what I’ve learnt after living in Lone Creek all my life? I know the snow bleeds here …”

Former police officer Dean Matheson has been playing it safe since the case that cost him almost everything. But working as a PI doesn’t quite cut it, that is until a British woman walks into his office with a job that Dean can’t resist.

The woman’s daughter, Hannah Walker, and her friend Jodie have gone missing whilst working at a ski resort in Colorado. It’s clear there’s something sinister about the girls’ disappearance, but then why are the local police department being so unhelpful?

So begins Dean’s journey to Lone Creek on the trail of the missing girls – and he’ll soon find out that in Lone Creek, everyone has something to hide …

Jade’s 5⭐️ review:

This is the second book in the series about Dean Mattheston. I would say that they need to be read in order as they have a underlying storyline that follows on.

I did wonder if the author would be able to top the previous book, but she did. In Where the Snow Bleeds, Dean is trying to move on and recover from what happened back home. He’s moved away for a fresh start and is working as a PI. But his last case turns out to be the most exciting one yet for him.

This book had me captivated from page 1 until that last page. It had me gripped, I stayed up late and got up early just so I could carry on reading. This book took me through so many emotions. There were so many twists and turns in this book that I didn’t see coming.

I book ended with a good ending for there to be a 3rd book and I can’t wait to see what the author brings next!

Purchase Links:

Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Where-Snow-Bleeds-Wendy-Dranfield-ebook/dp/B07SNFGYV2

Amazon US – https://www.amazon.com/Where-Snow-Bleeds-Wendy-Dranfield-ebook/dp/B07SNFGYV2

Author Bio:

Wendy is a former Coroner’s Assistant turned crime writer who lives in the UK with her husband.

Who Cares If They Die and Where the Snow Bleeds are the first two books in the Dean Matheson series, with more on the way. As well as her crime thriller series, Wendy has written a YA crime novel – The Girl Who Died – and she has several short stories published in UK and US anthologies. She has also been shortlisted and longlisted for various competitions, including the Mslexia Novel Competition.

For behind the scenes gossip and updates on her books (or photos of her cats), follow her on social media!

Website: https://wendydranfield.co.uk/

Twitter: @WendyDranfield

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YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7g8miK6akDG2pFqgGeLFAw

BLOG TOUR AND REVIEW – Lure Of Obsession by Lisa Kessler

Lure Of Obsession by Lisa Kessler
Fated Mates meets Clash of the Titans!
Melanie Jacoby is the human vessel for the Muse of Tragic Poetry, but she isn’t prepared for the tragedy of finding her roommate dead at the bottom of the stairs.
Nate Malone is the detective assigned to the case, but as the evidence points to an accidental fall, the visions begin. He sees a killer in a gold Kronos mask.
Mel is the next target, but Nate’s determination to protect her is almost as strong as his desire for her. And tragedy isn’t part of his plan.
The Prophecy – “Every generation the nine daughters of Zeus are reborn, and with their rebirth are also nine Guardians. They will be marked by the gods, and given gifts to protect his treasure. Their abilities will only be unlocked when they find their muse.”
2016, 2017 & 2018 voted Reviewers Choice Best Fantasy Romance Series – Paranormal Romance Guild
A sexy new paranormal series from best selling author Lisa Kessler featuring Greek gods, Lycan shifters, Navy SEALs, police detectives and more…
“Another beautiful series from an unbelievable author. She gets me every time.” #1 NYT Bestselling Author Sherrilyn Kenyon
Finalist – 2017 Kathryn Hayes When Sparks Fly Contest – Best Paranormal Romance Reviewers Choice Best Fantasy Romance of 2016 – The Paranormal Romance Guild Top 10 – Best Romance of 2016 in the Preditors & Editors readers poll
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KATIE’S 4⭐️ REVIEW:
Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction Book Blog

Lure of Obsession is the first book that I have read by this author and overall I really enjoyed it. I thought that it was well written, the pace and flow of the story was good and had some interesting characters. I think when I first read the blurb for the story I wasn’t completely sure what I was in for, I was intrigued to say the least and it really was an interesting read. I liked the mythology feel to it; it did make the story a unique and unpredictable read. I loved feeling like I was working alongside the characters to find out what had happened to Mel’s roommate. I can’t say that this was an easy read I had to concentrate to understand everything that was going on but I was fully invested in what I was reading all the way through. I could sense the pull between Mel and Nate – the author wasn’t too over the top with this and it felt more believable and realistic. 
Overall a really good read and start to a series that I think I am going to enjoy!

Author Bio –
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Lisa Kessler is a Best Selling author of dark paranormal fiction. She’s a two-time San Diego Book Award winner for Best Published Fantasy-Sci-fi-Horror and Best Published Romance. Her books have also won the PRISM award, the Award of Excellence, the National Excellence in Romantic Fiction Award, the Award of Merit from the Holt Medallion, and an International Digital Award for Best Paranormal.
Her short stories have been published in print anthologies and magazines, and her vampire story, Immortal Beloved, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award.
When she’s not writing, Lisa is a professional vocalist, and has performed with San Diego Opera as well as other musical theater companies in San Diego.
You can learn more at http://Lisa-Kessler.com
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BLOG TOUR AND REVIEW – Heathcliff by Sue Barnard

Heathcliff by Sue Barnard

It would degrade me to marry Heathcliff now…”
Cathy’s immortal words from Wuthering Heights change Heathcliff’s life. At just seventeen years of age, heartbroken and penniless, he runs away to face an unknown future.
Three years later, he returns – much improved in manners, appearance and prosperity.
But what happened during those years? How could he have made his fortune, from nothing? Who might his parents have been? And what fate turned him into literature’s most famous anti-hero?
For almost two centuries, these questions have remained unanswered. Until now…

KATIE’S 4⭐️ REVIEW:

Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction Book Blog

When I first read the blurb for this book I was really intrigued, Wuthering Heights was the first classic that I read when I was younger and I remember being completely captivated by the characters and the storyline so this book really sounded like something I would enjoy – and I was right! It was a really good read and I think one of the things that stood out for me the most with the book is the way in which the author wrote it. She really tried to make the story feel authentic, she managed to fill in blanks that probably I never even thought about when I first read the book but now looking back I can see them. I was really impressed with the book as a whole. 
I am pretty sure that all fans of Wuthering Heights (and possible readers who haven’t read it) would enjoy this book, it was a great read and one that I thoroughly recommend! 

Purchase Link – mybook.to/heathcliff
Author Bio –
Sue Barnard is a British novelist, editor and award-winning poet whose family background is far stranger than any work of fiction. She would write a book about it if she thought anybody would believe her.
Sue was born in North Wales but has spent most of her life in and around Manchester. She speaks French like a Belgian, German like a schoolgirl, and Italian and Portuguese like an Englishwoman abroad.
Her mind is so warped that she has appeared on BBC TV’s Only Connect quiz show, and she has also compiled questions for BBC Radio 4’s fiendishly difficult Round Britain Quiz. This once caused one of her sons to describe her as “professionally weird.” The label has stuck.
Sue’s first novel, The Ghostly Father (a new take on the traditional story of Romeo & Juliet), was officially released on St Valentine’s Day 2014. Since then she has produced five more novels: Nice Girls Don’t (2014), The Unkindest Cut of All (2015), Never on Saturday (2017), Heathcliff (2018), and Finding Nina (2019).
Sue now lives in Cheshire, UK, with her extremely patient husband and a large collection of unfinished scribblings.
Social Media Links –
Blog: http://broad-thoughts-from-a-home.blogspot.co.uk
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthorSusanB
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Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sue-Barnard/e/B00IF4ZJJU/ RNA: https://romanticnovelistsassociation.org/rna_author/sue-barnard/
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COVER REVEAL – The Emerald Tablet Series by J M Hart

The Emerald Tablet Omnibus Edition; three books in one. 

Shaun can’t shake the deep anger over his mother’s death. But when his father’s desperate actions release parasitic hell-beasts upon the world, he has a much bigger fight on his hands. 

Kevin hoped his country would be immune to the pandemic turning everyday people into psychopaths. But as his horror grows, an incredible new power could be the only thing that prevents Earth’s destruction. 

Sophia is terrified of God’s plan for her. Plagued by visions of planetary devastation, she prays she can reach her allies in time to save humanity. 

As doomsday approaches, can the teens accept their destiny in time to protect their world?

The Emerald Tablet: Omnibus is three books of dark speculative fiction in one. If you like brave teenage heroes, intriguing mystical connections, and apocalyptic international settings, then you’ll love JM Hart’s incredible collection. 

Buy The Emerald Tablet to unlock the adventure today! 

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Convergence

As doomsday approaches, can the teens accept their destiny in time to protect their world?

 

Seven special teens. A deadly ancient evil. Can they combine their unique powers and halt the infection before humanity is obliterated?

 

Shaun is dying. The plane’s engine is failing.  Kevin must open a portal to catch the falling plane and save Shaun’s life.

 

Sophia is terrified of God’s plan for her. Plagued by visions of planetary devastation, she prays Shaun and Kevin can reach her in time to save humanity.

 

Convergence book three in The Emerald Tablet Series

 

Purchase Link – http://books2read.com/Convergence-book-3-in-the-emerald-tablet-series


For a limited time only book one, of the trilogy Shadows of Doubt is only $1.00 on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K69DXG4

Author Bio – 

JM Hart was born in Sydney, Australia and has been a storyteller from a young age, with a particular interest in horror and things that go bump in the night.  Favorite authors include Stephen King, Clive Barker, Dean Koontz, to name but a few.  After being told at the age of 11 that writing about dead bodies and newlyweds dying in a plane crash was unbecoming, JM’s life was instead directed towards bookkeeping and finance.

For the next twenty years, immersed in a point-of-sale advertising company, JM occasionally wrote advertising blurbs, learnt how to ride a motorcycle, taught color physiology to spiritual mediums, meditation and relaxation, studied Religions, Kabbalah, tarot cards, astrology, creative and professional writing, philosophy and volunteered at palliative care, and worked on the local church newsletter – not quite the appropriate outlet for a writer interested in the supernatural. And she became a grandmother.

Social Media Links – 

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BLOG TOUR AND REVIEW – The Determined Lord Hadleigh by Virginia Heath

The Determined Lord Hadleigh

Haunted by Penny Penhurst’s courage on the witness stand, meticulous barrister Lord Hadleigh offers her a housekeeper position at his estate. Despite trying to stay detached, Hadleigh is charmed by her small child and surprised by how much he yearns for this proud woman! Can this he breakthrough his own – and Penny’s – barriers to prove he’s a man she can trust…and love?

Purchase Link – http://viewbook.at/kingselite4

KATIE’S 5⭐️ REVIEW:

Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction Book Blog. 

I have read a few books by this author now and loved every single one of them so I was really looking forward to reading the next book in this series and I was not disappointed at all!! I think it was probably my favourite from her so far! I loved that it was a different kind of read from the author as in not quite as much action as I was expecting but I really didn’t mind I loved it anyway! I loved that Tristan and Penny’s story wasn’t all plain sailing they went through a lot to see if they could get their happily ever after. 
As always the authors writing is richly detailed which enables me to imagine what I am reading – apart from the amazing storylines and characters this is one of the things I love about this author! She is definitely one of my favourite historical romance authors; she gets that level of detail just right. 
This may be the last book in this wonderful series which is sad but I cannot wait to see what Ms Heath comes out with next! 

Author Bio – 

When Virginia Heath was a little girl it took her ages to fall asleep, so she made up stories in her head to help pass the time while she was staring at the ceiling. As she got older, the stories became more complicated, sometimes taking weeks to get to the happy ending. Then one day, she decided to embrace the insomnia and start writing them down. Despite that, it still takes her forever to fall asleep.

Social Media Links – 

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/VirginiaHeath_

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BLOG TOUR & REVIEW – The Promise Between Us by Barbara Claypole White

The Promise Between Us by Barbara Claypole White
“If you leave your newborn child because you have unstoppable thoughts of harming her, are you a good mother or a terrible one? This dilemma is at the heart of Barbara Claypole White’s novel, a wrenching story of how one woman’s OCD has a ripple effect on those around her—including the people she tried hardest to protect. This is an eye-opening and realistic exploration of mental illness—a topic that greatly deserves to be front and center.”—Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of Small Great Things
Metal artist Katie Mack is living a lie. Nine years ago she ran away from her family in Raleigh, North Carolina, consumed by the irrational fear that she would harm Maisie, her newborn daughter. Over time she’s come to grips with the mental illness that nearly destroyed her, and now funnels her pain into her art. Despite longing for Maisie, Katie honors an agreement with the husband she left behind—to change her name and never return.
But when she and Maisie accidentally reunite, Katie can’t ignore the familiarity of her child’s compulsive behavior. Worse, Maisie worries obsessively about bad things happening to her pregnant stepmom. Katie has the power to help, but can she reconnect with the family she abandoned?
To protect Maisie, Katie must face the fears that drove her from home, accept the possibility of love, and risk exposing her heart-wrenching secret.

AISLING’S ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ REVIEW:

Reviewed on Behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction Book Blogs 

This is a great book and helped me understand the issues that OCD can cause someone. It helped me experience what the illness would be like and how it can reap someone into using repetitive behaviour because they need to do it to survive or to make sure others survive. 

Katie Mack works in art as an iron welder. Years before she gave up her child, husband and life because she thought she would harm her child.

Maisie is Katie’s daughter but she doesn’t know Katie is her mother. Maisie has all the love she needs from her father Callum and Jake who is her fathers best friend. But now her father has remarried and is expecting a baby and is now also showing signs of OCD just like her mum. 

Katie is reluctant to rock the boat but has no choice when Maisie shows the same issues she has, the story shows how they all have to work together to help their child whilst also helping themselves. 

Every character of the book has experienced trauma of so sort and are afraid to live and live life to the full. Barbara White is also and OCD suffer and you can tell she has done a lot of research and used her own personal experiences which makes the book more real. 

If you are interested in OCD and what a person experiences I would recommend this book. There is a good balance between suspense and hope in the book and shows that trauma doesn’t have to define your life. 

Purchase Link:

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Promise-Between-Barbara-Claypole-White/dp/1542048982/ US – https://www.amazon.com/Promise-Between-Barbara-Claypole-White/dp/1542048982/

Author Bio –

Bestselling author Barbara Claypole White has created her own idiosyncratic niche in mainstream fiction: hopeful family drama with a healthy dose of mental illness. Originally from England, she writes and gardens in the forests of North Carolina, where she lives with her family. Her novels include:
The Unfinished Garden, Mira Books, 2012, winner of the Golden Quill for Best First Book 2013; The In- Between Hour, Mira Books, 2014, chosen by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance as an Okra Pick; The Perfect Son, Lake Union, 2015, Goodreads Choice Awards Semi-finalist for Best
Fiction; Echoes of Family, Lake Union, 2016, WFWA 2017 Star Award Finalist; The Promise Between Us, Lake Union, 2018. (View the book trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=tLW9XFo0nlg&t=5s)
Barbara is also an OCD advocate for the A2A Alliance, a nonprofit group that promotes advocacy over adversity.
To listen to Barbara’s 2018 interview with Frank Stasio on The State of Things, click here:
http://www.wunc.org/post/her-family-grapples-ocd-author-tackles-stereotypes-through-writing? fbclid=IwAR08E-DQ73f31jWBP2uKlix-eFsV7OOSQk_pXfS4uX3kqgnuHkbtVeB1Wvc
To watch Barbara’s 2018 interview with Linda Hurtado on Fox 13, click here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJUPUBZLCf8&t=33s
For more information on Barbara, please visit http://www.barbaraclaypolewhite.com

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