BLOG TOUR SOMEWHERE BEYOND THE SEA BY MIRANDA DICKENSON

Can you fall in love with someone before you’ve even met?

Seren MacArthur is living a life she never intended. Trying to save the Cornish seaside business her late father built – while grieving for his loss – she has put her own dreams on hold and is struggling. Until she discovers a half-finished seaglass star on her favourite beach during an early morning walk. When she completes the star, she sets into motion a chain of events that will steal her heart and challenge everything she believes.

Jack Dixon is trying to secure a better life for daughter Nessie and himself. Left a widower and homeless when his wife died, he’s just about keeping their heads above water. Finding seaglass stars completed on Gwithian beach is a bright spark that slowly rekindles his hope.

Seren and Jack are searching for their missing pieces. But when they meet in real life, it’s on the opposing sides of a battle. Jack is managing the redevelopment of a local landmark, and Seren is leading the community campaign to save it.

Both have reason to fight – Seren for the cause her father believed in, Jack for his livelihood. But only one can win. With so much at stake, will they ever find what they are really looking for?

Firstly a big thank you to Annabelle for my copy to review and having me on the blog tour .

I am a huge fan of Mirandas books so was delighted to recieve a copy.

You know even without reading the blurb you are in for a treat.

This a magical story of love and loss .

Both seren and jack are in difficult times in their life but without realising they help each other.

I adored jacks daughter and their relationship.

Miranda is a fantastic author who reminds every bookworm why they are exactly that.

Published 14th june and do check out the other blogs taking part in the tour.

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BLOG TOUR THE MUM WHO’D HAD ENOUGH BY FIONA GIBSON

More than funny, it’s true!’ Elle

After sixteen years of marriage, Nate and Sinead Turner have a nice life. They like their jobs, they like their house and they love their son Flynn. Yes, it’s a very nice life.

Or, at least Nate thinks so. Until, one morning, he wakes to find Sinead gone and a note lying on the kitchen table listing all the things he does wrong or doesn’t do at all.

Nate needs to show Sinead he can be a better husband – fast. But as he works through Sinead’s list, his life changes in unexpected ways. And he starts to wonder whether he wants them to go back to normal after all. Could there be more to life than nice

Firstly a big thank you to sabah for my copy and having me on the tour.

I am a huge Fiona Gibson fan and always know im in for a treat before even reading the blurb!

Her covers and titles are eye catching and will definitely jump into your hands.

Loved the alternate narratives especially Nate the husband.

Modern fresh and hilarious this is Fiona at her best .

Completely relatable but totally unpredictable.

Packed with warmth and wit this is guaranteed to be the perfect summer read.

Be sure to check out the other blogs taking part.

Published 14th june

BLOG TOUR STALKER BY LISA STONE

Someone is always watching…

Derek Flint is a loner. He lives with his mother and spends his
evenings watching his clients on the CCTV cameras he has installed inside their homes. He likes their companionship – even if it’s through a screen.

When a series of crimes hits Derek’s neighbourhood, DC Beth Mayes begins to suspect he’s involved. How does he know so much about the victims’ lives? Why won’t he let anyone into his office? And what is his mother hiding in that strange, lonely house?

As the crimes become more violent, Beth must race against the clock to find out who is behind the attacks. Will she uncover the truth in time? And is Derek more dangerous than even she has guessed?

A spellbinding crime novel from the worldwide bestseller
Cathy Glass, writing as Lisa Stone.

Thank you to Sabah at avon for having me on the blog tour.

I will be sharing a extract from the book and be sure to check out the other blogs taking part.

Opening the low front gate, he took in the two-year-old modest family car on the driveway – a middle-income family, he decided. He relatched the gate behind him and walked up the path, noticing the shrubbery that partially concealed the sideway. It was a well-maintained house, only recently modernized, so they obviously had some money. He pressed the doorbell and waited. Doubtless they’d seen his van, as would most of their neighbours. A break-in, especially one with violence, was very good for his business.

He knew that the owners, Julie and Russ Williams, were a married couple in their late thirties with two young children, most of which he’d discovered from the Internet, together with photographs of their last family holiday, and the children’s birthday parties held in the back garden. So he had a picture of the rear of the house – just like the thieves. If people only knew how accessible their information was they’d be more careful sharing it. Smoothing his hair again, Derek cleared his throat as the front door opened.

‘Good morning. Derek Flint from Home Security,’ he said, handing the man his business card.

‘Good morning. Russ Williams.’ A firm handshake. ‘Come in. This is my wife Julie.’ Derek made a point of wiping his feet on the mat – it was only polite – then stepped in and shook Mrs Williams’ hand.

‘A pleasure to meet you. I was so sorry to learn of your break-in.’ His brow furrowed with concern. ‘I wish I could have seen you both sooner but I was fully booked all last week.’

‘Not a problem, you’re here now,’ Russ said. Julie threw him a weak smile.

‘Please don’t worry. We’ll soon have this place secure,’ he reassured her.

‘You understand we’re having other quotes,’ Russ said.

‘Yes, of course.’ He gave a small self-deprecating nod.

‘Would you like a coffee?’ Julie asked.

‘Perhaps at the end? If you don’t mind I’d like to crack on. I’ve a very busy day ahead.’ It was important they knew how in demand he was.

‘I’ll show you around and explain what we’ve got in mind,’ Russ said. ‘I’ve been researching what we need online.’

BOOK REVIEW BEST PRACTICE BY PENNY PARKES

Dr Alice Walker has become accomplished at presenting a façade to the world – to anyone watching, she is the epitome of style, composure and professionalism. But perhaps it was to be expected that the cracks might begin to show at some point. Thankfully Grace is on hand to offer both friendship and support when it’s needed most.
Meanwhile, Dr Holly Graham has her hands full both professionally and personally. Planning a wedding with Taffy Jones is challenging enough, even before some surprising news changes everything. At least beloved Larkford resident,Elsie, still has a few tricks left up her sleeve!

Dr Dan Carter, on the other hand, has decided to throw himself into his career – the best antidote he’s found to unrequited love. When tragedy strikes in the heart of Larkford, Dan makes it his mission to help the community

Firstly a big thank you to simon and schuster for my copy to review ahead of its paperback release.

I absolutly love this series so for me its like returning to a family i know and adore.

I believe Pennys writing just gets better and better with each book .

Each book introduces new faces and new dramas big and small. This keeps it feeling fresh.

This had me welling me up with happiness.

My absolute favourite charactar is Elsie who sprinkles joy and mischief wherever she goes.

A key message i take from the larkford series is family is often the friends we choose to surround outselves with .

Everything you need for an uplifting summer read.

Published 28th june in paperback.

BLOG TOUR RELIGHT MY FIRE BY JOANNA BOLOURI

When Phoebe and Oliver had their happy ending, they thought the hard part was over. And now, with a five year old daughter, they are far from the blissful hedonistic lifestyle of when they first started dating.

Not one for giving up, Phoebe creates a sexy wishlist: a jar where they can ask the other for anything they’ve ever wanted in bed – or out of it. But with distractions aplenty, will they be able to relight the fire in the bedroom?

From mix tapes to ‘sex jars’, this is the naughtiest rom com you will ever read. From the bestselling author of The List.

Firstly a big thank you to Ana at quercus for my copy to review.

I was absolutly thrilled as i have been a huge fan of hers since the list.

I couldn’t have read this at a better time as life was a bit stressful and humour was the tonic i needed.

Absolutely hilarious and downright dirty.

Everything you need for a pick me up.

Loved every page , modern womens fiction at its very best.

Fun packed and sizzling with sex.

Highly recommend especially if long term singleton like me …

Do check out the other blogs taking part!

BLOG TOUR LOVE AND RUIN BY PAULA McLAIN

In 1937, courageous and independent Martha Gellhorn travels to Madrid to report on the atrocities of the Spanish Civil War, and finds herself drawn to the stories of ordinary people caught in devastating conflict. She also finds herself unexpectedly – and uncontrollably – falling in love with Ernest Hemingway, a man already on his way to being a legend. In the shadow of the impending Second World War, and set against the tumultuous backdrops of Madrid, Finland, China, and especially Cuba, where Martha and Hemingway made their home, their relationship and professional careers ignite.

But when Hemingway publishes the biggest literary success of his career, they are no longer equals, and Martha must make a choice: surrender to the suffocating demands of a domestic lifestyle, or risk losing her husband by forging her way as her own woman and writer. It is a dilemma that will force her to break his heart, and her own.

Firstly thank you to the publishers for my copy to review and having me on the tour.

This is an author ive not read before so always exciting to read something different.

This is a beautifully written love story packed with history .

Descriptive and atmospheric this transports you into many locations and to the time of the second world war.

A tale of love loss and all the messy bits in between.

A very interesting story that will capture your imagination .

Published 7th june and do check out the other blogs taking part in the tour.

BOOK REVIEW THE PERFECT STRANGER BY MEGAN MIRANDA

What happens when your best friend becomes your worst nightmare…

Having reached a dead end in Boston, failed journalist Leah Stevens needs a change. When she runs into an old friend, Emmy Grey, who is moving to rural Pennsylvania, Leah decides to join her. But their fresh start is quickly threatened when a woman with an eerie resemblance to Leah is assaulted by the lake, and Emmy disappears days later.

Determined to find Emmy, Leah helps Detective Kyle Donovan to investigate her friend’s life for clues. But with no friends, family or digital footprint, the police begin to suspect that there is no Emmy Grey. Forced to question her version of reality and to save herself, Leah must uncover the truth – no matter how dark or terrible it may be…

Firstly a big thank you to corvus books for my copy to review.

I havnt read any of this authors books before.

This is a mysterious thriller and will keep you second guessing.

Are people who they say they are?

Is someone out to ruin Leah ?

Packed with intrigue and tension this is a dark read.

For me personally i struggled to connect with the characters and there was a lot of jumping about between timelines.

Published 5th July

BLOG TOUR DAYS OF WONDER BY KEITH STUART

Magical, heartbreaking, beautiful – Days of Wonder reminds us that stories have the power to save lives.

Tom, single father to Hannah, is the manager of a tiny local theatre. On the same day each year, he and its colourful cast of part-time actors have staged a fantastical production just for his little girl, a moment of magic to make her childhood unforgettable.

But there is another reason behind these annual shows: the very first production followed Hannah’s diagnosis with a heart condition that both of them know will end her life early. And now, with Hannah a funny, tough girl of fifteen on the brink of adulthood, that time is coming.

With the theatre under threat of closure, Hannah and Tom have more than one fight on their hands to stop the stories ending. But maybe, just maybe, one final day of magic might just save them both.

Firstly a big thank you to clara for my copy and having me on the blog tour.

This has to be one of my most anticipated books of the year after completely falling in love with his debut made of bricks .

Keiths writing is poigant sensitive and beautiful.

Yet again he has created charactars that thar are full of personality wit and warmth .

I also love reading from a mans perspective esp on such a difficult subject .

As a single mum i could relate a lot especially to the dating parts…non existent lol

This will capture both your imagination and your heart .

Emotional but still positive.

Life afforming and guaranteed to warm your heart.

I wish him every success and do check out the other blogs taking part in the tour!

Published 7th June

BOOK REVIEW EVE OF MAN BY GIOVANNA AND TOM FLETCHER

Eve is like any other teenage girl . . .

Except that the fate of the entire world lies on her shoulders.

She’s the first girl born in fifty years.

She’s the answer to their prayers.

She’s the final hope.

Which means she has one function alone . . .

At sixteen, Eve must face her destiny and make a choice.

She will choose a man, one out of three carefully selected suitors.

But what about Bram?

The future of the planet hangs on Eve making the right choice.

Will she?

Could you choose between love, and the future of the human race?

Its no secret im a huge Fletcher fan …is it possible to join a famiy ?

I preordered this the day of announcing and read on publication day.

It is amazing and i need book 2 now!

We all probably knew it would be good looking at their collective history of books … however this went above and beyond my expectations.

A dystopian love story which asks the question what if?

Packed with action this is a exciting and addictive read.

The charactars are amazing and cant wait to see more of them in the next book.

Already seeing the potential for a movie with this original exciting storyline.

Perfect for fans of divergent young and old.

Believe the hype and read eve of man!