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#NewCoverReveal #TheDevilsPoetry by @LouiseCole44 #Review #BlogTour

It’s sleek, it’s sexy and it’s PURPLE!!
This is the stunningly beautiful new cover for Louise Cole’s, The Devil’s Poetry, a book I instantly fell in love with and was very gratefully given a signed copy from Louise!
An action packed, love story with a sprinking of paranormal adventure, definitely one to add to your reading list.
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The Devil’s Poetry by Louise Cole
book blurb
Questions are dangerous but answers can be deadly.
Callie’s world will be lost to war – unless she can unlock the magic of an ancient
manuscript. She and her friends will be sent to the front line. Many of them won’t
come back. When a secret order tells her she can bring peace by reading from a book,
it seems an easy solution – too easy. Callie soon finds herself hunted, trapped
between desperate allies and diabolical enemies. The Order is every bit as ruthless as
the paranormal Cadaveri.
Callie can only trust two people – her best friend and her ex-marine bodyguard. And
they are on different sides. She must decide: how far will she go to stop a war?
Dare she read this book? What’s the price – and who pays it?
Commended in the Yeovil Prize 2016, this is an action-packed blend of adventure,
fantasy and love story.
buy links
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35148705the-devils
poetry
Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B06XWL4XPJ
meet the author

 

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Louise Cole has spent her life reading and writing. And very occasionally gardening.
Sometimes she reads as she gardens. She can be seen walking her dogs around North
Yorkshire – she’s the one with a couple of cocker spaniels and a Kindle. She read
English at Oxford – read being the operative word – and hasn’t stopped reading since.
In her day-job she is an award-winning journalist, a former business magazine editor
and director of a media agency. She writes about business but mainly the business of
moving things around: transport, logistics, trucks, ships, and people.
Her fiction includes short stories, young adult thrillers, and other stuff which is still
cooking.
Her YA and kids’ fiction is represented by Greenhouse Literary Agency and she is
also published on Amazon as one of the Marisa Hayworth triumvirate.
review by nicola

Where to start with this book?!

I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!

Now i could leave my review like that but i wont!!

Now don’t let the title put you off, it isn’t a poetry book or a book about the devil but a beautiful story about Callie. Her life has never been easy, loosing her Mother at a young age, felling like she never fits it and a Father that’s very distant with her on an emotional level.

Callie has always found comfort in her books, much to her Father’s dislike, so when a book thats been thrown into her hands calls to her…… yes, really calls to her, she grips it with both hands, and it doesn’t matter that an army of the Cadaveri will stop at nothing to have the book or that Jace has warned her NOT to read it, Callie just cant help herself and suddenly finder herself having to save the world!!

I loved the sweet relationship that blossomed between Callie and Jace throughout the book, Jace’s passion and dedication on wanting to do whats right for the Order and doing whats right for Callie is tested all the way through (think that’s what makes me love him as a character) and the test of friendship between Callie and Amber. Have to say I’ve never disliked a character as much as i disliked Ella, shes rude, pigheaded and thinks she knows everything……i did have a pang of guilt for disliking her so much towards the end of the book.

This book is so action packed it could give Jason Bourne a run for his money! Its fast paced, with twists and turns galore. You think its going one way then the author swiftly spins you around and into a whole new direction, which i loved! Its gripping, entertaining, and with just the right amount of romance to keep you hooked! Louise is a new author to me and if her books that follow are just as good or even better than this she’ll have a massive following in no time, with me in the front spot!! Now whens the next book out?!?

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#CoverReveal – #KissCollector by @Wendy_Higgins @harperteen

It is with great delight that I finally get to share Wendy Higgins’ cover for her latest book, Kiss Collector!
It’s sleek, stylish and very apt for a YA Contemporary Romance Book. So I’ll stop my waffling and let you see the fab cover……
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KISS COLLECTOR
from HarperTeen and Wendy Higgins
YA Contemporary Romance
book blurb
When seventeen-year-old Zae Monroe gets cheated on by the only guy she’s ever loved, then watches her parents’ marriage crumble, she decides to forget about relationships and turn the tables on the boys of the world. It’s time to take what she wants, and what she wants are kisses. Athletes, musicians, poets, and bad boys—their lips are all on her agenda, and it’s time to collect.
Zae proposes a contest with her friends to see who can kiss the most boys during spring break. But what starts as a harmless competition leads to a downward spiral she can’t seem to break free of. As family, academic, friend, and guy drama come to a head, Zae is forced to face the reasons behind her boy angst, and starts to wonder if she was wrong about the male race…or at least some of them.

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Be sure to add ot to your TBR list and have a good old stalk at Wendy’s facebook page!

~N~

 

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#BlogTour – #RestlessCoffins by @EllingtonWright @bwpublishing #Review

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book blurb

A HAUNTED MAN. A BURIED PAST. A JOURNEY INTO DARKNESS.

‘Brother, a dead body can’t run from a coffin, but their spirit sure as hell can try.’

1967, Bristol. Life is tough for JT Ellington, ex-cop and reluctant private eye. He’s still trading in favours, helping those scared of the police or trying to stay one step ahead of the law.

But when news arrives of a tragedy that’s unfolded thousands of miles away, JT’s life gets even tougher. He needs to journey home to Barbados to pay his final respects – but first he must travel to New York, where his cousin Vic is boss of a criminal empire.

On Harlem’s mean streets, JT is fast entangled with Evangeline – a smooth as velvet Black Panther – along with Pigfoot, a Bajan too flash with his knife. As the underworld draws him in, JT discovers the extent of Vic’s criminal activities – a web of violence that stretches to Barbados and back, and connects him to the deaths of JT’s beloved wife and daughter.

Embroiled in a world of drugs, corruption, voodoo and the legacy of slavery, can JT escape the demons of his past as he returns to the island of his birth?

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review by nicola

Lock the door and throw away the key! Seriously you don’t want anyone taking away your precious time when reading Restless Coffins.

M.P. Wright is a new to me author with Restless Coffins being book 3 in the series, I’d say you’re fine jumping straight in but if you like to read a series in order then definitely get books 1 & 2.

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I really enjoyed Mr Wright’s writing style, he drew me in from the start and didn’t let me go until the last page. I was captivated by the story and eager to turn those pages, even though most nights it was way past my bedtime. Its a dark and edgy read, i loved the accents (i did have to read a few lines more than once but im blaming the late nights and not wanting to put the book down in those words not sinking in!) The book has the perfect mix of thrills, twists and emotions that keeps the reader on their toes for the whole book.

The cover was definitely an eye catcher for me and the simple sentance on the back had me needing this book for my shelf –

‘Brother, a dead body can’t run from a coffin, but their spirit sure as hell can try.’ 

And then when my book arrived I have my very own miniature coffin and trinkets, what’s not to love?!!

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M.P. Wright is now on my author watch list, I’m looking forward to future releases and slowly checking out his previous books. If you love your crime books detailed and gripping then this series is one to stick your nose into!

4 APPLES

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I’d like to thank Black & White Publishing for my advanced copy and to M.P. Wright for my wonderful little gift.

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