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#BookTour #Review #TheGirlWithNoName by @lisalregan @bookouture

Happy Release Day Lisa Regan!! I can not tell you how happy I am that we get to delve back into Josie Quinn’s life and it’s definitely not slowed down since the last book. Now let’s get the formalities out of the way with the cover, blurb and a peek into Lisa’s life…

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Title:              The Girl With No Name   

Author:          Lisa Regan  

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book blurb

Detective Josie Quinn is horrified when she’s called to the house of a mother who had her newborn baby snatched from her arms.

A woman caught fleeing the scene is Josie’s only lead, but when questioned it seems this mysterious girl doesn’t know who she is, where she’s from or why she is so terrified…

Is she a witness, a suspect, or the next victim?

As Josie digs deeper, a letter about a mix-up at a fertility clinic links the nameless girl and the missing child to a spate of killings across the county. Josie is faced with an impossible decision: should she risk the life of one innocent child to save many others… or can she find another way? 

The Girl With No Name is nail-biting, twisty and impossible to put down. If you love gripping thrillers from Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Caine, you’ll be hooked.

meet the author

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Lisa Regan is an Amazon bestselling crime novelist.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Master of Education Degree from Bloomsburg University.  She is a member of Sisters In Crime, Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and daughter. Find out more at her website: www.lisaregan.com

Author Social Media Links:

FACEBOOKhttps://www.facebook.com/Lisa-Regan-189735444395923/

TWITTERhttps://twitter.com/Lisalregan

WEBSITEwww.lisaregan.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6443334.Lisa_Regan

review by nicola

What can I say other than

W.O.W!!

I should also at this point apologise to Lisa, while reading book 1 I bombarded her with multiple tweets about her book but with this one I was radio silent, I think she thought I didn’t enjoy her book…. I was that engrossed within it’s pages that time seemed to slip away and by the time I came too it’s release day and my turn to review! So heres hoping my review shows just how much i enjoyed The Girl With No Name.

Lisa Regan certainty knows how to keep you hooked. After reading book 1 at the end of last year I wasn’t expecting another book from her so soon, so I was extremely excited when I found out that book 2 was on it’s way and she hasn’t taken her foot off the gas!! This book is just…. I have no words!

Ok, that’s a little lie but there’s so much I want to chat about I don’t want to put my foot in it with any kind of spoilers!

Quinn is back, there’s a missing baby and the mother happens to be a woman who Josie has a history with, I think she’d rather push this case to aside if it weren’t for the missing child (and I wouldn’t blame her!)

I love Joise (if you read book 1’s review then you’ll know how much I love her) she still the same, take no crap, down to earth and get the job done character that we met in book 1.

Book 2 is action packed, with so many people in the “Whodunit” chair my mind was on free fall, everyone was a suspect at one point 😂 I loved the twists and turns of the plot and I was always telling myself just 1 more page, just one more chapter. I needed to see where Lisa was leading me, who the bad guys turned out to be and who were the unlikely suspects…. cos there’s always a few!

It truly is a mind boggling, gripping read and one that I will be recommnding to many of my friends in the days and weeks to come!

Very easily earned, 5 golden apples 😀

5 APPLES

Make sure you check out thw other stops on this fab book tour!

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I would like to thank Bookouture and Netgalley for my advanced readers copy of this book. Noelle having me on yet another amazing tour and Lisa Regan for writing such an amazing book, here’s to book 3 😍

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IT’S COVER REVEAL DAY for Claire C Riley

  • Blood Claim
    What rests beneath the ground is not always asleep…
    Mike Cooper has spent his life fruitlessly searching for gold in the great American West.
    Looking to finally make his fortune, he decides to risk everything and pack up his crew of
    fellow miners to head for the heart of gold-rich Ghana West Africa, where an opportunity
    arises that’s too good to ignore.
    Leased a plot of land, Mike and his crew feel they’re on the cusp of success. Overrun by
    greed, they ignore all of the warning signs that something is dangerously wrong with the land
    they’re mining. And soon they discover that the time-worn ground holds secrets that are best
    left buried.
    For nothing is as it seems in this forgotten world.
    Terror lurks in the hearts of men who quickly learn that the stuff of nightmares is all too real
    and what starts as a new beginning, rapidly becomes a frightening ordeal of horror and
    bloodshed.
    They signed the contract. They staked their claim. And now time is running out for them.
    They wanted to find gold, but now they only want to keep their souls.
    But the demon is awake, and he’s hungry…

Coming May 4th!!

Add it here—> https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39892667-blood-claim

Read the first couple of chapters here—> https://www.wattpad.com/story/139336378-blood-claim 

A lover of all things dark and dirty, she likes to write characters you love to hate but can’t
help falling in-love with. She isn’t afraid to challenge herself, or her readers, to step outside
of their comfort zones. She also writes under the pen name of Cee Cee Riley, where she
writes in the MC romance and post-apocalyptic romance genres.
Claire lives in the United Kingdom with her husband and three daughters where she can be
found whiling away her days playing board games with her kids and reading.
www.clairecriley.com
Also by Claire C. Riley
Odium I The Dead Saga.
Odium II. The Dead Saga.
Odium III. The Dead Saga.
Odium IV The Dead Saga.
Odium V The Dead Saga.
Odium VI The Dead Saga *coming June 2018
Odium Origins 0.5, 1.5, 2.5
Limerence. (The Obsession Series)
Limerence II (The Obsession Series)
Twisted Magic Raven’s Cove
Out of the Dark #1
Beautiful Victim
Under her pen name Cee Cee Riley:
Ride or Die a Devil’s Highwaymen series
Short Stories/Anthology contributions
Lockdown
Treasured Chests
Lets Scare Cancer to Death
Painted Mayhem
State of Horror Illinois
Co-Authored Books
Thicker than Blood #1
Beneath Blood and Bone #2
Shut Up & Kiss Me
All books available in paperback, eBook and audiobook and almost all in Kindle
Unlimited!
Love for Odium. The Dead Saga Series.

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#BlogTour #Review #BlackWater by @CormacJOKeeffe @bwpublishing

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book blurb

I killed the boy…

Jig loves football and his dog, hates school, misses his granda and knows to lie low when his ma’s blitzed on the vodka and tablets.

He’s just an ordinary boy on the mean streets alongside Dublin’s Grand Canal. Streets that are ruled by Ghost and his crew. And now Ghost- inked, vicious, unprincipled- has a job for Jig.

A job that no one can afford to go wrong- not the gangs, the police, the locals, and least of all not Jig.

meet the author

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Cormac O’Keeffe is the award-winning Security Correspondent for the Irish Examiner, where he has worked for nearly 20 years. His work has given him unique access to contacts both in the police and the community. Cormac has lived in gangland communities near the Grand Canal in Dublin for many years and his professional and personal lives have informed and fuelled his novel, giving it an intensity, authenticity and originality which can only come from personal experience. Cormac O’Keeffe runs a regular blog about his writing, is a respected book reviewer and appears frequently on national radio and television.

review by nicola

Cormac is a new to me author and I hope to see a lot more of him in my bookish future!

Black Water is his first novel, based in Dublin in what I’m guessing the darkest corners, with their gangs, crime and drugs this book is certain to open your eyes. Gripped from the get go Cormac has a very detailed read that jumps right into the nitty gritty and shows his years of knowledge in the field.

I was fully engrossed in this book and finished within only a couple of days. My eyes were opened at how easily people are sucked into gang life and how ruthless the drug lords can be….. truly terrifying at times!

Its dark, edgy and at some points it made me shudder but I truly loved every page and some of those pages with stay with me forever!

If you enjoy your crime books dark then I highly recommnd Black Water….. maybe read it with the lights on!!

4 APPLES

See what the other reads thought about Black Water.

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#BlogTour #TheCornerShopInCockleberryBay by @nicolamay1

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The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay Cover.jpgThe Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay

by Nicola May

book blurb

Rosa Larkin is down on her luck in London, so when she inherits a near-derelict corner shop in a quaint Devon village, her first thought is to sell it for cash and sort out her life. But nothing is straightforward about this legacy.  While the identity of her benefactor remains a mystery, he – or she – has left one important legal proviso: that the shop cannot be sold, only passed on to somebody who really deserves it.

    Rosa makes up her mind to give it a go: to put everything she has into getting the shop up and running again in the small seaside community of Cockleberry Bay. But can she do it all on her own? And if not, who will help her succeed – and who among the following will work secretly to see her fail?

    There is a handsome rugby player, a sexy plumber, a charlatan reporter and a selection of meddling locals. Add in a hit and run incident and the disappearance of a valuable engraved necklace – and what you get is a journey of self-discovery and unpredictable events.

With surprising and heartfelt results, Rosa, accompanied at all times by her little sausage dog Hot, will slowly unravel the shadowy secrets of the inheritance, and also bring her own, long-hidden heritage into the light.

Purchase from –

Amazon US – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B8KML35/

Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07B8KML35/

Amazon CA – https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07B8KML35/

Amazon AU – https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07B8KML35/

Praise for Nicola May’s books

‘This book will twang your funny bone & your heartstrings’ – Milly Johnson

‘A fun and flighty read’ the Sun

‘A funny and fast-paced romp – thoroughly enjoyable!’  WOMAN Magazine

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meet the author

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About Nicola May

Award winning author Nicola May lives in Ascot in Berkshire with her rescue cat Stanley. Her hobbies include watching films that involve a lot of swooning, crabbing in South Devon, eating flapjacks and enjoying a flutter on the horses. Inspired by her favourite authors Milly Johnson and Carole Matthews, Nicola writes what she describes as chicklit with a kick.

Follow Nicola May

Website – www.nicolamay.com

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/NicolaMayAuthor

Twitter – https://twitter.com/nicolamay1

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/author_nicola/

Giveaway – Win x 3 Paperback copies of The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay (Open Internationally)

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review by nicola

Welcome to the coastal town of Cockleberry Bay where everyone knows everyone and everyone knows your business, it of a shocker for London girl Rosa!

This is not my usual read but I really did need a change in my reading genre and this book for the bill to a T! I really enjoyed getting to know Rosa’s story, I loved her attitude towards life and her lack of filter from brain to mouth…. which got her into got water a handful if times. I was rooting for her the whole time with showing the locals that an outsider can add to their village, I enjoyed watching her friendship crow with Titch, Queenie and The owners of The Lobster Pot (I also liked seeing Hit make his own little group of doggy friends too!)

A fun, romantic story with a handful of secrets revealed within it’s pages, a must read for lovers of light hearted happily ever after books!

4 APPLES

 

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#BlogTour #TheLastFriend by @HarveyChurch1 @CarolineBookBit

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book blurb

The Last Friend – Harvey Church

The Knock on his Door…That Changed his Life

Fifteen years after Donovan’s daughter is abducted, Monica Russell knocks on his door. She claims she knew his daughter while in captivity and says she made a promise to tell him about their friendship.

The Last Friend to hold His Daughter’s Hand

When Monica claims to know where his daughter’s remains are buried, Donovan is immediately committed to doing whatever this last friend needs from him, regardless of the warnings from his family and friends.

The Friend Who Can Help Him Seek Vengeance

And when Monica claims to know where he can find the man who abducted, assaulted, and murdered his princess, Donovan knows he will stop at nothing to get his vengeance.

What Cost Will He Ultimately Pay?

Monica claims she can show Donovan a lot of things about his daughter, but what price will Donovan ultimately pay the young lady who claims to be the last friend to know his daughter?

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Review Quotes

“The short chapters and fast pacing coupled with an intriguing storyline made this a page turner that I could not put down.” – novelgossip.com

“There’s no way to read this and not feel the gravity of it.” 5-star review, an Amazon reader

“You know it’s a 5-star book when you can’t put it down and stay up way too late reading!” 5-star review by an Amazon reader

“This book was a fast read . . . if you like psychological thrillers, then this will be right up your alley!” Goodreads Reviewer

“The plot hummed along at an incredible rate.” 5-star review by an Amazon reader

Buying Links

Amazon UK: bit.ly/AmUKtoTheLastFriendHarveyChurch
Amazon US: bit.ly/AmUStoTheLastFriendHarveyChurch

meet the author

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Harvey Church

Harvey Church has a background in finance, which is how he found himself writing about the people and ridiculousness (sometimes the same thing) of that field in his Edwin Burrows light mystery series. Although he considers himself retired from that field (aka not working), he’s planning another three Edwin Burrows novels for 2018.

His first “serious” novel, The Last Friend, is a Kindle Scout writing competition winner and was published by Kindle Press on January 9, 2018. The BookLife Prize called it “an entertaining read for mystery and thriller fans alike,” and said it is “an unexpected and exciting series of events that will grab readers.” Harvey plans two sister novels to The Last Friend in 2018, one titled The Last Night (Spring 2018) and the other tentatively titled The Last Survivor.

For fun, Harvey likes to practice street magic and spends hours engineering tricks to wow his audiences. He is also an avid hockey fan (Go Leafs Go). He has a wife and two kids. His favorite color is blue, but he drives a black car because he read somewhere, back in the 90’s, that radar detectors have a tough time seeing them. Interestingly, he never speeds because he’s too busy singing like nobody’s watching, or maybe it’s that everybody is deaf.

He’s a supporter of double-chins, double-dates, and double-dipping (though never on double-dates), and obviously enjoys writing about himself in the third person, in the voice of the narrator from The Royal Tenenbaums.

Connect with Harvey Church by searching Harvey Church Mysteries on Facebook, at @hashtag_harv on Instagram, and @harveychurch1 on Twitter.

You can also find him wandering the streets of Chicago, Toronto, Montreal or the Lido deck of a Princess Cruise ship. If you ever meet Harv, ask to see a magic trick!

Don’t forget to sign up for his email list at AListHarvey.com

Harvey Church Online:

Website:     harveychurchmysteries.com
Twitter:     twitter.com/HarveyChurch1   
Instagram:     www.instagram.com/hashtag_harv/

review by nicola

So this happens to be Harvey’s first “serious” book and can I just say you’d never know!

The story revolves around Donovan and the unsolved case of his missing daughter, which sets for a twisty turn read…. especially when purpled hair and full of attitude Monica Russell turns up on his door step claiming to have been in captivity with his daughter. My first thoughts….. Yeah right! Total con artist wanting money from a guy that was clinging onto the sliver of hope and I think anyone in his position would. At times I wanted to tell at Donovan to “get a grip!” I felt like he was taking every word this girl, who he’d know for a whole five seconds, for the truth and at times I felt like she was making most of it up! Playing up to his emotions which he wore on his sleeve.

This book is certainly action packed, with many twists and turns along the way. My mind was always ticking over with the plot and where Harvey was leading us, it definitely kept you thinking and I was always on my toes!

I’m looking forward to seeing where this story goes with books 2 & 3.

A very solid 4 golden apples from me!

4 APPLES

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#BlogTour #BlackSoul by @BreartonTJ @JoffeBooks @Books_n_all

Today is my turn to review the explosion read that is BLACK SOUL!

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book blurb

BLACK SOUL by T.J. BREARTON

A gripping and dark international thriller that you won’t want to put down.

A seventeen year-old girl is missing in Honduras.

Free-spirited Rene Sterling vanished ten days ago. Her father fears she’s been sold into sex slavery. Investigators William Chase and Hanna Beckett are his last hope to find her.

The island paradise she was exploring conceals dark crimes, corruption and real danger.

Hanna and William’s mission is to disrupt human-trafficking gangs across the world. But this investigation will push their relationship to breaking point and put their lives at risk.

In a thrilling conclusion, they face a choice between real justice and obeying the law.

Perfect for fans of Stieg Larsson, Jo Nesbo, or Dennis Lehane novels.

This is the fourth book in the best-selling Titan Series, though it can be read as a standalone.

TITAN SERIES:
HABIT, SURVIVORS,DAYBREAK, BLACK SOUL

meet the author

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T. J. Brearton is a bestselling author and screenwriter. His books have been on the top 100 list for Amazon Kindle in the US, UK, and Canada. He has written more than a dozen novels from his home in the Adirondacks where he also enjoys competing with his three children for his wife’s attention.

Website http://tjbrearton.com/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/tjbrearton
Twitter @BreartonTJ

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review by nicola

I’ve jumped right into the Titan books with #4 (I’ll admit I didn’t realise it was so far into the series so I do feel I have missed so points in this story but not to the point where I felt lost within it’s pages)

The story revolves around William and Hannah, trying to break into the sex slave world and save as many as they can. While Hannah comes across as a ‘do everything by the book’ investigator, William is more of a ‘do now, think later’ kinda guy and that’s what I loved about him, he wore his heart on his sleeve and didn’t like to sit around and wait. This due balanced each other out perfectly.

The story is slow to begin with, I felt that the author wanted to set the scene and give the reader as many details as he could before this story exploded….. and exploded it did! Once the action started it never let up, I held my breathe a few times and had scenarios playing in my head if where I thought the author was leading me, don’t try to guess because you won’t amd thats what kept me gripped.

A well thought out, planned and extremely put together read that has definitely had me adding the other books to my TBR pile 😀

4 APPLES

 

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