Missing Girl at Frozen Falls by Leslie Wolfe / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @LWNovels

She lay in the frosted grass behind Frozen Falls. Her eyes were wide open, and the wind blew her hair, ash-blond locks reflecting the blue sky. Her face, beautiful even in death, was pale, as if the bitter cold from the mountain had drained the color from her cheeks.

On a crisp autumn day in the small town of Mount Chester, Detective Kay Sharp comes face-to-face with the past she has spent the last decade running from. Her ex-husband, Brian, has been accused of murder.

Seeing Brian brings a flood of painful memories—he betrayed her in the worst possible way. Yet despite her heartbreak, Kay is willing to put her career on the line to prove his innocence.

Brian is accused of killing Kay’s former best friend, Rachel—the woman he cheated on Kay with, getting her pregnant. The blood drains from Kay’s face; she received a voicemail from Rachel two days ago. “I hope you’ll forgive me,” she’d said, her voice fraught with tears. “I know I have no right, but I need you.” Kay’s stomach plummets. By the time she called back, Rachel was already dead. Could Brian really be the murderer?

Kay faces pressure from her crime team, who don’t want her working on an investigation so close to home. But she’s willing to risk everything—she vows to get justice for Rachel.

When Kay visit’s Rachel’s mother, she uncovers a heart-stopping discovery that makes the case even more critical: Rachel’s eight-year-old daughter, Holly, is missing. Could the little girl still be alive?

Up against the most complex—and most personal—case of her career, can she save precious Holly before it’s too late? And will Kay’s determination to find out the truth lead to justice—or be her undoing?

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Review

They say once a cheater, always a cheater and I believe that. Does that mean that they are capable of doing worse things than that, like killing for instance? I believe that’s possible too. After all killers do lie, cheat and deceive in order to try and stay out of jail. What happens though when your ex is turning himself in, hoping you will help him clear his name? 

He has broken your heart, more than once, but you think you know him enough and you tell yourself that has been his worst crime. Even though you don’t really want him in your life at all, you decide you help as much as you can. 

Has he told you everything though? Can a cheater be trusted or does he play a game? The deeper Kay digs, the closer she comes to the truth. Was she right in believing her ex or has he, once again, played her for a fool?

Every day I am still surprised at what people are willing to do to protect themselves and how cruel some of them can be. Some try to buy someone’s silence, but can you sleep on both ears than? Others pick a more ‘secure’ solution…

Sometimes the most charming people are the ones who always get what they want. People want to please them, are attracted to them, fall for them, but do they ever see the real person behind that dazzling smile, those piercing eyes and that glamorous exterior?

I really enjoy this series. Kay and Elliot are partners, but they are so different. Maybe that’s why they are such a good match. In this book they are forced to work separately, but are they really? An excellent series by an excellent storyteller. 5 stars

Thank you

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About the Author

Leslie Wolfe is a bestselling author whose novels break the mold of traditional thrillers. She creates unforgettable, brilliant, strong women heroes who deliver fast-paced, satisfying suspense backed up by extensive background research in technology and psychology.

Her novels have a consistent presence in genre bestselling lists and a solid sales track record, with more than a million copies sold. Her bestselling series include the Detective Kay Sharp series, the Tess Winnett series, the Baxter & Holt series, and the Alex Hoffmann series

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Author Links

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/LWNovels

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wolfe.leslie/

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We Fly Beneath the Stars by Suzanne Kelman / #Spotlight #PublicationDay @bookouture @suzkelman

1942, Europe: Based on the true story of a female-only bomber battalion, this is a totally heartbreaking and unforgettable story about sacrifice, sisterhood and a love that transcends war.

When the love of Tasha’s life, Luca, joins the air force to fight against the evil Nazi invaders, she knows she has to follow her heart—and him—into battle. Headstrong, impulsive and a daredevil, she’s the perfect recruit.

Tasha’s sensible older sister Nadia plans only to stop Tasha’s madness and bring her home. But a chance encounter puts her in a plane, soaring above the clouds, and she also finds her calling.

Underestimated by their superiors, Nadia and her sister find themselves in airplanes barely fit to fly, being sent on perilous missions with little hope of return. But before long their battalion is being nicknamed ‘the Night Witches’ by the Nazis, their ownership of the skies second to none.

But danger is up in the storm clouds with them, and when both sisters are shot down behind Nazi enemy lines, and taken to a brutal prison camp, they expect to never see their beloved homeland again.

Until Tasha’s eyes meet across the wire fence with someone she never expected to see again: the love of her life, Luca.

But with love comes peril… Will one sister have to sacrifice everything to save the other?

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About the author

Suzanne Kelman is an Amazon international bestselling author in America, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia, and her books have sold over 250,000 copies worldwide and have been translated into seven languages. Her WW2 historical fiction books A View Across the Rooftops, When We Were Brave, Under a Sky on Fire and When the Nightingale Sings are published by Bookouture – an imprint for Hachette U.K.

She is also the author of the bestselling book, “The Rejected Writers’ Book Club”, published by Lake Union, which is the first book in the Southlea Bay series. Other books in the series include, “Rejected Writers Take the Stage” and “The Rejected Writers’ Christmas Wedding”.

Kelman is an award-winning writer/screenwriter whose accolades include the Best Comedy Feature Screenplay Award from the L.A. International Film Festival, the Gold Award from the California Film Awards, and the Van Gogh Award from the Amsterdam Film Festival.

In 2015 her script, Held, was recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures and was shortlisted to the top ten in the Academy Of Motion Pictures Nichols Fellowship competition.

As well as a screenwriter and a published author, Suzanne is also a playwright, and her award-winning comedy play, “Over My Dead Body”, had its World Premiere at Outcast Theatre in Washington, Fall 2019.

Born in the United Kingdom, Suzanne now resides in Washington State.

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Author Link

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Book Link

Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/We-Fly-Beneath-Stars-heartbreaking-ebook/dp/B0BCWY3ZLW/ 

 The Good News Gazette by Jessie Wells / #Interview #Blogtour @rararesources @JessieWells22

Because we all need something to smile about!

She may be down but don’t count this determined single mum out just yet…

Nine years ago, Zoe Taylor returned from London to the quiet hamlet of Westholme with her tail between her legs and a bun in the oven. Where once her job as a journalist saw her tearing off to Paris at a moment’s notice after a lead, now the single mum covers the local news desk. At least, she did…until she’s unceremoniously let go.

When Zoe invites her friends over to commiserate, wine and whining soon turns into something more… and before the night is out she’s plotted her next step: The Good News Gazette.

Now, as a developer threatens to force Westholme into the twenty-first century, Zoe’s good news movement finds her leading a covert campaign as a community crusader. She may have started The Good News Gazette as a way to save herself, but she might just be able to save Westholme in the process…

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– When and where do you prefer to write?

In an ideal world, I’d write on a balcony in Playa de Palma, Majorca, looking out at the waves crashing onto the beach and breathing in that hot sea air. Writing in the real world is a slightly less relaxing affair. I work as an independent financial adviser during the day and have two children to see to when I get home, so I need to set my alarm for 5am to make sure I’m at the kitchen table and writing by 5.30am. This way, I’ll usually manage to fit in an hour of writing time before my son wanders down for a chat before breakfast.

 I’ll often write late into the night once the children have gone to bed too. It’s not ideal, but at least it means I’ve learned to write to order, and can write pretty much anywhere, whenever I have a few minutes to spare.

– Do you have a certain ritual?

Not really – the only one I religiously stick to is making sure I always start my writing day with a cup of coffee next to me.

– Is there a drink of some food that keeps you company while you write?

I’m now starting to realise just how integral coffee is to my writing routine!

– What is your favourite book?

Gosh, that is such a difficult question to answer, as there are so many different books that I love for many different reasons.

I adore books that capture my attention and reel me in from the first moment. I recently read The Hating Game by Sally Thorne and thought it was witty and clever. Pretending: A Novel by Holly Bourne is another fantastic example of how to draw in readers.

There are many other books that have remained in my mind over the years, The Island by Victoria Hislop being one, Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner being another. And then, of course, there are the classics, with the wonderful Jane Austen leading the charge for women’s fiction. So, as you can see, I have so many favourites, I couldn’t possibly pick just one.

– Do you consider writing a different genre in the future?

I love romance in its many different forms, so it’s hard to imagine a book that didn’t include it somewhere. However, there are lots of other genres in which I’m also interested, so never say never is my motto.

– Do you sometimes base your characters on people you know?

I wouldn’t dare! In fact, I make a conscious effort to ensure that the characters don’t resemble people I know, either in looks or in personality. I think basing characters on people I know would be the quickest way to lose friends.

That said, Zoe, the protagonist in The Good News Gazette was really created out of conversations I’ve had with friends over the years. She’s intelligent, caring, vulnerable and stronger than she knows – which sums up all of us at times.

– Do you take a notebook everywhere in order to write down ideas that pop up?

No – which means that any ideas are usually written down on scraps of paper and mainly lost or thrown away. Maybe that will be my New Year’s Resolution for 2023 – it will make a nice change from my usual ‘give up coffee and be a size 8’ pledges.

– Which genre do you not like at all?

I wouldn’t say I don’t like it, but I’ve never really been drawn to horror. I should probably try it, but it’s not up there on my ‘would love to read’ list.

– If you had the chance to co-write a book. Whom would it be with?

Richard Branson, purely so that I could hang out on Necker Island for six months.

– If you should travel to a foreign country to do research, which one would you chose and why?

After Necker Island, my next project would take me to Cuba. I’ve never been, but the combination of the food, the music and the history has me convinced that it would be a truly fascinating setting for a book.

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About the author 

Jessie Wells lives with her husband and two children in Merseyside. She has always written in some form, and previously worked as a journalist on the Liverpool Echo and Sunday Mirror and as a freelancer for various national women’s magazines and newspapers before moving into finance. She loves nothing more than getting lost in her imaginary worlds, which are largely filled with romance, communities bursting with character and a large dose of positivity.

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https://twitter.com/JessieWells22

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Murder in an Irish Castle by Verity Bright / #Spotlight #PublicationDay @bookouture @BrightVerity

A Lady Eleanor Swift Mystery #12

Irish whiskey, rolling green hills, a traditional Christmas feast and… a murder? Lady Swift will need the luck of the Irish to survive this holiday season!

Christmas, 1923. Lady Eleanor Swift has received a rather unexpected invitation to the village Christmas party in the tiny, rural hamlet of Derrydee in the west of Ireland. Eleanor is thrilled about exploring her ancestral roots at her late uncle’s estate and spending the festive season in a castle. Packing Gladstone the bulldog’s coziest Christmas jumper, they set off to the Emerald Isle with her butler Clifford in tow.

Arriving late at night, Eleanor and Clifford are shocked when they find a body sprawled in the snow on the winding country lane outside the estate. The local constable is immediately suspicious and all but accuses the pair of murder. This isn’t the warm Irish welcome Eleanor imagined!

Clifford is certain he recognises the poor fellow from the funeral of Eleanor’s uncle – but what was their connection? Undeterred by the villagers’ lack of gossip on the matter, Eleanor is determined to get justice for the victim. The man’s pockets are suspiciously empty of personal effects, but closer inspection reveals an old key hidden in the heel of his boot. Could this unlock more than one mystery for Eleanor?

But when a fire breaks out at the castle on Christmas Eve, an even bigger question looms: is someone out to ensure the family line dies with Lady Swift? And will Eleanor’s first Irish Christmas be her last?

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About the author

Verity Bright is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing partnership that has spanned a quarter of a century. Starting out writing high-end travel articles and books, they published everything from self-improvement to humour, before embarking on their first historical mystery. They are the authors of the fabulous Lady Eleanor Swift Mystery series, set in the 1920s. 

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Author Link

Website: veritybright.com

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Book Link

Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Murder-Irish-Castle-absolutely-historical-ebook/dp/B0BB76VJDH/

The Sleepover by Carol Wyer / #Review @Bookouture @CarolEWyer

She said she’d gone to a sleepover. But she never made it. Someone must know why…

When Detective Natalie Ward is called to the home of fourteen-year-old Roxy Curtis she can’t help but empathise with Roxy’s distraught mother Cathy. Roxy hasn’t come home, last seen heading next door for a sleepover with her best friend Ellie. As the mother of two teenagers herself, Natalie knows that this is every parent’s worst nightmare.

But when Roxy’s body is found in the basement of a beautiful Victorian mansion on the other side of town, Natalie’s darkest fears are confirmed. What was Roxy doing there? The people who knew her best should know – but Cathy seems evasive, and Ellie refuses to talk. Natalie is determined to find out what secrets they are keeping…

Then Roxy’s mother Cathy disappears.

When her body is found two days later, Natalie is forced to face the fact that Roxy’s loved ones are in real danger. Things take a more sinister turn when Ellie vanishes, her mobile phone switched off. Is Ellie hiding something about the night Roxy died that could put her in terrible danger? And can Natalie work it out before another innocent life is taken?

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Review

It had been a while since I read a book by this author and I was happy to meet DI Natalie Ward again. 

She and her team are called when the body of a 14 year old girl Roxy has been found and at the same time we are introduced to a few characters who seem to hide a few things. But does that also means they are killers? What they most certainly are good in is not telling the truth which makes them even more suspicious.

The killer in the meantime does not waste time and when Roxy’s mom is found dead a few days later, Natalie and her crew are struggling to find connections. A lot of people are not prepared to come forward and the police has to dig deep in order to find the culprit.

Natalie works long days and most people would be happy to go home then and relax with their family. Natalie does not really look forward to go home. While she is doing everything she can to solve the cases, she counts on her husband David to look after their home and kids. David though is not doing a very good job and once again it’s Natalie who has to try and keep them together.

How long will she be able to do this? How long is she willing to do this? Is she ready to make a life changing decision or will they try and work it out?

This is a story that keeps you guessing until the last few pages. Not in a million years could I have unraveled this!

This book is not a good book. Oh no. This book is an excellent book. 😉 5 stars‘

Thank you

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About the author

USA Today bestselling author and winner of The People’s Book Prize Award, Carol Wyer’s crime novels have sold over one million copies and been translated into nine languages.

A move from humour to the ‘dark side’ in 2017, saw the introduction of popular DI Robyn Carter in Little Girl Lost and proved that Carol had found her true niche.

February 2021 saw the release of the first in the much-anticipated new series, featuring DI Kate Young. An Eye For An Eye was chosen as a Kindle First Reads and became the #1 bestselling book on Amazon UK and Amazon Australia.

Carol has had articles published in national magazines ‘Woman’s Weekly’, featured in ‘Take A Break’, ‘Choice’, ‘Yours’ and ‘Woman’s Own’ magazines and the Huffington Post. She’s also been interviewed on numerous radio shows discussing ”Irritable Male Syndrome’ and ‘Ageing Disgracefully’ and on BBC Breakfast television.

She currently lives on a windy hill in rural Staffordshire with her husband Mr. Grumpy… who is very, very grumpy. When she is not plotting devious murders, she can be found performing her comedy routine, Smile While You Still Have Teeth.

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Author Links

www.carolewyer.co.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Carol-E-Wyer/221149241263847

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carolwyer/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/carolewyer

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Book Link

Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sleepover-absolutely-gripping-thriller-Detective-ebook/dp/B07SV1HJMH/

 

The Troodos Secret by Murray Bailey / #Review @MurrayBaileybks

Ash Carter Near East Crime Thriller 3

Ash Carter is called in to investigate the mysterious death of a commando. Working with Detective Sofia Mackenzie he finds that nothing is quite what it seems and no one is willing to tell the truth.
When another man dies, it appears that the truth lies in the mountains and the mines to be found there.
Threatened and working against the clock, Carter and Mackenzie must solve the case or risk becoming the mountain’s next victims.

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Review

This is the 3rd book in the series, but only the first one for me.

I did not know Ash Carter yet, but I was pleasantly surprised when I was introduced to him. He does not beat around the bush. He was in the military helping the police now. Even though nobody within the force believes or give him any assistance, he keeps on pouncing. He knows the lead he follows is the right one and with the help of Detective Sofia Mackenzie, he uncovers the truth. He has a big heart and he looks out for Sofia too and she is very grateful to him for that. 🙂

The author takes us to Cyprus, an island I have visited in the past too. It brings some memories when  you read about the places you have been to too. I did not know about the mines there, but I traveled by boat to Haifa and boy that was an experience. 🙂

It’s 1949 when the story begins and when I read that in the blurb I was a bit afraid. Afraid the book would have an old fashioned feel hanging over it, but it felt really modern. It made me even like the story more.

There is suspense, there is heart break, there are things that warmed my heart and of course there are baddies. A complete story in my opinion that I enjoyed a lot.

I have read one other book by this author before and I gave it 5 stars. I like this one even better, so the only thing I can do is give is 5+ stars. 😉 

Thank you

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About the Author

Murray Bailey Is the author of Amazon bestseller Map of the Dead, the first of the series based on his interest in Egyptology. His main series however is the Ash Carter thrillers, inspired by his father’s experience in the Royal Military Police in Singapore in the early 1950s.

Murray is well traveled, having worked in the US, South America and a number of European countries throughout his career as a management consultant. However he also managed to find the time to edit books, contribute to articles and act as a part-time magazine editor.

Murray lives on the south coast of England with his family and a dog called Teddy.

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Author Link

Website: murraybaileybooks.com

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Book Link

Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Troodos-Secret-page-turning-mystery-Crime-Thriller-ebook/dp/B09Z6SMYT6/

The Summer Escape by Hannah Ellis / #SpotlightPost #BlogTour @rararesources @BooksEllis

Single-mother Beth desperately needs a break.

Grieving the loss of her mother, she sets off to the Isles of Scilly with her five-year-old daughter, Ellie.

Their holiday cottage is utterly charming, but it’s meeting Trystan – the owner of the cottage – that makes Beth’s stay so perfect.

When their holiday fling starts to feel like something more, she knows she’s in trouble. Her life is in Plymouth, while he lives in London. Besides, Trystan has already admitted he’s not ready for a family.

Is he prepared to take a leap of faith for Beth and Ellie? And with the odds stacked against them, can they find a way to make their relationship last beyond the lazy days of summer?

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About the author

Hannah Ellis spent many years working in childcare before deciding she’d like to write books. When she’s not busy writing she likes to read, drink tea and eat chocolate. She also enjoys yoga and jogging.

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Author Links

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Instagram: @authorhannahellis https://www.instagram.com/authorhannahellis/

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Liopleurodon: The Master of the Deep by M.B. Zucker / #Extract #BlogTour @cathiedunn @MBZuckerBooks @MichaelZucker1

Liopleurodon ferox was the deadliest sea predator of all time, the king of the Jurassic ocean. This whale-sized reptile’s return to the early twentieth century triggers a geopolitical crisis in this new historical science fiction thriller. Former President Theodore Roosevelt foresees the threat the Liopleurodon would pose if it falls into the wrong hands. The race is on as Roosevelt leads the American effort to destroy it before the Kaiser’s Germany can turn it into a weapon.

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Teddy Roosevelt battles the Liopleurodon during the climax, intervening as it preys upon Neville Chamberlain’s wedding yacht.  

Roosevelt watched as the five-meter triangular head moved along the ocean’s surface. It first swam toward the Thüringen and then turned to attack Roosevelt’s boat. 

“Keep a distance from the yacht!” Roosevelt shouted to the men behind him. He made a split-second calculation of weaponry and decided the harpoon gun was his best chance since it combined distance and power. The drawback was that it had to be reloaded. Roosevelt moved as fast as possible, loading another lance and cocking the weapon. 

The Liopleurodon flapped his flippers, closing the distance to Roosevelt’s boat. Roosevelt aimed and fired. The harpoon overshot the Liopleurodon, which struck the boat. However, dodging the harpoon sacrificed the Liopleurodon’s speed and decreased his attack’s power. Roosevelt and his crew wouldn’t have known this as they spun along the ocean’s surface, feeling queasy as they slowed. 

Roosevelt grit his teeth and changed tactics. He drew his sword. “Come on! Let’s settle this! You and me!” 

The pliosaur approached once more, again attacking on the Atlantic’s surface. Roosevelt marveled at the Liopleurodon, envious of his power as his three-meter jaws opened. Roosevelt was cocked, screaming and lunging with his sword, stabbing the top of the Liopleurodon’s mouth. Blood burst from where the sword struck. 

The Liopleurodon shrieked and Roosevelt surged with joy. The adversaries moved in opposite directions as if on cue, the Liopleurodon raising his head to escape and Roosevelt pulling back to strike again. 

“What fun!” Roosevelt shouted as he swung for the Liopleurodon’s throat, already bleeding from the harpoon wound. Roosevelt missed and the Liopleurodon turned to submerge. 

Roosevelt took a second to catch his breath, careful not to lose his balance with his pegleg. He knew the Liopleurodon was done playing with him. That was fine. Roosevelt’s brain raced as he calculated ways to score a mortal blow. He needed to access a weak point so he could stab the reptile to death. Roosevelt couldn’t let the Liopleurodon dictate the terms. No amount of stabbing the Liopleurodon’s mouth would kill it. He had to access someplace more vulnerable. If the Liopleurodon did as he predicted, such an opportunity was imminent.

He turned to his men. “Brace yourselves!”

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About the Author 

M. B. Zucker has been interested in storytelling for as long as he can remember. He discovered his love of history at fifteen and studied Dwight Eisenhower for over ten years. Mr. Zucker earned his B.A. at Occidental College and his J.D. at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He lives in Virginia with his wife.

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Author Links

Website: https://www.michaelbzucker.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MBZuckerBooks and https://twitter.com/michaelzucker1

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100061516155957

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Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/M-B-Zucker/e/B09JM74HMF

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/21882348.M_B_Zucker

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Paris at First Light by Amanda Lees / #SpotlightPost #PublicationDay @bookouture @amandalees

Paris, 1944secret agent Juliette is on her most dangerous mission of the war so far. But then her children are kidnapped, and to get them back she may have to commit the ultimate betrayal – that of France itself…

Four years ago, when France fell to the Nazis, Juliette made the ultimate sacrifice, leaving behind her two precious children to join the Resistance and defend her country. Now a spy in Paris, she must work with Captain Daniel Diaz – an American agent she’s taken an instant dislike to – on a dangerous mission to uncover a deadly Nazi plot.

As the pair play their parts, Juliette begins to see another side to Daniel, and their feelings for each other start to grow. But just as love blossoms, Juliette receives a ransom note that changes everything. Someone in Paris knows who she is. And they’ve kidnapped her little son and daughter. The message is clear: betray your country, or you’ll never see your children alive again.

Juliette has sworn a sacred oath to save France at all costs, but she could never sacrifice her children. So, against all the odds, she decides to attempt the impossible: rescue her children and continue her dangerous work fighting the Nazi threat.

But as the mission forces Juliette and Daniel to the very brink, will they succeed on all fronts? And if not, will France pay the ultimate price, or will Juliette?

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About the Author

Amanda was born in Hong Kong and survived both a convent boarding school and a Jesuit boys’ school before being summarily ejected from the latter.

She gets her thirst for adventure from her parents who met in the jungle in Borneo where her mother had set up a hospital and her father, a former Gurkha Intelligence officer and Oxford-educated spy, was probably up to no good.

She is the author of the bestselling satirical novels Selling Out and Secret Admirer (published by Pan) which have both received critical acclaim and have been translated into several languages.

Her major YA thriller trilogy, Kumari, Goddess of Gotham, was nominated for the Guardian Children’s Book Prize and the Doncaster Book Award. It also featured as Redhouse Book Of The Month and Lovereading4kids Book Of The Month.

Amanda has a degree in drama and her first telly job was as a member of the Communist Resistance in ’Allo ‘Allo. This involved running around with a dachshund tucked under one arm and deploying her best cod French accent. It has all been dramatically downhill since.

A broadcaster as well as an actress and novelist, Amanda appears regularly on BBC radio and LBC and was a contracted writer to the hit series Weekending on Radio 4.

She researched and edited the leading directory for banks, The Banker’s Almanac, for Euromoney publications while also covering stories of shady dealings in the City for them. She has written for, or contributed to, The Evening Standard, The Times, New Woman, US Cosmopolitan, Bulgaria’s Vagabond and Company Magazine as well as numerous online publications.

Amanda has conducted a love coaching phone-in from the sofa of Richard & Judy and wooed the viewers on Channel 5 Live. She won an award at the Hungarian Gyor Film Festival for a short film she produced, a psychological thriller called Pros and Cons. She is currently working on a new crime thriller book series.

As well as Eastern European Mafiosi and the ex-head of the KGB, Amanda numbers serving and retired Police Officers, FBI agents, members of the Special Forces and distinguished forensic scientists among her dubious but well-qualified contacts. From Aconite to The Zodiac Killer, The Crime Dictionary is her latest book and made good use of those contacts.

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Author Links

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Book Link

Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Paris-First-Light-Completely-historical-ebook/dp/B0B8T1GV9Q/

Dead Winner by Kevin G. Chapman / #SpotlightPost #ReleaseBlitz @RABTBookTours @KGChapman

 

Be careful what you wish for . . .

Rory McEntyre is a lonely trusts & estates attorney who plays the hero inside video games. Then, his old flame, Monica, walks into his office with a $60 million winning lottery ticket and a world of trouble.

Monica’s husband, Tom, is dead, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot. A homicide detective considers Monica a suspect, so Rory must be her criminal lawyer. Thugs from Tom’s shady business think Monica has incriminating evidence Tom stole from the company, so Rory must be her protector. Most importantly, Rory must be Monica’s private detective, because the winning lottery ticket is missing. As Monica and Rory search for the ticket, their relationship heats up well beyond attorney and client. Rory has the chance to win the girl of his dreams, but does he have what it takes to be a real hero? And is Monica everything he wants to believe she is? If he’s not careful, Rory could end up like Tom – a Dead Winner.

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About the Author

Kevin G. Chapman is an attorney specializing in labor and employment law and an independent author. In 2021, Kevin finished the first five books in the Mike Stoneman Thriller series. Righteous Assassin (Mike Stoneman Thriller #1), was named one of the top 20 Mystery/Thrillers of 2019 by the Kindle Book Review and was a finalist for the Chanticleer Book Review CLUE award. Deadly Enterprise (Mike Stoneman Thriller #2) was also named a top-20 Mystery/Thriller of 2020 by the Kindle Book Review and made the Short-List for the 2020 CLUE Award. Book #3, Lethal Voyage, was the winner of the 2021 Kindle Book Award and a Finalist for the CLUE and for the InD’Tale Magazine RONE Award. Book #4 in the series, Fatal Infraction, was named Best Police Procedural of the year by the Chanticleer Book Review, and book #5 (Perilous Gambit) was published November 24, 2021. Kevin has also written a serious political drama, A Legacy of One, originally published in 2016, which was short-listed for the Chanticleer Somerset Award for literary fiction. A Legacy of One was re-published in a newly re-edited and revised second edition in 2021. Currently, Kevin is working on a stand-alone mystery/thriller titled Dead Winner, expected out in late 2022, and a romantic thriller titled A Good Girl. Kevin is a resident of Central New Jersey and is a graduate of Columbia College and Boston University School of Law.

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Author Links

Website: https://www.kevingchapman.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kevin-G-Chapman-Author-111132871496388

Twitter: @KGChapman

Blog: https://kevingchapman.com/kevins-blog-latest-news/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5194743.Kevin_G_Chapman

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Book Link

Amazon: https://mybook.to/DeadWinner

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