Field Rules by Carla Luna / #Interview #BlogTour @rararesources @casacullen

 

What happens in the field, stays in the field. Or does it?

After the disastrous way her first archaeological dig ended, graduate student Olivia Sanchez abandoned her dreams of working in the field. Now, thanks to a last-minute teaching opportunity in Cyprus, she’ll get another chance to explore ancient history firsthand. This time, failure isn’t an option.

But digging up the past takes on a whole new meaning when she’s forced to team up with her ex, shovel bum Rick Langston. 

For years, Rick has proven his archaeological skills all over the Mediterranean. But with no graduate degree—and a habit of attracting trouble—his reputation could use a little rehab. All he has to do is play by the rules while he’s in Cyprus and he’ll secure a coveted recommendation for his next job. Until Olivia resurfaces like a cursed relic from the past.

Given that their last fling nearly led to their academic ruin, Olivia and Rick can’t afford to repeat their past mistakes. But as they work together under the scorching Mediterranean sun, the heat between them proves impossible to ignore.

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Q&A 

Which character would you like to be in this book?

I’d like to be Dusty Danforth, the archaeological illustrator who becomes good friends with Olivia (the main character in Field Rules). Not only is Dusty a skilled artist—a trait I desperately wish I shared—but her parents are famous Egyptologists, so she grew up spending summers on her parents’ digs and got to travel all over the Middle East. 

Do you always take a book/erader wherever you go?

Yes, I usually toss my ereader or a paperback in a tote bag whenever I’m on the go. If I forget to bring either one, then I resort to reading on my phone!

Say someone asks if they can use your name in a book. Would you rather be the ‘good one’ or the ‘bad one’?

Since Carla isn’t a very common name, I don’t see it that often in books. So, if someone wants to use it, I’m fine being the hero or the villain (or just a quirky side-character!).

Do you prefer to read/write standalones or series?

When it comes to romance, I love writing series. It’s so much fun to give side characters their own stories, or to bring back the main characters in a later book. As I reader, I tend to gravitate toward series books in romance, though my interest sometimes wanes if the series goes on for longer than 5 or 6 novels. For other genres, I prefer standalones; occasionally, I’ll commit to a big fantasy series, but only after all the books have been published. I don’t do well with cliff-hangers!

Where can I find you when you are reading?

In the summer, I love to read on my back patio, with a cold drink by my side. Once the weather turns chilly, I curl up on my couch with my Siberian cat and read by the fire.

Where can I find you when you are not writing/reading?

When I’m not reading or writing, I’m usually at my day job. I work at a spice emporium in a small town in Wisconsin. The job is a lot of fun because we get to talk to customers about food and recipes, and we get to try all kinds of spices for free. On my days off, I like taking long walks, baking, and doing puzzles.

Can you walk past a bookstore without going inside?

It’s definitely a challenge! If nothing else, I usually peek at the window display!

What are you most proud of?

I’m going to cheat and list three things, in order of importance: 1) my two awesome kids, who are now adults; 2) my past career as an archaeologist, when I travelled all over the world and had adventures; 3) my current career as a published romance author, because I love sharing my stories with readers.

What goes through your mind when you hold your new book in your hands for the first time?

I love the feeling of actually holding a book that I wrote, with my name on the cover. No matter how many times I open a box of my own books, it’s still very exciting!

What piece of advice would you give to aspiring writers?

Writing can be a tough, lonely business, so it’s essential to find a supportive writing community! There are different ways to do this—online through forums, writers’ groups, and social media; by going to in-person conferences and meetings, or through online critique groups. I’ve found friends through Facebook groups that focus on indie publishing and romance; I also belong to the Contemporary Romance Writers’ group, and the Chicago-North Romance Writers.

Thank you

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About the author 

Carla Luna writes contemporary romance with a dollop of humor and a pinch of spice. A former archaeologist, she still dreams of traveling to far-off places and channels that wanderlust into the settings of her stories. When she’s not writing, she works in a spice emporium where she gets paid to discuss food and share her favorite recipes. Her passions include Broadway musicals, baking, whimsical office supplies, and pop culture podcasts. Though she has roots in Los Angeles and Victoria, B.C., she currently resides in Wisconsin with her family and her spoiled Siberian cat.

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Author Links 

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/casacullen

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

BookBub Page: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/carla-luna

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The Ex Between Us by Nicola Marsh / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @NicolaMarsh

You can always trust your friends. Can’t you?Abi is starting a new chapter of her life. Her son is leaving for college, she has her dream job and she is finally ready to find love again after her relationship with her ex Cal has ended.Jo has been by Abi’s side for years. They’ve navigated all of life’s ups and downs together. Even when Abi betrayed Jo with Cal all those years ago, she forgave her and the three remain close.So when Abi starts dating again, Jo and Cal begin to spend more time together. But soon Jo receives threatening messages telling her to stay away from him. And when Abi comes to her terrified, clutching a note that says “I want your life,” it becomes clear that someone wants to cause the friends harm.Because in Jo and Abi’s close-knit circle someone has been living a lie for years and it’s about to come to light. But when it does, who will make it out alive?

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Review

You can have many acquaintances, but you only have a few good friends. The kind of friends you can count on each and every day. Those who will love you no matter what. Those you forgive you no matter what. Those you have your back no matter what.

But then that one question rises again: how well do you know them? They claim indeed to have your back, but are they really? Aren’t they lulling you into a false kind of security preparing your back for stabbing it, not once, twice but multiple times?

No, that is a thought that does not even cross your mind. That is something you read about in books. You went through so much together, you are convinced you are as solid as a rock.

Of course you sometimes disagree and argue, but the bond you have will never break. There are still certainties in life and this is one of them. No doubt about that.

Everything is going to plan, until it isn’t anymore…

This is the story of Abi(gail) and Jo(elle). Best friends who have become so close they consider themselves family tied together by Abi’s son, Rob with Jo being his godmother.

Something major has happened in the past and even though people say they have forgiven, it does not necessarily mean they have forgotten. Revenge seems to be the main course on the menu today…

I was totally captivated by this book. The author had my attention straight away and I loved the twisty road she created for the reader to follow.

Everybody makes mistakes, but some seem to be more difficult to digest… The liar lies to the liar, who lies to the liar, who lies to the liar,… 5 stars

Thank you

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About the author

USA TODAY bestselling & multi-award winning author Nicola Marsh writes page-turning fiction to keep you up all night.

She has published 80 books, sold over 8 million copies worldwide and been translated into 25 languages.

She currently writes contemporary romance and domestic suspense. You can find some of her series romance under the pseudonym Nikki North.

A physiotherapist for 13 years, she now adores writing full time, raising her two dashing young heroes, sharing fine food with family and friends, barracking loudly for her beloved North Melbourne Kangaroos footy team, and her favourite, curling up with a good book!

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Author Links

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/NicolaMarsh

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

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Miriam by Linda O’Byrne / #Extract #BlogTour @zooloosBT @linobyrne @SpellBoundBks

Many years have passed since the dramatic events of Pride and Prejudice. In The Cousins of Pemberley series we follow a new generation of heroines – cousins with lives as different and interesting as those enjoyed by their mothers.

Mary Bennet – overlooked, laughed at, despised – married a missionary and vanished into a life of service out in Africa. But now Miriam, her daughter, is coming to England, disliking everything she has been told about her family.

Her aunts and cousins are expecting someone quiet, dull and bookish, just like her mother, not the quick-tempered, impulsive girl who arrives.

How can this adventurous girl with her desire for freedom possibly fit into their well ordered world? And what havoc will she cause as she tries?

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Extract

And so, under the shadow of Table Mountain, Longbourn, Meryton and Pemberley, the soft green of England, faded into the distance, only remembered when letters arrived, folded and salt stained, to tell – happily – of various births and – sadly – of Mr Bennet’s death and a small bequest to his granddaughter – and the shocking news that Lydia’s daughter, Cassandra, was shamefully illegitimate, although that did not seem to have stopped her marrying some young doctor.

The last letter from her mother, received only days ago, told Mary of another wedding, her distant cousin Catherine Collins to a Sir Robert Courtney. Even at this great distance, Mary could read the irritation in every crossed line that slashed blackly across the paper. None of Mrs Bennet’s daughters had a title, even the wealthy Elizabeth remained plain Mrs Darcy.

Mary was pleased to hear about Catherine’s great success in the marriage market; she had liked the girl’s mother, Charlotte Lucas, when they were growing up as neighbours, and envied her marriage to Mr Collins whom she would have been only too pleased to have married herself – if he had ever looked in her direction.

Charlotte had never been sarcastic or impatient with her when they’d met and, although she had been Elizabeth’s special friend, she had always had a kind word for Mary. It was delightful that her daughter had married so well, outdoing the Darcy and Bingley girls in society, if not in wealth.

Now black edged envelopes were on their way to England, informing Mary’s relations that the Reverend Malliot had passed away from a fever, leaving his wife with no money. After Mary had sold the school and settled his affairs in Africa, she intended to return to England to devote her time to what good works she could continue to achieve and trusted that between them, her older sisters, who had great fortunes at their disposal, could find her a small house in a pleasant neighbourhood for her use.

Friends of hers were travelling home on the next ship to dock in Cape Town and they had agreed to chaperone Miriam who could spend the time in England making a house comfortable for her mother’s arrival.

The African sun glared down outside and Mary dabbed at the perspiration that gathered on her temples and dampened the bodice of her thinnest dress.

“So Miriam, my dear, you will return to England at once. I have booked you a passage on a fast ship, the Sea Sprite, so you will be comfortable. Dear Reverend Poole and his good lady have

agreed to take care of you on the journey, you will have their daughter, sweet Delphine, for a companion and your Aunt Jane will send someone to meet you when you arrive in England.”

“Go to England? What will I do in England? My home is here in Africa.” Miriam Malliot, just turned eighteen, tall, slim, with dark brown eyes and a mane of red hair, fiercely braided to protect it from becoming tangled or attracting flying insects, stared at her mother in consternation. “I won’t go! And I loathe Delphine Poole. She is the silliest girl ever.”

Mary sighed and rubbed her forehead where another headache was forming. She hadn’t found motherhood an agreeable state. To be fair Miriam had been very little bother as a child, as long as she got her own way, but the young woman standing before her was a constant thorn in Mary’s side.

She could see nothing of herself in Miriam; no liking for quiet contemplation of great thoughts, sensible books or music. The red hair, hot temper and stubborn disposition must have been inherited from somewhere in the past of dear Matthew’s family, but the dark eyes and passionate tones could have been those of Elizabeth Darcy and her complete disdain of proper behaviour reminded Mary only too well of her younger sisters.

She admitted to herself now that, absorbed as she had been in all the good works that needed doing in this vast continent, she had left her daughter too much to her own devices and to a succession of nurses who had had no sense of discipline at all.

Thank you

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About the author 

Fiction has always been my go-to world, a place of entertainment, excitement and imagination – I am told that I wrote my first story when I was four about a lady who had twenty children! Sadly it has been lost for posterity.

I have been writing all my life in the time I could spare from having a “proper job”, mostly for children under the name of Linda Blake, stories of ballet dancers, pony riding and talking animals! Not all in the same book!

But my love of romance, a great tendency to say “What if..?” and the endearing characters of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice have now resulted in a series of books that will take the reader forward to the next generation of heroines.

I am retired, live in Kent and am a keen member of my local drama group. Directing and acting take up a lot of my time – I have been given the onerous task of writing the Christmas pantomimes – but I still need to cope with a large garden, doing daily battle with the heron who thinks my pond is his own breakfast buffet and keeping in touch with friends and family scattered all over the world.

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Author Links 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/linda.obyrne.7

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wonda36/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/linobyrne

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Still on Fire: A Memoir by Renee Linnell / #Extract @AnnaSacca @FSBAssociates @Renee_Linnell

Magic, miracles, travel, and romance–this is where Renee leads you in her long-awaited sequel to The Burn Zone. From love affairs with men half her age to being rescued by angels to getting stranded at 22,000 feet in the Himalayas and being electrocuted in the Maldives, Renee takes you on a wild page-turning adventure, sharing with you soul-soothing wisdom she gained along the way.

Where The Burn Zone was an exploration of what happens when we don’t listen to our Inner Guidance, Still on Fire is an exposition of what happens when we do. As Renee courageously takes leap after leap into the unknown, picks up the pieces after being shattered, and recounts hilarious attempts to regain her mojo, you will see yourself in her stories. You will remember it is not only okay but necessary to try and fail. And your heart will be lifted as you become reminded of a deep truth you have always known but may have forgotten along the way–life is magic and anything is possible.

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From Chapter 1: Slow Down

From Still on Fire: A Memoir by Renee Linnell. Published by Pink Skeleton Publishing. Copyright © 2022 by Renee Linnell.

I have a confession to make: I’m not very good at being human. I still can’t figure it out. For the life of me, I cannot figure out other people, and even after all these years of trying, I can’t figure out myself. And maybe that’s the whole point. Maybe that’s what makes life dynamic and thrilling. I’m not sure. Maybe “I’m not sure” is the answer to all of it.

I have noticed that anytime I think I’m sure, life comes along and proves me wrong. I have noticed that anytime I think I’m sure, I turn into a bit of an asshole. I close my mind to ideas and concepts and people that oppose the way I think I’m sure. And I am really beginning to see how quantum physics is right when it tells us there are billions of simultaneous realities. The Buddha said, “With our thoughts we make the world.” Science is finally catching up to what the mystics, saints, and shamans have been saying for thousands of years: our thoughts create our reality. There are billions of us, each with a unique perspective, so there are billions of simultaneous realities. No wonder we can’t get along.

What if we stopped trying so hard to get others to see from our point of view? What if we finally realized our point of view works for us because it is ours. But everyone else has a point of view that works for each one of them. If it didn’t work, they would seek alternative information and change it.

What if life on Earth really is just the ultimate video game? We incarnate in these bodies, and like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and the other characters do in the movie Jumanji, we have to figure out how our avatars work. We discover our strengths and weaknesses. We learn about our bodies, our flaws, and our unique skill sets. We discover our likes and dislikes. Personal preferences. And we fine-tune as we go.

We get plopped into these bodies and these personalities that are constantly surprising us. And at the same time, we get plopped into a world where every single other human is living in a different reality, looking through a different lens. They are creating from a different lens, and with a different skill set, different wants and needs. And then we add that each human is projecting that different reality onto everybody else: Thieves think everyone else is stealing from them; lovers think everyone else has good intentions; cheaters think everyone else is cheating; fighters always find people with whom to fight. You get the point.

Thank you

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About the Author

Renee Linnell is a serial entrepreneur who has founded or cofounded five companies and has an MBA from New York University; before that she was a model and professional dancer. Her mission is to remind people Who They Truly Are and to reignite their passion for being alive. What began as writing for catharsis in 2013—as she struggled to regain her sanity after being brainwashed in a Buddhist cult—turned into her first memoir, The Burn Zone: A Memoir (She Writes Press, 2018). Still on Fire is the sequel.

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Author Links

https://www.facebook.com/ReneeLinnellAuthor/

Website: https://reneelinnell.com/

Twitter: @Renee_Linnell

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Book Link

https://www.amazon.com/Still-Fire-Memoir-Renee-Linnell-ebook/dp/B0B9CFJDLW/

Lo by Bradford Tatum / #SpotlightPost #BlogTour @RRBookTours1 @KeriBarnum @NewShelvesBooks

Willoughby, known back on Earth as “the East Hamptons of the Kuiper Belt,” is the first sustainable colony on Mars.

Built by the mysterious geneticist Carlo Yakamura this settlement encourages the rich to live as they please. They can enjoy decadent homes, physically modifiable partners, meals based on their best memories and even boutique children known on Willoughby as Builds.

Designed to impress even at the dullest cocktail parties, the Builds’ proprietary motive genes have been sourced from the DNA of some of the greatest artistic disruptors of the last several centuries. But even among a host of uniquely gifted Builds, Lo is unique. And uniquely unbalanced. So what would be the grisliest of murders back on Earth, is just an inconvenience on Willoughby. That is why Lo is sent to be “seasoned” by a man we come to know only as Cook.

Can Cook’s fatherly hand guide Lo to a deeper understanding of his potential and purpose or is Lo’s innate power destined to destroy all of Willoughby? Is Lo the key to Cook’s creative redemption or is he the cause of Cook’s worst nightmares? And once Cook learns the true purpose of Yakamura’s Willoughby will Lo or Cook find the colony worth saving at all?

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About the Author

Bradford Tatum’s award winning debut novel I Can Only Give You Everything was published in 2010. His second novel, Only the Dead Know Burbank was published by HarperCollins in 2016 and received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly. His book Gray Matters has been used as a text book in various college business communication courses.

Bradford began his career as an actor appearing in numerous television shows and movies such as 20th Century Fox’s submarine comedy DOWN PERISCOPE, Disney’s POWDER and HBO’s WESTWORLD.

He was a staff writer for Dick Wolf on the NBC series DEADLINE and has written and directed two award winning independent features. He has won an Alfred P. Sloan grant for his written work as well as sold pitches to various production companies.

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Author Links

Website: https://www.bradfordtatum.com/

https://www.facebook.com/BradfordTatumAuthor

https://www.instagram.com/bradfordtatum5/

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https://www.bradfordtatum.com/books

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Local Girl Missing by Lisa Regan / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @Lisalregan

Detective Josie Quinn #15

Through swirling dawn fog, they follow the trail of discarded items at their feet: a tube of glittery lip gloss; a cell phone; a cracked make-up compact, broken chunks of ivory powder spilling into the grass. Then the mist partsjust for a secondto reveal a beautiful young girl on the ground, her pale lips frozen forever in a silent scream…On a winding mountain road into the small town of Denton, Pennsylvania, Detective Josie Quinn finds the body of a local teenage girl, Dina Hale. The sight of plum-colored bruises gathering around the girl’s neck pierces Josie’s heart, but the discovery of a second girl’s empty purse in the dirt nearby gives her a flicker of hope that one person, at least, made a lucky escape.Dina’s parents are grief-stricken as the town rallies together in a desperate search for the second girl, Alison Mills, who waitressed with Dina at a local hotel. The two best friends were on their way to a shift when they were attacked. Josie was too late to save Dina, but she won’t rest until Alison is home safe.Hitting a dead-end with interviews, Josie thinks she’s on to something when a photo surfaces suggesting Alison was romantically involved with one of the hotel staff. But when Josie arrives at the man’s house to find a bullet in his head, and the house ransacked, the case comes crashing down.Evidence of frantic searching at both crime scenes has Josie convinced a twisted killer is on a hunt for something very personal and precious. And that they won’t stop until they find it. But how many innocent lives will be destroyed before Josie can uncover the missing piece at the heart of this deadly puzzle? And what sacrifices will she have to make to find Alison alive?

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Review

Josie Quinn,… One of these days you are going to be the end of me!! 😊 (but I still love you 😉)

OMG, being a detective is a great job and a hard one at the same time.

On the one hand you want to save lives and sometime this means taking risks. Risks that could easily get you hurt or even killed. I guess that is something you know from the beginning but still hats off to all those brave men and women who try to keep us safe each and every day.

On the other hand sometimes it’s maybe better to wait for backup in order to keep yourself and colleagues from getting in some precarious situations…

Often though you don’t get a lot of time to decide what to do and you just go with what seems best.

One guess in which of both categories Josie Quinn can be found. 😊

No baddy is safe in Denton. They can squirm their way through the meshes of the net. Josie keeps going after them. The meshes of her net are becoming smaller and smaller until they cannot get through anymore. She releases her catch in an aquarium called prison.

Sometimes you wonder: are there still honest people out there? Are there still people left without an agenda? Are there still people who care about anybody else but themselves?

The author has given me a few hours of very thrilling reading pleasure as per usual. 😊

Book 15 and this series is still amazingly good. Am I looking forward to book 16? You bet I am. 5 stars

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About the author

Lisa Regan is the USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Detective Josie Quinn series. Lisa is a member of Sisters In Crime, International Thriller Writers, and Mystery Writers of America. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Master of Education Degree from Bloomsburg University. She lives near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the U.S. with her husband and daughter and Boston Terrier named Mr. Phillip.

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Author Links

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/Lisa-Regan-189735444395923/

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Lisalregan

WEBSITE: www.lisaregan.com

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

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A Truth Most Treacherous by Genevieve Essig / #SpotlightPost #PublicationDay @bookouture @essigauthor

A Cassie Gwynne Mystery #3

Cassie Gwynne—cat lover, bookworm and daring detective—takes on her most challenging case yet…

Florida, 1884. It’s a new year and Cassie Gwynne is determined to be done with the unseemly business of murder. She’s made her resolution and she’s going to stick to it. Unfortunately, fate has other plans… The very next day, she happens upon the body of a newcomer to town—customs collector Chester Pence—floating beneath the boardwalk.

Never one to shy away from a puzzle, Cassie can’t resist getting involved in the investigation. It’s no secret that Chester made a number of enemies in his short time in Fernandina: confiscating a beleaguered bride’s wedding dress and a bossy businessman’s cigars among many other mean acts. It’s even rumored a well-to-do lady with a pampered dog has been leaving him nasty little parcels on his doorstep, but would she stoop as low as murder?

But Cassie’s only just gotten started on her suspect list when a witness comes forward and accuses one of Cassie’s close friends, Mr. Hu, of the crime. Much to her surprise, he confesses. She is convinced he is innocent. Is Mr. Hu protecting someone?

Cassie continues to investigate, but when she returns home one day to find her aunt’s beautiful house completely ransacked, she knows it’s a warning. Can Cassie uncover the truth, or will the killer ensure this is her final case?

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About the author

Genevieve Essig was born in Florida but, after many years of school and other shenanigans in the northeast and midwest United States, she now calls New Orleans home. When she’s not writing historical mysteries or getting lost down research rabbit holes, she spends her time practicing law, shooting pool, performing opera and musical theater, ogling old buildings, acting for film and television, futzing with inventions that address highly specific and possibly only-annoying-to-her problems, traveling, ranting at bartenders about the evils of straws, riding horses, and petting strange cats.

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Author Links

Twitter @essigauthor

Website: genevieveessig.com

Instagram: @essigauthor

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Book Link

Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Truth-Most-Treacherous-unputdownable-historical-ebook/dp/B0B4DXB449

The Little Theatre on Halfpenny Lane by Clodagh Murphy / #SpotlightPost #BookTour @rararesources @ClodaghMMurphy

Aoife and her sisters know exactly what to do when they inherit their Great-aunt Detta’s theatre on Halfpenny Lane:

  • Restore the dilapidated building to its former glory.
  • Perform together on its stage to packed houses and rapturous applause.
  • Live happily ever after.

But they didn’t count on Detta leaving a share in the theatre to her godson, Jonathan. Now they’ll have to persuade him to buy into their vision of stardust and magic – or find the money to buy him out.

As they fight to save the theatre, Aoife also battles her growing feelings for Jonathan. Because she can’t let herself fall for the man who’s about to bring the curtain down on their dreams.

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About the author 

Clodagh Murphy lives in Dublin, Ireland and writes funny, sexy romantic comedies. She always dreamed of being a novelist, and after more jobs than she cares to (or can) remember, she now writes full-time. 

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Author Links 

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ClodaghMMurphy

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/clodagh-murphy

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/clodagh

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

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Book Links

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Little-Theatre-Halfpenny-Lane-heartwarming-ebook/dp/B0B4KNC9QX

US – https://www.amazon.com/Little-Theatre-Halfpenny-Lane-heartwarming-ebook/dp/B0B4KNC9QX

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Take a Chance on Greece by Sue Roberts / #Review @bookouture @suerobertsautho

Forgetting your troubles surrounded by golden sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters, and chiselled abs… what could possibly go wrong?For Orla, moving in with her dad at twenty-nine after a health scare wasn’t exactly her plan. Neither was finding out he’s been keeping a huge family secret…Ready to put the entire Mediterranean Sea between herself and her dysfunctional family, she packs her bags and checks in to a charming B&B on a sun-drenched Greek island. But the vines climbing the beautiful yellow front and the glittering blue sea aren’t the only gorgeous things in view. Her neighbour, sexy writer Georgios, is in search of inspiration, and Orla’s caught his eye… if only he would lighten up!It’s a big fat Greek clash of wills as Orla encourages Georgios to put down his pen and start having fun. Who wouldn’t love a cruise on a pirate ship, complete with rum and fake swords? Her heart melts as she catches a glimmer of a smile… but over Greek wine and freshly made mezze by candlelight, he gets far too serious, urging Orla to talk about her past. However, as soon as Orla shares her secrets, Georgios abruptly ends the evening…The next day, confused and angry, Orla heads to the harbour to leave the island. But something makes her hesitate. Should she get on the boat and keep running from her problems, or break free from her past and let her glorious Greek summer last forever?

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Review

Orla has done quite a bit of travelling already. It’s her trip to Greece the author invites us to join her on and even though the weather is perfect here too, I decided to accompany her main character. Orla is not only going there to enjoy the sun and explore a few of the Greek islands, but she is on a mission as well. One that could change her life in more than one way.

Orla ( beautiful name by the way 😊 ) is a very sociable person on the one hand. She makes friends with a lot of people very easily and she loves spending time in their company: going out for a meal, sightseeing, boat trips, dancing,… On the on the other hand, she does not mind her own company. She travels alone, goes on road trips on her own, visits restaurants asking for a table for one.

She does not like to stay for too long in one place and commitment is not on her agenda. When she does not feel comfortable any more, she leaves. Exploring new horizons and getting out of her comfort zone, she calls it. Others might have another opinion about that and call it running away…

Maybe it’s time to find the golden mean?

Orla is very determined and a bit indecisive at the same time. What she did not like at first, she finds charming later on. Of course people are entitled to change their minds, but for me I found it a bit difficult to get to know her.

Does being a happy single exists? Of course it does. You are in the driver seat and decide every direction you want to go to. I, for one, feel quite nice there. 😉 When you find your one, you happily move over to the passenger side from time to time as well. 😉

When I read one of this author’s books, I am a bit envious that I am not really on that plane, but she describes everything so vividly that I feel like I have actually been there and can tick that destination off my wish list. Her stories feel like travel guides, incorporated in wonderful feel good books.

Thoroughly enjoyable. 5 stars

Thank you

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About the author

Sue Roberts lives in Lancashire with her long term partner Derek and has had a lifelong love of writing, encouraged by winning a school writing competition at the age of 11.

She always assumed that ‘one day’ she would write a book, always having a busy household and a job, the idea remained firmly on the back burner but never forgotten.

The inspiration for her first novel came to her on a holiday to a Greek village. Her daughters had left home and suddenly the time had come to write that book!

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Author Links

https://www.instagram.com/suerobertsauthor/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/suerobertsautho

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Book Link

Amazon: https://geni.us/B0B1MNGYTDsocial

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Dreams of Magpie Cove by Kennedy Kerr / #SpotlightPost #PublicationDay @bookouture @KennedyKerr5

The cove itself was small, but beautiful, filled with fine golden sand. Ellie had always heard that Cornwall was romantic, and now she could see why. There was something wild and magical about the turquoise blue sea and the grey-black cliffs that hinted at the shadows of caves under the tide line. Shading her eyes from the sun, Ellie wondered if it would be enough to make her forget what had brought her here…

Ellie McTavish’s world turns upside down when a deadly diagnosis comes out of nowhere. Feeling adrift as she recovers from life-saving surgery at home, she impulsively bids on a vintage caravan, only to discover the next day that she’s won it. So she grabs her friend Fee and takes it on an impromptu road trip… well, that’s the plan, until it breaks down outside the tiny village of Magpie Cove in Cornwall.

Unexpectedly stranded, the two women don’t have much choice but to stay there until it’s fixed. At least the local mechanic, Mark, is distractingly handsome. Not that Ellie would ever act on her feelings – after the surgery she’s not sure she’ll ever feel beautiful again. If only she’d stop running into him everywhere in town…

As Ellie settles into life in Magpie Cove – even daring to swim in the icy sea with a group of local women each morning – she can feel herself slowly healing. But just as she begins to let herself grow closer to Mark, a midnight attack on her rented beach house once more puts Ellie’s fragile courage to the test. Sometimes the deepest scars are on the inside – will Magpie Cove be able to mend Ellie once and for all?

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About the Author

Kennedy Kerr is a USA Today Bestselling fiction author. She adores beaches, lochs and stone circles, and loves writing about small communities, mysteries and family secrets. She has a very cuddly cat called Twinkle who spends her days sleeping: Kennedy aspires to having Twinkle’s nap schedule one day.

Kennedy also loves cooking and baking all types of food, which is almost as much fun as eating it. Her favourite foods include (but are not limited to) Indian food, Victoria sponge, breakfast pastries with coffee and sushi. The only thing she’s not particularly keen on is artichoke, and she’d eat it, anyway.

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Author Link

facebook.com/kennedykerrauthor

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Book Link

Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dreams-Magpie-Cove-heart-warming-page-turner-ebook/dp/B0B3BS4YKL/