One Way Ticket to Paris – Emma Robinson

When I was a kid and I’d lost something, my dad always said ‘Go back to the place you last had it’. The problem is that what I’ve lost is… me.

Kate loves her family more than anything, but recently she has started to feel invisible. Lying awake at three a.m. as her husband snores, panicking about shopping lists, birthday parties, and the school bake sale…

She finds herself in the kitchen, gulping water, staring at a postcard of the Eiffel Tower from Shannon, her best friend.

Paris, with its red wine, slippery cobbles and curly lampposts. Where the scent of freshly-baked croissants hangs in the air, and Kate last remembers feeling like herself.

The postcard is a year old. It has just one line on it: When are you coming?

 

 

My review

In this book the author takes us on a trip to Paris, the city of love. We meet Kate, Laura and Shannon. They have one thing in common : what to do about the future?

Is it so bad to want to plan in advance? Is it so bad to want some time for yourself? Is it so bad to take a bit of time you spend to love life and spend it with the love of your life?

Big questions answers have to be found for. Will all three women find what they need in order to be happy and fulfilled?

One by one secrets are being revealed and it seems like the past is catching up. It can be good or it can be bad …

The book is about love, love, love with a hint of mystery because who does not want to know what has been kept hidden?

This story made me laugh, but made me emotional as well. It was an excellent read that I thoroughly enjoyed. 5 stars.

Thank you, Emma Robinson, Bookouture and Netgalley.

 

About the author

Emma Robinson thinks of herself as one of the ‘Bridget Jones generation’ – who are now grown up and having children – and writes novels for women who feel the same.

She also has a blog, Motherhood for Slackers, which takes a humorous look at parenthood, and includes poems such as ‘Dear Teacher’ about her son starting school which has been shared around the world. Emma is an English teacher and lives in Essex with a patient husband and two children who are an endless source of material.

Website: www.motherhoodforslackers.com
Facebook: facebook.com/motherhoodforslackers
Twitter: @emmarobinsonuk 
Instagram: emmarobinsonuk

 

It Started With Christmas – Jenny Hale

Holly McAdams loves spending the Christmas holidays at her family’s cozy cabin, with its little red door and twinkling lights, tucked in the snowy hills outside Nashville. But this year will be different. Someone unexpected is joining them…

After Holly and her beloved Nana struggle through a snow storm to reach the cabin, they discover gorgeous and wealthy Joseph Barnes, who has been renting the cabin for the last few weeks, is now snowed in. And it looks like he’ll be staying for the holidays.

Determined to make the best of the surprise situation, Holly tries to bring everyone together by baking delicious treats and decorating the cabin with plenty of festive sparkle. She finds herself growing close to handsome Joseph, who is unlike anyone she’s ever met before, even if Nana isn’t so keen on the dashing stranger with the mysterious past.

But charming and irresistible musician Rhett Burton is also back in town. Thrown into close proximity with the person who used to be her best friend and the man who broke her heart, Holly realizes it’s time to face her feelings and figure out what she really wants from her life. But to complicate things, both Joseph and Rhett have secrets to reveal…

Will Holly be able to find herself and the love she’s always dreamed of this Christmas?

 

 

My review

It’s my second book by this author and it does not matter if the setting is a bitter cold or scalding hot one, she always makes you feel warm inside.

If you are a fan of feel good books, you know from the beginning that the author will take you on a trip towards a happy ending, but often it’s a bumpy one and sometimes it even feels like the happy ever after is not on the horizon.

That adds to the reading pleasure, because you feel a slight panic, but then there is the relief. It’s almost like there is a little supsense thrown in for extra fun. I could call it mildly sadistic (lol), but it’s  so rewarding in the end.

This story is about family, friendship and love and romance, of course.

You might think you lost the love of your life, but then life happens … You might think you have found the love of you life, but then life happens …

It’s never to late to start your life …

A really nice book to snuggle under a blanket with, a cup of hot cocoa in your hand, a fire blazing and let Holly take you on her journey.  Fluently written, lovely, romantic, with some laughter and some tears : a winning combination. 5 stars.

Thank you, Jenny Hale, Bookouture and Netgalley.

 

About the author

When I graduated college, one of my friends said, “Look out for this one; she’s going to be an author one day.” Despite being an avid reader and a natural storyteller, it wasn’t until that very moment that the idea of writing novels occurred to me.

Sometimes our friends can see the things that we can’t.

While I didn’t start straight away, that comment sowed a seed and several years, two children, and hundreds of thousands of words later, I completed a novel that I felt was worthy of publication. The result was Coming Home for Christmas, a heart-warming story about the magic of love at Christmas, and 2017 TV movie on The Hallmark Channel.

The rest is history.

When I’m not writing, I’m a mother of two boys and a wife to a very supportive husband. 

Author Social Media Links:

Website: https://www.itsjennyhale.com/

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

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/jhaleauthor

Do Bugs Wear Shoes? – Addie Broussard & Anthony Puttee

A colorful, fun-filled book packed with answers to all your silliest bug questions! Learn what happens when a bug goes to space, to school, and to the gym. Find out if bugs have feelings like people do. Discover robot bugs, dancing bugs, bugs that poop and so much more! Filled with illustrations, photographs and interactive videos, Do Bugs Wear Shoes will have kids laughing and learning as they discover awe-inspiring facts about the insect world. This beautifully designed book is organized into colorful two-page spreads that each focus on a different question, making it easy and fun to read for children and big kids alike.

BOOK EXTRAS include videos and printable worksheets for extended learning. Great for educators and at-home learning.

PLUS, vote on the world’s most beautiful bug!

Recommended for ages 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and up.

Don’t miss out on the chance to bug out!

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Too cute for words. If you are looking for a present for a child, this seems like a winner.

Thank you, Addie Broussard, Anthony Puttee and RachelsRandomResources.

 

About the authors

Two Umbrellas is an educational publishing company that fuses education and storytelling. We offer books and activities to help parents and educators empower tomorrow’s leaders.

Our founders, Anthony Puttee and Addie Broussard, love to travel. Anthony’s favorite trip was to Antarctica and he has included some of his personal photos in this book. Addie has traveled solo around the world. While in Portugal, she encountered a unique insect, which inspired a children’s book called The Beedog, which was published in 2018. The idea for Do Bugs Wear Shoes came from a playful team meeting on a rooftop in Mexico.

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Promise Me – Jade Beer

If you could wish one thing for your daughter, what would it be?

Jenny lost her beloved mother as a teenager, and was left devastated. As a parting gift she left her daughter a bundle of letters, one for each significant day of Jenny’s future. First date, first broken heart, graduation day… and one for the day Jenny meets the love of her life.

Her mother’s letters are everything to her, but how can Jenny ever become the confident, successful woman her mother wanted her to be when her heart is broken by her loss? When an unexpected meeting has Jenny mistaken for somebody she’s not, Jenny learns that sometimes pretending is the easiest way to tell the truth and that loving someone can mean letting them go…

 

 

My review

First of all, I fell head over heals in love with this cover. I just had to read it and I was pleasantly surprised to meet up with a few characters from the previous book (The almost wife). If you have not read that one, I can highly recommand it, by the way, but back to this book.

The author takes us back to the world of weddings, to lovely brides and bridezillas, to wedding parties that run smoothly and others not so. It’s about people finding love, others craving love so much they invent their own love story and people realizing their old love has died and new adventures are beckoning.

Love can overwhelm you, love can let you down, love can sweep you off your feet, love can turn into something less nice, but we all need it, don’t we? It exists in so many different kinds that however deep you have fallen or been let down, there is always someone to pick you up and have your back.

Books can make me emotional, without a doubt, but not many can really bring tears to my eyes. Those by Jade Beer do it every single time.

This story is a mix of laughter and sadness, love and dislike, lies and promises. It’s a kaleidoscope of feelings in stead of colours.  5 stars.

Thank you, Jade Beer, Bookouture and Netgalley.

 

About the author

Hello!
I’m Jade. I’m a novelist, mother to two young daughters and the editor of Conde Nast Brides.

I love writing about women and all the challenges we face in our daily lives. I’ve been lucky enough to work with some incredibly talented women throughout my career as a journalist and editor – ones who juggle the most all-encompassing careers with family and friendships and everything else that life throws at them. They often make it look so easy. But we all know it’s not. And that need to present one version of yourself to the world, while keeping the grittier, less polished reality under wraps, is a thread that runs strongly through my debut novel, The Almost Wife.

In my day job as the editor of Conde Nast Brides, I share my working life with editors of some of the glossiest, luxury brands in the world – Vogue, Tatler, Glamour – and I have the enormous priviledge of travelling the world and sitting front row at beautiful fashion shows and working with the world’s leading florists, cake makers and stylists. But I also take a daily peek into the lives of young women who are engulfed in one of the most exciting times of their lives – planning their wedding days. This, above everything else, is the really fun bit. Being on the front line if you like. Hearing their thoughts, fears, worries and ambitions for the future. This really powerful cocktail of glamour and reality dances across every page of The Almost Wife and is currently being poured into my second novel which is due out in October this year.

Although work places me full time in London, my heart is in the countryside where I live with my husband and our two daughters. The Cotswolds is where my husband and I used to spend romantic weekends plotting our future together long before children came along and is now where I watch them both run free, hoping I will keep them close for many years to come.

Take a peek inside my life on Instagram @jadebeerbrides

One Magical Christmas – Berni Stevens

Christmas magic doesn’t really exist – does it? 
When Annie Berry collides with Nik Knoll in a car park on the day of her sister’s wedding, it feels like all of Nik’s Christmases have come at once. Annie seems like just the sort of woman he’d like to get to know, and the chance nature of their encounter is almost like, well … Christmas magic.

But Nik has a secret, and he has to be sure that he can trust Annie before he tells her. The problem is that this secret has a Christmas deadline, and time is running out …

 

 

My review

This was such a fun story. It was full of little jokes and I liked the way people behaved. Of course, there has to be a villain sometimes, even in the most beautiful love story and this added a bit of suspense as well.

What is Christmas without magic? It will not surprise you then that the author has inserted plenty. Although it was clear where the story was headed, I still was under its spell.

A lovely novella to receive or give as a gift to be put under the Christmas tree. 5 stars.

Thank you, Berni Stevens and Choc Lit.

 

About the author

Berni Stevens lives in a four-hundred-year-old cottage in Hertfordshire, England, with her husband, son and black cat. She trained in graphic design and has worked as a book cover designer for more than twenty years.

Books and art remain her passion, and her love of the paranormal began when she first read Bram Stoker’s Dracula, aged fourteen. She is now on both the committee and the book panel of the Dracula Society, a society for fans of gothic literature and film.

Berni has had several short stories published, and her first novel, Fledgling, – a paranormal romance – was published in the US. This is Berni’s debut novel with Choc Lit and the first in a series of three.

Living Like A Vampire – Jacky Dahlhaus

Staying alive is hard in a world full of bloodsuckers. What do you do to survive?

Kate has just begun her new job as a high school teacher and is looking forward to living her suburban dream life. All her hopes and dreams turn into smoke as a virus turns people into vampires, roaming the world in packs and killing everybody they can get their hands on. Kate has to pretend to be one of them to stay alive. When she accidentally bumps into a handsome sucker who then mysteriously disappears, surviving is no longer the only thing on Kate’s mind.

Will Kate stay alive and human while pursuing this mysterious stranger?

Pick up this action-packed, fast-paced, suspenseful novel and explore the depths of Kate’s emotions as she struggles to make sense of it all.

 

 

Extract

I hope this excerpt will suck you in. Enjoy!

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Charlie, Sue, and Kate are in hiding from the suckers at a campground. Kate has slept in the top bunk bed after her night shift, above Charlie. They are woken by Sue, who is cooking breakfast.

I picked up the clothes I’d left on the floor when I’d gotten undressed and nearly stuck my bum in Charlie’s face as I bent over. It was a very tiny room.

I know you noticed that too, Charlie.

I hurried to the other bedroom to get dressed. Sue noticed me slipping from Charlie’s bedroom into the other. She raised an eyebrow but didn’t make a comment.

Please don’t think what I think you’re thinking.

Through the gap of the bedroom door, I saw Charlie walk into the living room, still dressed in his pajamas.

“Good morning, Charlie,” I heard Sue say.

“It certainly is a good morning, Sue,” he replied, and I could just imagine his smug face with that voice.

“Oh, and why’s that?” From Sue’s voice, I knew she was as eager as I was to hear Charlie’s answer. I paused getting my pants up not to miss it.

“Because I rarely wake up with a woman on top of me,” he beamed.

The cheeky bugger!

I grabbed a pillow from the bed and hopped into the living room, holding on to my jeans as I did.

“In the top bunk, Sue. I was in the top bunk,” and I threw the pillow at Charlie, who was laughing his head off.

Sue squinted at us at first but then smiled and told us to sit down at the table as the breakfast she had cooked for us was getting cold. I hoisted up my pants properly while Charlie picked up the pillow and threw it back onto the big bed before we all sat down for breakfast.

Thank you, Jacky Dalhaus and LoveBooksGroup.

 

About the author

Jacky Dahlhaus lived in many countries, has worked many jobs, and tried many hobbies before she realized writing gave her such pleasure. She now loves to write paranormal fantasy stories full-time while delving into the human psyche with all its faults and mysteries.

Next to writing novels, Jacky helps indie authors by promoting them on her blog, writes an online newsletter/magazine, runs a writing club for adults and for children at the local library, and is a writer/director/producer for Aberdeenshire Film Productions.

When not busy with the above (which is rare nowadays), Jacky works on renovating her Scottish Victorian home, watches movies with her family, and tries to stop her two Jack Russells from barking for no good reason.

Jacky has written three novels, all books of the Suckers trilogy which is set in Maine, US, a novelette (the Prequel of the Suckers trilogy), and Short Shockers, a bundle of short stories. She is currently working on the first book of her next trilogy, this time set in Alaska.

You can connect with me via:

Email: jackydahlhaus@gmail.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackyDahlhaus

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Jacky-Dahlhaus-Author-166614624053352/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14924554.Jacky_Dahlhaus

My Website:

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A Christmas Date – Camilla Isley

Even Little Miss Grinch, Nikki, a successful and independent woman, must face her bachelorette status at the most horrible time of the year.

December is her personal version of holly-jolly hell: a merry torture made of couples kissing at every corner, forced vacation days, and an inescapable family reunion.

And when her baby sister announces she’s engaged—to Paul, the man Nikki is secretly in love with—and that he’s spending the holidays with them, Christmas starts looking bluer than ever.

Nikki can’t possibly survive an entire week trapped home as the family’s spinster. But she has no time to meet men or to try the newest dating app, she’s too busy working as a video producer for an advertising agency.

So what’s a girl to do?

Nikki has the perfect solution: to hire a fake boyfriend.

Luckily, her job gives her access to an endless catalog of gorgeous actors to choose from.

But Nikki will soon discover that keeping business and pleasure from mixing isn’t so easy, and that she might not be immune to a little mistletoe magic. Especially not when she picked out the perfect man as her Christmas date…

A fun, festive romantic comedy with lots of bad behavior and Christmas spirit. Like a creamy hot chocolate with marshmallows, you won’t want to put this deliciously hilarious novel down. Perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella, Sally Thorne, and Jo Watson.

First Comes Love is a series of interconnected romantic novels. However, each book in the series can be read as a standalone.

 

 

My review

This book is the third part of a series, but even though I have not read the other ones, I did not have any difficulty in picking up the story.

Although Nikki is not really keen on Christmas, this year she might receive more than she bargained for or will it all go up in smoke?

I truely enjoyed this book. It’s funny, it’s playful but it also has a more serious underlayer about rekindling certain relationships and revelations.

Winter is slowly creeping up on us as well, so if you want to shut the world out for a few hours, I suggest you snuggle under a blanket, get yourself a hot drink and enjoy this heartwarming and fluently written story.

I hope the sequel will be published in the near future. 4 stars.

Thank you, Camilla Isley and RachelsRandomResources.

 

About the author

Camilla is an engineer turned writer after she quit her job to follow her husband on an adventure abroad.

She’s a cat lover, coffee addict, and shoe hoarder. Besides writing, she loves reading—duh!—cooking, watching bad TV, and going to the movies—popcorn, please. She’s a bit of a foodie, nothing too serious. A keen traveler, Camilla knows mosquitoes play a role in the ecosystem, and she doesn’t want to starve all those frog princes out there, but she could really live without them.

Social Media Links – Facebook https://www.facebook.com/camillaisley/ Twitter https://twitter.com/camillaisley Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14135080.Camilla_Isley Bookbub https://www.bookbub.com/authors/camilla-isley Instagram https://www.instagram.com/camillaisley/ Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/camillaisley/

 

Love Punked – Nia Lucas

When her life is irrevocably altered by a post-Rave tryst on her mother’s floral patio recliner, Erin Roberts’ long-standing relationship with Humiliation takes her down a path that’s not so much ‘less well trodden’, more ‘perilous descent down sheer cliffs’.

Armed with a fierce devotion to her best friend and the unrequited love for the boy she might have accidentally married at age seven, when Erin falls pregnant at sixteen, life veers off at a most unexpected tangent.

Her journey to adulthood is far from ordinary as Erin learns that protecting the hearts of those most precious to you isn’t balm enough when your Love Punked heart is as sore as your freshly tattooed arse.

Whilst raising football prodigies and trying not to get stuck in lifts with Social Work clients who hate her, Erin discovers that sometimes you have to circumnavigate the globe to find the very thing that was there all along.

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I am happy to share a guest post about redheads. Enjoy!

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Patience isn’t a virtue generally attributed to Redheads. We are oftentimes perceived as a fiery bunch, prone to the rages, frequently gobby and volatile. We are furnished with a variety of nicknames, our discrimination remaining socially acceptable and our Emojji representation sadly lacking for far too long. Now I don’t pretend that this stereotyped feistiness is without a degree of accuracy. Like many of my hue, I’m pretty mild mannered but when buttons are pushed and triggers are fired, I go off like a nuclear bomb leaving uncannily similar levels of destruction. As a child, I was a menace. My mother, feigning the vapours, will tell anyone who listens that aged two, in a fit of pique over the fact that my baby brother was the centre of attention, I ran laps of the church during his christening, dress over my head, flashing my frilly knickers and giggling like a banshee. “It’s that red hair”, my relatives muttered. It wasn’t. It was the devil that resides permanently on my shoulder, the one that I have yet to silence, even as I approach the Big 4-0. Hair had nothing to do with it.

However, I would like to throw this little nugget into the arena, a swerve ball for your consideration. Faceflop, Twatter and Instaprat are regularly filled with of souls bemoaning their inability to fall into slumber. The heat, their partner, the worries of the world all cited as the cause whilst the cure for their ‘greasy insomnia’ eludes them. Their patience is the thing they’ve run out of, their frustration with their sleepless state making them grouse and grumble. The three word statuses, “I can’t sleep”, “Got no sleep”, “Awake all night” are both accusatory and attention seeking.

But you see, I don’t sleep. I never have done. My parents tell the horror stories of an infancy in which my poor, teacher father taught class after class of Secondary age herberts on little more than a few hours sleep each night. As a child, I would read in my bed until the wee hours of the morning, absorbing books like oxygen. As a teenager, late nights in clubs were welcomed, occupying the hours that I’d always experienced alone. As an adult, it is unusual for me to be in bed before 2am and I sailed through my babies’ night-feeds as I waited for them to wake up.

I’m not sure why this is the case- I have never sought medical advice nor do I bemoan it. Nothing about me seems to suffer or lack from this state of snoozelessness and it is simply part of who I am. I love a sneaky sofa nap on days when I am not at work or occupied but these are a little treat rather than a necessity. My patience for this restless state is endless because oh, my, the things I get done. Chronic insomnia grants me a solid four hours of the day that my friends do not get. I have the gift of time.

As a student, I would volunteer for the late shifts at the bar where I worked, come home to a sleeping house and then silently clean. I was like a beer-scented cleaning fairy, my bemused housemates awaking to the scent of furniture polish.

Now, as I approach *grits teeth* middle age, this gift of time has given me another massive reason to love insomnia. A couple of years ago, I started to write books in those silent, glorious hours when the world sleeps. I am a person who writes books. Not an author yet, I think I’ll know the moment when I feel able to call myself that (perhaps I need to purchase that Kaftan or a few bangles) but it’s not yet. In those still, rippling, generously bestowed hours, I have written book after book. The words have flowed in a way that I can’t explain. I

honestly can’t. The poxy, sodding editing has taken me forever but the flesh on the mental bones? That took no time at all. I wrote my first book, which I hope to release at the end of this year, without really recognising the passing of the time as I typed. The original manuscript turned out to be 650,000 words long. Longer than ‘War and Peace’. Absolutely ridiculous. I’m still editing that one down to a more digestible length but even now, I can’t tell you know how I wrote that volume of words or even recall how long it took. ‘Not long’ is all I can offer.

‘Love Punked’ was the fourth book I have written but it was the first to be ready for public consumption and so I’ve sent it out into the Amazon jungle, seeing how it gets on. When my youngest child, who I love endlessly for the rogue that he is, royally banjaxed the District Sports Relay by dropping his baton , my first thought was, “Ah well, at least the book’s got 5*s on Amazon”, as my son laughed like a drain and then ‘Flossed’ at his horrified teammates? I’m a terrible mother………

I guess the point of this ramble (ah yes, there is one), is that one man’s curse is another man’s cure. One woman’s burden, is another one’s blessing. I am a Redhead (fake now, bloody grey hairs) who doesn’t sleep and who has a nuclear temper when pushed too far. Many would see this as a triple patience-tester, a triad of misery. Me? For me it’s material and time to write about it. Free, unending material and time.

Night all, sleep well! X

Thank you, Nia Lucas and RachelsRandomResources.

 

About the author

– I am a UK based author of Contemporary women’s fiction who is passionate about telling the stories of strong, sympathetic, entertaining and engaging female characters and the lives that they lead. My Welsh heritage and my life as a practising Social Worker with teenagers and their families heavily influences my work as does my love of all things 90’s and an adolescence spent immersed in clubbing culture.

Social Media Links – https://www.instagram.com/nialucasbooks/ on Instagram https://twitter.com/BooksNia on Twitter https://www.facebook.com/nialucasbooks/ on Facebook https://nialucasbooks.blogspot.com/

 

And No Birds Shall Sing – E. A. Clark

Not all spirits rest in peace…

Following a personal tragedy, a recovering Grace Clements relocates with her husband and daughter to an old cottage in idyllic rural Oxfordshire. As the family integrate into the seemingly benign local community, they learn unsettling facts about the cottage’s dark past. Grace quickly becomes uncomfortably aware of a menacing presence within their new home.

Stumbling upon a neglected cemetery, Grace and her daughter discover the graves of the house’s previous inhabitants, including those of nine babies. Dismayed to find herself pregnant, Grace suspects she has awoken something truly evil in her new residence. She develops a creeping sense of unease as she unravels the disturbing truth about the history of the cottage and the fate of its occupants.

Who is the sinister boy watching Grace and her family? Are there malevolent forces at work? Or is the mentally fragile Grace heading for another breakdown?

A spellbinding paranormal thriller from the best-selling author of Lay Me To Rest. You may want to keep the lights on…

 

 

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I really hope you love the sound of this and are tempted to read the book.

Thank you, Elizabeth Clark and RachelsRandomResources.

 

About the author

Elizabeth Clark was born and raised in the Midlands, where she continues to live with her husband and son, plus an assortment of pets. Much of her formative existence was spent with her head in a book, and from an early age, she grew to relish the sheer escapism afforded by both reading and writing fiction. Putting things on hold for a time to raise her three children, she has resumed her fervent scribbling.

She has a love of antiquity and a penchant for visiting old graveyards, often speculating on the demise of those entombed beneath. Whilst she has written short stories and poetry for many years, a lifelong fascination with all things paranormal culminated in her first novel for adults, ‘Lay Me to Rest’, published in September 2017 by HQ Digital.

‘And No Birds Shall Sing’, to be published by Crooked Cat in October 2018, is her second foray into the realms of the supernatural.

Social Media Links – Twitter handle – @EAClarkAuthor ; Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/elizabeth.clark.779857 Goodreads – E.A. Clark – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17100457.E_A_Clark BookBub – https://www.bookbub.com/profile/e-a-clark

Painting Blue Water – Leigh Fossan

Katherine Ross, a struggling artist-turned-successful-businesswoman, has a life many would envy. At only thirty-one years old, Katherine runs one of the top luxury real-estate firms in Manhattan, and she lives in a fabulous loft with her dreamy husband. That is, of course, until her marriage comes to a screeching halt, forcing Katherine to face the truths she’s been burying deep within her heart. She hasn’t been happy for a long time. And her life, while glamorous, is not the life she ever wanted.

Fighting through the fog of her confusion and pain, Katherine makes the daring, or possibly insane, choice to start over somewhere new. She leaves her business, her friends, and the city behind, while she ventures alone to the mountains in hopes of rediscovering her artistic roots in a place surrounded by beauty, peace, and quiet.

But life in Bluewater isn’t as simple as it may seem, and when her art career suddenly begins to take off in this unlikely setting, Katherine finds herself torn between two worlds. Does she pursue her lifelong dream and become the world-famous artist she always wanted to be? Or does she open her heart to the possibility of new dreams and a life she never imagined?

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I really hope you love the sound of this and are tempted to read the book.

Thank you, Leigh Fossan and RachelsRandomResources.

 

About the author

Painting Blue Water is the debut novel for Leigh Fossan. A creative soul at heart, Leigh grew up with a paintbrush in her hand, and went on to study the arts in Florence, Italy. While abroad, Leigh was one of the few recipients of the Coluccio Salutati Award for Creative Writing. Today, Leigh is a professional artist and her paintings are collected around the world. She lives in Colorado with her artist husband, and their young daughter, who wants to be a scientist. You can see Leigh’s paintings at http://www.lavfineart.com

Social Media Links – WEBSITE: https://www.leighfossanauthor.com/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/leighfossanauthor/ INSTAGRAM: @leighfossanauthor TWITTER: @LeighFossan