The K Club Dark Side – Rachell Nichole / #GuestPost #BlogTour #SilverDaggerBookTours @SDSXXTours @RachellNichole


Awakening Submission

I am not a submissive. Nuh uh, no way. As a relationship therapist, I understand the appeal of kink, I really do, but it was never for me. Until him. Sir Clayton Schultz, PhD strode into my life unannounced and with the air of arrogance that only a Dom like him could have. A chance meeting at a kinky conference where I’m teaching a workshop on the psychology of relationships, leads to one hell of a night. But Sir has rules to follow. We’re intent on having a little fun at the conference and going our separate ways, but when we get home, and realize we don’t live far from one another, we make it all of a week before we’re together in his bed. But I’m not sure if I can do this whole submissive thing full-time, or how to reconcile being a strong, independent feminist, and Sir Clayton’s submissive.



Bound by Submission

In our world, No and Red are two very different words.

It doesn’t matter that I’ve decided I’m done being his submissive. I know something is broken between us and I can’t seem to fix it. So, I am intent on no longer being his. But my insistence that I don’t want him is futile, and we both know it. Until and unless a safeword comes out of my mouth, Sir will show me no mercy.

When he asks me to move in with him, I have never felt more secure. But co-habitation brings its own set of issues, and as we navigate the new stage of our relationship, things get complicated.

And when Sir’s first submissive suddenly comes back into his life, and she reveals parts of his past he hasn’t shared with me, I’m not sure what else he’s been hiding. When I discover his secrets, and the accusations against him start flying, I fear I’ve made a terrible mistake.



Craving Submission

My Sir has been charged with murder.

I can do nothing except fight this battle by his side, even though I now know he’s been hiding secrets from me. When I’m confronted with his past first-hand, I have to find a way to fight not just for his freedom, but for our lives.

**Coming Soon!! **



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Five Things Most People Don’t Know About Me!

Hi folks, I wanted to chat today a bit more about my life and some facts you might not know. It should be interesting.

1. I LOVE peanut butter. Like in an unhealthy kind of way. I could eat it straight from the jar on a spoon, in a sandwich, on my pancakes. It goes with almost anything and that’s how I eat it – with almost anything! The few things I will NEVER pair my PB with? Pizza, Yogurt, Pasta.

2. I am the daughter of a truck driver, and honey, I effing talk like one! I have had a potty mouth my entire life, and I learned all my favorite words from my dad! But I have a kid filter. If you put a kid in front of me, the potty mouth instantly goes away, like magic! What’s more is, my mom has called me “baby crack” since I was a pre-teen because kids and babies LOVE me. So, I have two completely different sides. My crazy, erotic romance, truck-driving daughter potty mouth side, and my baby crack, super sweet, innocent side. What can I say, I have layers! J

3. I never set out to write erotic romance. My first love was paranormal romance, but when my first editor heard me reading from a manuscript in the hotel lobby one night, she told me to write her one and send it to her. From that contact, to signing my first contract, and my first publication was 12 months, which is insane! I met her in June, I got the idea for the book in July. I wrote the book November – January, revised it, sent it in in March, had a contract in May, and the book came out in June. And since then, though I have continued writing paranormal romance, most of my writing time is dedicated to contemporary erotic romance.

4. I hate reading books that suck. Okay, that could probably be inferred, but I take it a step farther than that. I refuse to read anything outside of the romance genre that isn’t personally recommended to me by a reader I trust. And I rarely pick up totally new authors even within romance without that kind of recommendation. My time is valuable and when a book is good, I adore it. But I spent more than twenty years in school, reading what I was told to read, and I refuse to waste my time on books I don’t enjoy reading. When I pick up an unknown author, I give them five pages, max, before I decide whether or not to continue reading the book. I hope that other readers like me out there will find the first five pages of my books so enthralling they never want to put the books down.

5. I often use my husband for book research. I have had him get into the most ridiculous positions in the house, on the couch, the stairs, the office, the bed… wherever my characters are prone to getting it on, so I can see will this really work? Can Jacey be in this position while Clayton does that? It certainly keeps things interesting! Mr. Nichole is always on board to sacrifice in the name of research. Though I have to admit, we have gotten pretzeled/stuck before and it is hilarious, rather than sexy.

So that’s it folks, now you know a little bit more about Rachell Nichole and my personal life. No deep dark secrets were shared today, but that’s okay. J

I hope you enjoyed learning a bit more about me and I hope to hear some more about you, readers. I’d be happy to answer any questions you have.

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Thanks so much for having me stop by today, I had fun.


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About the author

Rachell Nichole is a contemporary steamy romance author, who loves writing sassy sizzling romances about memorable characters who have to fight to hold on to love.

Rachell is the author of more than a dozen romances. In addition to writing, Rachell loves travel, teaching, and foreign languages. She holds BAs in Professional Writing and French, along with an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University.

Rachell lives in Pennsylvania with a mountain of books and the love of her life.

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When It’s All Said & Done – Denise N. Wheatley / #Interviewt #BlogTour #SilverDaggerBookTours @SDSXXTours @denisewheatley


Savvy, fun-loving writer Leslie James dreams of one day joining Limelight magazine’s writing staff. In the meantime, she keeps her journalistic skills sharp with Blissful Beauties, a beauty blog that celebrates all women. Leslie’s passion for writing takes her mind off her current relationship status: Single. She’s okay with leaving love out of the equation, until she meets Michael—a handsome, sexy single father and sports journalist with everything Leslie could want in a man. At the urging of her supportive, sassy best friend Crystal, Leslie befriends Michael but insists that they remain strictly platonic, but Michael has other plans. He’s determined to make Leslie his lady for life, and as their undeniable chemistry begins to sizzle, Leslie is powerless to resist him. But their budding romance is abruptly cut short when Michael’s ex-wife suddenly resurfaces, wanting to rekindle their relationship. Will the love Leslie has for Michael ever be enough to truly win his heart? Reader Alert! Leslie James is at her wits’ end when it comes to love. The minute she decides to throw in the towel, gorgeous and charming Michael Allgood comes along. Mesmerized by this fine specimen of a man, and against her better judgement, Leslie decides to give him a chance—but she regrets that decision when his greedy ex-wife Mia suddenly shows up on his doorstep. Can Michael prove to Leslie that his intentions are good and he wants a love with her that’ll last forever? To My Readers: I’ve been a lover of romance for as long as I can remember. WHEN IT’S ALL SAID & DONE is fun, contemporary romantic comedy that’s very close to my heart. As the novel came to fruition, I found myself wanting to be friends with the smart, savvy, beautiful women in the book and date the handsome, strong, sexy, men! My goal was to tell an entertaining story that embodies matters of the heart and would leave readers thinking about these colorful characters long after the final chapter. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it!



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Tell us what When It’s All Said & Done means to you and what you’re hoping readers will take away from the story.

I’ve always been a lover of romance and enjoy writing it just as much as I enjoy reading it. When It’s All Said & Done is fun, contemporary romantic comedy that’s very close to my heart. As the novel came to fruition, I found myself wanting to be friends with the smart, savvy, beautiful women in the book and date the handsome, strong, sexy, men! My goal was to tell an entertaining story that embodies matters of the heart and would leave readers thinking about the colorful characters long after the final chapter.

What are five of your favorite quotes from When It’s All Said & Done?

1. “Michael, I know it’s not your fault that she came here, but it will be your fault if she stays.”

2. “If this night has to end now, then I’d love to see you tomorrow.”

3. Right before she closed her eyes, Leslie looked down at her left hand and decided that maybe an emerald cut diamond would better suit her….

4. But as Ann Landers once said, if you have love in your life, it can make up for a great many things that are missing. If you don’t have love in your life, no matter what else there is, it’s not enough.

5. Then she turned back around and walked out the door, knowing that when it was all said and done, she would be entering this next phase of her life with absolutely no regrets.

What makes a good story?

For me, a good story involves an element of romance. That, along with creating strong, interesting, relatable characters, while developing a thoughtful, interesting plot that will keeping readers guessing, makes for an awesome storyline.

Do your characters seem to hijack your books or do you feel like you have the reigns of the stories?

My characters absolutely hijack my books lol! A perfect example would be the protagonists and antagonist in my novel The Road to Bliss. When I began writing that story, I had a solid idea of how it would progress and how things would end. But as I wrote and the storyline developed, certain characters pulled me in a different direction, which completely changed the course of the narrative. I don’t want to give too much away, but let’s just say my main character Timber West did not end up with the man I thought she would.

How do you handle writer’s block?

When I get writer’s block, the first thing I do is grow patient with myself, understanding that I’m just not on a roll that day or week. If I spend a whole day on one paragraph, then so be it. I’m just glad to be making progress and moving forward. Another tactic I use during those periods of

writer’s block is to just write whatever comes to mind without judging it. No matter how terrible the words may seem, I just write. And usually when I go back and edit what I’ve written, it isn’t nearly as bad as I thought it’d be. I also like to tinker with photography and graphics programs (usually to create promotional pieces for my work) or dabble in another project when I burn out. It’s therapeutic and helps get me back on track.

Do you prefer to write in silence or with noise? Why?

I like to write with noise. Nothing too loud, but I always need a little bit of activity in the background. As strange as it may sound, total silence can be disruptive me when I’m trying to write.

Let’s play ten questions in ten seconds. Go!

1. Favorite Author: Terry McMillan

2. Favorite Book: Butterfly by Kathryn Harvey

3. Sweet or Salty: Sweet

4. Dream Vacation: Paris

5. Music or Silence: Music

6. Plotter or Panster: Plotter

7. Vanilla or Kink: Kink

8. Morning Bird or Night Owl: Night Owl

9. Half Full or Half Empty: Half Full

10. Boxers, Briefs or Bare: Bare

Thank you, Denise N. Wheatley and Silver Dagger Book Tours.


About the Author

Denise N. Wheatley is a lover of romance, happy endings and the art of storytelling. She used to cry as a three-year old child when her mother read to her because she so badly wanted to read the books herself! Once she learned, Denise constantly had her nose in a novel (especially the ones she’d sneak from her mom’s bookshelf). She’s been writing for as long as she can remember and draws inspiration from Chicago, the city where she was born and raised, as well as Los Angeles, which is one of her favorite places in the world. Denise has published several books and novellas with Simon & Schuster, Red Sage Publishing, eXtasy Books and independently, has written screenplays and teleplays, and has ghostwritten for some of your faves. When she isn’t sitting behind her computer, you can find Denise in a movie theater, on a tennis court, watching true crime television or chatting on social media.

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A Little Hotel in Cornwall – Laura Briggs / #Review #PublicationDayPush @rararesources @PaperDollWrites


Struggling American waitress and aspiring novelist Maisie Clark dreams of becoming a full-time writer — even though in real life she’s just lost her chance at an exclusive writer’s mentorship program that would give her novel its big break. Desperate, she decides to take a chance and ask her favourite writer, a celebrated but reclusive English novelist, to help her find a second chance.

When she receives the author’s reply in an envelope with a Cornish postmark, Maisie decides not to take the writer’s half-hearted ‘no’ for an answer. With nothing to lose, she takes off for the author’s last known location, a beautiful hotel on Cornwall’s western coast. But when the hotel mistakes her for the latest applicant for a maid’s position, Maisie finds herself given an opportunity too good to lose … and a chance for a summer adventure far bigger than she ever imagined.

Surrounded by breathtaking Cornwall and working in an elegant hotel, Maisie’s world becomes one of secret identities, quirky friends, and unintentional mishaps — and despite reminders of past relationship disasters, a certain handsome, charming local resident Sidney Daniels has her conflicted about her heart’s desires, too.

Will Maisie find the chance she’s been waiting for — and a possible new romance — in her perfect Cornish summer?




My review

Everybody has a dream. Some will drop it and change plans when they encounter a huge disappointment. Others will do everything to make it work.

Maisie definitely belongs to the latter category. When she thought she found the key to unlock the door to what she wanted, other things have crossed her path. Is she willing to give those up and persue her dream or will she realize there are more roads that lead to Rome?

A lovely short story about finding a lot more than what you were looking for. 4 stars.

Thank you, Laura Briggs and Rachel’s Random Resources.


About the author 

Laura Briggs is the author of several chick lit and romance stories, including the Top 100 Amazon UK seller ‘A Wedding in Cornwall’. She has a fondness for vintage style dresses (especially ones with polka dots), and reads everything from Jane Austen to modern day mysteries. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with family, caring for her pets, going to movies and plays, and trying new restaurants.

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The Suspects – Katharine Johnson / #Interview #BlogTour @rararesources @kjohnsonwrites @crookedcatbooks


Shallow Grave meets The Secret History in this quirky psychological thriller

Bristol, 1988. Five young graduates on the threshold of their careers buy a house together in order to get a foot on the property ladder before prices spiral out of their reach. But it soon becomes the house share from hell.

After their New Year’s Eve party, they discover a body – and it’s clear they’ll be the first suspects. As each of them has a good reason from their past not to trust the police, they come up with a solution – one which forces them into a life of secrets and lies. But can they trust each other?






1. When and where do you prefer to write?

Whenever I can find the time – I’ll scribble ideas in notebooks or on my laptop in coffee shops, trains, boats and planes but for revising and editing I like to work at my desk.

2. Do you have a certain ritual?

Not really but I like writing in scenes rather than in a linear way and then bring it all together for the first draft.

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

A strong coffee helps me get going. After that tea (and the odd glass of wine while writing, not editing!)

4. What is your favourite book?

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier – it has everything: a house of secrets, fantastic setting, great narrative voice 

5. Do you consider writing a different genre in the future?

 I have a cozy crime series up my sleeve but it’s taking a while to get onto the page!

6. Do you sometimes base your characters on people you know?

Never wholly. My characters are a mix of lots of tiny things from different people or in my imagination 

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

Yes I love my notebooks! I have different sizes for different bags and occasions – although this does mean I waste a lot of time hunting through for the right notes

8. Which genre do you not like at all?

I think if a book’s brilliantly written it can be set anywhere any time. That said, I wouldn’t jump at a book that was set in space

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

What a wonderful question – co-writing a book with Erin Kelly would be my dream! 

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

Again great question. So many places to choose from – I’m going to say Morocco. I’m sure it would inspire me to write something!

Thank you, Katharine Johnson and Rachel’s Random Resources.


About the author:

Katharine Johnson was born in Bristol and now lives in Berkshire. She’s worked as a journalist on lots of magazines and has written a history book about Windsor. When not writing you’ll usually find her with a book in one hand and a coffee in the other, restoring a house in Italy, walking her spaniel or playing netball (although not usually at the same time.) @crookedcatbooks

New Camelot Series – Barbara Russell / #Interview #BlogTour #SilverDaggerBookTours @SDSXXTours @brussell84Kiwi


A Knight to Celebrate – New Camelot Prequel

Nathair and two other fellow cadets of the Sir Lancelot’s Academy for Knights are pulling a prank on the ladies of Lady Guinevere’s Academy for Damsels. After the ladies filled the cadets’ quivers with honey, it’s only fair that the cadets return the favour.



A Knight in Distress – New Camelot #1

Knights are supposed to rescue damsels. That’s the natural order. So when Nathair, a knight in training, finds himself rescued by the princess he’s supposed to save, he’s annoyed. And when the princess proves she can fight like a knight? Well, that’s enough for a boy to think about a career change



A Damsel in Shiny Armor – New Camelot #2

After fighting dragons, wild Vikings, and clockwork monsters, Nathair is facing the biggest challenge of his life: proposing to Bryhannon. Apparently, flowers and a three-month salary worth ring aren’t enough because she doesn’t seem thrilled by the proposal. She has a devastating power to control, Reapers to face, and more importantly she has to find the courage to tell Nathair that she’s a Morrigan.





1. What inspired the New Camelot series?

I’ve always loved steampunk stories. The first I read was a steampunk/futuristic novel set in Italy by Stefano Benni. A rarity since the majority of the steampunk novels are set in Victorian London, and I fell in love with the genre because it’s always a bit funny, has some sci-fi elements, and there’s usually a lot of action. Also, I love Arthurian stories. Every time I find a novel set in Camelot, I grab it. So I thought, why not setting a story after King Arthur’s death?

2. What is your favourite scene in the A Damsel In Shiny Armor?

The kissing scene between Tristan and Nineveh. I wanted to insert it in book 1, but there was no room for another POV, so I moved it to book 2.

3. What do you do when you aren’t writing?

Trekking and climbing! I love hiking with my dogs. Forests are the best places ever to think about plot holes and characters’ developments. Not to mention that a good trekking recharges me. I need to get out of the city and its noises now and then and be surrounded by trees and nature.

4. What advice would you give new writers?

Read everything, from memoirs to sci-fi novels. I love fiction, but true stories are the amazing. There’s a lot to learn from non-fiction books as a writer, and you never know what might inspire you.

5. What’s your work in progress?

I’m currently writing book 3 of the series. It’ll be the last instalment of Nathair and Bryhannon’s story. Book 4 will have new protagonists.

6. Which character can you relate to the most and why?

They say that an author is the sum of all of his characters, including the villains, lol. But I feel closer to Raulyn. He’s clumsy, he’s a wizard but not very talented, and he’s always optimist.

7. If you choke a Smurf, of what colour does he turn?

The same colour he turns when he’s freezing.

8. Anything else you’ll like to add?

Actually yes, I’d like to the tell to those people who say they don’t read book to please don’t say out loud. Every time a person says they don’t read, somewhere a writer gets a writer’s block.

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About the Author

I’m an entomologist and a soil biologist, which is a fancy way to say that I dig in the dirt, looking for bugs. Nature and books have always been my passion. I was a kid when I read The Lord Of The Ring and fell in love with fantasy novels.

When I discovered cozy mystery and crime novels, I fell in love with Hercules Poirot and Sherlock Holmes. Then I grew up and . . . Nah, I’m joking. I didn’t grow up. Don’t grow up, folks! It’s a trap.

PS I hate gardening. There, I said it. Sorry fellow Kiwis.

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Karma – S C Cunningham / #PromoPost #BlogTour @rararesources @SCCunningham8


At the age of four, Amy was taken… She survived.

A week later, another little girl was taken…She didn’t.

Angry that a bad man has gotten away with murder, feisty young Amy Fox makes a deal with the heavens.  When she dies, if she’s been a good girl, would they let her sit on a cloud for a while, invisible, and get the bad people who slip through God’s fingers?

Her deal and God long forgotten, career girl Amy mysteriously dies. Her lifeless body is found beneath a London underground commuter train.

She awakens in the afterlife to discover an international network of like-minded souls who’ve all made the same deal. A sophisticated MI5-esque justice machine sits in the skies. The only evidence they leave behind during their earthly visits is a small white feather sashaying to the ground.

Amy hates rules, she may be a new Angel but for how long?  Abusing her powers, lusting after her partner, avenging personal scores, protecting the underdog, dishing out unauthorized karma on terrorists, traffickers, abusers, hunters, bullies, bitches and competing Warlords will have her thrown below ground.

In a chaotic world of vendettas, jealous ex’s on her heels and powerful adversaries trying to close her Unit down, Amy has never worked so hard in her entire earthly life. She has to wonder if making the deal was a mistake.



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THE DEAL is First In Series FREE 

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About the author

Author of THE FALLEN ANGEL SERIES Cunningham creates adrenaline-charged paranormal crime rom thrillers, with a skilled mix of fuelled tension, dark humour and pulsating sex scenes. Having worked in the industries she writes about, her novels offer a fresh level of sincerity and authority, rare in fiction.

Abducted as a child she survived. Every night for months afterward she prayed to the heavens asking for a deal. This personal journey sparked the fuse behind the intriguing and riveting fictional world she portrays in THE FALLEN ANGEL SERIES.  First in series THE DEAL is free. Standalone Book II, KARMA is her latest release.  She is currently working on Book III, CALLING.

An ex-model, British born of Irish roots, she married a rock musician and has worked in the exciting worlds of music, film, sports, celebrity management and as a Crime Investigator for the British Police (Wanted & Absconder Unit, Major Crime Team, Intelligence Analyst, Investigations Hub).

She supports Veterans, MH and Animal causes, is the proud mother to Contemporary Artist Scarlett Raven, loves coffee, chocolate, Prosecco, shabby chic’ing and beach walks, and is owned by three soul-soothing dogs.


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Lies Behind the Ruin – Helen Matthews / #Review #BlogTour @rararesources @HelenMK7


Emma Willshire has overcome plenty of obstacles in her life. From student bride to single mum of a son, Owen, but she has found happiness with her second husband, Paul and another child, Mollie. Emma’s dark days seem far behind her until a fatal accident happens at Paul’s work and he is held responsible.

On holiday in France, Paul’s behaviour turns erratic. On impulse, he buys a cheap, dilapidated property and, to Emma’s dismay, persuades her they can renovate it into a holiday home.

Back in England, their problems spiral out of control. Escape to a new life in France seems the only solution but with heart-breaking loss for Emma. As the couple strive to renovate their ruin and open a small business, shadows from the past threaten their happiness and safety. Because, how can you build a new life on toxic foundations?



My review

First of all I would like to say that I like the cover. The upper part represents the lovely relaxed holiday feeling in France, the middle part stands for the darker parts in the story and the lower part is misty and gives you a feeling of uncertainty. To me this reflects the contents perfectly.

As the title already indicates, lies are a big part of this story, as well as deceit, struggling through hard times and heartbreak, but of course there is a bright side filled with motherly love, friendship and deciding what’s good for you and not what others dictate.

I liked Emma a lot. She is a very determined and strong woman and after everything she is been through, she comes out of it even stronger. Paul on the other hand wants it all and it blows up in his face. He so gets what he deserves.

The author takes us from the UK to France and the story is alternately told by the two main characters. I really enjoyed this book and I certainly would not mind reading more of her works. 4 stars.

Thank you, Helen Matthews and Rachel’s Random Resources.


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Helen Matthews is the author of Lies Behind the Ruin, a contemporary suspense novel set in France, to be published in April 2019 by Hashtag Press. Her debut novel After Leaving the Village, published in 2017, won first prize for the opening pages of a novel at Winchester Writers’ Festival. Born in Cardiff, she read English at the University of Liverpool and holds an MA in Creative Writing from Oxford Brookes University. Helen’s short stories and flash fiction have won prizes and been published in Reflex Fiction, Ad Hoc, Artificium, Scribble and Love Sunday. Her freelance journalism has been published in the Guardian and broadcast on BBC radio. She is an ambassador for Unseen, a charity that campaigns to end human trafficking and modern slavery.

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Bridesmaids – Zara Stoneley / #Review #BlogTour @rararesources @ZaraStoneley


Meet Rachel, the beautiful bride with BIG plans for the perfect day! The venue is a castle and the dress is designer.  It’s just a shame her husband is a rat.

Maddie and Sally have only one thing in common – they both love the same man!

Beth is a newly single mum with a mystery baby daddy.  Surely the father isn’t someone the girls all know?

And then there’s Jane, the glue holding them all together, but being dumped doesn’t make her the happiest bridesmaid…especially with gorgeous flatmate Freddie complicating things.

Will the bride say, ‘I Do!’?  Or will her bridesmaids save the day…and find love along the way?



My review

Lies, betrayal, heartbreak on the one hand, love, friendship, happiness on the other are the base for this absolutely ace of a book. Add to that mixture secrets, lots of secrets and a main character who sometimes thinks 3 is the result of 1 plus one and you are in for misunderstandings galore. The author sprinkles the story with funny bits that make you laugh out loud.

I do understand that people deserve a second chance and some grab it with both hands. Others are more the leopard doesn’t change its spots kind of persons but even though leopards are fast, the truth travels faster.

I loved this book. The writing style is wonderful and fluent and you just want to keep on reading.

This author has gained a fan for life. 5 stars.

Thank you, Zara Stoneley and Rachel’s Random Resources.


About the author 

Zara Stoneley is the USA Today bestselling author of The Wedding Date.

Born in a small village in the UK, she wanted to be a female James Herriot, a spy, or an author when she grew up. After many (many) years, and many different jobs, her dream of writing a bestseller came true.

She writes about friendship, dreams, love, and happy ever afters, and hopes that her tales make you laugh a lot, cry a little, and occasionally say ‘ahhh’.

Zara now lives in a Cheshire village with her family, a lively cockapoo called Harry, and a very bossy (and slightly evil) cat called Saffron.

Zara’s bestselling novels include ‘No One Cancels Christmas’, ‘The Wedding Date’, ‘The Holiday Swap’, ‘Summer with the Country Village Vet’, ‘Blackberry Picking at Jasmine Cottage’ and the popular Tippermere series – ‘Stable Mates’, ‘Country Affairs’ and ‘Country Rivals’.

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The Greenmen – Linden Forster / #Interview #BlogTour @rararesources @LindenForster


Aereon has found the Creators.

He’s crossed seas and mountain ranges to reach them, tangled with dwarves and ogres along the way, escaped the clutches of an icicle wielding irate yeti to rescue them and now they tell him that they weren’t in any great need of help.

A revolution has sparked in the realm of Hudikvar, because of something things Aereon might have said to a troop of homeless youths. Now, King Victarian is after Aereon and anyone associated with him.

Local woodsman, Lars, has agreed to help them flee and be their guide through Oak’s Wood, but even he cannot guess what lies in wait for them within. Not now the Lord of the Primes is about to wake.

‘He’s got a touch of destiny about him, that one,’ said the Dealer.

‘Aye. He’s got a date with her, I’d say,’ said the Trickster.

‘And she’s ordered the lobster,’ said the Teller.






1. When and where do you prefer to write?

When I read or watch interviews of other writers a lot of them seem to be pretty much nocturnal, but that is not me. By 9 o’clock my brain is usually just about done for the day. On the other hand, if I get the chance, I do prefer to ease into my day. So, I’d say between 11am and 7pm is about the sweet spot for me.

2. Do you have a certain ritual?

As a rule, no. I don’t particularly like writing in the same place day after day. If I can, I’ll write at home for a few days and then get out to a café or someplace different on the weekends.

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

No usually. If I’m in a café, I’ll have a pot of tea, which keeps me going for a while.

4. What is your favourite book?

Probably Terry Pratchett’s Hogfather, but in truth it’s usually whichever Terry Pratchett novel I happen to be reading.

5. Do you consider writing a different genre in the future?

Yes. I already have folders with notes for several other project I hope to write someday, but for now I’m excited to see The Hero’s Arc to its end.

6. Do you sometimes base your characters on people you know?

Yes, but not intentionally. It’s usually when I read back over a character, I realise that I’ve put a bit of someone I know in them. Quite often it turns out to be me.

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

A notebook if I have pockets big enough, if not I’ll send myself messages on my phone. It is not an elegant system, but it is my system.

8. Which genre do you not like at all?

There is nothing that I won’t give a go. Although, saying that, I am yet to read a romance novel.

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

Definitely Neil Gaiman.

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

That’s tough, there are a lot of countries that I think have fantastic rich history that can add a lot of flavour to writing, but I don’t remember the last time I went anywhere and didn’t come back with something that I wanted to put into a book. I think travel is important for any writer, no matter your genre and I try to do as much as I can.

Thank you, Linden Forster and Rachel’s Random Resources.

About the author 

Linden Forster began writing at the age of seventeen. Divine Invention was his debut novel and it took seven years from the idea conjuring at the back of an English class to reaching the page.

Since then, writing has become his dream and passion. The Greenmen is the second in his fantasy series, The Hero’s Arc.

He is a lover of nature and enjoys walks in the country and often ventures out armed with a notepad and pen.

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Summer on the Italian Lakes – Lucy Coleman / #PromoPost # PriceDrop #SummerOnTheItalianLakes #Competition #BlogTour @rararesources @LucyColemanAuth



Bestselling Brianna Middleton has won the hearts of millions of readers with her sweeping – and steamy – love stories. But the girl behind the typewriter is struggling… Not only does she have writer’s block, but she’s a world-famous romance author with zero romance in her own life.

So the opportunity to spend the summer teaching at a writer’s retreat in an idyllic villa on the shores of Lake Garda – owned by superstar author Arran Jamieson – could this be just the thing to fire up Brie’s writing – and romantic – mojo?

Brie’s sun-drenched Italian summer could be the beginning of this writer’s very own happy-ever-after…

Price drop: only 99p – grab your copy now!

(price is accurate at time of posting, but you should check before purchasing )



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You can read my review here


The fun part about being an author is that you get to spend your days in some wonderful locations, even if it’s virtually! But the only way to be able to sit down and really share with the readers what the experience is like, is to visit in person.

Lake Garda is a place I have visited several times over the years, and it will always be one of my all-time favourite holiday destinations. Whether you fly direct or are planning a grand European tour by road – it is a dream destination.

The villa featured in Summer on the Italian Lakes is fictitious but based on a composite of two properties in which I have stayed. But the descriptions of being up in the hills and the trips taken are real-life experiences.

Italy is an overload of stimuli – everywhere you look, every breath you take in, and everything you touch, fills your heart with love for the vibrancy and warmth of this beautiful country. It’s full of passionate people – for love and life. Fiery temperaments, fabulous food and wonderful wines; flavours that literally grab you with their freshness and taste. Wonderful music and art; scenery that will make your jaw drop; beautiful architecture around which to saunter and so many hidden gems to discover.

But up in the hills where it’s quieter, it’s the perfect place to reconnect with the inner you. For me a holiday has to combine everything – lots of exciting things to experience, but also some time to relax and chill.

So, it was the perfect setting for this book and the only sadness for me, was that I didn’t get to do a research trip! I didn’t need to as all of those memories are locked inside my head, and my heart – but, oh, Italy is calling me loud and clear! If you haven’t been, please do add it to your list of must-sees and Lake Garda is the perfect place to begin.

Do you love a competition?

Hello lovely readers and bloggers!

To celebrate the price drop to 99p I will be running a competition on Twitter for one lucky person to win some goodies –  an Aria tote bag, two beautiful hand-made Italian soaps and a limited edition mug!

No purchase is necessary to join in – just RT one of my lovely blogger’s Tweets for the 99p promo including @LucyColemanAuth and #SummerOnTheItalianLakes, to take part.

If you have already read/reviewed Summer on the Italian Lakes and take a photo of it on your reading device and/or send a link to your review in your Tweet – IF YOUR NAME is the ONE drawn by the third party, I will add two signed paperbacks from my backlist to the prize!

Don’t forget to include @LucyColemanAuth and #SummerOnTheItalianLakes so we can include your Tweet in the competition. Thank you so much for dropping by and good luck!

Terms: Competition closes noon GMT 29 April 2019; international; anyone can enter; prize to be provided by the author; prize winner will be announced on Twitter by @LucyColemanAuth and on Lucy and Linn’s website (competition page) at noon on 30 April 2019 after being selected at random by a third party.

Thank you, Lucy Coleman and Rachel’s Random Resources.


About the author 

From interior designer to author, Linn B. Halton – who also writes under the pen name of Lucy Coleman – says ‘it’s been a fantastic journey!’

Linn is the bestselling author of more than a dozen novels and is excited to be writing for both Aria Fiction (Head of Zeus) and Harper Impulse (Harper Collins); she’s represented by Sara Keane of the Keane Kataria Literary Agency.

When she’s not writing, or spending time with the family, she’s either upcycling furniture or working in the garden.

Linn won the 2013 UK Festival of Romance: Innovation in Romantic Fiction award; her novels have been short-listed in the UK’s Festival of Romance and the eFestival of Words Book Awards.

Living in Coed Duon in the Welsh Valleys with her ‘rock’, Lawrence, and gorgeous Bengal cat Ziggy, she freely admits she’s an eternal romantic.

Linn is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and writes feel-good, uplifting novels about life, love and relationships.

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