A Home at Cornflower Cottage by Tilly Tennant / #SpotlightPost #PublicationDay @bookouture @TillyTenWriter

Escape to the flower-filled fields and hedgerows of the Cotswold countryside, to a tiny cottage and a summer that could change everything….

Amelie has lived in Cornflower Cottage since she was born. She did her homework at the scrubbed kitchen table and helped her mum hang washing from the line on the old oak tree in the garden. And when her beloved parents died, Cornflower Cottage became Amelie’s armour against the world.

The trouble is that Cornflower Cottage is too big for just her. With a broken boiler and a leaking roof, Amelie knows she must do something to make ends meet. When she meets Xander, a scruffy, brown-eyed nature documentary maker living out of his backpack in a nearby hotel, Amelie rents him a room, hoping a lodger will solve her problems.

She soon realises that her troubles are only just beginning. Xander’s muddy clothes all over the cottage and early morning jaunts to photograph otters are going to take some getting used to. But when an argument turns into a heart-to-heart, she finds herself confessing how lonely she has been.

Before long, laughter echoes round the cosy farmhouse kitchen once more and sparks begin to fly. But when a face from Xander’s past appears at Cornflower Cottage Amelie’s happy home is shaken once more. Xander has changed Amelie’s quiet country life forever. Should she open her heart to someone who has hidden things from her? Or let him leave, and lose the love that makes her house a home?

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About the author

Tilly Tennant was born in Dorset, the oldest of four children, but now lives in Staffordshire with a family of her own. After years of dismal and disastrous jobs, including paper plate stacking, shop assistant, newspaper promotions and waitressing (she never could carry a bowl of soup without spilling a bit), she decided to indulge her passion for the written word by embarking on a degree in English and creative writing. She wrote a novel in 2007 during her first summer break at university and hasn’t stopped writing since. She also works as a freelance fiction editor and part-time lecturer.

Hopelessly Devoted to Holden Finn was her debut novel; published in 2014 it was an Amazon bestseller in both the UK and Australia. In 2016 she signed to the hugely successful Bookouture and is currently working on her fifteenth Tilly Tennant novel. Christmas bestseller A Very Vintage Christmas has just been made into a movie for Lifetime Channel.

Tilly also writes young adult fiction as Sharon Sant.

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Author Links

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/TillyTennant/

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/TillyTenWriter

WEBSITE: www.tillytennant.com

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Book Link

Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Home-Cornflower-Cottage-heartwarming-feel-good-ebook/dp/B09ZBHSKTT/

 

 

 

 

Love You From A-Z by Linda Corbett / #SpotlightPost #BlogTour @rararesources @lcorbettauthor

Experience has told Jenna Oakhurst that Happy Ever After may happen in all the best stories, but Happy For Now is the best one ought to expect in real life. Yet lately even that isn’t quite enough, so when a strange set of circumstances leads her to discover a mysterious letter in an abandoned storage unit, she takes the chance to embark on a journey into the unknown…just like the heroines from the storybooks.

Reaching out to the letter’s author, Henry Somners, changes Jenna’s world irrevocably and she starts to realise that the magic she believed in as a child might not be such a fanciful notion after all…

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About the Author

Linda Corbett lives in Surrey with her husband Andrew and three permanently hungry guinea pigs. As well as being an author, Linda is treasurer for Shine Surrey – a volunteer-led charity that supports individuals and families living with spina bifida and hydrocephalus. For many years she also wrote a regular column for Link, a disability magazine, illustrating the humorous aspects of life with a complex disability and she is a passionate advocate of disability representation in fiction. When not writing, Linda can be found papercrafting, cross stitching, or cuddling guinea pigs. Love You From A-Z is her first published novel.

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Author Links

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lcorbettauthor

Instagram: @lindacorbettauthor

www.facebook.com/lindacorbettauthor

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Book Link

mybook.to/LoveYouFromAToZ

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Fall Out by M.N. Grenside / #SpotlightPost #BlogTour @pumpupyourbook @MNGrenside

An LA screenwriter is killed shortly after completing his latest script, FALL OUT – a thriller destined to be a blockbuster but written with a secret double purpose. Echoing events from the past the screenplay is sent to a very specific group of people and will change their lives forever. All are connected to a movie that had abruptly stopped shooting in the jungles of the Philippines years before. FALL OUT exposes the truth about a conspiracy and murder that led to a half-a-billion-dollar fortune for a select few.

Follow the story of Producer Marcus Riley, who sets out on an increasingly dangerous quest to get FALL OUT made. From a powerful Agent’ s office in Hollywood, hidden treasures in Belgravia and a remote chalet in the Swiss Alps to murder at the Cannes Film Festival, Marcus teams up with designer Melinda (Mako) de Turris as they and the other recipients of the screenplay are pursued by an assassin from the past.

With clues cleverly concealed in the screenplay, Marcus and Mako unravel a lethal puzzle that for some will bring death, others the truth and ends in a cave with a shocking secret…..

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About the author

Mark Grenside, born and raised in London, began his working career straight out of school at Lloyds of London, specializing in Kidnap, Ransom and Extortion Insurance. At 25 it was time for a career change and to dump the suit and tie, so he started his media career working for Jim Henson and The Muppets©. From that moment on he has been involved in Entertainment and nearly every aspect of it.

He went on to create and produce several television series and mini-series. At the same time, he started a music management company launching million seller artist Neneh Cherry.

In 2004 he arranged the US $250 million buy-out of the Hallmark Channel International which was then successfully sold to NBC. He returned to producing a number of movies and mini-series.

He has recently morphed into a serial entrepreneur and is now a co-founder of seed to shelf CBD producer Dragonfly Biosciences (www.dragonflybiosciences.com) and a founder in two separate digital companies.

In addition to his love of cooking, an unhealthy amount of time and money is lavished on a collection of classic cars that he has raced all over the world. He enjoys risk and has parachuted in New Zealand, scuba-dived in the Pacific, hang-glided in the Himalayas and even tobogganed down the Cresta Run. In nearly every case chasing after his wife who is utterly fearless!

He is now writing the follow up to Fall Out, entitled The Bastion. In addition, he writes a humorous blog with subscribers in more than 40 countries. http://www.andanotherthing.com

He has two grown sons, two daughters’-in-law, three grandchildren and lives in Malta with his wife and two French bulldogs.

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Author Links

http://www.andanotherthing.com/

Website: https://mngrenside.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mngrenside

https://www.facebook.com/MGrenside

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Book Links

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3M133DQ

Barnes & Noble: https://bit.ly/3Fz1DhI

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/fall-out-11

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The Watchers by John Reid / #SpotlightPost #BookTour @RRBookTours1 @BurtDCI

 

Sometimes it isn’t just good police work that catches criminals. Sometimes you just have to watch them. This is the strategy DCI Steve Burt uses when presented with two different and equally baffling cases.

The DCI takes on a case unofficially as a favour to an ex-colleague that involves the disappearance of an official of the Bank of England and the theft of gold bullion from the bank. The other is a baffling case involving multiple murders at the country home of a peer of the realm.

Steve and his team must navigate a trail of misleading clues and blind alleys involving suspected terrorism, kidnapping, conspiracy and international intrigue, as they strive to solve both cases. His boss becomes increasingly annoyed with Steve’s unconventional approach to police work, but the DCI knows he has to put his career on the line in order to solve these two very different and difficult cases.

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About the Author

John Reid is the creator of the DCI Steve Burt series of thriller and suspense crime fiction at its very best.

Retirement has given John the time to fulfil his passion for writing, creating the mystery series through his unique creative process. Each main character is fully developed at the beginning of the writing process, with the part they play in each journey evolving organically within the confines of the underlying plot line. This freedom and flexibility creates inventive and compelling story telling that keeps the reader intrigued throughout.

John was born in Scotland and, after serving in the Army, embarked on a career in industry. He has worked in several different sectors in senior roles and was latterly CEO of a large international data capture company. He retired for the first time in 1995 to take on a consultancy designed to help new businesses become established. In 2018 he finally retired from business life to become a full-time author. John lives in Scotland and Portugal with his wife, and they have two grown-up sons.

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Author Links

Website: www.steve-burt.com

Facebook: @dcisteveburt

Instagram: @dcisteveburt2

https://www.instagram.com/johnreidauthor/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6nX5bPZ28KY27WeEPtb4SQ

https://www.tiktok.com/@johnreidauthor?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc

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Book Link

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09N7N1GJF/

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Why We Walk by Siena’s Stories / #Interview #BlogTour @rararesources

When we walk we see things that we would have missed if we drove. Things like birds, cats, & squirrels. When we walk we have fun spending time together. We talk and learn how walking can help to care for our planet. Join Siena and her dad as they walk to school and discover every little step counts.

This is the second book in the Siena’s Stories series. The first book, The Dance of the Snow Tractors, was named a top book for children in the automobile category by Newsweek magazine.

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Q&A

– When and where do you prefer to write?

I like to walk and think of new stories. I write on a laptop in my home office. I use MS PowerPoint. I insert the text and then I find personal pictures or pictures online to place in the story board as reference for Shannon to draw. We will tweak the story and art as we go.

– Do you have a certain ritual?

I walk almost daily on a path behind my house for exercise and to search for my favourite bird, the cardinal. I will work my walk into a future book about local wildlife.

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

I enjoy a nice medium strength coffee with lots of milk and sweetener.

– What is your favourite book?

My favourite book is The Great Gatsby. I first read it in university and loved it ever since.

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

I really enjoy murder mysteries but writing is not easy to me. My present books are mostly pictures.

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

All my characters are based on real people and events. I want to give a snapshot of life within my geographic zone. Short and simple stories that have nice pictures and bright colours to engage the children. I studied history in university and learned that even the mundane life of a population will be of interest to future generations. My books will help them learn who we were.

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

I use the notes app on my iPhone. I find it very helpful as my memory is not what it used to be. Also my family and friends give me ideas based on their jobs or hobbies.

– Which genre do you not like at all?

Horror is not my thing.

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

Robert Munsch. I love his books.

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

I have been fortunate to travel quite a bit in my life and was stationed in Germany and the Middle East during my service in the military. I would enjoy returning to Italy, The UK, and Germany to create unique stories with my daughter Siena.

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About the Author

Siena is a real Canadian kid who likes making up stories with her father. Both of whom choose to create these books somewhat anonymously.

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Author Links

https://www.instagram.com/motherbutterfly_books/

https://www.facebook.com/MotherButterflyBooks

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Book Links

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Why-We-Walk-Sienas-Stories-ebook/dp/B0B3TR8BF8/

US – https://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Walk-Sienas-Stories-ebook/dp/B0B3TR8BF8/

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The Slow Lane Walkers Club by Rosa Temple / #Extract #BookTour @literallypr @RosaT_Author @sya_susan

Daniel isn’t used to living life in the slow lane. So when he finds himself unexpectedly jobless and back in his old Cornish hometown, he can’t sit still.

Hazel used to be adventurous too. But now widowed and in her eighties, she barely leaves the house. When she sees an advert for Daniel’s new walking club, she grabs at the chance of some excitement.

Daniel’s heart sinks when he sees that the only person who’s turned up for his walking club is the crazy old lady from two doors down. But what he doesn’t expect is to discover that Hazel is one of the most fascinating people he’s ever met . . .

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Extract

From chapter 1

The train came to a stop at the station. As the doors hissed open, Daniel felt his shoulders sag. He peeled his body from the seat and gathered up his luggage. He had everything he owned with him crammed into an oversized rucksack and two large holdalls. Then there was the long case carrying his walking poles which bashed and banged until he could free everything from the train and dump it onto the platform. With all of his possessions on the ground at his feet, he looked up at the sign: Bodmin Parkway Station. Though it had never been his plan, Daniel was well and truly back in Cornwall. The other passengers for
this station had dodged around him and his baggage. Places to go, people to see. But Daniel was in no hurry. When the guard at the gate looked at him curiously, Daniel decided to heap his rucksack onto his back, pull his case of walking poles over his shoulder and then stoop to pick up the two bulging holdalls. As he lifted himself to standing, his mobile buzzed with a notification. It was probably his sister, Annabelle, saying she was waiting in the car, so he ignored it and exited the station.

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About the author

Rosa Temple began her career writing romantic comedy and chick lit novellas, short stories and books because of her passion for what she calls the ‘early chick lit films’, like: Sabrina, Barefoot In the Park and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. She honed her skills as a ghost writer, gaining experience writing romance novellas and book series, with sweet themes as well as steamy novels for adult readers. She now specialises in contemporary romance and romantic comedies. Rosa is the author of four novels; Playing By the Rules, Playing Her Cards Right and Playing for Keeps as well as The Slow Lane Walkers Club. Rosa Temple is a Londoner who recently moved to the beautiful countryside of Ross-On-Wye in Herefordshire. She is married to a musician and has two sons.

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Author Links

Website: https://www.rosatemple.co.uk/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RosaT_Author

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

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Book Link

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Slow-Lane-Walkers-Club-ebook/dp/B09DZ2Z49M/

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The Ex-Husband by Samantha Hayes / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @samhayes

You thought you were safe. Until he moved in next door…I haven’t lived here long. The house is small and a little rundown, but each piece of faded floral wallpaper I peel away feels like unwrapping the second chance I never thought I’d get. I’m finally free to wear what I want, and I don’t flinch when I accidently burn dinner. My new home is warm, and the kids are safe inside. Anywhere would feel idyllic after the nightmare marriage I’ve just escaped.But then I see my ex-husband Craig stroll past my window and let himself into the house next door. Fear chokes me. How did he find me? Does he want me back, or to destroy me for good?As the removals van pulls away, Craig tells me it’s just a coincidence, that we can all get along and be good neighbours. But at night I lie awake listening to the sound of laughter and lovemaking through the thin wall that separates us, wondering if his new girlfriend is safe. And in the morning, I rifle through his trash, trying to guess his next move. I know how crazy I look, but I’d do anything to protect my children.Weeks later, when the night air fills with smoke, and this quiet street dances with blue and red flashing police lights, all the secrets behind our two closed doors will be revealed. But after everything that’s happened, will anyone believe I’m innocent?

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Review

You fall in love. You get married and you are blessed with lovely children. How you wish your husband was still the person you married, but unfortunately you just have to leave.

After a while you find a house you can turn in to a home for you and your kids. You have turned the page and are ready to start writing a new chapter.

You don’t get a lot of time before the one thing you long to do is run. Run as far away as possible…

But you are stronger now, aren’t you and you are determined to fight back. This is one war you intent to win. You are David. He is Goliath. Will history repeat itself and will the giant be defeated? I know who I am rooting for.

This story forces me to face some harsh realities. I once again realise how hard and cruel some people can be towards others and finding joy in it which is even more disgusting.

Some people betray loved ones, because they are seeking something for themselves. Some betrayal hurts beyond everything thinkable. You can burn bridges and you can rebuild them again eventually. Some are beyond repair though and I totally understand that. I would throw away the building materials too.

A very good story with a few shocking surprises. 5 stars.

Thank you

https://www.tiktok.com/@bforbookreview/video/7114392447827971334

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About the author

Samantha Hayes grew up in a creative family where her love of writing began as a child. Samantha has written eight thrillers in total, including the bestselling Until You’re Mine. The Independent said “fantastically written and very tense” while Good Housekeeping said “Her believable psychological thrillers are completely gripping.” Samantha’s books are published in 22 languages at the last count.

When not writing, Samantha loves to cook, go to the gym, see friends and drink nice wine. She is also studying for a degree in psychotherapy. She has three grown-up children and lives in Warwickshire.

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Author Links

website www.samanthahayes.co.uk

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

Twitter @samhayes

https://www.instagram.com/samanthahayes.author/

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From The Deep by Kateri Stanley / #Interview #BlogTour @rararesources @sal_writes

 

Julian Finch, widower and fisherman, awakes to learn that the bodies of two colleagues have washed up on the beach of Drake Cove. The close-knit community is under fierce public scrutiny due to a long-standing tradition called “The Culling”, the annual slaughter of pilot whales for consumption. An act which divides the nation.

The suspects are the extreme animal rights group, the Fighters Against Animal Cruelty (FAAC) who go wherever the politics is trending. They’ve been harassing the small fishing town for many years, smashing up their boats and sending vicious hate mail.

Tensions mount after a viral video, uploaded by the FAAC of Julian killing a pregnant whale, causes uproar online and in real life. In the aftermath, Julian becomes the victim of hate crime. In order to avoid further life-threatening attacks, Julian and his daughter take refuge in the home of Frank Blothio: ex-fisherman turned writer and political activist who does not have the best history with the animal rights movement, or Drake Cove as a whole.

As Julian integrates into the Blothio way of life, he discovers heinous secrets and disturbing truths lurking beneath the skin of his hometown that will change his life forever.

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Q&A

Did or do you like to read comic books/grapic novels? Which ones?

I haven’t read a comic since I was kid, big fan of the Beano. I’m a big fan of graphic novels or noir-comics, the darker stories the better. The ones that come to mind are Frank Miller’s Sin City Series, The Hard Goodbye, That Yellow Bastard. Batman: The Killing Joke by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland – a deep study plunging into the Joker’s past and his psyche. Then there’s James O’Barr’s The Crow. Utterly beautiful, heart wrenching and inspired by a real tragedy. His fiancé was run over and killed by a drunk driver and in order to deal with the pain of losing her, all of his emotion was used to create the lead character, Eric Draven.

Whom did you inherit your love for books/reading from?

My parents. I remember reading or listening to an audiobook before bed. According to my mother, she’d come in and check on me and would have to lift a book off my face where I’d fallen asleep. Shocked I didn’t suffocate.

When you need a murder victim or someone you can diagnose with a serious disease or someone who is involved in a fatal accident do you sometimes picture someone nasty you have met in real life and think ‘got you’ LOL?

I’d be lying if I said I haven’t based characters or storylines on certain people from my past…

How do you come up with the names for your characters?

Sometimes they just pop into my head. Sometimes I research them .online. Matthew Waldemar, a rather menacing character from my second novel, From the Deep was found on the back of two DVD cases.

Do you write other things beside books (and shoppinglists 😉 )?

I write reviews for the books I’m reading and I post them on Amazon, Goodreads, social media etc. Before my debut novel was published, I used to write scripts for an audio erotica community on Reddit. It was lovely experience. I have also written a short film screenplay– I’m currently writing the novel version of this. I’m hoping it will be my third novel.

If a movie or series would be made from your books, would you be happy with the ‘based on’ version or would you rather like they showed it exactly the way you created it?

I would be happy with the ‘based on’ as you can’t transfer the entire novel for screen because they are different mediums. There will have to be changes. As long as the movie or TV series captures the essence and heart of the story and characters in the books, I think that’s what matters.  

Who would you like/have liked to interview?

Charlie Chaplin. What an artist.

Do you have certain people you contact while doing research to pick their brains? What are they specialized in?

This is a stage of research I’d love to climb to when it comes to building my stories. One of my favourite authors, Jodi Picoult wrote a novel set on death row in prison and she actually went to prison and interviewed inmates and the wardens. I’d love to do something like that.

Is there someone you sometimes discuss a dilemma with?

My boyfriend. I bounce ideas off him all the time. I write crime thrillers, dramas and romances under another name and I was chatting to him about a particular scene. The novel is set in Hong Kong and I talked about the detectives walking around the city. My boyfriend was born in HK and he responded with: “Why don’t you have the character go around the city on the MTR?” I had no idea what it was and it’s the HK train version of the London Underground. It made sense. The leading characters are police officers, they won’t want to waste time walking around, they need to get to their destinations fast and without stress. So, with his input, I changed it.  

What is more important to you : a rating in stars with no comments or a reviewer who explains what the comments they give are based on (without spoilers of course)

Ratings are always great but I do enjoy reading the comments my writing receives whether they liked the story or not, I find it inspiring. Someone has taken the time out of their day or they’ve chosen my work to escape to. It means so much to me.

Thanks for having me!

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About the author 

Kateri Stanley is a pseudonym for the multi-genre fiction writer. Since being a child, Kateri has been inspired by the wondrous mediums of books, music, TV and film. After working in the healthcare industry for eight years and studying for an Arts and Humanities degree, she made the decision to move cities in the West Midlands and live with her ever-suffering partner and their felines. Her debut novel Forgive Me was published by indie press house, DarkStroke Books in 2021 and it reached #1 in the US Horror Fiction charts on Amazon. She is currently working on her third novel, Bittersweet Injuries and would love to pursue a full-time career in writing.

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Author Links 

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/kateri-stanley

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sal_writes

Instagram: https://instagram.com/sal_writes

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/salwrites2/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/21272876.Kateri_Stanley   

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Book Links

Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B09WG2GVV5

Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/from-the-deep-kateri-stanley/1141255926

Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/From-Deep-Kateri-Stanley/9781838345945

Waterstones: https://www.waterstones.com/book/from-the-deep/kateri-stanley/9781838345945

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Radio Ha Ha by Kiltie Jackson / #Interview #BlogTour @ZooloosBT @kiltiejackson

Will a blind date on the radio blossom into romance on the airwaves ?

DJ Marky Sparks is hanging onto his career by a thread – he needs a miracle. Steven Byrne has an invite to his brother’s “Couples Only” party – he needs a date. Matilda ‘Mats’ Davidson has dumped her cheating boyfriend – she doesn’t need anything.

A drunken email brings these three strangers together and changes their lives in ways they couldn’t have foreseen.

Mats Davidson has just dumped her cheating boyfriend so is less than impressed to find herself, thanks to her interfering best friend, taking part in a radio version of Blind Date barely two hours later.

Steven Byrne can’t attend his brother’s “Couples Only” engagement party without a date and is horrified to find he’s sent a drunken email to a local radio station asking for their help in finding one.

DJ Marky Sparks seizes the opportunity to add a different element to his morning breakfast show and in doing so, brings Mats and Steven together.

While the date is a success, there are no plans to meet again but DJ Sparks has other ideas. He formats a plan to bring Mats and Steven together while also, hopefully, saving his radio station and his career.

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Q&A

When and where do you prefer to write?

I write in my study and usually on Tuesday & Thursday evenings and at the weekend during the football season. I take summer weekends off to hang out with my hubs, Mr Mogs.

Do you need peace and quiet when you are wrting?

Yes, I do. The smallest sound annoys me and music playing in the background is a total no-no!

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

At this moment in time, it would probably be Julie Caplin. Her writing is beautiful and I love her books.

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

I think I could get on rather nicely with being the villain. They do tend to have more fun even if they don’t always get away with it.

Who would you like/have liked to interview?

A lovely writer called Deric Longden who, sadly, is no longer with us. His books are very funny and I think there would have been much laughter in the room during the interview.

Where can I find you when you are reading?

Usually in my bed at the end of the day but Moggy Towers has recently acquired a new gazebo and I’ve been hiding away in there the last few weeks.

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

Slobbed out on the sofa, playing silly games on Facebook and a boxset on the TV.

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

Disbelief! I know it’s my book because my name is on it but my brain struggles to accept that it’s my own creation. It’s very surreal.

How do you come up with a title for your book?

With difficulty! Lol lol! Sometimes a title will just present itself and you know it’s right. Other times, finding one is like getting blood out of a stone. My ‘Lovestyle’ series came about because I just couldn’t find a title for my second book! Lazy or wot?

How do you pick a cover for your book?

Again, sometimes it’s easy – I knew exactly how I wanted the covers to look on my last two books before I even began to write them – and other times it can be a nightmare of knowing just where to start. In those cases, I give my designer some pointers and hope they know me well enough to come up with the goods. There can often be a lot of to-ing and fro-ing but we always get there in the end.

Thank you

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About the Author

Kiltie Jackson spent her childhood years growing up in Scotland. Most of these early years were spent in and around Glasgow although for a short period of time, she wreaked havoc at a boarding school in the Highlands.

By the age of seventeen, she had her own flat which she shared with a couple of cats for a few years while working as a waitress in a cocktail bar (she’s sure there’s a song in there somewhere!) and serving customers in a fashionable clothing outlet before moving down to London to chalk up a plethora of experiences which are now finding their way into her writing.

Once she’d wrung the last bit of fun out of the smokey capital, she moved up to the Midlands and now lives in Staffordshire with one grumpy husband and another six feisty felines.

Her little home is known as Moggy Towers even though, despite having plenty of moggies, there are no towers! The cats kindly allow her and Mr Mogs to share their home as long as the mortgage continues to be paid.

Since the age of three, Kiltie has been an avid reader although it was many years later before she decided to put pen to paper – or fingers to keyboard – to begin giving life to the stories in her head.

Her debut novel was released in September 2017 and her fourth book, ‘A Timeless Lovestyle’ was a US Amazon bestseller in Time Travel Romance.

Kiltie loves to write fiery and feisty female characters and puts the blame for this firmly on the doorsteps of Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables and George Kirrin from The Famous Five.

When asked what her best memories are, Kiltie will tell you:

1. Queuing up overnight outside the Glasgow Apollo to buy her Live-Aid ticket.

2. Being at Live-Aid.

3. Winning an MTV competition to meet Bon Jovi in Sweden. (Although, if Mr Mogs is in earshot, the latter is changed to her wedding day.)

Her main motto in life used to be “Old enough to know better, young enough not to care!” but thathas since been replaced with “Too many stories, not a fast enough typist!”

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Author Links

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/kiltiejackson

Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/kiltiejackson

Twitter : http://www.twitter.com/KiltieJackson

Website : http://www.kiltiejackson.com

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Book Links

Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Radio-Ha-sparkling-heartwarming-romcom-ebook/dp/B0B2WNQB59

Amazon US – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0B2WNQB59

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Dead Drift by Kelly Romo / #SpotlightPost #BlogTour @RRBookTours1 @KellyAnneRomo

Two teenage girls on the run with fake IDs and a beater car…what could go wrong?

Emmy has always been impulsive. She is no longer a minor and has aged out of foster care. When her best friend, Amber, is the target of a perverted uncle who lives in the basement of her group home, they plan her escape.

They head for Canada, where Amber will be safe, and the foster care system can no longer control their lives. When they come across a whitewater rafting brochure, they decide to take a detour for one last adventure before leaving the country. Emmy and Amber have no idea it will be a decision that will forever change their fates.

The rafting town is so far in the middle of nowhere that Emmy’s car radio catches nothing but static. They consider turning around until a truck pulls up, loaded with hot whitewater rafting guides and rubber rafts–just the fun they were looking for. Ignoring every instinct, they turn off the pavement and follow the truck down an isolated dirt road. They end up in Lodell, the town where a girl went missing the previous summer…and she will not be the last.

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About the Author

Kelly Romo grew up in California but has lived in Oregon for over twenty-five years. She teaches writing, literature, and social studies. She is the mother of three grown children: Brittany, Brennan, and Ryan. She is an avid outdoorswoman who loves to kayak, hike, and fish.

Kelly has a Master of Fine Arts in Writing (Fiction) and a Master of Arts in Teaching, both from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon USA.

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Author Links

https://www.kellyromo.com/

https://www.instagram.com/kellyromo.author/

https://www.facebook.com/kellyromoauthorpage

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Book Link

Amazon: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B09XZYY7XJ

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Giveaway

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