Sunday, November 4, 2018

Cottage on a Cornish Cliff by Kate Ryder

Cottage on a Cornish Cliff - Kate Ryder
About the author

After pursuing a career in publishing and acting, Kate found her passion in writing. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and the Society of Authors. Her self-published debut novel received a Chill with a Book, “Book of the Month” Award. She currently lives with her husband in the Tamar Valley in a renovated 200-year-old Cornish sawmill. She finds the Cornish landscape a great source of inspiration. When she is not writing she enjoys reading, art, theatre and travel. 

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About the book
Returning to the heart of her beloved Cornwall, Kate Ryder weaves another deliciously irresistible tale of desire, jealousy and the search for understanding, set against the stunning backdrop of the glorious Lizard Peninsula. 

Globally renowned actor Oliver Foxley has made the most difficult decision of all and set the love of his life free, in order to try and bring his family back together. But there's a magnetic pull back to both Cara and Cornwall that Oliver can neither deny nor resist... 

Heartbroken for a second time in her short life, single mother Cara knows she has no choice but to pick up the pieces yet again and carry on. Perhaps a complete change of scenery would help her, and her young family? Yet her mind, spirit and heart yearn for the windswept shores of her Cornish Cove... 

Cara and Oliver face the agonising choice between following expectations, or following their hearts. How will their story end...? 


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Thursday, August 23, 2018

All That Doesn't by Tracy Krimmer

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This is my stop during the book blitz for All That Doesn’t by Tracy Krimmer. This book blitz is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 20 till 21 August. See the tour schedule here.

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By Tracy Krimmer
Genre: Contemporary Romance/ Women’s Fiction
Age category: Adult
Release Date: August 20, 2018

Blurb:
After a devastating end to her marriage, Dory Walker has rebuilt her life in her hometown of Sycamore Bay. She’s left her music career behind and is only looking forward to her future with her rekindled love, Harris Malone.

Single dad Harris is doing his best to guide his young daughter and take the reins of his soon to be retired dad’s hardware store. With Dory by his side, he can do anything.

But just when Dory thought she had it all, a surprise visitor turns her world upside down with a revelation that threatens to tear her family apart. She turns to Harris for help, but he’s caught up trying to save his relationship with his daughter. Can the bond between Dory and Harris survive these turbulent times?


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First book in this series
All That Glitters
“A has-been country music star. A divorced dad from a small town. Almost a decade of bottled up passion...”

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Tracy KrimmerAbout the Author:
Tracy Krimmer loves coffee, popcorn, Drew Barrymore, and the movie Saving Silverman. She enjoys reading great books (of course) and writing realistic characters for you to enjoy. When she listens to music she prefers the 80s and 90s music she grew up on. In a typical day you’ll find her writing at one of her favorite spots--on the couch, at the kitchen table, or at her favorite hometown coffee shop.

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

The Brightest Stars by Anna Todd

The Brightest Stars, a beautiful and gripping novel from New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author Anna Todd, is coming September 18th!

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International bestselling author Anna Todd returns with a gripping novel about a young woman's journey towards love, and the obstacles life throws up at every turn.
Karina knows the harsh realities of military life. And like anyone who has grown up around an army base, she knows the background noise that follows a soldier home from war. That's why she's forging her own quiet life in her own little house. But she hasn't turned her back on her family. She's the glue that holds them together--when her father is deployed, when her brother, Austin, has another brush with the law.
Karina knows that she has to look after herself, that she can't always fix what's broken. But when Austin's behavior worsens and her father's reactions grow more extreme, Karina feels her own edges beginning to fray. That's when she meets him--a closed book she's desperate to open.
At just twenty, Kael is a handsome, brooding soldier struggling with the aftermath of two tours in Afghanistan. He's emotionally damaged and closed off. Quiet doesn't begin to describe him. But as Karina gets used to his stable presence, she finds it hard to ignore the way he makes her feel. In their time together, she finds the stillness she has always wanted and never found. She lets down her guard. And she lets herself fill in the blanks about this mysterious man.
But illusions quickly made are quickly shattered. That's when Karina has to find her own courage--to untangle the truth from the lies, and decide what she's going to do about it.
A riveting story about love and lies, THE BRIGHTEST STARS will stay with you long after the last page has been turned.
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About Anna:
Anna  Todd  is the  New York Times  and #1 internationally bestselling author of the After series. An avid reader, Anna began writing stories on her phone on Wattpad, the reading and writing multi platform for original stories, with  After  becoming the most read series on the platform with over 1.5 billion reads. The print edition published in 2014. AFTER has been published in over 30 languages, with more than 10 million copies sold worldwide, and is a #1 bestseller in Italy, Germany, France and Spain.  The film adaptation of AFTER, which Anna is co-producing, is set to be released in early 2019. Anna  and her husband currently live in Los Angeles.  Find her at AnnaTodd.com, on Twitter at @imaginator1d, on Instagram at @imaginator1d, and on Wattpad as Imaginator1D. AnnaSquare.jpg
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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Road Trip by Andie M Long and Laura Barnard

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Romantic comedy authors Andie M Long and Laura Barnard have teamed together to bring you the hilarious Road Trip!  Out NOW!  #oneclick #romcom #chicklit #lovehate

Synopsis

After the end of a car crash relationship can Katy find true love?

After catching her sister in bed with her fiancĂ©, school teacher Katy Cornish enlists playboy colleague Felix Montague to help her save face. What she doesn’t bargain on is them both losing their jobs in the process.


With finances running out, Katy must endure the rude and arrogant Felix while they embark on a road trip around the country in hopes of securing a new job. But there’s just one problem... they’re up for the same posts. This road trip is going to be unlike any other, with them doing whatever they can to sabotage the other.


Can they see past themselves and their egos to each other? Or will their desperation to continue their careers drive them apart?

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Road Trip by Andie M Long and Laura Barnard

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Romantic comedy authors Andie M Long and Laura Barnard have teamed together to bring you the hilarious Road Trip!  Out on 23rd May, get your one click fingers ready ;-)

Synopsis

After the end of a car crash relationship can Katy find true love?

After catching her sister in bed with her fiancĂ©, school teacher Katy Cornish enlists playboy colleague Felix Montague to help her save face. What she doesn’t bargain on is them both losing their jobs in the process.


With finances running out, Katy must endure the rude and arrogant Felix while they embark on a road trip around the country in hopes of securing a new job. But there’s just one problem... they’re up for the same posts. This road trip is going to be unlike any other, with them doing whatever they can to sabotage the other.


Can they see past themselves and their egos to each other? Or will their desperation to continue their careers drive them apart?



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The book will be available to read for FREE via Kindle Unlimited from 23rd May.

Head on over to Laura's Facebook page to enter their giveaway for a chance to win $10/£10 Amazon Gift Card & Advanced Reader Copy.

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Follow Your Arrow by A.M. Willard


Release Date: May 22, 2018

Cover Design: MadHat Books

 

Synopsis

All I wanted to do was run my bookstore, forget my failed marriage, and escape my past. But life on a tiny island makes that tough, especially when rumors are swirling that Justin Albott, famous mystery writer and my first love, is returning to the island.
I've watched his career. Stocked my bookstore with hardcovers that bear his glossy photo. There seems to be two sides to his personality. The online persona, who smiles when prompted, and the one that I remember—the thief of hearts. The one who just walked into my store and crooked that familiar grin.
We’ve both changed over the years. I'm no longer married, and he's no longer the boy who left me behind.
I’d give anything to know why he's really come back and if that kiss between us was real.
 

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Excerpt

Running my hands through my hair, I look up toward the sky like I’m asking someone for a story. Someone to give me the words to write. Right as I look back down, I see her walking down the shoreline. Her hair is blowing in the light breeze, while her arms are wrapped around her waist. I study the way Leslie is lost in thought. I can’t help but think she’s trying to figure out our little exchange today. Or is she wishing she never had to see me again? Carefully, I watch her like I’m taking notes on a private moment. One that I’m not invited to know about. A part of my chest hurts, and I don’t know why. I’m unsteady when it comes to her. The mixture of protection, lust, and mystery hangs from the aura of Leslie Owens- Powell.
With my eyes on Leslie and my fingers hovering above the keyboard, it hits me. The story that I need to write. The one that will be the best of them all.
Before I can blink I’m typing.

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About the Author

Bestselling Author, A.M. Willard resides in Savannah, Georgia. She joined the Peach State many years ago after leaving the crystal blue waters and sugary white sand behind from the Panhandle of Florida. She's also known for being a wife, mother, and caretaker for her farm animals. A.M. loves anything sassy, glittery, and is a sucker for the Hallmark Channel. That last one might be the reason she believes in soulmates or it could be because she married her high school sweetheart for twenty years ago. After releasing her first novella series back in 2014, A.M. set out on a new goal to bring her readers a broad range of romantic stories from her desk. This includes Romantic Comedy, Contemporary Romance, and from time to time some Sexy Romance. A.M. is an active member of RWA (Romance Writers of America).

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Saturday, April 28, 2018

The Concubine's Child by Carol Jones

Author bio

Born in Brisbane, Australia, Carol Jones taught English and Drama at secondary schools before working as an editor of children’s magazines. She is the author of several young adult novels as well as children’s non-fiction.

Book description

In 1930s Malaya a sixteen-year-old girl, dreaming of marriage to her sweetheart, is sold as a concubine to a rich old man desperate for an heir. Trapped, and bullied by his spiteful wife, Yu Lan plans to escape with her baby son, despite knowing that they will pursue her to the ends of the earth. 

Four generations later, her great-grandson, Nick, will return to Malaysia, looking for the truth behind the facade of a house cursed by the unhappy past. Nothing can prepare him for what he will find. 

This exquisitely rich novel brings to life a vanished world – a world of abandoned ghost houses, inquisitive monkeys, smoky temples and a panoply of gods and demons. A world where a poor girl can be sold to fulfil a rich man’s dream. But though he can buy her body, he can never capture her soul, nor quench her spirit.

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Gods, Ghosts and Monkeys in Old Kuala Lumpur
Carol Jones

I first visited Malaysia, the setting for The Concubine’s Child, on my honeymoon in 1991. It was my first trip to Asia, and the first time I stepped inside a Chinese temple, or witnessed people making offerings to the gods. Hailing from Queensland originally, the tropical weather was nothing new to me but I was accustomed to backyard wildlife such as possums, lorikeets or the occasional duck in the swimming pool, not monkeys sitting on walls watching me hang out the washing.

Everything about that first visit to Kuala Lumpur was strange and exotic but having returned every year since to stay with my husband’s family, the exotic has became familiar. So much so that I have wanted to write a novel set there for some time, saving up impressions and experiences, collecting memoirs and historical references. But it was a chance remark that my mother-in-law didn’t attend school in the 1930s, instead learning to read and write (Chinese) at her local clan house, which gave me my beginning. The first chapter of The Concubine’s Child introduces Yu Lan, a sixteen year old girl whose father doesn’t think it worth while sending her to school but finally allows her to attend lessons at the Chan Clan house.

The Chan See Shue Yuen is a real place, the stunning hall and lineage temple of the Chan clan society in Kuala Lumpur. It has typical Chinese temple architecture and shines with brilliant turquoise tiles. It and many other temples and shophouses in the old Chinatown area were built in the mid- to late-nineteenth century. It is an area I love to return to for all its colour and history, and it is where the first few chapters of my novel are set.

It was a visit to another temple, this time in China, whichinspired the antagonist in the novel. Madam Chan is the childless wife of the wealthy tin miner who buys Yu Lanfrom her apothecary father. She has a tricky relationship with the gods. She argues and blames them for her troubles, and she is based upon an elderly woman I witnessed tossing moon blocks at a temple in Quanzhou. Moon blocks are a divining tool and this woman wasn’t at all happy with the answers she was receiving. Hence she was complaining and arguing with the gods, who sheexpected to be far more obliging after all the offerings she had made.

On my earlier trips to Kuala Lumpur I noticed a nearby house had been empty and abandoned for years. It was a perfectly good house but was going to rack and ruin in the tropical climate. When I asked my sisters-in-law why it was empty, they replied nonchalantly that it was a ghost house. As if that were self-evident. I soon discovered that ghost houses are quite common in Malaysia, where people of many faiths believe in ghosts. In fact, when I began researching the phenomenon on the Internet I discovered dozens of websites devoted to the topic, and hundreds of photos of abandoned buildings and reputed ghost houses.

To this day it’s not unusual to read newspaper articles about schoolgirls becoming hysterical after seeing ghosts, or pawangs (traditional Malay healers and shamans) being called in to help bring rain, or find something that has been lost. The pawangs were called in to help locate missing flight MH370. They were far less expensive than the costly undersea exploration carried out by Australia. Of course, neither found very much. Nevertheless, in the 1930s, when much of my novel is set, pawangs reputedly helped miners locate tin, fishermen catch more fish, and they blessed just about anything.

Monkeys feature several times in The Concubine’s Child, inspired in part by my encounters with macaques. The macaques near my in-law’s house live in a narrow strip of remnant jungle and roam backyards and local parkssearching for food. They live in family groups, usually with at least one large male and several babies. Years ago, I was bailed up by a very large monkey while hanging out washing. He was hissing and snarling at me and his teeth didn’t look at all pleasant. My elderly father-in-law saved me by running out shouting and throwing slippers at it. On another occasion, I came downstairs to find a young macaque sitting on the family altar, snacking on the offerings to the gods. It had snuck in between the window bars.

Twenty-five years of impressions and experiences have gone into the writing of The Concubine’s Child, coupled with thousands of pages of research into the history and culture of the Chinese people in Malaysia, and not a little reminiscing from family.