#BlogTour MAKE IT UP TO YOU by LUCY KEELING #bookreview @rararesources @Lucy_K_Author @ChocLituk

A huge delight to be taking part in this Blog Tour for MAKE IT UP TO YOU by LUCY KEELING. My thanks to the author, publisher and Rachel of Rachel’s Random Resources for putting the tour together and letting me be part of it all!

Make It Up To You

What do mascara wands and gardening shears have in common? 

Absolutely nothing! At least that’s what wannabe beauty influencer Sophie Timney thinks when her friend Polly suggests involving her brother Marcus in Sophie’s make-up tutorials. She needs more views, Marcus needs promotion for his gardening business – in Polly’s mind joining forces will help them both. Sophie isn’t so sure. 

Because Marcus Bowman has a habit of getting under her skin in a way that no exfoliating face scrub ever could. But, as the views and comments on her videos begin creeping up, it becomes increasingly obvious that Sophie’s subscribers like Marcus, and what’s even worse is that Sophie might be starting to feel the same way …

Purchase Links 

Kindle UK

Kindle US

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lucy Keeling is an author writing fun, sexy, stories with all of the happily ever afters. When she’s not typing at the kitchen table, she’s arranging and then re-arranging to see her friends for the occasional spot of day drinking. Lucy is currently writing the third book in a Contemporary Romance series, the first of which has been Shortlisted by Choc-Lit ‘Search for a Star’ Competition. 


Facebook Page: @lucykeelingbooks

 Twitter: @Lucy_K_Author

Instagram: @lucy_k_author

MY REVIEW


Wow!!  This was one sizzling read and I’m still a little hot under the collar after the chemistry between Sophie and Marcus!!  Where do I go to find a gardener like Marcus!!?Serious book boyfriend crush!!

Sophie and Marcus have known each other for years. Marcus’ sister Polly is her friend and he’s always seen Sophie as high maintenance! With a blossoming career on YouTube as  a make- up vlogger, she is totally focussed on raising her profile and reaping the rewards.  You just wish sometimes she’d step away from the camera sometimes and have a bit of fun back in her life!When the idea of using Marcus in the videos, it’s hoped to raise the profile of his gardening business and when he appears on camera her numbers shoot up!! Could this be the start of big things … for both of them!!


I just loved how much fun this story was! Using the vlogging aspect really made it feel up to date, and any mention of gardening gets a big tick from me so it was great to read things from such different business and career viewpoints. Marcus was kind of stuck in his ways on how to advertise his business, so having Sophie there to advise him on the benefits of using social media was an eye opener for him.Sophie gets a little too obsessive at times over the numbers watching her channel, and even her parents want her to get a ‘proper’ job! But she’s very determined to make things work – I just loved how Marcus makes her see that there’s more to life than getting videos uploaded and watching subscriber numbers!

The chemistry between them is there for all to see – even more so when there’s a camera rolling and filming their time together!! I loved every single page!!  Really excited to read more from this author in the future!! More hot gardeners please!!

★★★★★

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#CoverReveal Christmas In Little Penhaven by Angela Britnell @ChocLituk

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Welcome all!!!  Hope you’re all excited to see another fabulous cover reveal – and today it’s the turn of CHRISTMAS IN LITTLE PENHAVEN by ANGELA BRITNELL, so my thanks to Angela and Choc Lit for letting me loose once more with the honour!!

Here’s a little bit of blurb about the book to get you in the festive mood!!

Have yourself a little Cornish Christmas …

Wannabe author Jane Solomon is expecting an uneventful Christmas in her Cornish village of Little Penhaven.

But then super fit American gym owner Hal Muir comes to town, and suddenly the holiday season looks set to be far more interesting. Hal is keen on embracing every British tradition on offer, from mince pies to Christmas pub quizzes – and perhaps some festive romance too …

Release date: 26th November 2019

Excited?!  I hope so!!  And here it is …..

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Blooming gorgeous isn’t it?!! I want to spend my Christmas there!! Cannot wait to get hold of this in November and hope you feel the same!!

#CoverReveal BLUEBELL’S CHRISTMAS MAGIC by MARIE LAVAL @ChocLituk

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 Guess what?!! It’s time for yet another Cover Reveal of the Christmas kind and you’re in for another treat with this one! My thanks again to Choc Lit for letting me share this festive stunner!  Think we’re in for a real treat this Christmas with all these wonderful books coming our way!

ABOUT THE  BOOK

A flick of a feather duster and a sprinkle of Christmas magic …

Cassie Bell is used to mess. Her cleaning business, Bluebell Cleaning, is well known in the Cumbrian village of Red Moss. However, now it’s almost Christmas and Cassie has a slightly messier situation to deal with than she’s used to.

She’s been hired to help Stefan Lambert, an injured army helicopter pilot who’s staying at the local Belthorn Manor whilst he recovers. Stefan resents Cassie’s interference and is definitely not looking for Christmas cheer. But Cassie prides herself on sparkling surfaces – so, can she bring some festive sparkle to Stefan’s life too?

Bluebell’s Christmas Magic will be published by Choc Lit on 19th November and will be available to purchase as an eBook on all platforms and also in audio.

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Time to start playing those festive tunes to get you in the mood…… here’s the cover……..

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Hope you agree that this one looks  like a bit of a christmas cracker! Super excited to read this come November!!

#CoverReveal CHRISTMAS ON THE ISLE OF SKYE by KIRSTY FERRY @ChocLituk

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I’m back with another festive offering for you all to enjoy!! My thanks to the team at Choc Lit and Kirsty Ferry for letting me share the fabulous cover reveal with you all!!  

ABOUT THE BOOK

How far would you go to be with the one you love at Christmas?

The Isle of Skye is a magical place, especially at Christmas, and there’s no place Zac Fallon would rather be. But whilst Zac has everything he needs on Skye, there’s still something missing – and that something is a somebody called Ivy McFarlane.

Ivy used to work with Zac but then spread her wings and moved to Glastonbury. He’s missed her ever since. Now it’s almost Christmas and Zac realises that the Ivy shaped hole in his life is too big to bear. So starts his festive mission to the mainland – but will he back in time to spend Christmas in Skye? And, more importantly, will Ivy be with him?

Christmas on the Isle of Skye will be published by Choc Lit on 12th November and will be available to purchase as an eBook on all platforms and also in audio.

Are we in the Christmas mood yet then?!  Are we ready to see a cover of Xmas beauty?!! Here it is……

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I want my Christmas to look like that!! Perfection! What do you think?!   Hope you’ll be getting your copy in November! I know I will!!!

HAPPY FESTIVE READING!!

#BookReview Jessie’s Little Bookshop by the Sea by Kirsty Ferry @ChocLituk

ABOUT THE BOOK

Another wonderful new story from Kirsty Ferry. Part of Kirsty’s Tempest Sisters series but they can all be read on their own. This is Jessie’s story.


Take a trip to the little bookshop by the sea …

Jessie Tempest has two main interests: reading books and selling books. Her little bookshop in the seaside town of Staithes is a cosy hideaway from the chilly Yorkshire wind, but it’s also Jessie’s sanctuary from the outside world.
When writer Miles Fareham and his son Elijah arrive to stay in the holiday apartment above the shop, it’s a test for Jessie who has always felt clueless when it comes to kids. But as she learns the story of the single father and the inquisitive eight-year-old, Jessie realises that first impressions aren’t always the right ones – and, of course, you can never judge a book by its cover

published by Choc Lit

PURCHASE LINKS

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MY REVIEW

A book about a woman who loves books, set by the seaside in a little bookshop – it’s perfect!! I love The Tempest Sisters series and this is another wonderful installment, but can easily be read as a standalone and it will make you just want to run off and open a bookshop by the sea!!

Jessie is the bookworm in this book! She loves reading and she loves her bookshop, although she often struggles to put the books she gets in on the shelves to sell as she’d rather have them at home with her – I understand that feeling!  She has 2 sisters – Rosa and Angel – and they’re a great support network for one another despite being busy doing their own things!

Her bookshop has  a holiday flat above and the only thing Jessie isn’t keen on come school holidays is children moving in for the week because that means noise! And her feelings towards children aren’t helped when she has a run in with a father and son who she crosses paths with – the father takes umbrage at his child being told off, the little boy just thinks it’s great that he’s a rebel and has been thrown out of a shop – as most 8 year olds would!

When the father and son team turn out to be the holiday tenants that brings much awkwardness to their meetings but they soon find common ground – Miles, the father, is a writer and in town to do some research.  Elijah loves to read and that’s something Jessie understands so soon finds in this little person that she ‘gets’!    He’s such a cute and funny little boy anyway you can’t help not being won over by him!!

The relationship between Miles and Jessie is a really touching one,especially as he’s still struggling to come to terms with loss in his and Elijah’s life.  Their shared love of books is the thing that brings them together and the more time Jessie starts spending with them, the more it all seems so comfortable and meant to be.  What isn’t so helpful is that he and Elijah live in Suffolk! Not exactly round the corner so they both start being realistic about where things could go…

I just loved the setting and all the characters in this story! It has all the feels and was just so easy to connect to and want that happy ending that people like this deserve. Wonderful!!

★★★★★

#BlogTour A PARIS FAIRY TALE by MARIE LAVAL #BookReview #Giveaway @rararesources @ChocLituk

A huge delight today to be the latest stop on the wonderful Bog Tour for A PARIS FAIRY TALE by MARIE LAVAL. My thanks to the author, publisher and Rachel of  Rachel’s Random Resources for letting me be part of it all.  And there’s a gorgeous giveaway to take part in too so scroll down for further details!!

ABOUT THE BOOK

A Paris Fairy Tale Is Paris the city of happily ever afters?

Workaholic art historian Aurora Black doesn’t have time for fairy tales or Prince Charmings, even in the most romantic city in the world. She has recently been hired by a Parisian auction house for a job that could make or break her career. Unfortunately, daredevil journalist Cédric Castel seems intent on disrupting Aurora’s routine.

As Aurora and Cédric embark on a journey across France, they get more than they bargained for as they find themselves battling rogue antiques dealers and personal demons, not to mention a growing attraction to each other.

But with the help of a fairy godmother or two, could they both find their happily ever afters

Purchase Links:

 Amazon UK

Amazon US

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Originally from Lyon in France, Marie now lives in Lancashire with her family. She works full-time as a modern languages teacher and in her spare time she loves writing romance and dreaming about romantic heroes. She writes both historical and contemporary romance. Her historical romance The Lion’s Embrace won the Gold Medal at the Global Ebook Awards 2015 (category Historical Romance), and best-selling Little Pink Taxi was her debut romantic comedy novel with Choc Lit. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and the Society of Authors. Her native France, as well as her passion for history and research,

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GIVEAWAY

Giveaway to Win a ‘I love Paris’ Keyring, and a medieval necklace (handmade from a copy of an illuminated manuscript) – UK Only

*Terms and Conditions –UK entries welcome. Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below. The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then Rachel’s Random Resources reserves the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over. Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time Rachel’s Random Resources will delete the data. I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.

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MY REVIEW

Swoon! A book that has every base covered – gorgeous setting, go-getting characters, history, mystery, romance and thriller vibes! What more could you want from a book?! I loved every page!!

Aurora is committed to her work and she is a much respected art historian, which means she travels all over delving into the past. She finds herself in Paris at the request of a top auction house and she wants to prove that she is worthy of the work they are trusting her with. Romance is the last thing on her mind!

She soon comes across the path of Cedric who is a journalist used to getting his own way and never taking no as an answer. When he sniffs out a story it is just coincidence that Aurora may be getting in his way! He wants to do a story on the work she does – she disagree but soon finds that having Cedric around might help her out when things start to take a sinister turn as she finds out more about the manuscript at the centre of her work.

I really love Aurora as a character – so devoted to her work and  not easily distracted but you do notice chinks in her armour when things begin to turn a little darker and the truth about her past comes to light and you totally understand what is pushing her to do well in her work.

And she is reluctant to take a chance on people considering she has been lied to and had her trust in others shattered so when Cedric shows up, you understand her reluctance to let him into her life – even if he does seem to appear when she needs him the most.

Aurora and Cedric are such wonderful main characters to follow – devoted to their jobs but also quite playful with their banter and I loved being in their company! There are twists and turns galore and the pace really builds up nicely towards the end as things came to a head!  A wonderfully modern fairy tale!!

★★★★★

#CoverReveal MAKE IT UP TO YOU by LUCY KEELING @ChocLituk

COVER REVEAL

Hello!! I’m back with yet another fab and funky cover to share with you all on behalf of Lucy Keeling and the team at Choc Lit! And this release is out in September so not long before you can get your mitts on it – and it sounds like such a fun read too! 

ABOUT THE BOOK

What do mascara wands and gardening shears have in common?

Absolutely nothing! At least that’s what wannabe beauty influencer Sophie Timney thinks when her friend Polly suggests involving her brother Marcus in Sophie’s make-up tutorials. She needs more views, Marcus needs promotion for his gardening business – in Polly’s mind joining forces will help them both. Sophie isn’t so sure.

Because Marcus Bowman has a habit of getting under her skin in a way that no exfoliating face scrub ever could. But, as the views and comments on her videos begin creeping up, it becomes increasingly obvious that Sophie’s subscribers like Marcus, and what’s even worse is that Sophie might be starting to feel the same way …

Make It Up To You will be published by Choc Lit 17th September and will be available to purchase as an eBook on all platforms and also in audio

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And here it is – in all its’ pink loveliness!!!

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Loving the idea of the worlds of  make-up and gardening being mixed together!! An interesting mix!! Hurry up September!!

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