#CoverReveal HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVE by JACKIE LADBURY @RubyFiction

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Time to get the tinsel out and start singing those Christmas songs!!  Delighted to be able to share this fabulously festive cover with you all today – thanks to Jackie and the team at Ruby Fiction for letting me bring you all the details … and I’m sure you will now all be singing Mariah Carey and Shakin Stevens songs  for the rest of the day!!!

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ABOUT THE BOOK

All I want for Christmas is you … or you?

Eve Halligan is back in her hometown for Christmas after a whirlwind few years touring with her band, the Molotovs. A lot has changed since she left, but two things have stayed the same. One: Eve is head-over-heels in love with Lucien Malikov, the Molotovs’ bad boy lead singer. Two: Lucien is completely indifferent to her.

Still, Eve dreams that this could be the Christmas where she convinces Lucien that they’re made for each other. But when childhood friend and local caterer Theo Wright comes back into her life bringing with him festive cupcake and sausage roll conundrums, Eve begins to question whether her Christmas dreams have been wasted on the wrong man …

Happy Christmas Eve is published on 15th October by Ruby Fiction and will be available to purchase as an eBook on all platforms, as well as in audio.

Christmas countdown begins now……… ho ho hope you’re ready!!!

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Hope that’s got you all in the mood for Christmas!! I can’t wait to read this one!!  It’s going to be a cracker…. ok I’ll stop with the puns now!!! Roll on October 15th!!

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#BlogTour #BookReview A Cornish Affair by Jo Lambert @rararesources @RubyFiction

Delighted to be the latest stop on the Blog Tour for the wonderful A CORNISH AFFAIR by JO LAMBERT.  My thanks to the author, publisher and Rachel of Rachel’s Random Resources for putting it all together and letting me be part of it all and sharing my thoughts.

A Cornish Affair

 In the close-knit community of Carrenporth in Cornwall everyone knows everyone else’s business. Luke Carrack is only too aware of this. He’s been away for two years but nothing has changed – from the town gossips who can’t see past the scandal of his childhood, to the cold way he is treated by some of his so-called family. The only person who seems to understand is local hotelier’s daughter Cat Trevelyan, although even Luke’s new friendship with her could set tongues wagging. But Carrenporth is about to experience far bigger scandals than the return of Luke Carrack – and the secrets unearthed in the process will shake the sleepy seaside town to its core …

Purchase Links

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Author Bio –

 Jo Lambert lives on the eastern edge of Bath with her husband, one small grey feline called Mollie and a green MGB GT. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and the Society of Authors. She has been writing since 2008. Her first five books, a set of linked romantic sagas following the lives of several families in West Somerset, was followed in 2015 by Summer Moved On, a contemporary romance set in South Devon. A sequel, Watercolours in th Rain followed in 2017, In June 2018 Jo signed to Choc Lit and her debut A Cornish Affair, set in North Cornwall, has just been published. Jo is currently working on another coastal romance, this time set in South Cornwall. When she isn’t writing she reads and reviews. She also has an active blog. Jo loves travel, red wine and rock music and she often takes the odd photograph or two.

Social Media Links –

Website: http://jolambertbooks.com

Blog: http://jolambertwriter.blog

Twitter: @jolambertwriter

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jolambert185

Linkedin: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jo-lambert-6 4644530

Instagram: jolambertwriter185

MY REVIEW

I found this to be a book that has a little bit of everything – romance, drama, dark family secrets and plenty of twists and turns throughout  which made for such an entrancing read that I loved!

Set in Cornwall, the stunning backdrop adds to the whole scene and you’re soon immersed in the lives of these characters – mainly Luke and Cat.  Luke Carrack has been away for a couple of years and seems to have a bit of a reputation with rumours about him never far away, so he’s happy to keep to himself and just try and get on with his life.

Cat Trevelyon is the local hoteliers’ daughter and is back to start the events managment job at the hotel and her first meeting with Luke gets things  off to an interesting start! Definitely a case of mistaken identity which breaks the ice but soon starts off a connection between them – they both seem to have trust issues so that helps them bond and they find it very easy to talk to one another although you still get the feeling they’re holding things back from one another.

Add to the mix the local gossips who are out to cause trouble and it really sets things up for some very intriguing circumstances and to delve into the past which brings up a lot of bad feeling, jealousy and some startling revelations.

I really enjoyed the whole feel of this book – it never felt twee or too light as it dealt with some serious and darker issues which made it feel more real and added to the tension.  In Luke and Cat you have 2 very relatable characters who you warm to through their attitudes to life and  the things they find themselves facing.

An excellent read and I look forward to more from this author in the future.

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#CoverReveal The House That Alice Built by Chris Penhall @RubyFiction

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Hello!! I’ve got a gorgeous cover reveal to share with you all thanks to the team at RUBY FICTION  and CHRIS PENHALL so hope you’re itching to see it!!  

Here’s a little bit about the book to set the scene…….

Home is where the heart is …

Alice Dorothy Matthews is sensible. Whilst her best friend Kathy is living it up in Portugal and her insufferable ex Adam is travelling the world, Alice is working hard to pay for the beloved London house she has put her heart and soul into renovating.

But then a postcard from Buenos Aires turns Alice’s life upside down. One very unsensible decision later and she is in Cascais, Portugal, and so begins her lesson in ‘going with the flow’; a lesson that sees her cat-sitting, paddle boarding, dancing on top of bars and rediscovering her artistic talents.

But perhaps the most important part of the lesson for Alice is that you don’t always need a house to be at home.

The House That Alice Built is published on 20th August by Ruby Fiction and will be available to purchase as an eBook on all platforms, as well as in audio.

Are we ready?!    Here we go…..

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Doesn’t it just make you want to get up and escape to Portugal right now?!   Will be eagerly awaiting the 20th August to dive into this one!!

HAPPY READING!!

#CoverReveal Where The Snow Bleeds by Wendy Dranfield @RubyFiction

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Hello!  I have another stunner of a cover to share with you all today thanks to the lovely bods at Ruby Fiction, this time on behalf of the lovely Wendy Dranfield for her forthcoming thriller WHERE THE SNOW BLEEDS.  

Time to share the blurb before the big snowy reveal!!

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“You want to know what I’ve learnt after living in Lone Creek all my life? I know the snow bleeds here …”

Former police officer Dean Matheson has been playing it safe since the case that cost him almost everything. But working as a PI doesn’t quite cut it, that is until a British woman walks into his office with a job that Dean can’t resist.

The woman’s daughter, Hannah Walker, and her friend Jodie have gone missing whilst working at a ski resort in Colorado. It’s clear there’s something sinister about the girls’ disappearance, but then why are the local police department being so unhelpful?

So begins Dean’s journey to Lone Creek on the trail of the missing girls – and he’ll soon find out that in Lone Creek, everyone has something to hide …

Where the Snow Bleeds is published on 30th July by Ruby Fiction and will be available to purchase as an eBook on all platforms, as well as in audio.

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Without further ado, here is your first look at a cover that looks enticing and chilling in equal measures!!

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Intrigued?! I know I am and can’t wait for July to come round to get my hands on this!!  hope you’ll be doing the same!

#BookReview Behind Closed Doors by Sadie Ryan @RubyFiction

About the book

A simmering sense of dread dominates this brilliant debut thriller. Highly recommended! 


She’s in your house, now she wants your life … 

Tina Valentine has it all: the loving family, the beautiful house, the successful career. 
But then Megan Pearson starts work at Tina’s law firm and with her arrival the perfect world Tina has built for herself starts to collapse as it becomes clear that the newcomer is intent on infiltrating every aspect of her life. 
Something is obviously wrong with Megan but nobody else seems to see it. As the mind games and manipulations continue, Tina comes to the sickening conclusion that now she’s opened the door to Megan, it’s going to be impossible to make her leave 

Published by Ruby Fiction

PURCHASE LINKS

Amazon UK

Amazon US

Apple Books

Kobo

Google Play

Nook

MY REVIEW

Yay for twisty thrillers!! And this is another fabulously gripping read that I haven’t been able to put down since starting it, as I was just eager to find out what would happen next and how it would all end! And the twists didn’t let me down!!

Tina  has the perfect life – great job, wonderful husband, lovely children – BUT that’s all about to change at the same time as Megan Pearson starts working at the law firm where Tina is hoping for promotion.  Her professional manner starts to slip – she forgets things, misplaces important files – but is it her or is someone else setting her up for a big fall?

Tina is an intriguing character – beneath the glossy, successful exterior she alludes to secrets that she’s been keeping from her husband.  Does he need to know? I know I wanted to find out, but it’s all cleverly played out that you’re kept waiting for things to fall into place and those secrets to be revealed.

The arrival of Megan at the firm immediately gets Tina on the back foot and she’s suspicious from the offset.  But everyone else at the firm, including Tina’s husband Glyn, adores the new recruit and Tina begins to wonder if maybe she’s overthinking things or maybe she’s just going mad! She’s driven to extreme measures at times to try and prove her theories but Megan always seems to come out smelling of roses so maybe it is all in Tina’s head?!

I loved the pace of this story – they way it plays out you’re constantly wondering just who is to blame, what went on in the past, and why would this woman have it in for Tina in the first place if she was manipulating the situation she found herself in. A cracking thriller!!

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#BookReview Burn by Hannah Pearl #publicationday @RubyFiction

About the book

There’s no smoke without fire …

Jess has always held a candle for Dex – so when he comes back into her life after a school reunion, she couldn’t be happier.

But something happened to Dex before he mysteriously left the area all those years before – something that still gives him terrible nightmares and makes him seem cold and distant.

And then there are the rumours – rumours that Jess can’t bring herself to believe. But when the truth finally comes out, can Jess be the one to help Dex fight the demons from his past before they consume him completely?

Published by Ruby Fiction

Purchase Links

Amazon

Apple Books

Google Play

Kobo

Nook

MY REVIEW

I found this to be a fascinating darker read – dealing with a very difficult subject but showing just how the consequences of the actions of others can affect you and those around you, and just how the act of time can give you the strength to fight an injustice.

When a group of people are back at their old school to raise funds for rebuilding it after a fire, they can’t help but reminisce about the ‘old days’ especially when they see many faces from the past! Jess and her friends also notice Dexter there, who left under strange circumstances so she can’t resist the chance to reconnect with him and try and find out what he’s been up to – and just what happened to him before he left the school.

As they reconnect she notices that he’s not the same kind of personality as she remembers, and when he starts having nightmares when they are back together she just wants to try and help him get over whatever has triggered these feelings. 

As he’s been dealing with these things by himself for so long, he’s reluctant to have someone come in and ‘fix’ him, but it’s nice to see how supportive Jess is to him and the severity of what happened in the past is just something he needs to let others help him with.

I enjoyed how this book deals with a very difficult but relevant subject.  It puts to the front the question of  ‘who do you believe’ and people being taken advantage of by others who are in a  position of power and handles things in a sensitive and dignified manner.  Dex begins to see the importance of sharing and opening up to others and how the rumour mill affected how people saw him. Jess is also a really cool character as she remains level headed and pragmatic in her approach to helping her friend.  

A smart and thought provoking read!

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#CoverReveal Burn by Hannah Pearl @RubyFiction

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Hello!! Are we ready for a RED HOT cover reveal today?! I hope so!  Ruby Fiction have kindly let me share this one for you on behalf of the wonderful Hannah Pearl and it’s for her next release called BURN…………  here is all you need to know about the book.

There’s no smoke without fire …

Jess has always held a candle for Dex – so when he comes back into her life after aschool reunion, she couldn’t be happier.

But something happened to Dex before he mysteriously left the area all thoseyears before – something that still gives him terrible nightmares and makes himseem cold and distant.

And then there are the rumours – rumours that Jess can’t bring herself to believe.

But when the truth finally comes out, can Jess be the one to help Dex fight thedemons from his past before they consume him completely?

Burn by Hannah Pearl is published on 7th May by Ruby Fiction and will be available to purchase as an eBook on all platforms, as well as in audio.

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Hope you are ready for this striking cover…….

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Does it ‘MATCH’ (really sorry about the puns!) up to what you thought it might look like?! Hope it’s got you eager to read it – I can’t wait!!!