Monday, 30 April 2018

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Friday, 27 April 2018

Crimson Cover Mysteries by Tara Brown - Blog tour

Title: Crimson Cove Mysteries
Author: Tara Brown
Genre: YA romance, horror, mystery, and thriller
Blurb:
If At First
Sun, Sand, and Sexy Boys.
These are the three things needed to make a stellar summer.
Unless of course you live in Crimson Cove, where you also have to account for dead bodies and missing persons.
When a summer party turns into a crime scene, five unlikely girls band together to discover the truth behind what happened on August 4th.
A date no one is likely to forget for a long time.
Along the way they discover love, strength, and friendships that last a lifetime.
Where were you when the lights went out?
Better yet, can you stay alive long enough to catch a killer?

Review

What can I say about this? This book totally blew my expectations out of the water. It has suspense and humour and just when you think you know who the killer is, the author twists it up and shocks you. I can't wait to start the next one. If you like Pretty Little Liars you'll love this series! 5/5 Stars

Blurb:
Flirting, first love, fighting for your life.
All the things that represent a spectacular fall in Crimson Cove, named after the sight one sees when the trees all turn red in the crisp autumn air.
When school starts and the events of the summer no one is likely to forget haven't been solved, the five girls decide to take matters into their own hands.
But the problem with lifting stones to find the secrets hidden under them is that you never can tell just what lies beneath.
For the five unlikely friends, what lies beneath involves each and every one of them.
And as the story twists and turns, they start to see they are each connected to the murder and the disappearance still rocking the small sea side community.
Don't miss the exciting second book in The Crimson Cove Mysteries.

Review

These books get better and better with each instalment. The author really knows how to write suspense, humour and teen drama. And again the mystery had me guessing until the very end. I thought I knew who the killer was once again but Brown is far too good at eluding the reader and keeping us guessing. I need book 3 now! 5/5 stars

Blurb:
Third Time’s a Charm
Kisses, kindred spirits, and killings.
The three things that sum up a Christmas in Crimson Cove.
When Christmas break starts, everyone assumes there will be an armistice.
But the killer thing about Christmas parties is someone always spikes the eggnog.
Just when the girls think they have the pieces of the puzzle falling into place, everything falls apart when a third body lands on the pile.
And this person is someone no one expected to find dead. Or find at all.
Don't miss the suspenseful third book in the Crimson Cove Mystery.

Review

I just love this series. It's like Gossip Girl meets Pretty Little Liars meets I know what you did last summer. It's gripping and full of action that keeps you anxiously flipping pages wanting more. It's addictive and I can't wait for the next instalment. 5/5 stars

Blurb: Love, lilies, and a lady in black?
Some things you expect in the spring in Crimson Cove, and others you don't.
The five girls have come to expect it all over the course of the eight months, but when a woman in black starts haunting their footsteps not one of them is prepared for the tidings she brings.
Or who she's related to.
But as the residents of our favorite little town start to squirm under the pressure of the mounting numbers of deaths, the girls start to see the pattern in the crimes being committed.
They start to see that no one is safe, because the killer can reach all four of the Crimson corners.
Don't miss the frightening fourth book in The Crimson Cove Mystery Series.

Review

The Fourth instalment of the series has many twists and turns and some of the biggest revelations of the entire series. I found myself gasping in shock reading this book. 5/5 stars.

Blurb:
Murder. Mystery. Mayhem.
Crimson Cove has devilishly sharp twists and turns that will leave you dying—for more.
“PRETTY LITTLE LIARS MEETS GOSSIP GIRL” *****
“TWISTS AND TURNS GALORE!” *****
“EXCITING ‘WHO DONE IT’ THRILLER!” *****
"A SERIES YOU CAN'T PUT DOWN!" *****
Welcome to Crimson Cove.
Population? One less than yesterday.
Hang Five
Happiness, Hope, and Hostages.
How else do you spend a summer in Crimson Cove?
In the end, the girls realize that everything they have seen and done in the last year has been based on the desires of a few.
Realizing they have been puppets in a scheme from the start, fires up the girl’s desire for revenge.
But revenge is a dish best served cold—ice cold.
So they tuck their anger away and prepare for the retaliation they desperately desire.
But how do you attack the ones you love the most?
Who will make it out alive?
Don’t miss the stunning conclusion to the Crimson Cove Mysteries

Review

I was glad when the final book was released, as I hadn't read book 4. So it meant reading the last 2 books back to back. I'm so glad I waited. Boy, oh boy was it intense! I couldn't believe some of the twists that occurred! This author knows how to write suspense! An excellent series I find myself recommending to all my friends. 5/5 stars
Needless to say, mine saved me. After it got me into trouble first, that is. That's the problem with a vivid imagination, all the lies you tell.
I am happily married with two daughters.
I have two giant dogs, two savage cats, and a penchant for a glass of red.
Also, I drag my bread through the sauce. I can't help myself, bread is life.
According to my age, I am meant to be a responsible adult, but it isn't going well at all. I would still head off to Hogwarts tomorrow and I suspect there isn't a single wardrobe I haven't crept into, hoping to find the door to Narnia. And don't even get me started on the King's Road, I get lost.
Fortunately, I am an international bestseller so I have wormed my way into a quirky or eccentric category.
Thank God for that.
I am represented by Natalie Lakosil from the Bradford Literary Agency and am published traditionally with Montlake Romance.
Buy Links:
Second Nature: http://amzn.to/2eImPJJ
Third Time’s a Charm: http://amzn.to/2uPFYjq
Four Crimson Corners: http://amzn.to/2vBiA6L
Excerpt from Second Nature:
Halloween Scream

October 31, 2015

Sierra
The noise of the creaking stairs, the ones I had just crept up, sounded like it echoed in my ears. Someone had followed us here. “Jake,” I whispered, hoping he was messing around. If he was, I would be angry. I lifted one leg after the other and slipped my high heels off, holding them both so I could tiptoe through the half-constructed mansion without making noise. Jake didn't answer, but the footsteps had stopped from the moment I whispered. The scary movie marathon we’d had before Rachel died flashed through my head, bringing ideas and memories with it. I tiptoed around the corner, brushing my Frankenstein’s bride dress on the rough edge where the unfinished walls met. The drywall scraped against me, making me wince as I hurried along the corridor to the back deck. Whoever was in the house with me was either moving silently too or they were standing still, listening. Either way, I had a terrible feeling this wasn't a game. That meant one thing: Jake was injured or hiding. And I was alone. My heart raced, my eyes burned from not blinking—fearful I would miss something—and my mouth was as dry as a mouthful of popcorn. The floor creaked. I froze. “Sierra,” someone whispered into the dark. My skin crawled when I realized it wasn't Jake. It wasn't his whisper. I’d heard that enough times, always in the dark, to know it wasn't him. “Sierra, don't be scared.” It sounded like something it couldn't be, but I didn't believe. I stayed perfectly still, waiting for the moment I needed to run to the back deck and jump down onto the sandy beach. What had the girls in the horror movies done wrong? What could I avoid? My mind raced, remembering the runners always got caught. They always got stabbed. Usually in the back. The thought of it made my skin burn where I imagined the knife would slice. The hiders always got caught. They were the ones breathing too loudly or hiding in stupid places. “Sierra, I won’t hurt you if you come to me.” I squeezed my eyes shut for half a second and waited for the answer, the right choice, to pop into my head. A dog barked, making me jump and open my eyes. The sound was joined by the creaking of the floorboards again. With gentle breaths and controlled movements I crept along the hallway, entering the spot where the kitchen or master bedroom would likely go. The house was freshly sealed with windows and doors, but it was still in the drywall stage with plywood floors. The massive back deck was through the white French doors, facing the beach and open ocean. The moon offered light, enough to make shadows move with me. I hurried to an alcove I assumed would one day be a nook for a breakfast bar or maybe the ensuite soaker tub. I pressed my back against the wall and stared at the bright white French doors. If I could make it to them, I was free. If only I had my cell phone, I could call the police or Jake or Vincent. Someone would come and help me. Even Ashton might answer. But that wasn't an option. I scolded myself for my weakness in me and forced my focus to be on the doors. They were my answer. They were my hope. As I exhaled and plotted my moment to run and everything I would do from that point on, the floor creaked in the hallway behind me. It was now or never. Live or die. I took one more breath and pushed off from the wall…

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Angel of Night Cover Reveal + pre-order and upcoming events

Hello, beautiful people.

Today is the day you get to see the final cover in the Angels of London series. I'm so excited to share this with you. It's my favourite of the trilogy. You get to meet Max!

Scroll down to read the blurb and check out the cover, as well as pre-order your copy.
The entire series is on sale until May 31st - Angel of Night's release date!

Without further ado, i give you the cover for Angel of Night...

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Title: Angel of Night (Angels of London book 3)
Genre: YA urban fantasy / paranormal romance
Designer: KILA designs
Release Date: May 31st 2018




Blurb:

Life can't get any worse for Gabe, and with Melody gone, it's the perfect chance for evil to step in.

Max's visions predict a future where darkness and old foes rise, bringing fire and pain. In its wake, Gabe and his friends must face certain death.

In the final instalment of the Angels of London series, can the Nephilim defeat this rising threat, or will darkness consume them all?

Buy links:

Angel of Night will be out May 31st. Make sure you're caught up ;)

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In other news, I have a couple of events coming up where you can come meet me, take selfies, and buy some paperbacks...

- May 5th - Central Coast Comicon. For more info, and to buy your tickets, click here. I'll be in Authors and Artist's Alley.

- June 15 - 17 - Supanova Sydney. Check out the website for more info. I'll post more about Supanova, including how to find me, closer to the event.

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I have many more books in the pipeline for you to read. If you love contemporary romance with a dash of humour and a spritz of glitz and glamour, you will love my New Adult Hollywood romance duology, Written in the Stars. Part 1, The Woman in the Photograph, is due out in July, and part 2 soon after.
These books are a kind of passion project for me and I'm nervous / excited to put them out into the world. I'll do a blog with more of an insiders look into how the series came to be and why i chose to write them, closer to release.

Until then,

Happy reading,

Love, Laura xx


Friday, 6 April 2018

Glamour of Midnight by Casey L Bond - Release Day!!!

Title: Glamour of Midnight
Author: Casey L. Bond
Genre: YA Epic Fantasy, Fairy Tale Retelling
Editor: Stacy Sanford/ The Girl with the Red Pen
Cover Designer: Melissa Stevens/ The Illustrated Author Design Services
Publication Date: April 5th, 2018
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Blurb:  Nineteen-year-old Karis has been blind since birth, but for some reason, she can see through the wall of smoke that separates the human lands from those of the Faeries that rule in grand courts on the other side. Most of the time, the only thing she can see on the other side of the wall is the swipe of a tail or the trailing of a bony hand along the surface. But one day, a handsome faerie appears and sweeps her away into his world—a world that is being ravaged by an evil so dark and deadly, she fears she may never see her home again. Loftin is a bounty hunter and he has been searching for Karis since she went missing from the Court of Ash. He needs to return her and collect the ransom. But the longer they travel together and the more he teaches her about what she is now able to see, the more difficult he finds the thought of letting her go. A fiery passion ignites between them, but with a monster tracking their every move, they must find a way to reach the Court of Ash before it kills them both.
Award-winning author Casey L. Bond resides in Milton, West Virginia with her husband and their two beautiful daughters. When she’s not busy being a domestic goddess and chasing her baby girls, she loves to write young adult and new adult fiction. You can find more information about Bond’s books via the following links: 
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Saturday, 31 March 2018

Angel of Song Release!!!

The second instalment of the Angels of London series is here!!!

I'm so excited to share this one with you. In book 2, we dive deeper into Melody's past and character. I don't want to spoil it for you, but something happens to Melody in this one that is life changing. You'll have to read to find out. ;)

Scroll down to grab your copy.

And make sure you're signed up to my newsletter to get an EXCLUSIVE first look at the Angel of Night blurb and cover. Sign up here if you haven't already. Cover reveal and pre-order is happening April 15th.

Happy reading,

Laura xx

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ANGEL OF SONG RELEASE




Blurb

After failing to stop Samson and his demon army from taking over the world, Gabe, Melody and their friends know they have another battle on their hands.
Trying to hold back the wave of demon souls has taken its toll on Gabe.
While being forced to rest and recover, he and Melody grow closer.
During an intimate training session at a safe haven, Gabe and Melody cross paths with someone from Gabe’s past.
But, when the meeting goes horribly wrong, and Gabe is kidnapped, Melody begins to doubt her abilities as a guardian angel.
She must learn to forgive herself if she is to save Gabe.

In the second instalment of the Angels of London series, Melody needs to find herself before she can find Gabe.
After all, she never expected to fall for her assignment.
Will loving him mean she’ll have to sacrifice everything?

Buy links:

Friday, 30 March 2018

Entombed in Glass by Stacey Rourke - Release Day!

Title: Entombed in Glass
Author: Stacey Rourke
Genre: YA Fantasy/ Fairy Tale and Folklore
Cover Designer: Najla Qamber Designs
Publication Date: March 29th, 2018
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Blurb:
Mirror, mirror on the wall.
What’s behind that fated call?
He’s the seer of present, future, and past,
Yet remains a nameless face entombed in glass.
Raised as a servant in the underwater kingdom of Atlantica, Alastor worked his way up to a regal member of the Royal Guard. Only as a decorated soldier did he stand a chance of winning the hand of the woman he’s loved since childhood … Poseidon’s only daughter, Princess Vanessa. But, when the war against humans rages, dark magics are evoked to give the mermen a fighting chance. Temporarily granted legs, they charge from the sea into a doomed battle.
Doing the bidding of his masters as a trusted pawn,
The claims of his loyalty couldn’t be more wrong.
Waking on land, with bodies all around, Alastor’s lone goal becomes returning to the ocean and the only life he’s ever known. A plan that is quickly diverted when Hades, Lord of the Underworld, appears with a twisted agenda all his own. Cast to a land far from the lapping comforts of home, Alastor’s sole companion is a troubled misfit named Sterling that soon comes to depend on him. Trained to be a hero, how far is Alastor willing to go to return to the woman he loves? And can he live with the sacrifices he's forced to make?
Each day he schemes to break free from their thrall,
and honor a self-made vow … to kill them all.
RONE Award Winner for Best YA Paranormal Work of 2012 for Embrace, a Gryphon Series Novel
Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012
Turning Pages Magazine Winner for Best YA book of 2013 & Best Teen Book of 2013 
Stacey Rourke is the author of the award winning YA Gryphon Series, the chillingly suspenseful Legends Saga, and the romantic comedy Adapted for Film. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant dogs. She loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction, and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head. 
Author Links:
Instagram: Rourkewrites.
Buy Link: Rise of the Sea Witch: http://amzn.to/2th8hTW
Entombed in Glass: http://amzn.to/2GV2OJD