Friday, 30 September 2016

COVER REVEAL

Title: Kill Me

Series: Kiss of Death #1

Author: LP Lovell

Genre: Dark Romance

Cover Design & PhotographerCassy RoopPink Ink

Model: Casey Creswell

Release Date: October 242016

 

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Una

 

To many, I am little more than a myth. The Kiss of Death, a hired killer, revered by the some of the greatest criminal organisations in the world. Trained by the bratva themselves, without conscience, without mercy, the perfect soldier. I’ll kill anyone… for a price. Death doesn’t discriminate, she sells to the highest bidder, but even I have a weakness.

 

Luca

 

I want one thing—power. But power is merely a game of strategy. The pieces are on the chess board. Death is my queen, and also my pawn. She’ll paint this city red in exchange for the one thing she wants. Now all I have to do is watch it all play out. She’s nothing more than a weapon, and yet, I find myself wanting to dance with death, to possess her. And I always get what I want.

 

A game of power. A risk that could cost her everything. An obsession that would see the world burn at their feet. A bloodied king. A broken queen. Kill me or kiss me?

 

 

GOODREADS LINK:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31833761-kill-me

 

PRE-ORDER LINKS

 

US: http://amzn.to/2d5EkDc

UK: http://amzn.to/2djcSQn

 

 

AUTHOR BIO


Lauren Lovell is an indie author from England. 

She suffers from a total lack of brain to mouth filter and is the friend you have to explain before you introduce her to anyone, and apologise for afterwards.

Lauren is a self-confessed shameless pervert, who may be suffering from slight peen envy. 

LP loves to hear from readers so please get in touch.

 

AUTHOR LINKS

 

Website:  http://www.lplovell.com/

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

Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7850247.L_P_Lovell

Amazon: http://amzn.to/255v9G9

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Authorlplovell


Wednesday, 28 September 2016

💔 Pretty Stolen Dolls 💔 by Ker Dukey & K Webster is LIVE!

 

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💔 About the Book 💔

Benny loves his pretty little dolls.

As long as they do exactly as they’re told.

He keeps them perfect by brushing their hair

and gives them pretty dresses to wear.

He likes to toy with them late at night.

One so timid but the other likes to fight.

When his favorite doll runs away…

despite the other doll promising to stay,

his heart becomes broken and he can’t help but cry.

He wants her back home or his pretty little doll must die.

Have you ever had to make a decision that haunts you every single day for the rest of your life…the life you stole back?

I have.

I ran for my survival, rocks and twigs cutting into the soles of my feet, my lungs burning and screaming for rest, every muscle tensed and fighting along with me for existence.

I left her.

I ran, ran, ran—from Benny and his lone, pretty little doll—until I couldn’t remember where to find them again.

I’m sorry.

 

💔 About the Authors 💔

About Ker:

 

My books all tend to be darker romance, edge of you seat, angst filled reads. My advice to my readers when starting one of my titles...prepare for the unexpected.

 

I have always had a passion for storytelling, whether it be through lyrics or bed time stories with my sisters growing up. 

 

My mum would always have a book in her hand when I was young and passed on her love for reading, inspiring me to venture into writing my own. I tend to have a darker edge to my writing. Not all love stories are made from light; some are created in darkness but are just as powerful and worth telling.

 

When I'm not lost in the world of characters I love spending time with my family. I'm a mum and that comes first in my life but when I do get down time I love attending music concerts or reading events with my younger sister.

 

Come find me on Facebook, where I love interacting with my readers. 

 

https://www.facebook.com/KerDukeyauthor

or Twitter: https://twitter.com/KerDukeyauthor

 

About K:

 

K Webster is the author of dozens of romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she's active on social media connecting with her readers.

 

Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen. 

 

You can easily find K Webster on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Goodreads! 

 

Website: www.authorkwebster.com 

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Tuesday, 27 September 2016

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☆ ҉ ☆ NEW RELEASE ☆ ҉ ☆ 
☆ ҉☆LOVING LONDON☆ ҉ ☆ 
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Loving London (The Flawed Hearts Series) by Ellie Wade is #LIVE and #Available on #KindleUnlimited!  Download your copy today! 

#OneClick  #DownloadFreeKU
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=Goodreads=
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31285622-loving-london

=Blurb=
FLAWED
I left.
I followed my dream,
To write, to feel, to live.
But my life has no meaning without Loïc.
I’m fading.
I'm not whole, not me,
Without him.
Loving Loïc is how I breathe.
 
FLAWED
She's gone,
I'm a hollow waste of space.
I can't feel, can't breathe, can't fight,
Without London.
She's who I am,
What I am supposed to be,
What I am supposed to do.
Loving London
Is how I live.  

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New to the series? Series is available on #KindleUnlimited #DownloadFree today!
Finding London (The Flawed Heart Series #1)
Keeping London (The Flawed Heart Series #2)
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NEW RELEASE

Synopsis:

 

This is a STANDALONE dark(ish) erotic romance with insta-obsession between two damaged soulmates(no cheating-HEA-no cliffhanger)

Hannah

All my life, I've only wanted one thing: someone to love me and someone who will let me love them in return. This seems like a simple request, but I was born to parents who wished I had died of childhood leukemia, instead of my younger sister, and who have ignored me no matter how much I've tried to please them. I'm starved for affection, addicted to the feeling when someone cares about me, which has led to a love life filled with either boys I've scared off, or men all too eager to take advantage of me. I thought I would never find a man who could feed my craving for constant attention--and then I met Leo. He fills the void inside of me, haunts my dreams, and does things to me in bed that are so good, they're probably illegal. I can only pray I don't scare him off once he figures out just how needy I really am.

Leo

There are very few people in this world I've ever been able to form an emotional attachment to, but the moment I saw Hannah, I knew she was mine. We were bound together by fate, our paths crossing first as children, then as adults, each time marking me. She doesn't know it but I've been watching her for a year now, studying her, stacking the deck so when I do make my move, there's no way she'll ever escape me. But my world is a harsh, cruel place, and the cartel I work for demands absolute loyalty and trust...a loyalty Hannah has yet to earn in the dangerous eyes of my employers. There is only one way to ensure Hannah's absolute devotion, and I hope that she doesn't hate me forever when she finds out that not only have I brainwashed her into loving me, but that I don't feel an ounce of guilt about doing it. She's mine, only mine, and I'm keeping her forever.

Warning: This story features a rough and demanding Dom who's completely devoted to bringing his baby girl pleasure through such unconventional means as spanking, mild BDSM, D/S, roleplaying, and various other forms of wicked kinkery.

 

 

Buy Links:

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iTunes http://apple.co/2cEh9fV

Google Play http://bit.ly/2d1mlNk

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About Author:

With over forty published books, Ann is Queen of the Castle to her husband and three sons in the mountains of West Virginia. In her past lives she's been an Import Broker, a Communications Specialist, a US Navy Civilian Contractor, a Bartender/Waitress, and an actor at the Michigan Renaissance Festival. She also spent a summer touring with the Grateful Dead-though she will deny to her children that it ever happened.

From a young Ann has had a love affair with books would read everything she could get her hands on. As Ann grew older, and her hormones kicked in, she discovered bodice ripping Fabio-esque romance novels. They were great at first, but she soon grew tired of the endless stories with a big wonderful emotional buildup to really short and crappy sex. Never a big fan of purple prose, throbbing spears of fleshy pleasure and wet honey pots make her giggle, she sought out books that gave the sex scenes in the story just as much detail and plot as everything else-without using cringe worthy euphemisms. This led her to the wonderful world of Erotic Romance, and she's never looked back.

Now Ann spends her days trying to tune out cartoons playing in the background to get into her 'sexy space' and has accepted that her Muse has a severe case of ADD.

 

Author Links:

Website: http://www.annmayburn.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RomanceAuthorAnnMayburn
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AnnMayburn

 


 RED HOT ROMANTIC SUSPENSE 

★16 BOOKS IN ONE BOX SET ★

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Red Hot Romantic Suspense 

(16 Heart-Pounding Romance Page-Turners by Best-Selling Authors about Alpha Males, Billionaires, Royals, Motorcycle Clubs, Mafia Men, Spies, and More).

16 Top-Selling Novels! Over 3000 pages of romantic thrillers, mysteries, and suspense!

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★✫★ RELEASE BLITZ ✫★✫★
Lily Freeman, Fire In The Blood
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Synopsis ↓

Eight weeks ago, Polly Jayne Lester vanished.
With no explanation, no goodbyes; she walked away from one life, to start another.
Now based in London, she has a home: new friends, a new dog and – a Master. Luke Monroe is everything she never knew she wanted: dominant, sexy, passionate, and a sadist.
As their relationship develops, with her giving a little and him taking a lot, PJ is forced to explore the side of Luke she’s always found disconcerting, all under the watchful eyes of her neighbors Mika and Elliot, the other two men who have come to mean so much to her.

But at what price? 

When tensions mount between the three unquestionably alpha males, PJ’s caught in the middle. With Luke’s demands intensifying, Elliot’s possessive behaviour becoming more and more evident, and Mika, always her soft place to fall, claiming a little more of her heart each day, she’s torn. She’s already learnt the hard way that love can hurt, and she thought she knew how much, but nothing could have prepared her for this.
‘Fire in the Blood’ is the second book in ‘The Red Series.’ It is not a stand-alone novel, and I would highly recommend that if you intend to read it, you read ‘A Little Band of Red’ first.

Although both are part of a larger series, the first three novels have been written as a complete trilogy, concluding with ‘To Catch a Flame’, due out in December 2016.

With that in mind, not all of your questions will be answered or all hearts mended. But I promise, in the end they will.

Warning: ‘Fire in the Blood’ includes m/f, m/m and m/m/f scenes as well as a darker event containing violence and elements of non-consent.

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Monday, 19 September 2016

RELEASE BLITZ

Title: Darkest Before Dawn

Author: Stevie J. Cole

Genre: Dark Romance

Release Date: September 19, 2016

 

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Sixty-four days in captivity. Sixty-four days to lose yourself—or find yourself.

 

I’m Ava Donovan. I was abducted at the age of nineteen. I’m told I’m a survivor, but the truth is, I only survived because he saved me. Even when he kept me locked in that room—he saved me.

 

Constantly wondering when and how you will die, that does something to you. To your mind. But what do you do when it does something to your heart? What do you do when the man holding you captive seems just as broken as you are, when his mere presence becomes a comfort you crave—when you love him even though you shouldn’t?

 

You smile and tell yourself it’s okay because love has no morals.

 

Sixty-four days in captivity gave me a love most people will never have and my freedom took it all away.

 

 

GOODREADS LINK:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31229094-darkest-before-dawn

 

 

PURCHASE LINKS

 

US: http://amzn.to/2cwhG6T

UK: http://amzn.to/2cg3rBF

CA: http://amzn.to/2ckZfim

AU: http://amzn.to/2cQBnm5

 

 

AUTHOR BIO

 

Stevie J. Cole lives deep in the woods of Alabama with her two precious daughters. She studied Epidemiology concentrating on cancer research but has always had a passion for writing. Some of her stories will strip you bare, some will give you nightmares, but the one thing she can promise is that she will always give you stories that make you feel. 

Raw. Gritty. Love.
Because sometimes characters need to be flawed.

P.S. Stevie's greatest fear is the impending zombie apocalypse. Think about it: swarming armies of decaying, oozing corpses stumbling around with clicking teeth, trying to eat your face. Nothing about that is good. NOTHING! 

 

AUTHOR LINKS

 

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

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/steviejcole

 

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7736491.Stevie_J_Cole

 


Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Fire - new release

Fire Release Day Blitz
 
Title: Fire
 
Series: Beautiful Ashes, Book 2
 
Author: Lora Ann
 
Genre: Dark Romance, Erotic Thriller

 
Blurb
 
The highly anticipated continuation of Keeley and Tar’s journey has arrived and battle lines have been drawn.
 
Keeley’s world goes pitch black when she's caught in one too many lies that destroy the only man who ever loved her.  Taunted by the demons of addiction and pain, she fights to become the woman Tar deserves.
 
Every fiber of Tar's being wants to rip things to shreds. Driven by rage and anger, he's damn sure there's nothing he can change to fix it.  And it doesn't alter the facts...Keeley has done the one thing he isn't sure he can ever forgive.
 
Tar and Keeley need love and light, but when a ruthless cartel takes Tar’s brother, he and Keeley must come together in the ultimate battle against the darkness … but it has other plans.
 
*Please note: You must read Dark (Beautiful Ashes Series, Book 1) first.
 
*WARNING*
 
This is a dark, erotic, romantic thriller that contains elements which may be disturbing and offensive. If you are bothered or triggered by violence, torture, and abuse, please read with extreme caution. For a mature audience only!
 

Excerpt 18+
 
Keeley struggled to escape the demon’s hold. His hands were all over her, furiously pulling. She saw the fire licking along the gaping hole he wanted her in. If she could just stay where she was, Tar would come back for her. He promised to help her fight these demons. That he wasn’t afraid of her darkness. Yet his last words echoed in her ears, a loud clanging like a gong, “I. Did.” Did…did…did.
He did love her.
He did promise to fight for her.
He did vow to help her.
And now, now he was gone. She slammed her fists down hard enough to break her hands on the cold, unforgiving cement as she screamed and screamed for him, “Taaaaaaarrrrrr! How could you leave me? Why didn’t you do as you said?” Damn him! He’d told her once before, ‘I do what I say when I say I’m going to do it.’ Fucking liar!
The demon recoiled and hissed, “Love. Light. How can it still be here?” But there was no sense denying what he saw all around Keeley. Protecting her. A shield over her. He fought again to grab a hold of her and yank with all he had, yet there was resistance. He searched for the source. There it was in the form of a man. Even Strand. Fuck him!
He slid his tongue in Keeley’s ear and whispered, “He’s in love with your sister. She’s the only reason he’s here. E doesn’t give a shit about you. It’s all for Lacey—always Lacey. You’re never going to have that kind of devotion. Girls like you don’t deserve to be loved, honored and cherished. Look, Tarius proved that when he left you here. Come, my dark angel.” He snaked his hand between her legs as she tried to pull away from him. “Yesssssss, I can give you what you want.” He ran his razor sharp nail along her.
Both looked down at the blood trail he left. She struggled once more and shrieked, “No! I don’t want this.”
“Keeley, no human can give you what you desperately crave…torturous pain.”
She could feel him gaining strength and jerked forward with enough force her head hit the concrete with a sickening crack. Keeley would rather be dead than leave with the monster that had Caleb’s face. To prove that to herself and the corpse, she repeated the action. Her vision was fading in and out as a distant voice called out to her.
At least she would die her way.
 

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Free on Kindle Unlimited
 
Playlist
 
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Other Book in the Series
 
Dark (Beautiful Ashes, Book 1)
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Free on Kindle Unlimited
 
 About the author
Lora is a Missouri native who relocated to California as a teen. She spent several years as an international flight attendant for a major airline before taking on her greatest job ever, a stay-at-home mom. Now she resides in Kentucky with her family and has taken on her newest adventure, writing.
 
Stalking Links
 
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Butterfly - cover reveal

COVER REVEAL AND PRE-ORDER
A new standalone from Rebecca Sherwin
#romanticsuspense #darkromance
Cooper Jennings wants to drag you under, and his mind wants to end the game. Will you survive? 
#DontDieButterfly


Mad Sea - my review

This is a another fantastic read by the wonderful K. Webster. I really need to hide and read more from this author as I find myself loving each book I've read by this author.

I'm so glad I've read this. I've realised if you trust the author then your willing to read outside the box and I have done with this one which will make me look at other stories from a different open minded view. 

This is a story about love and mermaids. Although it's a short story it's a full story and a really well written beautiful story. I'm not gonna go into the storyline as I don't want to spoil anything. Just read it. Perfect. 

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Fighting To Be Free - my review

This is the first book I've read by this author although quite a few friends have told me to read a certain book by her. I will certainly be reading her previous books as this was oh so good. 

My heart broke for Jamie. He had been through so much and just when he was trying to get his life back on track more crappy luck popped up. When he met Ellie I was so hoping he would find some happiness and inner peace. 

I found  myself speaking to the characters wanting them to do or say the right thing. I was rooting for them to get the happiness they deserved. 

This is a really beautiful well written story that I truly loved. I'm so looking forward to the next book as that ending had me growling. 

Friday, 9 September 2016

The Ice Beneath Her - new release

NEW RELEASE

THE ICE BENEATH HER

COVERby Camilla Grebe

Published 8th September 2016 / Hardback

£12.99 / E-book Available

 
Having drawn comparisons with Jo Nesbo and The Bridge, international anticipation is building for the publication of The Ice Beneath Her, a spellbinding and deeply disturbing story about love, betrayal and obsession.

 

What does love do to us, and what can love make us do?

 

Meet Emma Bohman, a timid sales assistant at Clothes & More, whose life is turned upside down by a chance encounter that leads to a love affair with the charismatic and controversial CEO, Jesper Orre. But almost as quickly as the passionate affair ignited, it was over when Orre inexplicably disappears. Then one frightening thing after another begins happening to Emma, leaving her certain that her runaway lover is to blame. Her confusion and heartbreak quickly transforms into anger. 

Fast forward two months and a young woman is found beheaded in an upmarket suburban home, a brutal crime made all the more disturbing by its uncanny resemblance to an unsolved murder ten years earlier. But this time there is a suspect: Jesper Orre, who owns the home but is nowhere to be found.

In search of the suspect and a motive, homicide detectives Peter Lindgren and Manfred Olsson turn to brilliant criminal profiler Hanne Lagerlind-Schon. Once a valued police asset but now dealing with early onset dementia, marooned in unhappy retirement and a crumbling marriage, she’s eager to offer Lindgren and Olsson a window into the secret soul of Jesper Orre. 



Now, pursuing the same mysterious man for different reasons, Emma and the police are destined to cross paths in a chilling dance of obsession, vengeance, madness, and love gone hellishly wrong.


 Camilla Grebe was born near Stockholm. She co-founded audiobook publisher Storyside. She has written four celebrated crime novels with her sister, Åsa Träff, about psychologist Siri Bergman, the first two of which were nominated for Swedish Crime Novel of the Year by the Swedish Crime Writers' Academy. Camilla has also written the popular Moscow Noir trilogy with Paul Leander-Engström. The Ice Beneath Her is Camilla's debut novel as a solo author and announces hers as a fresh new voice in suspense writing.

 
UK Reviews of The Ice Beneath Her:

‘A HIGH-PROFILE Swedish novel (…) that lives up to its reputation (…) Cross-cutting between the characters at an ever-increasing pace, this is Scandi-noir at its powerful bleakest.’ Daily Mail, review by Geoffrey Wansell


‘Captivating story…the three unreliable narrators deftly ensure readers’ certainties stay on very thin ice’. Sunday Mirror


‘On the Shelf’ review – ‘This gripping story of murder, love and betrayal is perfect for fans of noir Scandi drama The Bridge.’  Essentials magazine


‘A complex, macabre and utterly captivating thriller. Grebe’s first solo flight is a triumph’. Crime Scene, review by Deirdre O’Brien


‘ It’s complex, and as you read it, it is hard to even guess at what’s going on under the surface. This isn’t a weakness, it’s just a puzzle, and the power of the writing. plotting and general structure is such that you more than stick with it, sure the writer is leading you somewhere. It was disturbing, and exercises the grey matter, but was unputdownable. I didn’t read it before I needed to go to sleep. Because I would be tossing, turning, and fretting. A must read book about obsession, betrayal and of course, love.  Highly recommended.’ Frost magazine

 

Reviews from the Danish publication of The Ice Beneath Her:

‘A captivating, thrilling, and frightening crime novel about failure, infidelity, and the ugliest of feelings.’


‘I’m still clapping my little hands with delight after having read this book. Camilla Grebe is spot on, and as a reader you’re quickly drawn into a story that might as well have taken place right before your eyes. You wouldn’t suspect any danger before it was too late. […] There’s something off, a bad feeling in your gut, you guess and guess and try to find clues in the book to work out the plot. I did not succeed, and I’m still not convinced everything was quite as it seemed in the end. […] I’m sure The Ice Beneath Her will delight many crime readers. It has everything it takes to stand out, and it's just not yet another crime novel in your bookcase.’


‘The stories of the three main characters melt together during the course of the novel. This structure is well-known, but I don't think I’ve ever before guessed so wrong as I did while reading The Ice Beneath Her. The book is so hard to figure out, which is why this is one of those crime novels that has kept me awake at night, thinking I might as well squeeze in an extra chapter in the hopes of bringing clarity to what on earth has happened.’


Tall Oaks - promo

 PROMO

‘A gripping debut about a secret ridden American town that is propelled into the national spotlight when a three year old goes missing.’ The Mail on Sunday
‘A perpetually fascinating read’ 4* Heat magazine
 
‘I always know when a book has completely blown me away - as a reader, I want to weep because I've finished it and I will never again get to experience it for the first time, and as a writer, it makes me want to weep because I wish I had written it myself. THIS IS ONE OF THOSE BOOKS.’ 
Lisa Hall, author of Between You and Me

TALL OAKS
Small town. Big secrets.

Chris Whitaker
 
Published by Twenty7
Paperback Original, 8th September 2016, £7.99
eBook, 7th April, £4.99
For fans of Twin Peaks, FARGO, and The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair, this brilliant debut is dark, gripping, hilarious and ultimately heart-breaking.
Welcome to Tall Oaks, California, where everyone has a secret…
 
When three-year-old Harry goes missing, the whole of America turns its attention to one small town.
 
Everyone is eager to help. Everyone is a suspect.
 
As the media furore begins to die down it is left to troubled police chief, Jim, to try and find the boy. He is helped by Harry’s distraught mother, Jess, whose grief is driving her to extreme measures.
Seventeen year old wannabe gangster, Manny, stands on the awkward cusp between boy and man. A time made harder by his mother dating newcomer Jared, a car salesman with a secret. 
 
Man-mountain Jerry is obsessed with winning the National Amateur Photography, if only his controlling mother would let him enter his photograph.
 
In Chris Whitaker's extraordinary, all consuming and original debut novel, missing persons, secret identities and dangerous lies abound in a town as idiosyncratic as its inhabitants.
 
 
For more information and review copies please contact Emily Burns, Head of PR at Twenty7
emily.burns@bonnierpublishing.co.uk | 07540763179
 
 
About the author
 
Chris Whitaker was born in London and spent ten years working as a financial trader in the city.
 
With a refreshingly cavalier attitude toward his family’s financial security, he decided to quit his job in order to write Tall Oaks.

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‘Tall Oaks is one of the best books I've read this year and this is a Grand Reserve year. It sucked me in and the mystery element of it is delicious, but the real thrill in this book is the humour in the excellent writing. There are characters in here that deserve their own books, they're that good. Hope for lots more from this author - he's destined for big things.’ 
Jo Spain, bestselling author of With Our Blessing
‘Chris Whitaker builds an entire town in the reader’s head and masterfully inhabits it with comic, poignant, gripping life. Tall Oaks becomes a part of you.’ David Whitehouse, author of Bed and Mobile Library
 


Tuesday, 6 September 2016

The Facilitator- my review

Oh my dayz. Tracie Podger has done it again. I read this in the space of twenty four hours. When I wasn't reading it I was thinking about it. 

This book has two awesome characters. Lauren Perry is an independent hard working woman who has been hurt by her slimy ex husband. When she meets the oh so hot Mackenzie Miller she doesn't realise he's gonna change her world completely. 
Her life has been mundane until now. Both have been hurt in the past. They aren't looking for a relationship but get more than they bargained for. 

This story is oh so hot. It has a brilliant storyline with some moments where I held my breath. Absolutely loved it & I highly recommend it. 
Looking forward to reading more from this author.