#bookreview ~ Deep Down Dead by Steph Broadribb @crimethrillgirl @OrendaBooks

‘My heart’s racing, a voice in my head screams, “run, just run”.

I want to, I surely do, but I can’t.

For all that’s gone down, someone has to pay.

It’s time for me to pony up’

Phew…..I’m bloody knackered!!

Deep Down Dead is the unbelievable debut from blogger turned author Steph Broadribb. Another fantastic read from Orenda Books, Deep Down Dead was just published on 15th January 2017.

#GuestPost ~ The Prince Charming Myth ~ Joan Brady @jgbrady

Recently I had the pleasure of reviewing a newly published book by Irish writer Jóan Brady ~ The Cinderella Reflex.

I asked Joan if she would write a guest post on the whole reality of ‘Prince Charming’ and whether we are still guilty of waiting for that dashing knight on the white horse to come and rescue us!!

I’m delighted that Joan agreed to write a wonderful piece for us, with a few ideas many of us could use.

Also, since I last spoke with Joan, Cinderella got a ‘New Dress’, so I’m delighted to show you the new cover to coincide with the recent PB publication….

Please continue reading….

#bookreview : Manipulated Lives ~ H A Leuschel @HALeuschel

‘Five Stories

Five Lives..

Abusive manipulation can distort lives and threaten our very feeling of self-worth’

Manipulated Lives is a collection of short stories published by Helene Leuschel in June 2016.

Each story is told from different viewpoints and each with a completely separate set of characters, yet all knit together with one common thread ~ Manipulation.

Please read on for my thoughts…..

#bookreview ~ A Dangerous Crossing by Rachel Rhys @MsTamarCohen

‘It was a first class deception that would change her life forever’

A Dangerous Crossing is written by Rachel Rhys ( the pen name for Tammy Cohen, a successful author of suspense ~ see bio below)

Published by Doubleday books and due for release on the 6th April, mark it in your diaries folks!!!

This is a truly wonderful book, inspired by a real diary discovered accidentally by the author.

This diary was written with extraordinary detail by a young girl in service who travelled from England to Australia on a cruise liner in the late 1930s.’

Please continue reading for my full thoughts…..

#Guestpost ~ Author J.M Richardson discusses Location in a Novel @JMRichardson1

I am delighted today to bring you all this absolutely wonderful piece of writing from J.M. Richardson, author of The Barataria Key.

When I first read Joshua’s words I was immediately transported to another place, another time. I could hear the music and sense all the tastes and smells.

Please do continue to read what J. M. Richardson wrote and see for yourself how important that sense of location is in a book….

#Bookreview ~ Rupture by Ragnar Jonasson @ragnarjo @OrendaBooks

‘Haunting, frightening and complex. A dark and atmospheric thriller from one of Iceland’s foremost crime writers.’

Rupture is the latest in the Dark Iceland Series from crime writer Ragnar Jónasson. Published by Orenda Books and excellently translated by Quentin Bates, I danced a little jig when it arrived in my post box.

Rupture is rightfully categorized under the genre of Nordic Noir. There is a uniqueness to this style of writing, none of which is lost in the translation.

Read on for my full thoughts…

#blogtour #bookreview #bookgiveaway The Day That Never Comes ~ Caimh McDonnell @Caimh @elaineofori

‘Remember those people that destroyed the economy and then cruised off on their yachts?

Well guess what – someone is killing them.’

EEEEK!!!!!  How excited am I!!!!!

I have the honour of kick-starting the blogtour with writer, comedian and all-round funny man Caimh McDonnell today as he publishes his second book in ‘The Dublin Trilogy’, The Day That Never Comes.

I am also delighted to offer a Giveaway copy of The Day That Never Comes….details below.

So with no further ado please continue reading for my thoughts….

#Bookreview ~ The Cinderella Reflex by Joan Brady @jgbrady @tracelit

It’s time to stop waiting for prince charming and rescue yourself’

The Cinderella Reflex is the debut novel from Irish writer and journalist Joan Brady. Published by Poolbeg Press on 21st January 2017, I was only too delighted to receive a copy for review.

The Cinderella Reflex is a story with the feelgood factor. It’s about finding out who you are and that you ARE good enough…

Please read on for my full thoughts…

#bookreview ~ The River at Night by Erica Ferencik @EricaFerencik @BloomsburyRaven

‘When the adventure of a lifetime…

becomes a fight to stay alive’

The River At Night is a novel written by Erica Ferencik, borne out of her frustration of being unable to find such a novel in the bookshops.

Published in January 2017 by Raven Books (Bloomsbury), I was delighted to receive a copy to review for the wonderful TripFiction website.

‘No Phone Coverage.

No People.

No Help…..’

Read on for my thoughts….