#bookreview Beneath the Skin by Sandra Ireland @22_ireland

‘The scars of the past are more than skin deep’

Now this is a very different read.

Described as ‘Deliciously disturbing’, Beneath the Skin is the debut novel from Sandra Ireland.

Published in September 2016 by Polygon, I was only too delighted to be contacted by Dawn Geddes, Freelance Publicity Officer at Bookish PR a few weeks back asking if I would be interested in reviewing Sandra’s book.

With Mary Shelley’s writings being a strong influence on Sandra, I jumped at the chance.

Please continue reading to hear my full thoughts….

#blogtour #bookreview I Know Your Secret by Graham Smith @GrahamSmith1972

‘What would you do if your most intimate secrets got into the wrong hands?’

How excited am I to part of this phenomenal Blog Tour for I know Your Secret by Graham Smith.

Published by Caffeine Nights, I was contacted by Noelle Holten of the Crimebook Junkie blog to take part in the tour.

Of course I said yes!!  (No-one refuses Noelle 😉 )

Please read on as I share my thoughts…

#bookreview~Lost Stars (or what Lou Reed taught me about love) @LisaSelinDavis

‘Maybe they are not gone, those stars.

Maybe they’re just lost…

Maybe they’re just trying to find their way home.’

Lost Stars or what Lou Reed taught me about Love is the latest novel from NY writer Lisa Selin Davis. Author of the grown-up novel Belly, this is Lisa’s debut YA novel set in the 1980s and charts the path of a young girl, Caraway, as she deals with the grief after the death of her sister.

As Lisa describes it ‘ A novel, based on a New York Times’ Modern Love column, based on a story told at The Moth, based on my terrible teenage years.’

Please read on to see my thoughts…

#bookreview : The Mysterious Bakery on Rue de Paris by Evie Gaughan (@evgaughan)

‘Final call for passenger Edith Lane travelling to Paris on flight E1754 please proceed to gate 9 immediately, as the gate is now closing, thank you.’ 

The Mysterious Bakery on Rue de Paris is a book written by Irish writer Evie Gaughan.

Published last year, it is a book I have been looking forward to reading.

A little escapism to a world where good things happen, I felt now was a good time to sit down, have a coffee and a croissant and let myself relax into a world of mysticism & joie de vivre.

Please join me…….

Review : #FearDreams by @JoyceSchneider1

A sensitive woman fearing insanity……’

Fear Dreams is written by American author J.A. Schneider.

A former staffer of Newsweek, Joyce Schneider is the author of the Embryo series of books and the soon to be published ‘Her Last Breath’.

I am delighted to be on tour with Joyce for her new release later in the month with a fab Q & A, but in the meantime here’s my review of Fear Dreams.

I hope you enjoy!!!

#Bookreview @JennyBlackhurst #BeforeILetYouIn

‘If you don’t know who is walking through the door, how do you know if you should let them in?’

How excited am I to be on the tour bus with Jenny Blackhurst!!

Published by Headline, Before I Let You In is the latest psychological thriller from Jenny Blackhurst.

WOW…is the reader in for a rather bumpy ride!!

I received my copy of Before I Let You In in exchange for an honest review.

Read on to see my thoughts….

Review: I Found You by Lisa Jewell

‘Everyone has a story.

But what if you can’t remember yours?’

I Found You is the current release from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jewell. Published earlier this Summer, by Century, a division of Penguin Random House, it was a book I was looking forward to reading

Everything about the copy I had appealed to me!!

It has a striking cover. It’s a hardback and the ease of layout, all made for an easy and very enjoyable read…

Read on to see my thoughts…