The Magic Fairy Godmother Jessica Hill



  



The Magic Fairy Godmother By Jessica Hill

Paperback published by Clink Street 

A unique creature named Hesta is trapped in a castle until a handsome prince comes along on a beautiful unicorn and saves her. They realise their love is blossoming and when a ball occurs The Magic Fairy Godmother appears and transforms them into outfits fit for a King and Queen. 
MY Review 

So much to look forward to reading with Hesta being saved by a prince and a unicorn to transport them and a Magic Fairy Godmother.  The cover is a girls favourite colour pink with a unicorn a little like my little pony, but with wings. And the back of the book is really pretty too. The writing is superb being bold and big to help children read this story. It reads a little like Cinderella but with a difference of a Hesta and the prince becoming a King and Queen. This year every little girl will love this book from Father Christmas. 

Thank you so much Fayerogerspr for sending me this pretty book  


How to be Perfect Holly Wainwright Blog Tour

How to be Perfect Holly Wainwright 

Paperback by Legend Press Published 1/11/2019

Elle is holed up in an exclusive retreat where women pay thousands to mimic her extreme lifestyle, or die trying. But who’s bankrolling Elle’s new empire?


Abi just wants to marry her true love in the garden on New Year’s Eve. But her ex-husband is building a financial cult in the shed and her teenage daughter’s YouTube channel is gaining followers for all the wrong reasons.


Frances has a newborn and a WhatsApp mothers’ group that’s giving her anxiety. But she’s certain that if she can just be more like those fitmums on Instagram, things can only get better.


Enter the world of How to be Perfect… fake gurus, green smoothies and bad influences included.


MY REVIEW 

Mrs perfect Elle Campbell is back in the second series of books by Holly Wainwright. Elle Campbell first appeared in Mummy Blogger’s that truly love reading and remains my favourite. How to be Perfect Elle is giving advice on her blog with spoonfuls of healthy drinks made from bee pollen in filtered water and a pure smoothie with organic coconut water with kale. Elle just loves to show off sharing her beautiful baby, Alma, who lays peacefully, watching Elle as she does 15 minutes of mindful. 

Frances had been aiming for a kind of morning just like Elle had posted. She takes her son Denny and lays him upon a sheepskin rug while she tries to be sophisticated and do yoga, but during the process Denny starts whining during his teething time. 

A lot more happens during the novel of How To Be Perfect, but I don’t want to spoil much more for you.

ABOUT AUTHOR HOLLY WAINWRIGHT 



Holly Wainwright first published The Mummy Blogger’s in June 2019 and now has published her second novel How To Be Perfect 1st November 2019. Holly Wainwright is originally from Manchester. Holly lives in Sydney, Australia. She is a journalist and editor, originally working in travel and celebrity magazines and now online as Head of Entertainment at Mamamia. Holly host a parenting podcast and has two small children.  Holly Wainwright How To Be Perfect is published in Australia by Allen and Unwin. A sharp and funny look at power of social media and the women behind the likes, shares and filters. 


King of Hearts Mark Stibbe Blog Tour

  

KING OF HEARTS BY MARK STIBBE 

PAPERBACK PUBLISHED BY MALCOLM DOWN PUBLISHING 

King of Hearts tells the gripping story of Jake Graystone, a struggling teacher, husband, and father, who looks for easy money playing poker. When his wife Sally exposes his secret addiction on Christmas Eve, he walks out and heads north for Casino City, leaving his family for a dark world of gambling, prostitution and murder.
How will the cards fall for Jake in this brutal, urban wasteland? And, as the stakes get higher and higher, will this modern Desperado ever come to his senses?
King of Hearts is a winter, festive story to sit alongside It’s a Wonderful Life and A Christmas Carol. Raw yet redemptive, it is a Christmas tale you’ll not be able to put down.
At the end of each chapter, you will want to twist, not fold.  

To Buy Link 

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@markstibbe 

@malcolmdown

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MY REVIEW 

One of my favourite books

King of Hearts by Mark Stibbe took me on an intense ride. Jake is an fascinating character, one to adore and willing him to do the right thing.  I believe this story of Jake Greystone who starts poker, is a warning sign not to pay poker and gamble as it can go horribly wrong.  

Sally, Jake’s wife is heartbroken when she finds out about Jake’s secret addiction into playing poker, in an argument, he leaves his wife and children.  

Jake sets of to the north to Casino City, at first Jake becomes rich, but as quick as he has won lots of money playing poker, he swiftly looses it all. 

We follow Jake’s journey, with his every heartbreaking movement with no money and nowhere to live.

 I loved reading King of Hearts with each chapter twists and turns. I didn’t want this story to end. I can put my hand on my heart and recommend King of Hearts from the talented author Mark Stibbe. This book is one of the best fiction/ Regligious that I have read. I hope you all enjoy reading King of Hearts as much as what I did.

ABOUT AUTHOR MARK STIBBE 

Mark Stibbe is an award winning author of over 50 books. He runs BookLab, a service for emerging writers, and is a popular speaker st writing conferences and workshops. He regularly posts blogs for budding authors at        www.advice4authors.com
 

Mark Stibbe, “An acclaimed Christian author,” New York Times.

 

Mark started writing when he was very young, publishing his first book – an anthology of poetry entitled The Drawing out of Days – when he was just 17. Since then, he has been a prolific author and professional writer, with over 50 books published, and countless articles in broadsheet newspapers, journals and magazines. One of his most successful recent books has been Home at Last, offering a faith-based journey of recovery for those who were deeply affected by the trauma of being sent away to boarding school. He has also ghostwritten over thirty books, of many different genres.

 

In 2013, Mark migrated from writing nonfiction to fiction and this resulted in the co-authored historical spy thriller The Fate of Kings and now his debut, single-authored novel, King of Hearts, a raw but redemptive Christmas tale in the tradition of A Christmas Carol and It’s a Wonderful Life. In early 2020, as the official storyteller for the award-winning Arokah Puzzle Game, he and Steve Brazier, the inventor of the puzzle, will publish the first in a series of Sci Fi Fantasy novels based around Arokah and starring Khali, an autistic, mixed-race hero. These are aimed at the 9-13 age group. 

 

Mark runs BookLab with his wife Cherith, a company dedicated to equipping aspiring writers to become great authors. He is a frequent and much in-demand speaker at workshops for writers and conferences in which the subjects of his books are featured. He has often been interviewed on BBC (Radio and TV), Channel 4 and other media, and writes articles for The Times. Having been brought up by an adoptive father who dined fortnightly with CS Lewis, his whole life has been devoted to books and to writing. He lives in Kent with his wife Cherith and their Black Labrador, Bella.


The Incredibly Nosey Cat Flap Pony Libby Lake Blog Tour 


The Incredibly Nosey Cat Flap Pony by Libby Lake

Illustrations by Nick Roberts


Paperback published by Clink Street 

@fayerogerspr

  

The tiddliest of ponies with wonder some wings was buzzing around examining things.

What would you do if a tenny weeny, flying pony busily bustled into your house?


This hilarious, heart-warming story shows how being inquisitive can be a good thing!

I would like to thank @fayerogerspr for inviting me to take part in this wonderful children’s book blog tour.

My Review 

I found this story of a flying pony with wings a lot of fun to read about. My favourite picture is of a ginger cat, Tomask, with quick as a flash jumping into his water bowl, when something kicked Tomask in the ear. The Incredibly Nosey Cat Flap Pony by Libby Lake must be a very tempting book to buy a young child. 

Biography of Libby Lake 

 Libby was born in St Albans, Hertfordshire. She studied law at Aberystwyth University prior to qualifying as a solicitor. Since then Libby has worked in the City in headhunting & coaching, set up a charity and helps build tech start-ups.  

 

Her writing career began in 2010 when she wrote her first play, ‘Trial by Ego’ which was first produced in 2011. ‘The Incredibly Nosey Cat Flap Pony’ is Libby’s first children’s book.

 

Libby and her two teenage children live on the South Coast.

FAIRY ROCK  STEPHEN WATT  BLOG TOUR 

  


Fairy Rock by Stephen Watt

@StephenWattSpit

Paperback published by Red Squirrel Press

@RedSquirrelPress

Info

In 2017 Andrew Smith, then Director, now Chair of the Scottish Writers’ Centre, came up with a dynamic idea to run a Twitter campaign inviting poets to pitch an idea and the winner would have a poetry pamphlet published by the SWC’s publisher partner, Red Squirrel Press. Poet, critic, essayist, editor, designer and typesetter Gerry Cambridge, poet Sheila Templeton, writer, musician and Editor of both Postbox Press (the literary fiction imprint of Red Squirrel Press) and Postbox International Short Story Magazine, Colin Will, and myself took part in a panel at the SWC, ‘How to get published’ in October 2017. Andrew received many entries, a shortlist was drawn up, Stephen Watt subsequently won and persuaded me to publish a full-length collection.

 
MY REVIEW 

What’s to look forward to with Fairy Rock . 

Fairy Rock is a raw crime fiction novel, with a rare difference, it’s absolutely superb and the first ever crime novel entirely in verses of crime scenes. Everyone who loves poetry, will adore at least one or more of these crime verses. I personally loved the whole idea of a crime novel turned into verses. It’s quite difficult for me to pick out my favourite crimes verses. I think I would have to choose TIPP-OFF page 28, CYBERSTALKING page 38.  HUNT page 40 and BAIL on page 52, but honestly there was so many more crime verses that I adored reading. I want to highly recommend Fairy Rock by Stephen Watt as I’ve never ever read any crime poetry/ verses in this way before and that’s simply because Stephen Watt has created some fresh and original work of his own, that no one has ever done before. 

I would like to first of all thank @LoveBooksGroup for sending me Fairy Rock to read and review.


Glasgow is correctly lauded for its wonderful characters and hospitality but at the turn of the Millennium it was dubbed the ‘Murder Capital of Europe’ with sectarian divisions and organised crime rife in the city. Four of its natives have been raised around the city’s Bridgeton area, cultivated by its ill-omened beliefs, and now have to separately find a way to subsist. But one crime family firmly believes in the tradition of torture and a novel way of disposing of its detractors. Who will emerge smelling of roses—or end up pushing the roses up from the earth below?

 About Stephen Watt

Stephen Watt was born in the Vale of Leven in 1979. His awards include first prize in the Poetry Rivals Slam, the StAnza International Digital Poetry Slam, and the Tartan Treasures award. Notable collections which he has curated include the Joe Strummer Foundation collection Ashes To Activists (2018) and the James Watt bicentenary booklet Horsepower (2019). He is Dumbarton Football Club’s Poet-in-Residence and was appointed the Makar for the Federation of Writers (Scotland) in 2019. He lives in Dumbarton with his wife Keriann and pug Beanz.
To Buy Link 

https://www.redsquirrelpress.com/product-page/fairy-rock-stephen-watt  

@StephenWattSpit 
 @RedSquirrelPres

@LoveBooksGroup  

THE DEATH OF MUNGO BLACKWELL  LAUREN H. BRANDENBURG BLOG TOUR 


THE DEATH OF MUNGO BLACKWELL BY LAUREN H. BRANDENBURG 

Paperback published by Lion Fiction 

‘We all need to know what’s missing in our lives. At a funeral someone stands and describes everything a person has accomplished in their life. But what if they missed something? What if there was one thing they never got to do? And what if they had a chance to go back and do it?’ 


The Blackwells are a family with an extraordinary history and astounding traditions, which include attending their own funerals before they die! Their ways are questionable and their stories about deceased relatives are as bold as their red hair, but it is their eclectic wares that keep tourists coming back to their market in the town of Coraloo. 



Charlie Price, whose world has come crumbling down after a lapse in judgement leaves him unemployed, finds himself flung into the chaotic world of the Blackwells when he relocates to Coraloo with his socialite wife, Velveteen, and shy son, Gideon. Here Charlie attempts to make a living as a ‘picker’, reselling under-priced items he picks up at the market. 


Some of the Blackwells welcome him with open arms, but others resent pickers and want him thrown out of the market. Charlie soon finds this new way of life under threat and his quest for simplicity seems to be crumbling. Perhaps it’s time for Charlie to have a funeral of his own! 

MY REVIEW 

I couldn’t agree more The Death of Mungo Blackwell is a charming story of hope that will warm your heart and make your imagination soar. 

For Charlie Price he is going through a dark place in his life he has just lost his job with this blow, it could start to cause some havoc for the Price family.  In a nutshell,  Charlie and his wife Velveteen could lose everything . 

With Velveteen’s  Christmas party planning is in full swing with a night of glitz and glamour, poor Charlie couldn’t have it within his heart to stop the Christmas party even though they were drowning in debt. 

The luxury things that they had,  was slowly disappearing. Velveteen’s  car gets repossessed and their dream home served with foreclosure. 

This part of the story sees the hurt that as a man Charlie Price has to swallow his pride and joy to part with his belongings and his wife’s things and list everything that he thinks might make him a profit.

 The Death of Mungo Blackwell is a story where Charlie Price has important things to say, and do with much more things to come to welcome readers. 




ABOUT AUTHOR LAUREN H. BRANDENBURG 

Lauren H Brandenburg is an inspirational speaker, mentor, and author . Her fourth book in The Books of the Gardener series, Orlo The Created, was a 2017 finalist for the Selah Middle Grade Novel of the Year. As a former English teacher, she currently teaches creative writing in her home school community and to young writers nationwide. Lauren holds a Batchelor of Arts in English from Georgetown College, site president of the Middle Tennesee chapter of American Christian Fiction Writers, and an active participant with writers of Realm Makers. She lives in Nashville, Tennesee with her husband Jamie and with their children Kensington and Jackson. The Death of Mungo Blackwell is published 26th November 2019.

You can find author Lauren H Brandenburg on her website 

http://www.LaurenHBrandenburg.com

DEMON’S FIRE LEE COCKBURN BLOG TOUR 

Demon’s Fire by Lee Cockburn 

Demon’s Fire is the third instalment in the crime thriller series featuring DS Taylor Nicks and DC Marcus Black. 

The City had barely settled back to normal when the sky turned orange as flames licked upwards and smoke billowed out from a quiet industrial estate in Edinburgh. Blood-curdling screams of those trapped within were muffled by the sound-proofed room as the women climbed desperately over one another to try and escape, their efforts futile against their prison walls, their captors slain where they sat, bullet holes in their heads. Human trafficking, prostitution, drug dealing, kidnapping, violence and murder hidden in plain sight in Edinburgh City Centre. Drug dealer Burnett’s grip on the city has no limits, and he will stop at nothing to ensure that remains the case. Nicks and Black struggle to secure evidence against him within the confines of the law, but an enemy of Burnett, hell-bent on revenge, doesn’t have to play by their rules. 

MY REVIEW 

If you like Val McDermid then your love Lee Cockburn books.

A thrilling story of crime and retribution, good versus evil, Demon’s Fire will have you on the edge of your seat as the tentacles of despair take hold of your emotions. Hearts are broken and others mended as the tale gathers momentum, the lives of the officers forever entwined by fate.

I enjoyed reading Porcelain Flesh of Innocents so much that I decided to read next the third book in the crime series with DS Taylor Nicks and DC Marcus Black. 


Demon’s Fire is another page turner opening with the scenes of women being held prisoners in a warehouse in a quiet area of an industrial estate in Edinburgh. Sadly they were all used as slaves for men. I really felt for these women as the guards would rape these poor women. 


Someone sealed all the doors and fire exits and set the warehouse on fire. The scenes are drastic, with the guards and women who couldn’t escape. There is a part that made reminded me of prison break where two women do escape by a way that I’m keeping a secret as not to do a spoiler. But do the two women manage to escape alive from the burning hell? And will DS Taylor Nicks and DC Marcus find who is responsible for setting the building on fire?


This is a story of human trafficking, prostitution , drugs dealing, kidnapping, violence and murder. A novel not to be missed. 


I recommend Demon’s Fire, that is is a a page turning thriller story of crime. Here we have good versus evil. 

Other titles by Lee Cockburn 

Porcelain Flesh of Innocence 


MY REVIEW FOR PORCELAIN FLESH OF INNOCENCENTS

Have some tissues close by you as the first few pages are very unsettling. It hard for me to get my head around the fact, Megan hated her kids from moment they were born. Her new boyfriend wasn’t interested in her only to violently sexually abuse her daughter. Reading about the mother’s boyfriend with his unhealthy desires filled me with tears and rage at the same time. In chapter 2 The trail once again filled me with the most saddest emotions. Detective Sergeant Taylor Nicks is back and in charge of tracking down a sadistic vigilante, with a penchant for torturing paedophiles, in this unsettling crime thriller. Porcelain Flesh of Innocents is the perfect next read for serious crime and police thriller fans.

DEVILS DEMISE 

MY REVIEW FOR DEVILS DEMISE 

Lee Cockburn has become one my favourite top crime thriller writers. So far I have read three of her amazing crime stories that had me trembling in fear bringing me some discomfort with the most chilling characters. 


I don’t think this author Lee Cockburn will be stuck for any further cruel and sinister characters to write about and I’m looking forward more episodes of books to unnerve me again.


I sensed the dread of a devil of a man who watched a young woman for weeks then gained entry into her bedroom and raped her to satisfy his deprived sexual appetite. It’s the scene from hell. DS Taylor Nicks and DC Marcus Black are called to this disturbing scene. Will DS Taylor Nicks be able to catch this evil monster before he targets another woman? So much more darker things happen in this plot that it will without doubt shock you all. 


In my view Lee Cockburn is up in the crime thriller charts just like Val McDermid. I have read many of Val McDermid books and I know that all Val McDermid fans will Love all of Lee Cockburn Books. 

ABOUT AUTHOR LEE COCKBURN 

I am mother of two wonderful boys, I have a beautiful civil partner called Emily. I am an ex Scottish international Rugby player gaining 77 caps for my country. I am a serving police sergeant in Edinburgh City. I started writing in 2009 after reading a very dull book, wanting to write a book, the way i’d Like to read one. My books are very graphic, containing scenes of violence and murder, with erotic interludes, interspersed with some typical cop humour. The overriding factor is good v’s evil, but I apologise that it takes a little too long in Devil’s Demise. I write as a hobby, because there is so little spare time in my little life and the boys come first. If you are eagerly awaiting book three, I have a wee bit to go, but i’m trying my best. Thank you for all your support. i look forward to revealing the third book in this series and I hope some questions will be answered for you, much love to all of you. 


Devil’s Demise and the sequel Porcelain Flesh of Innocents will have you on the edge of your seat, your heart filled with fear and emotions, then warmed with the love and passion. Sit back and enjoy the read.