THE PRINCESS PLAN JULIA LONDON 

   

THE PRINCESS PLAN BY JULIA LONDON 
Paperback published by Mills and Boon


This was to be the ball by which all other balls in the history of mankind would forever be judged.


Prince Sebastian of Alucia is in London to secure a trade deal. But rumour has it he may be ready to secure a bride too.
London’s high society loves nothing more than a scandal. When a friend of the prince is found murdered, Eliza Tricklebank’s gossip gazette thrives. Eliza has benefited from an anonymous tip off about the crime, forcing Prince Sebastian to ask for her help in his quest to find the killer.

Sebastian finds Eliza’s contrary manner as frustrating as it is seductive. But soon, with mounting pressure to secure both a deal and a Nobel bride, temptation becomes harder to ignore, and it’s the prince who’ll have to decide what comes first his country or his heart. 

MY REVIEW 

What a beautiful new historical romance A Royal Wedding series, that has been inspired by the very real fairy tale with Meghan Markle married Prince Harry. 

The story of The Princess Plan is a romantic fantasy set in London in the Victorian era with a handsome prince that meets Eliza Tricklebank. The plot has a contemporary twist where the women are strong and outspoken, that perhaps women of today can relate too. 

The story is beautifully planned as Eliza didn’t go looking for a prince. But after a murder , with gossip and snooping around a prince came looking for her. 

In London 1845 all of London want to get glimpse of Crown Prince Sebastian of Alucia during his highly anticipated visit. 

Eliza has the help of housemaid Poppy, who was more like part of the family than a servant. 

Eliza helped her sister prepare her gazette each week. Excitement filled Eliza as she had received an invitation to the Duke of Marlbrough’s masquerade ball in honour of the crown prince of Alucia.


 Kensington Palace was the place of a masquerade ball held in honour of the Alucian Court. Eliza couldn’t tell who was who as all men wore black and identical plain black masks just like the one she had.  I could imagine the scene at the ball with glittering crystal chandeliers. 

And then Eliza found herself in a line to meet a prince. What more happens I would not like to be the one who spill the passion of love. 

I would like to thank Mills and Boon for sending me this book to read and review.

ABOUT AUTHOR JULIA LONDON



Julia London is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than fifty romantic fiction novels. She is the author of bestselling Highland Grooms historical romance series, and the Lake Haven contemporary romance series. Julia is the recipient of the RT Bookclub Award for the Historical Romance and a six time finalist for the prestigious RITA award for excellent in romantic fiction. She lives in Austin, Texas. 


A LIFE OF DEATH WESTON KINCADE

  

A LIFE OF DEATH BY WESTON KINCADE 

Introduction by Mark Matthews, author of Milk-Blood

Ghosts are speaking to Alex, but can he bring them justice? 


Alex is a troubled teen with a checkered past, a broken home, and a surprising ability: psychometry. When he touches items murder victims held in their final moments, he relives the events in gruesome detail. But who will believe a troubled teen, especially when murders implicate the town’s founding family? 


If you like amazing supernatural stories that are intense, powerful, and fraught with emotion, then you’ll love Weston Kincade’s suspenseful coming-of-age trilogy, A Life of Death. Ghosts are speaking, and they want answers. 


MY REVIEW 

A Life of Death is book one of a trilogy. The story is full of fantasy, horror and supernatural. It was a real pleasure reading this book from a author who has top notch imagination. 

Ghosts are speaking to Alex. Supernatural powers are a gift. It happened in Stephen’s King novel Carrie and in high school with Harry Potter and now be aware it’s happening for the young adult Alex in A Life of Death. Alex is older telling the tale to his own son Jamie, who knows Jamie may have his own unique gifts. Alex has a special gift he can see into the afterworld, by touching an object it gives him visions and how the object owners died. You will without doubt feel the supernatural experience that Alex encounters. 

A few lines of the supernatural I loved.

The muttering voice came near before I realised the words were coming from me, but sounded somehow different. 

As this line progressed the question is was it a dream , or am I going insane? 

The next supernatural experienc is quite a shocker! 

The quiet of the bathroom disappeared as water rushed into the tub. The sound echoed off the walls shimmered, then settled. My body and clothes were different, female. 

As this lines gathers . It’s more likely that dreams were true accounts of how people died. The only way to know for sure , though, was to investigate the first vision. 

I loved the thrill of all the supernatural experiences with possible good explanations that I can’t explain to you. I personally would love to see A Life of Death turned into a movie.  Weston kincade novel A Life of Death is marked as a must buy.

Book 2 in the A Life of Death trilogy , The Golden Bulls is now on Amazon, that’s about Visions. Murder. A Serial Killer Strikes. Ghost are speaking to Alex. 


ABOUT AUTHOR WESTON KINCADE



Tranquil Heights , the setting for the A Life of Death trilogy , is based on a mountain town Weston used to teach in,  Abingdon, Virginia. It’s unique beauty was certainly part of the inspiration for this story and those that followed . Walking through the town after reading the novels, I’m sure you will recognise a few features although Weston did take some liberties. 

You cac find author Weston Kincade  www.kincadefiction.com

Twitter @westonkincade


ORON AMULAR MICHAEL J HARVEY BLOG TOUR


  
ORON AMULAR BY MICHAEL J HARVEY

Book 1 THE CALL OF THE MOUNTAIN 

Paperback published by Malcolm Down Publishing 

The news goes far and wide. The Keeper of the Mountain has broken his long silence. Oron Amular, home of the fabled League of Wizardry, had been lost to mortal memory, but suddenly the legends are awakening again. Lords and princes, heroes and wanderers, all have felt the call of the Mountain. Curillian, the restless king of Maristonia, receives an invitation that cannot be ignored, knowing that invitations have also gone to his allies and adversaries alike.

 A Tournament is to be held, the like of which has never been heard of. The contestants can only guess at the purposes of the Keeper; all they know is that the prize on offer is Power Unimaginable. 

All are eager to claim the riches of a lost ancient world, but who can even find the Mountain, let alone survive what awaits them there? When the maps are blank and the loremasters at a loss, another way must be found. Such is the hour when a mysterious stranger crosses the threshold of Maristonia’s capital, someone with a call of their own to answer. 

MY REVIEW 

Michael J Harvey is a gifted writer that has brilliant imagination, providing fantasy, that swept me into an adventurous fantasy story. 
My favourite part in the story is Kulothiel, keeper of Amular, and Head of the League of Wizardry, to Curillian son of Mirkan son of Arimaya , King of Maristonia, greetings in Prelans name. 

At the back of the book author Michael J Harvey, has done the honours of listing all the wonderful characters in alphabetical order, with a syllabic guide to pronounciation and a short description for each entry of characters. 

For example  

KULOTHIEL ( Koo-low-thee-ell) – Man, Head of the League of Wizardry and Keeperof Oron Amular.

KURUNDAR (Kuh-run-dar) – Man, sorcerer from Urunmar, brother to Kulothiel.

If you are fan of fantasy this book has to be one of the top in your to read list. 

Please visit Michael J Harvey website http://www.worldofastrom as it’s fantastic!

Biography Of Michael J. Harvey 

Michael J. Harvey is a fantasy novelist with a taste for the epic. Astrom is the world that he has created and Oron Amular is the first of the novels to be set there. Michael loves writing adventure stories and draws his inspiration from history and historical fiction as well as from the world of fantasy. Michael loves to travel and has two degrees in history. Michael lives with his wife and two boys in Cambridgeshire, England.
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A WOMAN IS NO MAN ETAF RUM BLOG TOUR 

 A WOMAN IS NO MAN BY ETAF RUM

PAPERBACK PUBLISHED  BY HQ 12TH DECEMBER 2019 

Three generations of Palestinian-American women living in Brooklyn are torn between individual desire and the strict mores of Arab culture in this heart-wrenching story of love, intrigue and courage.

PALESTINE ,  1990. Seventeen-year-old Isra prefers reading books to entertaining the suitors her father has chosen for her. Over the course of a week, the naïve and dreamy girl finds herself quickly betrothed and married, and is soon living in Brooklyn. There Isra struggles to adapt to the expectations of her oppressive mother-in-law Fareeda and strange new husband Adam, a pressure that intensifies as she begins to have children – four daughters instead of the sons Fareeda tells Isra she must bear.

BROOKLYN,  2008. 
Eighteen-year-old Deya, Isra’s oldest daughter, must meet with potential husbands at her grandmother Fareeda’s insistence, though her only desire is to go to college. Deya can’t help but wonder if her options would have been different had her parents survived the car crash that killed them when Deya was only eight. But her grandmother is firm on the matter: the only way to secure a worthy future for Deya is through marriage to the right man.

But fate has a will of its own, and soon Deya will find herself on an unexpected path that leads her to shocking truths about her family 
knowledge that will force her to question everything she thought she knew about her parents, the past, and her own future.

Set in an America at once foreign to many and staggeringly close at hand, A Woman Is No Man is a story of culture and honour, secrets and betrayals, love and violence. It is an intimate glimpse into a controlling and closed cultural world, and a universal tale about family and the ways silence and shame can destroy those we have sworn to protect.


MY REVIEW

Congratulations to Etaf Rum taking readers through destinations of Palestnian-American women living in Brooklyn, that steps up about Arab culture. 

A Woman Is No Man has lit up as a New York Times Bestseller, and one of Cosmo’s best books by Poc for 2029, and not only that but millions most anticipated books of 2019. 

I just can’t believe that A Woman Is No Man is Etaf Rum’s first novel. I won’t share all the details of this of this challenging heart breaking story. 

I know that every reader is going to take something away from this story that over whelmed me.   

What I connect to here is that it’s very hard writing a 337 page novel with a difference and writing about characters that will capture your imagination and Etaf credit is firmly due here by me.

I really liked the fact that seventeen-year-old Isra loved reading books. After Isra had finished reading a book she placed it under her mattress. Her mind would wonder, thinking to herself, what would it be like to fall in love and most importantly what it would feel like to be loved in return. 

Telling her mama I’ve always wanted to fall in love. Isra worried about the ordeal what if the suitor and her don’t love each other.  Isra’s mama reveals you think your father and I love each other? 

What matters to Isra is that she hopes life in America will be different for women, and hopes that American culture isn’t as strict as theirs, and maybe women are treated better. 
This book is in three parts, with characters Isra, Deya, Fareeda 

Etaf Rum has provided us readers what inspired her to write A Woman Is No Man is was her two children and the women of Palestine. 

I recommend reading A Woman Is No Man, as the praise for it stretches and it will with out doubt keep stretching. 



ABOUT ETAF RUM

Etaf Rum was born and raised in Brooklyn , New York, by Palestnian immigrants. She teaches college English literature in North Carolina, where she lives with her two children. A Woman Is No Man is her first novel. 

THE SACRIFICIAL MAN RUTH DUGDALL BLOG TOUR 


THE SACRIFICIAL MAN BY RUTH DUGDALL 

Paperback published by Legend press on the 29th November 2019


What I want to say is that suicide is my choice. No-one else is to blame. Man seeks beautiful woman for the journey of a lifetime: Will you help me to die?


When Probation Officer Cate Austin is given her new assignment, she faces the highest-profile case of her career. Alice Mariani is charged with assisted suicide and Cate must recommend a sentence.


Alice insists her story is one of misinterpreted love, forcing those around her to analyse their own lives. Who is to decide what is normal and when does loyalty turn to obsession?

Investigating the loophole that lies between murder and euthanasia, Cate must now meet the woman who agreed to comply with her lover’s final request. Shocking revelations expose bitter truths that can no longer be ignored.

MY REVIEW 

The Sacrificial Man was first released in 2011 by Legend press, I’m so glad that this book has been released 29th November 2019 as I didn’t get to read this novel when it was first published. Now I’ve read it I can’t get the dark shocking moments out of my head. 

If you haven’t read The Sacrificial Man, I can promise you that this is the perfect shocking book for the wintry weather curled up on the sofa in the comfort of your warm lounge,  this the book I’m 100% recommending. 

This heartbreaking advert is with effects going to cause a lot of trouble. And the beginning of Probation officer Cate Austins notes won’t even scratch the service of what took place and what’s about to happen.

 Cate Austin has to do her job and give the Crown Prosecution a summary of evidence about Alice Mariani.  

Man seeks beautiful woman for the journey of a lifetime. Alice was browsing Facebook and Twitter, searching special sites, cruising in and out of chat rooms she didn’t know what she was waiting for until she found Robin Smith advert.  I will lift mine eyes to the hills from whence cometh my help. Will you help me to die?  David Jenkins called himself Robin Smith on all social platforms.

Alice Mariani helped David Jenkins take his own life. But this spices it all up as David Jenkins wasn’t ill or in pain. There was no foundations that he was in any debts. There hanging over probation officer Cate Austin is the biggest question why did he want to die? 

What is stacked up for Alice in court? And what will the court decide to do with Alice ? 


ABOUT AUTHOR RUTH DUGDALL  



Ruth Dugdall is a multi award winning crime author with over 1000,000 UK copies sold to date and Ruth’s work has sold Ito 8 territories. She is often in comparison with authors like Gillian Flynn, S.J. Watson, B A Paris and Sophie Hannah. 

Ruth Dugdall worked as a Probation Officer for almost a decade, working in high security prisons with numerous high risk criminals. Her writing is heavily influenced by her professional background, providing authenticity and credibility. She currently lives in San Francisco.

You an find Ruth Dugdall on Twitter @RuthDugdall


Bella R.M Francis Cover Reveal @rmfrancis @wildpressed @LoveBooksTours


I’m so please to announce a cover reveal for Bella By R.M.Francis 

Blurb
A spectre has haunted Netherton for generations.

Everyone has a theory, no one has an answer.

The woods that frame the housing estate uncover a series of heinous acts, drawing onlookers into a space of clandestine, queer sexuality: a liminal space of abject and uncanny experience.

 

A question echoes in the odd borderlands of being, of fear-fascination, attraction-repulsion, of sex and death…

 

Who put Bella down the Wych-Elm?

  
R. M. Francis is a writer from Dudley. He completed his PhD at the University of Wolverhampton for a project titled Queering the Black Country and graduated from Teesside University for his Creative Writing MA.

 

He’s the author of four poetry chapbooks, Transitions (The Black Light Engine Room Press, 2015), Orpheus (Lapwing Publications, 2016), Corvus’ Burnt-Wing Love Balm and Cure-All (The Black Light Engine Room Press, 2018) and Lamella, (Original Plus, 2019).

 

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LEO AND THE LIGHTNING DRAGONS  GILL WHITE  BLOG TOUR @LoveBookTours @leolightdragons @FledlingPress

  

LEO AND THE LIGHTNING DRAGONS WRITTEN BY  GILL WHITE 
ILLUSTRATED BY GILLI B

Paperback published by fledglingpress.co.uk 

Sometimes you just need to have a little faith in yourself 

Everybody in the kingdom is supporting the brave knight Leo in his battle against his fearsome dragons. They try lots of different things to help him defeat them but eventually Leo realises that the most important thing to do is to believe in himself.

MY REVIEW 

This Book Belongs to……..I loved how there is special place to write a child’s name. The front of the cover looks extremely exciting, with dragons on and every character that’s inside this story. I do have to say this is wonderful story about Leo who is the bravest knight of all . And what do knights fight? Dragons!  that are strong and big and tall. The illustrations by Gilli B,  are absolutely excellent and so enjoyable to look at. The book is quite a large soft paperback and will make a beautiful Christmas present or a book just quite simply as a learning treat. It would be fabulous if schools would stock this book. 

The author Gill White has won my heart writing this story for her son! Leo who has Ohtahara Syndrome and a rare form of epilepsy, Leo suffers from a large number of seizures every day. Despite numberous treatments, these seizures remain uncontrolled. Every day, her husband and Gill are amazed by Leo’s sheer determination and refusal to give up and the author Gill and her husband could not be more proud of their boy, the bravest Knight they have ever seen. All royalties from the sale of this book will go to CHAS Chidren’s Hospice Across Scotland. 

This beautifully illustrated book with a poignant and uplifting rhyming story encourages children to persevere and find strength in the face of adversity, even when it seems that nothing is working. 

Written by Gill White for her son Leo who suffers from Ohtahara Syndrome, an extremely rare form of epilepsy, and beautifully illustrated by Fife artist Gilli B, this story has been positively received by parents of children with complex needs, by care workers and medical staff and by parents of healthy young children who love the book simply as an adventure story. 
All royalties from the sale of this book will go to CHAS (Children’s Hospices across Scotland).  

 To Buy Link 

https://amzn.to/3285mNS

LEO AND THE LIGHTNING DRAGONS is published by  @FledglingPress

You can friend on Twitter @leolightdragons

Thank you so much to @LoveBooksTours for sending my copy of LEO AND THE LIGHTNING DRAGONS. 

THE RED BOOK DAVIDE CORTELLUCCI BLOG TOUR 

  

THE RED BOOK BY DAVIDE CORTELLUCCI

Paperback Independently published 

DON’T UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF THOUGHTS. 

Martin’s life as he knows it has turned upside-down, and he decides to embark on a trip to give sense to his existence. Via coincidences and fabricated non-coincidences, he finds a group of people that helps him enhance the power of his thoughts to modify the physical world around him. In a journey within a journey, Martin discovers the powers of visualisation and its pull. And he acknowledges why he’s flooded by negative feelings when he’s close to certain people. 
DON’T UNDERESTIMATE THE ENEMIES. 

Unless Martin finds the strength within himself to fight, he and everyone around him will cease to exist. 


MY REVIEW 


I really enjoyed reading The Red Book, a science fiction adventure. 

I loved reading about Martin. This story resolves around Martin’s life. Since he was a child, he witnessed strange events difficult to explain. His mind tangled each time, looking for a logical explanation. One of my favourite sentence in this, Martin knew he was different, capable of sensing and doing things out of the ordinary, but how and why, he didn’t know.  He witnesses strange things one night to then find out one of his friends had just passed away.

 Who knows The red Book could be the first book of a trilogy. I truly hope so. I have started to love reading stories with the strangest things that happen, just like in The Red Book. The imagination that this author Davide Cortellucci  has is incredible.  Thank goodness that Davide become a writer. I say this to readers alike, keep your eyes open for this author David Cortellucci.


ABOUT AUTHOR DAVIDE CORTELLUCCI 

DAVIDE CORTELLUCCI was born on the 25th of July 1978 in Belgium to Italian immigrant parents. He grew up first in Belguim then in Italy, to land in London in the 90s . He travelled to many countries and he has done several jobs, yet always writing in his spare time. He’s been writing short stories since he was eight years old, till the creation of The Red Book his first novel, a story that was stuck in his mind for years. DAVIDE CORTELLUCCI loves writing stories that awaken epic feelings within the reader. He now lives in South East London with his partner. 

A Wedding In December Sarah Morgan Blog Tour

A Wedding In December By Sarah Morgan

Paperback published by HQ 

Thank you HQ so much for inviting me to be part of Sarah Morgan’s Christmas fiction.

In the snowy perfection of Aspen, the White family gathers for youngest daughter Rosie’s whirlwind Christmas wedding.


First to arrive are the bride’s parents, Maggie and Nick. Their daughter’s marriage is a milestone they are determined to celebrate wholeheartedly, but they are hiding a huge secret about their own: they are on the brink of divorce. After living apart for the last six months, the last thing they need is to be trapped together in an irresistibly romantic winter wonderland.


Rosie’s older sister Katie is also dreading the wedding. Worried that impulsive, sweet-hearted Rosie is making a mistake, Katie is determined to save her sister from herself. If only the irritatingly good-looking best man, Jordan, would stop interfering with her plans…


Bride-to-be Rosie loves her fiance but is having serious second thoughts. Except everyone has arrived – how can she tell them she’s not sure? As the big day gets closer, and emotions run even higher, this is one White family Christmas none of them will ever forget. 


MY REVIEW 

I was born a few days before Christmas, so Christmas fiction books are one of my favourite topics to read. 

I love reading about wedding in December in the deep snowy settings. And for me A Wedding In December by Sarah Morgan is my top favourite . I absolutely loved every word, every sentence, every chapter and every beautiful character. I’m so glad that I found A Wedding In December to read and review. This is a beautiful story with lots of pages full of drama that you won’t see coming. What I like particular about this story is that it feels just like a modern day romance. 


Mother of two daughters Maggie, gets a phone call in the middle of the night from her daughter Rosie, she is getting married in eleven weeks, four days, six hours and fifteen minutes to her boyfriend Dan, in Aspen Colorado where he lives. 


Catherine his mother is a wedding planner so she is going to plan Rosie’s wedding dress. Maggie feels left out, she should be the one planning her daughter’s wedding. 


Maggie and Nick are getting a divorce. The problem is how and when will Maggie and Nick explain to Rosie and their other daughter Katie that there getting a divorce? 


Katie who is bridesmaid of honour is only flying to Aspen to stop her sisters wedding. With Maggie and Nick and Katie flying to Aspen for Rosie’s wedding in Catherine’s family luxury resort. With Maggie and Nick divorcing, how are Maggie and Nick going to manage spending time in Aspen together? 


A few disasters are about to happen. will Rosie and Dan get married? 


I Love this story so much I have to say I very highly recommend it to all Sarah Morgan fans and of course if you love wedding themes and snowy mountains your in for a special treat. 


ABOUT AUTHOR SARAH MORGAN 


http://sarahmorgan.com/books/One-Summer-In-Paris

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USA Today and Sunday Times bestselling author Sarah Morgan writes romance and contemporary women’s fiction and her trademark humour and warmth have gained her fans across the globe. Sarah lives near London, England, and when she isn’t reading or writing she loves being outdoors. 


A WEDDING IN DECEMBER, a fun family drama set around the festive season, is out now!


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iNostalgia Book Blitz @inostalgiauk  @Lovebookstours

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Today I want to share with you a special deal that iNostalgia have on their non-fiction titles. 

The team at iNostalgia have a deal on their non-fiction titles now when you purchase them through the iNostalgia store. Three titles for only £25 in their online store. Here is a little snippet of each book available.

 
 

Fifteen years on from its original publication, The Changing Face of Manchester, Second Edition brings you up-to-date photographs of today’s modern Manchester. Shot as close to the original images as possible by photographer Justin Garner, you are able to see how much Manchester has changed over the decades through these side-by-side images.

 

Featuring fascinating stories by author Clive Hardy to accompany the stunning images, you can take home this little slice of Manchester history, and in years to come you will be able to look back and remember those days of old with fond memories.

 
 

 

Around Manchester in the 1950s is a new 160 page paperback book featuring a unique collection of more than 200 unmissable photographs and memories from the Manchester Evening News Archives. Relive the great times of the 50s and share your memories with friends and loved ones.

 
 

Around Manchester in the 1960s is a new 160 page paperback book featuring a unique collection of more than 250 unmissable photographs and memories from the Manchester Evening News Archives. Relive the great times of the swinging 60s and share your memories with friends and loved ones.

 
There are many unmissable images from the Swinging Sixties in Clive Hardy’s brilliant book Around Liverpool and Merseyside in the 1960s.

 
 

Around Manchester in the 1970s is a new 160 page paperback book featuring a unique collection of more than 300 unmissable photographs and memories from the Manchester Evening News Archives. Relive the great times of the 1970s and share your memories with friends and loved ones.

The 180+ images, many never published before, come from the fantastic archive of the Newcastle Chronicle and Journal, and the Daily Mirror. The majority capture the life and times of Newcastle during the decade, and there are others showing wider Tyneside. Along with the text, they give a taste of what it was like to live in the region during that unique period.

 
 
Fifteen years on from its original publication, The Changing Face of Manchester, Second Edition brings you up-to-date photographs of today’s modern Manchester. Shot as close to the original images as possible by photographer Justin Garner, you are able to see how much Manchester has changed over the decades through these side-by-side images.

 

Featuring fascinating stories by author Clive Hardy to accompany the stunning images, you can take home this little slice of Manchester history, and in years to come you will be able to look back and remember those days of old with fond memories.

 

You can purchase all these wonderful books in the iNostalgia store.

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