First Lines Friday – August 30, 2019

First Lines Friday

This is a weekly meme hosted by Wandering Words, where you give the first few lines of a book to hook your readers before introducing the book. Here are my first lines: Thursday--March 18 She was apparently on the concrete floor of an old warehouse. There was the distinct sound of dripping in the distance. The … Continue reading First Lines Friday – August 30, 2019

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After She Fell by Amber Laura @LitLiber @XpressoTours #giveaway #bookreview #blogtour #contemporary #romance

She’s tried for years to convince herself that she isn’t in love with him. If it hasn’t worked, at least she’s managed to convince him of it, anyway.A tragic love affair from her past had shattered Christina’s illusions of romance—it’d shattered her entire world, left her utterly broken and blamed. She’s fallen once before. She … Continue reading After She Fell by Amber Laura @LitLiber @XpressoTours #giveaway #bookreview #blogtour #contemporary #romance

The Aussie Next Door by Stefanie London @Stefanie_London @entangledpub #bookreview #contemporary #romance #autism

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American Angie Donovan has never wanted much. When you grow up getting bounced from foster home to foster home, you learn not to become attached to anything, anyone, or any place. But it only took her two days to fall in love with Australia. With her visa clock ticking, surely she can fall in love … Continue reading The Aussie Next Door by Stefanie London @Stefanie_London @entangledpub #bookreview #contemporary #romance #autism

The Fault by Kitty Sewell @honno @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours #bookreview #blogtour #TheFault #KittySewell #suspense #thriller

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Chilling thriller set on Gibraltar - at the heart of The Rock are secret tunnels, hard to navigate and even harder to escape. Sebastian is a civil engineering prodigy and his latest project is his most ambitious to date: to build a new city on the sheerest face of The Rock. His fiancee, Eva, a … Continue reading The Fault by Kitty Sewell @honno @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours #bookreview #blogtour #TheFault #KittySewell #suspense #thriller

The Bistro by Watersmeet Bridge by Julie Stock @wood_beez48 @rararesources #giveaway #bookreview #blogtour #romance

When Olivia goes to manage Finn's failing bistro, will they end up sharing a table for two, or will it be a recipe for disaster? Olivia Fuller longs to manage one of the restaurants in her father’s chain and to break free to live the independent life she’s wanted for so long. When her father … Continue reading The Bistro by Watersmeet Bridge by Julie Stock @wood_beez48 @rararesources #giveaway #bookreview #blogtour #romance

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson @halseanderson #SegueSaturday #bookreview #youngadult #rape

I started my book review blog in 2009 and I have read so many outstanding books that I wanted to share them again with my followers on #SegueSaturday.  I first posted this review in February 2010. It was a ground-breaking book for me and established my love for young adult fiction novels. An unforgettable read … Continue reading Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson @halseanderson #SegueSaturday #bookreview #youngadult #rape

Steal My Heart by Aimee O’Brian @XpressoTours #giveaway #bookreview #blogtour #adult #contemporary #romance

When a fantasy turns into a cold reality Lexanne Harris had a plan down to the last sexy detail. Never did she think her attempt to spice up her love life with her boyfriend would involve her in a burglary with a sexier than sin thief whose emerald eyes and serious between the sheets skills are … Continue reading Steal My Heart by Aimee O’Brian @XpressoTours #giveaway #bookreview #blogtour #adult #contemporary #romance

First Lines Friday – August 23, 2019

First Lines Friday

This is a weekly meme hosted by Wandering Words, where you give the first few lines of a book to hook your readers before introducing the book. Here are my first lines: Focus, or she'd dead. Petrosky ground his teeth together, but it didn't stop the panic from swelling hot and frantic within him. After the … Continue reading First Lines Friday – August 23, 2019

The Summer of Going Topless by Liz Davies @lizdaviesauthor @rararesources #bookreview #blogtour #chicklit #romance

Candice Summerville is invisible. No one seems to notice her - not really. Heck, she often doesn’t notice herself, except for her monthly scrutiny in the mirror to check on her body’s steady slide towards middle age. But when her ancient, practical estate car is consigned to the scrap heap, Candice falls in love with … Continue reading The Summer of Going Topless by Liz Davies @lizdaviesauthor @rararesources #bookreview #blogtour #chicklit #romance

The Unlikely Occultist: A Biographical Novel of Alice A. Bailey by Isobel Blackthorn @IBlackthorn @rararesources #nonfiction #biography #isobelblackthorn

Librarian Heather Brown discovers the fascinating life of Alice Bailey - a long forgotten occultist. Back in 1931, Alice is preparing to give a speech at a Swiss summer school. But how can she stave the tide of hatred and greed set to bring the world to its knees?  Soon after, Alice is put on Hitler's … Continue reading The Unlikely Occultist: A Biographical Novel of Alice A. Bailey by Isobel Blackthorn @IBlackthorn @rararesources #nonfiction #biography #isobelblackthorn

As Long as We Both Shall Live by @Joann_Chaney #joann_chaney @Flatironbooks #suspense #thriller #AsLongAsWeBothShallLive #NetGalley

"My wife! I think she's dead!" Matt frantically tells park rangers that he and his wife, Marie, were hiking when she fell off a cliff into the raging river below. They start a search, but they aren't hopeful: no one could have survived that fall. It was a tragic accident.But Matt's first wife also died … Continue reading As Long as We Both Shall Live by @Joann_Chaney #joann_chaney @Flatironbooks #suspense #thriller #AsLongAsWeBothShallLive #NetGalley

The Long Call (Two Rivers, #1) by @AnnCleeves #stmartinspress #NetGalley #crimethriller #detectivefiction

In North Devon, where two rivers converge and run into the sea, Detective Matthew Venn stands outside the church as his estranged father’s funeral takes place. On the day Matthew left the strict evangelical community he grew up in, he lost his family too. Now, as he turns and walks away again, he receives a … Continue reading The Long Call (Two Rivers, #1) by @AnnCleeves #stmartinspress #NetGalley #crimethriller #detectivefiction

Evvie Drake Starts Over by @lindaholmes #lindaholmes97 @randomhouse #Netgalley #womensfiction #baseball #EvvieDrakeStartsOver

In a sleepy seaside town in Maine, recently widowed Eveleth “Evvie” Drake rarely leaves her large, painfully empty house nearly a year after her husband’s death in a car crash. Everyone in town, even her best friend, Andy, thinks grief keeps her locked inside, and Evvie doesn’t correct them.Meanwhile, in New York City, Dean Tenney, … Continue reading Evvie Drake Starts Over by @lindaholmes #lindaholmes97 @randomhouse #Netgalley #womensfiction #baseball #EvvieDrakeStartsOver

Sunshine by @robinmckinley #SegueSaturday #bookreview #fantasy #vampires #humor

I started my book review blog in 2009 and I have read so many outstanding books that I wanted to share them again with my followers on #SegueSaturday.  I first posted this review in December 2012 and have been a big fan of Robin McKinley since.  I remember this book surprised and enchanted me because … Continue reading Sunshine by @robinmckinley #SegueSaturday #bookreview #fantasy #vampires #humor

The Nanny Rules by Melynda Price @MelyndaPrice1 @XpressoTours #giveaway #bookreview #blogtour #xpressotours #contemporaryromance

Don’t touch the nanny. It’s one rule I’m most certainly going to break. Since becoming a single father, I have two things that keep me sane—my daughter Lily and playing football for the NFL. But when my meddling sister hires a nanny without my knowledge, I’m not thrilled to come home and find the woman … Continue reading The Nanny Rules by Melynda Price @MelyndaPrice1 @XpressoTours #giveaway #bookreview #blogtour #xpressotours #contemporaryromance

First Lines Friday – August 16, 2019

First Lines Friday

This is a weekly meme hosted by Wandering Words, where you give the first few lines of a book to hook your readers before introducing the book. Here are my first lines: One, two...the song kept repeating in his head. Sure, he knew where it came from. It was that rhyme from the horror movies. The … Continue reading First Lines Friday – August 16, 2019

Chameleon (DCI Jack Mason series Book 4) by Michael K Foster @BOTBSPublicity #bookreview #blogtour #crimethriller #suspense #series

It was meant to be a harmless adventure…or so he thought.   When a ten-year-old boy playing hooky from school sees a young woman’s body hanging from a tree, a man at the scene gives chase. Still recovering from near fatal injuries, Jack Mason is sent to investigate. He knows the boy’s life is in danger, … Continue reading Chameleon (DCI Jack Mason series Book 4) by Michael K Foster @BOTBSPublicity #bookreview #blogtour #crimethriller #suspense #series

The Hidden Things by @JamieMason_ #jamiemasontypes @NetGalley #bookreview #suspense #thriller #heist

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Twenty-eight seconds. In less than half a minute, a home-security camera captures the hidden resolve in fourteen-year-old Carly Liddell as she fends off a vicious attack just inside her own front door. The video of her heroic escape appears online and goes viral. As the view count climbs, the lives of four desperate people will … Continue reading The Hidden Things by @JamieMason_ #jamiemasontypes @NetGalley #bookreview #suspense #thriller #heist

Riverflow by Alison Layland @AlisonLayland @honno @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours #Riverflow

After a beloved family member is drowned in a devastating flood, Bede and Elin Sherwell want nothing more than to be left in peace to pursue their off-grid life. But when the very real prospect of fracking hits their village, they are drawn in to the frontline protests. During a spring of relentless rain, a … Continue reading Riverflow by Alison Layland @AlisonLayland @honno @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours #Riverflow

Outlander by Diane Gabaldon @writer_DG #SegueSaturday #bookreview #historialfiction #Scotland #romance #timetravel

I started my book review blog in 2009 and I have read so many outstanding books that I wanted to share them again with my followers on #SegueSaturday.  I first posted this review in September 2011, but I actually first read this fantastic book when it came out in 1991. Of course, most people have … Continue reading Outlander by Diane Gabaldon @writer_DG #SegueSaturday #bookreview #historialfiction #Scotland #romance #timetravel