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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Cynthia Clark – Blog Tour













Cynthia Clark was born and brought up in Malta, where she graduated in Communications and went to work for a daily newspaper. She has since lived in the US, where she worked as a writer in online business journals. She and her husband now live in Philadelphia with their twin daughters.
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A wife, a mother, a killer.

One wrong decision, one terrifying night, leaves student Elizabeth with a stark choice – kill or be killed. And the consequences of that choice will shape her whole life.

Now a wife, a mother, and a lawyer, she must find a way to out run her past, protect her family and live with her secret. But is it really possible to live a happy life with such a huge shadow cast by the past? And as it becomes clear that someone else knows her secret and is hunting her down, time is running out for Elizabeth to keep her family safe.

In the bestselling tradition of Clare Mackintosh and Jenny Blackhurst, Cynthia Clark has written a heart-stopping story about the choices we make and how far we’d go to protect our families. Even if it means deceiving the people we love most...



I really didn't know how excellent this book would be, that despite all that is happening at the moment and my life being quite hectic that when I could sit and read this book would draw me in so much that I was able to completely switch off from daily life around me and relax.

Imagine you had a secret, imagine you had a huge secret that would alter the entire adult structure of your adult life that you have built.

Things you wanted hidden. What a very heavy burden this would be, continually looking over your shoulder. Living a lie.
Hiding it from your family, from your husband that would shatter everything into tiny pieces. 

Doubled with a fear of RED.
The colour that brings nightmares. 
Frightening your children when they spill ketchup.

Miles her husband is unaware of her past. He thinks she needs help.
Miles the doctor.
Miles who wants to help, but doesn't know anything about her past.
Wait until he finds out.

I just adored this read, it gone into my top 10

My thanks to Aria and net galley



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Friday, 13 October 2017

SECRETS WE KEEP BY FAITH HOGAN SPOTLIGHT

SECRETS WE KEEP
BY FAITH HOGAN
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Release Date: February  2017
Publisher: Aria Fiction – Head of Zeus
Two distant relatives, drawn together in companionship are forced to confront their pasts and learn that some people are good at keeping secrets and some secrets are never meant to be kept..
A bittersweet story of love, loss and life. Perfect for fans of Patricia Scanlan, Adele Parks and Rosamunde Pilcher.
The beautiful old Bath House in Ballytokeep has lain empty and abandoned for decades. For devoted pensioners Archie and Iris, it holds too many conflicting memories of their adolescent dalliances and tragic consequences – sometimes it’s better to leave the past where it belongs.
For highflying, top London divorce lawyer Kate Hunt, it’s a fresh start – maybe even her future. On a winter visit to see her estranged Aunt Iris she falls in love with the Bath House. Inspired, she moves to Ballytokeep leaving her past heartache 600 miles away – but can you ever escape your past or your destiny?

Extract from Secrets We Keep by Faith Hogan
‘I’ve never seen anything like it,’ Kate said. It was her first thought as they turned down the cove and saw the bathhouse snuggled into the cliff face. It was a turreted, stocky grown-ups sandcastle. ‘It could have been emptied from a child’s bucket,’ was her first reaction. It had been painted, white with a light blue trim once, then the waves and the spray had all but washed that away. It still sat proudly, if shabbily, on a huge flat rock, that upturned in a lip over the sea. It was a plate, large enough for any giant.
‘Genesis Rock – it’s a metamorphic rock, probably over a thousand million years old,’ Rita said. ‘Sorry, did I mention I taught geography and home economics, once upon a time.’
‘No, but I probably should have guessed.’
‘I don’t remember the bathhouse even being open. I could imagine that I’d have spent all my days here if I had.’ Rita looked at the washed white walls that reached high into the cliff face.
‘Well, Archie said they ran it for a few years, but he didn’t say when it shut.’ This place probably held sadness for Archie, if his brother died here. Kate couldn’t feel it. Instead, it made her feel energized, as though the sea was spraying something like an invitation deep into her lungs. It made her heart pound with an expectation she hadn’t felt in years. Even the deserted castle keep that loomed up in grey stone at the tip of the headland seemed to carry a hopeful secret in its towers.
‘It must have been lovely once. Even now, you can see.’ Rita rested her hands on the thick window ledge, her nose pressed firmly to the cold glass of the windows. ‘It looks like they just closed up one evening and never came back.’
Kate walked to the back of the bathhouse; it dug into the cliff face, as though the construction of one depended on the other. Alongside the building, a small narrow road clung to the cliff for a couple of hundred yards before it feathered off onto what counted as a main road in these parts. Far below, the waves lapped serenely against the stone. It was low tide now; Kate wondered how close the water actually came to the rock. ‘I’d love to get a look inside.’ Rita followed her round to the front of the bathhouse. They peered through a sea sprayed window for a few minutes. Inside, Kate could see there were tables and chairs, a small stove and an old-fashioned counter where once someone had taken orders for afternoon tea. ‘It’s a little cafĂ©, wouldn’t it be lovely if it was open for coffee?’ Kate mused, it was so much more than just a bathhouse.
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ABOUT FAITH HOGAN
Already an international best seller, Faith Hogan is an original voice in women’s fiction, she has been hailed as a Maeve Binchey for a new generation. Her stories are warm and rooted in a contemporary Irish landscape which has lost none of its wit or emotion thanks to its modern vibe.
Faith Hogan was born in Ireland.  She gained an Honours Degree in English Literature and Psychology from Dublin City University and a Postgraduate Degree from University College, Galway.  She has worked as a fashion model, an event’s organiser and in the intellectual disability and mental health sector.
She was a winner in the 2014 Irish Writers Centre Novel Fair – an international competition for emerging writers.
‘Secrets We Keep,’ is her second novel published with Aria Fiction. Her first, My Husbands Wives has been a top ten best seller and is currently available in paperback.

Twitter: @gerhogan

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Thursday, 12 October 2017

THE CURTAIN TWITCHERS OF OAKLEY PLACE

THE CURTAIN TWITCHERS OF OAKLEY PLACE
BY DEBORAH HODGETTS
Series: Book One in The Truth Seekers Series
Genre: Young Adult
Release Date: 4th July 2017
Publisher: The Beautiful Music of Words Limited
Barney Lumsden a homeless teen arrives in Oakley Place, situated in the depths of the Buckinghamshire Countryside.But was Oakley Place a perfect idyll and what are the dark secrets that lay buried.

Barney Lumsden unwittingly uncovers more than he could ever imagine, and it also seems that he's caught up in a Government cover-up going back centuries.

From casually glimpsing the strange activities of the Curtain Twitchers that day on the village green, to uncovering the deathly secret in which he is part of the key - nothing will ever be the same again, as time itself unravels.

Will Barney and the strange Ms Pemberton close the loop, and restore this perfect idyll or will their journey unravel further across time?

Puzzling as this journey looks, it’s not the heart of the book’s mystery, nothing is black and white and everything is filled with infinite possibilities.

Who are the Curtain Twitchers? Why is the government involved? What is the mystery of the ancient talisman and it's connection to the plague? Will you decipher the code of ‘The Curtain Twitchers of Oakley Place’? Can Barney find the answers he seeks and begin again?

Only you hold the key...









ABOUT DEBORAH HODGETTS
I am Deborah M. Hodgetts: a Published Poet in the UK and USA, Author of Young Adult novels, News Columnist, Freelance writer, Artist, Photographer, Screenwriter and Creative mind.
I live in a leafy village in the glorious countryside of Buckinghamshire, surrounded by beautiful nature, which always provides ample inspiration.
To find out more about me, and my writing you can usually find me in the following places: Twitter, Facebook, and Linked In.
Please pop by to my blog:
‘The Beautiful Music of Words’ or visit my website to see news on new publications, competitions and promotions.
I look forward to seeing you soon…
Deborah x
Twitter: @TheBeautifulMusicofWords  @DeborahMHodgettsauthor1
Blog: The Beautiful Music of Words at http://angelstar7.blogspot.co.uk/
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The Accident blog tour








About the author

Dawn's career has spanned PR, advertising and publishing. Now, she loves to write about the personalities hiding behind the masks, whether beautiful or ugly.  Married, she lives in London with her two daughters and a British bulldog called Geoffrey.

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About the book

A tragic accident, an unbearable loss and a marriage in crisis - but who can she trust or is she all alone? A gripping, debut psychological thriller that will keep you hooked. Perfect for the fans of Paula Hawkins and S.J. Watson.

Veronica Pullman's comfortable suburban life comes to a shuddering halt when her young daughter, Grace, tragically dies in a car accident.  

Months later, unable to come to terms with her daughter's death, detached from her husband and alienated from her friends and family, a chance encounter on a rainy street pushes her into an unlikely new friendship.

Scarlet is everything Veronica could’ve been: feisty, adventurous, unpredictable.  But as she approaches what would have been Grace’s 10th birthday, it becomes clear to Veronica that the friendship she thought was saving her life could be costing her everything.

Consumed by grief and left questioning her own sanity, is there anyone she can really trust or is someone out to torment her as part of their twisted game?




A fantastic debut novel from this new author Dawn Goodwin. 

What an engrossing story a great psychological thriller that gripped me from beginning to end.
The characters were totally believable, well rounded. 

Veronica has a good settled life, wants for nothing, good husband. Daughter, Grace.

But when something happens to Grace, Veronica's life tips upside down, she can't cope and is suffering from clinical depression for sure. As time goes on we realise that its affected her in many ways, many unusual ways that made me question her sanity, but then again I could see that this was a woman holding onto what she knew, the life with Grace was easier to keep hold of than life without Grace which she couldn't accept.

This leaves her marriage in a crisis. She hardly ever ventures outside the home. 

Then once she meets a woman named Scarlet they become quite close. They say that 'opposites attract' and this is surely the case with Veronica and Scarlet. 

Pre the loss of Grace a neighbour across the road was her buddy, but now Veronica has reason to not need this other friend, we see why as time unfolds.

Scarlet 
Is she a good influence on Veronica or not.
I'll leave you to make your mind up about that. 
It certainly changes things.

The ending was fab, a totally superb easy to engage in, read. Highly recommended. 

My thanks to aria for my copy from Net Galley


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