Madam Tulip and the Rainbows End by David Ahern #CosyMystery #RBRT @DaveAhernWriter

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Published: March 2022 by Malin Press

Category: Cosy Murder Mystery

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On the private island of a wealthy banker, a young and talented stonemason falls from a cliff. A tragic accident? Or murder?

The dead man’s sister is obsessed with justice and will stop at nothing.

A glamorous French widow and her heart-throb son are certain they have been cheated of their legacy.

A daughter is bequeathed an island mansion beyond her means.

An enigmatic letter hints at a hidden fortune.

Madam Tulip and the Rainbow’s End, the fifth instalment of this popular series, finds Derry O’Donnell and her fellow thespian and good friend, ex Navy Seal, Bruce, left to pick up the pieces when the rest of the cast desert the touring production they were involved in, without paying. Not only that, they made off with the box office takings, leaving Derry and Bruce with the hotel and bar bill for everyone.

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The Last Professional by Ed Davis #Historical #LiteraryFiction @EdDavisAuthor #TuesdayBookBlog

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Author: Ed Davis

Published: January 2022 by Artemesia Publishing LLC

Category: Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction

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This is a story of America! Lynden Hoover, a young man on the brink of a new beginning, cannot embrace it without confronting the traumas of his past. Help comes from The Duke, an old loner who calls America’s landscape his home. He clings to an honor code, but in fleeing from Short Arm, his merciless enemy, his code is being tested.

At the end of the 20th century few Knights of the Road still cling to their vanishing lifestyle. The Duke mentors Lynden, enlisting old traveling friends to keep himself and his apprentice just ahead of Short Arm’s relentless pursuit. When two of those friends are murdered, the stakes become life or death.

Bonds are formed, secrets exposed, sacrifices made, trusts betrayed, all against a breathtaking American landscape of promise and peril. Three unforgettable characters, hurtling toward a spellbinding climax where pasts and futures collide, and lives hang in the balance.

When I was contacted by Nick Fontaine with regard to a review of The Last Professional, I wasn’t at all sure it was my kind of book but I’m happy to say I was quite wrong. It didn’t take long for me to become invested in the story and the characters. Set in 1970s America, The Last Professional is an intriguing and engrossing tale of a vanishing lifestyle — life as a hobo, riding freight trains across the country and living free, with the related privations and dangers.

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#SpotlightFeature ~ Baby Aviva Orangutan Diva by Hans Kullberg @AvivasDaddy #ChildrensFiction #BabyAviva

I’m delighted to shine the spotlight on a wonderful children’s book, Baby Aviva Orangutan Diva.

‘A beautifully illustrated, rhyming children’s book about female heroism, teamwork, finding inner courage and staying true to one’s self to conquer fears and overcome long odds.’

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‘Journey through the Jungle where the Baby Aviva’s bravery and ingenuity saves her family and friends from the perilous fate of hunger.

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#Spotlight ~ Siri the Viking by @patric_nystrom & @demervall ~ Translated by Joseph A Davis #kidlit #graphicnovel

Today the spotlight falls upon the first two graphic children’s novels in a planned series, written by Patric Nystrom, illustrated by Per Demervall, translated by Joseph A Davis and published by Eken Press.

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The Nine: The Judas Files #1 A Gritty #UrbanFantasy by C.G. Harris ~ Gabe is dead…and lives in Hell @MacLeodAndrews #TuesdayBookBlog

Author: C.G. Harris

Performed by MacLeod Andrews

Category: Urban Fantasy, Audiobook, Book Review

Released on Audible: September 2019

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Gabe is recruited to join the most dangerous organization the world has never heard about. As a double agent he has to fight within their ranks to stop them, all with no training, no experience and no support. If he’s caught, they will tear him apart. But that’s not the real twist. 

Gabe is dead, he lives in Hell and Judas Iscariot just became his new boss. 

For his sins Gabriel Gantry is condemned to life in The Nine, the lowest level of Hell which contains the worst humanity has to offer.

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The Getaway Girls by Dee MacDonald ~ FeelGood #Fiction @DMacDonaldAuth #Humour @bookouture

Author: Dee MacDonald

Published: July 2018 by Bookouture

Category: Humour, Contemporary Women’s Fiction, Book Review

Connie McColl is finally free to make her own decisions for the first time in decades. And when she meets glamorous Gill and downtrodden Maggie, at a rather dull flower arranging class, it seems that she’s not the only one dreaming of adventure. The three very different women all agree it’s about time they had a holiday to remember.

After reading The Runaway Wife, I was looking forward to Connie McColl’s next adventure very much. And I wasn’t disappointed.

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BlogTour #BookReview ~ Akea: The Power of Destiny by @AkeaWolfStories #AnimalAdventure @rararesources #TuesdayBookBlog

I’m delighted to be joining the blog tour for Akea: The Power of Destiny by Elizabeth Jade and organised by Rachel’s Random Resources. Here’s the book info….

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#GuestPost by Paul T.H. Mitchener #Author of Between Darkness and the Light #YA #BDATL @fayerogersuk @authoright

I’m delighted to join the blog tour for Between Darkness and the Light and welcome Paul Mitchener with a guest post. Before I hand you over to Paul here’s the book info. It’s a young adult adventure published on the 14th March 2018 by Brown Dog Books. I love the cover!

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Cash Valley by Ryan K Nelson ~ A story set in 1950s Utah #BookReview for #RBRT #HistFic #Romance

Author: Ryan K. Nelson

Published: December 2016 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Category: Historical, Fiction, Romance, Action, Adventure, Book Review

When FBI Agent Alex Travis receives an anonymous phone call on a September morning in 1954 with a tip concerning the now cold case of the Cache County Bank robbery, it has his undivided attention. The tip leads Travis to the top of the secluded Green canyon in Logan, Utah, where a young man named Jack Pepper proceeds to tell a story spanning the two years from the time of the robbery, when he and his girlfriend, Kate Austin, stumbled upon the crime of the century for the Cache Valley.

Set in 1950s Utah, FBI Agent Alex Travis is assigned to the Cache County bank robbery case. The distinction of hopefully solving a robbery that had eluded his predecessors appeals to him very much. He decides to make the most of the opportunity, especially when he receives an anonymous phone call from someone, on behalf of another party, who apparently has information about the robbery. He’s in two minds whether to believe it but nevertheless the following day he drives to Green Canyon in Logan, the specified meeting place. There he meets Jack Pepper and hears his story. 

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The Last Flight: A Novel by Gregory P Liefer #AudiobookReview #Survival #Suspense

  • Audiobook Review
  • Author: Gregory P Liefer
  • Performed by RC Bray
  • Released: June 2017 by Brilliance Audio
  • Category: Survival, Suspense, Audiobook, Review, Action, Adventure, Reading, Books

Set against the harsh beauty of Alaska, a veteran helicopter pilot is torn between ending his own embattled life and rescuing survivors from a mountain plane crash.

The Last Flight is the story of Gil Connor, a middle-aged Vietnam veteran and Army helicopter pilot. His exploits are almost legendary amongst his peers but Gil is now fighting a losing battle against terminal cancer. His dreams are haunted by the horrors he’s witnessed and friends lost in battle, not to mention coming to terms with the loss of both his children. Gil has decided to die as he has lived, on his own terms, and takes a helicopter out for a last flight. Continue reading