#BlogTour #Extract from The Borrowed Boy by @DeborahKlee #DebutNovel @rararesources

Today I have an extract from The Borrowed Boy as part of the blog tour, courtesy of Deborah Klee and Rachel’s Random Resources.

About the Book

A borrowed boy, a borrowed name and living on borrowed time.

What do you put on a bucket list when you haven’t done anything with your life? No interesting job, no lovers, no family, no friends. Believing she has only weeks left to live, Angie Winkle vows to make the most of every minute.

Going back to Jaywick Sands, is top of her bucket list. Experiencing life as a grandmother is not, but the universe has other plans and when four-year-old Danny is separated from his mum on the tube, Angie goes to his rescue. She tries to return him to his mum but things do not go exactly as planned and the two of them embark on a life-changing journey.

Set in Jaywick Sands, once an idyllic Essex holiday village in the 70s, but now a shantytown of displaced Londoners, this is a story about hidden communities and our need to belong.

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Blog Tour #BookReview ~ Grace and Serenity by @AnnalisaCrawf #ContemporaryFiction #TuesdayBookBlog @rararesources

I’m delighted to be joining the blog tour for Grace and Serenity, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources

My Thoughts

This was quite a dark, although sensitively addressed story, and one that emphasises how easily someone can get sucked in to situations they feel unable to control.

Grace was just sixteen when she met Neil, and not much older when she became pregnant. Neil had charmed Grace from the beginning but she saw another side of him when she told him she was expecting their child. He didn’t want to know and made his feelings plain. This was the first sign of his true character and a precursor of what was to come.

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#Extract from Empire’s Reckoning by @marianlthorpe #Fantasy @rararesources

For my stop on the blog tour for Empire’s Reckoning, organised by Rachel’s Random Resources, I have an extract from the book.

Sorley, the protagonist and narrator of Empire’s Reckoning, is a musician as well as a toscaire, an envoy. He is awaiting an examination to allow him to join the ranks of the scáeli’en – the bards. In this scene, he is preparing for part of that examination.

I wrote notes on the meeting, and ate a solitary meal. Then I crossed the fort to a long, low building, the scent of wood shavings rich in my nostrils as soon as I opened the door. A man looked up from the bench where he was planing a board. “Lord Sorley. I just checked that yew I offered you. It’s ready. Do you remember where it is?”

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#GuestPost from Liz Mistry #Author of Broken Silence @rararesources @LizMistryAuthor #TuesdayBookBlog

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Broken Silence, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources. 

Liz Mistry has kindly written a guest post discussing themes in Broken Silence.

Over to Liz…

The title Broken Silence is appropriate for this novel in so many ways. The themes in the novel are diverse, but each theme is about the adverse impact of silence on individuals and how important breaking the silence can be. So, I’d like to talk a little about some of the themes in Broken Silence.

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Coming Home to Heritage Cove by Helen J Rolfe #BookReview #Romance #ContemporaryFiction @hjrolfe @rararesources

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Coming Home to Heritage Cove, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources.

My Thoughts

Five years ago Melissa left Heritage Cove after her then boyfriend, Harvey, let her down at the last minute. After the tragic death of her parents, Melissa felt she needed to leave the Cove where everything and everyone was a reminder. She had dreams of travel and a new, exciting life which she and Harvey were going to share. Now she’s back because Harvey contacted her to let her know Barney, the man who she considers her surrogate father, is in hospital after a bad fall.

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#Extract from When Darkness Begins by Tina O’Hailey #Fantasy @tohailey #BlogTour @rararesources #FridayReads

Today I have an extract from When Darkness Begins, courtesy of the author and Rachel’s Random Resources.

About the Book

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#Extract from Along Came A Soldier by @authorbrenda1 #HistoricalFiction @rararesources

Today I have an extract from Along Came A Soldier, courtesy of Brenda Davies and Rachel’s Random Resources.

But first, here’s what the book is about…

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#GuestPost by K.T. Findlay #Author of In Two Minds (Prince Wulfstan Book 1) @KtFindlay #Fantasy #TimeTravel @rararesources

Today I’m delighted to welcome K.T. Findlay with a guest post, courtesy of  Rachel’s Random Resources. 

About the Book

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Chasing Moonbeams in Merriment Bay by @emilyharvalewriter #ContemporaryFiction #Romance @rararesources

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Chasing Moonbeams in Merriment Bay, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources.

My Thoughts

Chasing Moonbeams in Merriment Bay is the second book in the series. I hadn’t read the first one and found myself struggling a little to begin with, not knowing the all character dynamics. The Merriment Bay books cross over with the Wintersleap series so there are characters and storylines I’m familiar with, which did help. This story focuses on the Devon family—matriarch Mary, her daughter Cat, and Cat’s daughter Kyra. 

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#BlogTour #Extract ~ Trust in You by Julia Firlotte ~ A summer #Romance @juliafirlotte @rararesources

Today I have an extract from Trust in You as part of the blog tour organised by Rachel’s Random Resources.

Extract

‘Why not?’ he asks me nosily, shifting to give me his full attention. ‘Have you never—’

‘Can we change the subject?’ I ask a little too brightly, cutting him off.

‘Sure.’ He grins. Oh God, how much more embarrassing can this get? ‘You know, a lot of guys find that a real turn on,’ Dan says smoothly, watching me astutely. I almost choke on my beer. Ok, I was wrong before, it could get more embarrassing.

‘I don’t know what you mean,’ I mutter, trying to cut the conversation dead.

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