The Lion Tamer Who Lost by @LouiseWriter ~ Be Careful What You Wish For… #ContemporaryFiction @OrendaBooks #TuesdayBookBlog

Author: Louise Beech

Published: September 2018 by Orenda Books

Category: Contemporary Gay Fiction, Romance, Book Review

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Long ago Andrew made a childhood wish. One he has always kept in a silver box with a too-big lid that falls off. When it finally comes true, he wishes it hadn’t…

Long ago Ben dreamed of going to Africa to volunteer at a lion reserve. When he finally goes there, it isn’t for the reasons he imagined…

Ben is fulfilling a long held dream, and a promise he made years ago, although he never could have envisaged the circumstances that finally brought the dream to reality. Nevertheless here he is, a volunteer at the Liberty Lion Rehabilitation Project in Zimbabwe and it seems he isn’t the only one escaping from love and life.   

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#BookSpotlight ~ Physiology of Love by @SummeritaRhayne #Extract #ContemporaryFiction #Romance

In the spotlight today is newly released Physiology of Love, a contemporary romance. 

About the Book

Dr. Hardik Kashyap is looking forward to a new job and to deepen his friendship with lovely Dr. Aashita when he joins as HOD in Physiology at Central Medical Institute. Unfortunately, his expectations smash to bits. His start at his new post is far from amiable, and as for Dr. Aashita, she sends a shower of angry sparks his way at every meeting.
He is willing to keep things at the friendship level, but it seems nothing works with her.
As a physiologist, he’s well versed in the regulations of the body functions and the working of the mind, but he just can’t seem to get a handle on the physiology of love.

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Little Tea by Claire Fullerton ~ Old Friendships and Family Tragedy #SouthernFiction #FamilySaga @cfullerton3 #FridayReads

Author: Claire Fullerton

Published: May 2020 by Firefly Southern Fiction

Category: Southern Fiction, Family Saga, Book Review

Southern Culture … Old Friendships … Family Tragedy

One phone call from Renny to come home and “see about” the capricious Ava and Celia Wakefield decides to overlook her distressful past in the name of friendship.

For three reflective days at Renny’s lake house in Heber Springs, Arkansas, the three childhood friends reunite and examine life, love, marriage, and the ties that bind, even though Celia’s personal story has yet to be healed.

Three childhood friends, Ava, Renny and Celia, grew up together and are now scattered around the country. Even though their lives have taken different directions, the ties of a deep friendship remain. When Ava is having serious doubts about her marriage and needs support, the three women get together for a few days at Renny’s lake house in Heber Springs, Arkansas. Ava has arranged to see her ex boyfriend, Mark while she’s at the cabin, unbeknownst to Celia and Renny, and he brings Celia’s ex fiancé over, which stirs up memories and emotions Celia had long since hoped would stay buried.

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Storm Witch (The Spellworker Chronicles #2) by @AlysWestYork #UrbanFantasy #Witchcraft #FridayReads

Author: Alys West

Published: April 2020 by Fabrian Books

Category: Urban Fantasy, Witchcraft, Earth Magic, Romance, Book Review

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Although not a spellworker herself, magic had always been part of Jenna’s life, guiding and nurturing her childhood. Her mother, Nina was a member of The Order of Spellworkers and Druids, enforcing the laws of the magical community. But six winter solstices ago Nina was murdered. Six winter solstices ago the other members of The Order died or disappeared. And six winter solstices ago Jenna banished magic from her life, fleeing back home to Orkney.

Jenna Henderson, duty manager in charge of tourism at Maeshowe burial chamber, one of the Neolithic wonders of Orkney, was about to have a meeting with Dr Winston Grant, an archeologist working on a dig on the island…and, initially unbeknownst to her, also a druid. Jenna was distraught when evidence of a magic ritual was discovered in the burial chamber along with pages from a book written by her late mother Nina, that went missing the day she was found drowned.

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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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Clover Cottage by @ChristieJBarlow ~ 99p on BookBub #Contemporary #RomanticFiction @OneMoreChapter #FridayReads

Spreading the word and re-posting my review for Clover Cottage. Right about now we could probably all do with some heart warming, uplifting stories and Clover Cottage fits the bill. It’s a book that gives you a hug and can be purchased for just 99p on BookBub. Although it’s the third book in the wonderful Love Heart Lane series, Clover Cottage can be read as a stand alone. 

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I Am Dust by Louise Beech ~ A Haunted Theatre, A Murdered Actress @LouiseWriter #Murder #Mystery #TuesdayBookBlog

Author: Louise Beech

Published: February 2020 by Orenda Books

Category: Psychological, Thriller, Murder, Mystery, Supernatural, Book Review

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The Dean Wilson Theatre is believed to be haunted by a long-dead actress, singing her last song, waiting for her final cue, looking for her killer…

Now Dust, the iconic musical, is returning after twenty years. But who will be brave enough to take on the role of ghostly goddess Esme Black, last played by Morgan Miller, who was murdered in her dressing room?

I Am Dust is a story of two halves which are brought together seamlessly as the story evolves—the events of 2005 and the impact they have on the present day. During that summer three friends and aspiring actors played a dangerous game, experimenting with an Ouija board, while rehearsing for their school production of Macbeth.

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Making Wishes at Bay View by @JessicaRedland ~ Never give up on a wish for a happy ever after… @BoldwoodBooks

Author: Jessica Redland

Published: January 2020 by Boldwood Books

Category: Contemporary Fiction, Romance, Book Review 

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Never give up on a wish for a happy ever after…

Callie Derbyshire has it all: her dream job as a carer at Bay View, finally she has found the love of her life. Everything is perfect.

Well, almost.

Ex-partners are insistent on stirring up trouble, and Callie’s favourite resident, Ruby, hasn’t been her usual self.

Callie has the perfect job, notwithstanding  having the boss from hell. A natural carer with a great personality, she loves the residents at Bay View Care Home and is kind, patient and considerate.

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#Extract + #Giveaway ~ Surviving Me by Jo Johnson #ContemporaryFiction #Psychological @rararesources

Today I have an extract and giveaway as part of the blog tour for Surviving Me, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources.

Extract

This is the prologue from Surviving Me, a debut novel about two men whose minds become unfit for purpose for very different reasons. The main character is Tom Cleary but this exert is written by his wife. She is a radio presenter for BBC Sussex.

Marilyn is tapping on the glass, beckoning me to come out. My eyes meet hers through the transparent partition.

I shake my head and mouth, ‘Not now.’ She’s not the bright- est button in the box. She continues to gesture, beckoning and wobbling.

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#BookReview + #Giveaway ~ The Faerie Tree by @JaneCable ~ Contemporary #RomanticFiction #MiniBlogBlitz @rararesources

Welcome to the first day of the mini blog blitz for The Faerie Tree by Jane Cable, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources. Many thanks to Jane for my copy of the book.

My Thoughts

It will be Izzie and her daughter Claire’s first Christmas without husband and father, Connor. They’ve just left the probate office and the town is busy with Christmas shoppers. With her sights set on the coffee shop Claire accidentally bumps into a homeless man on the street. She is confused. Does she know this man? Somehow she thinks she does recognise him.

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