Mr Portobello’s Morning Paper by @MrsAmandaProwse #ContemporaryFiction #Novella #TuesdayBookBlog

Author: Amanda Prowse

Published: May 2020 by Lionhead Media

Category: Contemporary Fiction, Romance, Book Review

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Sophia Perkins gives up her job as a teacher to realise a life-long dream of owning a second-hand bookshop. Free from the wearying monotony of marking until the early hours and swallowing the disappointment of trying to educate disinterested young minds, she embraces her new life.

This new story with a warm vintage feel brings to mind the age-old saying: Be careful what you wish for…

Mr Portobello’s Morning Paper is a lovely story. I saw it featured on Joanne’s blog and scooted off to Amazon straight away. It centres around Sophia Perkins. Still grieving the loss of her parents, as well as feeling disillusioned with trying to teach classes of seemingly indifferent children, she gives notice, leaves her job and fulfils a long held dream of owning her own second hand bookshop.

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#BlogBlitz ~ In The Heart of Windy Pines by Holly Tierney-Bedord #Giveaway #MysteryNovella @rararesources @HollyTierney

Welcome to the One Day Blog Blitz for In The Heart of Windy Pines, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources.

About the Book

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#Spotlight ~ Dare to Desire by Samara Dev ~ #Free on Kindle 16th/17th January #Extract #Romance @samaradevauthor #Novella

Samara Dev’s debut romance was released in December 2018 and is free to download from Amazon on the 16th and 17th January. 

About the Book

“You know there are many ways to know someone. Talk. Touch. Feel. Taste.”

Ria has known Mel practically all her life. He’s solid, dependable – and her friend. But now she’s wondering if she knows him at all. Her long standing friend is showing another darker and sensual side of his that she finds impossible to accept – and as impossible to resist. How can she make Mel go back to being the safe friend she knew?

Fifteen years ago, Ian, she and Mel were brought together by a tragedy. An earthquake rent apart the old colonial style village of Panna and destroyed their childhood. Ian and she made a promise to be together. She thought she was committed to him but now everything is moving out of focus.

Mel’s silken ties and sensual bondage promises her a world of pleasure she never dreamed of exploring. But as she fights her compelling attraction to Mel, Ian sends her a message to renew his long ago intent of marrying her.

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Last Breath (The Good Daughter #0.5) by Karin Slaughter #Novella #Psychological Mystery

Author: Karin Slaughter

Published: September 2017 by HarperCollins

Category: Legal, Mystery, Psychological, Crime, Novella, Book Review

Protecting someone always comes at a cost.

At the age of thirteen, Charlie Quinn’s childhood came to an abrupt and devastating end. Two men, with a grudge against her lawyer father, broke into her home – and after that shocking night, Charlie’s world was never the same.

Charlie Quinn has made it her mission to help people who have no one else to turn to by becoming a defence attorney. She has no wish to be a high earner like her father, the notorious Rusty Quinn, defending those who more often than not deserved a prison sentence. 

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A Lion Is Not Just For Christmas (Norfolk Mysteries Novella Book 2) by @henrigyland #Mystery @rararesources #BlogTour #FridayReads

Im delighted to be joining the blog tour for A Lion Is Not Just for Christmas, courtesy of Rachels Random Resources

My Review

I was intrigued by the title (Christmas and a lion don’t usually go together) and, although it’s the second book in a series, it can definitely be read as a standalone.

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The Emissary 2: To Love Somebody by @MarciaMeara #UrbanFantasy

Author: Marcia Meara

Kindle Edition

Category: Urban Fantasy, Novella, Book Review

They’re back!

Jake and Dodger, the first (and so far, only) Emissaries to the Angels, are on the road again.

They’re looking for mortals about to take a wrong turn. You know the ones—the kid thinking about stealing from a corner market or the man planning to lie about a coworker and destroy her career. Yeah, them. People on the brink of making a mistake that could send them down that wrong road and jeopardize their mortal souls.

Jake and his protégé, Dodger are learning more about being Emissaries—and about each other.

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#NewRelease ~ The Emissary 2 : To Love Somebody by @MarciaMeara ~ Book Info & Short #Extract

I’m delighted to welcome Marcia Meara with the info on her new release and a short extract.

Thank you so much for having me here today, Cathy! I’m so excited to be sharing the release of The Emissary 2: To Love Somebody with you and your followers. The great review you gave the first book of this trilogy definitely inspired me to continue the story of Jake, Dodger, and Azrael, and I hope you’ll enjoy this middle book just as much. I tried to provide all the laughs–and tears–the first book had, along with a few sneaky surprises here and there.

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#Throwback Thursday ~ October Rain by @dylanjmorgan #SciFi #Dystopian Future

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favourites, as well as books that have been waiting on the ‘to be read’ pile for however long, and are finally getting an airing.

This week’s Throwback Thursday choice is October Rain, a science fiction/dystopian novella published in February 2016.

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#Giveaway & #Extract from My Sweet Friend by @HALeuchel @rararesources #BlogBlitz

I’m delighted to welcome Helene to the blog today, with a guest post and extract from her novella, My Sweet Friend.

Hello and thank you very much for inviting me to BetweenTheLines!

There are small lies and big lies but 18th Century moral philosopher Immanuel Kant famously declared that one should ALWAYS be honest, never tell lies, no matter what! 

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My Sweet Friend by @HALeuschel #Novella ~ How trustworthy are outward appearances #RBRT #FridayReads

Author: H.A. Leuschel

Kindle Edition

Published: December 2017 by Helene Leuschel

A stand-alone novella from the author of Manipulated Lives

A perfect friend … or a perfect impostor?

Alexa is an energetic and charismatic professional and the new member of a Parisian PR company where she quickly befriends her colleagues Rosie and Jack. She brings a much-needed breath of fresh air into the office and ambitiously throws herself into her new job and friendships. 

Following in a similar vein to Manipulated Lives, My Sweet Friend explores how much first impressions and appearances sometimes count in someone’s favour and the devastation that can be caused by deliberate manipulation of other people. Told from the alternating perspectives of Alexa and Rosie, we see how quickly their friendship develops when Alexa joins the PR firm Rosie works for. It’s mostly down to Alexa’s persuasiveness and outgoing nature that they quickly become best friends. Rosie is more reserved. Aways ready to help and easy to get along with, Rosie is quickly swept up by Alexa’s enthusiasm and friendliness.

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