#CoverReveal ~ The Haunting of Alice May by @TonyLeeMoral #NewRelease A Supernatural Mystery #YA

Released today, The Haunting of Alice May is a young adult ghost story/paranormal romance. Here’s the book info…

Alice May Parker moves with her family to the sleepy town of Pacific Grove after her Mom dies, but little does she know the strange and terrifying events to come. When she falls into the bay during a kayaking trip, she is rescued from drowning by the mysterious Henry Raphael. Handsome, old fashioned and cordial, he is unlike any other boy she has known before. Intelligent and romantic, he sees straight into her soul. Soon Alice and Henry are swept up in a passionate and decidedly unorthodox romance until she finds out that Henry is not all what he seems. . .

Book links ~ Amazon UK | Amazon US

~~Now for the cover~~

~~About the Author~~

Tony Lee Moral is the author of three books on Alfred Hitchcock and specialises in mystery and suspense; “Alfred Hitchcock’s Movie Making Masterclass”, “The Making of Hitchcock’s The Birds” and “Hitchcock and the Making of Marnie”.

Author Links ~ Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook  

#ThrowbackThursday ~ Echoes of Time (Guernsey Novels #5) by Anne Allen ~ Family #Drama #Historical @AnneAllen21

Echoes of Time was published in 2016 and is a family drama, time slip story with a touch of the paranormal.

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#ThrowbackThursday ~ The Visitant (A Venetian Ghost Story) by Megan Chance #HistoricalFiction

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 I’m revisiting an audiobook narrated by the brilliant Julia Whelan. It was released in September 2015 by Brilliance Audio.

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The Riviera Affair (The Yellow Cottage Vintage Mysteries #4) by @newwrites Cosy Mystery #BookReview for #RBRT #TuesdayBookBlog

Author: J. New

Kindle Edition

Category: 1930s Historical Fiction, Paranormal, Crime, Book Review

The glamour of the French Riviera quickly turns sour as Ella is caught up in an investigation which will have repercussions on both sides of the channel. But has she finally met her match?

‘The Riviera Affair’ is set in 1930’s England, and is the fourth of The Yellow Cottage Vintage Mystery series.

When Ella Bridges takes a frantic phone call for help from her mother Elspeth, who lives on Cap Ferrat in France, she and her aunt Margaret waste no time in travelling to the French Riviera accompanied by Margaret’s dear but eccentric friend, Pierre DuPont. 

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The Haunting of Hattie Hastings (Parts 1, 2 & 3) by @audbyname Mini #BookReviews #GhostStory

I was in the mood for something different and this fit the bill perfectly. A serialised novel, it tells the story of Hattie who is happily married to Gary. They have a teenage son Johnny who sometimes tries Hattie’s patience, as teenagers tend to do. Cat, Hattie’s best friend since primary school, has thankfully ditched her controlling husband and is much happier. Her brother Jack is in a strong relationship with his partner, Ben. Hattie’s mother Rachel is an elegant lady with a few gentlemen friends who is about to face a frightening battle. 

All the novellas are now published so I was really pleased to be able to read them consecutively.

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Madam Tulip and the Bones of Chance by @DavidAhernWriter ~ #CozyMystery with a #Paranormal Twist

Author: David Ahern

Published: April 2018 by Malin Press

Category: Cozy Mystery, Paranormal, Crime, Thriller, Mystery, Book Review

A surprise role in a movie takes actress Derry O’Donnell to a romantic castle in the Scottish Highlands. But romance soon turns to fear and suspicion. Someone means to kill, and Derry, moonlighting as celebrity fortune-teller Madam Tulip, is snared in a net of greed, conspiracy and betrayal.

Derry O’Donnell aka Madam Tulip, society fortune teller, has a habit of getting herself into situations she would much prefer to avoid.

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#ThrowbackThursday ~ Darkness Brutal by @RachelAnneMarks #AudioBookReview #YA Urban Fantasy

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favourites, as well as books that were published over a year ago. Not to mention those that are languishing on the to be read pile for whatever reason.

This week it’s yet another audiobook–Darkness Brutal by Rachel A Marks, a young adult, paranormal urban fantasy, narrated by Will Damron. It was released in July 2015 by Brilliance Audio.

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#Giveaway & #GuestPost by Michael Phillip Cash #author of ‘A Haunting On Long Island’ #TuesdayBookBlog @ebookreviewgal

First of all, a little about the books

The Flip

Julie and Brad Evans are house flippers. They buy low, clean out the old occupants junk, and try to make a profit. Enter Hemmings House on Bedlam Street in scenic Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island. Too good a deal to pass up, but with an ominous secret. The old Victorian Mansion has dwellers that do not want to be dispossessed. As the house reveals it’s past, will the couple’s marriage survive The Flip?

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#Extract from The Deal & #Guest Post from #Author #SCCunningham8 ~ Book One of The Fallen Angels Series @rararesources

I’m delighted to welcome Siobhan Cunningham with her guest post

What do you write and why?  

My job is to entertain. I’ve had a crazy accidental life which offers lots of fodder to work from; fashion modelling, marrying a rock musician, working with musicians, film producers, footballers, golfers, tennis players, jockeys, oil moguls, royalty, charity workers, prison wardens, forensic teams, intel analysts, crown prosecutors, prisoners, victims and as a Police Crime Investigator. I’ve been married and divorced twice (got drunk and married in Vegas), brought up a wonderful (Contemporary Artist) daughter and am owned by three dogs. 

The end product of my journey thus far is that I write steamy Psychological Thrillers and gritty Paranormal Romance… and prefer dogs to humans, mostly (smile).

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#ThrowbackThursday ~ Dead Set by Richard Kadrey #YA #Fantasy #Paranormal

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favourites, as well as books that were published over a year ago. Not to mention those that are languishing on the to be read pile for whatever reason.

This week I’m looking back at Dead Set by Richard Kadrey, author of the Sandman Slim urban fantasy series. Dead Set is a stand alone young adult paranormal fantasy. I listened to the audiobook. 

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The Curse of Arundel Hall (The Yellow Cottage Vintage Mysteries #2) by @newwrites ~ 1930’s #HistFic #FridayReads

Author: J. New

Published: January 2017 by Phantom Press

Category: Cozy Mystery, Paranormal, Historical Fiction, Book Review

One ghost, one murder, one hundred years apart. But are they connected? 

Ella has discovered a secret room in The Yellow Cottage, but with it comes a ghost. Who was she? And how did she die? Ella needs to find the answers before either of them can find peace. But suddenly things take a nasty turn for the worse. 

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An Accidental Murder (The Yellow Cottage Vintage Mysteries Bk 1) by @newwrites #Paranormal Cozy #Mystery #FridayReads

Author: J. New

Published: March 2015 by Phantom Press

Category: Paranormal, Cozy Mystery, Historical Fiction, Book Review

Young widow, Isobella Bridges discovered and fell in love with The Yellow Cottage as a child. Many years later she returned to the Island, discovered it was for sale and bought it on a whim. Or so she thought. 

She had no idea at the time how much it would change her life, nor that it was yet to reveal all it’s secrets. Ones that even Ella couldn’t imagine.

Ella Bridges, a young widow whose husband’s death was surrounded in rather strange circumstances, has recently moved into her new home, known locally as The Yellow Cottage, on Linhay Island. She’d spent her childhood summer holidays on the island and during the time the family spent there Ella saw and fell in love with the cottage. A short prequel which can be obtained free by signing up to the author’s group delves deeper into Ella’s time spent holidaying on the island and how she came to buy the cottage.

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#ThrowbackThursday ~ Fallen On Good Times by @RewanTremethick #Paranormal

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favourites, as well as books that were published over a year ago. Not to mention those that are languishing on the to be read pile for whatever reason.

Published in 2014, I reviewed Fallen On Good Times for Rosie’s Book Review Team. It’s an excellent debut novel and if you enjoy a mix of paranormal and hardboiled noir, this might be a book you’d enjoy.

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Guest Post & #Extract ~ The Divine Heart by Danielle R Mani #YoungAdult #Paranormal

I’m pleased to welcome Danielle to BetweenTheLines today, with a guest post and extract from her book, The Divine Heart.

About the book

Seventeen-year-old Elle Collins spent most her life waiting for someone else to die…

When a heart donor is found, Elle awakes from surgery gifted with more than just a new heart—clairaudient messages and spiritual apparitions haunt her until she is convinced that she must be insane. Either that, or her donor is sending a message.

Desperate for answers the medical community can’t provide, Elle’s divination leads her to the family of her donor—a young girl named, Cas. With the help of her best friend, Rob—the guy who’s a testament that her new heart is capable of love, Elle must make sense of the clues Cas is sending. As pieces of Cas’s life and death emerge, Elle will discover that she and Cas share more than just a heart.

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#ThrowbackThursday ~ Swan Loch by Randy Mixter #Crime #Paranormal #Romance

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favourites, as well as books that were published over a year ago. Not to mention those that are languishing on the to be read pile for whatever reason.

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#Spotlight & #Extract ~ Shadows by Thorne Moore #Psychological @BrookCottageBks @ThorneMoore

About the book

Genre: domestic noir. Psychological Crime. Women’s lit. Paranormal.

Release Date: 14 June 2017

Publisher: Endeavour Press

Kate Lawrence can sense the shadow of violent death, past and present. In her struggle to cope with her unwelcome gift, she has frozen people out of her life. Her marriage is on the rocks, her career is in chaos and she urgently needs to get a grip. 
So she decides to start again, by joining her effervescent cousin Sylvia and partner Michael in their mission to restore and revitalise Llys y Garn, an old mansion in the wilds of North Pembrokeshire.
It is certainly a new start, as she takes on Sylvia’s grandiose schemes, but it brings Kate to a place that is thick with the shadows of past deaths. The house and grounds are full of mysteries that only she can sense, but she is determined to face them down – so determined that she fails to notice that ancient energies are not the only shadows threatening the seemingly idyllic world of Llys y Garn. 
The happy equilibrium is disrupted by the arrival of Sylvia’s sadistic and manipulative son, Christian – but just how dangerous is he? 
Then, once more, Kate senses that a violent death has occurred… 
Set in the majestic and magical Welsh countryside, Shadows is a haunting exploration of the dark side of people and landscape.

Book Links ~ Amazon UK | Amazon US

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Extract

‘Is it haunted, Kate?’ Sylvia clapped her hands, like a child wanting ice-cream. ‘Oh please, please say there’s a ghost down here.’

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The Secrets of Villa Rosso by @LinnBHalton #Competition #TuesdayBookBlog @BrookCottageBks

Genre: Cosy mystery/romance

Release Date:21 July 2017

Publisher: Harper Impulse

Some places stay with you forever…

When Ellie Maddison is sent on a business trip to Southern Italy, she’s reminded why she loves her job – set amongst rolling vineyards and rich olive groves, the beautiful Villa Rosso is the perfect escape from her life back home. But what Ellie isn’t prepared for is the instant connection she feels to the estate’s director Max Johnson, or the secrets they share that are as intertwined as the rambling vines that cover Villa Rosso.

It’s not long before Ellie finds herself entangled in the history of the place, trying to understand the undeniable effect Max is having on her. As their relationship grows, what will Ellie discover about this idyllic villa and those who have walked through its doors?

What started as a simple work trip will change Ellie’s life forever.

Book links ~ KoboAmazon UK | Amazon US

My Review

The story begins in the present as Ellie and Josh celebrate their nineteenth wedding anniversary. Her best friend and boss, Livvie, is hosting a party in their honour. When Ellie picks up Livvie’s ornamental crystal ball she sees a surreal image which gives her chills as she wonders what it signifies. Although it’s reputed to have belonged to a famous medium, no-one else has seen anything in the crystal and Livvie is sure it doesn’t work.  Continue reading

#BlogTour ~ Dead Over Heels by Theresa Braun #Paranormal #Romance @t_braunauthor #Novelette

  • Author: Theresa Braun
  • Published: November 2016 by Frith Books
  • Category: Paranormal, Romance, Book Review, Blog Tour, Novelette.

Veronica’s first date with Sebastian not only stirs up a powerful attraction, but also a series of supernatural events that will tear them apart. 

After countless hours of dead end online dating, Veronica meets up with Sebastian at a reportedly haunted restaurant, since he knows she has a fascination with the paranormal. While enjoying their meals and each other’s company, they share a shocking supernatural experience. Their romantic connection is overshadowed by the ghosts of their own pasts that threaten to destroy their budding relationship. Veronica decides she must return to the restaurant to face her past and dig up more answers. Unfortunately, she realizes she must go back, this time with a reluctant Sebastian. In the end, they join forces against the evil that stands between them, but will they make it out alive?

Just when she’d about given up with online dating, Veronica decided to lend fate a helping hand and experiment with a candle spell. A developing online relationship ensued and a couple of weeks later, after messaging back and forth, she agreed to meet Sebastian. Their date was set for The River House, the venue chosen by Sebastian because it was supposedly haunted and he knew Veronica was fascinated by the paranormal. Continue reading

Book Tour ~ The After House by Michael Phillip Cash #GuestPost #Giveaway @michaelpcash @ebookreviewgal

Welcome to the book tour for The After House. Today we have a guest post from the author, Michael Phillip Cash, and the chance to win a copy of the book.

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The After House by Michael Phillip Cash #Paranormal #Ghost story @michaelpcash #TuesdayBookBlog

  • Author: Michael Phillip Cash
  • Published: October 2014 by Red Feather Publishing
  • Category: Historical, Paranormal, Contemporary

Remy Galway and her daughter Olivia are rebuilding their life after a failed marriage, in a 300 year old cottage in historic Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island. Little do they know, another occupant is lurking in the haven of their own home. Will the After House be their shelter or their tomb?

The story begins in 1840 with Captain Eli Gaspar and his crew aboard a whaling ship. While I’m not an advocate of whale hunting at all, the descriptions and historical details of the old time whalers was vividly portrayed. They got more than they bargained for while trying to harpoon a huge bull, as the whale destroyed the whaleboats, catapulting the sailors into the roiling sea, before attacking the ship itself, wrecking it and drowning all aboard….except for two. Quite sad really, as it seemed like the whale wanted revenge for the whalers killing its family. Continue reading

#NewRelease ~ Moonlight by Ines Johnson #Extract @ineswrites #ParanormalRomance #TuesdayBookBlog

Released today, Moonlight is the second book in the Moonkind paranormal romance series. Continue reading

Make a #Christmas Wish by Julia Williams @JCCWilliams #Contemporary #Paranormal

  • 51omrqlgeelAuthor: Julia Williams
  • Published: October 2015 by Avon
  • Category: Contemporary, Paranormal
  • four-stars

A HILARIOUS and JUST-A-LITTLE HEARTBREAKING FESTIVE TREAT for anyone who’s looking for a little bit of MAGIC this CHRISTMAS TIME!

Last Christmas, when Livvy was knocked down in the supermarket car park she certainly wasn’t ready to actually be dead! For months now she’s floated on the edge of the afterlife, generally making a nuisance of herself.

After reading the blurb on the back cover, this sounded like something a bit different to the usual Christmas stories. Livvy had just found out her husband, Adam, was cheating on her, when she was hit by a car in the supermarket car park. Badly injured, she is rushed to hospital but the doctors are unable to save her. Continue reading

Closure by Gillian E Hamer ~ #Paranormal #Thriller @GillyHamer #TuesdayBookBlog

  • 41zcx0j0zrl-_sx326_bo1204203200_Author: Gillian E Hamer
  • Published: December 2013 by Triskele Books
  • Category: Paranormal, Thriller
  • four-half-stars

Helen West is coming to terms with her husband’s death and trying to cope with her six-year-old son’s grief. Jake suffers from nightmares, and visions of what he calls his ‘other life’. He talks about a boy called Jacob and a place known only as ‘the island’. 

Two seemingly unconnected and totally different storylines play out, one involving Helen West and her son, Jake, a young boy who has distressing night terrors. Helen’s GP is convinced Jake’s nightmares relate to the loss of his father but Helen is equally as sure they have nothing to do with her husband’s death. Her doctor sends her to a leading child psychiatrist whose pompous attitude and treatment of Jake she disliked intensely. Continue reading

#FridayBookShare ~ Closure by Gillian E Hamer @ShelleyWilson72 #Crime #Paranormal @GillyHamer

#FridayBookShare ~ an excellent idea created by Shelley Wilson

With the weekend approaching it’s the perfect time to seek out new books to read, so Shelley created a Friday Book Share meme to help search for that ideal read.

FridayBookShare

Anyone can join in. Just answer the following F.R.I.D.A.Y. questions based on the book you’re either currently reading (or listening to, in my case) or have just finished reading. Use the hashtag #FridayBookShare and remember to tag Shelley (@ShelleyWilson72)  Continue reading

Echoes of Time (Guernsey Novels #5) by Anne Allen ~ Family #Drama #Historical @AnneAllen21

  • 31321800Author: Anne Allen
  • Published: August 2016 by Sarnia Press
  • Category: Family Drama, Romance, Paranormal
  • four-half-stars

1940. Olive marries farmer Bill Falla. The Germans occupy Guernsey. 

All too soon Olive realises she’s made a mistake. 

Her life changes when she meets Wolfgang, a German officer – but there’s a price to pay. . . 

The story weaves between the WWII years in Guernsey and the island in the present day. Olive married Bill Falla in the spring of 1940. Although not in love with him she looks forward to the security of having her own house. She soon finds out marriage doesn’t come close to anything she hoped for. Bill is a brute and a bully, and Olive’s life is miserable, made even more so by the occupation of the island by German forces.  Continue reading

Guardians Of The Dead (The Guardians #1) by S.L. Wilson #SundayBlogShare #YA @ShelleyWilson72

  • 24970376Author: S.L. Wilson
  • Published: February 2015 by CreateSpace Publishing Platform
  • Category: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal
  • four-stars

When sixteen-year-old Amber Noble’s dreams begin to weave into her reality, she turns to the mysterious Connor for help. His links to the supernatural world uncover a chilling truth about her hometown and a pact that must be re-paid with blood.

Guardians of the Dead opens with a great prologue, setting the scene for what follows. Jumping forward ten years, Amber Noble lives in Hills Heath with her father, who is rapidly becoming more and more detached, and noxious stepmother. Amber’s family problems began when her mother disappeared without warning ten years ago, and her father married again soon afterwards. Amber and her step mother, Patricia, dislike each other intensely but Amber has no idea of Patricia’s true nature. Continue reading

The Haunting of Highdown Hall (Psychic Surveys #1) by @shani_struthers #RBRT #TuesdayBookBlog #Paranormal suspense

  • 21870817Author: Shani Struthers
  • Published: April 2014 by Crooked Cat Publishing Ltd
  • Category: Paranormal Suspense
  • three-half-stars

“Good morning, Psychic Surveys. How can I help?”

The latest in a long line of psychically-gifted females, Ruby Davis can see through the veil that separates this world and the next, helping grounded souls to move towards the light – or ‘home’ as Ruby calls it. Not just a job for Ruby, it’s a crusade and one she wants to bring to the High Street. Psychic Surveys is born. 

In the late 1950s Cynthia Hart was a beautiful and sought after, if egotistical, movie star about to secure her place on the world’s stage. It was Christmas Eve 1958 and Cynthia was hosting a lavish ball at her country house, celebrating her thirty-first birthday.  Little did she know it was to be her last. Continue reading

Haunted Destiny (Krewe of Hunters #18) by Heather Graham ~ #Paranormal investigators #SundayBlogShare

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  • Author: Heather Graham
  • Performed by Luke Daniels
  • Published by Brilliance Audio and released May 2016
  • Category: Crime, Thriller, Paranormal
  • four-half-stars

A historic cruise ship, a haunted ship, the Celtic American Line’s Destiny, sets sail from the Port of New Orleans—with a killer on board. He’s known as the Archangel Killer because of the way he displays his victims in churches. And how he places a different saint’s medallion on each body. No one knows exactly who he is or why he’s doing this.

It was the Archangel’s eleventh murder as he travelled through the South. The killer’s latest victim has been discovered just outside the French Quarter in New Orleans. FBI Agent Jude McCoy and Jackson Crow, head of the Krewe of Hunters, are at the scene. Jude and Jackson notice an odd looking man behaving suspiciously on the edge of the crowd. They give chase, pursuing the man until Jude believes he saw him board the pride of the Celtic American cruise line, the Destiny. The two agents decide to sail with the ship, giving them the best chance of catching the suspect.  Continue reading

A Portal in Time by Claire Fullerton @cfullerton3 #BookReview #Romance in Carmel-by-the-Sea

  • 18849120Author: Claire Fullerton
  • Published: November 2013 by Vinspire Publishing LLC
  • Category: Romance, Paranormal
  • four-stars

Enigmatic and spirited Anna Lucera is gifted with an uncanny sixth-sense and is intrigued by all things mystical. When her green, cat-eyes and long, black hair capture the attention of a young lawyer named Kevin Townsend, a romance ensues which leads them to the hauntingly beautiful region of California’s Carmel-By-The-Sea where Anna is intuitively drawn to the Madeira Hotel.

A Portal in Time is set in the same location, the beautifully described Carmel-by-the-Sea, but two different time periods. It tells the story, in alternating chapters, of Anna and Kevin in the present and Valeria and Anders from the past, and how both couples meet and fall in love. The story opens with Valeria walking onto the beach, ‘listening to the fury of the wind as it intermittently drowned out the pulsing rhythm of the sea.’ And as she faced a particular spot in the water she declared it a portal in time. Continue reading

Infamous by Suzanne Brockmann #audiobook Contemporary #Paranormal #SundayBlogShare

  • 7125082Audiobook Review
  • Performed by Patrick Lawlor and Angela Dawe
  • Released: July 2010 by Brilliance Audio
  • Category: Crime, Thriller, Paranormal
  • four-stars

A. J. Gallagher didn’t crash the set in dusty Arizona to rub elbows with Hollywood’s elite. Unable to ignore ghosts from the past that refuse to stay buried, A. J. came to put an end to the false legend that has tarnished the reputation of his family. But when he confronts Alison, sparks fly. And when Alison is targeted by ruthless criminals, suddenly she and A .J. must face the intense attraction that threatens to consume them—and survive the danger that threatens their very lives. 

AJ Gallagher’s great grandfather, Jamie, begins the story.  He’s been appearing to AJ causing the latter and his family to wonder if he’s losing his mind.  Given what he’s been through it wouldn’t have surprised anyone. Serving in the first Gulf War left AJ with PTSD and he subsequently lost a decade to alcohol.  Sober now and living a quiet life in Heaven, Alaska, the last thing AJ wants is to leave his sanctuary. Continue reading

The Visitant ~ A Venetian Ghost Story

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  • Author: Megan Chance
  • Performed by Julia Whelan
  • Published: September 2015 by Brilliance Audio
  • Category: Historical Fiction, Paranormal
  • four-stars

After she nearly ruins her family with a terrible misstep, Elena Spira is sent to Venice to escape disgrace and to atone by caring for the ailing Samuel Farber. But the crumbling and decaying Ca’ Basilio palazzo, where Samuel is ensconced, holds tragic secrets, and little does Elena know how profoundly they will impact her. Soon she begins to sense that she is being watched by something. And when Samuel begins to have hallucinations that make him violent and unpredictable, she can’t deny she’s in mortal danger.

Elena Spira is sent to Venice by her father to nurse Samuel Farber, a man from a wealthy family, who was badly beaten while in Rome. He is the guest of his good friend, Nero Basilio, who owns the Casa Basilio, while he recuperates. He also has epilepsy, which Elena is under instruction to keep secret from all at the Casa. In those days the condition was misunderstood and deemed to have it’s roots in insanity. Continue reading

A Bullet For The Ghost Whisperer

  • cover-1Author: Stan Schatt
  • Published: November 2015 by Pen-L Publishing
  • Category: Crime, Suspense, Paranormal
  • four-stars

When the CEO of Zynx, a high-tech startup company, is found dead at his desk, determined Detective “Frankie” Ryan is assigned the case. She learns that everyone entering and leaving the super-secure building is logged in and out automatically—it would take a ghost to get 
through that kind of security. She enlists reluctant gossip columnist and ace reporter for the Midnight Whisperer, Josh Harrell, to help her solve the case. After all, he has his own ghostly assistant, a seductive spirit that only he can see. But can she save Josh and Frankie from the killer’s bullet?

Detective Frankie Ryan has been called to a crime scene at Zynx, an up and coming new company, whose CEO Roland Price has been found murdered.  Initial interviews with the staff provide no leads and no-one with an apparent motive. As more information is gathered and Frankie’s impressions of the workforce, the company’s security system and Price’s wife, begin to form she realises finding the murderer is going to be a complicated process. Her private life is not running smoothly either. An internal affairs detective is trying to discredit Frankie and now seems to be focusing on, Nick, her undercover cop boyfriend. Continue reading

Guest Post by Blake Gardner, author of Inhuman Emergence: Innocence

“A Hero’s Journey”

A hero can be found in many stories. They can be found in everyday life. The hero triumphs over adversity and succeeds in the end. There are many different versions of a hero but their stories all have similar endings. This can be said of my story too. The main character in Inhuman Emergence: Innocence, Owen, could be called a classic hero. But nothing can be as black and white as the story of Heracles, whose story has a singular character that fulfills the roles of the main character, the protagonist, and the hero. It is from this ancient Greek demi-god’s name that we derive the word hero

My book follows a main character closely. Owen is more of an incidental hero than the ones that seek out their own glory. He finds himself in a situation and at first refuses to be the hero. But his journey leads him to be a classic hero. Yet, things are not definitive as that. He is not the singular force that brings about the change a normal hero does. He is a leader, one thing that many heroic figures in a story could not claim. Being a leader is rare in today’s culture. Our youth may gain popularity or admiration through social media but it is a rarity for them to rally those that may follow to a cause. Continue reading

#FridayFiveChallenge ~ Autumn’s Blood by Marissa Farrar ~ Buy or Pass

Rosie Amber’s Friday Five Challenge, involves taking only five minutes to choose a book cover which appeals instantly. So take a few minutes, grab yourself a coffee…..and have a browse.

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In today’s online shopping age, readers often base their buying decisions from small postage stamp size book covers (Thumb-nails), a quick glance at the book description and the review. How much time do they really spend making that buying decision?

AUTHORS – You often only have seconds to get a reader to buy your book, is your book cover and book bio up to it?

My Friday Five Challenge is this….. IN ONLY FIVE MINUTES….

1) Go to any online book supplier,

2) Randomly choose a category,

3) Speed through the book covers, choose one which has instantly appealed to your eye,

4) Read the book Bio/ Description for this book, and any other details.

5) If there are reviews, check out a couple,

6) Make an instant decision, would you BUY or PASS?

Looking through the window at the wet and windy scene outside, thinking longingly of a crisp, cold Autumn day I wondered what might cheer me up if I put Autumn in the search bar. To begin with all the books were children’s stories but then look what came up on the second page! Continue reading

Myths of Midwinter ~ The House of Crimson and Clover Vol VI

  • MythsAuthor: Sarah M Cradit
  • Published: October 2015
  • Category: Saga, Fantasy, Paranormal
  • four-half-stars

Dive into the secret, ancient, powerful world of two New Orleans families, the Deschanels and the Sullivans…

From USA Today bestselling paranormal author Sarah M. Cradit comes Myths of Midwinter, Volume 6 in the bestselling witches family saga, The House of Crimson & Clover. Not a standalone story, Midwinter’s plot makes the most sense only after having the prior volumes.

The threads of fate weave the Deschanels and Sullivans down perilous paths, as a centuries-old warning emerges: Seduction to sinners. A legacy in splinters. Beware, the myths of midwinter.

The author’s note at the beginning of this book explains that although there were cliffhangers at the end of the previous story, this is as series and as such sometimes needs storylines to evolve in order to drive the story forward. In this story, characters who weren’t centre stage previously are brought to the fore in order to tie storylines together. With that in mind I was prepared not to have all the answers and conclusions to existing events. 

Lauren Weatherly is given the task of supervising Quillan Sullivan’s work, or rather the lack of it, at Sullivan and Associates, the family’s law firm. Quillan doesn’t want to waste time working when he can spend it enjoying himself. Although he doesn’t yet realise it, Quillan has a rare gift which, coupled with his feelings for Estella Broussard, who loathes him but will use him for her own ends, land him in serious danger. Continue reading

Quintessentially Yours

  • Quintessentially Yours med-1Author: Linn B Halton
  • Published: August 2015 by Endeavour Press
  • Category: Contemporary, Romance, Paranormal
  • five-stars

 Katherine Dale lives her life according to her daily horoscope forecast. Having recently hit forty, Katherine is living with her partner, James Kingman, and their delightful little six-month-old daughter, Leyla. James is an up-and-coming name in astrology and that’s how they met. At a party to celebrate the publication of Katherine’s first novel, James was about to propose when Katherine announced the news that she was expecting a baby. ‘Ask me later, when I can fit into my dream dress’ she’d told him.

Wind forward thirteen months and while there is an engagement ring on Katherine’s finger, James still can’t mention the ‘m’ word. Leyla suffers from colic and won’t settle into any semblance of a routine. The lack of sleep is taking its toll on them all. James is at his wits’ end trying to cope with his increasing workload, while handling a hormonal woman who feels like an abject failure. And then there’s his boss, who has designs – on him!

With feline help from No. 4, plus a little timely advice from old postman Tom and neighbour Ed, can James and Katherine’s love for each other survive all of the challenges that life is throwing at them? Will there ever be time to plan that dream wedding?

Quintessentially Yours is the follow-up to Under The Stars and we catch up with Katherine Dale and James Kingman after the birth of their daughter, Leyla. Mark Ainsley Thomas lost his wife, Isobel, very suddenly and has not been coping well during the last, very tough, year. Each of them have had major changes in their lives and are dealing with the resulting difficulties and complications. Even No4, the fabulous feline, used to being the centre of attention has been displaced and is grappling with the upheaval in his world. Continue reading

The Cunning Woman’s Cup

  • CunningWomanAuthor: Sue Hewitt
  • Published: March 2014 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Category: Contemporary Fiction with a touch of Paranormal and Historical
  • five-stars

When Alice McCleish’s gardener Brian unearths an object of great archaeological significance deep under the compost heap it is not only Alice and her burgeoning friendship with Margaret Allerton, retired Professor of Anthropology, that are affected: the family, friends and neighbours of Alice, who people the narrative, are also touched by subsequent events. Alice and Margaret find themselves questioning long-held beliefs about the material and spiritual world that surrounds them; and both women find their lives transformed unalterably by their newfound companionship. 

The book opens with a haunting flashback to a period in pre Romanic Britain where we meet Mordwand of the Brigantes (the cunning woman), who survived being aborted and was raised by a wolfhound. After the hound died Mordwand became ‘the eyes and ears’ of the healer who aborted her, and learned what she could from the old woman until old age took her as well, and Mordwand found herself alone once more. Short, intriguing and sometimes distressing passages from her life begin each chapter and I love how these chart the significance of certain items, as well as the history of the stones.  Continue reading

Friday Five Challenge ~ Dark Waters by Rain Oxford

Rosie Amber’s Friday Five Challenge, involves taking only five minutes to choose a book cover which appeals instantly. So take a few minutes, pour yourself a coffee…..and have a browse.

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In today’s online shopping age, readers often base their buying decisions from small postage stamp size book covers (Thumb-nails), a quick glance at the book description and the review. How much time do they really spend making that buying decision?

AUTHORS – You often only have seconds to get a reader to buy your book, is your book cover and book bio up to it?

My Friday Five Challenge is this….. IN ONLY FIVE MINUTES….

1) Go to any online book supplier,

2) Randomly choose a category,

3) Speed through the book covers, choose one which has instantly appealed to your eye,

4) Read the book Bio/ Description for this book, and any other details.

5) If there are reviews, check out a couple,

6) Make an instant decision, would you BUY or PASS?

I put rain into the search on Amazon for this week’s challenge because, yet again, it’s raining. After scrolling through several pages this cover stood out. Continue reading

The House of Crimson and Clover Boxed Set ~ Excerpts & Giveaway

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by Sarah M. Cradit
Publication Date: August 17, 2015
Genres: FantasyParanormalRomanceUrban Fantasy

The Sullivans, a family of hard-working Irish lawyers, came from nothing and built a life they can be proud of. The Deschanels amassed incredible wealth by siding with the North during the Civil War, betraying their people. Both New Orleans families have a dark and rich history, painted with secrets, treachery, and colorful, supernatural abilities.

The House of Crimson and Clover unravels the mysteries surrounding both families, pulling us further into their tangled, enigmatic lives. Continue reading

A Cynical American’s Guide to British Myth ~ Synopsis and Guest Post

  • ACynicalAmericanAuthor: Ann Kenney
  • Published: August 2015 by Craig na Dun/Ravenswood Publishing
  • Category: Paranormal/Supernatural Romance
When Lydia, a teacher of English folklore and myth, contacts a cynical American writer on-line, their relationship seems doomed because despite their shared love of the paranormal and supernatural their beliefs are poles apart. To Lydia’s astonishment, Jensen accepts her invitation to visit England and to explore its myths and legends. A road trip across Britain in a tiny KA is not quite what Jensen was expecting but as he travels the country with Lydia as his guide, his cynicism is tested, not only by Lydia herself, but also by the colourful array of characters that they meet along the way. 

His efforts to debunk legends such as Black Annis and the Cottingley Fairies are thwarted by both Lydia and those who truly believe. As time goes on Jensen begins to question what he sees and feels as his love of the British countryside and Lydia become entwined. Jensen hears tales of the White Worm, experiences first-hand a Phantom hitchhiker battles nature itself when he confronts the legendary Green Man. The final tale of shape shifting Selkies makes Jensen realise that his cynicism is being replaced by humanity and humility and as his love grows deeper, he begins to believe in the myths and legends he once wanted to disprove. Continue reading