#Spotlight ~ Spring Tides at the Starfish Café by @JessicaRedland ~ Feel Good #Fiction @rararesources #TuesdayBookBlog

Huge apologies for being a day late with my post but I’m delighted to join the blog tour, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources.

Spring Tides at the Starfish Cafe

Welcome back to the Starfish Café – where you will find stunning views, delicious food and lifelong friendships.

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#SpotlightFeature ~ Mollie Mack: Private Detective by @LindaDobinson27 #Giveaway @rararesources #ChildrensFiction

Today I have a spotlight feature for my slot on the blog tour for Mollie Mack: Private Detective, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources.

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Blog Tour #BookReview ~ Poison At The Village Show by Catherine Coles #CosyMystery @catherinecoles @rararesources @BoldwoodBooks #TuesdayBookBlog

I’m delighted to share my review today for Poison At The Village Show by Catherine Coles, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources, Boldwood Books and NetGalley. 

Poison at the Village Show

My Thoughts

Set just after the end of WWII, Poison at the Village Show introduces us to Martha Miller, the main protagonist. She is a relative newcomer to Westleham Village. Left on her own after her husband Stan disappeared a year ago, she is still the subject of village gossip, several claiming Martha is in some way to blame. There’s even a rumour Stan is buried under the potato patch. Her sister Ruby lives with her to help make ends meet since she can’t access her husband’s account.

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#GuestPost + #Giveaway from Bella Cassidy #author of Shoot the Moon @BellaMoonShoot @rararesources

I’m delighted to welcome Bella Cassidy with a guest post for my slot on the blog tour organised by Rachel’s Random Resources. I read Shoot the Moon earlier this year, my review can be found here.

Shoot The Moon

I am sometimes asked if any of my characters are based on real people. Oh yes, I say cheerily, every single one. Before reflecting that writers who don’t include elements of people they know in their work must have far better imaginations than me.

I find people absolutely fascinating; and will ask a hundred questions of anyone. And I’m delighted that, having reinvented myself as a journalist in my fifties, I’ve finally found an excuse for being so nosey. 

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#SpotlightFeature ~ Adonias Low by D. A. Watson Welcome to Napa Valley, California, 1891. @davewatsonbooks @rararesources #TuesdayBookBlog

I’m delighted to share a spotlight feature for Adonias Low, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources.

Adonias Low

Murder. Robbery. Kidnapping.

Welcome to Napa Valley, California, 1891.

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#BookReview ~ Under One Roof by Samantha Tonge @SamTongeWriter @BoldwoodBooks @rararesources #ContemporaryFiction

I’m delighted to share my thoughts on Under One Roof by Samantha Tonge for the blog tour organised by Rachel’s Random Resources

Under One Roof

Robin, recently made redundant, is persuaded by her Uncle Ralph that her mother, Faye, needs help after a bad fall. Robin and Faye have been estranged for a long time and they haven’t seen each other for eighteen years—since Robin’s daughter, Amber was born. Faye had never been a motherly sort, scathing and harsh, and she and Robin often clashed. Robin’s dad always acted as mediator but after he died Robin ran away with her boyfriend.

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#1Day Blog Blitz ~ The Dating Game by @Susan_Buchanan #Extract + #Giveaway @rararesources

I’m happy to share an extract for the 1 Day Blog Blitz, organised by Rachel’s Random Resources

The Dating Game

Gill is looking forward to her date with the cute Irishman

Gill sat down as Sean went to the bar. She loved his accent. Irish accents always did it for her, but Sean’s was particularly hitting the spot. He did look quite young. She knew he was only thirty-five, two years younger than her, but he barely seemed thirty. His photo hadn’t done him justice at all. And he scrubbed up well, too; gone was the unkempt look from his photo. So, he had made an effort. Good. When he returned, he leant across her slightly to place her drink down and she breathed in the smell of his aftershave – not too noticeably she hoped. It wouldn’t do for it to seem as if she were trying to drink him in. He scored a comfortable eight for presentation.

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#SpotlightFeature ~ Foraging For Murder by Simon Whaley #CosyMurderMystery @simonwhaley @rararesources

I’m delighted to share a spotlight feature for the blog tour organised by Rachel’s Random Resources

Foraging For Murder

MORTIFORDE’S FOOD FESTIVAL IS A RECIPE FOR MURDER.

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#GuestPost ~ Top Tips for Funny Fiction by @writer_robin #author of Monster Max and the Marmalade Ghost #childrensfiction @rararesources

I’m delighted to join the blog tour for Monster Max and the Marmalade Ghost, organised by Rachel’s Random Resources, with a guest post by the author, Robin Bennett

Monster Max and the Marmalade Ghost

Over to you, Robin…

Top Tips for Funny Fiction

Funny February is just around the corner, which is just as well as I think a lot of us need cheering up. It’s handily coinciding with the launch of my latest Monster Max book (‘Monster Max and the Marmalade Ghost’), which is hilarious. Hopefully.

Anyway, I thought I’d write a few tips about humour in books – especially in children’s books.

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#SpotlightFeature ~ A Plethora of Phantoms by Penny Hampson #Paranormal @rararesources @penny_hampson #TuesdayBookBlog

I’m delighted to join the blog tour for A Plethora of Phantoms with a spotlight feature, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources.

A Plethora of Phantoms

What makes Freddie shiver? Is it the spooky happenings in his family’s stately home? Or is it Marcus, the handsome antique dealer who Freddie thinks he can’t have?

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