One Last Summer by Victoria Connelly @VictoriaDarcy @rararesources #blogtour #bookpromo #rararesources #contemporaryfiction

 

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One Last Summer written by Victoria Connelly and published by Lake Union is available NOW in ebook, paperback, audiobook and audio CD format.  The ebook is also included in the kindleunlimited scheme.

To buy link: https://amzn.to/2PmujjF

Book Blurb
They have the whole summer ahead of them. Is it enough to rekindle the friendship they once shared?
Harriet Greenleaf dreams of spending the summer in a beautiful ancient priory on the Somerset coast with her two best friends—but her dream is bittersweet. On the one hand, it’s a chance to reconnect three lives that have drifted apart; on the other, she has a devastating secret to share that will change everything between them forever.
First to arrive is Audrey—the workaholic who’s heading for a heart attack unless she slows down and makes time for herself. Then Lisa, the happy-go-lucky flirt who’s always struggled to commit to anyone—or anything. Ever the optimist, can Harriet remind them of the joy in their lives and the importance of celebrating good friendship before it’s gone?
Through the highs and lows of a long, glorious summer, these three women will rediscover what it means to be there for each other—before they face the hardest of goodbyes.
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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour with a promo celebrating and promoting the launch of Victoria Connelly’s latest novel: One Last Summer.

Author Bio
Victoria Connelly studied English literature at Worcester University, got married in a medieval castle in the Yorkshire Dales and now lives in rural Suffolk with her artist husband, a young springer spaniel and a flock of ex-battery hens.
She is the author of two bestselling series, Austen Addicts and The Book Lovers, as well as many other novels and novellas. Her first published novel, Flights of Angels, was made into a film in 2008 by Ziegler Films in Germany. The Runaway Actress was shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Romantic Comedy Novel award.
Ms Connelly loves books, films, walking, historic buildings and animals. If she isn’t at her keyboard writing, she can usually be found in her garden, with either a trowel in her hand or a hen on her lap.

Her website is http://www.victoriaconnelly.com, and readers can follow her on Twitter @VictoriaDarcy and on Instagram @VictoriaConnellyAuthor.
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Twitter: @VictoriaDarcy
Instagram: @VictoriaConnellyAuthor

 

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Suddenly Single by Carol Wyer @carolewyer @canelo_co @ElliePilcher95 #blogtour #bookreview #romcom #SuddenlySingle

 

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Suddenly Single written by Carol Wyer, publisher Canelo, is available NOW in ebook format.

To buy link: https://amzn.to/2ZknKCS

Book Blurb 
When bestselling romance author Chloe Piper’s marriage implodes a week before Christmas, she flees her cheating ex and the village gossips for the solitude of the newly built Sunny Meadow Farm and the company of her hapless dog, Ronnie.
But Chloe is soon pushed out of her comfort zone. Because with a lively development building crew – headed up by charming Alex – and a larger-than-life neighbour determined to make Chloe’s love life her pet project, Chloe finds herself in a whole new world of chaos…
This enthralling romantic comedy of self-discovery and new beginnings is perfect for fans of Kirsty Greenwood, Colleen Coleman and Marian Keyes.

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Carol Wyer’s latest romcom: Suddenly Single.

Once again Carol Wyer has written a fabulous romantic comedy with Suddenly Single.  However, amongst all the fun and warmth emanating from the pages the author has injected a serious subject within the storyline that would resonate with many people and Carol Wyer has dealt with this subject with humanity, honesty and empathy.

Recently single Chloe Piper is starting afresh in a new home at a premier new build estate in the Staffordshire hills.  With her loyal four-legged companion, Ronnie, she soon starts to make friends with the neighbours, Eleanor and Fairfax and Alex the foreman of the building project.  Eleanor and Fairfax run an events programme for singletons and Chloe and Alex find themselves invited along.

Chloe has suffered with debilitating anxiety since experiencing a tragedy as a child and she still suffers being in big crowds so going along to a new club is very daunting for her. However, the club was to prove a step in the right direction for Chloe and she soon starts making new friends and achieving small goals to help her self-esteem and anxiety.  But a reminder from her past is never too far behind her and she soon fears for the control that this person had on her.

I loved that I could totally picture the brilliant team building/ice-breaker games that the club had created.  The author has such a great imagination and I could definitely see this story being screened as a perfect romcom movie.  Suddenly Single is full of fun, romance and plenty of feelgood vibes flowing through the story.

About the Author

Carol Wyer - FenceAs a child Carol Wyer was always moving, and relied on humour to fit in at new schools. A funny short story won her popularity, planting the seed of becoming a writer. Her career spans dry cleaning, running a language teaching company, and boxercise coaching. Now writing full-time, Carol has several books published and journalism in many magazines.
Carol won The People’s Book Prize Award for non-fiction (2015), and can sometimes be found performing her stand-up comedy routine Laugh While You Still Have Teeth.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorCarolEWyer/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/carolewyer

Website: http://www.carolwyer.co.uk/

Unlaced by the Highland Duke by Lara Temple @laratemple1 @MillsandBoon #bookreview #LochmoreLegacy #HistoricalRomance

 

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Unlaced by the Highland Duke written by Lara Temple, publisher Mills & Boon Historical, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

The paperback is available from all good book retailers including Waterstones, WHSmith, amazon and direct from Mills & Boon website.

To buy link (amazon UK): https://amzn.to/2vbJHWX

To buy link (Mills & Boon): https://bit.ly/2ZmqDmJ

Book Blurb

A plain Regency governess
In bed with the Duke!
Part of The Lochmore Legacy: a Scottish castle through the ages! Unceremoniously packed off to Scotland to care for the Duke of Lochmore’s young son, practical widow Joane Langdale fears she will be ignored—as always. But the deep connection and heated passion that develops between her and Benneit is far more dangerous! When Benneit is expected to propose to another, how can Jo dream of becoming his duchess?

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Unlaced by the Highland Duke is Book 2 in The Lochmore Legacy series.  The Lochmore Legacy is a series of four stories set in different historical eras around a castle in the Scottish highlands and a feud between rival clans.  Each story is written by a different historical romance author and Unlaced by the Highland Duke is written by Lara Temple.  Each story in the series can be read as a standalone but I would highly recommend reading all the books in the series to gain full enjoyment and appreciation of this gorgeous historical romance series.  You can catch up with my review of Book One here.

Unlaced by the Highland Duke is the story of Duke of Lochmore, Benneit, who is trying to forge a partnership and also help soften the feud with fellow Scotman McCleish.  Since the death of his wife Bella, the Duke has focused all his energies on his four year old son Jamie.  Benneit hopes to secure a future for Jamie so a partnership is essential.  Hiring his late wife’s cousin, Joane (Jo) to help look after Jamie until he marries brings many confused emotions to Benneit and Jo’s minds.

Jo is a widower herself and her first impressions of Benneit six years ago was of an aloof gentleman.  However, now she sees him with his son she can see a softer, almost vulnerable side to him.  Benneit is fiercely protection of his son Jamie and he also has a strong relationship with his help at the castle.  Jo has a wonderful way with children and she soon develops a lovely, warm, trusting relationship with Jamie and Jamie soon begins to show his love and loyalty to her.  Jo is a young woman with so much love, vibrancy and imagination and appears to know just how to appease this young boy who is feeling a little lost at the moment.

Lara Temple has written a gorgeous historical romance that is so charming and beautiful and then has an addictive, sensual side to the storyline.  With the stunning, rugged backdrop of the Scottish highlands The Lochmore Legacy continues to enthral me with it’s mystery, legends and beguiling romances.

The authors involved in The Lochmore Legacy have set up a facebook page all about the series so please pop on over and join in with the historical romance chat:

https://www.facebook.com/LochmoreLegacy/

About the Author

Lara Temple writes strong, sexy regency romances about complex individuals who give no quarter but do so with plenty of passion. After moving around the world for her career as a financial analyst and business consultant she returned to her childhood love of making up stories, and was surprised to discover that other people don’t mind reading them.
She lives with her husband and two children who are very good about her taking over the kitchen table for her writing (so she can look out over the garden and dream while Oscar the dog keeps her feet warm by sitting on them as she works).
The Earl’s Irresistible Challenge (out December 2018) is the first in her Sinful Sinclair series. In May 2019 Unlaced by the Highland Duke, part of a four book series with three other Harlequin Mills & Boon authors will be released.

Social Media Links
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/laratemple1
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/laratemple1
Website: http://www.laratemple.com

The Worth of a Penny by Jess B Moore @authorjessb @rararesources @crookedcatbooks #blogtour #bookpromo #contemporaryromance

 

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The Worth of a Penny written by Jess B Moore, publisher Crooked Cat Books, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.  The ebook is also included in the kindleunlimited scheme.

To buy link: https://amzn.to/2ZarDKE

Book Blurb
Sweetheart Penelope Davies is what her daddy calls gullible, right after he told her she was stupid and worthless. With her cheek red from being slapped by him, and her heart trampled by a worthless boyfriend, she packs up and follows her half-brother to Fox River, North Carolina, in need of a fresh start.

Dominic MacKenna is the youngest of five brothers, the friendly one with a killer smile and easy laugh. His brothers are all grown up, and one by one they’re flying the nest, leaving him out of sorts and unsure of his place. Who is he if not the youngest MacKenna?

Penny falls in with the MacKenna brothers, welcomed in as family, and offered the kind of love and support she never knew existed. With a new job and a lot of determination, she is finding out what she’s capable of. The last thing she needs now is to fall in love with the most notorious flirt in town.

Dominic falls for the sweet strong girl with a penchant for random facts and quirky homemade dresses. All he wants is to show Penny how wonderful she is, how smart and funny, and how desired and loved—even if he has to do it as her friend.

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour with a promo celebrating and promoting the launch of Jess B Moore’s latest novel: The Worth of a Penny.

About the Author

Jess B Moore is a writer of love stories. When she’s not writing, she’s busy mothering her talented and stubborn children, reading obscene numbers of books, and knitting scarves she’ll likely never finish.

Jess lives in small town North Carolina with her bluegrass obsessed family. She takes too many pictures of her cats, thinking the Internet loves them as much as she does. She is a firm believer of swapping stories over coffee or wine, and that there should always be dark chocolate involved.

Her novels combine her interests in family, music, and small towns into thoughtful tales of growing up and falling in love.

Social Media Links –
Website: https://jessbmoore.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorjessb
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/authorjessb
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authorjessb/

The Strawberry Thief by Joanne Harris @Joannechocolat @orionbooks @Tr4cyF3nt0n #blogtour #bookreview #contemporaryfiction #TheStrawberryThief #ModernDayFairytale

 

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The Strawberry Thief written by Joanne Harris, publisher Orion, is available NOW in ebook, hardcover and audiobook format.

Waterstones have a stunning signed edition of the hardcover of the book available which includes an exclusive afterword from the author Joanne Harris and a short story.  To buy this edition please click on the link below:

https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-strawberry-thief/joanne-harris/9781409192169

Book Blurb

Vianne Rocher has settled down. Lansquenet-sous-Tannes, the place that once rejected her, has finally become her home. With Rosette, her ‘special’ child, she runs her chocolate shop in the square, talks to her friends on the river, is part of the community. Even Reynaud, the priest, has become a friend.
But when old Narcisse, the florist, dies, leaving a parcel of land to Rosette and a written confession to Reynaud, the life of the sleepy village is once more thrown into disarray.
The arrival of Narcisse’s relatives, the departure of an old friend and the opening of a mysterious new shop in the place of the florist’s across the square – one that mirrors the chocolaterie, and has a strange appeal of its own – all seem to herald some kind of change: a confrontation, a turbulence – even, perhaps, a murder…

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I am so pleased and honoured to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Joanne Harris’ latest novel: The Strawberry Thief.

Joanne Harris’ beautiful prose has captured my imagination and Rosette Rocher has stolen my heart.  The Strawberry Thief is my first introduction to the work of Joanne Harris, I haven’t even watched the movie adaptation of Chocolat so I totally read The Strawberry Thief with fresh eyes.  It is 20 years since the author published Chocolat and The Strawberry Thief is the fourth book in the series.  The book can easily be read as a standalone and for brand new fans of Joanne Harris’ work, like myself, you will soon be swept away with the beauty of the storyline however, now I’ve had the privilege and pleasure of reading this novel I am very keen to read all the books in the Chocolat series so for established fans of this authors work you will be in for a treat revisiting Lansquenet-sous-Tannes.

Joanne Harris takes you to a fantasy world within our own.  Rosette and her mother Vianne have an air of mystery and magic about them and you can sense an otherworldly presence.  You never grow old  of fairy tales and make believe and this is such a powerful tool that authors hold when they can whisk you away to the unimaginable but make it still very real and relatable.

The Strawberry Thief is a story like no other but behind all the magic and mystery there is a very relatable story about a woman and her relationship with her children that are growing up and becoming independent.  It’s also a story of grief and of appreciating the true meaning of love.

I found Joanne Harris’ writing so very beautiful and I was totally spellbound by the magical words of wisdom.  Joanne Harris has gained a new fan in me.

Beautiful and symbolic full of fantastical ideas and whims.  You’ll be swept away with the splendour of the story.

To learn more about the author please do visit the following pages:

Website: http://www.joanne-harris.co.uk/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Joannechocolat

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joannechocolat

 

 

Island in the Sun by Janice Horton @JaniceHorton @rararesources #blogtour #bookreview #contemporaryromance #IslandintheSun

 

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Island in the Sun written by Janice Horton, publisher Thornhill Print, is available NOW in ebook format.  The ebook is also included in the kindleunlimited scheme.

To buy link: https://amzn.to/2IkHNLx

Book Blurb
When successful jewellery designer Isla Ashton unexpectedly inherits her eccentric Aunt Kate’s Caribbean island, she is obligated to return to the place she associates with heartache and regret. To where she grew up and fell in love with her childhood friend, Leo Fernandez. Fully intent on selling the island and finally putting the past behind her, Isla is soon compelled to put together the pieces of what really happened on a fateful night ten-years before. She begins to believe that in going to prison, Leo hadn’t only been shielding her from the same fate. She also starts to suspect that her late Aunt hadn’t been entirely honest in sending her away under the guise of recriminations. Who had they both been protecting and why?

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Janice Horton’s latest novel: Island in the Sun.

Island in the Sun is my first introduction to the work of Janice Horton.  Janice is affectionately known as the backpacking housewife after selling up her home and setting off on a momentous journey around the world.  Through her travel experiences Janice has written an idyllic romance/family saga set on a remote Caribbean island.

Island in the Sun is a captivating story of two halves about the lives of two women in two timeframes who found solace in a beautiful island were life paused a little for people to enjoy a more simpler way of life.

The story starts off in the present day to when Isla receives the very sad news of the death of her Aunt Kate.  Aunt Kate lived on the quiet island in the Caribbean, known as Isla de las Perlas.  Isla has been handed a package that holds the clues to the past of her Aunt’s life and it also brings back many memories of Isla’s childhood when she herself lived on the island.

Returning back to the island for the funeral is filled with many mixed emotions for Isla as she left her Aunt and the island very abruptly 10 years ago.  Isla was not only angry with her Aunt she was also heartbroken with leaving the home she knew best and her boyfriend Leo.

The mystery of Isla’s sudden departure from the island and of her Aunt’s colourful past is slowly revealed as the story travels back and forth in time.  Startling discoveries are made and we witness glitz, glamour and excitement to a new adventure on a tropical island.  However, not all is blissful on this beautiful island and the author Janice Horton has treated us to quite an adventure.  You can feel a sense of place with the lush surroundings but also the temper of the sudden change in weathers that the tropics often experiences.

A family saga/contemporary romance with a difference were the bright lights led to stunning sunset vistas and a place were the fantasy and mystery of long-forgotten treasures are still spoken about.

About the Author
Janice Horton CaribbeanJanice Horton, also affectionately known as the backpacking housewife, writes contemporary romantic fiction with a dash of humour and a sense of adventure. Once her three children had grown up, Janice and her backpacking husband sold their empty nest in Scotland UK along with almost everything they owned and set off to travel the world. Since then they have been traveling full-time and have explored over 50 countries, living out of an apartment, a hut, or wherever they happen to find themselves.

Janice works as a writer wherever she is in the world. When not writing bestselling romantic adventure novels, she writes lifestyle and travel features for her website and her work has featured in national and international magazines like ‘Prima’ in the UK and ‘Friday’ in Dubai. She has also been involved in BBC Scotland’s Write Here Write Now project and has been interviewed on many podcasts and radio shows including Loose Women’s Kaye Adams’ prime time BBC Radio Scotland Show.

Social Media Links
Website: https://thebackpackinghousewife.com/
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/JaniceHorton
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/janicehortonwriter/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JaniceHortonAuthor
BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/janice-horton

The Inheritance by Anne Allen @AnneAllen21 @rararesources #HistFic #blogtour #bookpromo #HistoricalRomance #giveaway

 

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The Inheritance – The Guernsey Novels book 7 written by Anne Allen, publisher Sarnia Press, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

To buy link: https://amzn.to/2WG7NVz

All the other 6 titles in The Guernsey Novels are only 99p/c across all ebook retailers until 15th April while The Inheritance is only £1.99/$2.99 until that date.
Here’s the link for all titles on Amazon: http://Author.to/AnneAllen

Book Blurb
1862 Young widow Eugénie faces an uncertain future in Guernsey when her husband dies at sea. A further tragedy brings her to the attention of Monsieur Victor Hugo, exiled on the island and living in his voluptuous house only yards away from Eugénie. Their meeting changes her life and she begins working for him as a copyist, forming a strong friendship with both Hugo and his mistress, Juliette Drouet.
2012 Doctor Tess Le Prevost, born in Guernsey, now living in Exeter, is shocked to inherit her Great-Aunt’s house on the island. As a child she listened to Aunt Doris’s tales of their ancestor, Eugénie, whose house this once was, and who, according to family myth, was particularly close to Hugo. Was he the father of her child? Tess doubts it, but inheriting the house allows her to make a fresh start in her beloved island.
Will she discover the truth about Eugénie and Hugo? A surprise find may hold the answer as Tess embraces new challenges which test her strength – and her heart.

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour promoting and celebrating the launch of Book 7 in The Guernsey Novels series.  Today’s post is a promotional one and to wish the author Anne Allen a Happy Publication Day.  I’m looking forward to reading and reviewing this novel soon.

About the Author 
Anne AllenAnne Allen lives in Devon, by her beloved sea. She has three children, and her daughter and two grandchildren live nearby. Her restless spirit has meant a number of moves which included Spain for a couple of years. The longest stay was in Guernsey for nearly fourteen years after falling in love with the island and the people. She contrived to leave one son behind to ensure a valid reason for frequent returns.
By profession, Anne was a psychotherapist, but long had the itch to write. Now a full-time writer, she has written The Guernsey Novels, six having been published and the seventh, The Inheritance, is due out in 2018.

Social Media Links – Website: http://www.anneallen.co.uk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Anne-Allen-Author-176883759173475/
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/AnneAllen21

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