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/

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The House at Greenacres by Darcie Boleyn @DarcieBoleyn @canelo_co @ElliePilcher95 #blogtour #bookreview #feelgoodfiction #romcom

 

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The House at Greenacres written by Darcie Boleyn, publisher Canelo Escape, is available NOW in ebook format.

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

Book Blurb

All roads lead home…
When Holly Dryden fled Penhallow Sands nearly a year ago she was determined to put the past – and Rich Turner – behind her. But now an unexpected loss and financial trouble has led her back to the family vineyard and it’s time to tell Rich the truth – he’s a father.
Surrounded by the memories of what they once shared Holly’s anger fades in the glow of Rich’s undeniable love for their son and the way he selflessly steps in to help the vineyard out of trouble. As Holly watches Rich flourish in his new role as father to baby Luke, she realises that though they can’t change the past, the future is still theirs to write…
An uplifting, emotional romance set in Cornwall perfect for fans of Holly Martin and Phillipa Ashley

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Darcie Boleyn’s latest novel: The House at Greenacres.

I always look forward to a new book from Darcie Boleyn as she is one of my favourite authors of feelgood fiction.  This was such a treat of a read and was the perfect story to cosy up with over a weekend … and I did just that!

I instantly fell in love with this stunning location of a hilltop vineyard with coastal and country views in Cornwall.  The whole ethos of the storyline was lovely with a family run business surviving through the generations and with the hope and love and vibrancy of a new generation bringing much life into the company.

Although there was much warmth within the pages there was an underlying sadness of reality that had been inflicted on our characters.  Darcie Boleyn dealt with these sad, tragic and painful times with sensitivity and a true sense of empathy.  I could feel the pain but I could also sense a glimmer of hope in their hearts.

Holly Dryden left her home at the vineyard a year ago after her heart had been broken.  Now returning with more sadness in her heart for the funeral of her dear Grandpa.  However, she’s not alone and she isn’t sure how her welcoming reception in the arms of her family, friends and villagers will take to the arrival of herself and her 3 month old son.

This was a beautiful and charming story and I’m so pleased to learn it is the start of what looks to be a gorgeous new series centred around Penhallow Sands.

About the Author

Darcie BoleynDarcie Boleyn has a huge heart and is a real softy. She never fails to cry at books and movies, whether the ending is happy or not. Darcie is in possession of an overactive imagination that often keeps her awake at night. Her childhood dream was to become a Jedi but she hasn’t yet found suitable transport to take her to a galaxy far, far away. She also has reservations about how she’d look in a gold bikini, as she rather enjoys red wine, cheese and loves anything with ginger or cherries in it – especially chocolate. Darcie fell in love in New York, got married in the snow, rescues uncoordinated greyhounds and can usually be found reading or typing away on her laptop.

Website: https://darcieboleyn.wordpress.com/

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

 

Knowing You by Samantha Tonge @SamTongeWriter #bookreview #PublicationDayBlitz @canelo_co @rararesources #KnowingYou

 

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Knowing You written by Samantha Tonge, publisher Canelo, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

To buy links:

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Book Blurb

An abrupt change; a new friendship; a dark secret…

Kind-hearted Violet has never fitted in, but despite being bullied at school is now content. She is dating ambitious Lenny, has her dream job in publishing and runs a book club at the local retirement home.

However, when her relationship with Lenny begins to falter, Violet, hurt and alone, seeks the advice of her new flatmate, Bella. She changes her image and with her head held high aims to show that she doesn’t need Lenny in her life to be happy and successful.

Her long-term friends Mable and Farah worry about Bella’s influence and slowly Violet starts to distance herself from them. When she was a child, her closest confidant and companion was a boy called Flint. Her mother didn’t approve of their closeness and he suffered a terrible end. She won’t let the same thing happen to Bella, no matter what anyone says…

Knowing You is about friendship and knowing who to trust with your deepest secrets; it’s about taking control of your life and not being afraid to stand out. Perfect for fans of Ruth Hogan, Gail Honeyman and Amanda Prowse

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I am so pleased to be involved in the Publication Day Blog Blitz for Samantha Tonge’s latest novel: Knowing You.

Knowing You is an exceptionally written story by Samantha Tonge.  The author has included a storyline dealing with many of life’s struggles; bullying, grief, heartbreak, self-doubt, self-esteem all told with honesty and sensitivity.  Samantha Tonge’s writing felt so warm and comforting one minute and the next you are emotionally drawn in to the heart and mind of a young girl having to deal with such a traumatic event at a tender age.  My heart ached for young Violet.

Knowing You is the story of Violet Vaughan who is now living her dream as an editor at an independent publishers in London.  She shares a flat with her boyfriend Lenny who is an aspiring book agent.  Life is looking up until Violet’s heart is left broken.  This heartbreak brings back memories of times that Violet wishes she could forget but these events in her past have shaped her life now.

The story travels back in time to 2001 to when Violet was 7 years old and she’d recently moved house and had started at a new school.  Violet hid so much of her life from her mother in fear of upsetting her any further but the trauma from this time that had evoked so many emotions in Violet would take a dramatic turn.  It’s not until the final chapters of the book that the author spins her tale a final time leaving you breathless.

Knowing You is a story that would resonate with many and I would highly recommend it to young adults at secondary school as I feel the story would give many young people hope and be life affirming.  I felt every emotional struggle and battle in young Violet and in the young adult she has become.  A storyline that feels very current with social media implying certain images causing anxiety and self-esteem issues in many but it’s a storyline that will never go out of fashion as the nature of people will always struggle with moments of self-doubt.

An exceptionally written story that is emotive, thought-provoking but filled with assurance and hope.  I believe it’s the author’s best story yet.

About the Author

Samantha Tonge lives in Manchester UK and her passion, second to spending time with her husband and children, is writing. She studied German and French at university and has worked abroad, including a stint at Disneyland Paris. She has travelled widely.
When not writing she passes her days cycling, baking and drinking coffee. Samantha has sold many dozens of short stories to women’s magazines.
In 2013, she landed a publishing deal for romantic comedy fiction with HQDigital at HarperCollins and in 2014, her bestselling debut novel, Doubting Abbey, was shortlisted for the Festival of Romantic Fiction best Ebook award. In 2015 her summer novel, Game of Scones, hit #5 in the UK Kindle chart and won the Love Stories Awards Best Romantic Ebook category.

Links
Twitter:   http://www.twitter.com/SamTongeWriter
Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/SamanthaTongeAuthor
Website:   http://samanthatonge.co.uk/

 

Dreaming of Tuscany by T.A. Williams #blogtour #bookreview @TAWilliamsBooks @canelo_co @ElliePilcher95

 

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Dreaming of Tuscany written by T.A. Williams, publisher Canelo, is available NOW in ebook format.

The ebook is available to download for kindle, kobo, Google and iBooks.

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

Book Blurb

The glamour of Hollywood. The magic of the Tuscan countryside. One big decision…
Beatrice Kingdom (Bee to her friends) wakes up in hospital in Tuscany. After an accident on a film set leaves her burned and scarred, she feels her whole life has been turned upside down.
Bee is offered the chance of recuperating in a stunning Tuscan villa in the company of a world-famous film star, the irascible Mimi Robertson. Here amid the vines and olive groves, Bee quickly finds there’s more to the place than meets the eye, not least a certain Luca(and Romeo the dog).
As she comes to terms with her injuries and her new life takes shape, Bee will have to travel a road of self-discovery… and make a huge decision.
A joyous, funny and moving tale, Dreaming of Tuscany is a triumph, perfect for fans of Holly Martin, Tilly Tennant, and Jenny Oliver.

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting T.A. Williams latest novel: Dreaming of Tuscany.  I always look forward to a new release from T.A. Williams as I know I will be treated to a read that’s both atmospheric and heart-warming and his latest novel, Dreaming of Tuscany, did not disappoint.

T.A. Williams has a wonderful ability of transporting his readers to stunning, idyllic places. This time we travel to Tuscany and with the author’s wealth of knowledge regarding the history, architecture and culture of Italy we are soon made to feel very welcome.

Dreaming of Tuscany is a contemporary romance filled with warmth, charm and romance. We follow our leading lady, Bee Kingdom, who has been providing historical research and support for a movie set in Tuscany. Unfortunately, tragedy strikes and Bee is seriously injured during an accident on set. Waking up in hospital with uncertainty regarding her wounds Bee is feeling very nervous. She is given the chance to recover at a remote Tuscan villa alongside movie star, Mimi Robertson, who was also injured in the accident.

The villa is so remote and so different to the hustle and bustle of her home back in London but Bee soon finds herself a rhythm of a routine walking and admiring the views and natural habitat of rural Italy and finds herself company with a black Labrador called Romeo. Yes, we have our trusted furry friend in this story which is one of the beloved trademarks in the author’s work. Rest, sun and a chance to unwind soon start to get Bee back on the road to recovery.

Dreaming of Tuscany was such a lovely read and I felt like the author dealt with the seriousness of Bee’s injuries in a very sensitive but also positive manner. The storyline was captivating and charming and although it was a little predictable in places it still had all the attributes to a perfect feel-good read.  I hope there are more Dreaming of stories from T.A. Williams.

About the Author

T.A. Williams lives in Devon with his Italian wife. He was born in England of a Scottish mother and Welsh father. After a degree in modern languages at Nottingham University, he lived and worked in Switzerland, France and Italy, before returning to run one of the best-known language schools in the UK. He’s taught Arab princes, Brazilian beauty queens and Italian billionaires. He speaks a number of languages and has travelled extensively. He has eaten snake, still-alive fish, and alligator. A Spanish dog, a Russian bug and a Korean parasite have done their best to eat him in return. His hobby is long-distance cycling, but his passion is writing.

Website: https://tawilliamsbooks.com/

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

*Cover Reveal* – Wedding Bells at Villa Limoncello by Daisy James

 

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I am so pleased to be involved in the cover reveal for Daisy James latest novel.  Here are the important details.

Book title:  Wedding Bells at Villa Limoncello (Book One in Tuscan Trilogy)

Release date:  11th March 2019

Publisher:  Canelo

To pre-order/buy link:   https://amzn.to/2GndPp3

Book Blurb

Escape to Villa Limoncello… where dreams come true in unexpected ways.

When Isabella Jenkins is unceremoniously fired from her fancy London job, she escapes to Tuscany. A few weeks hiding amongst rolling hills and grape vines at Villa Limoncello sounds exactly like the distraction she needs.
But Italy holds emotional memories for Izzie and with a hapless handyman, a matchmaking village matriarch and a gorgeous – if infuriating – local chef named Luca Castelotti, her quiet Italian get away turns into an unending cacophony of chaos.
Suddenly Izzie finds herself on a mission to pull off the wedding of the century and maybe get her life in order in the process. If only Luca’s gorgeous smile wasn’t such a powerful distraction…

About the Author

Daisy James is a Yorkshire girl transplanted to the north east of England. She loves writing stories with strong heroines and swift-flowing plotlines. When not scribbling away in her summerhouse, she spends her time sifting flour and sprinkling sugar and edible glitter. She loves gossiping with friends over a glass of something pink and fizzy or indulging in a spot of afternoon tea – china plates and teacups are a must.

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

And now the beautiful cover that will have us all dreaming of sunny days …

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What Happens in France by Carol Wyer blogtour book review

 

What happens in France cover widthWhat Happens in France written by Carol Wyer, publisher Canelo, is available NOW in ebook format.

The ebook is available to download on kindle, kobo, iBooks and Google.

To buy link (amazon UK): https://amzn.to/2Bjy3gi

Book Blurb

She stood and took her place in front of the camera… It was now or never”
Bryony Masters has been looking for her long-lost sister, Hannah, for years, but when their father has a stroke her search takes on new urgency. So when primetime game show, What Happens in France, puts a call-out for new contestants, Bryony spots the ultimate public platform to find her reality TV-obsessed sister, and finally reunite their family.
With the help of handsome teammate Lewis, it’s not long before she’s on a private jet heading for the stunning beauty of rural France. With a social media star dog, a high maintenance quiz host and a cast of truly unique characters, Bryony and Lewis have their work cut out for them to stay on the show and in the public eye.
Yet as the audience grows and the grand prize beckons they find that the search that brought them together may just fulfil more than one heart’s wish…
This heartwarming romantic comedy of friendship, family and laugh-out-loud adventures 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 novel:  What Happens in France.

OMG I loved this novel by Carol Wyer, it was also my first introduction to her work but it definitely won’t be the last.  I was transfixed with the storyline spilling out from the pages.  It was warm-hearted and whacky but had a poignancy behind all the craziness that touched my heart.  I desperately wanted to know the outcome of the many trials and challenges from the story and the author did not disappoint me and kept me hooked all the way through.

There’s something about stories set in France that have that certain magic for me and I just devour the setting, the culture and the characters and find myself entranced by it all.  I think I secretly harbour for a life in a French country chateau!

Carol Wyer has written a fun romantic comedy with a twist of a real-life mystery that will break your heart.

I loved the fun side of this story with the reality quiz TV show and it was great to see a behind the scenes look at this.  The author has such a great imagination and I’d love to see this gameshow ‘What Happens In …’ on our TV screens, it sounded like a cross between Treasure Hunt and It’s a Knockout with abit of Mastermind thrown in.

The characters were so wide and varied and written with warmth and very relatable.  You’ll fall in love with a little pug with a penchant for fashion.

Bryony Masters has lived with painful memories for a long time.  Missing her sister and never giving up hope of seeing her again.  Bryony hopes that appearing on a TV game show would be the ideal exposure she needs to spread awareness of her sister Hannah who ran away almost 30 years ago.

A gorgeous fun romantic comedy that will steal your heart.

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.

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

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

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

 

*Cover Reveal* – Knowing You by Samantha Tonge

 

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I am so pleased to be involved in the cover reveal for Samantha Tonge’s latest novel: Knowing You, which is due to be published by Canelo on 14th March 2019.

To pre-order/buy link: https://amzn.to/2WbItHh

The ebook is also available to download on apple iBooks, Google and Kobo.

Product Details

An abrupt change; a new friendship; a dark secret…

Kind-hearted Violet has never fitted in, but despite being bullied at school is now content. She is dating ambitious Lenny, has her dream job in publishing and runs a book club at the local retirement home.

However, when her relationship with Lenny begins to falter, Violet, hurt and alone, seeks the advice of her new flatmate, Bella. She changes her image and with her head held high aims to show that she doesn’t need Lenny in her life to be happy and successful.

Her long-term friends Mable and Farah worry about Bella’s influence and slowly Violet starts to distance herself from them. When she was a child, her closest confidant and companion was a boy called Flint. Her mother didn’t approve of their closeness and he suffered a terrible end. She won’t let the same thing happen to Bella, no matter what anyone says…

Knowing You is about friendship and knowing who to trust with your deepest secrets; it’s about taking control of your life and not being afraid to stand out. Perfect for fans of Ruth Hogan, Gail Honeyman and Amanda Prowse.

And now the fabulous cover …

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About the Author

sam tong - knowing youSamantha Tonge lives in Manchester UK and her passion, second to spending time with her husband and children, is writing. She studied German and French at university and has worked abroad, including a stint at Disneyland Paris. She has travelled widely.
When not writing she passes her days cycling, baking and drinking coffee. Samantha has sold many dozens of short stories to women’s magazines.
In 2013, she landed a publishing deal for romantic comedy fiction with HQDigital at HarperCollins and in 2014, her bestselling debut novel, Doubting Abbey, was shortlisted for the Festival of Romantic Fiction best Ebook award. In 2015 her summer novel, Game of Scones, hit #5 in the UK Kindle chart and won the Love Stories Awards Best Romantic Ebook category.

Social Media Links:

Twitter:   http://www.twitter.com/SamTongeWriter
Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/SamanthaTongeAuthor
Website:   http://samanthatonge.co.uk/