*Cover Reveal* – A Little Hotel in Cornwall by Laura Briggs @PaperDollWrites @rararesources #BookCoverReveal

 

A Little Hotel in Cornwall Cover Reveal

I am so pleased to be involved in the Book Cover Reveal for Laura Briggs latest novella: A Little Hotel in Cornwall.

Here’s the all important details:

Title:  A Little Hotel in Cornwall

Author and Publisher:  Laura Briggs

Genre:  Contemporary fiction/Short Story

Release Date:  30th April 2019

To pre-order/buy link:   http://smarturl.it/alittlehotelbook1

Book Blurb

Struggling American waitress and aspiring novelist Maisie Clark dreams of becoming a full-time writer — even though in real life she’s just lost her chance at an exclusive writer’s mentorship program that would give her novel its big break. Desperate, she decides to take a chance and ask her favourite writer, a celebrated but reclusive English novelist, to help her find a second chance.

When she receives the author’s reply in an envelope with a Cornish postmark, Maisie decides not to take the writer’s half-hearted ‘no’ for an answer. With nothing to lose, she takes off for the author’s last known location, a beautiful hotel on Cornwall’s western coast. But when the hotel mistakes her for the latest applicant for a maid’s position, Maisie finds herself given an opportunity too good to lose … and a chance for a summer adventure far bigger than she ever imagined.

Surrounded by breathtaking Cornwall and working in an elegant hotel, Maisie’s world becomes one of secret identities, quirky friends, and unintentional mishaps — and despite reminders of past relationship disasters, a certain handsome, charming local resident Sidney Daniels has her conflicted about her heart’s desires, too.

Will Maisie find the chance she’s been waiting for — and a possible new romance — in her perfect Cornish summer?

And here is the gorgeous cover …

Cover Reveal-A Little Hotel in Cornwall

About the Author

Laura Briggs is the author of several chick lit and romance stories, including the Top 100 Amazon UK seller ‘A Wedding in Cornwall’. She has a fondness for vintage style dresses (especially ones with polka dots), and reads everything from Jane Austen to modern day mysteries. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with family, caring for her pets, going to movies and plays, and trying new restaurants.

Social Media Links –
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/PaperDollWrites
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/authorlaurabriggs/

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The Migraine Relief Plan: An 8-Week Transition to Better Eating, Fewer Headaches, and Optimal Health by StephanieWeaver #BookBirthdayBlitz

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The Migraine Relief Plan: An 8 week transition to Better Eating, Fewer Headaches and Optimal Health written by Stephanie Weaver publisher Agate Surrey is available NOW in paperback format.

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Book Blurb

In The Migraine Relief Plan, certified health and wellness coach Stephanie Weaver outlines a new, step-by-step lifestyle approach to reducing migraine frequency and severity.

Using the latest research, her own migraine diagnosis, and extensive testing, Weaver has designed an accessible plan to help those living with migraine, headaches, or Meniere’s disease. Over the course of eight weeks, the plan gradually transitions readers into a healthier lifestyle, including key behaviors such as regular sleep, trigger-free eating, gentle exercise, and relaxation techniques. The book also collects resources—shopping lists, meal plans, symptom tracking charts, and kitchen-tested recipes for breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner—to provide readers with the tools they need to be successful.

The Migraine Relief Plan encourages readers to eat within the guidelines while still helping them follow personal dietary choices, like vegan or Paleo, and navigate challenges, such as parties, work, and travel. A must-have resource for anyone who lives with head pain, this book will inspire you to rethink your attitude toward health and wellness.

The Migraine Relief Plan

I am so pleased to be involved in the Book Birthday Blitz celebrating two years since the launch of Stephanie Weaver’s book: The Migraine Relief Plan.

Stephanie Weaver has kindly offered to share a recipe from her book and it looks and sounds delicious and definitely one I will be trying.

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Roasted veggie quinoa casserole
Serves 8

1 cup (175 g) quinoa, any color
1 butternut or other fall squash, 1.5-2 lbs (680-900 g)
2 large carrots
3 stalks celery
1/2 cup kale stems, chopped
1/2 cup cooked black beans, no-salt-added or low-sodium, drained, optional
6 large or 12 tiny cloves garlic
1/4 cup (60 ml) extra-virgin olive oil
2 tbsp medium curry powder, no salt added
1-1/2 cups (375 ml) low-sodium vegetable or chicken stock

• Cover the quinoa in 1 cup (250 ml) filtered water and set aside to soak.
• Wash the vegetables and place them in a large mixing bowl as you prep them.
• Peel the squash, cut in half, remove the seeds and strings, and cut into a 1/2″ dice.
• Scrub the carrots and celery, remove the tips and ends, and cut into a 1/2″ dice.
• Wash, shake dry and chop the kale stems.
• Finely mince the garlic.
• Add the black beans to the bowl.
• Drizzle the oil over the vegetables and toss together. Sprinkle with curry powder and toss until evenly coated.
• Preheat the oven to 400F/200C/gas mark 6.
• Drain and rinse the quinoa.
• Spray or oil a large casserole dish that has a lid, or can be covered with aluminum foil.
• Add the drained quinoa and stock. Gently agitate the dish to distribute the quinoa evenly, while keeping it submerged in the liquid.
• Gently add the vegetables evenly on top, spreading with a spatula. put on the lid or cover tightly with foil, and bake for 35-45 minutes, just until the vegetables are fork-tender.
• Remove from oven, uncover, and let sit a few minutes before serving.

Ingredient notes: You must use a casserole dish with a lid, or cover it tightly with foil, or the quinoa will dry out and not cook properly. Choose pre-prepped or frozen butternut squash to shorten prep time. You can prep all the vegetables a day ahead.

Prep time: 50 minutes
Cooking time: 60-75 minutes
Passive time: 10 minutes

Budget friendly: Very

“It was easy to prepare and the end product was delicious. I liked the way of cooking the quinoa with the vegetables, which was a new method to me.”  Julie F.

Photo credit: © 2017 Laura Bashar.
Recipe from The Migraine Relief Plan: An 8-Week Transition to Better Eating, Fewer Headaches, and Optimal Health, Surrey Books 2017. Used with permission.

Many thanks to Stephanie Weaver for sharing this recipe.

About the Author

Stephanie Weaver Migraine Relief PlanStephanie Weaver, MPH, CWHC, is an author, blogger, and certified wellness and health coach. Her recipes have been featured in Cosmopolitan, Bon Appetit, Cooking Light, Parade, and more. She lives in San Diego, CA.

 

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The Secret to Falling in Love by Victoria Cooke #BookBirthdayBlitz #Bookreview

 

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The Secret to Falling in Love written by Victoria Cooke, publisher HQ Digital, is available NOW in ebook format.

To buy link: https://amzn.to/2t5ucyz

Book Blurb

Lifestyle journalist and thirty-something singleton Melissa hashtags, insta’s and snapchats her supposedly fabulous life on every social media platform there is.
That is until she wakes up on her birthday, another year older and still alone, wondering if for all her internet dates, love really can be found online? The challenge: go technology free for a whole month!
Forced to confront the reality of her life without its perfect filters, Melissa knows she needs to make some changes. But when she bumps into not one, but two gorgeous men, without the use of an app, she believes there could be hope for love offline.
If only there was a way to choose the right guy for her…

The Secret to Falling In Love

I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book. All opinions are my own and no content may be copied. However, authors and publishers may use elements of my reviews for quotes.

I am so pleased to be involved in the Book Birthday Blitz celebrating two years since the release of Victoria Cooke’s debut novel:  The Secret to Falling in Love.

Ohh I absolutely loved this novel by Victoria Cooke, it felt like I was reading through the script of a Hollywood romcom.  I’ve got the actors already picked out in my head and they are:  Melissa – Sandra Bullock, Scott – Ryan Reynolds, Joseph – Henry Cavill, Gemma – Emma Watson, Amanda – Kate Hudson.

This is my first introduction to the works of Victoria Cooke and I’m so pleased that I’ve finally discovered her work and have started with her debut novel.  What a brilliant read this was and a fantastic start to the author’s literary career.

The story of finding love and experiencing the joy of life without digital control is as much, if not more, relevant now.  We all need that constant reminder to power off and unplug and to physically look up from our screens and see and hear what is all around us.

Aspiring journalist Melissa had written a magazine article on the subject of digital and social media control/overload.  This was well received locally and nationally and sparked a month long assignment of being digital free; no phone, no laptop.  Communication and navigation through life the traditional way.  For phone savvy Melissa this was going to be a long month but she was soon surprised by what sights and sounds and experiences she had been missing all this time.

Melissa is in her mid thirties and feels like her love life is going nowhere, she’s had plenty of dates but none have been ‘the one’.  Now with her mother’s interference and her annoying boss life is about to become a little more complicated for Melissa when two suitors come her way.

This was such a fabulous, fun story that I loved from start to finish.

About the Author

Victoria Cooke ImageVictoria Cooke grew up in the city of Manchester before crossing the Pennines in pursuit of a career in education. She now lives in Huddersfield with her husband and two young daughters and when she’s not at home writing by the fire with a cup of coffee in hand, she loves working out in the gym and travelling. Victoria was first published at the tender age of eight by her classroom teacher who saw potential in a six-page story about an invisible man. Since then she’s always had a passion for reading and writing, undertaking several writers’ courses before completing her first novel, ‘The Secret to Falling in Love,’ in 2016.

 

Website: https://victoria-cooke.com/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/VictoriaCooke10

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

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A Rebel at Pennington’s by Rachel Brimble blogtour book review

 

A Rebel at Pennington's

A Rebel at Pennington’s written by Rachel Brimble, publisher Aria, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

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One woman’s journey to find herself and help secure the vote. Perfect for the fans of the TV series Mr Selfridge and The Paradise.

1911 Bath. Banished from her ancestral home, passionate suffrage campaigner, Esther Stanbury works as a window dresser in Pennington’s Department Store. She has hopes and dreams for women’s progression and will do anything to help secure the vote.
Owner of the prestigious Phoenix Hotel, Lawrence Culford has what most would view as a successful life. But Lawrence is harbouring shame, resentment and an anger that threatens his future happiness.
When Esther and Lawrence meet their mutual understanding of life’s challenges unites them and they are drawn to the possibility of a life of love that neither thought existed.
With the Coronation of King-Emperor George V looming, the atmosphere in Bath is building to fever pitch, as is the suffragists’ determination to secure the vote.
Will Esther’s rebellious nature lead her to ruin or can they overcome their pasts and look to build a future together?

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I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book. All opinions are my own and no content may be copied. However, authors and publishers may use elements of my reviews for quotes.

I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Rachel Brimble’s latest novel:  A Rebel at Pennington’s.

This was so wonderful to return to the prestigious department store of Pennington’s in Bath.  I would strongly recommend reading book 1 in the series, The Mistress of Pennington’s, as you can then get a feel for the era, the characters and the setting enabling you to fully enjoy A Rebel at Pennington’s.

Both our leading lady Esther and leading man Lawrence have emotional scars from their past and to open up these wounds and let someone else in would be a show of strength and trust and acceptance.

It’s 1911 and a political unrest is all around the country with the upcoming Women’s Vote, Esther is involved in the Cause in a small suffragists group.  Esther is clearly talented with her creative flair with the window dressings at the department store and she has a strong belief in the Cause but when she meets Lawrence Culford her heart starts to beat a tune she hasn’t felt in a very long time.

Lawrence Culford is a single parent to two young children and is the proprietor of a reputable hotel in the city of Bath.  Lawrence has been the recipient of many emotional scars in the past and has fought to take control of his life.  When his past starts to pull him back he is afraid for his own emotional wellbeing and that also of his children.  Meeting Esther has given Lawrence an insight into a future full of hope but he is afraid of his scars being ripped open revealing a side of him that he is not proud of.

Can Esther and Lawrence learn to trust in love and in their beliefs to bring forth a future full of love and hope?

I really enjoyed this second instalment in the Pennington’s Department store series, it was interesting to learn more about Esther and of the suffragists and their involvement in the Cause.  This story was full of light and dark moments and the author interwoven a political event in history around the lives of people forging new lives.

About the Author

Rachel lives with her husband and their two daughters in a small town near Bath in the UK. Since 2007, she has had several novels published by small US presses, eight books published by Harlequin Superromance (Templeton Cove Stories) and four Victorian romances with eKensington/Lyrical.
In January 2018, she signed a four-book deal with Aria Fiction for a new Edwardian series set in Bath’s finest department store. The first book, The Mistress of Pennington’s released July 2018.
Rachel is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and Romance Writers of America, and was selected to mentor the Superromance finalist of So You Think You Can Write 2014 contest. When she isn’t writing, you’ll find Rachel with her head in a book or walking the beautiful English countryside with her family. Her dream place to live is Bourton-on-the-Water in South West England.
She likes nothing more than connecting and chatting with her readers and fellow romance writers. Rachel would love to hear from you!

Website: https://rachelbrimble.com/

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

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

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*Cover Reveal* – A Bakery at The Little Duck Pond Café by Rosie Green

 

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I am so pleased to be involved in the cover reveal for Rosie Green’s latest story in the Little Duck Pond Café series.

About the Book

Title:  A Bakery at the Little Duck Pond Cafe

Release Date:  10th March 2019

To pre-order/buy link: https://amzn.to/2Wl1wPL

Blurb

Ellie’s dreams of opening a bakery in Sunnybrook are finally coming true and best friends Fen and Jaz are happily rallying round, helping her to plan a fabulous grand opening day. Everything in their garden seems to be rosy – until the arrival of a newcomer brings chaos to the village and tests relationships to the limit. Can the bakery succeed in the face of such upheaval? And more importantly, can firm friendships survive?

About the Author

Rosie Green Author PicRosie Green has been scribbling stories ever since she was little. Back then they were rip-roaring adventure tales with a young heroine in perilous danger of falling off a cliff or being tied up by ‘the baddies’. Thankfully, Rosie has moved on somewhat, and now much prefers to write romantic comedies that melt your heart and make you smile, with really not much perilous danger involved at all, unless you count the heroine losing her heart in love.

Rosie’s brand new series of novellas is centred on life in a village café. The first two stories in the series are: Spring at The Little Duck Pond Cafe and Summer at The Little Duck Pond Café.

Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/Rosie_Green1988

And now the cover …

a bakery at the little duck pond cafe

 

Love Heart Lane by Christie Barlow blogtour book review

 

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Love Heart Lane written by Christie Barlow, publisher HarperImpulse, is available NOW in ebook format and is due to be published in paperback format in March 2019.

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Welcome to Love Heart Lane…
When Flick Simons returns to the small village of Heartcross she only expected to stay for a few days. The white-washed cottages of Love Heart Lane might be her home, but the place holds too many painful memories, and of one man in particular – Fergus Campbell.
When a winter storm sweeps in, the only bridge connecting the village to the main land is swept away! As the villagers pull together, Flick finds herself welcomed back by the friends she once left behind. And as the snow begins to melt, maybe there is a chance that Fergus’s heart will thaw too…

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I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book. All opinions are my own and no content may be copied. However, authors and publishers may use elements of my reviews for quotes.

I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Christie Barlow’s latest novel: Love Heart Lane.

Yay, I’ve finally read one of Christie Barlow’s stories. I’ve read so many great reviews of Christie’s books and I have purchased books following these reviews but I’ve not had the chance yet to read. However, I think I’ve started with a good one! Love Heart Lane was just perfect, it gave me cosy feels but it had so much depth to the story and characters. I didn’t want the story to end as I felt like I’d moved in to this Scottish Highlands village and that the characters were my friends. I’m now feeling bereft but excited and chuffed to learn that there will be more from Christie Barlow and the villagers we’ve grown to love with another story in the series due in the summer.

Felicity (Flick) Simons has been living and working in London for the last eight years after fleeing her home, friends and loved ones back in the Scottish Highlands village, Heartcross. The reason Flick fled was so tragic and very personal and at the time Flick felt like she had no option but to leave. It’s taken the death of her dear Grandmother for Flick to make the trip back up north and face the repercussions of her actions of eight years ago. Flick’s mother, Rona, is thrilled to have her daughter back home even under the saddest of circumstances but not everyone in the village welcome her back with open arms.

Fergus Campbell was Flick’s childhood sweetheart and when Flick upped and left eight years ago she crushed his heart and also their dreams of a future together. Now after so long Fergus is non too pleased to see Flick back in the village and the pain from long ago is still quite raw.

This is a story of friendship, of a community pulling together and of a love that suffered many scars but held on to a flicker of a flame that would never lose it’s glow. I devoured this story and wanted more.

If you can’t wait for book two in the series it is now available to pre-order: https://amzn.to/2AW6Gs8

About the Author

literary festivalChristie Barlow is the author of A Year in the Life of a Playground Mother, The Misadventures of a Playground Mother, Kitty’s Countryside Dream, Lizzie’s Christmas Escape, Evie’s Year of Taking Chances, The Cosy Canal Boat Dream, A Home at Honeysuckle Farm and Love Heart Lane. Her writing career came as somewhat a surprise when she decided to write a book to teach her children a valuable life lesson and show them that they are capable of achieving their dreams. The book she wrote to prove a point is now a #1 bestseller in the UK, USA & Australia.

Christie is an ambassador for @ZuriProject raising money/awareness and engaging with impoverished people in Uganda through organisations to improve their well-being as well as Literary Editor for http://www.mamalifemagazine.co.uk bringing you all the latest news and reviews from the book world.

Social Media Links:
Website – http://www.christiebarlow.com
Twitter – @ChristieJBarlow
Facebook page – Christie Barlow author

 

*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.

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Website:   http://samanthatonge.co.uk/