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Close your Eyes: A Fairy Tale by Chris Tomasini

Close your Eyes: A Fairy Tale by Chris Tomasini

Close your Eyes by Chris Tomasini on May 2022 Genres: Fiction Pages: 256 Format: ARC Source: Netgalley, Reedsy Discovery Buy on Amazon Goodreads Set in early 1400s Europe, Close Your Eyes is a sincere, yet light-hearted and lustful, ode to love. As Samuel, the court jester, struggles to describe why his friends, Agnieszka the cook, and Tycho the story-teller, fled the King of Gora’s service, he learns that love was the beating heart behind everything that happened in the castle. He learns as well that more ghosts than he knew of walked the midnight halls, and that the spirit of Jeanne d’Arc haunted his friend, and once slid into bed with Tycho, daring him to leave – to take to the cold roads of Europe, where he had once wandered orphaned and alone, and find his destiny there. In the Kingdom of Gora, in early 1400s Europe, the King of […]

Posted June 23, 2022
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Someone in Time: Tales of Time-Crossed-Romance

Someone in Time: Tales of Time-Crossed-Romance

Someone in Time by Jonathan Strahan (edited) on May 10th, 2022 Genres: Romance, Short Stories Pages: 420 Format: ARC Source: Lola’s Blog Tours Buy on Amazon Goodreads Anthology of inclusive tales of people through time looking for one another and for ways for the world to be better. Love brought together or torn apart by time travel. This anthology is the latest collection of time-travel romance sci-fi short stories from prominent, award-winning sci-fi authors including Nina Allan, Carrie Vaughn, and Seanan McGuire. Follow timetravelers of all genders as they go backward and forward in time, sometimes to save the one they love, other times as a sacrifice, and others simply because it’s their job. Some travel through memory, others through dreams, and others still through time machines to touch people who would otherwise be out of reach, and to join them together. Some of the stories are funny, some are […]

Posted June 21, 2022
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The Scarlet Oak: Murder, Spies and Spirits by Jerry Aylward

The Scarlet Oak: Murder, Spies and Spirits by Jerry Aylward

The Scarlet Oak by Jerry Aylward on July 4th, 2022 Genres: Mystery Pages: 324 Format: ARC Source: Reedsy Discovery Buy on Amazon Goodreads The bodies of two high school sweethearts are discovered beneath a venerable scarlet oak tree in a vacant horse pasture on the posh north shore estate of J. Barrington Cook, a wealthy, Oyster Bay, Long Island landowner. With no forensic evidence to support his suspicions of a double murder, other than a hardened cop’s intuition, Finn embarks on an unsanctioned homicide investigation that soon exposes a long but skeptic thread of unexplained deaths dating back two-hundred and thirty-eight years, mixing with an enigmatic and beguiling apparition of a young woman residing in the same Revolutionary home of all his victims. Finn’s is mysteriously transported back to colonial Oyster Bay at the height of the American Revolution to the home of one of General George Washington’s covert Culper […]

Posted June 13, 2022
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Blog Tour and Review: Dolly Considine’s Hotel by Eamon Somers

Blog Tour and Review: Dolly Considine’s Hotel by Eamon Somers

Dolly Considine’s Hotel by Eamon Somers on July 8th 2021 Genres: Historical Fiction Pages: 320 Format: ARC Source: Travelling Pages Tours Buy on Amazon Goodreads Dolly Considine runs a late-night drinking establishment catering to the needs of thirsty politicians and theatricals in Dublin’s legendary drinking area, the Catacombs. Julian Ryder (aka Paddy Butler) is an eighteen-year-old aspiring writer in need of shelter from his bullying older brother. As the new live-in lounge assistant at Dolly Considine’s Hotel, Julian soon embroils himself in the shebeen’s gossip – and the guests’ bedsheets – and turns Dolly’s entourage into fodder for his literary ambitions. Reality quickly becomes difficult to separate from fantasy… Set against the run-up to the Pro-life Constitutional Amendment of September 1983 and moving fluidly between the 1950s of Dolly’s youth and Julian’s Summer of Unrequited Love, the hotel becomes a stage for farce and tragedy. Between Julian’s fictions, Dolly’s Secrets, […]

Posted June 11, 2022
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Old Bones and Ice Cream Cones by Elizabeth Pantley

Old Bones and Ice Cream Cones by Elizabeth Pantley

Old Bones and Ice Cream Cones by Elizabeth Pantley Series: Destiny Falls Mystery & Magic #6 on May 20th, 2022 Genres: Cozy Mystery Pages: 350 Format: ARC Source: Author’s Copy Buy on Amazon Goodreads Old Bones and Ice Cream Cones follows the series format of combining two stories that blend into one. A murder mystery and the island mystery. The Island Mystery: Hayden’s boyfriend Han is missing. But she swears she saw him zoom by in his car. She’d thought it was a surprise, and that he was home early from his secret service case. She was wrong. The surprise is that his signal isn’t pinging, and no one knows where he is. There appears to be black magic behind his disappearance. Can they learn who’s responsible and bring Han safely home? The Murder Mystery: A pile of old bones is found in an ancient fishing boat. They could be […]

Posted June 4, 2022
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The Woman in the Library by Sulari Gentill

The Woman in the Library by Sulari Gentill

The Woman in the Library by Sulari Gentill on June 7th, 2022 Genres: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller Pages: 288 Format: ARC Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads “The beautifully ornate reading room at the Boston Public Library is completely silent one weekday morning, until a woman’s terrified scream echoes through the room. Security guards immediately appear and instruct everyone inside to stay put until they determine there is no threat. While they wait for the all-clear, four strangers who had been sitting in the reading room get to chatting and quickly become friendly. Harriet, Marigold, Whit, and Caine each have their own reasons for being in the reading room that morning–and it just happens that one of them may turn out to be a murderer. For readers of Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore, with shades of The Secret History, THE WOMAN IN THE LIBRARY is an unexpectedly twisty literary adventure […]

Posted May 29, 2022
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Blog Tour! Someone in Time: Tales of Time-Crossed Romance

Blog Tour! Someone in Time: Tales of Time-Crossed Romance

Someone in Time: Tales of Time-Crossed Romance by Jonathan Strahan (edited) on May 10th, 2022 Genres: Romance, Sci-Fi, Time Travel Pages: 420 Format: ARC Source: Lola’s Blog Tours Goodreads Even time travel can’t unravel love Time-travel is a way for writers to play with history and imagine different futures – for better, or worse. When romance is thrown into the mix, time-travel becomes a passionate tool, or heart-breaking weapon. A time agent in the 22nd century puts their whole mission at risk when they fall in love with the wrong person. No matter which part of history a man visits, he cannot not escape his ex. A woman is desperately in love with the time-space continuum, but it doesn’t love her back. As time passes and falls apart, a time-traveller must say goodbye to their soulmate. With stories from best-selling and award-winning authors such as Seanan McGuire, Alix E. Harrow […]

Posted May 19, 2022
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Book Blitz! Rescued: A collection of Contemporary Romance with Heart, Heat and Dog Treats

Book Blitz! Rescued: A collection of Contemporary Romance with Heart, Heat and Dog Treats

Rescued: A Collection of Contemporary Romances with Heart, Heat and Dog Treats by Cynthia D’Alba on May 17th, 2022 Genres: Romance Pages: 1150 Format: ARC Source: Caffeinated PR Buy on Amazon Goodreads What happens when 10 dog-loving romance authors get together and brainstorm? Why, books with rescue dogs, sexy heroes, dirty talking, and lots of dog treats, of course. From Cynthia D’Alba – Hot Assets – A Dallas socialite must team up with a cop to save her rescued dog from a determined dognapper From Donna Alward – Doggie on her Doorstep- When Emily’s flighty cousin leaves her dog on Em’s doorstep, she enlists the help of the sexy grouch next door. From Jenna Bayley-Burke – The Guy Next Door – Fourth grade teacher has the naughtiest dog, the punniest jokes, and perfect washboard abs…and now an angry neighbor with a busted fence thanks to his dog. From Mandy Harbin- […]

Posted May 17, 2022
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Weekend Book Friends #31

Weekend Book Friends #31

Hi there you guys! Mareli here, coming from OR Tambo International airport. In case you didn’t know, that is in Johannesburg, South Africa. My home country. I have a quick few minutes to write a weekend post and have a cup of coffee before we depart for Mauritius. Whoo hoo! Of course my Kindle is fully loaded and I even sneaked an extra book in. I won’t share that one with you today, as it’s in Afrikaans and I don’t have time to do a translation as well… So I’ll just share my current kindle/review read with you today. I think it’s quite possible that I might not be the only one reading this one at the moment. We are quickly going to say hi to @ Reading is my Super Power for First Line Friday and to Gilion @ Rose City Reader for Book Beginnings.  Every Friday you can link up and share […]

Posted May 13, 2022
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What They Don’t Know by Susan Forlong

What They Don’t Know by Susan Forlong

What They Don’t Know by Susan Furlong on May 17th, 2022 Genres: Suspense, Thriller Pages: 274 Format: ARC Source: Lola’s Blog Tours Buy on Amazon Goodreads Unrelenting psychological suspense with a wicked twist … Mona Ellison is living a dream life. A successful husband, loving son, beautiful home, an amazing group of friends … you could say that everything is perfect. Until it isn’t. When her son becomes entangled with the wrong crowd, ditches college plans, and runs away from home for a life of partying, Mona is upset, but boys will be boys, right? He’ll be back as soon as his money runs dry. At least that’s what she tells her friends. Only she suspects something different. Then the police knock on Mona’s door. A young girl has turned up dead, and her missing son is the prime suspect. Determined to reunite with her son and prove his innocence, […]

Posted May 5, 2022
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