#CoverReveal : Cloth of Grace by Rachel J Bonner @racheljbonner1 @rararesources

Hello Readers! Today is the cover reveal for Cloth of Grace by Rachel J Bonner, organized by Rachel’s Random Resources. Check out this new installment and its cover in Choices and Consequences series.

Cloth of Grace by Rachel J Bonner (Choices and Consequences #4)
Publication Date: 29th February 2020
Genre: paranormal romance (psychic), coming of age, post-apocalyptic, fantasy

synopsis:

When the fate of the world rests on your shoulders, how do you choose between what you ought to do and the only thing you really want?

Leonie finally knows who she is. But now she needs to decide who she is going to be. Her choice will affect not just her family, not just those she knows, but tens, hundreds of thousands, millions of people that she doesn’t. And every path that’s open to her will put Perry under the pressures that caused his breakdown before. How can she do what she must and still protect Perry?

Perry desperately wants to make things easier for Leonie. Somehow he has to find the strength to face the things that all but destroyed him in the past. But every way he turns, some aspect of his past lies waiting to pounce – even during his happiest moments. And he can never forget that Leonie’s life is in danger from someone, somewhere.

Gabriel has managed to negotiate peace, at least in theory. Now he must put that into practice and reunite Leonie with the family she never knew she had. Then disaster strikes right in the middle of his own sanctuary. Can he still protect t
hose he loves, or has he been harbouring a villain the whole time?

Choices and Consequences Book 4

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Weave of Love (Choices and Consequences Book 3)

What if the choice you have to make has devastating consequences for others?
How can anyone know the right thing to do?

Leonie chose to sacrifice everything to save other people. Now those around her have to face the consequences – and those consequences are not what they expected.

Prospero must deal with his own guilt. He was the one who gave Leonie the tools she needed – her life was in his hands. To make the most of what she did, he will have to face up to all the family issues he has avoided for so long. Whatever he chooses to do, someone he loves will be hurt. For Leonie’s sake, is he now strong enough to make the choice he couldn’t make before?

The crisis predicted by Lord Gabriel has come and gone. But his task isn’t over. Leonie’s very existence may be out in the open but Gabriel discovers that the past is never what it seems – and nor is the present. How can he use what he now knows to bring together those who have been enemies for as long as anyone can remember? If he fails in this, everything he’s had to do so far will be in vain.

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Thread of Hope (Choices and Consequences Book 2)

What if your secrets are so dangerous they could destroy the one you love?
Is honesty always the best policy?


Leonie may have run away but Prospero will find her. He loves her and he wants a future with her by his side whatever the consequences. Only when he does find her, he ought to tell her who he really is, outside the monastery. That’ll make her run again. Dare he risk it? But if he doesn’t tell her, someone else may…

Marriage to Prospero is what Leonie wants most and the one thing she knows she can’t have. If he found out what she was really like, what she’d been, what she’d done, he’d despise her and she couldn’t bear that. Better to leave now than live a lie – but it’s harder than she expected. If only…

Gabriel is starting to discover the secrets inherent in Leonie, secrets that not even she knows, secrets that will tear the world apart. And the secrets he is keeping are tearing him apart. How can sacrificing those he loves possibly achieve peace when everything he discovers risks the death of millions?

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Strand of Faith (Choices and Consequences Book 1)

A girl. A monk. An unthinkable sacrifice.
When the choice is between love and life, how can anyone decide?


In a post-apocalyptic future, a girl and a monk, both with extraordinary mental powers, have compelling reasons not to fall in love. But their choices will have consequences for the rest of the world.

After the troubles of his youth, Brother Prospero has found comfort and fulfilment in the monastery. Then he discovers something that forces him to reconsider his whole vocation. How can it possibly be right to leave a life of worship and service for human desire? And if he does leave, will the pressures from his past destroy him?

Orphaned and mistreated, Leonie has found sanctuary and safety at the Abbey. When she comes into contact with Prospero everything spirals out of her control. Everyone she’s ever loved has died. She can’t do that to him. But how can she walk away from the first place she’s truly belonged?

Abbot Gabriel is faced with an impossible choice. He can do nothing and watch the world descend into war. Or he can manipulate events and ensure peace – at the cost of two lives that he is responsible for. Is he strong enough to sacrifice those he loves?

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About Author:

Rachel J Bonner is the author of the compelling and enthralling four book Choices and Consequences series.  The first book in the series, Strand of Faith, was published in November 2018. Book 2, Thread of Hope, released on 2nd May 2019, followed by Weave of Love on 24th October, and Cloth of Grace at the end of February 2020.

Getting a degree in engineering, followed by a career in accountancy is probably not a conventional path to becoming an author, particularly in fantasy or romance.  Rachel says that, although accountancy isn’t anything like as boring as everyone thinks, writing is a lot more fun.  When not writing, she can be found walking in the beautiful countryside near where she lives, which has influenced much of the scenery in her books, or shooting things with her local archery club.  Shooting targets only, honest.  Nothing to worry about. (Okay, sometimes we shoot Polo mints. Or cabbages. Still nothing to worry about.)

She also enjoys swimming, eating chocolate chip cookies and growing aromatic herbs, especially thyme and rosemary.  It’s no coincidence that her heroine likes the same things.

You can find out more about her books and sign up for Rachel’s newsletters at www.racheljbonner.co.uk.

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#CoverReveal : To Plant a Single Seed by Kelsey Ketch @YABOUNDTOURSPR @kelseyketch

Hello Readers! Today is cover reveal for To Plant a Single Seed by Kelsey Ketch. Check out interesting cover and synopsis of new YA short story in this post.

To Plant a Single Seed by Kelsey Ketch
Genre: YA Short Story
Release Date: February 2020

Summary:

“Each of us has a seed of our own, each as diverse as the person that carries it.”

Raised in an isolated world of strict rules, one young woman questions what is the purpose of the seed she carries in the palm of her hand. What is its purpose in a world that already seems perfect and is basically untouchable? Railing against her society, she decides to travel toward the distant tree line to discover her purpose.

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About the Author:

Kelsey Ketch is a young-adult/new-adult author, who works as a Wildlife Biologist in the state of North Carolina. During her free time, she can often be found working on her latest work in progress or organizing the New Adult Scavenger Hunt, a biannual blog hop. She also enjoys history, mythology, traveling, and reading.
For more information, please visit her site at kelseyketch.com.

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#BookReview : Perfect Match by Zoe May @rararesources @zoe_writes

Hello readers! I liked Zoe May’s When Olly Met Polly and when I saw email from Rachel’s Random Resources about birthday blitz for Perfect Match, I had to sign up. This was my last book in 2019 and I really enjoyed it. Check out my review and in this post.

Perfect Match by Zoe May
Publication Date: January 12th 2018
Publisher:- HQ Digital
Genre: Romantic Comedy / Chick lit
Pages: 362
Stars: ★★★★★

Can you ever find true love online?

Sophia Jones is an expert in all things online dating: the best sites, how to write a decent bio, which questions to ask and the right type of photos to use. The only thing she’s not so great at? Picking the guys…

After sitting through yet another dreadful date with a man who isn’t quite what she expected, Sophia is just about ready to give up on the whole dating scene. But her flatmate, Kate, persuades her to give it one more chance, only this time she must create a profile describing her ‘perfect’ man.

Yes, he must look like Robert Pattinson and needs to own a multi-million pound business, but there are a couple of other deal breakers, too! So, when a guy comes along who ticks every box, surely there’s got to be a catch?

A laugh-out-loud romantic comedy, perfect for fans of Catherine Bennetto and Rosie Blake!

*** Note: I received e-copy this book from via NetGalley as a part of blog tour, in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to Rachel, author, and publisher. ***

Other books I read by the same Author:

Perfect Match was entertaining and charming chick-lit that revolved around Sophia and her many attempts to find true and perfect love through online dating. It was about quirks of online dating, dream of perfect love vs the reality, taking time to know a person over a first sight sparks and fireworks, character over look, and beauty of imperfection.

Writing was smooth, engaging and enjoyable. The setting was amazing. After Paris, London is another place in the world I dream to visit. I loved to see London through story and characters’ eye- The Shard, London eye, tubes and stations, market and fancy restaurants all the places were narrated wonderfully. The story was first person narrative written in Sophia’s charming and refreshing voice. Her voice and view point made story even more entertaining. Oh and I laughed at catheters and poo articles Sophia was working on.

Book started with Sophia’s difficulty over finding her perfect match through online dating. She was 28, wannabe writer, desperate to find her ‘The One’ but had a series of bad luck in dating and boyfriends. She tried all dating sites but it all got her hilariously worst dates. When she got tired and hopeless after her date no 71, her roommate and best friend insist to try one last site. She relented and tried different approach, listed the criteria of dream man- multimillionaire, adventurous, Robert Pattinson lookalike and other factor (which were most hilarious). She was sure she was never getting the man with these criteria but when she found Daniel through the site who ticked all of them, she found it unbelievably lucky. She couldn’t help thinking what’s the catch. (Me too! I was sure he can’t be that perfect)

It was so fun to find out if the Daniel was her real perfect match, can he be fitting all criteria and still be genuine, not a con or hiding something. And the biggest question if he was so great and genuine what he was doing on the dating site.

First 30% was humorous, getting to know characters and online dating, Sophia’s life in London, her job and friends. It was entertaining and moved with good pace with curiosity to know more about Daniel. He looked okay by this point. I knew his money and looks are not scam and he was good in most of the aspect. But as story progressed things started to make sense. (about Daniel, of course! I could see what he was doing.)

Sophia was great character. At first I found her too dreamy and too opinionated. She rejected most of her dates based on her first meeting and first impression. But I understood what she really was doing and why. She thought she might know who her true love will be once she met them like her parents or most of her friends but what she really didn’t know was it’s different for everyone.

Her relationship with Daniel looked great at first. Her new life was like landing in fantasy world all magical and sparkly but as time passed and she got deeper in Daniel’s world and was thrust back to reality. At some point I was afraid she might mess it up with her friends and job, being so wrapped up in her bubble that she might even put everyone and everything she loved behind but I’m glad it didn’t turn out that clichéd.

Her friendship with Kate, Tom, Sandra, Lyn and Chris was wonderful. Kate was cynical and practical. I could relate to her more than Sophia. Lyn was fun to read. This old lady was cute and so lively. Sandra’s hamster story gave extra fun treat. Oh and Chris’ food facts were amazing. He was my most fav character. They all played fantastic role in love life of Sophia. I won’t tell more about Daniel or Chris, you better find it out yourself by reading the book.

The arc of online dating and finding perfect match and true love was well presented. The message of taking time in getting to know a person and develop love over the time was wonderfully conveyed. It’s not about love at first sight, the story very much say you cannot get love at first sight (mostly, I mean), the spark and firework you feel in first meeting based on just good look and humor is not long lasting, nobody is perfect, everybody has imperfections and finding perfection in those imperfection is what makes the relationship.   

Third half was my most favorite with Sophia’s development, revelation of Daniel’s all too perfect to be good character and his intention behind being on dating site and even dating Sophia was real treat. I couldn’t guess that. The climax was filled with drama and a bit sadness but I loved how Sohia grew by the end of the book. Epilogue was lovely.

Overall, it was fun and lovely romantic comedy with amazing characters and many hilarious and dramatic situations. I definitely recommend this book if you’re into Romcom and Chick-Lit.

Purchase Link:

Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Perfect-Match-laugh-out-loud-romantic-comedy-ebook/dp/B075MW7HNC/

Amazon US – https://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Match-laugh-out-loud-romantic-comedy-ebook/dp/B075MW7HNC/

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Author Bio:

Zoe May lives in southeast London and writes romantic comedies. Zoe has dreamt of being a novelist since she was a teenager. She worked in journalism and copywriting before writing her debut novel, Perfect Match. Having experienced the London dating scene first hand, Zoe could not resist writing a novel about dating, since it seems to supply endless amounts of weird and wonderful material!

Perfect Match was one of Apple’s top-selling books of 2018. It was also shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Joan Hessayon Award, with judges describing it as ‘a laugh out loud look at love and self-discovery – fresh and very funny’.

As well as writing, Zoe enjoys walking her dog, painting and, of course, reading! She adores animals and if she’s not taking a photo of a vegan meal, she’s probably tweeting about the dairy industry. She is half Greek and half Irish and can make a mean baklava. Zoe has a thing for horror films, India, swimming, hip hop and Radiohead. She has an encyclopaedic knowledge of handbags having spent several years working in fashion copywriting and could probably win Mastermind if this was her specialist subject!

Zoe loves to hear from readers, you can contact her on Twitter and Instagram at: @zoe_writes. Zoe’s Facebook page is: www.facebook.com/zoemayauthor/

She posts updates and blogs on her website, www.zoemayauthor.co.uk  

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#BookReview : A Woman to Blame by Vincent Panettiere

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A Woman to Blame by Vincent Panettiere
Publication Date: October 14th 2019
Publisher: BookBaby
Pages: 400
Genre: Mystery / Suspense
Stars: ★★★★☆

Hours after a thoroughbred racehorse collapses and dies after finishing last in a race he was favored to win, his trainer—a young woman with a promising career—is found dead on a suburban Chicago beach. To the police, it’s a simple case of murder-suicide. But Mike Hegan, veteran police detective, refuses to believe the official story. Instead of retiring like they want him to, he embarks upon a search for the truth, and finds himself on a Caribbean island where scores are settled—and lives are lost.Fans of James Patterson and other crime fiction writers will find a new hero in Mike Hegan—a detective who defies convention to make sure that justice is served.

*** Note: I received this book from the author, in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to author. ***

Books I read by the same author:

A woman To Blame was first in Mike Hegan mystery series. This book was packed with murder, drama, horse race gambling, mafia feud, exploitation and swindling along with grief, loss, guilt, and romance.

As I read the second book in this series I was familiar with the writing style. Like second book in this too, it was third person narrative from multiple perspective. The plot was interesting and suspenseful.

It started with wedding bell ringing over Hegan’s head, he was trying to take leap of faith and marry Lucy in 6 months. 6 months later, he was returning back to Chicago from Caribbean with dead bodies, one of it was of woman’s for which he would feel guilty forever. Timeline was not mentioned and so it was confusing in the beginning but I could make connection later. It made me curious to know what happened to marriage and how and why he went to Caribbean. It peddles back taking readers to present and to the case mentioned in the synopsis and how it all started with a burnt fish. Yes, you heard it right and it was quite funny. That burnt fish and huge misunderstanding leads to mafia feud, a dead body of loan shark, vendetta and to the death of thoroughbred race horse and its trainer.

Lots of things happened with many turns and some shocking twist that involved long list of characters and many suspects. All characters were introduced one by one- some with their story and what was going on in their life and some indirectly related to them- and how they all, directly or indirectly, were connected to the death of a young woman with promising carrier as horse trainer. It was clear very early how that woman died. The story was about who killed her and why and how it leads Hegan to Caribbean. As I read more, new questions were added to the mystery and it made me doubt to my theory and my guesses.

Along with this complicated but really interesting mystery there were glimpse of Hegan’s life, his girlfriend, his family drama and tragedy in his life (which was so very movie like, that made me shake my head in disbelief). His emotions, frustration and anger was palpable. It was really unfair the way his department was treating him, I’m sure there could be alternative to the situation Hegan was into, but I guess a departmental politics was involved here or more like keeping control of unruly officer and I could later case was more predominant. As the story developed, Hegan also developed, he learned to accept his situation eventually. His drive to get justice for dead woman was admirable and at the same time crazy. But his this madness unrevealed the complicated mystery and also helped him to move on in his life. I loved his sense of responsibility and protectiveness towards his loved ones.

All the secondary characters were great, even villain or villains. My favorite character was Clay and Portia. Clay was Hegan’s florist friend. I liked this big guy who made this tense story light. Portia was fierce, kickass artist, determined to find out who killed her sister. It was horrible to read what she and her sister gone through and after reading it, I felt they deserved happiness. I could understand Portia’s mistrust towards men and her extreme reactions.

Suspense was great that kept me guessing who real culprit was until climax. So much happened in last few ages. Climax was shocking, tense and tragic. Even after so much loss in short time, I liked how Hegan kept moving in life at the end.

Why 4 stars-

Though story was interesting and engaging, it moved slowly, maybe because of length. I didn’t like that dramatic turn at his sister’s house. Couldn’t Hegan shoot in defense, why being such hero and doing all that! And that scene around climax at cliff with Hegan’s taxi driver. It was eye roll moment. Both these scenes felt so Bollywood like.

Overall, it was interesting, cleverly written, complicated mystery with many characters and twist and turns.

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#BlitzTour #Excerpt : The Cornish Secret of Summer's Promise by Laura Briggs @rararesources @PaperDollWrites

Hello readers! I’m really excited to be part the blitz for The Cornish Secret of Summer’s Promise by Laura Briggs on it’s release day. The blitz is organized by Rachel’s Random Resources. Check out excerpt and giveaway details in this post.

The Cornish Secret of Summer’s Promise by Laura Briggs
Publication Date: 15th January 2020
Standalone Fourth book of a series
Genre: Romance / chick lit

Synopsis:

As spring slips away from the hotel Penmarrow, excitement builds for an exclusive auction hosted at the hotel, featuring priceless possessions from a Hollywood actress turned lady of the manor, including her famous diamonds. Celebrities and collectors form a crowd that is keeping Maisie and the rest of staff busy, even as Maisie faces a crossroads for her manuscript.

But when the diamonds are stolen and Sidney is accused by the authorities, Maisie’s dilemma as a writer is pushed aside out of fear that his future in Port Hewer is in jeopardy. Desperation to prove that someone else is behind the theft will lead Maisie to uncover a very different secret outside of jewel thieves and village rumors … one that could change her life and her future forever.

Can Maisie deal with the latest secrets exposed — including those that paint Sidney’s past in a questionable light? And as summer’s dawn alters her idyllic life in Cornwall, will Maisie’s feelings for Sidney change as well?

Excerpt:

*** The fourth installment in ‘A Little Hotel in Cornwall’ series it continues the adventures of aspiring novelist Maisie, who finds inspiration working ‘across the Pond’ at a historic hotel in Cornwall. The following scene shows a brief exchange between Maisie and her would-be love interest, the handsome and enigmatic local groundskeeper Sidney Daniels. ***

Sidney and another guest were wrestling down a large red-and-white striped beach umbrella as I approached. As Sidney hopped down from the running board, he flashed me a grin.

His roguish smile does funny things to my heart, and I know he’s aware of it, though we both pretend it’s not the case. I could see that Sidney was in the mood for mischief today, from his carefree manners to his carelessly-buttoned shirt, his hair in need of a comb — not to mention his jaw in need of a shave. As the caretaker of the vicarage grounds, he didn’t feel the need to dress to the nines or adhere to a strict shaving schedule every morning, I had noticed.

“Did you surf all night with the hotel’s guests?” I asked, arms crossed as I smiled back.

“I gave them a ride here from the beach,” he said. “It’s a habit in the spring and summer, when the tourists come sweeping into Port Hewer. I think of it as a Good Samaritan’s gesture — though I generally won’t turn down a pound to cover the petrol.”

From the back seat, Kip’s head emerged, the little one-eyed terrier greeting me with a string of sharp barks until he had my attention. He wagged his tail madly.

“You’re an itinerant taxi driver, are you?” I said to Sidney.

“Just call me the chauffer,” said Sidney, sticking an old cap on his head from the driver’s seat and dusting off some stray biscuit crumbs. “Hop in,” he said, opening the front passenger door for me. “You’re going into town, aren’t you?”

“How’d you know?” I asked.

“You’ve a purse with you and a cardigan, which are hardly standard issue for maids on duty at English hotels,” said Sidney. “I’ve never been to America. Perhaps they do things differently?”

I ignored the humor in both his smile and his words. “I’m not sure I can afford the fare to the village,” I said. “What are the rates for this questionable taxi of yours?” I kicked one of its tires for show.

“For you, I’ll wave the usual pound,” he said. “Consider it a gesture of friendship.”

He closed the door for me as I climbed in, leaning against its open window momentarily with his arms crossed in its frame. This put us closer together, and I felt the strength of his arms with only a glance, and felt the spark in his eyes strike to life something deeper in me again. Amazing how quickly only a little bit of encouragement can ignite something which threatens to catch the whole place aflame.

Purchase Link: https://smarturl.it/cornishsecret

Author Bio:

Laura Briggs is the author of several feel-good romance reads, 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 and friends, caring for her pets, gardening, and seeing the occasional movie or play.

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Each winner will receive a ‘surprise’ three-dimensional pop-up card handcrafted by an Etsy artist and bearing a clue about the next book in Laura Briggs’ Cornish romance series. The winners will also receive a digital copy of Book One, A Little Hotel in Cornwall.

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