#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 : 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.

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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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Giveaway  – 3 Winners to win a ‘surprise’ three-dimensional pop-up card & receive a digital copy of Book One, A Little Hotel in Cornwall. (Open INT)

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.

*Terms and Conditions –Worldwide entries welcome.  Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then Rachel’s Random Resources reserves the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time Rachel’s Random Resources will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.

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Weekly Wrap-up #WeekinReading (13/1/'20)

Hello readers! My week in reading was great. I finished 2 books that I planned to read. Added 3 books on TBR. 2 I received from author and one from Vulpine Press.

So what I read last week-

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Both were interesting, 400 pages long and a little slow but enjoyable. I was reading them simultaneously. I enjoyed A Cozy Christmas in Cornwall more. I’m still thinking what to write in review of these two! It happens when I don’t take notes. I need time to gather my thoughts but I’ll post them soon.

Here is how my week looked in diary/journal –

What I’m Planning to read this week-

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When Devon discovers his car stolen, he must find transportation to get to his destination before the deadline to get what’s rightfully his: the urn containing one-fifth of his deceased momma. He hops on Bus No. 255 and changes the course of the route. As the passengers’ personalities and needs emerge, they go from being strangers to a bonded family within hours as they fight for each other, and themselves… in more ways than one. Funny and sentimental, this story will grab your heart as you cheer everyone on Bus Route No. 255, maybe even the busnapper.

Meet the passengers on Bus No. 255, an unlikely group of people who have no choice but to try to get along and survive when their bus gets busnapped. Meet Devon, who has a deadline he must meet, or risk losing what’s his; Doug, a dreamer of a better life, but first must face a sad truth; Frankie, a life full of loneliness, but unexpectedly becomes a hero; Gloria, a woman who finds validation in the most unexpected place; Autumn, a girl who desires a family, and a sense of belonging; Dave, a man seeking justice and equality, learns to love himself as he is; and the Garcia family, whose family ties brings them to the brink of danger. Follow these passengers as they each fulfill their destinies, together.

This is a tour book a short read that I’ll read in weekend.

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A novelette:

Cori has always been a bit on the strange side, but when a gate to Hell—literally—pops up in her backyard, she tumbles down, down, down in to a place filled with beasts waiting to reap her soul for the Devil himself.

Lucky for Cori, she meets Rigel and his gang of misfits who have been trapped for quite a bit. Together, they must formulate a plan to escape, or risk remaining down below for all eternity and burning foreverm
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Another short story that I’ll start after writing review of those two I finished last week.

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The gods betray you.
The winds are hunting.
Nowhere is safe.
The journey begins…

The war of the gods has left Aeneas’s country in flames. Though he is little more than a youth, Aeneas must gather the survivors and lead them to a new homeland across the roaring waves. Confronted by twisted prophecies, Aeneas faces the wrath of the immortals to find his own path.

First in a trilogy based on Virgil’s epic poetry, Ashes of Olympus: The Way Home is a tale of love and vengeance in an age of bronze swords and ox-hide shields.

This I received in 2019 from publisher and I said I’ll review it in Feb but I’m reading it early. It’s been ages I read mythology.

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#BookPromo #Spotlight : Hiding in the Plain Sight @eoghanegan @LoveBooksGroup

Hello readers! Today we are celebrating the release of Hiding in Plain Sight by Eoghan Egan. The official launch is on the 11th of January in Ireland and you are cordially invited. Your invitation below, for now here is more information about the book and the author.

Hiding in the Plain Sight
Genre: Irish Crime Fiction

Synopsis:

A vicious serial killer roams the Irish Midlands, with his sights set on the next victim. 

A successful businessman has found the perfect recipe for getting away with murder.

No bodies, no evidence.

No evidence, no suspect.

High art and low morals collide when graduate Sharona Waters discovers a multi-million euro art scam in play. She delves in, unwittingly putting herself on a direct trajectory with danger as the killer accelerates his murder spree.

When Sharona gets drawn into the killer’s orbit, she peels away his public persona and exposes the psychopath underneath. Suddenly, the small town has no hiding place…

About Author:

A native of Co. Roscommon, Eoghan studied Computer Programming in college, works in Sales Management & Marketing, but his passion for reading and writing remains.

Eoghan’s work got shortlisted for the 2018 Bridport Short Story Prize, and Listowel’s 2019 Bryan McMahon Short Story Award Competition. His novel was a contender in literary agent David Headley’s opening chapter Pitch Competition, and during March 2019, Eoghan’s entry won Litopia’s Pop-Up Submission.

A graduate of Maynooth University’s Creative Writing Curriculum, and Curtis Brown’s Edit & Pitch Your Novel Course, Eoghan’s novel Hiding in Plain Sight – the first in a crime fiction trilogy based around the Irish Midlands – will be available in paperback and audio on January 11th 2020.

www.eoghaneganwriter.com

You are invited!

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Twitter handle: @eoghanegan

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