#BlogTour: The Future Can’t Wait by Angelena Boden @AngelenaBoden @urbanebooks

Today it’s my pleasure to be taking part in the blog tour for The Future Can’t Wait by Angelena Boden. Thanks go to Abby Fairbrother and publisher Urbane for inviting me to be a part of the tour.

TFCWThe Official Book Blurb

The Future Can’t Wait is the emotive and compelling second novel from Angelena Boden, author of the gripping The Cruelty of Lambs.

Kendra Blackmore is trying to be a good mother and a good wife, as well as pursuing her pressurised teaching career. Then Kendra’s half-Iranian daughter Ariana (Rani) undergoes an identity crisis which results in her running away from home and cutting off all contact with her family. 

Sick with worry and desperate to understand why her home-loving daughter would do this, Kendra becomes increasingly desperate for answers – and to find any way possible to discover the truth and bring her estranged daughter home…

The Future Can’t Wait is a gripping story of a mother’s love, and the lengths we would all go to in order to know our children are safe.

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#Review: Zenka by Alison Brodie @alisonbrodie2

Happy publication day to Alison Brodie, whose very funny new novel, Zenka, is released today. I read Alison’s last book, Brake Failure and loved the humour threading throughout the book, so when offered the chance to read Zenka, I didn’t hesitate to say yes. Before we find out my thoughts on the book, let’s take a look at what it’s all about.

Zenka_Final_Amazon_1535x2500The Official Book Blurb

Devious, ruthless, and loyal.

Zenka is a capricious Hungarian with a dark past.

When cranky London mob boss, Jack Murray, saves her life she vows to become his guardian angel – whether he likes it or not. Happily, she now has easy access to pistols, knives and shotguns.

Jack discovers he has a son, Nicholas, a male nurse with a heart of gold. Problem is, Nicholas is a wimp.

Zenka takes charges. Using her feminine wiles and gangland contacts, she will make Nicholas into the sort of son any self-respecting crime boss would be proud of. And she succeeds!

Nicholas transforms from pussycat to mad dog, falls in love with Zenka, and finds out where the bodies are buried – because he buries them. He’s learning fast that sometimes you have to kill, or be killed.

As his life becomes more terrifying, questions have to be asked:

How do you tell a mob boss you don’t want to be his son?

And is Zenka really who she says she is?

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Review: Puppy: Twelve Months of Rhymes and Smiles by Patricia Furstenberg @PatFurstenberg @mgriffiths163

Today I’m handing over the blog to Mandie who has a lovely review of Puppy: Twelve Months of Rhymes and Smiles, a new children’s book from Patricia Furstenberg which is released today. Happy Publication day Patricia from both me and Mandie.

PatriciaFurstenberg.PuppyThe Official Book Blurb

From the author of “Joyful Trouble”, No.1 Bestseller Children’s Historical Fiction, No.1 Most Gifted Young Adult and Top reviewed Kindle Storyteller book.

A puppy’s first year is filled with findings, wiggles and laughter.

Puppies squirm in all the odd places, sniff all the strange objects, lick everything they can and find something to splash into even when we don’t want them to!

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#Review: Christmas at the Falling Down Guest House by Lilly Bartlett @MicheleGormanUK @NottingHillPR

Today I’m sharing my review of the wonderfully funny and festive new release from Lilly Bartlett, Christmas at the Falling Down Guesthouse. The book is released tomorrow and a massive thanks to the author and publishers Notting Hill Press for the advance copy for review.

CATFDGHThe Official Book Blurb

Put your feet up and tuck into the mince pies, because you won’t have to lift a finger to enjoy this Christmas at the Falling-Down Guesthouse!

Too bad the same can’t be said for single mother and extremely undomestic goddess, Lottie. When her beloved Aunt Kate ends up in hospital just before Christmas, Lottie and her seven-year-old daughter rush to rural Wales to take over her B&B. A picky hotel reviewer and his mad family are coming to stay, and without the rating only he can give them, Aunt Kate will lose her livelihood. 

But Lottie can barely run her own life, let alone a hotel. How will she manage to turn the falling-down guesthouse into the luxurious wonderland the reviewer expects? And could the mysterious taxi driver, Danny, who agrees to help her, turn out to be the real gift this season?

As the snow sparkles on the trees and hot chocolate steams in your hand, snuggle into the delicious magic of Christmas at the Falling-Down Guesthouse.

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#BlogTour: Doing Scary by Donald M. Bell Snr. @AuthorightUKPR

Today it’s my pleasure to be taking part in the blog tour for Doing Scary by Donald M. Bell. My thanks to Rachel Gilbey at Authoright for inviting me to be a part of the tour. I have a guest post from the author to share in just a moment, as soon as we’ve taken a look at what the book is all about.

Doing Scary CoverThe Official Book Blurb

Two marriages haunted by betrayal. Four people whose pursuit of the American Dream has taken a nightmarish turn.

Roman and Sage Bryant-Cole have spent nine months trying to salvage what was left of their marriage after it was rocked by the revelation of Roman’s serial affairs. Sage is dealt a second blow when she discovers that her cherished cousin, Owen Bryant, has been cheated on by his ruthless, gold-digging wife, Leah.

Sage’s discovery hits the reset button on the progress she and Roman had been making on their marriage, as all the doubts and fears she has tried to suppress come flooding back. In order to reclaim Sage’s trust, and to save a love now left dangling by a thread, Roman must take his efforts to win back his wife to another level.

Leah and Owen Bryant are visited by a ghost from their past; Leah’s college sweetheart, Casey. Leah and Owen must confront a dark secret at the heart of their marriage, if they are to stand a chance of surviving as a couple.

One family’s legacy, two marriages, four lives, and millions of dollars are at stake.

Doing Scary is a coming of age story which explores the transition from adolescence to adulthood and the battles we face in our thirties to keep our spiritual, emotional and psychological progress in check, as the things we hold most dear are put to the test.

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