#BlogTour: Lies That Poison by Amanda Fleet @amanda_fleet1 @JoffeBooks @mgriffiths163

Today I’m hading over to Mandie who has a review of Amanda Fleet’s Lies That Poison as part of the blog tour. We’ll take a look at the review in a minute, as soon as we’ve seen what the book is all about.

FINAL COVERThe Official Book Blurb

Do you love psychological thrillers? Discover a new writer who will have you gripped from start to finish. This is a novel with stunning twists that you won’t see coming.


When Tom Bowman moves to a pretty Yorkshire village to start a new business, he meets two women who will change his life. 

Alys is a young woman with a troubled past, including an abusive boyfriend. She says she doesn’t want another man, but a relationship soon develops between her and Tom.

Tom’s other neighbour is Hannah, an elderly woman who is often confused between past and present. 50 years ago, her sister died tragically young. Now, she sometimes thinks that Tom is the man who was to blame.

Hannah hates Alys, and warns Tom that he is in great danger from the woman he’s falling in love with.

Who should he believe and who is poisoning his mind with lies?

In a pulsating conclusion, Tom faces a heartbreaking choice with the potential to shatter everything he has built. And will he finally find out the truth about Alys?

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#BookLove: Patricia Furstenberg @PatFurstenberg

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Today it’s my great pleasure to welcome author Patricia Furstenberg to the blog to help me spread a little more book love. We’ll be finding out all Patricia’s bookish confessions just as soon as we’ve heard all about the woman herself.

About Patricia

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Patricia Furstenberg came to writing though reading, her passion for books being something she inherited from her parents. She always felt at ease with pen and paper in her hand and she’s been writing stories and poetry ever since she can remember; she even wrote a historical time travel play once.
Patricia became taking writing seriously after becoming one of the Write Your Own Christie winners. She enjoys writing for children because she can take day-to-day, grown-up concepts and present them it in fun and colourful, child-friendly packages while adding sensitivity and lots of love. Patricia enjoys writing about animals because she believes that each animal, no matter how small, has a story to tell if you only stop to listen.
After completing her Medical Degree in Romania she moved to South Africa where she now lives with her husband, children and their dogs.

Patricia is now working on a collection of three delightful children’s stories in rhymes inspired by unusual friendships between African animals, because she believes that friendship knows no boundaries and children, as well as animals, know this best. Find them soon on Amazon.

The stories are titled: The Elephant and the Sheep, The Lion and the Dog, The Dog and the Cheetah.

Here’s a sneak-peak into the first story, The Elephant and the Sheep:

“Two little tails met one day,

Quite by chance under hot sun rays.   

“Hello,” they swished, then wagged, “let’s play!”          

They were not like each other, yet both were grey.

One had stomping feet, the other was shorter,

One smiled tall, the other’s mouth was smaller.


One had a long nose; the other’s nose was tiny,

One had wide ears, the other’s were pointy.

Yet it didn’t bother neither as they went for a stroll,

Glad to share the day, to talk, and patrol.”

Author Links:

Website | Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn | Goodreads | Huffington Post | Amazon UK | Amazon US

JTJoyful Trouble

Take home an unbelievable and humorous true story of an incredible dog and how he found his true, yet unexpected calling. You will love the moving tale of Joyful Trouble, a dog whose love for humans went beyond any human-dog connection.

When a Great Dane arrives in a Navy base nobody expects him to win everybody’s hearts, although breaking some rules along the way. With challenges arising along the way, who will stand up for this four-legged gentle giant?

A story that reads like a movie. A charming celebration of innocence.

Amazon UK | Amazon US

PatriciaFurstenberg.Puppy.jpgPuppy – 12 Months of Rhymes and Smiles

From the author of Joyful Trouble, a new children’s book that celebrates acceptance, family values and the unconditional love dogs have for all humans, young and old… now and forever! A perfect gift for all animal lovers!

From fun and playful to creative and crafty, Patricia Furstenberg’s musical rhymes express all the adoring and amusing happenings that puppies just happen to fall into when they enter our household, especially if children are present. With bright and humorous illustrations this is a book that children and grown-ups will love reading over and over.

A great gift for any occasion, but especially a unique gift for birthdays, dog lovers and graduation. Puppy: 12 Months of Rhymes and Smiles has a loving and innocent message that will endure for lifetimes.

Release date: 31 October 2017 (eBook and Paperback)


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Review: All The Little Children by Jo Furniss @Jo_Furniss

When I decided to undertake a mad reading around the UK challenge earlier in the year, I was contacted by author Jo Furniss to see if I’d be interested in reading a book set in Shropshire. As Shropshire is my home county, I was already intrigued, and when I heard the premise of the story, I didn’t hesitate to say yes. It has sat on my kindle for a while, but with the book set for publication tomorrow, I thought it was about time to metaphorically dust if off and have a gander. I’ll let you know what I thought in just a moment, as soon as I’ve shared the important booky bits.

ATLCThe Official Book Blurb

When a family camping trip takes a dark turn, how far will one mother go to keep her family safe?

Struggling with working-mother guilt, Marlene Greene hopes a camping trip in the forest will provide quality time with her three young children—until they see fires in the distance, columns of smoke distorting the sweeping view. Overnight, all communication with the outside world is lost.

Knowing something terrible has happened, Marlene suspects that the isolation of the remote campsite is all that’s protecting her family. But the arrival of a lost boy reveals they are not alone in the woods, and as the unfolding disaster ravages the land, more youngsters seek refuge under her wing. The lives of her own children aren’t the only ones at stake.

When their sanctuary is threatened, Marlene faces the mother of all dilemmas: Should she save her own kids or try to save them all?

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#BlogTour: Review – Red is the Colour by Mark L. Fowler @MarkFowlerAuthor @Bloodhoundbook

Today it is my great pleasure to be helping to close out the blog tour for Red is the Colour by Mark L. Fowler. My thanks go to Sarah Hardy at Bloodhound for inviting me to be a part of the tour. More than a simple tale of childhood bullying this book brings us an interesting new Detective pairing, DCI Jim Tyler and DS Danny Mills. I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the book in just a moment, but first here are all the booky bits.

RITC The Official Book Blurb


Bullying. Corruption. Murder.

It is the summer of 2002. The corpse of a 15 year old boy, who has been missing for thirty years, is discovered in Stoke-on-Trent. The city is on the cusp of change and Chief Superintendent Berkins wants the case solved quickly. 

DCI Jim Tyler has arrived from London under a cloud, moving to Staffordshire to escape his past. He is teamed up with DS Danny Mills to investigate the case, but there is tension between the detectives.

When the dead boy’s sister comes forward, describing a bright, solitary child, she points a finger at the school bullies, which puts important careers at stake.

Then one of the bullies is found brutally murdered and when Tyler and Mills dig deeper they start to suspect a cover-up.

What is the connection between the death of a schoolboy in 1972 and this latest killing? 

With the pressure building, and the past catching up with DCI Tyler, will he and DS Mills be able to put aside their differences in order to catch a cold-blooded killer?

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Review: Ashes to Ashes by Paul Finch @paulfinchauthor

ATAThe Official Book Blurb

John Sagan is a forgettable man. You could pass him in the street and not realise he’s there. But then, that’s why he’s so dangerous.

A torturer for hire, Sagan has terrorised – and mutilated – countless victims. And now he’s on the move. DS Mark ‘Heck’ Heckenburg must chase the trail, even when it leads him to his hometown of Bradburn – a place he never thought he’d set foot in again.

But Sagan isn’t the only problem. Bradburn is being terrorised by a lone killer who burns his victims to death. And with the victims chosen at random, no-one knows who will be next. Least of all Heck…

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