#BlogTour: We Have Lost The Coffee by Paul Mathews – Extract @QuiteFunnyGuy @EmmaMitchellFPR

Hi all. It is my pleasure to be able to share with you an extract from We Have Lost The Coffee, the latest book in the We Have Lost series by Paul Mathews, as part of the blog tour. Before we take a look at the opening chapter, let’s see what this book is all about.

We Have Lost the Coffee CoverThe Official Book Blurb

London, 2045. Three months into the Coffee Wars and Britain’s caffeine supplies are at critical levels. Brits are drinking even more tea than usual, keeping a stiff upper lip and praying for an end to it all.

A secret government coffee stockpile promises to save the day … but then mysteriously disappears overnight.

One man is asked to unravel the missing-coffee mystery. Hs name is Pond. Howie Pond. And he’s in desperate need of a triple espresso. Meanwhile, his journalist wife, Britt, is hunting royal fugitive, Emma Windsor, on the streets of the capital.

Can Howie save the British Republic from caffeine-starved chaos? Will the runaway royal be found? And just what will desperate coffee drinkers do for their caffeine fix? Find out, in Paul Mathews’ latest comedy adventure set in the Britain of the future …

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Novella Review: Bongo Fury by Simon Maltman @simonmaltman

BF.jpgThe Official Book Blurb

From the Bestselling author of A Chaser on the Rocks and More Faces, comes the noir novella series: Bongo Fury.

Follow Maltman’s new protagonist as he tries to balance a music shop, his paramilitary family, a newborn, a little drug dealing and a spot of private detection.

A black comedy from the fresh new voice in Northern Irish Crime Fiction.

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Cover Reveal: We Have Lost The Coffee by Paul Mathews (@QuiteFunnyGuy, @EmmaMitchellFPR)

This evening, it’s my great pleasure to be taking part in the cover reveal for We Have Lost The Coffee by Paul Mathews. Before we take a look at that, let’s see what the book is all about. We’re in London, it’s 2045, and the unthinkable is about to happen…

The Official Book Blurb

London, 2045. With the Coffee Wars still raging, London’s caffeine supplies are at critical levels. A secret Government stockpile promises to save the day…but then mysteriously disappears overnight. One man is tasked with discovering the truth. His name is Pond. Howie Pond. And he’s in desperate need of a triple espresso.

Meanwhile, Howie’s journalist wife, Britt, is on the trail of a rogue royal who’s evaded the authorities for eight months.

Can Howie save the British Republic from caffeine-starved chaos? Will the rogue royal be brought to justice? And just what will desperate coffee drinkers do for their caffeine fix? Find out, in Paul Mathews’ latest comedy-thriller adventure in the Britain of the future.

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Guest Review: Holiday in the Hamptons by Sarah Morgan @SarahMorgan_ @HQstories (@mgriffiths163)

Today I hand over the blog once more to Mandie who has a review for Holiday In The Hamptons by Sarah Morgan.

HITHHoliday In The Hamptons

The perfect summer escape…?

‘An absolute delight.’ – Veronica Henry

Professional dog-walker Felicity Knight loves everything about New York…until her ex-husband starts working at her local vet clinic. She hasn’t seen Seth Carlyle in ten years, but one glimpse of him – too gorgeous, and still too good for her – and Fliss’s heart hurts like their whirlwind marriage ended yesterday. So when her grandmother in The Hamptons needs help for the summer, it seems the perfect way to escape her past…

Their relationship might only have lasted a few scorching months, but vet Seth knows Fliss – if she’s run away to The Hamptons, it’s because she still feels their connection and it terrifies her. He let her go once before, when he didn’t know any better, but not this summer! With the help of his adorable dog Lulu, and a sprinkling of beachside magic, Seth is determined to make Fliss see that he’s never stopped loving her…

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Review: The Mermaids Singing by Val McDermid (@valmcdermid)

So I’m finally being brave and writing up my review for The Mermaids Singing by Val McDermid. I listened to the audiobook practically a year ago, but if you’ve ever read the book then you know it’s not the kind of story that drops from your memory all that quickly and to be honest, as the first book in the Tony Hill/Carol Jordan series, it is one which keeps coming back to mind the more I catch up on all that I have missed. I’ll share my review in a moment, but in the meantime, in case you aren’t aware, here is what the book is all about.

TMSThe Official Book Blurb

You always remember the first time. Isn’t that what they say about sex? How much more true it is of murder…

Up till now, the only serial killers Tony Hill had encountered were safely behind bars. This one’s different – this one’s on the loose.

Four men have been found mutilated and tortured. As fear grips the city, the police turn to clinical psychologist Tony Hill for a profile of the killer. But soon Tony becomes the unsuspecting target in a battle of wits and wills where he has to use every ounce of his professional nerve to survive.

A tense, beautifully written psychological thriller, The Mermaids Singing explores the tormented mind of a serial killer unlike any the world of fiction has ever seen.

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