#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 …

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

#BlogTour Review: Wolves in the Dark by Gunnar Staalesen @OrendaBooks

Today it is my absolute pleasure to be one of the blog tour stops celebrating the release of Wolves in the Dark, the latest UK release in the Varg Veum series by Gunnar Staalesen. Although this is the seventh book to be translated into English, this is the first one I have read, and can I already see what a grave error I have made thus far. My hat is very much off to Don Bartlett who has done a seamless job of translating the novel.

Before I share my review with you, let’s see what this book is all about.

wolves in the dark coverThe Official Book Blurb

Reeling from the death of his great love, Karin, Varg Veum’s life has descended into a self-destructive spiral of alcohol, lust, grief and blackouts.

When traces of child pornography are found on his computer, he’s accused of being part of a paedophile ring and thrown into a prison cell. There, he struggles to sift through his past to work out who is responsible for planting the material … and who is seeking the ultimate revenge.

When a chance to escape presents itself, Varg finds himself on the run in his hometown of Bergen. With the clock ticking and the police on his tail, Varg takes on his hardest – and most personal – case yet.

Chilling, shocking and exceptionally gripping, Wolves in the Dark reaffirms Gunnar Staalesen as one of the world’s foremost thriller writers.

Continue reading “#BlogTour Review: Wolves in the Dark by Gunnar Staalesen @OrendaBooks”

#BlogTour: Review – #WantYouGone by Chris Brookmyre @cbrookmyre @LittleBrownUK

I am absolutely delighted to be today’s stop on the blog tour for the new Jack Parlabane thriller by Chris Brookmyre, Want You Gone. I’ll be sharing my review with you all in just a moment but first of all, here is what this book is all about.

31356782The Official Book Blurb

What if all your secrets were put online?

 Sam Morpeth is growing up way too fast, left to fend for a younger sister with learning difficulties when their mother goes to prison and watching her dreams of university evaporate. But Sam learns what it is to be truly powerless when a stranger begins to blackmail her online, drawing her into a trap she may not escape alive.

Who would you turn to?

 Meanwhile, reporter Jack Parlabane has finally got his career back on track, but his success has left him indebted to a volatile source on the wrong side of the law. Now that debt is being called in, and it could cost him everything.

What would you be capable of?

Thrown together by a common enemy, Sam and Jack about to discover they have more in common than they realise – and might be each other’s only hope.

Continue reading “#BlogTour: Review – #WantYouGone by Chris Brookmyre @cbrookmyre @LittleBrownUK”

#BlogTour Review: Will To Live by Rachel Amphlett #Giveaway (@RachelAmphlett; @emmamitchellfpr) #144Books #Kent

I am absolutely delighted to be today’s stop on the blog tour for Will To Live by Rachel Amphlett, the second book in the DS Kay Hunter series. I’ll be sharing my review with you in just a moment, but first here are the all important bookish bits.

will-to-live-cover-medium-webThe Official Book Blurb

When a packed commuter train runs over a body on a stretch of track known to locals as ‘Suicide Mile’, it soon transpires that the man was a victim of a calculated murder.

As the investigation evolves and a pattern of murders is uncovered, Detective Sergeant Kay Hunter realises the railway’s recent reputation may be the work of a brutal serial killer.

With a backlog of cold cases to investigate and attempting to uncover who is behind a professional vendetta against her, Kay must keep one step ahead of both the killer and her own adversaries.

When a second murder takes place within a week of the first, she realises the killer’s timetable has changed, and she’s running out of time to stop him…

Continue reading “#BlogTour Review: Will To Live by Rachel Amphlett #Giveaway (@RachelAmphlett; @emmamitchellfpr) #144Books #Kent”

#BlogTour: Six Stories by Matt Wesolowski (@ConcreteKraken; @OrendaBooks)

Today it is my absolute pleasure to join the blog tour for Six Stories the brilliant debut novel by Matt Wesolowski and yet another unique find by Karen over at Orenda Books. Before I share my thoughts with you, here is what the book is about.

SIX STORIES BF AW.inddThe Official Book Blurb

One death. Six stories. Which one is true?

1997. Scarclaw Fell. The body of teenager Tom Jeffries is found at an outward bound centre. Verdict? Misadventure. But not everyone is convinced. And the truth of what happened in the beautiful but eerie fell is locked in the memories of the tight-knit group of friends who embarked on that fateful trip, and the flimsy testimony of those living nearby.

2017. Enter elusive investigative journalist Scott King, whose podcast examinations of complicated cases have rivalled the success of Serial, with his concealed identity making him a cult internet figure. In a series of six interviews, King attempts to work out how the dynamics of a group of idle teenagers conspired with the sinister legends surrounding the fell to result in Jeffries’ mysterious death. And who’s to blame … Continue reading “#BlogTour: Six Stories by Matt Wesolowski (@ConcreteKraken; @OrendaBooks)”