Blog Tour

One For The Road

Author – Morgen Bailey.

Morgen Bailey – Morgen with an E – is a multi-genre author, freelance editor, writing tutor, writing competitions magazine columnist and judge, blogger, and speaker.

Her website is www.morgenbailey.wordpress.com, email is morgen@morgenbailey.com, she is morgenwriteruk on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Her books can be found at Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/Morgen-Bailey/e/B007SNIBF8, http://www.amazon.co.uk/Morgen-Bailey/e/B007SNIBF8 etc.),

Smashwords (https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/morgenbailey) and wherever books can be ordered.

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Morgen Bailey
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Pages – 365

The Blurb –

Panicked at killing a man on a Northamptonshire country road, drunk driver Liam Ross buries the body in the woods. The man was an undercover cop. When Liam returns to the woods… the body has disappeared.

Set in present-day Northamptonshire, England, ‘One for the Road’ focuses on three interweaving threads: the repercussions for drunk driver Liam Ross after he hits a man on a country road when yet another argument with live-in nurse girlfriend, Jo, has driven him to the pub on that fateful night; gang underling Barry ‘Not Gary’ Newman; and newly married Todd Litten aka Neil Ryder, the policeman who was just doing his job.

Today is my stop on the One For The Road blog tour.  Many thanks to Sarah Hardy BOTBS for the chance to read and review.

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My thoughts – The more I read of Morgen’s work, the more impressed I am by her writing.

This book follows the death of an undercover policeman, written from three points of view, Morgen cleverly intertwines their stories to produce a well written book.  The different view points give the reader a great insight into the characters, which again are well written.

I highly recommend Morgen’s writing as you can see from my previous reviews: The 365 Day Writers’ Block WorkbookOh HenryThe Fifty 5pm Fictions CollectionA Story A Day May Collection

Purchase Links – One For The Road

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Comatose

Author – Tony Estrella.

TONY ESTRELLA has worked in Asia, the US, and Europe as health startup founder & investor, corporate innovation leader, and strategic advisor. Tony is a regular speaker and panelist at industry conferences around the world. During his talks, he provides insights as a serial healthcare entrepreneur and a corporate executive. Comatose, his first novel was selected as a Semi-Finalist by the William Faulkner – William Wisdom Creative writing competition.

Tony is an alumnus of University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School (MBA), London Business School, and the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science (Electrical Engineering). Tony currently resides in Singapore with his wife and daughter.

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More information about Tony Estrella and Comatose can be found at: www.tonyestrella.com

Twitter – EstrellaVino

Publisher – Cranthorpe Milner Publishers

Pages – 425

The Blurb –

Comatose follows the lives of four strangers who are trying to cheat death. On the surface, these people – a famous Hollywood director suffering from terminal brain cancer, a budding scientist in Artificial Intelligence whose honeymoon tragically ended with a freak plane accident, an angry orphan who lost her closest family to a tragic accident, and the leading medical expert in treating comatose patients – appear to have nothing in common.

However, once they independently uncover a link between lucid dreaming and comas, their lives start to intersect. They uncover astounding opportunities to ease individual suffering and pain as they crisscross different time periods and distant locations in their odysseys. The competing factions careen forward into a life-threatening race for survival and supremacy, ultimately leading to an exciting conclusion that explains why we really dream.

Today is my stop on the Comatose blog tour.  Many thanks to Anne Cater for the chance to read and review.

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My thoughts – What an original book, quite unlike anything I have read before.  What I find hard to believe is that it is a debut novel.

The book looks into the link between lucid dreams and comas, an area in which the author has extensive experience.  He puts his expertise to great use in this novel, as his knowledge as he uses this subject to create a great book.

This is an excellent read, especially if you are looking for something different.  The amazing detail and description in the dreams is written so well, you can visualise it easily.

Purchase Links – Comatose

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One Year Later

Author – Sanjida Kay.

SANJIDA KAY is a writer and broadcaster. She lives in Somerset with her daughter and husband. She has written three previous psychological thrillers, Bone by Bone, The Stolen Child and My Mother’s Secret to critical acclaim.

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Sanjida Kay
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Twitter – Sanjida Kay

Website – www.sanjida.co.uk

Publisher – Corvus Books

Pages – 400

The Blurb –

Some secrets won’t stay buried…

Since Amy’s daughter, Ruby-May, died in a terrible accident, her family have been beset by grief. One year later, the family decide to go on holiday to mend their wounds. An idyllic island in Italy seems the perfect place for them to heal and repair their relationships with one another.

But no sooner have they arrived than they discover nothing on this remote island is quite as it seems. And with the anniversary of the little girl’s death looming, it becomes clear that at least one person in the family is hiding a shocking secret. As things start to go rapidly wrong, Amy begins to question whether everyone will make it home…

Today is my stop on the One Year Later blog tour.  Many thanks to Anne Cater for the chance to read and review.

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My thoughts – Wow what a powerful book, the feeling of grief that the whole family feel is palpable through the pages.

The story follows the aftermath of Ruby-May’s death, a death that has essentially torn a family apart.  One year on, still struggling the family decide to go on holiday but instead of being healing, it threatens to get much worse.

This is an excellent insight into a family,all with their own points of views and more importantly their own secrets.  This is gripping and can be quite hard in places but is a really good read.

Purchase Links – One Year Later

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The Darkest Lullaby

Author – Jonathan Janz.

Jonathan Janz grew up between a dark forest and a graveyard, which explains everything. Brian Keene named his debut novel The Sorrows “the best horror novel of 2012.” The Library Journal deemed his follow-up, House of Skin, “reminiscent of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House and Peter Straub’s Ghost Story.” Since then Jonathan’s work has been lauded by writers like Jack Ketchum, Edward Lee, Tim Waggoner, Bryan Smith, and Ronald Kelly. Novels like The Nightmare Girl, Wolf Land, Savage Species, and Dust Devils prompted Thunderstorm Books to sign Jonathan to an eleven-book deal and to give him his own imprint, Jonathan Janz’s Shadow Side. His novel Children of the Dark received a starred review in Booklist and was chosen by their board as one of the Top Ten Horror Books of the Year (August 2015-September 2016). Children of the Dark will soon be translated into German and has been championed by the Library Journal, the School Library Journal, and Cemetery Dance. In early 2017, his novel Exorcist Falls was released to critical acclaim. Jonathan’s primary interests are his wonderful wife and his three amazing children, and though he realizes that every author’s wife and children are wonderful and amazing, in this case the cliché happens to be true.

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Jonathan Janz
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Website – www.jonathanjanz.com

Twitter – @JonathanJanz

Publisher – @Flame Tree Press

Pages – 288

The Blurb –

The old house waited. For years there had been rumours that the owner, Lilith Martin, had been part of an unholy cult. People spoke of blasphemous rituals, black rites filled with blood, sex…and sacrifices. Then Lilith died and the house sat empty. Until now.

Lilith s nephew, Chris, and his wife, Ellie, are moving in. Ellie isn’t happy about living in such a dark, foreboding place, but she wants to get pregnant and this house has a lot more room to raise a baby than their apartment. Unfortunately, she and Chris will soon learn that Lilith has other plans.

FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launched in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.

Today is my stop on The Darkest Lullaby blog tour.  Many thanks to Anne Cater for the chance to read and review.

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My thoughts – I really do love Jonathan’s books and have read quite a few. Dust DevilsThe Dark GameHouse of Skin, so I was thrilled to be able to read this book.

This book follows Chris and his wife Ellie, who inherit his aunt’s house.  Most people would be thrilled but the house isn’t what they expect and Ellie is reluctant to live in such a dark place.  The house also comes with a wealth of history, there are stories upon stories about what his aunt got up to.

As with all his book’s Jonathan Janz manages to convey a sinister atmosphere, especially when talking about the house and the grounds.  The forest whilst a thing of beauty is also cast as a menacing character and it is a compliment to his writing that he can switch the most mundane items in to deadly ones.

A great atmospheric book that doesn’t disappoint, well written and intense.

Purchase Links – The Darkest Lullaby

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Chameleon

Author – Michael K Foster.

Michael K Foster has been writing crime thriller novels since 2006, all of them based in and around the North East of England. His bestselling debut novel, ‘The Wharf Butcher,’ was released in 2015 and offers a unique insight into this rugged landscape. He has now written four full-length novels featuring the hard-hitting DCI Jack Mason and local criminal profiler David Carlisle. His latest book in the series, ‘Chameleon,’ is scheduled for release in June 2019.

Michael was born in Plymouth, England. After ten years’ service in the British Army, he moved to Newcastle where he gained a master’s degree. A former Magistrate, he now writes full time and lives with his family in County Durham.

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Michael K Foster
Social Media Links –

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010775401631

Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/dashboard

Website: www.michaelkfoster.com

Twitter – Michael K Foster

Pages – 451

The Blurb –

It was meant to be a harmless adventure…or so he thought.

When a ten-year-old boy playing hooky from school sees a young woman’s body hanging from a tree, a man at the scene gives chase.

Still recovering from near fatal injuries, Jack Mason is sent to investigate. He knows the boy’s life is in danger, but that’s the least of his worries. There’s a much darker side to this investigation, and one that threatens to change many people’s lives.

What really happened in the woods that day? What dark secrets was the dead woman hiding?

And who, or what, is Chameleon?

You will be hooked from the start by this gripping crime thriller. There’s tension, suspense, and a plot full of unexpected twists and turns. Order your copy today.

Don’t miss out on the rest of the series:

The Wharf Butcher (Book 1)

Satan’s Beckoning (Book 2)

The Suitcase Man (Book 3)

Chameleon (Book 4)

Today is my stop on the Chameleon blog tour.  Many thanks to Sarah Hardy BOTBS for the chance to read and review.

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My thoughts – What a great read.  I haven’t read the other books in the series but this does not pose any problems to getting fully immersed in this story.  The main characters gel well together and their back stories are hinted at, through this book so I didn’t feel as there were any gaps.

This book follows a young boy who witnesses a harrowing event, and fails to realise what danger he is in, until he is seen.  Now someone knows there is a loose end and they must silence the boy.

Jack Mason wants the case, he is still recovering from his last one, but needs to be back on the job.  As the story gets darker, the boy will need more protection than ever.

Purchase Links – Chameleon

 

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The 365 Day Writers’ Block Workbook

Author – Morgen Bailey.

Morgen Bailey – Morgen with an E – is a multi-genre author, freelance editor, writing tutor, writing competitions magazine columnist and judge, blogger, and speaker.

Her website is www.morgenbailey.wordpress.com, email is morgen@morgenbailey.com, she is morgenwriteruk on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Her books can be found at Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/Morgen-Bailey/e/B007SNIBF8, http://www.amazon.co.uk/Morgen-Bailey/e/B007SNIBF8 etc.),

Smashwords (https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/morgenbailey) and wherever books can be ordered.

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Morgen Bailey
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Pages – 116

The Blurb –

Over a thousand sentence starts, three per day, with writing tips at the end of each week to motivate and inspire, providing kick-starts to avoid the dreaded ‘writer’s block’. Useful for any writer at any level, whether they have 10 minutes or 10 hours, to start a new project. Also an ideal tool for writing groups.

With a combination of six first-person, six second-person, six third-person and three non-specific point of view starts per week, there are plenty to choose from. Beginning at ‘Day 1’ this book has been designed to be started at any time of the year, and regardless of whether the sentences are used in order or not. With a choice of three per day a writer can select one, two or all and see where it leads them.

Today is my stop on The 365 Day Writers’ Block Workbook blog tour.  Many thanks to Sarah Hardy BOTBS Publicity for the chance to read and review.

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My thoughts – This is a fantastic book, I attend a writer’s group and writers’ block is something that every single one of us has suffered with at some point.

The book is easy to follow, with three prompts for everyday and you can do just one, two or all of them.  What I like is that the prompts are designed to test you.  You have to vary your writing preferences and try something new, I tend to always write in the third person, and thanks to this book I am now experimenting with different passages, different perspectives and this helps me to look at writing in a new light.

I also love the weekly tips, I learned a lot from reading these.  It is interesting information that just adds to a writer’s arsenal.

Thoroughly recommended for writers of any level.

Purchase Links – The 365 Day Writer’s Block Workbook

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One of Us

Author – Rachel McLean.

My name’s Rachel McLean and I write thrillers that make you think.

What does that mean?

In short, I want my stories to make your pulse race and your brain tick.

Do you often get through a thriller at breakneck pace but are left with little sense of what the book was really about? Do you sometimes read literary fiction but just wish something would damn well happen?

My books aim to fill that gap.

If you’d like to know more about my books and receive extra bonus content, please join my book club at rachelmclean.com/bookclub. I’ll send you a weekly email with news about my writing research and progress, stories and bonus content for each book. And I’ll let you know when my books are on offer.

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Rachel McLean
Social Media Links –

Twitter: https://twitter.com/rachelmcwrites

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rachelmcleanwrites/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rachelmcwrites/

Pages – 245

The Blurb –

‘Leave, or die.’

Jess Dyer has won safety for her sister-in-law Ruth and proved her worth as the leader of her refugee community.

Sarah Evans has stood up to her parents and discovered who she can trust.

But the villagers still aren’t welcome. When the local population expresses its anger, can Jess keep everyone safe? And can she hold it together as Steward when someone she loves dies?

And how will Sarah react when her new fiancee Martin receives death threats, telling him he must leave her, and their village?

One Of Us is a gripping thriller about belonging and acceptance. It’s the third book in the Village trilogy, and the sequel to Sea Of Lies.

Today is my stop on the One of Us blog tour.  Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the chance to read and review.

My thoughts – This is the third in the Village Series of books by Rachel Mclean.  Read my reviews of Thicker Than Water and Sea of Lies, the first two in the series.

Although this is the third in the series, you can read it as a standalone, but I recommend you read the first two books as you then get the back stories of the characters.

This book sees the village struggling with more choices, after the disaster they faced when they took strangers in before.  They are reluctant to take more people into the village.

I have thoroughly enjoyed this series and found it a shame that this is the last.  It has been a good journey, thinking about an event that could so easily happen.  What decisions would we make?  Would a tragedy change our morals?

Purchase Links – One of Us