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Justice Gone

Author –

N Lombardi Jr, the N for Nicholas, has spent over half his life in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, working as a groundwater geologist. Nick can speak five languages: Swahili, Thai, Lao, Chinese, and Khmer (Cambodian).

In 1997, while visiting Lao People’s Democratic Republic, he witnessed the remnants of a secret war that had been waged for nine years, among which were children wounded from leftover cluster bombs. Driven by what he saw, he worked on The Plain of Jars for the next eight years.

Nick maintains a website with content that spans most aspects of the novel: The Secret War, Laotian culture, Buddhism etc. http://plainofjars.net

His second novel, Journey Towards a Falling Sun, is set in the wild frontier of northern Kenya.

His latest novel, Justice Gone was inspired by the fatal beating of a homeless man by police.

Nick now lives in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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N. Lombardi Jr

Social Media Links –

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6982373.N_Lombardi_Jr_

http://www.author-n-lombardi-jr.com/

Publisher – https://twitter.com/RoundfireBooks

Pages – 336

The Blurb –

A beaten homeless vet. Three cops gunned down. A multistate manhunt. The trial of the decade.

A new kind of legal thriller

When a homeless war veteran is beaten to death by the police, stormy protests ensue, engulfing a small New Jersey town. Soon after, three cops are gunned down.

A multi-state manhunt is underway for a cop killer on the loose. And Dr Tessa Thorpe, a veteran’s counselor, is caught up in the chase.

Donald Darfield, an African-American Iraqi war vet, war-time buddy of the beaten man, and one of Tessa’s patients, is holed up in a mountain cabin. Tessa, acting on instinct, sets off to find him, but the swarm of law enforcement officers gets there first, leading to Darfield’s dramatic capture.

Now, the only people separating him from the lethal needle of state justice are Tessa and ageing blind lawyer, Nathaniel Bodine. Can they untangle the web tightening around Darfield in time, when the press and the justice system are baying for revenge?

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

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My thoughts – This a very interesting read, that covers quite a few themes.  These being police brutality, war, war veterans, therapy, PTSD and justice or lack thereof.

The book starts with the brutal killing of Jay Felson, an army veteran by policeman.  All the interested parties, play their part and the policeman get away with being paid off.  This isn’t good enough for someone as they take their vengeance on the guilty.

Now it’s time for the police get even, they want someone to pay even if it isn’t the right person.

A very thought provoking read.  The book also includes an extract from N . Lombardi Jr’s book A Plain of Jars.

Purchase Links –

Amazon UK

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Justice-Gone-N-Lombardi-Jr/dp/1785358766

Amazon US

https://www.amazon.com/Justice-Gone-N-Lombardi-Jr/dp/1785358766

Barnes and Noble

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/justice-gone-n-lombardi-jr/1128875661?ean=9781785358760

Book Depository

https://www.bookdepository.com/Justice-Gone-N-Lombardi-Jr/9781785358760?ref=grid-view&qid=1544400889897&sr=1-1

Waterstones

https://www.waterstones.com/book/justice-gone/n-lombardi-jr/9781785358760

Kobo

https://www.kobo.com/ww/en/ebook/justice-gone

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Flying by the Seat of my Knickers

Author – Eliza Watson.

Eliza Watson is a USA Today Bestselling Author. When Eliza isn’t travelling for her job as an event planner, or tracing her ancestry roots through Ireland, she’s at home working on her next novel, bouncing ideas off her husband, Mark, and her cats Frankie and Sammy. Learn more about Eliza’s books at elizawatson.com.

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Eliza Watson

Social Media Links

https://www.facebook.com/ElizaWatsonAuthor/?ref=bookmarks

Twitter – https://twitter.com/ElizasBooks

https://www.pinterest.com/authorelizawatson/

Pages – 206

The Blurb –

Flying by the Seat of My Knickers

Why run from your troubles when you can fly instead?

When Caity Shaw is fired from her first job that doesn’t require an elf uniform, her older sister, Rachel, an event planner, hires her to work a meeting in Dublin. Caity jumps at the opportunity to travel abroad and escape her pathetic life. However, even four thousand miles from home, there’s no avoiding debt collectors, an overbearing mother, and haunting memories of a controlling ex.

While in Dublin, Caity suffers a series of humiliating mishaps, causing her to lose even more faith in herself. Caity struggles to earn Rachel’s respect—and to keep Declan, her hot Irish coworker, at arm’s length. Declan repeatedly saves Caity’s butt and helps boost her self-confidence, making it difficult to keep her distance from the charming womanizer. When Declan helps her research her Irish grandmother, Caity discovers the mysterious past of the courageous woman she barely knew might hold the answers to her future.

Today is my stop on the Flying by the Seat of my knickers blog tour.  Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the chance to read and review.

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My thoughts – This is a good read that follows Caity as she escapes from a manipulative relationship.

The book alludes to the relationship and is more a tale of recovery as we see Caity struggling with her own perceived inadequacies, that were drilled into her by her ex partner.

Having left the USA to work with her sister in Ireland, she struggles to find herself whilst doing a brand new job, in a foreign country.  By digging into her families Irish history, she hopes that this shared history will make her and sister closer.

Author Giveaway –

Win Irish wool blanket from Avoca Mills in Ireland. – International

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Purchase Links –

Flying by the Seat of My Knickers will be Free worldwide for the duration of the blog tour

It’s available on all Amazon sites here’s US and UK:

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UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Flying-Knickers-Travel-Mishaps-Caity-ebook/dp/B01C1YGTMA

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AppleBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/flying-by-the-seat-of-my-knickers/id1309645540?mt=11

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Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Eliza_Watson_Flying_by_the_Seat_of_My_Knickers?id=piJ1DwAAQBAJ&hl=en

 

 

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Jay-Jay The Supersonic Bus

Author – Sue Wickstead.

I am a teacher and an author and have currently written six children’s picture books with a bus theme.

For over 20 years, alongside my teaching career, I worked with a Children’s Charity, The Bewbush Playbus Association, which led me to write a photographic history book about it.

I soon found that many children had never been on a bus before, let alone a ‘Playbus’ and they wanted to know more. I decided to write a fictional tale about the bus, his number plate JJK261 gave him his name.

‘Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus,’ came out in print in 2014. It is the story behind the original bus and is his journey from a scrap-yard to being changed into a playbus for children to play in. From Fact to fiction the bus journey continued.

This story has now been followed by five more picture books.

I also undertake events and author bookings and love to share the story. There are also a few more stories in the writing process, with links to real events and buses.

The story has been read in many schools in the south-East of England, where I teach as a cover teacher, it is always well received and certainly different.

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Sue Wickstead

Social Media Links –

https://www.suewickstead.co.uk/

Facebook: – Author Page http://bit.ly/2kEEhPq

http://bit.ly/2kXfjdj – Bewbush Playbus

http://bit.ly/2BZiews – Teacher in the cupboard

Twitter https://twitter.com/JayJayBus

Pages – 42

The Blurb –

Jay-Jay the bus is rescued from the dirty scrap yard, where he was sadly gathering dust and cobwebs. Feeling nervous yet excited, he is taken to an airport where he is magically transformed into a ‘Playbus’ full of toys, games and adventure.

A fictional tale based on a real-life bus ‘Supersonic’, which flew in the imaginations of the many young children who visited it.

Today is my stop on the Jay-Jay Supersonic Bus blog tour.  Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the chance to read and review.

My thoughts – This is a great children’s book that focuses on an old bus that thinks it useful days are over.  Luckily for Jay Jay he gets a make over so children can play on him.

I think children will love this, it is bright and cheerful and contains lots of brightly coloured pictures.

Author giveaway –

Giveaway to Win Jay-Jay and the Island Adventure (UK Only)

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Purchase Links –

Web site: www.suewickstead.co.uk

http://bit.ly/JJKSupersonic – Amazon .co.uk

http://amzn.to/2BxvU2l – Amazon .com

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Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus will be 99p until 22nd April.

Special Blitz offer: A free 3D bus which can be claimed via web site ‘Enquiry button using ref code JJay (www.suewickstead.co.uk)

Additional bus models and books also offered as a promotion on request.

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Trust Me

Author – K. J. McGillick was born in New York and once she started to walk she never stopped running. But that’s what New Yorker’s do. Right? A Registered Nurse, a lawyer now author.

As she evolved so did her career choices. After completing her graduate degree in nursing, she spent many years in the university setting sharing the dreams of the enthusiastic nursing students she taught. After twenty rewarding years in the medical field she attended law school and has spent the last twenty-four years as an attorney helping people navigate the turbulent waters of the legal system. Not an easy feat. And now? Now she is sharing the characters she loves with readers hoping they are intrigued by her twisting and turning plots and entertained by her writing.

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K. J. McGillick
Social Media Links –

https://www.facebook.com/KJMcGillickauthor/

Kathleen McGillick

@KJMcGillickAuth

http://www.kjmcgillick.com/

Pages – 300

The Blurb –

Sex. Power. Murder.

Dr. Gabriel Blackwell and his wife Sandra Blake have it all. He’s a brilliant thoracic surgeon. She’s a high-powered attorney with family money. Their lives are as loving as they are glamorous.

Or are they?

When a nurse Dr. Blackwell works with is brutally murdered, the questions fly. Who would want to kill this woman and why? When an autopsy reveals the woman was pregnant, all signs point to Dr. Blackwell. Just what was her relationship with him?

Whispers about a scandalous sex club surface. How many other lovers are there? Are any of them safe? How far would he go to protect his reputation?

Tragedy strikes again as Sandra Blake is found dead floating in their pool. Dr. Blackwell now finds himself on trial for two murders. Facing life in prison, Dr. Blackwell will grasp at any straw to preserve his freedom.

Any straw.

Is anyone innocent? Is anyone safe?

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

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My thoughts – Another brilliant book from K. J. McGillick, this is one of the reason I love doing blog tours.  I get to read books from such a wide range of authors and K. J. McGillick is now one author, that I will read anything she writes.

This book starts with a new recruit to the established team, Poppy.  Poppy helps with the case of Dr Gabriel Blackwell, a decidedly unpleasant man who finds himself caught in two legal cases.  First his lover, is found murdered and then his wife is found floating in their pool. Dahlia although repulsed by the man represents him in both cases along with the team.

It was great to be back with the team, I love Mary, again they find themselves in a difficult position with a client they aren’t convinced is innocent.  A well written book, the story moves at pace and I can’t wait for the next one.

Read my reviews of other K. J. McGillick books –

Karma Never Loses An Address

Facing a Twisted Judgment

Purchase Links –

 UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/TRUST-ME-Lies-Misdirection-Book-ebook/dp/B07NYT2RQ4/

US  https://www.amazon.com/TRUST-ME-Lies-Misdirection-Book-ebook/dp/B07NYT2RQ4/

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Legends of Persia

Author – Jennifer Macaire.

Jennifer Macaire lives with her husband, three children, & various dogs & horses. She loves cooking, eating chocolate, growing herbs and flowering plants on her balcony, and playing golf. She grew up in upstate New York, Samoa, and the Virgin Islands. She graduated from St. Peter and Paul high school in St. Thomas and moved to NYC where she modeled for five years for Elite. She met her husband at the polo club. All that is true. But she mostly likes to make up stories.

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Jennifer Macaire
Social Media Links –

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

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/jennifermacaire/

twitter @jennifermacaire

https://jennifermacaire.wordpress.com/

Publisher – Accent Press

Pages – 271

The Blurb –

When Ashley Riveraine jumped at the chance to travel back in time to meet her hero Alexander the Great, she never thought she would end up staying there…

Following Alexander the Great’s army on its journey across Persia, Ashley is walking the knife edge of history. As a presumed goddess, Ashley is expected to bless crops, make sure battles are won and somehow keep herself out of the history books.

Can Ashley avoid the wrath of the Time Institute while keeping the man she loves alive?

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

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My thoughts – I really enjoyed the first book in the series The Road to Alexander and I wasn’t disappointed with the follow up.

The book starts as Ashleigh and Alexander are still looking for their son, who was kidnapped in the previous book.  Ashleigh has settled into her life, even though she is in the past, being careful to keep herself out of the written details of Alexander’s life.

The story flows well as their combined desire to find their son, drives the story.  I can’t wait to read the next one.

Author Giveaway –

Giveaway to Win a $10 Amazon gift certificate (Open INT)

*Terms and Conditions –Worldwide entries welcome.  Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then I reserve the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time I will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.

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Purchase Links – mybook.to/LegendsofPersia

 

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The New Achilles

Author –

Christian Cameron (Also Miles Cameron, author of the ‘Red Knight’ and ‘Fell Sword’) was born in the US, in Pittsburg PA, in 1962 and grew up in Rochester, NY and Iowa City, Iowa, as well as Rockport MA. He attended high school at McQuaid Jesuit High School in Rochester NY and got an honours BA in Medieval History at the University of Rochester. After University, Mr. Cameron joined the United States Navy as an Ensign, serving in VS 31 as an air intelligence officer and gaining his Air Observer wings before going to spend the rest of his military career as a humint officer, first with NCIS and later with DHS, serving in the first Gulf War, Somalia, and central Africa on numerous occasions. Mr. Cameron left the US military in 2000 as a Lieutenant Commander.

While still serving in the Navy, Mr. Cameron proposed his first novel with his father (Kenneth Cameron, American novelist and playwright) to Harper Collins UK, which was published in 1996 as ‘Night Trap” in the UK and “Rules of Engagement” in the United States. In 2002, Mr. Cameron wrote his first solo novel, “Washington and Caesar,” published by Harper Collins in the UK and Random House in the US. Also in 2002, Mr. Cameron moved to Canada and married his wife, Sarah. They have one child, Beatrice. They live in Toronto.

Mr. Cameron is a passionate historical re-enactor, with interests in the American Revolution (www.csmid.com) and the Persian wars (www.plataians.org) and the Middle Ages.

Social Media Links
Author website – www.hippeis.com.
Author website at Miles Cameron – www.traitorson.com
Publisher – Orion Publishing
Pages – 416

The Blurb –

Alexanor is a man who has seen too much blood. He has left the sword behind him to become a healer in the greatest sanctuary in Greece, turning his back on war.

But war has followed him to his refuge at Epidauros, and now a battle to end the freedom of Greece is all around him. The Mediterranean superpowers of Rome, Egypt and Macedon are waging their proxy wars on Hellenic soil, turning Greek farmers into slaves and mercenaries.

When wounded soldier Philopoemen is carried into his temple, Alexanor believes the man’s wounds are mortal but that he is not destined to die. Because he knows Philopoemen will become Greece’s champion. Its last hero. The new Achilles.

In Christian Cameron’s latest historical novel the old orders of the world begin to fall apart as Rome rises to supremacy – and Greece struggles to survive.

Today is my stop on the The New Achilles blog tour.  Many thanks to Tracy Fenton for the chance to read and review.

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My thoughts – What a fantastic book.  You can tell that the author is an expert on the subject as his knowledge is weaved through the story.  His writing really conjures up the period and it is easy to picture the characters and situations.

I found it really immersive, and really liked that the main character Alexanor was a man of peace.

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Deadly Secrets

Author – Gordon Bickerstaff.

I was born and brought up in Glasgow, Scotland. I studied biochemistry, and I’ve worked in several Scottish Universities where I did research on enzymes and taught biochemistry. After thirty years of teaching and research I retired my academic pen and took of a fiction pen.

I write medical-themed thrillers. Deadly Secrets was published in 2013, and was followed by Everything To Lose in 2014, The Black Fox in 2015, Toxic Minds in 2016, Tabula Rasa in 2017 and Tears of Fire in 2018. I live in central Scotland with my wife and we enjoy reading, writing, and walking in the hills.

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Gordon Bickerstaff
Social Media Links –

Bookbub:  https://www.bookbub.com/profile/gordon-bickerstaff     

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100012357701552

Twitter: @GFBickerstaff

Goodreads Author Page:https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5776209.Gordon_Bickerstaff

Website: http://bit.ly/1g4gEoa

Pages – 328

The Blurb –

Conspiracy. Serial Killers. Thriller.

The truth will out…

Gavin’s life will be turned upside down. He joins a company to work on a product that will revolutionise the food industry. His initial gut instinct is to walk away until he discovers one of the company directors is the former love of his teenage life.

The financial implications are global and incredible. Powerful individuals and countries are prepared to kill as they compete to seize control of the company. Corruption at high levels, a deadly flaw in the product, and the stakes jump higher and higher.

Against overwhelming odds, Gavin must rescue his former love from the hands of an evil cult as they prepare her for a living nightmare.

Today is my stop on the Deadly Secrets blog tour.  Many thanks to @sarahhardy681 @BOTBSPublicity for the chance to read and review.

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My thoughts – What a great read.  Although the book revolves around science it was still easy to read and understand.  I know nothing about science but the author explains everything in such a way that it just enhances the plot.

Gavin reunites with the love of his life as he takes on a new project.  Someone has hit on a ‘miracle’ fish that can be used in lots of food preparation and could ease the pressure on UK fishermen.  However the side effects have not been seen and as word of the fish spreads, more ruthless and organised groups want control of the discovery of it.  At any cost.

Corruption, bribery, blackmail, transplants and experiments, this book has it all. Highly recommended, and I look forward to reading the other books in the series.

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