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Blog Tour+ Review #22 :- Innocent Lies (DI Mariner #2) by Chris Collett

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Hello! Today my blog is a tour stop for Chris Collett’s book “Innocent Lies”. This is the second book of her Tom Mariner Series.

I am probably one day late to post this Yikes!!! Due to some personal matter I was unable to post on due date.

So without further ado let us begin.

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SummaryTwo teenagers go missing on the same day. Just a coincidence?

The two young people are from very different backgrounds: Yasmin is the talented, grammar-school-educated daughter of devout Muslim professionals. Ricky disappears after storming out of his council house after an argument with his mum’s latest boyfriend.36512261

DI Mariner knows Ricky’s mother from his days in uniform. He is furious when his superiors take him off Ricky’s case and reassign him to the more politically sensitive investigation. The press — and his bosses — are convinced that Yasmin’s disappearance is a racially motivated abduction. The Akrams have been the target of a far right group.

But Mariner soon discovers that Yasmin is far from the innocent victim her parents think she is. Can he get to the bottom of a perplexing case where no one is what they seem?


Summary (1)Even as this book is a second of its series it can read as a standalone. Only connection it has from the last book is Anna Barham.

[Read review of the first book BLOG TOUR+ Review #20 :- Deadly Lies by Chris Collett]

As usual Chris Collett has written another enjoyable book. She always makes the plot winding enough with multiple characters to pose as the real perpetrator that it’s difficult to put the book down. The curiosity eggs you on.

Two teenagers, missing and dead and the connection between these two different murders; that is the key point of this novel.

The first victim Ricky Skeet lives with his mom after his father left them. A studious boy though he is missing suddenly.

Second victim Yasmin Akram comes from a well-to-do and quite liberal Islam family but in that nuclear family under father’s keen eyes and discipline she feels tired and takes a turn to rebellious. She leaves home or so everyone thinks.

Now it is the detective’s job to find out what had actually happened to them.

There are several points authoress has pointed out.

  • The situation of a single mother. Ricky Skeet’s mom is a single mother and this book is written at that timeline when single motherhood is very much frowned upon. So we can guess the situation of them in an unwelcome society.
  • Islamophobia after 9/11 which is still prevalent. The Akram family has to tolerate much flame from a right wing organization.
  • The oppression and vulnearbility of women. Although it has been mainly portrayed out in the Akram family as the husband is the controller of the house, but we also find that in Skeet family Ricky’s good for nothing father used to beat up his wife. Still she forgave him “After all he is my kid’s father” she said.

As usual well plotted story with easygoing language which is good enough to create suspense and demanding attention of the reader.


Summary (2) Okay the first and foremost drawback is the snail pace in the first chapter. Although it is a good read extensive use of different sub-plots are unnecessary. The extra sub-plots do nothing but play on the emotion like Mariner’s mother’s death. It is very unfortunate but still I believe unnecessary.

And there are so many pervy characters (-_-)

But overall good read. 4stars can be granted.

4stars


Summary (3) Thanks to Joffe book publishers and Jill Burkinshaw for the invitation of this blog tour.


 

About the author

Chris Collett grew up in a Norfolk seaside town where she worked in a boarding house (now defunct) a local bakery (closed down) and a crisp factory (razed to the ground). Graduating in Liverpool, Chris has since taught children and adults with varying degrees493036 of learning disability, including autism. She is now a university lecturer, with two grown up children, and lives in Birmingham; DI Tom Mariner’s ‘patch’. She has published short stories, teaches creative and crime writing and is a manuscript assessor for the Crime Writers Association.
The first five DI Tom Mariner books will be released in revised editions by Joffe Books in 2017/2018.

Author’s Website

Publishers: Joffe Books

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Book Blitz A Moment at Christmas by Jennifer Faye

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This is my stop during the book blitz for A Moment at Christmas by Jennifer Faye. This book blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours.

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A Moment at Christmas (A Whistle Stop Romance #5)

By Jennifer Faye

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Age category: Adult

Release Date: October 19, 2017


Summary

Needed: A nanny in time for Christmas!

Christian Danser keeps his home at the Broken Arrow Ranch just as his late wife left it: cozy and orderly.  With an early winter settling in and the ranch shorthanded, he needs a nanny ASAP.31119818

When Noelle Forrester finds herself unexpectedly unemployed, she and her young son are facing eviction. An ad for a live-in nanny appears to be the answer to her prayers. Until she comes face-to-face with Christian—the sexy yet irritating cowboy who cost Noelle her previous job!

Christian resists hiring the beautiful but failed waitress. She’s too young, too busy, and far too tempting. Nonetheless, when his daughter takes a shine to Noelle, he reconsiders. But when Noelle’s holiday cheer conflicts with Christian’s avoidance of the holiday, sparks fly. Somehow, Noelle has to open Christian’s heart to the spirit of Christmas…or she and her son will be homeless by the New Year.


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A Moment to Love (A Whistle Stop Romance #1)   FREE!

Blurb:- Welcome to Whistle Stop…where anything can and most likely will happen.

24470626The notorious cowboy meets his match…

Cord Lawson instantly distrusted the young woman in a smart suit who’d just arrived in Whistle Stop. She was very pretty and clearly a city girl—but with memories of his failed marriage still darkening his mind, he’s determined to steer clear! But she’s sniffing around his land—land that has been in his family for generations. There was no way he’d let it go—even if the bank was threatening to foreclose, and even if selling could give Whistle Stop a new lease on life.

Alexis Greer had one mission—close the deal on the Lawson ranch; without it, her father’s land development company would go bankrupt. But the word around town is to keep clear of Cord and to stay away from his precious land. What had happened to cause such a handsome cowboy to live such a solitary existence? However, determination was Lexi’s middle name. She just had to keep on trying to breach Cord’s barriers, to appeal somehow to his head and heart—even if it put her in danger of losing both of hers…to him.


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Blurb:- When trouble strikes…Whistle Stop pulls together

For Ella Morgan, moving to Whistle Stop is a chance to start over, put her horrific past 254003331behind her. But now she’s living in a mountain cabin–in dire need of renovation–that her grandmother left her, along with a sizable tax bill. Her job teaching school isn’t going to cover it. She needs cash, and soon.

Volunteer firefighter Tony Granger has returned to Whistle Stop to run the family ranch and be guardian to his orphaned nephew, Johnny. But being a single parent isn’t coming easy, and he’s worried sick he won’t succeed with his plan to adopt the boy, especially if Johnny’s grades don’t improve. He needs a break, and fast.

When Ella finds out Tony doesn’t have a partner for the Dancing With the Firefighters’ benefit–which is offering a large cash prize–and he hits upon hiring her as Johnny’s tutor, it looks like their problems might be solved. But taking dance lessons to win the competition sets alight a burning attraction between them. Can they let go and learn to trust again, or will the scars of their pasts still haunt them?


A Moment on the Lips (A Whistle Stop Romance #3)

Blurb:- Welcome to Autumn Fest…sweet treats, entertaining company, and a tender romance.

Piper Noble feels like she’s going places. Her business, the Poppin’ Fresh Bakery, is a culinary success story. Next on her to-do list is expanding the bakery into the vacant shop next door…and starting a new diet, like her mom keeps nagging her to. But when Joe Montoya steps into her life, her grand plans grind to a sudden halt.

Joe’s taken a big risk returning to Whistle Stop. But with his disastrous marriage over, it’s time for a fresh start, including opening a coffee shop…and coming to terms with his troubled past. Though his neighbor Piper looks like she’ll be a big distraction in getting Fill-It-Up Joe off the ground–with her honeyed smile, curvy goodness, and her unflagging determination to grab his storefront.

However, when Piper and Joe are elected as co-chairs of a fundraising committee to help the town’s revitalization project, the hostilities must cease. Joe’s not sure about spending time with a woman who, one moment, reminds him of all the good things he’s been missing, and the next minute drives him up a wall with her stubbornness. Meanwhile, Piper’s looking for the way to this gorgeous but grouchy guy’s heart–maybe serving him one of her fresh-from-the-oven pastries could be just the right start…


 

A Moment to Cherish (A Whistle Stop Romance #4)

Blurb:- Whistle Stop is abuzz…the mayoral election is just weeks away.

Candidate Mason Noble has a vested interest in fast-tracking the town’s revitalization 27393451project. But the votes he’d counted on are drying up because his engagement to Bella Nez ended abruptly. The local grapevine is humming with rumors, but only he and Bella know the truth. And they aren’t talking!

When an emergency puts Bella in the proverbial tough spot, she needs money and fast. There’s only one person who can help—Mason. He agrees to a loan, but he has a condition. He needs Bella by his side again. A reconciliation would win over the townspeople—and it would give him a chance to win back the only woman he’s ever loved.

Bella hesitates to accept Mason’s terms. Until she’s blindsided by unexpected news that has her rethinking everything. Bella is expecting a baby, and there’s a heart-wrenching choice to be made…


 

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About the Author:

Award-winning author, Jennifer Faye pens fun, heartwarming contemporary romances with rugged cowboys, sexy billionaires and enchanting royalty. Internationally published with books translated into nine languages. She is a two-time winner of the RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award, the CataRomance Reviewers’ Choice Award, named a TOP PICK author, and been nominated for numerous other awards.6902849

 

Now living her dream, she resides with her very patient husband, amazing daughter (the other remarkable daughter is off chasing her own dreams) and two spoiled cats. When she’s not plotting out her next romance, you can find her curled up with a mug of tea and a book.

 

You can learn more about Jennifer at:

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Book Blitz:- Forsake by Andrea Pearson

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Today is my stop during the book blitz for Forsake by Andrea Pearson. This book blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours.

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Forsake

By Andrea Pearson

Genre: Fantasy

Age category: Young Adult, New Adult, Adult

Release Date: 18 October, 2017


Summary

Vicious shifters are on the hunt and will devour anything that stands in the way. And getting in the way is exactly what Nicole must do.

 

Nicole Williams hopes for nothing more than to Restart like any normal Arete and gain access to the magic she’ll possess. But when she does Restart, she’s accused of gruesome murder, and she learns she must travel halfway around the world to save her best friend’s life.Forsake

Knowing that the evil Hounds of Tindalos are hot on her tail and that they’ll stop at nothing to kill her before she hides her best friend from them forever, she invites her boyfriend, Conor, to come along as backup. But Conor’s plans may not line up with hers.

Danger, intrigue, and harrowing fights with evil await you in Forsake, a Mosaic Chronicles novel. Start reading now to immerse yourself in the adventure!


Excerpt:-

Nicole had only been sitting for maybe five seconds when a woman she’d never seen before approached her.

“Are you Nicole Williams?” the woman asked, her gaze darting around the room.

“Yes.”

The woman sat next to her and leaned forward. “I don’t have much time—they know I’m here. I have information about Lizzie.” She hesitated a moment before saying, “She’s in danger. And you must protect her before they realize she’s who they’re looking for.”

The woman stood, knocking her chair over as she glanced across the room, then back at Nicole. “I have to go now.”

“Wait!” Nicole started, but the woman rushed away. What was that all about? Lizzie was in danger? How?

A commotion started up near the front door, and Nicole watched as the woman got detained by one of the big security guards Dad had hired. Tiffany approached and began questioning the lady.

Nicole sighed, knowing what was about to happen. Tiffany did not like people attending her parties who weren’t invited.

Sure enough, voices raised, tempers flared, and several people crowded near the front door to watch the woman get kicked out.

Just then, something—a sort of pressure—pushed against Nicole’s chest. She looked down, but nothing was there. Another wave of pressure rippled through the entire room, making her nose tingle. Was that magic? Had she just sensed someone’s powers?

The floor quaked, knocking everyone down. The walls and ceiling vibrated, and the windows that covered one wall rumbled, then shattered. Glass exploded into the room. It swirled into a massive vortex, spinning faster and faster.

Then the lights went out, bathing the room in semi-darkness. Several people screamed. The main doors to the ballroom were flung open, and the backup generators kicked on.

Nicole gasped, her hands fluttering to her mouth. The woman lay on the interior steps that led up to the front door, one leg awkwardly pinned beneath her.

Hands still at her mouth, Nicole stepped across the ballroom floor, needing to see if the woman was okay. The closer she got, though, the more she realized that something was horribly wrong.

The woman’s entire body had been stabbed with tiny glass shards. They pierced through her dress into her legs, chest, and stomach. Her throat, arms, and face were coated in them. Her mouth was wide open, so full of shards that it made Nicole choke. Even her eyes were covered with the sharp little things. Blood pooled around the lifeless woman, dripping down the marble steps.

Nicole screamed, barely noticing as several others did too.

“Someone call the cops!” a man yelled.

That wasn’t necessary—one of Dad’s best friends was a detective. He pulled out his badge and ordered everyone to sit at their tables. No one was happy to be told to what to do, but fairly quickly, Detective Brooks had things under control.

“Why are you holding everyone here?” a woman called out. “It’s obvious that whoever killed her is an Arete.”

Nicole felt her ears turn red. She was the only Arete present—Tiffany would never invite one to a party.

And everyone else knew that too.

As one, a hundred pairs of eyes turned and stared at her.

“It was Nicole!” someone shouted. “She did this.”

Nicole shook her head. “No, I didn’t! There’s no way—no way I would have been able to.”

Several people began shouting at once. Nicole’s eyes scanned the group for Tiffany and Dad, but they were busy arguing.

Detective Brooks stared at her for a moment, his eyes narrowed. He strode to Nicole, grabbed her by the shoulder, and flipped her around, pushing her stomach against the table. He pulled her arms behind her back and handcuffed her, giving her the standard Miranda warning.

“It wasn’t me!” Nicole shouted. “This isn’t right—I didn’t do it! I can’t even use my magic yet! Mother! Dad!”

They obviously couldn’t hear her over the commotion. Even more people were shouting and screaming now. Several were insisting on calling their attorneys while others were pointing at Nicole.

Two officers pulled her out of the building and searched her for weapons before pushing her into the backseat of a cop car. Her face burned as she felt eyes on her. She looked out the window at the night sky, feeling tears of anger, fear, and frustration building up.

She’d been arrested for a murder she couldn’t possibly have committed.



About the Author:

Andrea Pearson is an avid reader and outdoor enthusiast who plays several instruments, not including the banjo, and loves putting together musical arrangements. Her favorite sports are basketball and football, though several knee surgeries and incurably awful coordination prevent her from playing them.1909134

Andrea graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor of science degree in Communications Disorders. She is the author of many full-length novels (the Kilenya Series and Mosaic Chronicles) and several novellas. Writing is the chocolate of her life – it is, in fact, the only thing she ever craves. Being with her family and close friends is where she’s happiest, and she loves thunderstorms, the ocean, hiking, public speaking, painting, and traveling.

You can find and contact Andrea here:

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Book Blitz:- The First Sip Of My Morning Coffee by Nikita Tak

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Today is my stop for Nikita Tak’s book The First Sip of My Morning Coffee. The Book Blitz is conducted by Libre Empire.

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ABOUT THE BOOK

This book is the best collection of engrossing romantic poems: Acrostics, long narrative, rhymes and some awe-inspiring quotes that will thrill you to bits.

The quotes will motivate you to think positive in life!35697772

What happens when you just have to clear 1 step for the success, and you face a mishap? Will you give me? Will you again stand for chasing your goal, no matter how tough it is?

Read to know, why doctors are like God on this earth, in the story, “The Chocolate Cake”

Happy reading!

 

FEATURES & DETAILS PRODUCT INFORMATION
  • Publisher: InkQuills Publishing House
  • Publication date: 1 Jan 2017
  • Language: English
  • Product dimension: 12.7*0.5*20.3 cm
  • Book length: 82
  • ISBN-10: 8193408802
  • ISBN-13: 978-8193408803

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nikita Tak, who hails from Ajmer city, she is currently living in Jaipur. She is working as content writer with top rated IT MNC in Jaipur.14197689

Nikita loves to research about numerology, astrology, medical science and loves reading books. Her works have also been featured in other anthology books.

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Cover Reveal Making it Complicated by Clarisse David

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Today is the cover reveal for Making it Complicated by Clarisse David. This cover reveal is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours.banner Lolas Blog Tours

The cover designer is  Daniel Tinagan 

Making it Complicated (I Heart Iloilo #2)

By Clarisse David

Genre: Romance

Age category: Young Adult, New Adult

Release Date: October 16, 2017

 

Blurb: No promises. No expectations. Just one night on a paradise island that could mean everything.

 

Nineteen-year-old Cam has a metric ton of emotional baggage and is in no mood to unload them on anyone. After her parents’ marriage imploded, stress-free is the only way she wants her life to be. And what could be more freeing than spending the summer on Boracay? Absolutely nothing… until she bumps heads with Hunter, the hot drummer who screams incoming heartbreak from a mile away.Making It Complicated (I Heart Iloilo 2) by Clarisse David Cover Ebook

 

Hunter has grand plans, none of which include angry-at-the-world Cam, best friend to the girl he always thought he’d end up with. He likes his life steady, thank you very much. But steady has now become synonymous with boring. His grand plans don’t seem so grand anymore. So when Cam comes home to Iloilo City and reaches out to him, he surprises himself when the one answer he can think of is… yes. Definitely yes.

 

Sometimes, complications are the only things that make sense. 

 

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No bets. No fake relationships. Just a very real one that has to be kept under wraps.

 

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About the Author:

Clarisse David is a Young Adult and New Adult author from the land of epic heat waves a.k.a. the Philippines. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Literature and cannot survive without red lipstick and books. When not hanging out on Twitter, she can be found working on her latest writing project.Clarisse David author photo

 

You can find her on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook. You can also send her an email at clarissedavidwrites[@]yahoo[.]com.

 

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Blog Tour+ Review #21:-The Policewoman by Justin W.M. Roberts

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This is my stop today for the blog tour of The Policewoman by Justin W M Roberts.

I have read the blurb of the book when Jill Burkinshaw wanted hosts for tour and I emailed her. And once again I wasn’t disappointed.This bag belongs to

Summary Narcoterrorism wreaks havoc on the world as drug cartels operate as dominating, murderous dictatorships. The powerful Irish Drug Cartel has set up drug manufacturing plants around the world and they will kill anyone who gets in their way. Sarah is an ambitious policewoman from an antiterrorist unit. She’s also smart, beautiful, and extremely good at her job, which is why she is assigned to an Interpol Incident Response Team in Manchester, set up to find and stop The Cartel.34122259

Alongside colleagues from the United Kingdom’s SAS, she must quickly learn new Close Quarters Battle tactics and apply them to a vengeful and threatening battlefield. Sarah’s investigation appears to be going well until the fight turns personal. She must now struggle to save her friends, family, and even herself. Spanning the globe with a keen knowledge of special forces tactics and some genuinely shocking twists, this book warns of a bloody, drug-addled future we may soon face.


Summary (1) Let me explain this novel in British style BLOODY BRILLIANT!!

The story takes place in future in some 2025-26. One Indonesian policewoman, Sarah Dharmawan, is transferred temporarily in special forces/Interpol team to investigate and take down an Irish drug cartel. This cartel has managed to set up narcotics manufacturing in multiple places including Indonesia, Ireland and England. The drug cartel’s core consists of ex-soldiers from the British Army and they’ll do whatever they want in order to prevail. The readers certainly aren’t spared from the gory details. In fact the book opens with a scene where a member of the Drug Cartel is disemboweling a snatched female trooper from the secret police force.

Sarah is not only pretty but excellent in everything. From hand to hand combat to handling guns, from modeling to belly dance. She has been granted superhuman attributes by the author.

Cool plot. Totally action packed piece of a novel. However half of the regiment names went over my head but that won’t be problem as you immerse in the story.

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The first and foremost reason to read this book. Sarah Dharmawan. She is actually from Densus -88, an antiterrorist organization that engages in super secret operations against terrorism. And the training they had to gone through is unbelievable. And she is a polyglot also able to pierce someone’s lungs with a pen. Singlehandedly she can kill 10 to 13 persons.

Her team members too are amazing especially Michael with whom she develops a relationship.

Language is ok. Easy enough to read.


Summary (2) Some descriptions of intimacy between Sarah and Michael were disturbing a little. Sometimes the flow of the story goes slow enough to make me bore. The language could have been a bit more engaging.

But overall a great experience. 4 stars well deserved.

4stars


Summary (3) Thanks so much for Jill Burkinshaw and the author for the opportunity to read and review this book.


 

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About the author:-

Justin W.M. Roberts was born in London, son of a British Army General, and grew up in Hong Kong, Germany, and England. After graduating from Hull university with a degree in Politics, Philosophy, and Psychology, he continued traveling and living Europe, Africa, and Asia.16055994

He currently lives in Indonesia where he is an analyst of political affairs and an active promoter of secular humanism.

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BLOG TOUR+ Review #20 :- Deadly Lies by Chris Collett

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Hello fellow bloggers, friends  my readers. Today I am the book tour stop for Deadly Lies by Chris Collette.  It is the republication of the author’s “The Worm in the Bud”.

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SummaryJournalist Eddie Barham is found dead in his home. A syringe in his arm and a note by his side reading, ‘No More.’
 
Open and shut case of suicide? Not for DI Mariner. Hours before, he saw Barham picking up a prostitute in a bar. Mariner discovers Barham’s younger brother, Jamie, hiding in a cupboard under the stairs.
 
Jamie must have witnessed his brother’s death, but his severe autism makes Covercommunication almost impossible. Mariner is determined to connect with Jamie and get to the truth. And is the journalist’s death related to his investigation of a local crime kingpin? 
 
What other dark secrets does Jamie hold the key to and can Mariner keep his relationship professional with Barham’s attractive sister, Anna?
 
In a nail-biting conclusion, Mariner races against time to prevent more lives being lost.


Summary (1) I was approached at nearly last moment by Miss Jill Burkinshaw . I was reluctant at first because I had to read a long book before I can formulate an opinion and write a review. But when I read the summary I didn’t take a moment to think and said yes. Glad I did that.

The book is good and I am really lucky to be one nominated for the book tour.

The review might contain a little spoiler.

Plot is nice. DI Mariner gets a call with a frantic woman voice calling for help. He visits the place to find her but only finds a dead man with a syringe stuck to his right arm. Initially thought to be a suicide attempt or a first time drug taking gone wrong they would have dismissed it. But later they found out he was a journalist and had recovered some important news about a particular drug seller. But being a journalist Eddie was smart, not very easy to die. Then how did this happen? Was there someone who leaked the information about him?

The author has good command over diction and succeeded to keep the suspense to the most of the story. From the page 1 you will keep reading and slowly unbeknownst to you, you’ll be sucked into the story.

Among the characters Edward Barham’s character is the most interesting. The victim of the story, Edward Barham with his inquisitive nature, hunger for truth, persuasive in approach, adept at finding good source, had the perfect qualities for a journalist. But “Curiosity kills the cat”, although we can’t blame him for that. It is the job of a journalist to unearth news, good or bad; unfortunately most of the time it’s bad.

Although we see his acumen about reality even after his death as he could predict his own death and left important papers to his sister.

Through Jamie Barham and Anna Barham we get a glimpse of the lives of an autistic child and his care. How difficult it is and how much patience you need for them. Anna at first though was reluctant to take care of her autistic brother but her love for him wins at last.

Then comes DI mariner and his lonely life, a relation could have been blossomed but at the end it was nipped in the bud.

Diction is engaging, suspense building and easy going.


Summary (2)What I felt that the subplot where we read about mariner’s personal life and gong to doctor and else. That was a needless. It could have been omitted.

And the other thing was that the ending chapters too were stretching unnecessarily because after reading 75% of the novel it is quite evident who was the trusted source leaking all the information to the villains and needed to be arrested. The story could have ended much before and we won’t want it to end already without further ado.

But nonetheless this is a real good novel. I give it 4 stars.

4stars


Summary (3)Thanks to Jill and the author for the opportunity to read and review this book.


 

About the Author

Chris Collett grew up in a Norfolk seaside town where she worked in a boarding house (now defunct) a local bakery (closed down) and a crisp factory (razed to the ground). Graduating in Liverpool, Chris has since taught children and adults with varying degrees493036 of learning disability, including autism. She is now a university lecturer, with two grown up children, and lives in Birmingham; DI Tom Mariner’s ‘patch’. She has published short stories, teaches creative and crime writing and is a manuscript assessor for the Crime Writers Association.
The first five DI Tom Mariner books will be released in revised editions by Joffe Books in 2017/2018.

Author’s Website

Publishers: Joffe Books

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Book Blitz:- Ugly beautiful Girl by Tracy Krimmer with Excerpt

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Today is my stop for the book blitz for Ugly Beautiful Girl by Tracy Krimmer. This book blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 27 September till 3 October.banner Lolas Blog Tours

Ugly Beautiful Girl By Tracy Krimmer

Genre: Coming of Age/ Contemporary Romance

Age category: New Adult

Release Date: September 27, 2017


Summary

Nerd. Weird. Ugly. That’s me. And I don’t want it to be anymore.

 

Now is my time to make my mark on the world. My college roommate doesn’t make it easy. Neither does her brother, Jesse, but for completely different reasons. He makes me feel things I’ve never felt before.

Wanted. Important. Beautiful.Ugly Beautiful Girl

But we can’t be together because it isn’t real. Someone like him could never fall for someone like me. We aren’t meant to fit together.Even if I fall apart without him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Five more minutes, okay, Mom?” I roll to the side. My knee hits the floor first, my hip slams into the ground, and my shoulder crashes onto the floor. I rub my shoulder. That hurt, but thankfully I don’t think I broke anything. What the hell is happening?

“I’m not your mommy, and you’re in my bed.”

I open my eyes and adjust my sight. Standing before me is a tall girl, her blonde curls in a perfect symmetry around her head, falling well beneath her shoulders. She has on more makeup than I probably even own. I have one lipstick and an eyeliner. This girl is an entire makeup aisle.

“I’m sorry. I’m Violet,” I say as I realize who this woman is. “You must be my roommate.” I stand and wipe my dark hair out of my face. Some of it sticks to my cheeks, and I realize I’ve been drooling.

“Well, Violet, my name is Olivia, and the right side of the room is mine, so I suggest you move your stuff before I move it for you. If I end up doing it, chances are it’ll all end up on the grass outside.”

Great. When I imagined my college roommate, I hoped for someone I could become friends with, we’d stay up late together, go to the best parties (once I convinced myself to attend one), and maybe we’d even have some of the same classes.

So much for that.

“Okay… When I got here the room was empty. No one had moved in yet.”

“Yeah, well, I’m here now. And the right side of the room is mine. So move it or lose it.”

I stand there, trying to process what is happening as she goes into the hallway and returns with a bag and two men behind her. “This girl is Lily, or Hydrangea, or Daisy. Whatever. She’s named after a flower. It’s not important. This area is mine so shove her stuff to the other side and put mine down.”

“Sure thing, Liv.” The dark-haired boy slams a clearly over packed suitcase onto the ground.

“Hey! Be careful with that, Alex.”

“Sorry.” The boy named Alex leaves the room for a moment and comes back in pulling a cart full of boxes.

“Hey, my name is Jesse.” The other boy, with blonde hair meeting his shoulders, a jawline stronger than steel, and eyes as green as the lushest grass, reaches his hand out for me. “The devil over here is my sister. I didn’t catch your actual name.”

Olivia glares at her brother, her face turning a hundred shades of red. She ignores him, and I step in.

“My name is Violet. Don’t call your sister the devil.”

“He can call me whatever he wants. He knows he’s an asshole.” Shock catches in my throat as I witness this banter between siblings. I’ll never experience this, not until much later in life, but I certainly hope Rose and I don’t call each other names like this, even in fun.

Based on Olivia’s face, I’m not so sure this is all in fun.

“Olivia can believe what she wants. Let me give you some advice, Violet. My sister will act like she’s the boss, but you put her in her place. She’s harmless, despite what she may have you think. Right, Alex?”

Alex stops mid-box drop and glances up at Jesse. He raises his eyebrows and practically takes a chunk out of his lip. “Um…”

“Alex! You’re supposed to be my boyfriend. Defend me. Tell my brother off!” She slaps Alex on the arm, and the box drops on his foot.

“Ow!”

“Oh, please. That box has purses in it. It’s not like it’s full of books.” She rolls her eyes and smiles.

“That’s right, Alex. We both know Olivia doesn’t read books.”

“Okay, get out.” She points to the door, her face so red now I can almost feel the heat radiating off her. “Now! I’ll take care of this myself.”

Jesse smirks, nodding his head as he walks toward the door. He stops for a moment before looking back at me. “Remember what I said. Don’t let her get away with anything.”

Olivia picks her pillow up and throws it at Jesse, who ducks, sending the pillow catapulting into the hallway. “Out!” The two walk toward the door and she stops Alex. “Call me later.” She kisses him before slamming the door in their faces.

Sigh. This should be fun.


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Moral Stories · tales-fables-fantasy

Review #19:- My Grandma’s Bag of Stories by Nishant Joshi

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“Who can resist a good story, especially when it’s being told by Grandma? From her bag emerges tales of kings and cheats, monkeys and mice, bears and gods. Here comes the 36072110bear who ate some really bad dessert and got very angry; a lazy man who would not put out a fire till it reached his beard; a princess who got turned into an onion; a queen who discovered silk, and many more weird and wonderful people and animals.”

 

– “Grandma’s Bag of Stories”                                                      by Sudha Murti

Nishant Joshi has presented the age old  priceless stories of grandmothers in a totally different style.


SummaryMemories of our grandmother spinning tales around animals, insects, plants, mysterious characters and God have kept us rapt till date. Nishan Joshi’s “My Grandma’s Bag of Stories” is delightful and at the same time enjoyable. This book is a collection of 40 moral stories, ideal for young children and those who are 5+ in age. Simple and lucid language of the book, makes reading a pleasure. 

Each story ends with a powerful message which can be interpreted in various ways and will help you expand the horizons of your mind. This book guides one on the correct path by enlightening with age old morals interlaced with new age stories. I hope you will imbibe the morals and apply them in your day to day life. 


Summary (1)

  • Although a compilation of the age old folk stories are not nothing new yet frankly speaking the first thing I noticed about this book was its title. The moment I took a notice of it I just had to read it. Grandmother’s Bag of Stories is basically another collection of oral folk and fairy tales. With an origin of hundreds years old these stories are treasures of our (and every other) country’s literature.
  • Especially in India (specifically in Bengal) it has a long history. Before when our country wasn’t developed as much and there wasn’t electricity, there was a tradition that our grandparents mostly our grandmothers used to tell us stories of a time when kings ruled, princes would go for daring adventures, princesses would wait for their prince to come, animals would talk like humans, ghosts lurking in the darkness so don’t go alone outside after dark. Generally they feel like any other fantasy tales but had some deep morals inside.
  • And as grandmothers would have plethora of knowledge of stories the term was coined “Grandmother’s Bag of Stories”.
  • Unfortunately I never had an opportunity to listen fairy tales from my grandparents and nor my children will get. Everyone is so addicted to computer games and social media that this tradition is nearly extinct.
  • So it is really a great initiative of the author to recreate the book.
  • What amazes me that he has wrapped the stories in a contemporary style. Old magic and fairy tales have been replaced by new media. The author has not only brought the talking animals of fables but also mentions facebook, blogs, and coaching centers which are not really a part of folk tales but of now modern society. This I had not expected.
  • The last story “The Monster with Hundred Hands” is probably the best. Each story ends with a moral.
  • Last but not the least a very cute and apt cover.

Summary (2)

  • Initially the modern charisma might surprise us but I must say that the charm of the old stories have been lost to some extent.
  • Some stories have loose ends. In “The Wicked Fortune Teller” if Ansh’s mother had known that the astrologer was “Wicked” and had been the cause of the deceitful banishment oh her husband why did she take her son to him to know his fortune in the first place?Also, the villagers were poor and illiterate so how did they pay the astrologer with enough gold and silver?
  • In some stories morals didn’t feel apt.
  • I expect some better word choice, “He cooked a dish” instead “He made a dish”.
  • Two stories “The Inhuman Human” and “The Egotistical Guy” share the same story and moral. An editing mistake but a grave mistake.
  • And a little bit of grammatical errors.
  • And please add one Author’s Note

3 stars

The author is requested to look at editing next time so that the minor mistakes can be overcome. And I suggest publishing the paperback versions of the book. It will be great as a gift to the children. For the time being 3 star is the rating.


Summary (3)Thanks to the author Nishant Joshi for giving me the opportunity to read and review his book.


 

Publisher Cyclops Publications

Author website Moral Stories that Enlighten

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