Sunday 29 May 2016

The Family Man by T.J. Lebbon ~ COVER REVEAL

Hi Everyone,

I was really excited to receive an email from Helena Sheffield from Avon Books UK/Harper Collins last week asking me amongst other book bloggers to do a cover reveal for this upcoming book so I'd like to say a huge thanks to Helena from Avon Books UK/Harper Collins for been given this huge opportunity to host the cover reveal for The The Family Man by T.J. Lebbon which is due to be released on Kindle and in paperback on the 11th August 2016 and I am excited about this and really can't wait to read it.

So without further ado, here it is......................

It’s a normal day. You’re out with a friend, having a chat, enjoying the sunshine. And then you have an idea. You follow it, take a risk.

Everything changes.

You make one mistake, and you’ve put everyone you love in danger.

What do you do?

You take ONE risk. Now, those you love must pay …
Dom Turner is a dependable husband, a loving father. A man you can rely on. But it only takes one day to destroy a seemingly perfect life.

Emma thought she could trust her husband, Dom. She thought he would always look after her and their daughter Daisy….

Then one reckless act ends in two innocent deaths – and Dom’s family becomes the target of a terrifying enemy.
There’s nowhere to hide. They’re on the run for their lives. And if Dom makes one more wrong move, he won’t have a family left to protect.

Publishing in eBook and Paperback: 11th August 2016

Wednesday 25 May 2016

BLOG TOUR ~ Don't You Cry by Mary Kubica

Hi Everyone,

Today is the final stop on the Blog Tour for Don't You Cry by Mary Kubica which is Mary's third novel. I am thrilled be taking part in this wonderful Blog Tour and delighted to welcome author Mary to my blog and a BIG thanks to Cara Frances from Mira Books for allowing me this opportunity to take part with some other fab book bloggers too. Yesterday @Lizzy11268 & @cleo_bannister were on the Blog Tour with their reviews on their blogs which you can read them both here Liz's Review & Cleo's Review 
You can find out who else has taken part in this fabulous Blog Tour over the past 10 days below.

Quinn Collins and Esther Vaughan are best friends and are also roommates but when Esther disappears from her apartment in Downtown Chicago without a trace a haunting letter addressed to My Dearest is found among her possessions, leaving her roommate Quinn to wonder where Esther is and whether or not she's the person Quinn thought she knew.

Meanwhile, an hour outside Chicago, in a small Michigan harbour town, we meet eighteen-year-old Alex Gallo who works in a 
local diner as a dishwasher. He is a bit of a loner, all his friends have left town since finishing high school but he had to stay behind to take care of his father who is an alcoholic. When a mysterious woman appears in the quiet coffee shop, Alex is immediately mesmerised by her charm and beauty, but what starts as an innocent crush quickly spirals into something far more dark and sinister than he ever expected.  

As Quinn searches for answers about the Esther and certain things come to light, Quinn begins to realise that she doesn't really know much about Esther like she thought she did and as Alex is drawn further under Pearl's spell, will it be too late before he realises who she really is???

I enjoyed Don't You Cry, however I felt it was very slow to start and really wasn't sure where it was going to go or how it was going to pan out but glad I stuck with it. For me, it picked up from about 40% of the way in and it kicks off into a twisted thrill rollercoaster ride of a story which builds into a stunning sinister and dark conclusion which I didn't see coming at all. Mary Kubica is definitely the master when it comes to suspense and proves that no matter how fast or far we run, the past will always catch up with us in the end and I look forward to reading more from her (no pressure).

This is Mary Kubica's 3rd novel, the others been Pretty Baby & The Good Girl which I haven't got around to reading yet but will definitely at some stage.

Don't You Cry is available on Kindle and from all good bookstores and is currently £12.99 at the time of publication of this review.

Monday 23 May 2016

BLOG TOUR ~ The Madam by Jaime Raven

Hi Everyone,

Today is my stop on the Blog Tour for The Madam by Jaime Raven which is Jaime's debut novel. I am thrilled be taking part in this wonderful Blog Tour and delighted to welcome author Jaime to my blog and a BIG thanks to Helena Sheffield from Avon Books for allowing me this opportunity to take part with some other fab book bloggers too. Yesterday @ReviewCafe was on the Blog Tour with a guest post on her blog about CONS AND EX CONS followed by a review which you can read here
You can find out who else is taking part in this fabulous Blog Tour below.


Same-sex relationships are common among female inmates in UK prisons. 
And now it’s one of the striking themes in The Madam, the exciting new thriller from Avon/Harper Collins.
The book, by Jaime Raven, tells the heart-breaking story of Lizzie Wells, a young prostitute and single mum who was framed for killing a client and jailed for manslaughter.
While banged up in Holloway prison she enters into her first lesbian relationship with her cellmate, a woman named Scar.
In real life such relationships are often seen as a counterbalance to loneliness and the term ‘gay for the stay’ is often applied to them.
But for Lizzie and her lover their affair turns into true love – a love that’s tested when they’re both released from prison and go after the people who framed Lizzie.
Author Jaime researched the subject thoroughly before putting pen to paper.
‘The relationship between Lizzie and her cellmate is a key part of the book,’ says Jaime. ‘I wanted it to be as authentic as possible. That was why I spent a lot of time reading up on the subject. 
The dynamic between the pair is such an important part of the plot – in fact it’s really what drives it forward when Lizzie’s life is threatened and she finds herself in deep trouble.’
The Madam is a thriller-come-love story that Jaime hopes will make an impression on multiple levels.

The Madam is currently only 99p on Kindle which you can purchase here ~

Saturday 21 May 2016

The Plea by Steve Cavanagh

Thanks to Angela McMahon from Orion Crime and Orion, I received an ARC of this in exchange for an honest review.......

Harland & Sinton are a major Law firm based in New York that have operated a massive global fraud for years but the FBI know all about it and are onto them but they need witnesses to help them secure their case against them.

A major client from the firm, David Child is arrested for murder, the FBI draft in Eddie Flynn who was a con-artist now turned lawyer to secure David as his client and force him into testifying against the firm.  Eddie's not the kind of man to be forced into anything let alone representing a guilty client or is it possible that Child is innocent and is just been framed for murder but Eddie has no choice as the FBI have incriminating evidence on Eddie's wife, Christine and if Eddie doesn't comply with them then she'll pay the price.............

I didn't like this.............I LOVED it.  It was fantastic, full of action right from the first page, I raced through this book.  The only time the story slowed down was the court room scenes which were excellently written too, you felt you where right there with the characters throughout the book.  I'd have to say it's one of the best legal thrillers I've read in quite a while.  I loved Eddie Flynn, he was such a bad ass character.  I would even go as far to say that I'd love to see this been made into a TV series and I think that Damien Lewis (AKA Nicholas Brody from Homeland) would be excellent as Eddie Flynn, he was stuck in my head throughout reading The Plea.

The Plea is the second novel in the Eddie Flynn series, the first been The Defense which I never got around to reading but didn't feel that I had too to continue with the series.  I hope that it won't be too long until we hear from Eddie Flynn again and see where Steve Cavanagh takes him next.

The Plea is available on Kindle and from all good bookstores and is currently £6.99 at the time of publication of this review.

Monday 9 May 2016

Distress Signals by Catherine Ryan Howard ~ Extract Tour

Hi Everyone,

Today is my stop on the Blog Extract Tour for Distress Signals by Catherine Ryan Howard. I am thrilled be taking part in this wonderful Blog Extract Tour and delighted to welcome Catherine Ryan Howard to my blog and with a BIG thanks to Alison Davies from Atlantic Books/Corvus for allowing me this opportunity to take part with some other fab book bloggers too. Yesterday @cleo_bannister had an extract on her blog the Blog Tour which you can read here.

I've got the next extract from Distress Signals which you can read below and also find out who else is taking part in this fabulous Blog Tour at the end, so without further ado here it is.....

There was just enough time. Corinne pulled a small notebook from a pocket in her uniform skirt and laid it on the table beside her coffee cup, angling her body so that nobody else would be able to read what was on its pages.

The bridge towered into the sky behind her. All the crew’s outdoor space was sunk into the bow, another cabin attendant had told her, because there was nothing else a cruise ship could do with the open deck immediately below the bridge. You couldn’t put bright lights there for safety reasons, and paying passengers needed bright lights. So with the curved white walls of the bow rising up around them, the crew had the only swimming pool on board that didn’t offer a view of the sea.

For all Corinne knew, he could be one of the officers at the Celebrate’s helm right now, boring holes into her back. From what she’d seen on TV and in movies, officers on the bridge had access to binoculars. She couldn’t take any chances.

The sea breeze blew the notebook open, flipping a few pages with rapid-fire speed. Corinne pressed a hand to it to stop it from blowing away. It was a small diary, the week-to-a-view kind, with her own small, neat handwriting filling the spaces for the last four days with short notations.

Cabine 1002: lit parfait?
Cabine 1017: Valises, mais pas des passagers . . .
Cabine 1021: Ne peut pas entrer – le mari dit la femme est malade.

Sunday: the bed in 1002 hadn’t been slept in. She’d found nothing out of the ordinary on Monday. Tuesday: belongings in 1017, but no passengers for them to belong to. Then on Wednesday, a request through the door of 1021 that she not disturb them, from a male passenger who said his silent wife was sick in bed.

All these incidents; they’d all come to nothing.

She’d keep looking.

In the little pocket at the back of the notebook, there was a single sheet of folded paper. Corinne retrieved it now. She glanced over her shoulder. No sign of Lydia yet. No one else on deck appeared to be paying any attention to her. She unfolded the page. Laid it flat on the table in front of her, smoothed out the creases with the palm of her hand.

Then, as she did every morning, she looked at the black and white photograph printed on the lower half of it, studying the man’s features. She closed her eyes, recalled the face from memory. Repeated this a few times until she could remember every last detail.

Looked at him and said, silently, I will find you.

Maybe today will be the day.

Then she carefully refolded the page and placed it back in the notebook, and put the notebook back in the pocket of her uniform.

Lydia would arrive any second.

Corinne couldn’t afford to get caught.

To continue reading, head to LauraBambreyBooks  tomorrow, 7th May.