#BlogTour #5Stars #Review – THE SECRET TO FALLING IN LOVE by Victoria Cooke

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#BookReview #BlogTour #Giveaway The Secret to Falling in Love by Victoria Cooke @victoriacooke10 @HQDigitalUK @rararesourcesTitle: The Secret to Falling in Love

Author: Victoria Cooke

Published by HQ Digital 

Genres: Contemporary RomanceWomen’s Fiction

Pages: 198

Format: eBookARC

Source: Rachel’s Random Resources

 

Synopsis:

Lifestyle journalist and thirty-something singleton Melissa hashtags, insta’s and snapchats her supposedly fabulous life on every social media platform there is.

That is until she wakes up on her birthday, another year older and still alone, wondering if for all her internet dates, love really can be found online? The challenge: go technology free for a whole month!

Forced to confront the reality of her life without its perfect filters, Melissa knows she needs to make some changes. But when she bumps into not one, but two gorgeous men, without the use of an app, she believes there could be hope for love offline.

If only there was a way to choose the right guy for her…


Review5 Stars

Going technology free for a month?!? Sadly, I am not sure I could handle that but I would try. I was definitely not a fan of Melissa’s boss, especially after the games she played. A fun read that will get you thinking about disconnecting and wondering what might just happen. A delightful weekend read!

This book is available now.

Pick up a copy from your favorite retailer or from the following link.

 

About Victoria Cooke

Victoria Cooke grew up in the city of Manchester before crossing the Pennines in pursuit of a career in education. She now lives in Huddersfield with her husband and two young daughters and when she’s not at home writing by the fire with a cup of coffee in hand, she loves working out in the gym and travelling. Victoria was first published at the tender age of eight by her classroom teacher who saw potential in a six-page story about an invisible man. Since then she’s always had a passion for reading and writing, undertaking several writers’ courses before completing her first novel, ‘The Secret to Falling in Love,’ in 2016.

 

 

#CoverReveal #PreOrder – KNOWING YOU by Samantha Tonge

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Synopsis

An abrupt change; a new friendship; a dark secret…

Kind-hearted Violet has never fitted in, but despite being bullied at school is now content. She is dating ambitious Lenny, has her dream job in publishing and runs a book club at the local retirement home.

However, when her relationship with Lenny begins to falter, Violet, hurt and alone, seeks the advice of her new flatmate, Bella. She changes her image and with her head held high aims to show that she doesn’t need Lenny in her life to be happy and successful.

Her long-term friends Mable and Farah worry about Bella’s influence and slowly Violet starts to distance herself from them. When she was a child, her closest confidant and companion was a boy called Flint. Her mother didn’t approve of their closeness and he suffered a terrible end. She won’t let the same thing happen to Bella, no matter what anyone says…

Knowing You is about friendship and knowing who to trust with your deepest secrets; it’s about taking control of your life and not being afraid to stand out. Perfect for fans of Ruth Hogan, Gail Honeyman and Amanda Prowse

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Preorder Links:

Amazon – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07MX87BH1/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=6738&linkCode=ur2&tag=canelo-21

Apple – https://geo.itunes.apple.com/gb/book/knowing-you/id1449854707?mt=11&uo=8&at=1000l5Q7

Google – https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=aRiEDwAAQBAJ

Kobo – https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/knowing-you-6

This ebook will be published by Canelo on 14th March 2019.

 

MeetTheAuthor

sam tong - knowing youSamantha Tonge lives in Manchester UK and her passion, second to spending time with her husband and children, is writing. She studied German and French at university and has worked abroad, including a stint at Disneyland Paris. She has travelled widely.

When not writing she passes her days cycling, baking and drinking coffee. Samantha has sold many dozens of short stories to women’s magazines.

In 2013, she landed a publishing deal for romantic comedy fiction with HQ Digital at HarperCollins and in 2014, her bestselling debut novel, Doubting Abbey, was shortlisted for the Festival of Romantic Fiction best Ebook award. In 2015 her summer novel, Game of Scones, hit #5 in the UK Kindle chart and won the Love Stories Awards Best Romantic Ebook category.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SamTongeWriter

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

Website: http://samanthatonge.co.uk/

#CoverReveal #PreOrder – A BAKERY AT THE LITTLE DUCK POND CAFE by Rosie Green

 

#BlogTour – I’M GLAD I FOUND YOU THIS CHRISTMAS by CP Ward


Maggie Coates is frustrated. Her longterm boyfriend, Dirk, recently moved to London to take a job she fears puts him out of her league. Despite the assurances of her best friend Renee, Maggie is convinced Dirk is slowly drifting away. All Maggie wants is to get married and settle down, but maybe Dirk has other ideas.

Convinced by Renee to make one last throw of the dice, Maggie books a romantic holiday for two in the quaint Scottish village of Hollydell. But will Dirk show up?

And if he doesn’t, what if there is a perfect man waiting for her among the Christmas magic of Hollydell’s snow-laden streets? What if Henry, the humble reindeer farmer with the kind smile, turns out to be the man of Maggie’s dreams?

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Author Bio

CP Ward is a writer from the UK who currently lives and works in Japan. This is his first Christmas book.

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#BookBlitz – MOONLIGHT ON THE THAMES by Lauren Westwood

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Worlds collide when two strangers meet at Waterloo station. It’s a moment they’ll never forget. Perfect for the fans of Milly Johnson.

Christmas is a joyous time, but not everyone is merry and bright. Nicola is a rising star at the top of the corporate ladder, but her personal life is a disaster. Her office affair has lost its allure, and the last thing she wants to think about is Christmas. A night of cancelled trains and festive Christmas carols at Waterloo Station is just about the last straw…

Dmitri loves conducting his pop-up choir during the festive season, meeting people, and spreading joy and cheer around London. But he carries deep secrets from his past that robbed him of his dream to become a concert pianist.

Can their hearts and souls be unlocked by music and moonlight and will they discover the healing power of love?

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About the Author

Lauren Westwood writes romantic women’s fiction, and is also an award-winning children’s writer. Originally from California, she now lives in England in a pernickety old house built in 1602, with her partner and three daughters.

#BlogTour – TANGLED VINES by Megan Mayfair

Amelia O’Sullivan is a photographer who has always viewed herself through the wrong lens. When her marriage publicly crashes around her, she flees to the safety of her aunt’s country property to pick up the pieces. Can she adjust her focus to what she really wants from her life?

Born into a wealthy and powerful family, Frederick Doyle may seem like a man who has it all, but behind the scenes, a bitter business feud threatens an irrevocable family split. As he fights for control of the winery he’d built from the ground up, he finds a supportive ally in Amelia and becomes increasingly beguiled by her creative spirit.

Jill McMahon is a successful novelist suffering from writer’s block over her latest manuscript. Finding her niece, Amelia, at her door, reminds her of the bonds of family, but in seeing Amelia and Frederick’s relationship grow, a long-forgotten and painful secret threatens to re-surface.

Can Amelia, Frederick and Jill untangle themselves from their pasts or will history simply repeat itself?

Purchase Link –https://mybook.to/tangledvines

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Megan MayfiarMegan’s stories are about families, intrigue and love. Every book contains a bit of humour and a lot of heart.

Megan lives in Melbourne with her husband and three children, and has a background in public relations and higher education.

She drinks far too much coffee and has an addiction to buying scarves. She interviews with other authors for her blog series, Espresso Tales, and loves a bit of #bookstagram.

Her debut novel, The Things We Leave Unsaid, was released by Crooked Cat Books in 2018. Tangled Vines is her second novel.

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#CoverReveal #PreOrder – THE TALISMAN: MOLLY’S STORY by Eliza J. Scott

Today I am delighted to be taking part in the cover reveal for The Talisman – Molly’s Story!

Molly’s dream of taking over her childhood home at Withrin Hill Farm with husband Pip and their three children has finally come true. And, as they settle into the stunning Georgian farmhouse, with their plans to diversify into glamping nicely taking shape, the family couldn’t be happier.

But tragedy suddenly strikes, and Molly’s world is turned upside down.

Heartbroken and devastated, she struggles to face each day. True to form, her fiercely loyal best friends, Kitty and Violet, rally round offering love and support, but Molly doesn’t think she’ll ever be able to smile again. Until the day a tall, dark stranger with twinkly eyes arrives…

Follow Molly’s story in book 2 of the Life on the Moors Series set in LytellStangdale, a picture-perfect village in the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors, where life is anything but quiet.

A heart-warming story of love, friendship and hope.

 

Pre-order Links

UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07MJ7PPXP

US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MJ7PPXP

The Talisman – Molly’s Story will be published on 4th February.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Eliza lives in a 17th-century cottage on the edge of a village in the North Yorkshire Moors with her husband, their two daughters and two mischievous black Labradors.

When she’s not writing, she can usually be found with her nose in a book/glued to her Kindle or working in her garden.

Eliza also enjoys bracing walks in the countryside, rounded off by a visit to a teashop where she can indulge in another two of her favourite things: tea and cake.

Eliza is inspired by her beautiful surroundings and loves to write heart-warming stories with happy endings.

Social Media Links –

Blog: Eliza J Scott – elizajscott.com

Twitter: Eliza J Scott – @ElizaJScott1

Instagram: Eliza J Scott – @elizajscott

Facebook: Eliza J Scott – @elizajscottauthor

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#BlogTour – BELLS AND BOWS ON MISTLETOE ROW by Emily Harvale

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Bells and Bows on Mistletoe Row by Emily Harvale

Genre: Light-hearted romance

Blog Tour Dates: 29th November – 12th December 2018

Publication Date: Early November 2018

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Estimated Word Count – 260

Purchase Links – https://newbook.at/Bells-and-Bows

Synopsis

It’ll take a miracle to make Juliet’s Christmas merry, but Mistletoe Row is the place to be when you need some Christmas magic. 

The last person Juliet Bell expects to see when she returns home for Christmas is Harrison Bow.Especially with the most beautiful woman in the world by his side. Twenty years ago, Juliet and Harrison had the shortest romance in history, consisting of one date – and one blazing row. But Juliet will never admit when she’s wrong, and Harrison doesn’t forgive easily, so they haven’t seen, or spoken to one another since.

Harrison Bow vowed he’d never visit his grandfather at The Grange, again, or drive along Mistletoe Row, the scene of one of the unhappiest times of his life. He hasn’t been back for twenty years and he’s only here now because his brother pleaded with him to come. At least with his executive assistant joining him, he’ll be able to do some work.

But Juliet’s sister, Zoe and Harrison’s brother, Luke have some surprises in store for their elder siblings, and so it seems does Fate. After Harrison risks his life to save Juliet, the least she can do is be nice. The problem is, Harrison is hotter than the log fire in The Mistletoe pub, and when she’s surrounded by twinkling lights and softly falling snow, it doesn’t take long for her to realise she’s in love with the man she thought she hated. Even if he doesn’t appear to be in love with her.

MeetTheAuthor

Emily Harvale PhotoHaving lived and worked in London for several years, Emily returned to her home town of Hastings where she now spends her days writing… and chatting on social media. Emily is a Member of the SoA, a PAN member of the RWA and a Pro Member of ALLi. She’s an Amazon bestseller and a Kindle All Star. Emily loves writing and her stories are sure to bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart.

Emily says, “I write about friendship, family and falling in love. I believe in happening endings.” When she isn’t writing, she can be found enjoying the stunning East Sussex coast and countryside, or in a wine bar with friends, discussing life, love and the latest TV shows. Chocolate cake is often eaten. She dislikes housework almost as much as she dislikes anchovies – and will do anything to avoid both.

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#BlogTour – CALLIE’S CHRISTMAS WISH by Jessica Redland

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Christmas is approaching and love is in the air at Bay View Care Home. Supervising carer, Callie Derbyshire, is blissfully happy with new boyfriend, Rhys. The tree’s up, the lights are twinkling, and, with the Christmas Eve wedding of one of the residents, Iris, to look forward to, everything is perfect.

Well, almost.

Rhys’s ex has him at her beck and call, yet refuses to let Callie meet their baby daughter. Callie’s ex is intent on stirring up trouble. And Callie’s favourite resident, Rhys’s nanna, Ruby, hasn’t been her usual self since Iris announced her engagement.

Convinced that Ruby’s lonely, especially after discovering the truth about her lost love, Callie’s determined to give Ruby’s romantic story the happy ending it deserves. Ruby might be adamant that the past should be left in the past. But, when it comes to true love, surely a little well-meaning meddling and a Christmas wish or two can’t do any harm. After all, it’s never to late to let love in again. Or is it?

A heartwarming Christmas story of finding new love, and the courage to revisit a love that was lost long ago.

MeetTheAuthor

Jessica had never considered writing as a career until a former manager kept telling her that her business reports read more like stories and she should write a book. She loved writing but had no plot ideas. Then something happened to her that prompted the premise for her debut novel, Searching for Steven. She put fingers to keyboard and soon realised she had a trilogy and a novella.

She lives on the stunning North Yorkshire Coast — the inspiration for the settings in her books — with her husband, daughter, cat, Sprocker Spaniel, and an ever-growing collection of collectible teddy bears. Although if the dog has her way, the collection will be reduced to a pile of stuffing and chewed limbs!

Her passion for North Yorkshire is shared by fellow-writer and great friend, Sharon Booth and, together, they are the Yorkshire Rose Writers.

Jessica tries to balance her time — often unsuccessfully — between being an HR tutor, trying to re-learn how to play the piano, studying towards a Masters in Creative Writing, and writing itself. Who needs sleep?

Social Media Links 

Twitter:                                                @JessicaRedland

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

Website and blog:           www.jessicaredland.com

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#BlogTour #Excerpt – THE BARN OF BURIED DREAMS by Chrissie Bradshaw

The Barn of Buried Dreams

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Erin and Heather Douglas are struggling. Their mother’s death has left a void in their family and everyday life has side-lined their dreams.

Erin has buried herself away in the family home and left her stage career. By hiding away, she is evading the pain of returning to London and the acting world where her ex-fiancé is enjoying success and a new relationship. When she meets charismatic Texan Jackson McGee, she wrestles with her feelings for him. Should she trust another man?

Heather is juggling babies, work, a rocky marriage and running on wine. An overheard conversation makes her wonder if husband Mark would cheat on her.

Can the sisters help one another to face their fears, dust off and revive those dreams and find joy in life?

Purchase Links

Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Barn-Buried-Dreams-When-daylight-ebook/dp/B07GY3YFQ7

Amazon US – https://www.amazon.com/Barn-Buried-Dreams-When-daylight-ebook/dp/B07GY3YFQ7

 

Excerpt

After losing her mother and breaking up with her fiancé, Erin Douglas has buried herself away in the family home. She is trying to avoid a visit by her brother, Fraser and her sister, Heather can’t understand why when Jackson McGee makes an appearance.

 To reach the hall, just off the village square, Erin took a short cut through the churchyard. Her phone buzzing in the depths of her bag slowed her pace. Was Fraser calling again? He didn’t take ‘no’ for an answer easily. She dropped her holdall on a bench, rifling through resistance bands and leaflets to retrieve it before the call went to voicemail. A picture of her sister lit up the screen. Her family were out in full force today.

‘Heather, hi! I can’t speak for long, I’m on my way to a class and I don’t want to be late.’ She sank onto the bench and its dampness hit her. She remembered the rain shower earlier as she jumped up to prevent it seeping through her leggings and knocked her open holdall off the bench. Blast! Everything was spilling out over the muddy path. She crouched to pick up the scattered contents with her free hand.

I haven’t much time either,’ Heather informed her. ‘I’m back at work, you know. I’m grabbing some lunch but I’m covering a lead so, be warned, I might have to cut you off.’

Typical Heather, Erin couldn’t help smiling, she could give anything a dramatic flavour. ‘If you’re so busy, what is it you want?’ she asked reaching for a stray flyer that had blown under the bench. As she stuffed it into the bag, she caught sight of faded jeans and well-worn boots just in front of her.

Erin lifted her head to meet eyes that seemed amused. Their owner had a handful of the colourful resistance bands that she sometimes used for floor work. ‘You look like you’re in need of a hand, should I?’ He was indicating to her holdall.

She nodded, pointed to the phone and mouthed ‘Thank you’ as her cheeks grew even hotter.

‘It’s Fraser, he’s just phoned… told me you’ve put him off staying over tomorrow night and, Erin, I think it’s just not on. Magpie’s Rest is his home too, you know. Why the hell don’t you just leave him the key and, if you’re out, he can relax, maybe catch up with some old mates?’

Erin moved the phone and Heather’s voice, it had risen to full volume, away from her ear as she watched her helper put the last band into her holdall, zip it up and place it back on the bench before walking off towards the square. He was tall, ruggedly handsome and certainly not local. She called out, ‘Thanks!’

He turned back and lifted his hand in acknowledgement. ‘Glad to help.’

Erin, who are you talking too? Are you listening?’

‘Yes, I’m listening. You want Fraser to stay with me and I can’t do it.’

‘If you want my opinion, you’re not being fair. I told Fraser that I’d have a word with you. You’re making excuses…taking no bloody notice. Look, I haven’t time for this, I’ve got a dozen things to do. Give Fraser a call and try to make him welcome tomorrow.’

Was that a ‘kiss’ or a ‘tut’ noise signalling the end of the conversation? Blast, now she had upset her sister as well as her brother.

Erin turned her phone onto silent and pushed her emotions down into the slow churning spin dryer of her stomach and hoped it wouldn’t rev up to full spin, as she entered the village hall. Most of her Pilates class were already there so she summoned her best ‘show must go on’ smile.

‘Hello everybody, it’s a lovely afternoon so let’s roll our mats onto the floor, get some music on and begin.’

As the music started, Erin stood at the front and gave her whole attention to her class. ‘Standing tall, place your feet so they’re parallel with one another and a hip distance apart, let the weight of your body roll into your toes and heels before finding your centre of balance. Now breathe in, take a lateral breath and feel your ribcage move away from your body…’ The familiar music and actions began to work their magic and took control of her nerves and her digestive system. Her worries faded for now and her mind wandered back to the good-looking man who had come to her rescue in the churchyard. His accent, was it American?

Excerpt from:  The Barn of Buried Dreams Chrissie  Bradshaw

 

Author Bio

Chrissie, 2016 winner of the Romantic Novelist’s Elizabeth Goudge writing trophy, is a seasoned tea drinker and a tenacious trainer of her welsh terrier, Oscar. She has always loved match-making a book to a reader. Writing the kind of book she loves to read takes this a step further. When Chrissie is not writing or reading, you will find her walking Oscar on the beach, trying to avoid the gym and spending time with her family and friends.

Her new release, THE BARN OF BURIED DREAMS – when will they see daylight?, is a contemporary story about two sisters who are struggling after the death of their mother. It starts in Dunleith, the same Northumbrian setting as her debut novel ‘A Jarful of Moondreams’, and some characters cross both books. Readers can enjoy either book as a stand alone

Chrissie enjoys tweeting to readers on @ChrissieBeee
Her instagram account is chrissie_bradshaw_author
Her blog is newhenontheblog.com
and she has a Chrissie Bradshaw author page on Facebook.
She would love to hear from readers

 

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