BONE DEEP by SANDRA IRELAND~ BLOG TOUR~ BOOK REVIEW @lovebooksgroup

BOOK: Bone Deep

AUTHOR: Sandra Ireland

GENRE: Mystery

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BONE DEEP by SANDRA IRELAND is a sick and twisted story dating back to secrets of centuries ago.

A young girl, exempted from her house, comes to a new place for a job as an assistant to an aged woman author. They both are extreme personalities and learn to live with each other. They both have some secrets that could ruin lives. Learning to start life anew, they both struggle with their inner demons and their ever changing circumstances. And just when you think you have seen it all, the climax will reveal a secret that will shake you to your core.

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It is a book that once picked up, will not be put down until finished. It is such a twisted book that you have to close it once in a while to catch your breath. The character development, entwinment with past, and story line will keep you hooked till the ending.

The author has done a commendable job on this book. The reference to history and including it in the present reflect the work of an artist. The contrast between old and young, & old and new, will fascinate the readers and will them crave for more work by the author.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sandra Ireland was born in Yorkshire, lived for many years in limerick, and is now based in Carnoustie. She began her writing career as a correspondent on a local newspaper but quickly realised that fiction is much more intriguing than fact. In 2013, Sandra was awarded a Carnegie-Cameron scholarship to study writing practice and study at the University of Dundee, and she graduated with a distinction in 2014. Her work has appeared in various publications and women’s magazines. Her first novel, Beneath the Skin, as published by Polygon in 2016.

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BLOG TOUR~BOOK REVIEW~IMPLANT by RAY CLARK #lovebooksgrouptour

BOOK: Implant

AUTHOR: Ray Clark

GENRE: Crime Fiction

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Witness a small town’s big tragedy. A sadistic killer is on the loose in the Bramfield town, targeting victims from all walks of life. Detectives Stewart Gardner and Sean Reilly have to race against time in order to catch the killer before its too late. A killer that’s too dangerous and too ruthless, detectives whose life revolve around their duties and people whose life is now in danger, read IMPLANT to get to the chilling climax.

The characters, the plot, the very essence of the book is chilling. you can feel the adrenaline and the need to discover who the culprit is, along with the characters.

The author has done a tremendous job in spinning such a mystery. From the very first page, the book will suck in the readers with its powerful plot and won’t let go even when they are done reading it.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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The British Fantasy Society published Ray Clark’s first work in 1995 – Manitou Man: The World of Graham Masterton, was nominated for both the World and British Fantasy Awards. In 2009, Ray’s short story, Promises To Keep, made the final shortlist for the best short story award from The Tom Howard Foundation. Ray is based in Goole, and has set his Gardener and Reilly crime series in nearby Leeds.

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DO NO HARM by L.V.HAY~ BLOG TOUR~BOOK REVIEW

BOOK: Do No Harm

AUTHOR: L.V.Hay

GENRE: Mystery, Thriller,Suspense

DO NO HARM by L.V.HAY is a thriller and mystery novel destined to make readers go crazy with it’s brilliant and chilling plot.

A couple, trying to start a new life find themselves surrounded by many calamities. The unbearable and psychotic ex-husband, the responsibility of a child and the newness of a new relationship; seem to overwhelm them in a way they weren’t expecting. However, amidst all this, a threat is looming over them and their happiness; and the person behind their woes is the one that you cannot see coming.

Readers reading this book, be prepared to have your mind blown. The plot building, the character development and the mystery, all the factors which make the ‘thriller and mystery’ genre a hit, are all on point. The tale is spun in such a way that it ropes in readers and they cannot put it down until they have discovered everything that is meant to be the suspense.

Kudos to the author for exhibiting such a fine penmanship and creating a memorable tale.

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BLOG BLITZ~BOOK REVIEW~BLOOD RIBBON by ROGER BRAY

BOOK: Blood Ribbon

AUTHOR: Roger Bray

GENRE: Mystery, Suspense

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A blood curdling book with a suspenseful climax, BLOOD RIBBON by ROGER BRAY is a story surrounded by mystery, suspense and a serial killer.

Brooke Adams has been through a lot since a child, an orphan, a runaway; she has built her life from scratch. She is now making a fresh start after going through changes. You would think that she has paid her due to life and it would be smooth sailing from now on. Little does she know, the worst is yet to come. She goes to a beach to unwind where she is attacked and buried alive. She somehow survives the incident and from there on starts the quest to find a serial killer who has apparently been preying on other women as well for years.

Witness a story of heartache, friendship, suspense; and a climax that will leave you shook. The book transfers you in a whole different world of suspense and mystery, where you will be flipping page fast in order to find out who the culprit is.

The book is a testament to the author’s fine writing and his talent to spin a mystery that keeps readers engaged in every line, in every page and in every chapter. The book is written brilliantly and make the readers crave for more.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
(in the words of the author himself)

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I have always loved writing; putting words onto a page and bringing characters to life. I can almost feel myself becoming immersed into their lives, living with their fears and triumphs. Thus, my writing process becomes an endless series of questions. What would she or he do, how would they react, is this in keeping with their character? Strange as it sounds, I don’t like leaving characters in cliffhanging situations without giving them an ending, whichever way it develops.
My life to date is what compels me to seek a just outcome, the good will overcome and the bad will be punished. More though, I tend to see my characters as everyday people in extraordinary circumstances, but in which we may all find our selves if the planets align wrongly or for whatever reason you might consider.

Of course, most novels are autobiographical in some way. You must draw on your own experiences of life and from events you have experienced to get the inspiration. My life has been an endless adventure. Serving in the Navy, fighting in wars, serving as a Police officer and the experiences each one of those have brought have all drawn me to this point, but it was a downside to my police service that was the catalyst for my writing.

Medically retired after being seriously injured while protecting a woman in a domestic violence situation I then experienced the other side of life. Depression and rejection. Giving truth to the oft said saying that when one door closes another opens I pulled myself up and enrolled in college gaining bachelor and master degrees, for my own development rather than any professional need. The process of learning, of getting words down onto the page again relit my passion for writing in a way that I hadn’t felt since high school.

So here we are, two books published and another on track.

Where it will take me I have no idea but I am going to enjoy getting there and if my writing can bring some small pleasure into people’s lives along the way, then I consider that I will have succeeded in life.

 

YOU MADE YOUR BED by CORNELIA GODDIN #voraciousreadersonly

BOOK: You Made Your Bed

AUTHOR: Cornelia Goddin

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YOU MADE YOUR BED by CORNELIA GODDIN is twisted book that would mess with its readers mind.

A famous and rich family, no broken relationships, settled kids, seems like a too good to be true scenario. Yes, it is too good to be true. What seems on the outside is not always on the inside. An alcoholic mother, and ever absent father, a psychopathic daughter and a nymphomaniac son, the Crowe family is a highly dysfunctional family which is on the verge of falling apart. The secrets are about to spill out and more than one lives are at stake; not to mention their impeccable reputation. The only prevention to this catastrophe is death.

It seems like there’s a lot of complaining on the part of characters. However, once you start to read through more pages, a whole different picture emerges. This story is sick and twisted from the beginning to the end.

The author has done a good job in creating and presenting such twisted characters. Their psychopathic capabilities know no bounds. The book is written in a way that would give chills to the readers.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Cornelia Goddin studied writing at Dartmouth College and got an MFA from Columbia University. She has published short fiction in various literary magazines, along with seventeen books under different names, from cozy mysteries to an SAT math guide to vampire romance. She is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling writer with the Molly Sutton Mysteries, written under the name Nell Goddin.

Psychological suspense is one of her favorite genres as a reader, thanks to the unbeatable Patricia Highsmith and an early love of Hitchcock.

 

 

 

BUSTED by MICHELE I KHOURY~ BLOG TOUR~ EXTRACT @lovebooksgroup

BOOK: Busted

AUTHOR: Michele I Khoury

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Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you an extract from MICHELE I KHOURY’s novel BUSTED. Hope you all will enjoy it as much as i did.

Chapter 2 Miguel-Fuckin’ Leo                                                       September 2018

 

 At the Costa Mesa Fitness Center, Miguel Lopez picked up a fifty-pound weight for a set of one-armed curls and planned his next cocaine shipment. He’d bring in eight hundred keys, or a little over seventeen hundred pounds, his largest yet.

Switching arms, he continued curling and scanned the gym—a converted hangar that reeked of sweat and mildew. The noisy air conditioner made conversation difficult, so chicks stayed away, and the bikers and bouncers kept to themselves–which was fine with him. Working out was his private time, and he savored the solitude.

As he admired his abs in the mirror, he prided himself on not using steroids or drugs of any kind. Those were for wimps. He sniggered. Yeah, wimps who’d pay a thousand to two thousand dollars per ounce for blow.

Coke was a lot more lucrative than his container business, and keeping the supply channel open with the Sinaloa Cartel was crucial. He made a mental note to pay the two million dollars next week. Yup, life was good.

The gym doors banged open, drawing his attention. Leo ambled in, followed by some dude.

Jesus Fucking Christ. No matter how many times Miguel had told Leo to come alone, the dumbass didn’t get it. Seeing him in the same V-necked orange shirt tucked into his skinny jeans, made Miguel want to strangle the dipshit using his greasy ponytail.

Leo gestured for his companion to stay back and sauntered over.

Who was he trying to impress? Last week, he’d brought a butt-ugly chick, and today it was a guy with tat-covered guns peeking out of an army-green tee.

“Hey, man.” Leo raised his fist for a knuckle bump.

Miguel put down the weight so he wouldn’t clobber the son-of-a-bitch. He nodded toward the man with curly brown hair and beard. “Got your own muscle now?”

Leo pointed. “That’s Garcia, my customer. He’s cool.”

Un-fucking-believable. “You brought him here?” Miguel’s temper soared. “¡Pinche puto pendejo!” Without warning, he punched Leo’s scrawny stomach, causing him to double over. Miguel held down the dealer’s bony back, preventing him from standing.

Leo struggled.

Miguel scanned the room, challenging anyone to interfere. No one did. He checked out Garcia, who sat with his back against the wall. His eyes flashed from Miguel to Leo, but he made no move to approach.

Satisfied, Miguel released the prick.

Leo stood, gasping for air. “Didn’t tell him your name.”

“What part of ‘it’s not safe for you or me’ don’t you understand?” Miguel asked through clenched teeth.

The idiot winced. “I thought you’d, ah, like to meet him.”

Most dealers would kill to keep their customers a secret. Miguel stepped within two inches of Leo’s nose. “Why would I want to meet your fuckin’ customer?”

Leo jumped back a couple feet. “He buys a lot.”

Miguel checked out Garcia, who opened a pocketknife and cleaned his nails. While giving the appearance of being laid back, he was watching every move. Shrewd.

Chills crawled down Miguel’s spine. Shrewd wasn’t good. If the dude ever ID’d Miguel, he’d get it right. How could Leo be that stupid, bringing in a stranger?

Leo’s eyes darted. He seemed more agitated than usual.

Was he using blow? Miguel checked Leo’s nose for redness or powder remnants. No. The cocksucker was naturally edgy.

“I was wonderin’ when I could get more shit, ya know? I’m gettin’ low.”

“Soon.” Miguel shoved Leo’s chest. “Now get the hell out.”

He stumbled away.

To help relieve his irritation, Miguel put two hundred pounds on the rack and did fifteen military presses. His other dealers understood their supply depended on protecting Miguel’s identity—but not fuckin’ Leo!

Miguel watched the asshole swagger out, followed by Garcia.

Leo’s customer was street smart; Miguel would give him that. Still, he hated being exposed. If Leo did stupid shit like this, what else was he doing?

Miguel felt as if a ten-pound weight had lodged in his gut.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Writing is Michele I. Khoury’s third career. After graduating from the University of California at Riverside with a Masters degree in Economics, she worked at Xerox, where she set multiple sales records, and Apple Computer, where she received the Business Development Manager of the Year award. For twenty-one years, she was an international business consultant and taught technology companies around the world how to sell.

Her writing career began when she took the Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Novel Writing Classes offered through the University of California Irvine’s extension program. She was one of three out of the fourteen students her professor choose to mentor and attended weekly critique sessions for six years. BUSTED is her debut novel, and she is currently writing her second book, which is about domestic violence and abuse.

She lives in Orange County, California with her husband and rescued dogs, Bubbles and Thriller.

For more information, please visit http://www.michelekhoury.com.

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BLOG TOUR~BOOK REVIEW~WAITING FOR AEGINA @lovebooksgroup

BOOK: Waiting For Aegina

AUTHOR: Effie Kammenou

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WAITING FOR AEGINA by EFFIE KAMMENOU is the second novel in The Gift Saga series. The first book is EVANTHIA’S GIFT.

The story continues with Sophie, Ana’s daughter, living her life and trying to cope with situations presented before her. This story is of four friends, Sophie, Amy, Mindy and Donna; and their unbreakable bond with one another. They all have their own diverse lives, just like their parents, and are still connected in a way soul mates are. They all face predicaments, some fatal, but they get through everything by sharing a special bond with each other, which is their power.

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By witnessing their friendship, one would remember words from “sex and the city”, ”maybe our girlfriends are our soulmates and guys are just people to have fun with.” This book takes you back in the time when you read the first book. It has the same essence. A book made out of simply life experiences, a book which makes you relate with every character, a book that would make you laugh, cry and make you feel a whole bunch of emotions, WAITING FOR AEGINA is a perfect read for readers of all walks of life.

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