EMERALD DREAM by L.C.PERRY

BOOK: Emerald Dream

AUTHOR: L.C.Perry

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The second book in the bronze rebellion series, EMERALD DREAM by L C PERRY, is undoubtedly the best version of sequel in the series.

Continuing from the previous book , it begins from the point where it left off as a cliffhanger. The neglected and ignorant princess has been kidnapped and is made to realize the reality of her kingdom. She is forced by her conscious, duties and heart to come out of her ignorant shell and confront the reality of what has been happening under her nose. She finally learns the harsh reality of her kingdom. Along with this eye opener, witness changing relationships between the royals and the rebels. The story now takes a romantic turn as well. It ends at a point where you immediately want to know what happens next.

The book has gotten more interesting, dangerous and adventurous. It has now a whole lot of new aspects to explore. With the characters now exploring their full potential, each and every one has something new and more to offer. The story has also now infused more humor and romance in it. Every day the dynamics of relationships are changing, and its interesting to watch people adapting to them.

The author has continued her mature writing style and the level of the book. She has literally done it again. No matter how much time elapses between reading the two novels, once you start reading again, you discover that the characters have been waiting to be explored by you all along.

 

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BLOG TOUR-BOOK REVIEW THE BIG SISTER by GUNNAR STAALESEN

BOOK: The Big Sister

AUTHOR: Gunnar Staalesen

GENRE: Thriller, Crime Fiction

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THE BIG SISTER by GUNNAR STAALESEN is a psychological thriller which will throw so many curve balls at you, that you will be out of your breath by the time it will end.

A private investigator reunites with his long lost sister, only to be hired by her for a case. What seems like a simple case of finding a missing girl, quickly becomes a case that will change his entire life. Secrets are revealed and they won’t stop spilling like an open can of worms. Dating back to secrets from years ago and people who possibly couldn’t have any connection with the immediate circle of people, THE BIG SISTER is a labyrinth of mystery, thrill, deadly secrets and family; ending at point where you would definitely want to read the next book in the series.

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The book and writing reflects upon the talent of the author to weave a mystery and provides a testimony that he is a seasoned author. Whenever it starts to clear up what the mystery is, the tale spins in an unforeseen direction. The readers cannot anticipate what next turn would the story take. It’s a perfect amalgamation of emotion, mystery, and danger.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Gunnar Staalesen was born in Bergen, Norway in 1947. He made his debut at
the age of 22 with Seasons of Innocence and in 1977 he published the first book
in the Varg Veum series. He is the author of over 20 titles, which have been
published in 24 countries and sold over five million copies. Twelve film
adaptations of his Varg Veum crime novels have appeared since 2007, starring
the popular Norwegian actor Trond Epsen Seim, and a further series is being
filmed now. Staalesen, who has won three Golden Pistols (including the Prize of
Honour) and the Petrona Award, and been shortlisted for the CWA Dagger, lives
in Bergen with his wife.

 

 

BLOG TOUR-BOOK REVIEW- WE OTHER by SUE BENTLEY

BOOK: We Other

AUTHOR: Sue Bentley

GENRE: Young Adult, Fantasy

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WE OTHER by SUE BENTLEY is the story of a teenager’s discovery of her true self in a magical realm.

A teenage, whose life is in shambles, is trying to get through a rough patch in her life. An alcoholic mother and her abusive boyfriend, eating from trash cans, and trying to keep up in school; life couldn’t be worse, eh? This however, seems normal as compared to what’s about to happen that will change her world upside down. Discover the world of magic, fairies, and glamour. Also, the world of fairies is not so pure as what we are told in bedtime stories.

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The book progresses at a steady pace and is one of the most compelling young adult novel I have read in a long time. The characters, their evolvement, and their roles is merged into the story in such a way as to give a natural succession. A story of long lost relationships, novice relationships, and family ties; it will take you to a rollercoaster of emotions.

The author, Sue Bentley, has written the book beautifully, creating two different worlds with an eye for detail. The story ends at such an interesting point that will make you want to pick up the next book in the series as soon as possible.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Sue Bentley discovered a love of books at an early age. She worked for Northamptonshire Libraries for many years, while teaching herself the craft of writing. She is the author of the worldwide bestselling Magic Kitten, Magic Puppy, Magic Ponies, Magic Bunny series for age 5-9 years. She also writes for children and adults under various pen names. A lover of English Folklore, her books often contain elements of the otherworld and the darkness within the everyday. Her books have been translated into around 20 languages. We Other is her first book for Young Adults.

BLOG TOUR-BOOK REVIEW SONGS OF INNOCENCE BY ANNE COATES

BOOK: Songs Of Innocence

AUTHOR: Anne Coates

GENRE: Thriller

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SONGS OF INNOCENCE by ANNE COATES is an intense, suspenseful and intriguing novel that is the third book in Hannah Weybridge series.

A crime investigative reporter in a prestigious newspaper has survived a major, deadly plot in the previous book. She is now trying to move on with her daughter and hopefully a trusting man. However, moving on is easier said than done. She is still suffering from the aftermath of what happened, trying to come out of it unscathed. Furthermore, there seems to be a new danger looming over her, and her acquaintances when the body of a teenage Asian girl turns up. Another case to solve, SONGS OF INNOCENCE is the story of a woman’s courage, trust and bravery.

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The book does justice to all the characters in it. The book is written in such a way that you get an idea of what is happening and what has happened in the previous one fairly early. It’s a book with complex emotions, risk taking factors; and a woman’s courage and her dealing with aftermath of a difficult situation.

The author, ANNE COATES, has done a tremendous job on the book. She has created a character who is brave, yet vulnerable. She is the most relatable character in the book. She defies all the conventional notions of a typical woman, and yet attains everything that she strives for.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Reading and writing has been Anne Coates’ passion for as long as she can remember. Instilled and inspired by her mother and by the Deputy Head at her secondary school who encouraged her hunger for reading by granting her free access to the books not yet in the school library, and she feels still grateful for this, in her eyes, amazing privilege.

After her degree in English and French, Anne moved to London to stay. During her career she worked for publishers, as a journalist, writer, editor, and translator. The birth of her daughter, Olivia inspired her to write non-fiction books, such as ‘Your Only Child’ (Bloomsbury, 1996), books about applying to and surviving university (NeedtoKnow, 2013), but also short stories, tales with a twist, and stories exploring relationships, published in two collections by Endeavour Press (2015).

The sometimes strange places Anne visited as a journalist often made her think “What if…” And so, investigative journalist Hannah Weybridge was born… The Hannah Weybridge series currently consists of three books, all published by Urbane Publications: ‘Dancers in the Wind’ (2016), ‘Death’s Silent Judgement’ (2017), and ‘Songs of Innocence’ (2018).

Anne Coates lives in London with three demanding cats and enjoys reading, going to the theatre and cinema, wining and dining.

 

TRACKING A SHADOW by R WEIR

BOOK: Tracking A Shadow

AUTHOR: R Weir

GENRE: Thriller, Suspense

TRACKING A SHADOW is a thriller that will rope you in with its storyline before you can turn to second page.

A male personal investigator is employed by a woman who claims that she is being stalked. And that’s not all; she has been stalked before as well. Now her shadow, the PI is trying to uncover who the stalker is, all while pursuing a new relationship with a beautiful and intelligent woman. However, things start to get a bit twisted when he is tailed and asked to provide information regarding the case to a complete stranger. All the suspects start to get to get threatened or killed. The PI has to up his game if he wants to stay alive and solve the case.

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The character of the PI is portrayed as a conventional male- looking at every girl, getting into trouble and blaming it on women, not being able to decipher what’s in front of him and being frustrated about it.

Apart from the typical, testosterone-y male image, the book is a fantastic read for all the thriller and suspense junkies. The book will hold your attention from the very first page, till the end. The book is a labyrinth of suspense, mysteries that will make you want to read it in one go.

Blog Tour-Book Review ABSENT by EMMA SALISBURY

BOOK: Absent

AUTHOR: Emma Salisbury

GENRE: Thriller, Crime

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ABSENT by EMMA SALISBURY is the fourth book in THE DS COUPLAND SERIES. It’s a fast paced book with a cast that has been with us since Book 1 of the series, though the book can be read as a standalone novel as well.

DS Coupland, a hardworking, good man is a cop whose life has taken a 360 turn. In the last novel, he killed off a serial killer after his family, and he is still dealing with its aftermath. However, with new chapter, comes unforeseen danger that seems like a catastrophe in light of what has already happened. He unveils a human trafficking group and their far-reaching power. This novel sees him juggling pressures in the work as well as at home.

The book is fast paced, with tale woven in such a way that keeps the readers at the edge of their seats. All the characters have so much to offer and we explore that as the story progresses. The book shows the hard work and predicaments of law enforcement, along with them trying to overcome personal stuff.

The author has done a fantastic job on the book. She has created characters with whom the readers can sympathize and empathize. The story is written in such a marvelous way that helps readers catch up with what has happened in the previous book, as well as maintain the mystery and essence of the newness in the story. Each book’s adventure is different from the other, yet the story seems connected in a way that makes the readers invest in the characters and build a relationship with them overtime.

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BLOG TOUR- Book Review- EVANTHIA’S GIFT

BOOK: Evanthia’s Gift (book 1 in the Gift Saga)

AUTHOR: Effie Kammenou

GENRE: Women Fiction

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EVANTHIA’S GIFT is the kind of book that stays with you even after you’re done reading it. It is a book of emotions, everyday changing relationships, caters to needs of every age, and most importantly, shows the way of life through the story of women of three different generations who are different, yet similar in so many ways.

The tale begins with Ana and her life story. It takes a turn when her daughter, Sophia, enters teenage and ends with her granddaughter, Evanthia’s tale, with the promise of a new beginning. The most interesting aspect is that with Ana, her life seems to start after she has a baby and meets her second husband. With Sophia, her tale begins as a teenager in love; and with Evanthia, her tale begins when she is a preschooler. The story doesn’t descend in a chronological manner and that’s the uniqueness of this book. The book depicts trials and tribulations of women in it and how they deal with their challenges in their own ways.
The book explores Greek culture. Their history and how the people coped with changes surrounding them and still managed to get through to the other side.

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EVANTHIA’S GIFT is a kind of book that stays with you forever. It’s a kind of book that once it’s finished, you want to hug it (I hope I’m not the only one who does that). It’s the kind of book that touches your soul and fills your heart with contentment & peace that only a book can provide. Maybe I’m biased because I’m a girl, but it’s the kind of women’s fiction that everyone should read once in their lifetime, irrespective of gender, class, creed, and color. It makes you humble, a better human being and grateful for the life that you have been given. Witnessing women acing challenges that life throws at their ways is a testament of their strengths and untainted soul.

I am absolutely in love with the author. She has done a commendable job on the book; her characters are so relatable that you don’t even feel that you are reading someone else’s journey. It feels like you yourself are going through the emotions, the happy and sad moments. A character’s win feels like you have conquered the situation. It’s relatively easy to sympathize with characters, but to empathize with them is an all together different story. And the author has succeeded in doing just that. The characters become part of you and leave behind a part that will always stay with you, in one form or the other.

It’s the first book in THE GIFT SAGA and I’m sure, once the readers read this book, they would look forward to reading other parts, just like I am.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Effie Kammenou is a believer that it is never too late to chase your dreams, follow your heart or change your career. She is proof of that. At one time, long ago, she’d thought that, by her age, she would have had an Oscar in her hand after a successful career as an actor. Instead, she worked in the optical field for 40 years and is the proud mother of two accomplished young women.

Her debut novel, Evanthia’s Gift, is a women’s fiction multigenerational love story and family saga, influenced by her Greek heritage, and the many real life accounts that have been passed down. She continues to pick her father’s brain for stories of his family’s life in Lesvos, Greece, and their journey to America. Her interview with him was published in a nationally circulated magazine.

Evanthia’s Gift: Book One in The Gift Saga was a 2016 award finalist in the Readers Favorite Awards in the Women’s Fiction category. Waiting for Aegina: Book Two in The Gift Saga is Kammenou’s latest release.

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