Cover Reveal: The Rigel Affair @lmhedrick @rararesources @brwpublisher #coverreveal

Cover Reveal: The Rigel Affair @lmhedrick @rararesources @brwpublisher #coverreveal

The Rigel Affair

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Abandoned by his part-Cherokee Ma, Charlie Kincaid escapes servitude with his uncle. He jumps a boxcar, accompanied by his schoolmate Roxy, who is escaping troubles of her own. Charlie becomes a US Navy Diver.

Mattie Blanc is from a genteel New Zealand family. But when her brother’s friend persuades her to take a ride, it all goes horribly wrong. Desperate, she flees her family’s stifling expectations for a new life in Auckland.

After the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack, Charlie sets sail for Auckland aboard the USS Rigel. And there she is, the girl of his dreams. Mattie is everything that Roxy isn’t—sophisticated, tender, and patient. But the war intervenes… Rigel embarks for the Pacific war zones.

Charlie’s letters are sporadic. Mattie is tormented by doubts; did he truly love her, or was it only a dream?

The Rigel Affair produces a rip-roaring wartime romance and chilling danger unknown to most.

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This isn’t my usual cup of tea, but since my son has been learning about the War at school I was excited to do a cover reveal.

I love this cover, the blue background and the character’s are real people which I think makes this book feel more authentic. Also the scenery is historically correct and isn’t full of craft that would be found in modern day warfare.

This would probably be the type of book my nan would read and is perfectly themed for the older generation.

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Lynette grew up listening to her mother Mattie’s stories about her WW2 love for US Navy Diver Charlie. She used Mattie’s 30 letters from Charlie, and together with her insightful editor/advisor husband, Bud, they completed extensive research to give reality to The Rigel Affair. Lynette has published multiple short stories for NZ magazines.

Both Lynette and Bud have completed numerous Creative Writing courses at Auckland University. Lynette is an accomplished expressionist Artist, with works sold internationally.

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Book Review: The Cuckoo Wood – @mseancoleman @rararesources @RedDogTweets #TheCuckhooWood #Competition

Book Review: The Cuckoo Wood – @mseancoleman @rararesources @RedDogTweets #TheCuckhooWood #Competition

The Cuckhoo Wood

The Cuckoo Wood

A THRILLING, MELODICALLY CREEPY MYSTERY.

Samantha Jaynes took her life in the cold lake. Now Rosie Trimble has done the same. Both claimed they had seen an angel. And they’re not the only ones.

A spate of teenage suicides rattles the rural community of Kirkdale, in England’s Lake District. Before they died, each of the girls talked about seeing an angel. Is this collective hallucination, or is something more sinister leading these young girls to their deaths?

That’s a question for Dr Alex Ripley, the so-called Miracle Detective. Brought in to help the police, she finds a community rooted in fear and suspicion, bound by their strange faith, unwilling to help, unable to forgive.

Because the people of Kirkdale have buried their dark past once, and they’re not about to let Ripley dig it up again.

The Cuckoo Wood is the first Alex Ripley Mystery

My Thoughts

The Cuckoo Wood is the first book in the Alex Ripley series and I can’t wait to read more!

The story starts on Midsummer’s eve when Samantha Jaynes lays dying in a cold and dark lake, until the Kirkdale Angel comes to her rescue but it’s to late. In the next chapter Rosie is drawn to the same lake with a group of her friends and is seemingly drawn into the lake where she later drowns, there are people are out looking for Rosie but they are late. We are then introduced to Dr Alex Ripley “The Miracle Detective” as she prepares to take part in a television show to promote her new book “A Leap of Faith.”

A Friend on the police force asked Dr Ripley to investigate the apparent suicides of both Samantha and Rosie, as she believes that something else is afoot. But the town is try desperately to hide something that happened at that same lake many years previously ao it won’t be easy.

This book beautiful Atmospheric will have you feeling like you are right there in the story. As Dr Ripley searches for the answers to what is really going on in this deeply religious town.

The description in this book is so intense, I really believed in what Dr Ripley experienced when she was “tripping” and her husband was actually there with her.

I felt drawn to Dr Ripley and hoped she would end up a relationship with the towns PC Daniel Cotter. Though Dr Ripley has her doubts there are parts of this story which she can’t explain and we are left wondering if she saw a ghosts.

Having received a copy of the Author’s next book “A Hollow Sky.” I am really looking forward to learning more about Dr Ripley and who knows maybe PC Cotter will return.

This book is now THE BOOK I am recommending to all my friends!

I would like to thank Rachel from Random Resources and the author for an advance copy of this book in return for my honest option.

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Born in the UK and raised in South Africa, M. Sean Coleman developed a love for reading and writing novels in his early teens, thanks to two incredibly passionate English teachers who infected him with their love of words and stories. Over the intervening years, he has written film and television drama, cross-platform series, an interactive children’s storybook and a graphic novel series.
He finally found his niche as a thriller writer when he was asked to write a novel as part of the cross-platform project, Netwars. His first book, The Code, was published six months later, with the sequel, Down Time, hot on its heels. There was no going back.
He is obsessed with crime, mystery and thriller stories, especially those with a fresh or surprising angle. He writes novels from his home in The Cotswolds, where he lives with his husband and their three red dogs.

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Happy Insecure Writer’s Day! @TheIWSG #IWSG

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Happy Insecure Writer’s Day!!!!!

 

So…

I went and meet up with the publisher in Burgess Hill of all places and it was nice, as they were the first people to give me PROPER feedback on my novel which was great! Alas I am now trying to add a whole chunk of stuff into the middle of my novel! AHHH which is proving harder than I expected as I’m like but the reader knows xyz so why is he even being arrested! Poor Detective… So that is where I am with my writing at the moment. Then I need to get it to the point of sending it to my poor aunty to read again! For all my wonderful spelling and grammar issues!

I’ve been reading a spy novel as well which hasn’t helped the writing, or maybe it has because it’s inspired me more than anything else! Which I guess has had it’s positives and maybe will help with the action scenes….

I have also been following some hastags this month such as #writertable and trying to join in with posts on there. Which I guess has been fun???

Anyway this months question: How has your creativity in life evolved since you began writing?

I’ve never really been a creative person, but then I say that I am working on my novel and I used to loom band. So maybe it has grown a bit more so over the past couple of years while I have been working on my novel. I guess I’ve been better at adding details into my novel that I would of more or less missed!

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While I remember a guy that I follow as part of the flash fiction I sometimes do has released a book! So go and check him out! Iain Kelly

While I am also on the recommending streak, also check out M.Sean Coleman he has written two books The Cuckoo Wood and Hollow Skys both of which have been amazing! I love his lead character Dr Alex Ripley! We aren’t talking another Angela Marston no this is different kinda kick ass female lead!

ISWG is kindly run and organized by Alex Cavanaugh and his super team make sure we are all sticking to the rules and keeping IWSG going! Why don’t you pop along and join the blog hop! 

There was also an interesting article on this months news letter on getting your book into a library so maybe join up and find out what it’s all about : )

 

Cover Reveal – Rosie’s Travelling Tea Shop @jaxandwillsmum @HQDigitalUK

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Meet Rosie, introverted Michel-starred chef, tea & cake aficionado with a slight case of OCD and an unfortunate habit of turning robotic in social situations…

And a tiny problem with not filtering the things she shouldn’t say.

Despite that, her life is great, isn’t it? She’s worked her way up in the cliquey culinary scene in London, she’s married to a man who understand her foibles and still loves her, and she has an itemized plan for the future…

Until Rosie’s thirty-second birthday when her life takes an unexpected turn and she grapples with this new version of herself. Can she be the kind of person that lives on the fly? Who takes risks? Who doesn’t know what each day will bring!

Rosie’s a dab hand at cooking but can she get the recipe right for her own love life?

A perfect holiday read about taking chances, learning to love yourself, and living outside of ordinary!

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I LOVE this cover and it’s even got a “Bake Off” tent in the background. The cover also remind me of those county shows that you visit in the summer.

I think this book will be right at home with other Summer reads, to be read sat on a beach or by the pool.

Make sure you pre order this book! It’s going to be THE book of the Summer

 

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Rebecca aims to write characters you can see yourself being friends with. People with big hearts who care about relationships and believe in true love.

 

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Cover Reveal – Another Kind of Magic @bethsbooks @rararesources

Cover Reveal – Another Kind of Magic @bethsbooks @rararesources

So not only is it my birthday today! I decided that it was quite fitting take part in a cover reveal for an author whose work I am familiar with after taking part in her last cover reveal…

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“I am a cat. But I am no ordinary cat. I am a witch’s familiar. I am also a woman, with a woman’s heart and a woman’s frailty.”

Nearly two hundred years have passed since Caitlyn was trapped by supernatural forces and black magic, and she has known many mistresses. This time, the witch she is enthralled to is Joan, wife of Llewelyn, Prince of Wales.

At first, this mistress appears no different to any of the others Caitlyn has served – until Llewelyn captures William de Braose, and Joan falls in love, risking everything, including Caitlyn, to fulfil her desire.

Caitlyn, meanwhile, has her own cross to bear in the form of the gallant and reckless Hugh of Pembroke…

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In comparison with the previous cover Caitlyn is now more centre stage, she doesn’t seem to look like she is rushing off anywhere. It kind of feels very here and now. In regards to the colour scheme some of the oranges and yellow have now taken over more of the picture, pushing the black and blue used before away.

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Elizabeth Davies is a paranormal author, whose books have a romantic flavour with more than a hint of suspense. And death. There’s usually death…

 

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Book Review: Corruption! @ElizabethDucie @rararesources #review

Book Review: Corruption! @ElizabethDucie @rararesources #review

Corruption!

CORRUPTION_FRONT_CMYKOut of fear. Out of greed. Out of evil. Corruption springs from many roots.

Teenagers fall prey to a deadly new drug craze sweeping across Russia. Pharmaceuticals destined for Africa turn up on the backstreets of Moscow, St Petersburg and Vladivostok. Regulator Suzanne Jones and her sister, Charlie, fight to stop the pushers before more kids die.

But will their discoveries mean a friend goes to prison? And are they putting their loved ones in danger?

With old adversaries and surprising new allies, the Jones sisters face their toughest challenge to date. The heart-stopping final episode in the Suzanne Jones series of thrillers set in the sometimes murky world of international pharmaceuticals.

My Thoughts:

Corruption! Where do I start, I seem to have this habit of picking up books midway through a series and this one is no different.

Coming to this series this late I didn’t know who any of the character’s were and it took me sometime to distinguish “Suzanne” and “Charlie’s” voices. The story is mostly told from Charlie’s POV as her sister is away on her honeymoon.

I did like that part the way through the book we were treated to a flashback of how she met “Steve” her now husband. It did make me doubt Steve’s motives as I read through the book and half expected him to have Suzanne tied up somewhere and that he was part of it all but I was glad to learn that he was just a supporting character.

Charlie’s past intrigued me, and I was left wondering how much more I would have learnt if I had read the previous two books. She seems to have had an interesting life even before going into partnership with her sister. It was also nice that Charlie’s sexuality was just treated as the norm, yes her girlfriend was pregnant but it wasn’t anything special.

Who I did feel for though was Fran, I felt her pain of losing her husband and the election and wanting to run away and hide somewhere, where no one knew her past. Again, as I read to many of these types of books I was worried for her safety especially as Anton met her every day at the pool during her morning swim, I was glad that her relationship with him wasn’t sexualised and it was all kept behind closed doors.

It was nice that Anton family wasn’t westernised and the author kept close to the customs in Russia and what it means to be family. The close relationship Anton had with his family, the close brother-sister relationship and then the relationships Fran later formed.

It does not go unnoticed that author has done her research and knows her stuff about what goes on in the pharmaceutical industry. As I read I wasn’t left wondering how much of the novel was due to creative license as the scenes and the descriptions of how things were done and what goes on were believable.

My overall opinion of the books is that it seems to tie everything up that has gone on in previous books up in a nice little bow. I didn’t feel disadvantaged by this as I was still able to follow the novel I maybe just had to work a little bit harder to understand the back story.

I really enjoyed this book and will look out for more from this author.

I would like to thanks Rachel at rararesources and the Author Elizabeth Duice for my advance copy of this novel.

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In 2012, she gave up the day job, and started writing full-time. She has published three novels, three collections of short stories and a series of manuals on business skills for writers.

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Happy Insecure Writer’s Day @TheIWSG #IWSG

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Hey Guys,

Sorry I missed last months, these things seem to creep up on me and then I miss them!

So writing is kind of at a stand still even though I’ve got things to “look forward” to.

I am off to see Red Door Publishing later this month, my aunty has said she will re read my 2nd draft when it’s finished. So yeah.

My journey into publishing doesn’t seemed to have been as easy as I’d hoped or originally thought it might be.

I have printed my novel out so I have been reading through it with my trusty pen and making notes on it! There is so much that has been missed I am almost embarrassed!

There is also the small matter of an insurance exam I need to study for.

I have started reading the #writertable twitter tag and commenting on some of the posts. So who knows…

This months question: How do major life events affect your writing? Has writing ever helped you through something?

I think when I was younger writing helped me through things, but I am yet taken to murdering my work colleagues, oh yeah that’s book 3!

sorry things seem a bit disjointed this month!

ISWG is kindly run and organized by Alex Cavanaugh and his super team make sure we are all sticking to the rules and keeping IWSG going! Why don’t you pop along and join the blog hop!