Showing posts from January, 2021

Blog tour: The Shape of Darkness

Welcome to the blog tour for The Shape of Darkness by Laura Purcell ! About the book… As the age of the photograph dawns in Victorian Bath, silhouette artist Agnes is struggling to keep her business afloat. Still recovering from a serious illness herself, making enough money to support her elderly mother and her orphaned nephew Cedric has never been easy, but then one of her clients is murdered shortly after sitting for Agnes, and then another, and another... Why is the killer seemingly targeting her business? Desperately seeking an answer, Agnes approaches Pearl, a child spirit medium lodging in Bath with her older half-sister and her ailing father, hoping that if Pearl can make contact with those who died, they might reveal who killed them. But Agnes and Pearl quickly discover that instead they may have opened the door to something that  they can never put back... About the author... Laura Purcell is a former bookseller and lives in Colchester with her husband and pet guinea pigs. H

Blog tour: The Lazarus Child

Welcome to the blog tour for The Lazarus Child - Blood Riders Book 3 by Jay Raven ! Today I am sharing with you an extract from the book. If you’re impatient to read, scroll down! More about the book… To save his missing daughter a distraught slayer must venture deep into the heart of darkness Legendary vampire hunter Anton Yoska is on the edge, tormented by the rumour that the precious child he once thought dead is still alive and lost in a world of monsters. One creature alone knows for sure what happened to Gretchen, but Terek Modjeski won’t divulge his secret - revelling in the twisted power over his long-time foe. Despairing and drinking heavily, Anton stumbles from near disaster to near disaster as he puts his team in jeopardy, testing their friendship and loyalty to snapping point. Only one diabolical solution is possible - to confront Terek in his maximum security cell and force the bloodsucker to end his game of cat and mouse. But making the cunning infernal talk will mean em

Blog tour: Trobairitz

Welcome to the blog tour for Trobairitz by Celia Micklefield. Please join me in learning more about the book in the words of the author herself! Hi Celia! First of all, I would like to congra tulate you on the publication of Trobairitz - The Storyteller ! Can you please briefly tell us what it is about? A: Trobairitz were female troubadours of the 12th and 13th centuries. They entertained with their stories and songs about courtly love, current affairs and the role of women in society. My Trobairitz, Weed is a long distance haulage driver entertaining other truckers at an overnight stop with a contemporary story on those same themes. She centres the tale she tells on the inhabitants of the fictitious village Montalhan sans Vents and, in particular, the ongoing bad feeling between Madame Catherine Joubert, now in her seventies, and the young mayor, Henri-Claude Noilly. Former high class Parisian prostitute Catherine, has a mysterious hold over the troubled mayor’s family and objects t

Blog tour: Until We're Fish

Welcome to the blog tour for Until We’re Fish by Susannah R. Drissi . Now get comfy and read on to learn more about this exciting new novel… Hi Susannah! First of all, I would like to congratulate you on the publication of Until We’re Fish ! Did you have the plot entirely figured out when you started writing the book or did it take an unexpected turn as the characters grew on the page? A: Not figured out entirely. The writing process was a combination of working my way to the end, which I already knew, and allowing the characters to navigate their way there. It was a matter of throwing obstacles in the way of characters and seeing how they rose to the occasion or fell to their circumstances. For a long time some of these characters had lived outside the world of the novel—in my memory, in short stories I’d written years earlier, or in my imagination—so all I had to do was step back, listen to them think, and watch them react. Why the choice of the Cuban Revolution as the background fo

Blog tour: The Dark Room

Welcome to the blog tour for The Dark Room by Sam Blake . The author has kindly agreed to answer my questions about the book and more, so grab a cup of your favourite drink and read on… Hi Sam! First of all, I would like to congratulate you on the publication of The Dark Room ! Can you please briefly tell us what it is about? A: The Dark Room is set in a country house hotel in West Cork, Ireland, called Hare’s Landing. Rachel and Caroline both have their own reasons for being there, but as soon as the two women arrive, Hare's Landing begins to reveal its own stories - a 30-year-old missing person's case and the mysterious death of the hotel's former owner. As Rachel and Caroline join forces, it becomes clear that their investigations are intertwined, but that there is nothing more dangerous than the truth...   Did you have the plot entirely figured out when you started writing the book or did it take an unexpected turn as the characters grew on the page? A: I’m a plotter

Blog tour: Optimize Your Immune System

Welcome to the blog tour for Optimize Your Immune System: Create Health and Resilience with a Kitchen Pharmacy by Marie Ruggles . About the book… Many people think that it’s normal to come down with an illness each year and, for some, two or three times a year. Yet researchers have proven that nutrition and lifestyle factors can boost your immune system. Learn how to build a kitchen pharmacy of whole foods, superfoods and nutrients to provide a stable foundation for your health. And when you’re at an increased risk of infection, know what to do to derail a virus before it takes hold. Follow this immune-boosting roadmap to a healthier diet, making you less prone to viral infections and more resilient after an illness. In  Optimize Your Immune System , you’ll read about the three phases of immune support. Phase I: Everyday immune strengthening and care Phase II: After exposure to an unhealthy person or environment Phase III: Immune-boosting support to prevent an illness when you feel l