**Cover Reveal** The Escape by C.L.Taylor @CallyTaylor @HelenaSheffield

**Squeals with delight” Tonight I’m super excited to be one of the bloggers doing a cover reveal for the super talented C.L.Taylor, whose books I just happen to love, and looking at the book cover and description The Escape is one book that will be going straight on my “wish list” for 2017, so without further ado and a drum roll I can now share the very intriguing book cover for The Escape……

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Don’t you just love it? and here’s the book description to whet your appetite and the pre-order link 

PUBLISHES: 23RD March 2017

Book description 

The Sunday Times bestseller and No.1 Kindle bestseller returns…

“Look after your daughter’s things. And your daughter…”

When a stranger asks Jo Blackmore for a lift she says yes, then swiftly wishes she hadn’t.

The stranger knows Jo’s name, she knows her husband Max and she’s got a glove belonging to Jo’s two year old daughter Elise.

What begins with a subtle threat swiftly turns into a nightmare as the police, social services and even Jo’s own husband turn against her.

No one believes that Elise is in danger. But Jo knows there’s only one way to keep her child safe – RUN.

You can pre-order this title here at: Amazon UK

What other authors have to say about C.L. Taylor’s books 

‘Kept me guessing all the way through to the brilliant end. This story of a mother trying to hold her family’s lives together whilst desperately searching for her missing son, had me gripped, unsettled, wrong-footed and ultimately hugely satisfied’
Amanda Jennings, author of IN HER WAKE

 

‘WOW. Her best one yet! Absolutely could not put it down – brilliant!’ Lucy Diamond

“Dark, utterly gripping and had me ripping through the pages.”
Jenny Blackhurst
Author of HOW I LOST YOU

 

“C.L. Taylor is the Queen of Just-One-More-Chapter Lit. I devoured this compelling novel about the secrets and lies at the dark heart of family life.”
Tammy Cohen
Author of FIRST ONE MISSING

 

“Another winner from the hugely talented CL Taylor. The Missing is clever, twisty and a joy to read. The ending took my breath away.”
Mark Edwards
Author of FOLLOW YOU HOME

 

‘Secrets and lies within a family can be devious as well as heartbreaking. The Missing explores these themes brilliantly – a dark and gripping read that engrossed me from start to finish’
Mel Sherratt, author of THE ESTATE series

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CL Taylor lives in Bristol with her partner and young son. She studied for a degree in Psychology at the University of Northumbria, Newcastle and has worked as a sales administrator, web developer, instructional designer and as the manager of a distance learning team at a London university. She now writes full time.

CL Taylor’s first psychological thriller THE ACCIDENT was one of the top ten bestselling debut novels of 2014 according to The Bookseller. Her second and third novels, THE LIE and THE MISSING, were Sunday Times Bestsellers and #1 Amazon Kindle chart bestsellers. She is currently writing her fourth psychological thriller which will be published in April 2017.

Sign up to join the CL Taylor Book Club for access to news, updates and information that isn’t available on the web, as well as exclusive newsletter-only competitions and giveaways and the books that CL Taylor thinks will be the next big thing:

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Links: Cally Taylor Book Club      Website     Instagram     Twitter      Facebook

 

**Cover Reveal** Inside The Whispers by A.J. Waines

Today I’m really excited and privileged to share with you the cover for A.J. Waines latest book, and what a fabulous cover it is, it just screams “Read me”,  I really can’t wait to get my grubby hands on a copy…… So with no further ado here’s the cover

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A. J. Waines is the author of NO LONGER SAFE which sold 30,000 copies in the first month in 12 countries and went to Number 1 in ‘Murder’, ‘Serial Killers’ & ‘Crime Noir’, in UK & US.

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Book description

Where the most Dangerous place – is inside your own head…

Following a London Tube disaster, three traumatised survivors turn to clinical psychologist, Dr Samantha Willerby, for help – but she’s mystified when their stories don’t add up. Her confusion turns to horror when one by one, instead of recovering, they start committing suicide.

When her partner, Conrad, begins to suffer the same terrifying flashbacks, Sam is desperate to find out what is causing them and a mysterious and chilling crime begins to unravel.

Then the flashbacks begin for Sam…

The first book in the Dr Samantha Willerby Series, INSIDE THE WHISPERS is a tense, haunting Psychological Thriller that will leave your nerves in shreds.

Dont you just love the book description? And the cover is fantastic, It sounds very intriguing and I’m really looking forward to reading Inside The Whispers for the blog tour in October 

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Here’s the link for the Pre-order of INSIDE THE WHISPERS (on pre-order from 11 August!)

UK (99p): https://www.amazon.co.uk/Whispers-Samantha-Willerby-Chilling-Thriller-ebook/dp/B01K48MLB8
US ($1.51): https://www.amazon.com/Whispers-Samantha-Willerby-Chilling-Thriller-ebook/dp/B01K48MLB8
(and all Amazon outlets worldwide)

 

 

 

**Cover Reveal & Extract** Blind Side by Jennie Ensor #BlogTour

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Today I am thrilled to have been asked to reveal the cover for Blind Side by Jennie Ensor, it’s certainly an intriguing cover, and one I would pick up to read the book description. I have two dates on this blog tour (yes very unusual I know), and tomorrow I will be featuring a guest post from the author herself. So I’m going to keep you waiting until tomorrow for the book description, but in the meantime here’s a sneaky extract, and don’t forget to pop by tomorrow where you can read more about Blind Side.
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 She’s standing there, across the lane. Close enough for me to call out hello. Blue jeans, padded jacket, short boots, the furry insides folded over. Not much make-up. Hair loose, tickling her shoulders. Scarf draped chicly about her neck. With her long legs and silky hair she could pass for a model.
Every so often she looks at her watch. She’s getting agitated, chewing her lower lip, staring at people passing by. Men, that is. Her hair keeps getting blown across her face and each time she pulls it off with an impatient flick of the fingers. The wind has a nip in it today. She hugs herself and rubs her arms. She pushes her hands down into her jacket pockets, rocking from one foot to the other.
It’s busy in this quaint little lane. People ducking in and out of boutiques and bakeries, yakking in French, supping their Saturday morning cappuccinos. Old ladies creaking along in cashmere coats and sensible shoes, trendy mums pushing designer kids. Oh yes, and little old me loitering in a doorway, watching.
A burly man in a khaki jacket strides into view from the direction of the tube station. His hair is hidden by a beanie. She checks him out too. A sharp turn of the head and the expectant look on her face is wiped in an instant. He disappears into the gallery.
Russell Brand or his lookalike emerges from a florist. Diamond earring, pirate beard. She looks again at her watch, ignoring him. Her mouth twists in frustration. She jams her hands in her pockets and strolls along the lane, away from me.
I drain my coffee, ditch the plastic cup. She stops and looks into the florist’s window. I go closer, almost close enough to reach out and touch her.
Her long earrings nestle into the curve of her cheekbones. She’s wearing gloss on her lips. A trace of light perfume reaches me. Something new, inviting. I feign an interest in the garish display of tulips, unnatural yellows and reds. Funny, how dark glasses and a hat can make such a difference. She doesn’t recognise me, doesn’t even see me.

you can pre-order Blind Side here……

Dont forget to pop by tomorrow to read more about Blind Side 

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My book of the month **gold coffee cup award** March 2016

 

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The gold star award is chosen by myself at the beginning of every month, for the previous month. This very prestigious award (well I think so anyway!),Will be presented (reality wise anyway) to the author/book that I found outstanding for that month, and would possibly have given a higher rating than a 5 star review, if I could. I have read some truly amazing books in March and I found it really difficult to choose the one book that stood out. So I’m going to give my award to three books this month (at this rate I’m going to have to rename this award to books of the month!). These books stood out for me because I still thought about them long after I finished them, and when I was reading them I was so engrossed in them, time just flew by so without further ado the three books I have given the gold coffee cup award are as follows……….

 

White Is The Coldest Colour by John Nicholl

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Book description

The Mailer family are oblivious to the terrible danger that enters their lives when seven-year-old Anthony is referred to the child guidance service by the family GP following the breakdown of his parents’ marriage.
Fifty-eight year old Dr David Galbraith, a sadistic predatory paedophile employed as a consultant child psychiatrist, has already murdered one child in the soundproofed cellar below the South Wales Georgian town-house he shares with his wife and two young daughters.
Anthony becomes Galbraith’s latest obsession and he will stop at nothing to make his grotesque fantasies reality.

The book includes content that some readers may find disturbing from the start. It is dedicated to survivors everywhere.

Some readers will be put off by the subject matter of this book, and the first couple of pages were very graphic and stomach churning, but after that it only contains minor elements. John gives an amazing insight into the mind of a predatory paedophile, it’s gripping and makes for a very tense read.

You can read my author interview with John and see my review Here

Bloq by Alan Jones

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Book description
A gritty crime thriller. Glasgow man Bill Ingram waits in the city’s Central Station to meet his daughter, returning home from London for Christmas. When the last train pulls in, and she doesn’t get off it, he makes a desperate overnight dash to find out why. His search for her takes over his life, costing him his job and, as he withdraws from home, family and friends, he finds himself alone, despairing of ever seeing her again.

This book is crime fiction at its best gritty and dark with enough twist and turns to keep the most hardened crime thriller reader engrossed to the last nail biting page

You can read my review for Bloq Here

Beneath The Surface by Heidi Perks

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Book description

Teenager Abigail Ryder is devastated when she gets home from school to find her family gone. Nothing makes sense. Things are missing from the house and her stepsisters’ room is completely empty. But the police think she’s trouble, and when grandmother Eleanor tells her to forget them all and move on, there’s no choice other than face the future – alone.

Fourteen years on, Abi and Adam are a happy couple on the verge of parenthood. But when the past comes back to haunt Abi, the only way forward is to go back and uncover the truth – and reveal the dreadful secrets a mother has been hiding all these years.

This is the debut novel from Heidi Perks, which I find difficult to believe due to her delivering an exceptional novel, with multi dimensional characters, and an original and well thought out plot.

You can read my review Here

 

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Apologises to any author whose book I read in March, and didn’t make it to my book of the month post, I enjoyed all the books I read, but for me these three were particularly outstanding.

What book would you give the book of the month to? I would love to know, so please feel free to leave a comment below

**Cover Reveal** Natalie’s Getting Married by Rosa Temple

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Today I’m excited to be sharing the cover for Rosa Temple’s latest book Natalie’s getting married, many thanks to Brookcottagebooks for letting me host today’s cover reveal. It’s published on 14th March 2016.

I love this gorgeous cover, and I also really enjoyed reading Natalie’s Getting Married.  You can see my review at the bottom of this post. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway to win an ECopy of Natalie’s Getting Married

So with no further ado and a drum roll or two……..

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Genre: Chick Lit/Romantic Comedy
Release Date:
14th March 2016

Book description 

Career minded, Natalie Spencer, had never been in love. She could never understand what all the fuss was about. But when she met Jackson Humphries during Fresher’s Week at University, that all changed.
Utterly infatuated, Natalie quickly discovers the meaning of love and, before she knows it, she’s heading up the aisle – for the first time, that is.
This is a tale about four wedding dresses, a runaway groom and a girl who got so carried away, she couldn’t see true love staring her right in the face.

Buy links

Amazon UK   Amazon US

About Rosa Temple

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Rosa Temple began writing chick lit and romance novellas out of a love for the old films she watched as a young girl. As a ghost writer, she gained experienced writing romantic novellas both sweet and on the slightly more steamy side. A passion to write self penned novellas in this genre, as opposed to being a ghost writer, gave rise to the completion of Sleeping With Your Best Friend and the soon to be published novel, Natalie’s Getting Married.

Rosa Temple is a Londoner and is married with two sons. She is a reluctant keep fit fanatic and doer of housework and insists that writing keeps her away from such strenuous tasks. Drinking herbal tea and munching biscuits helps her create characters and story lines.
To find out more about Rosa and to catch up on all her musings please join her here on Rosa Temple Writes

Or you can find Rosa on…….. Facebook    Twitter     Goodreads     Google +     Website

To win an ECopy of Natalie’s Getting Married enter HERE

 

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Natalie’s Getting Married by Rosa Temple is the perfect read, if you are looking for a “feel good” book, it’s light hearted, with very likeable characters. I’m a die hard thriller/crime/psychological lover, but every now and then I like to escape for a couple of hours in something that doesn’t involve murder, blood and serial killers, and this book fit the bill perfectly. Career minded, Natalie Spencer, had never been in love. She could never understand what all the fuss was about. But when she met Jackson Humphries during Fresher’s Week at university, that all changed. Utterly infatuated, Natalie quickly discovers the meaning of love and, before she knows it, she’s heading up the aisle – for the first time, that is.

Rosa has created a set of characters who are very likeable, and the dialogue between them is full of warmth and gentle humour. It’s hard not to have a soft spot for Natalie, who appears to be loveable, funny and kind and the best friend anyone could ask for. I love her relationship with best friend Gabriel, he’s always there to pick up the pieces, when life doesn’t go the way Natalie planned. Considering this is a tale about four wedding dresses, a runaway groom and a girl she certainly needs her best friend around!

The story moves along at a gentle pace, full of love, drama, heartbreak, humour and missed opportunities, this is the perfect read for fans of chick lit. The ending is predictable, but in no way distracts from an enjoyable read. This is a fairly short read so If you are looking for a book to help you escape everyday life for a couple of hours, then Natalie’s Getting Married is the perfect book to do just that.

4☕️☕️☕️☕️out of 5

Print Length: 201 pages

Publication: 14th March 2016

**Cover Reveal** The Girl Who Walked In The Shadows by Marnie Riches

I’m so excited to reveal the cover for The Girl Who Walked In The Shadows by the very talented Marnie Riches.  I love the cover and can’t wait to read the next instalment. I’m loving the book description too, this one will certainly be going on my TBR pile.

Whether you’ve read any books from her The Girl Who series, you should definitely get ready for this one. It’s fast, it’s furious, it’s full-on, and it’s PHENOMENAL! So without further ado here it is ……..,

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THE GIRL WHO WALKED IN SHADOWS

Marnie Riches

31st March 2016

 

Europe is in the grip of an extreme Arctic blast and at the mercy of a killer, who leaves no trace. His weapons of choice are razor-sharp icicles. This is Jack Frost.

Now a fully qualified criminologist, Georgina McKenzie is called upon by the Dutch police to profile this cunning and brutal murderer. Are they looking for a hit man or a frenzied serial-killer? Could there be a link to a cold missing persons’ case that George had worked with Chief Inspector Paul van den Bergen – two abducted toddlers he could never quite give up on?

The hunt for Jack Frost sparks a dangerous, heart-rending journey through the toughest neighbourhoods in Europe, where refugees and Romani gypsies scratch a living on the edge of society. Walking into the dark, violent world of a trans-national trafficking ring, can George outrun death to shed light on two terrible mysteries?

Link to pre order

About Marnie Riches

Marnie Riches grew up on a rough estate in Manchester. She learned her way out of the ghetto, all the way to Cambridge University, where she gained a Masters degree in German & Dutch. She has been a punk, a trainee rock star, a pretend artist, a property developer and professional fundraiser. Previously a children’s author, now, she writes crime and contemporary women’s fiction.

Marnie Riches is the author of The Girl Who Wouldn’t Die – the first installment of the George McKenzie crime thriller series, published by Maze and Avon at Harper Collins.

In her spare time, Marnie likes to run (more of a long distance shuffle, really) travel, drink and eat all the things (especially if combined with travel) paint portraits, sniff expensive leather shoes (what woman doesn’t?) and renovate old houses. She also adores flower

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Other books in the series 

 

**Cover reveal** The teacher by Katerina Diamond

 

I am am so excited to reveal the cover for The Teacher, a debut crime novel from Katerina Diamond (on Twitter as @TheVenomousPen). It will upturn everything you thought you knew. And you absolutely will not forget it.

so with no further ado……

 

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You think you know who to trust?
You think you know the difference between good and evil?

You’re wrong …

A LESSON YOU WILL NEVER FORGET

The body of the head teacher of an exclusive Devon school is found hanging from the rafters in the assembly hall.

Hours earlier he’d received a package, and only he could understand the silent message it conveyed. It meant the end.

As Exeter suffers a rising count of gruesome deaths, troubled DS Imogen Grey and DS Adrian Miles must solve the case and make their city safe again.

But as they’re drawn into a network of corruption, lies and exploitation, every step brings them closer to grim secrets hidden at the heart of their community.

And once they learn what’s motivating this killer, will they truly want to stop him?

SMART. GRIPPING. GRUESOME.

This is a psychological crime thriller in a class of its own.

Warning: Most definitely *not* for the faint-hearted!

Now, when we say this is not for the faint-hearted, we really do mean that. I have to warn you that this book has some scenes that are difficult to read, and I wouldn’t judge you in the slightest if you decide it’s not for you. But as someone who has a very real fear of horror films and blood, I couldn’t let myself be put off by this element, as the story is just. So. Mesmerising. There were times when I laughed out loud at the black humour, winced in horror at the killer’s crimes, and skimmed through the pages in fury at what some of the characters were doing. There was a time when I got off the train in silent tears because something had happened which hurt so much to read. Then I promptly emailed the Editor because I simply had to talk to someone about it!

 

Whatever you think will happen; whatever you think you believe in, you’re wrong.

Do You Dare to read it?

You’ll be able to very soon…

Publisher: Avon (10 Mar. 2016)

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