The Deal by S C Cunningham #Review #Paranormal

Synopsis

Feisty, rule-breaking Amy Fox is a new Angel, but for how long? Avenging personal scores, lusting after her complex SAS partner, dishing out tough karma on his evil ex, traffickers, dealers, violent crime gangs & competing Warlords.. will have her thrown below ground!

At the age of four, Amy was taken…She survived..
A week later, another little girl was taken…She didn’t.

Angry that a bad man has gotten away with murder, feisty young Amy Fox makes a deal with God. When she dies, if she’s been a good girl, would God let her sit on a cloud for a while, invisible, to get bad people who slip through his fingers?

Her deal and God long forgotten, career girl Amy mysteriously dies. Her lifeless body is found beneath a London underground commuter train. 

She awakens in the afterlife to discover an international network of like-minded souls who’ve all made the same deal. A sophisticated MI5-esque justice machine sits in the skies, protecting, righting wrongs, tracking criminals, and working within strict rules of play…all against time. 

Each country’s Unit shares intelligence, surveillance, and resources to deactivate dangerous situations. The only evidence they leave behind during their earthly visits is a small white feather sashaying to the ground.

In a chaotic world, powerful adversaries try to close her Unit down. A complex SAS vigilante has been assigned to work as her partner, but with his jealous violent ex-girlfriend on her heels and with her own vendetta to settle, Amy has never worked so hard in her entire earthly life. She has to wonder if making a deal with God was a mistake.

My Review

The Deal is the first in the Fallen Angel series. I was lucky enough to review Karma the second book in the series a few months back. From the moment I read the first chapter of Karma I was hooked.

So, I’ve read them back to front but

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All About S C Cunningham

Author of ‘The Penance List’ and ‘Unfinished Business’, Cunningham creates paranormal and psychological crime romthrillers with a skilled mix of fueled tension, dark humor, and pulsating sex scenes. Having worked in the industries she writes about, her novels offer a fresh level of sincerity and authority, rare in fiction.

Abducted as a child, she survived; and every night for months afterward, she prayed to God, asking for a deal. This personal journey sparked the fuse behind the intriguing and riveting fictional world she portrays in ‘The Deal’, the first in the Fallen Angel Series. Twenty years later she crossed paths with a serial attacker, the seed for ‘The Penance List’ was sown.

An ex-model, British born of Irish roots, she married a rock musician and has worked in the exciting worlds of music, film, sports, celebrity management and as a Crime Investigator for the British Police (incl Wanted & Absconder Unit, Major Crime Team, Intelligence Analyst, Investigations Hub). 

She writes for film, her first novel ‘The Penance List’ has been adapted to film screenplay. 

She is the proud mother to contemporary Artist Scarlett Raven, loves coffee, chocolate, Prosecco, shabby chic’ing, beach walks and is owned by three dogs.

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Faeries Of Saizia by Tonya L Chaves #Review #Spotlight #Blogtour

Synopsis

Zäria and Avery, two teenage faeries seeking adventure, get more than they bargained for when they

start spying on the elves of Eerie Hollow. They discover why the elves are making delectable

chocolates in the forest only to be captured by their adversary, Thordon who threatens them into

taking on a quest. They run into more trouble while crossing through The Perilous Forest when they

meet a witch with her own agenda. Their only hope is to locate an ancient faerie sanctuary they’ve

only heard of in legend. Secrets are revealed about Zäria’s parents, which leaves her conflicted and

forced to make some tough choices. Just when the fae think their troubles are over, the kingdom of

Saizia is in danger of being destroyed. Will Zäria and Avery be able to get help on time? How will they

defeat the evil Thordon? Inspired by the author’s children, Faeries of Saizia is a unique story that will

instill a love for reading, love for nature, and belief in life’s endless possibilities.

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All About Tonya

Tonya is from a small town in the Central Valley of California. She studied early

childhood education and worked in daycare and preschool for a few years until having children of her

own. During a brief time of being a stay at home mom, she picked up the hobby of quilting which she

still enjoys today. For the past fourteen years, Tonya has been working in the insurance industry as a

licensed agent. While juggling a full-time job, being a wife and mother of three, quilting, and crafting,

she somehow managed to write a book; adding author to her collection of titles. Faeries of Saizia is her first published work.

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Daisy Daydream ~ The Nursery Rhyme Bus #Review #Blogtour #Giveaway

Synopsis

Daisy was a happy red bus who loved travelling the busy streets of London.

When newer and shinier buses came along, the older buses like Daisy began to disappear.

would Daisy become one of the forgotten buses, or was something else planned for her?

My Review

Is like to thank Rachel’s Random Resources and Sue Wickstead for inviting me onto this great tour.

Another gorgeous book by Sue Wickstead, this time about Daisy Daydream.

Sue’s stories about Jay Jay the bus are a firm favourite in our house. My 3 year old Grandson adores them.

The previous two books have been about Jay Jay and although this book focuses on Daisy, Jay Jay does make a guest appearance.

Sue always manages to capture the hearts of the children and I enjoy reading her books at circle time in my pre-school.

They always lead to fascinating questions and conversations for days after.

A must have in any children’s home collection of books or early years settings.

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I am a teacher and an author and have currently written six children’s picture books with a bus

theme.

For over 20 years, alongside my teaching career, I worked with a Children’s Charity, The Bewbush

Playbus Association, which led me to write a photographic history book about it.

I soon found that many children had never been on a bus before, let alone a ‘Playbus’ and they

wanted to know more. I decided to write a fictional tale about the bus, his number plate JJK261 gave

him his name.

‘Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus,’ came out in print in 2014. It is the story behind the original bus and is

his journey from a scrap-yard to being changed into a playbus for children to play in. From Fact to

fiction the bus journey continued.

This story has now been followed by five more picture books.

I also undertake events and author bookings and love to share the story. There are also a few more

stories in the writing process, with links to real events and buses.

The story has been read in many schools in the south-East of England, where I teach as a cover

teacher, it is always well received and certainly different.

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A Paris Fairy Tale by Marie Laval #Blogtour #Review #Giveaway

Synopsis

Is Paris the city of happily ever afters?

Workaholic art historian Aurora Black doesn’t have time for fairy tales or Prince Charmings, even in

the most romantic city in the world. She has recently been hired by a Parisian auction house for a job

that could make or break her career. Unfortunately, daredevil journalist Cédric Castel seems intent on

disrupting Aurora’s routine.

As Aurora and Cédric embark on a journey across France, they get more than they bargained for as

they find themselves battling rogue antiques dealers and personal demons, not to mention a growing

attraction to each other.

But with the help of a fairy godmother or two, could they both find their happily ever afters?

My Review

I’d like to thank Rachel’s Random Resources and Marie Laval for inviting me on to this blog tour.

What a beautifully written book this is! Love and mystery enticed me on every page, the fact that it was set in Paris and Italy was the icing on the cake!

A Paris Fairy Tale has depth within its pages and it’s evident Marie has certainly done her research.

The characters are delightful and I loved the romance between Aurora and Cedric. This rollercoaster of a read keeps you guessing until the end.

A 5* review from me

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All About Marie

Originally from Lyon in France, Marie now lives in Lancashire with her family. She works full-time as a

modern languages teacher and in her spare time she loves writing romance and dreaming about

romantic heroes. She writes both historical and contemporary romance. Her historical romance The

Lion’s Embrace won the Gold Medal at the Global Ebook Awards 2015 (category Historical Romance),

and best-selling Little Pink Taxi was her debut romantic comedy novel with Choc Lit. She is a member

of the Romantic Novelists Association and the Society of Authors. Her native France, as well as her

passion for history and research, very much influences her writing, and all her novels have what she

likes to call ‘a French twist’!

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Babe Driven by Lizzie Chantree #Blogtour #Review

Synopsis

Could you ignore the world’s hottest rock stars, if they moved into the villa next door? 

True love, humour and happy-ever-after. A sizzling romance read full of giggles, sunshine and searching for a soul mate in paradise by bestselling author Lizzie Chantree.

Brand new 2019 version!

Driving straight out of trouble and into paradise! A laugh out loud, contemporary romance read full of entrepreneurial women, powerful men and exotic locations.

Harriet’s crazily successful business idea is under serious threat, and the danger seems to be coming from inside her own family. She whisks her sister and her friends away to an exotic location to try and work out whose side they are on. It’s time to start damage limitation.

When the girls arrive at the glorious villa owned by Harriet’s maverick business partner Nikki, they find a gorgeous band and their sexy lead singer Max staying next door, out to entice their new neighbours into all kinds of trouble.

This isn’t a holiday for Harriet and she can’t afford to be distracted. She has to sell her business idea to the powerful resort owner, the elusive Mr Grant, while she is there, or she may not have a business to go back to. Harriet will have to choose between family and friends, business or pleasure. For someone who stays out of the limelight, even though her new company is the hottest ticket in town, she’s going to have to avoid the front pages of every newspaper if she wants to survive the ride!

 My Review

I’d like to thank Rachel’s Random Resources & Lizzie Chantree for inviting me to take part in this amazing blog tour.

I absolutely adored Babe Driven, the story had an air of intrigue, especially surrounding some of the characters, who weren’t quite what they first seemed.

Harriet was immediately likeable but not easy to read, it was nice to feel like you got to know her gradually as you got deeper into the story. The complexities surrounding Harriet and her sister Alex, their families and Harriet’s business made Babe Driven an addictive read.

Lizzie’s style of writing brought the characters and their surroundings to life, there was a lovely mix of glitz and glamour but with a very down to earth feel!

This is chick lit at its best, with the nights drawing in and a chill in the air Babe Driven will bring the sunshine back into your life! A 5* review from me!

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Award-winning inventor and author, Lizzie Chantree, started her own business at the age of 18 and became one of Fair Play London and The Patent Office’s British Female Inventors of the Year in 2000. She discovered her love of writing fiction when her children were little and now runs networking hours on social media, where creative businesses, writers, photographers and designers can offer advice and support to each other. She lives with her family on the coast in Essex. 

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The Oshun Diaries ~ Encounters With An African Goddess by Dianne Esguerra #Review #Blogtour #Giveaway

Synopsis

High priestesses are few and far between, white ones in Africa even more so. When Diane Esguerra hears of a mysterious Austrian woman worshipping the Ifa river goddess Oshun in Nigeria, her curiosity is aroused.

It is the start of an extraordinary friendship that sustains Diane through the death of her son and leads to a quest to take part in Oshun rituals. Prevented by Boko Haram from returning to Nigeria, she finds herself at Ifa shrines in Florida amid vultures, snakes, goats’ heads, machetes, a hurricane and a cigar-smoking god. Her quest steps up a gear when Beyoncé channels Oshun at the Grammys and the goddess goes global.

Mystifying, harrowing and funny, The Oshun Diaries explores the lure of Africa, the life of a remarkable woman and the appeal of the goddess as a symbol of female empowerment.

My Review

I’d like to thank Diane Esguerra and Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to take part in this wonderful book tour.

Firstly just look at the cover of this book, it’s a beautiful carnival of colour, it entices you to pick it up. It’s a very good indicator of the beauty that lies within its pages.

I found The Oshun Diaries an absolute joy to read. It leads you on a spiritual journey where you feel as if you’ve been transported to Africa.

The Oshun Diaries mesmerised me, Diane’s descriptives painted a rich picture in my mind of the people and the places.

I gained so much knowledge from reading this book, Diane’s story was funny in places, sad in others but always passionate and interesting.

Adunni is a fascinating character and one that I enjoyed getting to know. Her no nonsense, straight talking and at times rude personality makes her larger than life.

The Oshun Diaries is a unique read, if you like your books with some depth and loads of female empowerment this is the book for you!

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Diane Esguerra is an English writer and psychotherapist. For a number of years she worked as a

performance artist in Britain, Europe and the United States, and she has written for theatre and

television. She is the recipient of a Geneva-Europe Television Award and a Time Out Theatre Award.

She is previously the author of Junkie Buddha, the uplifting story of her journey to Peru to scatter

her late son’s ashes.

She lives in Surrey with her partner David.

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Sunshine Over Bluebell Castle by Sarah Bennett #Blogtour #Review

Synopsis

The summer she will never forget…

Time’s running out for Iggy Ludworth to restore the wild gardens of Camland Castle in time for the

Summer Fete, so she ropes in hotshot gardener Will Talbot…

But she regrets her decision as soon as he sets foot in the historic grounds – not only is Will arrogant

and bossy, he’s totally gorgeous!

And very soon, sparks are flying amongst the bluebells. Yet with summer nearly over, will their

summer fling convince Will and Iggy to go the distance?

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My Review

I’d like to thank Rachel’s Random Resources and Sarah Bennett for including me in this wonderful blog tour.

I was so excited to be invited on to the blog tour for the next instalment of the Bluebell Castle series. Sarah is one of my all time favourite authors and I adore her books.

I really enjoy a book series where each book features a different character. Sunshine Over Bluebell Castle is the second in the Bluebell Castle series and can be read as a stand-alone book.

I find Sarah’s books total escapism and leave you with a warm glow, rather like a hug in a book!

The Bluebell Castle series is about the Ludworth triplets, after the death of their father the triplets inherit Bluebell Castle, in a state of disrepair they embark on a journey to pull the family out of debt and reinstate the Castle to it’s former glory.

Sunshine Over Bluebell Castle focuses on Iggy Ludworth, she has taken on the task of restoring the castles gardens. To do this she entails the help of celebrity gardener Will. Portrayed as the bad boy of gardening it’s obvious the path of love won’t run smoothly.

With the budding romance and all the other wonderfully rich characters that feature within the pages, Sunshine Over Bluebell Castle is a 5* read.

I’m now eagerly awaiting book 3 Starlight Over Bluebell Cottage, Tristan Ludworth’s Story. It will be another amazing read, of that I’m sure!

All About Sarah

Sarah Bennett has been reading for as long as she can remember. Raised in a family of bookworms,

her love affair with books of all genres has culminated in the ultimate Happy Ever After – getting to

write her own stories to share with others.

Born and raised in a military family, she is happily married to her own Officer (who is sometimes

even A Gentleman). Home is wherever he lays his hat, and life has taught them both that the best

family is the one you create from friends as well as relatives.

When not reading or writing, Sarah is a devotee of afternoon naps and sailing the high seas, but only

on vessels large enough to accommodate a casino and a choice of restaurants.

Sarah is the author of the Butterfly Cove, Lavender Bay and Bluebell Castle trilogies, published by HQ Digital UK.

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