Nature Of The Witch by Helen T Norwood

Synopsis

Many years ago, magic prevailed in Britain. It was a time when chosen women followed a path forged by Mother Nature herself; a time of witchcraft, of the brotherhood of the Gwithiaz and of the terrifying Creatures.

This has all passed from memory a long time ago. But now, magic has returned. Kiera is the first witch the world has seen in centuries, while Jack must learn the ways of the Gwithiaz. They must not only master their crafts, but also overcome their differences and work together if they are to survive the dark enemy that lurks in the shadows.

In the rugged Cornish landscape where it first began, the two face the dreaded Kasadow: an ancient evil that has awakened and is ready to destroy them, and their magic, once and for all.

My Review

Firstly I would like to thank Rachel’s random resources and Helen T. Norwood for including me in this blog tour.

I haven’t read a book like Nature of the witch in such a long time. The fantasy genre used to be my favourite genre. I read so many that I finally seemed to run out. So when Rachel sent out the details of this blog tour I grabbed the chance and hoped that this could be a magic read. I so wasn’t disappointed!

Nature of the witch was everything I hoped for and more.

Set in present times it builds up slowly, laying the foundations of the story.

I was compelled to keep reading and found myself reading an odd page whenever I had 2 minutes to spare, and even when I didn’t!

The characters slowly blossom as the story progresses, there are unexpected twists and turns along the way and you never quite know what’s round the corner.

Nature of the witch is a magical, exciting and well written book, I’m now eagerly awaiting the second in the series!

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All About Helen

Helen lives in the UK with her husband, two children and one diva-like cat called Tiger. Helen, like many others, was captivated in her childhood by books from the likes of Roald Dahl and Enid Blyton and any books which took her to new worlds and showed her places of magic and mystery. She has enjoyed writing and creating her own magical worlds from a young age. She is currently writing the second book in the ‘Nature of the Witch’ trilogy which will be out soon.

Where to find Helen

Twitter

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A Falling Friend and A Forsaken Friend by Sue Featherstone and Susan Pape #Doublecoverreveal #Giveaway

I am delighted to announce today I am part of the double cover reveal for A falling friend and A Forsaken Friend. Both books are by Sue Featherstone and Susan Pape.

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Synopsis

There are two sides to every friendship.

After spending her twenties sailing the globe, making love on fine white sand, and thinking only of today, Teri Meyer returns to Yorkshire – and back into the life of childhood friend Lee. Plus, there’s the new job, new man – or three – and the guaranteed lump sum of a bursary for her academic research piece on the way. Life is first-rate.

What could possibly go wrong?

Going out on a limb to get best friend Teri a job at the same university seemed like a great idea. But it doesn’t take long for Lee Harper to notice a pattern. Teri seems to attract trouble, or maybe she creates it, and Lee can see exactly where things are spiralling – downwards. But Teri’s not the sort to heed a warning, so Lee has no choice but to stand by and watch.

And besides, she has her own life to straighten out.

For fans of BRIDGET JONES, this ‘witty’ chick lit has been described as a ‘rollicking good read’ and is the first in the FRIENDS trilogy following the lives of two thirty-something women, who, despite their close friendship, don’t always see eye-to-eye.

Where to buy A Falling Friend

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Synopsis

No-one said friendship was easy.

Things can’t get much worse for Teri Meyer. If losing her job at the university and the regular allowance from her dad’s factory isn’t bad enough, now her ex-best friend has gone and stolen her ex-husband! Well, to hell with them all. A few weeks in the countryside at her brother’s smallholding should do the trick – and the gorgeous and god-like neighbour might help.

But then there’s Declan, not to mention Duck’s Arse back in Yorkshire…

It’s not as if Lee Harper set out to fall in love with her best friend’s ex-husband. But, for once, her love life is looking up – except for all the elephants in the room, not to mention Mammy’s opinion on her dating a twice-divorced man. Perhaps things aren’t as rosy as she first thought. And now with one family crisis after another, Lee’s juggling more roles – and emotions – than she ever imagined.

Maybe sharing her life with a man wasn’t such a grand idea.

The FRIENDS trilogy continues in this heartwarming and hilarious hoot as two best friends navigate men, careers, family and rock bottom in this brilliant sequel to A FALLING FRIEND.

Where to buy A Forsaken Friend

Amazon US

Amazon UK

About the Authors

Sue Featherstone and Susan Pape are both former newspaper journalists with extensive experience of working for national and regional papers and magazines, and in public relations.

More recently they have worked in higher education, teaching journalism – Sue at Sheffield Hallam and Susan at Leeds Trinity University.

The pair, who have been friends for 25 years, wrote two successful journalism text books together – Newspaper Journalism: A Practical Introduction and Feature Writing: A Practical Introduction (both published by Sage).

Their debut novel, A Falling Friend, published by Lakewater Press, has been followed by a second book, A Failing Friend, in their Friends trilogy.

Sue, who is married with two grown-up daughters, loves reading, writing and Nordic walking in the beautiful countryside near her Yorkshire home.

Susan is married and lives in a village near Leeds, and, when not writing, loves walking and cycling in the Yorkshire Dales. She is also a member of a local ukulele orchestra.

Where to find Sue and Susan

Blog

Sue – Twitter

Susan – Twitter

Giveaway

One winner will receive an e-book of A FALLING FRIEND and an e-ARC of A FORSAKEN FRIEND as well as wine voucher!

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The Betrayal by Anne Allen #Blogtour #Giveaway #Spotlight

Synopsis

The Betrayal

Treachery and theft lead to death – and love

1940.  Teresa Bichard and her baby are sent by her beloved husband, Leo, to England as the Germans draw closer to Guernsey. Days later they invade…

1942. Leo, of Jewish descent, is betrayed to the Germans and is sent to a concentration camp, never to return.

1945. Teresa returns to find Leo did not survive and the family’s valuable art collection, including a Renoir, is missing. Heartbroken, she returns to England.

2011. Nigel and his twin Fiona buy a long-established antique shop in Guernsey and during a refit, find a hidden stash of paintings, including what appears to be a Renoir. Days later, Fiona finds Nigel dead, an apparent suicide. Refusing to accept the verdict, a distraught Fiona employs a detective to help her discover the truth…

Searching for the true owner of the painting brings Fiona close to someone who opens a chink in her broken heart. Can she answer some crucial questions before laying her brother’s ghost to rest?

Who betrayed Leo?

Who knew about the stolen Renoir?

And are they prepared to kill – again?

I’d like to thank Rachel of Rachel’s random resources & Anne Allen for including me in this blog tour.

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All about Anne

Anne Allen lives in Devon, by her beloved sea. She has three children, and her daughter and two grandchildren live nearby. Her restless spirit has meant a number of moves which included Spain for a couple of years. The longest stay was in Guernsey for nearly fourteen years after falling in love with the island and the people. She contrived to leave one son behind to ensure a valid reason for frequent returns.

By profession, Anne was a psychotherapist, but long had the itch to write. Now a full-time writer, she has written The Guernsey Novels, six having been published and the seventh, The Inheritance, is due out in 2018.

Where to find Anne

Website

Facebook

Twitter

Giveaway

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A Vicarage Reunion by Kate Hewitt #Guestpost #Blogtour #Giveaway

Synopsis

Welcome to Thornthwaite, a quaint village tucked up in England’s beautiful but rainy Lake District, where homecomings and surprises await the four Holley sisters…

Esther Holley, the eldest in the family, has always had her life firmly in control until a miscarriage knocks her off course. Two months later, still emotionally spinning, she separates from her husband Will, a sheep farmer and man of few words and moves back in with her parents.

Life as a singleton thirtysomething living in her parents’ house is miserable, but Esther is determined to re-boot her life, including going on a few unfortunate dates. She’s shocked when tight-lipped Will shows up on her doorstep determined to woo her back. They’ve been married for seven years, but Will wants to return to the beginning, dating and getting to know each other again.

New challenges face them as they start over–and new chances too. Can Esther and Will save their marriage, especially when faced with the hardest decision of all?

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Firstly I’d like to thank Neverland blog tours and Kate Hewitt for including me in this lovely blog tour.

Today I’d like to welcome Kate to my blog for a guest-post, over to you Kate…

A Vicarage Reunion: When Life Gives You Lemons

You all know the expression, I’m sure. When life gives you lemons… make lemonade! Or gin and tonic, perhaps. And while that certainly can be good advice, it doesn’t always work. What if you don’t like lemonade? Or you don’t know how to make it? Or all you have in you is to stand there holding a bunch of lemons?

That train of thought was the beginning of A Vicarage Reunion, prickly older sister Esther’s story. In A Vicarage Christmas, Esther comes across as can-do and, dare I say it, sharp-tongued and bossy. But three months on, at the start of her story, her life is falling apart and she realizes she can no longer pretend she’s holding it together. Have you been there? Have you felt close?

I have, and there was something very liberating in my own life to finally admit that I not only am I not perfect, which everybody probably suspected anyway, but I’m actually pretty broken. To let people in and let them help. It was liberating and, perhaps even more importantly, it was encouraging for other people to be able to help me. Win-win.

These are some of the lessons Esther has to learn in A Vicarage Reunion. The journey she has to go on is painful but so important, and fortunately she has some understanding family members and a pretty adorable husband to help her on her way.

What about you? When life has given you lemons, what you have ended up doing?

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Thank you so much for this Kate. I’ve found whenever life has given me lemons it has sometimes taken me down another path, a better path. It may not always be blatantly clear but when you look back it’s as if it was meant to be!

All about Kate

Kate is the USA Today-best-selling author of over 60 books of women’s fiction and romance. She is the author of the Hartley-by-the-Sea series, set in England’s Lake District and published by Penguin. She is also, under the name Katharine Swartz, the author of the Tales from Goswell books, a series of time-slip novels set in the village of Goswell.

She likes to read romance, mystery, the occasional straight historical and angsty women’s fiction; she particularly enjoys reading about well-drawn characters and avoids high-concept plots.

Having lived in both New York City and a tiny village on the windswept northwest coast of England, she now resides in a market town in Wales with her husband, five children, and an overly affectionate Golden Retriever.

Where to find Kate

Website

Twitter

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2nd prize: A paperback copy of A Vicarage Christmas

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Killed by Thomas Edgar #Blogtour #Giveaway

Synopsis

Crime reporter Henning Juul thought his life was over when his young son was murdered. But that was only the beginning…

Determined to find his son’s killer, Henning doggedly follows an increasingly dangerous trail, where dark hands from the past emerge to threaten everything. His ex-wife Nora is pregnant with another man’s child, his sister Trine is implicated in the fire that killed his son and, with everyone he thought he could trust seemingly hiding something, Henning has nothing to lose … except his own life. Packed with tension and unexpected twists, Killed is the long-awaited finale of one of the darkest, most chilling and emotive series you may ever read. Someone will be killed. But who?

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I’d like to thank Orenda books, Anne Cater and Thomas Enger for including me in this book tour.

All about Thomas

Thomas Enger (b. 1973) is a former journalist. He made his debut with the crime novel Burned (Skinndød) in 2010, which became an international sensation before publication. Burned is the first in a series of 5 books aboutthe journalist Henning Juul, which delves into the depths of Oslo’s underbelly, skewering the corridors of dirty politics and nailing the fast-moving world of 24-hour news. Rights to the series have been sold to 26 countries to date. In 2013 Enger published his first book for young adults, a dark fantasy thriller called The Evil Legacy, for which he won the U-prize (best book Young Adult). Enger also composes music, and he lives in Oslo.

Where to find Thomas

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Twitter

Website

To win a copy of Killed please comment below and spread the word on twitter, winner will be announced on Friday 11th February.

Spring At Lavender Bay by Sarah Bennett #Giveaway #Review #Blog tour

Book Cover

Book 1: Spring at Lavender Bay
Book 2: Summer at Lavender Bay – July 2018
Book 3: Snowflakes at Lavender Bay – October 2018

Synopsis

A season for change…?

Beth Reynolds loved growing up close to Eleanor’s Emporium – a bric-a-brac shop full of wonders on Lavender Bay. Devastated to learn that Eleanor has died, she returns home from London immediately and is shocked to discover that the elderly lady has left the shop to her!

Vowing to restore it to its former glory, she only intends to stay until the end of the season. Although the longer she spends in the colourful seaside town, the more she falls back in love with everything she left behind…and quite possibly, with her best friend Eliza’s older brother, local chef Sam Barnes!

Why didn’t she notice he was quite this gorgeous before? And will their spring fling be enough to convince her to stay?

Don’t miss Spring at Lavender Bay, the first book in the enchanting Lavender Bay trilogy! Perfect for fans of Trisha Ashley, Rachael Lucas and Hilary Boyd.

My review

Spring

I’d like to thank Sarah BennettNeverland blog tours and HQ Digital for including me in this blog tour.

This book is a breath of fresh air. For me it was just what the doctor ordered! After a tough few weeks I really needed a pick me up and this was perfect.

Sarah’s descriptives made Lavender Bay come to life so much so I’d move there tomorrow if I could!

The characters are warm and the story is utterly delicious.

Beth moves back to her hometown, Lavender Bay when Eleanor, the one constant in her life and the lady who took her under her wing and brought her up, passes away. Eleanor has left everything to Beth in her will, this comes to Beth at a time in her life where she’s stuck in a rut and ready for change.

Beth moves back to Lavender Bay and puts her heart and soul into revamping The Emporium, Eleanor’s beloved quirky gift shop. With the help of her two best friends, Eliza and Libby and Eliza’s brother Sam her new life begins.

There were parts that made me laugh, the part where Sam and Beth find the blow up dolls and sheep in the Emporium. Parts that made me cry, Eleanor’s letter and parts that just made my heart melt – the unfolding love story between Sam and Beth.

A 5* read ❤️

All about Sarah

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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 trilogy, published by HQ Digital UK.

Her new series is set in the beautiful seaside town of Lavender Bay, and will follow the lives of three best friends – Beth, Eliza and Libby.

Where to find Sarah

Twitter

Facebook

Where to buy Soring at Lavender Bay

Amazon UK

Amazon audio

Kobo

ibooks

Google Play

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Unconvicted by Olly Jarvis #Spotlight #Blogtour

I’d like to thank Olly Jarvis and Canelo for including me in this blog tour.

unconvicted

Title: Unconvicted

Author Name: Olly Jarvis

Previous Books (if applicable): Cut Throat Defence

 

Genre: Legal Thriller, Thriller

 

Release Date: 29th January 2018

 

Publisher: Canelo

Synopsis

Unconvicted Blog Tour (5)

In a razor-sharp legal thriller, Jack Kowalski must win two challenging trials to save his reputation and his career

Junior barrister Jack Kowalski is crushed. His client Timothy Smart appears to have committed a monstrous crime while on bail – a bail application Jack fought hard to win.

When a high-profile Polish footballer is charged with rape and demands a fellow countryman represent him, Jack must overcome his guilt and get back to work. Before long he takes on a second case, a GBH for instructing solicitor Lara Panassai, who Jack remains desperate to impress. But neither case is what it seems, and Jack will face an extraordinary uphill battle to see that justice is done…

The second Jack Kowalski novel, Unconvicted is a gripping courtroom drama written with the expert insight of a practicing criminal barrister, perfect for fans of William L. Myers, Deborah Hawkins, and Scott Turow.

All about Olly

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Olly Jarvis is a writer and criminal defence barrister, originally from London but now working in Manchester. Drawing on his experiences, he writes both fiction and non-fiction with a particular understanding of the pressures and excitement of life in the courtroom. He wrote the highly acclaimed Radio 4 drama Judgement, and wrote and presented the BBC documentary Mum Knows Best. He is also the author of Death by Dangerous. Olly has two children and lives in Cheshire.

Where to find Olly

Twitter

Website

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