The Serial Killers Girl #Review #Blogtour


Does a killer’s blood run in the family?
Lexi Jakes thought she could run from her past.
But when her biological mother is found dead, strangled with a red silk scarf and holding a chess piece, Lexi knows that her worst nightmare has come true. Because the murder has all the hallmarks of her own
serial killer father, renown strangler Peter Graves.
Now with her own precious daughter’s life in danger, Lexi will do anything to keep her child safe…she is her father’s daughter after all

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My Review

The Serial Killer’s Girl drew me in from the first chapter, what a clever idea for a book! Lexi’s Father is a serial killer and as the story starts it’s the twenty year anniversary of his twentieth kill.

Lexi remembers a very different man to the one who was dragged out of their family home by the police when she was 6, she remembers a Daddy who lived her and protected her, not one that killed people with red scarves and left a chest piece at with them.

Lexie was taken into care after her Dad was arrested and her identity was change me but she still knows who she is and who her father is.

Every year On the anniversary of her Dad’s 20th kill Lexie prepares herself to see his name plastered over the newspaper but nothing could prepare her for this year. A copycat killer has murdered someone in exactly the same way her Dad did, but the person murdered is her birth mother.

Amazing book with lots of twists and turns! Thank you to Lynda & Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting g me onto this blog tour.

All About Lynda

Lynda Stacey is the bestselling psychological suspense author of over five novels. Alongside her writing she is a fulltime sales director for an office furniture company and has been a nurse, an emergency first response instructor and a PADI Staff Instructor. She lives near Doncaster with her

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What lies beneath & The prodigal Mother by Stephen Edgar #coverreveal

I have not one but 2 cover reveals today, how eye catching they are!!


What Lies Beneath

Grieving father Joe Irons wants nothing but justice following daughter Lydia’s abduction and murder. But when police release prime suspect David Calderwood due to a lack of evidence, Joe feels compelled to act. In the dead of night he weighs up the moral implications of whether doing a bad thing for a good reason is justifiable. With Calderwood abducted and imprisoned in a cell beneath the stairs, Joe intends to obtain a confession no matter the cost.

When Joe learns that another child has been taken, he’s certain David is involved, and is in a race against time to break his prisoner, but wanting to hurt someone isn’t the same as physically doing it.

Invading David’s home, Joe begins to piece together how his captive thinks, picking up the investigation the police have left open. With a child’s life hanging in the balance, will Joe have what it takes to find the truth?

WHAT LIES BENEATH is an adrenaline-fuelled, high concept thriller that will appeal to fans of Adrian McKinty’sThe Chain, and CJ Tudor’s The Other People.

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Release date -6th June




The Prodigal Mother

Five years ago, Abbie’s son Josh died during delivery. It’s taken this long for her and husband Mark to even think about trying to restart their family. Now eight months pregnant, Abbie won’t dare dream of a happy ending in case it is snatched away again.

When a stranger tells Abbie that Josh was switched at the hospital and is living under a new identity, Abbie desperately wants to believe it’s a second chance, but Mark isn’t as easily convinced, especially when the stranger’s mental health issues come to light. 

Abbie can’t find Josh without the stranger’s help, but she can’t risk the life of the child she is carrying. And she doesn’t know how far Josh’s new family will go to keep their secret buried.

Told at a breakneck pace, and with twists on every page THE PRODIGAL MOTHER is a gripping psychological suspense, perfect for fans of CL Taylor, Louise Jensen, and CJ Tudor.

Publication date – 5th September

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All about Stephen

Stephen Edger is the Amazon bestselling author of psychological and crime thrillers, including Snatched, and the Kate Matthews series. Born in the north-east of England, he now lives in Southampton where most of his stories are set, allowing him to use his insider knowledge to deliver realistic and unsettling suspense on every page.

Away from writing, Stephen loves to read anything that will keep him awake at night. He’s also a passionate advocate for contemporary cinema and binge-watching the latest offerings from streaming services. He is married with a son and a daughter, and two dogs.

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The Island in Bramble Bay by Victoria Walker #Review #Blogpost


Welcome to Bramble Island! Find breezy, sunshine-filled days, shaded woodlands, glittering sea and a summer of love…
Maggie Cassidy is the new park manager of Bramble Island in Dorset. A job on an island where she is the only year-round inhabitant is the perfect fresh start for her. But when she’s torn between the job she came to do and the island she has grown to love, can she hang on to her perfect new life without
compromising her dreams?
Charlie Mackenzie is the forester on Bramble Island. He is a loner full of secrets, burnt out by the life he left behind in San Francisco. When his past catches up with him can he finally face what he has
spent three years running from without jeopardising everything that healed him?
Bramble Island lulls them both into an idyllic existence but when the outside world bangs on their door, is history about to repeat itself for both of them?

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My review

The Island in Bramble Bay has kept me going through a really stressful week, it felt like coming home when I took time out of my busy work day to read a chapter here and there, I couldn’t put it down.

The characters had depth and Maggie & Charlie’s characters both had interesting back stories. Victoria has the ability to describe the surroundings so well that you feel as if you’re actually there. Bramble Island is idyllic but I also loved the little trip to USA where we discovered more about Charlie’s past.

A real curl up with a cuppa, relax and revive book!

Thank you to Victoria and Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me onto this lovely blog tour.

All about Victoria

Victoria Walker has been writing romantic fiction since a visit to Iceland in 2014
inspired her first novel. As well as writing, she spends her free time dressmaking, knitting and reading an inordinate amount of contemporary romance, occasionally punctuated by the odd psychological thriller and saga.
In the past she has worked as a cinema projectionist, a knitting and sewing tutor and has owned a yarn store, all things which will no doubt appear in her books if they haven’t already.
Victoria lives in the Malvern Hills with her husband and two teenage children.

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The Spa Break by Caroline James #Review #Blogpost #Giveaway


The Spa Break – The laugh-out-loud romantic comedy of the year for fans of The Book Club
with Jane Fonda & Judy Leigh!
A weekend at the spa will leave four old friends with a whole lot more than they’d bargained for…
The glossy brochure promised a serene experience of total tranquillity and rejuvenation, but what best friends Bridgette, Emily, Serena and Marjory get is a weekend that upends their lives!
There for a girls’ weekend to celebrate Bridgette’s impending seventieth birthday, the spa soon has these spicy sexagenarians realising that there are unexpected benefits to age and experience, and that over the hill certainly doesn’t mean out of the game…in any respect…

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My Review

To say I love Caroline’s books is an understatement and I think the spa break is one of my favourites.

The spa break follows 4 best friends over a weekend break at the sparadise retreat, now if this retreat was real I would be booking myself in immediately!

All 4 friends are in their late sixties and the reason for the break is to celebrate Bridgette’s 70th birthday. I adored all 4 characters they were so full of life and all very different but they all just seem to fit together like a jigsaw piece, each of their personalities compliments the other.

I laughed out loud to the stage of snorting in so many places I lost count. During the stay at Sparadise each character transforms their life in some way with the help of a little magic and a very suspect pick me up drink made by the staff at the retreat. This book robes that 70 is definitely the age to be!

This is a truly amazing read and one I will read again when I need a pick me up, a huge thank you to Caroline and Rachel’s random resources for inviting me on to this blog tour.

All about Caroline

Best-selling author of women’s fiction, Caroline James, has owned and run businesses encompassing all aspects of the hospitality industry, a subject that often features in her novels. She is based in the
UK but escapes whenever lockdown allows. A public speaker, which has included talks and lectures on cruise ships worldwide, Caroline is also a consultant and food writer. Caroline writes articles and runs writing workshops, is a member of the Romantic Novelist’s Association, the Society of Women’s Writer & Journalists and the Society of Authors. In her spare time, Caroline can be found walking with Fred, her Westie and in summer, wild water swimming. In winter, when not working, she
relaxes with her head in a book and hand in a box of chocolates.

Where to find Caroline






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My Paris Romance by Olivia Spring #Coverreveal

Today I am delighted to reveal the cover of this gorgeous book My Paris Romance, it’s stunning!


My Paris Romance: Falling in love with a billionaire…

Cassie swore she’d never fall for another rich guy. Her heart has other ideas.

After a whirlwind holiday romance with hot billionaire Frenchman Nico, personal assistant Cassie receives an invitation to visit him in Paris.

Although she’d love a fairy-tale reunion, Cassie cannot fall for Nico. They live in different countries, come from different worlds, plus he’s more loaded than a bank vault. And after her rich ex and his snooty family left her feeling heartbroken and worthless, Cassie swore off dating wealthy guys. If she’d known Nico was France’s most eligible bachelor when they met, she’d never have got involved.

But their connection is undeniable and she’d be crazy not to see him again. If Cassie suppresses her feelings and just goes for the experience, she can avoid getting hurt, right?

Except when Nico sweeps her off her feet with a string of sexy, romantic dates around Paris, her plan not to fall in love unravels. She hopes he feels the same, but then a shocking revelation turns her world upside down…

Can they overcome their obstacles? And will Cassie get the happily-ever-after she’s been dreaming of?

Order this fun, steamy, fish-out-of-water, billionaire romantic comedy now and join Cassie in Paris to find out!

Read as a standalone novel or as book three in the My Ten-Year Crush series.

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Publication Date: 30th August 2022



All About Olivia Spring

Olivia Spring is a British, London-based writer of contemporary women’s fiction, sexy chick lit and romantic comedy. Her uplifting debut novel The Middle-Aged Virgin, which was released in 2018, deals with being newly single in your thirties and beyond, dating, relationships, love, sex and living life to the full.

In addition to The Middle-Aged Virgin, Olivia has published The Middle-Aged Virgin in Italy, Love Offline, Losing My Inhibitions, Only When It’s Love and the sequel When’s The Wedding?

Olivia’s seventh novel, My Ten-Year Crush, was published in September 2021. Book two in the series, My Lucky Nightfollowed in November 2021 and book three, My Paris Romance will be published in summer 2022.

When she’s not writing, Olivia can be found enjoying cupcakes and cocktails and of course, seeking inspiration for her next book!

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The Woman With The Map by Jan Casey #Review #Blogtour


February 1941
The world is at war and Joyce Cooper is doing her bit for the war effort. A proud member of the Civil Defence, it is her job to assist the people of Notting Hill when the bombs begin to fall. But as the Blitz takes hold of London, Joyce is called upon to plot the devastation that follows in its wake. Night after night she must stand before her map and mark the trail of loss and suffering inflicted upon the homes, families and businesses she knows so well.
February 1974
Decades later from her basement flat Joyce watches the world go by above her head. This is her haven; the home she has created for herself having had so much taken from her in the war. But now the council is tearing down her block of flats and she’s being forced to move. Could this chance to
start over allow Joyce to let go of the past and step back into her life?
An emotional and compelling historical fiction novel perfect for fans of Fiona Valpy, Mandy Robotham and Catherine Hoki.

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My Review

Firstly can I just say how beautiful the cover for this book is, absolutely stunning!

I really enjoy a good WW11 book and this is just that. When I was a child my Nan used to tell me stories of when she lived in London during the blitz, I used to be enthralled by the stories of evacuations, air raids and the comraderie that brought everyone together. Coincidentally my Nans name was Joyce the same as the main character of the book, this made it really personal for me.

The woman with the map made me feel as if I had visited the era and had a birds-eye view. I knew the devastation the war caused but don’t think I really appreciated the effect on everyone. Jan has done an amazing job of making the reader understand just how people lived throughout the awful time.

The woman with the map has a dual timeline which I always love, it took us back to WW11 but also 1974. The importance of family and friends during the war gave me a warm hug, everyone was so close and helped each other out no matter what.

In 1974 Joyce is forced to move out of her beloved basement flat as it has been bought by developers, it’s clear to see how the war years have impacted her throughout her life, she had lost people she loved and this had made her become very isolated as she grew older, making it hard for her to make friends and relationships because of the fear of loss.

This is definitely not a gloomy read, Joyce has an amazing personality and this shines out of the pages. I really enjoyed the two timelines finally coming together and learning about Joyce’s life after the war.

A truly lovely read that I’d highly recommend to lovers of WW11 fiction.

Thank you to Jan & Rachel from Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me on to this lovely blog tour.

All about Jan

Jan Casey’s novels, like her first – The Women of Waterloo Bridge – explore the themes of how ordinary people are affected by extraordinary events during any period in history, including the present. Jan is fascinated with the courage, adaptability and resilience that people rise to in times of
adversity and for which they do not expect pay, praise or commendation. Jan is also interested in writing about the similarities as opposed to the differences amongst people and the ways in which experiences and emotions bind humans together.
Jan was born in London but spent her childhood in Southern California. She was a teacher of English and Drama for many years and is now a Learning Supervisor at a college of further education.
When she is not working or writing, Jan enjoys yoga, swimming, cooking, walking, reading and spending time with her grandchildren.
Before becoming a published author, Jan had short stories and flash fictions published.

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A Scottish Highland Surprise by Julie Shackman #Coverreveal

I’m so pleased to have been asked to join in this beautiful cover reveal and without further ado here it is …


Discover the secrets and surprises that the scenic Scottish town of Briar Glen has to offer…

When wedding planner Sophie Harkness refuses to move a friend’s wedding to accommodate a spoilt bridezilla, she finds herself out of a job. That is until she discovers her late grandma has purchased a local shop for her in the pretty Scottish town of Briar Glen.

Surprised and delighted, Sophie opens her own porcelain shop in honour of her grandmother. But when an unusual tea set is left with Sophie, along with a mysterious letter, she can’t help but be intrigued by the story behind the antique.

And when the handsome but aloof art critic Xander North comes knocking on her door, Sophie is about to find out the true colourful past of her latest treasure.

The perfect feel-good romance for fans of Jo Thomas, Katie Fforde and Trisha Ashley.

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Publication Date ~ 22nd April 2022



All About Julie

Julie Shackman is a former journalist from Scotland, who has always wanted to write feel-good romance. As well as being an author, Julie also writes verses and captions for greetings card companies. Julie admits to having an obsession with stationery and handbags. She is married, has two sons and a Romanian rescue pup, who she named Cooper. A Scottish Highland Surprise is Julie’s sixth novel.

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Home For Christmas by Camilla Isley


Would you share a bed with your enemy to save Christmas?
Down with a bad case of writer’s block, Riven has escaped to a mountain cabin for a prolonged writing retreat. The last thing he needs this Christmas is for his family to invade his sanctuary away from LA. What he needs even less is for a family of strangers as large and boisterous as his own to also be stuck in the same house after a double-booking disaster.
Especially when he ends up having to share a bunk bed with Wendy—a gorgeous, feisty New Yorker who quickly learns how to get under his skin.
Sharing a room with her is sweet torture and Riven isn’t even sure what he dreads more: that every passing day brings them closer to saying goodbye or that they have yet another night to spend

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My Review

Another gorgeous book from Camilla, she is now my official pick me up! If I’m having a day where I’m feeling a bit fed up I throw myself into one of her books and it’s as good as a mini break away!

I must admit I’m a creature of habit and I usually save Christmas books for November & December, but couldn’t resist the home for Christmas invite when it dropped into my inbox. This was the perfect February read, it pulled me into its pages and left me with a cosy glow.

Camilla always creates her characters so beautifully that you can picture them clearly and get to know them quickly. I loved the setting of this book and the two families being thrown together over the festive season, although not by choice was a brilliant idea. The characters from each family intertwined beautifully. Wendy & River are a gorgeous couple and it was lovely getting to know them and watching their frostiness of one another turn into flirting.

Another 5 star read, thank you Camilla & Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me on to this delightful book tour.

All about Camilla

Camilla is an engineer turned writer after she quit her job to follow her husband on an adventure abroad.
She’s a cat lover, coffee addict, and shoe hoarder. Besides writing, she loves reading—duh!— cooking, watching bad TV, and going to the movies—popcorn, please. She’s a bit of a foodie, nothing too serious. A keen traveler, Camilla knows mosquitoes play a role in the ecosystem, and she doesn’t
want to starve all those frog princes out there, but she could really live without them.

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Diamond Geezer by Gillian Goden #Thriller #Review #Blogtour


Diamond by name…
Handsome, wealthy and successful, lawyer Nick Diamond is a man who commands and expects respect from everyone he meets. People think he is a man to be trusted. They are wrong.
Deadly by nature.
Because away from his glittering life in upper-class Chelsea, Nick is keeping a dark and dangerous secret. One that takes him to the slum estates of Glasgow and a very different world.
Nick will do anything to keep his secret under wraps, because if it’s ever revealed it would be his downfall.
Don’t miss this brilliant new gangland story from Gillian Godden – guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat! Perfect for fans of Kimberley Chambers, Heather Atkinson and Caz Finlay.

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My Review

I am always excited when an email drops into my inbox and it’s an invitation to read one of Gillian’s novels. They never fail to disappoint! Diamond Geezer lived up to all my expectations and beyond.

What a rollercoaster of emotions this read was with an ending that gave me palpitations!

As always Gillian creates her characters so perfectly you can picture them in your mind. It was lovely starting a new series and getting to know the new characters, I found myself being pulled into the gangland underworld, it’s definitely an edge of your seat read!

The characters are all so different, Nick is a real love to hate character but occasionally you see his softer side, which draws you in even more. There are so many complex characters all with their own stories & backgrounds that make this story hard to drag yourself away from. I don’t want to give any of the plot away so all I’m saying is … this needs to be on the top of your ‘to be read pile’

I cannot wait for book two to see where Gillian takes us next!

A huge thank you to Gillian & Rachel’s random resources for giving me this opportunity to take part in this amazing blog tour.

All About Gillian

Gillian Godden is a brilliantly reviewed writer of gangland fiction as well as a full-time NHS Key Worker in Hull. She lived in London for over thirty years, where she sets her thrillers, and during this time worked in various stripper pubs and venues which have inspired her stories. She has signed a
six-book contract with Boldwood for a new series. In addition, Boldwood will be reissuing her five backlist titles.

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Hearcross Castle by Christie Barlow #Review #Blogtour


Love Heart Lane – where friends are there for you no matter what
A second chance…
When her grandfather Marley passes away Grace Power discovers she’s been left the beautiful but crumbling estate of Heartcross Castle. As a single mum of three, Grace has no idea what she’s going to do with it – but who can say no to a roof over their kids’ heads and a chance to get away from
past hurts?
And a forever home
Heartcross Castle is full of secrets – especially a lost security deposit box that holds the truth to everything… But when celebrity chef Andrew Glossop sets his eyes on the castle and, to make matters worse, mistakes Grace as the new housekeeper, Grace tells him there is absolutely NO
CHANCE he is getting his hands on her home.
Devastated to have got it so wrong, Andrew will do anything to make it up to her – but is she willing to listen?

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My Review

Heartcross Castle is a total feel good, hug in a book read, it made my heart sing and took me to a happy place for a few days. It’s the 7th book in the Love Heart Lane series but can be read as a stand-alone novel.

As the story starts, you slowly discover that Grace is in an abusive toxic relationship but you’d be wrong to think the story revolves around this and makes it a sad read. Heartcross Castle instead is about a strong woman who is a fighter and turns hers and her 3 boys life’s around. She puts her 3 boys at the forefront of everything she does and you can feel her love and devotion to them throughout. I love that Grace has a sense of humour which shines

When Grace is left her Grandad’s castle in his will she is given an escape route, but it means returning to where she grew up and also to face her childhood friends who she never said goodbye to when she ran away many years ago.

On her return Grace’s friends welcome her back with open arms, the warmth of these friendships just ooze out of the pages. I loved finding out about the castle and it’s secrets, what it was like to grow up in it and all the little secret passages hidden within. The relationship between Grace & Hector, the castles head gardener and also her Grandad’s best friend is gorgeous.

As the story unfolds you get to know Andrew Glossop, the famous chef who rents the old servants quarters in the castle’s grounds. Seeing the relationship grow between Grace & Andrew is a delight and it definitely proves not to judge a book by its cover!

Heartcross Castle is about friendship that never dies, love that grows when you least expect it and new beginnings.

Thank you to Rachel of Rachel’s Random Resources & Christie for inviting me in to this blog tour.

All About Christie

Christie Barlow is the number one international bestselling author of fifteen romantic comedies including the iconic Love Heart Lane Series, A Home at Honeysuckle Farm and Kitty’s Countryside Dream. She lives in a ramshackle cottage in a quaint village in the heart of Staffordshire
with her four children and two dogs.
Her writing career has come as a lovely surprise when Christie decided to write a book to teach her children a valuable life lesson and show them that they are capable of achieving their dreams.
Christie’s dream was to become a writer and the book she wrote to prove a point went on to become a #1 international bestseller in the UK, USA, Canada and Australia.
When Christie isn’t writing she co-presents The Book Show on Radio Northwich, enjoys playing the piano, is a keen gardener and loves to paint and upcycle furniture.
Christie is an ambassador for the @ZuriProject alongside Patron of the charity, Emmerdale’s Bhasker Patel. They raise money and awareness for communities in Uganda.
Christie loves to hear from her readers and you can get in touch via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Where to find Christie